Indiana Law Annotated for October 3, 2011

October 3, 2011

This Week in the Law School

Fall Break is Coming

Learn how to hone your networking skills for fall break visits and take advantage of other OCPD events this week.

Indiana Court of Appeals Oral Argument

An excellent opportunity to observe the court in a real-life setting. Wednesday.


Monday, October 3

Latino Law Student Association Meeting

The Latino Law Student Association will be hosting a general meeting. Food and drinks will be provided! There will be a special discussion on our upcoming Salsa Night — Noche de Sabor — and our plans to get Spanish lunches under way. Room 121, noon.

Strategies for Fall Break

OCPD presents strategies for taking advantage of your fall break by networking. This interactive session will help you become more comfortable with this time-honored technique and encourage you to tap into your network successfully. RSVP on Symplicity and bring your confirmation to get lunch. Room 213, noon.

Shalom Legal Clinic Call-out and Training

A callout for those who missed the pro bono fair, followed by a training session. Room 222, 4:30-6:30 p.m.


Tuesday, October 4

International Law Society Elections

The International Law Society is holding 1L and LLM representative elections. Representatives will join other ILS board members in running the organization and planning events. You must be a dues-paying member to run and vote. It is not too late to join. If you are not on our mailing list or would like more information please email Dues can be paid at the meeting. Room 125, noon.

Law Students for Reproductive Justice

LSRJ's first meeting of the year. 1L representatives will be elected during the meeting. Please bring $10 for dues. Lunch. Room 121, noon.

StrengthsFinder 2.0 Results Interpretation Session (2Ls and 3Ls only)

OCPD is offering students the opportunity to take the StrengthsFinder 2.0 Assessment in order to discover their individual personal strengths. Once you've received your book and taken your assessment, Caroline Dowd-Higgins will interpret results during this workshop for any student who has completed the assessment. Pick up your book (which includes your unique code for your online assessment) by Monday, October 3. RSVP on Symplicity. Pizza will be provided. Room 213, noon.

OWLS Call-out Meeting

Room 124, noon.

Prof. David Williams on Faith and Law

Come hear Professor Williams describe his religious views in his presentation "Faith and Law." Prof. Williams graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, and also attended the Harvard Divinity School. He is a noted constitutional law scholar. Sponsored by J. Reuben Clark Law Society. Lunch. Room 122, noon.


Wednesday, October 5

Indiana Court of Appeals Oral Argument

The Indiana Court of Appeals will hear oral argument as part of its traveling program. Be sure to take advantage of this unique opportunity. The panel for this argument consists of Hon. John G. Baker, JD'71, Hon. Paul D. Mathias, JD'79, and Hon. Nancy H. Vaidik. Moot Court Room, noon. Reception follows in faculty lounge for those who attended the argument.


Thursday, October 6

Jewish Law Student Association Call-out

All are welcome! Lunch. Room 120, noon.

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

Professor Leila Kawar of Bowling Green State University will present the talk, "Legal Liberalism and the Juridical Construction of Immigrant Rights in the United States and France, 1973-1983." Professor Kawar is a Maurer School of Law 2011-2012 Jerome Hall Post-Doctoral Fellow. Room 213, 4:00 p.m. (Please note that the room number for this talk has changed from the usual location.)

Alumni Networking Reception

Join fellow students and alumni for a networking reception. This event is designed to be both a learning experience and networking opportunity. A brief presentation to students on cocktail etiquette and effective networking will begin at 5 p.m. (location is TBD). We will join the alumni at the reception by 5:30pm to network and practice these skills. At the end of the event, alumni board members will provide general feedback to the group. Space is limited. Sign up in Symplicity.


Friday, October 7

Ernst & Young Information Sessions for 1Ls and 2Ls

Bob Christie, JD'10 (San Francisco) and Patti Troy, JD/MBA'07 (Long Island, NY) from Ernst & Young will be here to hold information sessions with any interested 1 & 2L students. RSVP on Symplicity to attend. Room 216, 11:00 a.m. - noon; Room 213, 2-3 p.m.

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium

Executive Associate Dean and Professor Hannah Buxbaum on comparative legal analysis. Student lounge, noon.

Resume Writing Workshop for International Graduate Students

International Graduate Students: Are you planning to look for an internship after graduation or to participate in ISIP? Then you need a well-written resume that follows western-style resume conventions. Join us at the resume-writing info session for international graduate students for a presentation by Dean Michael Keller from the Law School's Office of Career Planning and Development. Please note that if you plan to seek help with perfecting your resume (for ISIP or for your own internship search) from Graduate Legal Studies or Career Planning and Development, then you must attend this info session. Room 213, noon.


Karst Farm Park, 5:00 p.m.


Saturday, October 8

No events scheduled.


Faculty News

On September 25, Professor Jim Barnes was the invited keynote speaker for the annual meeting of ECOS — The Environmental Council of the States — which is made up of the environmental commissioners of the 50 states. His talk drew on his 40+ years experience with the evolution of the environmental regulatory scheme and how the commissioners might deal with the current political environment where environmental issues are political footballs and environmental agencies are political punching bags. The theme of the talk was drawn from the opening line in J.M Barrie's Peter Pan: "This has all happened before — and it will all happen again."

On September 21, 2011, Professor Leandra Lederman presented her article, "The Fight Over 'Fighting Regs' and Judicial Deference in Tax Litigation," in a faculty workshop at George Washington University School of Law. On September 23, 2011, Professor Lederman participated in a symposium sponsored by the Villanova Law Review, presenting her paper entitled "Repeated Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiatives: Useful or Not?"

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