Krishnan appointed CGLP director
IU Maurer School of Law Dean Austen L. Parrish has named Professor Jayanth Krishnan
as director of the IU Maurer School of Law Center on the Global Legal
Profession. An active participant in the Center's growth since its
founding in 2009, Krishnan is an expert on lawyers in emerging markets,
law and globalization, and legal education, with a special emphasis on
how these areas intersect in India.
In his new role, Krishnan
will work to link the Center's global scholarship and outreach with
other Indiana University initiatives. "Jay's research, fundraising for
student scholarships through the Milton Stewart Fellows Program, and
his active role in forming partnerships with academic institutions, law
firms, and NGOs around the globe make him the ideal person to direct
the next phase of the Center's growth and collaboration," said Parrish.
Professor William Henderson, the Center's founding director, will
to develop domestic programs that complement the Center's enhanced
global emphasis. Henderson noted that Krishnan is "a great
institutional colleague, and I am very glad to be handing the reins to
"Following in Bill Henderson's footsteps is a daunting
task," said Krishnan. "Bill has been a pioneer and instrumental in
raising the profile of the Center and the Law School through his
groundbreaking work on the legal profession and trends in law firms and
the business of lawyering."
Krishnan joined the Maurer faculty
in 2009. He is a Charles L. Whistler Faculty Fellow, director of the
school's India law program, and co-director of the Law School's Center
for Law, Society, and Culture.
Center initiatives to focus on three key areas
Krishnan noted that the vision for the Center will be to deepen its focus on three key areas: research, student opportunities, and global partnerships.
"We have amazing faculty, students, and staff at the Center who have
been involved in these efforts since we began in 2009. I'm excited
to coordinate our work in these three specific areas as we move
forward," he said.
its inception, the Center has engaged in breakthrough research on
important topics affecting the profession. Here are some recent
- Henderson has completed an article for the International Journal of Law & Economics on the changes in large law firms, and a forthcoming Michigan Law Review essay on Stephen Harper's The Lawyer Bubble and Richard Susskind's Tomorrow's Lawyers;
- Professor Christiana Ochoa has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to study the role of law and lawyers in development-programming; and
is completing a three-year, Ford Foundation-funded study that examines
the rights of the poor and the lower judiciary in India. His research
will be published in the Harvard Human Rights Journal.
Center will continue to expand opportunities for Indiana Law students
to gain hands-on experience in the global legal profession. Since 2010,
the Center has administered the Milton Stewart Fellowship Program,
which provides 1L and 2L students legal internship opportunities in
different markets around the globe. Thanks to generous philanthropic
donations, including from Milton R. Stewart, JD'71, and
his wife Judi, the Center has funded over 40 students who have worked
in law firms, non-governmental organizations, and government agencies in
Brazil, China, India, Japan, and Korea. The Center is in the process of
evaluating applications for its next class of 2014 Stewart Fellows.
addition, the Center works closely with Indiana Law's Office of
International Programs in helping to place students in study abroad
exchanges. Options for foreign study include programs in France,
Spain, Poland, Germany, Brazil, India, Ireland, New Zealand, and
China. This year, the deadline to study abroad during the
2014-2015 academic year is February 7. Click here for further information.
Global Partnerships One
of the Maurer School of Law's strategies centers on building global
partnerships through interdisciplinary collaborations, both within
Indiana University and around the world. The Center's faculty has been
involved with various professional organizations, international
development agencies, and educational institutions of excellence around
the world, including: FGV Law School (S�o Paulo); Jindal Global
Law School (Haryana, India); National Taiwan University; ESADE Law
School (Barcelona); Sungkyunkwan University (Seoul); Shanghai Jiao Tong
University (China); and the Peking University School of Transnational
Law (STL) (Shenzhen, China).
Some recent activities by Center colleagues include:
- Professor Kenneth Dau-Schmidt, a renowned labor law scholar, has taught employment law, antitrust law, and comparative law at STL since 2010.
- Professor Ethan Michelson,
an expert on the Chinese legal profession, has received funding from
and done extensive work for the World Bank, National Institutes of
Health, Fulbright Program, and Ford Foundation.
- Indiana University Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel
is working closely with legal educators from Asia, Africa, and Latin
America on the changing nature of the legal profession. Robel is the
former dean of the Maurer School of Law and recently completed a term as
president of the Association of American Law Schools.
Global Lawyering is a publication of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.
Vol. 1, Issue 1, February 2014
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