Indiana Law Annotated for March 9, 2020 (58:9)

This week

No ILA Next Week

Have a restful and enjoyable spring break.

This is Wellness Week!

On Monday, join the PGAs for a relaxation retreat in the student lounge at lunchtime, or make an appointment with JLAP. On Tuesday, stop by the lobby at noon for a live musical performance by a guitar virtuoso from the Jacobs School of Music. Enjoy a free chair massage in the Jerome Hall Law Library on Wednesday from 11:30-5:30, and head over to the Eskenazi Museum of Art for Art Therapy Open Studio from 1:00-4:00pm on Thursday.


Planned Parenthood: The Real Story

Join Advocates for Life and the Students for Life regional coordinator Lily Hutkowski to learn about federally qualified health care centers. You often hear that Planned Parenthood deserves our tax payer dollars because of the “good” services they provide. This session will provide information about Planned Parenthood’s real business and gives women alternatives for compassionate healthcare. This display also includes a voting option where students get to vote where their tax dollars should go: to federally qualified health care centers or Planned Parenthood. Lobby, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Fall Externship Info Session

Join CSO and Prof. Van der Cruysse, faculty director of judicial externship and judicial clerkship programs, to learn about opportunities to receive credit for externships this fall, the application process, and requirements for participation. Lunch will be served. Room 120, noon-1:00 p.m.

Christian Legal Society Bible Study

Room 213, noon-1:00 p.m.

Panel on LGBTQ+ Rights and Criminal, Bankruptcy, and Constitutional Law

Join OUTLaw and the LGBTQ+ Project for a panel discussion. Professors Scott, Foohey, and Sanders will discuss how their specialties interact with the LGBTQ+ community. Moot Court Room, noon-1:00 p.m.

Financial Bootcamp: Life after Law School

To thrive financially after law school, you'll need to build your in-school money skills (like budgeting and building your credit); develop new skills (like tackling your student loan repayment options); and identify first steps in saving, investing and protecting your future. Get financially fit as you kick off your career! Room 124, noon-1:00 p.m.

Environmental Law Society Board Elections for 2020-2021

We will be hearing from candidates for the positions of president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer and will then vote for next year’s board. Room 122, noon-1:00 p.m.

Relaxation Retreat

Join your fellow law students for a relaxation day where you can create herb sachets while listening to a mental health specialist give tips about managing anxiety and stress while in law school. RSVP on CareerNet. Student Lounge, noon-12:30 p.m.

JLAP Counselors Here Today

Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program counselors will be at the Law School today 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 time and location. For more information on JLAP, visit

Strategies for Financing the Cost of Your Bar Study

Costs associated with sitting for the bar can add up, especially when you aren’t working yet. This session will help you estimate your expenses—from preparation through passing—and provide you with resources to create your strategic plan for managing the cost of your bar study. Room 216, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Screening of Birthright: A War Story, presented by If/When/How

Birthright: A War Story is a feature-length documentary that exposes the truth of how American women are being jailed, physically violated and even put at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America and allows states, courts, and religious doctrine to govern whether, when and how women will bear children. Join If/When/How for a contemplative movie night, and stay for a brief discussion led by director of membership coordination Abby Schneller. Room 124, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

LLSA Latin Night Ticket Sales

LLSA will be selling tickets in the lobby from noon-2:00 p.m. every day this week for its annual Latin Night, a showcase of Latino culture featuring music, performances, and dancing. A Mexican dinner is included. Tickets are $10. Orders may also be sent to Venmo @LLSAIU.


Registration for Fall 2020

The fall course grid and tentative spring grid will be available before spring break. 1L students are required to attend an information session with Director Beck and Alexis Lanham on degree requirements and how to sign up for classes. Pizza. Moot Court Room, noon-1:00 p.m. Repeats on Thursday, same time and place.

See Announcements for additional information about fall registration.

Live from Baier Hall: Cassius Stein, Guitar

Cassius Stein is a DM student at the Jacobs School of Music, studying with Maestro Ernesto Bitetti. He is also on the faculty at the University of Indianapolis. Originally from rural Central Minnesota, Cassius pursued his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Minnesota, studying under Professors Jeffrey Van, James Flegel, and Maja Radovanlija. Cassius has placed in several prominent competitions, including a second-place finish at the Schubert Club Competition in St. Paul. He plans on recording a full length album this summer. Lobby, noon-1:00 p.m.

Lunch & Learn with Eli Lilly & Company

Join CSO and representatives from Eli Lilly for a discussion about the life of an in-house attorney and upcoming opportunities. Room 121, noon-1:00 p.m.


No events scheduled.


Registration for Fall 2020

Repeat of Tuesday's listing. See Announcements for additional information about fall registration.

Feminist Law Forum Elections

Feminist Law Forum members are invited to come vote for next year's executive board. All members who fill out the Google form to express their interest before today will be able to share why they want to lead FLF next year, and we will vote by ballot. Room 124, noon-1:00 p.m.

Center for Law, Society & Culture Spring Lecture Series

Cara Drinan, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University: "The War on Kids—Progress and the Path Forward." Room 335, 4:00 p.m.

Lumumba Film Screening and Discussion

Please join us for a historical drama about Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from June-September 1960. An informal discussion will follow, led by a recent IU graduate and prospective law student from the DRC. Our discussion will include a current federal case against major tech companies for rights abuses around mineral extraction in the DRC. Representatives from local non-profit Giving Back to Africa will be in attendance and are interested in meeting students and talking about their work. Hosted by the IU Congo Working Group and co-sponsored by the IU Maurer School of Law Center for Constitutional Democracy, the IU African Studies Program, and Giving Back to Africa. Refreshments. Moot Court Room, 6:00-9:00 p.m.


1L Judicial Externship & Judicial Clerkship Panel

Judge Hamilton and recent alumni will present to 1Ls. Moot Court Room, 10:55 a.m.-noon.


Additional Information about Fall 2020 Registration

  1. Students who are around over Spring Break should feel free to schedule advising appointments with Dean Orenstein and Director Beck. Spring break availabilities include: Director Beck: Monday March 16, Tuesday March 17 and Thursday March 19, from 9am-4pm; Dean Orenstein: Monday March 16, 2:00-5:00p.m.; Tuesday, March 17-Friday March 20, from 10:30-5:00.
  2. After spring break, students will be able to receive course advising from Director Beck, Dean Orenstein, and Alexis Lanham (dual degree students must check in with Alexis). Please email Dean Orenstein and Alexis directly to set up an appointment, and make sure to include a few times that you are available to meet in that email. To schedule a time with Director Beck, you can visit
  3. Various student organizations and offices will hold sessions to make recommendations on how to choose classes. Look for dates and times in ILA, CareerNet and the Law School calendar.
  4. Registration fall 2020 courses will be on Tuesday, April 7 for Rising 3Ls, and Wednesday, April 8 for rising 2Ls.
  5. Summer registration will begin after Spring Break. Watch for an email from Alexis with instructions for summer registration.

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