MarilynOdendahl

Marilyn Odendahl covers the Indiana General Assembly as well as law schools and bar associations across the state for the Indiana Lawyer. Prior to joining the Indiana Lawyer, she was a reporter for nearly eight years at The Elkhart Truth, in Elkhart, Ind., where she primarily covered business. She holds degrees from Ball State University and the University of Louisville.

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‘Leaky pipeline’ study spotlights gender inequality in law schools

November 30, 2016
The problems of gender inequality in the legal profession start when women apply to law school, according to a new report from Law School Transparency.
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Ceremony honors graduates of St. Joseph County Veterans Treatment Court

November 30, 2016
Six former military members graduated from the veterans court during a special ceremony Nov. 21 at the courthouse in South Bend. Judges, attorneys, relatives and other veterans watched as the group of men received certificates for completing the program and congratulatory handshakes from veterans court Judge Steven Hostetler.
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ITT Chapter 7 bankruptcy fallout

November 30, 2016
The student records are only one aspect of this bankruptcy. There are employee records, pension benefits, 401(k) retirement funds plus lawsuits previously filed by federal agencies and some states’ attorneys general.
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‘We the People’ enters high-needs schools

November 30, 2016
Indiana Bar Foundation brings 26 teachers into civic education-focused James Madison Legacy Project.
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7th Circuit to rehear Ivy Tech discrimination case Wednesday

November 29, 2016
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals will again consider whether the protections offered by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act extend to sexual orientation.
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Judge halts Brownsburg annexation

November 21, 2016
A Marion County judge has stopped an annexation by the town of Brownsburg, finding that while key parts of Indiana’s annexation statute are vague, the municipality did not show the area to be annexed had an urban character nor that it was needed for future development.
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IU McKinney dean emeritus dies

November 18, 2016
William Harvey, dean emeritus of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney and nominee to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals died Nov. 17 after a long illness. He was 84.
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Indiana Senate immigration committee plans to introduce no bills

November 16, 2016
The Indiana General Assembly’s special immigration committee concluded its work Nov. 10 much the way it began — with legislators frustrated the federal government isn’t addressing issues surrounding undocumented residents.
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Impending closure of Indiana Tech Law School brings anger, uncertainty

November 16, 2016
Indiana Tech Law School's closure is the first time in the collective memory of the American Bar Association that a law school has closed without transferring its assets.
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Legal educators: Well-being of Indiana Tech students must be first priority

November 16, 2016
While those who have studied trends in legal education differ on whether Indiana Tech will be one in a string of closures, they agree that the first priority must be the students.
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