IU McKinney


Margaret C. Tarkington Professor of Law and Dean’s Fellow, IU McKinney School of Law Co-Director, J.D. Program Evaluation & Assessment It is likely impossible to articulate or capture the importance of ethics in government. Corruption in government, or, as Vincent Blasi stated, “the abuse of official power” is, in fact, “an especially serious evil.” Government officials […]


Congratulations to the Vol. 53 Editorial Board!

The Indiana Law Review is pleased to announce the following members have been selected for its Volume 53 Editorial Board. We look forward to their leadership and contributions to legal scholarship throughout the 2019-20 academic year. Congratulations! Matthew Goldsmith, Editor-in-Chief Cassie Heeke, Executive Managing Editor Max Adams, Executive Notes Editor MacKenzie Johnson, Senior Executive Editor Ben Morrical, Executive Articles Editor Carly Wallace, Executive […]


Survey: Banking, Business, and Contract Law

On April 21, Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law an enactment of the General Assembly that Secretary of State Connie Lawson called “the most farreaching revision of Indiana business laws in more than two decades.” The new act consolidates in a single place in the Indiana Code and harmonizes certain administrative provisions and provisions governing transactions that had previously been contained in five different business entity statutes. Although the new law does not bring about much substantive change, it contains an unprecedented amount of procedural simplification.


The Projected Light Message Cases: A Study in the General Erosion of Free Speech Theory

Any new practice involving communication can pose a challenge to established free speech law. A few such practices are of exceptional value in promoting a clearer understanding of free speech law and, crucially, of the increasingly important deficiencies of even our best free speech theories. The practice of projecting light messages onto targeted property is just such a practice.


Students seek to bust the curve in law school. The law faculty’s job is to ensure that in doing so, students will be well positioned for success in life and the profession. In a constantly changing economy and society, the faculty does its job by keeping ahead of the curve itself.


The written submissions from Upward! combine to relate a story of law school curricular, student body, and course design that responds to the changing needs and realities of the profession and student demand.

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