Indiana Law Annotated for April 9, 2018
April 9, 2018
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- This Week in the Law School
- Monday, April 9
- Tuesday, April 10
- Wednesday, April 11
- Thursday, April 12
- Friday, April 13
- Saturday, April 14
- Sunday, April 15
- Faculty News
This Week in the Law School
We begin to close the books on 2017-18 with perhaps the busiest week of the semester – if not year. We're hosting multiple symposia, big-name speakers, alumni, and at least two ice cream socials. On Friday we'll induct the latest class of Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, the highest honor the Law School can bestow. Congratulations to Mary Nold Larimore, '80; Jane Raley, '82 (posthumously); Denice Torres, '84; and Yu-Chi Wang, LLM'93 and SJD'97, on their induction. The ALAF ceremony coincides with the spring meeting of our Board of Visitors.
Rising 3Ls interested in serving on next year's Advocacy Competition Board should submit applications by Wednesday to firstname.lastname@example.org. Competition Board members may earn one hour of academic credit by enrolling in B734 (Advocacy).
Barring any last-minute changes, the April 16 edition of Indiana Law Annotated will be the last of the semester.
Monday, April 9
Music and Copyrights: Big Growth and Big Change
The Center for Intellectual Property Research will host Robert Meitus, '00, a partner at Meitus Gelbert Rose LLP, who will present "Music and Copyrights: Big Growth & Big Change." One hour of Indiana CLE credit pending. Rom 124, noon.
FLF Ice Cream Social
Feminists! Come join us for an ice cream social to close out a successful year. Ice cream and various toppings will be provided for all who attend! Room 122, noon.
The Business Law Society will be hosting elections over lunch. All dues-paying members are invited and expected to join and help elect next year's executive board. Many good candidates are running and we need input from the entire membership to make the best board possible for next year. Lunch will be provided. Room 213, noon.
Sports and Entertainment Law Elections
SELS members: Be sure to cast your vote for next year's e-board. We'll look back on the year and discuss hopes and aspirations for the 2018-19 year as well. Food will be provided. Room 120, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10
Federalist Society: The Regulatory State and Small Businesses
Join the Federalist Society at noon to listen and learn about how current regulations affect small businesses' day-to-day operations and their ability to grow and expand. Justin Pearson, a managing attorney for the Institute for Justice, will be speaking about the interplay between capitalism and law and the effect current regulations have on business organizations hoping to grow. All students are welcome to attend. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.
Society of Law and the Arts Guest Speaker: Armen Vartian
The Society for Law and the Arts is hosting attorney Armen Vartian for a lunchtime talk about art and collectibles law. Mr. Vartian's clients include auction houses, museums, individual collectors, and insurance companies. He literally wrote the book on collectibles law and writes a Chinese language column for fortunechina.com. He also currently serves as the vice chair for the ABA Arts and Cultural Heritage Law Committee. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. Room 213, noon.
Loan Repayment Counseling for Class of 2018
During the session, Paul Leopold will distribute a copy of your federal student loan borrowing history, outline your repayment timeline, review your consolidation options, discuss ways to postpone repayment (deferment and forbearance), discuss federal loan forgiveness and income-driven repayment options, and answer your repayment questions. Room 124, noon.
Stop by Lexpo for the opportunity to learn the newest in research from your Lexis associates. Just for showing up, students receive 400 points and are entered into our raffle, plus have the opportunity to receive an additional 50 points by stopping at stations for quick demos. That's a total of 600 points, a shot at winning some prizes, and a slice of pizza for a brief portion of your lunch hour. Room 120, noon.
Wednesday, April 11
CSO Presents Coffee and Careers
CSO's Coffee and Careers' April theme is summer vacation. What books are you looking forward to reading after exams? Which podcasts will you catch up on this summer? Stop by the CSO any time today to learn about how to download books for free and how to participate in the Near and Far Postcard campaign. We hope you'll come and sit and sip for a spell. CSO, all day.
Journal/Moot Court Fair and Open House
The Indiana Law Journal, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality, and the Sherman Minton Advocacy Moot Court Board will be tabling at noon to provide information about each of their respective organizations. There will be board members at each table ready to answer your questions and give you insight into each journal and the moot court competition. After visiting the tables, head to the journal offices where you can eat lunch with other journal members. Main Lobby, noon.
End of the Year Ice Cream Social
Spring is here and there's no better way to enjoy the weather (hopefully) than with an ice cream social! Join classmates, faculty, and staff to celebrate the end of the academic year. This year, SBA will be announcing the election results and highlighting student groups' successful year. You do not want to miss one of the last opportunities to hang out with your classmates and professors before we all part ways for an exciting summer. Baier Hall Patio, noon. The Student Lounge will serve as a back-up location in case of inclement weather.
International Student Ambassador Call-out
The Office of International Programs and Graduate Legal Studies is looking for students who would be interested in joining the student ambassador program. Student ambassadors would work specifically with new international students in the graduate and exchange degree programs to help make them feel welcome and at home in Bloomington prior to, during, and after their arrival in the U.S. Students in all degree programs are invited to attend this meeting. Any questions may be addressed to Ms. Rhea May (email@example.com). Room 213, 1 p.m.
Commencement Speaker/Singer Auditions
The Office of Student Affairs and the 3L graduation committee will hold auditions for a student speaker and a singer for the graduation ceremony. Our panel of judges will include faculty, staff, and students. The student speaker and singer positions are open to everyone in the graduating 3L class. The role of the student speaker is to give the JD graduating class speech; the singer is going to perform the Alma Mater at the ceremony. Instructions for student speaker applicants: Come to the audition with eight printed copies of a one-page statement of why you would like to be the speaker. Tell us about your motivations and what you hope to contribute to your peers as the chosen student speaker. Bring eight printed copies of a brief bullet point outline of what your speech would be about. On audition day, you will give a two-minute sample of your speech. Instructions for singer applicants: Sing the Alma Mater at the audition. To sign up to audition for either, email lawOSA@indiana.edu by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10th. Auditions will be held Wednesday in the Moot Court Room at 4:30 p.m.
LLSA Last General Body Meeting
Please join the Latinx Law Students Association as it wraps up the school year with a last general body meeting. Moot Court Room, 6:10 p.m.
Thursday, April 12
IJGLS Symposium: Globalization in Question: Populist Resistance and a New Politics of Law?
For the 26th Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies Symposium, participants are interested in assessing the legal and political challenges to globalization from populist movements of the right and left. The symposium will provide an interdisciplinary conversation focusing on actual and potential legal changes around the world, including Europe, the U. K., Japan, South America, and the U.S., among other regions. Look for full schedule details on posters throughout the building. Room 335, all day.
A Conversation with Chief Judge Paul Michel (Ret.)
Join the Center for Intellectual Property Research and Prof. Greg Castanias, '90, for a fireside chat featuring former Chief Judge for the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Paul Michel. Judge Michel will share his thoughts regarding the current state of the patent system and the work of the Federal Circuit. Room 125, noon.
On-Campus Interviews Explained II: Making the Most of 20 Minutes
This session complements the nuts and bolts explanation of how to do OCI. It focuses on how to make the most of your 20 minute interview and gives you a sense of the timeline and procedure regarding what happens after your on-campus interview. Our special guests, Dan Long, '96, from Quarles & Brady, Katie Langlois from the Marion County Prosecutor's Office, and Lisa Brown from Schiff Hardin, have conducted hundreds of on-campus interviews and will share with you the most common interview questions, how best to prepare, tips for how to standout, and pitfalls to avoid. Lunch provided for those who RSVP 24 hours prior to the event. Moot Court Room, noon.
Bridge to Practice Info Session
The Career Services Office will hold an informational session for 3Ls to discuss the Bridge to Practice program. Bridge to Practice Fellowships are available to eligible graduates who secure unpaid volunteer positions with public interest organizations or small firms while continuing their job search after graduation. This session will cover the purpose of the fellowship, details of the program, graduate and employer responsibilities, and any questions you may have. Lunch will be provided to those 3Ls who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Room 124, noon.
Career Choices: International Law
Small groups only. See CareerNet for scheduling details. Room 125, noon.
JLAP: Mental Health in Legal Education and the Legal Profession
JLAP will be here to talk about the latest research on mental health in the profession and the services they provide for free to all students. Room 120, noon.
Tax Policy Colloquium: Jennifer Bird-Pollan
Prof. Jennifer Bird-Pollan, of the University of Kentucky College of Law, will present
"The Sovereign Right to Tax: How Bilateral Investment Treaties Threaten Sovereignty" as part of the Tax Policy Colloquium. Room 214, 1:15 p.m.
Immigration: Practice and Policy in 2018
The Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality presents a panel event featuring practitioners and scholars addressing the current climate of American immigration law. Moot Court Room, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Celebrating Asian Pacific American Success in the Law
Please join us for an exciting panel that will comprise Judge Mike Witte, the first Asian American judge in Indiana, Nick Huang, president of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Indiana, Haroon Anwar, '09, associate at Faegre Baker Daniels, and Lun Pieper from the Marion County Prosecutor's Office. We will be discussing the different stereotypes that Asian Pacific Americans encounter in the legal field and ways we can empower each other to overcome them. Dinner will be provided and a networking reception at Turkuaz Café to follow. Room 125, 4:30 p.m.
FBI Cybersecurity Briefing
Two agents from the Indianapolis Field Office of the FBI will be briefing students on the investigatory process for various types of evolving cyber threats along with providing insights into careers opportunities. The event will be moderated by Prof. Scott Shackelford. Moot Court Room, 5 p.m.
Friday, April 13
IJGLS Symposium: Globalization in Question: Populist Resistance and a New Politics of Law?
See Thursday's entry for full details. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Moot Court Room.
Center for Law, Society & Culture speaker Federica Carugati
Federica Carugati, a CLSC Jerome Hall Post-Doctoral Fellow and visiting assistant professor in the IU Department of Political Science, will present "Judicial Review by the People Themselves: Constitutional Litigation in Ancient Athens." Henderson House, noon.
Career Choices: International Law
Join panelist Laurence Wiener, a partner at Argentina's WSC International Law Firm, as he discusses careers in international law. Please see CareerNet for small group schedule. 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.
Westlaw Summer Internship Research Training
First and second-year law students are encouraged to join the Westlaw representatives for research training and strategies that will help you prepare for your upcoming summer internships. Lunch will be provided. Room 122, noon.
Join LLSA for Una Noche de Salsa, our annual Salsa Night, a fun evening of food and salsa dancing! Enjoy delicious tacos, chips, and salsa from La Poblana. Don't know how to dance? No worries! An instructor will arrive at 7 p.m. to show you some moves. Tickets will be sold this week at lunch. Presale prices are $10 for the general public and $7 for LLSA members. The Back Door, 6 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 14
ELS Hike at McCormick's Creek
The Environmental Law Society is hosting a hike to McCormick's Creek, just a few minutes outside Bloomington. We will be meeting in the Main Lobby at 8:30 a.m. to carpool to the park. We will hike for two hours, and should be back at the school by noon. With finals fast approaching, this is a great excuse to get out of the Law School for a bit, enjoy the 60-degree weather, and explore an awesome state park!
Sunday, April 15
Eddie Baraka Mony Concert for Habitat for Humanity
Eddie Mony is a wonderful member of our staff when he's not busy studying opera at the Jacobs School of Music. In celebration of his amazing talent and his impending graduation, Mr. Mony is giving a concert with Grammy-winning vocalist Sylvia McNair to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Our own Steve Withem has organized the event. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 2:30 p.m.
Environmental Law (48: 81-124) has published "State Imperiled Species Legislation," by Prof. Vicky Meretsky, Prof. Rob Fischman, and a group of former students. The students worked with faculty to advise the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies as part of a SPEA Masters capstone on state efforts to conserve species.
On March 29, Prof. Leandra Lederman presented her new article, "Information Matters in Tax Enforcement," at Duke University Law School's Tax Colloquium. The article is co-authored with Joe Dugan, '15.
There's a new version of Examplify that fixes the spell check and word count problems. That should be all the motivation you need to update Examplify now and watch your email for detailed instructions and a slate of help sessions later in the week.
Shoptaw, Van Pelt Participate in ISBA Competition
Congratulations to 3Ls Ben Shoptaw and Megan Van Pelt, who as finalists had the honor of arguing in the Indiana Court of Appeals and Indiana Supreme Court chambers, before panels that included Chief Justice Loretta H. Rush, '83, and Justice Christopher Goff, '96, on March 24 as part of the Indiana State Bar Association Moot Court Competition, an event initiated last year largely through the efforts of 3L Matt Land. Ben and Megan's team also won Best Brief in the competition!
Transactional Drafting and Negotiation Competition Winners
Congratulations to Scotty Teal, Bailey Anstead, and Melanie Boskovich, the overall winners in the 3rd Annual Maurer Transactional Drafting and Negotiation Competition, held in Baier Hall on March 24. More than 50 students competed in this year's competition.
Announcing the 2018-19 Sherman Minton Executive Advocacy Board Members
Congratulations to the newly elected members of the Sherman Minton Executive Advocacy Board: Chief Justice Zach Miller; Problem Coordinators Anurima Deshpande, Cody Vaughn, and Sarah Lode; Competition Coordinators Sarah Brown, Taylor Fontan, and Bailey Anstead; Judge Coordinators Jennifer Smith and Carolyn Haney; Advocacy Coordinator Alexa Urbanic; and Competition Board Coordinator Ashley Moore.
Teaching Awards April 16
Come recognize and celebrate faculty excellence in the classroom. The Teaching Awards are an annual event recognizing the best of the best. Five awards will be presented: three Trustees Teaching Awards, an Adjunct Teaching Award, and the Leon H. Wallace Teaching Award. The Wallace Teaching Award is the highest teaching honor that we can bestow upon our faculty.
The faculty award-winners are selected through the combined efforts of a student committee and the Dean. The student committee reviews class evaluations and elicits feedback from their peers to help them identify, and then nominate, the faculty they believe to reflect excellent and meritorious teaching. Please come and celebrate our faculty and their excellence in teaching. Lunch will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.
Mandatory Meeting for Summer 2018 Externs on April 18
This is a mandatory meeting for students registered or planning to register for Summer 2018 Externships for Academic Credit: B514, B545, B547, B698. Profs. Inge Van der Cruysse, Seth Lahn, and David Main, who are scheduled to supervise this summer's externships for academic credit will give you an orientation for your summer externship program. RSVP on CareerNet for this workshop by April 16 , so we can plan a light healthy lunch. Room 120, noon.
3L Pledge Campaign Committee Tabling
The 3L Pledge Campaign Committee will be tabling from 11:45-1:15 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday until graduation. The campaign is an annual event that encourages members of the 3L class to give back to the Law School. The committee will be collecting pledges (payable in July 2019) between now and graduation. This year the committee has decided to raise money for the Law School Fund for Excellence, one of the most important funds at the school because it provides the dean with the ability and flexibility needed to support students in various ways. Everyone who pledges will receive a t-shirt to commemorate their pledge and time at Maurer. We are striving for 100 percent participation. Stop by the table or fill out the form through the "quizzes" tab on the "2018 JD Class" Canvas page.
The Inmate Legal Assistance Project Book Drive
Midwest Pages to Prisoners is a local organization supplying inmates in 10 states with reading material for their education and enjoyment. ILAP will be tabling during lunch over the next few weeks and will also supply drop-off locations in the CSO and Jerome Hall Law Library.
Any genres are welcome, but fiction, life skills, technical and vocational, criminal law books, and test prep books are particularly appreciated. Don't have any books to give away? We are also in need of materials such as clear packing tape, blank white paper, and pens. We also accept cash donations. We look forward to your donations to this great cause.
LSSSE Survey Reminder
Your voice counts! Please take the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE). Your responses help us identify what is going well and what could benefit from more attention or a different approach. Last year, we had a record high response rate! This year, we hope that more than 75 percent of you will respond. The survey is conducted by an independent research center; your responses and comments are anonymous to the Law School.
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 CareerNet. The deadline is Tuesday, April 10.
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