Indiana Law Annotated for March 18, 2013

March 18, 2013

This Week in the Law School

Welcome Back

ILA wishes you the best as you head into the home stretch.

ALAF Members Selected

Four distinguished alumni have been named to the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, the highest honor the Law School bestows. Read about them and see a list of all ALAF inductees in the first-floor vitrine beginning Wednesday.

Academic Planning

1Ls: Time to think about the fall semester. Attend a session any day this week.

Career Choices

Legal aid and commercial litigation, Thursday and Friday.

SBA Golf Outing

A tradition returns. Sunday.


Monday, March 18

1L Academic Planning Sessions for Fall 2013 Semester

Room 122, noon; room 123, 4:00.

Westlaw Training

Room 123, noon.


Tuesday, March 19

1L Academic Planning Sessions for Fall 2013 Semester

Room 125, noon; room 121, 4:00.

Practice Skills Series: Family Law

The Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum and OCPD have teamed up to bring you a program on family law. Deborah Farmer Smith, Campbell Kyle Proffitt LLP, will offer key insights and tips to help you be successful when entering practice. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Ms. Smith will be happy to address questions during his presentations as well. Room 123, 4:30 p.m.

Phi Delta Phi Elections

Join us for election of our new e-board for the 2013-2014 school year. Room 120, noon.

Feminist Law Forum General Body Meeting

Bring your lunch and come discuss the Feminist Law Forum's upcoming events: Spring Law Day, Prof. Andrew Taslitz's talk on feminist criminal procedure (April 9),and ACLU's Louise Melling's talk on Roe (April 10). There are plenty opportunities to get involved! Questions? E-mail Amanda Stephens at Room 121, noon.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund General Meeting

All SALDF Members are invited to come to a general body meeting. We will be discussing this semester's Puppy Party, a potential research project, and officer elections. If you cannot attend, please email Brandon Callahan at Room 124, noon.

American Constitution Society Meeting

We will elect next year's board members at this meeting. There are a number of positions available. After the elections, we will discuss upcoming events and progressive politics. All students interested in progressive legal issues and the ACS are encouraged to join us. If you are interested in running for a board position, please contact Jim Spangler at Room 213, noon.

Bible Study

Come have lunch with us! Room 216, noon.

LexisNexis Think Like a Lawyer Part 2: Cost Effective Research

This training is a great way to prepare for being a summer associate at a firm, working in the public sector, or a judicial clerkship. This will teach you how to research in a way that allows you to research any issue successfully for your employer in a manner that does not waste money in their legal resource account. This training will teach you cost-effective, and equally important, effective research skills. Having attended "Think Like a Lawyer Part 1" is not required to take advantage of this training. Room 123, noon.


Wednesday, March 20

1L Academic Planning Sessions for Fall 2013 Semester

Room 125, noon; room 123, 4:00.


Thursday, March 21

Career Choices: Legal Aid and Legal Services

Please join Steven Sharpe, JD'05, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC, and Abhishek "Jay" Chaudhary, JD'09, Indiana Legal Services. Pizza provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours prior to the event. Please bring your ID card to check in. Check Symplicity often as small-group sessions have been posted and are updated daily. Room 125, noon.

1L Academic Planning Sessions for Fall 2013 Semester

Room 121, 1:00; room 122, 4:00.

APALSA Elections

All dues-paying members are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting to elect your E-Board for next year. Additionally, we will be going out to Nick's after the elections in order to celebrate. Food will be provided. Room 213, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Westlaw Training

Room 123, noon.


Friday, March 22

Career Choices: Commercial Litigation

Please join Elissa Preheim, JD'96, Arnold & Porter LLP, and Dave Tittle, JD'67, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP. Pizza provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours prior to the event.

Check Symplicity often as small-group sessions are posted and updated daily. Room 125, noon.

1L Academic Planning Sessions for Fall 2013 Semester

Room 121, 1:00.

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium

Lecture by Prof. Ken Dau-Schmidt. Room 120, 11:45.

Pro Bono Immigration Project: Career Talk

Alison Finkelmeier, JD'11, is an immigration attorney at Epstein Cohen Seif & Flora in Indianapolis. She will discuss how and why she decided to be an immigration attorney and describe her day-to-day work. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Room 120, 3:00-4:00.


Saturday, March 23

OWLS Easter Egg Hunt

OWLS will be hosting an Easter egg hunt again this year. Weather permitting, it will take place in the covered area outside on the ground level near the observatory. In case of inclement weather, it will take place in the student lounge. A parent or guardian must attend their children at all times. Starting time is 10:00. The children eagerly hunt, so arriving on time or even a little early is advised.


Sunday, March 24

SBA Golf Outing

The SBA is bringing back an old tradition: a law school golf outing for students, alumni, faculty, and staff. The event will take place at the IU Golf Course at 11:00am. Please try to arrive at least thirty minutes early for warm up and to get settled. It will be played in a shotgun scramble format in which each team of four players plays the best shot of their group. In other words, even if you're not very good, you can contribute to the team's effort if you hit a good shot now and then, and your bad shots won't be counted! The shotgun aspect means that everyone will start simultaneously on a different hole. The cost is $30 for students and $50 for faculty, which includes a riding cart, a barbecue cook-out, and various possible prizes. The last day to sign up is Wednesday, March 20th!


Faculty News

Associate Dean and Prof. Ajay Mehrotra recently presented portions of his book manuscript, Sharing the Burden: Law, Politics, and the Making of the Modern American Fiscal State, 1880-1930, at the Tulane University Tax Roundtable in New Orleans.

On March 2, Prof. Leandra Lederman participated in the Florida State University School of Law Symposium on the First 100 Years of the Modern Federal Income Tax, serving as the discussant for "Reforming Federal Tax Litigation: An Agenda," by Prof. Steve Johnson.

Professors Steve Sanders and Seth Lahn moderated and presented a seminar on February 28 at the Indiana State Bar Association in Indianapolis on "Same-Sex Unions at 'The Crossroads:' How the U.S. Supreme Court cases and other 2013 legal and political developments may change the landscape for LGBT families and relationships."



Part-time Position Available at IU Licensing and Trademarks Department

This position assists the IU Office of Licensing and Trademarks with processing trademark infringements, including drafting cease-and-desist letters for products infringing on IU's trademarks. Must be available for 10-15 hours per week between the hours of 8:00 and 5:00.

Qualifications: Some law school, with one or more years of experience working in an office environment. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong organization skills, and possess a strong attention to detail and accuracy. Basic computer skills required. Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. Pay: $10.00/hour. If interested, contact Valerie Gill,, preferably by Wednesday, March 20.

Gender Equality Happy Hour

Network with IU Law alumni, lawyers, professors and students as we discuss feminism and the law. The event is co-sponsored by the Feminist Law Society and the Feminist Law Forum. RSVP by March 18th to Feminist Law Forum Co-President Amanda Stephens at Refreshments and appetizers will be served. Dress is business casual. Directions and car pooling information will be provided when you reply. Nominal fee for parking. Friday, March 22, 7:30-9:00 p.m. Atrium, IU McKinney School of Law, 550 West New York Street, Indianapolis.

Kelley/Maurer VCIC Team Wins Competition

On March 2, this year's Kelley/Maurer Venture Capital Investment Team, composed of Brandon Benjamin (4th year JD/MBA), Jorge Alvarez (3rd year 3-year JD/MBA), Damon Yousefy (4th year JD/MBA), Nathan Chun (3rd year JD/MBA), and Eli Stoughton (3rd year JD), placed first in the competition at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. The team will be now be competing in the International finals at UNC in April. In the Toronto competition, IU's team beat teams from Harvard, Yale, Michigan, Cornell, and Rochester.

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