Indiana Law Annotated for January 30, 2012

January 30, 2012

This Week in the Law School

How Was the First Semester?

Learn how to profit from the experience in a Student Affairs workshop.

Several Call-out Meetings This Week

See below for specifics.

Career ChoicesThursday and Friday.


Monday, January 30

Academic Enhancement Session: Profiting from the First Semester Experience

Student Affairs fellows will present workshops this week on post-exam evaluation. The sessions will help students discern what works and what doesn't, interpret grades constructively, and seek and use professor feedback. One-hour sessions repeat throughout the week; each covers the same material. Room 121, 11:00.

BLSA General Body Meeting

First meeting of the semester to discuss programming, upcoming events, and regional and national conferences. Room 125, noon.


Tuesday, January 31

Academic Enhancement Session: Profiting from the First Semester Experience

Room 335, 4:00.

Faegre Baker Daniels Health and Life Sciences Visiting Attorneys

The Health Law Society is hosting two attorneys from the health and life sciences practice group of Faegre Baker Daniels in Indianapolis. Isaac Willett and Catherine Clements, JD'09, will discuss their respective areas of expertise, which range from FDA regulation, HIPPA compliance, clinical research, Medicare and Medicaid, and mergers and acquisitions. Time will be given for questions, and non-pizza lunch will be provided. Those without any background or familiarity with health law are encouraged to attend. Following the presentation, the attorneys will meet with a smaller group of students who are particularly interested. Please contact Justin Macy ( if you are interested in attending the small group session. Room 215, noon.

Federal Sentencing Discussion with Judge Hamilton and Prof. Scott

Hon. David Hamilton and Prof. Ryan Scott will be discussing the comparative severity of federal prison sentences following a report from the United States Sentencing Commission calling federal minimum sentences excessively severe, overly broad, and inconsistent. Moot Court Room, noon.

Overseas Experience and the Job Search

Indiana Law offers a wide variety of overseas opportunities for JD students: summer study abroad, semester exchange, and summer internship programs. If you participate — or have participated — in one of these programs, how can you make sure employers understand the value of your overseas experience when a recruiter reviews your cover letter and resume or meets you in an interview? This presentation by Kate Caldwell from the Office of Career and Professional Development will address this question and other related issues that might affect your decision to study abroad or intern overseas during your career as a law student. Law students who have studied or interned abroad will also be on hand to share their experiences and strategies. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Room 213, noon.

Latino Law Student Association Meeting

Welcome back! Come to our first meeting of the spring semester. Lunch will be provided. Room 121, noon.

Inmate Legal Assistance Project

ILAP invites new and returning volunteers to come hear about this semester's opportunities, including the upcoming prison visits, research opportunities, and a possible prison tour. Lewis Building, room 211, noon.

Public Interest Law Foundation

General meeting to discuss upcoming events, including Singing for Summer Salaries. This semester is the last chance to get involved in PILF if you intend to apply for a summer fellowship. Attend the meeting and find out how to get involved and increase your chances of earning summer funding. Room 125, noon.

Feminist Law Forum

Semester planning meeting. Room 120, noon.

Christian Law Society Bible Study

Room 222, noon.


Wednesday, February 1

Academic Enhancement Session: Profiting from the First Semester Experience

Room 121, 4:30.


Thursday, February 2

Career Choices: Sports and Entertainment Law

Please join John Cooper, JD'92, and learn more about careers in sports and entertainment law. Pizza will be provided for those who RSVP on Symplicity. Room 125, noon. There are also opportunities to sign up for a small group discussion or dinner with Mr. Cooper. RSVP on Symplicity.


Friday, February 3

Career Choices: Representing Low-income Clients

Please join attorneys Jamie Andree of Indiana Legal Services and Josh Abel, JD'05, of Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic to learn more about representing low-income clients. Pizza will be provided for those who RSVP on Symplicity. Room 125, noon. There are also opportunities to sign up for a small group discussion or dinner with our speakers. RSVP on Symplicity.

Academic Enhancement Session: Profiting from the First Semester Experience

Room 120, 1:15.


Saturday, February 4

No events scheduled.


Faculty News

On January 5-6, 2012, Prof. Leandra Lederman participated in a Senate Finance Committee Staff Academic Roundtable on federal tax reform.



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