Indiana Law Annotated for February 26, 2018 (54:7)

February 26, 2018
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This Week in the Law School

If you've ever wanted to see some of your favorite professors sing their hearts out in front of an adoring crowd, then wow do we have some good news for you: Singing for Summer Salaries takes place Wednesday. This annual event is a beloved tradition that will – after seeing law professors sing – quickly elevate Fergie's rendition of the National Anthem into the Pantheon of great American musical performances. All proceeds benefit students doing public interest work this summer. Good cause, good times.

With two weeks left until Spring Break, ILA would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the deadline for ILA submissions is Thursday at noon. Your cooperation is very much appreciated.

Finally, we welcome our Alumni Board to campus Friday. Say hello and introduce yourself!


Monday, February 26

1L Academic Planning Session

Dean Catherine Matthews, Alexis Lanham, and Liz Bodamer will hold several academic planning sessions to provide information about graduation requirements, bar preparation coverage, and course registration procedures to help you plan your course schedules for your remaining semesters. Although attendance at any one of these sessions is highly encouraged, you must attend one in order to schedule an individual follow-up advising appointment with one of the session leaders. This foundational information will be most immediately helpful for you as you plan your fall class schedule; registration for 1Ls will begin in early April. A separate session will be held on March 1 for those who cannot make today's event. The same material will be covered in each session, which should last an hour. Moot Court Room, 9:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Small Group Sessions with Steven Sharpe and Kristin Riebsomer

If you're thinking about a public interest career path, and wondering how will you repay pay your loans, build a career path, build candidacy for the national fellowships, or what it's like to work in legal aid, then this session is for you. Join Steven Sharpe, '05, and Kristin Riebsomer, '17, for a small group session to ask these questions and more. They will also take part in the PMF, Honors, Fellowships, Oh My! program at Noon in Room 125 where we will discuss even more public interest opportunities. Room 352, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Presidential Management Fellows, Honors, Fellowships, Oh My!

Come learn about the world of specialty postgraduate public interest opportunities in both the non-profit and government sectors. This program will provide you with the tools and strategies to build the best possible application, as well as how to plan ahead so you can apply for as many opportunities as possible. Director Alisa Rosales will lead this program. Lunch will be served for those who RSVP on CareerNet. Room 125, noon.

Black History Month Trivia

Come celebrate Black History Month with the Black Law Students Association! We will have a ton of fun, and winners will receive Starbucks gift cards. Lunch will be provided. Room 124, noon.

Singing for Summer Salaries Rehearsal

This is a rehearsal for students volunteering at Singing for Summer Salaries. We will discuss volunteer responsibilities and expectations as well as walk through the schedule for the day of the event. Moot Court Room, noon.

Older Wiser Law Students Elections

We need to figure out our e-board for next semester and plan an event for this semester, so bring your ideas and desire for leadership to the meeting! If you're interested in a leadership position for next year please send a brief statement of interest to us at Room 215, noon.

OUTlaw Elections

We need to get together to determine the OUTlaw officers for next year. Room 216, 4 p.m.

POP Weekly Meeting for Prospective Board Members

This weekly board meeting will be open to all those interested in applying for board positions for the Protective Order Project for next school year. Please join us to learn more about the positions and application process. We will also be discussing summer positions. Room 122, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, February 27

Coffee with Dean Austen Parrish

Come chat with Dean Parrish over complimentary coffee and cookies. Jerome Hall Law Library Lobby, 10 to 11 a.m.

Singing for Summer Salaries

Join the Public Interest Law Foundation for its longstanding tradition and largest fundraising event for public interest work, Singing for Summer Salaries! Students and professors bid against each other for their favorite professor to sing. Professors and administrators also have challenges for students and will donate to PILF based on student participation in these challenges. PILF is also auctioning off items such as bar prep discounts, gym memberships, yoga/pilates classes, IU and Law School swag, hotel stays at the IMU Biddle Hotel and the Hilton Garden Inn, rounds of golf, rent vouchers, and gift certificates. Unlike years past, we will ask all attendees to stay for the whole hour, if possible, to minimize chaos. Bring cash or credit cards as representatives from Alumni Relations will be on hand to complete bid payments. There will also be food for purchase. Remember, all money goes to funding the next generation of public interest lawyers. Moot Court Room, noon.


Wednesday, February 28

Keep Funding for Legal Aid

The Trump administration has proposed in the 2019 budget to eliminate funding for the Legal Services Corporation, which is our nation's largest single funder of civil legal aid for low-income people. Partisan politics aside, we can all agree that protecting the interests our poor and vulnerable neighbors by providing them with legal representation is a value we should uphold.

Join the Public Interest Law Foundation and Campus Action for Democracy to tell your Senators and Representative to keep legal aid funding in the 2019 federal budget. Join us by contacting our representatives by postcards, phone, and a petition. We will provide the postcards, call numbers and scripts, and the petition to sign. You have the power to advocate for people who need legal aid! Main Lobby, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Media and the Rule of Law in the Age of Trump

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, is one of the nation's leading authorities on the media, politics and presidential communication. You've almost certainly seen her on TV or read her insights in print. She's visiting the IU campus as part of a prestigious lecture series, but we've snagged her for our own special program. She'll sit down with Prof. Steve Sanders for a conversation about how President Donald Trump is changing the norms of the presidency, the role of the media, and our understanding of the rule of law. Non-pizza lunch will be served. Moot Court Room, noon.

Bradley Fellows Speaker Series: Detective Josh Allen

The Bradley Fellows program will welcome Indiana State Police Detective Josh Allen, who will present "Ten Things a Criminal Lawyer Should Know about Drugs." Henderson House, noon.

Administrative Law Research Workshop

Come to the Jerome Hall Law Library's first research workshop of the semester and learn about the different administrative law sources and where to find them. Topics will include the regulatory process, where to find the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations, and how to locate other administrative documents. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Space is limited, so register now. Law Library 206E, Noon.

International Movie Night: Otra Cosa No Hay (There is Nothing Else)

The International Law Society will host the screening of a documentary written and directed by Prof. Christiana Ochoa. On the edge of the pristine and ecologically vital Páramo de Santurbán, one Colombian town has sustained itself for four centuries through its access to mountain gold. When large-scale, foreign mining operations began buying land and rights from local miners, the fragile equilibrium between human economic needs, harvestable natural resources, and environmental protection was disrupted. Otra Cosa No Hay (There is Nothing Else) explores the hopes, the fears, and the conflicts that have arisen since the arrival of foreign gold mining interests. Prof. Ochoa will join us for a brief Q&A session after the film. Moot Court Room, 5:30 p.m.


Thursday, March 1

Career Choices: In-house Counsel

Join panelists Walter Bardenwerper, of Georgetown University, Devin Schaffer, '08, of Cardinal Health, and Sonia Arnold, '01, of Eli Lilly for a discussion on careers as in-house counsel. All students are invited to attend the scheduled small group sessions. RSVP on CareerNet.

Room 125, noon.

Center for Constitutional Democracy Speaker: Samantha Von Ende

The Center for Constitutional Democracy will present Samantha Von Ende as part of its speaker series. She will present "Elections, Contemporary Autocracy, and Militant Democracy in the Middle East." Henderson House, noon.

Tax Policy Colloquium: Diane Ring

Prof. Diane Ring, of Boston College Law School, will present "Silos and First Movers in the Sharing Economy Debates" as part of the Tax Policy Colloquium. Room 213, 1:15 p.m.

The Employer and Employee/Intern Relationship: Expectations from Both Sides

What do you expect to gain from an internship? Are you prepared to meet your employer's expectations? Discuss these questions and more in this presentation provided in cooperation with the Career Services Office and the Office of Graduate Legal Studies. Room 121, 2:30 p.m.

1L Academic Planning Session

See Monday's entry for full details. Moot Court Room, 2:45 p.m.


Friday, March 2

Alumni Board Spring Meeting

Members of our Alumni Board will be in Baier Hall throughout the day. 9 a.m.

Career Choices: Criminal Law

Join panelists Doris Pryor, '03, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Indiana; Kyle Cassidy, '11, staff attorney with the Marion County Public Defender's Office; Nathan Harter, '13, Decatur County prosecutor; and Kate Province, '13, Indianapolis Deputy Public Defender, for a discussion on careers in criminal law. RSVP on CareerNet. Room 125, noon.

CLSC Speaker Series: Anne Groggel

Anne Groggel will present "Country over Content: Civil Protection Order Outcomes." Henderson House, noon.

The 2018 Carlson Lecture with Prof. William Weeks

Prof. William Weeks, director of the Conservation Law Center, will present "Birds and Bunnies and People: The Future of Conservation and Common Wealth." School of Public Health Mobley Auditorium, 1 p.m.

Alumni Board Panel

Join members of the Alumni Board for an interactive session that will focus on a mutual discussion of proud moments in life and law. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with experienced attorneys who are dedicated and successful alumni. In addition to learning one-on-one about a particular moment of their professional success, you will learn how to tell your own story of a proud moment – a key skill for crafting a cover letter, making a good impression in a networking encounter, or impressing an interviewer. Following this session, we will gather for a cocktail reception. Space is limited, so sign up on CareerNet now. Faculty Lounge, 3 to 5 p.m.


Faculty News

On February 22, Prof. Pamela Foohey presented her new essay, Access to Consumer Bankruptcy, during Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal's annual symposium, on a panel titled, Access to Bankruptcy: Vindicating the Rights of All Consumers. Prof. Foohey's essay will be published in Issue 2 of Volume 34 of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal.



2018-19 Positions at Indiana Law

Several administrative offices in the Law School are taking applications for positions for 2018-19. The following positions will be posted on CareerNet: admissions fellows, career development fellows, and a development fellow. Practice group advisors are currently posted. Please note there are different deadlines for the positions with most of the deadlines falling after spring break. PGA applications are due March 9th. You are welcome to apply for more than one position, but you must indicate a preference when applying. See CareerNet for the individual position descriptions and for more information.

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