Indiana Law Annoated for March 20, 2017

March 20, 2017
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This Week in the Law School

Welcome back! We hope your spring break was restful. We're now in the home stretch of the spring semester. Lots to accomplish before classes wrap up late next month. We're honored to host the Hon. Geoff Slaughter, '89, today at noon. Prof. George P. Smith, II, '64, another tremendous alumnus, is here Thursday to talk dignity and death. Finally, happy 25th birthday to the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies! Congratulations to its founder, Prof. Fred Aman, Jr., and to all who have helped make the Journal such a success over the years. They're celebrating Thursday and Friday with a symposium.


Monday, March 20

From Indiana Law to the Indiana Supreme Court: Justice Geoffrey Slaughter

The Hon. Geoffrey Slaughter, '89, was appointed to the Supreme Court of Indiana only last year, and this will be his first formal appearance to the Law School, his alma mater, since his investiture. He joins Chief Justice Loretta Rush, '83, as the second Indiana Law alumnus on the court. Justice Slaughter and Prof. Steve Sanders will discuss the path from successful practice and professional acclaim, to competitive appointment to the state's highest court. The Federalist Society welcomes all, especially who have a curiosity about the judiciary, potential clerkships or seeing one of Maurer's most successful alumni. A wholesome, non-pizza lunch will be served. One hour CLE credit has been approved. Moot Court Room, noon.


Tuesday, March 21

International Law Society Elections

Calling all ILS members: please join us for the general elections for next year's executive board. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. Room 120, noon.

IP Theory Call-out Meeting

All current 1Ls and 2Ls interested in learning more about serving on the editorial board of IP Theory are encouraged to attend this call-out meeting, which will be led by Prof. Michael Mattioli. Lunch will be provided by the Center for Intellectual Property Research. More information on IP Theory can be found on our website. Room 222, noon.

Environmental Law Course Advising for 2017-18

Come join environmental law faculty for an information session on the environmental law courses being offered next year. Lunch from Jimmy John's will be provided. Room 124, noon.

Fellowships, Honors, and PMF: Specialty Postgraduate Public Interest Opportunities

Come learn about the world of specialty postgraduate public interest opportunities in both the nonprofit and government sectors. This program will provide you with the tools and strategies to build the best possible application, as well as how to plan ahead so you can apply for as many opportunities as possible. Moot Court Room, noon.

Loan Repayment Counseling for Class of 2017

During the session, we will distribute a copy of your federal student loan borrowing history; outline your repayment timeline; review your consolidation options; discuss ways to postpone repayment (deferment and forbearance); discuss federal loan forgiveness and income-driven repayment options; and answer your repayment questions. Room 122, 5:30 p.m.


Wednesday, March 22

Feminist Law Forum Elections

All FLF members are welcome as we hold elections for next year's board for the following positions: president, treasurer, vice president, and secretary. Room 120, noon.

Come meet NASA's Jeanette Hanna-Ruiz

Jeanette Hanna-Ruiz, '04, was selected as NASA's associate chief information officer for IT security and senior agency information security official in July 2016. She has more than 20 years of experience working in the government, nonprofit, and private sectors as a senior leader, manager, and consultant. Ms. Hanna-Ruiz will be meeting with students. Her visit is presented by the Career Services Office. Room 125, noon.

How to Research Treaties

Doing any international law work this summer? Come to the Jerome Hall Law Library's fifth research workshop of the semester and learn the most effective way to research treaties. This session will be taught by the foreign and international law librarian. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Pre-registration is appreciated. Room 222, noon.

Book Club Discussion in the Jerome Hall Law Library

Come join the librarians to discuss our first book club pick, The Last Days of Night, by Graham Moore. There will be coffee, baked goods, and lots of great discussion about this fascinating book. Jerome Hall Law Library Lobby, 2:30 p.m.

Dignity in Living and In Dying

Drawing on sources from philosophy, religion, and law, George P. Smith, II, '64, an internationally renowned expert on bioethics and health law, will consider the ideal of dignity as a civil and human right both during life and at the end of life. Prof. Smith, who teaches at Catholic University Columbus School of Law, holds both his JD and an honorary doctor of laws from Indiana University. This lecture is part of the Remak Seminar series of programs, convened by Prof. Steve Sanders, on the theme of dignity, equality, and social justice. Moot Court Room, 4 p.m.


Thursday, March 23

IJGLS Symposium: "Globalization and Legal Studies: The Next 25 Years"

The Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and to commemorate the occasion, will host a two-day symposium looking ahead to globalization and legal studies in the next quarter-century. Many Indiana Law faculty members and students (including SJD students Kai-Chih Chang, Yun-Ju (Kelly) Kang, Rayan Alkhalawi, and Lianhan Zhang) will be participating Thursday and Friday morning. View the IJGLS website for full details and scheduling information.

Career Choices: Diversity and Bias

Join panelists Ezequiel Romero, '13, of Damian & Valori, LLP, and Cara Johnson, '13, of Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP, as they present this Career Choices event on diversity and bias. 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.

Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research Presents: West Point's Stephanie Pell

CACR will host Stephanie Pell, assistant professor and cyber ethics fellow at West Point's Army Cyber Institute. Lewis Building 211, noon.

SALDF Guest Speaker: Animal Legal Defense Fund Litigation Fellow Sarah Hanneken

Please join the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund to hear Animal Legal Defense Fund litigation fellow Sarah Hanneken speak about her work with the ALDF. Room 124, 3 p.m.


Friday, March 24

SALDF Guest Speaker: Erin Huang, Humane Society State Director

Please join our Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter to hear Erin Huang, Indiana state director for the Humane Society of the United States, speak about her work protecting animals. Before becoming the HSUS's state director for Indiana, Erin Huang was an animal cruelty prosecutor, handling exclusively animal cruelty cases and working alongside the HSUS to strengthen Indiana's animal cruelty statutes. Room 120, noon.

Tax Info Session for International Students and Scholars

Attention all students and scholars on F and J visas at Indiana Law: As part of your continued compliance with US visa regulations, there are certain tax forms you must complete every year. This is true even if you did not earn income in the past year. All students and scholars who hold a J or F visa must file Form 8843. Those who earned income from a US source will have additional forms to file. In order to assist with this compliance requirement, the VITA team at the Law School will host a help session to assist with the completion of these forms. Please bring a laptop to the session. This is required by the IRS and federal government in order to maintain proper visa status. If you have any questions, please contact the student director of VITA, Jeremy Munza ( Room 121, noon.


Saturday, March 25

Women in the Law Day

The Law School and Feminist Law Forum will host 20 high school girls from both Bloomington schools for "Women in the Law Day." For four hours, the students will listen to a panel of female professors, hear discussions on diversity from other student groups, tour the Law School, and participate in interactive lectures on fashion and appearance in the legal and professional field. Volunteers are welcome; please contact Anna Sturges ( if you can participate.

Skills & Strategies for Success: How to Tackle Multiple Choice Questions for the Bar Exam

Come refine your multiple choice test taking skills to improve on your law school exams and most importantly for the bar exam. Remember that half of the bar exam is multiple choice. You MUST RSVP with Ms. Ferrufino by March 18th at 5pm. Please see your email for more information. This workshop is open only second and third year law students and the last workshop of the Maurer Bar Support Program. Room 121, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on both Saturday and Sunday.


Faculty News

Prof. Jeannine Bell authored "In police trials, implicit bias still play a role?" for USAToday.

On March 6, Prof. Leandra Lederman presented her paper "Does Enforcement Crowd Out Voluntary Tax Compliance?" in Northwestern Law School's Tax Policy Colloquium.



Kang Awarded Ostrom Workshop Fellowship

Congratulations to SJD student Yun Ju (Kelly) Kang, who has been awarded an Ostrom Workshop Fellowship for 2017-2018. Only seven Indiana University graduate students are selected for this fellowship every year. Congratulations, Kelly!

Professor David Gamage Seeks Spring and Summer Research Assistance

Interested in working as a research assistant on a project related to state and local taxation, complex litigation, and civil law enforcement? No prior coursework or related experience necessary; all you need is enthusiasm and a desire to learn. 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls are all encouraged to apply. Email Prof. Gamage ( with your statement of interest or with any questions.

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