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McKinney School of Law professor puts piracy question to Indiana judges

Participants in Graduate Program for judgesJuly 10, 2012 — What would you do if a pirate were to appear as a piracy defendant in your courtroom?

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IU McKinney School of Law's Immigration Clinic wins political asylum for clients

Linda Kelly HillJune 29, 2012 — Three fourth-year law students working in the Immigration Clinic program at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law this spring were instrumental in two people winning political asylum in the United States.

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Polis Center at IUPUI hosting NEH institute advancing exploration of space and maps

NEH Institute MeetingJune 26, 2012 — The Virtual Center for Spatial Humanities, a multi-disciplinary collaboration among Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Florida State University and West Virginia University, is hosting an advanced institute in spatial narratives and deep maps. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, this two-week intensive institute brings leading scholars from around the world to explore how deep maps can support relevant issues in spatial humanities.

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Former Chief Justice Shepard will join IU Public Policy Institute as first executive in residence

May 31, 2012 — Recently retired Indiana Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard has been named the first executive in residence at the Indiana University Public Policy Institute in IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

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CBS' Mo Rocca visits IUPUI, interviews law professor for upcoming PBS special

CBS correspondent Mo Rocca (left) and Professor Michael J. PittsMay 21, 2012 — Mo Rocca, a CBS News correspondent and former correspondent for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," recently interviewed Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law professor Michael Jude Pitts during filming for the documentary "Electoral Dysfunction."

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Brent Dickson, '68, to become chief justice of Indiana Supreme Court

Brent DicksonMay 15, 2012 — A graduate of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will serve as chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.

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Judge Patricia McGowan Wald to speak at IU McKinney School of Law commencement

Graduation 2011May 11, 2012 — Patricia McGowan Wald, former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, will deliver the 2012 commencement address for Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

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New endowment program designed to help law students pay back student loans

April 30, 2012 — The average American law school student graduates with more than $100,000 in student loan debt, according to Bloomberg Law. For graduates who choose to work for nonprofits which provide legal services for low-income clients, paying off that debt can be an onerous task.

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McKinney School of Law Dean Named to Court of Arbitration for Sport

Bill Brooks (left to right), Dean Gary R. Roberts and Julie Roe Lach April 5, 2012 — Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Dean Gary R. Roberts is a new judge/member of the international organization that arbitrates sports-related disputes, such as cases involving doping rule violations.

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Law Students Will Participate in U.N. Hearings on Corporal Punishment, Sexual Abuse of Children

March 21, 2012 — Four law students from the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus will travel to New York this week to participate in United Nations hearings on allegations of the corporal punishment and sexual abuse of elementary school children in Cape Verde, off the western coast of Africa.

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IUPUI Graduate Programs Rank Among Top Programs in Nation

Valerie Eickmeier, Dean of Herron School of Art and DesignMarch 14, 2012 — Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis graduate programs in business, fine arts, law and medicine are again among the top programs in the nation, according to the new rankings published in the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools, released March 13, 2012.

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