Indiana Law Annotated for Nov. 19, 2018 (55:13)

November 19, 2018

This Week in the Law School


Congratulations to Ben Adams and Michael Smyth, our 2018 Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition champions. Our other two finalists, Seamus Appel and Nick Bauer, also deserve special recognition for their exceptional performances. Thanks to the executive and competition boards for their help in making this year's event a success. And thank you to the countless students, faculty, staff, and alumni and friends for all their contributions throughout the competition.

Barring any unforeseen changes, this will be the last Indiana Law Annotatedof the fall semester. Please check the events calendar for any late-scheduled events as we close out the year. You'll note we've included a handful of events next week toward the end of this week's edition. We invite you to welcome our new CSO director, Laura Fonseca, on Tuesday. See below for details.

Best of luck on final exams. Have a safe and relaxing holiday season!

Monday, November 19

Examplify Open Help Sessions

  • Room 124, noon.
  • Room 124, 2:30 p.m.

How to Study for Finals and When to Start Looking for Jobs

Join a panel of Business Law Society members for lunch and a Q&A about studying for finals and how to effectively use your break for the job hunt. Do you need to make an outline? Where do you start when you think you don't know anything? When do you need to start applying for jobs? Let us answer your questions and calm your nerves over pizza. Room 122, noon.

CLS Bible Study

Room 222, noon.

Tuesday, November 20

Bagels With New CSO Director Laura Fonseca

Join the Career Services Office to welcome new director Laura Fonseca.Ms. Fonseca comes to us from IU’s College of Arts and Sciences’ Walter Center for Career Achievement. CSO, 9 to 10 a.m.

Studying for Finals: Information Session for 1Ls

Advocates for Life is hosting a finals information session designed to give 1Ls preparation tips catered to their individual exams. Every exam and professor will be represented: 2Ls and 3Ls who have had each of this year's 1L professors will be there to offer advice and answer questions about how best to prepare for each final exam. Lunch will be provided. Room 121, noon.

Examplify Open Help Sessions

  • Room 124, noon.
  • Room 124, 2:30 p.m.

Arts and Crafts at the CSO

CSO, noon to 1 p.m.

November 21

No events scheduled.

Thursday, November 22

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 23

Classes do not meet.

Next week

Examplify Help Sessions

  • Monday, Nov. 26. Noon and 3 p.m. (Room 120)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27. 10 a.m. and Noon. (Room 120)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 28. Noon and 3 p.m. (Room 120)

Friday, Nov. 30: Lights on the Square

Lights on the Square

All Graduate Legal Studies students, scholars, faculty, and staff are invited to the annual Lights on the Square event. Take a break from studying, get dressed up (semi-formal), and come enjoy some great food and games with friends. Fountain Square Ballroom. 101 West Kirkwood Avenue. 6 to 9 p.m.

CSO Jobs of the Week

The ABA Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship is a summer program that provides business law clerkship placements for qualified diverse first or second year law students. Participating clerks receive support and mentoring in the business law field and exposure to business practices. Roles and responsibilities of selected participants include but are not limited to researching cases, drafting memoranda and opinions, observing trials, and networking with local attorneys and judges. Participants receive a $3,000 stipend to offset participation costs. Applications are due January 7, 2019. View qualifications and application requirements.

Rolls-Royce Corporation is looking for an intern for the summer of 2019 to work within the Defense Commercial team. This internship is an excellent opportunity for students interested in corporate and/or commercial law and looking for non-traditional legal experience. Please see posting number 14775 on CareerNet for details.

The Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program focus is on judicial clerkships, where diversity among judicial clerks remains disproportionately low. For law students, serving as a judicial law clerk is a mark of distinction and honor that will advance their future career opportunities in law practice and academia, in government as high-level appointees, and in securing appointments to the bench. Clerkships in business law courts provide another unique and highly important benefit to law students: the ability to see a microcosm of business practice, and allow the student to become familiar with business issues. Such a background will prove invaluable to a career in business law, whether it be litigation or transactional work. For more information and to apply go to the ABA Diversity Clerkship Program website.

The Legal Summer Institute (LSI) is a unique in-house and law firm experience where traditionally underrepresented 2L law school students are invited to spend the first week of the program at Google, followed by a full summer internship with one of our partner law firms. LSI aims to improve access to in-house careers at tech companies by expanding opportunities and removing barriers for underrepresented talent in the legal industry. LSI scholars are a diverse group of students with interests across all legal practice areas. We consider full-time and part-time 2L students who are attending school in the US. Students who identify with a group that is historically underrepresented in the technology industry, including but not limited to Black, Hispanic, and Native American students, students with disabilities, LGBT students, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Warner Norcross + Judd is looking for 1L candidates for summer 2019 positions in their Grand Rapids, MI and Southfield, MI offices. Increasing diversity and creating an inclusive work environment continues to be a top priority at Warner. Warner’s summer associate program is 10 weeks in length (5/13-7/19) and pays $2,115 per week. Summer associates at Warner get projects across different practice areas, and there are many fun social events. If you are interested, you can reach out to 3L Phil Haywood( for more information or apply directly at Warner’s website.

'Tis the season for law firm holiday receptions. CSO receives many invitations for holiday receptions and will post them on CareerNet as announcements and on our bulletin board in the hallway outside of CSO. These are great opportunities to network with law firms. Please follow each firm’s instructions for RSVPs.


First Amendment and Media Law Workshop and Conference

If you are interested in First Amendment and media law, the ABA Forum on Communications Law Annual Conference is a great opportunity to network and gain substantive experience. The conference includes a media advocacy workshop where law students and new lawyers participate in two oral arguments and one pre-publication review exercise. One oral argument involves the Espionage Act and the press; the other oral involves the DMCA and fair use. The conference fee for law students is $100. There is no fee for the workshop. The conference is Jan. 31- Feb. 2, 2019 in Miami Beach, FL. Conference website and registration. For more information, contact Prof. Joe Tomain (


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