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IU McKinney students receive puppy love before exams

Students at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will enjoy a little stress relief courtesy of a couple of visitors with four paws, tails and wet noses.

The Indianapolis Healing Paw Chapter of Love on a Leash is scheduled to bring dogs of all shapes and sizes to the IU McKinney Law School Dec. 5. Students will be able to interact with the pooches at the Ruth Lilly Law Library.

“We provide a moment of joy and connection that only a pet can provide,” said Angela Huser, Love on a Leash volunteer. “A therapy pet’s primary function is to brighten someone’s day.”

Women and SCOTUS topic of talk with Notre Dame law students

A senior editor at the popular online magazine Slate spoke recently to students at Notre Dame Law School about the female justices who have sat on the Supreme Court of the United States.

Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor, presented “How Have Women Changed the U.S. Supreme Court?” Nov. 21. The program was co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society and the Women’s Legal Forum.

At Slate, Lithwick writes the “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” columns. She has twice been awarded an Online Journalism Award for her legal commentary and was the first online journalist invited to be on the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. She has also written for the New York Times, The New Yorker and Harper’s and appeared on CNN, ABC and The Colbert Report.

With a J.D. from Stanford, Lithwick is currently working on a book about the four female justices of the United States Supreme Court.

Former IU Maurer dean leads delegation to South Korea

Indiana University Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel traveled to South Korea after the Thanksgiving holiday to meet with alumni and partner institutions.

Robel, former dean of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, led a delegation that visited universities, businesses and cultural institutions and looked for opportunities to create new academic, research and professional partnerships.

IU has a number of collaboration agreements with universities in South Korea involving many academic units, including Maurer Law School. The agreements are part of IU Bloomington’s global engagement initiative, which seeks to strengthen and capitalize on the school’s presence around the world.•

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  1. "Am I bugging you? I don't mean to bug ya." If what I wrote below is too much social philosophy for Indiana attorneys, just take ten this vacay to watch The Lego Movie with kiddies and sing along where appropriate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etzMjoH0rJw

  2. I've got some free speech to share here about who is at work via the cat's paw of the ACLU stamping out Christian observances.... 2 Thessalonians chap 2: "And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe. For you, brothers and sisters, became imitators of God’s churches in Judea, which are in Christ Jesus: You suffered from your own people the same things those churches suffered from the Jews who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and also drove us out. They displease God and are hostile to everyone in their effort to keep us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. In this way they always heap up their sins to the limit. The wrath of God has come upon them at last."

  3. Did someone not tell people who have access to the Chevy Volts that it has a gas engine and will run just like a normal car? The batteries give the Volt approximately a 40 mile range, but after that the gas engine will propel the vehicle either directly through the transmission like any other car, or gas engine recharges the batteries depending on the conditions.

  4. Catholic, Lutheran, even the Baptists nuzzling the wolf! http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-documents-reveal-obama-hhs-paid-baptist-children-family-services-182129786-four-months-housing-illegal-alien-children/ YET where is the Progressivist outcry? Silent. I wonder why?

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