Indiana Law Annotated for Feb. 16, 2009 (36:5)


Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Frances Hill, JD’80, and Professor Amy Applegate, director of the Viola J. Taliaferro Family and Children Mediation Clinic, will present "Crisis in Family Law" at noon on Monday, Feb. 16, in room 121.

On Wednesday, Feb. 18, Michael Sachs, managing director in the Chicago office of Major Lindsey & Africa, will discuss choosing a practice area and the realities of contract work from noon to 1 p.m. in room 125. He will also conduct individual 20-minute career coaching sessions with students from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (room TBD).

The Barrister's Ball will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, in Alumni Hall of the Indiana Memorial Union. Tickets are $35.



Crisis in Family Law

The Family Law Society is hosting Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Frances Hill, JD'80, at noon in room 121 to speak about the "Crisis in Family Law." This topic will deal primarily with the difficulty people have in obtaining legal representation for family law cases. Professor Amy Applegate, director of the Viola J. Taliaferro Family and Children Mediation Clinic, will also speak on this issue. Judge Hill deals mainly with protective orders, small claims, divorce, and CHINS cases. In 1983, she initiated Monroe County's Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program, and has been an instructor in child abuse and neglect laws since 1986. Pizza will be provided.



Lambda Law Society Meeting

The Lambda Law Society will be holding an organizational meeting at noon in room 214. The alliance of students working to promote equal rights and protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender will be holding several events this semester. Ongoing activities include organizing an GLBT Law School Alumni Council, scheduling a spring social, working with Indiana Equality on statewide activism, and inviting an exciting speaker. Contact co-presidents Kathleen Bates ( or Troy Liggett ( to get involved or for more information.



Choosing a Practice Area and the Realities of Contract Work

Michael Sachs, managing director in the Chicago office of Major Lindsey & Africa who focuses on associate placements, will discuss choosing a practice area and the realities of contract work from noon to 1 p.m. in room 125. Major Lindsey & Africa is among the world's largest and highest-rated legal search firms with 21 offices worldwide. Please RSVP via Symplicity.

Individual Career Coaching with Michael Sachs

Michael Sachs, Major Lindsey & Africa, will be on campus for individual 20-minute career coaching sessions with students from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (room TBD). Sign up via OCI in Symplicity.



Lunch with a Lawyer Featuring Beth Wood

Join Beth Wood from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Lounge for Lunch with a Lawyer. Starting out in a major law firm, then a large pharmaceutical company, Wood used her JD to forge a career path in communications and public relations by realizing her passions and true interests. She is a dynamic speaker and a wonderful resource you won't want to miss! Lunch will be provided, so please remember to RSVP via Symplicity.

Resume Round Table

Bring your resume and have real attorneys review it for you from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Lounge. This is done in speed-dating style with five minutes per review before moving on to the next attorney. Attendance limited to 28 students, so RSVP on Symplicity.

Resume Round Table Reception

The resume round table reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge. This is a great networking opportunity, even if you weren't able to attend the Round Table. RSVP on Symplicity.



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. in Alumni Hall of the Indiana Memorial Union. This year's event 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 (



Voting Rights Act Speaker: Feb. 26

The Federalist Society will host Professor James Blumstein from Vanderbilt University Law School at noon on Thursday, Feb. 26, in room 120. He will be speaking about the Voting Rights Act, state redistricting plans, and the voting rights cases in front of the Supreme Court this term.

Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

Moot Court Spring Rounds

Watch ILA for information on the spring rounds of the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition: Octofinals Feb. 25-28; Quarterfinals Mar. 2-3; Semifinals Mar. 5; Finals Mar. 6.



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

Challenges to Change

The Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) invites submissions from graduate and professional students at IU-Bloomington for its "Challenges to Change" panel, as part of the first annual "New Voices in Academic" conference on Friday, March 27. The panel welcomes any paper, project, or presentation that focuses on change or evolution in physical or social environments, change within the arts or humanities, or change within the professional world. All papers will be peer-reviewed by a campus-wide committee of faculty and graduate students and small financial awards will be offered to quality submissions in the following categories: the Physical and Natural Sciences, the Social Sciences/Arts and Humanities, and IU-Bloomington's professional programs. The deadline for submissions is March 6, 2009. Please submit an electronic copy of your paper and/or description of your presentation or project to

GPSO Calls for Nominations

The Indiana University Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) and the University Graduate School are proud to announce the IU-Bloomington Pari Prerana Award 2009. Deadline for applications 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 challenges 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.

Smoking Announcement

Student Bar Association wants to let all the Law School smokers know that the University has installed a "butt stop" for cigarette butt disposal. The receptacle is located on the northwest corner of 4th and Indiana. We strongly encourage all smokers to use this area for smoking and to responsibly dispose of the cigarette debris. Thank you!

PDP Thank You Cards

Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity has Indiana Law Thank You cards for sale. These cards are ideal to send to prospective employers after an interview. Please contact Amanda Meglemre at to purchase.

GPSO Communications Coordinator

Tired of taking out student loan debt? Consider applying to be the communications coordinator for the Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO). The GPSO ( serves more than 8,000 graduate and professional students at IU-Bloomington by providing academic support, advocacy, community-building, and resources. The coordinator is a 20-hour per week (50% FTE) position. Compensation includes full tuition remission for 12 credits per semester and 6 credit hours during summer session (excluding non-remittable fees), subsidized Student Academic Appointee Mandatory Health Insurance, and a $12,000 stipend. The communications coordinator may also work as many as 200 summer hours at a paid hourly rate of $10/hour. The assistantship is considered taxable income. Applications are due April 1. Please see the job posting at: If you have any questions about the GPSO or this advertised position, please contact Amanda Meglemre at

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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