Indiana Law Annotated for September 12, 2011

September 12, 2011

This Week in the Law School

More Call-out Meetings This Week

Several student organizations are holding their call-out meetings this week. See details below for the groups that interest you.

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Office of Career and Professional Development Events

Now is the perfect time to start exploring your career options. Check ILA every week for career planning events, and watch the monitor in OCPD for more info.

9/11 Commission Vice Chair Hamilton to Deliver Address

Hon. Lee H. Hamilton, JD'56, Vice-Chair of the 9/11 Commission and former U.S. Representative to Congress, visits Indiana Law on Friday to speak on homeland security after 9/11.


Monday, September 12

Call-out Meetings

Family Law Society. Room 122, noon.

Health Law Society. Room 124, 11:55 a.m.

International Law Society. Room 120, noon.

Musical Extravaganza Kick-off Meeting

At the Last Lecture in the spring, Prof. Scott proposed that the law school should mount a student-written, student-organized annual law school musical production. Since then he has received messages from dozens of students expressing interest in singing, acting, playing instruments, directing, choreographing, working backstage, and writing.

This meeting will kick off the planning process, including a review of similar musical productions at other law schools, and by sketching out a possible division of responsibility among student leaders. Students who are interested will then discuss ideas, volunteer for roles, and hammer out the details. Room 121, noon.

Presidential Management Fellowship Program Workshop

The Presidential Management Fellowship program (PMF) provides paid, two-year, postgraduate opportunities in a federal government agency, with full benefits, where 98%+ of the fellows are converted to full-time permanent positions at the end of their term. Past Maurer grads have taken positions with agencies such as the Department of State, the Department of Education, the Department of Defense, and Customs and Border Protection. For more information on the program and the application and nomination processes, please attend one of two PMF information sessions this week. This session is for 3L students only. RSVP on Symplicity 24 hours in advance. Pizza will be provided. Room 213, noon.


Tuesday, September 13

Call-out Meetings

Outreach for Legal Literacy. Room 122, noon.

Phi Delta Phi. Lunch. Room 124, noon.

Public Interest Law Foundation. Room 121, noon.

Career Choices: Criminal Law

Laurel S. Judkins, Chief Counsel, Marion County Prosecutor's Office; Jeffrey A. Kehr, First Deputy Prosecutor, Monroe County Prosecutor's Office; Lorinda Meier Youngcourt, Chief Public Defender, Lawrence County Public Defender Agency. Open to all students. RSVP on Symplicity 24 hours in advance. Pizza will be provided. Room 125, noon.

Navy JAG Info Session

Lt. Ryan Charles invites you to attend an informational session to learn about the Navy's Judge Advocates General's Corps program. No lunch will be provided; feel free to bring your lunch with you. RSVP 24 hours in advance. Room 213, noon.


Wednesday, September 14

Ethics Primer for Pro-bono Volunteers

This session provides basic ethics information for students interested in pro bono service opportunities, such as POP, ILAP, Indiana Legal Services, and District 10 Pro Bono Services. Moot Court Room, noon.

StrengthsFinder 2.0 Assessment Interpretation Session

With the realities of the new normal job market, it's more important than ever to learn to develop your strengths story so you can be comfortable telling others what you do well when job searching. The strengths revolution has finally given you permission to focus on what you do well and minimize your blind spots because you are not broken. If you want a fresh new approach to discover what you do well and learn how to parlay that into a career that empowers you, this workshop has your name on it! You will get a free copy of the Strengths Finder 2.0 book to keep. Join Caroline Dowd-Higgins for an interactive and high energy session to unlock your strengths and discover your career passion. You must pick up your book from Bri in the OCPD office by Monday, September 12th and take the assessment prior to this workshop. Pizza will be provided; RSVP on Symplicity. Room 213, noon.

Tour Guides Needed

As an Indiana Law student, you have the opportunity to play a significant role in the Law School's recruiting efforts for the class of 2015. If you are interested in sharing your law school experiences with prospective students during their visits, please plan to attend tour guide training on Wednesday, September 14, at noon in room 122. This meeting will explain the Law School's tour guide program and give you an opportunity to sign up for a weekly class/tour assignment. If you are unable to attend the meeting but want to participate in the program, contact Kelly Compton, Director of Admissions Operations, at

Presidential Management Fellowship Program Workshop

Repeat of Monday's program. Room 216, 5:30-6:30.

Tenant Assistance Project Training Session

The Tenant Assistance Project will provide a three-hour mandatory training for anyone interested in joining TAP this year. Attending this training (in addition to Prof. Geyh's ethics training) will allow a member to participate in any eviction hearing that TAP attends for the remainder of the year. Food will be served. Room 124, 6-9 p.m.


Thursday, September 15

Call-out Meetings

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. Vegan lunch. Room 122, noon.

Outlaw. Room 120, noon.

Christian Legal Society. Room 125, noon.

International Jobs Workshop

Interested in international practice? Unsure what international practice involves, how to get an international law job, or what classes to take in preparation? Professor Ochoa and Dean Buxbaum will lead a workshop on international jobs. They will discuss both private international law practice (including corporate law firms) and public international law practice (including non-governmental organizations), and answer your questions. RSVP on Symplicity 24 hours in advance, pizza will be provided. Room 213, noon.

Center for Law, Society & Culture Colloquium Series: "Whither Law & Society's Activist Agenda?"

Valerie Hans of the Cornell University Law School, a leading empirical scholar of jury systems and jury behavior, will present the talk, "The Death Penalty: Judge versus Jury." Room 335, 4:00 p.m.


Friday, September 16

9/11 Commission Vice Chair Hamilton to Deliver Address

Hon Lee H. Hamilton, JD'56, will speak on "Homeland Security 10 Years after 9/11: What more we must do to make Americans safer." A former 9th District U.S. Representative, Hamilton was vice-chair of the 9/11 Commission and is Director of the IU Center on Congress. Don't miss this important address, sponsored by the Law School's chapter of the American Constitution Society. Moot Court Room, 10 a.m.

Protective Order Project Member Training

Students interested in participating in the Protective Order Project should attend this training to learn about expectations of membership and procedures for volunteering in our office and with clients. First hour of training, room 122, noon. Remaining training in Moot Court Room, 1-4 p.m.

Call-out Meetings

International Law Society. Room 125, noon.



Academic Enhancement Sessions

As part of the Law School's academic enhancement program, Student Affairs Fellows will present "Getting the Most Out of Classes." Student Affairs Fellows are 3Ls who have had academic success in law school and work with 1Ls in large groups and all students one-on-one to provide academic tips and advice. During this first session, get tips on case briefing and analysis, learning strategies, and more.

This session will be offered multiple times. You are invited to attend any one of them.

Tuesday, September 13, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in room 124

Wednesday, September 14, noon to 1 p.m. in room 124

Thursday, September 15, noon to 1 p.m. in room 124

Friday, September 16, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in room 120

IU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

For the past two years, The IU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has provided help to low income citizens and IU students in completing their Federal and State Income tax returns. We are now looking to become an official law school student group! IU VITA is a great opportunity to demonstrate an interest in business or tax law on your resume, and gain the foundations of tax form recognition. We will be at a table in the lobby from 12 to 1 pm on September 13, 14, and 15 to collect signatures from interested students. IU VITA is open to law students in any class and any level of tax experience or interest. Please stop by to sign the petition for our prospective group or email Daniel Huntley ( to learn more!

Pro Bono Fair

Local community and school-sponsored legal organizations will be recruiting law student volunteers, and answering questions about their organizations. Come find out about volunteer opportunities that provide rewarding and valuable legal experience. Tuesday, Sept 13th, lobby, noon - 1 p.m.

Student Bar Association Faculty Committee

Law student participation in the SBA is designed to provide student input on curricular, extracurricular, and administrative matters that affect students most. The SBA is now accepting applications for Faculty-Student Committees from 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls. If you would like to be considered for a committee position, please submit your completed application to The application can be found on the SBA tab of the law school website. The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, September 21st at 6 p.m.

Reminder for 1Ls: Legal Profession GPS Assignment

During orientation, you had a preview of the Legal Profession JD GPS assignment. Now mark your calendars to attend the required information session with Dean Fromm and Caroline Dowd-Higgins to learn about the assignment specifics and to receive your printed hand-out of this important course project. The session will be at noon on Tuesday, September 20th in the Moot Court Room and we will provide pizza for lunch. All 1Ls are expected to attend.

CJAM Basic Mediation Training

The Community Justice Mediation Center (CJAM) offers a 32-hour Basic Mediation Training for any community member interested in helping facilitate community mediation or victim-offender reconciliation. The fall training will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 17, 18, 24, and 25 at the Law School. Participants who complete the training are eligible to work as CJAM volunteer mediators; however, any community member interested in learning basic mediation skills is welcome to participate. The training will be lead by Senior Mediators from the Community Justice and Mediation Center Tuition is $200, with scholarships available. Registration forms are at For more information, e-mail


Now is the time to sign up for the Law School's Ninth Annual JD/LLM Socctoberfest. This year's soccer match will take place on Friday, October 7th at 5 p.m. at Karst Farm Park, on the west side of Bloomington. It is a co-ed event that welcomes all ability levels. After the games, which will end at approximately 7:00, we will have a cookout in the area adjacent to the soccer fields. Participants, fellow students, and family are all welcome to attend. All participants will receive a Ninth Annual Socctoberfest jersey.

If you are a JD or LLM student interested in playing, please email Professor Henderson and indicate your ability level based on the following four categories:

  1. I played competitively in college or high school
  2. I know how to play and have some athletic ability
  3. I can still run and kick things
  4. I can kick things

In addition, please note if you have ever played goalie. If you are 2L or 3L, please indicate if you would be interested in serving as a team captain.

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