Indiana Law Annotated for August 28, 2017 (53:2)

August 28, 2017
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This Week in the Law School

With the Indiana Fightin' Hoosiers opening the football season this Thursday, and with ESPN's College GameDay program on hand to witness our historic upset of The Ohio State University, we thought we'd recommend a few signs you can hold up in the background if you're so inclined:

  • 8.3 to 1 student/faculty ratio!
  • #14 in scholarly impact! (Among public law schools)
  • Lowest percentage of 2016 grads with debt (among Indiana law schools!)

We look forward to seeing these – and other signs – behind Lee Corso on Thursday night. Finally, some of you have asked where our master events calendar is. Fret no more!


Monday, August 28

3rd Annual Jerome Hall Law Library Welcome Week

Donuts, coffee, and library swag can only mean one thing: Jerome Hall Law Library welcome week is back! Stop by the welcome week table in the library lobby for a chance to win a library travel mug and to pick up other library swag. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Baseball Meets the Law

As part of the Jerome Hall Law Library's welcome week activities, the library will be hosting a lecture by retired law librarians Ed Edmonds and Frank Houdek. Their book, Baseball Meets the Law: A Chronology of Decisions, Statutes and other Legal Events, was recently published by McFarland Publishing. Moot Court Room, noon.

Labor and Employment Panel of Stars

Learn from an impressive panel of IU Alumni who practice labor and employment law. The panel consists of the following alumni: Tony Prather, '83 (Barnes & Thornburg, partner), Stephen Due, '02 (OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc., vice president and associate general counsel), and Heather Wilson, '97 (Frost Brown Todd). This event is hosted by Labor & Employment Society, and everyone is welcome. Lunch will be provided. Room 122, noon.

POP Returning Volunteer Training

The Protective Order Project is excited to welcome all of our returning volunteers! Please note that the mandatory returning volunteer training will be held today. Lunch will be provided. We look forward to seeing you all at training. Please email Corttany Brooks (, Taylor Fontan (, and/or Carolyn Haney ( if you have any questions or issues. Room 125, noon.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Call-out Meeting

Please join SALDF to learn about our organization and discuss activities you would like to be involved in for the 2017-2018 academic year. For questions, contact James Schultz ( Room 120, noon.

SBA 1L rep campaigning and voting

The Student Bar Association is happy to announce that official campaigning for the 1L representative will commence this morning at 8 a.m. and end at 11:59 a.m. Wednesday when voting begins. Voting will then take place from noon to 3pm at the SBA table in the main entrance. Only 1Ls may vote in this election, and each student may only vote once for up to three candidates. All votes must be cast in person during the time frame indicated above. The top three candidates will be chosen as SBA representatives for the 1L class. Please remember, only students who were nominated before Friday, August 25th are eligible candidates. All nominees should have received an email announcing their nomination. Candidates, please be aware of the relevant rules and policy for campaigning. Violation of any campaign policy is grounds for disqualification. Good luck to all candidates!


Tuesday, August 29

IP Practitioner-In-Residence: Emily Pence

Emily Pence, '13 (Mayer Brown) will be on campus today as part of the Center for Intellectual Property's IP Practitioner-in-Residence program. In addition to attending IP classes, Ms. Pence will be giving a lunch talk at noon in Rm 213, and will be available for informal meetings with students throughout the day in Rm 340.

Pro Bono Call-out Meeting

Interested in pro bono opportunities at Indiana Law? Come to the joint call-out meeting where leaders from each group on campus will describe the opportunities that students have to make an impact on the Bloomington community. Lunch will be served. Moot Court Room, noon.

Ambassador Call-out Meeting

Volunteer in the Office of Admissions by becoming a student ambassador. As an Indiana Law JD student, you have the opportunity to play a significant role in recruiting efforts, and the Office of Admissions would appreciate your help. As a student ambassador, you will meet with prospective students, provide them a tour of the law school, and bring them to class. Being a student ambassador is a commitment of a few hours over the course of each semester. Your efforts help show prospective students the depth and breadth of the students, the faculty, and the programs here at Indiana Law. The opportunity is open to all JD students. Room 120, noon.

Black Law Students Association Call-out Meeting

Join BLSA to meet the 2017-2018 executive board and to learn more about the organization's programs and membership. Non-pizza dinner will be served. Room 121, 5:30 p.m.

IP Alumni Panel and Reception

Join us for a panel discussion with IU Maurer School of Law alums working in the field of intellectual property. The panelists will give a brief background on their work followed by time for student questions. This is a valuable opportunity to meet and chat with new graduates immersed in IP. Scheduled to attend are: Jeff Furminger, '16 (Mattingly Burke Cohen & Biederman); Blake Hartz, '12 (Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry); Gretchen Parrish, '15 (Bose McKinney & Evans); Emily Pence, '13 (Mayer Brown); and Abe Shanehsaz, '14 (Faegre Baker Daniels). Room 122, 6 p.m. Reception afterward in the Faculty Lounge.


Wednesday, August 30

2Ls and 3Ls: Judicial Clerkship Workshop

Professors Sophia Goodman and Inge Van der Cruysse, along with Sarah Portwood, will give you the nuts and bolts on why a judicial clerkship with a judge or court after law school is a great way to launch your career, and when (now!) and how to start your application process. We will also give you an overview of the assistance and resources the judicial clerkship program offers applicants. RSVP on CareerNet for this workshop by end of business August 28, so we can plan a light healthy lunch. Should you have any questions, please contact Ms. Portwood ( Room 214, noon.

Overview of International Opportunities

Students interested in learning more about study abroad, the Stewart Fellows Overseas Internship Program, and other international opportunities available to Maurer students should attend this session with Lesley Davis, assistant dean for international programs, and Lara Gose. Room 122, noon.


Thursday, August 31

Inmate Legal Assistance Project Call-out

The Inmate Legal Assistance Project is hosting a call-out meeting to learn more about the project and all the ways to get involved. Lunch provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

Life as an Air Force JAG

A member of the U.S. Air Force JAG Corps will discuss what a JAG officer does along with the application process. Room 222, noon.

American Constitution Society Call-out Meeting

Join the American Constitution Society for a call-out meeting to learn more about the group's plans to bring progressive issues to the forefront at Indiana Law this year through speakers, panels, and events. Elections for a 1L representative will also be held. Those interested should prepare a short statement on their qualifications, including any past experience working to advance progressive causes. Lunch will be provided. Room 122, noon.

Environmental Law Society Call-out Meeting

Calling all those interested in environmental law! For those who love to lounge in a hammock, to those wanting to lead their community in conservation efforts, we welcome any and all who appreciate our beautiful, blue planet. Join us for our first meeting of the year to learn more about the different environmental opportunities and events around the law school, IU, and Bloomington. A non-pizza lunch will be provided. More information and updates can be found on our Facebook page.

IP Colloquium

Chris Carani will be presenting "Design Rights: Functionality & Scope of Protection" as part of Prof. Mark Janis' IP Colloquium. Two hours Indiana CLE credit approved. Room 216, 1:15 p.m.


Friday, September 1

DOJ Honors/Summer Legal Internship Program Application Assistance

As follow-up to the CSO session last week about applying to federal government positions, Prof. Shana Wallace, Joe Dugan, '15, and others will be available to help you through the final stages of your DoJ Honors/SLIP applications (or help you get started if that is the case!) Come by with your questions and receive excellent guidance on how to make your application stand out. Room 216, noon.

The Grateful Grad: Welcome Back Party

The SBA will be hosting the annual welcome back party. This year the party is 70s themed and will be headlined by a Hyryder, a Grateful Dead tribute band. Pizza will be provided. This will be a joint event with Kelley School of Business and will present a great networking opportunity. Also, we will be announcing the newly elected 1L representatives to the SBA during this time. Law Students enter for free. Bluebird Nightclub, 9 p.m.


Faculty and Staff News

Prof. Rob Fischman spent two days last week teaching U.S. Fish & Wildlife officers who attended the Advanced Refuge Academy at the National Conservation Training Center. Professor Fischman helps teach parts of the academy concerning public land management and wildlife conservation law. These federal officials are responsible for managing the 570 million-acre national wildlife refuge system. Engaging directly with the people whose feet fill the boots on the ground helps Prof. Fischman identify new research projects and challenge his understanding of how law influences actual conservation activities.



Cybersecurity RA Opportunity

Prof. Scott Shackelford, chair of IU's cybersecurity program, is looking for a research assistant to help with a forthcoming book for Cambridge University Press, Cyber War and Peace: Governing New Frontiers in the Information Age. Interested candidates should email Prof. Shackelford ( with a CV. Pay is competitive. Please note that this opportunity will extend through final manuscript submission in fall 2018.

Basic Mediation and Restorative Justice Training

The Community Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM) offers a 40-hour training program for community members interested in learning about conflict resolution, mediation, and restorative justice. Participants will enhance their interpersonal skills in communication and listening, problem solving, and negotiation, and they will increase their understanding of restorative justice philosophy and methods, the sources of conflict, and the processes leading to constructive conflict resolution. The training should benefit any community member concerned with managing conflict and its resolution. The training provides the background and skills necessary to work as a community mediator and restorative justice practitioner and qualifies participants to volunteer in CJAM's programs. The fall training will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. over five weekend days, September 9-10, 16-17, and 23 at the Law School. The training will be led by senior mediators and restorative justice practitioners. Tuition is $300, or $260 if received by Aug. 28. Scholarships are available. For more information, e-mail or call 336-8677. Go to our website,, to download an application. Payment can be made by credit card at the website or by check with your application.

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