Indiana Law Annotated for February 6, 2017

February 6, 2017
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This Week in the Law School

Are universities the worst violators of First Amendment freedoms? You'll never find out because we're censoring the event! (It's a joke, settle down. The program is today at noon.) The Indiana Tax Court is here Friday for a hearing involving our very own Monroe County and CVS. Thanks to our BLSA alumni who are coming in Saturday to lead a bar prep course and to our Protective Order Project volunteers who will host a training session here Sunday.


Monday, February 6

Are Universities the Worst Violators of First Amendment Freedoms Today?

The free exchange of ideas on university campuses is currently being buried by student bodies eager to shut down contrarian points of view. This censorship, however, stifles academic freedom and intellectual diversity. The Federalist Society has invited Jordan Lorence, senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, to speak about campus speech and academic freedom. Profs. Steve Sanders and Alex Tanford will be on the panel. Free food will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

CLS Bible Study

Please join the Christian Legal Society for our weekly Bible study. We will be reading and discussing excerpts from the Bible. Feel free to bring your lunch, your friends, and an open mind. All are welcome. Room 215, noon.

FLF General Meeting

Come to the first general Feminist Law Forum meeting of the semester to learn about all of the exciting things we have planned, and to eat and play games. This meeting is especially important for those of you who would like to run for a leadership position next year, as we will be providing more information about the election process. Room 124, noon.

Outreach for Legal Literacy Meeting

Outreach for Legal Literacy is holding a meeting to explain mock trial procedures and to distribute applications for executive board positions. This meeting should take about 30 minutes. One member from each volunteer group must attend. Lunch will be provided. Room 120, noon.


Tuesday, February 7

Frost Brown Todd 1L Lunch Program

Frost Brown Todd will be here to speak with 1L students about working in law, and providing more information about FBT. You will not want to miss this program. Moot Court Room, noon.

Faculty Speaker Series: Professor Foohey

Join the SBA to hear from Prof. Pamela Foohey for our first faculty speaker series event of the spring semester. Learn more about her work with bankruptcy, commercial law, and consumer law. As always, feel free to bring your own questions as well. Snacks will, of course, be provided. Hope to see you there. Room 124, noon.

WLC Dine and Donate

The Women's Law Caucus will be partnering with Bloomington Sandwich Co. for a "dine and donate" this evening. Mention Women's Law Caucus (WLC) when you order, and they will donate a percentage of the proceeds to us for the auction. 5 to 7 p.m.

IJLSE EIC Elections

The Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality will be holding elections for the 2017-2018 editor-in-chief position. This is a mandatory event for all members and dinner will be provided. Room 124, 8 p.m.


Wednesday, February 8

Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program Session

Come hear staff from the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP) talk about their agency and the services it provides. The purpose of JLAP is to provide confidential assistance to judges, lawyers, and law students who may encounter issues – such as stress management, depression, and substance abuse – that could impair their ability to practice in a professional and competent manner. Learn about the research on law students and lawyers in practice, and discover valuable resources available to you free of charge through this Supreme Court agency. Moot Court Room, noon.

Legal Research Workshop: Citators

Come learn how to use KeyCite, Shepard's, and BCite to enhance your legal research skills. This workshop will cover the history of citators, how to use them most effectively, and how to use them to expand your research. This is the first of the Jerome Hall Law Library's spring legal research workshops. Please feel free to bring your lunch to the session. Room 222, noon.


Thursday, February 9

Career Choices: Big Law

Join David Corbitt, '97, of Krieg DeVault, LLC, Sarah Kessler, '12, of Chapman & Cutler, LLP, and Greg Castanias, '90, of Jones Day, Washington, D.C., for a panel on careers in big law. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Admission open to 1Ls only. RSVP on CareerNet/Events/Workshops. Small group informational interviews are available for registration by RSVP on CareerNet. This event will also open for reservations to 2L and 3L students 24 hours in advance, by RSVP on CareerNet. Room 125, noon.

Immigration Bridge Program Information Session

International 2Ls, 3Ls and graduate students who are planning to work in the United States for longer than one year following graduation should attend this information session with Kai Lo from Fragomen Law Firm. The Immigration Bridge program is a partnership between IU and Fragomen that assists international students and their prospective employers navigate the H1-B work visa process at a lower cost. Students interested in immigration law in general may also attend. Room 121, noon.

CACR Security Speaker Series: Mohammad Maifi Khan

The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research Security Speaker Series presents Maifi Khan, an associate professor in the computer science and engineering department in the School of Engineering at the University of Connecticut. Prof. Khan will be speaking on "Understanding and Altering Users' Motivation to Follow Computer Security Advice." Room 335, noon.

OUTLaw General Body Meeting

Join OUTLaw for a discussion about semester plans and goals. Dinner will be provided. Room 120, 7 p.m.


Friday, February 10

Indiana Tax Court Hearing

The Indiana Tax Court will hold a public hearing in CVS Corporation v. Monroe County Assessor. The taxpayer challenges whether the Indiana Board of Tax Review erred when, after deciding that the assessor failed to make a prima facie case supporting her assessed value, it ordered a "no change" to the assessment rather than requiring the assessed value to revert to the prior years' value as required under INDIANA CODE 6-1.1-15-17.2(b). Faculty and students are welcome to attend. Moot Court Room, 10 a.m.

Bar Exam Information Session for Graduate Students

Graduates students interested in taking a U.S. bar exam are encouraged to attend this bar exam information session, hosted by Professor Gabrielle Goodwin. Room 222, noon.


Saturday, February 11

Bar Prep Workshop with BLSA Alumni

BLSA members are invited to join BLSA Alumni for a bar preparation workshop. The workshop is open to BLSA 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls and will be a great opportunity to begin preparing for the bar exam, as well as to meet with supportive alumni. Lunch will be provided by the alumni. We encourage all members to attend. Room 120, noon to 4 p.m.


Sunday, February 12

Protective Order Project New Volunteer Training

It isn't too late to start volunteering for the Protective Order Project! Any Indiana Law student interested in pro bono work who has not yet volunteered for the Protective Order Project is welcome to attend our new volunteer training session. Lunch will be provided. Room 121, noon.


Faculty News

On February 2, Prof. Pamela Foohey presented, "Bankruptcy & Race: From Black Churches to African-American Debtors," during the Kansas Legal Revitalization Conference. Her talk combined research from her project investigating the reorganization cases filed by religious institutions, and research from the Consumer Bankruptcy Project, which studies persons who file bankruptcy.

Prof. Steve Sanders presented a paper on "The Promise and Limits of 'Dignity' Under the Fourteenth Amendment" at a faculty workshop Feb. 1 at Washington University Law School in St. Louis.



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2017-19 Frank Stanton Fellowship

Calling new lawyers with social justice experience! The Electronic Frontier Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2017-19 Frank Stanton Fellowship. For this cycle of the fellowship, we are seeking applicants who have prior legal or non-legal experience working with nonprofit social justice organizations, particularly legal services organizations that serve communities frequently targeted by governmental surveillance and other restrictions on First and Fourth Amendment rights. Applicants should be recent law school graduates or law students who will be graduating this spring. Click here for more information.

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