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IU Maurer dean search committee named

Indiana Justice Geoffrey Slaughter has been named to the search committee that will identify candidates vying to fill the dean position at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. The university hopes to name a new dean by Oct. 1.

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Indiana law students learn etiquette do’s and don’ts

While studying and test-taking often create stress, a new program is aimed at helping alleviate some of the anxieties Indiana law students may feel in the social realm of the legal profession. The Indiana State Bar Association recently teamed up with Notre Dame Law School, Indiana University Maurer School of Law and IU McKinney School of Law to put on etiquette dinners for students.

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Parrish: Staff excellence is institutional excellence

Being one of the nation’s top public law schools requires staff who work tirelessly behind the scenes, who care deeply about student success and who provide high-quality help. In Bloomington, we’re fortunate that we have the best, with long-serving staff who are truly exceptional.

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IU general counsel, VP Simmons terminated without cause

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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Pew study finds benefits, problems with virtual courts

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.

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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.

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IndyBar: IP at the Supreme Court in 2021

Professor Marshall Leaffer of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law will provide his thoughts on the Google v. Oracle decision in the upcoming IP at the Supreme Court in 2021 seminar hosted by the IndyBar on Sept. 10.

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