Indiana Law Annotated for Feb. 25, 2019 (56:7)
February 25, 2019
This Week in the Law School
We celebrate two signature events this week: Singing for Summer Salaries (Tuesday) and the Women's Law Caucus auction (Thursday). Both are for great causes -- come and participate in two of the most fun events of the spring semester.
Saturday is a special day for us, as we host the first of two Admitted Student Days. We'll have prospective students in Baier Hall throughout the day (and on March 30). Welcome your future colleagues as they spend the day with us.
Congratulations to 3Ls Zach Miller, Derrian Smith, and Kaelyne Witelmanon their victory at the Global Antitrust Institute Moot Court Invitational last week. Thanks to Prof. Shana Wallace for her guidance.
Monday, February 25
Judicial Clerkship Program: Application Progress
The Class of 2020 gets access to OSCAR (the Online System for Clerkship Application and Review) -- the web-based system for recruiting for/application for clerkship and staff attorney positions in the federal judiciary. We will talk about the clerkship hiring plan, your search strategy, and progress on putting your application packet together. Room 120, noon.
The Idea of Outsourcing: America's Private Prison Industry
Join the Inmate Legal Assistance Project, Labor and Employment Law Society, Federalist Society, and American Constitution Society for a panel discussion on prison privatization. The panel will be led by Profs. Alfred Aman and Jessica Eaglin, and Landyn Rookard, '16. A non-pizza lunch will be served. Moot Court Room, noon.
ChIPs Coffee Break with Alyssa Eckerley
Join ChIPs Maurer for their monthly coffee break featuring recent alumna Alyssa Eckerley, of Faegre Baker Daniels. Ms. Eckerley, '18, will be on hand to answer your questions about transitioning from law school to practice. A boxed lunch is available to those who RSVP by Tuesday, Feb. 19. Coffee and desserts are available to all who attend. Room 214, noon.
Singing for Summer Salaries Rehearsal
Those volunteering at Tuesday's event must attend this short rehearsal session. Important information will be provided. Moot Court Room, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 26
Singing for Summer Salaries
The Public Interest Law Foundation's goal for this year's event is to raise $12,000 to fund students' public interest summer work. This year's event will feature exciting auction items (including Supreme Court bobbleheads!), fun challenges from professors and administrative offices, and a delicious lunch provided by Assistant Director of Administration Steve Withem. Check out the auction items already receiving bids and join in. Additional auction items at the event will include a certificate for a barbecue event for up to 75 people. Moot Court Room, noon.
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.
Hate Crime and Reproductive Health/Abortion Issues in the 2019 Indiana Legislature
Indiana is one of only five states without a hate crime law, and recent actions in the Indiana Senate stripping the bill again threaten passage. The Indiana legislature also is considering new abortion restrictions that are unconstitutional under Roe v. Wade but would invite the newly constituted Supreme Court to reconsider constitutional protections. Panelists include: Indiana State Rep. Matt Pierce, '87; Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekhoff; transgender business owner (Bikesmiths) Jeanne Smith; and IU Professors Jeannine Bell, Dawn Johnsen, and Shruti Rana. Moot Court Room, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, February 27
Frost Brown Todd Insights: The Associate Hiring Process
1Ls are encouraged to join attorneys from the firm to learn all about rocking your summer internships, starting off, and staying for the long run. Lunch will be provided to those that RSVP. Room 122, noon.
Bradley Fellows Program in Criminal Law Movie Night
Join us for a screening of Criminal Justice, an HBO Films production from 1990. This highly rated drama stars Forest Whitaker, Rosie Perez, Anthony LaPaglia, and Jennifer Grey. Set during the crack epidemic in NYC, the movie depicts the gritty inner workings of the criminal courts. The film is a must-see for anyone interested in the day-to-day reality of criminal justice in America. The movie runs 92 minutes. Profs. Joe Hoffmann and Ryan Scott will be present to discuss it afterwards. Refreshments will be provided. Moot Court Room, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 28
IJLSE Symposium: The Link Between Sports and Social Equality
Join the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality for its annual symposium. This year's theme is "The Link Between Sports and Social Equality." We will talk about a diverse set of topics that affect college, professional, and international sports such as antitrust, pay-to-play, gender wage disparity, and much more. View the full symposium schedule. 3 hours of CLE credit have been approved, plus one hour of non-legal subject credit. Moot Court Room, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Room 124, 1 p.m.
Tax Policy Colloqium: Vanessa Williamson
Ms. Williamson, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, will present "Filer Voter: A Field Experiment Assessing Voter Registration at Tax Time." Room 214, 1:15 p.m.
CLSC Speaker Series: Stephen Robertson
Mr. Robertson, director of George Mason University's Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, will present "Law & (Dis)order in the 1935 Harlem Riot." Faculty Conference Room, 4 p.m.
Women's Law Caucus Auction
Join the Women's Law Caucus for its annual auction benefiting the Protective Order Project and MiddleWay House, Bloomington's local domestic violence shelter. Come bid on a package featuring your favorite professor in the live auction. A silent auction will be continuing throughout the night as well. This year's theme is Mardi Gras, so wear your purple, green, and gold, and come prepared for a night of entertainment, beads, and professor packages. Bluebird Nightclub, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Friday, March 1
Denver/Real Estate Law
Are you interested in working in Denver? Are you interested in real estate law? Join Chelsea Brune, '16, as she shares her journey from Maurer to Denver and her career path with our students. Room 124, noon.
DNA: Law, Ethics, and Technology
After providing a broader framework involving DNA, law, and ethics, this panel will focus on familial DNA searches for criminal justice purposes, as well as the advent of direct-to-consumer technology and its unique consequences in the fertility fraud context. Prof. Joe Tomain will moderate the panel of: Dr. Jody Madeira, Prof. Erin Murphy (NYU), and Matthew White (the child of fertility fraud and parent of donor children). 1.0 hour of Indiana Ethics CLE credit is available. Moot Court Room, 1:15 p.m.
Join the Jewish Law Students Association for Shabbat Dinner at IU’s Hillel Center (730 East Third Street). Afterwards, Dean Aviva Orenstein will speak on the week’s Torah passage. All are welcome to attend. 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 2
Admitted Students Day
Baier Hall, all day.
BLSA Presents "Soft Skills" for Interviews and Internships
BLSA alumni will be giving advice for interviews and internships. This event is for BLSA members only. Room 213, noon to 4 p.m.
Faculty and Staff News
Vice President for International Affairs and John E. Schiller Chair in Legal Ethics Hannah L. Buxbaum has been elected to the governing council of the Hague Academy of International Law. The position is particularly prestigious -- only one member from a given country may serve at a time.
Prof. Pamela Foohey participated in the inaugural Consumer Law Scholars Conference, hosted by the Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice at Berkeley Law.
Legal & Policy Interns, Mexican American Legal Defense – CareerNet ID #14293
Legal Interns conduct client intake interviews, perform legal research and draft legal memoranda, attend depositions and court hearings, assess legislation and public policy initiatives, and provide litigation support to the regional counsel and staff attorney(s). Policy Interns perform research and draft memoranda, attend meetings and hearings, assess legislation and public policy initiatives, and provide support to the regional counsel and legislative staff attorney(s).
Summer Law Clerk Program. City of Chicago Department of Law – CareerNet ID #14938
The Summer Law Clerk Program is designed to provide current law students and law grads with a challenging unpaid clerkship that reflects the demands and rewards of public service, as well as a realistic picture of what it is like to practice law for the City of Chicago.
Indiana Bar Admissions Panel March 5
Learn about the Indiana Bar Exam application and character and fitness with the staff of the Indiana Bar Admissions Office. This is essential for 3L Indiana applicants and useful for 2L students who think they will take the Indiana Bar. After the presentation there will be time for questions. Lunch will be served to students who RSVP through CareerNet. Room 125, noon.
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.
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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