Indiana Law Annotated for March 30, 2009 (36:10)
- THIS WEEK IN THE LAW SCHOOL
- TUESDAY, MARCH 31
- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1
- THURSDAY, APRIL 2
- FACULTY NEWS
- UPCOMING EVENTS
Judith Resnik, the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School, will present this year's Harris Lecture, "Building the Federal Judiciary (Literally and Legally): The Monuments of Chief Justices Taft and Rehnquist," at noon on Tuesday, March 31, in the Moot Court Room.
Indiana Law faculty will be on hand to answer questions and provide guidance on fall semester course offerings at noon on Wednesday, April 1, in the Law School lobby.
WookBai Kim, senior associate in Korea's Financial Supervisory Service and 2009 SJD candidate, will present "The Korean Legal System: Changes & Opening of Legal Market" at noon on Thursday, April 2, in room 120.
Harris Lecturer Judith Resnik
Judith Resnik, the Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School, will present this year's Harris Lecture, "Building the Federal Judiciary (Literally and Legally): The Monuments of Chief Justices Taft and Rehnquist," at noon in the Moot Court Room. Resnik teaches about federalism, procedure, feminism, and local and global interventions to diminish inequalities and subordination. Resnik's writings include "Law as Affiliation: 'Foreign' Law, Democratic Federalism, and the Sovereigntism of the Nation State" (International Journal of Constitutional Law, 2008); "Representing Justice: From Renaissance Iconography to Twenty-First Century Courthouses," (with Dennis E. Curtis) (Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 2007); and "Law's Migration: American Exceptionalism, Silent Dialogues, and Federalism's Multiple Ports of Entry" (Yale Law Journal, 2006). Her book, Migrations and Mobilities: Citizenship, Borders, and Gender (co-edited with Seyla Benhabib), has recently been published by New York University Press. Resnik is also an occasional litigator; she argued the case involving women's admission to the Rotary Club before the U.S. Supreme Court. She has also testified before Congress, rulemaking committees of the federal judiciary, and the House of Commons of Canada.
Westlaw/Lexis Cost Effective Employment Tips Training
Westlaw/Lexis is presenting a seminar on cost effective searches for employment from noon to 12:20 p.m. in room 215 and from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in room 125. Pizza, 500 WestlawRewards points, and $5 Starbucks gift cards will be provided.
Lunch with a Lawyer: General Practice ("GP"), Small and Solo Panel
Lunch with a Lawyer will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in room 120. Panelists are Jeff Jackson, chair of the GP, Small & Solo section of the Indiana State Bar Association; Chad Hanefeld, chair of the GP, Small and Solo section of the Indianapolis Bar Association; Angela Parker, JD'94, partner at Andrews, Harrell, Mann, Carmin & Parker; and Jessica Merkel, JD'06, associate at Bunger & Robertson. Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP on Symplicity.
Fall Course Offerings
Indiana Law faculty will be on hand to answer questions and provide guidance on fall semester course offerings. Tables will be set up during the noon hour in the Law School lobby. Fall registration will take place on April 6 and 7.
The Korean Legal System: Changes & Opening of Legal Market
The International Law Society is sponsoring a presentation, "The Korean Legal System: Changes & Opening of Legal Market," by WookBai Kim, senior associate in Korea's Financial Supervisory Service and 2009 SJD candidate, at noon in room 120. Kim will discuss the Korean legal system and opportunities available for foreign lawyers to work in Korea. He will also include information about the different study abroad programs available in Korea as well as introduce Korean firms who are hiring foreign lawyers. Please join us for this exciting opportunity to learn about another country's legal system and about the possibilities of pursing a career in Korea. Drinks and dessert will be provided. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Law Panel: Hall Render Law Firm
The Health Law Society is hosting its annual Health Law Panel with attorneys from Hall Render, one of the country's premier health law firms, located in Indianapolis. Join us at noon in room 124. Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn from practicing lawyers about their experiences in health law and other areas! The panel will include Chris Eades, JD'97, health law litigator and hiring partner; Erin Drummy, general health law; Jennifer Richter, labor and employment law; Andrew Dick, real estate; and Allison Taylor, government health law work. More information on the firm and the presenters can be found at www.hallrender.com. This has been a fantastic networking opportunity in the past, so anyone interested in working in Indianapolis or working with clients in the health care field should plan to attend. Lunch will be provided.
Adaptive Management and the Law: Rob Fischman
Professor Rob Fischman will present "Adaptive Management and the Law" at 4 p.m. in room 278 of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He will discuss current research as part of the SPEA environmental science and policy seminar series. Refreshments will be provided.
On March 6, Professor Jeannine Bell presented her paper, "Hate thy Neighbor" at the Race and Real Estate Conference at Princeton University. On March 14, she presented "The Hangman's Noose and the Lynch Mob" at the Jena 6 Conference at Harvard Law School.
Professor Ajay Mehrotra recently presented his paper (co-authored with Joseph Thorndike), "From Programmatic Reform to Social Scientific Research: The National Tax Association and the Promise and Perils of Professionalization" at the University of Michigan Law School's Tax Policy Workshop.
What is Diversity in the Legal Profession?: April 6
Baker & Daniels is sponsoring a panel discussion lunch titled "What is Diversity in the Legal Profession?" It will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, April 6, in room 120. Diversity is a term we hear on a regular basis but what does this mean in the legal profession and how does it impact you? Come and join us for an open discussion about this timely topic with Greg Dale, Kathy Osborn, and Caryn Glawe, members of the B&D Diversity Executive Committee and Recruitment Subcommittee. Learn about B&D's diversity scholarship that comes with a full-time summer associate position and hear from current Indiana Law B&D scholarship winners Haroon Anwar, Gillian Crowl, and Omar Badawi. Pizza will be served. Please sign up on Symplicity.
Alternative Legal Careers: Politics and Government: April 8
The Office of Career and Professional Development is hosting a panel discussion on careers in politics and government from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, in room 213. Not everyone wants to work in a law firm, and you can put your JD to work in a variety of ways in the government and political arenas. Come and hear panelists John Fernandez, JD'92, Randy Lloyd, JD'92, and Scott Tittle, JD'01, talk about their careers in politics and government, and learn how to break into this job market.
Judge Zainey Presents on Professionalism, SSI Law: April 9
The Shalom HELP Legal Clinic will be hosting the Honorable Jay C. Zainey of the Eastern District of Louisiana at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, in the Moot Court Room. Judge Zainey will be presenting a two-hour CLE on professionalism and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) law. A recognition reception honoring Shalom HELP volunteer students and attorneys will follow at 5:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge (on the 3rd floor). Dinner will be provided, and all students and faculty are welcome to attend both events. This is an excellent opportunity to hear about what Shalom HELP has accomplished in its first year and to interact with the many different people who have helped it to succeed.
Judge Zainey is the founder and creator of the HELP (Homeless Experience Legal Protection) legal aid model and has established clinics like Shalom HELP in more than 20 communities across the country. Established in May 2008, the Shalom HELP Legal Clinic provides legal assistance to the homeless and low-income residents in Bloomington and Monroe County by offering free legal intake, consultation, and referrals with the assistance of Indiana Law students and licensed area attorneys.
Bowling Tournament: April 9
A team bowling tournament is being sponsored by the Indianapolis Bar Association â€” Law Student Division. This fund-raising event is the first of this newly formed student organization! You may create teams of four to six people. Law students and non-law students are welcome.
The cost is $10/person which covers two games and shoes. There are prizes galore to be won! The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at Classic Lanes in Bloomington. We will be tabling over the next two weeks. If you have questions, please e-mail Brett Kaufman at email@example.com or Erica Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IU Ambulance Chase: April 18
On Saturday, April 18, the Health Law Society and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society will be hosting the IU Ambulance Chase. It's a 5K that will start and finish at the Law School, with the course weaving through campus. Winners for each Law School class (men and women) will receive a trophy, but the event is open to everyone. The race begins at 9 a.m. and will be followed by refreshments and an awards ceremony. Entry fees are $15 and can be purchased by e-mailing IUAmbulanceChase@gmail.com, or from HLS/SELS members who will be tabling the entire week of the event from noon to 1 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society and the entry fee includes a t-shirt.
BarBri Recruiting 1L reps
BarBri is recruiting outgoing, enthusiastic 1L reps. Great benefits! If you are interested or if you have any questions, please e-mail Jazmine at email@example.com. Interviews will be conducted on Monday, April 6. Please submit your resume without your GPA to Jazmine via e-mail by Wednesday, April 1.
Practice Group Advisors
The Dean of Students office is taking applications for PRACTICE Group Advisors (PGAs). Under the supervision of the Dean of Students and Director of Student Services, 30 PGAs serve as "front-line" mentors and guides for first-year students. Each PGA meets regularly with a group of 6-8 students to discuss Law School life, introduce students to social networks, and facilitate PRACTICE Program workshops and Legal Professions course sessions. Meeting with their groups first during orientation, PGAs commit to working with their groups throughout the entire academic year. Work obligations include the following: reading materials over the summer, training in August before orientation commences, participating in activities during orientation, leading regular group meetings during the academic year, attending mandatory program sessions throughout the fall semester, attending meetings with Dean of Students staff, completing evaluations of the program and student participation, participating in a debriefing session in spring semester, and fulfilling responsibilities tied to the evolving Legal Professions course. Successful applicants will possess excellent communication, facilitation, and negotiation skills, the ability to work with diverse students under time constraints, a developed sense of professionalism, including responsiveness to e-mails and requests, and commitment to student development. An application will consist of a resume and a letter of interest, which must discuss the applicant's relevant experience and skill-set, as well as a statement of one's understanding of and commitment to the philosophy of the PRACTICE Program and the course, Legal Professions. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 30, to Jeanne at the desk in our office or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews may be required. PGAs are compensated by a fellowship that offsets tuition or living expenses.
First- and second-year students are encouraged to apply for the Admissions Fellows program. Ten to 15 Fellows will be selected to work with the Admissions Office during the 2009-10 Academic Year. Fellows work throughout the year to build relationships with potential applicants and admitted students. Responsibilities will include contacting students via telephone and e-mail; participating in open houses, online chats, and Spring Law Day; and to act as a Law School representative at other events. Fellows will be required to manage several student contacts and report progress at periodic meetings with the Admissions Office staff. This work will require 5-plus hours a week. Fellows will be selected based on personality/interpersonal skills, previous participation in Law School activities, including Admissions programs and events, and personal interviews. Interested students should submit a resume and letter of interest to Director of Recruitment Dani Weatherford by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 30. If you have questions about the program, contact her at email@example.com.
Pro Bono Fellowship
Applications are now being accepted for a Pro Bono Fellowship. A rising 2L will be chosen to coordinate the School's student pro bono program with the rising 3L Fellow. Responsibilities include coordinating a pro bono fair, working with student organizations and the Office of Career and Professional Development, conducting student outreach, and liaising with attorneys to match students with pro bono projects. The fellowship stipend is $5,000 per academic year. Applications consisting of a cover letter with a statement of interest and a resume should be sent electronically to Judy Reckelhoff at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 3. Please redact/remove GPA and class rank.
Believe it or not, it is time to put up the graduation display. As we have done in the past, we want to do a collage of pictures, memorabilia, and clippings regarding your three years of law school. We will return all the items to you following graduation. We would like to include: pictures, memorabilia, and clippings. Items are due by April 6. Each item must have a completed form attached that includes your name and the address where you want it returned. You can pick up these forms at the Reference Desk or in the Library Office. For pictures, please provide the full name of each person in the picture, the event, or where the picture was taken and what year it was taken. We reserve the right to omit any item if needed. Give items to the librarians in the Reference Office or to the assistant to the Law Library director. To ensure that we have all the necessary information to return the items, do not just leave them in the office or at the Circulation Desk.
Teaching Assistantships for 2009-10 Academic Year
The Graduate Legal Studies Program of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law will be hiring teaching assistants for the 2009-10 academic year. The teaching assistants will work with international students in their legal writing and research course, the Practicum and Academic Legal Writing. Applicants must be available for approximately 10 hours each week and possess strong research and writing skills. Although previous teaching experience is preferable, it is not required. Persons selected to fill these positions must be available for orientation beginning on Aug. 17. Teaching assistants will be appointed on a semester basis, with reappointment in the spring conditioned upon performance in the fall. The stipend per semester is $1,500. Please include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references in your application packet, and indicate your availability for an interview. Applications are due no later than Monday, April 6, and should be submitted to: Professor Lisa A. Farnsworth, director of Graduate Legal Studies, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Room 220, Bloomington, IN 47405.
Student Affairs Fellows
Under the supervision of the dean of students and director of student services, Student Affairs Fellows meet throughout the academic year to facilitate a variety of academic workshops. Student Affairs Fellows are available as consultants and peer mentors to help students in adjusting academically to law school, preparing for outlining and exams, and assessing learning strategies. Fellows are available for one-on-one consultations. Work obligations also include the following: reading materials over the summer, training early in the fall semester, participating in activities during orientation, attending a minimum of five workgroup meetings throughout the academic year, attending meetings with Dean of Students staff, and completing evaluations of the programs. These positions are only available for rising 3Ls. Interested students should submit a resume and letter of interest and qualifications to Director of Student Services Catherine Matthews by Friday, April 10.
Career and Professional Development Fellows
A separate e-mail will be forthcoming that advertises these positions. Watch for it from OCPD.
Remember to Report Your Pro Bono Hours
Reporting your hours is important because Pro Bono Awards are given each year to the law students who reported working the most pro bono hours throughout the year. The Pro Bono Awards are sponsored by Baker & Daniels and will be awarded in the fall. Hours are considered pro bono if you did not receive credit or pay for the work performed. Volunteer work with the Protective Order Project, the Tenant Assistance Project, the Inmate Legal Assistance Program, Outreach for Legal Literacy, or similar community organizations, should be included in your pro bono hours. To report your hours, click on the link in the e-mail sent to you from email@example.com. E-mails are sent every two weeks. If you forgot to report your hours in the past, just add them in to the hours for the current week. It is not important to record the hours in the exact week you worked them. If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Student Bar Association (SBA) would like to hear from you. Please send your questions and concerns to email@example.com, or join our Facebook group!
The Graduate Professional Student Organization (GPSO) invites you to check for Bloomington and Graduate Student Community announcements at http://gpsonews.blogspot.com/. Upcoming events include: Relay for Life, Native American Graduate Student Association Native Film Series, and Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar-Spring Volunteer opportunity. For GPSO news and announcements, check out https://gpso.sitehost.iu.edu/.
PDP Thank You Cards
Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity has Indiana Law Thank You cards for sale. These cards are ideal to send to prospective employers after an interview. Please contact Amanda Meglemre at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase.
GPSO Communications Coordinator
Tired of taking out student loan debt? Consider applying to be the communications coordinator for the Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO). The GPSO (https://gpso.sitehost.iu.edu/) serves more than 8,000 graduate and professional students at IU Bloomington by providing academic support, advocacy, community-building, and resources. The coordinator is a 20-hour per week (50% FTE) position. Compensation includes full tuition remission for 12 credits per semester and 6 credit hours during summer session (excluding non-remittable fees), subsidized Student Academic Appointee Mandatory Health Insurance, and a $12,000 stipend. The communications coordinator may also work as many as 200 summer hours at a paid hourly rate of $10/hour. The assistantship is considered taxable income. Applications are due Wednesday, April 1. Please see the job posting at: https://gpso.sitehost.iu.edu/. If you have any questions about the GPSO or this advertised position, please contact Amanda Meglemre at email@example.com.
Register for BarBri
BarBri reps will be tabling every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have any questions, please e-mail the head rep, Jazmine, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All e-mails about reserving classrooms must be sent to BL-LAW-EVENTS. Mail must be sent to the correct address, bl-law-events (for Outlook users) or email@example.com (for non-Outlook users). Please include the date and time of event, the length of time room will be needed, the classroom requested, and the number of people attending the event. Requests should be sent at least one week before the event and should include the name of the person requesting, the organization planning the event, and an e-mail address. Confirmations will be sent by reply e-mail. Thank you!
Requests for AV services should be sent to Max Exter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the name of your group and the e-mail address of the contact person, a description of what you want to do, and the date, location, starting time, and duration of the event. Requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance and will be confirmed by e-mail.
The Indiana Law Annotated (ILA) is published every Monday while school is in session with news about the coming week. Information and articles for the ILA should be submitted to email@example.com by Thursday at noon for inclusion in Monday's edition. If you have questions about an item appearing in the ILA, please contact Debbie O'Leary (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 855-2426). To view past issues, visit the ILA online.