Indiana Law Annotated
Vol. 34 No. 12 (April 7, 2008)
Table of Contents
- THIS WEEK IN THE LAW SCHOOL
- TUESDAY, APRIL 8
- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9
- THURSDAY, APRIL 10
- FRIDAY, APRIL 11
- FACULTY NEWS
- UPCOMING EVENTS
- ILA SUBMISSIONS
On Wednesday, April 9, Bob Long, JD'71, retired from Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles, will present a documentary titled Mario's Story (http://www.calendarlive.com/movies/cl-et-mario23jun23,0,5749723.story) at 4:30 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Food will be served.
Andrew Canter, co-founder of Law Students for Building a Better Legal Profession (BBLP), will speak at noon on Thursday, April 10, in the Moot Court Room. Pizza will be served.
PILF will hold its final meeting of the year in the Moot Court Room at noon. New officers will be elected and pizza will be served.
LLM Tax Program
David L. Cameron, Senior Lecturer and Associate Director of the Tax Program of Northwestern Law School, will be here to talk about their LLM tax program at noon in room 124. If you are interested, sign up on Symplicity. Lunch will be served to those that sign up.
Alumnus Presents Documentary: Mario's Story
Bob Long, JD'71, retired from Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles, will present a documentary titled Mario's Story (http://www.calendarlive.com/movies/cl-et-mario23jun23,0,5749723.story) at 4:30 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Long took on a pro bono case at the request of a nun at his church, a habeas case on behalf of a juvenile who had received a life sentence. Food will be served.
Law school journals and moot court board will be hosting open houses from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Members of the law school journals will be available in the Indiana Law Journal (ground floor), Federal Communications Law Journal (ground floor), and the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies (second floor room 203) offices to answer questions. The Moot Court board will be set up in the student lounge. Please come by to visit, enjoy snacks, and ask questions about these organizations.
Building a Better Legal Profession Founder Speaks
Andrew Canter, co-founder of Law Students for Building a Better Legal Profession (BBLP), will speak at noon in the Moot Court Room. Pizza will be served. The speech is co-sponsored by PILF, PDP, FLF and TAP.
Building a Better Legal Profession is a national grassroots movement that seeks market-based workplace reforms in large private law firms. By publicizing firms' self-reported data on billable hours, pro bono participation, and demographic diversity, it draws attention to the differences between these employers. It encourages those choosing between firms students deciding who to work for after graduation, corporate clients deciding who to hire, and universities deciding who to allow on campus for interviews to exercise their market power and engage only with the firms that demonstrate a genuine commitment to these issues. BBLP is dedicated to helping law firms and lawyers recommit to a legal profession devoted to effective and efficient client service, to lawyers as people, and to the roots of our profession in service. It is working to ensure that practicing law does not mean giving up a commitment to family, community, and dedicated service to clients. By advocating for reforms to law firms it hopes to help keep law both a business and a profession to be proud of. For more information, visit http://www.betterlegalprofession.org.
Financial Planning Program
Doug Hyman, JD'95, will discuss "Cornerstones of Investing, Managing Debt and the Importance of Starting to Plan for Retirement With Your First Paycheck" from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in room 213. Hyman will also share with us his insights on the practice of law generally, keys to success in your first years of practice, and why it is especially important for lawyers to focus on building wealth from the start of their legal career. This is an important topic for everyone regardless of what you plan to do upon graduation. 3L's in particular are encouraged to attend, but this topic should be of interest to all law students.
Hyman has more than 12 years of experience in the financial services industry, having worked as a Senior Attorney in the Chicago Regional Office of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and while in private practice with the Chicago office of the international law firm DLA Piper and Chicago-based Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon. During his time in private practice Hyman represented pension funds, financial advisors, broker-dealer, accountants and other securities related professionals in matters pending before the SEC and other self regulatory organizations.
He currently works in the Wealth Management Group at UBS Financial Services, Inc. in Chicago, where he draws on his prior experience as a securities lawyer by focusing on understanding his client's needs and goals, and devising and monitoring customized wealth planning strategies that incorporate investment and insurance solutions, as well as estate planning strategies.
Please plan to attend what will surely be an informative session. Dinner will be served to those that RSVP on Symplicity.
Bingham Diversity Reception
1L & 2L students are invited to drop by to socialize and network with Bingham McHale attorneys from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Blu Lounge, 240 S. Meridian Street, Indianapolis. Interact with partners and associates, drop off resumes. Drinks and light appetizers will be provided. Dress is business casual. RSVP to Pam Dove at email@example.com.
Associate Dean John Applegate presented a paper, "Supply and Demand, Bridging and Filling: Making Information Count in Chemical Regulation," at a symposium on environmental information at the University of Texas School of Law in February. The paper will be published in volume 86 of the Texas Law Review. He also chaired a panel on waste management at a symposium, "Breaking the Logjam: An Environmental Law for the 21st Century," at New York University School of Law at the end of March.
Professor Sarah Jane Hughes will present at the ABA Business Section's Spring Meeting's Institute for Young Lawyers titled "A Practical Indtroduction to the Law of Electronic Payments" on Thursday, April 10, and also leading a panel on Firday, April 11, titled "Interchange:What is the Future?" that involves efforts in the EU and US to limit what processing fees can be charged for debit and credit transactions.
Professor Ajay Mehrotra recently published "Forging Fiscal Reform: Constitutional Change, Public Policy, and the Creation of Administrative Capacity in Wisconsin, 1880-1920" Journal of Policy History 20:1 (Winter 2008) (Special issue: The Constitution and Public Policy in U.S. History, eds. Julian Zelizer and Bruce Schulman).
Professor Christiana Ochoa recently participated in two conferences on the general topic of the intersection of human rights and corporate activity. The first, the 2008 Reisenfeld Symposium sponsored by the Berkeley Journal of International Law, took place at Boalt Hall on March 14. The second, sponsored by the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal, took place at Yale Law School on March 18.
Mobilizing Law in Putin's Russia
Kathryn Hendley, associate dean of research and faculty development at the University of Wisconsin School of Law and the William Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Political Science at UW, will present "Mobilizing Law in Putin's Russia" from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 18, in the Oak Room of the Indiana Memorial Union. Hendley's research focuses on "law in action" in post-Soviet Russia, with an emphasis on how industrial enterprises use (or avoid) law. Her current project explores the reasons why Russian citizens might mobilize law to protect their interests.
HLS 2008-2009 External Moot Court Team
Congratulations to Eric Lowe, Laura Howard, and Marcia Reyes-Lohnes for being selected to the Health Law Society's external moot court team. They will participate in the Southern Illinois University Health Law Moot Court competition in November of 2008.
PAD Executive Board
Congratulations to the newly elected 2008-2009 Executive Board for Phi Alpha Delta: Justice - Amy Butz, Vice Justice - Kimberly Verest, Clerk - Kelli O'Neil, Treasurer - Ned Mulligan, Marshal - Henry Mestetsky, Philanthropy Chairs - Erin Abbey and Annie Person, Social Chairs - Bryce Wagner and Erica Sullivan, Academic Chair - Ben Wolowski, and Webmaster - Nat Walden.
Admissions Summer Assistant
The Admissions Office seeks to hire a first- or second-year law student to work as an admissions assistant. This person will help guide members of the Class of 2011 through the process of moving to Bloomington, settling in and preparing to begin class in either July or August.
Duties will primarily involve calling and emailing students to answer questions and provide encouragement. Other tasks will include assisting with the production of summer newsletters, participating in on-line chats and attending certain Summer Start Program activities. The person should be a self-starter who is articulate, creative and a good advocate. He/she will also need to be empathetic and resourceful in order to assist incoming students with the varied hurdles they may encounter while preparing to begin law school.
Hours are flexible. The position will be available on a part-time basis ($10.00/hr). Approximately 15-20 hours will be required during the summer until the beginning of fall classes. Depending on summer schedules (legal internships, study abroad, etc.) more than one student may be hired to share the duties.
Please submit a resume and letter of interest to Dani Weatherford, Director of Recruitment. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate a Day of Summer Pay to Public Interest Work
Public Interest Law Foundation's annual "Work A Day" pledge event asks every law student with a paid summer job to donate just one day of pay to fund fellowships for those working in unpaid public interest positions. Student payments are not due until the end of the summer! Graduating students do not have to pay until next fall! Best of all, contributions from students, faculty, and staff will be matched by the law school. For more information, please e-mail PILF President Jen Nagourney at email@example.com.
PILF Summer Fellowship Applications Available
Dues-paying Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) members are encouraged to apply for fellowships to fund unpaid summer public interest internships. Applications are available on the PILF bulletin board, directly outside the Moot Court Room. For more information, please e-mail PILF President Jen Nagourney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baker & Daniels Diversity Scholarships
With an ongoing commitment to attracting, retaining and developing individuals with diverse backgrounds, Baker & Daniels awards two $10,000 diversity scholarships each year. Second-year law students at Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis and Bloomington and the University of Notre Dame Law School in South Bend are eligible recipients. Scholarship recipients also receive a place in Baker & Daniels' summer associate program. The diversity scholarships were established for students of varied ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds. Lifestyle, disabilities and unique viewpoints are also considered when selecting students for the award. In addition to their applications, finalists are interviewed by members of the Baker & Daniels diversity committee before the winners are chosen. To obtain an application for the 2008 diversity scholarships, please go to their Web site. The application deadline is June 30, 2008.
Recipients of the first two diversity scholarships were Haroon Anwar, a second-year law student at Indiana Law, and Abhishek Dube, a second-year law student at IU-Indianapolis.
Call for PGA Applications
The Dean of Students office is taking applications for PRACTICE Group Advisors. Under the supervision of the Dean of Students and Director of Student Services, 30 PRACTICE Group Advisors serve as "front-line" mentors and guides for first-year students. PGAs meet regularly with a group of 6-8 students to discuss law school life, introduce students to social networks, and facilitate PRACTICE Program workshops and sessions. Meeting with their groups first during orientation, PGAs commit to working with their group. Work obligations include the following: reading materials over the summer, training in August before orientation commences, activities during orientation, regular group meetings, mandatory Program sessions throughout the fall semester, meetings with Dean of Students staff, evaluations of the program and student participation, and a debriefing session in spring semester. Changes to the Practice program and responsibilities include the fact that PGAs will work through both semesters next year, not just through the fall. More importantly, PGAs will have a role in helping with the teaching and administration of the new first year Legal Professions course that all 1Ls will take in the spring semester. However, some components of the course/program will be conducted in the fall, with the assistance of PGAs. A new responsibility will be the PGA role in facilitating practice group discussions of problem sets developed for the course, which will also require some reading and preparation.
Successful applicants will possess excellent communication, facilitation, and negotiation skills, the ability to work with diverse students under time constraints, a developed sense of professionalism, including responsiveness to emails and requests, and commitment to the development of students within the PRACTICE Program. An application will consist of a resume and a letter of interest, which must discuss one's relevant experience and set of skills, as well as a statement of one's understanding of and commitment to the philosophy of the PRACTICE Program. Applications must be submitted by Monday, April 7, to Jeanne at the desk in our outer office or by email forward to her at email@example.com. Interviews may be required. PGAs are compensated by a scholarship that offsets tuition expenses.
Call for Fellows Applications
The application deadline for all Fellows positions below is Monday, April 7, with interviews possible before the final decisions are made. You may apply for more than one position, although you must apply separately for each in accordance with the instructions given.
First- and second-year students are encouraged to apply for the Admissions Fellows program. Ten to fifteen Fellows will be selected to work with the Admissions Office during the 2008-09 Academic Year. Fellows work throughout the year to build relationships with potential applicants and admitted students. Responsibilities will include contacting students via telephone and e-mail; participating in open houses, online chats, and Spring Law Day; and to act as a Law School representative at other events. Fellows will be required to manage several student contacts and report progress at periodic meetings with the Admissions Office staff. This work will require 5+ hours a week. Fellows will be selected based on personality/interpersonal skills; previous participation in Law School activities, including Admissions programs and events; and personal interviews. Fellows will be compensated with a generous stipend each semester. Interested students should submit a resume and letter of interest to Dani Weatherford. If you have questions about the program, contact Weatherford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Affairs Fellows
Under the supervision of the Dean of Students and Director of Student Services, Student Affairs Fellows meet throughout the academic year to facilitate a variety of academic workshops. Student Affairs Fellows are available as consultants and peer mentors to help students in their process of adjusting academically to law school, preparing for outlining and exams, and assessing learning strategies. Fellows are available for one-on-one consultations.
Work obligations also include the following: reading materials over the summer, training early in the fall semester, activities during orientation, a minimum of five workgroup meetings throughout the academic year, meetings with Dean of Students staff, and evaluations of the programs. These positions are only available for rising 3Ls.
Interested students should submit a resume and letter of interest and qualifications to Director Catherine Matthews.
Career and Professional Development Fellows
There are two types of positions available: Career Development Fellow and Interview Facilitation Fellow. All Fellows will be supervised by the Director of Career & Professional Development and are assigned to projects as needed throughout the year.
In the Career Development position, these projects could include, but are not limited to: the creation, coordination, and execution of the Spring Break Trips; the development of legal marketing programs; assistance with selected On-Location Recruiting events; expansion of student self-marketing and job search tools; and other outreach activities. Travel is required. The time commitment would vary throughout the year with intense periods of activity before and during spring break, but will average five to seven hours of work per week.
In the Interview Facilitation position, Fellows serve as interviewers for the PRACTICE Program's interview workgroups held in the spring semester. Fellows prepare for and administer mock interviewing workshops for groups composed of 6 students in 6-8 separate sessions. Fellows then work with students to help them analyze their interviewing strengths and weaknesses. Fellows are available for one-on-one follow-up conversations about the interviews. The interview sessions and subsequent tasks run from mid January to early March. Submit your resume and statement of interest for both Career positions to Dean Michael Keller.
Successful applicants for all Fellows positions will possess excellent communication, facilitation, and negotiation skills, the ability to work with diverse people under time constraints, a developed sense of professionalism, including responsiveness to emails and requests, and commitment to the development of students and student opportunities. All Fellows will be compensated by a fellowship within the range of $750 to $1,000 for each semester.
It's crunch time and the Student Bar Association (SBA) Bookstore has supplements for all of your studying needs! Flash cards, Examples and Explanations, Gilbert's, and much more are plentiful in the SBA bookstore at prices that are sure to meet that end of the semester budget. Stop by and check us out five days a week from noon to 1 p.m. Also, if you want to get rid of those old books NOW or at the end of the semester, don't forget that SBA will gladly sell your books for you. Just drop them off with the necessary info inside!
Can I Borrow Your Notes?
This 12 track, 45-minute CD is composed entirely of songs performed and produced by students, faculty, and staff of Indiana Law. The CD spans many genres of music, and much of the subject matter is sure to resonate with most people that have ever gone to law school, here or elsewhere. All profits will benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation, the Protective Order Project, and other public service/charity organizations. CDs will be available for $10 in the lobby from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:20 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday each week, and other times when practical until further notice. Look for our table or contact Jon Morris, email@example.com if interested. Supplies are limited, get yours today!
Teaching Assistantships for 2007-08 Academic Year
The Graduate Legal Studies Program of Indiana University School of Law will be hiring teaching assistants for the 2008-2009 academic year. The teaching assistants will work with international students in their legal writing and research course, the Practicum and Academic Legal Writing. Applicants must be available for approximately 10 hours each week, possess strong research and writing skills, and while previous teaching experience is preferable, it is not required. Persons selected to fill these positions must be available for orientation beginning on Aug. 18. Teaching assistants will be appointed on a semester basis, with reappointment in the spring conditioned upon satisfactory performance in the fall. The stipend per semester is $2000. Please include a cover letter, resume, writing sample and references in your application packet, and indicate your availability for an interview. Applications are due no later than Monday, April 7, and should be submitted to Professor Lisa A. Farnsworth, director of Graduate Legal Studies Room 220.
Stories from the Margins
In an effort to encourage a greater appreciation for the obstacles our peers have overcome to reach law school and to help gain a broader understanding of how pervasive and subtle prejudice and discrimination is and continues be, the Student Bar Association (SBA) is seeking narrative submissions from students and faculty members on the question, "When have you felt marginalized for a personal characteristic (i.e., for your religious or spiritual beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, physical or mental disability, political beliefs, etc.) How has this experience affected you?" Submissions should be no more than 250 words in length and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off in the SBA mail-slot on the ground floor. Anonymity will be protected for those who wish it, but is otherwise optional. These stories will be reproduced as part of an ongoing effort by the SBA to increase awareness of diversity in the Law School. It also represents a less conventional way to get know each other outside of the library and the classroom. Submissions will be accepted for the rest of the semester.
BarBri Tabling Hours
Your fellow BarBri student representatives will have tabling hours every week at the following times: Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please come by our table if you have any questions regarding Bar prep. Please forward your questions to email@example.com.
Kaplan PMBR Hiring Student Representatives
Kaplan PMBR is dedicated to preparing law students for law school and professional success as a provider of final exam and bar exam preparation materials and courses. Student representative commitment is approximately 20 hours per semester. Benefits include free Kaplan PMBR 6-day and 3-day courses plus monetary compensation. 2L and 1L students may apply. Students planning to work in government or public interest are particularly encouraged to apply. Write to Camille Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shalonda Guy at email@example.com for an application.
SBA Open Meetings
Do you have concerns or ideas that you would like for the Student Bar Association (SBA) to address? If so, please feel free to stop by our weekly open meetings Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the SBA bookstore. You may also voice your concerns any time to your class representatives.
Career Counseling Appointments
Per NALP guidelines, 1L students may now schedule Career Counseling Appointments with the Office of Career and Professional Development. Schedule in-person only in room 020.
All e-mail about reserving classrooms must be sent to BL-LAW-EVENTS. Mail must be sent to the correct address, bl-law-events (for Outlook users) or firstname.lastname@example.org (for non-Outlook users). Please include the date and time of event, the length of time room will be needed, the classroom requested, and the number of people attending the event. Requests should be sent at least one week before the event and should include the name of the person requesting, the organization planning the event, and an e-mail address. Confirmations will be sent by reply e-mail. Thank you!
Requests for AV services may be sent to Beth at email@example.com. Please include the name of your group and the e-mail address of the contact person, a description of what you want to do, and the date, location, starting time, and duration of the event. Requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance and will be confirmed by e-mail.
The Indiana Law Annotated (ILA) is published every Monday while school is in session with news about the coming week. Information and articles for the ILA should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday at noon for inclusion in Monday's edition. If you have questions about an item appearing in the ILA, please contact Debbie O'Leary (e-mail email@example.com; phone 855-2426). To view past issues, visit www.law.indiana.edu/publications/ila/.