Indiana Law Annotated for March 7, 2011 (40:8)

This Week in the Law School

Singing for Summer Salaries

Today at noon in the Moot Court Room.

Interested in a Judicial Clerkship?

Meet past and current clerks at noon Tuesday.

Perspectives on Racial Segregation

From two noted experts and Dean Motley Thursday at noon.

No ILA next week

Indiana Law Annotated will not be published next week because of the spring break holiday. Have a safe and restful break!


Monday, March 7

Singing for Summer Salaries

Time for the annual event to raise money for PILF! The professor with the most donations will favor us with a karaoke version of his favorite song. Please bring your checkbooks! All proceeds go to PILF's summer scholarship program for students. Pizza and drinks for $2. Moot Court Room, noon.

Annual Paul McNutt Lecture

Bruce J. Schulman, William E. Huntington Professor of History at Boston University, will lecture on "Rightward Bound: The Rise of Conservatism in Modern American Politics." Sponsored by IU Department of History. IMU Georgian Room, 7:30 p.m.


Tuesday, March 8

Judicial Clerkship Panel

Alumni who are currently serving or have served as judicial clerks will share their perspectives and answer your questions. RSVP on Symplicity. Lunch. Room 122, noon.

Labor and Employment Law Society Elections

Elections for next year's board positions. Room 120, noon.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund General Meeting

Join Prof. Hyman in a discussion of United States v. Stevens, the latest U.S. Supreme Court decision on the application of First Amendment rights to videos depicting animal cruelty. Room 124, noon.


Wednesday, March 9

Student-to-Student Internship Fair

Hear about student experiences with summer internships and get tips on how to land your own. Lobby and main floor hall, noon.


Thursday, March 10

Career Choices: International Law

Join Dan Harris, JD'84, and Andrew Otis, JD'90, both experienced international lawyers, as they describe their practice and opportunities in this important field. RSVP on Symplicity and bring your confirmation for lunch. Room 125, noon.

BLSA Presents "The Time and Place That Gave Me Life"

Gladys DeVane and Janet Cheatham Bell will tell stories of their personal experiences growing up with racial segregation in an event titled "The Time and Place That Gave Me Life." Dean Motley will serve as the moderator and share his experiences growing up with racial segregation. Bell will be available after the talk to sign copies of her recent book. Moot Court Room, noon.

International Criminal Defense Presentation

Dan Harris will discuss Pete Bethune, who was arrested and charged with numerous crimes in Japan for attempting to stop whaling. Bethune was the lead character of the TV show Whale Wars. The case involved many cultural, international law, and international media issues and will provide an excellent overview of this practice area. RSVP on Symplicity. Room 213, 4:30-5:30.


Friday, March 11

No events.


Saturday, March 12

No events.


Faculty News

On Feb. 27, Professor Rob Fischman joined Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack and another panelist to discuss cooperative federalism and energy development with the governors convened at the National Governors Association's Natural Resources Committee.



Environmental Law Moot Court Team Advances to Semifinals

The Environmental Law Society is proud to announce that Eric Spengler, Dave LeBeau, and Rachael Steller advanced to the semifinals in the 23rd Annual National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition hosted at Pace Law School the weekend of February 25. Kelly Doordan, who competed last year, served as this year's coach. The team competed against 76 other law schools and over 250 competitors from around the nation to place Indiana Law among the top nine schools during the semifinals.

Team members received many compliments from the quarter and semifinal round judges; additionally, a judge on the quarterfinals panel noted that Eric was the best oralist of the competitors in that round. The team's achievement will appear under our school's name among the 2011 winners on the NELMCC website. Congratulations to Eric, Dave, and Rachael for a well-earned superior achievement!

Two Participate in Animal Law Competition at Harvard

Congratulations to Drew Tharp and Chris Kozelichki for their excellent oral and written advocacy in the 2011 National Animal Law Competitions at Harvard University. The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund would also like to thank Prof. Jeff Hyman for his indispensable assistance as the team's coach.


Coming Events

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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