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Build A Career That Aligns With Your Passions, Ashley A. Ahlbrand Jan 2023

Build A Career That Aligns With Your Passions, Ashley A. Ahlbrand

Articles by Maurer Faculty

When I was wrapping up my final semester of law school, I was fretting about what I would do next. The job market for new attorneys had tanked, less than half of my classmates had job offers lined up, I had no connections of my own that I could work, and worse, I still didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. Expressing my anxiety to our school’s Westlaw rep at the time, she asked me to reflect on my favorite parts of law school. That was easy: I loved any class where I could write a …


A Pioneer Of The Law & Society Movement: One Eyewitness’S Reflections, Jayanth K. Krishnan Nov 2021

A Pioneer Of The Law & Society Movement: One Eyewitness’S Reflections, Jayanth K. Krishnan

Articles by Maurer Faculty

There is arguably no more seminal a figure in the field of law and society than Professor Marc Galanter. That a Special Issue featuring dedications to several leading academic lights would be hosted by the University of Chicago Law Review is especially significant in terms of Marc’s inclusion because Chicago is where Marc came of age as a student.

Professor Richard Abel, some years back, chronicled Marc’s educational journey in Hyde Park. As Abel tells it—and as Marc has told me over the years—after finishing his B.A. and while continuing to work on his master’s degree from Chicago, Marc enrolled …


Men And Women Of The Bar: A Second Look At The Impact Of Gender On Legal Careers, Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt, Kaushik Mukhopadhaya Jan 2021

Men And Women Of The Bar: A Second Look At The Impact Of Gender On Legal Careers, Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt, Kaushik Mukhopadhaya

Articles by Maurer Faculty

A lot has happened in the time since our last study. Women have continued to improve their position in legal education and the legal profession. In 2009, women were 47% of first-year law students in American law schools and 31% of practicing lawyers. Women's enrollment in American law schools has steadily increased so that in 2018 they were the majority of firstyear law students (53.1%), and in 2019, they were the majority of all law students (51.3%). Correspondingly, with women's advantage in numbers in education, women's participation in the legal profession has continued to increase so that in 2019 they …


Aman Reflects On "Page-Turning" Opportunities Throughout His Indiana Law Tenure, Kenneth L. Turchi, Alfred Aman Dec 2020

Aman Reflects On "Page-Turning" Opportunities Throughout His Indiana Law Tenure, Kenneth L. Turchi, Alfred Aman

Alfred Aman Jr. (1991-2002)

After nearly 50 years of practicing, teaching, and administration, Alfred C. (Fred) Aman, Jr., took emeritus status at the end of the 2019–2020 academic year. Earlier this fall, he visited with ergo editor Ken Turchi to reflect on his distinguished career.


International Lawyers As Disrupters Of Corruption: Business And Human Rights In Africa’S Most Populous Country—Nigeria, Jayanth K. Krishnan Jan 2020

International Lawyers As Disrupters Of Corruption: Business And Human Rights In Africa’S Most Populous Country—Nigeria, Jayanth K. Krishnan

Articles by Maurer Faculty

Be it bribery, embezzlement, or the abuse of public trust, corruption poses a major challenge to global security and democratic governance, along with undermining the rule of law, especially within the Global South. Key to this phenomenon is understanding how lawyers are enabling but also disrupting this epidemic. Unfortunately, the literature on this subject is lacking. This study, therefore, offers a nuanced story of globalization and the complicated role that lawyers play in corruption, by relying on the case study of Nigeria—a crucial Global South market that has the largest population on the African continent. While Nigeria has been able …


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 counsel, …


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.


Peel-Off Lawyers: Legal Professionals In India's Corporate Law Firm Sector, Jayanth K. Krishnan Jan 2013

Peel-Off Lawyers: Legal Professionals In India's Corporate Law Firm Sector, Jayanth K. Krishnan

Articles by Maurer Faculty

This study is about hierarchy within the legal profession – how it presents itself, how it is retained, and how it is combated. The socio-legal literature on this subject is rich, with many roots tracing back to Professor Marc Galanter’s famous early 1970s article on the ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-Nots.’ Galanter’s piece and the work of those influenced by him rightly suggest that resources – institutional, financial, and demographic – contribute to whether lawyers are, and remain as, part of the ‘Haves.’ Yet, while resources of course greatly matter, as this study will argue other forces are significant as well. One …


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.


States Side Story: Career Paths Of International Ll.M. Students, Or "I Like To Be In America", Carole Silver Jan 2012

States Side Story: Career Paths Of International Ll.M. Students, Or "I Like To Be In America", Carole Silver

Articles by Maurer Faculty

This Article draws on an empirical study of the careers of international law graduates who earned an LL.M. in the United States, and considers the role of a U.S. LL.M. as a path for building a legal career in the United States. It identifies the institutional, political, and economic forces that present challenges to graduates who attempt to stay in the United States. While U.S. law schools prize the international diversity of their graduate students, this study reveals that the U.S. legal profession is most accessible to international students from English-speaking common law countries, whose language and background allow them …


Robel: Preparing For Seamlessly Global Profession, Lauren K. Robel Sep 2011

Robel: Preparing For Seamlessly Global Profession, Lauren K. Robel

Lauren Robel (2002 Acting; 2003-2011)

No abstract provided.


Men And Women Of The Bar: The Impact Of Gender On Legal Careers, Kenneth Glenn Dau-Schmidt, Marc Galanter, Kaushik Mukhopadhaya, Kathleen E. Hull Jan 2009

Men And Women Of The Bar: The Impact Of Gender On Legal Careers, Kenneth Glenn Dau-Schmidt, Marc Galanter, Kaushik Mukhopadhaya, Kathleen E. Hull

Articles by Maurer Faculty

In this study, we use the University of Michigan Law School Alumni Data Set to undertake an empirical analysis of the impact of gender on the legal profession and the differences that gender makes in the careers and lives of attorneys. With regular survey responses from Michigan alumni from 1967 until the present, the University of Michigan Law School Alumni Data Set provides a unique opportunity to examine these questions from the days when female attorneys were rare, to the arrival of the first generation of women to achieve significant presence in the legal profession.


The Globalization Of The Legal Profession, William D. Henderson Jan 2007

The Globalization Of The Legal Profession, William D. Henderson

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies

Globalization of The Legal Profession, Symposium. Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, April 6, 2006


A Lawyer's Calling, Lauren K. Robel Apr 2003

A Lawyer's Calling, Lauren K. Robel

Lauren Robel (2002 Acting; 2003-2011)

The paths that led the current first-year class, the Class of 2005, to the School of Law are as varied as the paths they - like you - will follow after graduation. Students come to law from other professions, from the study of many other disciplines, from communities across the country and around the world - both communities based on proximihJ and those based on affinity. While the study of law presents new vocabularies, skills, and ideas, that study does not require leaving scholarly, professional, and personal histories at the door. Quite the contrary - what makes law a particularly …


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.


Law And Lawyers, Harry Pratter Jul 2001

Law And Lawyers, Harry Pratter

Harry Pratter (1976-1977 Acting)

No abstract provided.


Creativity And The Law, Alfred C. Aman Jr. Jan 2001

Creativity And The Law, Alfred C. Aman Jr.

Alfred Aman Jr. (1991-2002)

No abstract provided.


Lawyers And Their Discontents: Findings From A Survey Of The Chicago Bar, John P. Heinz, Kathleen E. Hull, Ava A. Harter Jul 1999

Lawyers And Their Discontents: Findings From A Survey Of The Chicago Bar, John P. Heinz, Kathleen E. Hull, Ava A. Harter

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


In Defense Of Lawyers, Alfred C. Aman Jr. Jul 1996

In Defense Of Lawyers, Alfred C. Aman Jr.

Alfred Aman Jr. (1991-2002)

No abstract provided.


Find A Way To Make A Difference, Alfred C. Aman Jr. Jan 1996

Find A Way To Make A Difference, Alfred C. Aman Jr.

Alfred Aman Jr. (1991-2002)

The following is adapted from an address to the entering class.


Expertise And Improvisation Bond Us, Alfred C. Aman Jr. Jul 1995

Expertise And Improvisation Bond Us, Alfred C. Aman Jr.

Alfred Aman Jr. (1991-2002)

The following is adapted from the dean's address to the 1995 graduating class.


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.


Law Is Still A Noble Profession, Alfred C. Aman Jr. Jan 1994

Law Is Still A Noble Profession, Alfred C. Aman Jr.

Alfred Aman Jr. (1991-2002)

No abstract provided.


Lawyers Need Courageous Imagination, Alfred C. Aman Jr. Oct 1993

Lawyers Need Courageous Imagination, Alfred C. Aman Jr.

Alfred Aman Jr. (1991-2002)

On May 8, Dean Alfred Aman addressed the 1993 law graduating class. These are excerpts from his remarks.


An Essay On The Regulation Of The Legal Profession And The Future Of Lawyer's Characters, Patrick L. Baude Jul 1993

An Essay On The Regulation Of The Legal Profession And The Future Of Lawyer's Characters, Patrick L. Baude

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Justice Who Never Graduates: Law School And The Judicial Endeavor, Shirley S. Abrahamson Jul 1993

The Justice Who Never Graduates: Law School And The Judicial Endeavor, Shirley S. Abrahamson

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Material Basis Of Jurisprudence, Richard A. Posner Jan 1993

The Material Basis Of Jurisprudence, Richard A. Posner

Indiana Law Journal

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.


Eliminating Sex Discrimination In The Legal Profession: The Key To Widespread Social Reform, Suzannah Bex Wilson Jul 1992

Eliminating Sex Discrimination In The Legal Profession: The Key To Widespread Social Reform, Suzannah Bex Wilson

Indiana Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Dean Brings New Ideas To Law School, Evelyn Elllison Dec 1991

Dean Brings New Ideas To Law School, Evelyn Elllison

Alfred Aman Jr. (1991-2002)

No abstract provided.