Indiana Law Annotated for November 8, 2010 (39:11)

This Week in the Law School

Join the Student Bar Association's town hall meeting with Dean Lauren Robel on Tuesday at noon in the Moot Court Room.

Interested in pursuing an MBA? Professor Mark Need will host an informational session on Wednesday at noon on opportunities here and abroad.

Professor Dawn Johnsen will present a talk on reproductive liberty and the rule of law on Friday at noon. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Professor Johnsen!

Finally, a special congratulations to the Conservation Law Center's Jeffrey B. Hyman, who was named Litigator of the Year by the Hoosier Environmental Council. Congratulations, Jeff!


Monday, November 15

Intellectual Property Association meeting. Noon. Room 213.

1L Interview 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. This workshop, at noon in the Moot Court Room, 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. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity.


Tuesday, November 16

SBA Town Hall with Dean Robel

This is the fall semester opportunity for the student body to voice their opinions, concerns, and questions before Dean Robel. Lunch will be provided at this event, which takes place at noon in the Moot Court Room.


Wednesday, November 17

JD/MBA Opportunities Here and Abroad

On Wednesday at noon in room 124, Professor Mark Need, faculty director of the IU JD/MBA programs, will hold an information session on the various JD/MBA opportunities at the Law School, including those at the Kelley School of Business and the new program with Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea.

Exam Preparation Enhancement Sessions

There will be three academic enhancement sessions on exam preparation.�These sessions will discuss several topics related to exam prep, including tips on getting the big picture as well as exam-taking strategies. These are the last academic enhancement sessions of the semester.�It is not too early OR too late to start thinking about preparing for exams.�We hope you will be able to make one of these sessions. These sessions will take place today (noon); tomorrow (noon); and November 22 (4:30 p.m.). All sessions take place in room 122.


Thursday, November 18

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

OUTlaw, in conjunction with the Service Members Legal Defense Network, will be hosting Major General Dennis Laich (ret.) at noon in the Moot Court Room. General Laich�will speak about the current status of DADT repeal legislation and how Hoosiers can get involved in the fight to repeal DADT this year. Lunch will be provided.�

FLF Gender Equity Coffee Break

The Feminist Law Forum (FLF) is hosting its fifth annual Gender Equity Coffee Break to raise awareness and provoke discussion about gender and salary inequality. Coffee, doughnuts, and bagels will be amply available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Law School lobby. Your recommended contribution is proportionate to your projected earning potential, as determined by your gender and race. All proceeds go to Middle Way House, a local center that helps victims of rape and domestic violence with housing, employment, mentoring, legal, and service needs.


Friday, November 19

Professor Johnsen: Reflections on Reproductive Liberty and the Rule of Law

Professor Dawn Johnsen will give a talk entitled "Reflections on Reproductive Liberty and the Rule of Law" at noon in the Moot Court Room. Topics discussed will include Professor Johnsen's past work and the issues of abortion, torture, and "Don't Ask Don't Tell." Lunch will be provided. Her talk is sponsored by ACS, LSRJ, OUTlaw, and FLF.


Faculty News

Jeffrey B. Hyman, staff attorney at the Conservation Law Center, received the Litigator of the Year Award from the Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC).

Professor Dawn Johnsen delivered a lecture at Washington University School of Law as part of its Public Law and Policy Speakers series on November 4 and an ACS talk at University Chicago Law School on November 5, both of which addressed reproductive rights, the rule of law, and the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.



BLSA Can Drive

The Black Law Student Association is collecting cans and other nonperishable food items for its Food Drive during the entire month of November. All food items will be donated to the Hoosier Hills Food Bank, which distributes food to those in need. Please donate cans and other nonperishable food items inside boxes located outside the library and outside the BLSA office. Contact Yoni Moise at if you have any questions.�

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