Greetings from the Law School
Hello from Bloomington!
I am just back from a trip with faculty members Jayanth Krishnan and Susan Williams to meet with academic and professional partners in India. Our school has sent fifteen students in the past two years to professional placements in this economically vibrant country, and developed an academically promising exchange program with the O.P. Jindal Global Law School.
This effort and others are directly connected to our faculty's work, both domestically and internationally, to understand globalization's effects on law and the profession. As we grapple intellectually with the complicated set of global issues that now shape our daily lives, I am grateful, both as dean and as an alumna, that our school can build on the deep foundations erected by the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies. IJGLS was the first journal specifically dedicated to globalization and law.
This year, this path-breaking journal celebrates its twentieth year at our school. Its major contributions to the literature on globalization and law, the ways in which it has enriched our curriculum, the wonderful scholars and lawyers it has brought to our school through its symposia, and the work of its many faculty and student editors over the years have assured that our school is well-positioned to prepare students for the future. All of its faculty advisors — Fred Aman, Hannah Buxbaum, David Fidler, Christiana Ochoa — and the many members of our community who have contributed to its success over the years deserve our thanks.
Our faculty members continue to make legal education in our global society a high priority. From the growing number of summer internships offered in India, Brazil, and China through the school's Center on the Global Legal Profession to the scholarship and teaching of our faculty on the effects of globalization on law and its practice, the Maurer School of Law is on the forefront of educating tomorrow's lawyers for success in this challenging and interconnected world.
The December issue of ergo will feature in-depth coverage of our progress in building a globally oriented curriculum. In this issue of ergo, you will read about the recent accomplishments of our faculty and alumni and join all of us at Indiana Law in remembering two beloved colleagues: Pat Baude and Dennis Long.
All my best,
Lauren Robel, JD'83
Dean and Val Nolan Professor of Law
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
In Tribute: Professor Patrick L. Baude
Indiana University Maurer School of Law lost an exceptional scholar when Pat Baude died on January 26, 2011 after a brief illness. Pat's intellect has been described as vast, brilliant, and noble, and his inspirational teaching was legendary at the Law School. He was a font of encyclopedic knowledge on virtually any subject from the United States Supreme Court to European travel, from politics to fine wine, and his contributions were always marked by his thoughtful analysis, eloquence, and generous spirit. He leaves an incredible legacy as a brilliant teacher; a productive scholar; an exemplary public servant; and a cherished colleague, husband, father, and grandfather.
The Law School will hold a remembrance for Pat on Friday, October 28, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. A reception will follow in the Faculty Lounge. We invite those who were inspired by Pat to share their memories on our tribute page.
On Thursday, October 27, a symposium in Pat's honor titled "The Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act" will be held in the Sherman Minton Moot Court Room at 3:30 p.m.
The latest issue of the Indiana Law Journal includes tributes to Prof. Baude from former colleagues and students and the Chief Justice of Indiana.
Pat received his undergraduate degree in economics and history and his law degree from the University of Kansas, where he graduated first in his class and was editor-in-chief of the Kansas Law Review. Following graduation, he joined Foley & Lardner in Milwaukee. After 18 months of law practice, Pat accepted a graduate fellowship at Harvard Law School, where he received an LL.M in International Law. He joined the Indiana University Maurer School of Law faculty in 1968.
Pat's approach to law transcended mere doctrine, and blended history, philosophy, popular culture, and current events. He challenged students to examine established institutions in light of new ideas. In his more than 40 years of teaching, he taught Constitutional Law, Federal Jurisdiction, Remedies, Criminal Law and Procedure, Restitution, Professional Responsibility, and Civil Procedure. He inspired generations of students to think deeply and to embrace complexity.
Upon hearing of his untimely death, alumni around the globe overwhelmingly expressed that Pat was the finest teacher they had ever had. Pat won numerous awards for his teaching, including the university's Ulysses G. Weatherly Distinguished Teaching Award in 1973, the Law School's Gavel Award in 1980 and 2011, the Wallace Teaching Award in 1990, the Trustees Teaching Award in 1997, and the Law School's lifetime teaching award in 2008 on the occasion of his retirement. Pat also held the Ralph F. Fuchs Professorship of Law and Public Service beginning in 2001.
Pat bridged the roles of teacher, scholar, and public servant in a way that represents the best that public law schools have to offer their citizens. He was a supportive colleague, a brilliant teacher, a valued friend, and a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His loss is deeply felt by all who knew him.
Memorial contributions to the Law School may be sent to:IU Maurer School of Law
Arthur M. Lotz Office of Alumni and Development
211 South Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
In Tribute: Professor Dennis H. Long
Dennis H. Long passed away unexpectedly on August 4, 2011. He was honored with a memorial service at the Law School on August 25, 2011.
Prof. Long was a Virginia Military Institute Distinguished Graduate and earned an M.S. with distinction from the United States Naval Postgraduate School. During his 26-year military career, he served as an infantry and armor officer in the U.S. Army, with assignment as a combat infantry leader in Vietnam. Following his retirement as a colonel, Prof. Long attended Indiana Law and graduated summa cum laude in 1998. He was named Assistant Dean of Admissions in 2004, and from 2008 to 2011, he was a lecturer in commercial law.
Prof. Long inspired his students and colleagues with his sharp intellect, impeccable work ethic, and boundless kindness. In 2010 he won the Gavel Award, which the graduating class gives to the person who had the greatest impact on their law school careers. He was truly a gentleman and a soldier.
Memorial gifts to the Law School may be sent to:IU Maurer School of Law
Arthur M. Lotz Office of Alumni and Development
211 South Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
Prof. Long's family also requests that memorial contributions be made to organizations that work with disabled children.
Cate Leads Oxford Seminar on Global Security of Digital Data
The Maurer School of Law's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) and the University of Oxford's Internet Institute (OII) co-hosted global leaders in the field of information innovation and management as part of the inaugural Oxford Digital Data Dialogue on September 21 and 22.
The invitation-only event was held at the University of Oxford in the U.K., where corporate leaders, scholars and journalists convened at an exclusive executive roundtable on managing risk and seizing opportunity in the face of a deluge of digital data.
"We're looking not just at data we're used to seeing collected -- corporate data, personal data, transactional data -- but also data being generated by the range of sensors in which we're surrounding ourselves," said Fred H. Cate, Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law, and Director, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research.
Sessions focused on the data-deluge landscape, the trajectory of "big data" as it plays out in the policy and regulatory arena, and the application of data to predict social dynamics, such as recent revolutionary demonstrations in the Middle East. Each session featured some of the world's foremost experts in data protection, including private-sector leaders and government officials. Each session is led by "provocateurs" specifically chosen to elicit frank, off-the-record discussions on important issues that are affecting all organizations that collect, store and use data.
Inaugural participants in the Oxford Digital Data Dialogue included leaders from Microsoft, Google, Verizon, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the Economist and the Wall Street Journal. More information about the Oxford Digital Data Dialogue can be found at the event's website. Plans for next year's roundtable will be announced in spring 2012.
9/11 Commission Vice Chair Hamilton Speaks at Indiana Law
One of the Maurer School of Law's most distinguished alumni visited Bloomington on September 16 to offer his views on the tragic events of 9/11 ten years later.
Hon. Lee H. Hamilton, JD'56, spoke at the Law School as part of its Constitution Day program. His talk was titled "Homeland Security -- 10 years after 9/11: What more we must do to make Americans safer" and was sponsored by the school's student chapter of the American Constitution Society.
Hamilton's talk coincided with a public discussion featuring members of the 9/11 Commission on September 15 at the IU Auditorium. Titled "Ten Years Later: The 9/11 Commissioners Reflect," this event was the first time the commissioners have met together since issuing their landmark report on the attacks on July 22, 2004.
Hamilton said that while both public- and private-sector intelligence and response systems have improved considerably, there is still room for progress. He added that cybersecurity, rather than a physical attack, is the greatest threat to U.S. security. "It's not likely that we can end the war on terrorism with an event like V-J Day," he said. "Instead, our war on terrorism will look more like our war on cancer."
Hamilton pointed to an overarching risk to our security: the state of the U.S. economy. "If we don't get our financial house in order, we won't be a world leader," he said. "The current financial crisis puts us on the defensive."
Currently director of the Center on Congress at IU, Hamilton was vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission, which was chaired by former New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean. He represented southern Indiana's 9th District in Congress from 1965-1999.
Buxbaum Speaks in China
Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and John E. Schiller Chair in Legal Ethics Hannah Buxbaum traveled to Beijing in September for a conference titled "Comparative Law and Global Common Law," sponsored by the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), an Indiana Law exchange partner.
The conference celebrated the launch of CUPL's new Comparative Law College. It was attended by legal scholars from China, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, the Netherlands and the United States. Buxbaum presented a paper on the regulatory function of class action litigation in the United States. While there, she met with Thomas Man, JD'97, who works for a large law firm in Beijing, as well as Yao Lin, LLM'02, who runs a company there.
She also spoke with several CUPL students about Indiana Law's graduate programs.
Distinguished Service Award Winners Announced
The Law School's selection committee has announced the winners of the 2011 Maurer School of Law Distinguished Service Award. Once again, the pool of nominees was an extremely talented group of alumni, and our selection committee had a very difficult time choosing. Here are this year's DSA recipients, all of whom have demonstrated tremendous service to their communities:
Robert D. Aronson, JD'77
As principal attorney for Aronson & Associates P.A. in Minneapolis, Aronson has devoted his career and much of his personal life to ensuring access to legal assistance for immigrants and to enhancing the resettlement experience of refugees and their families.
Jeffrey S. Davidson, JD'73
While building a successful career in commercial litigation as a partner with Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Los Angeles, Davidson has dedicated himself to providing access to justice for the citizens of California.
Kellye Y. Testy, JD'91
On her way to becoming Dean of the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, Testy has become well-known for her inspiring commitment to diversity and social justice issues within the legal profession.
The DSA winners will be honored at a ceremony in the spring of 2012 in Bloomington.
Academy of Law Alumni Fellows Nominations Sought
Nominations are open for the Academy of Law Fellows, the highest honor the Maurer School of Law bestows upon its graduates.
Established in 1985, the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers through personal achievements and dedication to the highest standards of the profession. With professional roles ranging from U.S. senators to federal judges to managing partners of national law firms, Academy Fellows bring honor to the legal profession and enhance our school's reputation.
For more information, and for a nomination form, visit Indiana Law's alumni relations page. Nominations are open until November 11, 2011.
George P. Smith, II Distinguished Visiting Professor – Chair Named
Belinda Bennett will deliver the 2011 George P. Smith, II Visiting Professor — Chair Lecture on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 3 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Bennett is Professor of Health and Medical Law at the University of Sydney Law School. The title of her lecture is "Expanding Horizons: Crafting Laws for the Scientific Frontier."
The Smith Lecture is endowed by George P. Smith, II, JD'64, for purposes of inviting to Indiana Law distinguished scholars to deliver a lecture and meet with students each year.
Law and Economics Scholars Convene at Law School
The Midwest Law and Economics Association held its tenth annual conference at Indiana Law on September 15-16, 2011.
Founded by Robert A. Lucas Chair of Law Jeffrey Stake, Willard and Margaret Carr Professor of Labor and Employment Law Kenneth Dau-Schmidt, and Professor Emeritus Thomas S. Ulen of the University of Illinois College of Law, the conference brought together more than 30 of the leading scholars in these two distinct but complementary disciplines.
Papers presented spanned the continuum of both disciplines. Daniel H. Cole, Indiana Law's newest faculty member, presented a paper titled "From Global to Polycentric Climate Governance."
Indiana Law Launches New Journal
The Maurer School of Law's newest scholarly publication, the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality, was established in May 2011 and will publish its first issue in the spring of 2012. The purpose of this on-line Journal is to serve as an interdisciplinary academic forum for scholars, practitioners, policy-makers, and students to contribute to society's understanding of legal and policy issues concerning race, religion, gender, and class.
Membership in the Journal consists of second- and third-year students who have exhibited a demonstrated commitment to social equality. Preference will be given to students who have educational experience in a relevant discipline and employment or volunteer experience in any organization committed to or involved in advancing social equality.
The Journal was founded by Jalil Dozier, JD'11, and Alex Simpson, JD'11. The Journal's co-convenors are Renee Turner, JD'12, and Jheremy Perkins, JD'12. Professor Julia Lamber, JD'72, is the faculty advisor. It is the Law School's fifth journal, joining Indiana Law Journal, the Federal Communications Law Journal, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, and IP Theory.
Alumni and Friends Invited to Judge Moot Court
Returning to campus offers a chance to shape the skills of future colleagues and to reconnect with friends and mentors. Scheduling mini-reunions with former classmates around Friday evening and Saturday arguments has become an exciting new tradition.
Fall arguments run from October 10th through October 29th, Monday through Saturday, except for fall break (October 17-21). To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, leave a message for the board at (812) 855-0227, or register online. For more information, visit the Moot Court's website.
- 10/5: Indiana Court of Appeals oral argument. Moot Court Room, noon.
- 10/6: Leila Kawar, Jerome Hall Post-doctoral Fellow. Center for Law, Society, and Culture Colloquium. Room 335, 4-6 p.m.
- 10/13: Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse, McGill University Faculty of Law. IP Colloquium, Room 213, 1:30-3:30.
- 10/27: Peter Yu, Drake University Law School. IP Colloquium. Room 213, 1:30-3:30.
- 10/27: Mini-symposium in honor of Prof. Pat Baude: "The Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act." Moot Court Room, 3:30.
- 10/28: Tribute to Prof. Pat Baude. Moot Court Room, 4:30.
- 11/3: Daniel Gervais, Vanderbilt Law School. IP Colloquium. Room 213, 1:30-3:30.
- 11/10: George P. Smith, II Visiting Professor - Chair Lecture: Belinda Bennett, University of Sydney Law School. Moot Court Room, noon.
- 11/10: Katie Turk, Jerome Hall Post-doctoral Fellow. Center for Law, Society, and Culture Colloquium. Room 335, 4-6 p.m.
- 11/17: Suzanna Walters, IU Gender Studies. Center for Law, Society, and Culture Colloquium. Room 335