2013 Past Headlines
Cane Award Honorees Announced
IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law students have chosen faculty and staff to honor with the annual Cane Awards for 2013.
The Velma Dobbins White Cane Award to the most outstanding administrative staff member goes to Carlota Toledo, associate director of Student Affairs. Toledo was appointed to her post in January 2010, and is responsible for academic advising and helping students improve their performance in law school. In addition, she helps students adapt to the demands of law school, mange time and stress, and apply and prepare for the bar exam, among other duties.
The recipient of the Red Cane Award for the most outstanding professor who has been with the law school for three years or less is Professor Lahny Silva, who joined the law faculty in summer 2011. A Dean's Fellow at IU McKinney, Professor Silva received her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and her LL.M. from the University of Wisconsin School of Law. She has received two CALI awards from the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, one for Advanced Constitutional Law Freedom of Speech and one for Contemporary Issues in Criminal Law. Professor Silva teaches criminal law, criminal procedure: adjudication, and criminal procedure: investigation.
The Black Cane Award for most outstanding professor was given to Professor Eric Dannenmaier. Professor Dannenmaier is the director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, and is a Dean’s Fellow. He received his J.D. from Boston University, an LL.M. from Columbia University, an M.St. from Oxford University, and a J.S.D. from Columbia University. He teaches environmental law, natural resources law, water law, energy law and policy, property, constitutional law, administrative law, and international environmental law.