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IU experts available to comment on Indiana abortion ban injunction

A judge has temporarily blocked Indiana’s near-total abortion ban, just one week after it went into effect. In an order granting a preliminary injunction in the case, Judge Kelsey B. Hanlon writes that the law violates the Indiana Constitution, and that bodily autonomy has been recognized in Indiana case law as a basic component of liberty. IU legal experts are available to comment on the ruling and its impact on abortion access in Indiana.

For more information, contact Marah Yankey at mqharbis@iu.edu or 812-856-1442.

Jennifer A. Drobac
IUPUI

Jennifer A. Drobac

Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Jennifer A. Drobac is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She teaches contracts, sexual harassment law, family law and other courses. She holds her doctoral (J.S.D.) and J.D. degrees from Stanford Law School.

Expertise

Sex/gender-based harassment and discrimination law, religion and employment discrimination, consent law, contracts, family law.

Jody L. Madeira
IU Bloomington

Jody L. Madeira

Maurer School of Law

Professor Jody Madeira joined the IU Maurer School of Law faculty in 2007. Her scholarly interests involve empirical research; the role of emotion in law; the sociology of law; law, medicine and bioethics; and the Second Amendment. She is principal investigator on a grant to design and implement S.U.N., a multimedia web portal integrating educational videos and a mobile health tracking application for college students that addresses alcohol, marijuana, opioid and stimulant use disorders.

Expertise

Tort law, criminal law, children and the law, assisted reproductive technology, Second Amendment/firearm violence, interdisciplinary perspectives.
Shruti Rana
IU Bloomington

Shruti Rana

Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies

Shruti Rana, professor of international law practice and director of the B.A. in International Law and Institutions Program in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, has extensive experience in international corporate and international human rights law. Most recently, she served as of counsel at Brooks Pierce LLP and was a social affairs officer at the United Nations. She was also a professor at the University of Maryland Law School, where she helped develop the school’s International and Comparative Law Clinic, and a visiting professor at UC Berkeley Law School. She practiced international, corporate and administrative law at Williams & Connolly LLP and Quinn Emanuel LLP, and she clerked for the Judge James Browning, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Expertise

International law; international human rights law; gender and human rights; international women’s human rights; Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women treaty; refugee and asylum law; United Nations, treaties; corporate law, corporate social responsibility, corporate accountability and corporate governance; immigration and immigration adjudication; gender; business and technology policy; international business law, international business transactions and international intellectual property law; philanthropy, social entrepreneurship and venture philanthropy; contracts; and comparative law, Asian and U.S. law.

India Thusi
IU Bloomington

India Thusi

Maurer School of Law

India Thusi is a professor of law at the IU Maurer School of Law with a joint appointment at the Kinsey Institute. Her research examines racial and sexual hierarchies as they relate to policing, race and gender. Her articles and essays have been published or are forthcoming in the nation’s leading law journals.

Expertise

Criminal procedure, criminal law, critical race theory, regulation of vice, racial and sexual hierarchies, gender, race, policing.
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