Indiana Law Annoated for April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017
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This Week in the Law School

We come now to our penultimate edition of the 2016-17 ILA. Five more days of classes, then a solid sprint to the finish. Do yourself a favor and catch Prof. Gjerdingen's "Last Lecture" today at noon even if you're not graduating. He'll inspire you. Today we also welcome in a true living legend: the Hon. Lee Hamilton, a 1956 graduate of our school. If you've never had the opportunity to meet one of the finest politicians to ever serve our nation, the former congressman will be here on a panel with Dean Parrish, Prof. Nagy, and others at 4 p.m. Finally, your teachers put in a great deal of effort to help you succeed in class, your career search, and life. Please come honor this year's Teaching Award winners on Tuesday. It's a nice way to cap off the year.


Monday, April 17

Last Lecture with Prof. Gjerdingen: Why You Should Enjoy Graduation

May graduates, students who will not be returning next year, anyone else who has not had the pleasure of having Don Gjerdingen in class, and anyone else for that matter: please join the SBA for Prof. Gjerdingen's Last Lecture. Whether you started your law school journey with him in Summer Start or have simply heard of his great end-of-the-year address, you will not want to miss this opportunity to listen to Professor Gjerdingen give his final lecture of the year. Although the speech addresses graduation specifically, all are welcome. A non-pizza lunch will be provided. Room 121, noon.

Breaking Down Indiana's Protective Order Statute (A CLE presented by the Protective Order Project)

The Protective Order Project will be holding a CLE for students and local attorneys concerning the ins and outs of Indiana's Civil Protection Order Act. Kerry Bennett of Indiana's Legal Coalition Against Domestic Violence will be the guest speaker. Lunch will be provided. Registration and check-in will start at 11:30 a.m. Moot Court Room.

Christian Legal Society Bible Study

Please join us for our last Bible study of the year. We will read and discuss scripture together. No preparation is necessary and all are welcome to join. Please also note that the Christian Legal Society will be praying for everyone as finals are quickly approaching! Room 215, noon.

Engaged Conversations: Financial Conflicts of Interest and Congressional Ethics

When Tom Price was nominated to head the Department of Health and Human Services, several questions were brought to the forefront of his confirmation hearings. But perhaps none was more important than his ownership of stock in dozens of companies in the health care, biomedical, and pharmaceutical industries that were often at the center of legislation he voted on, sponsored, and promoted while in the U.S. House of Representatives. Price's case is just one of many that spotlight potential financial and ethical conflicts in Congress and the disparities between congressional norms and the anti-conflict restraints on officials in the executive and judicial branches. Join a distinguished panel of guests to discuss these issues as part of Indiana University's "Engaged Conversations" series. Participants will include: Congressman (ret.) and Professor of Practice Lee Hamilton, '56; School of Global and International Studies Dean and former Ambassador Lee Feinstein; the Hon. David Hamilton, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; Kelley School of Business Professor and former Associate General Counsel for the U.S. Office of Government Ethics Arthur Lopez, '83; Dean Austen L. Parrish; and Prof. Donna Nagy. Moot Court Room, 4 p.m.

ExamSoft Help Sessions

Room 125. Noon to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 to 1 p.m.


Tuesday, April 18

Teaching Awards

Come recognize and celebrate faculty excellence in the classroom. The Teaching Awards are an annual event recognizing the best of the best. Five awards will be presented: three Trustees Teaching Awards, an Adjunct Teaching Award, and the Leon H. Wallace Teaching Award. The Wallace Teaching Award is the highest teaching honor that we can bestow upon our faculty.

The faculty award-winners are selected through the combined efforts of a student committee and the Dean. The student committee reviews class evaluations and elicits feedback from their peers to help them identify, and then nominate, the faculty they believe to reflect excellent and meritorious teaching. Please come and celebrate our faculty and their excellence in teaching. Lunch will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

Mandatory Summer Externship Orientation Meeting

All students who are planning to, or considering, doing any type of externship for credit this summer must attend this orientation session. If you do not yet have an externship lined up yet, or are even just mulling it over, this will also be a great opportunity to get ideas and hear about the enormous variety of placements at which Indiana Law students have interned in past summers, and the educational, networking, and professional benefits of summer externships. If you have any questions, then please feel free to talk to Prof. Inge Van der Cruysse (, or Prof. Seth Lahn ( Room 120, noon.

ExamSoft Help Sessions

Room 125. 1 to 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 2 p.m.


Wednesday, April 19

Ralph F. Fuchs Lecture with Tracey Meares: "The Future of Police Legitimacy and Police Reform"

Professor Tracey Meares, the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor at Yale Law School, has done important work, both academically and in practice, focusing on communities, police legitimacy and legal policy. She has theorized about the role of police, particularly in urban areas, and has worked with others to develop training models used across the country in cities as diverse as Chicago, Oakland, Minneapolis, Birmingham, Pittsburgh, and New York City. Drawing on her recent service as a member of President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Professor Meares will connect the Task Force's recommendations that were made to President Obama with her recent research on police reform and discuss the relevance of both in a world in which federal efforts to push police reform are likely to diminish. One hour of CLE approved. Moot Court Room, noon.

ExamSoft Help Sessions

Room 335. 2 to 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 3 p.m.

SBA Ice Cream Social

Spring is here and there's no better way to enjoy the weather than with an ice cream social.

Join classmates, faculty, and staff to celebrate the end of the academic year. This year, SBA will be announcing the election results and highlighting student groups' successful year. You do not want to miss one of the last opportunities to hang out with your classmates and professors before we all part ways for an exciting summer. Baier Hall Patio, 4:30 p.m.

Phi Delta Phi Foster Inn Induction Ceremony

Phi Delta Phi will be inducting its new members into the Foster Inn. Room 121, 6 p.m.


Thursday, April 20

ExamSoft Help Sessions

Room 125. Noon to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 to 1 p.m.


Friday, April 21

ExamSoft Help Sessions

Room 125. Noon to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 to 1 p.m.


Faculty News

On April 1, Prof. Leandra Lederman presented an "incubator" version of a planned project with Emily Satterthwaite from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, "Understanding the Post-Audit 'Bomb Crater,'" at the Critical Tax Conference at St. Louis University School of Law.


Staff News

Beginning today, Denise Malayeri-Clerkin will be out recovering from surgery. Katy Hunt will assume control and run our lives here in the Dean's Suite until June. We look forward to Denise's return and wish Katy luck – and strength – in her new temporary role. Send Advil to both.

The Jerome Hall Law Library will lose a tremendous asset with the departure of our archive and digital preservation specialist Lara Little on Friday. Lara has served the Law School for 11 years and we are sad to see her go. Her last day will be Friday. Lara will assume her new duty as administrative assistant to Judge Elaine Brown, '82, at the Court of Appeals of Indiana soon. Best wishes!



SBA Elections

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