Indiana Law Annotated for November 4, 2013

November 4, 2013

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This Week in the Law School

Panel Discussion on Indiana's Same-Sex Marriage Amendment


Two Career-Building Sessions for 1Ls

Wednesday and Thursday.

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OCPD Student Tip: The Value of Informational Interviewing

Informational interviews are your most powerful career development tool. With a single action step, you can advance your progress in two critical elements of your job search strategy: (1) career research and (2) networking. As a law student, you have an opportunity to be curious. You do not know it all at this point, and asking educated and focused questions about a practitioner's area of expertise is a great way to gather information. Most important, informational interviews are a great way for you to create relationships with practitioners. Preparedness is the key to successful informational interviewing. We are excited to talk to you more about this at our informational interviewing workshop on November 7th at noon. Please stop by the office and pick up one of the new handouts on informational interview tips.


Monday, November 4

IP Practitioner-in-Residence

Nancy Tinsley, associate general patent counsel, Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc. Lunch. Room 124, noon.

Outlaw/ACS Panel: "I Do. Or I Don't": Indiana's Same-Sex Marriage Amendment

Join Outlaw and the American Constitution Society for a discussion about HJR-6, which would amend the Indiana Constitution to recognize marriage only if it is between one man and one woman. Panelists are Melina Kennedy, JD'95, Cummins Inc.; Jacqueline Simmons, JD'79, vice president and general counsel, Indiana University; and Megan Robertson campaign manager, Freedom Indiana. Moot Court Room, noon.

Feminist Law Forum Meeting

Feminist Law Forum will host a meeting to discuss our bake sale, upcoming events, and member dues. Room 120, noon.

Sports and Entertainment Law Society General Body Meeting

If you are a dues-paying member of SELS, come join us as we talk about future events, goals, and networking strategies. Room 122, noon.


Tuesday, November 5

BLSA General Body Meeting

Room 125, noon.

International Law Society Speaker: Ying Lao

Come listen to Ying Lao speak about Burma's emergence in the international community. We will still be collecting dues, which are $10 for the year. Lunch will be provided. Room 122, noon.

Christian Law Society Bible Study

Room 214, noon.


Wednesday, November 6

Barbri 1L Information Session

Come learn about all of the educational opportunities Barbri has to streamline your law school experience and supplement your education. Lunch will be provided. Room 121, noon.

Meeting with Dean Buxbaum

Every Wednesday, Dean Buxbaum makes time to connect with students by stopping by the library lobby from 3:00-4:00. Cookies are provided. Stop by and chat with her this week.

Indiana State Bar Association Reception

1Ls: Join legal professionals of the Indiana State Bar Association for light refreshments during a reception right here in the building (read "convenient opportunity to practice marketing yourself to professionals in the field"). Be sure to dress professionally and remember: first impressions last! RSVP on Symplicity. Student Lounge, 7:15 p.m.


Thursday, November 7

1L Informational Interview Workshop

Get tips on how you can get the most out of your informational interviews and turn the experiences into relationships and opportunities that will advance your career. Lunch provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Room 125, noon.

BLSA Gong Show

Serendipity, 7:00-9:00 p.m.


Friday, November 8

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Callout Meeting

The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program aims to help low-income and foreign student taxpayers fill out income tax returns. Often, these individuals can struggle with the complexities of the Internal Revenue Code, which is where we come in. So if you're interested in tax, won't you deduct your time with us? Room 122, noon.

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium

The Colloquium is a weekly meeting of graduate students to discuss common academic concerns and research interests. This week, our special guest speaker is Angelo Falsone, a visiting PhD scholar from Italy who is doing comparative research on the separation of church and state. Room 120, noon.


Saturday, November 9

No events scheduled.


Faculty News

Prof. Ajay Mehrotra recently published his book, Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877-1929 (New York: Cambridge University Press), which is part of the Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society.

Prof. Sarah Jane Hughes served as a reviewer for the 2013 study, "Still Loaded General Purpose Reloadable Prepaid Cards," scheduled to be published by The Pew Charitable Trusts in late 2013.

Prof. Steve Sanders presented a paper on November 2 on "Political Process Theory and Same-Sex Marriage" at the Fourth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium hosted by Loyola University Law School in Chicago. On October 31, Sanders was a panelist at the annual Indiana Family Law Institute, discussing the Supreme Court's recent marriage cases. And on October 10, he spoke at the University of Michigan as part of a program on "Access to Education: The Present and Future of Higher Education Affirmative Action."



Family Law Society Sweatshirt Sale

Did you miss your chance to get a sweatshirt the first time around? Well, you're in luck! The Family Law Society will be selling full-zip and crew neck sweatshirts this week. Stop by the FLS table during lunch to order yours. Cash or check only.

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