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Clinical professor to give Fuchs Lecture at Maurer

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A nationally known leader in clinical education will deliver the Ralph F. Fuchs Lecture at Indiana University Maurer School of Law Oct. 8 on the impact of in-house clinics on law students.

Elliot S. Milstein, professor of law at the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C., will speak on “Uncertainty, Indeterminacy and the Law School Curriculum.” He will discuss how the content and methodology of what is taught in an in-house clinic can prepare students to gain confidence that the theories they develop from experience can guide their behavior as lawyers.

Milstein has been a clinical teacher since 1969 and founded the Washington College of Law’s clinical program. He’s been a leader in the development of the concepts and methods that are the basis for in-house clinical education and has trained or mentored many clinical teachers.

The Fuchs Lecture is named in honor of Ralph F. Fuchs, a professor of law at Indiana University from 1946 to 1970. He was later awarded the title of university professor in honor of his scholarship, teaching and public service.

The lecture is free and open to the public, and continuing legal education credit has been applied for. The lecture begins at noon in Room 123 at the law school, 211 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington, Ind.

 

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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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