Indiana Law Annotated for January 29, 2018 (54:3)

January 29, 2018
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This Week in the Law School

Barristers' Ball tickets go on sale today at noon. Get 'em while you can. Indiana Attorney General (and Indiana Law alum) Curtis Hill, Jr. is here Wednesday in the MCR, and shortly after, Dean Parrish will share coffee and stories with you in the library. (Ask him about the phrase "go off" — it's one of those adorable Canadian colloquialisms that's been the subject of much internal debate this week!) Finally, the CSO will host InterviewPalooza on Friday. ILA might have suggested Lawlapalooza, but no one asked.


Monday, January 29

Barristers' Ball Ticket Sales

Ticket sales for the 30th Annual Rapheal M. Prevot, Jr. Barristers' Ball will begin today. Tickets are $60 and will be available until they are sold out. Please check your email for further details. Room 121, noon.

FLF General Body Meeting

Join the Feminist Law Forum for our first general body meeting of the semester. We will be discussing our event, Keeping the Momentum: Maurer Gives Back, as well as the events we have scheduled for the rest of the semester. We hope to see you all there. Room 124, noon.

Orientation for Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference

The Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference — on February 3 at Northwestern University School of Law in downtown Chicago — will provide students a chance to meet public interest employers throughout the Midwest and beyond. Many students find summer and postgraduate employment through this conference. This orientation session will provide you with a strategy for utilizing this career fair and making the most of the networking opportunities. Room 214, 12:30 p.m.


Tuesday, January 30

Federalist Society Speaker: The Washington Post's Radley Balko

Interested in how the rescission of the Cole Memo fits within the Justice Department's "War Against Drugs"? Wondering what effects the drug wars have had on communities? Come hear Radley Balko of The Washington Post speak about the Cole Memo, the drug wars, and their effects on civil liberties. Mr. Balko is a graduate of Indiana University whose work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and countless other publications. His work has also been cited by numerous courts, most famously by Justice Breyer in his dissent in Hudson v. Michigan. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

Women's Law Caucus General Body Meeting

WLC will have a general body meeting. It is critical that you attend this meeting as we will be discussing important dates concerning our signature event, the auction for Middle Way House. The auction is quickly approaching and there is much to do before the event on March 1st at the Bluebird. We will also discuss fundraising, career events, upcoming panel discussions, and 2018-19 e-board elections. Room 124, noon.

APALSA General Meeting

Come to our first general meeting of the semester as we talk about job opportunities, events, and workshops. Lunch will be served. If you would like to join APALSA, it's not too late! Just come to the meeting and pay dues at the door. Room 120, noon.


Wednesday, January 31

Bradley Fellows Speaker Series: Indiana AG Curtis Hill, Jr.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, Jr., '87, will present 'The Role of a Prosecutor as a Public Official" as part of the Bradley Fellows Speaker Series. He will draw on his accomplished history in public service to share his insight on the role of a prosecutor, not only as a lawyer, but also as a public official and political candidate. Hill was elected Indiana Attorney General in 2016 while serving his fourth term as Elkhart County Prosecutor. Moot Court Room, noon.

Coffee with Dean Parrish

Join Dean Austen Parrish for casual conversation over complimentary cookies and coffee. Dean Parrish enjoys getting to talk with you all throughout the semester, so stop by and say hello. Jerome Hall Law Library, 2 p.m.


Thursday, February 1

CCD Speaker Series: Ivan Grigoriev

Ivan Grigoriev, of the Russian and East European Institute, will present "A History of Legal Genres and Rules of Procedure in the Russian Constitutional Court" as part of the Center for Constitutional Democracy's speaker series. Henderson House, noon.

Tax Policy Colloquium: John Brooks

Professor Lederman will host Georgetown's John Brooks as part of the Tax Policy Colloquium. Prof. Brooks will present "The Case for Incrementalism in Tax Reform." Room 213, 1:15 p.m.

Ostrom Workshop: Katrina Wyman

The Law School is hosting NYU Law's Katrina Wyman as part of the Ostrom Workshop series. Prof. Wyman will present "Unilateral Steps to End High Seas Fishing." Faculty Conference Room, 4:30 p.m.


Friday, February 2

CSO InterviewPalooza

Students will have the chance to work with faculty and experienced lawyers to practice in-person interviews and/or informational interviews by phone. You will receive feedback from the interviewer immediately after the interview. Spots are still available and this is open to all law students and LLMs. Space permitting, students can do both this and in-person interviews. Please RSVP under the Events tab on CareerNet.

Informational interviewing: students will learn about a practice area in the legal profession and get a chance to practice presenting themselves on the phone. The set-up presumes that these are not cold calls, but that the attorney has already agreed to talk with you. The call will take approximately 5-10 minutes.

In-person interviewing: interviews will take approximately 20-25 minutes and will occur throughout the law school. Students are strongly encouraged to come in formal interview clothes. Where possible, we will match students with interviewers in their practice area of interest. The goal is to get you comfortable answering interview questions and talking about yourself.

CLSC Speaker Series: Amy Gonzales

Amy Gonzales, of IU's Media School, will present "The Costs of Digital Disruption: How Our Reliance on Digital Technology May Increase Social Inequalities" as part of the Center for Law, Society & Culture's spring speaker series. Henderson House, noon.



Saturday, February 3

ISA Ice Skating Night

Join the International Students Association for Ice Skating Night. Let's put casebooks aside and have fun. No skating skills are required, as we have teachers in our team! Tickets are $5. Please sign up for a car pool at the ISA table in the lobby over the lunch hour. We'll leave from Baier Hall at 5:40 p.m. All law students are welcome to this fun event. Feel free to bring friends and families! Frank Southern Ice Arena, 2100 South Walnut Street. 6 p.m.



ADR Competition Sign-ups

Any 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLM students interested in arbitration or dispute resolution are highly encouraged to sign up for the Law School's Intramural Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition. No ADR or Arbitration experience is required, and the entire competition only requires 10 hours of preparation at most. Additionally, you do not need to have any knowledge of the UCC or U.S. laws. The arbitrations will deal with disputes over sales contracts using international law. There will be one four-hour training session on February 24th and the competition will take place solely over the weekend of March 2nd. Please email Rachel Laurel ( to sign up or for other general questions or concerns. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity.

Warren E. Burger Writing Competition

The American Inns of Court Warren E. Burger Prize is a writing competition designed to promote scholarship in the areas of professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence. You are invited to submit an original, unpublished essay between 10,000 and 20,000 words on a topic of your choice addressing issues of excellence in legal skills, civility, ethics, and professionalism. The winner will receive $5,000 and the work will be published in the South Carolina Law Review. Submissions are due July 1. More information is available online.

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