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IU McKinney author series spotlights faculty writers

IL Staff
September 5, 2013
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An Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law professor will kick-off the school’s series of faculty book lectures by examining the birth of the 14th Amendment.

Gerard Magliocca, professor of law and associate dean for research, will discuss his new book, “American Founding Son: John Bingham and the Invention of the Fourteenth Amendment,” Sept. 10. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. in the Wynne Courtroom, Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York St., Indianapolis. A reception and book signing will follow at 6 p.m.

Magliocca draws on personal letters and speeches to examine the life and work of antislavery lawyer and Ohio congressman John Bingham. Magliocca described Bingham, who wrote the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as the architect of the rebirth of the United States after the Civil War.   

One hour of Indiana Continuing Legal Education credit is available for attending the lecture. To register, visit mckinneylaw.iu.edu.

Other faculty authors scheduled to speak as part of the series include Yvonne Dutton, an associate professor of law who will present her book, “Rules, Politics, and the International Criminal Court: Committing to the Court,” Sept. 12 at 5 p.m..

David Oretlicher, professor and co-director of Law School Clinical Programs. He will discuss his book, “Two Presidents are Better than One: the Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch,” Sept. 19 at 5 p.m..

All book talks will be held in the Wynn Courtroom.

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  1. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

  2. As a lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne (but went to a real law school), it is not that hard to find a mentor in the legal community without your school's assistance. One does not need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to an unaccredited legal diploma mill to get a mentor. Having a mentor means precisely nothing if you cannot get a job upon graduation, and considering that the legal job market is utterly terrible, these students from Indiana Tech are going to be adrift after graduation.

  3. 700,000 to 800,000 Americans are arrested for marijuana possession each year in the US. Do we need a new justice center if we decriminalize marijuana by having the City Council enact a $100 fine for marijuana possession and have the money go towards road repair?

  4. I am sorry to hear this.

  5. I tried a case in Judge Barker's court many years ago and I recall it vividly as a highlight of my career. I don't get in federal court very often but found myself back there again last Summer. We had both aged a bit but I must say she was just as I had remembered her. Authoritative, organized and yes, human ...with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that even though we were dealing with difficult criminal cases, she treated my clients with dignity and understanding. My clients certainly respected her. Thanks for this nice article. Congratulations to Judge Barker for reaching another milestone in a remarkable career.

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