Indiana Law Annotated for Apr. 1, 2019 (56:11)
April 1, 2019
This Week at Indiana Law
Registration is Coming
Watch for an email from Alexis Lanham.
The Indiana Solicitor General Speaks Monday
He'll share his recent experience before the US Supreme Court.
Journal and Advocacy Board Call-Outs
Don't miss this meeting on Wednesday.
Networking: What Is It, and Why Do You Need It?
Hear first-hand stories from 2Ls on Thursday.
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, April 1
Bradley Fellows Program Presents Indiana Solicitor General Tom Fisher
Indiana Solicitor General Thomas M. Fisher, '94, will discuss the US Supreme Court’s recent case, Timbs v. Indiana, in which he represented the State of Indiana. After Tyson Timbs pled guilty to selling four grams of heroin to undercover police, and conspiring to sell more, the State seized his $42,000 Land Rover — which he often used to transport illegal drugs — through a civil forfeiture action. On February 20, the Court unanimously held that civil forfeitures are limited by the Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause. Learn more about drugs, civil forfeitures, due process incorporation — and what it’s like to argue a case in the Court when the odds appear to be against you. All students are welcome. Lunch will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.
American Legion v. American Humanist Association: The First Amendment at a Crossroads
On February 27, 2019, the Supreme Court heard American Legion v. American Humanist Assn., which could become the foundation for the future of the Establishment clause and possibly overrule Lemon v. Kurtzman. Join Mike Berry from the First Liberty Institute, which represented the American Legion in this case, and Prof. Steve Sanders for a discussion. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. One hour Indiana CLE credit available. Room 125, noon.
Clerkships and Intellectual Property Law
Learn how clerkships can fit into your IP career goals. Hear from our alumni (Sarah Goodman, ’17, Ryan McDonnell, ’18, and Jeff Soller, ’18) who have succeeded in securing Federal Circuit clerkships about their experience with the application process. You'll also hear from Prof. Beth Cate about her experience clerking with Judge (and former Indiana Law Dean) S. Jay Plager. Prof. Inge Van der Cruysse will answer questions about the application process and to share updates about the patent pilot project in the federal district courts. It’s never too early to start planning, so we recommend that all students even potentially interested in clerking attend this panel discussion. Lunch provided. Room 213, noon.
Room 125, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2
Representing Music Clients in the Digital Age
Prof. Robert Meitus, '00, will be moderating a discussion with music attorneys Grant Manship, the manager for Straight & Narrow Artist Management since 2017, and Leigh Isaac, whose practice is focused on music-centric copyright and trademark matters. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Room 125, noon.
Public Interest Law Foundation/CSO Public Interest Career Panel – Cause Advocacy
Join PILF and CSO for the last public interest-focused career panel of the semester. This panel will host attorneys employed in a variety of organizations dedicated to cause advocacy, including children's rights, environmental issues, and more. Room 122, noon.
Meet and Greet with Damian Porcari, Regional Director of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional US Patent and Trademark Office
During this lunch event, Mr. Porcari will be discussing his current role as regional director, as well as his past work as senior patent attorney for the U.S. Army Tank-automotive Command and his later position at Ford Global Technologies LLC, where he served as its director of licensing and enforcement and later as the director of technology commercialization. To RSVP and reserve a lunch, email email@example.com with your dietary restrictions. If you are unavailable to join us for the lunch and would like to meet with Mr. Porcari, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a meeting. Room 124, noon.
CLS Bible Study
Room 222, noon.
Navigating Difficult Conversations: Dr. Kerrie Wilkins-Yel, Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology.
This is the final session of the Going Beyond the Law: Social Interactions and Becoming a Better Advocate series. Building on the last two sessions, Dr. Wilkins-Yel will walk us through difficult conversations in life and in the legal profession while taking our social identities and that of others into consideration. Food will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon
Prepare to Practice with Bloomberg Law
Learn how Bloomberg Law’s Dockets and Litigation Analytics can help you succeed during your summer internships. Topics covered: litigation and judicial analytics, document drafting, competitive intelligence, and deal analytics. Lunch. Bring your laptop. Room 335, noon.
Wednesday, April 3
Journal and Advocacy Call-Out Meeting for 1Ls
Come learn about opportunities to participate in Indiana Law's journals and the advocacy program. You'll hear from the editor-in-chief of each journal and from the chief justice of the Advocacy Board and have an opportunity to ask them questions. You'll also learn about the journal write-on competition in May and the moot court competition this fall. This session will be recorded if you have a time conflict. Moot Court Room, noon.
Center for Law, Society & Culture Speaker Series
Dalié Jiménez: "Thinking Like a Lawyer." Room 335, noon.
Careers in Law Librarianship
Join the Jerome Hall Law Library, CSO, and the Department of Information and Library Science for a discussion of careers as a law librarian and the academic preparations necessary. Open to all students. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. RSVP on CareerNet by noon on April 3. Room 215, noon.
Thursday, April 4
SJD Dissertation Defenses
Two SJD Students will defend their dissertations today. Interested students and faculty are invited to come and listen and ask questions of the candidates following their presentations.
Abdulrahman Alsaleh: "Protecting Minority Shareholders in Close Corporations: An Analysis and Critique of the Statutory Protection in the Saudi Companies Law." Jay Krishnan (chair), Donna Nagy, Brian Broughman. Room 335, 10:00 a.m.
Yifan Huang: "Evaluating a Unified Intellectual Property System of Internet Service Providers in the Electronic Commerce Law: A Comparative Research between China and the US." Marshall Leaffer (chair), Mark Janis, Michael Mattioli. Room 335, 3:30 p.m.
2Ls on Networking
The CSO Fellows will be hosting a panel for 1Ls to learn about networking over this summer. Come listen to Christine Walsh, Peter Gauss, Steven Bassett, and India Peterson as they share their experiences from last summer. Evan Anderson will moderate. The discussion will include both law firm and public interest networking across the country. Come with questions; leave with a game plan. Lunch will be provided; RSVP on CareerNet by noon on April 4. Moot Court Room, noon.
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.
Room 124, 1 p.m.
IP Colloquium: Prof. Jessica Eaglin
Room 216, 1:15-3:15 p.m.
Tax Policy Colloquium
Sam Brunson, Georgia Reithal Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law: "Charity Deferred: Donor-Advised Funds and the Timing of Deductions." Room 214, 1:15-3:15 p.m.
Friday, April 5
No events scheduled
CSO Jobs of the Week
Indiana Legal Services: Summer Internship Program (ID 15523), Fall/Spring Work Study Program (ID 15524), Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Student Attorney (ID 15525), Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Outreach and Education (ID 15526)
1Ls and 2Ls - Indiana Legal Services has a variety of paid and unpaid positions available for both summer and fall. Please see CareerNet for further details.
Indiana State Personnel Department: Legal Intern – Department of Financial Institutions (ID # 15190)
2Ls and 3Ls - The internship program provides an excellent opportunity for an individual to gain hands-on experience in the legal world, working with the agency’s two general counsels concentrating on financial services, the Indiana Uniform Consumer Credit Code, regulatory and banking law, and administrative law. During the course of the internship, participants will be exposed to depository, consumer credit, and administrative divisions while they take on research and writing projects. Please see CareerNet for further details.
Center for Constitutional Democracy
The members of the Center for Constitutional Democracy (CCD) will be in the lobby from April 1 through April 15, excluding Thursdays. If you are interested in learning more about the CCD or applying to be a Fellow, please stop by during the lunch hour. Additionally, the CCD will present the last of its weekly lecture series on Thursday, April 4th; those interested in joining CCD are encouraged to attend.
Fall Registration is Here
On Tuesday, April 2 for rising 3Ls and Wednesday, April 3 for rising 2Ls and graduate students. Watch for a email from Alexis Lanham with details about registration.
Commencement Speaker and 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 nine 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 nine 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. The graduation speech will be no longer than five minutes.
Instructions for singer applicants: Sing the "Alma Mater" at the audition.
To sign up to audition for either, email email@example.com by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2nd. If you have any questions, please contact Director Bodamer. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, April 3, in the Moot Court Room from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Job Announcement: Faculty Research Assistant Program
The Jerome Hall Law Library is now accepting applications for the position of faculty research assistant for an ongoing research program at the Law School. Successful applicants will be responsible for conducting research on a variety of topics for members of the faculty. Topics and research methods will vary by project. Past topics have included business and corporate law, bankruptcy, First Amendment law, and international criminal law, among many others. Faculty research assistants will be trained, supervised, and given assignments by the student services librarian. They will be expected to work up to 29 hours per week during the summer. The number of hours will vary with the number of faculty research requests. Hours are flexible. FRAs must be located in Bloomington for the summer due to the occasional need for in-person consultations and research training. The positions are limited to rising 2L and 3L JD students.
To apply, please submit a CV, a one paragraph statement of interest, and the name and email address of one Law School reference to Kimberly Mattioli at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions have been filled.
Faculty and Staff News
The Environmental Law Institute has published Prof. Rob Fischman's co-authored chapter on "Forestry" in the new book, Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States. The book addresses legal opportunities and challenges for achieving an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in the United States.
Karen McAbee, business manager for the Jerome Hall Law Library, will be leaving us on Friday, April 5. Karen has been with the Law Library since 2001, first as assistant to the director and then as business manager since 2011. Please join us in wishing Karen all the best as she begins a new career at University Hospital–IU Health in Indianapolis.
Ashland Zimmerman will join the Law School on April 12 as coordinator in the Office of Alumni and Development. She comes to us from the Kelley School of Business, where she has worked since 2014 as program and student services administrator. Welcome, Ashland!
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