Welcome to the first edition of the 2015-16 Indiana Law Annotated. For our new students, this weekly email will be your ticket to the hottest events in Baier Hall, like exciting lectures, riveting colloquia, and the always popular mandatory student group meetings. As a friendly reminder, when planning your meetings and events from the homepage of our website, make sure you check the "Indiana Law Annotated" box if you wish for your event to be listed.
While you were away... Prof. Fred H. Cate was appointed to the university's top research post; his power grows by the minute. In what could be the greatest German-American collaboration since David Hasselhoff released "Das Allerbeste," Prof. Hannah Buxbaum has been named the academic director of IU's new Europe Global Gateway office. The Law School launched a new Veterans Disability Clinic, Prof. David P. Fidler put out a book on the Edward Snowden leaks, and Prof. Jeannine Bell was named editor of the prestigious Law and Society Review. Those stories and more, tonight, on the Indiana Law website.
We're ecstatic to welcome new faculty member Prof. Jessica Eaglin, new director of student affairs Liz Ferrufino, and Greg Canada, our new assistant dean for admissions. Prof. Jennifer Bird-Pollan is visiting from University of Kentucky this fall, substituting for Leandra Lederman, who is visiting at the University of Chicago. The first floor lobby has been completely refurbished, with faded tan wallpaper being replaced with a slightly brighter shade of tan paint.
Onward we go...
Several introductory and social events this week. Stop by the Pro Bono Fair on Tuesday to get a head start on your pro bono hours (the class of 2015 volunteered more than 21,000 hours over their Indiana Law careers!). Look for most call-out meetings to take place after the Student Organization Fair on Sept. 3.
This is a mandatory general meeting with the new Director of Student Affairs, Liz Ferrufino, for all presidents or chairs of student-run organizations. Room 213, noon.
Prof. Tim Morrison's criminal procedure class will be introduced to Indiana Law CareerNet. Room 122, 4:30 p.m.
Are you interested in joining the Student Bar Association or applying for a position on a faculty committee, non-faculty committee, GPSO, or ISBA? If so, please join your SBA representatives for a brief presentation about these exciting opportunities. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. More information about the committees and organizations as well as the application can be found online. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Room 120, 5 p.m.
Are you interested in joining the Student Bar Association or applying for a position on a faculty committee, non-faculty committee, GPSO, or ISBA? If so, please join your SBA representatives for a brief presentation about these exciting opportunities. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. More information about the committees and organizations as well as the application can be found online. Please direct any questions to email@example.com. Room 120, noon.
The Pro Bono Fair will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the main lobby. Stop by to learn about the many pro bono opportunities at Indiana Law and in the greater Bloomington community.
OutLoaw will discuss events for the upcoming school year and plan the call out meeting. Room 214, noon.
Prof. Jody Madeira's torts class will be introduced to Indiana Law CareerNet. Room 122, 4:30 p.m.
POP is a student-led pro bono organization at Maurer that helps victims of domestic violence/sexual assault/stalking obtain civil protective orders. We are excited to invite all interested students to come out to our happy hour at 6 p.m. on the second floor of Nick's English Hut. Food and soda will be provided. Come learn more about our organization and eat as much as possible; we are happy to answer any questions that you may have.
As an Indiana Law student you have the opportunity to play a significant role in recruiting efforts, and the Office of Admissions would appreciate your help. As a student ambassador, you will meet with prospective students, provide them a tour of the Law School, and take them to a class. Being a student ambassador is a commitment of a few hours over the course of each semester. Your efforts help show prospective students the depth and breadth of the students, the faculty, and the programs here at Indiana Law. This informational meeting will cover the requirements for being a student ambassador and the information you will need to know. Lunch from Dagwood's will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon. A repeat session will be held on Sept. 2. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org today with "Student Ambassador" in the subject line.
Prof. Don Gjerdingen's torts class will be introduced to Indiana Law CareerNet. Room 125, 4:30 p.m.
A follow-up training session for new associates to the Indiana Journal of Law & Social Equality. Room 121, 6 p.m.
Surprised by your grades last semester? Learn to use LexisNexis to streamline your class preparation and potentially improve your comprehension and recall. Attendees will earn 400 points and almost certainly pick up a few new tricks. Room 120, noon.
The legal writing faculty are pleased to announce this year's Dean's Writing Fellows: 3Ls Sarah Bauer, Rian Dawson, Ryan Kelly II, William McCarthy, and Aaron Sayers, and 2Ls Immanuel Chioco, Sarah Thompson, and Annie Xie. The Dean's Writing Fellow position connects outstanding upper-class students with a legal writing professor and one section of the first-year Legal Research and Writing course. The writing faculty look forward to working with the Fellows to enhance the strengths and reputation of Maurer students as superlative writers.
The Kelley School of Business' 10th annual Industry Connections event will take place Sept. 25, and Indiana Law students are invited to attend. Kelley alumni from a spectrum of industries and companies will be on hand to share their business expertise and experiences with you. This is your chance to explore a variety of industries alongside your fellow students from Kelley. For a full schedule of events and to register, visit the Industry Connections site.
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, the sources of conflict, and the 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 fall training will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. over five weekend days, September 12-13, 19-20, and 26 at the Law School. The training will be led by senior mediators and restorative justice practitioners. Tuition is $300; $250 if received by August 30. Scholarships are available. For more information, e-mail email@example.com 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.
Prof. Leandra Lederman recently completed the third edition of her book Understanding Corporate Taxation. This edition is co-authored with Prof. Michelle Kwon from the University of Tennessee. In addition, Professor Lederman and Dean Stephen Mazza of Kansas Law School recently completed the 2015 Supplement to their Tax Controversies: Practice and Procedure casebook. She also wrote two reports for the European Association of Tax Law Professors' 2015 congress, both of which will be published by IBFD Amsterdam in the book of conference proceedings. One is the National Report for the United States on the conference theme of surcharges and penalties in tax law. That report is co-authored with Dean Mazza and Professor Steve Johnson from Florida State Law School. The other is a thematic report entitled "Tax Penalties as Instruments of Cooperative Compliance Regimes."
In March, Professor Lederman participated in a Minnesota Law School symposium on IRS reform, where she presented a paper titled "Does the IRS Need Further Reform? Or Does IRS Oversight?" She also presented that paper in April at a faculty workshop at DePaul Law School and at the Critical Tax Conference at Northwestern Law School. In May, she was the lead speaker on the topic of "Administrative Surcharges: Instruments of Cooperative Tax Compliance Regimes," at the European Association of Tax Law Professors annual congress in Milan, Italy. In August, she participated in a panel entitled "The United States Tax Court: A Constitutional and Administrative Conundrum," at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) meeting in Florida. She also participated in a tax policy roundtable at SEALS, where she spoke about her paper on IRS oversight.
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