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Law School Briefs 3/13/13

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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.

Pence named alumna of the year at IU McKinney Law School

Linda L. Pence has been named Outstanding Alumna of the Year at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She will be honored at a special luncheon March 15 at the Woodstock Club.

Pence, a 1974 McKinney graduate, began her career as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. Over the last 36 years, she gained extensive experience in the investigation, prosecution and defense of corporations and individuals in white collar criminal matters. In addition, she has handled a variety of complex civil and regulatory matters.

McKinney hosts Speaker Bosma for General Assembly update

Indiana House of Representatives Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, will give a guest lecture at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He will provide a mid-session Legislative update at the St. Thomas More Society event.

Bosma, a partner at Kroger Gardis & Regas LLP in Indianapolis, was first elected to the state Legislature in 1986.

The lecture will be March 25 in the Wynne Courtroom. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a reception at 6:30 p.m.•

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