When the opportunity arose for Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law master of laws students to partner with Indiana’s sole global trade organization, the immediate response from both parties was, “When can we start?”
Despite disappointment over the decision to close the 139-year-old law school, leaders in the Indiana legal profession said they could not have done anything to change the outcome. Selecting students, hiring faculty, developing curriculum and maintaining finances are all internal workings of a law school.
Lawyers must learn to adapt to the constant barrage of information being thrown at them, and at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, students recently had the chance to hone their active listening and quick-thinking skills through an unusual teaching method — an improv workshop.
Legal professionals work within the Rules of Professional Conduct, so they don’t want to make any comments that might be perceived as unduly critical of others in the profession — a profession built largely on respect and civility. But according to an Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law professor, the unease surrounding Rule 8.2(a) is not a matter of respect, but rather a matter of lawyer fear.
“These cases are not just someone with a tummy ache,” said William Marler, the food safety expert and attorney who launched his fledgling career after successfully representing more than 100 other Jack in The Box food-poisoning victims. Since then, he has represented hundreds of victims in some of the most serious foodborne illness outbreaks in the country, winning more than $600 million in settlements.
Two Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law deans have taken on new roles at the law school and at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Assistant dean of student affairs Johnny Pryor and assistant dean of professional development Chasity Thompson both stepped into new positions this week.
A new partnership between an Indiana-based global trade organization and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law has resulted in a new educational track for foreign-born lawyers pursuing a Master of Laws degree from the Indianapolis law school. IU McKinney and World Trade Center Indianapolis have announced the creation of the track in international trade law, created pursuant to a memorandum of understanding signed Thursday.
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law students headed to the library for final exam cramming were met with a pleasant surprise when several furry, four-footed friends greeted them at the door.
As bar exam passage rates continue to decline and a majority of states move to a Uniform Bar Examination, the Indiana Supreme Court is taking steps to determine if the Hoosier state should follow suit and change its gateway test for admission to the Indiana bar.
Amid slumping passage rates, the Indiana Supreme Court has created a special commission to review the state’s bar exam and make recommendations for changes in format or content, including whether to modify what is considered a passing score.
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law students headed to the library for final exam cramming were met with a pleasant surprise Wednesday when several furry, four-footed friends greeted them at the door.
Murmurs of disgust were sprinkled throughout a packed lecture hall at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law as law students looked at pictures of waste pits overflowing with animal poop last week. Their lecturer, Kim Ferraro of the Hoosier Environmental Council, spared no sensitive stomachs as she explained the process of industrial farming and the disposal of the billions of pounds of animal waste that ensue.
Addressing a crowd of Indiana’s legal and judicial leaders at an Indiana law school on Tuesday, the chief justice of Singapore urged Indiana’s legal educators to keep the future in mind when training today’s law students to become tomorrow’s lawyers. Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon spoke to an audience at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law during the school’s James P. White lecture.