Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 34 No. 5 (February 11, 2008)

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Lunch with a Lawyer kicks off again this week. Join Greg Zoeller, JD'82, chief deputy attorney for the Office of the Indiana Attorney General, at noon in the Student Lounge. Free pizza is available for those who sign up on Symplicity.


Lambda Law Society Meeting

Lambda Law Society will meet at noon in room 216. We will be discussing this semester's events and speakers. Punch and pie will be served.


PILF Spring Break Relief Trip Meeting

The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will host a call-out meeting to discuss its spring break relief trip to New Orleans at 12:15 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. The trip is scheduled from March 8 through March 14. It is a great opportunity to get some real-world experience in the legal field as well as help disaster victims on the continuing road to recovery. All students are welcome! Please come and find out more about this opportunity, it will only take a few minutes of your time. For more information, contact Jen Nagourney at


Lunch with a Lawyer

Looking for ways to fulfill your Practice Programs credit? The Office of Career and Professional Development will host Greg Zoeller, JD'82, chief deputy attorney, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Lounge. He will talk about the Office of the Indiana Attorney General. For free pizza, RSVP on Symplicity!


Transaction Tax

Two members from Ernst and Young's Transaction Tax department will be presenting on how important tax is to the deal process both from the purchaser and target standpoint from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in CG1026, Graduate Business School (first floor). Dress is business casual. Bryan Glanzberg, senior associate, and Doug Brody, senior manager, will also give a brief overview of the deals they have worked on and recruiting information for prospective candidates. This presentation is open to any law student who is interested in working in the M&A space or in Tax. E&Y TAS-Tax is currently experiencing a high rate of growth and have adjusted their staffing needs accordingly. Recently, Patty Troy, JD/MBA'07, senior associate, has joined the group and E&Y is looking to continue recruiting from IU. If interested, please respond to Eric Phoun,, by Thursday, Feb. 14.


Rock Climbing at Hoosier Heights

The Women's Law Caucus (WLC) is planning a trip to Hoosier Heights for an afternoon of rock climbing. Check-in is at 2:30 p.m. at Hoosier Heights (5100 S. Rogers Street, about 10 minutes south of downtown). All are welcome, and dues-paying WLC members pay only half price. For more information, e-mail Laura Howard at


Professor Kevin Brown will deliver a speech titled "What is the Purpose of Black History Month" at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Professor Fred H. Cate briefed the President's National Infrastructure Advisory Council on privacy and security issues presented by critical infrastructure industries conducting criminal history record checks on key employees.

Professor Charles Geyh has published a coauthored treatise on judicial ethics with James Alfini, Steven Lubet, and Jeffrey Shaman, titled Judicial Conduct and Ethics (Matthew Bender & Co. 2007). Geyh would like to thank students Ted Brassfield, Marek Brustad, R.J. Butler, Ross Eberly, and Ben Lawrence, former students Sarah Dame and Jared Simpson, and law school staff members Rita Eads and Lara Gose for all their help.

On Friday, Feb. 8, Professor Leandra Lederman presented her article titled "Tax Appeal: A Proposal to Make the U.S. Tax Court More Judicial" at Capital University Law School as part of its Faculty Lecture Series.


Mensware for All Occasions

The Office of Career and Professional Development and Andrew Davis Menswear invite you to attend a presentation on dressing for interviews, work, and for play at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Andrew Davis Menswear at Fountain Square Mall. Andrew C. Mallor, JD'74, partner at Mallor Clendening Grodner & Bohrer LLP, Bloomington's largest firm, and owner of Andrew Davis Menswear, will be discussing dressing for interviews, quality clothing and the false economy of cheap suits, court attire, and casual dress. Beer, wine, and light fare will be provided. RSVP to or call 323-7730.

Blood Drive

Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross in the Student Lounge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25. There will be treats for donors. To sign up for an appointment time, go to and enter: GOIU. An appointment is not necessary, but will save time. If you are eligible, come out and give a pint. One pint can help save three lives!

Arts Week Censorship Panel

An Arts Week headlining event will focus on "Censorship in the Arts" at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, in room 125. The panel will be moderated by Professor Fred H. Cate and will include Bruce Fein of the Washington Times; Janet Allen, artistic director at the Indiana Repertory Theatre; and James Fitzpatrick, JD'59, Arnold & Porter. The discussion will focus on how censorship has shaped public perceptions and artistic expression, and will be followed by a question-and-answer period inviting audience participation, and then a reception.

Upcoming Lunch with a Lawyer Participants

The Office of Career and Professional Development will host Holly Harvey, JD '97, of Bunger & Robertson in Bloomington, on Wednesday, Feb. 20. She will talk about her experience with Family Law. Scott Bearby, JD'92, of the NCAA, will discuss Sports Law on Tuesday, March 4. Jessica Merkel, JD'06, of Jones, McGlasson & Benckart, P.C. in Bloomington, will discuss Estate Planning. All events will be held at noon in the Student Lounge. For free pizza, RSVP on Symplicity!

Judicial Clerkship Series

The Office of Career and Professional Development will host the 2008 Judicial Clerkship Series starting Thursday, Feb. 21, for those considering doing a clerkship after graduation. There are a number of events so be sure and mark your calendars!

There will be a Student Panel from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, room TBD. The students that attended the ABA Minority Judicial Clerkship conference will tell you what they learned about clerkships and the process.

A Judges Panel will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, room TBD. Prestigious judges visiting to preside over moot court will discuss what they look for in an application and a clerk and how you can maximize your chances for a clerkship.

A Prior Clerk Panel will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, room TBD. Alumni that are either currently doing a clerkship or have had a clerkship in the past will be here to tell you all the ins and outs from a clerk's point of view and answer your questions.

A Nuts & Bolts Workshop will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, room TBD. Learn details about the entire process and find out the extent to which the OCPD will go to help you with your clerkship applications.

A reception will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Faculty Lounge. Discuss clerkships with your law school professors who have completed them and gain insights from their experiences.


Celebrate Black History Month

Participate in the Black Law Student Association's (BLSA) Black History Knowledge Contest for the month of February. Please stop by our table every Wednesday for the month of February from noon to 1 p.m., and take our Black History Knowledge quiz. The persons with the highest scores from each week will have their name entered into a drawing. Play each week for a chance to have your name entered into the drawing up to four times. At the end of the month, one name will be drawn for a prize!!!!

Barrister's Ball Tickets on Sale

The Black Law Student Association's (BLSA) 20th Annual Barrister's Ball will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Feb. 23. Tickets are $35 and will be sold every day from noon to 1 p.m. until Friday, Feb. 22. Only a limited number of tickets will be sold. You don't want to miss out on the biggest law school event of the year!!

Snyder Visiting Scholar

Dr. Earl A. Snyder, a deceased alumnus of Indiana University School of Law and Cambridge University, has generously provided support for one student (current 2L, 3L, LLM, or SJD) from Indiana University to work at the Research Centre for International Law of Cambridge University during the fall of 2008 (mid-September to mid-December). Students selected in past years have been graduating 3Ls. (A current 2L, LLM, or SJD, if selected, likely would need to take a leave of absence for the fall 2007 semester.) The scholarship provides for air fare, housing, meal allowance, and a small stipend.

The Centre contemplates that the Snyder Scholar will be in residence for about three months and will conduct extensive research, primarily of his/her own development. Because the Centre expects the Snyder Scholar to work on an international law project, applicants must have had international law or equivalent courses. The Snyder Scholar should also be committed to further study of or practice in international law. Demonstrating a commitment can be done by listing courses taken in the international law area, research in international law topics, employment in the international arena, knowledge of languages, career goals, extracurricular activities, and so on.

Applicants should provide a resume, a statement of commitment to international law, and a personal research agenda of some length. Return your completed applications to Jeanne Criswell in room 022 by Monday, Feb. 18. The preliminary selection committee will be comprised of faculty. The final selection will be made by the Cambridge University Director in late March.

Annual Spring Break Trips

The Office of Career and Professional Development is planning its annual spring break trips to Washington D.C., New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Remember to express interest on Symplicity! And look for further details in upcoming OCPD newsletters. These trips are open to all students (1, 2, & 3Ls) and are a great opportunity to network with alumni and potential employers.

On-campus Interviewing

The Office of Career and Professional Development spring on-campus interviewing sign-up deadlines are at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 (week #4), and Thursday, Feb. 28 (week #5). To assist you in beginning to map out your career plan, including polishing your application material, all 1L's are required to meet one-on-one with an Office of Career and Professional Development counselor at least once. We have met with more than 80 percent of 1Ls, but if you are one of the few who have not yet met with a counselor, please stop by the office soon to schedule your session. The deadline to complete your first session is Friday, Feb 15.

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 or Shalonda Guy at for an application.

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.

Exam Prep from SBA Bookstore

It's exam and outlining time. Are you starting realize you need supplements? Would you like to get a head start on buying your books for next semester? Either way, come to the SBA BOOKSTORE. We have supplements and textbooks for almost every course with prices that beat buying them new! Also, don't forget to bring your old books and supplements in to earn some cash as those loans run out at the end of the semester!

Scheduling Events

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 (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 may be sent to Beth at 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.


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