Indiana Law Annotated for Sept. 3, 2012

Sept. 3, 2012

This Week in the Law School

1L Assessment De-briefings This Week and Next Week

Professor Bill Henderson will walk students through their 1L assessments from orientation and debrief the results. All 1Ls are encouraged to attend, especially in Practice Groups. Lunch or light dinner will be provided. Choose the time that works best for you:

Room 125 Wednesday, 9/5 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Room 122 Thursday, 9/6 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Room 216 Friday, 9/7 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Room 125 Wednesday, 9/12 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Room 122 Thursday, 9/13 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Room 216 Friday, 9/14 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Thinking about Tax Law?

Attend an informative panel discussion on Thursday.

Introduction to OCPD Postponed

The introduction to the Office of Career and Professional Development scheduled for this Thursday and Friday has been postponed until to Monday, October 1 in the Moot Court Room at noon.


Monday, September 3

Labor Day. No classes.


Tuesday, September 4

Pro Bono Fair

Student service programs and Bloomington organizations will be in attendance to discuss pro bono opportunities for law students. Lobby, noon.

Latino Law Students Association General Meeting

LLSA is holding its first general meeting. All of LLSA's events will be discussed. Lunch will be provided. Room 121, noon.

Intellectual Property Association Call-out Meeting

Room 122, noon.

BLSA General Body Meeting

Please plan to attend the first general body meeting of the Black Law Students Association. This will be an excellent opportunity for 1Ls to learn about the organization and get involved in BLSA leadership. Room 125, noon.

Pro Bono Call-out Meeting

Learn about all four student-run pro bono projects: the Inmate Legal Assistance Project (ILAP), the Pro Bono Immigration Project (PIP), the Protective Order Project (POP), and the Tenant Assistance Project (TAP). Room 122, 5:30-6:30 p.m.


Wednesday, September 5

School-wide Ethics Training

The Access to Justice Program and the Office of Student Affairs are holding a mandatory training for students doing pro bono work through a student service program, ILS, or D10. This training is not intended to interfere with any individualized training these projects provide but to set a common baseline and framework for understanding core ethical issues of confidentiality, conflicts, competence, and unauthorized practice of law. Prof. Aviva Orenstein will conduct the training, mixing lecture and hypotheticals. Students who have attended the training previously need not attend.

The training will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from noon to 1:00 in the moot court room. Students need to RSVP through Symplicity, and the law school will provide lunch for those students who RSVP.

We'll also record the training for students who cannot attend on the 5th but wish to volunteer. These students are required to watch the DVD, which will be available on e-reserve at the library, and then answer hypotheticals about ethics issues typical in pro bono service.

Call Back Interview Workshop

Caroline Dowd-Higgins will review call back interviews and offer protocols. Pizza will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity 24 hours in advance. Room 125, noon.


Thursday, September 6

APALSA Call-out Meeting

Come enjoy delicious Chinese food and meet the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association! Learn about our exciting social events and workshops planned for the fall semester. Room 122, noon.

Call-out Meeting for Four Student Groups

Law Students for Reproductive Justice, the Feminist Law Forum, American Constitution Society, and Outlaw will be hosting a joint call-out meeting for interested students to learn a bit about each group. Room 121, noon.

Business & Law Society Call-out Meeting

Are you interested in start-up ventures, running a non-profit, commercial litigation, or corporate transactions? The intersection of law and commerce is pervasive. To that end, the Business & Law Society [BLS] is holding its fall semester call-out to discuss upcoming events, competitions, and projects planned for this academic year. Come meet us during the lunch hour and learn more. Room 120, noon.

ELS Call-out Meeting

Call-out meeting for all students interested in being a member of the Environmental Law Society this year. Join us for lunch for a brief description of the organization and our plans for this year. Pizza will be provided. Room 124, noon.

Center for Law, Society & Culture Workshop

Amanda Frost, American University Law School, will speak on "Judicial Ethics and Supreme Court Exceptionalism." Room 335, 4:00-5:30.

Careers in Tax Law Panel

Join Maurer alumni and other professionals for a discussion of careers in tax law, moderated by Prof. Leandra Lederman. Panelists are:

Jamie Andree, Managing Attorney/Director, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at Indiana Legal Services, Inc., Bloomington; Michala Irons, JD'09, Attorney, IRS Office of Chief Counsel, Washington, DC; Brett Kaufman JD'09, Tax Services, Ernst & Young, Indianapolis; Joshua Odintz, Partner, Baker & McKenzie, Washington, DC; Tim Riffle JD'83, Partner and Chair of the Tax Section of the Corporate Department, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP, Indianapolis.

Room 213, 5:30-6:30; networking reception afterwards.


Friday, September 7

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium

Regular weekly gathering of graduate students to discuss research interests and common academic concerns. Featuring Prof. Sarah Jane Hughes. Room 214, 11:45.

ISBA Meet and Greet Reception

The Indiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers' Section is excited to host a meet and greet reception with complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres at Farm Bloomington restaurant from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to network and meet young lawyers that have made the transition from law school to the practice of law! It's also a great chance to learn more about the community service opportunities, networking events, and so much more that is offered through participation in the ISBA Young Lawyers Section. If you plan to attend this reception, RSVP to Carissa Long at or call 800.266.2581.

Protective Order Project Returning Volunteer Training

The Protective Order Project will be holding a required training for ALL returning volunteers. It should take less than an hour and lunch will be provided. If you cannot attend this training but would like to continue your involvement with POP this year, please email us at

Room 122, noonn.


Saturday, September 8

Training for Student Pro Bono Groups

Students wishing to volunteer for POP, ILAP, PIP, LGBTCP, and TAP are invited to attend these training for these programs. The sessions are coordinated so that students may attend the sessions for more than one organization. Sessions also will be recorded for students unable to attend, and the recordings will be available on e-reserve at the library. Lunch will be provided.

POP will hold its training from 9:00 am-12:0 0pm in room 125.

ILAP will hold its training from 11:00 am-12:00 pm in room 122, and the training will be repeated from 12:30-1:30 pm.

PIP will hold its training from 9:00 am-10:00 am in room 122, and the training will be repeated from 1:30-2:30 pm.

LGBTCP will hold its training from 10:00 am-11:0 0am in room 122, and the training will be repeated from 2:30-3:30 pm.

TAP will hold its training from 12:30 pm-2:30 pm in room 125.



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. The fall training will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. over two weekends, September 8-9 and 22-23, 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 or an application, e-mail New this fall, CJAM will offer in September a Restorative Justice Practitioners training which will qualify for participation in CJAM's Community Voices Program (formerly Victim Offenders Reconciliation Program).

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