Karen E. Bravo has been named dean of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, pending formal approval by the IU Board of Trustees at its April meeting.
The magazine’s report also found that at least 65 percent of graduates at Indiana’s top three law schools leave with debt, and that the average debt is greater than $90,000.
Valparaiso University and Middle Tennessee State University had approved transferring the struggling law school to the Volunteer State, but higher-education officials objected.
In November 2017, the school announced it was suspending admissions and exploring alternatives to remain open. In 2016, it was censured for admitting students who didn’t appear capable of completing law school or passing the bar exam.
Would-be lawyers continue to have a troubled relationship with the Indiana Bar Exam. Only 47 percent passed the exam in February, the lowest rate on record, according to preliminary figures.
Amy Cornell, a 2006 graduate of IU McKinney and also graduate of Purdue University, has been hired as a consultant to assemble a steering committee to build the program.
Four law school grads and a businessman took a flyer on founding Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery in 2014. Its spirits now are sold in five states and soon will be in U.S. Navy commissaries throughout the country.
General Motors Co. was seeking to block dozens of lawsuits over faulty ignition switches that could expose the company to billions of dollars in additional claims.
Of its inaugural class of 2016, just three of 13 people who took the bar exam in Indiana and another state passed.
Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington will use the estate gift to enhance facilities and the school’s long-term renovation and expansion.
Justice Frank Sullivan Jr. announced Monday that he will be leaving the court after 19 years to join the faculty at Indiana University's law school in Indianapolis. Sullivan says he will remain on the court until near the start of the law school's fall semester.
Lauren K. Robel was elected the next president of the American Association of Law Schools on Jan. 7.