Indiana Law Annotated for Nov. 11, 2019 (57:11)
Jerome Hall Law Library Focus Group
Please join law librarians for our first ever focus group. Come share with us your thoughts on current services and let us know what else you would like to see from the law library. This will be an informal discussion, and we welcome all ideas. Please register here. Lunch will be provided. Law Library Room 206E, noon.
International JD/MBA Informational Meeting with SKK Dean
Join Professor Mark Need and SKK GSB Associate Dean Eric Shih as they share details about the only international JD/MBA in the country and the application process for the Maurer/SKK International Fellowships, which carry with them full-tuition scholarships to Sungkyunkwan's globally-ranked MBA program. Room 120, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Modern Pirates and International Jurisdiction with Professor Eugene Kontorovich and Professor David Bosco
Professor Eugene Kontorovich of George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School will be joining us to give a talk on the limits of international jurisdiction, particularly as it applies to modern piracy. Professor David Bosco is an associate professor in IU’s International Studies department and is currently researching a book on ocean governance. A non-pizza lunch will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.
Christian Legal Society Bible Study
Room 216, noon.
Lunch and Learn with Barnes & Thornburg
Join CSO and Bill Padgett, '95, from Barnes & Thornburg LLP for a casual lunch to learn about the firm and opportunities available to Indiana Law students. Room 120, noon.
Center for Law, Society & Culture Speaker Series
Chris Odinet, University of Oklahoma, "Foreclosed: Mortgage Servicing and the Hidden Architecture of Home Ownership in America." Room 335, noon.
Record shops and music venues with Dean McFadden. Meet outside the Student Lounge at 4:00 p.m.
IU Cybersecurity Clinic Information Session
The IU Cybersecurity Clinic is holding its first information session for all students interested in registering for the clinic during the spring or fall 2020 semesters. In this service-learning course, you will learn the basics of cybersecurity while working alongside a community client to create robust cyber solutions and instill best practices from a legal, business, and technical standpoint. The information session will review some basics of the course and introduce the clients for upcoming semesters. Visit our web page or email Rachel Dockery at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. We hope to see you there! Room 216, 11:00 a.m.
Lunch and Learn with Joel Elliott, '00
Mr. Elliott has spent most of his career in public service in Indiana and Washington, DC, working for Senator Evan Bayh, Congressman Baron Hill, Lt. Governor Kathy Davis, Senator Tom Carper, Congressman (and then Senator) Joe Donnelly, and Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer. He recently joined Salesforce as its director of federal affairs. This is a great opportunity for those students interested in working in state or federal government, politics, or federal affairs. Room 213, noon.
1L Finals Help Session
Calling all 1Ls! Join Advocates for Life as we discuss how to tackle your first round of finals. We will address the best way to study and approach each final based on your specific professor. Room 124, noon.
Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium: How to Conduct Comparative Legal Research
Professor Timothy William Waters will share his knowledge and experience on how to conduct comparative legal research. This will be a great resource for those who are interested in comparative legal issues or currently conducting comparative legal research. Open to all students. Lunch will provided. Room 122, 1:00 p.m.
Middle Eastern Law Student Association Call Out Meeting
Call out meeting for MELSA! Come to show interest for the group and take part in planning our steps forward. Everyone is welcome, and elections will be held for the E-board.
Room 121, noon.
Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research Speaker
Bryan Sacks, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Indiana, will present “‘It’s Not Me, It’s You.’ Who Said It Best, the Board or the CISO?” Co-hosted with the Kelley School of Business. Room 335, noon.
Timothy Holbrook, "The New Extraterritoriality in Patent Law." Two hours of Indiana CLE credit available. Room 216, 1:15-3:15.
Exam Policies and Procedures: Mandatory Meeting
Dean Davis and Elizabeth Ryba will review final exam policies and procedures for international students. THIS EVENT IS MANDATORY IF YOU ARE A FIRST-SEMESTER LLM, MCL, EXCHANGE STUDENT, OR A FIRST-SEMESTER SJD TAKING CLASSES FOR CREDIT. Attendance will be taken! Food will be provided. Room 121, noon.
Jewish Law Students Association Shabbat Dinner and Lesson with Dean Orenstein
Join JLSA for a free shabbat dinner at IU Hillel followed by a quick lesson from Dean Orenstein in which we will look at biblical text through a legal perspective. You do not have to be Jewish to attend; the environment will be completely inclusive, emphasizing cross-cultural conversations. This will be the last shabbat dinner of the semester! IU Hillel, 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition Advances to Octo- and Quarter-final Rounds
Congratulations to all the participants in this year’s Sherman Minton Competition! After three well-received rounds, only 32 competitors remain out of the 130 students who began the competition in September. Arguments continue with octo-finals on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, Nov. 13 and 14, and quarter-finals on Saturday, Nov. 16. The Finals of the competition, one of the Law School’s biggest evenings of the year, will take place Friday, Nov. 22 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.before an all-star panel of visiting judges.
Volunteers Needed: Law Student for a Day
Outreach for Legal Literacy needs volunteers for our November 16 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.
Food Drive for Hoosier Hills Food Bank = Fun for Everyone Here
In November before Thanksgiving, the Law School sponsors a food drive for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank, a non-profit organization that collects, stores and distributes food to non-profit agencies that feed the hungry in Monroe and surrounding counties. This year’s drive will take place beginning Monday, November 11, through Friday, November 22. Barrels will be placed outside the library for the donation of non-perishable food items. In the spirit of friendly (or fierce) competition, this year all groups in the law school (1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, graduate students, faculty, and staff) are assigned a barrel and challenged to see which group can collect the most food. There is a particular need for protein items such as peanut butter, canned tuna, canned soup, and canned or bagged beans. Look for your group’s barrel and start loading it up!
Researchers Needed for State Department Program
Dean Davis is looking for volunteer researchers to help with a State Department program called Diplomacy Lab. The specific project is Inclusive Legislation: Advancing Disability Rights – Regional Survey. We will be researching how countries that have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities have upheld or progressed toward upholding the rights of persons with disabilities. The time commitment will be approximately 20-30 hours total (more if people wish to work on more than one country). Students may also work in teams. We are looking for LLM, SJD, JD, PhD, and exchange students who have an interest in human rights, disability rights, domestic application of international treaties, and specific language and/or legal research skills in non-US countries. No payment or credit is available, but students will be able to list this research project for the U.S. State Department on their resumes. If interested, please email Dean Davis (email@example.com) your resume and a brief statement of interest in the project. Your statement should include any relevant research or professional experience in a non-US country or with a non-US legal system, if not evident from your resume, and language proficiency (if applicable). Please send expressions of interest by Friday, November 15.
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