Research centers lead the way
The Law School has four internationally acclaimed research centers, which, together with our academic programs, explore today's most timely and important issues in law and society.
From the COVID-19 pandemic to racial justice and politics, Indiana Law's expert faculty are informing the bench and bar on today's most critical topics.
Prof. Ken Dau-Schmidt has contributed his expertise as a labor and employment lawyer, commenting on the rights of employers and employees in light of the pandemic.
In a series of recent articles and blog posts, Prof. Pamela Foohey writes that current laws and regulations are ill-equipped to protect people who are suffering financially because of the pandemic.
Prof. Mark Janis recently hosted a panel, "Pharmaceutical Innovations: Patents and Politics" in collaboration with counsel from Eli Lilly & Co. and Roche Diagnostics. He also helped coordinate two panel discussions this summer centered on IP issues related to the pandemic.
Prof. Deborah Widiss's research shows that during the pandemic, women have been far more likely than men to disrupt their own work to meet the needs of children engaged in remote schooling or family members who are sick. This will likely worsen gender-based inequalities in ways that will persist long after the pandemic subsides.
Prof. Nicholas Almendares comments on federal responses to the recent protests in Portland.
Prof. Jeannine Bell, a nationally known expert on policing and hate crime, has spoken recently at two webinars on police reform and commented frequently on matters relating to hate crime and racial injustice.
Is caste discrimination based on untouchability a form of employment discrimination under Title VII or California employment law? Prof. Kevin Brown (above) is co-authoring an article with Prof. Ken Dau-Schmidt to address an employment discrimination claim filed against Cisco Systems, Inc.
Prof. Luis Fuentes-Rohwer shared his expertise on voting rights in a recent university-wide series, "Defending Democracy: Confronting Voter Suppression in the New Millennium."
A new study co-led by Prof. Victor Quintanilla concludes that the minimum passing score on the California bar exam excludes minorities from admission at a disproportionately high rate.
Prof. Leandra Lederman's recent testimony before the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee addresses not only the issue of taxpayer fairness in the context of IRS audits, but also the New York Times's reporting on President Trump's tax returns.
Prof. Asaf Lubin assesses the threat of foreign cybersecurity attacks on the 2020 elections.
Prof. Emeritus William Popkin analyzes how the courts and Congress could deal with a contested or inconclusive election.
Prof. Steve Sanders comments on a wide range of equal-rights issues, from mask requirements to Bostock and other recent LGBTQ cases and issues.
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