Law School Headlines

Professor George Edwards Named to Advisory Committee of Universal Rights Group Think Tank in Switzerland

02/18/2014

Professor George E. Edwards was named a Member of the Advisory Committee of the Universal Rights Group (URG), which is a small, independent international human rights law think tank based in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Professor Mohamed Arafa, SJD '13, Speaks at Georgetown Conference in Qatar

02/18/2014

Professor Mohamed Arafa, SJD ’13, spoke at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Services in Doha, Qatar, February 15 and 16 during a conference titled “Transitional Justice in the Middle East.”

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Professor Robert Katz quoted in Tax Analysts Article

02/18/2014

Professor Robert Katz was quoted in an article titled “Short on Revenue, State and Local Governments Turn to Nonprofits,” on the website: taxanalysts.com. The article, published January 16, 2014, examines how nonprofits are finding their tax benefits in jeopardy as lawmakers look for ways to preserve revenue.

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Professor David Orentlicher Named President-Elect of the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics

02/18/2014

Professor David Orentlicher has been named president-elect the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics. The group is a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to provide high-quality scholarship, debate, and critical thought for professionals at the intersection of law, medicine, and ethics.

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Professor Shawn Boyne One of Four Scholars Behind Launch of Comparative Law Blog

02/17/2014

Professor Shawn Boyne has teamed up with three other legal scholars to launch the Comparative Law Blog. The inaugural post was made February 16.

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Case Western Law and Health Expert to Receive McDonald-Merrill-Ketcham Award at IU McKinney

02/13/2014

A professor who teaches in the schools of law and medicine at Case Western Reserve University is the recipient of this year's McDonald-Merrill-Ketcham Award.

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Dean Emeritus Roberts Continues Service at Olympic Winter Games

02/12/2014

While continuing his service at the XCXII Olympic Winter Games, Gary Roberts has been able to indulge in watching what appears to have become a new favorite sport of his: curling.

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Two at IU McKinney Receive Scholarships from IU GLBT Alumni Association

02/11/2014

Jason R. Sprinkle, a 2L day student at IU McKinney, received an academic scholarship for Spring 2014 from the Indiana University Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Alumni Association.

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IU McKinney Welcomes Internationally Renowned IP Scholar to Law Faculty

02/10/2014

Professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen, a professor at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, will join the faculty and lead the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She will join Indiana University in August 2014.

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Professor Emily Benfer, '05, Receives Inaugural Schweitzer Leadership Award

02/10/2014

Professor Emily Benfer, ’05, a cum laude graduate of IU McKinney, has received the inaugural Schweitzer Leadership Award. The award honors an individual who has done significant work to mitigate the social determinants of health in their community, and whose commitment to service has influenced and inspired others.

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Dean Emeritus Roberts Hearing Cases for CAS in Sochi for Olympic Winter Games

02/06/2014

Dean Emeritus Gary Roberts is already working on cases in Sochi, Russia, as part of the Court of Arbitration for Sport ad hoc Division. The group is charged with settling legal disputes related to the XCXII Olympic Winter Games.

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Angelique Devaux, LL.M. '13, Curates International and Comparative Law Reading List for ICONnect

02/06/2014

Angelique Devaux, LL.M. ’13, is a contributor for the blog ICONnect, where she will compile and provide details of news in the area of international and comparative law.

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Five from IU McKinney Named to IBJ Forty Under 40 List

02/04/2014

Five alumni of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law were named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s annual Forty Under 40 list, which recognizes young professionals in the metropolitan Indianapolis area for their early career achievements.

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Two IU McKinney Alumni To Be Honored With The Hine Medallion

02/04/2014

Steve Tuchman, ’71, and Jerry Withered, ’80, will receive a Maynard K. Hine Medallion for service to the IUPUI campus. The medal honors alumni who make significant contributions in support of the campus and its alumni programs.

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Visiting Scholar Xue Jian arrives at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

02/03/2014

Xue Jian, Ph.D. Candidate at the Renmin University of China Law School in Beijing, China, arrived at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in December 2013. His area of research is administrative law. He is especially interested in comparative administrative law in the U.S. and PRC

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Research and Instruction Librarian Part of Consortium to Preserve Web Citations

01/30/2014

If you’ve ever run into a “404” error message when searching for a legal citation online, you need to know about the work Ben Keele is doing. Keele is a research and instruction librarian at the Ruth Lilly Law Library at IU McKinney.

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IU McKinney Announces February and March Faculty Colloquium Speakers

01/30/2014

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law announces its line-up of colloquium speakers for February and March 2014. These speakers will present their scholarship at a regularly occurring lunch-time session.

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Catherine Lemmer Continues Work in Johannesburg

01/29/2014

Library Professor Catherine Lemmer shares photos from her residence, which she’s sharing with a friend of a coworker while she’s working in Johannesburg, South Africa for the Legal Resources Centre.

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Dean Emeritus Roberts Headed to Russia for Olympic Winter Games

01/28/2014

Dean Emeritus Gary Roberts is on his way to the XCXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. He is part of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ad hoc Division, which will settle all legal disputes related to the Games.

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Cassandra Bentley, '04, Elected Marion County Bar Association President

01/27/2014

Cassandra Bentley, ’04, a cum laude graduate of IU McKinney, has been elected president of the Marion County Bar Association. Bentley also is a graduate, with high distinction, of the IU Kelly School of Business.

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Dean Emeritus Roberts to Serve on Court of Arbitration for Sport during Olympic Winter Games

01/24/2014

A law professor is headed for Sochi, Russia, as a member of a highly specialized team selected for the 2014 Winter Olympics. But Gary Roberts, dean emeritus and Gerald L. Bepko Professor of Law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, won't be competing for the gold.

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Professor Edwards Presents at National Bar Association Meeting in Morocco

01/23/2014

Professor George Edwards presented at the National Bar Association (NBA) Judicial Council Mid-Winter Conference in Marrakech, Morocco. Edwards spoke about international human rights law, international legal education, diplomacy, and the rule of law in the United States, in Morocco and around the globe.

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Professor Ryznar Awarded New Frontiers Exploratory Travel Fellowship

01/23/2014

Professor Margaret Ryznar was awarded a New Frontiers Exploratory Travel Fellowship to help fund her residence at Oxford University in late Spring 2014.

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Dean Yu Huajiang arrives at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

01/23/2014

Yu Huajiang, Dean of the Law School at the China Agricultural University in Beijing, China, arrived at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in December 2013. Her area of interest is law school administration.

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Professor Orentlicher Column on End-of-Life Decisions Advocates Tolerance and Trust

01/17/2014

End-of-life decisions are far from simple, and Professor David Orentlicher examines the issue in his column published January 17 in The Indianapolis Star.

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Professor Bravo Invited to British Academy

01/17/2014

Professor Karen Bravo has been invited to speak at the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences in London, where she will participate in a conference titled, “Slaveries Old and New: The Meaning of Freedom.”

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Professor Watson Comments for Story on Teen Cell Phone Behavior

01/16/2014

Teenagers at Avon High School who were caught sharing and storing nude photos of one another could have faced felony charges of child pornography and exploitation, but authorities declined to file charges. The issue points up a dilemma for police and school officials, especially since most teens don’t recognize their behavior could be considered a crime, said Professor Fran Watson.

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Professor Quigley's Column in "Indianapolis Star" Highlights Former Hoosier

01/16/2014

Professor Fran Quigley interviewed Reverend William Barber of Goldsboro, North Carolina, for his column published January 15, 2014, in the Indianapolis Star. Reverend Barber, an Indianapolis native, is also president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP.

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Indianapolis on New York Times' List of '52 Places to Go in 2014'

01/14/2014

Indy is described as "the land of cars" where "cycling (and culture) get the limelight" thanks to the new Cultural Trail.

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Professor Roisman Honored With Human Rights Award

01/14/2014

IU McKinney Professor Florence Wagman Roisman received the M. Shanara Gilbert Human Rights Award from the Society of American Law Teachers. She was presented with the award during the group’s annual dinner in New York City on January 3, 2014.

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Robert H. McKinney, IU President to Be Honored by Anti-Defamation League

01/13/2014

Robert H. McKinney has been honored by the Anti-Defamation League with the “Man of Achievement Award.” The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community, justice and equal opportunity for all.

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Visiting Professor Shepard Named to "National Jurist" List of the Most Influential People in Legal Education

01/13/2014

Randall T. Shepard, a visiting professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, was named to the “National Jurist’s” list of the Most Influential People in Legal Education.

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Eric Linne, '81, Releases His First Novel Completed for Master's Thesis in English

01/13/2014

Eric Linne, ’81, has become a published author with the release of his novel for young adults titled “Reversal.” It’s the story of a recently orphaned and displaced 14-year-old girl who finds redemption by being a part of her school’s all-boy wrestling team. Linne completed the book as his master’s thesis in English at the University of North Carolina Charlotte.

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Professor Orentlicher Offers Commentary on Former State Schools Superintendent Ethics Charges

01/13/2014

Tony Bennett, former Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, has hired two lawyers from one of the state’s largest law firms to defend him against ethics charges. IU McKinney Professor David Orentlicher offered commentary on the move in a story by the Associated Press, published January 9, 2014.

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Professor Boyne to Speak about David Camm Trial to Greenwood Rotary Club

01/10/2014

IU McKinney Professor Shawn Boyne will be the luncheon speaker during the Greenwood Rotary Club’s meeting on January 13. Her topic will be “The David Camm Trial and U.S. Justice Today.”

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Professor Roisman to Be Part of ABA Webinar Panel on Fair Housing

01/10/2014

Professor Florence Wagman Roisman will participate on a webinar panel of law professors discussing the recently settled Mount Holly case, that deals with a disparate impact theory in relation to fair housing.

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IU McKinney 3L Publishes Book on Islamic Law

01/10/2014

The book, “Introduction to Islamic Law: Principles of Civil, Criminal, and International Law under the Shari’a” by Jonathan Burns, a third-year student at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, was just published by TellerBooks.

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Professor Edwards Moderates AALS Panel on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Law Professors

01/10/2014

Professor George Edwards moderated a panel discussion during the Association of American Law Schools annual meeting. The topic under discussion was “Educating Non-U.S. Law Professors.”

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Professor Boyne to take Part in Seminar on National Security Law at George Mason

01/10/2014

Professor Shawn Boyne is one of a select number of researchers in the field of national security law who has been invited to participate in an advanced policy research seminar sponsored by George Mason University's Institute for Humane Studies.

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Mohamed Arafa, SJD '13, Blogs about Current Draft of Egyptian Constitution

01/10/2014

Mohamed Arafa, S.J.D. ’13, offered some details and analysis of Egypt’s draft Constitution of 2013 in a blog post.

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SJD Candidate Abdelaal Presents at Harvard Law Workshop in Qatar

01/10/2014

Mohamed Abdelaal, an S.J.D. candidate at IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, took part in a workshop organized by the Institute for Global Law & Policy at Harvard Law School. Abdelaal’s presentation centered on his current work about the constitutional aspects of presidential impeachment.

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IU McKinney Students Give Back to Community During Holidays

12/20/2013

While the end of the fall semester means final exams and the frenzy of activity that surrounds the holiday season, students at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law can be counted on to find ways to give back and help out their favorite non-profits. The law school’s courtyard entryway is often lined with donation boxes for toys for foster children, pantry staples for food banks, and items for groups that help homeless pets.

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Professor George Edwards Observes Pre-trial Hearings of Guantanamo Bay Detainees

12/20/2013

Professor George Edwards traveled to Fort Meade in Maryland on December 19 to observe secure satellite television feeds of pre-trial hearings for detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The hearings were in the case of five defendants who are accused of masterminding the September 11 World Trade Center attacks.

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Professor Eric Dannenmaier Appointed to Environmental Commission by President Obama

12/20/2013

Professor Eric Dannenmaier of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law has been appointed to serve as a member of the Joint Public Advisory Committee of the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation by President Barack Obama.

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IU McKinney 3L's Study Break Leads to Good Deed

12/18/2013

It’s a sad story, but instead of merely feeling bad about it, Grant Kirsh decided to do something. Kirsh, a 3L day student at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, was watching the news during a study break for final exams on December 17 and saw a story about Cecil Williams, who was facing the loss of the dog who had saved his life.

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Professor Terry Talks about "Medically Infected Data" in WSJ Article

12/17/2013

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Professor Nicolas P. Terry is quoted in an article titled “Data Mining to Recruit Sick People” that was published December 16 in the Wall Street Journal.

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Professor Jennifer Drobac Comments in News Story About Same-Sex Marriage Ban

12/13/2013

IU McKinney Professor Jennifer Drobac was quoted in a news story about the same-sex marriage ban in the December 13, 2013, issue of the Indianapolis Star.

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Student Court at Shortridge Provides Lessons for Litigants and Litigators

12/13/2013

Shortridge's Student Court, and the story of the kinds of cases decided there, is the subject of Professor Fran Quigley's column in the Indianapolis Star.

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Two IU McKinney Alumni Named Inaugural 2014 Pro Bono Clerks

12/13/2013

Viorel Ciobanu, ’13, and Reham Hewedak, ’13, have been chosen as the Heartland Pro Bono Council’s inaugural class of pro bono clerks for 2014.

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Professors Bravo and Silva Participate in Northeast People of Color Leadership Scholarship Conference

12/12/2013

Professors Karen E. Bravo and Lahny R. Silva presented their research during the 2013 Northeast People of Color Leadership Scholarship Conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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IU McKinney to Launch Mentor Program for J.D., LL.M. Students

12/11/2013

The International Law Society and the Master of Laws Association at IU McKinney have joined together to establish a mentor program for J.D. and LL.M. students. Guidelines are being set up so students will know what to expect from the program, said Karen Bravo, Associate Dean for International Affairs. Interested students also will fill out paperwork so that a student’s interest can be matched with those of a mentor.

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Joseph Whitsett,'85, Successfully Mixes Legal Background with Real Estate Development

12/11/2013

Joseph Whitsett’s company, TWG Development LLC, found success in the affordable-housing market. The construction and development company he founded, formerly known as The Whitsett Group, grew into a $30 million business in six years.

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Professor Lemmer Describes Life in Johannesburg after Mandela's Passing

12/10/2013

Day-to-day life may be ongoing, but it’s proceeding with “a steady throb of a mixture of sadness and celebration” since people learned of the death of Nelson Mandela on December 5, said Professor Catherine Lemmer. She is working on a six-month assignment as a Senior Fellow at the Legal Resource Center in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

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Joseph E. Miller, LL.M. '13, Publishes Work on International Philanthropy

12/09/2013

Joseph E. Miller, LL.M. ’13, a partner in the Indianapolis office of Faegre Baker Daniels, has published the book Changing Our Approach to Changing the World: Encouraging and Enhancing American Engagement in International Philanthropy Through Tax Law Reform. The work was published by the Council on International Law & Politics.

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Professor Hagan in Delhi for 7th Worldwide Conference for Justice Education

12/09/2013

IU McKinney Professor Carrie Hagan is taking part in the Global Alliance for Justice Education in Delhi, India, for the alliance’s seventh worldwide conference. The event is being hosted by the Jindal Global Law School of O.P. Jindal Global University and the National Law University-Dehli.

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IU McKinney Faculty Support University Stance on Marriage Equality

12/05/2013

Members of the faculty from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, through a faculty resolution, have voiced support for IU and IUPUI’s position against Indiana House Joint Resolution 6 (HJR6).

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Books and Beaches Subject of Professor Lemmer's Latest Blog Posts

12/05/2013

A trip to the beach and another to an independent bookstore are recent subjects of Library Professor Catherine Lemmer’s blog “Right Angle Resume.”

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Professor Zhu Jingwen Speaks at IU McKinney on Increasing Litigation in China

12/05/2013

Professor Zhu Jingwen delivered a lecture at the IU McKinney School of Law concerning transformations in the legal system of China since implementation of the reform and opening-up policy in the early 1980s.

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Professor Gerard Magliocca Takes Part in Public Radio Program

12/03/2013

Professor Gerard Magliocca took part in the public radio program “Your Weekly Constitutional,” which aired November 29.

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Professor Zhu and Visiting Scholars meet with Justice David

12/02/2013

On November 18, 2013 Professor Zhu Jingwen and five visiting scholars (Zhang Aiyan, Weng Yijie, Zhang Lele, Yang Jian, and Zeng Yuanyuan) met with Justice Steven H. David, ’82 at the Indiana Supreme Court. Justice David gave the visitors a tour of the Supreme Court Courtroom and explained the court’s procedures for selecting, hearing, and deciding cases.

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Professor Zhu and Visiting Scholars meet with Judges Lawrence and McKinney

12/02/2013

On November 12, 2013 Professor Zhu Jingwen and five visiting scholars from China (Zhang Aiyan, Weng Yijie, Zhang Lele, Yang Jian, and Zeng Yuanyuan) met with Judge William T. Lawrence, ’73 and Senior Judge Larry J. McKinney at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. The judges and scholars discussed some of the challenges facing courts in China and the U.S.

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Professor Zhu Speaks at Wabash College

12/02/2013

On November 12, 2013, Professor Zhu Jingwen spoke to students and faculty at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. His lecture, "Looking behind the increase in litigation in China: positive and negative impacts on Chinese society” was well received by those in attendance. An introduction was given by Professor Lloyd T. Wilson, Jr., Director of the Joint Center for Asian Law Studies.

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IU McKinney Professor Previews U.S. Supreme Court Case in Huffington Post

11/27/2013

IU McKinney Professor Margaret Ryznar outlines the case Lozano v. Alvarez, slated for argument in the United States Supreme Court on December 11 in a blog post she contributed to the Huffington Post.

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IU McKinney Professor Writes about Advocacy on behalf of Victims of Wage Theft

11/27/2013

IU McKinney Professor Fran Quigley published a column in the November 18 issue of the Indianapolis Star on metro area advocates working on behalf of those who have been the victims of wage theft.

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IU McKinney SJD Candidate Philip Aka Presents at Chicago State University

11/25/2013

Professor Philip Aka, LL.M. ’08, a political science professor at Chicago State University, made a presentation at the university as part of the College of Arts and Sciences Forum.

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IU McKinney Alumnus Named Indiana Trial Lawyer of the Year

11/25/2013

Daniel A. Ladendorf, ’86, has been named Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2013 by the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association.

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New York Times Discusses Paper Co-Authored by IU McKinney Professor Warning of Lawsuits over 3-D Printing

11/25/2013

A paper co-authored by Professor Gerard Magliocca of the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law warns of the lawsuits to come as a result of 3-D printing technology.

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Professor Edwards Visits Republic of Korea for Forum on National Security

11/25/2013

Professor George Edwards recently had an opportunity to visit the demilitarized zone/joint security area that straddles the border between North Korea and South Korea. He was in the region to speak at the launch of the Global Intelligence Forum.

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IU McKinney Professors Present at International Workshop in Oslo

11/25/2013

Professors Frank Emmert and Carrie Hagan were panelists during the “Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility” international workshop held at the University of Oslo in Norway on November 25 and 26.

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IU McKinney Library Professor Continues Work in South Africa

11/25/2013

In her latest blog post, IU McKinney School of Law Professor Catherine Lemmer recounts her longstanding affinity for literature from Africa, fiction and nonfiction alike.

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IU McKinney Alumna Appointed to Head Auto Dealer Services Division

11/25/2013

Elizabeth Murphy, ‘04, has been appointed to head up the Auto Dealer Services Division for the Secretary of State’s office.

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Dean Klein, Vice Dean Page to Take Part in Statewide Bench-Bar Symposium

11/21/2013

IU McKinney Dean Andy Klein and Vice Dean Antony Page will participate in panel discussions with the topic “The Future of Legal Education” during the Indiana State Bar Association’s Bench-Bar Symposium on December 4.

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Professor Orentlicher’s Op-Ed on Health Insurance Picked Up by USA Today

11/21/2013

IU McKinney Professor David Orentlicher’s recent op-ed on the potential long-term impact of the Affordable Care Act, which was initially published in the Indianapolis Star on November 15, has subsequently been picked up by the nationwide newspaper USA Today for publication.

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IU McKinney LL.M. Alumnus Completes Ph.D. at Arizona

11/21/2013

IU McKinney alumnus Duncan Ojwang, LL.M.,’11, completed his doctorate in law and policy at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.

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Karen Dow, '79, Receives Accolade from San Diego Business Journal

11/21/2013

Karen Dow, ’79, a partner in the San Diego office of Sughrue Mion, PLLC, has been named one of the city’s “Women Who Mean Business” by the San Diego Business Journal. The award honors women for excellence in the workplace and in their community endeavors.

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Stephanie Freiwald, '11, to Become General Counsel for Evansville Company

11/21/2013

Stephanie Freiwald, ’11, will become general counsel at Sterling Boiler and Mechanical, Inc. in Evansville. She begins her new position on December 30.

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IU McKinney Grad Mark Shaw, '72, Publishes Book on Kennedy Assassination

11/21/2013

Mark Shaw, ’72, recently published his 25th book, The Poison Patriarch: How the Betrayals of Joseph P. Kennedy Caused the Assassination of JFK.

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Erin Albert, '12, Shares Insights into Social Media

11/20/2013

Erin Albert, ’12, keeps adding to her resume and her already extensive list of interests. She worked with other Indianapolis women to stage the inaugural Social Media Dames Unconference in the metro area on November 21.

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'Love on a Leash' Pets to Visit IU McKinney to Help De-stress Students for Exams

11/15/2013

The dogs and their people from the Indianapolis Healing Paws Chapter of Love on a Leash will visit IU McKinney School of Law on December 5.

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IU McKinney Student Tarah Baldwin Receives IBA Pro Bono Award

11/15/2013

Tarah Baldwin, a 3L evening program student at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, received the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Pro Bono Award at the organization’s annual recognition luncheon November 14.

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Jeremy Stephenson, '08, Named Executive Vice President at Milhaus

11/15/2013

Jeremy Stephenson, ’08, has joined the leadership team at Milhaus as a partner and executive vice president. He will be responsible for oversight of the development and construction divisions. Previously, Stephenson was vice president of Development for REI Investments, Inc.

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Carol Mihalik, '95, Named Indiana Securities Commissioner

11/15/2013

Carol Mihalik, ’95, has been named Indiana Securities Commissioner by Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson. Mihalik had previously served as general counsel in the Secretary of State’s office.

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Professor Winters Op-Ed on FDA Appears in Food Safety News

11/15/2013

Professor Diana R.H. Winters recent op-ed, “FDA Should Expand Focus and Adopt Food Systems Approach to Safety” appeared in the online news outlet Food Safety News.

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Professor Margaret Ryznar to be a Visitor at Oxford during Late Spring 2014

11/15/2013

Professor Margaret Ryznar plans a busy semester while she is a visitor at Oxford University during late Spring 2014.

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Rick Ruble, '99, Named Commissioner of Indiana Department of Labor

11/15/2013

Rick Ruble, ’99, has been named the commissioner of the Indiana Department of Labor. He had served as interim commissioner since mid-September.

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Visiting Scholars Speak at Graduate Studies Lecture Series

11/13/2013

On November 7, 2013, Professor Weng Yijie and Professor Zhang Aiyan spoke at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Graduate Lecture Series.

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Visiting Professor Zhu Jingwen Teaches Class in the Fall Semester

11/13/2013

Professor Zhu Jingwen is teaching “Chinese Law:  Tradition, Structure, and Reform” in the Fall 2013 semester at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

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Visiting Scholars from China Arrive at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

11/13/2013

Five visiting scholars from China have arrived at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law: Zeng Yuanyuan, Yang Jian, Zhang Lele, Weng Yijie, and Zhang Aiyan.

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Winners of 2013 Barristers Tournament and Order of the Barristers Announced

11/07/2013

The teams of R.J. Proie/Matt Miller and Nick Mulvey/Zack Brock argued in the Indiana Supreme Court’s Courtroom on November 5 during the finals of the 2013 Honorable Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition.

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IU McKinney Students, Faculty, Alumni Receive ISBA and IBF Awards at Annual Meeting

11/07/2013

Several alumni, a professor, and a student organization of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law received accolades during the Indiana State Bar Association’s (ISBA) annual meeting in October. In addition, two alumni were elected to the ISBA Board of Governors, and one was appointed as ISBA's secretary.

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Mohamed Arafa, S.J.D. '13, Speaks at Boston University, Harvard Arab Weekend

11/07/2013

Mohamed Arafa, S.J.D. ’13, was invited to speak at Boston University College of Law on November 8 regarding the current status quo of Egypt and the recent trial of the deposed President Mohammad Morsi.

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Professor Orentlicher Takes Part in Health Care Reform Panel at Houston Law

11/07/2013

IU McKinney Professor David Orentlicher was part of a panel discussion at the University of Houston Law Center tasked with examining the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and whether it is succeeding.

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Professor Quigley Publishes Op-Ed on Haitian Cholera Outbreak in Indianapolis Star

11/07/2013

Professor Fran Quigley, ’87, published an op-ed piece in the Indianapolis Star October 22, commemorating the unfortunate anniversary of the cholera outbreak in Haiti in October 2010.

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Judge Moberly, '78, Honored by Ball State University

11/07/2013

Judge Robyn L. Moberly, ’78, was a recipient of Ball State University’s 2013 Women of Achievement award presented by the College of Sciences and Humanities. The award is presented to Indiana women who enrich the lives of others through their outstanding accomplishments in a variety of fields.

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Adam Arceneaux, '93, Recognized by IU and IU Foundation as Partner in Philanthropy

11/07/2013

Adam Arceneaux, ’93, was honored by Indiana University and the Indiana University Foundation on November 1 as one of the university’s Partners in Philanthropy for 2013.

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Kerry Blomquist, '90, Honored by Muslim Alliance of Indiana

11/07/2013

Kerry Hyatt Blomquist, ’90, was the 2013 recipient of The Honorable David Shaheed Access to Justice Award from the Muslim Alliance of Indiana. She received the award at the alliance’s annual banquet in Indianapolis on November 9.

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Program on Professor Magliocca's Latest Book to Air on BookTV

11/04/2013

C-SPAN2’s BookTV will air a show about Professor Gerard Magliocca’s latest book, American Founding Son: John Bingham and the Invention of the Fourteenth Amendment on Sunday, November 10 at 10 p.m.

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Professor Drobac Presents at the University of Oregon School of Law

11/04/2013

Professor Jennifer Drobac gave a talk about her manuscript Worldly But Not Yet Wise: The Sexual Harassment of Teenagers, Their ‘Developing Capacity,’ and the Law’s Response at the University of Oregon School of Law on November 7.

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IU McKinney Professor and Alumnae Speak at Zinn Read-In November 4

11/04/2013

A faculty member and two alumnae took part in the November 4 Zinn Read-In at Democracy Plaza on the IUPUI Campus. It was part of a nationwide effort on the part of scholars and activists to honor historian Howard Zinn.

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Professor Boyne's Book on the German Prosecution Service Published November 30

11/01/2013

Professor Shawn Boyne’s latest book, The German Prosecution Service: Guardians of the Law? was published on November 30 by Springer Publishing.

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Two IU McKinney Alumnae Named to IBJ's "Women of Influence" List

11/01/2013

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law alumnae Thea Kelly, ’98, and Beth Young, ’83, were named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s list of “Women of Influence” for 2013.

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IU McKinney to Offer State's First Master of Jurisprudence Degree for Non-Attorneys

10/24/2013

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will offer the state’s first Master of Jurisprudence degree program for non-attorneys starting in Fall 2014.

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Professor Silva Part of Public Dialogue on Trayvon Martin Case

10/23/2013

Professor Lahny Silva took part in the IUPUI Dialogue Series on the Trayvon Martin case on October 31. Sponsored by the campus’s Multicultural Success Center and the Intergroup Dialogue Group, the series will explore race, politics and justice in discussions titled “America after Trayvon Martin.”

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Jurist Says Voter ID Decision Wrong, New York Times Blog Quotes Professor Quigley on the Issue

10/23/2013

If he understood then what he understands now, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner has said he would have decided the case concerning Indiana’s Voter ID law differently.

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IU McKinney Health Law Society and IndyBar Co-host Event

10/18/2013

The Health Law Society of the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law and the Indianapolis Bar Association Healthcare and Life Sciences Section will co-host “Insights from the Health Care and Life Sciences Bar” on October 29.

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Gretchen Gutman, '97, Named Vice President of Public Policy for Cook Group

10/15/2013

Gretchen Gutman, '97, has joined Bloomington-based Cook Group as vice president of public policy. She is a 20-year veteran of legislative and government policy work.

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Professor Shaver Presents on the Right to Science at Conference in Geneva

10/11/2013

Professor Lea Shaver traveled to Geneva October 3 and 4 for the “Seminar on the Right to Enjoy the Benefits of Scientific Progress and its Applications.”

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Joyce Q. Rogers Appointed Vice President for Development and External Relations for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs by the Indiana University Foundation

10/10/2013

In this newly created position, Joyce Q. Rogers, ‘96 is charged with increasing the presence and significance of the university among prospective and current minority students, alumni, business and community leaders, and donors.

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Documentary Screening, Panel Discussion at IU McKinney October 23

10/08/2013

The PBS documentary “Slavery by Another Name” will be screened at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law on October 23.

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Professor Magliocca's Latest Book Reviewed in WSJ

10/07/2013

Professor Gerard Magliocca’s book, American Founding Son: John Bingham and the Invention of the Fourteenth Amendment, was reviewed in the October 4 issue of The Wall Street Journal.

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IU McKinney SJD Candidate Mohamed Abdelaal Takes Part in International Symposium

10/07/2013

Mohamed Abdelaal, an S.J.D. candidate at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, was invited to participate in the 20th annual International Law and Religion Symposium of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies in Utah.

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Professor Hagan Presents at International Workshop in Istanbul

10/04/2013

Professor Carrie Hagan traveled to Istanbul to be a trainer and session chair/moderator for the “Clinical Legal Education: Crimes against the Family, Community Development International Workshop” held September 30 and October 1.

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Professor Magliocca Op-Ed on ACA Published in Washington Post

10/04/2013

Professor Gerard Magliocca of the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law delineates why the fight over the Affordable Care Act is still not considered “settled” law in an opinion piece published in the Washington Post.

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IU McKinney Course Helps Judges Hone Different Skills after Life on the Bench

10/03/2013

John Krauss, ‘ 76, director of the Indiana University Public Policy Institute and the IU Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, outlines some of the challenges judges face when they decide to turn to mediation practice after leaving the bench in a story in the September 25, 2013, issue of Indiana Lawyer.

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Professor Bravo Participates in Business and Human Rights Conference

10/01/2013

Professor Karen Bravo took part in the ground-breaking conference “Business and Human Rights: Moving Forward, Looking Back,” held September 23 and 24, 2013, at the University of West Virginia College of Law.

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Professor Bravo Participates in International Law Weekend 2013

10/01/2013

Professor Karen Bravo chaired and moderated the panel “Teaching International Law Outside Law Schools” during the 2013 International Law Weekend scheduled for October 25 and 26, 2013, at Fordham Law School in New York City.

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International Visitors from State Department Leadership Program Visit IU McKinney

10/01/2013

Professor George Edwards hosted a delegation from the Philippines visiting the United States under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

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Professor Winters Invited to Take Part in American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics/SLU Health Law Scholars Workshop, Yale Food Symposium

10/01/2013

Professor Diana R.H. Winters has been invited to take part in Saint Louis University School of Law’s 2013 Health Law Scholars Workshop, and the Yale Food Systems Symposium.

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IU McKinney to Be Site of Midwest Region of National BLSA Retreat

10/01/2013

The Midwest Region of the National Black Law Students Association will hold its retreat at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law on October 5.

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Professor Bravo to Participate in International Law Weekend 2013

10/01/2013

Professor Karen Bravo will chair and moderate the panel “Teaching International Law Outside Law Schools” during the 2013 International Law Weekend scheduled for October 25 and 26, 2013, at Fordham Law School in New York City.

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Professor Bravo Participates in Business and Human Rights Conference

10/01/2013

Professor Karen Bravo took part in the ground-breaking conference “Business and Human Rights: Moving Forward, Looking Back,” held September 23 and 24, 2013, at the University of West Virginia College of Law.

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Professor Lemmer Serving as Senior Library Fellow at LRC in South Africa

09/30/2013

Rather than lamenting the fact that she and her husband had a case of “empty nest syndrome” if they chose to indulge in it, Professor Catherine Lemmer instead decided to pursue an academic adventure.

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Mohamed Arafa, SJD '13, Speaks About Experiences in Egypt in Media, at Conferences

09/30/2013

Corruption in his home country, Egypt, and his scholarship on that subject has made Mohamed Arafa an in-demand lecturer.

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IU McKinney Student to be Part of ACLU Event Examining Privacy Rights and Minors

09/30/2013

Peter Elliott of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will be part of a panel that will discuss the topic “The Rights of Children & Youth in the Modern Surveillance State” on Wednesday, October 2 beginning at noon.

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Professor Terry Presents on Health IT Issues at Symposium at University of Houston

09/30/2013

Professor Nicolas P. Terry presented “Pit Crews With Computers: Can Health Information Technology Fix Fragmented Care?” at a symposium organized by the University of Houston Law Center’s Health Law & Policy Institute and the Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy.

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Professor Lefstein Speaks Out About Effects of Sequestration on Federal Defender Program

09/30/2013

Professor Norman Lefstein took part in a briefing on Constitution Day, September 17, to speak about the effects of sequestration on indigent defense.

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Professor Shaver to Present on the Right to Science at Conference in Geneva

09/27/2013

Professor Lea Shaver will travel to Geneva October 3 and 4 for the “Seminar on the Right to Enjoy the Benefits of Scientific Progress and its Applications.”

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Professor Hagan to Present at International Workshop in Istanbul

09/27/2013

Professor Carrie Hagan will travel to Istanbul to be a trainer and session chair/moderator for the “Clinical Legal Education: Crimes against the Family, Community Development International Workshop” to be held September 30 and October 1.

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IU McKinney LL.M. Alumnus Awarded Fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School of Government

09/20/2013

Artyom Geghamyan, LL.M. ’07, has been named a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, part of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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Professor Magliocca to Present at National Constitution Center on October 4

09/19/2013

Professor Gerard Magliocca will offer a lecture on his latest book, American Founding Son: John Bingham and the Invention of the Fourteenth Amendment, at noon on October 4 at the National Constitution Center in Washington, D.C.

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Dean Klein Takes Part in Forum Aimed at Forging Alliances to Combat Violence

09/19/2013

Dean Andrew Klein took part in a panel discussion as part of the Indiana Violence Forum on September 19 at the Indiana War Memorial.

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Professor Magliocca Published in New York Times Opinionator

09/18/2013

Professor Gerard Magliocca’s opinion piece titled “The Father of the Fourteenth Amendment” was published online on September 17 on the New York Times Opinionator page as part of the series Disunion, which is about the Civil War.

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IU McKinney Student Chosen for Scholarship from IndyBar

09/18/2013

Marcus Alan McGhee, a 2L evening student, has been awarded the IndyBar Government Practice Section scholarship. It’s the second such scholarship awarded by the section.

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Reham Hewedak, '13, Places Second in National ABA Writing Competition

09/18/2013

A paper she began in Fall 2012 during her last year of law school ended up placing second for Reham Hewedak, ’13, in a nationwide legal writing contest for law students.

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Law School Community to Take Part in IUPUI's United Way Day of Caring

09/18/2013

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will take part as a team in IUPUI’s United Way Day of Caring on September 27.

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Professor Carrie Hagan to Present Research during Campus-wide Event

09/13/2013

IU McKinney Professor Carrie Hagan has been invited to participate in the IUPUI Center for Translating Research into Practice Community Showcase on September 16.

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Professor Carrie Hagan Presents Research during Campus-wide Event

09/10/2013

IU McKinney Professor Carrie Hagan was invited to participate in the IUPUI Center for Translating Research into Practice Community Showcase on September 16.

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Health Care Lawyers Expected to Remain in Demand Through 2020

09/09/2013

Health care law is expected to remain an in-demand area of practice through at least 2020, according to an article in the September 2013 issue of The National Jurist.

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IU McKinney to Commemorate the Constitution with Two Events

09/09/2013

Students, faculty and staff at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law will commemorate the U.S. Constitution with two events this month.

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Brazilian Law Professors and Students Attend Program at IU McKinney School of Law

09/06/2013

A group of Brazilian law professors and law students, plus a federal prosecutor, arrived on August 31 to participate in a nine-day program on American law held at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

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Book Co-Edited by Professor Cynthia Baker Topic of Blog Post

09/06/2013

The book, “Town and Gown: Legal Strategies for Effective Collaboration,” published by the American Bar Association, is the topic of a post written by Professor Patricia Salkin on the blog, The Faculty Lounge.

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Professors to Address Affordable Care Act at Meeting of American Chemical Society

09/06/2013

Professor Emerita Eleanor DeArman Kinney, and Professors David Orentlicher and Nicolas P. Terry will be speaking at this year's national meeting of the American Chemical Society.

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Washington Supreme Court Quotes Vice Dean Page's Article on Batson Challenges

09/03/2013

The Washington Supreme Court repeatedly quoted Vice Dean Antony Page's article, "Batson's Blind Spot: Unconscious Stereotyping and the Peremptory Challenge," 85 B. U. L. REV. 155 (2005) in the case Washington v. Saintcale, decided August 1.

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Professor Quigley, '87, Speaks in Support of Striking Fast-Food Workers in Local, National Media

08/30/2013

Professor Fran Quigley, ’87, offered expert commentary on the movement to raise the federal minimum wage in news stories which appeared in local and national media.

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Professor Terry to Present During Seminar at Harvard Law School

08/30/2013

Professor Nicolas Terry will present “Applying Disruption Theory to Mobile Health” at the Radcliffe Seminar on Mobile Health, Harvard Law School, on September 20.

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Chasity Thompson, '02, to Receive Emerging Leader Award from Indianapolis Civic Group

08/29/2013

The prestigious African-American civic organization, 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, has named Chasity Q. Thompson, 02, as a member of its inaugural class of “Emerging Leaders” during an event August 29 at The Alexander Hotel.

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IU McKinney Professors Outline Realities of Prosecution in David Camm Murder Trial

08/29/2013

Professors Shawn Boyne and Fran Watson talked about the role prosecutors and evidence plays in trials, outlining the work cut out for the lawyers involved in the third trial of former Indiana State Police trooper David Camm.

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Vice Dean Antony Page to Be a Guest on No Limits Program on WFYI FM

08/26/2013

Vice Dean Antony Page will be a guest on the program “No Limits,” on radio station WFYI, 90.1 FM on Tuesday, August 27 from 1 to 2 p.m.

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Professor Waterhouse Examines Viewpoints From March on Washington

08/26/2013

The March on Washington stands today as a symbol of racial harmony and the power of nonviolent protest, exemplified by the Rev. Martin Luther King's famous speech. But in 1963 it had diverse meanings for the different groups and more than 200,000 people who participated, says Professor Carlton Waterhouse of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

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Observations on the Current Situation in Egypt by Professor Mohamed Arafa, S.J.D. '13

08/23/2013

Mohamed Arafa, S.J.D. '13, shares his first-person account of the situation in Egypt after spending Summer 2013 in his homeland.

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IU McKinney Announces September Colloquium Speakers

08/23/2013

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law announces its line-up of colloquium and junior faculty exchange speakers for September 2013. These speakers will present their scholarship at a regularly occurring lunch-time brown-bag session.

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IU McKinney Legal Writing Professors to Craft Column for ISBA

08/23/2013

Professors from IU McKinney’s nationally-recognized Legal Analysis, Research, and Communication program will write a bimonthly column for Res Gestae, the magazine published by the Indiana State Bar Association.

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Professor Waterhouse, BLSA Chosen for Diversity Awards from ISBA

08/21/2013

Professor Carlton Waterhouse and the IU McKinney School of Law Chapter of the Black Law Students Association have been named recipients of the Rabb Emison Award for their work to increase diversity in the legal profession. Each year, the Indiana State Bar Association’s Diversity Committee choses one individual and one organization to receive the honors.

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Professor Bepko Named Sagamore of The Wabash for Third Time

08/21/2013

Professor Gerald L. Bepko, IUPUI Chancellor Emeritus and IU Trustee Professor, was named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Mike Pence, ’86. It is the third time he has received the honor.

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Program in American Law Hosts Students from Sun Yat-sen University

08/20/2013

A total of 14 students and administrators from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, came to the IU McKinney School of Law from July 2 through July 13 for the second annual Program in American Law.

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Reunion Held in Beijing for Chinese Alumni

08/20/2013

The annual reunion of Chinese alumni of the IU McKinney School of Law was held on June 2, 2013, in Beijing. Chinese nationals who earned LL.M. and J.D. degrees were joined at the reunion by Chinese law professors who are alumni of IU McKinney’s visiting scholar program.

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IU McKinney Student Gains Summer Work Experience at Chinese Law Firm

08/19/2013

After participating in the IU McKinney Chinese Law Summer Program, 2L Alisha Ellis obtained additional experience with the Chinese legal system by arranging an internship with a well-known Chinese law firm.

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IU McKinney Students Participate in 4th International Forum

08/16/2013

Professor Tom Wilson, along with Renmin University of China professor Jiang Dong, organized the fourth annual International Forum for Law Students, which was held at Renmin University.

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Professor Wilson Delivers Lecture at CAU Law School

08/16/2013

On May 29, Professor Tom Wilson delivered a lecture at China Agricultural University Law School.  The topic of the lecture was “Truth-Seeking in Adversarial and Inquisitorial Systems.”

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Professor Wilson Participates in Modernity and Legal Culture in China

08/16/2013

On May 26, Professor Tom Wilson was an invited participant in a conference on Modernity and Legal Culture in China.

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Frontiers of Law in China

08/16/2013

On May 25, Professor Tom Wilson participated in the annual plenary meeting of the board of editors of Frontiers of Law in China.

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26 Students Take Part in 26th Year of Chinese Law Summer Program

08/16/2013

From May 16 to June 16, Professor Tom Wilson served as resident professor for the IU McKinney School of Law Chinese Law Summer Program.

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Professor Boyne Named to ASCL Committee

08/16/2013

Professor Shawn Boyne has been named to the finance committee of the American Society of Comparative Law, the leading organization in the United States promoting the comparative study of law.

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Two IU McKinney Alumni to be Honored with IBA Professionalism Award

08/16/2013

The IndyBar Professionalism Committee is honoring two alumni of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law with awards for professionalism.

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Professor Adams, '83, Presents at City University London

08/15/2013

Professor Cynthia Adams, ’83, presented at the Applied Storytelling Conference in July at City University London. Her topic was “Mastering the Contract Narrative,” and covered storytelling principals that can be used to teach students the art of drafting contracts.

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Professor Huffman Comments in U.S. News on DOJ Suit to Block Airline Mergers

08/14/2013

Professor Max Huffman commented on the recent lawsuit filed by the United States Department of Justice to block the merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines. If allowed to proceed, the merger would create the largest domestic airline and decrease competition among carriers, making it easier for them to charge higher prices to travelers.

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Two IU McKinney Professors Present at Southeastern Association of Law Schools Conference

08/12/2013

Professors Yvonne Dutton and Diana R.H. Winters presented at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2013 Annual Conference as part of the New Scholars program. The event was August 4-10 in Palm Beach, Florida. Both professors talked about their recent scholarship during colloquia on August 8.

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Megan Smith, '13, and Civil Practice Clinic Win Big For Client

08/08/2013

An Indianapolis man was able to win his case and disestablish paternity with help from the IU McKinney Civil Practice Clinic.

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IHRL Announces Note Candidates for Volume XI

08/07/2013

The Indiana Health Law Review Executive Board has announced the following Note Candidates for Volume XI. Review board staff also are looking forward to the publication's 10th anniversary celebration.

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IICLR Names New Members, New Projects

08/07/2013

The Indiana International and Comparative Law Review announces new members for Volume XXIV. Plans are for the staff to first publish an issue on the Great Lakes Natural Resource Governance Symposium held in Spring 2013. IICLR’s Executive Board also is considering other projects: one on faith-based legal systems, or the review may publish an online supplement to its three print issues.

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Professor Baker Co-Edits, Writes for Book on Higher Ed Collaboration with Communities

08/07/2013

Professor Cynthia Baker has co-edited and authored a chapter to a book titled Town and Gown: Legal Strategies for Effective Collaboration. The book was recently published by the American Bar Association.

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Three IU McKinney Alumni Receive LRAP Awards

08/01/2013

A total of three alumni from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law received awards from the law school's Loan Repayment Assistance Program for 2013.

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Indiana Law Review Note Candidates Announced

07/30/2013

The Indiana Law Review has announced its Volume 47 Note Candidates. “We look forward to another great year,” said Editor-in-Chief Zac Karanovich, “hoping to build on all the hard work put into the review by the boards before us.”

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IU McKinney Student Speaks at Sojourner Truth House in Gary

07/30/2013

Joane Theodule, a 2L at IU McKinney, spoke at Sojourner Truth House in Gary on July 26 on the topic of psychological implications of sexual abuse. STH is a day shelter that provides support groups, counseling, and individualized services to the homeless.

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IU McKinney Student Working as an Intern with The Coca-Cola Company

07/25/2013

Jeremy Morris, a rising 2L, is spending his summer as a legal intern at The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s a coveted position for a law student: there were more than 600 applications for the 10 summer intern positions for 2013, and 35 people were interviewed.

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IU McKinney LLM Graduate Has Recent Scholarship Published

07/24/2013

Angelique Devaux, LL.M. ’13, has had her scholarship published in two outlets recently.

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Professor Roisman to Receive Human Rights Award

07/24/2013

IU McKinney Professor Florence Wagman Roisman will receive the M. Shanara Gilbert Human Rights Award from the Society of American Law Teachers. She will be given the award during the group’s annual dinner in New York City in January 2014.

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Abortion Decision by North Dakota Judge Cites Affidavit by Professor Orentlicher

07/23/2013

North Dakota state court Judge Wickham Corwin quoted IU McKinney Professor David Orentlicher in his decision of July 15, 2013, declaring unconstitutional a state law banning one of the drugs used in non-surgical abortions.

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Working Mother Breadwinner Numbers Need Closer Examination, Says Professor Ryznar

07/23/2013

New figures from the Pew Research Center that indicate that women are the primary breadwinners in 40 percent of American households aren’t so great on closer examination, according IU McKinney Professor Margaret Ryznar.

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IU McKinney Student Wins AABANY Student Note Competition

07/23/2013

Daniel Bowman, a December 2013 J.D. candidate, won the AABANY Law Review nationwide competition for student notes. His note will be published in the Fall 2013 issue and he will receive a $300 cash prize.

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IU McKinney Student Organization Wins National Award

07/23/2013

Phi Delta Phi – Wilkie Inn at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, won National Inn of the Year for 2013.

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IU McKinney Alumnus Featured in Indianapolis Star

07/19/2013

Jon Pactor, ’76, was featured in the Indianapolis Star’s July 14 edition in the “My Office” feature.

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IU McKinney Student Chosen to Attend Bankruptcy Seminar as a "Distinguished Law Student"

07/19/2013

IU McKinney 3L Patrick J. McIntyre will attend the 2013 Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar as a “Distinguished Law Student.”

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IU McKinney SJD Candidate Publishes Article on Egyptian Constitution

07/19/2013

Mohamed Abdelaal, an S.J.D. candidate at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, has learned that his article on Egypt's Constitution has been published.

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Professor Katz, Vice Dean Page Publish Article in Emory Law Journal

07/19/2013

Professor Robert A. Katz and Vice Dean Antony Page have learned that their article titled “Sustainable Business” has been published in the Emory Law Journal.

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Professor Dutton Spends Summer as a Visiting Scholar in Hamburg

07/19/2013

Professor Yvonne Dutton traveled this summer to Hamburg, Germany, where she was a visiting scholar at Hamburg University, spending time with colleagues who share her research interests, presenting her work on maritime piracy and private security guards, and talking with faculty and students about her recently published book.

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2L Alicia Albertson is Student Editor for the National Jurist Magazine

07/15/2013

Alicia Albertson, a rising IU McKinney 2L, is the new student editor for the National Jurist magazine. She had planned to become a journalist before changing her mind and deciding to attend law school.

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IU McKinney Alumnus Named Review Board Chair for USA Swimming

07/15/2013

Bernard “Buddy” Pylitt, ’75, has been named chair of the National Board of Review for USA Swimming. The NBOR is a volunteer review board that acts as a hearing body to resolve matters, questions and disputes involving USA Swimming, local swimming committees or USA Swimming membership.

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Professor Ryznar Discusses Issues in International Child Custody Case

07/15/2013

Professor Margaret Ryznar discusses the issues in an international child custody case involving an Indiana mother who was awarded full custody, but who has had to move to her ex-husband’s native Cyprus in an attempt to see her children.

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Jim Voyles, '68, Talks about His Love of Cars and Some of His Famous Cases in TV Interview

07/12/2013

Jim Voyles, ’68, nationally renowned criminal defense attorney, also known for his passion for cars and love of racing, talked about both in a television interview.

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IU McKinney Pro Bono Group Calls for Focus on Access to Knowledge as a Human Right

07/12/2013

Advocating access to knowledge and a developmental approach to intellectual property issues, IU McKinney students and faculty called upon the Geneva-based United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) to urge Egypt to ensure “that new technologies and cultural works are made affordable to all sectors of society.”

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Professor Huffman Offers Insights to Ruling on Apple e-Book Sales

07/12/2013

IU McKinney Professor Max Huffman offered commentary for a story about the ruling July 10 that Apple colluded with major publishers to raise prices for electronic books.

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Professor Orentlicher Interviewed on Texas Radio Regarding Abortion Bill

07/12/2013

Professor David Orentlicher gave an interview July 11 to radio station KUT, a National Public Radio affiliate in Austin, Texas. The interview is part of a story on the abortion bill currently under consideration in the Texas Legislature, which would outlaw the procedure after 20 weeks of pregnancy and place restrictions on clinics that perform the procedures.

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IU McKinney Offers Advocacy Skills Concentration

07/12/2013

Law students who want to graduate knowing they possess the skills they need to navigate the courtroom with confidence can benefit from the Advocacy Skills Concentration offered at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

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IU McKinney Alumnus Interviewed from Egypt

07/09/2013

Mohamed Arafa, S.J.D. ’13, was interviewed on Indianapolis radio station WFYI for a segment on the morning news program that aired on July 8 concerning the violence in his native country, Egypt.

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Doug Boles, '00, Named Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation President

07/09/2013

Doug Boles, ’00, has been named president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation, where he has served as interim president since early 2013.

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Certificate in International and Comparative Law Now Offered at IU McKinney

07/08/2013

A new Certificate in International and Comparative Law is available to students at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

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Amy Cornell, '07, Named to Indiana Farm Bureau Public Policy Team

07/08/2013

Amy Cornell, ’07, will serve as state government relations policy advisor and counsel for Indiana Farm Bureau’s (IFB) public policy team. She served as a law clerk for IFB while in law school.

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Fellowship Allows IU McKinney Student to Continue Work Begun in Disability Clinic

07/05/2013

Crystal D. Pulley, a 2013 J.D. candidate, didn’t stop the work she started in the law school’s Disability Clinic when her course was over in Spring 2012.

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National Trend: Demand for Health Law Lawyers Remains High

07/03/2013

The demand for lawyers who know the intricacies of the Affordable Care Act promises to remain high, which bodes well for law students with an interest in the field of health care law. The trend is noted in the article titled “Want a Law Job? Learn the Health-Care Act” in the June 16 issue of The Wall Street Journal.

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IU McKinney Alumni Turn Craft Brewing into Business Venture

07/03/2013

Three law students discovered they all shared a love of home brewing during a cookout prior to the start of their first year of law school. Jordan Gleason, ’11, Justin Miller, ’11, and Steve Ruby, ’11, at first joked that they should pursue their own craft beer business.

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IU McKinney Alumna Named to NLJ 40 Under 40 for Chicago

07/02/2013

Emily Benfer, ’05, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Health Justice Project at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, has been named one of Chicago’s Rising Stars in the latest issue of The National Law Journal.

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Concentration in Corporate and Commercial Law Now Offered at IU McKinney

07/02/2013

IU McKinney is now offering its students the opportunity to earn a J.D. with a concentration in Corporate and Commercial Law.

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Volunteering for Tough Assignments, Risk Taking, Leads to Rewarding Career

07/02/2013

Craig Lebamoff, ’89, is still on assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan, where his current project has included working with Afghan lawyers and two military JAG attorneys to craft a new criminal procedure code, police ethics code, and a police review board.

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IU McKinney Alumnus to Head IP for IU Research and Technology

07/02/2013

Brion St. Amour, ’04, has become the head of intellectual property for Indiana University Research & Technology Corp. The patent attorney has worked at two law firms and as corporate counsel for patents at a large multinational corporation before taking on this assignment at IU.

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MaryEllen Bishop, '82, Re-Elected to IU Board of Trustees

07/01/2013

MaryEllen Bishop, ’82, has been elected to a second three-year term on the Indiana University Board of Trustees. A partner with Cohen Garelick & Glazier, Bishop also is a graduate of the IU Kelley School of Business. She was originally elected as an IU Trustee in 2010.

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Certificate Now Available in Intellectual Property Law at IU McKinney

06/27/2013

The Concentration in Intellectual Property Law, available since December 2012, is now offered as a certificate to students who meet the requirements.

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Professor Orentlicher Publishes Article on Tobacco Warnings in New England Journal of Medicine

06/27/2013

Professor David Orentlicher’s “Perspective” article titled “The FDA’s Graphic Tobacco Warnings and the First Amendment,” was published in the New England Journal of Medicine on June 26.

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Mark Ladendorf, '80, Serving as President of ITLA

06/27/2013

Mark Ladendorf, ’80, began his term as president of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association in May. His term runs through April 2014.

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Professors Dannenmaier and Dutton Receive 2013 Grimes Fellowships

06/25/2013

Professor Eric Dannenmaier and Professor Yvonne Dutton received Grimes Fellowships for 2013. The John S. Grimes Faculty Grants and Fellowships were established by the Grimes’ estate. He was a long-time professor who taught property, and trusts and estates at the law school.

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Dean Roberts Quoted in ESPN Article on NCAA

06/25/2013

Dean Gary R. Roberts offered his perspective on the case O’Bannon v. NCAA for a story on ESPN.com, published on the website June 20. The case has the potential to award players in marquee football and basketball programs a share of the revenue from media contracts and commercial product contracts that utilize their likenesses.

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LL.M. Graduate's Story of Leaving Iraq Told by Local Media

06/14/2013

Basim Najeeb, LL.M. '13, says he's lucky to be here. Najeeb's story of leaving his native Iraq following an attack by Iraqi militia that took place during a business meeting with a client is told in the current issue of The Criterion.

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Professor Winters to Take Part in Health Law Scholars Workshop

06/14/2013

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.

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Increasing Focus on Environmental Concerns Reflected in Law School's Certificate

06/13/2013

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.

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Restaurateur Considers Law School Key to Her Success

06/12/2013

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.

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Professor Bravo Takes Part in HERS Bryn Mawr Institute

06/12/2013

Professor Karen E. Bravo was chosen to take part in the 2013 HERS Bryn Mawr Institute June 22 - July 5 at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.

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Professor Dutton Spending Summer as a Visiting Scholar in Germany

06/06/2013

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.

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Professor Orentlicher Appears on CSPAN Discussing Latest Book

05/31/2013

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.

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SJD Graduate Mohamed Arafa's Thesis Published

05/30/2013

Mohamed Arafa, S.J.D. ’13, recently learned that his Ph.D. dissertation has been accepted for publication by Lambert Academic Publishing in Germany.

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SJD Candidate Mohamed Abdelaal to Take Part in Conference at Harvard Law School

05/30/2013

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.

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Professor Ryznar Offers Commentary on New Rule on Credit Cards

05/24/2013

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.

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Professor Dutton's Book on International Criminal Court Published

05/22/2013

Professor Yvonne Dutton's book, Rules, Politics, and the International Criminal Court: Committing to the Court, was just published by Routledge.

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L.L.M. Alumna's Scholarship on Same-Sex Marriage Recently Published

05/20/2013

Angelique Devaux, LL.M. '13, a recent IU McKinney graduate and an attorney in France, saw her recent scholarship on same-sex marriage published.

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Professor Terry to Take Part in Health Privacy Summit

05/16/2013

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.

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Professor Waterhouse Featured in 50 Under 50 List of Influential Minority Law Professors

05/16/2013

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.

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IU McKinney Alumna to Join Top-Ranked IP Firm

05/15/2013

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.

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McKinney Law Student to Golf Across Country

05/15/2013

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.

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Law School Celebrates 2013 Graduates

05/15/2013

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.

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Human Rights Lawyer Delivers Commencement Address for IU McKinney Graduates

05/14/2013

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.

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Dr. Gunter Presents at GETed Conference at Harvard Medical School

05/06/2013

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.

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McKinney Law Expands Partnership with IPS Magnet School

05/03/2013

IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law continues to grow its partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools Shortridge Magnet School for Law and Public Policy.

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IU McKinney Honoring Outstanding Alumni

05/02/2013

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.

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Work of Four from IU McKinney on Display at Civic Engagement Symposium

04/30/2013

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.

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Alumna Creates Job Opportunity with Tennessee Non-Profit

04/30/2013

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.

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U.S. Senator Coats Speaks at Ceremony to Break Ground at Site of New IU School

04/30/2013

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.

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Dean Roberts Honored for Leadership, Service to the Profession

04/26/2013

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.

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Human Rights Lawyer to Deliver Commencement Address for IU McKinney Graduates

04/25/2013

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.

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IU McKinney Celebrates Three Doctoral Dissertation Defenses

04/25/2013

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.

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Immigration Clinic Students Win Asylum for Couple from Congo

04/25/2013

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.

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IU McKinney Hosts International Conference

04/22/2013

Around 100 legal scholars from around the world gathered at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law for the second annual New Perspectives in Comparative Law Conference. The event was April 18 and 19.

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ABA Task Force to Meet at IU McKinney to Discuss Legal Education's Future

04/22/2013

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.

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IU McKinney Celebrates LL.M. Program's 10th Anniversary, Reflects on Past, Anticipates Future

04/19/2013

More than 500 LL.M. graduates from nearly 60 countries are now counted among alumni of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and the 2012-2013 academic year marked the 10th anniversary of the LL.M program.

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IU McKinney Celebrates LL.M. Program's 10th Anniversary, Reflects on Past, Anticipates Future

04/19/2013

More than 500 LL.M. graduates from nearly 60 countries are now counted among alumni of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and the 2012-2013 academic year marked the 10th anniversary of the LL.M program.

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An Interview with Professor Emeritus Grove

04/19/2013

Perfecto ‘Boyet’ Caparas, LL.M. ’05, interviews Professor Emeritus of Law Jeffrey W. Grove who founded the IU McKinney Law LL.M. program and served as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies from 2002 until his retirement in 2007.

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Indiana Health Law Review Announces Award Winners, Publication Decisions

04/16/2013

Three students were honored for their work on the Indiana Health Law Review during the publication's annual spring banquet on April 13, 2013.

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IU McKinney Student Keeps Entrepreneurial Streak Going During Law School

04/13/2013

Ed Battista has an entrepreneurial drive, which may help explain why starting a business or two while going to law school full time sounded like a great idea to him.

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IU McKinney Alumni Turn Craft Brewing into Business Venture

04/13/2013

Three law students discovered they all shared a love of home brewing during a cookout prior to the start of their first year of law school. Jordan Gleason, ’11, Justin Miller, ’11, and Steve Ruby, ’11, at first joked that they should pursue their own craft beer business.

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Restaurateur Considers Law School Key to Her Success

04/12/2013

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.

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Law School Celebrates 10th Anniversary of LL.M. Program

04/11/2013

The law school welcomed returning LL.M. alumni for a celebration of the school’s Master of Laws Program on April 9, in the Wynne Courtroom. The day's theme was "International Legal Education in the 21st Century: Preparing Lawyers to Meet Global Challenges."

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IU McKinney Collaborates on Inaugural Feminist Law Networking Event

04/11/2013

The Feminist Law Society at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of law and the Feminist Law Forum at IU Maurer Law co-hosted the inaugural Gender Equality Happy Hour on March 22, 2013. The event was held in the law school's atrium.

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Professor Roisman's Book on Property and Human Rights Just Published

04/11/2013

The book, Property and Human Rights, by Professor Florence Wagman Roisman, has just been published by Carolina Academic Press.

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Students Serve as Externs in the Office of Governor Mike Pence, ‘86

04/05/2013

An externship in the Governor's Office provided a hands-on learning opportunity for two IU McKinney Law students during the early days of the new administration.

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Professor and LL.M. Alumna Publish Article on Will Contests

04/03/2013

Professor Margaret Ryznar and LL.M. graduate Angelique Devaux, '13, have published an article entitled "Au Revoir, Will Contests: Comparative Lessons for Preventing Will Contests" in Nevada Law Journal.

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Professor and LL.M. Alumna Publish Article on Will Contests

04/03/2013

Professor Margaret Ryznar and LL.M. graduate Angelique Devaux, '12,have published an article entitled "Au Revoir, Will Contests: Comparative Lessons for Preventing Will Contests" in Nevada Law Journal.

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Schwier Named a Recipient of the Distinguished Master's Thesis Award for 2013

04/03/2013

Ryan Schwier, first-year evening student at the IU McKinney School of Law, has been selected by the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools as one of two recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Master's Thesis Award.

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McMillian to Deliver Keynote at IUPUI Top 100

04/01/2013

Jimmie L. McMillian, '02, will deliver the keynote address at the event honoring the IUPUI Top 100 at the recognition dinner April 12, 2013.

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Indiana Law Review Announces Student Notes Chosen for Publication

04/01/2013

The Volume 46 Executive Board of the Indiana Law Review recently announced that it will publish 12 student-written Notes. These Notes were selected for outstanding legal analysis and ability to convey insight and analysis through prose.

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Oslan Receives IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award

04/01/2013

Reed Oslan, '87, a partner at Chicago's Kirkland & Ellis, received the IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award.

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Student Organization Award Honorees Announced

04/01/2013

The inaugural Student Organization Awards ceremony was held on March 27, 2013, in the atrium, hosted by the Office of Student Affairs.

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Speaker Bosma Offers Overview of Hinrichs v. Bosma to St. Thomas More Society

04/01/2013

Brian C. Bosma, '84, speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, talked about the legislative prayer case, Hinrichs v. Bosma, during a meeting of the St. Thomas More Society at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

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Indiana Law Review Board Members Announced

03/28/2013

The Executive and Editorial Boards for Volume 47 of the Indiana Law Review have been announced.

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Professor Orentlicher's Latest Book Advocates for a Dual Presidency

03/28/2013

IU McKinney Professor David Orentlicher's latest book, "Two Presidents are Better than One: The Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch,: has been published by NYU Press.

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Assistant Dean Pryor Receives 2012-2013 IUPUI Multicultural Impact Award

03/28/2013

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Johnny Pryor received the 2012-2013 IUPUI Multicultural Impact Staff Award.

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IU McKinney Staff Honored at Chancellor's Employee Recognition Convocation

03/27/2013

Two members of the IU McKinney staff were honored for their service to IUPUI at the Chancellor's Employee Recognition Convocation.

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Professor Drobac Offers Commentary on Same-Sex Marriage Cases

03/27/2013

IU McKinney Law Professor Jennifer Drobac offered commentary March 26, 2013 on the same-sex marriage cases that appeared in a story in the Indianapolis Star.

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IU McKinney to be Site of Inaugural Indiana Eco Student Summit

03/27/2013

The inaugural Indiana Eco Student Summit will be held on March 30 , 2013, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the IU McKinney School of Law.

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Professor Drobac to Present at University of Pennsylvania

03/27/2013

Professor Jennifer Drobac will present on the issue of consent, neuroscience and law at the 14th Annual Society for Evolutionary Analysis in Law Conference. The conference is co-hosted by Penn Law and the Penn Center for Neuroscience & Society.

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Professor Terry Takes Part in Symposium on Electronic Medical Records

03/27/2013

Professor Nicolas Terry will take part in a symposium at Case Western Reserve University School of Law on the topic "Balancing Privacy, Autonomy, and Scientific Progress: Patients' Rights in the Use of Electronic Medical Records for Non-Treatment Purposes."

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Huffington Post Blog Features Commentary on Recent Cases by Professor Ryznar

03/27/2013

Professor Margaret Ryznar recently addressed several U.S. Supreme Court cases in her blog on the online news site, the Huffington Post.

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Wells Named to Ameriana Bancorp Board

03/26/2013

Michael Wells, '79, has been named to the board of directors of Ameriana Bancorp. A magna cum laude graduate of IU McKinney, Wells is president of REI Investments Inc., and the manager of REI Real Estate Services LLC. He also is a member of the law school's Board of Visitors.

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Health Law Society Donates to IU Student Outreach Clinic

03/21/2013

The Health Law Society, a student group at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, donated $200 to the IU Student Outreach Clinic.

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Health Law Event Examines Patient Responsibility

03/21/2013

Various aspects of patient responsibility, consumerism, and blame were considered during the Indiana Health Law Review Symposium on March 8, 2013, at the law school.

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Professor Winters Discusses Soda Ban on National Radio Show

03/19/2013

Professor Diana R.H. Winters was a guest on the WBUR Radio program "On Point, with Tom Ashbrook," discussing New York City's ban on fountain drinks over 16 ounces.

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Klein Named Dean of the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law

03/19/2013

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Chancellor and IU Executive Vice President Charles R. Bantz have announced the appointment of Andrew R. Klein as the dean of the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

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Senior Reagan Administration Official to Speak at Symposium on Law and the Financial Crisis

03/13/2013

Peter J. Wallison is among the distinguished group of national academic, government, and business leaders who will make presentations at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law's national symposium on "Law and the Financial Crisis."

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Neuroscience and Law Class Tours IU Health's Goodman Hall

03/13/2013

Students from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law toured Goodman Hall, the site of IU Health's Neuroscience Center as part of the Neuroscience and Law class being taught during the spring 2013 semester by Dr. Tracy D. Gunter.

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SJD Candidate Mohamed Arafa Presents Latest Scholarship

03/08/2013

IU McKinney School of Law SJD candidate Mohamed Arafa discussed his most recent scholarship at two events.

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Indianapolis Legal Aid Society Fundraiser to Feature Big Names from Bench and Bar

03/08/2013

The Indianapolis Legal Aid Society will host a continuing legal education seminar titled "Timeless Tips from the Bench and Bar" on April 23 that will feature well-known members of the bench and bar, including several IU McKinney Law alumni and professors.

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SJD Candidate Mohamed Abdelaal Takes Part in Conference at Columbia University

03/08/2013

Mohamed Abdelaal, an SJD candidate at IU McKinney, took part in "Paradigmatic Conflict and Crisis" a conference sponsored by the Columbia University Department of Middle East, South Asian, and African Studies.

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Cane Award Honorees Announced

03/08/2013

IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law students have chosen faculty and staff to honor with the annual Cane Awards for 2013.

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State Representative Brian C. Bosma, '84, to Speak to St. Thomas More Society

03/08/2013

Brian C. Bosma, '84, speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, will offer an update on the current session of the Indiana General Assembly during a meeting of the St. Thomas More Society on March 25, 2013.

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U.S. Attorney Hogsett to Speak at IU McKinney Symposium on Law and the Financial Crisis

03/08/2013

Joe Hogsett, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, is among the distinguished group of academic, government, and business leaders who will make presentations at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law's national symposium on "Law and the Financial Crisis."

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Fifth Third Bancorp CEO Kevin Kabat to Kickoff ILR Symposium

03/06/2013

Kevin T. Kabat, vice chairman and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp, will present his "Perspectives on the Financial Crisis" at a dinner on April 4, 2013, kicking off the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law's national symposium on "Law and the Financial Crisis."

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Symposium Tackles Great Lakes Natural Resource Governance

03/04/2013

Invasive species, hydraulic fracturing, and emerging challenges were among the topics covered at the 2013 Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program spring symposium. The event was the work of the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review, the Environmental Law Society, the Environmental Law Forum, and IU McKinney's environmental law alumni.

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Professor Andrew Klein to Speak at Symposium Honoring Former Chief Justice Shepard

03/01/2013

Professor Andrew R. Klein will be part of a panel discussion at the Valparaiso University Law Review Symposium on April 19, 2013. The symposium will cover the topic "Diversity in Legal Education and the Legal Profession," and will honor former Indiana Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard.

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Professor Terry Speaks on the Role of IT in Healthcare Reform at ACLM Meeting

03/01/2013

Professor Nicolas Terry delivered a lecture on the topic "Assessing Whether Information Technology Can Be a Positive, Disruptive Force for Healthcare Reform" at the American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM) meeting in Las Vegas.

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Professor Emmert Makes Presentations in Italy, India

02/25/2013

Professor Frank Emmert, executive director of the law school's Center for International and Comparative Law, has traveled extensively of late to make presentations at conferences. His work as chair of an international commission for law program accreditation will have him traveling again before the conclusion of the semester.

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Professor Winters Presents at Food Law Colloquium

02/25/2013

Professor Diana R. H. Winters took part in the 2013 Food Law Colloquium on February 23. Titled "Local Food|Global Food: Do We Have What It Takes to Reinvent the U.S. Food System?" the event was hosted by the Maine Law Review and the University of Maine School of Law.

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Graduate Studies Lecture Series Examines Rwandan Genocide

02/25/2013

The genocide in Rwanda and that nation's struggle to reconcile its citizens with one another was the topic of the fourth installment of the Graduate Studies Lecture Series.

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MMK Honoree Seeks to Understand Bioethical Challenges through Theatre

02/25/2013

A look at how issues of bioethics are dealt with through plays staged since the 1960s was the topic of the McDonald Merrill Ketcham Lecture at the law school.

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IU McKinney International Moot Court Teams Show Promise

02/25/2013

IU McKinney School of Law has two internationally focused moot court teams, and both have hopes of expanding on their successes.

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International and Comparative Law Review Boards Announced

02/25/2013

The Indiana International & Comparative Law Review has announced its Volume 24 Executive and Editorial Board members.

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SJD Candidate Published Article on Religious Constitutionalism in Egypt

02/25/2013

Mohamed Abdelaal, an SJD candidate at IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, recently, published an article about the phenomenon of religious constitutionalism and constitutional rhetoric in which he cites Egypt as an example.

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Professor Cynthia Adams' New Book to Be Released in March 2013

02/25/2013

Lamenting the lack of a book for non-English speaking law students to assist with teaching contract drafting, Professor Cynthia Adams, '83, and her co-author, Professor Peter K. Cramer, decided to write one.

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Inter-country Human Rights Topic of International Student Speaker Event

02/25/2013

Students from Australia, Brazil, and France talked about inter-country human rights during the February 21, 2013, installment of the International Student Speaker Series.

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IU McKinney Student Wins New International IP Writing Competition

02/25/2013

Pervin Taleyarkhan, a 2013 J.D. candidate at IU McKinney, has won first prize and $500 in the inaugural Pondering Intellectual Property Competition, an international writing contest.

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Student's Law Review Note to Be Published in Wests Intellectual Property Law Review

02/25/2013

Reanna L. Kuitse, 2013 J.D. candidate at IU McKinney, will see her note about Christian Louboutin's "Red Sole Mark" reprinted in Thomson Reuters (West) 2013 edition of the Intellectual Property Law Review. It first appeared the Indiana Law Review, 46 Ind. L. Rev. 241.

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McKinney Law Symposium to Examine Potential to Prevent a Future Financial Crisis

02/25/2013

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will host a major national symposium on "Law and the Financial Crisis" on April 5, 2013. One of the panels slated for that day will examine the potential for the law to prevent the next financial crisis.

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Alumna Invited to Speak at Pepperdine Conference on Intercountry Adoption

02/21/2013

Melinda Mains, a 2012 cum laude IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law graduate, was invited to share her scholarship on intercountry adoption at Pepperdine University School of Law during a conference titled "Intercountry Adoption: Orphan Rescue or Child Trafficking".

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IU McKinney Alumni on Case before SCOTUS

02/20/2013

It's an Indiana-based case in which alumni of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law are weighing in and waiting to see how the Supreme Court of the United States will rule in the case Vernon Hugh Bowman v. Monsanto Company. The case was heard February 19, 2013.

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IU McKinney to Host Comparative Law Conference

02/20/2013

Nearly 100 comparative law scholars will travel from around the world to present their scholarship at the law school for the second annual Younger Comparativists Conference.

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Professor Wilson Elected to Editorial Board in China

02/18/2013

Professor Wilson has been elected to the editorial board of Frontiers of Law in China, an English language law review based in Beijing. The mission of the law review is to "provide a forum for comprehensive legal debate and to promote global dialogue between jurists."

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IU McKinney Moot Court Team Finishes Among Top 8

02/13/2013

The IU McKinney Jessup Moot Court team finished in the top eight among 22 teams at regional competition in Chicago during the weekend of February 2 and 3, 2013.

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Professor Edwards Elected to 3 National Leadership Positions for Master of Laws Programs

02/13/2013

Professor George E. Edwards was elected to three graduate and international legal education leadership positions within the Association of American Law Schools.

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SJD Candidate Mohamed Arafa to Present Lecture at IUPUI

02/13/2013

SJD candidate Mohamed Arafa will discuss politics and the current situation in Egypt in a lecture at IUPUI.

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Dean Roberts to Attend 2014 Olympic Winter Games as Part of Court of Arbitration for Sport

02/11/2013

Dean Gary R. Roberts has been appointed to the Ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport and will be part of the group that will be on hand for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia in February 2014. He was named to the CAS in Spring 2012.

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Environmental Law Expert from Brazil Teaches at IU McKinney Law

02/11/2013

Professor Stella Santana from Faculdades Integradas Espirito Santenses (FAESA) is teaching "The Law and Legal System of Brazil" in the spring semester 2013.

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Associate Dean Bravo Re-appointed to Helton Selection Committee of American Society of International Law

02/06/2013

Associate Dean Karen Bravo was re-appointed to the Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program Committee, which provides micro-grants to young lawyers and law students undertaking their first professional opportunities.

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Nguyen, '06, Directs ABA Young Lawyer Disaster Legal Services Program

02/06/2013

David Nguyen, '06, has made two trips to the area hit by Hurricane Sandy to assist with relief efforts.

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Professor Lea Shaver Presents Scholarship on Right to Science and Culture

02/06/2013

Professor Lea Shaver discussed her scholarship surrounding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the law school as part of the new Graduate Studies Lecture Series that began in Fall 2012.

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Six from IU McKinney Named to IBJ's Forty Under 40 List

02/05/2013

Five alumni and one student from IU Robert H. McKinney School of law were named to the 2013 class of the Indianapolis Business Journal's Forty Under 40 list of young professionals.

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Professor Wilson Lectures and Builds Relationships in Taiwan

02/05/2013

In the first week of January, Professor Tom Wilson established connections between the IU McKinney School of Law and three law schools in Taiwan.

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Professor Edwards Presents on LL.M. Programs at AALS Annual Meeting

02/05/2013

Professor George Edwards delivered a plenary presentation on Master of Laws programs at U.S. law schools at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools.

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Professor Bravo Lectures on Recent Scholarship at West Virginia University

01/30/2013

Professor Karen Bravo discussed her current research during a talk titled "Illicit International Markets" at West Virginia University College of Law in Morgantown.

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SJD Candidate Mohamed Arafa Speaks in Italy on Islamic Environmental Law

01/30/2013

SJD candidate Mohamed Arafa presented his paper on Islamic environmental law at a workshop at the International University College of Turin.

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Senator Evan Bayh to Speak at Law School's Event on Financial Crisis

01/28/2013

Former Indiana Senator Evan Bayh will speak at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law during a national symposium to take place April 5, 2012.

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Professor Terry to Deliver Lecture at Bioethics Center

01/25/2013

In a lecture at the IU Center for Bioethics, Professor Nicolas Terry talked about the failure of health information technology to change health care.

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Lebamoff, '89, is Special Counsel in Afghanistan

01/25/2013

Craig Lebamoff, '89, is serving as special counsel to International Security Assistance Force Commander General John Allen, USMC. He is working in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Professor Orentlicher's Study on Football and Concussions to be Published

01/25/2013

Professor David Orentlicher's study "Concussion and Football: Failures to Respond by the NFL and the Medical Profession," is scheduled for publication in the FIU Law Review of the Florida International University College of Law.

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Professor Magliocca Elected to American Law Institute

01/25/2013

Professor Gerard Magliocca was elected to the American Law Institute, an independent organization that produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.

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Professor Boyne Presents on Comparative Law at Case Western Reserve Law School

01/25/2013

Professor Shawn Boyne, one of the many faculty members at the law school writing in the area of comparative and international lawpresented her paper titled "The Challenge of Translation in Comparative Law" at Case Western Reserve Law School.

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Hill, '98, Named Vice President and General Counsel of Citizens Energy Group

01/23/2013

Jennett Hill , '98, joined Citizens Energy Group as vice president and general counsel on February 1, 2013. She joined the utility after working as a partner at law firm Faegre Baker Daniels since 2001.

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Professor Schumm, '98, Authors Criminal Defense Reform Report for ABA

01/18/2013

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, a report written by Professor Joel Schumm, '98, on behalf of two attorney groups calls for changes in what the report terms "the perpetual crisis in indigent defense."

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Claus, '86 Named General Counsel of IU Health

01/14/2013

Mary Beth Claus, '86, has returned to Indiana to serve as General Counsel of Indiana University Health.

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Miller, '80 and Shively, '80 Named to Bench

01/14/2013

Two IU McKinney School of Law alumni were named to the bench in their respective counties in the waning days of Governor Mitch Daniels administration. Gary Miller, '80, returns to the Marion Superior Court, and Les Shively, '80, has been named to the Vanderburgh Superior Court.

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Pence, '86, Takes Oath of Office, Begins Work as Governor

01/14/2013

Mike Pence, '86, was sworn into office as Indiana's 50th governor during an outdoor ceremony on the west side of the Indiana Statehouse on January 14, 2013.

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McMillian, '02, to Receive Hine Medal

01/10/2013

Jimmie "Tic Tac" McMillian, '02, will receive a Maynard K. Hine Medal for service to the IUPUI campus. Several IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law alumni have been recipients of the medal, which was first awarded in 1974.

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Professor Boyne Comments on Local Case Getting National Attention

01/08/2013

Professor Shawn Boyne offered commentary about the Bei Bei Shuai case for a story that appeared in the January 6, 2013, Indianapolis Star. The story was subsequently published in USA Today.

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Professor Bravo Nominated to Executive Council of ASIL

01/08/2013

Professor Karen Bravo has been nominated to the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law. Her term is scheduled to begin during the group's annual meeting in April.

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Appellate Clinic Wins Case for Man Charged as a Habitual Traffic Violator

01/08/2013

Professor Joel Schumm, director of the Appellate Clinic; and 2013 J.D. candidate Amy Beard, a certified legal intern, won an appeal in the Indiana Court of Appeals.

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Professor Ryznar Becomes Contributor to Huffington Post

01/08/2013

Professor Margaret Ryznar has become a contributor to The Huffington Post, where she will blog on family law and related topics.

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Professor Terry Takes Part in Panel Discussion in DC

01/08/2013

Professor Nicolas P. Terry was part of a panel discussion on behalf of the group Patient Privacy Rights.

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