Indiana Law Annoated for March 5, 2018

March 5, 2018
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This Week in the Law School

Congratulations to Alex Rosselli, '19, who has been named an American Constitution Society Next Generation Leader! The ACS was highly impressed with Alex's engagement and strong leadership qualities. Alex was also one of only four students nationwide to be selected for the opportunity to interview for a student board position on the ACS National Board of Directors, which he'll do in June. Way to go, Alex!

We've got lots of events on the calendar this week: Donate much-needed blood to the Red Cross Tuesday afternoon. CIPR is launching a student chapter of ChIPs (Chiefs in Intellectual Property), an organization focused on advancing and connecting women in technology, law, and policy. The kickoff event takes place Wednesday, the same day Dean Parrish will host his spring town hall meeting. And on Friday morning Judge David Hamilton and alumni in judicial clerkships will host a panel on what it's like working in a judge's chambers. See below for RSVP details.

Have a great spring break! You've earned it. ILA will return on March 19.


Monday, March 5

Guerrilla Guides: Creative Approaches to Integrating Social Justice in the Law Classroom

Sameer Ashar (UC Irvine) will lead a workshop on The Guerrilla Guides to Law Teaching, an effort to embolden faculty and students to study and practice law from a social justice, marginalized community perspective. The workshop will describe the Guerrilla Guides and provide an opportunity for participants to develop ideas to reshape their learning spaces. Moot Court Room, noon.

BLSA General Body Meeting

Please attend to get more information regarding spring programming and events. Specifically, the e-board will discuss the upcoming 1L social event, journal/moot court and course selection event, our bar prep session, and more. As usual, lunch will be provided. Room 125, noon.

Environmental Law Society Elections

ELS will be holding elections for next year's e-board. All dues-paying members are encouraged to vote. Lunch will be provided. Room 122, noon.

Spring Break Career Exploration and Networking Orientation Meeting

Please attend this brief, mandatory orientation session for students who signed up for the DC and/or NYC career exploration trip. Room 214, 12:30 p.m.


Tuesday, March 6

Annual Blood Drive

The Indiana Blood Center will be here for the annual blood drive. Student Lounge, noon to 4 p.m.

International Women's Day: Women in the Changing World

Join the International Law Society to celebrate International Women's Day 2018 with a panel discussion. Law professors will speak about a range of topics under the theme "Women in the Changing World." Moot Court Room, noon.

APALSA Elections

Join us as we vote on our new board for next year! We will be selecting our elected positions for next year as well as discussing important upcoming events. All APALSA members are required to attend this event. If you would like to become an APALSA member, you still can – just pay your dues after the meeting. Lunch from Anatolia will be provided. Room 120, noon.

Patent Bar and Loyola Patent Fair Info Session

Members of the Intellectual Property Association are invited to come learn more about the patent bar! Learn about the USPTO requirements to sit for the exam and hear from students who have already passed the patent bar as they share studying tips and strategies. IPA students will also share their tips and strategies for navigating the Loyola patent interview program. 1L and 2L students who are interested in attending Loyola patent interview program this summer are encouraged to attend and to bring their questions they may have. Lunch will be served. Room 124, noon.

Labor and Employment Law Executive Board Elections

Elect your new board members to represent the Labor and Employment Law Society during the 2018-19 academic year. Room 213, 6:30 p.m.


Wednesday, March 7

Town Hall with Dean Parrish

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to this semester's town hall meeting with Dean Austen Parrish. Come hear his "State of the School" address and learn more about the strategic initiatives moving us forward into a new year! The town hall will be in its usual format, with the dean first providing a short address to the students followed by a question-and-answer session for you to voice any concerns. Moot Court Room, noon.

Business and Corporate Research Workshop

Come to the Jerome Hall Law Library's next research workshop of the semester and learn about business and corporate research. Topics will include finding company and financial information on both subscription and free databases. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Space is limited, so register now. Law Library 206E, noon.

Women in Law & Technology: ChIPs Roundtable and Student Chapter Kickoff

The Center for IP Research is proud to announce its newest initiative, a student chapter of ChIPs, a national network focused on advancing and connecting women in technology, law, and policy! Join us for our inaugural event, where attendees will meet members of ChIPs Indianapolis and hear from keynote speaker Dr. Beverly Lyman, chief IP counsel for IU. Dr. Lyman is an accomplished intellectual property attorney who strategically creates value for technologies. Her vast licensing and global portfolio management leverages corporate, inventor, and investor interest. She has been awarded both Chambers Best Lawyers for Business and Best Lawyers in America. Dinner will be provided. All are welcome to attend, but space is limited, so RSVP to Casey Nemecek ( by the end of the day. Faculty Lounge, 6 p.m.


Thursday, March 8

Lunch with USPTO Representative Emily Sprague

Emily Sprague of the US Patent & Trademark Office will be on campus to meet with students of the IP Association over lunch. Interested in learning more about the USPTO? Wondering what a day in the life of an patent or trademark examiner will look like? Questions about how you'll interact with the USPTO once in practice? Join us to find out! RSVP to Xan Smith ( are required to attend.

Career Choices: Big Law

Join panelists Katie Thrapp, '16, of Jones, Day and Robert Croft of Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, as they discuss careers in big law firms. Lunch will be provided to those students who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance on CareerNet/Events/Workshops. All students are invited to attend the scheduled small group sessions. Room 125, noon.

CLSC Speaker Series: Mark Suchman

Dr. Mark Suchman of Brown University's Department of Sociology will present "Sharing is (S)caring on the Digital Frontier: The Challenges of Information Technology Governance in Healthcare Organizations." Faculty Conference Room, 4 p.m.


Friday, March 9

The Judiciary: Behind Closed Doors

This is a joint Judicial Clerkship Program, LRW, and Career Choices Program. A panel of Judge David Hamilton and recent Law School alumni who are currently in a judicial clerkship program will introduce you to the work in judicial chambers done by the judge, the judge's clerks, and judicial externs. They will answer your questions about your own planned judicial externship this summer, and/or questions about careers in the court system. RSVP on CareerNet. A light brunch will be served. Moot Court Room, 10:45 a.m.


Faculty and Staff News

Please welcome Alexandra ("Xan") Smith, who has assumed administrative assistant responsibilities in the Center for Intellectual Property Research. Smith's new office is Room 304B. Please also welcome Amanda Gallaga to the Admissions Office, where she'll serve as director of admissions operations. Please say hi to our newest team members.

Prof. Sarah Jane Hughes was an invited speaker at the Global Legal Summit hosted for all lawyers worldwide who are employed directly by eBay in Monterey, California, on February 28. Her presentation covered disruptors, virtual currencies, and the blockchain.

On February 23, Prof. Leandra Lederman presented her article titled "Information Matters in Tax Enforcement" at the University of Florida Law School's Tax Colloquium. The article is co-authored with Joe Dugan, '15.



March for Hunger

Please join SBA in fighting hunger in Southern Indiana. Each year during the month of March, our community comes together to collect canned goods and money donations for Hoosier Hills Food Bank. In the past, we've been named the "most philanthropic law school in Indiana" and we'd like to retain that title. Bring your canned goods to the SBA table during the lunch hour or drop off donations at the lower-level SBA office at any time during the month of March. Please give any money donations to a member of SBA in person. Main Lobby, ongoing.

SALDF Seeks E-board Candidates

Indiana Law's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter is calling for candidates for its e-board for the 2018-19 academic year. SALDF will be electing a president, vice president of outreach, internal vice president, and treasurer. If you are interested in one of these positions, please send an email to James Schultz ( by Friday, March 16, indicating which position you are interested in. Please attach a resume and if you wish a brief statement of why you are interested in the position and why you are a good candidate.

Opportunity for Rising 2Ls and 3Ls: Become a Dean's Writing Fellow

The legal writing faculty are seeking students who will be 2Ls or 3Ls in 2018-19 to be selected as Dean's Writing Fellows. Successful candidates will receive a $1,500 scholarship per semester. The position description and application requirements are posted on Symplicity. The deadline is Tuesday, April 10.

2018-19 Positions at Indiana Law

Several administrative offices in the Law School are taking applications for positions for 2018-19. The following positions will be posted on CareerNet: admissions fellows, career development fellows, and a development fellow. Practice group advisors are currently posted. Please note there are different deadlines for the positions with most of the deadlines falling after spring break. PGA applications are due March 9th. You are welcome to apply for more than one position, but you must indicate a preference when applying. See CareerNet for the individual position descriptions and for more information.

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