Maurer School of Law

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Indiana University Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law Fred H. Cate has been named vice president for research for the university, IU President Michael A. McRobbie has announced. An international expert on privacy, security and other information law and policy issues, Cate also serves as director of the IU Center for Law, […]

Students, law, & human rights

February 27, 2014

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Refugee experiences prompt students to pursue law and human rights at Maurer School of Law

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Revelations that the National Security Agency has secretly broken into Google and Yahoo data centers outside the United States worsen the crisis the U.S. government faces over its cyber-espionage activities and undermine confidence in Google and Yahoo as global communication businesses, says Indiana University Bloomington cybersecurity expert David Fidler. Through documents disclosed by former NSA contractor […]

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Researchers at Indiana University Bloomington’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Maurer School of Law  have been awarded a four-year, $763,686 grant to study whether family mediation is a safe alternative to court-based litigation in cases with a history of intimate-partner violence. The award comes from the National Institute of Justice, which is the […]

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When Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf — the first woman to be elected president in modern Africa — shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel committee’s citation for the prize noted, “We cannot achieve democracy and lasting peace in the world unless women obtain the same opportunities as men to influence developments at all […]


Killing McVeigh

November 14, 2012

by Jody Lyneé Madeira

Habeas corpus is one of those terms most of us learn in high school civics and promptly forget (or relegate to jokes — an old friend of mine and I once started a goofy murder-mystery story with the line, “Hey! Be as corpses!”). But habeas corpus is serious stuff, a central pillar of our American […]


YouTube, Hulu, Flickr, Facebook, Picnik, Google, Amazon … What’s not to like about the cloud? Cloud computing means fast, convenient, on-demand network access to shared resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services). It’s speed and accessibility are wonderful, but what if your lawyer is using it to store your confidential data? That’s the question […]