Indiana Law Annotated for February 13, 2012

February 13, 2012

This Week in the Law School

OCPD Events

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Law and Drama Society Tryouts

Wednesday and Thursday

Study Abroad Applications

Are due Friday

Celebrate Valentine�s Day

with SBA on Tuesday


Monday, February 13

Job and Internship Search Strategies for Law Graduate Students

Students in the Graduate Legal Studies Programs who are interested in learning ways to find internship and job opportunities are invited to attend this presentation by Michael Keller, Assistant Dean of Career Planning and Development, and Peter Hook, Electronic Services Librarian and Lecturer in Law. Keller and Hook will provide valuable tips and strategies to help international graduate students in their search for a job or internship.

Voting Rights Act Discussion with Prof. Fuentes-Rohwer

Prof. Luis Fuentes-Rohwer will discuss recent developments in the Voting Rights Act, including such issues as South Carolina's voter ID law and redistricting in Texas. Room 125, noon.

Latino Law Student Association Call-out Meeting

Room 121, noon.


Tuesday, February 14

Interview Workshop

First impressions are crucial and interviewing well is a skill, so the time you spend with recruiting employers can make or break your job search success. This workshop is designed to help you make the most out of your interview experiences. These interactive sessions will cover the comprehensive process including content, style and what to wear to make a flawless first impression. Our goal is to empower you with the skills and confidence to succeed during your upcoming interviews. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Moot Court Room, noon.

CLS Bible Study

Room 214, noon.

Student Bar Association Open House

Want to get ready for Valentine's Day? Come join the SBA for a Valentine's Day celebration! Purchase textbooks, supplements, Indiana Law apparel, and much more. Meet us in the SBA office at noon on Tuesday, February 14. Pizza and soft drinks for a dollar.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Meeting

Join the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund this Tuesday for a general body meeting. Prof. Jeff Hyman will be discussing the Conservation Law Clinic as well as other academic credit opportunities in animal law. Food from Bloomington Bagel Company will be provided. Room 122, noon.


Wednesday, February 15

Student-to-Student Internship Fair

Meet fellow students and learn more about how and where they spent their summers. This will be a great opportunity to network with current students. Lobby, noon.

Law and Drama Society Spring Play Tryouts

Tryouts for the spring play. No acting experienced is required. You are not required to have lines memorized to perform. If you are unable to attend, or have any questions, please contact Liz Pollock at Room 122, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Thursday, February 16

Career Choices: Representing Criminal Defendants and the Government in Criminal Proceedings

Please join Hector Flores, JD'83, and Marisa Ford, JD'85, to learn more about careers representing both defendants and the government in criminal proceedings. Their bios are available in the document library on Symplicity. 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.

Shontrai Irving Talk on Transitioning from Law School to Practice

Shontrai Irving, JD'03, will discuss the challenges of transitioning from law student to law practioner. Mr. Irving is a litigation attorney with State Farm Insurance in Crown Point, Indiana. He is a former Deputy Prosecutor for Lake County and has a master's degree in criminal justice. Room 213, 4-6 p.m.

Law and Drama Society Spring Play Tryouts

See Wednesday, February 15.


Friday, February 17

Career Choices: Practicing in a Large Law Firm

Please join attorneys Larry Mackey, JD'76, and Tom Hamilton, JD'69, to learn more about practicing law in a large firm. Their bios are available in the document library on Symplicity. 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 with our speakers. RSVP on Symplicity.

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium

Effective PowerPoint techniques, with Ms. Lara Gose. Room 120, noon.


Saturday, February 18

No events scheduled.


Faculty News

On February 2, 2012, Prof. Leandra Lederman presented her paper titled "Measured Tax Enforcement" (co-authored with Ted Sichelman) in the Tax Policy Colloquium at the University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law. She spent two weeks at Florida Law School as the Visiting Tax Research Scholar.



Study Abroad Application Deadline is Friday, February 17

The application deadline for 1Ls and 2Ls interested in studying abroad for a semester in 2012-2013 is Friday, February 17 at 4:30 p.m., either via email to Lesley Davis, or in person in room 220. Information about the semester abroad opportunities in China, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Spain, Poland, France and Germany, along with the application form, can be found here. While applications for the spring semester 2013 will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 4, students who are sure that they want to go abroad next spring should be sure to submit applications by the February 17 deadline so that their applications may be considered together with the larger pool of applicants.

Contact Your SBA

Do you have a question or comment for the Student Bar Association? New ideas to share? The Student Bar Association is here to serve you! Please contact us with your thoughts.

CIPR Symposium

The Center for Intellectual Property Research, in coordination with Purdue's Women in Engineering and Women in Science programs, sponsored a symposium and luncheon at Purdue on Saturday, January 28 on intellectual property law as a career path for women. Prof. Mark Janis organized the event, with help from recent alums Jessica Van Dalen, Leslie Prill, and Jennifer Schuster, and current 2Ls Natalie Jones and Tearra Vaughn. A number of other IP professionals from central and northern Indiana also participated.

Pack a Backpack

Please help BLSA provide school items for children survivors of the devastation in Joplin, Missouri! Throughout the month of February, BLSA will be collecting the following items to fill several backpacks for first grade children: colored pencils, markers, washable markers, no. 2 pencils, pens, pocket folders, erasers, spiral notebooks, facial tissues and 3 x 5 notecards. Boxes will be located in front of the library and in front of the BLSA office. The deadline to donate items is March 8, 2012. The donation of any of these items would be greatly appreciated!

How to Schedule an Event

An online form is available to plan and schedule meetings. Please use this form to request a room, notify Indiana Law Annotated, and send other information about your event. You will receive confirmation that your room has been reserved after your request has been processed. When filling out your event description, please provide all information possible, especially if you are requesting that the event be publicized.

ILA Submissions

The Indiana Law Annotated (ILA) is published every Monday while school is in session with news about the coming week. Submit information and articles for ILA to by Thursday at noon for inclusion in Monday's edition. Length of submission is limited to 150 words, unless otherwise approved. If you're requesting a room, submit all information (including the room request) via the Plan a Meeting feature of the website. If you have questions about an item appearing in the ILA, please contact Ken Turchi (; phone 856-4044). Indiana Law Annotated is archived online.

Audio-Video Services

Send requests for AV services to Max Exter ( Please include the name of your group and the e-mail address of the contact person, a description of what you want to do, and the date, location, starting time, and duration of the event. Requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance and will be confirmed by e-mail.