Indiana Law Annotated for October 30, 2017 (53:10)

October 30, 2017
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This Week in the Law School

Thanks to all of you who helped make the ABA/AALS site visit a success. We are grateful for your time and energy. The site team left impressed by our tremendous students, faculty, and staff.

Prof. Fischman will deliver the inaugural George P. Smith, II Distinguished Professorship Lecture on Thursday at noon. This is a big deal and your attendance is much appreciated.

Congratulations to our Protective Order Project, which learned last week it was the recipient of a $3,000 award from the IU Student Foundation's Metz Grant Program. The award will go toward POP's summer director program. Congratulations!

Finally, consider wearing pink today in support of breast cancer awareness. BLSA will be collecting donations this week.


Monday, October 30

Wear Pink! 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. BLSA invites the entire law school to wear pink today (Monday) in support of breast cancer victims and survivors.

Composite Photo Session

All JD students graduating at any point in (Jan-Dec) 2018 and all graduate students (LLM, MCL, SJD, PhD) graduating 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 the 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.).

APALSA Meeting

All APALSA members are strongly encouraged to attend our meeting to discuss our upcoming events such as Bollywood night and study and tea. After our meeting, we will take our professional organization photo, so please dress in business professional. We will be serving yummy Chinese food for lunch. If you're not yet an APALSA member, you are still welcome to join. Room 120, noon.

Mindfulness Session 2

Come join CAPS for a second mindfulness session. Please RSVP with Ms. Liz Ferrufino at Room 214, noon.

Employment Discrimination: Navigating The Workplace with Liz Watson

Come listen and ask questions as Liz Watson comes speaks on employment discrimination during a complex time. Liz Watson, who brings a wealth of practical hands-on experience to the subject, as a litigator (both plaintiff and defendant side) and as a policy advocate, will be coming to campus. She was, until recently, the director of labor policy for the U.S House Committee on Education and the Workforce Democrats, where she worked on developing and advancing legislation addressing workplace issues. Before that, she was an advocate at a couple of non-profits advocating for workers' rights, particularly those related to sex discrimination and family responsibilities. She also worked for several years as an attorney at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, a large law firm in New York, where she represented corporate clients in employment disputes. Moot Court Room, noon.


Tuesday, October 31

A Feminist Halloween: FLF October General Meeting

Join the Feminist Law Forum for a spooky discussion of upcoming events, including our fall social on November 4. Light snacks and candy will be provided. Room 120, noon.

IP Association Meeting

The IPA will be meeting to hand out shirts and announce mentor pairings. If you are involved in the mentor/mentee program, please attend as there will be time at the end of the meeting to meet with your mentor/mentee. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. Room 122, noon.


Wednesday, November 1

Cover Letter Writing for 1Ls

The Career Services Office is hosting a workshop for 1Ls to come and learn about cover letter writing and get tips from CSO Director Debbie Atlas. Moot Court Room, noon.


Thursday, November 2

George P. Smith, II Distinguished Professorship Lecture: Rob Fischman

Please join us for the inaugural George P. Smith, II Distinguished Professorship Lecture, which will be delivered by Prof. Rob Fischman. Fischman will present "Letting Go of Stability: Resilience and Environmental Law." Smith, '64, professor emeritus, Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, has made a generous gift to establish a distinguished professorship at the law school and we look forward to this inaugural event. A reception will follow in the Faculty Lounge. Moot Court Room, noon.

CCD Speaker Series: Valentina Luketa

Valentina Luketa (CCD PhD Student) will present "What is Feminist Justice in Context? Case of Women in Black in the Western Balkans" as part of the Center for Constitutional Democracy's speakers series. Henderson House, noon.

Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence Training for Law Students and Legal Professionals

Law is a varied, powerful, and highly rewarding profession. The pressures of the profession, however, as well as a lack of clarity about what is important in life, can derail and confuse young lawyers and keep them from finding their best life in the law. Mindfulness and emotional intelligence training in law school (especially in the first year) can help law students and lawyers improve focus, get more work done in less time, improve interpersonal skills, and seek and find meaningful and fulfilling work. Professor Nathalie Martin's new book, Lawyering from the Inside Out: Learning Professional Identity Formation through Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press), is designed to help law students and lawyers of all experience levels find a sustainable and meaningful life in the law. Prof. Martin's talk will draw from her insights in the book about how lawyers can find peace, focus, meaning, and happiness over a lifetime of practicing law. Room 125, 2:30 p.m.

CSO: Practice Area Expo for 1Ls

Break out of the walls of the law school and come meet and mingle with attorneys representing 20+ practice areas. Start learning more about what it means to work in certain areas and settings and how it fits with what you're looking for in your legal practice. Food and drinks will be served. Make sure to bring your business cards, your student ID to check in, and your government ID if you plan to have a drink. Indiana Memorial Union Solarium, 6 to 8 p.m.

The Gong Show

The Black Law Students Association is pleased to present the law school's annual talent show, "The Gong Show." As always, there is much to look forward to with this fun event, and we hope to see you there! Tickets will be sold this week during the lunch hour. General admission is $10 ($7 for dues-paying BLSA members). Kick off your Thursday night by cheering on your colleagues as they take the stage. Food will be provided and all attendees will be entered in a raffle. Also, three of our beloved professors will serve as judges and prizes will be awarded to participants who place. For more information, contact us at If you wish to support BLSA's Breast Cancer Awareness initiative, you may also donate while purchasing your Gong Show ticket. Serendipity Martini Bar. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m.


Friday, November 3

Board of Visitors

The Law School is pleased to welcome its Board of Visitors for its fall meeting and luncheon. Faculty Conference Room, all day.

CLSC Speaker Series: Nathalie Martin

Nathalie Martin will be this week's Center for Law, Society & Culture speaker. She will present "What To Do When the Feds and the State Won't Act: How to Pass Local Ordinances That Result in Meaningful Legal Change." Henderson House, noon.

Exam Policies and Procedures for Graduate Students (Mandatory)

Exam policies and procedures for graduate students with Dean Lesley Davis and Rhea May. All graduate students who began their studies in summer or fall 2017 are required to attend this mandatory meeting. Lunch will be served. Room 121, noon.

POP/ IJLSE Domestic Violence Awareness Month Documentary Screening and Discussion

Please join the Protective Order Project and Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality for a documentary screening that sheds light on domestic violence issues. We will be viewing Private Violence, which follows a survivor's journey as she rebuilds her life and fights to place her abuser behind bars. Following the film, we will have a short panel to discuss. Snacks provided. All are welcome. Note: This film contains explicit discussions and depictions of intimate partner violence and the injuries resulting. Moot Court Room, 1 to 3 p.m.

Saturday, November 4

No events scheduled.


Sunday, November 5

Documentary Screening: The Uncondemned

The Uncondemned is a riveting documentary about an underdog group of lawyers and activists who defied the odds to do what had never been done: prosecute rape as an international war crime. In 1997, the young men and women at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found themselves inexplicably in charge of the first case of genocide in history, which included rape in the charges. Three heroic women would overcome their fears and shame to speak for all those who could not. Secret memos, witness assassinations, setbacks and barriers. The Uncondemned captures the untold, remarkable story that changed the course of international judicial history. Lisa Pruitt, who served as gender consultant for the ICTR, will be present for discussion and Q&A following the screening. Learn more about the film. Sponsored by the Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession and the International Law Society. Moot Court Room, 4 p.m.


Faculty News

Prof. Sarah Jane Hughes recently concluded Uniform Regulation of Virtual-Currency Businesses Act apparently has earned her a place on the roster of candidate for "Most Influential People in the Blockchain Universe," sponsored by CoinDesk, a trade paper. Her sub-category is Law and Public Policy. One of the other nominees (creepy as it is) is Vladimir Putin.

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