Indiana Law Annotated for January 26, 2015

January 26, 2015

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This Week in the Law School

In what one can only assume will be a hot and steamy talk, Starbucks' director and expert senior counsel Batur Oktay will remote in to the first IP practitioner-in-residence talk on Tuesday. No word on whether coffee will be provided. If you "need room," plenty will be available.

As Super Bowl XLIX approaches, inflate your chances of securing a job by attending one of several Career Choices series this week. Sessions will be held focusing on government and international options. If those don't work out, the Patriots might have a few openings in the ball department.

ILA's Super Bowl pick: Patriots take the air out of Seattle, 34-21; new crime series "PSI: New England" to investigate.


Monday, January 26

Public Interest Roundtables

CSO will be hosting two Public Interest Roundtables with Indiana Law alumni, Kate Holley, JD'13, and Steven Sharpe, JD'05, both of the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio. Both of these individuals received public interest fellowships after graduation. The sessions will be conducted as a roundtable with questions submitted beforehand with the opportunity to ask more questions during the session. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about post-graduate public interest fellowships and strategies for pursuing public interest careers. The sessions will be broken down by class. Please RSVP on Indiana Law CareerNet. 2Ls and 3Ls (Room 335, 1 to 2:30 p.m.); 1Ls (Room 335, 3 to 4:30 p.m.).


Tuesday, January 27

Composite Make-Up Session

All JD students graduating in May 2015 and all graduate students (LLM, MCL, SJD, PhD) graduating in 2015 are invited to take a photo for inclusion in the Law School's annual composite photo. This session is open to students who were unable to have their photo taken during the fall semester. Room 340, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; except from 1 to 2 p.m.

Outlaw General Meeting

Outlaw will have its general meeting to discuss this semester's events and ways for members to get involved. Those interested in joining Outlaw are also welcome to attend. Pizza lunch will be provided. Room 120, noon.

IP Practitioner-in-Residence Lunch Talk with Starbucks' Batur Oktay

Director and expert senior counsel at Starbucks, Batur Oktay, will be joining us remotely from Seattle. Lunch provided by the Center for IP Research. Room 213, noon.

BLSA General Body Meeting

BLSA will hold its first general body meeting of the semester. All students and faculty are welcome. Room 216, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Wednesday, January 28

Externship Workshop: What Every 2L and 3L Should Know

Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP on Indiana Law CareerNet at least 24 hours prior to the event. Room 121, noon.

Midwest Public Interest Career Conference Student Orientation

Room 125, noon.

ILAP Spring Semester Meeting

Interested in criminal law, judicial clerkships, or getting some pro bono service hours done? Join the Inmate Legal Assistance Project. It's a great way to practice research skills, and if you want you can even visit a prison. Learn more at this meeting. Room 125, 6 p.m.


Thursday, January 29

Career Choices: International

Come hear from Amy Hariani of the U.S. and India Business Council. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance on CareerNet/Events/Workshops. Room 125, noon. RSVPs to the small group sessions can also be made on CareerNet. Space for those is limited.

  • Small group morning session: room 352, 10 a.m.
  • Small group morning session: room 352, 11 a.m.

Westlaw Brief-Writing Training Session

Lori Chester, Westlaw academic account manager, will conduct a 30-minute session on how to use Westlaw to help write a brief. All law students (particularly 1Ls getting ready to write their first brief and upperclassmen hoping to hone their skills) are invited to attend. Room 216, noon.


Friday, January 30

Career Choices: Government

Join Emily Richardson of the Indiana Charter School Board and Eric Cook, JD'12, city prosecutor of Cincinnati, as they discuss government career options. Lunch provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. For more information and to RSVP, visit CareerNet/Events/Workshops. Room 125, noon.

  • Small group sessions with Emily Richardson: room 352, 3 and 4 p.m.
  • Small group sessions with Eric Cook: room 347, 3 and 4 p.m.

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium

The Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium is a weekly meeting for graduate students to discuss common academic concerns and research interests. This week is the opening event of the colloquium. Room 214, noon.

Westlaw Brief-Writing Training Session

Lori Chester, Westlaw academic account manager, will conduct a 30 minute session on how to use Westlaw to help write a brief. All law students (particularly 1Ls getting ready to write their first brief and upperclassmen hoping to hone their skills) are invited to attend. Room 120, noon.


Faculty News

Three hours after the Supreme Court granted cert in the marriage equality cases two Fridays ago, Professor Steve Sanders published an invited essay on SCOTUSblog arguing that the marriage bans represent a form of unconstitutional animus. The post got more than 10,000 page views. The next day, he published an essay on the American Constitution Society Blog, later adapted for the Huffington Post, discussing speculation about why the Court asked parties to address marriage licensing and recognition as separate constitutional questions. It was Professor Sanders' scholarship that first argued that non-recognition of same-sex marriages -- what he called a violation of the "right to remain married" -- was a 14th Amendment question independent of the right to get married. His blog posts were cited and discussed by the Washington Post and on and Volokh Conspiracy, among others.



CJAM Mediation Training in February and March

The Community Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM) offers a 48-hour training program for those 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 will 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 Winter/Spring 2015 training will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., February 7 & 8, 21 & 22, and March 7 & 8 at the Law School in Room 214. The training will be led by senior mediators and restorative justice practitioners. Tuition is $300, early bird registration is $250 if received and paid by January 23. Scholarships are available. Download the application and e-mail it to or call the office (812-336-8677) for an application. You may pay your registration by credit card on or by check made out to CJAM and mailed to 205 South Walnut St., Ste. 16, Bloomington, IN 47404. Phone or e-mail for more information.

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