Indiana Law Annotated for Feb. 10, 2020 (58:5)

Applications Open for Admissions Fellows

The Office of Admissions is now taking applications for 2020-2021 admissions fellows. Current first- and second-year students are encouraged to apply for these volunteer positions, which include a $1,250 scholarship attached. Admissions fellows work closely with the Office of Admissions during the academic year to assist in recruiting and enrolling the entering class. Approximately 7-8 new fellows will be chosen for next year based on a variety of factors, including legal interest and geographic, personal, and/or socio-economic diversity. Please note that studying off campus for spring semester 2021 disqualifies a student from being an admissions fellow.

Apply now via CareerNet (deadline is midnight March 1). Note: Successful candidates will be informed using the same timeline that is used for PGAs and other fellow openings that will be advertised in the next few weeks.


Federalist Society Presents Prof. Josh Blackman

Join the Federalist Society to hear Professor Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law Houston speak on freedom of speech on college campuses. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon-1:00 p.m.

Christian Legal Society

Bible study. Room 214, noon-1:00 p.m.

JLAP Counselors Here Today

Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program counselors will be at the Law School to meet with individual students. To make an appointment, call (317) 833-0370 and ask for Amy. Tell her you are calling to set up an appointment with a counselor at the Law School. Amy will provide you with a date/time/location. For more information on JLAP, visit

SALDF Call-out

Call-out meeting for the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. E-board elections and discussion about goals moving forward. Room 122, noon-1:00 p.m.


ILS Guest Speaker: Jeff Leon

The International Law Society is pleased to host Jeff Leon,’91. After many years of big law practice, Mr. Leon shifted his career to prosecuting large class actions on behalf of plaintiffs, which led him in interesting directions, including bringing class actions on behalf of Hungarian Holocaust survivors against Hungarian governmental institutions, and a class action against a US military contractor for the role in played in the 1994 Krajina massacre in Eastern Croatia. More recently, Mr. Leon was a significant part of the trial team that just secured what will end up being a verdict in excess of $100 million against the Republic of Iraq and its Ministry of Defense on behalf of a US contractor that was not paid for its work and whose CEO was assassinated for insisting on payment. Mr. Leon is joining us to speak about the Wye Oak case and other aspects of his international law practice. Moot Court Room, noon.

Faculty Speaker Series: Professor Jody Madeira

Join the Student Bar Association for its February Faculty Speaker Series with Professor Jody Madeira. She will be talking about her fascinating career, journey to the Law School, current research, and lessons she has learned along the way. Falafels lunch. Room 122, noon-1:00 p.m.

Phi Alpha Delta Elections

If you are a current 1L or 2L member of Phi Alpha Delta, we will be having our 2020-2021 executive board elections. Room 120, noon-1:00 p.m.

Women's Law Caucus General Body Meeting

Room 124, noon-1:00 p.m.


The Addison C. Harris Lecture with Adam Bodnar

Adam Bodnar, Poland’s Commissioner for Human Rights, will present “Human Rights and Power: Polish Road towards Illiberal State.” One hour of CLE credit is available to attendees. Moot Court Room, noon.

Special Opportunity for All Students Interested in Human Rights Law

Dr. Bodnar has graciously agreed to meet with any students who have an interest in human rights law.  He will be in the Faculty Lounge on the 3rd Floor from 2:30 to 3:30 on Wednesday afternoon to chat with students and answer questions about his incredible career as a human rights lawyer. Students are encouraged to sign up on CareerNet and are welcome to attend for any part of the session. Faculty Lounge, 2:30-3:30 p.m.


Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality 2020 Symposium

"Social Equality in the 'Sharing Economy'"? Also sponsored by the Kelley School of Business and the Ostrom Workshop. Register at the Journal's website. Indiana CLE credit available. Moot Court Room, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research Speaker Series

Eva Galperin, director of cybersecurity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation. For more information, visit Room 335, noon-1:00 p.m.


Tips and Activities for Stress Management for Graduate and Exchange Students

It’s Valentine’s Day, which is a perfect time to show yourself a little love! In this interactive session, we will share and practice strategies for keeping your sanity and managing stress as you juggle law school, career paths, job searches, and the rest of your life all at the same time. Presentation by Prof. Carwina Weng, clinical professor of law and director, Disability Law Clinic. RSVP in CareerNet. Pizza will be provided for those who RSVP. Room 213, noon-1:00 p.m.


Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition

You’re invited to participate in this year’s ADR Competition. The Competition will be hosted March 6 and 7 at the Law School. The registration deadline is Sunday, February 16 at 11:59 p.m.

This competition will give you the opportunity to learn the basic features and skills of arbitration. There is no brief writing requirement. You’ll only be responsible for doing the oral arguments in front of our mock tribunal, which will take about one hour. You’ll then get feedback from the tribunal.

No experience is necessary. We’ll host a training session on February 22, and Kelley School veteran ADR Professor Raymond will teach you everything you’ll need to know. For more information about arbitration competitions, see You can also find videos online if you’re interested in seeing what the competition will look like.  Contact Allison Hilmer ( with questions or to register.

Indiana State Bar Association Seeking Student Writing Submissions

CSO was recently approached by the Indiana State Bar Association to promote the opportunity for students to submit articles to be published in the ISBA’s monthly magazine, Res Gestae.

Students may submit articles of 500-100 words on statewide issues relevant to the general legal community. Articles should discuss topics of interest to the general Indiana legal community. Consider trends affecting the future of the profession, analysis of how a recent decision may affect the profession, discussion of a legal process of particular interest to you, a report of law school news or trends. Typically, articles are informative rather than persuasive. See CareerNet for guidelines and a sample article.

Students may submit their articles directly to Jenna Parsons, the ISBA’s communications coordinator at

Check out the Updated Student Kitchen!

Help yourself to what you need and pitch in to keep it clean:

  • Reusable plates, cups, mugs, bowls, and silverware
  • Compostable silverware
  • Cleaning and dishwashing supplies
  • Group meeting supplies (serving platters, bowls, utensils, and reusable plastic plates)

There is a sign-up sheet on the kitchen bulletin board for anyone who would like to volunteer to tidy up on a Friday afternoon this semester.

Thanks to Director Beck, Mr. Withem and Mr. Poff, and the Environmental Law Society for making this project possible.

Bloomberg Law Valentine's Day Activity

From now until February 19, you can receive a special treat just by stopping by the Bloomberg table in the lobby or office hours in the Jerome Hall Law Library to learn more about how to search Bloomberg Law News. Bloomberg Law office hours are held in the Library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:15-3:15 p.m. For questions, please contact Cassandra Thompson at Hope to see you soon, and happy Valentine's Day!

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 winter training will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. over five weekend days, February 15, 16, 22, 23, and 29 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.

Faculty and Staff News

See recent faculty media appearances at The Docket. (Faculty were quoted 240 times in 2019!)

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