Indiana Law Annotated for January 30, 2017

January 30, 2017
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This Week in the Law School

1Ls: Get the inside scoop on summer jobs from 2Ls today at lunch. Learn how to dress from the always dapper Don Gjerdingen Tuesday. Learn what black tie means so you can steal the show at the ball next month (tickets on sale now!). The PILF bowling tournament rolls into the IMU Thursday. We'll spare you the details. (Move to strike, your honor!).


Monday, January 30

Business Law Society 1L Job Search Panel

All 1Ls are invited to a panel of 2L students who will be sharing advice and experience from the student perspective on the 1L job search. Food will be provided. Room 121, noon.

AFL Spring Discussion Night 1: Bioethics

Join the Advocates for Life for our first discussion night of the new year. The topic will be bioethics. We will discuss issues such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), frozen embryos, stem cell research, and the various aborted baby body parts scandals. Room 222, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, January 31

Black Tie 101

The Black Law Students Association invites you to attend Black Tie 101 with Prof. Don Gjerdingen. The lunch time session will provide a lesson on formal attire and proper dining etiquette in anticipation of the 29th Annual Rapheal M. Prevot, Jr. Barristers' Ball. BLSA will be giving away one free ticket to the ball at the session. All are welcome to attend. Room 120, noon.

PAD Full Chapter Meeting

Phi Alpha Delta is requesting that all active members join us for a meeting previewing our chapter's events for the semester. Lunch will be provided. Room 124, noon.

Academic Enhancement Session

You are done with your first semester of law school, now what? This final academic enhancement session will cover how to learn from your first semester and how to move forward in law school. See your PGA for your assigned date and time. Room 125, 4 p.m.


Wednesday, February 1

Academic Enhancement Session

See Tuesday's entry for full details. Room 125, 4 p.m.


Thursday, February 2

Career Choices: Government (civil)

Join Timothy Flowers, '11, of the U.S. Department of Justice; Francisco Guzman, '14, of the National Labor Relations Board; and Amanda Elizondo, '11, of the Indiana attorney general's office, as they discuss careers in government. Lunch will be provided to those students who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Please RSVP on CareerNet/Events/Workshops. These events will open 24 hours in advance of the event to 2L and 3L students by RSVP on CareerNet. Room 125, noon.

Center for Law, Society, and Culture Colloquium: Anne Groggel

Ann Groggel, from the IU Department of Sociology, will present "'Verbally No, but Physically Yes': Students' Negotiations of Sexual Consent." Faculty Conference Room, noon.

Tax Policy Colloquium: Rebecca Kysar

Brooklyn Law School's Rebecca Kysar will present "Automatic Legislation." Room 216, 1:15 p.m.

Academic Enhancement Session

See Wednesday's entry for full details. Room 125, 4:30 p.m.

Fourth Annual PILF Bowling Tournament

Join the Law School's Public Interest Law Foundation for the fourth annual PILF Bowling Tournament. Tickets are $10 each and cover the cost of at least two games and shoe rental. Sign up in teams of five or register individually and PILF will add you to a team. There will be a prize for the winning team. PILF members will be in the lobby each day at lunch to collect money and sign people up. Start your Thursday night right by supporting public interest law at Indiana Law and having a great time with friends! Proceeds go toward Singing for Summer Salaries and PILF's summer scholarship fund. IMU Bowling Alley, 5 to 8 p.m.


Friday, February 3

Career Choices: Business-based Immigration

Join panelists Brad Schwer and Russell Menyhart, '03, of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, LLP, as they discuss careers in business-based immigration law. Lunch will be provided to those students who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. RSVP on CareerNet/Events/Workshops. These events will open 24 hours in advance of the event to 2L and 3L students by RSVP on CareerNet. Room 125, noon.

Call-out Meeting for New International Student Association Group

The Office of International Programs is excited to announce the creation of a new student group at the Law School. The group will work in tandem with our office in order to encourage graduate and exchange students to become more involved in both the Law School and the Bloomington community. We would like to invite all graduate and exchange students, as well as any JD students who would like to help create a welcoming environment for new international students, to attend the call-out meeting. If you have any questions, please send an email to our office at Room 213, noon.


Saturday, February 4

Diagnostic Exam Workshop

This follow-up workshop will break down the diagnostic results and go over skills and strategies you can work on when you review for the bar this summer. This is only open to 3Ls and attendees should have registered with Ms. Liz Ferrufino by Dec. 16. Room 121, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Faculty News

Prof. Donna Nagy authored "Tom Price's stock controversy shows an urgent need for a new law," for the Washington Post.

On January 23, Prof. Leandra Lederman presented her paper "Does Enforcement Crowd Out Voluntary Tax Compliance?" at the University of Florida Levin College of Law's Tax Policy Colloquium.



Indiana Law Book Club

The Jerome Hall Law Library is pleased to announce the first annual Indiana Law Book Club. Get to know your classmates, professors, and librarians better while discovering a good book in the process! The inaugural book club selection is The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore. The novel follows a young lawyer who is representing George Westinghouse in his patent dispute against Thomas Edison over who invented the lightbulb. Suggested discussion questions will be released in February. In the meantime, find others who are reading the book and set up a time to discuss it over lunch or coffee. Post a picture on Instagram using the hashtag #maurerbookclub and tag jeromehalllawlibrary for a chance to win a prize!

American Inns of Court competition open

The 2017 American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize is open for applications. This writing competition has a submission deadline of July 1, 2017. The cash prize is $5,000 and the winning essay will be published in the South Carolina Law Review. Please see the student affairs bulletin board for additional details.

Cybersecurity Student Competition in Washington, D.C.

If you are interested in cybersecurity and collaborating with students in other programs at IU, the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge is for you! In order to compete for a spot at the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge, all registered teams must submit their answers to the three questions outlined below by January 31, 2017. Each answer should be 200 words or less. Please submit your answers to Anni Piiparinen ( You may register your team before submitting your answers.

  1. What would you consider to be the most significant cyber incident to date, and why?
  2. What potential, future cyber incident keeps you up at night, why, and done by whom?
  3. Why did you compose your team the way you did, and what do you expect will differentiate your team from others?

If you would like to be part of a team or if you have questions, please contact Prof. Joe Tomain (

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