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Judge rules against IU frat in sexual assault negligence case

A fraternity that knows or should know about prior sexual assault allegations against a member has a duty to protect social guests from sexual assault by that member, a district court judge ruled Wednesday. The ruling comes in a case involving a complaint against an Indiana fraternity accused of not protecting guests from one of its members.

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IU McKinney professor to testify before Senate on opioid crisis

An Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law professor is headed to Washington, D.C., to testify before the U.S. Senate about his work combatting the ongoing opioid crisis. Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly announced Tuesday that IU McKinney professor Nicolas P. Terry will testify before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.

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IU’s pretrial diversion program sees fewer participants

Indiana University’s pretrial diversion program had a record low number of offenders this year who tried to work off misdemeanors collected during weekend celebrations for a student bicycle race. Those who successfully complete the program can eventually have certain charges dismissed, including public intoxication.

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Indiana law schools post 2-year bar passage rates

Calling it a “comprehensive report,” the American Bar Association released a series of spreadsheets March 22 which presented the ultimate two-year bar passage rate for 2015 graduates as well as the bar passage rates for first-time takers in 2016 and 2017 from each accredited law school.

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IU McKinney seeks applicants for summer academy

Applications are available for the third annual Summer Law and Leadership Academy at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. The academy is a one-week law school immersion experience for undergraduate students who are considering law school, offering an inside look at life in law school and opportunities for law school graduates.

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Indiana University cleared in sexual violence complaints

A federal agency has completed its investigation into four Title IX sexual violence complaints against Indiana University and determined that the school didn’t mishandle them. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has sent letters to the complainants regarding the outcome of the investigations.

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