Indiana Law Annotated for October 23, 2017 (53:9)

October 23, 2017
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This Week in the Law School

We welcome the ABA/AALS's site visit team this week; they're part of the law school's reaccreditation process. You may see members of the team observing some of your classes or even asking students about the quality of our legal education program. The team is also hosting an open meeting today from 2:45 to 4 p.m. to listen to your feedback. We highly encourage you to go to this meeting – even if only for a few minutes – to share with the team things we do well and where we can improve. Knowing what we're doing right and areas where we can do better helps make this a better school. That benefits you, us, our alumni, and all the future Indiana Law students who will one day walk these halls.

On Friday we'll host our Alumni Board and Young Alumni Steering Committee throughout the day. Say hello and introduce yourself if you get the chance. These alumni are engaged and eager to help. Take the initiative.

There's a new, easy process for signing up for externships for next semester. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity! See "Announcements."


Monday, October 23

Otra Cosa No Hay Film Screening with Prof. Christiana Ochoa

The water-rich highlands of the Colombian Páramo de Santurbán are nearly pristine, evidently preserved by the traditional mining communities inhabiting the region. The delicate balance maintained between economic needs, exploitable natural resources, and environmental protection has recently been disrupted by the arrival of foreign large-scale mining companies. Otra Cosa No Hay (There is Nothing Else) transports its audiences to this remote region of Colombia in order to provide complex insights into the conflicts between local people, foreign companies and environmentalists over the proper use of Colombia's natural treasures. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Prof. Ochoa, the film's executive producer and director. Hodge Hall 1000 (Kelley School of Business, 10th and Fee Lane), 6 p.m.


Tuesday, October 24

No events scheduled.


Wednesday, October 25

Researching Congressional Documents

Come learn how to compile a legislative history from our government documents librarian! Topics will include using sources such as ProQuest Congressional and to find congressional documents. Please register in advance. Room 206E, noon.

1L Resume Writing Workshop

The Career Services Office is hosting a workshop for 1Ls to come and get information and tips about interviewing from CSO Dean Rachel Dawson. Moot Court Room, noon.


Thursday, October 26

Composite Photo Session

All JD and international students graduating at any point in 2018 are invited to take a photo to be included in the Law School's annual composite photo. Composite photos are what many students call their graduation photos. Students who are graduating in the 2018 calendar year and wish to be included in the graduation composite should sign up for a photo sitting. Room 340, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except 1-2 p.m.). There will be an additional session Friday.

Big Law Panel: How Clinical and Pro Bono Projects Help

The Access to Justice Program is pleased to host a first-ever event: a panel discussion regarding the relationship between pro bono and clinical projects in preparation for careers in Big Law. Please join us as we welcome practicing attorneys and current Indiana Law students, who will discuss the benefits of participating in real-world work prior to graduation. Learn more about what firms look for in candidates and how pro bono work and clinical experience prepare you for interviews and, ultimately, your careers. Come see how pro bono work can be an integral part of practice in serving members of communities that can benefit from legal expertise the most. Non-pizza lunch will be served. Room 121, noon.

Bluebook Workshop

Due to the popularity of our first Bluebook workshop, we'll be holding another. Come learn all the tips and tricks about our favorite citation format. Space is limited, so register soon. Room 206E, noon.

CACR Security Seminar Series: Microsoft's Stefan Thom

Room 335, noon.

IP Colloquium: Jeanne Fromer

Jeanne Fromer, of the New York University School of Law, will present "Claiming Design" as part of Center for Intellectual Property Research IP Colloquium. Room 216, 1:15 p.m.

OWLS Trick-or-Treating

Join the Older and Wiser Law Students in welcoming the children of faculty, staff, and students as they trick-or-treat around Baier Hall. Come celebrate an early Halloween with the youngest members of the Indiana Law family! Main Lobby and throughout the building, 4 to 5 p.m.


Friday, October 27

Alumni Board Meeting/DSA Presentation

The Law School will host members of its Alumni Board and Young Alumni Steering Committee throughout the day. The school's Distinguished Service Award will be presented during a luncheon ceremony. Congratulations to this year's honorees: Jeffrey Kennedy, '67; Martín Montes, '95; Susan B. Noyes, '83; and Courtney Tobin, '92.

Composite Photo Session

See Thursday's entry for full details. Room 340, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except 1-2 p.m.).

CLSC Speaker Series: John Bliss

John Bliss will be this week's Center for Law, Society & Culture speaker. He will present "From Idealists to Hired Guns? An Empirical Analysis of 'Public Interest Drift' in Law School." Henderson House, noon.

Saturday, October 28

Come out to the Bluebird and celebrate Halloween with SBA and all your law school friends. There will be free pizza, solo and group costume contests, and great prizes. Tickets will be sold during the lunch hour at the SBA table every day leading up to the event; tickets bought in advance are $5, tickets at the door are $10. You must be 21 or over to attend. Bluebird Nightclub, 9 p.m.



New Externship Registration Process!

If you have already arranged an externship for next semester, get permission now to register for your spring externship. Registration permission forms are available online, where you can download and submit the appropriate form via email (or drop it off in the Office of Student Affairs). Questions? For Judicial Clerkships (B698), Civil Public Interest (B547) and Private Firm (B514), contact Prof. Inge Van der Cruysse (, 812-855-2075). For Student Legal Services and Indiana Legal Services (B547) contact Professor Lisa Farnsworth (farnswor@indianaedu, 812-855-0919). For Criminal Law externships (B545) contact David Main in Career Services (, 812-855-3028). For IP (B551) contact Prof. Mark Janis (, 812 855 1205).

American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law Annual Meeting Scholarship

The ABA Forum on Communications Law will award two or three full-ride scholarships to law students to attend the Forum's Annual Conference and the Media Advocacy Workshop. The scholarship includes your registration fee (including meals), lodging for the forum conference and the media advocacy workshop, airfare, and ground transportation. More information is available here. If you have any questions or comments, you may also contact Prof. Joe Tomain (, a member of the training and development committee for the forum.

New Resource for Locating Writing Competitions

Winning a national writing competition can earn you cash, publication, fame, or all three. If any of those sound appealing, our Legal Writing faculty want you to know about a new compilation of student writing competitions. Before you file away your seminar paper or note, or if you like the challenge of exploring a new topic on your own, check out the 134 competitions listed in 41 subject areas, from administrative law to women's rights.

Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

Raise breast cancer awareness by purchasing pink ribbons at a minimum donation of $1. The Black Law Students Association will collect donations in the lobby during the lunch hour. All proceeds will be sent to the Indiana Women in Need Foundation. On October 30, BLSA invites the entire law school to wear pink in support of breast cancer victims and survivors.

Gong Show Tickets

BLSA is hosting the Law School's annual talent show, the Gong Show, on November 2nd at Serendipity Martini Bar. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show begins at 8:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold this week and next during the lunch hour. Please support your fellow classmates as they showcase their unique hidden talents! General admission is $10. Tickets for dues-paying BLSA members are $7.

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