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Indiana Law Annotated for November 26, 2012 (43:13)

November 26, 2012

This Week in the Law School

Several ExamSoft Sessions This Week

Valuable if you plan to take exams on a computer. Watch for an e-mail from Randy Sparks with specific instructions.

Going to Washington, DC during Winter Break?

If so, attend an info session on Wednesday or Thursday

The Last ILA for the Semester

Good luck with exams, and have a restful holiday. We will see you in January.

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Monday, November 26

IT ExamSoft Session
  • Room 125, noon
  • Room 125, 12:30
  • Room 122, 2:15

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Tuesday, November 27

Basic Lexis Advance Certification

Room 122, noon.

Bible Study

Come and enjoy our last bible study for the semester! Room 222, noon.

IT ExamSoft Session
  • Moot Court Room, 9:45
  • Room 125, noon
  • Room 125, 12:30
  • Room 122, 2:40
Practice Exams

Sponsored by BLSA. Room 213, 6:00-10:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, November 28

Discussion with VP and General Counsel, Indiana Pacers

Frank Pulice will speak about his role as general counsel in an NBA franchise and answer your questions. Lunch provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Room 125, noon.

IT ExamSoft Session
  • Moot Court Room, 9:45
  • Room 122, noon.
  • Room 122, 12:30
Info Session: Winter Break Trip to Washington, DC

If you are planning on attending the trip, be sure to attend one of these important information sessions. Room 124, 4:30.

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Thursday, November 29

CCD Talk: South Sudan

The Center for Constitutional Democracy will be hosting a talk by Jonathan Henriques (IU Maurer School of Law Ph.D. candidate), who will be speaking about "Update on Constitutional Reform in South Sudan." CCD Conference Room, noon.

Basic Lexis Advance Certification

Room 122, noon.

Info Session: Winter Break Trip to Washington, DC

If you are planning on attending the trip, be sure to attend one of these important information sessions. Room 120, noon.

Center for Law, Society, and Culture Talk

The Center for Law, Society and Culture will be hosting a talk by Sophia Wilson (IU Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellow) as part of its workshop series. Wilson will be presenting her paper, "How and Why Judges and Police Bend the Law: Human Rights, Courts and Law Enforcement in the Post-Soviet World." Faculty Conference Room, 4:00.

ILAP Letter-Drafting Meeting

This all-volunteer meeting will provide an opportunity for those who are currently working on letters to work on them while the ILAP board and Professor Lahn are available to assist. Those who have not been able to volunteer for ILAP this semester but would like to do so are also invited to attend, as we will have several smaller research projects for such students. Refreshments will be provided, and RSVP is strongly encouraged to ilap@indiana.edu. Room 216, 6:00-9:00.

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Friday, November 30

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium Culminating Party!

Regular weekly gathering of graduate students to discuss research interests and common academic concerns. Student Lounge, 11:45-1:30.

Practice Exams

Sponsored by BLSA. Room 213, 8:00-10:00 p.m.

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Saturday, December 1

No events scheduled.

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Faculty News

On November 15, Prof. Leandra Lederman presented her paper titled "Measured Tax Enforcement" (co-authored with Ted Sichelman from the University of San Diego Law School) on a panel she organized at the National Tax Association's 105th Annual Conference on Taxation in Providence, RI. The panel was titled "New Insights Into Tax Compliance and Evasion." Joel Slemrod from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business was the discussant for her paper.

Professors Brown, Dau-Schmidt, Fuentes-Rowher, and Lovelace took part in the first-ever sojourn by American legal scholars to go to India for the primary purpose of meeting with leaders of India’s Dalit Community. Dalits (also referred to as "untouchables" or "outcastes") have been subjected to religiously based oppression for at least 1500 years.

The group met with and interacted with several of the leading Dalit scholars, political, business and media individuals, as well as other significant individuals in India, including a potential future Prime Minister of India. They delivered papers at a conference titled "Dalits and African Americans in 21st Century: Learning from Cross Cultural Experiences" held at the Tata Institute for Social Science Research in Mumbai, India on October 14 and 15. On Tuesday, October 16, they met with over 100 Dalit lawyers, activists, doctors and intellectuals at a Town Hall meeting in Mumbai organized by Dr Suresh Mane. Dr Mane is the National Secretary of the BSP, which is the national political party in India that represents the interest of Dalits.

On Thursday, October 18, they went to the Dalit manual scavenger rural village of Mohammdabad. There they interacted with over 400 people and discussed the need to advance the equality interests of Dalit women in a program sponsored by the Social Development Foundation. They all also delivered papers at a conference titled "Diversity, Discrimination and Social Exclusion in India and the USA" at the Jindal Global Law School in Haryana, India on October 22 and 23. On Wednesday, October 24, they participated in a roundtable discussion with Indian intellectuals who work on Dalit issues at the Indian Institute for Dalit Studies in New Delhi. On Thursday, October 25, they were the guests of honor at a dinner attended by 70 Dalit community members hosted by the Dalit Chamber of Commerce. On Friday, October 26, they had a private audience for over 75 minutes with Raoul Gandhi, the National Secretary of the Congress Party of India. Gandhi is the great grandson of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, the grandson of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the son of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and the son of current President of the Congress Party, Sonia Gandhi.

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Announcements

SBA Study Break

Come and join your SBA on Wednesday, December 5th in Room 121 from 6:00-8:00. Dinner and entertainment will be provided. This is a perfect opportunity to relax during finals!

Annual Law School Trial Tournament

Impress your friends! Gain courtroom experience! Pad your resume! Plan now to participate in the Law School Trial Tournament, to be held January 18-27. The rules are simple -- the tournament is open to all 2Ls and 3Ls. You download a case file, prepare a trial and conduct it. You do not even have to have taken trial advocacy. For more information or to sign up, go to the website for B584, or talk to student coordinators Nate Harter or Kyle Morrison.

European Legal Ethics Fellowship

FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week early summer program about contemporary legal ethics. Fellowships include an all-expense paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz) where students will work with leading faculty to explore both legal history and the ethical issues facing lawyers today. All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered. The tentative program dates for FASPE Law are May 26 - June 6, 2013. Completed applications must be received by January 11, 2013. Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. To apply or to learn more about FASPE, please visit www.FASPE.info. If you have any questions, please contact Thorin Tritter, Managing Director of FASPE, at ttritter@FASPE.info.

Milton Stewart Fellows Overseas Internship Program

The Milton Stewart Fellows Overseas Internship Program is accepting applications from 1Ls and 2Ls for summer internships in Brazil, China, India and South Korea. Complete information is available in Symplicity, where each country of placement has its own listing. Application requires students to submit a resume and a brief personal statement. Students with questions about the internship program or the application process should contact Ms. Lara Gose (lgose@indiana.edu) in the Office of Graduate Legal Studies and International Programs (room 220). The deadline for submitting applications is January 8, 2013, and the review process will begin immediately with the intent of scheduling first-round interviews by late January.

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Audio-Video Services

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