Indiana Law Annotated for September 18, 2017 (53:5)

September 18, 2017
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This Week in the Law School

We'll commemorate Constitution Day at noon with an excellent panel featuring some of our tremendous faculty and a visit from our former dean and colleague, Provost Lauren Robel. Moot Court competitors will have the chance to review last year's problem and learn ways to find relevant cases and statutes on Wednesday. Socctoberfest is Oct. 20, but we ask that you sign up early. The annual draft will be held in a couple of weeks. We're also introducing a one-credit course — Deliberative Leadership: Soft Skills for Lawyers — in Chicago over fall break. See 'Announcements' for information.


Monday, September 18

Constitution Day: "Perspectives on Charlottesville"

This Constitution Day, join a community discussion of the constitutional issues surrounding the tragic, troubling recent events in Charlottesville: issues of racial equality, speech, protest, and guns, under the First, Second, and Fourteenth Amendments. Panel remarks from Indiana University Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel and Indiana Law Professors Jeannine Bell, Kevin Brown, and Dawn Johnsen. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President and the Law School's American Constitution Society and Black Law Students Association. Lunch provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

Navy Jag Informational Session

Capt. Mark Holley will be here to talk to you about joining the Navy JAG Corps. Lewis Building 211, 12:15 p.m.


Tuesday, September 19

International Student Association Call-out

If you are interested in a Monroe County Courthouse tour, library tour, hiking, or participating in other upcoming events, come and join us for an International Student Association call-out meeting. ISA represents and advocates on behalf of the interests of all international students. Everyone at the Law School is welcome to our amazing events. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. Room 120, noon.

2L Career and Bar Information Session

Join the Career Services Office and the Office of Student Affairs for information you need for the job search process and the bar application process, including timelines and advice. Lunch will be provided to those 2Ls who register through CareerNet by noon today. Moot Court Room, noon.

Society for Law and Arts Collecting Dues

The Society for Law and the Arts will be collecting dues Tuesday and Wednesday. Dues for the year are $15. Society for Law and the Arts aims to connect students with pathways to being an arts lawyer and introduce them to the thriving cultural and arts scene in Bloomington. If you want to know more about SLA, feel free to stop by and speak to members of our exec board. Main Lobby, noon.

Environmental Law Society 1L Rep Elections

ELS will be holding its election for the position of 1L Representative. Room 120, 5:30 p.m.


Wednesday, September 20

Workshop for Sherman Minton Moot Court Participants

Participants in the Sherman Minton Moot Court competition are invited to attend this legal research workshop. We will use a previous Moot Court problem to discuss the best ways to find cases and statutes for your brief. Topics will include: general tips for researching your brief, advanced case law research, and using secondary sources. Please feel free to bring your lunch to the session. Room 122, noon.

CareerNet Orientation for 1Ls

CareerNet is an essential tool for every law student's job search strategy. This Career Services Management System is used at every law school and is a powerful tool when utilized properly. This session will give you the information you need to make the most of this system. From helping you build a professional network to applying to jobs and On-Campus Interviewing, CareerNet has you covered. Bring your laptop to the session. Moot Court Room, noon.

Coffee and Cookies with Dean Parrish

Join Dean Austen Parrish for casual conversation over complimentary cookies and coffee. Ask questions, seek advice, bring up concerns, suggest improvements. This is your opportunity to get to know our dean on a personal level. Jerome Hall Law Library Lobby, 3 to 4 p.m.


Thursday, September 21

BLS 1L Elections and Mentorship Pairing

Please join the Business and Law Society at our mentorship pairing and 1L elections meeting. At this meeting we will hear candidate speeches and conduct a full membership vote, so your attendance is important. Following that, we will be announcing the mentorship pairings and making introductions. Lunch will be provided. Only dues-paying members can vote and have/be a mentor. You can pay at this meeting. Hope to see you all there! Room 122, noon.

Center for Constitutional Democracy Speaker Series

Prof. David Williams will present "Landscape of Burmese Politics" as part of the CCD's speaker series. Henderson House, noon.

Stewart Fellows Program Information Session for India and East Asia

Learn about opportunities and hear from a panel of program alumni about Stewart Fellows summer externship opportunities in Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Thailand and Vietnam. Pizza will be served starting at 5:15 p.m.; information session will begin at 5:30. Presenters are Lara Gose and Dean Lesley Davis. Contact Ms Gose at for questions or more information.


Friday, September 22

Center for Law, Society & Culture Speaker Series

Tom Gieryn, of the IU Department of Sociology, will present "Courthouse as Truth-Spot: Rendering Constitutional Rights in Architecture." Henderson House, noon.

Remember to Breathe: School-Life Balance for International Students with Carwina Weng

In this interactive session, learn about and practice strategies for keeping your sanity and managing your stress as you juggle law school, career paths, job searches, and the rest of your life all at the same time. Presentation by Prof. Carwina Weng. Room 213, noon.


Faculty and Staff News

Prof. Fred Aman and his wife Carol Greenhouse have published a new book, Transnational Law: Cases and Problems in an Interconnected World. It is out now via Carolina Academic Press.

On September 6, Prof. Leandra Lederman participated in a panel on "Tax Compliance and Tax Privacy: A U.S. Perspective" at the 35th International Symposium on Economic Crime at Jesus College at Cambridge University. Her talk drew on her current and previous work on the value to tax enforcement of deterrence generally and the use of information reporting in particular.

We're pleased to welcome Samantha Hogue as our new Career Services Office coordinator. Stop by and say hello.



Fall Break Course: Deliberative Leadership - Soft Skills for Lawyers (B714)

This course emphasizes the "soft skills" of judgment, communication, wisdom, leadership, persuasion, self-assessment, self-development and professionalism. Grounded in empirical studies of human behavior, the course is designed to promote client service, legal ethics and professional values. It describes the primary importance of professional soft skills; identifies the impediments to accurate self-assessment and resilient self-development; shows how attorneys can become more socially proficient; discusses the elements of wisdom; highlights leadership traits, skills and practices; and refines our concepts of professionalism. Teaching methods include lectures, simulations, class discussions, breakout sessions, case studies and independent research. This is 1-credit pass/fail law school course offered over fall break (October 9-12) in Chicago, IL. The course will be held at the law firm of Chapman & Cutler at 111 W. Monroe Street from 5 to 8:30 pm. Indiana Law 2L and 3L students may enroll for the one-unit of credit as part of their fall semester course-load (provided they are currently taking 16 or fewer credits). There will be no additional tuition charged, but students are responsible for ordering the $30 paperback book for the course as well as their own housing. (Career Services Offices has information on affordable lodging). Dinner will be provided each night courtesy of the law firm. Enrollment is capped at 18 students. Students seeking to register should send an email to Alexis Lanham ( by Friday, September 29. Students with questions about the course should direct them to Prof. Bill Henderson (

Socctoberfest Sign-ups

This year's soccer match will take place on Friday, October 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Karst Farm Park on the west side of Bloomington. It is a co-ed event that welcomes all ability levels. After the games, which will end at approximately 8 p.m., we will have a cookout in the area adjacent to the soccer fields. Participants, fellow students, and family are all welcome to attend. If you are a JD or LLM student interested in playing, please e-mail Rhea May (, and indicate your ability level (based on the following categories) and your shirt size (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL) (note, these shirts have an athletic fit):

A. I played competitively in college or high school

B. I know how to play and have some athletic ability

C. I can still run and kick things

D. I can kick things

E. Can you play goalie?

Proofreading and Editing Help Wanted for International Students

The Office of International Programs and Graduate Legal Studies is seeking JD students who would be interested in assisting international students in the Law School's graduate programs with proofreading and/or editing research projects. Graduate students work closely with a faculty advisor on the substance of their project but frequently seek help with proofreading and light editing to ensure that their writing follows the standards of academic legal writing. Our office is also seeking JD students who can cite check graduate students' research projects. If interested, please email Ms. Rhea May ( by 1 p.m. Friday with your name, contact information, relevant experience (including any experience with editing writing from non-native English speakers), and rates. Please also indicate if you are available to proofread/edit or cite check, or both. This information will be shared with students in the graduate programs.

Help Prof. Madeira!

Prof. Jody Madeira is part of a team designing a series of educational videos for IU students about substance use disorder and evidence-based treatment, and are hoping to get feedback on animation styles, characters, audio, and educational content. We are hoping that you can help us by completing an online survey, containing a 5-minute video as well as feedback questions. In total, this should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. You can complete the survey anonymously, and can choose to leave their e-mail addresses to enroll in a drawing for one of three $15 Amazon gift cards. If you have any questions about this project, please don't hesitate to contact Prof. Madeira ( or 717-580-0784.

Join the Hoosiers Outrun Cancer 5K Team

Runners, walkers, joggers, and donors: You are invited to join the 4th Annual Maurer Hoosiers Outrun Cancer team with your classmates, faculty, and staff, honoring the late Dean Len Fromm. HOC is the one of the largest annual 5Ks in Indiana, benefiting our local Olcott Cancer Center. Dean Fromm was a beloved, longtime dean of students at the Law School who lost his courageous battle with cancer in 2013. Dean Fromm's wife, Donna, organizes a team of students, faculty, and friends to walk/run this race each year in his memory. The race is Saturday, September 30 at 10 a.m. on campus, and the $25 registration fee includes a long-sleeve shirt. PGs, partners, and families welcome! To sign up and/or donate, visit the HOC website and select "Register to Join a Team" (choose Team Dean Fromm/IU Law). If you have any questions, contact Betsy Tao (

Two-Step Login Beginning November 2

As of November 2, CAS logins for all IU students will require two-step log-in. This will require you to register for Duo. This requirement includes Canvas access and, including registration information. See IU's Knowledge Base for more information and to sign up.

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