Indiana Law Annoated for March 27, 2017

March 27, 2017
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This Week in the Law School

Welcome to the 10th ILA of the spring semester. Where does the time go? Many student organization elections take place this week — let's keep the Russians out of 'em. Free coffee and donuts on Wednesday morning; just show that you've completed your LSSSE survey. Though it requires a 15-minute investment of your time, the LSSSE helps us become a better school by knowing what we're doing well (ILA!) and where we can improve (Parrish's PowerPoints!). We take the results to heart. Seriously, Dean Parrish will make bar graphs and make us look at them after the results are in.

Finally, please plan to attend the George P. Smith, II Distinguished Professorship–Chair Lecture with Harvard Law's Vicki Jackson next Monday, April 3.


Monday, March 27

OUTLaw Elections

Attention OUTLaw members! We will be hosting elections for next year's e-board. Anyone interested in being a dues-paying member and/or serving on the e-board should plan to attend. All other members are encouraged to attend because we may also be amending our constitution. Bring your own lunch, please. Room 124, noon.

Women's Law Caucus Elections

All Women's Law Caucus members are welcome as we hold elections for next year's board for the following positions: president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, publicity chair, social chair, two auction chairs, and a philanthropy chair (a 3L position). Room 121, noon.

Phi Alpha Delta Elections

Phi Alpha Delta will be holding executive board elections for the 2017-2018 school year. Any current, dues-paying member is eligible to run for the executive board, and all current dues-paying members are invited to vote. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. Room 120, noon.

Externships and Clinics Call-out

Ready to put your book learning to use on behalf of real clients? Come explore Indiana Law's externship and clinical courses. Faculty will describe the courses they teach, the value of taking externships and clinics, and the differences between the two and pro bono work. Students who have taken externships and clinics will share their experiences. Lunch will be provided for students who RSVP on CareerNet. Room 125, noon.

Christian Legal Society Bible Study

Join us for our weekly Bible study. No preparation necessary. All are welcome! Room 215, noon.


Tuesday, March 28

Paying Off Your Student Loans: Tools and Tips to Consider

The College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA) and subsequent administrative changes have provided for more student loan repayment options than ever. Paul Leopold and Alisa Rosales will discuss those options as well as the current state of affairs on the loan forgiveness programs. Moot Court Room, noon.

IPA Loyola Patent Interview Program Meeting

Members of the Intellectual Property Association are invited to attend this meeting to learn more about the Loyola Patent Interview Program from students who have participated. Students will share tips and strategies, and will answer any questions you may have. Lunch will be served. Room 124, noon.


Wednesday, March 29

LSSSE: Coffee and Donuts

Your Student Bar Association will be offering coffee and donuts to those students who complete their LSSSE survey. SBA reps will be there the entire time, and all you need to do is show proof that you've completed the survey (an email confirmation or screenshot is enough). The LSSSE survey is vital to ensuring that we are one of the best law schools in the county and your input is important. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Business and Corporate Research Workshop

Come to the last Jerome Hall Law Library workshop of the academic year. This session will cover business and corporate research, including how to find company information and financial information. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Pre-registration is appreciated. Room 222, noon.

Loan Repayment Counseling for 3Ls

Join Paul Leopold, our associate director for financial aid, for this session on loan payment counseling. During the event, 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 121, 5:30 p.m.

BLSA Elections

All dues-paying general body members should attend elections to ensure a quorum is met. Dinner will be provided. Room 122, 6 p.m.

ELS Movie Night

Take a break from studying and join the Environmental Law Society for a screening of Erin Brockovich. Popcorn and other snacks will be provided. Room 124, 7 p.m.


Thursday, March 30

Career Choices: JD Advantage (Public Policy)

Join panelist Kathleen Meehan, '15, of the National Conference of State Legislatures, as she discusses JD advantage careers in public policy. 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.

PILF Trivia

Join PILF to get excited for Singing for Summer Salaries with a wonderful night of trivia at Nick's English Hut. Sign up at the PILF table during lunch. Teams will consist of six or seven people, with an entry fee of $10 per person. Appetizers provided. 6 to 9 p.m.


Friday, March 31

Oxford-IU IP Dialogue

The Center for Intellectual Property Research, in collaboration with Oxford's IP Research Centre, invites you to attend the IP Dialogue. This conference will feature four presentations, each accompanied by formal commentary and followed by open discussion on a variety of IP topics. More information can be found on the CIPR website or by emailing Casey Nemecek ( Faculty Conference Room, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jessup Moot Court Competition Informational Session

Please join International Law Society for an informational session about the Jessup Moot Court Competition. Jessup is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from 550-plus law schools in more than 87 countries. The competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice (the judicial organ of the United Nations). Our guest speaker, Kai-Chih Chang, '16, has been on the Jessup board for the midwest region, and has been a judge for the midwest and international rounds in previous years. Non-pizza lunch provided. Room 120, 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 p.m.


Saturday, April 1

Admitted Students Day

Students from around the country who have been admitted to the Law School beginning in fall 2017 will be in Baier Hall today for our second Admitted Student Day. Please welcome your future colleagues if you're in the building.


Faculty News

Prof. Kevin Brown presented a draft of an article, "Pay for Play for Student Athletes in Revenue-Generating Sports from a Different Perspective," at a faculty workshop at University of Iowa Law School on March 24.

Prof. Joseph A. Tomain is providing remarks on "Press Freedom and the Surveillance State." The event is sponsored by IU's chapter of the Young Americans for Liberty. The event is open to the public on Thursday, March 30. Ballantine Hall 147, 7 p.m.



Opportunity for Rising 2Ls and 3Ls: Become a Dean's Writing Fellow

The legal writing faculty are seeking students who will be 2Ls or 3Ls in 2017-18 to be selected as Dean's Writing Fellows. Successful candidates will receive a $1,500 scholarship per semester. The position description and application requirements are posted on CareerNet. The deadline is Tuesday, April 11.

Apply for the Judge John R. Brown Award

The Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation announces the 24th annual Brown Award and the details for submission of legal writing papers. Any law student currently enrolled in a US- accredited law school, seeking a JD or LLB degree are eligible to apply. The awards for 2017 include $10,000 for first place; $5,000 for second; $3,000 for third; and two finalist awards at $1,000 each. The deadline for submission is August 18, 2017. The winners will be announced by January 31, 2018. For more details, see the Student Affairs bulletin board.

Prof. Van der Cruysse Seeks Summer Research Assistance

Prof. Inge Van der Cruysse is seeking a research assistant for summer 2017 to work on research related to classes Lawyering in the Public Interest and Public Interest externships, including on the judiciary and judicial process. There are also research projects in the pedagogy of legal externships. Applicants are not required to have related knowledge, but experience in an externship, with teaching, or, an interest in public interest law may be helpful. All you really need is intellectual curiosity, creativity, and an interest in a collaborative working relationship.

1Ls and 2Ls are all encouraged to apply by April 15, 2017. This work can be done long-distance.

Email Prof. Van der Cruysse ( with your statement of interest or with any questions.

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