Indiana Law Annotated for March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012

This Week in the Law School

This Is Wellness Week!

The Law School is hosting Wellness Week from March 26-30. We are offering traditional and not-so-traditional programming for all students in an attempt to help you improve your overall look at wellness. The week will include stress/resilience sessions, a service provider fair (nutrition, wellness education, outdoor adventures, exercise classes, and state bar association agencies — we are a law school after all!), a work-life balance panel, and some abbreviated classes/demonstrations in yoga, pilates, tai chi, and mindfulness meditation. See listings for each day below.

Journal of Law and Social Equality Inaugural Symposium

The Law School's newest journal gets under way with this event on Friday.

Career Planning Events This Week

Thursday and Friday.


Monday, March 26

Wellness Week: Dean Fromm's Stress/Resilience Session

Dean Fromm will host a session on resilience through energy enhancement and stress management techniques. Room 125, 11-11:45 a.m. Repeats Tuesday and Wednesday.

Wellness Week: Service Provider Fair

Lobby, noon.

BLSA Constitutional Review and General Body Meeting

BLSA will voting on amendments to its constitution and bylaws. We will try to move as quickly as possible through this process. If there is enough time left, we will discuss upcoming events and a wrap-up of regionals and nationals. Room 125, noon.


Tuesday, March 27

Wellness Week: Dean Fromm's Stress/Resilience Session

See Monday's announcement. Room 122, noon-12:45.

Country Talk: South Korea

Please join us for another installment in the Country Talk Series. The topic is legal education and the practice of law in South Korea. The speaker is visiting scholar and Indiana Law alumnus KwangRok Kim, who is a professor of law at Chungbuk National University School of Law. Professor Kim received an LLM from Maurer School of Law and a JSD from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. Noon, room 125. Lunch featuring Korean food will be provided.

PILF Meeting and Elections

We will hold elections for next year's executive board. Lunch provided. Room 121, noon.

Family Law Society Elections

The Family Law Society is having elections for the 2012-2013 Executive Board. Join our meeting to run for a position, vote, and eat pizza! Room 120, noon.

CLS Bible Study

Room 214, noon (note room change).


Wednesday, March 28

Wellness Week: Pilates

Faculty Lounge (room 310), 12:15-12:45.

Wellness Week: Yoga and Meditation

Faculty Lounge (room 310), 1-1:30.

Wellness Week: Dean Fromm's Stress/Resilience Session

Room 121, 4:30-5:15.

Current Issues in LGBTQ and Immigration Advocacy featuring Christopher Daley

Join Christopher Daley, Access to Justice, and the newly established LGBTQ and Immigration Clinical Projects for a discussion of emerging issues in LGBTQ and Immigration law. Christopher Daley is the Deputy Executive Director of Just Detention International, a Washington D.C.-based health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention. For more than 15 years, Mr. Daley has been active in advancing civil rights and public health issues. He is a founder and the inaugural Director of California's Transgender Law Center, a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary agency working to end discrimination and harassment of transgender people and their families. Mr. Daley has also worked on issues of immigrants' rights, ending homelessness, public benefits advocacy, HIV education and prevention, and abuse of police power. Mr. Daley will join us virtually from D.C. Lunch will be provided. Room 125, noon.


Thursday, March 29

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

Author Meets Readers: Professor Richard Banks of Stanford University Law School will discuss his book, Is Marriage for White People? How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone. The readers/commentators include Profs. Jeannine Bell and Deborah Widiss of the Maurer School of Law and Prof. Brian Powell of the IU Department of Sociology. Noon in room 335. Lunch will be served.

Career Choices: Practicing Globally

Please join Sara Bosco, JD'83, to learn more about careers the require practicing law globally. Ms. Bosco is president of Emerson Asia Pacific, which employs more than 50,000 people in 17 research and development centers across the region. Pizza will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. You can also sign up for small group sessions with Ms. Bosco on Symplicity. Room 125, noon.

Wellness Week: Exercise!

  • Zumba: student lounge, 1:15-1:45.
  • Pilates: faculty lounge, 3:30-4:00.
  • Tai chi: faculty lounge, 4:00-4:45.
  • Hula hoops: room 121, 5:00-5:45 (outside if weather permits!)

Center for Constitutional Democracy Informational Meeting

The Center for Constitutional Democracy will be holding an informational meeting for all interested 1L's and 2L's at noon on Thursday, March 29, in the CCD building (across 3rd street from the Law School). Please attend if you are interested in the development of constitutional democracy or have specific interests or knowledge related to emerging democracies in Burma, Vietnam, Liberia, Moldova, North Africa, the Middle East, or other areas.

ELS Environmental Internship Panel

Students who have completed internships related to environmental law will share their experiences and advice for searching for, applying to, and getting these internships. Q&A will follow. Room 122, noon.

BLSA College Student Division Elections

BLSA will be conducting elections for pre-law students interested in joining the college student division of our organization. Room 122, 7:30-9:00 p.m.


Friday, March 30

Journal of Law and Social Equality Inaugural Symposium

The Law School's newest scholarly publication, the Journal of Law and Social Equality, is holding an inaugural symposium titled "Whither Social Equality?" Visit the Journal's website for symposium details. Room 123, 8:30-4:00.

Career Choices: Balancing Work and Life (Wellness Week)

Please join Amanda Couture, JD'04, of DeLaney & DeLaney; Andi Metzel of Benesch; and Michele Cooley, VP and Counsel to Pedcor Companies, to hear about how they have found a balance between work and life. Pizza will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Room 125, noon.

Westlaw Secondary Sources, Cases and Statutes, and Regulations Certification Class

Room 120, noon.


Saturday, March 31

No events scheduled.


Faculty News

On March 16, Prof. Ajay Mehrotra presented his paper, "The Paradox of Retrenchment: Post-WWI Republican Ascendancy and the Triumph of the Fiscal State," at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities in Fort Worth, Texas.



ISBA Conference Scholarships Available

If you are interested in attending the Indiana State Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Conference and would like to apply for a scholarship, please stop by OCPD and pick up an application. The conference is May 31 - June 2 and scholarship applications are due April 15.

Environmental Law Society Green Games

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) is hosting the first ever Green Games on Thursday, March 29th, from 7:30pm - 10:00pm. You can register as an individual or team (teams may consist of 5-6 people). Registration deadline is March 29th (noon hour). Look for the ELS table during the lunch hour March 26-29 to buy your ticket and register! Tickets are $8; $10 for non-members, including appetizers. For all details, visit the games' Facebook page.

Barristers' Ball Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets to Barristers' Ball 2012 -- Casino Royale are on sale NOW! You can purchase them online or in person at our table. The early bird special is available only Monday - Wednesday. Please go to before purchasing tickets to find out all the details about the ball. We expect to sell out quickly, so get your tickets early. Tickets available noon -1 p.m. in the lobby every day this week.

Inaugural barristers' awards have been announced. See details on the website. The ball will be held on Friday, April 13 at the IMU Alumni Hall, 7:00 p.m.

Sigma Chi Seeking a Resident Advisor

Sigma Chi Fraternity is looking for a graduate student live-in advisor for the IU chapter during the 2012 - 2013 academic year. The position is unpaid; however, room and board is provided at the chapter house. While Sigma Chis are encouraged to consider the position, being a Sigma Chi is not necessary. Please contact James Updike at for more information.

Teaching Assistantships for 2012-13 Academic Year

The Graduate Legal Studies Program will be hiring teaching assistants for the 2012-13 academic year. The teaching assistants will work with international students in their legal writing and research course, the practicum and academic legal writing. Applicants must be available for approximately ten hours each week, possess strong research and writing skills, and while previous teaching experience is preferable, it is not required. Persons selected to fill these positions must be available for orientation beginning on August 15. Teaching assistants will be appointed on a semester basis, with reappointment in the spring conditioned upon performance in the fall. The stipend per semester is $1,500.00

Please include a cover letter, resume, writing sample and references in your application packet, and indicate your availability for an interview. Applications are due no later than March 30 and should be submitted to:

Professor Lisa A. Farnsworth
Director of Graduate Legal Studies
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Room 220
Bloomington, IN 47405

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