Indiana Law Annotated for August 31, 2015

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This Week in the Law School

Interested in the all the various pro bono projects available? U2 can get in on the action tomorrow at noon. SBA 1L rep elections are Wednesday and Thursday. Let's get those results calculated before Donald Trump discovers another race he can enter. The student organization fair will showcase all the opportunities you have to get involved at Indiana Law. It's all the fun of the state fair, but without the carnies, rides, food, people-watching, animals, and heat. Dewey have a great law library? Yes, we dew. Learn all the wonderful ways our awesome library staff can help you during their welcome week celebration, taking place Tuesday through Thursday. Coffee, donuts, and home-baked goods will be available with prizes, too. They will be alphabetized. Many of you worked with Angel Hinson on scheduling rooms and events, but she has left us for another position outside of IU. We wish her the best, and want to let you know that the intrepid Denise Malayeri Clerkin will be filling in until we can find a permanent replacement. She's the dean's executive assistant, so I'd be nice to her if I were you...


Monday, August 31

IU Job Fairs 101

Law students are encouraged to attend career fairs held by the Kelley School of Business and other Indiana University schools. Join Dean Kenny Tatum for a discussion on what to expect from these job fairs and how you can take advantage of them. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on CareerNet. Room 122, noon.

1L Training: Informational Interviews

Informational interviews serve a few different purposes: they can help you find out if you are really interested in a particular area of law; they can help you make contacts and secure names of other people to speak with; and they help prepare you for actual interviews. Attend this session to learn about informational interviewing. While a great tool when used properly, some of the common mistakes we see from our students can have a negative impact on your professional development. These sessions will be held for 1Ls today, tomorrow, and Wednesday. See below for that information. Prof. Tim Morrison'sclass: Room 122, 4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, September 1

Pro Bono Call-out Meeting

Come learn more about Indiana Law's pro bono projects and meet the current board members at the pro bono joint call-out meeting. The pro bono organizations will give a brief description of their work and tell you more about how to get involved. Room 121, noon.

Student Organization Account Treasurer Training Session

Treasurers of student groups with a student organization account must attend this SOA training session. Please email Director Liz Ferrufino ( for more information. Room 214, noon.

3L Clerkship Information Session

There are still clerkship opportunities available for 3Ls. Inge Van der Cruysse, director of externships and clerkship placements, will address what opportunities remain and discuss the time line for the remainder of your 3L year. Lunch will be provided to those that RSVP on Indiana Law CareerNet. Room 122, noon.

1L Training: Informational Interviews

Prof. Jody Madeira'sclass. Room 122, 4:30 p.m.

Welcome Week in the Jerome Hall Law Library

Come join the librarians in the lobby of the Jerome Hall Law Library for three days of food and swag. Discover what services the library offers to law students while enjoying coffee, donuts, and homemade baked goods. Test your library knowledge with trivia questions, and find out how to win some great library swag. Stop by Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We look forward to seeing you.


Wednesday, September 2

Welcome Week in Jerome Hall Law Library

Law Library lobby, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SBA 1L Elections

The elections for 1L Student Bar Association representatives will occur on Wednesday and Thursday this week. First-year law students may place up to three votes for the 1L representative position. You must have a photo ID to vote. The election results will be announced at the election results party Thursday evening. Please direct any questions to Main lobby, noon to 1 p.m.

2L Clerkship Information Session

Your search for a post-graduate clerkship begins during the fall semester of your 2L year. Inge Van der Cruysse, director of externships and clerkship placements, will address the time line for application and provide different strategies for finding a clerkship. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on Indiana Law CareerNet. Room 122, noon.

Office of Admissions Student Ambassador Call-out Meeting

As an Indiana Law student you have the opportunity to play a significant role in recruiting efforts, and the Office of Admissions would appreciate your help. As a student ambassador, you will meet with prospective students, provide them a tour of the Law School, and take them to a class. Being a student ambassador is a commitment of a few hours over the course of each semester. Your efforts help show prospective students the depth and breadth of the students, the faculty, and the programs here at Indiana Law. This informational meeting will cover the requirements for being a student ambassador and the information you will need to know. Lunch from Dagwood's will be provided. Please RSVP to today with "Student Ambassador" in the subject line. Moot Court Room, noon.

1L Training: Informational Interviews

Prof. Don Gjerdingen'sclass. Room 125, 4:30 p.m.

1L Academic Session

Emily Swartz, Ricky LaFosse, and Liz Ferrufino will facilitate a 1L academic enhancement session. The presentation will help you get the most out of your classes by providing tips and strategies to be academically successful in law school. Come use the resources Indiana Law has to offer. Room 124, 5:45 p.m.


Thursday, September 3

Welcome Week in Jerome Hall Law Library

Law Library lobby, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Student Organization Fair

This is the annual student organization fair open to all law students to learn about our 40+ student-run groups and projects. Main lobby, noon.

Graduate Legal Studies Presentation: The NYU School of Law International Student Interview Program (ISIP)

Learn more about this job fair for LLM and SJD students. Presentation by Ms. Lara Gose and Dean Lesley Davis. This presentation is part of the Professional Development Certificate Series presented by the CSO and Graduate Legal Studies. RSVP on Indiana Law CareerNet. Room 213, noon.

LexisNexis Class Preparation Training

Surprised by your grades last semester? Learn to use LexisNexis to streamline your class preparation and potentially improve your comprehension and recall. Attendees will earn 400 points and almost certainly pick up a few new tricks. Room 120, noon.

SBA 1L Elections and Results Party

Vote for 1L SBA representatives from 1 to 2 p.m. today in the lobby. The election results party will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Dunnkirk. Food will be provided.


Friday, September 4

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium

The Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium is a weekly meeting for graduate students to discuss common academic concerns and research interests. Come to the first meeting of the year. Student Lounge, noon.


Faculty News

Over summer break, two short articles written by Prof. Rob Fischman were published in Conservation Biology ("Lessons from Pollution Control: Response to Heller and Hobbs") and Environmental Forum ("16 U.S.C. §1, R.I.P.; Reborn"). He also spoke on "Grazing and Climate Change: Lessons for Public Land Management" at the Natural Resources Law Teachers Institute on May 29; and "Deconstructing the Refuge Improvement Act" at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Advanced Refuge Academy on Aug. 12.



Become Fred Cate's Research Assistant

Applications are now being accepted for a research assistant to Fred H. Cate, Vice President for Research, Distinguished Professor, and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law. Candidates must have experience with or a strong interest in privacy or security, and excellent research and writing skills are essential. This is a paid position. Please submit résumé, transcript, and statement of interest to his assistant, Sarah Portwood, at as soon as possible. We will continue to review applications until this position is filled.

Prof. Orenstein Seeking Assistance on Pro Bono Case

Prof. Aviva Orenstein is working on a pro bono guardianship case that has an international aspect and procedural questions about valid notice to someone overseas. A chance to practice research skills, learn procedure, and help a wonderful family is available to student volunteers. Please contact her if you are interested:

Register for Kelley Industry Connections Event

The Kelley School of Business' 10th annual Industry Connections event will take place Sept. 25, and Indiana Law students are invited to attend. Kelley alumni from a spectrum of industries and companies will be on hand to share their business expertise and experiences with you. This is your chance to explore a variety of industries alongside your fellow students from Kelley. For a full schedule of events and to register, visit the Industry Connections site.

Basic Mediation and Restorative Justice Training

The Community Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM) offers a 40-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 p.m. over five weekend days, September 12-13, 19-20, and 26 at the Law School. The training will be led by senior mediators and restorative justice practitioners. Tuition is $300; $250 if received by August 30. Scholarships are available. For more information, e-mail or, phone the office at (812) 336-8677. Go to our website,, to download an application. Payment can be made by credit card at the website or by check with your application.

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