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, 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 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, or by calling Shaun Dankoski at 317-278-4789.•


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  1. If a class action suit or other manner of retribution is possible, count me in. I have email and voicemail from the man. He colluded with opposing counsel, I am certain. My case was damaged so severely it nearly lost me everything and I am still paying dearly.

  2. There's probably a lot of blame that can be cast around for Indiana Tech's abysmal bar passage rate this last February. The folks who decided that Indiana, a state with roughly 16,000 to 18,000 attorneys, needs a fifth law school need to question the motives that drove their support of this project. Others, who have been "strong supporters" of the law school, should likewise ask themselves why they believe this institution should be supported. Is it because it fills some real need in the state? Or is it, instead, nothing more than a resume builder for those who teach there part-time? And others who make excuses for the students' poor performance, especially those who offer nothing more than conspiracy theories to back up their claims--who are they helping? What evidence do they have to support their posturing? Ultimately, though, like most everything in life, whether one succeeds or fails is entirely within one's own hands. At least one student from Indiana Tech proved this when he/she took and passed the February bar. A second Indiana Tech student proved this when they took the bar in another state and passed. As for the remaining 9 who took the bar and didn't pass (apparently, one of the students successfully appealed his/her original score), it's now up to them (and nobody else) to ensure that they pass on their second attempt. These folks should feel no shame; many currently successful practicing attorneys failed the bar exam on their first try. These same attorneys picked themselves up, dusted themselves off, and got back to the rigorous study needed to ensure they would pass on their second go 'round. This is what the Indiana Tech students who didn't pass the first time need to do. Of course, none of this answers such questions as whether Indiana Tech should be accredited by the ABA, whether the school should keep its doors open, or, most importantly, whether it should have even opened its doors in the first place. Those who promoted the idea of a fifth law school in Indiana need to do a lot of soul-searching regarding their decisions. These same people should never be allowed, again, to have a say about the future of legal education in this state or anywhere else. Indiana already has four law schools. That's probably one more than it really needs. But it's more than enough.

  3. This man Steve Hubbard goes on any online post or forum he can find and tries to push his company. He said court reporters would be obsolete a few years ago, yet here we are. How does he have time to search out every single post about court reporters and even spy in private court reporting forums if his company is so successful???? Dude, get a life. And back to what this post was about, I agree that some national firms cause a huge problem.

  4. rensselaer imdiana is doing same thing to children from the judge to attorney and dfs staff they need to be investigated as well

  5. Sex offenders are victims twice, once when they are molested as kids, and again when they repeat the behavior, you never see money spent on helping them do you. That's why this circle continues