Indiana Law Annotated for February 20, 2017

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This Week in the Law School

We start the week off with an expected high temperature in the 70s today, a reminder that spring break is a mere three weeks away. If sports are your thing, SELS is bringing in Donna Lopiano Thursday to talk Title IX and collegiate athletics. That evening Prof. Joe Tomain will host a terrific cybersecurity event at The Media School. (If cybersecurity is an interest, be on the lookout for our new cybersecurity certificates program, launching this fall.)


Monday, February 20

Presidents' Council Meeting: Compliance Workshop

Learn how to fill out the student group compliance form. All student groups must send someone to attend. Room 120, noon.

CLS Bible Study

Please join us for our Bible study. No preparation or previous knowledge necessary. All welcome. Room 215, noon.


Tuesday, February 21

LSRJ General Meeting

Law Students for Reproductive Justice will be meeting during the lunch hour to discuss our upcoming Sex Trivia event on March 3. All members are encouraged to attend. Room 215, noon.

A Discussion of Tech Transfer Efforts in Indiana

John Dement from NSWC Crane will be visiting as one of the CIPR's practitioners-in-residence for the spring 2017 semester. Mr. Dement will be giving a lunch talk about tech transfer: technology commercialization efforts in Indiana. Learn how new technologies are moved from the research lab into the marketplace and how these efforts fit into the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Indiana. Room 213, noon.

Tax Info Session for International Students and Scholars

All students and scholars who hold a J or F visa will have to file Form 8843, and those who have income from a US source will have other forms to file as well. In order to assist with this compliance requirement, the VITA team at Maurer will be having a help session to assist with the completion of these forms. Please bring a laptop computer with you to the session. As a reminder, this is required by the IRS and federal government in order to maintain proper visa status and is required of ALL foreign students and scholars on F and J visas. If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Munza ( If there is sufficient interest and need, we will hold additional help sessions prior to the April 15 filing deadline. Room 121, noon.

LexisNexis: Stump the Geek and Shepard's Basic to Advanced Training

At noon in room 120, Bring your Lexis questions and ask away. This is an informal, fun session. Stay for the whole time or just long enough to ask your Lexis question. You get 400 points for showing up, plus an additional 100 points if I can't answer your question. At 12:30 p.m., come with a vague idea of how to use Shepard's and leave a Shepard's gladiator!


Wednesday, February 22

Legal Tech Skills: Word & Excel

Join us for the first in a two-part series on legal technology skills. This workshop will cover Microsoft Word and Excel, and will go into detail about how lawyers use these products in practice. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Room 222, noon.


Thursday, February 23

SELS presents Donna Lopiano

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society invites you to meet the president and founder of Sports Management Resources, Donna Lopiano. Lopiano was the chief executive officer of the Women's Sports Foundation from 1992 to 2007 and was recently named one of "The 10 Most Powerful Women in Sports" by Fox Sports. The Sporting News has also listed her as one of "The 100 Most Influential People in Sports." Her presentation will focus on Title IX and collegiate athletics. Room 120, noon.

Center for Law, Society, and Culture Colloquium: Prof. Tim Lovelace

Prof. Tim Lovelace will present "Civil Rights as Human Rights." Room 213, noon.

Career Choices: Work-Life Integration

Join panelists Andrew Winetroub, '13, of Kyle Law Corp. and Karina Zazueta-Esparza, '14, of the Law Office of Karina Zazueta, LLC. 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. These events will open 24 hours in advance of the event to all students by RSVP on CareerNet. Room 125, noon.

Cybersecurity for Journalists (and Everyone!)

How secure are your communications with clients? Securing private communications is an ongoing concerns for all us - especially when confidentiality is necessary. Join us for an interdisciplinary panel that includes tips on how to secure your own communications, as well as insights from Electronic Frontier Foundation attorney Nate Cardozo, and Indianapolis Star investigative journalist Marisa Kwiatkowski, who has helped uncover allegations that 368 gymnasts were sexually exploited by coaches, gym owners, and other adults working in gymnastics. This panel discussion is free and open to the public. More details are available here. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Prof. Tomain ( The Media School, 6 p.m.


Friday, February 24

Career Choices: JD-Advantage/Business

Join Dan Fowler, '95, CEO of Near North National Title, as he discusses JD-advantage careers in business. 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. Room 125, noon. These events will open 24 hours in advance of the event to all students by RSVP on CareerNet.

Michael Pinard Teach-In

Please join the Maurer School of Law as we welcome Professor Michael Pinard, Francis and Harriet Iglehart Professor of Law and co-director of the Clinical Law Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, to the IU Community. Prof. Pinard will be holding a teach-in to help us to collectively find ways to engage ourselves and our colleagues in issues of difference and injustice, and to seek ways to collectively contribute to efforts to address these issues in our classrooms, on our campuses and in our communities. This program will begin with a short lecture presentation followed by small group discussions focused on committing ourselves to moving forward. Moot Court Room, 1 to 3:30 p.m.


Faculty News

Prof. Charlie Geyh testified in favor of several court reforms before a congressional panel on the judiciary last week. Read about his testimony here.

Prof. Steve Sanders interviewed Linda Greenhouse, Pulitzer-prize winning Supreme Court journalist for the New York Times, for WFIU, IU's public radio station. Audio for the hour-long conversation is available online. The interview took place in December when Ms. Greenhouse received an honorary degree and addressed IU's winter commencement.



Maurer Transactional Competition

After a successful inaugural year, the Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic is pleased to announce the second annual Maurer Transactional Competition, the moot court for business-oriented JDs. 2Ls and 3Ls, choose a partner, or enter on your own and have a partner assigned to you. Over the course of a few weeks, you will be assigned to one side of a particular transaction, receive background facts, draft a complete contract, and mark up an opponent team's contract. All will happen online, until Saturday, April 8, when teams will negotiate live before judges. No experience is necessary and at least one evening of training will be provided. Interested 1Ls can sign up to shadow an assigned team as a junior associate. To sign up, you must email Prof. Mark Need ( no later than February 24.

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