Indiana Law Annotated for Sept. 17, 2018 (55:5)

September 17, 2018

This week in the Law School

Today is Constitution Day, and what better way to celebrate than by hearing from Duke Law's Chris Schroeder. Prof. Schroeder has been centrally involved in federal judicial nominations in his capacity as assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice and as chief counsel for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

If that Kavanaugh-themed event doesn't whet your SCOTUS appetite, former Kavanaugh clerk Justin Walker is here Tuesday.

Monday, September 17

Constitution Day: Supreme Court Nominations in a Polarized Senate

Prof. Christopher Schroeder, of Duke University, former assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice and former chief counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, will present today's Constitution Day lecture. Article III provides that federal judges “shall hold their Offices during good behaviour, and shall, at stated times, receive for their services, a compensation, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office.” The provision establishes judicial independence as one of the foundations of the Constitution’s system of separation of powers. The most important moment when the institution of the independent judiciary intersects with democracy and politics occurs when judges are nominated by the President and then scrutinized by the Senate; none of these moments is more critical than those that involve Supreme Court justices. When democratic politics is as dysfunctional and polarized as is currently the case, what can the country expect from these moments? And what do those expectations augur for the role of the Supreme Court in our constitutional system? Lunch provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

Protective Order Project New Member Make-up Training

The Protective Order Project is a law student directed pro bono organization that assists victims of sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence in obtaining civil protective orders. This is a make-up training for those who missed the new member training earlier this month. The training is mandatory for all students who would like to begin volunteering this fall. Please contact Stephanie Atallah if you have any questions or concerns. Room 215, 2:45 p.m.

Tuesday, September 18

The Kavanaugh Nomination and the Future of the U.S. Supreme Court

Come hear Justin Walker, former clerk to Judge Brett Kavanaugh and assistant professor of law at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, discuss with Prof. Ian Samuel Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation process and the impact of Trump's nominee on the future of the Supreme Court. Moot Court Room, noon.

Environmental Law Society Meeting and 1L Elections

Are you a 2L or 3L interested in Chick-fil-A? Are you a 1L interested in getting more involved with the Environmental Law Society? If so, please plan to attend the first general meeting of the ELS. 1Ls: Please prepare a brief introduction of yourself and what activities you would like to organize if elected as a 1L rep. 2Ls/3Ls: Please prepare to vote, enjoy some food, and learn about how to get involved in our upcoming events this semester. Room 120, noon.

Christian Legal Society Call-out Meeting

The Christian Legal Society is having its call-out meeting today. Aver's pizza will be provided. If you can't make the meeting and want to be involved, just send an email to and we can let you know about future events. Room 222, noon.

LGBT Clinical Project

The LGBT Clinical Project engages law students, attorneys, scholars, and LGBT advocates to address the unmet legal needs of Indiana's LGBT community and support equality efforts of Indiana LGBT advocacy organizations. We will be meeting to discuss projects for the upcoming year, share ideas, and introduce the 2018-19 executive board. If you have any questions or cannot attend the meeting feel free to contact Glenda Garcia. Room 124, noon.

Job Search and Bar Application Process for 3Ls

Join the Career Services Office and the Office of Student Affairs for information you need for the job search process and the bar application process, including timelines and advice. Lunch will be provided to those who register Monday by noon. Room 121, noon.

Coffee and Careers with the CSO

Drop by the Career Services Office anytime this afternoon for coffee, baked goods, and conversation. We’ll be playing "Two Truths and a Lie" with tidbits from the Law School’s senior staff. Please be Earth friendly and bring your own mug. CSO, 1 to 4 p.m.

CSO Craft and Chill Hour

Career Services Office, noon.

Wednesday, September 19

Workshop for Sherman Minton Moot Court Participants

Participants in the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition are invited to attend this legal research workshop. We will use a previous moot court problem to discuss the best ways to find cases and statutes for your brief. Topics will include: general tips for researching your brief, advanced case law research, and using secondary sources. Please feel free to bring your lunch to the session. Room 121, noon.

Thursday, September 20

JD/MBA Opportunities: Kelley and Abroad

Interested in "supercharging" your JD with an MBA? The Law School has amazing opportunities on this campus and abroad, and a new fellowship program that could make your MBA free. Come hear Prof. Mark Need, faculty director of the JD/MBA programs, describe the opportunities, the application processes, and the careers that JD/MBAs pursue. Room 120, noon.

IJGLS Pre-emption Training Session for Associates

Associates of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies must attend this pre-emption training with a Lexis representative. If there is a conflict, please contact your notes editor and the ENE. Lunch will be provided. Room 124, noon.

PDEV Series: Job Application Materials: Tips for Creating Your Resume (for Graduate and Exchange Students)

Ms. Anne Newton McFadden, assistant dean for career services, will present information on drafting your resume, including the substance and style preferred by American legal employers. She will also distribute sample resumes and answer your questions. This programming is provided for graduate and exchange students by the Office of Graduate Legal Studies and the Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession. Please use CareerNet to RSVP by noon the day before the event. Room 213, noon.

Coffee Break with ChIPs Maurer

Join ChIPs Maurer for their monthly coffee break. Hear from Alicia Gentile (Rolls-Royce), co-founder of ChIPs Indianapolis. Coffee and treats provided by the Center for IP Research. Room 216, 2 p.m.

Dockets Workshop

Come to the first Jerome Hall Law Library research workshop of the fall semester. This session will cover how to conduct docket research on Bloomberg Law, Westlaw, Lexis, and PACER. Light refreshments will be served. Please register in advance. Jerome Hall Law Library 206E, 3 p.m.

Friday, September 21

CCD Speaker Series: Elizabeth Dunn

Elizabeth Dunn of IU's Department of Geography will present her research as part of the Center for Constitutional Democracy's speaker series. Henderson House, noon.

Faculty and Staff News

On September 6, 2018, Prof. Leandra Lederman presented her article titled “Information Matters in Tax Enforcement” in a faculty workshop at the University of Miami School of Law. The article is co-authored with Joe Dugan, '15.


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 schoolI know how to play and have some athletic abilityI can still run and kick thingsI can kick things

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