As another academic year begins at Indiana’s law schools, 1L students are brought on the campuses a few days before classes begin to learn the practical things they’ll need to know. But the schools also are offering early lessons on ethics and professionalism.
With Valparaiso University Law School facing an uncertain future, law professor Jeremy Telman used his remarks during the May 20 graduation ceremony to underscore the institution’s 138-year impact on the legal profession, as well as to hint at the void that would be created if the law school ceases to exist.
Usually, when someone’s workload is reduced, that person is happy. But law school librarians are upset that they will no longer be required to submit a written summary each year detailing the activities of their libraries.
Lawyers soon could be required to earn continuing legal education credits in the areas of diversity and inclusion and mental health and wellness under a proposal the Indiana State Bar Association House of Delegates will consider next month.
A First Amendment lawsuit alleging Indiana’s Charter School Acts violates certain religious protections will no longer proceed after a district court judge found the plaintiffs lacked standing to bring the Establishment Clause complaint.
Ball State University has agreed to pay more than $12,000 and to revise its student activity fund allocation guidelines as part of a settlement with a pro-life student organization that sued the school earlier this summer for alleged free speech and equal protection violations.
A ban intending to clamp down on hard liquor at frat house parties following pledge deaths last year has been ordered for most fraternities in the United States and Canada, unless the drinks are served by someone with a liquor license.
A lawsuit filed by a former Butler University student-athlete alleges the university and a now-suspended fraternity failed to take necessary action to remove an allegedly known sexual predator from campus, leading to the student-athlete’s rape at a fraternity party in late 2016.
The Law School Admissions Council is reporting an 8.1 percent increase in applications for the 2018-2019 academic year compared to the previous school year. Also, applicants with higher LSAT scores are returning, as evidenced by the 1L classes at Indiana's law schools.
The law school dean who has written scholarly articles that have been cited in U.S. Supreme Court decisions and who claims “My Cousin Vinny” is her favorite legal movie will be returning to the classroom next summer.