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Record number of schools participate in IU Law Day

Indiana University Bloomington welcomed about 575 students to the annual Law Day on Oct. 24. The event gives I.U. students and alumni the opportunity to meet with recruiters from law schools around the country and learn about admission requirements.

A record 126 law schools participated in the Law Day, up from 121 schools in 2011. Hosted by the I.U. Health Professions and Prelaw Center in partnership with the Midwest Association of Prelaw Advisors, the fair was held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Indiana Memorial Union Tree Suites.

The day began with a panel discussion and question-and-answer session with law school assistant deans, including Frank Motley, assistant dean of admission, Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

The Law School Admission Council estimates about 4,000 prelaw students are enrolled at I.U. Bloomington, representing more than 53 majors.

Robert McKinney honored during special celebration

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law honored its namesake at a special celebration on Oct. 19.
 

IUMcKinneyBust-15col.jpg IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz, Robert H. McKinney, and Indiana University McKinney School of Law Dean Gary Roberts admire a bust of Robert McKinney that was unveiled during the naming ceremony Oct. 19.  The bust was created by sculptor James Beck of the IUPUI Office of Visual Media. (Photo/John Gentry)

Robert H. McKinney was recognized at the Law School Naming Ceremony for his generous gift of $24 million. McKinney Dean Gary Roberts, I.U. President Michael A. McRobbie, I.U. Foundation President Emeritus Eugene R. Tempel and IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz were among the university officials at the event.

During the ceremony a bust of McKinney, created by sculptor James Beck of the IUPUI Office of Visual Media, was unveiled.

McKinney began law school in Indianapolis, but finished at I.U. Bloomington in 1951 before being recalled to active duty by the U.S. Navy. Returning to Indianapolis in 1953, he began working for McHale Cook & Welch. Ten years later, he joined Cook Bose Buchanan & Evans which was renamed Bose Buchanan McKinney & Evans.

IU McKinney offers health law certificate

Students at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law now have the opportunity to specialize in the expanding field of health law. The new Graduate Certificate in Health Law will equip students with particular knowledge, experience and skills in various aspects of health care law and policy.

The curriculum includes advanced offerings in public health law, health quality and safety, bioethics, food and drug law, and health information technology. Students who want to earn the certificate must maintain a required grade-point average in health law courses and complete a research or experiential capstone course.•

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