Indiana Law Annotated for February 19, 2018 (54:6)

February 19, 2018
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This Week in the Law School

Thanks to our terrific Student Bar Association for launching the inaugural Staff Appreciation Awards, which will be announced this morning at 9:30 a.m. We appreciate the recognition and are proud to serve you every day.

Join us for the Jerome Hall Lecture – one of our premier events of the year – this Wednesday at noon. Our lecturer, Minnesota Law's June Carbone, will be around Thursday to participate in a panel on Prof. Jody Madeira's newest book. You're invited to that, too.

On Saturday we welcome in prospective students for the first of our Admitted Students Days (the second is March 24). If you're around Baier Hall, please welcome some of your future colleagues. This is our chance to showcase all that we love about this school and hope you'll share that enthusiasm with the class of 2021. Smile, say hello, throw waste in one of those fancy new trash cans we've got on the first floor. Thanks in advance.


Monday, February 19

SBA's Inaugural Staff Appreciation Award

Staff members are some of the most under-recognized, yet most important, people in our community. We're excited to have chosen an exceptional member of the staff to be our first award recipient. The honoree will be announced at 9:30 a.m. in the Main Lobby. Coffee and pastries will be provided. Please take a moment out of your morning to show your appreciation to our wonderful staff members.

Student-to-Student Advice on Networking

Come join your PGAs and CSO fellows for a crash course in networking! We will cover various topics such as creating and maintaining your network, presenting yourself professionally, communicating with people you hope to connect with, as well as other questions you have about networking. Moot Court Room, noon.

FLF General Body Meeting

Join the Feminist Law Forum for our second general body meeting of the semester. We will be discussing our upcoming events, socials, and the e-board elections for next semester. We hope to see you all there. Room 122, noon.

Practitioner Speaker Panel

Please join the Business and Law Society for a lunchtime practitioner speaker panel. Featured speakers include: Casey Holsapple, '07, associate general counsel at Duke Energy; Jamie Burneet, senior counsel at Anthem; and Stephanie Artnak Everett, '07, legal counsel at Weston Foods. They will cover legal issues they deal with day to day, career paths, networking, and other great advice. This is a phenomenal Q&A opportunity with current practicing attorneys. Room 124 at noon, food will be provided. Room 124, noon.


Tuesday, February 20

The Global Impact of the African-American Struggle

Please join the Black Law Students' Association for its Black History Month panel discussion on the global impact of the African-American struggle. Speakers will discuss how the African-American struggle has been looked to for insight and inspiration by other oppressed groups throughout the world. Prof. Karen Bravo (IU McKinney) will discuss the impact the black struggle has had on aboriginal Australians; Prof. Kevin Brown will talk about the effect the black struggle has had on the Dalits in India; and Prof. Timothy Lovelace will discuss the impact of the struggle on the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. Lunch will be served. Moot Court Room, noon.

OLL General Body Meeting

Join Outreach for Legal Literacy's general body meeting to discuss mock trial procedures and executive board positions. This meeting should only take about 30 minutes. It is mandatory that one member from each group attend this meeting unless a member of your group was a member of OLL last year and ran a mock trial. We will provide lunch at this meeting. Room 120, noon.

Wellness Activities: Chill & Craft Hour for Charity

Looking for a way to tap into your creative side, unwind a bit, and give to charity? Career Services and Student Affairs are delighted to provide you the opportunity to give back through charity craft work. We'll meet every other week until exams begin. But students, faculty, and staff are always welcome to join us at the CSO any time. CSO, 12:30 p.m.

ILAP Bloomberg/PACER Training

This training is for ILAP volunteers and other interested students to learn how to use Bloomberg Law/PACER to research client dockets and documents. Kim Mattioli, from the Jerome Hall Library, will lead this training. Food will be served. In order to ensure enough food for all, RSVP by emailing ASAP. Room 120, 5 p.m.


Wednesday, February 21

Jerome Hall Lecture: Gender and the Tournament: Reinventing Antidiscrimination Law in an Age of Inequality

Please welcome Prof. June Carbone, Robina Chair of Law, Science and Technology and Associate Dean for Research and Planning at the University of Minnesota, as our 2018 Jerome Hall lecturer. Moot Court Room, noon.

Health Law Society Meeting

We will being looking at what is ahead for this semester. Be sure to attend if you are interested in an executive board position for next year.

Résumé Speed Dating

Everyone can use another set of eyes to look over their résumé. Join the Women's Law Caucus in this résumé review session to get feedback from multiple colleagues. 2L and 3L members will provide quick first-impression résumé reviews, with the goal of making your résumé a hit with employers at first glance. Light refreshments will be provided. Room 122, 5:30 p.m.


Thursday, February 22

Taking Baby Steps: How Patients and Fertility Clinics Collaborate in Conception

The Center for Law, Society & Culture would like to invite you to a book discussion between our own Prof. Jody Madeira, Jerome Hall Lecturer June Carbone, and Deborah Unger, LCSW. Madeira's recent book will be the subject of the discussion. Moot Court Room, noon.

Career Choices: Inclusion & Bias

Join panelists Jia Li, '14, of Ogletree Deakins, Eric Cook, '12, from the Law Office of Eric Cook, and Kyle Morrison, '13, of Cabrini Green Legal Aid, as they discuss inclusion and bias. Room 125, noon.

Suicide: A Crime?

Come for a cordial discussion of the issues surrounding the legality of suicide, assisted suicide, and encouraging suicide. Room 120, noon.

Protective Order Project Spring Mixer

Please join the Protective Order Project to welcome new volunteers and thank returning ones for their great work. The executive board wants to show its appreciation for all the time and work volunteers have put in this year. Come meet and mingle with other POP volunteers. Food provided. Nick's English Hut, Hoosier Room, 7:30 p.m.

Join PILF for Karaoke at Bear's

Singing For Summer Salaries is just around the corner. As a special pre-event promotion, you are all invited to come sing karaoke with us. Be sure to come early if you would like a good spot and/or the opportunity to sing. We will also be offering a special deal on vouchers to spend at Singing for Summer Salaries. Whatever you donate, we'll double that amount back to you in the form of a voucher, doubling the amount you have to spend at the event. Bear's Place, 8:45 p.m.


Friday, February 23

Career Choices: Government Agencies

Join panelists Chad Johnson, '09, of the Board of Veterans Appeals, and Rachel Davakis, '14, of the U.S. Social Security Administration, as they discuss careers in government agencies. Room 125, noon.

LLM Thesis and SJD Information Session

LLM students interested in applying for the SJD program are strongly encouraged to attend this event hosted by Will Schaad and Prof. Gabe Goodwin. Room 213, noon.


Saturday, February 24

Admitted Student Day

The first of our two spring Admitted Student Days takes place today throughout Baier Hall.


Faculty and Staff News

On February 9, Prof. Leandra Lederman spoke on two panels at the mid-year meeting of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. In the morning, she moderated a panel for the section's Tax Policy and Simplification Committee, of which she is a vice-chair. That panel was called "Taxing R2-D2: How Should We Think About the Taxation of Robots and AI?" In the afternoon, she spoke on a panel for the Teaching Taxation Committee. That panel was called "Evolving Constraints on the IRS and Tax Administration."

Best wishes to Samantha Dixon, coordinator in the Career Services Office, who is leaving on February 23 for a previous position with a medical practice. Sam has done an excellent job in CSO, and we wish her the best in her future endeavors!



The Business and Law Society will be tabling at lunch all week for the 3rd annual Transactional Drafting and Negotiations Competition. Students of all classes can sign up for the competition, individually or as a team, as well as get any additional information about the competition. There is no transactional experience necessary to participate (and succeed) and the skills developed will benefit all practice areas. Please email or find Derek Ventling if you wish to sign up or have questions and can't make it to the table.

Upper-level Students Wanted for Coding Work

Professor Amy Applegate and colleagues in the IU department of psychological and brain sciences are looking for upper level law students and law school graduates available to work 15 or more hours (up to 29 hours total for all work at IU) in connection with a research project. The hourly pay is $19.99. The work is coding court records, including family law mediation agreements and court orders, from a study that Prof. Amy Applegate and others have been conducting in Washington, DC. The coding work can be done anywhere via your laptop. There will be training for new coders, and your time in training will be compensated at the same rate. Training and periodic meetings are held in person but remote participation is possible. Applicants who have taken family law and/or who have experience reviewing court dockets and records are preferred, but we will consider any motivated students or graduates able to devote sufficient time to this project over the next four or more months. If you are interested, please send an email with your resume to Prof. Applegate ( promptly. We are hoping to find about five coders and start training in early March.

International Movie Night: Otra Cosa No Hay

The International Law Society will host the screening of a documentary written and directed by Prof. Christiana Ochoa on Wednesday, February 28 at 5:30 p.m.

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