Indiana Law Annotated for January 28, 2013

January 28, 2013

This Week in the Law School

Resume and Cover Letter Workshops

See Monday and Tuesday listings.

ILAP/Post-Conviction Relief Project Gets Under Way

Call-out meeting Monday.

Women's Law Caucus Auction

Proceeds benefit POP and Middle Way House. Friday.

Career Choices: Cause Advocacy


Thinking of Studying Abroad?

Attend an important meeting on Wednesday.


Monday, January 28

Resume Workshop

Your resume is an important part of your professional tool kit and often the first impression an employer will have of you as a candidate. Feel free to bring a copy of your resume in progress. This workshop will discuss the protocol for legal resume writing. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Room 125, noon.

Intellectual Property Association — Patent Bar

IPA is meeting to share information about preparing for the patent bar. Lunch. Room 214, noon.

Inmate Legal Assistance/Federal Post-Conviction Relief Project: Beginning-of-Semester Meeting

Both experienced and new volunteers are invited to attend the new semester's first meeting of the Inmate Legal Assistance/Federal Post-Conviction Relief Project. The Project, through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, assists those incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute with challenges to their convictions under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 and other matters. The Project offers a rare opportunity to polish legal research and writing skills before summer-job season and gain expertise in federal courts and criminal appeals. This is especially valuable for those planning to apply for judicial clerkships, as well as to do pro bono service. We will discuss plans for this semester and review frameworks to make your research and drafting on legal issues easier and more rewarding. If you have any questions, or would like to participate but cannot attend Monday's meeting, feel free to contact Student Director Andrew Murphy (3L) or Margot Newman (1L) at Room 125, 5:00 p.m.


Tuesday, January 29

Cover Letter Workshop

Your cover letter is the first writing sample a prospective employer will see. Learn the essentials of this marketing piece, which introduces your resume. It's so important to customize your letters because templates are counter-productive and off-putting to employers. This workshop will provide you with the tools to craft effective cover letters that get noticed. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Room 125, noon.

Federalist Society Call-out Meeting

Interested in the Federalist Society? Join us for lunch! The Federalist Society is a non-partisan conservative and libertarian organization dedicated to freedom, federalism, and judicial restraint. The Federalist Society seeks to educate the legal community through its programs and publications about how limited constitutional government based on the rule of law can have a positive effect on law and public policy. Room 120, noon.

Law Students for Reproductive Justice Meeting

Events for the spring semester will be discussed. Room 214, noon.

Public Interest Law Foundation Members' Meeting

"Singing for Summer Salaries" and summer scholarships will be discussed. Room 121, noon.

Bible Study

Join us for the first bible study of the semester. Room 216, noon.

Foreign Language Conversation Group

Room 122, noon.


Wednesday, January 30

Job Search Strategies

Your law degree empowers you with skills that will transfer to a myriad of career fields. Learn the essentials to researching careers in the legal world and beyond including business, non-profit, public interest, government, and many more. This is your chance to test drive and explore careers so you can discover what fits best for you. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP in Symplicity. Room 125, noon.

Summer Study Abroad Informational Meeting

1 and 2Ls interested in participating in summer study abroad programs for all or part of summer 2013 should attend this informational meeting with Dean Davis and Paul Leopold. Program options and financial aid considerations will be discussed. Room 213, 12:05-1:00. (Please be mindful of the class in room 213 until noon.)

Bloomberg Legal Research Training for 2Ls and 3Ls

A Bloomberg Law representative will be on-site providing instruction on using the Bloomberg Law resources. This training is targeted at 2Ls and 3Ls who desire more information on using Bloomberg Law. It will cover navigation of the database and its features, and is designed to assist students headed for summer associate positions and/or for post-graduation employment. Room 121, noon.

How to Write a Brief Using Lexis Advance

The Lexis account executive will address how to use Lexis Advance to assist in researching and writing the 1L legal research and writing brief and memorandum of law. Come and find out the differences between Lexis Advance and other research services. Moot Court Room, 1:00-2:00.

Lexis Think Like a Lawyer 1: Professional Research Skills Certification

Come to this class and learn valuable research skills and become Lexis Advance certified. This is a great way to fill out your resume and become a more proficient legal researcher. Moot Court Room, 2:15-3:15.

Thursday, January 31

Career Choices: Cause Advocacy

Please join Chris Daley of Just Detention International and Gavin Rose, JD'06, of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana. Pizza provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Room 125, noon. Check Symplicity for small group sessions and dinner sessions too. Space is very limited.


Friday, February 1

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium

Weekly meeting of graduate students to discuss common academic concerns and research interests. This week's guest: Associate Dean Ajay Mehrotra. Room 120, 12:30.

BLSA Executive Board Meeting

BLSA executive board members and all chairs are required to attend this meeting. If you are unable to do so, please e-mail Sedric Collins ( by noon on Wednesday. Please include your report in your e-mail. Room 120, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Women's Law Caucus Auction for Middle Way House and Protective Order Project

Please join your classmates and professors at the annual Women's Law Caucus auction. Plenty of professor packages will be available for you and your friends to bid on, so start getting your groups together now and get ready to bid! All proceeds benefit Middle Way House and the Protective Order Project. At Serendipity, 7:00-11:00 p.m. Also, Buffa Louie's will donate a portion of their proceeds for those who eat there on Thursday, January 31 and mention WLC!


Saturday, February 2

No events scheduled.


Faculty News

Professor Seth Lahn has been elected to the Board of Governors of the Indiana State Bar Association for a two-year term representing District 7, which encompasses south-central Indiana. He had previously served in an appointed position on the board as Counsel to the President for 2011-12.



Sports and Entertainment Law Society Sweatshirt Sale

SELS will be selling quarter-zip sweatshirts from noon to 1:00 in the lobby through Friday, February 1st. The sweatshirts come in black, red, or charcoal gray with a white Maurer logo. The cost is $45, and checks can be made payable to Maurer School of Law Sports and Entertainment Law Society.

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 spring training will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. over two weekends, February 9-10 and 23-24, 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.. For more information or an application, e-mail, or phone the office at (812) 336-8677.

Student Bar Association Spring Fling

Get excited for SBA's Annual Spring Fling at the Bluebird, featuring The Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute Band! Come to the Bluebird and enjoy some throwback Chili Peppers tunes! Tickets will be ONLY $5 and can be purchased the week before in the hallways and from your Student Bar Association representatives. It will be a ‘90s theme night so come in your freshest Saved by the Bell-iest gear! Pogs may be available. Tamagotchis upon request. Friday, February 8, 8:00 p.m.

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