Indiana University’s longtime vice president and general counsel has been terminated without cause, according to documents obtained by Indiana Lawyer. However, it appears Jacqueline “Jackie” Simmons could remain a university employee until her retirement this summer, although on unpaid leave.
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Recently, undergraduate institutions in more rural Indiana counties have stepped up to help provide access to pro bono legal services.
Virtual hearings have been touted as providing easier access to the courts for low-income and self-represented litigants. But in a recent study, The Pew Charitable Trusts concluded the online judicial system is still designed for lawyers, and those parties without attorneys continue to be at a disadvantage.
IU to pay McRobbie additional $582,000 for consulting services, according to docs released by law prof
Indiana University has agreed to pay former university President Michael McRobbie an additional $582,000 for agreeing to essentially clear his calendar for six months after his June 30 retirement so he could be available to the school if needed. The additional pay became public this week in blog posts by IU Maurer School of Law professor Steve Sanders.
Through pro se eyes: IU Maurer-led study looks at impact of virtual hearings on self-represented litigants
Indiana University Maurer School of Law professor is leading a study that takes a closer look at how the technology that made virtual hearings possible is helping — and hindering — pro se parties.
To mark Constitution Day, Indiana University Maurer School of Law’s Federalist Society hosted two prominent figures of the state’s legal community this week to discuss the states’ involvement in the development of American constitutional law.
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, IU McKinney and Notre Dame Law School have all started classes with the students, faculty and staff all in person and tentatively planning for a semester that resembles those prior to the pandemic.
Law schools in Indiana are welcoming students and preparing for a fall semester that will be as normal as masks and social distancing will allow.
More than a dozen students from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Indiana University Maurer School of Law will take part in a program for law students this summer to assist rural county judges.
Indiana’s three law school deans will be joining the Indiana State Bar Association’s continuing webinar series about race on Thursday, offering their perspectives and insights into issues related to education.
Indiana University announced Friday that all students, faculty and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the fall semester.
An Indiana University Maurer School of Law professor is among seven law professors nationwide named as 2021-2022 American Bar Foundation/JPB Foundation Access to Justice Scholars, the ABF has announced.
On Saturday, May 8, the Maurer School of Law will celebrate the Class of 2021 in its annual graduation ceremony. Looking back on a very unusual academic year, the positive and can-do attitude of our students, faculty and staff was impressive.
As the American Bar Association releases job numbers that show the class of 2020 is struggling to find work, graduates of IU Maurer and Notre Dame outperformed the national rate while IU McKinney graduates topped their colleagues in the class of 2019.
The U.S. News & World Report 2022 law school rankings were released today and the performance of Indiana’s three laws schools can be summarized as follows: one rose in the rankings, one declined, and one stayed just where it was.
Talking and connecting is important in any legal setting, but for the clinics at law schools around Indiana, in-person interaction not only helps the students learn valuable skills, it also may provide low-income individuals the only means to get legal help.
In a world where everything you need to know about a person is in the palm of your hand, some Indiana citizens have a hard time leaving their past mistakes behind. In order to address this, many lawyers dedicate their pro bono efforts to assisting with expungement clinics, which help eligible prior offenders seal certain arrest and conviction records.