Indiana Law Annotated for November 4, 2019 (57:10)
CSO Job of the Week
Legal Department, Kimball Electronics
In the Kimball Electronics Legal Department, the intern will learn much about the role of in-house counsel. The intern will assist on contracts and corporate governance compliance. This position will have opportunities to assist the business unit teams as well. The projects will include items such as assisting with exploring corporate governance maintenance software; reviewing and updating standard corporate agreements; and assisting with day to day in-house legal matters. See Job ID 16639 for more details.
Maurer Movie Night: JLSA Brings You Fiddler on the Roof
Take a break from studying to watch an absolute classic with JLSA. For those of you who don't know, Fiddler is the winner of three Oscars and four other Oscar nominations. It will make you laugh and cry. Please enjoy. For Indiana Law students. Moot Court Room, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
If/When/How Fall General Body Meeting
Current members, interested students—all are welcome to join If/When/How for our fall general body meeting. We will:
- Introduce new 1L directors
- Give a legislative update on current repro rights, victories, and challenges
- Leave time open for event ideas and suggestions for the upcoming semester
Lunch will be provided. Room 213, noon.
PILF First Tuesday Panel Discussion
Our November 5th panel will be a prosecutor panel. The prosecutors are from different counties across Indiana and will offer insight into their duties and responsibilities.
The panel will be preceded by a quick PILF general body meeting (probably 10 minutes or so) to discuss some wrap-up details for the end of the semester, including an upcoming service opportunity.
The panel members are:
- Patrick Harrington, Tippecanoe County Prosecutor (Lafayette)
- Aaron Spolarich, Montgomery County Deputy Prosecutor (Crawfordsville)
- Katie Langlois, Marion County Prosecutor's Office (Indianapolis)
- Geoffrey Bradley, Monroe County Prosecutor's Office (Bloomington)
- Ted Adams, Brown County Prosecutor (Nashville)
Christian Legal Society Bible Study
Room 216, noon.
Small and Solo Practice Panel
Join us for a panel discussion by small firm and solo practitioners from across Indiana to learn about a day in the life of their practice and the advantages and pitfalls of working in a small firm or as a solo practitioner. Room 120, noon.
Exam Preparation Strategies
The director of student affairs and PGAs will lead this session. Moot Court Room, noon.
Center for Law, Society & Culture Speaker Series
Elif Babul, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Mt. Holyoke College: "Bureaucratic Intimacies: Translating Human Rights in Turkey." Room 335, 4:00.
With Prof. Mattioli. Meet outside the Student Lounge, 4:00 p.m.
Do finals, Moot Court, and LRW have you stressing? Come to the ChIPs meeting to work on self-care and stress management to get through finals. While you pour some herbal tea and put on a face mask, we will go over some tips and tricks for you to maximize success at the end of the semester. Francesca and Sarah will also review some examples of IP career basics to set you up for the application process after finals end. Room 222, 4:30 p.m.
How to Be an Ally: Recognizing Our Own Privilege
Join the Diversity Outreach Team at CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) for a practical workshop for students and faculty wishing to serve as effective allies. The workshop will focus on how to recognize one’s power and influence.
Participants will learn to begin to recognize their own sources of privilege and ways they may have used this privilege unintentionally to harm people from marginalized populations. They will reflect on these issues and on how they can continue to build on this knowledge and develop more appropriate ways of interacting in the world given their relative power. This will include both personal and professional roles and activities.
This event is brought to you by the Office of Student Affairs as part of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Series. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on CareerNet. Room 214, noon.
Lunch and Learn with Bose McKinney & Evans
Bose McKinney & Evans LLP is offering a diversity fellowship to a 1L student from a historically underrepresented background who attends Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Indiana University McKinney School of Law or Notre Dame Law School. 1Ls may apply beginning December 1, and applications are due February 3, 2020. To learn more, attend this info session. Pizza will be provided. Details of the fellowship can be found on the Bose McKinney & Evans website. Room 125, noon.
Center for Constitutional Democracy Speaker
Ron Levy, Australian National University. Henderson House Conference Room, noon.
Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research Speaker
The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research Security Speaker Series presents Alan Mislove, Associate Professor, College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University. He will speak on “Measuring Bias in Social Network Ad Targeting and Delivery. Room 213, noon.
PILF Pages to Prisoners Volunteer Night
Midwest Pages to Prisoners is a volunteer-run nonprofit in Bloomington that sends free reading materials to incarcerated people in nine states. At this volunteer opportunity, we will help Pages to Prisoners fulfill book requests from prisoners in Indiana. The books that will be sent to the prisoners will have been selected, but Pages to Prisoners needs our help writing handwritten responses to the prisoners to further inform them about Pages to Prisoners and to add a human element to the process. Additionally, we will help package the books, and there will be a representative from Pages to Prisoners at the event to answer any questions or discuss incarceration from their nonprofit's perspective. A non-pizza dinner will be provided. PILF members will receive a PILF point for attendance. Room 122, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Women in Clerkships: A Panel Discussion
The Judicial Clerkship Committee is delighted to invite everyone in the Law School to attend a panel about women in judicial clerkships and the legal profession in general. Men and women are encouraged to attend. Please join us for an exciting panel discussion!
- The Honorable Doris Pryor, ’03, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Magistrate Judge, Indianapolis
- Elissa Preheim, ’96, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington, DC
- Kathleen DeLaney, ’95, Founder and Managing Partner, DeLaney & DeLaney, Indianapolis
- Emily Kile-Maxwell, ’17, Associate, Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP, Indianapolis
- Catie Wheatley ’20
Stewart Fellows Application Time
The Stewart Fellows Overseas Externship Program, one of the Law School’s summer opportunities for rising 2Ls and 3Ls and housed in the Office of International Programs, anticipates providing four to six placements at the law firm Tilleke & Gibbins for 10-12 weeks during the 2020 summer. This includes 2-3 placements in the firm’s flagship office in Bangkok, Thailand; 1-2 placements in the IP-focused office in Hanoi, Vietnam; and one placement in the office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Interested students are encouraged to learn more about the firm at their website, tilleke.com, and to learn more about the internship experience from program alumni who have had placements there.
At the request of the employer, prior to the application period (December 1 – January 17), interested students are asked to make an appointment for pre-screening with Ms. Lara Gose and Dean Lesley Davis, starting November 4 and ending November 15. Please email Ms. Gose (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make an appointment.
NOTE: Students who are interested in other Stewart Fellows placements in Argentina, Brazil, China, Hungary, India, Japan, Mexico, Poland, or South Korea do not need to make an appointment for pre-screening. All applicants may apply for one or more placements through CareerNet beginning December 1, 2019. A complete application will include a resume, cover letter, and the name and contact information of one Law School reference. Program information is available on the law school’s website.
Calling All Veterans: Join Us for Lunch
The Maurer School of Law invites all faculty, staff and student military veterans to a special luncheon on Veteran’s Day (Monday, November 11). RSVP on CareerNet or to email@example.com to let us know if you can join us. Details will be shared upon RSVP.
Protective Order Project Ornaments Sale
Come support POP by buying a Maurer School of Law ornament for the holidays! POP Volunteers will be selling ornaments in the lobby during lunch this week from Monday through Thursday. Ornaments will be $5, and we will be accepting cash, checks, or charges to bursar accounts.
Volunteers Needed: Law Student for a Day
Outreach for Legal Literacy needs volunteers for our November 16th event, Law Student for a Day. At this event, fifth-graders from all around the Bloomington area will be at the school learning what it's like to be a law student. Activities include a criminal law escape room, a mock Congress, a scavenger hunt, and more.
Volunteers may be working with the kids directly or helping with behind-the-scenes event operations. You can sign up to volunteer for either a half-day or a full day, and you do not need to be an OLL volunteer to participate. All volunteers will receive free lunch, pro bono hours, and the opportunity to meet community legal professionals from Bloomington and Indianapolis.
Sign up to volunteer by filling out this form by Nov. 14th. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Morris or Nell Collins by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bloomberg Fall Challenge
Practice your Bloomberg Law research skills and get a special treat! Your goal is to find the party names on a license agreement related to the keyword “Harry Potter.” Stop by the Bloomberg Law table in the lobby, or come to Cassandra Thompson’s office hours in the law library with the answer in order to claim your prize. Bloomberg Law office hours are held in the law library on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. For help completing the challenge, please come to office hours. For questions, please contact Cassandra Thompson at email@example.com. The Fall Challenge runs until November 6. Happy hunting!
Registration Time Is Nigh. . .
3Ls will select their spring classes on Tuesday, November 5, and 2Ls and grad students will select their spring courses on Wednesday, November 6. Students should be on the lookout for an email from Alexis Lanham the night before their registration day with details of how registration works and the link to the registration webpage (the LORS).
. . . and So Is Wintersession
Here are the courses for this year's Wintersession, offered during the last week before the spring semester (January 7-10):
- Pre-Trial Litigation: Depositions (Hon. Nancy Vaidik, Indiana Court of Appeals)
- The Lawyer as Business Executive (Prof. William Henderson)
- In-House Legal Departments (Prof. David Milne)
- Workplace Safety and Employment Law (Prof. Kim Richardson)
- International Business Transactions: Doing Business in China (Prof. and IU Vice President Hannah Buxbaum and Prof. Dan Harris)
You can register for these courses when you register for other spring semester classes.
Faculty and Staff News
Sarah Jane Hughes has had her article entitled “Property, Agency, and the Blockchain: New Technology and Longstanding Legal Paradigms” published as part of a Symposium series in the Wayne Law Review. The article, presented first as the keynote address at the February 2019 Symposium “The Emerging Blockchain and the Law” at Wayne State, explores the need for repetitive considerations of how blockchain technology affects our traditional concepts of property and agency. The article concludes that well-tested norms of property and agency may matter more, not less, when new technologies such as blockchain are used.
See recent faculty media appearances at The Docket.
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