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Dean's Perspective: The Bar Exam: It's Time For Indiana To Adopt A Uniform Bar Exam, Austen L. Parrish Apr 2020

Dean's Perspective: The Bar Exam: It's Time For Indiana To Adopt A Uniform Bar Exam, Austen L. Parrish

Articles by Maurer Faculty

For most of us, the Bar Exam conjures up memories of grueling prep courses, intensive studying, and a couple of long days of exhaustive tests. In a way, the exam is the final rite of passage from law student to law practitioner. The exam is intended to test minimal professional competency, evaluating an applicant's legal reasoning and ability to apply general legal principles to various fact patterns.

Recently, bar exams throughout the United States have come under scrutiny. Nationwide pass rates have declined significantly. The same has been true for Indiana. Even though pass rates for first-time takers at ...


Mindsets In Legal Education, Victor D. Quintanilla, Sam Erman Jan 2020

Mindsets In Legal Education, Victor D. Quintanilla, Sam Erman

Articles by Maurer Faculty

If you teach 1Ls, you may share the following concern. At the start of each year, we meet enthusiastic and successful students who are passionate about law. They arrive on campus invested in learning, ready to work hard, and eager to participate in class. But trouble brews soon thereafter. Students worry whether they have what it takes to do well, whether they will fit in, and whether they belong in law school. Answering questions in class, many sense (rightly or wrongly) that their professors and peers think that they aren’t smart and that they will not do well. When ...


The Institute For The Future Of Law Practice: A New Narrative For Legal Education And The Legal Profession, William D. Henderson Nov 2019

The Institute For The Future Of Law Practice: A New Narrative For Legal Education And The Legal Profession, William D. Henderson

Articles by Maurer Faculty

"The mission of IFLP is to produce more legal professionals who have strong legal knowledge plus foundational training in allied disciplines — in other words, “T-shaped” legal professionals."

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You look down at your smartphone and see that you just got a text from a close family relative. They are asking to schedule a phone call.

The next line reads, “I’m thinking about going to law school.”

Well, if you read PD Quarterly, you’re likely a logical person to seek out for advice. You’ve got some time to think about it. What are you going to say?

Whatever your ...


Dean's Desk: A Troubling Focus By The Aba On The Bar Exam, Austen Parrish Nov 2016

Dean's Desk: A Troubling Focus By The Aba On The Bar Exam, Austen Parrish

Austen Parrish (2014-)

No abstract provided.


Dean's Desk: Stewart Fellows Bring Global Experience To Indiana, Austen L. Parrish May 2015

Dean's Desk: Stewart Fellows Bring Global Experience To Indiana, Austen L. Parrish

Austen Parrish (2014-)

No abstract provided.


Admit That The Waters Around You Have Grown: Change And Legal Education, Mari J. Matsuda Oct 2014

Admit That The Waters Around You Have Grown: Change And Legal Education, Mari J. Matsuda

Indiana Law Journal

Presented as the Addison C. Harris Lecture at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, September 25, 2013.


Iu Maurer School Of Law Creates Scholarship, Mentoring Programs With 4 Colleges, Mj Slaby Jul 2014

Iu Maurer School Of Law Creates Scholarship, Mentoring Programs With 4 Colleges, Mj Slaby

Austen Parrish (2014-)

No abstract provided.


Iu Maurer Dean Builds Relationships Beyond The Law School, Mary Odendahl Jul 2014

Iu Maurer Dean Builds Relationships Beyond The Law School, Mary Odendahl

Austen Parrish (2014-)

No abstract provided.


Dean's Desk: Third Year Offers Students Opportunity To Define, Hone Skills, Hannah L. Buxbaum Oct 2013

Dean's Desk: Third Year Offers Students Opportunity To Define, Hone Skills, Hannah L. Buxbaum

Hannah Buxbaum (2011-2013 Interim)

No abstract provided.


Chinese Women In Legal Education, Xiaonan Liu Jul 2013

Chinese Women In Legal Education, Xiaonan Liu

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

This paper examines the history and development of women entering legal education in China. Based on a survey, interviews, and archival research, this paper attempts to analyze Chinese women's current status in legal education and reaches the conclusion that although women have made significant gains in legal education, they are still facing gender discrimination and bias in the legal sector. The paper also looks into the reasons why women have in the past belonged to "the other" in the legal area, and whether there is any conflict between legal characteristics" and "feminine characteristics." It attempts to break the constraint ...


Legal Education: Globalization, And Institutional Excellence: Challenges For The Rule Of Law And Access To Justice In India, C. Raj Kumar Jan 2013

Legal Education: Globalization, And Institutional Excellence: Challenges For The Rule Of Law And Access To Justice In India, C. Raj Kumar

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

Legal education plays an important role in developing lawyers who act as social engineers and work towards the cause of nation building. In a globalized world, law schools face the challenges of increased foreign competition and reduction of the role of the state. At the same time, globalization affords space for re-examining higher education systems by affording opportunity for establishing global universities with international collaborations and programs. This article examines the role of law schools in India and proposes reforms in Indian legal education system in the light of globalization. It examines how the private sector in India can contribute ...


A Blueprint For Change, William D. Henderson Jan 2013

A Blueprint For Change, William D. Henderson

Articles by Maurer Faculty

This Article discusses the financial viability of law schools in the face of massive structural changes now occurring within the legal industry. It then offers a blueprint for change – a realistic way for law schools to retool themselves in an attempt to provide our students with high quality professional employment in a rapidly changing world. Because no institution can instantaneously reinvent itself, a key element of my proposal is the “12% solution.” Approximately 12% of faculty members take the lead on building a competency-based curriculum that is designed to accelerate the development of valuable skills and behaviors prized by both ...


Pro Bono Projects Broaden Opportunities, Instill Values, Hannah L. Buxbaum Oct 2012

Pro Bono Projects Broaden Opportunities, Instill Values, Hannah L. Buxbaum

Hannah Buxbaum (2011-2013 Interim)

No abstract provided.


Dean's Desk: Effective Legal Education Depends On Strong Partnerships, Hannah Buxbaum Apr 2012

Dean's Desk: Effective Legal Education Depends On Strong Partnerships, Hannah Buxbaum

Hannah Buxbaum (2011-2013 Interim)

No abstract provided.


A Look At Legal Education: The Globalization Of American Legal Education, James P. White Jan 2007

A Look At Legal Education: The Globalization Of American Legal Education, James P. White

Indiana Law Journal

Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators Annual Meeting July 29-August 2, 2006 Indianapolis, Indiana.


Law: Illumination Against Darkness, Alfred C. Aman Jr. Apr 2002

Law: Illumination Against Darkness, Alfred C. Aman Jr.

Alfred Aman Jr. (1991-2002)

No abstract provided.


Legal Education, Professionalism, And The Public Interest, Alfred C. Aman Jr. Oct 1999

Legal Education, Professionalism, And The Public Interest, Alfred C. Aman Jr.

Alfred Aman Jr. (1991-2002)

No abstract provided.


Dean's Message And Report, Alfred C. Aman Jr. Oct 1996

Dean's Message And Report, Alfred C. Aman Jr.

Alfred Aman Jr. (1991-2002)

No abstract provided.


Welcome To The Iu School Of Law, Alfred C. Aman Jr. Apr 1994

Welcome To The Iu School Of Law, Alfred C. Aman Jr.

Alfred Aman Jr. (1991-2002)

On Monday, Aug. 23, 1993, the dean addressed the entering class. We share that message here with all of our alumni.


Ex-Dean Assesses Law Training, Karen A. Springer Oct 1992

Ex-Dean Assesses Law Training, Karen A. Springer

Bryant Garth (1986-1987 Acting; 1987-1990)

No abstract provided.


Jobs Scarce, But Roundtable Still Encourages Pursuit Of Law Degree Aug 1992

Jobs Scarce, But Roundtable Still Encourages Pursuit Of Law Degree

Alfred Aman Jr. (1991-2002)

No abstract provided.


Number Of Law School Applications Rises Again, Bryan E. Denham Sep 1988

Number Of Law School Applications Rises Again, Bryan E. Denham

Bryant Garth (1986-1987 Acting; 1987-1990)

No abstract provided.


Iu Dean Advises Law Graduates How To Use Degree May 1987

Iu Dean Advises Law Graduates How To Use Degree

Bryant Garth (1986-1987 Acting; 1987-1990)

No abstract provided.


Bryant Garth Is Named Dean Of Bloomington Law School Apr 1987

Bryant Garth Is Named Dean Of Bloomington Law School

Bryant Garth (1986-1987 Acting; 1987-1990)

No abstract provided.


Iu's New Acting Law Dean Favors Liberal Arts Education Jul 1986

Iu's New Acting Law Dean Favors Liberal Arts Education

Bryant Garth (1986-1987 Acting; 1987-1990)

No abstract provided.


A Hurried Perspective On The Critical Legal Studies Movement: The Marx Brothers Assault The Citadel, Maurice J. Holland Jan 1985

A Hurried Perspective On The Critical Legal Studies Movement: The Marx Brothers Assault The Citadel, Maurice J. Holland

Maurice James Holland (1984-1985 Acting; 1986 Acting)

No abstract provided.


A First Year Appraisal; Thoughts On Bakke, Sheldon J. Plager Jul 1978

A First Year Appraisal; Thoughts On Bakke, Sheldon J. Plager

Sheldon Plager (1977-1984)

No abstract provided.


Dean Provides Some Answers, S. Jay Plager Apr 1978

Dean Provides Some Answers, S. Jay Plager

Sheldon Plager (1977-1984)

A number of student groups had expressed a need for an open meeting with Dean Plager. On February 6, 1978, the Dean spoke with a group of about 150 students at a meeting arranged and conduct.ed by the Women's Caucus and SAC. With Dean Plager's permission, the meeting was taped recorded. Herewith is a condensed and edited transcript of the Dean's remarks:


A Message From The Dean, Douglass G. Boshkoff Jul 1973

A Message From The Dean, Douglass G. Boshkoff

Douglass Boshkoff (1971-1972 Acting; 1972-1975)

No abstract provided.


Specialization Could Cut Cost, John Fancher Nov 1972

Specialization Could Cut Cost, John Fancher

Douglass Boshkoff (1971-1972 Acting; 1972-1975)

No abstract provided.