Indiana Law Annotated for Sept. 9, 2019 (57:3)

September 9, 2019

This Week at Indiana Law

It's Welcome Week in the Jerome Hall Law Library. Stop by for snacks and swag all week.

A global experience is one of the hallmarks of the Indiana Law curriculum. Find out how you can create your own on Wednesday.

Take a break and a walk with Professor Morrison and the Wednesday Walkers.

Two visits this week from the military about career possibilities.

Call-Out Meetings This Week


Advocates for Life: Room 120, noon

Outreach for Legal Literacy, Tenant Assistance Project, LGBTQ+ Project: Room 120, noon

Feminist Law Forum: Room 124, noon (20 mins., snacks)

OUTlaw: Room 120, 5:00


American Constitution Society: Room 122, noon

Phi Alpha Delta: Room 120, noon

Christian Legal Society: Room 216, noon

Labor and Employment Law Society and Sports and Entertainment Law Society: Room 124, noon


Jerome Hall Law Library Welcome Week

The start of a new school year means it’s time for the Law Library’s Welcome Week, our annual three-day kick-off event. Stop by the Library lobby any time Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for coffee, donuts, snacks, and library swag. We hope to see you there!

Spring Externship Workshop

Join the Career Services Office and Prof. Van der Cruysse, faculty director of judicial externship and judicial clerkship programs, to learn about opportunities to receive credit for externships this spring, the application process, and requirements for participation. Lunch will be served. Room 122, noon.


Navy JAG Corps Presentation

Informational presentation to students that are interested in the Navy JAGC (1L, 2L, 3L) and structured interviews for 2L and 3L students. Structured interviews are a required part of the Navy JAGC application process. Lewis Building 211, noon.

Pro Bono Ethics Training

A mandatory ethics training that all Indiana Law students planning to participate in pro bono must attend. Returning students who have already attended a pro bono ethics training in previous years do not have to repeat the training to participate in pro bono. Moot Court Room, noon.


International Wednesday: International Opportunities at the Maurer School of Law

Learn more about international opportunities, including application processes and deadlines, from Ms. Lara Gose and Dean Lesley Davis. Pizza provided for those who RSVP to

CareerNet. Room 124, noon.

Themis Bar Review Session

The presentation will go over the bar exam and Themis bar review and will be geared to 2Ls and 3Ls. Room 121, noon.

Wednesday Walkers with Prof. Tim Morrison

Wednesday Walkers is a casual walking club that will meet weekly to take a walk around campus, led by a different faculty or staff member from the law school each week. This is an opportunity to take a break from your desk and get outside to explore our beautiful campus. Our guide this week is Prof. Morrison, who will take us past the Indiana Memorial Union, Woodburn Hall, the IU Auditorium, and Lilly Library. Walkers meet at 4pm (unless otherwise noted) at the external doors near the student lounge. Walks typically last 30-45 minutes and are contingent on the weather.

ChIPs Maurer Coffee Break

Join ChIPs Maurer for their monthly coffee break. Coffee and treats provided by the Center for IP Research. ChIPs is a nonprofit with over 3,000 members dedicated to advancing women at the confluence of technology, law, and policy. ChIPs has the dual purpose of increasing diversity and inclusion in these fields as well as accelerating the progress of innovation that benefits our society. Room 222, 4:30-5:30.


Air Force JAG Presentation

An active duty Air Force attorney will provide information on the scope of the world-wide military legal practice including: criminal law, legal assistance, civil and administrative law, labor and employment law, international and operational law, space and cyberspace law, contract and fiscal law, medical law, and environmental law. The attorney will also discuss the application process and financial incentives available to new military attorneys. Information is also available at; Facebook/USAFJAG, or by calling 1-800-JAG-USAF. Lewis Building Room 211, noon.

Lunch & Learn with Ice Miller Data Security and Privacy Partner Guillermo Christensen

Join CSO and the Cybersecurity & Privacy Law Society for a conversation with Guillermo Christensen, partner in the Data Security and Privacy and White Collar Defense Groups at Ice Miller in Washington, DC. The first 15 minutes of the meeting will be CPLA’s first general body meeting. Lunch will be served. RSVP on CareerNet. Room 124, noon.

CPT/OPT Information Session for F-1 Students

The Office of International Services will share information about the process of obtaining Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) authorization for international students studying on an F-1 visa. Room 213, noon.

Presentation by Professor Meera Deo

Professor Meera Deo of Thomas Jefferson University School of Law will be discussing her book, Unequal Profession: Race and Gender in Legal Academia (Stanford University Press 2019). This book is based on a multi-method study of American law faculty, examining challenges and opportunities facing women of color law professors at all stages of their career. Room 122, noon.

International IP Colloquium

Sapna Kumar, University of Houston, on "Increasing Technical Expertise in Patent Litigation.” Two hours' Indiana CLE credit. Room 216, 1:15-3:15.

Tour of Lilly Library

Come join the law librarians on the 4th annual field trip to IU’s Lilly Library—a world-class rare books and manuscripts library. The director of the Lilly will give a presentation on the library’s collection of rare legal materials on Thursday, September 12 at 3:00. This will be an informal session with lots of time for questions, conversation, and perusing fascinating books. In addition to legal materials, the Lilly is also home to a Gutenberg Bible, Audubon’s Birds of America, and the papers of Sylvia Plath, among many others. Attendance is limited to 15 students. Please register at Please note that there will be a waitlist after initial registration is full.

Workshop by Ellen Riggle, Scholar in Residence

Ellen Riggle, scholar-in-residence at the Maurer Center for Law, Society and Culture, will give a workshop on “Modern Political Ostracism as a Framework for Understanding Minority Stress and Health Disparities.” Interested students are welcome to attend. Political ostracism, in the form of discriminatory laws and policies, may create additional risks for health disparities for stigmatized groups. Using a socio-ecological framework to illustrate the connections, Professor Riggle will explore the impact of different forms of political/legal, rhetorical, and vicarious ostracism on health and well-being. Riggle is a professor of political science and of gender and women’s studies at the University of Kentucky. Room 335, 4:00.

Inmate Legal Assistance Project Secure Facilities Training

Secure facilities training is mandatory for all volunteers interested in attending a prison visit with ILAP this year. We will be discussing the logistics of our visits, dress codes and other prison policies, and how to interact with your clients. If you have attended a prison visit with ILAP in the past or attended this training last year, you are not required to attend. This session will be held from 6:00-6:30. Directly following this session, we will be having our training for letter assignments. This is mandatory if you will be taking a letter this year. We will be talking about how to properly download and store materials for your assignment, how to access the ILAP research bank on Clio, and how to get started with your research. This session will be from 6:30-7:15. Room 125.


IP Clinic Workshop

The Center for Intellectual Property Research welcomes clinical faculty from around the country to our IP Clinic Workshop. The workshop will cover topics relating to all aspects of IP clinical education. We hope that the workshop will prove to be an occasion for sharing best practices in IP clinical education, exchanging war stories, and generally getting to know one another better, all towards the goal of building a more connected and vibrant community of IP clinicians. The workshop will be hosted by Professor Norm Hedges. Faculty conference room, 8:30-3:00.

The speakers:

  • Keynote speakers: Cynthia Dahl (University of Pennsylvania Law School) and Victoria Phillips (American University College of Law)
  • Patricia Campbell, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Joanne Clifford, University of Notre Dame Law School
  • Salvatore Gianio, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • Ron Lazebnik, Fordham University School of Law
  • James Silberman, United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • Allan Sternstein, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law


Any questions, email

Training for Participants in Outreach for Legal Literacy

We will provide classroom management strategies, professionalism expectations, and a simulated lesson. Mandatory for all new OLL participants; strongly suggested for past participants. At least one volunteer assigned to each classroom will need to attend a training session. Trainings will last approximately 1 hour. Regrettably, lunch is not provided. Those who wish to participate but cannot attend one of the trainings should contact Room 124, noon.

Center for Constitutional Democracy Speaker Sumit Ganguly: "Dismantling Democracy in India?"

Within months of winning an overwhelming parliamentary majority in the wake of India’s nineteenth General Election, the right wing, Hindu chauvinist government of Prime Minister Modi moved to dismantle the provisions that had granted India’s only Muslim majority state, Jammu and Kashmir, of its special status. The abrogation of these constitutional safeguards was done with a flagrant disregard for well-established procedures.

Even before returning to power for a second time in 2019 it had previously demonstrated its hostility toward Muslims, India’s largest minority, allowing a spate of lynchings to take place with impunity. Simultaneously, it had sought to muzzle India’s normally feisty press and had made efforts to stifle dissent on university campuses. Now firmly ensconced in office it remains to be seen if it continues down this path which could reduce India to a mere electoral democracy with scant regard for other civil and political rights. CCD Conference Room, noon.

Mindfulness Meditation

Join Molly from Counseling and Psychological Services for an introduction to mindfulness meditation. Held over three Fridays in September, this series introduces you to the benefits and practice of mindfulness meditation and how it can help you maintain balance and mental health during your time in law school. You may join for one or all of the sessions. Room 216, noon.

LLSA General Body Meeting

LLSA will host its first general body meeting of the semester. We will discuss events for the semester in more depth and hold 1L representative elections. Room 120, 1:00.

Jewish Law Students Association Shabbat Dinner at Hillel

Students and faculty are invited to a Shabbat dinner at Hillel. Dean Orenstein will be delivering a D'var Torah. A delicious and free dinner is promised. IU Hillel, 6:45-8:30.


Editors Needed for SJD Dissertations

The Office of Graduate Legal Studies and International Programs (220 Baier Hall) is compiling a list of JD students with editing experience who are interested in editing/proofreading SJD student dissertations on a wide variety of legal topics. The law school’s SJD students are international students, often working on comparative law topics, whose dissertations typically go through at least one technical edit to correct issues with grammar, clarity, small-scale organization, citations, etc. Dissertation editors do not make substantive edits. Once compiled, the list of available dissertation editors will be given to SJD students for all further communication and negotiation of terms. If interested, please email Elizabeth ( with your name, contact information, relevant experience, and rates (per page or per hour if known).

Basic Mediation and Restorative Justice Training

The Community Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM) offers a 40-hour training program for community members interested in learning about conflict resolution, mediation, and restorative justice. Participants will enhance their interpersonal skills in communication and listening, problem solving, and negotiation, and they will increase their understanding of restorative justice philosophy and methods, sources of conflict, and processes leading to constructive conflict resolution. The training should benefit any community member concerned with managing conflict and its resolution. The training provides the background and skills necessary to work as a community mediator and restorative justice practitioner and qualifies participants to volunteer in CJAM's programs.

The fall training will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. over five weekend days, September 14, 15, 21, 22, and 28 at the Law School. The training will be led by senior mediators and restorative justice practitioners. Tuition is $300. Scholarships are available. For more information, e-mail, or phone the office at (812) 336-8677. Go to our website,, to download an application. Payment can be made by credit card at the website or by check with your application.

We've Still Got You Covered—Only Better!

The OSA has replenished its supply of umbrellas with more and higher quality bumbershoots in an array of rainbow colors. If you find yourself unprepared for a sudden downpour, visit us in the Office of Student Affairs, Room 022.

Agents of Change: How Generation Z is Leading the Charge on Inclusive Excellence in Higher Education, with Dr. Damon Williams

A visionary leader and a recognized expert in strategic diversity leadership and organizational change, Dr. Williams will address the importance of connecting with the current generation of students and the “perfect storm” that makes diversity and inclusion a key opportunity for positive institutional change today.

Franklin Hall, Monday, 4:00. More information and RSVP link here.

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