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IU McKinney Law Hosts Visitors from Sun Yat-sen Law School
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law was host to 14 law students and professors from Sun Yat-sen University Law School July 31 through August 11. The purpose of the visit was the inaugural Summer Program in U.S. Law. The Summer Program is a partnership of the two law schools and will be held annually.
The group from Sun Yat-sen Law attended classes taught by professors Tom Wilson, George Wright, Carlton Waterhouse, Gerard Magliocca, and Shawn Boyne. Subjects covered included the American legal system, U.S. constitutional law, administrative law, and criminal law.
But it wasn’t all classroom work every day. Students were treated to a number of legal field trips, including visits to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana to meet with the Hon. William T. Lawrence, ’73; the Indiana Senate, where they met with State Senator Brandt Hershman, ’13 J.D. candidate; Indiana Supreme Court, where they met Justice Steven David, ’82; and the Indiana Attorney General’s Office, where they posed questions to AG Greg Zoeller, an adjunct professor at IU McKinney Law. Students also paid a visit to one of the state’s largest firms, Faegre Baker Daniels, where they met with Chief Operating Partner Tom Froehle; Manager of Diversity and Inclusion Brita Horvath, ’02; and M. Angella Castille, who spoke with students about international and cross-border transactions.
Cultural field trips included trips to a concert on the Canal with Argentine tango dancing, the U.S. National Swimming Championships, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Trader’s Point Hunt Club Horse Show.
Pictured: Dean Gary R. Roberts and Professor Tom Wilson with the visitors from Sun-Yat sen university.