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Indiana Law Annotated for April 6, 2009 (36:11)

THIS WEEK IN THE LAW SCHOOL

Professors Kevin Brown, Ajay Mehrotra, and Christiana Ochoa will participate in a panel discussion, "Forecasting Obama: Exploring the 44th President's Approach to Social, Economic, and International Issues," at noon on Monday, April 6, in the Moot Court Room.

Cambridge Professor Richard G. Fentiman will present the 2009 Snyder Lecture, "Trading Debts — A European Solution? Addressing the Fallout from the U.S. Mortgage Crisis," at noon on Tuesday, April 7, in the Moot Court Room.

Professor Hannah Buxbaum will moderate a panel discussion with LLM and SJD students representing six regions of the world, titled "How Diversity Among the World's Judicial Systems Affects the Transnational Lawyer's Practice," from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, in room 121.

John Fernandez, JD'92, Randy Lloyd, JD'92, and Scott Tittle, JD'01, will discuss their careers in politics and government and how to break into this job market at noon on Wednesday, April 8, in room 213.

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MONDAY, APRIL 6

What is Diversity in the Legal Profession?

Baker & Daniels is sponsoring a panel discussion lunch titled "What is Diversity in the Legal Profession?" from noon to 1 p.m. in room 120. Diversity is a term we hear on a regular basis but what does it mean in the legal profession and how does it impact you? Come and join us for an open discussion about this timely topic with Greg Dale, Kathy Osborn, JD'99; and Caryn Glawe, members of the B&D Diversity Executive Committee and Recruitment Subcommittee. Learn about B&D's diversity scholarship that comes with a full-time summer associate position and hear from current Indiana Law B&D scholarship winners Haroon Anwar, Gillian Crowl, and Omar Badawi. Pizza will be served. Please sign up on Symplicity.

Forecasting Obama: Exploring the 44th President's Approach to Social, Economic, and International Issues

Join the American Constitution Society and Professors Kevin Brown, Ajay Mehrotra, and Christiana Ochoa for a panel discussion, "Forecasting Obama: Exploring the 44th President's Approach to Social, Economic, and International Issues," at noon in the Moot Court Room. The panel will discuss the social and cultural significance of President Obama's election, the president's approach to tax policy in the worst economy since the Great Depression, and the increasing interest in participation in the global community. There will be time for questions.

ILS Officer Elections

The International Law Society (ILS) will hold next year's officer elections at noon in room 124. All members please attend.

Health Law Society Elections

The Health Law Society will hold elections at noon in room 121. If you're interested in running for office, voting, or just learning more about the organization, please be sure to join us! In addition to voting, you'll get to hear more about the final activities of the year as well as ideas for next year.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 7

Addressing the Fallout from the U.S. Mortgage Crisis

Richard G. Fentiman, a reader in private international law at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge, will present the 2009 Snyder Lecture, "Trading Debts — A European Solution? Addressing the Fallout from the U.S. Mortgage Crisis," at noon in the Moot Court Room. Fentiman previously practiced full time as a solicitor and is now consultant to the City law firm of Allen & Overy where he advises on conflict of laws problems arising in commercial practice, as well as developing their internal training program. He is well-known for his expertise and writing on the subject of private international law and, in particular, for his book, Foreign Law in English Courts: Pleading, Proof and Choice of Law (OUP, 1998).

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8

Alternative Legal Careers: Politics and Government

The Office of Career and Professional Development is hosting a panel discussion on careers in politics and government from noon to 1 p.m. in room 213. Not everyone wants to work in a law firm, and you can put your JD to work in a variety of ways in the government and political arenas. Panelists John Fernandez, JD'92, Randy Lloyd, JD'92, and Scott Tittle, JD'01, will discuss their careers in politics and government and how to break into this job market.

Legal Globalization: "How Diversity Among the World's Judicial Systems Affects the Transnational Lawyer's Practice"

The International Programs Office, the International Law Society, and the Student Bar Association are co-sponsoring a panel discussion, "How Diversity Among the World's Judicial Systems Affects the Transnational Lawyer's Practice," from noon to 1 p.m. in room 121. Moderated by Professor Hannah Buxbaum, six LLM and SJD students representing East Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and South America will discuss their personal experiences and opinions on how the world's varying judicial systems affect the practice of transnational lawyering. Panelists will cover the judicial systems of their home countries as well as their experiences dealing with U.S. law. Any student (U.S. and foreign) who wants to pursue a career in transnational lawyering will not want to miss this event! Please join us as we explore the differences in the world's judicial systems and learn more about an exciting future career path as an international lawyer. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided. For more information, please contact lgradadm@indiana.edu or anugraha@indiana.edu.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 9

Dressing for Success in the Professional Arena

Please join Jeff Pollack, Astor & Black Custom Clothiers, for a discussion on dressing for success in the professional arena from noon to 1 p.m. in room 121. Pizza will be provided, so RSVP on Symplicity. He will also provide 15-minute style coaching sessions from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in room 347. In OCI, sign up for an available time slot rather than bidding.

Bowling Tournament

A team bowling tournament is being sponsored by the Indianapolis Bar Association — Law Student Division. This fund-raising event is the first of this newly formed student organization! You may create teams of four to five people. Law students and non-law students are welcome.

The cost is $10 per person which covers two games and shoes. There are prizes galore to be won! The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Classic Bowling Lanes in Bloomington. We will be tabling over the next two weeks. If you have questions, please e-mail Brett Kaufman at bkaufman@indiana.edu or Erica Sullivan at essulli@indiana.edu.

Law and Drama Society Presents "Any Number Can Die"

The Law and Drama Society (LDS) presents a live performance of "Any Number Can Die," a comedy/murder mystery at 8 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Tickets cost $3 and may be purchased at the LDS table from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Main Lobby, at the door before each performance, or by contacting Jason Covert at jmcovert@indiana.edu. Come support the cast and crew, made up entirely of your fellow law students. All are welcome!

In this play, set in the prohibition era, a treacherous storm strands 10 people in a deserted island mansion for the reading of a will. As the night goes on, the group gets smaller, as one by one the guests are mysteriously murdered. This comedy/murder-mystery blends all the typical murder-mystery necessities: the terrible storm, the unexpected guests, the cryptic poem, and a missing fortune. All of these elements combine to create a hilarious and unpredictable story that will keep you laughing and guessing until the final blackout.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 10

Law and Drama Society Presents "Any Number Can Die"

The Law and Drama Society (LDS) presents a live performance of "Any Number Can Die," a comedy/murder mystery at 8 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Tickets cost $3 and may be purchased at the LDS table from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Main Lobby, at the door before each performance, or by contacting Jason Covert at jmcovert@indiana.edu. Come support the cast and crew, made up entirely of your fellow law students. All are welcome!

In this play, set in the prohibition era, a treacherous storm strands 10 people in a deserted island mansion for the reading of a will. As the night goes on, the group gets smaller, as one by one the guests are mysteriously murdered. This comedy/murder-mystery blends all the typical murder-mystery necessities: the terrible storm, the unexpected guests, the cryptic poem, and a missing fortune. All of these elements combine to create a hilarious and unpredictable story that will keep you laughing and guessing until the final blackout.

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FACULTY NEWS

On March 30, Professor Jeannine Bell presented her paper, "The Hangman's Noose and the Lynch Mob: Hate Speech and the Jena 6," to the faculty at Emory Law School.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

IU Ambulance Chase: April 18

On Saturday, April 18, the Health Law Society and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society will be hosting the IU Ambulance Chase. It's a 5k that will start and finish at the Law School, with the course weaving through campus. Winners for each Law School class (men and women) will receive a trophy, but the event is open to everyone. The race begins at 9 a.m. and will be followed by refreshments and an awards ceremony. Entry fees are $15 and can be purchased by e-mailing IUAmbulanceChase@gmail.com, or from HLS/SELS members who will be tabling the entire week of the event from noon to 1 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society and the entry fee includes a t-shirt.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Graduation Display Items Due Monday, April 6

Believe it or not, it is time to put up the graduation display. As we have done in the past, we want to do a collage of pictures, memorabilia, and clippings regarding your three years of law school. We will return all the items to you following graduation. We would like to include pictures, memorabilia, and clippings. Items are due by Monday, April 6. Each item must have a completed form attached that includes your name and the address where you want it returned. You can pick up these forms at the Reference Desk or in the Library Office. For pictures, please provide the full name of each person in the picture, the event, or where the picture was taken and what year it was taken. We reserve the right to omit any item if needed. Give items to the librarians in the Reference Office or to the assistant to the Law Library director. To ensure that we have all the necessary information to return the items, do not just leave them in the office or at the Circulation Desk.

Teaching Assistantship Applications Due Monday, April 6

The Graduate Legal Studies Program of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law will be hiring teaching assistants for the 2009-10 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 and possess strong research and writing skills. Although previous teaching experience is preferable, it is not required. Persons selected to fill these positions must be available for orientation beginning on Aug. 17. Teaching assistants will be appointed on a semester basis, with reappointment in the spring conditioned upon performance in the fall. The stipend per semester is $1,500. 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 6, and should be submitted to: Professor Lisa A. Farnsworth, director of Graduate Legal Studies, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Room 220, Bloomington, IN 47405.

Student Affairs Fellows Applications Due Friday, April 10

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 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, participating in activities during orientation, attending a minimum of five workgroup meetings throughout the academic year, attending meetings with Dean of Students staff, and completing 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 of Student Services Catherine Matthews by Friday, April 10.

IPGA Applications Due Wednesday, April 22

The Office of International Programs and Graduate Legal Studies is taking applications for International Peer Group Advisors (IPGAs). Under the supervision of the assistant dean of International Programs and the International Programs coordinator, six to eight IPGAs mentor groups of eight to 10 graduate students enrolled in the LLM, MCL or SJD programs. IPGAs are asked to be available to work starting Aug. 17 when new international student orientation begins. IPGAs will assist with orientation, including leading breakout sessions, law school tours, Bloomington tours, and book-buying excursions. During the fall semester, IPGAs will meet regularly with their groups to discuss topics related to law school as well as adjusting to living in the United States. IPGAs will help the students in their group to find a balance between school work and socializing by planning activities and social networking. IPGAs will also meet several times per semester with International Programs staff. In the spring semester, IPGAs will continue to develop the relationships with their students on a less formal basis. Successful applicants will have a background and/or interest in international education and travel, the ability to work cross-culturally, and a developed sense of professionalism, including responsiveness to e-mails and requests, and commitment to intercultural communication. IPGAs will be paid $1,000 over two semesters. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter which clearly addresses the applicant's relevant skills and experience to Dean Lesley Davis by Wednesday, April 22, by e-mail, leedavis@indiana.edu, or in person, room 220.

Career and Professional Development Fellows

A separate e-mail will be forthcoming that advertises these positions. Watch for it from OCPD.

Remember to Report Your Pro Bono Hours

Reporting your hours is important because Pro Bono Awards are given each year to the law students who reported working the most pro bono hours throughout the year. The Pro Bono Awards are sponsored by Baker & Daniels and will be awarded in the fall. Hours are considered pro bono if you did not receive credit or pay for the work performed. Volunteer work with the Protective Order Project, the Tenant Assistance Project, the Inmate Legal Assistance Program, Outreach for Legal Literacy, or similar community organizations, should be included in your pro bono hours. To report your hours, click on the link in the e-mail sent to you from probonoiulaw@gmail.com. E-mails are sent every two weeks. If you forgot to report your hours in the past, just add them in to the hours for the current week. It is not important to record the hours in the exact week you worked them. If you have any questions, please e-mail probonoiulaw@gmail.com.

Contact SBA

The Student Bar Association (SBA) would like to hear from you. Please send your questions and concerns to iumbsba@gmail.com, or join our Facebook group!

GPSO Events

The Graduate Professional Student Organization (GPSO) invites you to check for Bloomington and Graduate Student Community announcements at http://gpsonews.blogspot.com/. For GPSO news and announcements, check out www.iub.edu/~gpso.

PDP Thank You Cards

Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity has Indiana Law Thank You cards for sale. These cards are ideal to send to prospective employers after an interview. Please contact Amanda Meglemre at ameglemr@indiana.edu to purchase.

Register for BarBri

BarBri reps will be tabling every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have any questions, please e-mail the head rep, Jazmine, at jazmineabadia@gmail.com.

Scheduling Events

All e-mails 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 bl-events-law@exchange.indiana.edu (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!

Audio-Video Services

Requests for AV services should be sent to Max Exter at av@exchange.iu.edu. 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.

ILA SUBMISSIONS

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 ila@indiana.edu 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 devo99@indiana.edu; phone 855-2426). To view past issues, visit the ILA online.

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