Indiana Law Annotated for Feb. 3, 2020 (58:4)
2020 Career Expo
The Career Service Office would like to invite you to participate in our annual Career Expo on Thursday, February 6, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with over 30 different employers from private practice, public interest, and government and across a wide variety of practice areas.
We will feature three distinct opportunities for interaction: practice area table talks, résumé critiques, and mock interviews.The table talks are open to all students. For now, the résumé critique and mock interview portions are open to first-year students only. Be sure to RSVP on CareerNet for each event in which you’d like to participate.
Spring 2020 On-Campus Interviewing
Spring OCI for 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls is currently under way. Employers are added on a rolling basis, so be sure to regularly check the OCI tab in CareerNet. Note that the date listed is the interview date, and applications are typically due two weeks prior to the interview date. Each position will list required materials (résumé, cover letter, references, etc.). If you have any questions or need assistance with bidding on OCI slots, please stop by CSO or contact us.
Job of the Week
Kolb Roellgen & Kirchoff, a general practice firm in Vincennes, Ind., is seeking an entry-level associate. The new associate would experience courtroom proceedings and some public defender contract work. See CareerNet job ID 16728 for details and to apply.
Black Tie 101 Presentation
The Barristers' Ball is quickly approaching. If you're still not sure what to wear, kick off your gown-shopping and tuxedo-fitting with the iconic Black Tie 101 presentation hosted by Professor Gjerdingen and Dean McFadden. Come by to learn some tips on dressing to impress and formal dining etiquette. Room 125, noon-1:00 p.m.
ILS General Body Meeting
Join the International Law Society for its general body meeting to learn about upcoming events for the spring semester, the Lawyers without Borders project, and study abroad opportunities for next year. Food will be provided. Room 124, noon-1:00 p.m.
LGBTQ+ Project General Body Meeting
Spring meeting to discuss events for the semester. Attendance is mandatory for current members. Room 120, noon-1:00 p.m.
PGA Session: Time Management
Several PGAs will provide practical time management advice and helpful tips on how to navigate the spring semester with the added tasks of job hunting and an increased course load. Facilitators: Matthew Triplett, Mark Finley, Macy Pesavento. Room 120, noon-1:00 p.m.
FLF General Body Meeting
Feminist Law Forum will be hosting its first general body meeting. Current dues-paying members from all classes are encouraged to attend, and any potential new members—both those who signed up at the Student Organization Fair and those who did not—are welcome, too. Food will be provided. Room 122, noon-1:00 p.m.
Patent Bar and Loyola Patent Fair Info Session
Members of the Intellectual Property Association are invited to come learn more about the patent bar. Learn about the USPTO requirements to sit for the exam, and hear from students who have already passed the patent bar as they share studying tips and strategies. IPA students will also share their tips and strategies for navigating the Loyola Patent Law Interview Program. 1L and 2L students who are interested in attending the Loyola Patent Interview Program this summer are encouraged to attend and to bring their questions. Lunch will be served. Room 213, noon-1:00 p.m.
PILF First Tuesday Panel
Join CSO and the Public Interest Law Foundation for a panel of esteemed guests for a discussion about public defense. RSVP on CareerNet. PILF members earn a PILF point. Food provided. Room 124, noon-1:00 p.m.
If/When/How Presents: Coffee and Data Privacy
How is data privacy a reproductive justice issue? Come to If/When/How's first event of the semester to find out. 1L Director Yael Massen will be leading an enlightening activity about the data we share, whom we think we're sharing it with, and where it actually goes. Coffee and pastries will be provided. Bring your own lunch. Room 215, noon-1:00 p.m.
LLSA and MELSA General Body Meeting
Join the Latinx and Middle Eastern Law Student Associations as they discuss their events for the semester and future plans. A non-pizza lunch will be provided. Room 121, noon-1:00 p.m.
Tax Policy Colloquium Speaker Series: Werner Haslehner
Werner Haslehner, the ATOZ Chair for European and International Taxation at the University of Luxembourg and Global Research Fellow at New York University School of Law, will give a talk titled “Tax Competition—the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” Room 213, 1:15-3:15 p.m.
Center for Law, Society & Culture Spring Speaker Series
Candy Gunther Brown, Indiana University, on “The Legal and Ethical Stakes of Public-School Yoga and Mindfulness.” Room 335, 4:00.
International Research Session
Lawyers Without Borders Student Division is hosting a research session led by Associate Librarian L. Cindy Dabney. Come learn the essentials of international research and enjoy a pizza lunch. Room 120, noon-1:00 p.m.
JLSA Shabbat Dinner and Lesson with Dean Orenstein
Join the Jewish Law Students' Association 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.
Save the Date: Blood Drive
Monday, March 2, Student Lounge, noon-4:00. Sign up here.
Valentine-Making for Hearthstone Health Campus
Join Advocates for Life in the lobby during the noon hour this week as we make valentines to brighten residents of Hearthstone Health Campus, a local senior living facility. Supplies for your crafting pleasure will be provided. On Wednesday, February 5, we will have an extra table in CSO when you stop by for coffee and career advice.
Nominations for Graduation Awards
All students graduating in 2020: nominations for the Student Speaker, Faculty Speaker, Student Singer, Outstanding Contributor to Student Life, and Gavel Award are opening this week. You will receive an email tomorrow (Monday, February 3) with more information. Please start thinking about your nominees!
Bloomberg Law Valentine's Day Activity
From now until February 19, you can receive a special treat just by stopping by the Bloomberg table in the lobby or office hours in the library to learn more about how to search Bloomberg Law News. Bloomberg Law office hours are held in the library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:15-3:15 p.m. For questions, please contact Cassandra Thompson at email@example.com. Hope to see you soon, and happy Valentine's Day!
Basic Mediation and Restorative Justice Training
The Community Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM) offers a 40-hour training program for community members interested in learning about conflict resolution, mediation, and restorative justice. Participants will enhance their interpersonal skills in communication and listening, problem solving, and negotiation, and they will increase their understanding of restorative justice philosophy and methods, sources of conflict, and processes leading to constructive conflict resolution. The training should benefit any community member concerned with managing conflict and its resolution. The training provides the background and skills necessary to work as a community mediator and restorative justice practitioner and qualifies participants to volunteer in CJAM’s programs.
The winter training will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. over five weekend days, February 15, 16, 22, 23, and 29 at the Law School. The training will be led by senior mediators and restorative justice practitioners. Tuition is $300. Scholarships are available. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the office at (812) 336-8677. Go to our website, www.cjamcenter.org, to download an application. Payment can be made by credit card at the website or by check with your application.
Faculty and Staff News
Prof. Sarah Jane Hughes was a featured speaker at a symposium sponsored by the University of Texas' School of Law and the Strauss Center at the LBJ School of Government on Friday, January 24, 2020. The symposium focused on emerging technologies, international law, and national security. Professor Hughes's talk focused on two applications of blockchain technology — blockchains as new-age ledgers to track and protect supply chains and public records and cryptocurrencies as potential national security concerns. The Texas Journal on International Law, one of the nation's top international law journals, invited the talk and the related paper, "Can Blockchain Make Us Safer? Will Cryptocurrencies Make Us Less Safe?"
Prof. Hughes also participated in a CLE program at the Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law at Arizona State University on January 25, 2020 co-sponsored by the American Bar Association's Cyberspace Law Committee. The CLE focused on the payments law and non-payments law issue surrounding wage-advance products that are emerging in the United States, and the challenges associated with regulating them.
Prof. Hughes will participate in a meeting of the Uniform Law Commission-American Law Institute project on Emerging Technologies and the Uniform Commercial Code in Washington, D.C. on January 31 and February 2. Indiana Law students and graduates can follow this project on the Uniform Law Commission's website, and can sign in there as observers of the project, which provides access to all materials being developed and announcements of future meetings of the Drafting Committee and full Uniform Law Commission. Working groups focus on one article of the UCC and will produce recommendations and proposed revisions to the UCC to adapt to new technologies. This project was approved as the work that Professor Hughes did for the ULC on the regulation of virtual currencies wound down in 2018 and 2019.
Prof. Ken Dau-Schmidt's article, "O Brother Where Art Thou? The Struggles of African American Men in the Global Economy of the Information Age," has been published in the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality. In this article, he examines the disproportionate disadvantages and alienation of African American males from work and family due to deindustrialization.
Indiana Law in the Media
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