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Play, panel tackles law, religion, and science

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In honor of the 400th anniversary of Galileo's discoveries, the Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis will feature a one-man play and panel discussion regarding law, religion, and science this week.

Tim Hardy, actor, director, and faculty member of the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts, will perform "Galileo," at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Wynne Courtroom at the law school. The play celebrates the anniversary of Galileo's discoveries and explores the tension between science and religion. Professor George Wright, the Lawrence A. Jegen III Professor of Law at the law school, will introduce the play and offer his views on the relation between science and religion. A panel discussion on canonical law and the issues of science vs. religious belief will follow the play.

To reserve a $15 ticket for the play, e-mail Vicki Hale at vhale@iupui.edu. Attendees may pay inside the law school near the door to the Wynne Courtroom, Lawrence W. Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York St., Indianapolis.

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  1. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

  2. As a lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne (but went to a real law school), it is not that hard to find a mentor in the legal community without your school's assistance. One does not need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to an unaccredited legal diploma mill to get a mentor. Having a mentor means precisely nothing if you cannot get a job upon graduation, and considering that the legal job market is utterly terrible, these students from Indiana Tech are going to be adrift after graduation.

  3. 700,000 to 800,000 Americans are arrested for marijuana possession each year in the US. Do we need a new justice center if we decriminalize marijuana by having the City Council enact a $100 fine for marijuana possession and have the money go towards road repair?

  4. I am sorry to hear this.

  5. I tried a case in Judge Barker's court many years ago and I recall it vividly as a highlight of my career. I don't get in federal court very often but found myself back there again last Summer. We had both aged a bit but I must say she was just as I had remembered her. Authoritative, organized and yes, human ...with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that even though we were dealing with difficult criminal cases, she treated my clients with dignity and understanding. My clients certainly respected her. Thanks for this nice article. Congratulations to Judge Barker for reaching another milestone in a remarkable career.

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