Indiana Law Annotated for September 25, 2017 (53:6)

September 25, 2017
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This Week in the Law School

Friday is your last day to register for our new intersession course in Chicago between Oct. 9-12. See 'Announcements' for full details. If you're interested in study abroad or a potential dual-degree with an international partner school, tune in Thursday for an informational session.


Monday, September 25

JD/MBA Opportunities at Kelley and Abroad

Join Professor Mark Need, faculty director of the JD/MBA programs, to learn about the various JD/MBA opportunities available to Indiana Law students, including opportunities abroad. Room 120, noon.

Mindfulness Session 1

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally. The use of mindfulness-based techniques is linked to reductions in anxiety, physical pain symptoms, stress, and depression. CAPS will lead this first educational and brief mindfulness session. If you have any questions, please email Liz Ferrufino ( Room 214, noon.


Tuesday, September 26

2L and 3L Spring Externships: General Overview of All Programs

Prof. Inge Van der Cruysse will give an overview of all externship programs for academic credit the school offers in spring (one day a week), and how to sign up for them. Applications for judicial externships are due early next month, and students will be walked through the details of the application process. Placements are available in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit (3Ls only, Bloomington); Federal District Court (Indianapolis); Federal Bankruptcy Court (Indianapolis); Indiana Supreme Court (Indianapolis); Court of Appeals of Indiana (Indianapolis); Indiana Tax Court (Indianapolis); and Indiana Trial Courts (in several counties). Please RSVP on CareerNet for this workshop so we can plan a light, healthy lunch. Room 120, noon.

BLSA General Body Meeting

All returning and prospective Black Law Students Association members should attend this meeting to receive updates and to pay dues. Lunch will be provided. Room 122, noon.

Employee Engagement Survey

If you're a Law School staff member and an IU employee as of July 1, watch your email inbox today for an invitation to complete a quick online survey called MyVoice@IU. This is a confidential survey that should only take about 10 minutes. No one will see individual responses, and all results will be collected and tabulated by an outside organization. The Law School will get a composite report early next year that measures staff engagement, with follow-up plans to build on it. Questions? See Sarah Snyder or Ken Turchi, or visit


Wednesday, September 27

Bluebook Workshop

Come learn about everyone's favorite citation format! This session, offered by the Jerome Hall Law Library, will include pointers on using the Bluebook as efficiently as possible. Please register in advance. Room 206E, noon.

Advocates for Life Discussion Night

Join the Advocates for Life for a discussion of the issues surrounding baby Charlie Gard's situation this summer. As advocates for life, we care for people from womb until death. How can we best protect the interests of those involved when a child is sick? Come bring your thoughts to this discussion. Room 214, 6:30 p.m.


Thursday, September 28

Study Abroad and International Dual-Degree Information Session

Students interested in spending a semester or year abroad should attend this information session to learn more about semester exchange opportunities and opportunities to earn a second degree abroad while at Indiana Law. Exchange students from the countries where we have exchange opportunities will present on their schools and countries. Exchange opportunities exist in India, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, New Zealand, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Hungary, France, and Ireland. Dual-degree opportunities exist in Ireland, France, India, and China. Pizza will be served. Contact Assistant Dean Lesley Davis for more information ( Room 122, noon.

CCD Speaker Series: Clark Lombardi

Clark Lombardi (University of Washington Law) will present "Constitutional Change in the Muslim World" as part of the Center for Constitutional Democracy's speaker series. Henderson House, noon.

CACR Security Seminar Series: Peter Swire

The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research Security Speaker Series will present Peter Swire (Georgia Tech) who will present a paper examining the topic of whether the nationality of an individual under surveillance (the "target") should be relevant to the legal standards for surveillance. Room 335, noon.

Dockets Workshop

Learn how to research court filings and dockets! This session will cover the U.S. Supreme Court docket, PACER, and alternatives to PACER (Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg). Please register in advance. Room 206E, noon.

Career Services Office 1L Orientation

Please join Assistant Dean Rachel Dawson and the CSO team for an in-depth introduction to the resources the CSO offers and how we can best partner together to help set up your road to career success. After hearing from a panel of your peers, we will also dive into the first step of career development! Don't miss out – your attendance is expected. Moot Court Room, 2 p.m.

Kaplan Bar Review Info Session for LLM Students

Kaplan has created a bar review course specifically designed for LLM students, addressing the fundamental skills and knowledge not typically covered in an LLM curriculum, yet are critical to passing the bar exam. Come learn more about what Kaplan has to offer. RSVP not required. Room 120, 3 to 5 p.m.

The Gong Show Auditions

The first set of Gong Show auditions will be held this Thursday and Friday. Interested participants should have already signed up with the Black Law Students Association and received a room assignment. Please limit your performance and set-up to 10 minutes. See 'Announcements' for further details. Room 121, 4 to 6 p.m.


Friday, September 29

Networking with Alumni for International Students

What is networking and why should you be concerned about networking with people from your alma mater? If networking doesn't come naturally to you or seems like a foreign concept, we will help you develop these essential skills. Learn more at this presentation by Assistant Dean for External Affairs and Alumni Relations Andrea Havill and Director of Development, Major Gifts Maarten Bout. Room 213, noon.

The Gong Show Auditions

Room 213, 4 to 6 p.m.



Gong Show Auditions This Week and Next

Who's got talent? Strut your stuff at the Black Law Students Association's Annual Gong Show on November 2nd. Sign-up sheets for participation will be posted on the door of the Black Law Students Association office this week. Auditions will be held on the evenings of September 28-29 and October 3. Please stop by to pick your time slot. If you have not signed up but would like to participate, please email as soon as possible.

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?

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