Indiana Law Annoated for March 19, 2018 (54:09)
March 19, 2018
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- This Week in the Law School
- Monday, March 19
- Tuesday, March 20
- Wednesday, March 21
- Thursday, March 22
- Friday, March 23
- Saturday, March 24
This Week in the Law School
Welcome back! We have just a few short weeks before final exams begin. Welcome to the homestretch. Be sure to read the 'Announcements' section for details on upcoming Career Services events and a few fellowship opportunities.
Monday, March 19
March Faculty Speaker Series: David and Susan Williams
Please join SBA in welcoming Profs. David and Susan Williams for the March Faculty Speaker Series. Professors' Williams are the larger-than-life figures behind the Center for Constitutional Democracy (CCD) and have been pioneers in the field of constitutional design. They've personally worked all over the world to advise struggling or emerging democracies by using constitutional reform to address economic, cultural, or political problems. The CCD has active reform projects in Burma, Jordan, and Laos, and has worked closely with South Sudan, Libya, Liberia, and Vietnam. As you might imagine, the stories that stem from this work are as incredible as they are interesting. Please join us to learn more about the CCD and how you can get involved as a law student. Lunch will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.
How to Deal with Microaggressions and Stereotypes in the Workplace
Please join us for an informative workshop that will help prepare you for your summer job. The Asian Culture Center will be presenting ways in which people experience discrimination, microaggressions, and stereotypes in the workplace and how to empower yourself to deal with them. This is a mandatory event for APALSA members. Everyone is welcome and strongly encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. Room 124, noon.
ELS Career Panel
Join the Environmental Law Society for a panel discussion focused on getting internships and clerkships in environmental law, as well as what it's like to practice environmental law. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. Room 213, noon.
Firearms Legislation Forum
Join the American Constitution Society for a candid discussion about gun control legislation in the wake of the recent tragedy in Parkland, Fla. Speakers and panel members will include Professors Jody Madeira and Ryan Scott as well as Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton, '86, and State Representative Matt Pierce, '87. Dinner will be provided. Moot Court Room, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 20
Bradley Fellows Speaker Series: Rick Kammen
As part of the Bradley Fellows Program in Criminal Law, Prof. Joe Hoffmann will host an informal discussion with Richard Kammen, Esq., who may well be Indiana's most famous private criminal defense attorney. Kammen has been practicing criminal law in Indiana and around the nation since the early 1970's, and has handled numerous high-profile criminal cases -- including death penalty cases, non-capital homicide cases, white-collar crimes, and many other complex criminal cases. Mr. Kammen has recently been in the news because of the controversy over his withdrawal as lead defense attorney for Guantanamo detainee and accused terrorist Abd al Rahim al Nashiri – who faces the death penalty in connection with the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole in 2000 – due to an ethical conflict that originated with the discovery of secret U.S. government listening devices in the locations at Guantanamo where the defense team met with their client. All students are welcome to attend this special Bradley Fellows event, and a pizza lunch will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.
Federalist Society Speaker: Walter Olson
Walter Olson is a senior fellow at the CATO Institute and has been a part of redistricting efforts and scholarship. He will be speaking about redistricting reform in light of the recent state and federal cases regarding gerrymandering. Room 125, noon.
Frost Brown Todd 1L Lunch Program
Frost Brown Todd attorneys will be here to speak with 1L students about their firm, their practice areas, how best to approach applying to large law firms, and long-term success in one. Lunch provided to students who RSVP by noon on March 19. Room 120, noon.
Wellness Activities: Chill & Craft Hour
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.
Wednesday, March 21
Federal Style Resumes
Are you considering applying to non-legal federal jobs? Would you ever be interested in applying to the Presidential Management Fellows program? If so, don't miss this interactive workshop with CSO Director Alisa Rosales to learn more about how to build out this important document, and why it is such a different animal from a typical legal resume. Lunch will be served for those who RSVP by noon on March 19th. Room 125, noon.
Keepin' it 100: The Differences Between 1L and 2L Life
Join the Office of Student Affairs and a few of your PGAs as we talk about the differences between 1L year and 2L year. We will go over signing up for classes, moot court/journal, leadership work, and time management techniques. Food will be provided. Room 120, noon.
IP Theory Journal Info Session
All current 1Ls and 2Ls interested in learning more about serving on the editorial board of IP Theory are encouraged to attend this info session, which will be led by Prof. Michael Mattioli and current IP Theory board members. Lunch will be provided by the CIPR. More information about the journal can be found on its website at: iptheory.indiana.edu. Room 213, noon.
Thursday, March 22
Career Choices: JD Advantage, Public
Join panelists Andrew Murphy, '13, of the U.S. Court of Appeals and Christian Freitag, '97, executive director of the Sycamore Land Trust, as they discuss JD-advantage careers in the public sector. Lunch will be provided to those students who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance on CareerNet/Events/Workshops. Room 125, noon.
CLSC Spring Speaker Series: Michael Frisby
Indiana Statistical Consulting Center Associate Director Michael Frisby will present "Harnessing Quantitative Methods: A Crash Course in OLS and Logistic Regression Models." Henderson House, noon.
Tax Policy Colloquium: Emily Satterthwaite
Prof. Emily Satterthwaite, of the University of Toronto, will present "Electing into a Value-Added Tax: Survey Evidence from Ontario Microentrepreneurs" as part of the Tax Policy Colloquium. Room 213, 1:15 p.m.
Friday, March 23
Career Choices: JD Advantage, Business
Join panelists Louise Barrett, '13, of Northern Trust and Janelle Duyck-Bovell, '14, of Citi Bank-Compliance as they discuss JD-advantage careers in business. Lunch will be provided to those students who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance on CareerNet/Events/Workshops. Room 125, noon.
Saturday, March 24
Admitted Student Day
Please welcome admitted members of the class of 2021 as they attend Admitted Student Day. Please introduce yourself and welcome your future alumni colleagues to Baier Hall.
Transactional Drafting and Negotiation Competition
The 3rd Annual Maurer Transactional Drafting and Negotiation Competition will be taking place on the second floor of the Law School. If you are interested in transactional law but did not participate this year, please feel free to stop in and watch the negotiation sessions live. Schedules will be available on the morning of the competition. Baier Hall, second floor.
Clinic Call-out Monday
Interested in learning how to investigate, interview a client, draft a document, mediate, or give legal advice to a real person? Come hear about all the various exciting clinical opportunities that will impart important skills and training and help you satisfy the experiential/skills course requirement. Clinics present an excellent opportunity to apply theory to practice, learning by doing, and imparting important skills in a small-group setting under the guidance of a seasoned lawyer. Fellow students will share highlights of their clinic experiences, and clinical professors will explain their programs and answer questions. A non-pizza lunch will be served. Please sign up on CareerNet under the events tab. Monday, March 26. Room 125, noon.
Maurer Mules Mocktails
Join the CSO staff and local area attorneys on Tuesday, April 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge to learn the basics of cocktail hour diplomacy. At a reception, it's desirable to "work the room" – networking with as many people as you can while trying to handle hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Each student will receive a ticket for one drink: your choice of one of three signature "Maurer Mules." Please RSVP through CareerNet by Monday, March 26.
As part of Career Services' monthly "coffee and careers," the students competed in two truths and a lie. They learned that Director David Main has actually lived in eight decades and that Prof. Dawn Johnsen did indeed work with Rosa Parks against the Senate confirmation of Justice Clarence Thomas. And most people figured out that Prof. Steve Sanders hadn't sung with the IU Opera. Congratulations to 2L Jenna Heaphy, who won with six correct answers, and to 1L Zoe Gyampoh, was runner-up with five correct answers.
Tyler Salway, Rachel Laurel, Adam Farr, and Connor Richards were finalists in the AAJ trial competition in Louisville. Congratulations to them and their coach Ashley Eklund, '16, for the excellent advocacy.
Access to Justice Pro Bono Fellowship
Applications are now being accepted by the Access to Justice Program for a pro bono fellow to work in the 2018-19 school year. The fellowship is a two-year commitment. A 1L or joint-degree candidate will be chosen to help coordinate the student pro bono program with the returning 3L and graduate student fellows. Responsibilities include: coordinating numerous pro bono-centered events throughout the year, tracking student pro bono hours, working with student organizations, and conducting student outreach. Traditionally, fellows have received full funding to attend the ABA's Equal Justice Conference and a stipend. Applications consisting of a short cover letter with a statement of interest and a resume should be sent electronically to Jeff Soller, Mary Pat Stemnock, and Sam Von Ende at email@example.com by Friday, March 23 at 5 p.m. Please redact GPA and class rank. Interviews for positions will begin the following week.
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.
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.
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