Oxford professor speaks Sept. 12 at IU-Bloomington

University of Oxford professor Jonathan Herring will present a lecture – “Entering the Fog: On the Borderlines of Mental Capacity” – for the public Sept. 12 at noon in the Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington moot court room.Herring is on campus as Indiana Law’s George P. Smith II Distinguished Visiting Professor-Chair through Sept. 15.He has authored leading texts in family and medical law, and his research in these areas covers hot-button topics including the regulation of pregnancy and enforced…

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Governor names new Lake, Marion judges

Gov. Mitch Daniels today chose a Gary attorney and legal counsel for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources director for a pair of judicial openings in Lake and Marion counties.Gary attorney Calvin Hawkins will take over as Lake Superior judge in September, replacing Judge Robert A. Pete who died in March. Admitted to the Indiana bar in 1971, Hawkins has concentrated his practice in civil and church litigation, as well as bankruptcy, probate, and family law. He earned his law degree…

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