Indiana University Maurer School of Law and the IU Wells Scholars Program announced a program Friday enabling IU students who are Wells Scholars to earn a bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctor degree in six years instead of seven. The program includes full scholarship and living stipends of more than $175,000 for Indiana residents and $300,000 for nonresidents.
The new president of the American Bar Association is taking steps to begin her work toward legal education reform by appointing members to a new commission designed to help the profession navigate future changes in legal education.
The Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana has tapped an individual who has experience working in nonprofits on issues facing youngsters and teens to be its first executive director.
The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will begin offering free estate planning document preparation services this year to IU employees, students and parents who meet certain economic requirements.
The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus is renouncing the racial hatred and violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend and renewing its push for hate crime legislation in the state.
The United States Courts’ Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Evidence Rules is seeking public comment on a series of proposed rule amendments, including changes related to hearsay rules and the use of technology in court proceedings.
In an effort to reverse a trend toward increasing mental health and addiction issues among legal professionals, several national lawyer well-being groups have partnered together to release a new report, which offers recommendations for both preventing and treating lapses in attorneys’ mental health.