Indiana Law Annotated for February 11, 2013

February 11, 2013

This Week in the Law School

Workshops and Events about Career Options

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Sign up on Symplicity.

Center for IP Research Practitioners-in-Residence

A lunchtime talk on Tuesday.

LLSA Panel on Puerto Rico


Farewell Open House for Michael Keller


Rapheal M. Prevot, Jr. Barristers' Ball

Friday, 7:00, Bloomington Convention Center


Monday, February 11

1L How to Write a Brief with 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 how Lexis Advance differs from other research services. Moot Court Room, 10:00-10:45 a.m.

Drama Club Callout

Please join the Law and Drama Society (Drama Club) for information about participating in the upcoming production. The name of this year's comedy production will be revealed and lunch will be provided. Room 120, noon.

LGBT Project Volunteer Callout

Come learn about exciting pro-bono opportunities involving our next projects: a guide for transgendered individuals seeking to legally change their name and gender on legal documents; policy research regarding LGBT-related bullying in schools; and the continuation of our involvement in the Indiana same-sex marriage conversation. You don't have to have worked with us last semester to get involved now. Room 122, noon.

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 enhance your resume and become a more proficient legal researcher. Room 121, noon.


Tuesday, February 12

Summer Externship Program Workshop

The Law School permits students engaged in unpaid legal work for nonprofit, government agencies, judges, or legal services organizations (law firms for B514) to receive up to four credits during the summer through this program. In order to participate, a student must secure an internship and complete an academic component for credit. Students who qualify will also be eligible for summer financial aid. Attend this workshop to learn more. Lunch provided for those who RSVP. Open to 1Ls and 2Ls. Room 125, noon.

Bible Study

Come have lunch with us! Room 216, noon.

Center for IP Research Practitioners-in-Residence

Suzanne Flaton-Origenes and Anna-lisa Gallo, in-house lawyers from BASF Corp. who focus their practice on IP transactional work, will spend the day on campus attending classes and meeting with students. Join them for a talk about their practice (lunch will be served). Room 213, noon.

Latino Law Students Association Panel on the Political Status of Puerto Rico

The panel will be discussing the current territorial status of Puerto Rico and the possible alternatives (statehood, independence, and free association) to the current territorial status. This is a great opportunity to learn about Puerto Rico. Lunch will be provided. Room 120, noon.

Feminist Law Forum Discussion

Please join the Feminist Law Forum for a meaningful discussion on experiencing and responding to sexism. We will meet at the home of one of our members; please email Leah ( or Alex ( for directions.

Drama Club Auditions for This Year's Comedy

Come for any 10 minutes to audition for this year's comedy production. The play is put on exclusively by law students, and all students are welcome to be involved. Room 213, 7-9 p.m. Auditions will also be held on Wednesday evening (see below).


Wednesday, February 13

2L and 3L Practice Series: Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation

The Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum and the Office of Career and Professional Development present a program about ADR/Mediation. Sam Ardery, JD'83, Bunger & Robertson, a Maurer Law School graduate, will offer key insights and tips to help you be successful when entering practice. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Mr. Ardery will also answer questions during his presentation. For 2Ls and 3Ls. Room 123, 5:00 p.m.

Drama Club Auditions for This Year's Comedy

Come for any 10 minutes to audition for this year's comedy production. The play is put on exclusively by law students, and all students are welcome to be involved. Moot Court Room, 7-9 p.m.


Thursday, February 14

Federal Government Workshop: "Everything You Need to Know About Legal Careers in the Government Sector with Alumnus Arthur Lopez"

Arthur Lopez, JD'83, is a recipient of the Law School's Distinguished Service Award and has more than 20 years'experience working in the federal government. He currently serves as the Associate General Counsel in the US Office of Government Ethics. Join Mr. Lopez for this informative session to learn strategies for success in landing entry-level and summer intern opportunities in the government career arena with your JD. Sharpen your professionalism etiquette with his savvy advice and action steps. For all students. Room 121, 4:30 p.m.

Mr. Lopez will also hold small-group open office hours on both Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 352 and Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lewis 218. RSVP on Symplicity for these small-group sessions, but you can show up any time in those 2-hour time slots.


Friday, February 15

Career Choices: In-House Counsel

Please join Jesse James, JD'11, NiSource; Amy Foust, JD'08, Procter & Gamble, and Matt Winings, JD'05, Cummins Inc. in this presentation about in-house counsel. Pizza provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours prior to the event. ID card is required to check in. Check Symplicity often as small-group sessions are posted and updated daily.

Farewell Open House for Michael Keller

Join us to wish Dean Keller well in his new position at University of Wisconsin Law School. OCPD office, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Rapheal M. Prevot, Jr. Barristers' Ball

Bloomington Convention Center, 7:00 p.m. Visit the website for more information.


Saturday, February 16

No events scheduled.



Maurer Telecommunications Law Moot Court Team Makes Final Rounds

The Law School sent two teams to the Telecommunications Moot Court competition again this year, and both teams made it to the final argument.

Meg Burton, Tim Conroy, and Michael Caine faced off against Joe Fuschetto, Joey Kaufmann, and Tayler Mayer in the final round, with Fuschetto/Kaufmann/Mayer taking home first place. They also won the award for best brief. Both teams were coached by Natalie Jones, Darrian Campbell, and Jon Levy. The last time a Maurer team finished near the top was a second-place finish more than a decade ago. A special thanks goes out to Professor Michael McGregor for oversight of the entire process.

Center for the Business of Life Sciences Information Session and Reception

Join the Center for Business of Life Sciences at the IU Kelley School of Business for an information session and reception on Thursday, February 21st from 5:30-7:30p.m., Kelley Graduate Building room 0034. There will be a presentation about LemerPax USA and the emerging life sciences cluster in Southeast Indiana. Also, the reception will be a great opportunity to network with guest presenters, CBLS staff, and a diverse group of students in the sciences, medicine, informatics, law, business, and other fields. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. The attire is business casual. Reserve your seat by Monday, February 18th by emailing Kelli Conder at

Protective Order Project Volunteer Call-Out

2Ls and 3Ls: If you have not started your goal of 60 hours of pro bono service yet, you can begin volunteering for the Protective Order Project at any time during the year. Please contact Jenny Rulon at if you are interested in volunteering with POP this semester.

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.

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