Indiana Law Annotated for November 28, 2011

November 28, 2011

This Week in the Law School

OCPD Washington, DC Trip Planning Under Way

Attend a meeting Tuesday if interested

Applications Still Being Accepted for Milton Stewart Fellowships

See "Announcements."

Signing off for Now . . .

This is the final ILA of the semester. Good luck with finals. Have a restful break, and we'll see you in January!


Monday, November 28

No events scheduled.


Tuesday, November 29

Washington, DC Winter Trip Informational Meeting

If you are interested in the winter DC trip to meet potential employers, please come to the informational meeting to find out more about the organizations that we will be visiting and specific details of the trip. If you have any questions prior to the meeting, please contact Abby in OCPD, Room 122, noon.

Women's Law Caucus Auction Meeting

WLC will have a meeting to discuss the always anticipated WLC Auction! Anyone who is interested in participating and helping out with this year's auction (occurring February 3, 2012) is encouraged to attend. And no worries: there will be no planning/obligations before or during finals. The auction chairs appreciate all the help they can get, and everyone is welcome to offer as much or as little of their help as they can. Room 120, noon.


Wednesday, November 30

No events scheduled.


Thursday, December 1

Phi Delta Phi Exam Prep Meeting

Members-only informal meeting about exam strategies. Pizza will be provided. Room 120, noon.


Friday, December 2

Christian Law Society Bible Study

Room 213, noon


Saturday, December 3

No events scheduled.


Sunday, December 4

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.

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 winter training will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on two weekends, January 21-22 and 28-29, 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 led 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


Faculty News

Prof. Ajay Mehrotra participated in a roundtable discussion on "The Many Hands of the State" at the recent Social Science History Association (SSHA) Meeting in Boston, Nov. 17-18. He also presented his paper, "From Programmatic Reform to Social Science Research: The National Tax Association and the Promise and Perils of Interdisciplinary Encounters," at a SSHA panel on "Disciplinary Expertise, Politics and Policy."

On Oct. 17, 2011, Prof. Leandra Lederman moderated a panel titled "Legal and Economic Doctrines of Taxation" at the National Tax Association meeting in New Orleans, LA. On Oct. 21, 2011, she presented her paper, "The Fight Over 'Fighting Regs' and Judicial Deference in Tax Litigation" at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, in both a Faculty Colloquium and an Administrative Law class.

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