Law School Headlines
LL.M. Graduate's Story of Leaving Iraq Told by Local Media
Basim Najeeb, LL.M. '13, says he's lucky to be here. Najeeb's story of leaving his native Iraq after the business meeting he was having with a client was attacked by Iraqi militia – he played dead in order to survive – is told in the current issue of The Criterion.
Professor Winters to Take Part in Health Law Scholars Workshop
Professor Diana R.H. Winters has been chosen to be a participant in the 2013 Health Law Scholars Workshop. The workshop is sponsored by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and the Saint Louis University Center for Health Law Studies.
Increasing Focus on Environmental Concerns Reflected in Law School's Certificate
Nearly 20 law students have so far been awarded the Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Restaurateur Considers Law School Key to Her Success
While many who enter law school do so with the express goal of practicing law in a traditional manner, others do not. Whether individuals start law school fully intending to use their legal expertise in an entirely different way, or whether they find non-traditional careers after years of law practice, they can become successful entrepreneurs through using the problem-solving and analytical skills learned in law school.
Professor Bravo to Participate in HERS Bryn Mawr Institute
Professor Karen E. Bravo has been selected to participate in the 2013 HERS Bryn Mawr Institute June 22 - July 5 at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.
Professor Dutton Spending Summer as a Visiting Scholar in Germany
Professor Yvonne Dutton traveled to the University of Kiel to give a guest lecture on May 23. The lecture, titled “Legal Problems Concerning Maritime Piracy,” was given for the class “International Law of the Sea,” part of the University of Kiel’s Walther-Schücking Institute for International Law. Professor Dutton is in Germany as a visiting scholar for two months at Hamburg University in the International and Comparative Criminal Law Department.
Professor Orentlicher Appears on CSPAN Discussing Latest Book
Professor David Orentlicher’s new book, Two Presidents are Better than One: The Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch, was featured on CSPAN’s Book TV program.
SJD Graduate Mohamed Arafa's Thesis Published
Mohamed Arafa, S.J.D. ’13, recently learned that his Ph.D. dissertation has been accepted for publication by Lambert Academic Publishing in Germany.
SJD Candidate Mohamed Abdelaal to Take Part in Conference at Harvard Law School
Mohamed Abdelaal, an S.J.D. candidate at IU McKinney, will take part in the Institute for Global Law and Policy Conference at Harvard Law School on June 3 and 4.
Professor Ryznar Offers Commentary on New Rule on Credit Cards
Professor Margaret Ryznar gave expert commentary on the new rule by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that altered the CARD Act of 2009 regarding the "ability-to-pay" clause.
Professor Dutton's Book on International Criminal Court Published
Professor Yvonne Dutton's book, Rules, Politics, and the International Criminal Court: Committing to the Court, was just published by Routledge.
L.L.M. Alumna's Scholarship on Same-Sex Marriage Recently Published
Angelique Devaux, LL.M. '13, a recent IU McKinney graduate and an attorney in France, saw her recent scholarship on same-sex marriage published.
Professor Terry to Take Part in Health Privacy Summit
Professor Nicolas Terry will be among the panelists at the third International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy, June 5 and 6 at Georgetown Law Center in Washington, D.C.
Professor Waterhouse Featured in 50 Under 50 List of Influential Minority Law Professors
Professor Carlton Waterhouse has been named to the 2013 50 Under 50 list of the most influential minority law professors in the nation by the online magazine Lawyers of Color.
IU McKinney Alumna to Join Top-Ranked IP Firm
Spardha Saroha, '13, has landed a job with the top-ranked intellectual property firm in the nation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP, based in Orange County, California.
McKinney Law Student to Golf Across Country
IU McKinney Law's Luke Bielawski, a December 2013 J.D. candidate, is going to golf his way across the United States this summer. He has set his sights on helping others in a very unique way through his "From Tee to Shining Tee" program.
Law School Celebrates 2013 Graduates
A total of 291 students joined the ranks of alumni of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law on May 11 during commencement ceremonies.
Human Rights Lawyer Delivers Commencement Address for IU McKinney Graduates
Mario Joseph, who has led the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, since 1996, delivered the commencement address for graduates from the Indiana University Robert. H. McKinney School of Law.
Dr. Gunter Presents at GETed Conference at Harvard Medical School
Dr. Tracy Gunter presented on issues raised by behavioral genetics in antisocial behavior as part of GETed 2013 at Harvard Medical School on April 26.
McKinney Law Expands Partnership with IPS Magnet School
IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law continues to grow its partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools Shortridge Magnet School for Law and Public Policy.
IU McKinney Honoring Outstanding Alumni
The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law is honoring five outstanding alumni during a special reception: Mark Roesler, '82; Andrea Ciobanu, '10; Kenan Farrell, '03; Janet Gongola, '03; and Kirby Lee, '03.
Work of Four from IU McKinney on Display at Civic Engagement Symposium
Landlord-tenant proceedings in Indianapolis have been changed for the better after efforts from three IU McKinney students and one alumna. Their work received special recognition at the 2013 Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase and Symposium on April 23 at the IUPUI Campus Center.
Alumna Creates Job Opportunity with Tennessee Non-Profit
Kelly Poole, '12, has already jumped feet first into her dream career.Shortly after taking the bar exam in July 2012, the Tennessee native began volunteering and working as a contract employee with the Tennessee Environmental Council.
U.S. Senator Coats Speaks at Ceremony to Break Ground at Site of New IU School
U.S. Senator Dan Coats, '72, delivered the keynote address at the groundbreaking ceremony for the building that will house Indiana University's newest school, the School of Global and International Studies.
Dean Roberts Honored for Leadership, Service to the Profession
IU McKinney Dean Gary R. Roberts was named a Distinguished Barrister as part of the legal newspaper Indiana Lawyer's Leadership in Law awards program. He will be honored at a reception on May 2 in downtown Indianapolis.
Human Rights Lawyer to Deliver Commencement Address for IU McKinney Graduates
Mario Joseph, who has led the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, since 1996, will deliver the commencement address for graduates from the Indiana University Robert. H. McKinney School of Law.
IU McKinney Celebrates Three Doctoral Dissertation Defenses
Three students of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will receive the degree of Doctor of Juridical Science at commencement ceremonies: Mohamed Arafa; John Bowers; and Ying Chen, LL.M. '07, successfully defended their dissertations during the spring 2013 semester.
Immigration Clinic Students Win Asylum for Couple from Congo
A couple from the Republic of Congo fleeing persecution in their homeland is on the path toward U.S. citizenship because of the work of two students of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
ABA Task Force to Meet at IU McKinney to Discuss Legal Education's Future
The American Bar Association's Task Force on the Future of Legal Education will meet at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law on April 24.