Indiana Law Annotated for February 21, 2011 (40:6)

This Week in the Law School

Academic Advising and Course Planning

Several sessions are planned this week and next. See below for dates and times (you need only attend one session).

Moot Court Spring Rounds Continue

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. This week: quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals. See below for dates and times.


Monday, February 21

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.

Moot Court Quarterfinals

6:00-9:00 p.m., Moot Court Room


Tuesday, February 22

Baker & Daniels Panel: What is Diversity in the Legal Profession?

Diversity is a term we hear regularly, but what does this mean in the legal profession and how does it affect you? All law students are invited to join us for an open discussion about this timely topic with Greg Utken, Mark Wright, JD'89; Shiv O'Neill, JD'01; and Haroon Anwar, JD'09; members of Baker & Daniels's Diversity Executive Committee and Recruitment Subcommittee. You will also learn about B&D's diversity scholarship, which provides two $10,000 scholarships. Recipients will also be offered positions as full-time summer associates at the firm. Pizza. RSVP on Sympliticy. Room 216, noon.

Government Career Options in Health Law

Barbara Hudson will be speaking about her career with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, where she most recently served as Deputy Associate Counsel and principal legal advisor to the Indian Health Service. Sponsored by Health Law Society. Room 120, noon.

Moot Court Quarterfinals

6:00-9:00 p.m., Moot Court Room.


Wednesday, February 23

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. 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.

Academic Advising and Course Planning

These sessions provide information (with handouts) about graduation requirements, bar preparation coverage, and general scheduling matters to help you plan your course schedules for your remaining semesters. This foundational information will be most immediately helpful for you as you plan your fall class schedule; registration for 1Ls will be in early April. We will hold multiple sessions to provide flexibility for your busy schedules. The same material will be covered in each session, which should last 50 minutes. Room 121, noon and 4:00 p.m.

Moot Court Semifinals

6:00-10:00 p.m., Moot Court Room.


Thursday, February 24

Career Choices: Personal Injury Law

Tom Clancy, JD'73, will discuss his experiences in this field. Lunch provided with Symplicity RSVP confirmation. Room 125, noon.

Christian Law Society Bible Study

Bring your lunch and study the Book of James with other students. Room 214, noon.

Academic Advising and Course Planning

See Feb. 23rd listing for details. Room 125, 3:30 p.m.

Law & Society Workshop

Lauren Edelman, University of California at Berkeley Law/Sociology, will present her paper, "When Organizations Rule: Judicial Deference to Institutional Employment Structures," as part of the Law & Society Workshop. Room 335, 4:00 p.m.

International Law Society Trivia Night

Join ILS for international trivia night. Sign up in teams of four; $10 per person. Trivia categories include international law, history, sports, pop culture, etc. Multiple prizes will be awarded. Proceeds benefit ILS. Crazy Horse, 7:00-11:00 p.m.


Friday, February 25

Career Choices: Regulatory Practice

Gearold Knowles, JD'73, reviews options in this growing arena. Lunch provided with Symplicity RSVP confirmation. Room 125, noon.

Academic Advising and Course Planning

See Feb. 23rd listing for details. Room 123, 9:50 a.m.; Room 121, 1:15 p.m.

Moot Court Finals

7:00-9:00 p.m., Moot Court Room


Saturday, February 26

BLSA Game Day and Spades Tournament

BLSA will have its annual spades tournament, with a few other games for those who are eliminated. All BLSA and BGSA members welcome. Student Lounge, 5:30-9:00 p.m.



Congratulations to Finalists of 2011 Maurer School of Law Trial Tournament

Lance Lindeen, champion; Erin McAdams and Austin Lumbard, best plaintiffs team; Ashley Schneider and Lance Lindeen, best defense team.


Coming Events

Additional Academic Advising and Course Planning Sessions

See Feb. 23rd listing for details. Sessions next week:

Monday, Room 213, 9:50
Monday, Room 121, 11:00
Monday, Room 124, 3:30
Tuesday, Room 121, 4:00

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