Indiana Law Annotated for November 7, 2011

November 7, 2011

This Week in the Law School

Attention 1Ls: Time to Work on Resumes, Cover Letters

Two important workshops this week: one on resume writing and one on cover letters. Monday and Wednesday.

JD/MBA Informational Meetings

Choose the Maurer/Kelley program or the international JD/MBA with our Korean partner school. Monday and Tuesday.

Inaugural CLEAR Health Information Lecture

By its first fellow, George P. Smith, II, JD'64, in honor of the late Myles Brand, former IU president. Wednesday.

George P. Smith, II Visiting Professor-Chair Lecture

Prof. Belinda Bennett, Sydney Law School. Thursday.

Applications Still Being Accepted for Milton Stewart Fellowships

See "Announcements."


Monday, November 7

1L Resume Workshop

Your resume is an important part of your professional toolkit and often the first impression an employer will have of you as a candidate. Feel free to bring a copy of your resume in progress. This workshop will discuss the protocol for legal resume writing. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Moot Court Room, noon.

Trial Competition Call-out

Call-out meeting for all 2Ls and 3Ls interested in competing in the spring internal trial competition, and potentially the spring external competition. Room 121, noon.

Women's Law Caucus Brown Bag Lunch with Prof. Silver

The Women's Law Caucus is sponsoring a brown bag lunch with Prof. Carole Silver, JD'80. This is a great way to get to become acquainted with women faculty in a relaxed, conversational setting. Prof. Silver teaches courses on the legal profession, globalization and business organizations. Room 120, noon.

JD/MBA Informational Meeting

Prof. Mark Need, JD/MBA'92, director of the JD/MBA programs, will discuss degree requirements, admission process, curriculum, and related issues. Please keep in mind that interested law students can apply to the program as late as their 2nd year of law school. Room 124, 12:15.


Tuesday, November 8

A Conversation with Professor Belinda Bennett, George P. Smith, II Visiting Professor-Chair

A question-and-answer event regarding health law jurisprudence with the Prof. Belinda Bennett from Sydney Law School, University of Sydney. The conversation may range from reproduction and the law to legal regulations concerning nanotechnologies and genetics. Followed by small group sessions (first come, first served); please email if interested in a group session. Room 213, noon.

Career Choices: Government and Politics

Panelist: Clarine Nardi Riddle, JD'74, Chief of Staff for Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) This event will be a video conference presentation. Room 335, noon.

Sungkyunkwan University International JD/MBA Information Session

Prof. Mark Need will hold an informal information session on exciting opportunities in Asia with the international JD/MBA, a joint program between the Maurer School of Law and Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea. Room 120, 12:15.


Wednesday, November 9

1L Cover Letter Workshop

Your cover letter is the first writing sample a prospective employer will see. Learn the essentials of this marketing piece, which introduces your resume. It's so important to customize your letters because templates are counterproductive and off-putting to employers. This workshop will provide you with the tools to craft effective cover letters that get noticed. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Moot Court Room, noon.

CLEAR Health Information Inaugural Lecture

George P. Smith, II, JD'64, a professor at The Catholic University of America Law School and the inaugural fellow of the Indiana University Center for Law, Ethics and Applied Research (CLEAR) in Health Information, will present a lecture titled "Managing End-of-Life Care: Medico-legal, Social, Ethical, and Philosophical Challenges." The lecture is in tribute to his late friend, former IU President Myles N. Brand. Smith's lecture will analyze the two foundational challenges to human health care at the end-state of life: the extent to which a patient with a terminal illness can control his or her treatment options, and the level of state control and intervention in the dying process. "The topics of death and of dying are a popular concern," Smith said. "There will never be one, unified national consensus on the extent to which the state should protect the dying and allow its members to die a 'good death' without unnecessary suffering and with compassion."Moot Court Room, 4:00.

American Constitution Society Webinar

Prof. Dawn Johnsen will be leading ACS's eighth lesson of its new web program, "What the Constitution Means and How to Interpret It: Liberty." The webinar begins at noon and will last roughly 30 minutes, including a 15 minute question-and-answer session with Prof. Johnsen. ACS invites you to follow along.


Thursday, November 10

CLS Bible Study

Room 120, noon.

BLSA General Body Meeting

BLSA will be having its monthly meeting to discuss upcoming events, regional and national meetings, and other important information. Room 125, noon.

George P. Smith, II Visiting Professor-Chair Lecture

Belinda Bennett, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, will deliver a lecture titled "Expanding Horizons: Crafting Laws for the Scientific Frontier." Prof. Bennett is the George P. Smith, II Visiting Professor-Chair. Moot Court Room, noon.

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

Prof. Katherine Turk of the University of Texas at Dallas will present the talk, " 'Our Militancy is in Our Openness': Gay Employment Rights Activism and the Question of Sexual Orientation Under Title VII, 1964-1990." Prof. Turk is a Maurer School of Law 2011-2012 Jerome Hall Post-Doctoral Fellow. Room 335, 4:00 p.m.

Themester event: Social and Cultural Responses to Terrorism and Violence

Join a panel discussion featuring Prof. Ed Linenthal (IU Department of History), Prof. Jody Madeira, and three individuals affected by the Oklahoma City bombing: two survivors and a survivor's sister who wrote an orchestral score based on her sister's poem describing the event. Room 123, 6:30-9:30 p.m.


Friday, November 11

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium

Weekly Friday lunch meetings of graduate students to discuss their research interests and common academic concerns. Student Lounge, noon.


Saturday, November 12

No events scheduled.



Milton Stewart Fellows Applications Now Available

1L and 2L students interested in the 2012 Milton Stewart Fellows Summer Internship Project, which includes overseas internship opportunities in Brazil, China, India or Korea, are invited to apply starting now and running through December 19, 2011. A limited number of positions are available in each country. Applications are available through Symplicity; select the "jobs and scholarships" tab and search for "2012 Summer Internship Abroad" or job number 4968. Application requires submission of a resume and completed application form, which includes a brief personal statement. Applicants may apply to more than one program using the same application form and should be sure to explain their interest in being a Stewart Fellow and preparation for taking part in these programs in the personal statement. Selected applicants will be invited to first-round interviews in late January or early February 2012. To learn more information about the programs prior to applying, please contact Ms. Lara Gose or Dean Lesley Davis in the Office of International Programs, room 220.

Maurer Business and Law Society Facebook Page

We will be using the BLS Facebook page to communicate with the group regarding speakers, social events, competitions, etc. Once you have requested membership to our page, expect to receive a survey from our president asking you about your interests and what you hope to gain from your membership in the society. We will use this information to plan our events going forward. The Facebook page is titled Maurer Business & Law Society.

Thanks from PDP to Blood Donors

Thank you to all to participated in the PDP/Red Cross Blood Drive! PDP collected 26 donations, which surpassed the goal by seven pints and could save up to 156 lives!

Faculty News

Prof. Seth Lahn has been appointed counsel to the president of the Indiana State Bar Association by incoming president Erik Chickedantz. Lahn will also serve on the organization's board of governors.

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