Indiana Law Annotated for February 9, 2015

February 9, 2015

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This Week in the Law School

PILF volunteer call-out. Monday, noon.

The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Memorial Lecture, presented by Prof. Barry R. Weingast (Stanford University). Wednesday, 4 p.m.

The CCD presents Prof. Andrew Reynolds (UNC-Chapel Hill) on "The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform." Thursday, noon.

Rapheal M. Prevot Jr. Barrister's Ball. Friday, 7 p.m.


Monday, February 9

Student to Student Job Conversations: Law Firms and In-house Positions

In collaboration with the SBA's CSO Committee, we are happy to introduce a new program early in the semester called Students 2 Students. There will be four sessions where 1Ls can sign up to have several brief one-on-one conversations with 2Ls and 3Ls who have had summer internships in a variety of practice settings. The goal is for 2Ls and 3Ls to share their internship search strategies and experiences as well as to offer any advice. 1Ls can now register for these events on Indiana Law CareerNet. Space is limited. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP only. Room 335, noon.

PILF Singing for Summer Salaries Volunteer Call-Out

Singing for Summer Salaries is near (March 31), so all students who are planning on applying for a PILF summer scholarship should consider this meeting mandatory. Come find out how you can get involved in the planning process; we need your help to make this year one of the biggest yet. Room 125, noon.

Christian Legal Society Weekly Bible Study

All students interested in learning more about the Christian Legal Society or interested in engaging in Bible study are welcome. These sessions will take place every Monday through April 27. Room 120, noon.


Tuesday, February 10

FLF General Body Meeting

The Feminist Law Forum will hold a general body meeting. Room 121, noon.

Labor and Employment Law Society General Body Meeting

LELS will be holding its general body meeting in order to discuss upcoming events this semester. Room 213, noon.


Wednesday, February 11

The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Memorial Lecture: Barry R. Weingast

The Law School is proud to host the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Memorial Lecture with Barry R. Weingast. Prof. Weingast is the Ward C. Krebs Family Professor in the Stanford University department of political science and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. The title of Prof. Weingast's talk is "The Violence Trap: Why Democracy and Rule of Law Fail in the Developing World." Moot Court Room, 4 p.m. with a reception to follow in the Faculty Lounge.


Thursday, February 12

The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform

Several years after the Arab Spring began, democracy remains elusive in the Middle East. The Arab Spring that resides in the popular imagination is one in which a wave of mass mobilization swept the broader Middle East, toppled dictators, and cleared the way for democracy. The reality is that few Arab countries have experienced anything of the sort. Prof. Andrew Reynolds, of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will present. Room 124, noon.

Career Choices: Criminal Prosecution and Defense

Join John Tompkins, of Brown Tompkins Lori & Mastrian, and Katie Jackson, JD'08, from the Marion County Prosecutor's Office, as they discuss career options in the criminal prosecution and defense fields. Lunch provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance on Indiana Law CareerNet/Events/Workshops. Room 125, noon.

  • Small group sessions with John Tompkins at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. in room 352
  • Dinner with John Tompkins. Uptown Café. 6 p.m.


Friday, February 13

Career Choices: IP/Patent Law

Join panelists Leslie Prill, JD'11, of Faegre Baker Daniels' Denver office, and Scott Timmerman, a shareholder with Brinks Gilson & Lione for this presentation on career options in the IP and patent law sector. Lunch provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance on Indiana Law CareerNet/Events/Workshops. Room 125, noon.

  • Small group sessions with Leslie Prill at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. in room 352
  • Small group sessions with Scott Timmerman at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. in room 352

The 2015 Rapheal M. Prevot Jr. Barrister's Ball

The 2015 Rapheal M. Prevot Jr. Barrister's Ball will be at the Indiana Memorial Union's Alumni Hall from 7 p.m. to midnight. Black tie optional.


Faculty News

Professor and former Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations Feisal Istrabadi spoke with Fox News in the wake of the execution of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh. Watch Amb. Istrabadi's interview.

After reports that Anthem suffered a massive data breach late last week, Prof. Fred H. Cate spoke to the New York Times about the implications.

Read Prof. Steve Sanders' latest Huffington Post column, entitled, "Huckabee, gay people, finger food and logic."

Prof. Ajah Mehrotra authored "The mismatch of Obama's middle-class economics," also published in the Huffington Post.



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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