Milt and Judi Stewart bequeath $7.7M to endow Center on the Global
Legal Profession
Milt, JD '71, and Judi Stewart announced in October their planned gift of $7.7 million that will endow the Law School's Center on the Global Legal Profession. The Stewarts' gift contains two components: endowment of the center itself and a professorship. The Stewarts' bequest will be used to support the center's activities, including global externships for law students, research and outreach activities, partnership programs with law schools around the world, and other student activities.

In recognition of their longstanding commitment to the law school, the center has been named the Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession. The Milt and Judi Stewart Professor of Law professorship will be held by the center's director once the proceeds from the estate gift have been distributed.

The Stewarts have generously supported the Center on the Global Legal Profession since its founding in 2009, including establishing the Stewart Fellows global externship program, which has funded more than 100 students' summer externships in eight countries since 2010.  
Serving the community: Access to Justice honors Pro Bono Award-winners
The Law School honored Access to Justice Pro Bono Award-winners in late October. 3L Kyle Castillo performed 258.8 hours of pro bono service last year; 2L Adam Farr performed 406; and 2L Samantha Paul performed 829.5 over the summer. The school also recognized Jessica Ans, the Class of 2016 Lifetime Pro Bono Award recipient, who amassed 1,445 hours during her time at Indiana Law.

Krishnan to present research at Dubai event
More than seven years have passed since the global financial crisis, which included the momentous news of Lehman Brothers filing for bankruptcy in the United States. Often overlooked, however, is a situation that developed shortly thereafter with the Dubai World Corporation, which was heavily affected by the timing of the global crisis. In a new report, Prof. Jayanth Krishnan and Harold Koster (Utrecht University; University of Dubai) analyze the circumstances surrounding Dubai World and the subsequent emergence of the Dubai World Tribunal. The report evaluates the Tribunal's work, including the manner in which it has addressed both insolvency and non-insolvency cases, along with serving as a forum for sophisticated global lawyering. The report will be presented on Dec. 13 in Dubai, but can also be read online here.

Shoptaw, Spindler crowned Sherman Minton Moot Court champions
The 2016 Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition concluded on Friday, Nov. 11 with one of the more competitive final rounds in recent memory. After a brief deliberation by the panel of five judges, 2Ls Benjamin Shoptaw and Alex Spindler were named this year's champions. Austin Andreas and Stephanie Goldkopf were the other two finalists. The Law School was honored to have Hon. Philip P. Simon, JD'87 (Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana); Bloomington native Hon. Judith E. Levy (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan); Hon. Jorge Luis Alonso (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois); Dean Austen Parrish; and Prof. Ryan Scott serve as the distinguished panel of judges for the final round. The Moot Court Executive Board would like to thank all of the alumni and friends who volunteered as judges throughout the fall competition. View photos from the final round.  

New podcast "reveals" life in law school  
When she came to Indiana Law in the fall of 2015, Shea Smock was fascinated by what she was experiencing as a first-year law student. A new school, a new way of learning, new colleagues. Smock came to Bloomington as an unconventional 1L. She earned her PhD in mass communications from Florida State University in 2014, capping an academic career that included broadcast journalism and political science degrees from Butler University and a master's from FSU. The switch to law school inspired Smock to combine her passion for communications with her newfound love of law. So she grabbed her microphone and began doing what any seasoned broadcaster would do: talking to anyone and everyone she could. The result is "Law School Revealed," a podcast series that finds the now-2L talking with professors (Robert Downey, Aviva Orenstein, Ryan Scott), administrators (Dean Parrish and Admissions Dean Greg Canada), and others as she navigates life as a law student. The podcast can be downloaded on iTunes and can be streamed on SoundCloud.  
In brief...   
  • The ABA has included Credit Slips among its Blawg 100 list. The blog, where Prof. Pamela Foohey serves as a contributor, has now made the list two years in a row.
  • Prof. Dawn Johnsen authored "The Lawyers War" for Foreign Affairs.
  • Should Californians have the right to vote on secession from the United States? Prof. Tim Waters makes his case in the Los Angeles Times.
  • The Center for Constitutional Democracy's new journal, the Indiana Journal of Constitutional Design, has begun publishing its second volume. The Law School now publishes five scholarly journals.
  • Vice President and Distinguished Professor Fred H. Cate offers six things to know about cybersecurity.
  • Profs. Hannah Buxbaum and Joe Hoffmann traveled with President Michael A. McRobbie on IU's China and Korea trip, meeting with Law School alumni in Seoul and Beijing.
  • On Nov. 18-19, the Law School hosted the Labor Law Group's Conference on the Restatement of Employment Law.
  • Leading up to Thanksgiving, students, faculty, and staff collected more than 375 pounds of food for a local food bank.
  • The Career Services Office held its first annual Practice Area Expo at the Indiana Memorial Union.
  • In collaboration with the Kelley School of Business and School of Informatics and Computing, the Law School launched its new Masters in Cybersecurity Risk Management. The Washington Post called the school a "pioneer" in the field this fall.
Upcoming alumni events
San Francisco -- Thursday, January 5, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Join us for this event, which coincides with the AALS annual meeting. Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Mason Room. Register here.
Miami -- Wednesday, February 8. La Mar; noon.  
Naples -- Thursday, February 9. Naples Grande Beach Resort; 5:00-6:30pm.
Indianapolis -- Tuesday, February 21. Rock Bottom; 6:00-8:00pm.
Cincinnati -- Tuesday, February 28. Procter & Gamble; noon.
Louisville -- Tuesday, February 28. Proof on Main; 5:30-7:30pm.
Visit the events calendar for details as they become available and to RSVP. Contact for further information.