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Hoffmann, Robel Honored At Retirement Ceremony, James Owsley Boyd 2022 Maurer School of Law - Indiana University

Hoffmann, Robel Honored At Retirement Ceremony, James Owsley Boyd

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Two legendary members of the Indiana Law community were honored at a retirement ceremony November 16 in the Indiana Memorial Union.

Friends, family, and colleagues gathered to celebrate the remarkable careers of Professor Joe Hoffmann and Dean Emerita Lauren Robel. While both have retired from the Law School, Dean Christiana Ochoa said she is grateful that both continue to be deeply involved in various projects.


U.S. Senate Confirms Judge Doris Pryor ’03 To Seventh Circuit, James Owsley Boyd 2022 Maurer School of Law - Indiana University

U.S. Senate Confirms Judge Doris Pryor ’03 To Seventh Circuit, James Owsley Boyd

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The United States Senate on Monday (Dec. 5) confirmed an Indiana University Maurer School of Law alumna to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

The confirmation of the Hon. Doris L. Pryor, who earned her law degree from the Law School in 2003, was historic.


Dean’S Desk: The Iu Maurer School Of Law And The Indiana Supreme Court, Christiana Ochoa 2022 Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Dean’S Desk: The Iu Maurer School Of Law And The Indiana Supreme Court, Christiana Ochoa

Christiana Ochoa (7/22-10/22 Acting; 11/2022-)

On Nov. 1, my first day as the 17th dean of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, I attended the robing ceremony for Derek Molter, Indiana’s 111th Supreme Court justice. This public ceremony was an opportunity for those in attendance to celebrate Justice Molter’s formal swearing in, which had occurred privately on Sept. 1. For the IU Maurer School of Law, it was also an opportunity to celebrate Justice Molter joining three other IU Maurer alumni on the five-person court.

Established in 1816, the court precedes our law school by about 30 years. Still, for most of Indiana’s history, …


'I Really Love This Law School': Q&A With New Iu Maurer Dean Ochoa, Jordan Morey 2022 The Indiana Lawyer

'I Really Love This Law School': Q&A With New Iu Maurer Dean Ochoa, Jordan Morey

Christiana Ochoa (7/22-10/22 Acting; 11/2022-)

Displayed throughout Christiana Ochoa’s office are sentimental photos and items she’s collected from across the globe, but the most eye-catching print is propped behind her desk.

The new Indiana University Maurer School of Law dean has a red, blue and beige poster prominently displayed in her headquarters, depicting a Latina woman with a Mona Lisa-esque smile and a rose in her hair with the words, “WE THE PEOPLE — DEFEND DIGNITY,” typed across the bottom.

“To me, it’s a great piece of art with a Latino woman who clearly is confident, and confident in her belief that we are a …


New Dean Of Maurer Signifies Continued Growth To Iu Community, Matthew Fort 2022 Indiana Daily Student - Indiana University

New Dean Of Maurer Signifies Continued Growth To Iu Community, Matthew Fort

Christiana Ochoa (7/22-10/22 Acting; 11/2022-)

Christiana Ochoa was recently announced as the Dean of the Maurer School of Law. She is the first Latina dean of the law school. This announcement was celebrated by the Latinx student and staff community here at IU, as they expressed their support for her and look forward to the culture she’ll facilitate at the law school.

Ochoa pointed to the law school’s legacy being important and central to academic discussions and legal evolution as reason for her excitement to take this position. With its activities in providing top-notch advice to the bench and the bar, the law school occupies …


Pro Bono Award Recipients Honored, James Owsley Boyd 2022 Maurer School of Law - Indiana University

Pro Bono Award Recipients Honored, James Owsley Boyd

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Pro Bono Awards were presented to three Indiana Law students and a local attorney Wednesday (October 26) in a jointly sponsored ceremony hosted by the Law School, its Access to Justice Fellows, and Faegre Drinker.

“Becoming a lawyer is not just a privilege, it’s also a responsibility,” said Dean Christiana Ochoa. “And that special responsibility of being a lawyer includes serving our communities in whatever ways we’re able to. The students we recognize today have gone above and beyond in their service, and we as a school and as a local community are so grateful for their efforts.”


Salter ’03, Putting Legal Analysis Skills To Use As Ceo Of The News Literacy Project, James Owsley Boyd 2022 Maurer School of Law - Indiana University

Salter ’03, Putting Legal Analysis Skills To Use As Ceo Of The News Literacy Project, James Owsley Boyd

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You can handle the truth. Or at least that’s what Chuck Salter and the News Literacy Project hope. In a world where fake news, disinformation, propaganda, and misinformation are more prevalent than ever, the 2003 Indiana Law alumnus and the nonprofit organization he leads are doing all they can to help citizens determine the credibility of news and other information they’re receiving.

“We’re based on the idea that information—we live in the most complex information landscape in human history—is also easily manipulated,” said Salter. “People are just not equipped to deal with this much information and to detect when they’re …


Case Files From The Late Hon. Michael S. Kanne Donated To The Jerome Hall Law Library, James Owsley Boyd 2022 Maurer School of Law - Indiana University

Case Files From The Late Hon. Michael S. Kanne Donated To The Jerome Hall Law Library, James Owsley Boyd

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The case files of the late Judge Michael S. Kanne have been donated to the Indiana University Maurer School of Law’s Jerome Hall Law Library.

Kanne, a 1968 graduate of the Law School, served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 1987 up until his death in June 2022. Prior to his elevation to the Seventh Circuit, Judge Kanne served on the bench of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Indiana.

Judge Kanne’s files span the entirety of his service on the Seventh Circuit, and contain papers regarding opinions, concurrences, and dissents …


Ochoa Selected As New Dean Of Iu Maurer, First Person Of Color To Lead Law School, Jordan Morey 2022 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Ochoa Selected As New Dean Of Iu Maurer, First Person Of Color To Lead Law School, Jordan Morey

Christiana Ochoa (7/22-10/22 Acting; 11/2022-)

The next dean of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law will come from in house.

IU Maurer announced longtime faculty member Christiana Ochoa as the 17th dean in the law school’s history on Thursday.

Ochoa, who has served as interim dean since July, will move into the full-time deanship at the Bloomington school effective Nov. 1. She is the first person of color and the second woman to be named dean in IU Maurer’s history.

Additionally, according to IU Maurer, Ochoa is the eighth Latina ever to serve as the dean of a U.S. law school.


Christiana Ochoa Announced As Dean Of The Maurer School Of Law, James Owsley Boyd 2022 Maurer School of Law - Indiana University

Christiana Ochoa Announced As Dean Of The Maurer School Of Law, James Owsley Boyd

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Christiana Ochoa has been has been named dean of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, effective Nov. 1, 2022. She is the school’s first-ever Latine dean and one of just eight Latine women ever to serve as the dean of a U.S. law school.

Ochoa became interim dean of the school in July after serving the law school as executive associate dean and associate dean for research and faculty affairs. She is the Class of 1950 Herman B Wells Endowed Professor at the Maurer School of Law.


Collin Walsh ’13 Named A "Careers & The Disabled" Magazine “National Employee Of The Year”, James Owsley Boyd 2022 Maurer School of Law - Indiana University

Collin Walsh ’13 Named A "Careers & The Disabled" Magazine “National Employee Of The Year”, James Owsley Boyd

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On the third day of Foreign Service orientation as a U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service special agent candidate, Collin Walsh couldn’t walk.

The 2013 Maurer School of Law alumnus had been experiencing mild symptoms, like skin sensitivity in his legs, over the previous week, but didn’t make anything of it.

In that first week of DSS training, Walsh went from mild symptoms to near complete immobility. Seemingly overnight, the former NCAA All-American middle-distance runner couldn’t move. . .


Distinguished Service Awards Presented To Four Indiana Law Alumni, James Owsley Boyd 2022 Maurer School of Law - Indiana University

Distinguished Service Awards Presented To Four Indiana Law Alumni, James Owsley Boyd

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Four members of the Indiana Law community were honored Friday (September 23) with Distinguished Service Awards. Javier Becerra ’17; Shontrai Irving ’03; Laura Walda ’09; and Mark Wright ’89, received their respective awards during a moving ceremony in front of a standing-room only crowd in the DeLaney Moot Court Room, though circumstances prevented Walda and Wright from attending in person.

“These awards are especially meaningful and timely to all of us at the Law School because of our commitment to instilling public service in our students,” said Interim Dean Christiana Ochoa. “Every one of our students commits to an aspirational …


Quintanilla Earns Abf Affiliated Scholar Designation, James Owsley Boyd 2022 Maurer School of Law - Indiana University

Quintanilla Earns Abf Affiliated Scholar Designation, James Owsley Boyd

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Professor Victor D. Quintanilla, Val Nolan Faculty Fellow, and co-director of the Law School’s Center for Law, Society & Culture, has been designated as an affiliated scholar with the American Bar Foundation, the organization announced this week. The affiliation, which formally began on September 1, will last for three years and allow Quintanilla to serve as a mentor to ABF doctoral fellows and take part in ABF initiatives.


Indiana Law Fertility Expert A Resource On Fraud Legislation, James Owsley Boyd 2022 Maurer School of Law - Indiana University

Indiana Law Fertility Expert A Resource On Fraud Legislation, James Owsley Boyd

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A piece of new, bipartisan legislation that would make knowingly misrepresenting the nature or source of DNA used in assisted reproductive procedures or other fertility treatments a federal crime has a tie to the Maurer School of Law.

Jody Madeira, a nationally recognized expert on fertility fraud, bioethics, and law and medicine, worked with victims of fertility fraud as they sought ways to develop legislation making the act a crime.


Akrong Presented With Student Leadership Award, James Owsley Boyd 2022 Maurer School of Law - Indiana University

Akrong Presented With Student Leadership Award, James Owsley Boyd

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The 2022 Student Leadership in Fostering Community and Inclusiveness Award was presented earlier today to 3L Abby Akrong. Established in 2018, the award, which comes with a $2,000 scholarship, celebrates a student who “goes above and beyond to foster our diverse, inclusive, supportive, and welcoming community.” Recipients are honored for their work in the previous year.


Jody Madeira Elected To American Law Institute, James Owsley Boyd 2022 Maurer School of Law - Indiana University

Jody Madeira Elected To American Law Institute, James Owsley Boyd

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Indiana University Maurer School of Law Professor Jody Madeira has been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI), the nation’s leading independent organization producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.


Stroud Named To White House Commission On Presidential Scholars, James Owsley Boyd 2022 Maurer School of Law - Indiana University

Stroud Named To White House Commission On Presidential Scholars, James Owsley Boyd

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An Indiana University Maurer School of Law alumnus has been appointed by President Joe Biden to serve on a prestigious national committee that oversees the selection of some of the nation’s best and brightest high school students as Presidential Scholars. The White House announced the appointment of Terrance Stroud ’03 on July 15.


Five Maurer Students Selected As Stevens Fellows, James Owsley Boyd 2022 Maurer School of Law - Indiana University

Five Maurer Students Selected As Stevens Fellows, James Owsley Boyd

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Clark Memorandum: Spring 2022, J. Reuben Clark Law School, BYU Law School Alumni Association, J. Reuben Clark Law Society 2022 Brigham Young University Law School

Clark Memorandum: Spring 2022, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Byu Law School Alumni Association, J. Reuben Clark Law Society

The Clark Memorandum


Alumna Doris Pryor, ’03, Nominated To Seventh Circuit, James Owsley Boyd 2022 Maurer School of Law - Indiana University

Alumna Doris Pryor, ’03, Nominated To Seventh Circuit, James Owsley Boyd

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President Joe Biden announced three judicial nominees on May 25, including the Hon. Doris L. Pryor—a 2003 graduate of the Maurer School of Law—to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.


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