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Law School Briefs - 9/28/11

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Law School Briefs

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.

IP lunch speaker

The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis will host attorney Cedric D’Hue for a lunchtime talk about “Financial Considerations with Starting Your Own Law Firm.” The event is from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the IP Center on the Canal, 350 Canal Walk, Suite B.

D’Hue, a 2005 graduate of the law school, started his own IP law firm in 2009. He worked as an analytical chemist at Copley Pharmaceutical and TEVA USA Inc. in Canton, Mass. While receiving his master’s degree in analytical chemistry, he participated in the Industrial Co-op Program at Heritage Environmental Services. As a graduate and undergraduate teaching assistant, he instructed laboratory classes on numerous chromatography and spectroscopy techniques. His graduate thesis is on computer simulations of a Diels-Alder cycloaddition using stereospecific catalysts. At the law school, D’Hue was named to the Order of the Barristers, worked on the Indiana Health Law Review, and represented IU School of Law – Indianapolis at the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition as well as the National Health Law Moot Court Competition. 

The free event is open to alumni and students. Additional information is available through Kyle Galster, IP center coordinator, at kgalster@iupui.edu or 317-274-1916.

Health law CLE

Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis will hold a continuing legal education seminar on health law developments and trends from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Inlow Hall’s Wynne Courtroom and Conour Atrium, 530 W. New York St.

Topics include the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, electronic medical records, Indiana lawyer discipline cases, AIDS, and federal preemption of state law.

Presenters include Tim Pratt, executive vice president, chief administrative officer, general counsel and secretary for Boston Scientific; Ralph Hall, distinguished professor & practitioner, University of Minnesota School of Law; Nicolas P. Terry, Chester A. Myers professor of law, St. Louis University School of Law; G. Michael Witte, executive secretary, Indiana Disciplinary Commission; Mary Davis, Stites and Harbison professor of law, University of Kentucky College of Law; John McGoldrick, chairman, Zimmer Holdings, and special adviser, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. The moderator is IU School of Law – Indianapolis Professor Andrew Klein.

The registration fee of $250 includes materials, refreshments, parking, and lunch. The program carries six hours of CLE, including one hour of ethics credit. Additional information is available online at http://indylaw.indiana.edu/news/events.cfm?eid=460, or by calling Shaun Dankoski at 317-278-4789.•

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