Indiana Law Annotated for September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014

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This Week in the Law School

Wednesday is Constitution Day

Plan to attend a special lecture by Prof. Geoffrey Stone, followed by Q&A and Trivia Night at Nick's.

Industry Connections

Kelley School of Business event will be held at the Law School this year, and you're invited. See Friday to register.

International Law Society/Business Law Society Meet and Greet

See Thursday.

Ethics Training for Pro Bono Representation

Required for pro bono work. Tuesday.


Monday, September 15

Christian Legal Society Weekly Bible Study

All students who are interested in learning more about the Christian Legal Society or interested in engaging in bible study are welcome. Room 120, noon.

Asian-Pacific American Law Student Association Call Out Meeting

APALSA invites you to come learn more about our organization and our exciting events for the year. All JD and graduate students are warmly welcomed. Chinese food will be provided. Room 121, noon.

Inmate Legal Assistance Project Lexis Docket Search Training

This event is recommended for all ILAP volunteers, but of course all are welcome. Room 216, noon.

Outlaw Call Out Meeting

Outlaw is the alliance of students working to promote equal rights and protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender. Our members are straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered. Come join us for our call out to find out about our exciting academic events and social excursions this semester. We will also discuss membership dues and elect our 1L representative. Room 122, noon.


Tuesday, September 16

Ethics Training

This event is hosted by the Access to Justice Program and is required for students who plan to perform pro bono work. Lunch. Moot Court Room, noon.

International Law Society Call Out Meeting

The International Law Society will hold its general call out meeting for all law students (JD, LLM, MCL, PhD, and SJD) interested in learning about international law, international human rights, international business, and global career opportunities. Come meet the executive board and hear about our goals for the year, while enjoying tasty, non-pizza ethnic cuisine.

ILS is a great way to meet other students from diverse backgrounds and build multicultural relationships. We offer opportunities to hear from faculty and international speakers, attend cultural and social events, be elected to the executive board, get involved in a leadership committee, practice language skills, and engage in opportunities abroad including international internships. We will begin collecting dues at the meeting, which are only $10 for the year. Room 122, noon.

Middle Eastern Law Student Association Call Out Meeting

MELSA welcomes all 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls who have any interest in the Middle East or Middle Eastern culture to our call out meeting. We will be discussing upcoming events and plans for the year as a new organization. Room 121, noon.

BARBRI presentation for LLM, MCL, and SJD students

Graduate students who are planning to take a state bar exam in the U.S. and want to learn more about the bar exam prep course options for graduate students that are offered by BARBRI are invited to attend this information session with Melissa Byrne, a representative from BARBRI. Room 124, 9:50-10:45.


Barbri speaker and bar course information. Room 125, noon.

Feminist Law Forum General Body Meeting

Room 120, noon.

Sports and Entertainment Law Society Call Out and General Body Meeting

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society helps connect students with lawyers and other professionals in the sports and entertainment world. New and returning members should come to our first meeting of the year to hear more about networking opportunities, junior executive board positions, and our plans for this fall. Like us on Facebook. Room 124, noon.

The Art of Résumés and Cover Letters

For Prof. Foohey's contracts students. Room 120, 4:30-5:30.

Environmental Law Society Call-Out Meeting

The Environmental Law Society invites everyone, from 1Ls to LLMs, who has any interest in the environment from a policy, social justice, regulatory, or corporate standpoint. Non-pizza dinner provided. Room 213, 5:30-6:30.

Constitution Day Trivia at Nick's

ACLU of Indiana and American Constitution Society are hosting a trivia night at Nick's. Professor Seth Lahn will serve as emcee, with special guest Professor Geoffrey Stone. Come enjoy food, drinks, and fun trivia questions. Doors open at 5:30, first round of trivia will start at 6:00.


Wednesday, September 17

Constitution Day Lecture: Geoffrey R. Stone, University of Chicago

Geoffrey R. Stone, the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, will deliver this year's Constitution Day lecture, titled "Inside the NSA: Liberty and Security in a Changing World." In the fall of 2013, Prof. Stone served on a five-member review group appointed by President Barack Obama and charged with making recommendations on the National Security Administration's foreign surveillance intelligence programs. In his lecture, Prof. Stone will discuss his experience on the review group; the review group's recommendations on several of the NSA's most controversial programs; his evaluation of the oversight processes and mechanisms currently in place; and how we might think about the legitimacy of Edward Snowden's disclosures of classified information. Lunch. Moot Court Room, noon.

Q&A with Professor Stone

Refreshments. Room 335, 2:15-3:45.

The Art of Résumés and Cover Letters

For Prof. Boshkoff's contracts students. Room 123, 4:30-5:30.


Thursday, September 18

Résumé-writing for International Graduate Students

Planning to apply for jobs or internships? It will be helpful to learn how to create a western-style résumé to aid in your search. Join Ms. Lara Gose and Dean Lesley Davis from the Office of Graduate Legal Studies for an information session on résumé writing to learn how to prepare a resume that highlights your skills and accomplishments. RSVP through Indiana Law CareerNet. (Please note that attendance at this information session is required for students who pre-registered to participate in the NYU School of Law International Student Interview Program.)

Room 216, noon.

Public Interest Law Initiative Information Session: 1Ls and 2Ls

Are you passionate about public interest work but worried about not finding a paid job this summer. Please join the CSO and PILF for a lunchtime session to learn more about PILI's Summer Internship Program. PILI facilitates placement at various public interest. Lunch will be provided for participants who RSVP 24 hours prior to the event. Room 125, noon.

Center for Constitutional Democracy Speaker

The Center for Constitutional Democracy will host speaker Karen Elliott House (Pulitzer Prize winner, former managing editor, The Wall Street Journal). Ms. House will be speaking on "Prospects for Reform in Saudi Arabia." Room 120, noon.

Center on American and Global Security Panel

Panel will discuss the general situation, tensions, and obstacles to trade in the South China Sea region. Panelists include: Tom Christensen (Princeton); Mike Mochizuki (George Washington University); Mark Valencia (EastWest Institute); Ahn Tran (Indiana University, Bloomington). Room 122, 4-6 p.m.

The Art of Résumés and Cover Letters

For Prof. Ochoa's contracts students. Room 122, 2:45-3:45.

International Law Society and Business and Law Society Meet and Greet

The ILS and BLS executive boards join forces and welcome all law students, business students, and members from both organizations to this informal fall social. The intersection of international law and business is pervasive in our increasingly globalized society. This event is not just for people interested in international business transactions, but it's also the perfect opportunity to network with people interested in any area of international law and business law. Join us at The Tap in getting to know current and potential members over an incredible selection of craft and import beer from breweries throughout the world. Free appetizers will be provided on a first come, first served basis, so show up before the food runs out! Friends and family welcome. The Tap, west side of the square, 7:00 p.m.


Friday, September 19

Industry Connections: Special Invitation from the Kelley School of Business

Because of space limitations due to the dedication of the new business school building, the Law School has invited the Kelley School of Business to hold its annual Industry Connections event here. In return, they have invited all Indiana Law students to attend this event, which features alumni representing a variety of industries and companies. If you would like to attend, please register by visiting the Alumni section of the Kelley website and clicking on "Industry Connections — Law Students" in the right sidebar. If you have questions, please e-mail, or call Sarah McAfoose at 5-6340.

Environmental Law Society Speaker

Environmental Law Society and Conservation Law Center will be hosting Jon Cannon from the University of Virginia who will be speaking on "Private Property and Envrionmentalist Worldviews." Room 335, noon.


Saturday, September 20

Pro Bono Immigration Project Training

We will train students in the basics of ethics in working on a student-run project such as PIP and interacting with community members. We will also be sharing basic information about immigration law. Room 120, 3:00-4:30.


Sunday, September 21

No events scheduled.


Faculty News

On September 9, Professor Fischman testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources at a hearing to consider six bills amending the Endangered Species Act. The Committee's web site links to a video of the hearing and also to Prof. Fischman's written statement.



Stewart Fellows Externship Program Applications

The Stewart Fellows Overseas Externship Program is now accepting applications from 1Ls and 2Ls for summer 2015 in Thailand at Tilleke & Gibbins Law Firm. Information about the externship opportunity and application process is posted on Indiana Law CareerNet. Interested students should contact Ms. Lara Gose ( in the Office of International Programs (Law 220) with questions. The Stewart Fellows program offers externships in several other countries, and an information session on the Stewart Fellows program will take place later in the fall semester - watch the ILA for details. The application period for other Stewart Fellows externships will open in December.

Human Rights in Saudi Arabia: An Expendable Luxury or a Vital US National Interest?

MELSA is excited to invite you to a panel discussion on human rights in Saudi Arabia featuring Karen Elliott House, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and retired publisher of The Wall Street Journal; Lee Hamilton, director of the Center on Congress at IU; and Eric Goldstein, deputy director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa division. Patrick O'Meara, IU vice president emeritus of international affairs, will moderate. For more info please check this link: Wednesday, September 17, Wylie Hall room 005, 4:00-5:30.

Conflict Resolution Training: Community Mediation and Restorative Justice

The Community Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM) offers a 48-hour training program for community members interested in learning about conflict resolution, mediation, and restorative justice. Participants will enhance their interpersonal skills in communication and listening, problem solving, and negotiation, and they will increase their understanding of restorative justice philosophy and methods, the sources of conflict, and the processes leading to constructive conflict resolution. The training should benefit any community member concerned with managing conflict and its resolution. The training provides the background and skills necessary to work as a community mediator and restorative justice practitioner and qualifies participants to volunteer in CJAM's programs.

The fall training will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. over six weekend days, September 13-14, 20, 27, and October 4-5 at the IU Maurer School of Law. The training will be led by senior mediators and restorative justice practitioners. Tuition is $300. Scholarships are available. For more information or an application, e-mail, phone the office at (812) 336-8677, or register at

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