In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

AUG. 27-SEPT. 9, 2014

A recent $2.5 million gift will expand the Indiana University Maurer School of Law-linked conservation law program to IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law students. Indiana has joined 11 states in challenging the EPA's regualtory authority over existing coal plants. Attorneys find enjoyment in playing board games. In fact, one is leaving the law to work for a board game company.

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$500M Marion County Justice Center relies on novel funding

A mainstay of the travel industry, all-inclusive packages are gaining traction with governments that want a simpler way to deliver new public facilities. For an annual fee, a private-sector consortium will design, build, finance, maintain and operate a new road or building. Indianapolis could become one of the first U.S. cities to ink such a deal with a new jail and courthouse on the former site of the GM stamping plant.

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Deveau: RCRA threatens validity of brownfield redevelopment

During the past 12 months a troubling trend has developed in the area of brownfield redevelopment. In several routine property transactions, buyers, sellers and lawyers have had the unpleasant experience of having their deals scuttled by a questionable application of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

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Judge denies stay in right-to-work law case

A northwest Indiana judge has rejected a request by the Indiana attorney general's office that he put on hold his order striking down the state's right-to-work law until the state Supreme Court rules on a similar case.

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IndyBar: Evening Under the Stars Preparation is Underway

In just a few weeks, the Indianapolis Bar Foundation (IBF) will host its annual fundraiser, the Evening Under the Stars Dinner & Auction. The event features an elegant dinner, cocktails, live entertainment and silent and live auctions – all while attendees have the chance to mingle with Indy’s top legal professionals.

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Abrams: Law School Orientation—Oh, To Be Young Again!

I had the honor of attending law school orientation on Saturday, August 16 at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law. I sat on the dais with the Honorable Jose Salinas of Marion Superior Court, the Honorable Jane E. Magnus-Stinson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and McKinney School of Law Dean Andrew Klein.

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