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Racial And Ethnic Ancestry Of The Nation's Black Law Students: An Analysis Of Data From The Lssse Survey, Kevin D. Brown, Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt Jan 2022

Racial And Ethnic Ancestry Of The Nation's Black Law Students: An Analysis Of Data From The Lssse Survey, Kevin D. Brown, Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt

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This article proceeds in three substantive parts. In Part I, we discuss the changing racial and ethnic ancestries of Black people in the United States since affirmative action began. In Part II, we discuss the LSSSE data set that we use along with our weighting procedure based on the ABA data. Also in Part II, we discuss the Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), a subset of the American Community Survey (ACS). We use the ACS PUMS to provide comparative national data to analyze the relative representation of each group of Blacks among law students. In Part III, we present the …


Organized For Service: The Hicks Classification System And The Evolution Of Law School Curriculum, John L. Moreland Jan 2022

Organized For Service: The Hicks Classification System And The Evolution Of Law School Curriculum, John L. Moreland

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This article traces the origins and development of the Hicks Classification System, an in-house organizational scheme used by the Yale Law Library from the late 1930s to the 1990s. It explores the relationship between the Hicks Classification System and the changing pedagogical methods of the law school curriculum during the early part of the 20th century. It provides a brief biographical sketch of Frederick C. Hicks, creator of the scheme, the need for a legal classification system, a detailed analysis of Hicks’s scheme, its finding aids, and a discussion of the inherent cultural biases in the system.


The Covid-19 Pandemic And Bar Performance: Magnifying Adversities, Stress, And Disparities Among Bar Test-Takers, Victor D. Quintanilla, Erin Freiburger, Sam Erman Oct 2021

The Covid-19 Pandemic And Bar Performance: Magnifying Adversities, Stress, And Disparities Among Bar Test-Takers, Victor D. Quintanilla, Erin Freiburger, Sam Erman

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Distinguished Commentary column.


Narrowing Access To The Legal Profession: The Pandemic's Impact On First-Generation Women, Victor D. Quintanilla, Erin Freiburger Jan 2021

Narrowing Access To The Legal Profession: The Pandemic's Impact On First-Generation Women, Victor D. Quintanilla, Erin Freiburger

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Student Services Town Hall: Inspiration From A Distance, Kimberly Mattioli, Geraldine Kalim, Edna Lewis Jan 2021

Student Services Town Hall: Inspiration From A Distance, Kimberly Mattioli, Geraldine Kalim, Edna Lewis

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Drawing on inspiration and the creativity of others has long been a hallmark of the Student Services Librarian. Never before, however, have we needed each other quite as much as we have during this wild ride of an academic year. Motivated both by a desire to bring us all together and out of our own need to find inspiration, the three of us hatched a plan to host a Student Services Town Hall.

We purposely scheduled the event far enough into the semester that some of us could report on successful (and not-so-successful) attempts to continue Student Services work during …


A Memorial Tribute To Professor John J. Murphy, Donna M. Nagy Jan 2021

A Memorial Tribute To Professor John J. Murphy, Donna M. Nagy

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Professor John J. Murphy was my very first connection to the University of Cincinnati College of Law—and to the legal academy more generally. What began with an hour-long conversation in August 1993 lead to a wonderful twelve years as faculty colleagues and a dear friendship that continued for the fourteen years after I joined the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. John was legendary for his energetic and inspirational classroom teaching. But as my colleague and friend, John taught me through his constant examples what it means to be a supportive mentor, a beloved professor, and a devoted spouse and …


Program Review: Empowering Foreign Llm Students To Learn And Thrive, Maggie Kiel-Morse Oct 2020

Program Review: Empowering Foreign Llm Students To Learn And Thrive, Maggie Kiel-Morse

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A review of the program, “Empowering Foreign LLM Students to Learn and Thrive,” presented by Jennifer Allison, in the RIPS-SIS Instructional Design for Law Librarians Workshop, July 28-30, 2020.


Teaching Information Privacy Law, Joseph A. Tomain Jul 2020

Teaching Information Privacy Law, Joseph A. Tomain

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Teaching information privacy law is exciting and challenging because of the fast pace of technological and legal development and because "information privacy law" sprawls across a vast array of disparate areas of substantive law that do not automatically connect. This Essay provides one approach to teaching this fascinating, doctrinally diverse, and rapidly moving area of law. Through the framework of ten key course themes, this pedagogical approach seeks to help students find a common thread that connects these various areas of law into a cohesive whole. This framework provides a way to think about not only privacy law, but also …


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 the …


Touring The Lilly Library, Kimberly Mattioli Jan 2020

Touring The Lilly Library, Kimberly Mattioli

Articles by Maurer Faculty

When I began my job in January 2015, I was the first person to be officially designated as the Student Services Librarian at Indiana University Maurer School of Law’s Jerome Hall Law Library. One could argue that almost all the functions of a librarian at an academic law library are indeed “student services,” but I was given the exciting, and at times overwhelming, task of making the students happy on a full-time basis.

What makes students happy? Does anything (short of free food) make law students excited about the law library? I took it as a personal challenge to find …


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

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

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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 they …


Safeguard Or Barrier: An Empirical Examination Of Bar Exam Cut Scores, Victor D. Quintanilla, Sam Erman, Michael B. Frisby Jan 2020

Safeguard Or Barrier: An Empirical Examination Of Bar Exam Cut Scores, Victor D. Quintanilla, Sam Erman, Michael B. Frisby

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In 2019, nearly 70,000 people took the bar exam. More than forty percent failed. Given the existing scores required to pass those exams (the “cut score”), nearly 30,000 test-takers otherwise qualified to practice law were lost to the profession. Had the cut score been lower, many would now be lawyers. So it goes every year, with staggering costs. Legal educators devote substantial resources to teaching tens of thousands of people legal skills that never get put to use in law practice. A national crisis in access to justice grows more entrenched. Applicants invest three years and countless thousands of dollars …


Jost Delbrück: My Friend, Roger B. Dworkin Jan 2020

Jost Delbrück: My Friend, Roger B. Dworkin

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A profile and tribute to the international legal scholar Jost Delbrück (1935-2020), written by his good friend and colleague Roger Dworkin. Delbrück was not only a graduate of the Indiana University School of Law, but was also a Maurer faculty member.


Keeping Up With New Legal Titles, Susan David Demaine, Susan Azyndar Jan 2020

Keeping Up With New Legal Titles, Susan David Demaine, Susan Azyndar

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Jost Delbrück: A Reflection, Alfred C. Aman Jan 2020

Jost Delbrück: A Reflection, Alfred C. Aman

Articles by Maurer Faculty

A profile and tribute to the international legal scholar Jost Delbrück (1935-2020), written by his good friend and colleague Alfred Aman. Delbrück was not only a graduate of the Indiana University School of Law, but was also a Maurer faculty member.


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

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"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, …


Keeping Up With New Legal Titles, Susan David Demaine, Susan Azyndar Oct 2019

Keeping Up With New Legal Titles, Susan David Demaine, Susan Azyndar

Articles by Maurer Faculty

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Indiana University's Storied Past, Austen L. Parrish Oct 2019

Indiana University's Storied Past, Austen L. Parrish

Articles by Maurer Faculty

Indiana University celebrates its bicentennial this year, and the excitement is building on the Bloomington campus. Although the Maurer School of Law is a few years younger – we were founded in 1842 – we are joining the festivities with a yearlong list of events that honor our past and look toward the future. . .


Keeping Up With New Legal Titles, Susan David Demaine, Susan Azyndar Jul 2019

Keeping Up With New Legal Titles, Susan David Demaine, Susan Azyndar

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Keeping Up With New Legal Titles, Susan David Demaine, Susan Azyndar Apr 2019

Keeping Up With New Legal Titles, Susan David Demaine, Susan Azyndar

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Training Post-Millennial Ip Lawyers: A Field Guide, Mark D. Janis, Norman J. Hedges Feb 2019

Training Post-Millennial Ip Lawyers: A Field Guide, Mark D. Janis, Norman J. Hedges

Articles by Maurer Faculty

We’re intellectual property (IP) law professors. Postmillennials are our current and future customers. So we’re figuring out a few things about who post-millennials are and how we can mentor them effectively to start them on the path to becoming the next generation of outstanding IP lawyers.

Here are a few things we’re learning, and a few teaching strategies that we’ve developed. We hope that by sharing them, we can give IP lawyers some insights about what to expect from their new hires and how to help them advance professionally.


Foreword (Public Law), Paul Craig Jan 2019

Foreword (Public Law), Paul Craig

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Access To The Justices’ Papers: A Better Balance, Susan Demaine Apr 2018

Access To The Justices’ Papers: A Better Balance, Susan Demaine

Articles by Maurer Faculty

This article explores the history of Supreme Court Justices’ papers and their status as private property. It discusses questions of access, the public’s interest in understanding the Court and its decisions, and the effect of the Justices’ papers on scholarship and popular research. Several options for encouraging greater openness are proposed.


Well-Timed Solutions For Legal Education And The Bar, William D. Henderson Jan 2018

Well-Timed Solutions For Legal Education And The Bar, William D. Henderson

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Reaching And Teaching Millennials: Designing The Future Of Student Services, Kimberly Mattioli, Brian Detweiler, Mike Martinez Jr. Jan 2018

Reaching And Teaching Millennials: Designing The Future Of Student Services, Kimberly Mattioli, Brian Detweiler, Mike Martinez Jr.

Articles by Maurer Faculty

Today’s students have come to expect library services that are quite different from their predecessors and law librarians must evolve to meet their needs. As law libraries in the United States face the realities of declining enrolment and decreasing budgets, it is imperative that we find new and creative ways to build positive relationships with our students while also preparing them for the realities of practicing law in an environment driven by rapid technological change. Three law librarians from the United States, Brian Detweiler, Kimberly Mattioli, and Mike Martinez, Jr., discuss their successes and failures in reaching out to their …


Thinking On Your Feet: Reflections Of A First-Time Online Instructor, Ashley A. Ahlbrand Jan 2017

Thinking On Your Feet: Reflections Of A First-Time Online Instructor, Ashley A. Ahlbrand

Articles by Maurer Faculty

Online education continues to rise in popularity for both undergraduate and graduate education. Among the reasons commonly stated for this preference is flexibility, both of time and location. It came as little surprise, therefore, when our Law Library’s long-term proposal to develop an online advanced legal research course found itself on the fast track. This article will discuss the process we went through to develop this course, the end result, and the lessons learned along the way.


Book Review. Glass Half Full: The Decline And Rebirth Of The Legal Profession By Benjamin H. Barton, William D. Henderson Jan 2017

Book Review. Glass Half Full: The Decline And Rebirth Of The Legal Profession By Benjamin H. Barton, William D. Henderson

Articles by Maurer Faculty

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What Do Indiana Law Schools Do For Students In Need?, Inge Van Der Cruysse Jan 2017

What Do Indiana Law Schools Do For Students In Need?, Inge Van Der Cruysse

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End Of The Racial Age: Reflections On The Changing Racial And Ethnic Ancestry Of Blacks On Affirmative Action, Kevin D. Brown Jan 2017

End Of The Racial Age: Reflections On The Changing Racial And Ethnic Ancestry Of Blacks On Affirmative Action, Kevin D. Brown

Articles by Maurer Faculty

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Maurer School Of Law Marks 175 Years Of History, Austen L. Parrish Jan 2017

Maurer School Of Law Marks 175 Years Of History, Austen L. Parrish

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