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Law School Briefs - 11/23/11

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Law School Briefs is Indiana Lawyer’s section highlighting news from law schools in Indiana. While IL 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 send it to Jenny Montgomery at jmontgomery@ibj.com, along with contact information for any follow-up questions at least two weeks in advance of the issue date.

Human rights event

Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis’ Program in International Human Rights Law will commemorate International Human Rights Day in conjunction with two other events from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1 in Conour Atrium, Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York St.

The event coincides with the 2011 overseas summer International Human Rights Laws interns’ debriefing and the Indiana release of “LL.M. Roadmap: An International Student’s Guide to U.S. Law School Programs.” The publication is by George Edwards, director of the PIHRL and Carl M. Gray Professor of Law.

The theme of the evening will be “International Legal Education & Human Rights: Protecting the Rights of International Students vis-à-vis Their U.S. Schools, and How International Education Promotes Human Rights.”

For more information, contact Perfecto Boyet Caparas at pcaparas@iupui.edu or at 317-278-3857.•

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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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