Indiana Law Annotated for Mar. 18, 2019 (56:9)
March 18, 2019
This Week in the Law School
It's time to start thinking about externships for next fall. We have many options -- sign up to hear more about them on Tuesday. And 1Ls interested in litigation should plan to attend a forum at noon on Thursday.
If you're planning on applying for a judicial clerkship, don't miss a strategy session this coming Saturday morning.
Believe it or not, commencement isn't that far away. See "Announcements" for your chance to vote on year-end awards and various speakers for the commencement ceremony on May 4.
IP Theory, one of the school's five law journals, is looking for board members. Find out more on Tuesday.
A Reminder about ILA Submissions
Please submit items for ILA by Thursday noon of the previous week. Your editor compiles them on Thursday afternoon, so your timely submission guarantees inclusion. Thank you!
Monday, March 18
LBGTQ Equality in the Courts: An Update on Current Controversies
Even though marriage equality is no longer an issue, the federal courts continue to grapple with high-profile and important issues affecting LGBTQ equality, including employment discrimination, President Trump’s transgender military ban, parental rights, and others. Indiana Law Professor Steve Sanders and Kara Ingelhart, staff attorney with Lambda Legal, will discuss the cases currently in play and what issues might be next to reach the Supreme Court. Lunch will be provided. Room 121, noon.
Public Interest Career Panel: State Agencies
Join PILF and CSO for the March public interest career panel featuring attorneys from the Office of the Indiana Attorney General, the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana Department of Revenue, and the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. Room 122, noon. RSVP on CareerNet so we can order enough food.
Tax Law Society Executive Board Elections
This year Tax Law Society is holding elections via the internet, and positions are open to all interested students. Email Mark Greidanus (firstname.lastname@example.org)
) with your nomination and/or vote for next year's executive board (feel free to nominate yourself and include a short description of your qualifications). The deadline for nominations is March 21, and the deadline for voting is March 25. Mark will send out an email to all members with nominations and later with the selections. Please email him with any questions. If you are a member or interested in joining and you did not receive an email, please email Mark.
IP Practitioner-in-Residence: Tonya Combs, Eli Lilly & Company
ChIPs Maurer will be hosting Tonya Combs (Eli Lilly) on campus today as part of the CIPR's IP Practitioner in Residence program. Ms. Combs will give a lunch talk at noon about her career in IP. Room 124, noon.
Tuesday, March 19
1Ls and 2Ls: FALL Externships -- General Overview of All Programs
Professor Inge Van der Cruysse will give an overview of all externship programs for academic credit the school offers in the fall (one day a week), and how to sign up for them. RSVP on CareerNet for this workshop by noon March 18 so we can plan a light, healthy lunch. Room 124, noon.
BLSA General Body Meeting
Room 125, noon.
IP Theory Journal Call-Out Meeting
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 Professor Michael Mattioli and current IP Theory board members. Lunch will be provided by the CIPR. More information on IP Theory can be found on our website: iptheory.indiana.edu. Room 120, noon.
Business Course Planning Session
Join your favorite business professors to learn about what courses or clinics you should or could be taking and when, sponsored by the Business Law Society. Feel free to leave early or come late if you need to make it to another meeting. All are welcome! Lunch provided. Room 121, noon.
Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Association General Body Meeting
The Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Association will hold its spring general body meeting to outline events for the rest of the semester and to introduce next year's exec board. Food will be provided. Room 122, noon.
CLS Bible Study
Room 222, noon.
Wednesday, March 20
Loan Repayment Counseling
During the session, we will discuss the loan repayment timeline, repayment strategies, consolidation and refinancing, public service loan forgiveness, income-driven repayment options, and postponing repayment. Room 125, noon.
Latinx Law Student Association Elections
Room 121, 5:00 p.m.
Administrative Law Research Workshop
Please join us for a workshop on researching administrative law. This will be great preparation for anyone who will be working for an agency this summer. Register here. Light refreshments will be served. Jerome Hall Law Library Room 206E, noon.
APALSA Board Elections
APALSA is electing a new E-Board for next year! We are also taking our group photo, so please come dressed professionally. Dinner provided. Room 122, 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 21
Coffee and Cookies with Dean Parrish
Bring your coffee mug and join Dean Parrish for casual conversation. Coffee and cookies provided. CSO, room 020, 11:00 a.m.-noon.
Overview of Litigation Curriculum
Learn about the Law School's litigation curriculum, including moot court, Bradley fellowships, and clinics. You will find out about the many clinical opportunities available and the options for developing your courtroom and pretrial skills. RSVP on CareerNet for pizza. Room 121, noon.
The Future of the Administrative State
Join the American Constitution Society for a discussion led by Professor Fred Aman on the future of the administrative state under the Trump administration. The discussion will explore broader topics as well as focus on two important cases that SCOTUS will decide this term: Kisor v. Wilkie and Gundy v. U.S. Lunch will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.
Room 124, 1 p.m.
Tax Policy Colloquium
Lily Faulhaber, Professor of Law,Georgetown University Law Center: Is Digital Different?: Economic Nexus and Other Efforts to Respond to the Changing International Tax Landscape. Room 214, 1:15-3:15 p.m.
Friday, March 22
International Student Ambassador Call-out
The Office of International Programs and Graduate Legal Studies is looking for students who would be interested in joining its student ambassador program. Students may begin participating immediately or may wait until next academic year to begin.
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.
If you would like to find out more about the program but cannot attend the meeting, please send an email with an expression of interest to Dean Lesley Davis (email@example.com) by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22. The meeting is at noon in room 213.
Confronting Your Implicit Biases: Why it Matters
Please join us for the second session of the Going Beyond the Law: Social Interactions and Becoming a Better Advocate series. A leader’s ability to actively practice inclusiveness is a business imperative for today’s organizations. Kristen Matha, the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Ice Miller in Indianapolis, will lead this session that will examine foundational competencies and behaviors for inclusive leadership through individual reflection and group discussion on social identities and affinity bias. Further, we will discuss strategies for mitigating implicit bias, modeling inclusive behavior and building a professional reputation as a respectful and culturally aware professional. You must RSVP on CareerNet by Wednesday, March 20, at 5:00 p.m. Food will be provided.
Saturday, March 23
Judicial Clerkship Program: Progress in the Application Process (reprise of February 25)
The Class of 2020 got access to OSCAR (the Online System for Clerkship Application and Review), a web-based system for recruiting for/application for clerkship and staff attorney positions in the federal judiciary on February 6. We scheduled a workshop on February 25 that was booked over by other (mandatory) events, so this is a reprise to discuss where you (2Ls and some 3Ls) are with your application process, what still needs to be done, strategy with regards to applications (state and federal; judges on the clerkship hiring program vs. those who are not), and the latest on the clerkship hiring program. RSVP by noon on Friday the 22nd on CareerNet.
Cookies will be provided; please bring your own breakfast drink of choice, and your questions. Room 335, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Faculty and Staff News
After almost a decade at the Law School, communications director James Boyd has taken a new position as director of marking and communications with the #1-ranked O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. It's a great opportunity for James, but we will miss him! Congratulations, James, and thanks for all you've done for the school.
Prof. Leandra Lederman recently published ““Does Enforcement Reduce Voluntary Tax Compliance?”, 2018 BYU L. Rev. 627, which is available online. In addition, her article coauthored with Joe Dugan, JD’15, “Ínformation Matters in Tax Enforcement,” was recently accepted to BYU Law Review. A draft is available online. She has also posted online a draft of her latest article,“The Fraud Triangle and Tax Evasion.” Beginning in mid-March, Professor Lederman will be at the University of Luxembourg for three months on a Fulbright research grant, working on a comparative project on transparency of advance tax rulings given to multinational companies.
Recent faculty media appearances are displayed at The Docket.
Public Interest Career Panel, Monday, March 18, Room 122, noon
Join the Public Interest Law Foundation and Career Services Office in the next of our monthly public interest career panel series. This month, we welcome attorneys from several state government agencies. Learn what it's like to work in a state agency and what opportunities are available for summer internships. Lunch will be provided.
The Creative Stress Obliterator, Tuesday, March 19, Room 020, noon
Come join the CSO for some creative time. We have supplies on hand for coloring and origami, or BYO portable project. All are welcome!
Jobs of the Week:
FCBA Foundation Law School Summer Internship Stipend, CareerNet ID 15252. For the 26th consecutive year, the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Foundation will award stipends to outstanding law students employed as unpaid summer interns through the FCBA Foundation’s Law School Summer Internship Stipend Program. See CareerNet for further details and application instructions.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: NCPL Fellowship in Nonprofit Law, CareerNet ID 15408. The NCPL Fellowship in Nonprofit Law invites one fellow each year to spend a year in residence at a nonprofit organization. The 2019-2020 fellow will work closely with senior staff and staff attorneys at Lawyers Alliance who have practice specialties that will expose the fellow to a broad range of disciplines that address the legal needs of nonprofit organizations. See CareerNet for further details and application instructions.
What keeps young lawyers up at night? Advice from the bar and bench on succeeding as a new lawyer. Wednesday, April 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Student Lounge and Faculty Lounge
Join CSO and the Indiana State Bar Association for a series of roundtables with judges and practicing attorneys and get advice on the following topics. This is a great event for all students, no matter where they wish to practice. Roundtable discussions include: The Billable Hour – How to Get Used to Working in Increments; Competence and Confidence – How to Avoid Malpractice and Ask Questions,; What’s the Next Move – Finding Your Specialty and Branching Out; Clients – Building Your Book; and Work/Life Balance – How to Remain Sane, Be Indispensable and Show Ambition. The roundtables will be followed by a short networking reception. Attendance is limited; RSVP on CareerNet.
3L Graduation Awards and Faculty Speaker Vote
Every year, the 3L graduating class nominates and votes for the Gavel Award, Outstanding Contribution to Student Life Award, and for the faculty speaker. On Monday and Tuesday, you will have the opportunity to nominate faculty, staff, and students. Rounds 1 and 2 of voting will take place on March 25 and 26. The award recipients will be announced at the graduation party on May 3.
On Monday, March 18, you will be receiving an email survey to submit your nominations. Please keep an eye out for that email. The graduation committee will be tabling on Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main lobby to answer any questions. Complete the nomination survey and swing by the table to enter a drawing to win Maurer swag!
Gavel Award Nomination "Believing that there are many individuals who contribute immeasurably to the success and progress of the Law School and its students; we, the seniors of the year 1948 desire to give recognition to that individual who in our opinion has given the most during our enrollment. To select one of the many, approaches the impossible; however, to the end that throughout the years acknowledgment will be given to outstanding service performed for the School and its students, it is our hope that each senior class following ours will accept the responsibility, and yet the privilege, of selecting the individual who to them is the most deserving of this award. Nominations should be faculty or staff (not a student)."
Outstanding Contribution to Student Life Nomination This award is given to a student in the graduating class. The award was created in recognition of the fact that there are valuable contributions to student life beyond academics. In deciding who should get this award, you may want to consider the following factors, among others: general leadership contribution, meritorious service to committees and organization, contributions to community life, and unselfish help to other class members.
Faculty Speaker The professor chosen by the 3L class will speak at graduation.
Attention All Student Organizations
The Division of Student Affairs at IU has classified all registered student groups (those with a SOA) as SGSO or USO. Some of the student groups have received emails about SGSO training, USO classification, and the closing of all SOA accounts on April 30. There will be a training for groups classified as SGSOs, a meeting for all groups/journals/boards classified as USOs, and a general meetings for all student groups that are not classified as SGSO or USO in the coming weeks. Please turn to Director Liz (firstname.lastname@example.org) for guidance.
Graduate Student Commencement Speakers Sought
The Office of International Programs and Graduate Legal Studies would like to invite all current LLM, MCL, SJD, and exchange students to submit nominations for the 2019 commencement speaker. All LLM, MCL, and SJD students graduating anytime in 2019 are eligible (i.e., even if you are not graduating until December 2019, you are still eligible to be the 2019 commencement speaker). All current graduate and exchange students are welcome to nominate one person for commencement speaker. Students are also welcome to nominate themselves if they are eligible. Please send nominations to email@example.com by no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 24.
Opportunity for 1L Students Interested in Litigation
Professor Patrick Price is seeking 1L volunteers to serve as witnesses during a deposition exercise for his students in Pre-Trial Litigation. The Pre-Trial Litigation students take a 30-minute deposition in a non-compete case. The deposition will be defended by experienced attorneys. The exercise is a great simulation of real litigation work and offers a valuable learning opportunity for both the deposition taker as well as the witnesses.
There will be one preparation session on Wednesday, March 20 at noon or possibly at 6:30 in the evening with Professor Price. (That session will be recorded if you can’t make it.) Students can sign up for as many slots the following week as they would like. We strongly suggest you participate in more than one to enhance your learning experience watching various lawyers and students in action.
Monday, March 25: 9:50-10:50, 12-1, 1-2, 4:30-5:30, 5:30-6:30
Tuesday, March 26: 9:50-10:50, 12-1, 1-2, 4:30-5:30, 5:30-6:30
Wednesday, March 27: 9:50-10:50, 12-1, 1-2, 4:30-5:30, 5:30-6:30
Thursday, March 28: 12-1, 3-4, 4-5, 5-6
RSVP to Professor Price at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2019-20 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 9.
Raising the Bar: Action and Advocacy for LGBTQ Communities
Join the LGBT Project for Raising the Bar: Action and Advocacy for LGBTQ Communities March 25-30. We will be hosting a capacity-building training, keynote speaker, creative community events (crafts, archival exploration and movie!), and our annual name and gender marker change fair. More details to come, but put these dates in your calendar now.
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