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Valpo Law announces faculty buyouts, smaller future classes

February 26, 2016
Valparaiso University School of Law announced Friday afternoon it will offer buyouts to tenured faculty and faculty members with multi-year contracts.More.

IU McKinney professor celebrates Innocence Project client’s release

April 26, 2016
An Indianapolis law professor is celebrating the release from prison of a Gary man who she has argued for years was wrongly convicted of rape, sexual deviate conduct and robbery.More.

Recent bar passage results ‘stunning’

April 20, 2016
Traditionally those who take the bar exam in February achieve a lower pass rate than their July counterparts, but the results from this February’s exam has surprised many, raising questions about the quality of the test-takers as well as the quality of the exam.More.

IU McKinney honors public interest alumni

April 19, 2016
A judge and two attorneys working in the public sector were honored at the 8th annual Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Public Interest Recognition Dinner April 16.More.

Maurer to give commencement address at IU

April 7, 2016
Well-known Indianapolis businessman Michael S. "Mickey" Maurer has been selected to give this year’s address at Indiana University’s graduate commencement ceremony on May 6, the school announced Tuesday.More.
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  1. As a former law school student I can attest that the traditional "rigor" of the law school curriculum is sufficiently lacking as is the practical application of the law. Smart people with long term vision aren't heading towards law anymore folks. The stats handed out by the schools aren't honest - those were never really the job placement numbers or average salaries - at least not in the law profession they weren't. It's false advertising - those numbers were spun and likely still are. I dropped out about half way through during the recession in 2010 after racking up debt, feeling discouraged, and adopted a different career path as I saw 3Ls with dismal job prospects and a shrinking need for attorneys to do much more than the paper-chasing for more seasoned attorneys. I worked in the field as a legal assistant for a year prior to admission to Inlow, sold on the job placement numbers and the 'prestige' of my chosen career path only to become disenchanted even after a clerkship in which I saw the true practice of law to be a complete departure from the theoretical application being taught in my classrooms. Theory is essential in high level mathematics or in the liberal or creative arts but not in a profession that I believe houses approximately 500,000 professionals that actually are charged with the responsibility of practicing those theoretical concepts in real life situations. Law is very siloed and so is the curriculum - every student for him or herself which breeds that interpersonal chasm into the field. I have yet to meet anyone in the profession that truly has convinced me that they enjoy their work in practice. Granted, I haven't met most, but I've spoken to many people across the spectrum whether clerks or senior partners and they've all indicated that if given a chance, they'd each go back and do it all over again. The low scores may be a function of many things or a few but we all know that the law is very slow and too deliberate in adjusting course, and likely doesn't even realize that the younger generations coming up and through these graduate programs feel very strongly that they want to make a real difference - they are highly idealistic and may be suffering from witnessing the crash at the intersection of Idealism and Reality. Aka: Disenchantment.

  2. Computer industry propaganda baloney. Paints lawyers as protecting profits instead of public. That coming from Silicon Valley is utterly ridiculous!

  3. I wonder how big those buy-outs will be and if the offer is negotiable? Wow. It sounds like big money.

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