Indiana Law Annoated for April 3, 2017

April 3, 2017
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This Week in the Law School

Today we welcome Harvard Law's Vicki Jackson, who will deliver the annual George P. Smith, II Distinguished Professorship-Chair Lecture at noon. Please plan to attend. The event promises to be an engaging presentation.

Students who are graduating next month and who participated in any advocacy competition during the course of their Law School career are encouraged to apply to join the Order of Barristers. Applications are due Thursday night. See the announcements for full details.


Monday, April 3

George P. Smith, II Distinguished Professorship-Chair Lecture: Harvard's Vicki Jackson

Harvard Law's Vicki Jackson will address developments in the law of standing involving the ability of legislatures, or members of legislatures, to bring suit in federal court. There are increasing efforts by legislative branches — in the states and in Congress, involving one or both houses, legislative committees, or members or groups of members of legislatures — to invoke the jurisdiction of federal courts to resolve what are essentially inter-branch disputes. Focusing in particular on Congress, Prof. Jackson will raise questions about why this development has come about and whether the rise in such actions is a helpful development for U.S. constitutional democracy. The lecture will conclude by considering the strength of the arguments for standing with respect to several different kinds of claims that have been or might be raised by Congress or its members. Moot Court Room, noon.

Journal and Moot Court Information Session

BLSA is hosting a session for the 1Ls to learn more about law journals and the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition. Our panel will consist of the following outstanding 3Ls: Brandon Dawson (editor-in-chief, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies); Andrea Douglas (chief justice, Moot Court Advocacy Board); Melissa Logan (editor-in-chief, Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality); and Toni White (business manager, Indiana Law Journal). If you are a BLSA 1L and are interested in journal and/or moot court, we strongly suggest you attend this session. Room 120, 4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, April 4

Fall Registration: Rising 3L

Rising 3L registration will begin today. All students should be on the lookout for an email from Alexis Lanham with registration information.

Coffee and Cookies with the Dean

Join Dean Austen Parrish for casual conversation over complimentary coffee and cookies. Bring questions, concerns, or simply get to know our fantastic dean. Jerome Hall Law Library Lobby, 10:30 a.m.

Workshop and Q&A about Fall externships for 1L/2Ls

This is a refresher on how semester externships work, how you apply for them, and when you can register for them. Those interested in obtaining a fall semester one day per week externship should come ready with questions. Organized by: Prof. Inge Van der Cruysse, faculty director of externship programs. Sign-up through CareerNet/Symplicity. Room 120, noon.

ACS Elections

The American Constitution Society invites all members to come and participate in elections for next year's executive board. Room 121, noon.

Course Planning

The Business and Law Society will be hosting a course planning session with business and tax professors to discuss fall 2017 class offerings. Lunch will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

CCD Affiliate Program Information Session

The Center for Constitutional Democracy will hold an informational session for law students interested in joining the JD affiliate program in the fall of 2017. Beck House, noon.

IP Practitioner-in-Residence: John Dement

John Dement from NSWC Crane will be giving a lunch talk about technology commercialization or 'tech transfer' efforts in Indiana. Learn about how new technologies are moved from the research lab into the marketplace and how these efforts fit into the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Indiana. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP, so be sure to email Casey Nemecek ( Room 124, noon.

Law and Public Policy: Richard E. Lapchick

Human rights activist, pioneer for racial and gender equality, and internationally recognized expert on social issues Richard E. Lapchick will speak as part of SPEA's Law and Public Policy Program. Lapchick worked closely with Nelson Mandela to end apartheid in South Africa, and collaborated with Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Arthur Ashe (among others) on social justice causes. SPEA's Paul H. O'Neill Graduate Center First Floor Commons, 12:30 p.m.


Wednesday, April 5

Fall Registration: Rising 2L and Graduate Students

Rising 2L and graduate student registration will begin today. All students should be on the lookout for an email from Alexis Lanham with registration information.

Fall Recruiting Explained: 1L Introduction to Applying to and Interviewing with Law Firms

Believe it or not, you need to start thinking about and planning for next summer. This session will specifically focus on strategizing for a job with a law firm next summer. If you plan to participate in any of the school's recruiting events, you are expected to attend this session. The event is mandatory for 1Ls who plan to participate in the Law School's recruiting programs. The Career Services Office will provide an overview of the Indiana Law managed recruiting and interviewing events as well as a general guide for applying to law firm jobs outside of these processes. Lunch provided for those who RSVP 24 hours prior to the event on CareerNet. Moot Court Room, noon.

Jumpstart Summer Research Session

These jumpstart sessions are a popular and long-standing tradition at the Jerome Hall Law Library. These sessions run about 45-50 minutes in length, and are great for people who want a general refresher course. We will review topics that you learned about in LRW (cases, statutes, secondary sources) and will also introduce topics that may be new to you, but are important for any practicing attorney (regulations, court rules). Sessions are limited to 8 people, and there will be a waitlist in case of cancellations. We will meet in the reference office, with sessions being held in the library conference room. Please register in advance. Noon. This session will also take place Thursday.

Introducing IU's New MS in Cybersecurity Risk Management

Beginning in fall 2017, get the skills you need to be an effective cybersecurity professional with a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Risk Management from Indiana University. Unlike other programs that focus only on certain aspects of cybersecurity, this first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary degree program brings together cybersecurity courses from law, business, and computer science. You'll get the interprofessional knowledge you need to handle diverse cyber threats in your chosen career. You'll be trained to promote information and systems security, protect privacy, and address cyber threats to national and international security. You'll become an effective cybersecurity professional. This event is intended to introduce and answer any questions you may have about the new degree, including how it fits in with JD requirements. For more information, visit the program website or contact Prof. Scott Shackelford ( with any questions. Room 124, 5:30 p.m.


Thursday, April 6

Career Choices: Law & Technology

Join panelists Andrew Perlman, of Suffolk University School of Law, and Bruce Melton of Aequitask, as they discuss careers in law and technology. 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.

Business and Law Society 2L Advice Panel

The Business and Law Society will be hosting a panel to discuss tips and advice for preparing and being successful during the 2L summer recruiting period. This is a student-led discussion that gives current 1Ls a chance to ask any questions about careers and job searching. Lunch will be provided. Room 122, 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, noon.

Jumpstart Summer Research Session

See Wednesday's entry for full details. Jerome Hall Law Library conference room, 1:15 p.m.

Tax Policy Colloquium: Jason Oh

Prof. Leandra Lederman's Tax Policy Colloquium will host Jason Oh, assistant professor of law, UCLA School of Law) who will present "Are the Rich Responsible for Progressive Marginal Tax Rates?" The talk is open to the Law School community. If you would like to receive a copy of the paper in advance of the talk please email Leandra Lederman ( Room 216, 1:15 p.m.


Friday, April 7

CCD Symposium

The Center for Constitutional Democracy will hold its annual research symposium. During this event, our JD affiliates will share the culmination of their intensive research projects, which all contribute to the emerging field of constitutional design. Room 124, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

IP Practitioner-in-Residence: Chris Mackey (Beam Suntory)

The Center for Intellectual Property Research invites you to attend our next practitioner-in-residence talk about the legal challenges and opportunities at a global spirits company with Chris Mackey, '07, of Beam Suntory. Mackey will cover key legal issues in the global spirits industry, including his experiences with mergers and acquisitions activity, licensing and joint venture operations, international IP protection, and the relationship between in-house and outside counsel. Bring your questions and your appetite; lunch will be provided. Room 214, noon.

LLSA Presents: Una Noche de Salsa (Salsa Night)

Join the Latinx Law Student Association (LLSA) to celebrate Latin culture at our annual Salsa Night. We will have an instructor on-site to teach you the basics of salsa dancing or help you fine tune your salsa skills. Food, including arepas, pastelitos, rice and beans, enchiladas, and more will be provided. Tickets are $10 ($5 if you paid dues) and will be sold during the lunch hour this week. Get yours early as they will be $15 at the door! Kilroys Sports Atrium, 6 to 9 p.m.


Faculty News

An article Prof. Fred Aman co-authored with Joe Dugan, '15, was recently published in the Iowa Law Review, titled "The Human Side of Public -Private Partnerships: From New Deal Regulation to Administrative Law Management." It is in 102 Iowa L. Rev. 883-937.

On Wednesday, Prof. Norm Hedges traveled to Purdue University to CIPR-sponsored workshop about patent prosecution for the newly-formed Purdue IP Club. The event was an interactive discussion to demonstrate how engineers work with patent lawyers.



Order of Barristers Applications Due Thursday

All graduating students who have participated in advocacy competitions during their time at the Law School are invited to submit their names for consideration for Maurer Law's chapter of the Order of Barristers. The Barristers (the national charter of which is available here) is a national honorary organization whose purpose is to recognize law students' achievements in oral advocacy and brief writing. This year's new inductees, chosen by a faculty committee, will be announced at ceremonies on the eve of graduation. New inductees will have demonstrated excellence in Maurer's intramural advocacy programs-for example, the Sherman Minton moot court, Maurer Trial, or ADR competitions-or in interscholastic events such as the BALSA, Williams, NLLSA, AIPLA, Pace, Jessup, NNALSA, AAJ, or other trial or moot court competitions. Exceptional law school advocacy in other settings, such as clinics or pro bono programs, may be considered (to the extent consistent with the Barristers charter). Send applications by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, to

Client Outreach for Legal Name and Gender Marker Change Cases

The LGBT Clinical Project is going to have a large client outreach event where we invite Bloomington locals and IU students to the Law School to do preliminary intake meetings with student volunteers from OUTlaw and other student organizations, along with student interns and other representatives from Indiana Legal Services, Student Legal Services, and Justice Unlocked. A licensed attorney will be there to supervise the event. The purpose of this event is to spread the word to the IU and Bloomington transgender community that free or low-cost legal resources are available to help with legal name and gender marker changes and to get that process rolling for the folks who do intakes. This event will take place in the Student Lounge from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Next Week: Imagining the U.S. Constitution's Future

Next week the Indiana Law Journal and American Constitution Society will present a symposium focusing on the future of the U.S. Constitution. The event will take place on Friday, April 14, in the Moot Court Room.

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