Indiana Law Annotated for March 28, 2011 (40:10)

This Week in the Law School

Board of Visitors Hosts Career Choices Series

Several events this week feature members of the Law School's Board of Visitors discussing their areas of practice.

Town Hall Meeting with Dean Robel

Don't miss this opportunity to interact with the Dean on topics of importance. Wednesday.


Monday, March 28

Frank Kimball Presentations: Pathways Into the Profession

This hour-long program is designed for 1L students and covers

  • Making the most out of the 1L year
  • Selecting cities and specialties
  • Discussing the career paths students can choose and making choices that match the marketplace to the interests and objectives of the student
  • The basics of networking: creating, building, nurturing and expanding a professional network
  • The electronic tools students must use in career search and networking
  • A lifelong commitment to professionalism- in relationships with peers, appearance, attire, and demeanor
  • Profiles of superstars who excel at networking and career development.

RSVP on Symplicity. Room 123, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Frank Kimball Presentations: Success in the Summer (and First Years in Practice)

The program is designed to give practical advice to second- and third-year students about succeeding as summer associates or new associates. The advice applies to those in small and large firms, private practice and government service, and those headed into the business world. The program covers topics such as handling assignments, reporting to partners, effective written and oral communication, and managing the unexpected challenges that new lawyers encounter every day. It also discusses the most common mistakes made by law students and new lawyers, from mishandling assignments to professionalism in the workplace to avoiding the behavioral and social missteps that can stop a career in its tracks. Finally the program will discuss more than a dozen practical scenarios of challenging situations new lawyers encounter. RSVP on Symplicity. Lunch. Room 123, noon.


Tuesday, March 29

Federalist Society Discussion: Are Arizona's Recent Immigration Statutes Constitutional?

Join the Federalist Society for a spirited discussion featuring Hans von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, and our own Prof. Luis Fuentes-Rohwer. The Federalist Society will provide complimentary Baked! cookies and Starbucks coffee. Room 120, noon.


Wednesday, March 30

Town Hall Meeting with Dean Robel

Join Dean Robel at the spring Town Hall meeting, sponsored by SBA. In this interactive meeting, she will provide brief opening remarks and then respond to questions provided by SBA. If time allows, she will answer additional questions from the audience. Pizza and soda will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

Career Choices: Changing Law Firm Structure and Its Effect on Associate Hiring and Evaluation

R. Bruce McLean, JD'71, member of the Law School's Board of Visitors and Chairman and Partner of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Field in Washington, DC, will present. RSVP on Symplicity and bring your confirmation for lunch. Be sure to check the documents library tab of your Symplicity account for bios of all of this week's Career Choices speakers. Room 122, noon.


Thursday, March 31

Career Choices: Large Law Firms

R. Bruce McLean, JD'71, and other members of the School's Board of Visitors will discuss this practice setting. RSVP on Symplicity and bring your confirmation for lunch. Room 125, noon.

Phi Delta Phi Meeting

Bring your lunch and discuss upcoming PDP events and get advice on class planning for next year. Room 124, noon.

Law & Drama Society Presents You Can't Take It with You

Join the Law & Drama Society for its presentation of the annual spring play! This year it is the comedy, You Can't Take It with You. Thursday March 31 and Friday, April 1 at 7:30. Tickets are $3, available during lunch or at the door. Room 123, 7:30. Repeat performance on Friday, April 1 at 7:30.


Friday, April 1

Career Choices: Criminal Defense

Presenters include Don Dorfman, JD'57, and Michael Petro, JD'88. RSVP on Symplicity and bring your confirmation for lunch. Be sure to check the documents library tab of your Symplicity account for bios of all of this week's Career Choices speakers. Room 125, noon.

Repeat Performance: You Can't Take It with You

See Thursday, March 31.



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 Prof. Lisa A. Farnsworth in room 220.

Padfolios for Sale All Week

Make a great first impression for your future job interviews. Order a professional padfolio bearing the Maurer School of Law name. Representatives will be in the law school lobby the week of March 28 during the lunch hour. Leather padfolios will be sold by the Latino Law Student Association for $25. A non-leather alternative will be offered by the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund for $18.

Family Law Society Sweatshirt Sale

The Family Law Society will be selling Indiana Law sweatshirts for one week only the week of March 28th from 11:55 to 12:50 in the lobby. Four styles are available:

  1. A grey pullover hoodie with Indiana Law across the front in red letters for $25
  2. A black full zip American Apparel sweatshirt with Indiana Law on the left chest in white letters for $40.
  3. A red full zip American Apparel sweatshirt with Indiana Law on the left chest in white letters for $40
  4. A forest green pullover hoodie with Indiana Law across the front in white letters for $25


Faculty News

On March 18, 2011, Prof. Leandra Lederman presented her article titled "Hold the Mayo: What Respect Should Courts Accord Tax Rulings and Regulations Issued During Litigation?" at the Tulane Tax Roundtable in New Orleans. On March 19, she served as the discussant on Prof. Heather Field's paper, "Experiential Learning in a Lecture Class: Exposing Students to the Skill of Giving Useful Tax Advice" at the Tulane Tax Roundtable.


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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