Indiana Law Annotated for November 13, 2017 (53:12)

November 13, 2017
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This Week in the Law School

Congratulations to our 2017 Sherman Minton Moot Court champions, Carolyn Haney and Alex Van Dyke, and all our participants on a great competition!

On Tuesday we'll honor our Pro Bono Award recipients. Congratulations to Kyle Castillo, '17, (716.5 hours); Tyler Piraino, '18 (502 hours); Lauren D'Surney, '19, (125.5 hours); and Samantha Paul, '18, (818.45 summer hours) for their tremendous commitment to pro bono service.

This week you have the opportunity to do something unique: Greg Castanias, '90, will moot an argument here for his upcoming U.S. Supreme Court appearance. This is a true, behind-the-scenes look at how attorneys prepare for the big stage. See Tuesday's entry for details.

Please read the ExamSoft sessions note in Monday's entry. You will be using new software to take exams next month and it is critical you are prepared! We're offering nearly 50 sessions for you to get up to speed between today and Nov. 29.

And visit the Career Services Office Wednesday for free coffee and snacks all day, just to catch up. See Wednesday's entry.


Monday, November 13

ExamSoft Sessions

Exam season is almost upon us and it is time to get your laptops ready for digital bluebook exams. Attendance at one ExamSoft Help Session is required for any student (JD or graduate) who has not used ExamSoft software to take an exam here at Indiana Law before. This semester you will be using a new ExamSoft Software called Examplify. It is critical that you follow emailed instructions and update the software as soon as possible. Experienced ExamSoft users: We highly recommend that you attend a help session even if you are not required to. At the very least, upgrade the software and take the mock exam this week so that you know you are prepared to use your laptop for digital bluebook exams and we have time to work with you if there are any problems with your laptop or the software. Multiple sessions will be held this week including today at: 9:50 a.m., 10:20 a.m., and noon (all in Room 121), and at 12:30 p.m. and 2:20 p.m. in Room 335.

Mindfulness Session III

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

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Project Call-out

Join VITA for our call-out meeting! Come learn about volunteer opportunities in the spring semester. Lunch will be provided. Room 122, noon.

Public Service Spotlight: Indiana Legal Services

Join the Career Services Office in welcoming attorneys and legal interns of Indiana Legal Services to provide an overview of their important work serving low-income citizens of Indiana. The panel will provide insight into the daily work, summer and school-year opportunities (some of which are paid), and the impact their work has on the community. Bring your questions and business cards so you can network with ILS attorneys. Pizza will be provided for those that RSVP on CareerNet. Room 120, noon.

Foster Inn (Phi Delta Phi) Induction Ceremony

Phi Delta Phi will host its 2017-18 induction ceremony. Moot Court Room, 6 p.m.


Tuesday, November 14

ExamSoft Sessions

9:20 a.m. (Room 335). Noon and 12:30 p.m. (Room 120). 3:25 p.m. (Room 121).

Coffee and Cookies with Dean Parrish

Dean Austen Parrish likes to take time to visit with students and hear firsthand how things are going. He enjoys sitting down with those students who are available to share some coffee and cookies and hear your concerns, your successes and your thoughts. Jerome Hall Law Library, 10 a.m.

Pro Bono Awards

Come celebrate the incredible commitment of students and community members to pro bono work! We will recognize our student and community member award winners, capped off by a keynote speech about the impact that pro bono work has for those that seek legal services throughout Bloomington and Indiana. Faculty Lounge, noon.

U.S. Supreme Court Argument Moot: Greg Castanias, '90

Greg Castanias, '90, (Jones Day) will moot his argument as counsel for petitioners in the upcoming SAS Institute Inc. v. Matal U.S. Supreme Court case. The case questions whether the Patent Trial and Appeal Board must address all patent claims challenged in an administrative proceeding to revoke a patent. Presiding judges will include: Thomas Fisher, '94, (Indiana Solicitor General), Prof. Beth Cate (SPEA), and Indiana Law Professors Rob Fischman, Norm Hedges, Mark Janis, '89, Don Knebel, Marshall Leaffer, and Mike Mattioli. Attendees must agree to confidentiality in order to attend. Once the event begins, the Moot Court Room will be closed. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Casey Nemecek ( with any questions. Moot Court Room, noon.

OSA: Exam Prep Session I

Come learn about academic and psychological strategies for exam prep and exam taking. Email Ms. Liz Ferrufino ( to RSVP. Room 122, noon.


Wednesday, November 15

Come See What's Brewing in the CSO Office

Please swing by the Career Services Office for free coffee and snacks. We'll be serving from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check out the new layout in the office and stop in to say hi. If you can, please bring your own mug. CSO suite, all day.

ExamSoft Sessions

9:50 a.m. and 10:20 a.m. (Room 335). Noon and 12:30 p.m. (Room 120). 3:25 p.m. (Room 335).

Faculty Speaker Series: Gina-Gail Fletcher

We are pleased to announce the next installment in our Faculty Speaker Series. Prof. Gina-Gail Fletcher will be our guest for the next installment in the series; she will be talking about her very interesting career and life experiences, including her current research projects, and how she ended up on a path that led to teaching. Pizza will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

Masterpiece Cakeshop: Civil Rights and Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs

Professors Dan Conkle and Steve Sanders will lead a discussion about the upcoming Supreme Court case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. This is one of the more high profile cases in recent years that explores the intersection between free speech, civil rights, and the free exercise clause. Sponsored by the American Constitution Society. Dinner will be provided. Moot Court Room, 5 p.m.


Thursday, November 16

ExamSoft Sessions

9:20 a.m. (Room 125) and 2:20 p.m. (Room 125).

BLS 1L Summer Job Panel

Join the Business Law Society and a panel of 2Ls who will discuss their takeaways from the search and application process as well as experiences actually working during the 1L summer. We will discuss successes, failures, tips and tricks with 2Ls who spent their summers in firms, government, in-house corporate, overseas, and judicial. Learn what to do over winter break and through the spring to get the summer job you want. Lunch will be provided. Room 122, noon.

BLSA 1L Outlining and Study Tables

This academic session is geared towards helping the BLSA 1Ls succeed on their first law school exams. Our first session will focus on civil procedure and criminal law. BLSA 2Ls and 3Ls will be in attendance to provide helpful test taking strategies, tips, and advice for 1Ls preparing for finals. Once the session has concluded, the 1Ls will be given the chance to ask questions and stay around for study tables. All BLSA members are welcome to this event, and light refreshments will be provided. Room 120, 3 p.m.

Center for Constitutional Democracy Speaker Series: Joe Hoffmann

Prof. Joe Hoffmann will present "The Rule of Law in Poland" as part of the Center for Constitutional Democracy's speakers series. Henderson House, noon.

Prepare for Your Job Interview with Bloomberg Law

In this session, Bloomberg Law rep Chrishantha Vedhanayagam will show you how to use specialized tools in Bloomberg Law to prepare for your job interviews with law firms and judges. Lunch will be served. Room 120, noon.

Bootstraps and PROMESAs: The Law and History of Puerto Rico and its Economy

The Indiana Journal of Law & Social Equality presents a panel event addressing Puerto Rico's past and present economic history and the U.S. laws that have influenced it. The event will be catered and is open to all and will also provide an opportunity for attendees to donate to disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Speakers will include JD/PhD candidate Joel Blondet Bonilla and IU Associate Professor of History Arlene Diaz. Moot Court Room, 5 p.m.

Bollywood Night

APALSA invites you to our annual Bollywood Night! at Serendipity Martini Bar starting at 6 p.m. We will feature the comedian, Danish Maqbool, the Hoosier Bhangra Bollywood dance team, henna art, and more. A wonderful dinner from Taste of India will also be provided (get ready to eat some samosas, curry, naan, and rice!). Buy your $15 tickets at the APALSA table this week during the noon hour. Also, every Bollywood ticket purchased gets you a $3 discount on any APALSA merchandise.


Friday, November 17

ExamSoft Sessions

10:55 a.m., Noon, 12:30 p.m., and 3:25 p.m. (Room 121).

OSA: Exam Prep Session II

Come learn about academic and psychological strategies for exam prep and exam taking. Email Ms. Liz Ferrufino ( to RSVP. Room 125, noon.

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium: Feedback Discussion

Join your colleagues to fill out a survey to discuss your observations and opinions about colloquiums this semester and expectations next semester. Room 122, noon.

CTO/JD Transfer Information Session

LLM students who are interested in learning more about the credit-transfer option (CTO) as a way to "try out" for the JD program should attend this information session. Professor Gabrielle Goodwin and Mr. Will Schaad will be presenting. The CTO application deadline is December 15, 2017. Room 213, noon.

CLSC Speaker Series: Ashley Clark

Ashley Clark, of IU's Center for Survey Research, will be this week's Center for Law, Society & Culture speaker. She will present "A Journey Through Best Practices in Survey Design and Data Collection to Reach Your 'Great Data!' Destination." Henderson House, noon.

BLSA 1L Outlining and Study Tables

This academic session is geared towards helping the BLSA 1Ls succeed on their first law school exams. We will focus on torts, legal profession, and contracts. BLSA 2Ls and 3Ls will be in attendance to provide helpful test taking strategies, tips, and advice for 1Ls preparing for finals. Once the session has concluded, the 1Ls will be given the chance to ask questions and stay around for study tables. All BLSA members are welcome to this event, and light refreshments will be provided. Room 122, 3 p.m.

Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Award Lecture: Prof. Amy Applegate

The Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research invite you to the annual Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Award Lecture. The 2017 awardees are Prof. Amy Applegate and Prof. Amy Holtzworth-Munroe for their work "Evidence-Based Practice in Real-World Family Law Settings: A Collaboration between Law and Psychology." Read more about Prof. Applegate's prestigious recognition. IU Cinema (1213 E. Seventh Street), 3:30 p.m.



2017 Hoosier Hills Food Bank Drive

Once again the law school will be holding a food drive benefitting the Hoosier Hills Food Bank which collects, stores and distributes food to non-profit agencies that feed the hungry in Monroe and surrounding counties. Barrels will be placed throughout Baier Hall and on the second floor of the Lewis Building for the donation of non-perishable food items. There is a particular need for protein items such as peanut butter, canned tuna, canned soup, and canned or bagged beans. Last year our collective effort resulted in a whopping donation of 354 pounds of food to the food bank, which was 57 percent more than we collected the year before. You can make a difference in someone's life. For more information contact

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