Indiana Law Annotated for Feb. 18, 2019 (56:6)
February 18, 2019
This Week in the Law School
Beginning today, CSO fellows will be tabling every Monday to answer all your career-related questions. They're here to help you navigate your career path.
The Sherman Minton Moot Court Advocacy Board will begin accepting applications for next year's board soon. If you are interested in a position or would like to learn more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, today is the deadline to apply for this fall's Washington, DC program. See the announcements for details.
Monday, February 1
Keeping the Momentum II: Charity Drive
The Feminist Law Forum is collecting items for the Shalom Center and Middle Way House. The most needed items include -- gloves, deodorant, body wash, feminine hygiene products, and infant supplies. FLF members will be tabling today at noon in the Main Lobby, and a drop box will be located in the hall near CSO for the remainder of the week. Monetary donations are also accepted and appreciated. Venmo AlexMcN33 or email email@example.com to submit cash or checks. For a complete list if desired items, refer to the organizations' webpages.
Tuesday, February 19
CLS Bible Study
Room 222, noon.
The Career Stress Obliterator
Come join the CSO for some creative time. We have supplies on hand for coloring and origami, or BYO portable project. All are welcome. CSO, noon.
IP Practitioners in Residence
Scott Allen, ’12, and Ryan McDonnell, ’18, from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP will be on campus today as part of our IP Practitioners-in-Residence program. In addition to attending IP classes, Mr. Allen and Mr. McDonnell will be giving a lunch talk at noon and will be available for informal meetings with students throughout the day. Allen focuses his practice on patent litigation and client counseling across a wide spectrum of technologies, including medical device, biotechnology, computer science, and consumer electronics. McDonnell focuses on patent litigation and patent prosecution in a wide array of technologies in the chemical field. Room 124, noon.
Coffee and Careers
Swing by the Career Services Office for free coffee and snacks. The career advice is also free, so make an appointment to talk to your advisor. Stop in to say hi to Dean McFadden and let us know how we can help you in your job search and career development. CSO, 1 to 4 p.m.
Former EPA Administrator Janet McCabe
Join the Environmental Law Society for a conversation with Janet McCabe, former acting assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation at the Environmental Protection Agency under the Obama Administration, and current senior law fellow at the Environmental Law and Policy Center. She will be discussing her career path and current issues as well as taking questions from attendees. Room 122, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 20
Explore Small/Solo Practice
Join the CSO for a panel discussion by small firm and solo practitioners from across Indiana and learn about a day in the life of their practice, and the advantages and pitfalls to working in a small firm or as a solo practitioner. RSVP on CareerNet. In addition, small and solo practitioners, as well as representatives of the Indiana State Bar Association, will be tabling in the lobby from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20. Each year, the Law School sponsors several students to attend the ISBA’s Small and Solo Practice Conference in French Lick. Stop by the table to learn more, network with small and solo practitioners, and get your questions answered. Room 215, noon.
PGA Office Hours: 2L Leadership Roles
Join PGAs Stephanie, Nicola, and Shantanece for a discussion about 2L leadership roles. We will discuss ways to network with alumni and tips on selling that experience in an interview. RSVP on CareerNet. Room 121, noon.
LLM Tax Program at Northwestern
Prof. David Cameron, associate director of the tax program at Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law, will explain the benefits of pursuing a LLM Tax degree after earning a JD and how it can help you build a tax law career. For students who are considering tax as a career path, this will be a wonderfully informative session. Room 222, noon.
Thursday, February 21
Room 124, 1 p.m.
CLSC Speaker Series
Prof. Cara Drinan from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law. Room 335, 4 p.m.
Friday, February 22
No events scheduled.
Saturday, February 23
Transactional Drafting Competition
Prof. Mark Need and the Business and Law Society will be hosting the Transactional Drafting Competition this 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Baier Hall. Teams of buyers and sellers will draft separate agreements and negotiate over the terms for a theater sale, competing to gain the best deal for their clients. The final negotiation will take place in the Moot Court room.
Faculty and Staff News
Prof. Sarah Jane Hughes has been elected as a Fellow in the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. Also, the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association approved the Uniform Law Commission's Uniform Supplemental Law for the Uniform Regulation of Virtual-Currency Businesses Act at its Midyear Meeting in late January 2019. This is the final approval for state enactment of uniform laws. Professor Hughes served as Reporter for both the new Supplemental Commercial Law, which builds on Article 8 of the UCC, and the earlier Regulatory Act. The final texts of both acts can be downloaded from the ULC site. The Supplemental Commercial Law specifically streamlines the method for creating and perfecting security interests in virtual-currency assets under Article 9 of the UCC by opting-in to Article 8, Part 5's protections for owners of virtual-currency assets as "financial assets" in third parties' custody and control afforded to owners of uncertificated securities held under the custody and control of "securities intermediaries." Professor Hughes was nominated for the College following the ULC's July 2018 approval of the Supplemental Commercial Law.
Congratulations to Sarah Benson, who has accepted the position of advancement coordinator with our development office. Sarah will replace Allyson Triplett, who is departing on Feb. 25. Best wishes, Allyson!
For a full listing of recent faculty media appearances, visit The Docket.
Student registration is open for the Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair, which will be held on July 23 at the Embassy Suites in Chicago. Registration will close on March 21. Please see CCBA Minority Job Fair for further information.
Student registration is open for the Loyola Patent Law Interview Program, which will be held on July 25-26 at Embassy Suites Chicago. Registration will close on February 28.
The 2019 American Bar Association Tech Show will be held from February 27-March 2 in Chicago. This is an opportunity for legal technology developers, lawyers, and industry experts to meet and explore the impact of new technology on the legal profession. This year’s conference features several educational tracks including academic, cybersecurity, litigation and trending tech. In addition, the expo hall will host many legal tech vendors and offer refreshment breaks. There will also be other opportunities for networking and meeting with experts outside of the conference. CSO is offering to pay the registration fee for up to 10 students. Email Dean McFadden (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a brief statement of interest, describing how this conference will advance your career goals. Candidates will be screened for eligibility by the Office of Financial Aid.
Still looking for a summer position? Don't forget to check the postings on CareerNet.
Access to Justice Fellowship Applications Due March 8
Applications are now being accepted by the Access to Justice Program for a pro bono fellow to work in the 2019-2020 school year. The fellowship is a two year commitment during your time at the Law School. A 1L or joint-degree candidate with two years left at the Law School will be chosen to help coordinate the school's student pro bono program with the returning 3L and graduate student fellows. Responsibilities include: coordinating and promoting numerous pro bono-centered events throughout the year, tracking student pro bono hours, working with student organizations, and conducting student outreach.
Applicants should have a well-developed sense of professionalism, passion for social justice, strong organizational skills, and extensive networking capabilities. Traditionally, fellows have received full funding to attend the ABA's Equal Justice Conference in May and have also received a stipend. Applications consisting of a short cover letter with a statement of interest and a resume should be sent electronically to Nell C. Collins, Mary Pat Stemnock, and Sam Von Ende (at email@example.com) by March 8 at 5 p.m. Please redact GPA and class rank. Interviews for positions will begin the week following spring break.
DC Fall Semester Program Deadline Extended to Feb. 18
The due date for applications for the DC Program has been extended to Monday, February 18th to enable students who were not able to attend the information session on January 22nd to prepare applications and meet with their advisors before applying. Copies of the two course descriptions -- Field Placements (B 538) (8 credits) and Lawyering in the Public Interest (B 539) (3 credits) -- are in the Career Services Office and also are available from Mrs. Kimberly Hughes in Room 252A. To schedule an appointment to meet with the program's faculty sponsor, Prof. Sarah Jane Hughes, next week, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students interested also can discuss the program with Prof. Jennifer Morgan of the Jerome Hall Law Library, email@example.com, or with their CSO advisor or with the Student Affairs Office. If any student has an interest in a placement for which the application deadline is during February or early March, please alert Prof. Hughes by email so that we can arrange to review your application before February 18th as needed.
Singing for Summer Salaries
PILF is gearing up for our annual signature event, Singing for Summer Salaries at noon on February 26. Our goal for this year's event is to raise $12,000 to fund our students' public interest summer work. This year's event will feature auction items provided by students and local businesses, challenges from professors and administrative offices, and a delicious lunch. PILF is tabling every weekday from now until the event. Drop by the table to learn more about the event, order your lunch, and vote for your favorite professor to serenade us at the event.
2019-20 Positions at Indiana Law
Several administrative offices in the Law School are taking applications for positions for 2019-20. The following positions will be posted (or are currently posted) on CareerNet: admissions fellows, career services fellows, development fellow, practice group advisors, and diversity and inclusion fellow. Please note there are different deadlines for the positions with most of the deadlines falling after spring break. PGA, diversity and inclusion, and admission fellow applications are due February 28. 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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