Prof. Schumm to Argue Before the Indiana Supreme Court
Professor Joel Schumm will be the advocate for the defendant in Alexander Anglemyer v. State, a case appearing before the Indiana Supreme Court on September 7 at the Indiana State House. Schumm says, “I took this case pro bono after learning the original public defender was not planning to seek transfer to the Indiana Supreme Court. The court of appeals’ opinion laid out a dramatically different approach to sentencing in light of some 2005 statutory amendments. The Indiana Supreme Court has vacated that opinion, and this case will presumably make clear what procedures now apply across the state.” Prof. Schumm prepared for his argument by mooting it before the Criminal Law Association. The oral argument will be webcast and then archived on the court’s website. Schumm is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law who teaches legal analysis, research and communication, as well as criminal procedure and juvenile justice. He is also the director of the Judicial Internship program and a 1998 graduate, magna cum laude, of the law school.