Law School Headlines
IU McKinney Law Listed as 'Best Value' by 'National Jurist Magazine'
IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law made the list of schools offering a best value for students due to a combination of factors including tuition price, employment success (given the greatest weight), cost of living, and more.
Reid Dodge Takes Second Place in IP Writing Competition
Indiana Law Review editor-in-chief Reid Dodge has been awarded second place for an article he entered into the Georgia State University Intellectual Property Writing Competition. His article will be published with the materials being compiled for GSU’s Corporate Intellectual Property Institute, scheduled for October.
Distinguished Visitors from Vietnam Highlight Law Review Symposium
Partnering with the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences Institute of State and Law, the "Indiana Law Review" at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney hosted its annual symposium on September 23. Titled “Liability, Rights and Remedies in Toxic Torts: Local, National and International Responses in the Age of Globalization” the event at Inlow Hall marked the first time that a U.S. law school has partnered with the Academy for an event.
Law School to Sponsor United Way Day of Caring Team Again This Year
Join the law school's United Way Day of Caring team on October 3, 2014!
Two IU McKinney Professors to Present at Higher Education Event
Professors Cynthia Adams and Max Huffman are on the agenda for the William M. Plater Institute on the Future of Learning. The daylong event is October 23 at the IUPUI Campus Center.
IU McKinney Alumni and Faculty Examine Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions and IP Impact
Alumni, faculty, and students gathered to consider the impact recent United States Supreme Court decisions have had on intellectual property practice. The event was September 16 at Inlow Hall.
Law Review Blog First of Its Kind in Indiana
The staff of the "Indiana Law Review" has launched the first blog of its kind in the state as a means to make the review more accessible to everyday practitioners and IU McKinney alumni.
Navy Lieutenant and IU McKinney Alumnus Commissions a Fellow Graduate
Lt. Shane P. Kennedy, ’14, commissioned Tony C. Pearson, Jr., ’10, into the U.S. Navy Reserve as a lieutenant through the Direct Commission Officer Program on July 31, 2014. Pearson is an associate general counsel at Indiana University Health, and since his commissioning is now a Medical Service Corps Officer, working as a healthcare administrator for the Navy Reserve.
McKinney Law SJD Student Participates in Pro Bono Project
Gug-Hyeon Cho, an SJD candidate at McKinney Law, has been providing pro bono service to clients of the Indiana District 10 Pro Bono Project, which serves Clay, Greene, Hendricks, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Owen and Putnam Counties in Indiana.
IU McKinney Introduces New Scholarship for Egyptian Nationals
The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law is now offering scholarships to Egyptian applicants who are interested in pursuing an LL.M. degree on our campus in Indianapolis.
Art Sale to Benefit IU McKinney
Everyone is invited to an art exhibition and sale on October 10 & 12, 2014. Professor Frank Emmert and his wife, Salma Taman, LL.M. '09, will show their collection of more than 100 paintings and sculptures by more than 30 local, national, and international artists, some of whom will be present at the show. Fifty percent of all receipts will be donated to the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law for its international activities.
Professor Nguyen Delivers IP Financing History Lesson
Examining where the impetus for utilizing intellectual property as security in financing came from was the topic of Professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen’s first presentation as director of IU McKinney’s Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation. The lecture, titled “Financing Innovation: Intellectual Property as Security in Financing, 1845-2014,” was held September 9 at Inlow Hall.
IU McKinney Alumna Named to IU Post
Shokrina Radpour Beering, ’86, has been named Indiana University’s associate vice president for capital planning and facilities. Beering has extensive practice experience in real estate, business, and finance law.
IU McKinney to Host Event on Toxic Torts Featuring Former Mayor and International Experts
The Indiana Law Review at IU McKinney will present the symposium, “Liability, Rights and Remedies in Toxic Torts: Local, National and International Responses in the Age of Globalization,” on September 23 at Inlow Hall. The event marks the first time that a U.S. law school has partnered with the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences Institute of State and Law for an event. In addition, Bart Peterson, senior vice president of corporate affairs and communications at Eli Lilly and Company and former mayor of Indianapolis, will address event attendees during lunch.
IU McKinney Professor Named to European Law Institute
Professor Shawn Boyne has been invited to be a fellow with the European Law Institute. The institute's fellows are those who are currently actively in engaged in European legal development.
IU McKinney Faculty Share Summer Research/Presentation Report
IU McKinney faculty members spent a productive Summer 2014, offering presentations across the United States, as well as in Vietnam, Greece, France, and other international destinations. They also had their scholarship published in a variety of outlets.
IU McKinney Students Get Tips on Landing That First IP Job
Sometimes the best teacher is someone who has managed to reach a goal similar to one a student is striving toward. Four recent graduates of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law who work in intellectual property shared stories with current students of how they went about getting their first job in the field. The event was September 2 at Inlow Hall.
Professor Ryznar Comments on Same-Sex Marriage Cases in 7th Circuit
Professor Margaret Ryznar spoke extensively about the same-sex marriage cases argued before the 7th Court of Appeals on August 26.
IU McKinney Alumna Named to DePauw University Cabinet
Renee Madison, ’00, attorney and Associate Director of Enforcement at the NCAA, has been appointed to DePauw University’s Cabinet as Senior Advisor to the University President for Diversity and Compliance. Madison is a 1995 graduate of DePauw.
IU McKinney Alumnus Attends Bankruptcy Seminar
Jonathan Luke, ’14, was invited to attend the Midwestern Regional Bankruptcy Seminar (MRBS) as a Distinguished Law Student. The event features two days of continuing legal education presented by panels of judges, bankruptcy trustees, and practitioners from around the country.
IU McKinney Evening Students Form Union
IU McKinney’s evening students have launched The Evening Student Union (TESU) in an effort to support programming, networking, and social opportunities at times that are convenient for night students. All IU McKinney students are welcome. There are no dues or membership costs.
Fundraising Website to Help Defray Medical Expenses for IU McKinney Student's Family
IU McKinney students are rallying around one of their own by helping to bring awareness to a fundraiser. Karie Marchese Wong, wife of evening division student Kyle Wong, was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer on August 14.
Professor Orentlicher to Talk about "Two Presidents" Book at Indy Reads Books September 7
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.
Artyom Geghamyan, LL.M. '07, Named Armenian Deputy Justice Minister
Artyom Geghamyan, LL.M. ’07, has been named deputy justice minister by Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan.
Professor Silverman to Serve as Acting Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
SIlverman will take over in October. He has a secondary faculty appointment in the Hall Center for Law and Health at IU McKinney.
SJD Candidate Mohamed Abdelaal Has Article on Egypt's Protest Law Published
An article written by IU McKinney S.J.D. candidate Mohamed Abdelaal has been accepted for publication in China Law Review.
Professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen Reappointed as a Fulbright Scholars Peer Reviewer
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.
Matt Besmer, '06, Named an ABA Law Practice Division Fellow for 2014-2015
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.
Joel Schumm, '98, Named to "Best Lawyers in America" for Third Consecutive Year
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.
Professor Linda Kelly's Editorial on Undocumented Children Appeared in Nearly 40 Newspapers Nationwide
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.
David Orentlicher Interviewed by "Washington Post" on Second-Term Presidents
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.
Fair Trial Checklist In the Works for Guantanamo Bay Hearings
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.
Dean Bravo Appointed to the CEELI Council of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative
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).
IU McKinney Event to Focus on Government Responses to Sex Trafficking of Children
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.
Craig Lebamoff, '89, Completes Assignment in Afghanistan
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.
John Krauss, '76, Named to Indiana Disciplinary Commission
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.
Retired Justice Prentice Passes Away in Arizona
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.
IU McKinney Ranks 22nd on "Best Choice Schools" List of Most Impressive Buildings in the World
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.”
Julie Roe Lach, '04, Is Deputy Commissioner of Horizon League
Julie Roe Lach, '04, has become deputy commissioner of the Horizon League. She began her new responsibilities August 4.