Indiana Law Annotated for November 5, 2012

November 5, 2012

This Week in the Law School

Career Choices

Family law/mediation on Wednesday.

Finals Are on the Horizon

Several events this week to help you prepare, with tips from your colleagues.

The Transnistria Conflict

An important lecture on this little-known center of strife in Central Europe and its unresolved conflict, delivered by an expert from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Thursday.

Call for Applications

For a new exchange program with China's leading university in cybersecurity studies. See "Announcements."


Monday, November 5

BLSA General Body Meeting

Room 125, noon.


Tuesday, November 6

Women's Law Caucus Free Breakfast Study Break!

WLC members can come enjoy a breakfast study break with WLC for free! Feel free to bring questions about classes and professors for next semester. Student Lounge, 9:00-10:30.

Society for Law and the Arts Meeting

We will discuss and vote on changes to the constitution for this new group for students interested in areas of law that intersect with the arts and cultural heritage. We will also host elections for executive board positions. Room 120, noon.

Law Students for Reproductive Justice Meeting

LSRJ will meet over a brown bag lunch to announce the 1L representatives and to plan the spring events surrounding the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. This will be the final opportunity to pay dues. All members please attend! Room 213, noon.

International Law Society Liberia Information Session

The International Law Society will hold a brief information session on working abroad this summer in Liberia with Jallah Barbu (Chairman of the Law Reform Commission of Liberia and SJD student here), and Aaron Bonar, a 3L who participated in the Liberia program. Room 124, noon-12:30.

LLSA General Meeting: How to Write a Law School Final Exam

Prof. Gjerdingen will be our guest speaker. He will provide tips and suggestions on how to tackle law school exam questions. Lunch will be provided. Room 122, noon.

Christian Legal Society Bible Study

Room 214, noon.


Wednesday, November 7

Career Choices: Family Law/Mediation/ADR

Panelists will discuss their careers in family law, alternative dispute resolution, and mediation. The panel includes: Caroline Gilchrist - Baker & Gilchrist
Phyllis Armstrong - The Mediation Group
Alicia Gooden - The Mediation Group

Pizza will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Open to all JD and LLM students. Room 125, noon.


Thursday, November 8

1L Resume Workshop

Your resume is an important part of your professional toolkit and often the first impression an employer will have of you as a candidate. This workshop will discuss the protocol for legal resume writing. If you wish to attend the resume roundtable on November 15th, you must attend this event. Please bring a copy of your resume in progress. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. 1Ls only. Moot Court Room, noon.

Barbri Information Session

Come join BLSA to find out more about how Barbri can help you succeed in school and on the bar exam. Food will be served! All students, especially 1Ls, are welcome to join. Room 122, noon.

Working in the DC Policy Community

Matthew Rojansky, Deputy Director, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will hold an informal session with students who want to know more about careers in think tanks and policy-making organizations in Washington, DC. The session coincides with Mr. Rojansky's lecture on Friday (see below). Ballantine Hall, Room 004, 3:00-4:00.


Friday, November 9

APALSA Finals Workshop

The workshop will be in the format of an informal discussion in which a panel of 2Ls and 3Ls will provide any tips they have for outlining and preparing for finals. The 1Ls attending may also bring any working outlines they currently have to be reviewed for suggestions and tips. Room 121, noon.

Horizons of Knowledge Lecture: "The Transnistria Conflict: Not Frozen"

Transnistria is the last remaining major politico-military conflict in Europe's geographic center. A brief but bloody conflict in 1992 left thousands dead and the region isolated between newly independent Moldova and Ukraine. After twenty years of accepting the conflict's "frozen" status, all sides recognize that conflict resolution is key to enabling Moldova's successful rise from poverty and further institutional integration with Europe, and in turn to developing a stable and secure geopolitical space in the states that lie between the borders of Russia and NATO/EU member states.

Matthew Rojansky, Deputy Director, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will describe key issues, the interests of the major international stakeholders such as Russia, Ukraine, and the E.U., and address prospects for devising an enduring settlement. Mr. Rojansky recently conducted the third round of a Track II negotiation among stakeholders to the conflict. Sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the Russian and East European Institute, the Center for Constitutional Democracy, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the Maurer School of Law, and the Ostrom Workshop. For more information, visit the CCD’s website. Room 124, noon.

Sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the Russian and East European Institute, the Center for Constitutional Democracy, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the Maurer School of Law, and the Ostrom Workshop

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium

Lecture by Prof. Jayanth Krishnan on the current state of international arbitration and its particular effects on India. Room 213, 11:50.



Call for Applications: Eric T. Warner Global Cyber Security Policy Advancement Exchange Program and Microsoft Internship in China

Microsoft has created The Eric T. Warner Global Cyber Security Policy Advancement Exchange Program in partnership with Indiana University and Xi'an Jiao Tong University to help improve mutual understanding of cyber policy consideration between the U.S. and China, and to set an example of effective international academic and industry collaborations to address global information security challenge.

Under the Program, each year two students from the Maurer School of Law will serve as Eric T. Werner Scholars, spending eight weeks during the summer at Xi'an Jiao Tong University conducting research with colleagues at the Information Security Law Research Center there, and spending three-four weeks interning in Microsoft's policy division in Beijing. In exchange, each year two students from Xi'an Jiao Tong University will visit the Maurer School of Law as Eric T. Warner Scholars, conducting research at the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, and spending up to four weeks in Microsoft's policy division in Washington, DC.

All transportation, housing, meals, and living expenses will be covered by the Eric T. Werner Scholarship, donated by Microsoft in memory of Eric T. Warner, former Director of Cybersecurity for the White House and, at the time of his untimely death from pancreatic cancer in 2012 at the age of 48, Principal Security Strategist with Microsoft. Maurer students may earn up to 4 credits (B547) for the combined research and internship program.

Applications are due to in the Office of International Programs by 5:00 pm on December 3, 2012. Applicants must have taken or plan to take Information Security Law or Cybersecurity Law prior to the start of the program. Additional course work in international, intellectual property, or internet law is helpful. Mandarin language skills are not required but are a definite plus. To apply, please submit:

  • Attached application form
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript
  • A proposal describing your qualifications, interest, and the broad outlines of a cyber security research project you would like to undertake while in residence at the Information Security Law Research Center in China. The proposal should reflect your aspiration and commitment to develop the skills to work across national borders to advance global cyber policy; your intellectual curiosity and willingness to conduct research in an environment unlike the ones with which you may be familiar; and your capacity to be open-minded in your pursuit of excellence and mutual understanding in an area of growing importance and conflict. The proposal should not exceed 600 words.

For additional information contact Dean Lesley Davis, Assistant Dean for International Programs, at or Prof. Fred H. Cate, Director of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, at For more information and to apply, visit the study abroad section of the Law School's website.

Election Results Watch Party

Do you care about this year's presidential election? Are you eager to watch a play-by-play of the results and discuss them as they unfold? Then please join the American Constitution Society, Outlaw, the Feminist Law Forum, and Law Students for Reproductive Justice on election night! Please sign up to attend via the Facebook event page, so that we know how much food to order. Questions? Email FLF Co-president Amanda Stephens ( Crazy Horse, 6:30-11:00.

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