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Law School Briefs highlights news from law schools in Indiana. While Indiana Lawyer has always covered law school news and continues to keep up with law school websites and press releases for updates, we gladly accept submissions for this section from law students, professors, alumni, and others who want to share law school-related news. If you’d like to submit news or a photo from an event, please email it to Marilyn Odendahl at modendahl@ibj.com, along with contact information for any follow-up questions at least two weeks prior to the issue date.

Golden Dome alumnus awarded fellowship with solicitor general

University of Notre Dame Law School alumnus Greg “Ryan” Snyder is one of five recent law school graduates selected as a 2013 Bristow Fellow.

These prestigious fellowships are awarded each year to a small, select group of young attorneys. They have excellent academic records and, typically, come to the program after completing a one-year judicial clerkship, usually with a federal appellate court judge.

Bristow Fellows assist the U.S. Office of the Solicitor General attorneys in a variety of duties. These can include drafting briefs in opposition of certiorari filed against the government in the U.S. Supreme Court, preparing petitions for certiorari and briefs on the merits of Supreme Court cases, preparing recommendations to the solicitor general regarding authorization of government appeals in the lower courts, and assisting with the preparation of oral arguments in the Supreme Court.

Snyder graduated from Notre Dame in 2012. He will begin the fellowship when he finishes his current clerkship with Judge Raymond M. Kethledge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

IU Maurer to collaborate with 2 Brazilian schools of law

Indiana University Maurer School of Law is included in the new partnership agreements that Indiana University recently signed with leading academic institutions in Brazil. The goal is to increase foreign study opportunities for students and collaborative research possibilities for faculty in one of the world’s fastest growing economies.

The Maurer Law School is entering into a partnership with the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Schools of Law in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Faculty members from Maurer have been working closely with their colleagues at FGV for more than a year, and the schools will soon finalize an agreement for faculty exchanges. Maurer professor Christiana Ochoa, whose research focuses on human rights law, has led the effort to establish this institutional relationship.

In November, I.U. President Michael A. McRobbie made an eight-day trip to South America to sign the agreements. His itinerary included meetings with officials at the FGV law schools.•

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  1. Indianapolis employers harassment among minorities AFRICAN Americans needs to be discussed the metro Indianapolis area is horrible when it comes to harassing African American employees especially in the local healthcare facilities. Racially profiling in the workplace is an major issue. Please make it better because I'm many civil rights leaders would come here and justify that Indiana is a state the WORKS only applies to Caucasian Americans especially in Hamilton county. Indiana targets African Americans in the workplace so when governor pence is trying to convince people to vote for him this would be awesome publicity for the Presidency Elections.

  2. Wishing Mary Willis only God's best, and superhuman strength, as she attempts to right a ship that too often strays far off course. May she never suffer this personal affect, as some do who attempt to change a broken system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QojajMsd2nE

  3. Indiana's seatbelt law is not punishable as a crime. It is an infraction. Apparently some of our Circuit judges have deemed settled law inapplicable if it fails to fit their litmus test of political correctness. Extrapolating to redefine terms of behavior in a violation of immigration law to the entire body of criminal law leaves a smorgasbord of opportunity for judicial mischief.

  4. I wonder if $10 diversions for failure to wear seat belts are considered moral turpitude in federal immigration law like they are under Indiana law? Anyone know?

  5. What a fine article, thank you! I can testify firsthand and by detailed legal reports (at end of this note) as to the dire consequences of rejecting this truth from the fine article above: "The inclusion and expansion of this right [to jury] in Indiana’s Constitution is a clear reflection of our state’s intention to emphasize the importance of every Hoosier’s right to make their case in front of a jury of their peers." Over $20? Every Hoosier? Well then how about when your very vocation is on the line? How about instead of a jury of peers, one faces a bevy of political appointees, mini-czars, who care less about due process of the law than the real czars did? Instead of trial by jury, trial by ideological ordeal run by Orwellian agents? Well that is built into more than a few administrative law committees of the Ind S.Ct., and it is now being weaponized, as is revealed in articles posted at this ezine, to root out post moderns heresies like refusal to stand and pledge allegiance to all things politically correct. My career was burned at the stake for not so saluting, but I think I was just one of the early logs. Due, at least in part, to the removal of the jury from bar admission and bar discipline cases, many more fires will soon be lit. Perhaps one awaits you, dear heretic? Oh, at that Ind. article 12 plank about a remedy at law for every damage done ... ah, well, the founders evidently meant only for those damages done not by the government itself, rabid statists that they were. (Yes, that was sarcasm.) My written reports available here: Denied petition for cert (this time around): http://tinyurl.com/zdmawmw Denied petition for cert (from the 2009 denial and five year banishment): http://tinyurl.com/zcypybh Related, not written by me: Amicus brief: http://tinyurl.com/hvh7qgp

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