Indiana Law Annotated for April 18, 2016

April 18, 2016
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This Week in the Law School

We begin winding down the semester (and year) with the "last lecture," presented today at noon by Prof. Aviva Orenstein. Does Prof. Orenstein have a new book out? Yes! Thank you for asking. Fat Chance is available from Amazon. ILA will provide you with a last lecture next week.

Check out all the elections going on this week; many student organizations are selecting next year's members. Vote. (You don't even need a photo ID). CACR will host Adam Slagell Thursday. He'll be talking about security monitoring with the Bro platform, which we can only assume is some sort of Little 500 precaution undertaken by the Jordan Avenue houses.

Dean Parrish will take time away from drinking coffee at the Indiana Avenue Starbucks to drink coffee in the Jerome Hall Law Library, today at 2:30.


Monday, April 18

Last Lecture Featuring Professor Orenstein

Join faculty and fellow students in celebrating the end of another school year with the "Last Lecture." This event is one of the most anticipated events of the year, and it features a professor who is either retiring or who is known for encouraging and supporting the student body throughout the year. SBA could not be more excited to announce that this year's speaker is Prof. Aviva Orenstein, who has provided great support and encouragement to the 3L class during its time at Maurer. Email with questions. Lunch will be provided. Room 121, noon.

SELS Elections

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society will be holding elections for positions on the 2016-2017 executive board. All members and candidates should attend. Lunch provided. Room 214, noon.

ExamSoft Review Sessions

IT will host several ExamSoft review sessions throughout the week. Today's session is from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. in room 213. See other days for additional sessions as times and locations will vary.

Coffee with the Dean

Come chat with Dean Austen Parrish one final time this spring. 2:30 p.m. Jerome Hall Law Library Lobby.

Staff Merit and Years of Service Awards

Law School faculty and staff are encouraged to attend this year's staff merit awards, where we will recognize employees whose service to the school has been exceptional during the past year. Employees who have completed 10 and 20 years of service will also be recognized. Refreshments. Faculty Lounge, 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, April 19

Bloomberg Law Dockets: Beyond Briefs

Yes, Bloomberg Law Dockets will help you find examples of briefs. But Dockets can be used for so much more. From internal and competitive intelligence to judicial preferences, Dockets will help you stand out this summer at work. Written discovery, transcripts of testimony, and jury instructions are just a few of things you will learn how to find using Bloomberg Law Dockets. We will also cover searching for specific types of pleadings, court orders, and more. Panera Bread will cater this event, and all registered attendees will receive their choice of a mini power strip, stainless steel travel mug, or a travel charger kit for their phone. Finally, a $25 gift card will be given away at the end of each training. To register, visit and choose your training under training and events. See other days for additional dates of this program. Room 214, 12:10 p.m.

Family Law Society Executive Board Election

The Family Law Society will be electing a new executive board for the 2016-17 school year. All members and anyone interested in applying are encouraged to attend. Interested students are not required to be current or active members. Jimmy John's lunch will be provided. Room 222, noon.

Fall Recruiting Explained: A 1L Introduction to Applying to and Interviewing with Law Firms

Believe it or not, you need to start thinking about and planning for next summer soon! This session will specifically focus on strategizing for a job with a law firm next summer. If you plan to participate in any of the school's recruiting events, you are expected to attend this session. The CSO will provide an overview of the Indiana Law managed recruiting and interviewing events as well as a general guide for applying to law firm jobs outside of these processes. Lisa Brown, the professional development partner at Schiff Hardin in Chicago, will provide guidance to you on how to make the most out of your on campus interviews and what to expect from a call-back interview. We will also be joined by a BigLaw associate to provide the inside scoop about life as an associate in a law firm. Lunch provided for those who RSVP 24 hours prior to the event. Moot Court Room, noon.

Bridge-to-Practice Information Session

The Career Services Office will hold an informational session to discuss the Bridge to Practice program. Bridge-to-Practice Fellowships are available to eligible graduates who secure unpaid volunteer positions with public interest organizations or small firms while continuing their job search after graduation. This session will cover the purpose of the fellowship, details of the program, graduate and employer responsibilities, and any questions you may have. Lunch will be provided to those 3Ls who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Room 122, noon.

ExamSoft Review Session

Room 121, noon.


Wednesday, April 20

ExamSoft Review Session

Room 214, 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Summer Externship Mandatory Class Meeting

A class-meeting for all students registered (or planning to register) for a summer externship, organized by Prof. Inge Van der Cruysse, director of externship programs, and faculty advisors Laura Daghe, Robert Downey, Lisa Farnsworth, Seth Lahn, and David Main. This class is mandatory for all students registered for the following externship courses: B547 Public Interest, B698 Judicial Field Placement, B514 Private Externship, and B545 Criminal Law Externship. This class will introduce students to the academic component of their externship and the program requirements. Attendance will be taken, and RSVP through CareerNet/Symplicity is required prior to the class meeting. Room 121, noon.

Bloomberg Law Dockets: Beyond Briefs

See Tuesday's entry for full details. Room 213, 1 p.m.

BLSA End of the Year Banquet

Black Law Students Association members and faculty are invited to come celebrate this year's accomplishments at the end-of-the-year banquet. We will be announcing the award recipients and next year's board. Room 310, 7 p.m.


Thursday, April 21

ExamSoft Review Session

Room 214, noon.

CACR Security Seminar Series: Adam Slagell

Slagell will present "Semantically-Aware Network Security Monitoring at Scale with the Bro Platform." Room 213, noon.

Center for Law, Society, and Culture Colloquium: Brishen Rogers, "Big Data and the Future of Low-Wage Work"

Faculty Conference Room, 4 p.m.


Friday, April 22

ExamSoft Review Session

Room 214, 10 a.m.


Faculty News

Prof. Kevin Brown delivered lectures in Mumbai, India at two different celebrations of the 125th anniversary of the birth date of Dr. Ambedkar on April 10th and 11th. Prof. Brown presented "What Struggle by African-Americans meant to their Liberation?" and "In Praise of Dr. Ambedkar from African-Americans."

Prof. Sarah Jane Hughes has contributed to the Research Handbook on Electronic Commerce Law. The steady growth of internet commerce over the past 20 years has given rise to a host of new legal issues in a broad range of fields. This authoritative research handbook comprises chapters by leading scholars — including Prof. Hughes — that will provide a solid foundation for newcomers to the subject and also offer exciting new insights that will further the understanding of e-commerce experts.


Staff News

The Office of Admissions welcomes Kendra Abercrombie as assistant director of admissions. Kendra joins the Law School on April 18 from her alma mater, Arizona Summit Law School, where she has served as an admissions counselor since 2012. Welcome, Kendra!



Introducing the 2016-17 Sherman Minton Advocacy Board

Congratulations to your 2016-17 Sherman Minton Advocacy Board. This year's executive board members are: Andrea Douglas (chief justice); Jimmy Moffitt and Helen Wang (executive problem coordinators); Toni Duerson and Eric Leist (executive judge coordinators); Even Stahr (executive research and advocacy coordinator); Nicole Berwick and Elaena Harris (executive competition coordinators); and Kayla Frye (executive research and competition coordinator).

Thank You to POP Volunteers

The Protective Order Project would like to thank its volunteers for another successful year of serving victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and stalking in the Bloomington Community. We opened a record 118 cases thanks to the hard work of our Maurer students. We'd also like to congratulate next year's POP Board: Alex Chitwood (student director); Aly St. Pierre (assistant student director); Ashley Kim (case management supervisor); Jordan Burton (treasurer); Anna Sturges and Bradley Thomas (outreach directors); Kaitlin Sheets and Jules Cantor (fundraising coordinators); Jessica Falender and Abby Goreham (volunteer attorney coordinators); and Boyu Wang (LLM liaison). If you're a POP volunteer, are going to be around Bloomington during the summer, and are interested in volunteering for pro bono hours during that time, please contact Abigael Bosch ( Thank you again for a great year.

Faculty Research Assistant Sought: Paid Position

The Jerome Hall Law Library is now accepting applications for the position of faculty research assistant (FRA) for a new program at the Maurer School of Law. Successful applicants will be responsible for conducting research on a variety of topics for members of the Indiana Law faculty. Topics and research methods will vary by project. FRAs will be supervised and given assignments by the student services librarian. Pay is $10 per hour, and FRAs will be expected to work up to 29 hours per week. If you wish to apply, but cannot commit to 29 hours per week, please indicate that in your application. FRAs must be located in Bloomington for the entire summer. For this reason, the positions are limited to rising 2Ls and 3Ls. To apply, please submit a CV, a (one paragraph) statement of interest, and the name and email address of one Law School reference to Kimberly Mattioli ( Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday.

Relieve Exam Stress at the Jerome Hall Law Library

Exam stress-relief activities are back in the Jerome Hall Law Library. Please join us in the library lobby from April 21-May 6 to take a well-deserved break from stress and studying. There will be board games, coloring books, jigsaw puzzles, and more. We look forward to seeing you there.

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