Law School Headlines
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 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.
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.
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.
Editor of IICLR Looks Forward to Publication's 25th Anniversary
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.
"Indiana International and Comparative Law Review" Staff Announced
The board members and note candidates for the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review have been announced.
Internationally Renowned IP Scholar Joins IU McKinney
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.
Law Review Event to Feature International Experts
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.
IU McKinney SJD Alumnus to Teach in Tunisia in August
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."
Two IU McKinney Alumni Named to 2014-2015 Leadership Class
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.
Aida Ramirez, '12, Is Director of Columbus Human Rights Commission
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.
Sun Yat-sen Students Visit U.S. District Court
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.
Sun Yat-sen Students Meet with Attorney General
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.
Sun Yat-sen Students Visit Indiana Senate
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.
Judge Robyn Moberly, '78, Named Chief Bankruptcy Judge
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.
Professor Boyne Presents Whistle-blowing Report at International Congress
Professor Shawn Boyne presented the U.S. national report on whistle-blowing legislation at the XIX International Congress of Comparative Law in Vienna, Austria.
Chuck Spevacek Named Attorney of the Year for a Second Time
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.
Hall Center Faculty Sign on to Defense of Facebook Study
Professors Terry, Meslin and Silverman say the recent Facebook study on 'emotional contagion' did not violate privacy of users unaware they were being studied.