Indiana Law Annotated for January 16, 2017
January 16, 2017
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- This Week in the Law School
- Monday, January 16
- Tuesday, January 17
- Wednesday, January 18
- Thursday, January 19
- Friday, January 20
- Saturday, January 21
- Faculty News
- Staff News
This Week in the Law School
Welcome back! We kick off the spring semester with several call-out meetings and opportunities to get involved in the coming weeks, whether it's a trial competition or serving our local community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance project. 1Ls, make a note to attend Wednesday's summer jobs session.
Monday, January 16
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. While classes do not meet, Indiana University and the City of Bloomington offer a wide variety of programs, activities, and volunteer opportunities to serve others.
Tuesday, January 17
Composite Photo Make-up
All JD and graduate students (LLM, MCL, SJD, PhD) graduating in 2017 who were not here in the fall semester are invited to take a photo for inclusion in the Law School's annual composite photo. For more information, please email Ms. Ferrufino (email@example.com). Room 340 (Faculty Study), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Spring Presidents' Council Meeting
Room 213, noon.
Workshop for 2Ls: Finalizing your Judicial Clerkship Application
During the winter break you should have finalized your application materials (resume, cover letter, writing sample, and faculty recommendation letters), prepared an application strategy, researched the postings, and prepared judicial clerkship applications for federal courts. In this workshop, we will go through the details and this is an opportunity to ask follow up questions.
This session is organized by Prof. Inge Van der Cruysse, faculty director of the judicial clerkship program. Sign-up through CareerNet/Symplicity and RSVP. Room 120, noon.
Trial Competition Training Session
Members of the Advocacy Board will conduct a training session to help competitors prepare for the trial competition, which will take place January 21, 22, and 28th. Any 2L or 3L student who has signed up to compete in the Trial Competition or wishes to sign up to compete is invited to attend the training. Please contact Evan Stahr (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions. Room 125, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 18
Summer Job Information Session
1Ls are encouraged to attend this session, where topics of discussion will include summer employment, how to search for jobs, and assistance in getting a summer job. Lunch provided to those who RSVP 24 hours in advance. Moot Court Room, noon.
Student Ambassador Welcome Back and Call-out Meeting
This is an opportunity to thank all of the student ambassadors from last semester as well as to grant students who are interested in participating the opportunity to become a student ambassador this semester. Room 120, noon.
Thursday, January 19
Transactional Drafting Informational Meeting
Please join the Business Law Society for lunch to learn more about Indiana Law's second annual internal transactional drafting competition. This is an exciting opportunity for 2Ls and 3Ls to practice transactional drafting in a low-stress setting with a real contract. In addition, 1Ls are invited to participate as "junior associates," assigned to sit in on drafting and strategy meetings, but will not be assigned drafting or related responsibilities. Room 121, noon.
Federalist Society Spring Call-out
Welcome back to a new semester with the Indiana Law Federalist Society. We are excited for the events we have planned this semester. Come to our call-out meeting to hear what we have planned and share your ideas. There will be free food. Room 122, noon.
Workshop for 1Ls, 2Ls: Finalizing Applications for Summer Externships and OCI for Externships
Fine-tune your application materials and application strategy, update your resume with GPA (and rankings for 2Ls) when grades from the fall come in, and be ready to apply to interesting opportunities. Prof. Van der Cruysse is or. Sign-up through CareerNet/Symplicity and RSVP. Room 120, noon.
Friday, January 20
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) Call-out Meeting
Come help reboot the SALDF chapter at Indiana Law. SALDF chapters are student groups affiliated with the ALDF, whose mission is to "protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system." The purpose of this meeting is to discuss potential activities the group might organize and to fill officer vacancies. Come share your ideas. The meeting is open to all who are interested. If you have any questions, please contact James Schultz (email@example.com). Room 213, noon.
Protective Order Project Refresher Training
The Protective Order Project will be holding a refresher training for returning volunteers. Training is mandatory to participate during the spring semester. Lunch will be provided. Room 124, noon.
Saturday, January 21
Hello VITA volunteers. We are hosting our annual training to help with certification. This will be the training to ensure that you pass the certification test so you can volunteer this spring. Moot Court Room, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Keith Buckley has been named the interim director of the Jerome Hall Law Library following the retirement of Linda Fariss last month. A search committee will be appointed this summer, with the expectation of a formal search for a permanent director scheduled to begin sometime this fall.
On January 8, Prof. Leandra Lederman chaired a discussion group at the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) meeting. The discussion group, which she organized, featured a dozen professors, including cybersecurity and administrative law experts, discussing "The Future of Tax Administration and Enforcement." Participants in the discussion will also contribute posts to a mini-symposium on the tax blog Prof. Lederman participates in, surlysubgroup.com.
Welcome Audrey Cyr to the Law School. Audrey will be taking charge of our PatentConnect pro bono project with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and providing administrative support for the Intellectual Property Clinic. Audrey can be found in Room 304D in the center's offices. We also welcome Allyson Gergely, our new advancement coordinator in the Arthur M. Lotz Office of Alumni and Development.
Stewart Fellows Applications Due Jan. 27
The Stewart Fellows Overseas Externship Program is accepting applications from 1Ls and 2Ls for placements for the 2017 summer in China, India, Japan, and South Korea through January 27. Applications require submission of a cover letter and resume, and applicants are welcome to apply for a position in more than one country of placement. For more information and application instructions, please see the website for the Milt & Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession. The program is also adding Uganda as a new country of placement in 2017, with one or two positions at a law firm. For more information about the program in general or this placement in particular, please contact Lara Gose (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Fourth Annual PILF Bowling Tournament
Join the Law School's Public Interest Law Foundation for the fourth annual PILF Bowling Tournament on February 2nd from 5-8 p.m. at the Indiana Memorial Union bowling alley. Tickets are $10 each and cover the cost of at least two games and shoe rental. Sign up in teams of five or register individually and PILF will add you to a team. There will be a prize for the winning team. PILF members will be in the lobby each day at lunch to collect money and sign people up. Start your Thursday night right by supporting public interest law at Indiana Law and having a great time with friends! Proceeds go toward Singing for Summer Salaries and PILF's summer scholarship fund.
Barristers' Ball February 17
The 29th Annual Raphael M. Prevot, Jr. Barristers' Ball will be held on February 17th at the Indiana Memorial Union Alumni Hall and Solarium. Tickets are $55 and will go on sale Wednesday, January 25th at noon. Tickets are limited, so get yours fast.
Basic Mediation and Restorative Justice Training in February
The Community Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM) offers a 40-hour training program for community members interested in learning about conflict resolution, mediation, and restorative justice. Participants will enhance their interpersonal skills in communication and listening, problem solving, and negotiation, and they will increase their understanding of restorative justice philosophy and methods, the sources of conflict, and the processes leading to constructive conflict resolution. The training will benefit any community member concerned with managing conflict and its resolution. The training provides the background and skills necessary to work as a community mediator and restorative justice practitioner and qualifies participants to volunteer in CJAM's programs. The training will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. over five weekend days: February 11, 12, 18, 19, and 25, at the Law School. The training will be led by senior mediators and restorative justice practitioners. Tuition is $300, $275 if received by January 28. Scholarships are available. For more information, e-mail (email@example.com) or, phone the office at (812) 336-8677. Go to our website to download an application. Payment can be made by credit card at the website or by check with your application.
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