Indiana Law Annotated for February 28, 2011 (40:7)

This Week in the Law School

Congratulations to 2011 Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition Winners!

Evan Bruno and Ashley Martin won this year's competition in final arguments on Friday, February 25. More than 130 students competed this year. Congratulations also to the other finalists, Ivo Austin and Paul Vaglica.

Center on the Global Legal Profession Country Talks

Life in the legal profession in other countries, starting Monday, February 28. This week: Thailand.

FTC Chair Visits Indiana Law on March 3

Jon Leibowitz will discuss public-sector opportunities in IP and business law. Moot Court Room, noon.

More Academic Advising and Course Planning Meetings

Invaluable assistance offered Monday and Tuesday.


Monday, February 28

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 213, 9:50; Room 121, 11:00; Room 124, 3:30.

CGLP Country Talk: Thailand (and an Authentic Thai Lunch)

The Center on the Global Legal Profession launches its Country Talk series, featuring our LLM and SJD students. The talks will provide the law school community with insights into the legal profession of countries represented by our visiting LLMs and SJD students. Join your fellow students to hear Wanaporn Techagaisiyavanit, an LLM student from Thailand, who will focus her talk on 1) Thailand's legal system; 2) Thailand's legal educational system; 3) the process of becoming a lawyer and judge in Thailand; 4) cultural aspects of Thailand's legal system; and 5) Wan's own work experience as a treaty negotiator and its relevance to law practice. A delicious Thai lunch will be served. Faculty Conference Room, noon.

Labor and Employment Law Panel

Featuring Laurie Young from the EEOC, Joanne Mages, JD'90, from the NLRB, and Nora L. Macey, JD'75, from the firm of Macey Swanson and Allman. RSVP on Symplicity for lunch. Room 120, noon.

Judicial Clerkship Faculty Reception

Discuss clerkships with your law school professors who have completed them and gain insights from their experiences. This event is intended for 2Ls. Faculty Lounge, 4:30-5:30 p.m.


Tuesday, March 1

Academic Advising and Course Planning

See Monday's listing. Room 121, 4:00.

IP Theory Call-out Meeting

IP Theory is a new peer-edited intellectual property law publication hosted by Indiana Law's IP Program. It is neither law journal nor blog; it is a different sort of publication designed to occupy a niche between the two. We are ready to select next year's board of editors. Interested students (current 1Ls and 2Ls) are invited to join us to learn about the publication and application process. Applications will be due on Friday, March 11. Room 120, noon.

B547/B514 Information Session

The Law School permits students engaged in unpaid legal work for nonprofit, government agencies, judges, or legal services organizations (law firms for B514) to receive up to four credits during the summer through this program. In order to participate, a student must secure an internship and complete an academic component for credit. Students who qualify will also be eligible for summer financial aid. Attend this workshop to learn more. Room 122, noon.

Law Students for Reproductive Justice Meeting in Support of Planned Parenthood

The House recently passed a bill that would strip Planned Parenthood of major funds if eventually enacted. Attendance is encouraged for any members of the community interested in helping LSRJ plan or implement strategies to support Planned Parenthood and show opposition to the bill. Please contact the LSRJ Chapter Board at with questions or concerns. Room 121, 5:00-6:00 p.m.


Wednesday, March 2

No events.


Thursday, March 3

Federal Trade Commission Chair Lecture

FTC Commission Chair Jon Leibowitz visits Indiana Law to deliver a lunchtime talk, "Public-Sector Lawyering: A Conversation with FTC Chair Jon Leibowitz." Corporate and intellectual property law aren't just for the private sector; there are many rewarding public-sector opportunities, too. Come hear about the role of the FTC and the public-sector advocacy opportunities it offers. Lunch. Moot Court Room, 12:15.

Chairman Leibowitz will also be giving a seminar presentation about pay-for-delay patent settlements and their IP implications.

Career Choices: In-house Counsel

Join Sean Major, JD'89, EVP and General Counsel, Joy Global, Inc.; Steve Beard, JD'98, EVP and General Counsel, Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.; and Mark Herrmann, Vice President and Chief Counsel — Litigation, Aon; to hear about their experiences as in-house counsel. RSVP on Symplicity and bring your confirmation for lunch. Room 125, noon.

Christian Legal Society Bible Study

Bring your lunch and enjoy a discussion of the Book of James with other law students. Room 214, noon.

Book Discussion: The Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law, by Mark Herrmann

Join the author as he discusses his book, a concise, humorous, and valuable guide to the profession based on insights from the corner office. Room 121, 4:00-5:00 p.m.


Friday, March 4

Career Choices: Medium-sized Firms in Medium-sized Markets

Join Nicholas Gahl, JD'08, Stewart & Irwin, Indianapolis, for a discussion of this practice setting. Room 125, noon.


Saturday, March 5

IU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Super Saturday Tax Session

Do your taxes need to be prepared? VITA will prepare them at no charge (including international students' taxes). Bring your W-2, 1098-Ts, Social Security card, and any other tax-related questions, and we'll take care of the rest. Send questions to Kelly School of Business Graduate School Building Room 1022, noon-5:00.


Coming Events

Vote for Singing for Summer Salaries

Singing for Summer Salaries will be held on Monday, March 7, and we need your help to decide which professors will be forced to embarrass themselves for a good cause. Stop by the PILF table during lunch this week to donate your spare change to your favorite professor.

April 7: Same-sex Marriage: Law, Politics, Federalism, and Families

Mark your calendars for this important event, featuring a lecture by Maura Healey, Chief, Civil Rights Division, Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, titled "One State's Fight against the Defense of Marriage Act." A panel of legal and academic experts will discuss this important topic. Thursday, April 7, Moot Court Room, 3:00. Sponsored by OUTlaw and the LGBT Alumni Advisory Board.

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