Indiana Law Annotated for February 27, 2017

February 27, 2017
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This Week in the Law School

International Women's Day is March 8, but join some of our exceptional faculty today at noon for a discussion on issues facing women today. Dean Parrish will host a double-header Wednesday, with his spring semester town hall followed by a cookies and coffee session that afternoon. On Friday we welcome in the Court of Appeals of Indiana as they hear oral argument in the Moot Court Room.

The Law School announced a new partnership with the Southern Poverty Law Center last week to establish the Julian Bond Law Scholars program. We couldn't be more proud of this initiative and hope you'll read more about it.


Monday, February 27

International Women's Day Panel Discussion

Please join International Law Society, the Student Bar Association, American Constitution Society, the Pro Bono Immigration Project, and Feminist Law Forum for a panel discussion in preparation for International Women's Day. We have three wonderful speakers scheduled to present, including Prof. Susan Williams, who will be speaking about women's global political representation; Prof. Dawn Johnsen, who will be present on women's reproductive rights in the U.S. and abroad; and Prof. Deborah Widiss, who will be speaking about various countries' approaches to paid parental leave. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

The Future of College Athletics

Join NCAA executive Oliver Luck (Andrew's dad!), IU Athletic Director Fred Glass, and SPEA professor Jayma Meyer as they discuss activism, commercialization, concussions, play-for-pay, and more. School of Global and International Studies, 6 p.m.

AFL Discussion Night #2

Join the Advocates for Life for our second discussion night of 2017. The topic will be the death penalty in the United States. We will also discuss related issues such as the Eighth Amendment's prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. Room 222, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, February 28

Black History Month Trivia

Come celebrate Black History Month with the Black Law Students Association! We will play trivia; the winning team will win Starbucks gift cards. There will also be a drawing for two additional gift cards for those in attendance so feel free to play or come cheer on your peers. Non-pizza lunch will be served. Room 124, noon.

Indiana State Bar Association Panel

If you are considering a legal career in the state of Indiana you should take advantage of the tremendous resources of the ISBA during your law school tenure and beyond. Come and hear a vibrant panel of Indiana based attorneys talk about their respective career paths and how ISBA has proven helpful. Each panelist will speak briefly about their law practice or position, their involvement with the ISBA and how involvement in a bar association helped them in their current position. They will also discuss the anxiety students face in the job search. Room 125, noon.


Wednesday, March 1

Town Hall with Dean Parrish

All Law School students, faculty, and staff are invited to this semester's town hall meeting with Dean Austen Parrish. Come hear your dean's "state of the school" address and learn more about the strategic initiatives moving us forward into a new year. The town hall will be in its usual format, with Dean Parrish first providing a short address to the students followed by a question and answer session for you to voice any concerns. Moot Court Room, noon.

Coffee with Dean Parrish

If you didn't get your fill of him at the town hall, come enjoy complimentary coffee and cookies and chat with Dean Parrish later in the afternoon. Jerome Hall Law Library Lobby, 3 to 4 p.m.


Thursday, March 2

Career Choices: Criminal Law, Prosecution and Defense

Join panelists Mahja Zeon, '14, of the Marion County Prosecutor's Office; Lance Lindeen, '11, of Philadelphia District Attorney's Office; Jerilyn Bell of the Office of the Georgia Capital Defender; and Martine Romy Bernard-Tucker, '11, of the Marion County Public Defender's Agency as they discuss careers in criminal law. Lunch will be provided to those students who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance on CareerNet/Events/Workshops. These events will open 24 hours in advance of the event to all students by RSVP on CareerNet. Room 125, noon.

CLSC Colloquium: Shari Diamond

The Center for Law, Society, and Culture presents Northwestern University's Shari Diamond. Faculty Conference Room, noon.

Monroe County Court Visit for GLS Students

The International Students Association invites students of Graduate Legal Studies and International Programs for a tour of the Monroe County Circuit Court. We are meeting at Law School lobby at 12:40 p.m. Only 15 seats are available. Registration on Canvas is required due to the limited availability. Dress code will be business or business casual. Please bring ID with you as well.

Tax Policy Colloquium: Allison Christians

Allison Christians, of the McGill University Faculty of Law, will present "Human Rights Beyond the Tax State: Who Owes What to Whom?" Room 216, 1:15 p.m.

Phi Alpha Delta Fashion Show Auction

Phi Alpha Delta will be hosting its annual philanthropy fashion show and auction. Pizza will be provided and proceeds from the auction will benefit New Hope shelter and the Protective Order Project. Dunnkirk, 6:30 to 9 p.m.


Friday, March 3

Court of Appeals of Indiana Hearing

The Court of Appeals of Indiana will visit the Law School today for its Appeals on Wheels: Traveling Oral Argument session. The Court will hear arguments in the case of John E. Warner, Jr., et al. v. Chauffers, Teamster & Helpers Local Union No. 414 and Speedway Redi Mix, Inc. Traveling oral arguments are just like oral arguments in the Court's Statehouse courtroom. A bailiff calls the court into session, the judges enter, and lawyers for the parties present their arguments to the judges and answer the judges' questions. After oral arguments, the judges usually entertain audience questions about the law and the judiciary in general, but not about the case they've just heard. Moot Court Room, 10 a.m.

Alumni Board Meeting

Members of our Law School Alumni Board will be in the building throughout the day Friday. Say hello and introduce yourself if you get the chance.

Cover Letters & Other Job Search Communications (Professional Development Series)

Learn how to analyze a job posting and prepare a targeted cover letter at this presentation by Alisa Rosales from the Career Services Office, in cooperation with the Office of Graduate Legal Studies. Room 213, noon.

Center for Constitutional Democracy Presents Lauren Coyle

CCD Conference Room, noon.

CLS Game Night

Join the Christian Legal Society for an evening of games and fun. Bring a friend. Feel free to bring snacks to share. Student Lounge, 7 to 11 p.m.


Saturday, March 4

Admitted Student Day

On Saturday, the first of our two Admitted Student Days will take place here in Baier Hall. Prospective students in the class of 2020 will be here for most of the day. Please welcome them and answer any questions they might have. These are your future colleagues and fellow alumni!


Faculty News

Prof. Steve Sanders reports he can now cross "curating a museum exhibition" off his bucket list. He and an IU librarian have assembled an exhibition at IU's Lilly Library devoted to the idea of "Human Dignity." The materials, all drawn from the Lilly's collection of rare books and manuscripts, are in four themed display cases in the library's Lincoln Room. They include an edition of Thomas Paine's "Rights of Man," a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, a version of the 13th Amendment as it was going through Congress, an early draft of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and materials about the U.S. women's and LGBT movements. It's only up until March 15.



Access to Justice Pro Bono Fellowship Applications Due March 7

Applications are now being accepted by the Access to Justice Program for a pro bono fellow to work in the 2017-2018 school year. The fellowship is a two year commitment during your time at Maurer. A 1L or joint-degree candidate with two years left at the law school will be chosen to help coordinate the school's student pro bono program with the rising 3L fellow. Responsibilities include: coordinating numerous pro bono-centered events throughout the year, tracking student pro bono hours, working with student organizations, and conducting student outreach.

Applicants should have a well-developed sense of professionalism, passion for social justice, strong organizational skills, and extensive networking capabilities. Traditionally, fellows have received full funding to attend the ABA's Equal Justice Conference in May and have also received a stipend. Applications consisting of a short cover letter with a statement of interest and a resume should be sent electronically to Francesca Hoffmann and Jeff Soller ( by Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 5 p.m. Please redact GPA and class rank.

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