Indiana Law Annotated for Jan. 26, 2009 (36:2)


Seasoned alumni and guests will discuss their career paths and how to break into this job market in "Alternative Legal Careers: Banking, Finance, Corporate & Tax" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, in room 123.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to join in the Law School's annual Lunar New Year Celebration from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, in the Faculty Lounge (3rd floor).



Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

A resume and cover letter workshop will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in room 121. Your resume and cover letter are essential parts of your professional tool kit and are often the first impression an employer will have of you as a candidate. Learn the basics of legal resume writing plus ways to distinguish and market yourself on this single sheet of paper. This workshop will also provide you with the tools to craft effective cover letters that get noticed. RSVP on Symplicity.

FLF Meeting

The first Feminist Law Forum (FLF) meeting of the new year will be from noon to 1 p.m. in room 120. BBC bagels will be provided.



SELS Meeting

The Sports & Entertainment Law Society (SELS) will host a second-semester kick-off meeting from noon to 12:30 p.m. in room 124. We will discussing plans for the second semester including a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, March Madness bracket fundraiser, potential speakers, and elections for next year. Pizza and soda will be provided.

Interview Skills Workshop

First impressions are crucial and interviewing well is a skill, so the time you spend with recruiting employers can make or break your job search success. An interview skills workshop will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in room 214. This workshop is designed to help you make the most out of your interview experiences. These interactive sessions will cover the comprehensive process including content, style, and what to wear to make a flawless first impression. Our goal is to empower you with the skills and confidence to succeed during your upcoming interviews. RSVP on Symplicity.

FLS Meeting

Family Law Society (FLS) will be having its first meeting of the semester at noon in room 125.

Financial Planning Seminar

Doug Hyman, JD'95, will be presenting a financial planning seminar from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in room 124. Hyman has more than 12 years of experience dealing with the financial services industry, having worked as a senior attorney at the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission, and in private practice with the international law firm DLA Piper and the Chicago-based law firm Wildman Harold Allen and Dixon. During his legal career, Hyman represented pension funds, financial advisors, broker dealers, accountants, and other securities related professionals in matters pending before the SEC and other self regulatory organizations, as well as in securities-related arbitrations/litigations. As a financial advisor, he draws on his prior experience as a securities lawyer by focusing on understanding the client's needs and goals and then devising and monitoring customized wealth planning strategies that incorporate investment and insurance solutions as well as estate planning strategies. He holds Series 7 and 66 licenses as well as life and health insurance licenses. Outside the office, Hyman is active in his community, serving on the board of the Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni Association and the board of the Chicago Chapter of the Indiana University Alumni Association.



Bilingual Law Students

El Centro Communal Legal Advice Project (CCLAP) is a newly created program formed as a joint project between Indiana Legal Services, District 10 Pro Bono Project, and El Centro Communal Latino. CCLAP is looking for law students who are fluent in Spanish to conduct client interviews and/or to act as interpreters between attorneys and clients. An orientation to the program is tentatively scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. at the Law School (room TBA). The goal of CCLAP is to provide access for the Bloomington Latino community to legal services that may not otherwise be available due to language barriers. The CCLAP legal program runs the second and last Friday of every month out of El Centro Communal Latino's office located on the second floor of the Monroe County Public Library on Kirkwood Ave. Client interviews are conducted between 10 a.m. and noon. Attorneys meet with the clients between noon and 2 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering for CCLAP or for more information, please contact Marcia Reyes Lohnes at

Alternative Legal Careers

Not everyone wants to work in a law firm and you can put your JD to work in the banking, finance, corporate or tax arena. The Office of Career & Professional Development presents "Alternative Legal Careers: Banking, Finance, Corporate & Tax" from noon to 1 p.m. in room 123. Come and hear from seasoned alumni and guests about their career paths and learn how to break into this job market. This is a great opportunity to network! Panelists include Doug Hyman, JD'95, financial advisor, UBS, Chicago; Randy Lloyd, JD'92, partner, First Capital Group, Bloomington; Patrick McGowan, JD'04, Internal Audit & Compliance, Pfizer, New York; Derek Kaczmarek, JD'03, IRS general counsel, Indianapolis; and James L. Pheifer, manager, Ernst & Young, Indianapolis. Lunch will be served. RSVP on Symplicity.



ILAP Meeting

The Inmate Legal Assistance Project (ILAP) is holding a training session for all interested students in room 215 at noon. We will be covering some ILAP procedures and how to deal with issues commonly raised by inmates. We invite students from all years to attend and learn about one of the earliest ways to gain practical legal experience. This is a great way to get comfortable with ILAP and prepare for our busy slate of trips this semester.

The Legal Job Market in Chicago and D.C.

The Office of Career & Professional Development presents "The Inside Scoop About the Legal Job Market in Chicago and D.C.," with Frank Kimball from noon to 1 p.m. (room TBD). Kimball, owner of Chicago's Kimball Professional Management, is the only former hiring partner of one of the largest national firms who provides search services, project consulting, and training for leading law firms. He has interviewed, hired, placed, or counseled more than 9,500 law students and attorneys. Each year he meets 1:1 with more than 200 law students who are considering joining the nation's leading law firms and with more than 200 lateral candidates. Kimball was a partner with McDermott Will & Emery from 1986 to 1992, served for six years on the hiring committee, ran two summer programs, and was chair of the national hiring committee in 1990 to 1992. During his presentation at Indiana Law, Kimball will focus on the realities of the legal job market in this very uncertain economy and provide insight about the Chicago and D.C. markets, specifically. He will discuss strategies and techniques to help you market yourself in the legal arena and ramp up your job search. His views on hiring have been published in the National Law Journal, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, ABA Journal, Chicago Lawyer, The American Lawyer, Legal Times Of Washington, New Jersey Lawyer, Texas Lawyer, and other media. Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP via Symplicity.

POP Call-out Meeting

A Protective Order Project (POP) call-out meeting is at noon in room 352. All POP members are invited to enjoy lunch, learn about plans for this semester, and get information about leadership positions available for this summer and next year. Please e-mail Jamie at if you have any questions.

OLL Spring Meeting

Outreach for Legal Literacy (OLL) is hosting a second semester kick-off meeting at noon in room 122. Topics to be covered include lesson plans, mock trial preparation and scheduling, and feedback from student teachers. Lunch will be provided.

Lunar New Year Celebration

Students, faculty and staff interested in learning more about the traditions and cuisine of China, Korea, and Mongolia are invited to join in the Law School's annual Lunar New Year Celebration from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge (3rd floor). For more information, contact Lesley Davis at



Professor Ajay Mehrotra presented his paper "Lawyers, Guns & Public Monies: The U.S. Treasury, World War I, and the Administration of the Modern Fiscal State" at the University of Southern California's Center for Law, History & Culture on Jan. 21.

Professor Mark Need was invited to join the Indiana University Medical Group Foundation Investment Committee. The committee reviews business plans of startup companies, meets with their CEO's, and makes recommendations to the Foundation. The committee also reviews performance and progress of companies that have received Foundation support thus far, making recommendations for managing investments and stimulating the growth of companies arising from Medical School Faculty.

Professor Emeritus Tom Schornhorst filed a cert petition Jan. 12 in the matter of Eaton v. Indiana. The case raises important and recurring Fourth Amendment issues regarding law enforcement officers' assertion of "knowledge"€ or "training and experience" to support a finding of probable cause. The petitioner appeals from a decision by the Indiana Supreme Court.



Pro Bono Stories

Come hear personal stories about how pro bono work changed the lives and built the careers of five distinguished panelists from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the Moot Court Room. The panelists come from a variety of practice areas, including large law firms, a family law practice, the state pro bono commission, and a state court judge. Lunch is provided. Please sign up on Symplicity to reserve your place at this special event.

Federalist Society Hosts Professor Ely

The Federalist Society presents Professor James Ely of Vanderbilt University from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, in room 120. He will be speaking about Kelo and eminent domain abuse. Lunch will be provided.

WLC Auction

Laissez les bon temps rouler at the Women's Law Caucus annual charity auction! On Friday, Feb. 6, the Women's Law Caucus (WLC) is turning the Bluebird into Bourbon Street and celebrating Mardi Gras in style... with silent auctions on donations from local businesses, and those infamous professor packages. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and all auctions —“presided over by auctioneer Professor Mark Need &#8212 will close by 9 p.m. Following the auction, there will be a live band. Remember, all proceeds will benefit the Protective Order Project (POP) and Middle Way House, the local domestic violence shelter, so bring your friends and your checkbook!

Want to get a sneak peak at the professor packages so you can start planning your bidding strategies? Stop by the WLC Auction table at lunch all week for a list of the packages.

Basic Mediation Training

The Community Justice and Meditation Center is seeking a few good neighbors interested in conflict resolution, restorative justice, and the mediation process to attend "32-Hour Basic Mediation Training" from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 7, 8, 21, and 22 at the School of Law. Basic Mediation Training is a great personal tool to add to the professional toolkit of community members interested in resolving community conflicts, alternative dispute resolution, criminal justice issues, or helping youth. CJAM is a leader in community and school conflict resolution, and victim-offender reconciliation. The fee for the training is $200, with scholarships available for those who need them. For more information, visit, e-mail, or call 336-8677.

The Expansion of Executive Power

Pulitzer-prize winner Charlie Savage and Professor Michael Grossberg will present "The Expansion of Executive Power: From Lincoln to Obama" at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Whittenberger Auditorium. Savage, the author of Takeover: The Return to the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy, will discuss the expansion of executive power in recent administrations. Grossberg will address Abraham Lincoln’s use of executive power during the Civil War and how it compares to the use of executive power in the modern day. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Barrister's Ball

Please mark your calendars and let your spouses and significant others know about the Barrister's Ball, which will take place at 7 p.m., Feb. 20, in Alumni Hall of the Indiana Memorial Union. This year's ball is a masked ball, but masks are optional. Tickets are on sale for $35 (which includes dinner) at noon in the lobby and may also be purchased from Nicole Elder or Gillian Crowl.



Spring Semester Admissions Tour Guides Needed

The Admissions Office is expecting an increase in the number of prospective student visitors this semester and needs assistance from student Tour Guides. Tour Guide responsibilities include escorting prospective students to a class and providing a tour of the Law School building. This is a great way to participate in the building of next year's class. If you are interested in serving as a Tour Guide, please stop by the Admissions Office to sign up. Questions can be directed to Dani Weatherford, Director of Recruitment, at

GPSO Calls for Nominations

The Indiana University Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) and the University Graduate School are proud to announce the Indiana University Bloomington Pari Prerana Award 2009. Deadline for application is Friday, March 20. The Pari Prerana (Essence of Inspiration) Award at Indiana University was established through the support of sponsors from the Indian subcontinent. The award strives to recognize and honor students who have overcome a severe physical, cognitive, or other health-related challenge/s and have demonstrated academic excellence. All advisors, graduate students, and faculty at Indiana University Bloomington are invited to nominate those students that they feel deserve special recognition for exemplary courage and determination under adverse and challenging conditions. For eligibility, nomination rules, and more information please visit:

All graduate and professional students are invited to give their support to faculty members that they feel deserve special recognition for exemplary behavior. Nominations should be in the form of a letter. The letter(s) letters should be e-mailed to by Friday, March 20. All nominees, graduate and professional students, and faculty as well as the award recipient, will be invited to attend an award ceremony.

Register for BarBri

BarBri reps will be tabling every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have any questions, please email the Head Rep, Jazmine, at

Scheduling Events

All e-mails about reserving classrooms must be sent to BL-LAW-EVENTS. Mail must be sent to the correct address, bl-law-events (for Outlook users) or (for non-Outlook users). Please include the date and time of event, the length of time room will be needed, the classroom requested, and the number of people attending the event. Requests should be sent at least one week before the event and should include the name of the person requesting, the organization planning the event, and an e-mail address. Confirmations will be sent by reply e-mail. Thank you!

Audio-Video Services

Requests for AV services should be sent to Max Exter at Please include the name of your group and the e-mail address of the contact person, a description of what you want to do, and the date, location, starting time, and duration of the event. Requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance and will be confirmed by e-mail.



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