Indiana Law Annotated for March 21, 2011 (40:9)

This Week in the Law School

Welcome Back!

ILA welcomes you back with the hope that you had an enjoyable spring break.

Career Choices

Judicial clerkships, in-house counsel, and trade associations are on the docket this week.

It's SBA Week!

See below for special events every day, plus more to be listed on posters.

Country Talk

This week's talk covers Bahrain and Egypt, courtesy of two students who hail from those countries.


Monday, March 21

SBA Diversity Day

Julie Paini, JD'94, coordinator for the Mayor's Office of Disability Affairs, will speak. Lunch provided. Room 121, noon.


Tuesday, March 22

SBA Class Meetings

Join your classmates to discuss important issues, disseminate class updates, and enjoy lunch.

1Ls: Room 121

2Ls: Room 125

3Ls: Room 122


Law Students for Reproductive Justice Meeting and Elections

LSRJ will meet to plan its April event and elect next year's officers. Pizza and baked goods. Room 124, noon.

SBA Networking Event

Two outstanding alumni, Rafael and Marisol Sanchez, JD'02, will lead a discussion on how to follow up once you've received a business card. The session will highlight networking strategies, insider tips, and effective communication skills. Bring your business cards. Refreshments. Room 121, 5-7 p.m.


Wednesday, March 23

JD Affiliates for the Center for Constitutional Democracy

The Center for Constitutional Democracy provides unpaid positions each year for law students to conduct research and carry out projects relating to the center's constitutional advising work in Burma, Vietnam, Iraq, Cuba, and Liberia.. The research may include work on human rights, electoral quotas, immigration policies, legal history, state versus customary law, and other topics. If accepted, the student affiliate will work with the center's program director and research fellows on a project-by-project basis. Join us for an informational meeting in the conference room of the center. Beck House (across Third Street from the Law School), noon.

Country Talk: Bahrain and Egypt

Noora Al-Shamlan, SJD'12, and Hesham Genidy, SJD'14, will speak on "Legal Systems and Constitutional Challenges in Barhain and Egypt" as part of the Center on the Global Legal Profession's Country Talk series. Join your fellow students as they provide insights on this timely topic. Lunch will be served. Room 120, noon.


Thursday, March 24

Career Choices: In-house Counsel

Shannon Clark, JD'95, senior counsel, CB Richard Ellis, Oak Brook, Ill.; and Steve Post, JD'77, senior vice president and general counsel, L-3 Communications, New York, will be on the panel. (View their bios in the documents library tab of Sympliticy.) Bring your Symplicity confirmation for lunch. Room 125, noon.

Law & Society Workshop

Professor Joanna Grisinger (Clemson U. History Dept.) will present her paper, "The Unwieldy State: Administrative Politics after 1945." Grisinger is a leading legal historian of American administrative law. A copy of her paper is available on the workshop webpage. Faculty Conference Room, 4:00.

Graduate and Exchange Student Class Meeting with Student Bar Association Representatives

Student Bar Association LLM representatives Baoru He and Cheolhee Han will host the first annual class meeting with all graduate and exchange students (LLM, MCL, SJD, PhD, exchange). Come and discuss ideas, concerns, compliments and complaints with your SBA representatives! For more information, contact or Room 121, 4:20 (following American Con Law class).

Raising the Bar

3Ls are invited to join the Alumni Board and their fellow classmates for appetizers and drinks at Raising the Bar, the kick-off event to the 3L pledge campaign. The campaign is a student-run effort to encourage 3Ls to pledge a gift of time or treasure to the school next year. Rest assured that no one will ask students for a donation at the event. SBA will present 3L awards and students will have a chance to speak with alumni about their support of the Law School. RSVP to and check the guest list to see who is attending. Farm Bloomington, 108 E. Kirkwood, 5:30-7:30 p.m.


Friday, March 25

Career Choices: Trade Associations

Hank Kim, JD'95, executive director and counsel, National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems, will describe this practice setting. (View his bio in the documents library tab of Sympliticy.) Bring your Symplicity confirmation for lunch. Room 125, noon.

Constitutionalism in Vietnam

Huong Nguyen will be presenting "Constitutionalism and Dialogic Process in Socialist Vietnam: Defending Rural-to-Urban Migrants' Rights Without A Constitutional Court." She will examine how constitutional arguments have been successfully raised against government policies that discriminate against urban migrants and discuss the meaning of this emerging constitutional debate in a regime where constitutions used to be seen as mere instruments of the ruling party. Pizza. Room 214, 3-4 p.m.


Saturday, March 26

SBA Spring Fling

Socialize with your colleagues plus students from the Kelley School of Business and SPEA. Tickets $5.; $10 at the door. Tickets on sale noon to 1 p.m. all week in the lobby. Jake's, 9th and Walnut, 8 p.m. - midnight.



Teaching Assistantship Applications for 2010-11 Academic Year

The Law School's Graduate Legal Studies Program for the 2010-11 academic year. The teaching assistants will work with international students in their legal writing and research course, the practicum and academic legal writing. Applicants must be available for approximately 10 hours each week and possess strong research and writing skills. Although previous teaching experience is preferable, it is not required. Persons selected to fill these positions must be available for orientation beginning on Aug. 15. Teaching assistants will be appointed on a semester basis, with reappointment in the spring conditioned upon performance in the fall. The stipend per semester is $1,500. Please include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references in your application packet, and indicate your availability for an interview. Applications are due no later than Friday, April 1, and should be submitted to Professor Lisa A. Farnsworth in room 220.

Congratulations to IU Maurer School of Law IP Moot Court Team!

Thanks to the efforts of Mike Morris and Noah Priluck, the Maurer School of Law earned a number one seed and a regional championship on March 13. Mike and Noah competed against 26 teams in the Chicago regional competition of the Giles Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition. They defeated two teams from the University of Chicago and another from Hamline University to earn the regional championship. They will compete next month in the national competition in Washington D.C. against the champions and runners-up from the other three regions. This is the first time that Indiana Law has participated in this competition, which makes Mike and Noah's accomplishment all the more impressive. Josh Larsen (Barnes & Thornburg) served as the team's coach. Greg Ahrens (Wood, Herron & Evans, Cincinnati), Beth Cate, Marshall Leaffer, Scott Allen, K.T. LaBeau, JD/MPA'10, and Leslie Prill all helped with practice arguments in Bloomington.


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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