Indiana Law Annotated for April 11, 2011 (40:12)

This Week in the Law School

Several Student Organization Meetings This Week

See below for news of elections and planning for next year.

Country Talk: Taiwan

Third in a series; Wednesday at noon, Faculty Conference Room. Sponsored by Center on the Global Legal Profession.

Pro Bono Reporting

Due April 23 for recognition at graduation.


Monday, April 11

Symplicity and Your Summer Assignments

Symplicity Info/User Session: Join OCPD for a software tutorial that will enable you to better use the Career Services Management System, including how to bid for fall OCI. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity 24 hours in advance. Room 125, noon. Event repeats on Tuesday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 13.

Moot Court and Law Journal Advice

Members of Phi Alpha Delta will discuss participation in moot court or law journal and the benefits and challenges of each. Room 121, noon.

OUTlaw Meeting

OUTlaw will be holding its meetings for next year's officers. Lunch will be provided. Room 124, noon.


Tuesday, April 12

Symplicity and Your Summer Assignments

Repeat of Monday, April 11. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity 24 hours in advance. Room 121, noon.

NFL Sports Agent Speaker Martin Fischman

Martin Fischman, Fischman & Smith Sports LLC, will discuss his work in this area. Pizza will be provided by OCPD to those who RSVP 24 hours in advance. Sponsored by Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Address questions to Josh Lipton. Room 125, noon.

Family Law Society Elections

President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Community Chair will be elected. Room 124, noon.

Phi Delta Phi Officer Elections

Bring your lunch. Room 213, noon.

Health Law Society Elections

Board member elections; all are welcome to attend. Contact Alanna Whybrew if interested but unable to attend. Room 122, noon.

Lecture by Wrongly Convicted Defendant

Randy Steidl served 17 years in an Illinois prison, 12 on death row, for a crime he did not commit. Now he is part of Witness to Innocence, an organization that provides advocacy for others in similar situations. He will deliver a lecture on his story and his organization's work. Moot Court Room, noon.


Wednesday, April 13

Country Talk: Taiwan's Legal Profession and the Legal Services Market

Join Wan-Tsui Chiang, SJD'11, for an insider's look at the Taiwanese profession. Lunch. Faculty Conference Room, noon.

Symplicity and Your Summer Assignments

Repeat of Monday, April 11. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity 24 hours in advance. Room 125, noon.


Thursday, April 14

Environmental Law Society Elections and Final Meeting

Please come vote for the 2011-2012 ELS Board, and join us for our final meeting of the year. We will discuss plans for next year and enjoy Mother Bear's pizza and treats. Room 124, noon.

Feminist Law Forum Meeting

FLF will discuss WiLD and hold officer elections for next year. Room 122, noon.


Friday, April 15

no events scheduled.



Pro Bono Reporting for Graduation Recognition

Attention graduating 3Ls: The Access to Justice Program will e-mail one final survey on Sunday, April 17. This will be your last opportunity to report your pro bono hours for recognition at graduation. All hours must be reported by Saturday, April 23 at 11:59 p.m. Any pro bono hours completed during the 2010-2011 academic year that have not yet been reported may be reported at this time. Questions? E-mail

International Peer Group Assistants Needed

The Office of International Programs and Graduate Legal Studies is seeking up to 10 rising 2Ls and 3Ls to serve as international peer group assistants (IPGAs) for 2011-2012. IPGAs are responsible for a small cohort of incoming international students in the LLM and doctoral programs with the goal of better integrating them into the social life of the law school. Pay is low ($500 per semester), but rewards are priceless. We are also seeking 2 and 3Ls to volunteer to be in contact with new international students one-on-one before they arrive and in the first few weeks of the semester with no long-term commitment. If interested in either position, please submit a resume and statement of interest, including relevant international or cross-cultural experience, foreign language skills, suggestions for social activities that integrate JD and graduate students, and any other relevant information by Friday, April 15 to Lesley Davis, Assistant Dean for International Programs in person (room 220) or via e-mail at

ISBA Solo and Small Firm Conference Scholarships

The Indiana State Bar Association General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section is working with OCPD to promote the annual Solo and Small Firm Conference. This year the law school has scholarships available to send students to the conference on June 2-4 at the French Lick Hotel and Conference Center. Details are available in OCPD.

Admissions Summer Assistant

The Admissions Office seeks to hire a first- or second-year law student to work as an admissions assistant. This person will help guide members of the class of 2014 through the process of moving to Bloomington, settling in, and preparing to begin class in either July or August. Duties will primarily involve calling and e-mailing students to answer questions and provide encouragement. Hours are flexible. The position will be available on a part-time basis ($10/hr). Approximately 50-60 hours will be required during the summer until the beginning of fall classes. Depending on summer schedules (legal internships, study abroad, etc.), more than one student may be hired to share the duties. Please submit a resume and letter of interest to Director of Recruitment Dani Weatherford before April 20.

Expert on Nuclear Strategy to Visit IU

Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's foremost experts on nuclear strategy, will visit the university on Thursday, April 14. The title of his talk is "Are we stuck in the nuclear age? Future Prospects for Deterrence and Disarmament." Currently Professor of War Studies and Vice-Principal, King's College, London, Lawrence served as foreign policy adviser to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and is a member of the official inquiry into the Iraq war and Britain. Sponsored by IU Center on American and Global Security. President's Room, IMU University Club, 6:30 p.m.

School of Informatics and Computing Colloquium Series

Greg Hampikian, Boise State University Department of Biological Sciences, will lecture on "Stay of Execution: Forensic Bioinformatics and the Innocence Movement." Hampikian is a geneticist and international expert in forensic DNA. He is also the co-author of Exit to Freedom, with Calvin Johnson. The book tells Johnson's miraculous story of being freed from prison by DNA evidence after 17 years behind bars. Friday, April 15, 3:00, Lindley Hall room 102.


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