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Maurer students excel in external trial and moot competitions; journal participation remains active

IP advocacy competitors go global Under the auspices of the school’s Center for Intellectual Property Research, the school’s IP competition teams took on a global look this year. Three Indiana Law students — Natalie Jones, Andrew Langford and Brian Verbus — advanced to the quarterfinals in the Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot at Pembroke College, University of Oxford. The competition draws teams from around the world, and this is the first time that Maurer

Alex Tanford

Maurer’s trial competition team finished second in the American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition in March. “This event is the most prestigious of all student trial competitions,” said Professor Alex Tanford, the team’s sponsor. A team of students participated again this year in the Williams Institute

students participated.

Moot Competition at UCLA School of Law in February. This event is

The Center also sent two teams — Caleb Bean and Ian Clouse, and Kassi Officer and

and gender identity law.

Alex Lewis — to the regionals of the American Intellectual Property Association Giles Rich

the only national competition dedicated exclusively to sexual orientation

Competition in Chicago. Officer and Lewis advanced to compete in the nationals in

About one hundred members of the class of 2013 participated in one of

Washington, DC in April, where they were edged out by the University of Texas. Another

the school’s four law journals: Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies,

team consisting of Dani Johnson and Chelsea Anderson participated in the International

Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality, Indiana Law Journal and

Trademark Association Saul Lefkowitz Competition in Chicago. Nearly 20 students, alumni

IP Theory. The newest of them, the Indiana Journal of Law and Social

and faculty supported the IP teams by serving as coaches or helping with oral arguments.

Equality, hosted its second annual symposium in April. The symposium was run entirely by students and attracted some of country’s most prominent legal scholars in the area of law and social equality. The school’s students published nearly 1,000 pages of scholarly work in the journals. “Our students’ heightened engagement is very encouraging for several reasons,” said Hannah L. Buxbaum, interim dean and John E. Schiller Chair in Legal Ethics. “It shows that although the job market is not without its challenges, Indiana Law students are doing everything they can to gain as much hands-on experience as they can. It enables them to experiment in various areas of interest as they develop the career paths that best suit them. Most important, it helps them become prepared professionals in the broadest sense.” { 9 }

{ 8 } ergo + spring 2013

Three Indiana Law students — Andrew Langford, Brian Verbus and Natalie Jones — advanced to the quarterfinals in the Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot at Pembroke College, University of Oxford.

ergo: Spring 2013  

In this issue we feature our students: Their level of engagement is truly remarkable. You'll also meet the 2013 Academy of Law Alumni Fellow...