Indiana Law Annotated for February 12, 2018 (54:5)

February 12, 2018
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This Week in the Law School

We're thrilled to welcome in Stephen Befort for Wednesday's Stewart Lecture. Attendance was stellar for last week's Fuchs Lecture and we hope you'll attend this one as well. Prof. Befort will continue our streak of timely and topical subject matters: His lecture focuses on the decline of the American workforce. Please join us on Wednesday at noon.

Barristers' Ball is on Friday. This annual event is named in honor of Rapheal M. Prevot, Jr., a beloved alumnus of our school who passed away in 2008. In advance of the Law School's signature social event of the year, ILA would invite you to take a minute to learn a bit about Mr. Prevot and his amazing life.

Thanks to the Feminist Law Forum and everyone who participated in Keeping the Momentum. The response surpassed the group's goals by a landslide, raising $2,215 in cash donations. Great job!

In honor of Black History Month, last week's CSO Coffee & Careers trivia contest featured the accomplishments of several African-American alumni. Congratulations to Philip Koranteng, Trevor Gresham, LaShaila Spivey, and Andrew Berman for their winning answers. See the digital display in the Main Lobby where we highlight some of our distinguished alumni. We'll see you at next month's Coffee & Careers on March 7!


Monday, February 12

Max by Access Lex: Five Steps to a Better Credit Score

Your credit score affects your life in many ways. Whether you want to reduce the interest rates you pay on loans, plan to buy a house someday, or just want to take a smart step toward passing the character and fitness piece of the bar, this workshop is for you. You'll learn what goes into your credit score, how information about your financial life is tracked, and what actions you can take to build and safeguard your credit. Get ready to learn strategies to maximize your credit score and the financial and professional opportunities that go with it. Moot Court Room, noon.

QTIPS Workshop: Social Media and LinkedIn Check-up

Bring your laptop and we'll take a few minutes to talk about how to get the most out of social media, engage in best practices, and review your LinkedIn profile. If you can't make Monday's session this event will repeat on Tuesday. Room 124, 12:30 p.m.


Tuesday, February 13

Live from Baier Hall: Harpist Beste Toparlak

Enjoy the soothing sounds of harpist Beste Toparlak over the lunch hour in the Main Lobby.

IP Practitioner-in-Residence: Joseph Dages

Joseph Dages, '11, of Middleton-Reutlinger, will be on campus today as part of the CIPR's IP Practitioner-in-Residence program. In addition to attending IP classes, Joe will be giving a lunch talk and will be available to meet with students throughout the day. He is a director at Middleton-Reutlinger where he helps companies and individuals protect their important brands domestically and internationally, as well as assists artists, authors, and entrepreneurs safeguard and leverage the value of their creative works. Joe concentrates his practice in the areas of trademark, copyright, and Internet law. He has experience in prosecution as well as monitoring and enforcement of trademarks, copyrights, and domain names. Joe also handles legal matters involving advertising, software and technology, privacy, and licensing, and helps clients resolve disputes involving their intellectual property assets. Room 213, noon.

PAD 1L Meeting

Calling all Phi Alpha Delta 1L members: We are preparing for our annual philanthropic event and we need your help! This meeting is mandatory if you are a registered 1L PAD member. Pizza lunch will be provided. Room 122, noon.

CLS Bible Study

Join us for our weekly Bible study. We welcome all and would love to have you. God bless! Room 215, noon.

Curricular Practical Training Information Session for International JD and Graduate Students

International JD students and graduate students who are planning on doing a paid or unpaid legal externship during their law studies should attend this information session hosted by Dean Catherine Matthews and Dean Lesley Davis. We will explain the different aspects of curricular practical training, including planning for, applying for, and eligibility for CPT. This meeting is not about optional practical training. Room 120, noon.

QTIPS Workshop: Social Media and LinkedIn Check-up

See Monday's entry for full details. Room 222, 12:30 p.m.

CIPR Mock Interview Event and Reception

This annual event is a collaboration between the Center for Intellectual Property Research and the Intellectual Property Association. The evening is structured so that students have the opportunity to participate in several short mock interviews with IP practitioners. The event provides students with an important opportunity to gain critical professional experience. Mock interviews are to begin at 6:30 p.m. Participants should plan to meet in the Faculty Lounge by 6:15 p.m. A catered reception will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge and all IP students are welcome to attend the reception (even those not taking part in the mock interviews). Attorneys from Barnes & Thornburg, Bingham Greenebaum Doll, Covington & Burling, Faegre Baker Daniels, Jones Day, Krieg DeVault, and Middleton Reutlinger have all attended in the past. 1Ls with a strong interest in IP are given priority, but any law student is welcome to apply to participate. Students interested in taking part should contact Casey Nemecek ( Multiple rooms, 6:30 p.m.


Wednesday, February 14

The Stewart Lecture: "The Declining Fortunes of American Workers"

The University of Minnesota Law School's Stephen F. Befort will present the 2018 William R. Stewart Endowed Lecture. Moot Court Room, noon.


Thursday, February 15

3L Focus Group (Free Amazon Gift Cards!)

We want to hear from 3L students like you who will be taking the bar exam this coming summer. This focus group for 3Ls is a part of our effort to better understand test takers' experiences with the bar exam, so that the process can be improved for future test takers. We will provide coffee, snacks, and a $20 Amazon gift card to all participants. Your participation in the focus group will make a difference by helping generate a new program designed to improve experiences studying for and taking the bar exam. If you would like to take part in the focus group, please let us know by contacting Trisha Dehrone, the bar exam team's project manager, at by February 14th at noon. We have space available for 15 students. Room 215, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Bradley Fellows Speaker Series: Prof. Jessica Eaglin

The Bradley Fellows invite you to attend a talk presented by our own Prof. Jessica Eaglin, who is currently a Law and Public Affairs Fellow at Princeton University. She will present "The Intersection Between Criminal Law and Administrative Law." Room 214, noon.

CCD/CLSC Speaker: Prof. Victor Quintanilla

The Center for Constitutional Democracy and Center for Law, Society & Culture will host Prof. Victor Quintanilla. Title TBA. Henderson House, noon.

Mitra Sharafi: Fear of the False: Forensic Science in Colonial India

Mitra Sharafi is an associate professor of law at the University of Wisconsin and a legal historian of colonial South Asia. Her first book, Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia: Parsi Legal Culture 1772-1947 (2014), focused on how Parsis, an ethno-religious minority in India, interacted with colonial law to reap collective gains. Faculty Conference Room, noon.

Tax Policy Colloquium: Ari Gloglower

Professor Lederman will host Ari Glogower (Moritz College of Law) as part of the Tax Policy Colloquium. He will present "Taxing Income and Wealth." Room 213, 1:15 p.m.

Lunar Party!

Come celebrate the Chinese and Korean New Year at our annual Lunar Party! We will have games, a trivia contest, and dumpling wrapping for everyone to enjoy! A delicious dinner will also be served. Faculty Lounge, 6:30 p.m.


Friday, February 16

Graduate Legal Colloquium: Fred Aman

Join Prof. Fred Aman as he presents as part of the Graduate Legal Colloquium. Room 120, noon.

30th Annual Rapheal M. Prevot, Jr. Barristers' BallIndiana Memorial Union Solarium and Ballroom, 7 p.m.


Saturday, February 17

Diversity Law Day

The Law School is proud to participate in Diversity Law Day, where we welcome high school students from under-represented groups from around the Midwest and encourage them to discover opportunities in law. Moot Court Room, 9 a.m.


Faculty News

Prof. Ken Dau-Schmidt published his article "The Impact of Emerging Information Technologies on the Employment Relationship: New Gigs for Labor and Employment Law," 2017 U. CHI. LEGAL F. 63-94 (2017). He presented his article at the University of Chicago Legal Forum on "Law and the Disrupted Workplace" on November 4, 2016.



Law School Sweatshirts on Sale

Indiana Law crewneck sweatshirts in gray and red will be available for $25 from noon to 12:30pm Tuesday through Thursday this week. Limited quantities available. Check or cash only. Proceeds support your Labor & Employment Law Society.

ILS Valentine's Day Candygrams

The International Law Society will be delivering candygrams on Valentine's Day, February 14th! Be sure to check your mailboxes for a note and treat from a friend or maybe even a secret admirer.

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