Indiana Law Annotated for February 5, 2018 (54:4)

February 5, 2018
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This Week in the Law School

There are fewer than a dozen Barristers' Ball tickets left. Still want to go? BLSA members will be tabling early this week at noon until they're all gone.

It was a little over a year ago when protesters filled airports in response to President Trump's hastily implemented travel ban. On Wednesday, we're bringing in the man who successfully argued the first case challenging that ban. Lee Gelernt's bio is extraordinary, and he'll be here to deliver the Ralph F. Fuchs lecture at noon. This is a must-attend event if you have any interest in civil rights, immigration, national security, or policies of the Trump Administration.

On Thursday, Prof. Mark Need will unveil the school's newest opportunity with Sungkyunkwan University's world-renowned business school. These scholarships are going to go fast, so if you've ever thought of earning your MBA, here's your chance to do it for free, beginning as early as this fall.


Monday, February 5

Hannah Wiseman: Federal Laboratories of Democracy

Florida State University College of Law Professor Hannah Wiseman will present "Federal Laboratories of Democracy" as part of this joint Law School-Ostrom event. Faculty Conference Room, 4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, February 6

Transition Workshop for Student Group Leaders

Student groups leaders must attend this transition workshop led by OSA and SBA. For more information email Ms. Liz Bodamer ( Room 125, noon.

Bradley Fellows Speaker Series: Matt Schulz

Join Matt Schulz, '10, as he presents "Ten Things a Criminal Lawyer Should Know about Solo Practice." Henderson House, noon.

CLS Bible Study

The Christian Legal Society will be meeting at noon for our weekly Bible study and fellowship. Please join us! May God bless you. Room 215, noon.

Dinner on the Docket: Gill v. Whitford

Join the American Constitution Society for the first event in the Dinner on the Docket series. This series will focus on reviewing the oral arguments from some of the most important cases on the Supreme Court's docket this term. The first event will focus on the issue of political Gerrymandering in the case Gill v. Whitford. Dinner will be provided. Moot Court Room, 5:30 p.m.


Wednesday, February 7

Coffee and Snacks with the CSO

Swing by the Career Services Office for free coffee, snacks, and this month's trivia game. This month's questions and prizes will honor Black History Month. So stop in for a little knowledge, a little career advice, and a lot of fun! CSO suite, all day.

The Ralph F. Fuchs Lecture: Lee Gelernt

Lee Gelernt will present "Litigating the Travel Ban and Other Civil Rights Cases in the Trump Era." Gelernt is a lawyer at the national office of the ACLU in New York and is widely recognized as one of the nation's preeminent civil rights attorneys, specializing in immigration, national security, habeas corpus, federal court jurisdiction, and due process issues. During 2017, he argued several groundbreaking challenges to Trump Administration policies, and successfully argued the first case challenging the President's travel ban on individuals from certain Muslim-majority nations, which resulted in a federal court in Brooklyn issuing a nationwide Saturday night injunction against the ban one day after the President enacted it and eight days after his inauguration. Moot Court Room, noon.


Thursday, February 8

Maurer/SKK GSB International Fellows Announcement

Want to earn a world class MBA for free? (It doesn't take an MBA to know THAT's a good deal!) Join Prof. Mark Need to learn how to apply to the inaugural class of the IU Maurer/SKK GSB International Fellows and accompanying scholarship opportunities. Room 122, noon.

Career Choices: Intellectual Property

Join panelists Leah Seigel, '14 (Barnes & Thornburg) and Chris Mackey, '07 (Beam Suntory) for a discussion of careers in intellectual property law. Lunch will be provided to those students who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance on CareerNet/Events/Workshops. Room 125, noon.

CCD Speaker Series: The Hon. David Hamilton

Henderson House, noon.

Life as an Air Force JAG

U.S. Air Force recruiters will discuss life as a JAG and go through the application process with attendees. Lewis Building 312, noon.

CACR Security Seminar Series: Lorrie Cranor

Faculty Conference Room, noon.

CLSC Speaker Series: Rachel Stern

Rachel Stern, of UC Berkeley Law and Political Science, will be this week's Center for Law, Society & Culture speaker. She will present "The Good Lawyer." Faculty Conference Room, 4 p.m.

Business Law Society: MaurerPoint

What a better way to end the week than to see your professors compete against one another in an improv comedy battle. Join BLS as we kick off the Transactional Drafting Competition season with an information session to tell you all about the logistics and benefits of the upcoming competition. Transactional skills are important across all practice areas and the competition is open to all three classes so we expect to see everyone there. More importantly, did we mention professors on stage making terrible jokes? Finch's, 7 to 9 p.m.


Friday, February 9

Career Choices: Cause Advocacy (Legal Services)

Join panelists Nick Parker, '16 (Indiana Legal Services) and Tom Wheeler, '87 (Frost Brown Todd) as they discuss careers in legal services. Room 125, noon.

Bar Exam Information Session for LLM and Exchange Students

Any LLM or exchange students who are planning to take a bar exam are strongly encouraged to attend this information session hosted by Prof. Gabe Goodwin. Room 213, noon.


Saturday, February 10

Bar Support: Diagnostic Test Review Session

This is the follow-up session for all who participated in the diagnostic test last month. To receive your results, you must attend this workshop where Themis will go through strategies of how to answer multiple choice questions and to review the skills bar examiners are testing in this section of the exam. This is a great eye-opening opportunity to learn what you need to continue to work on while you are in law school and how to mentally prepare for the summer of the bar exam. Room 121, 10 a.m.


Faculty News

On January 29, Prof. Leandra Lederman debuted her new article, "Information Matters in Tax Enforcement," at the UC Irvine Tax Law and Policy Colloquium. The article is co-authored with Joe Dugan, '15.

Prof. Steve Sanders sat down for an interview conducted by IU Media School Dean James Shanahan on the IU podcast Through the Gates. They discussed current legal controversies including the Masterpiece Cakeshop case pending in the Supreme Court.



Summer Training and Work Opportunities for Rising 2Ls and 3Ls

The Institute for the Future of Law Practice ( is now taking applications from rising 1L and 2L students who are interested in an advanced training and employment opportunity during the summer and fall of 2018. The IFLP boot camp will take place at Northwestern University School of Law from May 14 to June 1 followed by a 10-week paid internship in a legal department, law firm, technology company, or government agency (minimum pay = $20/hr. x 40 hrs./week x 10 weeks, or $8,000). The boot camp focuses on legal technology, project management/process improvement, and business concepts crucial within large organizations. The boot camp is made available at no charge to accepted students. Other participating law schools include Northwestern Law, Colorado Law, and Osgoode Hall (Toronto). Drawing upon these schools, a select group of rising 2L students will be selected for advanced track paid field placements in the fall of their 3L year. The advanced track includes an additional two weeks of training in corporate contracting and commercial transactions (June 4-15). For additional details, please see the IFLP website. IFLP is a nonprofit collaboration between law schools, law firms, corporate legal departments, NewLaw service providers, and legal technology companies. IFLP seeks to align the interests of students, employers, and law schools around high-quality educational training and internships.

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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