Law School Headlines

Professor Orentlicher to Talk about "Two Presidents" Book at Indy Reads Books September 7

08/26/2014

Professor David Orentlicher will talk about his book Two Presidents are Better than One: The Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch on September 7 at 1 p.m. at Indy Reads Books.

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Artyom Geghamyan, LL.M. '07, Named Armenian Deputy Justice Minister

08/26/2014

Artyom Geghamyan, LL.M. ’07, has been named deputy justice minister by Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan.

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Professor Silverman to Serve as Acting Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health

08/22/2014

SIlverman will take over in October.  He has a secondary faculty appointment in the Hall Center for Law and Health at IU McKinney.

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SJD Candidate Mohamed Abdelaal Has Article on Egypt's Protest Law Published

08/21/2014

An article written by IU McKinney S.J.D. candidate Mohamed Abdelaal has been accepted for publication in China Law Review.

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Professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen Reappointed as a Fulbright Scholars Peer Reviewer

08/20/2014

Professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen has been reappointed to a three-year term as a Fulbright Scholar Discipline Peer Review – Law committee member. This will be Professor Nguyen’s second appointment; she completed her first such appointment from 2010 to 2013.

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Matt Besmer, '06, Named an ABA Law Practice Division Fellow for 2014-2015

08/20/2014

Matt Besmer, ’06, a Deputy Attorney General for California who practices primarily in employment law, has been named an ABA Law Practice Division Fellow for 2014-2015.

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Joel Schumm, '98, Named to "Best Lawyers in America" for Third Consecutive Year

08/20/2014

Professor Joel Schumm, ’98, a magna cum laude graduate of IU McKinney, has been named to the publication “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of appellate practice for the third year in a row.

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Professor Linda Kelly's Editorial on Undocumented Children Appeared in Nearly 40 Newspapers Nationwide

08/19/2014

IU McKinney Professor Linda Kelly’s opinion piece, titled “Obama handling border as befits a compassionate nation,” appeared in nearly 40 newspapers across the United States in early August.

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David Orentlicher Interviewed by "Washington Post" on Second-Term Presidents

08/19/2014

Professor David Orentlicher was interviewed by “Washington Post” writer Chris Cillizza for an article titled “Second term presidents almost always fail. Should we get rid of term limits on them?’ The article appeared in the newspaper’s online edition August 12.

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Fair Trial Checklist In the Works for Guantanamo Bay Hearings

08/19/2014

Professor George Edwards is the principal author for the “Guantanamo Bay Fair Trial Checklist” which is being compiled for use by non-governmental organization observers witnessing the military commission proceedings at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Dean Bravo Appointed to the CEELI Council of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative

08/15/2014

Dean Karen Bravo has been appointed to a one-year term on the Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative Council (CEELI) of the American Bar Association's Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI).

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IU McKinney Event to Focus on Government Responses to Sex Trafficking of Children

08/15/2014

The issue of sex trafficking of children, and how state governments can respond to the problem, will be the focus of the Program on Law and State Government’s annual symposium, slated for September 19 at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

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Craig Lebamoff, '89, Completes Assignment in Afghanistan

08/13/2014

Craig Lebamoff, ’89, has completed the assignment that took him to Kabul, Afghanistan, where he served as special counsel/advisor to NATO Training Mission Afghanistan Commander LTG Kenneth Tovo, USA, and Afghan Interior Minister Mujtaba Patang.

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John Krauss, '76, Named to Indiana Disciplinary Commission

08/11/2014

John Krauss, ’76, former and founding director of the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, has been named to a five-year term on the Indiana Disciplinary Commission.

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Retired Justice Prentice Passes Away in Arizona

08/08/2014

Justice Dixon Wright Prentice, ’42, who was among the last of the judges directly elected to the Indiana Supreme Court, died July 20 in Tucson, Arizona. He was 95.

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IU McKinney Ranks 22nd on "Best Choice Schools" List of Most Impressive Buildings in the World

08/05/2014

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law comes in at number 22 on the website “Best Choice Schools” in their listing of “The 50 Most Impressive Law School Buildings in the World.”

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Julie Roe Lach, '04, Is Deputy Commissioner of Horizon League

08/05/2014

Julie Roe Lach, '04, has become deputy commissioner of the Horizon League. She began her new responsibilities August 4.

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Editor of IICLR Looks Forward to Publication's 25th Anniversary

08/01/2014

Paul Babcock, a 4L evening student at IU McKinney, is editor-in-chief of the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review for the 2014-2015 academic year. What follows is a Q and A interview Babcock gave to Graduate Studies Program Manager Perfecto ‘Boyet’ Caparas, ’05.

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"Indiana International and Comparative Law Review" Staff Announced

08/01/2014

The board members and note candidates for the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review have been announced.

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Internationally Renowned IP Scholar Joins IU McKinney

08/01/2014

Professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen has joined the faculty and is now leading the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She became part of Indiana University on August 1, 2014.

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Law Review Event to Feature International Experts

07/31/2014

The Indiana Law Review will partner with the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences Institute of State and Law to host a symposium titled “Liability, Rights and Remedies in Toxic Torts: Local, National and International Responses in the Age of Globalization” at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law on September 23, 2014.

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IU McKinney SJD Alumnus to Teach in Tunisia in August

07/30/2014

Mohamad Arafa, S.J.D. ’13, has been invited to teach a summer course in Tunisia August 4 through 16 titled "Summer School on Arab Spring Transitions: Elections and Citizenship."

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Two IU McKinney Alumni Named to 2014-2015 Leadership Class

07/29/2014

Jenifer Brown, ’98, a partner at Ice Miller, and Ryan Marques, ’10, an associate at Lewis & Kappes, are among the class of 25 participants in the 2014-2015 Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series.

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Aida Ramirez, '12, Is Director of Columbus Human Rights Commission

07/29/2014

Determined to pursue a career in public service, Aida Ramirez, ’12, concentrated her job search in the not-for-profit sector. What she didn’t foresee was that in less than a year, she would be in the position of leading the non-profit organization she joined.

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Sun Yat-sen Students Visit U.S. District Court

07/29/2014

Students from Sun Yat-sen University Law School participating in the IU McKinney Summer Program in American Law met with Judge William T. Lawrence, ’73, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

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Sun Yat-sen Students Meet with Attorney General

07/29/2014

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller hosted law students from Sun Yat-sen University at his State House office. In the meeting, students learned about the responsibilities of the Attorney General as the “state’s lawyer,” including issues that arise among the branches of state government and between the state and the national government.

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Sun Yat-sen Students Visit Indiana Senate

07/29/2014

Law students from Sun Yat-sen University taking part in IU McKinney’s Summer Program in American Law learned about the legislative branch of state government by speaking with two Indiana State Senators: Phil Boots and Jim Merritt.

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Judge Robyn Moberly, '78, Named Chief Bankruptcy Judge

07/29/2014

Judge Robyn Moberly, ’78, of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana, will become chief judge of that court on August 1. She will replace Judge James Coachys, '74, as chief judge of the Southern District.

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Professor Boyne Presents Whistle-blowing Report at International Congress

07/29/2014

Professor Shawn Boyne presented the U.S. national report on whistle-blowing legislation at the XIX International Congress of Comparative Law in Vienna, Austria.

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Chuck Spevacek Named Attorney of the Year for a Second Time

07/29/2014

Chuck Spevacek, ’80, a partner at the Minneapolis-based law firm Meagher & Geer, was honored by Minnesota Lawyer as one its Attorneys of the Year for 2013.

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Hall Center Faculty Sign on to Defense of Facebook Study

07/21/2014

Professors Terry, Meslin and Silverman say the recent Facebook study on 'emotional contagion' did not violate privacy of users unaware they were being studied. 

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Professor Ryznar Completes Residency at Oxford

07/16/2014

Professor Margaret Ryznar has completed her residency as an academic visitor at Oxford University. During her months at Oxford, she researched in the area of family law and gave several lectures, including talks on the workings of the estate tax and the dynamics of alimony.

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Professor Nicolas Terry Presents to FTC, IU Medical School

07/16/2014

Professor Nicolas Terry was invited to present his new article on Big Data at a meeting of the Federal Trade Commission on July 16 in Washington, D.C. The article is titled “Big Data Proxies and Health Privacy Exceptionalism.”

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Professor Shawn Boyne Presents at Inaugural LegalED Conference in Washington, D.C.

07/14/2014

Professor Shawn Boyne took part in the inaugural LegalED Conference, titled “Igniting Law Teaching,” on April 4 at American University Washington College of Law. She presented a talk on the keys to organizing a successful educational simulation.

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Sun Yat-sen Students Visit Lieutenant Governor's Office

07/10/2014

In addition to field trips to the Indiana Senate and the Indiana Supreme Court, students from Sun Yat-sen University Law School learned about the executive branch of state government from Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann.

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Sun Yat-Sen Students Visit Indiana Supreme Court

07/09/2014

Students from Sun Yat-sen University Law School enrolled in the Program in American Law learned about the judicial system in Indiana from Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven H. David, ‘82.

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Professor Edwards Recent Presentations in Panama and Ecuador

07/09/2014

Professor George Edwards traveled recently to Panama and Ecuador, where he made presentations to law students interested in earning advanced law degrees in the United States. Professor Edwards wrote about both presentations on the blog for his book, LL.M. Roadmap.

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IU McKinney Student Christopher Smith Spending Summer as NAACP/Kellogg's Law Fellow

07/08/2014

Christopher Smith, a 3L at IU McKinney, is spending his summer as a fellow with the NAACP/Kellogg’s Law Fellow Program. He and the other students are working from the NAACP headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, where they take part in legal research and advocacy projects.

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Program Manager Has History of Human Rights Work

07/07/2014

Perfecto 'Boyet' Caparas, '05, has an extensive history of working for the advancement of human rights. The IU McKinney Graduate Studies and International Affairs Program Manager, Caparas continues his work leading the United Nations reporting program.

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Professor Boyne to Present Work in France, Germany, and Austria during July

07/07/2014

Professor Shawn Boyne will be presenting three papers during July in venues throughout Europe including Germany, France, and Austria.

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Professors Adams and McGregor Receive Award at International Conference

07/07/2014

Professors Cynthia Adams, ’83, and Deborah McGregor were honored with a book award at the conclusion of the Global Legal Skills Conference in Verona, Italy, in May. The two professors also presented during the conference.

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Sun Yat-sen Students Visit IU McKinney Alumni at Faegre Baker Daniels

07/07/2014

Students from Sun Yat-sen University Law School visited the Indianapolis office of Faegre Baker  Daniels as part of the 2014 Program in American Law at IU McKinney.

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Erin Albert, '12, Joins Consulting Firm

07/07/2014

Erin Albert, ’12, has joined the firm “Cheeky Scientist,” a business platform for academics who coach other professionals whose aim is to become entrepreneurs.

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MaryEllen Bishop, '82, Served as Chair of IU Board of Trustees

07/03/2014

MaryEllen Bishop, ’82, is the first woman to serve as the interim chair of the Indiana University Board of Trustees. Bishop, of Carmel, is a partner in the firm Cohen Garelick & Glazier. In addition to IU McKinney, she also is a graduate of the IU Kelley School of Business.

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Visitors Arrive from Sun Yat-sen University Law School

07/02/2014

Students from Sun Yat-sen University Law School in Guangzhou, China, arrived in Indianapolis on June 30 for the third annual summer program in American law.

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Jackie M. Bennett, Jr., '83, Named to Leaders List by Chambers USA

07/02/2014

Jackie M. Bennett, Jr., ’83, a partner in Taft Stettinius & Hollister’s Indianapolis office, has been recognized as one of the “Leaders in their Field” in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA.

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Professor Nguyen Delivers Talk on IP in Transactions and Financing in Vietnam

07/01/2014

Professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen delivered at talk at the Ministry of Science and Technology in Hanoi, Vietnam on June 12. Her topic was “IP in Secured Transactions and Financing: Opportunities and Challenges in Vietnam.”

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Pat Shoulders, ‘78, Re-Eleted as IU Alumni Trustee

07/01/2014

Patrick A. Shoulders, ‘78, has been re-elected to the Indiana University Board of Trustees. A member of the law firm of Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders in Evansville, Shoulders was initially appointed as an IU trustee in 2002, and then was elected by alumni to the board again in 2005, 2008 and 2011.

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Wele Elangwe, LL.M. ’10, Wins Presentation Award, Publishes Paper on Gender Equality

07/01/2014

Wele Elangwe, LL.M. ’10, recently published an article on gender equality in an African Development Bank publication, and won the top award for best faculty oral presentation for her talk titled “From Disdain to Esteem: An Auto-ethnographical Study on the Socio-Cultural Attitudes on Disability in Africa and the United States.

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