Indiana Law Annoated for October 24, 2016 (51:9)

October 24, 2016 (51:9))
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This Week in the Law School

Halloween is rapidly approaching, and while it is supposed to be the scariest week of the year, we all know that the election isn't until Nov. 8. ELS is having a fun event on Wednesday at Cardinal Spirits, OWLS is hosting its annual trick-or-treating event Thursday, and SBA is having a Halloween party Saturday at the Bluebird. It's enough to put a smile on any ornithologist's face. Put on your finest business attire for the Class of 2017 composite photos Wednesday through Friday. Remember: These are the photos that will hang on the walls here for decades and possibly be used by the media should you ever be charged or convicted of a major crime. They also make wonderful Tinder profile pics. Let's swipe right into this week's events, shall we?


Monday, October 24

Business and Law Society Legal Issues Panel

Join BLS for a panel consisting of Jennifer Adams, Indiana University Office of General Counsel, and Cynthia Kretz, general counsel of Cook Medical, to discuss "What prevalent legal issues are impacting business today?" Room 122, noon.

CLS Bible Study

Join the Christian Legal Society for our weekly Bible study. Bring your lunch and a friend as we discuss God's word together. Room 216, noon.


Tuesday, October 25

Nutrition: Fueling Your Education

This is a nutrition presentation by Katie Shepherd, MS, RD, CD, a registered dietitian at the Indiana University Health Center. Come learn about the latest research on nutrition and how to eat so you can perform intellectually and physically. To learn more or to RSVP, please email Ms. Liz Ferrufino ( Room 122, noon.

BLSA General Body Meeting

Room 121, noon.

Intellectual Property Association Meeting

The IPA will have a meeting on Tuesday to hand out t-shirts and announce mentor pairings. If you are involved in the mentor/mentee program, please attend as there will be time at the end of the meeting to meet with your colleague. Lunch will be provided. Room 124, noon.

Health Law Society Call-out Meeting

Join this call-out meeting for the Health Law Society to learn more about the organization. Room 120, noon.


Wednesday, October 26

Composite Photos

Students who are graduating in the 2017 calendar year and wish to be included in the graduation composite should sign up for a photo sitting. Openings are available today through Friday. Please follow these steps:

  • 1. Visit the sign-up form
  • 2. Enter "Maurer" into the search box
  • 3. Click on Indiana University at Bloomington Maurer School of Law Composite
  • 4. Pre-register your information
  • 5. Click "Schedule Your Portrait Session" and sign-up for whatever date & time works best for your schedule

Please triple-check your name and date and time. How you enter your name into the site will be how your name appears on the composite, so be sure to enter the name you prefer. The dress code is business professional. Room 340, various times.

1L Workshop: Cover Letters

1Ls, you are invited to attend this workshop to receive tips and advice for perfecting your cover letters. Moot Court Room, noon.

Law Library Workshop: How to Research Case Law

You're invited to attend the second of three workshops on conducting effective legal research. This session will cover case law research on Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg. Come learn all the tips and tricks for finding cases using these databases. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Register in advance to attend. Room 206E (Jerome Hall Law Library), noon.

ELS Autumn Reception at Cardinal Spirits

The Environmental Law Society invites you to an autumn reception at local craft distillery Cardinal Spirits. Indiana Law students, faculty, and significant others are invited to enjoy an evening together with good food, good drinks, and great company. The evening will include a tour of the Cardinal distillery, catering provided by La Poblana Taco Truck (each ticket gets you two tacos; additional food available for purchase), and a selection of Cardinal's signature autumn cocktails available for purchase. Tickets are $10 each if purchased in advance and $15 at the door. The event may sell out, so get your tickets early. ELS will be selling tickets in the Law School lobby every day during lunch. We look forward to seeing you there. Cardinal Spirits, 922 S. Morton Street, 6 to 9 p.m.


Thursday, October 27

Composite Photos

See Wednesday for details.

OSA: Preparing for Law Exams

All 1L students will attend with their PGAs one of these sessions that will cover how to prepare for law school exams. For more information, email Ms. Liz Ferrufino ( Note: This session will repeat on Friday. Room 120, noon.

Professional Development Series: Job and Internship Search — Part 2, the Tools

In collaboration with the Career Services Office, the Office of Graduate Legal Studies offers career-related programming for international students — the Professional Development Series. If you plan to attend an event, please use CareerNet to RSVP. (Please note that the schedule is subject to change, and workshops or presentations on other topics may be added, depending on interest.) Looking for a job or internship for OPT? It's not too early to start your search! In this presentation, learn how to use the resources available to you for the job or internship search. Presentation by Dean Rachel Dawson from the CSO, in cooperation with the Office of Graduate Legal Studies. Room 213, noon.

Center for Law, Society and Culture Presents Mona Oraby

Mona Oraby, one of our Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellows, will present "Judicial Activism in Egyptian Administrative Courts: Resolving Statutory Lacunae Through Recourse to Sharia and Public Order." Faculty Conference Room, noon.

OWLS Trick-or-Treating

OWLS will be hosting its annual trick or treat event throughout Baier Hall. Several student organizations as well as several of the offices will have stations for trick-or-treaters. Children of faculty, staff, and students welcome! We are excited to see all the great costumes this year! If you have any questions, please email Emily Grothoff ( 4 to 5 p.m.


Friday, October 28

Composite Photos

See Wednesday for details.

OSA: Preparing for Law Exams

See Thursday's entry for full details. Room 121, noon and 1 p.m.


Saturday, October 29

SBA Halloween Party at The Bluebird

Come join SBA for the spookiest, most exciting night of the year as we celebrate Halloween at the Bluebird. Embrace your inner-zombie, enter our costume contest, and win some spook-tastic prizes, all while enjoying music by the Phunk Nastys and eating free pizza. Ticket sales start today in the Main Lobby. Be sure to get there early and get a spot (presale tickets are $5 and tickets at the door are $10). We will also be giving away two free tickets each day to the first two people to sink a hole in one at our table. Ages 21+ only. Bluebird, 216 N. Walnut Street, 8 to 11 p.m.


Faculty News

Prof. Kevin Brown delivered a paper on October 14th entitled "The Ultimate Success of School Desegregation" at the conference, In Honor of Fred Gray: Making Civil Rights Law from Rosa Parks to the 21st Century, at Case Western Reserve Law School in Cleveland. The conference was in honor of one of Case Western's must illustrious alums, Fred Gray. Among his clients were Rosa Parks and Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.


Staff News

The Center for Constitutional Democracy is pleased to welcome Elizabeth Adams, who started last week as the center's new coordinator. Her office is in the Beck House. You can reach Elizabeth by e-mail ( and phone (812) 856-7372. Welcome, Elizabeth!



Stewart Fellows Program Applications Now Open

The Stewart Fellows Overseas Externship Program, the Law School's fellowship in support of academic externships which send students abroad during the summer, announces two upcoming application periods: October 17-28, 2016, for placements in Argentina, Brazil, Thailand and Vietnam; and January 9-27, 2017, for placements in China, India, Japan and South Korea. For more information about the program, including how to apply, please see the website for the Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession, or contact Ms. Lara Gose (, Room 254 in the Law School).

Become a MELSA Leader

Are you interested in transnational law, international finance law, international trade law, international human rights law, conflicts law, environmental and natural resources law, national security law, or U.S. intelligence law? The Middle East is a nexus of diverse fields of legal study and central to the United States' foreign policy interests. The Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA) is looking for students to interested in leadership positions on the executive board. Membership is open to students of all backgrounds. The purpose of MELSA is to increase student and faculty awareness of issues pertaining to the Middle East and their impact on the legal profession. If interested, please email Mike Burelli (

ABA Forum on Communication Law Conference Scholarships Available

The ABA Forum on Communications Law's annual conference for media lawyers takes place February 9-11, 2017 in New Orleans. The conference provides two opportunities for law students to attend and participate. First, there is a media law workshop for new lawyers and law students. Second, the forum provides one to three scholarship opportunities that cover the costs of attending the conference. To increase the diversity of the media bar, one scholarship is dedicated to a student who is a member of a diverse law student organization. The other scholarship(s) are open to all law students. Contact Prof. Joe Tomain (, a member of the forum's training and development committee, with any questions.

Perform at the Gong Show

It's Gong Show Time! The Gong Show is the Law School's talent show, and we are recruiting talent to sign up to participate. This year's event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3. If you would like to perform, email Kayla Frye (

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