THE YEAR IN REVIEW 2017â€“2018 ACHIEVEMENTS
SCHOOL OF LAW BLOOMINGTON
ALUMNI AND DEVELOPMENT
The 2017–18 academic year was one of accomplishments and distinctions on many fronts. This booklet summarizes the high points of the year and celebrates the achievements of our faculty, students, staff, and alumni. Congratulations to all for an outstanding year! Austen L. Parrish Dean and James H. Rudy Professor of Law CURRICULAR DISTINCTION AND INNOVATION Several Indiana Law programs made positive gains in US News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools ranking. The tax law program (led by Prof. Leandra Lederman) climbed to 17th in the nation, moving up six spots from last year. Intellectual property (headed by Prof. Mark Janis) rose six places, from 27th to 21st. International law was also recognized as a top-25 strength of the school, coming in at 23rd. Overall the school was tied at 32nd nationally. The Law School and the Indiana University Wells Scholars Program announced a program that enables Wells Scholars to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a juris doctor degree in just six years instead of seven. The program includes a full scholarship and living stipends of more than $175,000 for Indiana residents and $300,000 for nonresidents. Eighteen 2L and 3L students headed to Chicago during fall break for the Law School’s first intersession course, organized by Prof. William Henderson. Taught by Randy Kiser, the course emphasized the soft skills of judgment, communication, wisdom, leadership, persuasion, self-assessment, self-development, and professionalism. The program was an extension of the third annual January Wintersession, taught by Hon. Jose M. Rodriguez, ’80, Dan Currell, Stephen Burns, ’68 (with Phil Terry), Greta Cowart, ’85 (along with John Seddelmeyer, ’74, Michael Asensio, ’85, and James Carlino, ’85), Bill Mooz, and Hon. Nancy Vaidik (with Elaine Brown, ’82). The Law School’s Center for Intellectual Property Research was designated a patent hub for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, making the Law School one of the very few in the United States currently serving as a patent hub for more than one state. Patent hubs act as resources to inventors in need of pro bono services by matching them with patent attorneys. The center provides these services to clients as part of its IP law clinic.
The Law School and the IU School of Global and International Studies finalized a partnership whereby SGIS will offer an undergraduate major in international law and institutions. It incorporates courses taught by Indiana Law Professor Christiana Ochoa. In addition, the Law School now offers two new certificates: one in cybersecurity law and policy and one in information privacy law. Students may also earn a master’s in cybersecurity through the Law School, the Kelley School of Business, and the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Prof. William Henderson and colleagues from law schools at University of Colorado, Northwestern University, Michigan State University, and York University launched the Institute for the Future of Law Practice, which will provide training programs and a talent pipeline for the legal industry. The American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools conducted their site visits, with successful outcomes for the school. EXPANDED GLOBAL CONNECTIONS A partnership with Thammasat University, Bangkok, will bring as many as 20 LLM students to the Law School in the fall of 2018. Similar efforts with Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) will further increase graduate student enrollment. Prof. Gabrielle Goodwin has expanded the scope of the program’s recruiting. Alumni and friends of the Law School from all over the world came to Bloomington in August for the inaugural meeting of the Dean’s Global Advisory Board. The 17-member board will strengthen connections with international alumni and help provide Dean Parrish with strategies to bolster the school’s international presence. Alumni from China, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam attended the meeting, which included a luncheon with IU President Michael A. McRobbie. A delegation from the Law School, including Dean Parrish and Assistant Dean Lesley Davis, completed a week-long trip to Saudi Arabia in October, establishing a deeper relationship with the country’s top universities and law schools. The Law School and SKK Graduate School of Business, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, will award full-tuition, $30,000 MBA scholarships to law students beginning this fall.
PROMOTIONS AND NEW FACULTY Prof. Hannah Buxbaum was named the university’s vice president for international affairs. She is the John E. Schiller Chair in Legal Ethics at the Law School, where she has been a faculty member since 1997. Buxbaum was also elected vice chair of the American Society of International Law. Prof. Christiana Ochoa, associate dean for research and faculty affairs, was named a Class of 1950 Herman B Wells Endowed Professor. Her selection recognizes outstanding scholars and teachers who exemplify President Wells’s values, including devotion to diversity, inclusion, student learning, and academic excellence. Prof. Aviva Orenstein was appointed associate dean of students and academic affairs. She had been serving as associate dean of academic affairs and as interim director of the Career Services Office. Prof. Jayanth Krishnan was named Milt and Judi Stewart Professor of Law. He is director of the Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession, which was named in the Stewarts’ honor in 2017. Prof. Robert Fischman was named the George P. Smith, II Distinguished Professor of Law in honor of an endowed gift from George P. Smith, II, ’64. Associate Professors H. Timothy Lovelace, Michael Mattioli, and Victor Quintanilla were promoted to full professors. Keith Buckley, ’89, and Ashley Ahlbrand were named the director and associate director, respectively, of the renowned Jerome Hall Law Library. The faculty also finalized Buckley’s appointment as a senior lecturer in law. Ian Samuel, a lecturer at Harvard Law School and an up-and-coming expert in cybersecurity, will join the faculty in the fall. Samuel will teach cybersecurity and civil procedure. Visiting Prof. Joe Tomain was named a full-time lecturer effective August 1, 2018.
AWARDS Five Indiana Law faculty members were presented with prestigious teaching awards in April. Jeannine Bell, the Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law; Associate Professors Pamela Foohey and Michael Mattioli; Shana Wallace, professor of practice; and James Hoeksema, ‘89, adjunct professor of law, were honored for their contributions to students both in and out of the classroom. Bell was given the Leon H. Wallace Teaching Award, the highest honor given to a faculty member. Foohey, Mattioli, and Wallace were presented Trustees’ Teaching Awards, and Hoeksema was given the Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award. Prof. Amy Applegate was recognized by the university with an Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Award for her work in helping families experiencing the distress of separation or divorce. Executive Associate Dean Donna Nagy was honored with a 2018 Section Award in Legal Education (Section on Business Associations Outstanding Mentor) by the Association of American Law Schools. Prof. David Gamage was ranked third nationally in Social Science Research Network downloads for his recent tax research. PRESTIGIOUS APPOINTMENTS AND FELLOWSHIPS Prof. Leandra Lederman, William W. Oliver Professor of Tax Law and director of the Law School’s tax program, was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. She will spend the 2019 spring semester at Université de Luxembourg. Prof. Deborah Widiss spent the 2017–2018 academic year at the Melbourne (Australia) Law School as a Fulbright Scholar researching the impact of paid parental leave legislation. Associate Prof. Jessica Eaglin spent the 2017–2018 academic year as a Law and Public Affairs fellow at Princeton University. Prof. Alfred C. Aman, Jr. was selected for a prestigious Chair of Excellence at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid for 2019 to advance his comparative research related to administrative law reform and globalization. Prof. Victor Quintanilla was named to the Indiana Coalition for Court Access.
Former Indiana Law Dean Lauren K. Robel, ’83, was named to the 15-member board of directors of the American Bar Foundation. Robel is currently provost of IU Bloomington and executive vice president of Indiana University. At the Raphael M. Prevot, Jr. Barristers’ Ball, the Black Law Students’ Association presented the Dean Frank Motley award to Prof. Don Gjerdingen and the Outstanding Interactive Teacher Award to Prof. Shana Wallace. Dean Parrish was appointed the 2018 Class of 1942 Wells Scholars Professor. He taught a course in international law and accompanied the scholars on a capstone trip to Germany in May. Parrish was also appointed chair of the membership review committee of the Association of American Law Schools. The graduating class selected Prof. Gina-Gail Fletcher as faculty speaker for the 2018 commencement ceremony. Over the past three years, Indiana Law faculty published 89 law review articles, 23 multidisciplinary journal articles, 12 books, 18 casebooks, 45 book chapters, and 183 other scholarly publications. RETIREMENTS Robert H. McKinney Professor of Law Dan Conkle, one of the school’s legendary constitutional law teachers and scholars, retired from full-time teaching at the end of the fall semester after 34 years. He will continue to teach and remain part of the community. Clinical Professor Earl Singleton, ’86, retired this spring after nearly 30 years of service to Law School. He was instrumental in introducing community-based public service law to the curriculum.
Following an extensive national search, Anne Newton McFadden will join the Law School in July as assistant dean of career services. She comes to the university from the US Department of Justice in Washington, DC, where she has served as counsel to the director of civil enforcement in the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. She also has extensive experience in career coaching and development. Amanda Gallaga was appointed director of operations in the Office of Admissions, and Abby Koop joined the Jerome Hall Law Library as serials collection specialist. Denise Malayeri-Clerkin retired in May as executive assistant to the dean. Katy Hunt was appointed to replace her, and Libby Steinbach took Hunt’s place as event scheduler. Sarah Armstrong (Center for Law, Society & Culture), Chelsey Browning (events coordinator), Alex Lawless (Jerome Hall Law Library), and Lara Gose (Milt & Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession) were honored with Law School Staff Merit Awards in late April. Sheila Gerber and Tim Fleener won the Student Bar Association’s Staff Appreciation Award. Kim Bunge, assistant director, career services, was honored for 35 years of service to the university in June. Other employees receiving service awards: Carl James and Janet Hein (five years), Sarah Benson, James Boyd, Rita Eads, and Sheila Gerber (10 years), Marian Conaty and Lesley Davis (15 years), Mary Edwards (25 years), and Jane Decker (30 years). Jane continued to spearhead the school’s participation in Bloomington’s Adopt-aRoad program. Maarten Bout, director of development, major gifts, completed his Master’s in Philanthropy at the IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. James Boyd, director of communications, completed his MPA degree at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Sarah Snyder, HR representative, earned her BA from Indiana University. Longtime career services director David Main, ’75, retired in June 2018, and Dean of Students Catherine Matthews, ’06, accepted a position with IU Human Resources.
The list below captures only a few of the guest lecturers who visited the law school in 2017–2018. The total number of visitors is impressive: 74 speakers from private practice and public service; 58 faculty speakers from US colleges and universities; 14 international faculty speakers; 15 speakers from other IU schools and departments — plus dozens of recruiters, moot court judges, and alumni volunteers. SPEAKER SERIES Prof. Joe Hoffmann organized and convened the 2018 Spring Speakers Series for the Bradley Fellows Program in Criminal Law, featuring eight speakers, including Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, ’87. The Center for Constitutional Democracy’s Speaker Series included CCD PhD students and JD affiliates, along with faculty presentations by Professors David Williams, Susan Williams, and Joe Hoffmann. Other speaker series included the Tax Colloquium, Career Choices, the Center for Law, Society & Culture Speaker Series, the IP Practitioners-in-Residence, Faculty Workshops, Junior Faculty Workshops, and the Big 10 Junior Faculty Conference. ENDOWED LECTURES Lee Gelernt, ACLU in New York, delivered the Ralph F. Fuchs Lecture, “Litigating the Travel Ban and Other Civil Rights in the Trump Era.” Prof. June Carbone, University of Minnesota, delivered the Jerome Hall Lecture, “Gender and the Tournament: Reinventing Antidiscrimination in an Age of Inequality.” Prof. Jack Balkin, Yale Law School, presented the Addison C. Harris Lecture, “The Recent Unpleasantness: How to Understand the Cycles of Constitutional Time.” Prof. Surabhi Raganathan, University of Cambridge, delivered the Earl F. Snyder Lecture on “The Legal Construction of the Ocean.” Prof. Robert L. Fischman delivered the George P. Smith, II Distinguished Professorship Lecture, “Letting Go of Stability: Resilience and Environmental Law.”
SEMINARS, SYMPOSIA, COLLOQUIA The Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies presented its 26th annual symposium in April, “Globalization in Question: Populist Resistance and a New Politics of Law?” The Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality presented “Bootstraps and Promesas: The Law and History of Puerto Rico and Its Economy.” The Journal hosted a symposium in April titled “Immigration Practice and Policy in 2018.” On Constitution Day, a community discussion was held on “Perspectives on Charlottesville.” Panelists included Indiana University Bloomington Provost and IU Executive Vice President Lauren Robel and IU Maurer School of Law Professors Jeannine Bell, Kevin Brown, and Dawn Johnsen. The Protective Order Project presented a program on “The Power of Active Listening and Adult Literacy Skills for Enhancing Client Communication.” VISITING LECTURERS AND DISTINGUISHED GUESTS Carol Sanger, Columbia Law School, spoke on “Abortion Privacy and Abortion Secrecy: What Is the Difference and Why Does it Matter?” Sponsors included the American Constitution Society. Chief Judge Paul Michel (Ret.), Federal Circuit, visited the school in April to discuss patent policy and the Circuit’s patent practice. David Greene, civil liberties director, Electronic Frontier Foundation, spoke on “Current Free Speech and Privacy Issues from the Electronic Frontier.” Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) delivered the keynote address at commencement. Former Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) visited Baier Hall in February for a roundtable discussion with students.
The entering class of 2020 comprised 161 students, with a median LSAT and undergraduate GPA of 161 and 3.75 from 22 states and 86 undergraduate institutions. Sixty graduate students enrolled from 21 countries. California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar administered the professionalism oath at the end of 1L orientation. The 2017 first-time bar pass rate for Indiana Law students in Illinois, Michigan, and Missouri was 100%. In Indiana, the first-time pass rate was 86.5% in 2017, compared with 72.9% statewide. Twenty-three law students spent the summer of 2017 in nine countries — including, for the first time, Cambodia — as part of the Stewart Fellows Overseas Externship Program. In 2018, twenty-eight students were selected, and two countries were added: Mexico and Poland. Washington, DC program 3L students Katherine English, John Tejcek, Erika Tribuzi, and Alyssa Gonzales Specht attended the annual Friedman Lecture on Appellate Advocacy at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, DC on Nov. 17. Joining them was Greg Castanias, ‘90, who gave the students and Jennifer Morgan of the Jerome Hall Law Library a tour of the court. Jamie Andree, Kyle Castillo, ’17, Samantha Paul, ’18, Tyler Piraino, ’18, and Lauren D’Surney, ’19, were honored with Pro Bono Awards in November. The Class of 2018 contributed 21,000 hours of pro bono service. Law School, Kelley School of Business, and SPEA students assisted with the complex task of filing state and federal tax returns for qualified taxpayers. The students participated in the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. They completed returns for 539 residents of the Bloomington area. The Women’s Law Caucus auction raised more than $7,500 for local organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention and victim’s assistance. The auction was co-chaired by 2Ls Danielle Sweet and Sarah Taylor. Alex Rosselli, ’19, was named an American Constitution Society Next Generation Leader. Rosselli was also one of four students nationwide to be selected for the opportunity to interview for a position on the ACS National Board of Directors.
Lisa La Fornara, ’18, and Sarah Lode, ’19, advanced to the quarterfinals in the Williams Institute Moot Court Competition at UCLA Law. Adam Farr, ’18, Rachel Laurel, ’18, Connor Richards, ’18, and Tyler Salway, ’18, were finalists in the American Association for Justice Trial Competition regionals in Louisville. First-year students Bailey Anstead, Melanie Boskovich, and Scotty Teal won the Law School’s third annual Transactional Drafting and Negotiation Competition. Ryan McDonnell, ’18, and Candace Polster, ’19, competed in the regionals of the American Intellectual Property Association Giles S. Rich Moot Court Competition at the University of Arizona. Alyssa Deckard, ’18, Evan Glass, ’18, Jeff Soller, ’18, and Nick Palmieri, ’19, participated in the International Patent Drafting Competition at the University of Detroit Mercy Law School. Several graduating students were recognized for their contributions to the Indiana Law community. Katie English received the Leonard D. Fromm Public Interest Award. The Julia Lamber Award went to Julianne Fealey and John Tejcek. Caitlin Stanfel and Meghan McCabe received the Terry and Judy Albright Pro Bono and Public Interest Award. And Alexander Thibodeau earned the Outstanding Contribution to Student Life Award. Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition winners were Carolyn Haney, ’19, and Alex van Dyke, ’19. Live from Baier Hall returned, with lunch-hour recitals from students at the Jacobs School of Music. Annie Sturges and Claire Gourjon served as student speakers at the 2018 commencement, and Jenna Lawson sang the “Alma Mater.” Brad Schlotter presented the 3L class gift: a record $17,756 in pledges to the Fund for Excellence, an 83% participation rate.
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The following is just a small sampling of significant alumni achievements, centering mainly on recognition from Indiana University and the legal community. Additional alumni news can be found in the online and print editions of ergo magazine. Please follow Indiana Law on Facebook and Twitter, and notify the Office of Alumni Relations if you have news to report (firstname.lastname@example.org). ALUMNI NEWS For the first time since 1951, the majority of Indiana Supreme Court justices are alumni of the Maurer School of Law. That milestone comes after Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb selected the Hon. Christopher Goff, ’96, to fill the seat vacated by Justice Robert D. Rucker, who retired May 12. Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush, ’83, and Hon. Geoffrey Slaughter, ’89, are the other Indiana Law alumni on the bench. Four of the Law School’s most distinguished alumni have joined the ranks of the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows. Dean Parrish inducted Mary Nold Larimore, ’80; Jane Raley, ’82 (posthumously); Denice M. Torres, ’84; and Yu-Chi Wang, LLM’93/SJD’97 on April 13. Jeffrey Kennedy, ’67; Martín Montes, ’95; Susan B. Noyes, ’83; and Courtney Tobin, ’92, received the Law School’s Distinguished Service Award in October. Robert H. McKinney, ’51, and Sidney Eskenazi, ’53, received honorary degrees from the university. The Indiana University Foundation honored the Elmore family (including David, ’58; DG, ’84; Lauren, ’14; and David, ’16) in June with the 2018 Partners in Philanthropy Family Legacy Award. John F. “Jeff” Richardson, ’77, received IU’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award, the highest award given to an alumnus. He is a member of the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows. Eight Law School alumni were inducted into the university’s President’s Circle: Lowell E. Baier, ’64, Kerrye Dove, ’04, Robert Duvin, ’61, Dale Gettelfinger, ’77, Lauren Robel, ’83, John Seddelmeyer, ’74, Jacqueline Simmons, ’79, and Thomas Schnellenberger, ’79.
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Elissa Preheim ’96, was named chair of the Board of Visitors, and Laura O’Donnell, ’96, and Mary Tuuk, ’90, joined as new members. Susan Lynch ,’93, assumed presidency of the Alumni Board, and Christina Clark, ’08, Brian Lally, ’01, Kimberly Richardson, ’06, Laura Walda, ’09, and Gerry Williams, ’95, were appointed as members. Scott Palmer, ’01, was elected inaugural chair and Peter Boonjarern was elected inaugural vice chair of the Law School’s Global Advisory Board. Onika Williams, ’10, was appointed to the BLSA Alumni Advisory Board; Abbey Stemler, ’11, was named to the LGBT Alumni Advisory Board; and Caridad Austin, ’11, Amanda Elizondo, ’11, Lauren Hernandez, ’13, and Ezequiel Romero ’13, joined the Latino Alumni Advisory Board. Nicholas S. Bolduc, ’16, Erin N. Buerger, ’16, Jordan L. Couch, ’15, Caitlin F. Judge, ’15, Kyle B. Lawrence, ’14, and Brian L. Lynch, ’15, were appointed to the Young Alumni Steering Committee. Jesse Perez Mendez, ’02, was named founding dean of the IUPUI School of Education. Doris Pryor, ’03, was appointed a magistrate in the Southern District of Indiana. Judge Pryor has served as an adjunct professor at the Law School. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb appointed Andrea Trevino, ’03, to the Allen County Superior Court and Amy Marie Travis, ’93, to the Jackson County Superior Court, the first woman judge in that county’s history. The Indiana Lawyer named the following alumni to its Leadership in Law roster this year: Distinguished Barrister: Jack Walkey, ’71, Joe O’Connor, ’78, Ellen Boshkoff, ’80, Tony Prather, ’83, Lisa McKinney, ’92, and Kathleen DeLaney, ’95. Up-and-Coming Lawyers: Zac Kester, ’09, Jessica van Dalen, ’10, Caitlin Schroeder, ’11, and Ann O’Connor McCready, ’11.
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John Segal, â€™71, funded a new business law audit program that will place selected students in mentored positions inside businesses to provide preventive legal analysis of their operations. The new program will be overseen by Clinical Professor Mark Need, â€™92, faculty director of the JD/MBA program and director of the Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic. ALUMNI AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES Calendar year 2017 gifts totaled $3.3 million, up from $3.2 million the prior year. Gifts to the annual fund, the Fund for Excellence, were $1.2 million. Booked planned gifts and pledges exceedeed $7.6 million, compared with $5.6 million in 2016. Gifts to the capital campaign stood at $45.9 million at June 30, 76% of goal. Faculty and staff gifts and pledges totaled $1.1 million. More than 30 alumni receptions with 900+ guests were held in cities throughout the US, including Bloomington, Chicago, Cincinnati, Crown Point, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Malibu, Miami, Minneapolis, Naples, New York, Phoenix, San Diego, South Bend, and Washington, DC. The development staff sent over 150 congratulatory milestone letters to alumni.
A summary of the year's accomplishments