Indiana Law Annotated for February 14, 2011 (40:5)

This Week in the Law School

Career Choices and Workshops This Week

OCPD has planned at least one event every day but Monday to help you plan your career path.

Moot Court Spring Rounds Begin Wednesday

The Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition is one of the Law School's showcase events. The spring rounds feature the best of the School's advocates. Octofinals begin this week; quarter finals, semifinals, and finals are next week. See below for this week's dates and times.

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Monday, February 14

Labor and Employment Law Society Meeting

Room 124, noon.


Tuesday, February 15

Northwestern Mutual Information Session

Northwestern Mutual currently employs 93 lawyers across the country. The legal skill set is very desirable in this client driven industry. Learn about how NWM advocates in behalf of their clients and their businesses in the financial analysis, including life, business, and estate planning. This session will discuss summer internship and post graduation career opportunities. Pizza will be served. Sign up on Symplicity. Room 213, noon.

International Law Society Meeting

The International Law Society will have its first general meeting of the semester. We will discuss activities and events. Lunch provided. Room 125, noon.

Feminist Law Forum Meeting

Join us for a general meeting. We will be discussing our upcoming consciousness raising, Women in Law Day and designing our T-shirts. Room 122, noon.

Business and Law Society Field Trip

BLS will attend a talk given by Prof. Walt Clements at the Kelley School of Business. Prof. Clements will discuss his extensive experience working in the oil and energy industries across the U.S., Europe, and Asia with companies such as BP. This event is sponsored by the Kelley International Business Society. Food and beverages will be provided. Meet in the lobby at 5:30.


Wednesday, February 16

Interview Workshop: The First Impression

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 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 and bring your confirmation for lunch. Room 122, noon.

Noted IU Oncologist to Speak on Intersections between Law and Life Sciences Research

George W. Sledge, Jr., MD, IU Medical School Professor and President, American Society of Clinical Oncology, will speak on "Genes, Genomes, and Targeted Therapies for Cancer." Room 120, noon.

Christian Legal Society Bible Study

Take a break from classes and enjoy your lunch while studying the book of James. Everyone is welcome. Room 216, noon.

Sherman Minton Moot Court Octofinals

Moot Court Room, 6-10 p.m.

Women's Law Caucus, OCPD, and Indiana State Bar Association Networking Event

Please join the Women's Law Caucus, OCPD, and the Indiana State Bar Association for a women's networking reception. Women attorneys in various roles throughout the state will be joining us for an evening of candid conversation, advice, and some delicious desserts and hot drinks from the Bakehouse. Come hear how they have found success as women in the profession, and ask any questions you might have about your own career path. Questions? Contact Christina Clark, Student Lounge, 6-8 p.m.


Thursday, February 17

Career Choices: Small Firms

Join Ted Waggoner, JD'78, and Corinne Finnerty, JD'81, for a discussion of this practice setting. RSVP on Symplicity and bring your confirmation for lunch. Room 125, noon.

Phi Delta Phi Meeting

PDP members: Join us for a quick meeting to discuss our recent philanthropy, spring initiation, and upcoming events. Room 122, noon.

Outreach for Legal Literacy Meeting

Meeting to address questions and discuss the upcoming mock trial. Room 213, noon.

Sherman Minton Moot Court Octofinals

Moot Court Room, 6-10 p.m.

Resume Roundtable Reception

Following the resume roundtable event, there will be a networking reception in the student lounge. A team of legal professionals and alumni from Indiana and beyond will be on hand to speak with you. Recruiting employers often use this session to get a sneak peek at the talent pool so dress professionally and remember: first impressions last! Student Lounge, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Friday, February 18

Career Choices: Federal Government

Featuring Jeanette Hanna-Ruiz, JD'04. RSVP on Symplicity and bring your confirmation for lunch. Room 125, noon.

Sherman Minton Moot Court Octofinals

Moot Court Room, 6-10 p.m.


Saturday, February 19

Sherman Minton Moot Court Octofinals

Moot Court Room, 1-5 p.m.



1Ls Needed to Serve as Moot Court Bailiffs

The moot court board is currently 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

SBA T-shirts on Sale All Week

Check out the Student Bar Association's new t-shirt sale in the main lobby during the lunch hour all week. We have two designs and special deals when they're purchased in tandem. The proceeds will contribute to the funding of student organizations on campus and promoting external student efforts such as competitions and conferences.

Law Revue Musical Comedy Coming to Indiana Law

Law Revue is a musical comedy production that parodies the legal profession and life at law school. It is one of the most popular annual events at schools such as NYU, Columbia, GWU, and American, and in fall 2011 it will be coming to Indiana Law. If you are interested in participating, please contact the producers at

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 Get more information on pro bono opportunities.


Coming Events

Schools for Misrule: Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America

From Barack Obama (Harvard and Chicago) to Bill and Hillary Clinton (Yale), many of our national leaders today emerge from the rarefied air of the nation's top law schools. The ideas taught there in one generation often wind up shaping national policy in the next. The Federalist Society will be hosting Walter Olson, who blogs at the hilarious and informative Overlawyered, to discuss his new book, Schools for Misrule: Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America. Prof. Bill Henderson will provide commentary. The Federalist Society will provide free Starbucks coffee, and there will be ample time for questions. Monday, February 21, Room 120, noon.

Movie: The Cove

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund will be hosting a movie screening of The Cove. This film is Louie Psihoyos' Oscar-winning documentary about a cove in Taijii, Japan operated by the world's largest supplier of dolphins. Not only is this place a secretive and heavily-guarded provider for the tourist industry, animal activists also discover it to be an environmental disaster. Run time is approximately 1 hour and 34 minutes. Vegan and vegetarian snacks will be provided. Monday, February 21, Room 120, 7 p.m.

National Security Council Official to Visit Indiana Law

Join the Center on the Global Legal Profession and International Law Society as they co-sponsor a talk by Michael Newbill, Acting Director of South Asia at the National Security Council. While this talk will be geared towards students interested in pursuing a career in government, particularly in the foreign service, all are welcome to attend. (Pizza will be served.)Newbill will also provide background on current U.S. foreign policy objectives in South Asia. Before his current assignment, Newbill was Consul for Economic and Political Affairs at the U.S. Consulate in Mumbai. Before that, he was the Desk Officer for India in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the State Department, with responsibility for all economic and consular issues with India. Pizza will be served. Wednesday, February 23, Room 120, noon.

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