Indiana Law Annotated for February 7, 2011 (40:4)

This Week in the Law School

2011 Jerome Hall Lecture TODAY

Prof. Michael A. Olivas, University of Houston, and President, AALS. Moot Court Room, noon.

"Starry Night" - 2011 Rapheal M. Prevot Jr. Barrister's Ball

Today is the last day to buy tickets for Friday's Barrister's Ball

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Monday, February 7

2011 Jerome Hall Lecture

Professor Michael A. Olivas, William B. Bates Distinguished Chair of Law and Director, Institute of Higher Education Law and Governance, University of Houston, delivers the 2011 Jerome Hall Lecture, titled "Governing Badly: Theory and Practice of Bad Ideas in College Decision-making." Olivas is also president of the Association of American Law Schools. Moot Court Room, noon.

Barrister's Ball Ticket Sales End Today

Today is your last day to purchase a ticket to the Rapheal M. Prevot Jr. Barrister's Ball. Ticket sales begin at 11:00 a.m. in the lobby. Please contact the Barrister's Ball Committee Chair, Renee Turner (, if you're unable to purchase your ticket in the lobby. Tickets are $40. Don't miss out on an opportunity to dress up in your best formal attire for an elegant and fun evening!

Practicing Health Law: Visit with Hall Render Attorneys

Are you interested in practicing health law or representing health care organizations on a range of legal issues? Hall Render is one of the premier health law firms in the country. Come visit with firm attorneys and learn about the breadth of their practice. Lunch will be served. Room 120, noon.

SustainIU Planning Meeting

The IU Student Sustainability Council will meet to discuss plans for SustainIU in April. Hosted by the Environmental Law Society. Room 120, 7:00-8:00 p.m.


Tuesday, February 8

Employment with the Federal Government

Dean Keller will discuss applications for federal government jobs, internships, and the honors program. RSVP on Symplicity and bring your confirmation e-mail for free lunch. Room 122, noon.

US Army JAG Information

Major Phillip Griffith will describe the US Army JAG program and answer your questions. Room 216, noon.

Public Interest Law Foundation

Come to the first PILF meeting of the semester and find out how you can get involved. Room 125, noon.

Phi Delta Phi Spring Blood Drive

Help save a life . . . donate blood. The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive, hosted by Phi Delta Phi. Please bring an ID with you. Student Lounge, 2:00-6:00 p.m.


Wednesday, February 9

No events.


Thursday, February 10

Career Choices: Representing Low-income Clients

Join Jamie Andree, Indiana Legal Services, and Michael Hunt, JD'69, Monroe County Public Defender, for a discussion of this practice setting. RSVP on Symplicity and bring your confirmation e-mail for free lunch. Room 125, noon.


Friday, February 11

Career Choices: Environmental Law

Bill Weeks, JD'79, Adjunct Professor of Law and Director of the Conservation Law Center, will speak. RSVP on Symplicity and bring your confirmation e-mail for free lunch. Room 125, noon.

"Starry Night" - 2011 Rapheal M. Prevot Jr. Barrister's Ball

The Black Law Students Association presents "Starry Night," the 2011 Rapheal M. Prevot Jr. Barrister's Ball. The ball begins at 7:00 p.m. with a cocktail hour in the Indiana Memorial Union. Enjoy live piano music during the cocktail hour and a DJ after dinner. Everyone will get a picture to take home as a memento. We hope you will join us!

BARBRI Bar Review Gift Certificate Auction at Barrister's Ball

Place your bids on a BARBRI Bar Review gift certificate worth $1500 at the 2011 Rapheal M. Prevot, Jr. Barrister's Ball! A list of bar review prices is available from Ryan Feola at Bidding will take place on February 11th from 7:00 p.m. to midnight in the Indiana Memorial Union Alumni Hall. The winner will be announced on Monday, February 14th.



1Ls Needed to Serve as Moot Court Bailiffs

The Moot Court Board is seeking 1Ls to serve as bailiffs for the spring rounds of the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition. The spring rounds feature the top 32 advocates who have advanced from the fall rounds. Octofinals begin Wednesday, February 16th. If you are interested, contact the moot court board at

Venture Capital Competition Team Advances to Carnegie Mellon

On Saturday, January 22, the Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic held the third annual internal Venture Capital Competition at the law school. The competition continues to grow, and interest from more than 50 students led to our largest contest thus far. The teams heard pitches from two competing entrepreneurs: a local medical device company seeking $3 million in funding and a local alternative energy startup seeking just under $5 million. After a day of due diligence interviews, term sheet drafting, and negotiation with the entrepreneurs, Team Woodlawn (2nd year MBAs Michael Petersen, Steven Anderson, and Erika Vanover; 2L JD Josh Lipton; and 3L JD/MBA Michael Haanpaa) narrowly edged out the competition.

Congratulations to the winners, who will represent IU at the national VCIC competition in February at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Special thanks to our judges, including Prof. Brian Broughman, who helped with training and judging.

Pro Bono Hours Reporting

All students who reported pro bono hours for fall '10 have received an email updating them on the number of hours reported last semester and the total number of hours reported. If you didn't receive an email but believe that you reported pro bono hours last semester, please contact Megan and Susan, Pro Bono Fellows, at See more pro bono opportunities.

Center for the Business of Life Sciences Reception

The Center for the Business of Life Sciences invites all students to a reception on Thursday, February 10 at 5:30 p.m. You will have an opportunity to learn more about the business of life sciences, to network with the current CBLS student associates, and to learn about a certificate in the Business of Life Sciences program. Refreshments served. Kelley School of Business Graduate Building, room CG0034.

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