Indiana Law Annoated for November 7, 2016 (51:11)

November 7, 2016
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This Week in the Law School

We've got a huge week ahead of us, folks. Believe me. This one's gonna be big. We've got the election Tuesday, the former president of the Israel Supreme Court Thursday, and Moot Court Finals Friday. No one respects Moot Court Finals more than me. And because that's true, I can reveal exclusively your judges for Friday's final argument: Bloomington-born Judith Levy (United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan), Jorge Alonso (United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois), our own Philip P. Simon, JD'87, (Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana), and Austen L. Parrish. That's bigly. Come support your peers Friday at 5 p.m.

As we approach Thanksgiving, many opportunities are available to help your local community. Throughout the month the SBA will be taking donations for its "Talk Turkey to Me" fundraiser. All proceeds will go to help families at Fairview Elementary School purchase food for Thanksgiving Day celebrations, with the SBA matching every donation it receives. And next week the Law School will hold a food drive for Hoosier Hills Food Bank. Barrels will be placed on the ground, first, and second floors of Baier Hall and on the 2nd floor of the Lewis Building for the donation of non-perishable food items. The Food Bank has a particular need for protein items such as peanut butter, canned tuna, canned soup, and canned or bagged beans. Please help any way you can.


Monday, November 7

A2J "Presentation" Presentation

1Ls: Your A2J coaches are hosting a session to prepare you for the presentation segment of your project. Come learn tips and techniques that will help you communicate your strategies to your classmates, coaches, and professor. The event is not mandatory, but is highly encouraged. Please RSVP to Libby Pfotenhauer (, so that we can accurately arrange food. Room 122, noon.

Why You Should Get Out the Vote

What is voter suppression and what are your rights? Prof. Luis Fuentes-Rohwer will speak about the history of voting rights, what students should know about voting, and what we can do to preserve voting rights. Come join the American Constitution Society for this timely event. Pizza will be provided. Room 124, noon.

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

International students! Looking for a job or internship for your optional practical training? It's not too early to start your search. In this presentation, learn how to use the resources available to you through the Jerome Hall Law Library for the job or internship search. Presentation by the Library's Kim Mattioli, in cooperation with the Office of Graduate Legal Studies. RSVP on CareerNet. Room 213, 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. No preparation necessary! Room 216, noon.


Tuesday, November 8

Judge Martha Wentworth Discusses the Indiana Tax Court

Please join us for a talk with Judge Martha Wentworth, JD'90, as she discusses the Indiana Tax Court, its functions, and the history of the court. It is open to the school. Moot Court Room, 3:25 p.m.

Lexis Legal Research Certification

Come and earn your Lexis Advance Legal Research Skills Certification for Fall of 2016. This 30-minute session lets you demonstrate to potential employers that you have the basic skills necessary to conduct legal research in a cost and time efficient way. Passing the certification quiz also gets you added to the employer searchable National Certification Registry. Students only need to attend one of the four sessions. Attendees will also earn a chance to win one of three $100 Amazon gift cards. Room 124, noon to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 to 1 p.m.

1L Academic Session and Study Tables

This Academic Session is geared towards helping the BLSA 1Ls succeed on their first law school exams. Our first session will focus on contracts and torts. BLSA 2Ls and 3Ls will be in attendance to provide helpful test taking strategies, tips, and advice for 1Ls preparing for finals. Once the session has concluded, the 1Ls will be given the chance to ask questions and stay around for study tables. All BLSA members are welcome to this event, and dinner will be provided. Room 120, 5 p.m.


Wednesday, November 9

Indiana Bar Application Information Session

3Ls are encouraged to join Tina Hopson (admissions manager) and Brad Skolnik, JD'81 (executive director) of the Indiana Board of Law Examiners for a session on the Indiana Bar application process. Room 122, noon.

1L Workshop: Networking

Attend this workshop for 1L students to get guidance and advice on how to begin networking and the importance that networking plays in their future careers. Moot Court Room, noon.

How to Conduct Administrative Law Research

Come join us for the final legal research workshop of the fall semester! We'll be talking about administrative law research including the federal rulemaking process and where to find federal administrative regulations in print and online. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Register online. Room 216, noon.

Sherman Minton Moot Court Semifinals

There will be four arguments, each beginning on the hour. Moot Court Room, 6 p.m.


Thursday, November 10

Video Lecture by Retired Israeli Supreme Court Justice Aharon Barak

Aharon Barak, retired president of the Supreme Court of Israel, will participate via video in a conversation on "Human Dignity and Constitutional Law." The event is being organized by Prof. Steve Sanders as part of the 2016-17 Remak Seminar on "Dignity, Equality, and Social Justice," and is co-sponsored by the Law School and its Center for Constitutional Democracy. Lunch will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

Exam Policies and Procedures for Graduate and Exchange Students

This is a mandatory meeting for all graduate and exchange students who will be taking at least one final exam in the Law School. International Programs Dean Lesley Davis and Ms. Rhea May, from Graduate Legal Studies, will explain the school's policies and procedures for final exams. Rom 213, noon.

IP Resume Review and Mock Interview Event

This annual event is a collaboration between the Center for Intellectual Property Research, the Career Services Office and the Intellectual Property Association. Students interested in taking part need to apply through Indiana Law CareerNet. The evening is structured so that students have the opportunity to participate in several short mock interviews with IP practitioners. The event provides students with an important opportunity to gain critical professional experience.

Mock interviews are to begin at 6:30 p.m. but participants should plan to meet in the Faculty Conference Room (335) by 6:15 p.m. A reception will begin at 7:30pm in the Faculty Lounge (Room 310) - all IP students are welcome to attend the reception (even those not taking part in the mock interviews). Attorneys from Barnes & Thornburg, Bingham Greenebaum Doll, Covington & Burling, Faegre Baker Daniels, Jones Day, and Krieg DeVault have attended in the past. Room 335, 6:30 p.m.


Friday, November 11

Moot Court Finals: Q+A with Students and Judges

Judges who will be participating in the Sherman Minton Moot Court final will be available for a Q&A with all students who have an interest in this unique opportunity to engage in a conversation with judges. We will discuss the arc of a judicial career, what the day-to-day work in chambers looks like, what judges expect from their law clerks, court room deputies, judicial assistants and the clerk of the court, what they expect of attorneys appearing before them, and what they look for in externs and law clerks. The conversation will be facilitated by Profs. Inge Van der Cruysse and Steve Sanders. RSVP through Symplicity/CareerNet for this event. For any questions about the event, please, contact Prof. Van der Cruysse ( Room 213, 3 p.m.

Sherman Minton Moot Court Finals

This year's competition problem is available online. Moot Court Room, 5 p.m. Additional seating available in room 121.


Sunday, November 13

Second Annual Turkey Bowl

Come join the professional schools of IU for a day of flag football competition! Maurer, Kelley, the School of Optometry, and of Medicine will all be there to see who is the best (at football, of course). The SBA will be in the lobby every day until the tournament to take sign-ups, but there are only 16 places on the team, so if you want to play be sure to get there early! Even if you don't want to play though, there will plenty of room for spectators and all are welcome to come enjoy a day of sports, food, and fun. Bryan Park, 1 p.m.


Faculty News

On Nov. 4, Prof. Ken Dau-Schmidt presented "The Impact of Emerging Information Technologies on the Employment Relationship: New Gigs for Labor and Employment Law" at the University of Chicago Law School's Forum on "Technology and the Disrupted Workplace."

On Oct. 31, Prof. Leandra Lederman was the discussant in the Loyola-L.A. Tax Colloquium. The paper presented was "Tax Compliance in a Decentralizing Economy," presented by Prof. Manoj Viswanathan of U.C. Hastings Law School.

Congratulations to Prof. Inge Van der Cruysse, who has been appointed by the Indiana Supreme Court to the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program Committee. Prof. Van der Cruysse will succeed Delaware Circuit Judge Marianne Vorhees for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1.

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