Indiana Law Annotated for January 15, 2018 (54:1)

September 10, 2018

This week in the Law School

This week we host our first endowed lecture of the year, the Ralph Fuchs Lecture. We're honored to welcome Prof. Robert S. Chang, who will deliver a timely talk on an old Supreme Court case that has current implications. These endowed lectures are vitally important to the school and we highly encourage you to attend. You get to hear from some of the world's leading authorities on a variety of subjects, as well as a free lunch.

A special welcome to our Black Law Student Alumni and Latino Alumni advisory boards who are here Saturday for meetings and a reception.

Monday, September 10

IP Practitioners-in-Residence

Jason Blair, trademark examiner for the US Patent & Trademark Office, will be on campus to talk about the development of non-traditional marks and other current issues facing the USPTO today. Mr. Blair will be joined by associates Lindsey Szymczak (Meitus Gelbert Rose LLP) and Caitlin Byczko (Barnes & Thornburg), who will offer an attorney’s perspective Lunch provided. Room 213, noon.

Jewish Law Students Association Call-out Meeting

We are revitalizing the Jewish Law Students Association this year. JLSA is a social network for Jewish students of all levels of observance and anyone interested in learning more about Judaism. We plan to hold events for the major holidays, starting with an event today on Rosh Hashanah and a break fast on Sept. 19. All are welcome to join. Room 122, noon.

PILF/LELS Call-out Meeting

Join the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) and Labor and Employment Law Society (LELS) for a joint call-out meeting. We’ve joined forces because we know how busy you are. First, learn about how to become eligible to receive a summer scholarship, more about what PILF is, and ways to get involved in planning our annual event, Singing for Summer Salaries. Then learn about exciting speakers hosted by LELS, getting involved in the field, and networking opportunities in all areas of labor and employment law. We will also have information about the application process for serving as a 1L representative. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. Room 120, noon.

Tuesday, September 11

2L/3Ls: Getting Ready to Apply for Judicial Clerkships

Prof. Inge Van der Cruysse and Ms. Sarah Portwood will give you the nuts and bolts on why a judicial clerkship with a judge or court after law school is a great way to launch your career, and when and how to start your application process. We will also give you an overview of the assistance and resources the Judicial Clerkship Program offers applicants. RSVP on CareerNet for this workshop by the morning of Sept. 10, so we can plan a light healthy lunch. Should you have any questions, please contact Ms. Portwood. Room 120, noon.

Tabling for Indiana Law sweatshirts

The Labor and Employment Law Society is tabling for pre-orders for Law School sweatshirts over the lunch hour. They are available in grey and crimson and in all sizes. Come get some great Indiana Law apparel. Main Lobby, noon.

IP Association Internal Mentoring Pairing Announcement

The IPA will have its internal mentor pairing event, where members will meet their mentors and mentees, and find out who will serve as 1L IPA reps for the year. We have sent a brief survey to both the 1Ls and 2L/3L members to gauge your interests and your desired legal markets to best pair you with your internal mentors and mentees. If you have not yet filled it out, please do so. Lunch will be provided. Room 122, noon.

Outreach for  Legal Literacy Meeting

Interested in teaching fifth graders this year? Come to OLL's first general body meeting to learn about lesson plans, mock trials, time commitments, and steps needed to be matched with a classroom. Non-pizza lunch provided. Room 121, noon.

CSO Craft and Chill Hour

Career Services Office, noon.

Wednesday, September 12

The Ralph Fuchs Lecture: Prof. Robert S. Chang

In a lecture titled “Fake News: Korematsu v. United States Overruled,” Prof. Robert S. Chang will examine the emptiness of the U.S. Supreme Court’s formal repudiation of Korematsu, which occurs simultaneously with the Court's reinstating what might be termed immigration exceptionalism and national security exceptionalism that lie at the heart of Korematsu and are given renewed life in Trump v. Hawaii. Moot Court Room, noon.

U.S. Air Force JAG Information Session

Interested in the Air Force JAG? A representative will talk with interested students about the program during this presentation, which will be held in Lewis Building Room 211. The Lewis Building is located across Indiana Avenue from the Law School.  Use the Fourth Street entrance behind Qdoba. Noon.

Thursday, September 13

Advocates for Life Call-out Meeting

Advocates for Life will be having a call-out meeting. Come hear what we plan to do as an organization this year. We look forward to a great year. Room 120, noon.

CCD Speaker Series: Melissa Crouch

Melissa Crouch from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, will be presenting on "Constitution-making in Divided Societies." Henderson House (618 E. Third Street), noon.

Graduate and Exchange Students: Checking School-Life Balance

Feeling stressed? Tired? Pulled in too many directions? Then it’s time to check your school-life integration, or balance. You might be spending too much time on one area of your life and ignoring other areas that are important to you. Join Prof. Carwina Weng, director of clinics, for this interactive workshop. Prof. Weng will lead you through exercises that will help you find ways to balance the many demands on your time and energy. With her guidance, you will check your priorities in all facets of your life, figure out the allocation of time you would prefer, and figure out ways to change the time you spend on school and other parts of your life. Taking steps to achieve this kind of balance can help you feel better and also work more effectively. Room 213, noon.

ILAP Mandatory Training on Letter Writing

The Inmate Legal Assistance Project will be holding a mandatory training on letter writing for all volunteers interested in taking on a letter assignment this semester. We will be discussing how to properly download and store materials for assignments, how to access the research bank on Clio, and how to begin researching. If you are unable to make this training but would still like to take on an assignment, please contact Maryrachel Durso as soon as possible. Room 124, 4 p.m.

Friday, September 14

U.S. Navy JAG Information Session

Students (all levels) interested in learning more about the U.S. Navy JAG Corps should plan to attend this informational presentation. Lewis Building Room 312, noon.

Tenant Assistance Project Call-out Meeting

The Tenant Assistance Project (TAP) is a pro bono group that assists tenants who are facing the immediate threat of eviction in Monroe County. On Thursday and Friday mornings, TAP volunteers go to the Justice Center in Bloomington, counsel tenants facing evictions, negotiate with their landlords if necessary, and, on occasion, represent the tenants in the hearings themselves. If you are interested in joining TAP, or just want to eat lots of Baked! cookies, come to this event. Room 120, 3 p.m.

Faculty and Staff News

Dean Austen Parrish has written a short piece for Opinio Juris on the soon-to-be published Fourth Restatement’s treatment of the limits of personal jurisdiction under international law.

Prof. Bill Henderson authored "What Signal are Legal Employers Sending to Legal Education" for Legal Evolution.

Prof. Steve Sanders appeared on Bloomberg Radio to discuss the confirmation hearings of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. 


Constitution Day: September 17

Duke Law Prof. Christopher Schroeder will present "Supreme Court Nominations in a Polarized Senate" for Constitution Day next week. See next week's ILA for full details. Moot Court Room, noon.

Socctoberfest Sign-ups

This year's soccer tournament will take place on Friday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m. at Karst Farm Park in Bloomington. This event is open to men and women in any degree program at the Law School. All ability levels are welcome and encouraged to sign up. After the games, there will be a cookout for participants and spectators. Participants, fellow students, and family are all welcome to attend. If you are interested in playing, please e-mail Ms. Rhea May, and include your ability level based on the categories below, your shirt size (athletic fit: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL), and if you would like to play goalie.I played competitively in college or high school
I know how to play and have some athletic ability
I can still run and kick things
I can kick things

Ethics Training

If you missed the ethics training and intend to participate in pro bono work this year, please email the Access to Justice Pro Bono Fellows. You will not be able to participate in pro bono activities unless you have completed this training. If you have previously attended an ethics training, you are good to go for the year.

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