Stewarts, other dignitaries commemorate naming of global research center, professorship
From left: Judi and Milt Stewart, IU President Michael A. McRobbie, IUB Provost Lauren K. Robel, and Laurie Burns McRobbie stand next to the center's new plaque.
Members of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law community gathered in Baier Hall on Monday to honor a prominent alumnus and his wife for their gift to the school's Center on the Global Legal Profession. Announced in October 2016, the gift from Milt, JD '71, and Judi Stewart endows the center's activity and establishes a professorship. 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 Stewarts have generously supported the center since its founding in 2009, including establishing the Stewart Fellows global externship program,
which has funded more than 125 students' summer externships in 10 countries since 2010.
In addition, professor Jayanth Krishnan was named the Milt and Judi Stewart Professor of Law. Krishnan -- a socio-legal researcher who focuses on the legal profession, law and globalization, access to justice, and legal education -- is director of the Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession. Watch the full ceremony on YouTube.

Law delegation visits Saudi law schools, builds strategic partnerships
The IU delegation met with alumni in Riyadh as part of their Saudi Arabia trip.
A delegation from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law recently completed a weeklong trip to Saudi Arabia, establishing a deeper relationship with the country's top universities and law schools. The trip builds on a partnership agreement executed by IU President Michael A. McRobbie and King Saud University President Badran al-Omar in November 2014. The law school is negotiating an agreement that will bring LLM and SJD graduate students in law to Bloomington each year. Many of these students are King Saud University faculty members or will join the university's faculty once they complete their degrees. "We were honored by the hospitality of our Saudi hosts, especially His Royal Highness Prince Mansour bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and their enthusiasm for Indiana University and the law school," said Dean Austen L. Parrish.

Cate publishes new information privacy book 
A new book by an Indiana Law faculty member examines "disturbing details" about government surveillance around the world. Bulk Collection: Systematic Government Access to Private-Sector Data (Oxford University Press) compiles six-years' worth of research conducted across a dozen countries. It is edited by Indiana University Vice President for Research and Distinguished Professor Fred H. Cate, and James Dempsey, executive director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Leading an initiative sponsored by The Privacy Projects, Cate and Dempsey commissioned a series of 12 country reports from a wide array of leading scholars and practitioners across the globe. Chief among their discoveries is that foreign governments -- much like in the U.S. -- are using national security to cloak their data-collection efforts in secrecy.
ALAF nominations open through Nov. 15
Nominations are open for the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, the Law School's highest honor. Established in 1985, the Academy 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. Fellows are chosen by an anonymous committee and honored at a ceremony in Bloomington every spring. Read the selection criteria on our website. Nominations are due Nov. 15.

In brief...   
  • Prof. Amy Applegate has been recognized by the university with an Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Award for her work in helping families experiencing the distress of separation or divorce.
  • Prof. Sarah Jane Hughes listed as a finalist in Coindesk's "Most Influential People in Blockchain 2017."
  • Prof. Michael Mattioli's book chapter "Cancer: From a Kingdom to a Commons" is part of Governing Medical Knowledge Commons and is now available on the Cambridge University Press website.
  • Prof. Timothy Waters's latest op-ed, "We don't need the 2nd Amend, we need a real debate about guns," appeared in the Los Angeles Times
  • Prof. David Gamage posted a new State Tax Note, "The Case for Consumer-Based Use Tax Enforcement," on SSRN.
  • Prof. Mark Janis will teach a course titled "Owning Creativity and Innovation: An Introduction to Intellectual Property Law" this spring to undergraduates.
  • 114 members of the 2L class are participating in this year's Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition.
  • 3L Ash Kulak has been named as a PSJD Pro Bono Publico Award finalist. Kulak is one of only eight finalists from a North American law school.
Upcoming alumni events
  • Bloomington, Ind. -- Saturday, October 28. Reunions for the classes of 1967, 1987, 1992, and 2007.
  • Washington, DC -- Wednesday, November 15. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. IU Office of the VP for Government Relations, 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest.
  • San Diego -- Friday, January 5. Details TBA.
Visit the events calendar for details as they become available and to RSVP. Contact for further information.