Student News

Career Planning Center’s Weekly Events

3/25 – 3/29

Job ID# Employer Location Job Title Preferred Class
2820 Indiana Legal Services, Inc., Migrant Farmworker Law Center Indianapolis Summer Intern – Spanish speaking 1L, 2L
2985 Rush University Medical Center Chicago Summer Extern 2013 1L, 2L
2995 Office of General Counsel, MacArthur Foundation Chicago Law Student Intern 2L
3049 Franklin Electric, Co. Bluffton, IN In-House Law Clerk 1L, 2L
2992 American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity Washington DC Summer Intern 1L, 2L

Distinguished Alumni Speaker

Tammy Somers ’01, Deputy Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division
Office of the Indiana Attorney General.  Ms. Somers will be giving a presentation Monday, March 25, 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., in Ulbricht Classroom. Following the presentation, Ms. Somers will be visiting Professor Huss’ Animal Law Class 11:45 a.m. – 12:40 p.m., for more in-depth discussion on her work with Puppy Mills. 

Selected Career Highlights:
*Her first case involved a puppy mill. Two months later, the combined efforts of the OAK and the Dept. of Revenue shut down the mill and removed 74 dogs and four hours. Since then she has worked on many cases involving animals.
*Somers is currently a member of the Indiana State Bar Association Leadership Development Academy, Class II

To attend the presentation, please RSVP through Strategy. You are welcome to join Professor Huss’ class if you would like to learn more about this subject.

Legal Rebel Panel Discussion and Networking Reception

Harre Union- Brown & Gold Room-Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m.

The panel will consist of alumni that have combined their J.D. with another career interest:  Stephen Starks, Certified NFL Agent & Former Director of Legal Affairs for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency;  Beth Kreppein, FBI Gang Task Force/Chicago Crisis Negotiation Co-Coordinator; Marc Trent, JD/MBA, Partner at Financial Strategies Group.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Career Planning Center, Sports & Entertainment Law Association and Phi Alpha Delta.

Please RSVP for the Legal Rebel Panel Discussion and Networking Reception through Strategy.


If you have been selected for a future externship (Sum, Fall or Spring), please review the FAQ site of the Externship webpage to see the forms and to answer most questions you may have.
Contact Lisa Cannon at with further questions.

Alumni Mentor Program

Attention Students! Sign up for the Alumni Mentor Program! This is an available resource for all students. With over 100 Alumni volunteers signed up to participate, you won’t want to miss this opportunity. The program is accessible through Strategy, click here for more details on how to get started!

Externship New Proposal deadline extended to April 26

If you wish to submit a new externship proposal for the Curriculum Committee to consider for Summer or Fall 2013, you MUST do so before April 26, 2013.  See Lisa Cannon for details or download the form for the employer to complete at

Employers seeking Summer 2013 Externs – Details in Strategy

IL Attorney General – Job ID 2694
Juvenile Justice Center – Job ID 2881
Starke Circuit Court, IN – Job ID 2917
IL Human Rights Commission – Job ID 2916
Hammond Legal Aid Clinic – Job ID 2918
IN State Dept of Health – Job ID 2915
General Counsel, Human Resources, VU – Job ID 2884
Hoosier Environmental Council – Job ID 2859
Equal Employment Opp. Commission – Job ID 2844
Chicago Board of Education – Job ID 2846
Rush University Medical Ctr – Job ID 2985
Lake Co Prosecutor – Job ID 2920

IN Court of Appeals Oral Argument

The Indiana Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on Tuesday, March 26 at 11:00 a.m., in the Tabor Classroom.

Vincennes University, et al v. Daniel E. Sparks, 42A01-1206-PL-248
Synopsis: After an investigation into falsified information on a basketball recruit’s application to Vincennes University, Daniel Sparks, who was the head basketball coach at the time, agreed that in lieu of facing disciplinary proceedings, he would forfeit his tenure and be subject to a zero tolerance policy. The University employed Sparks for another year, but then notified him that his contract would not be renewed the following year. Sparks sued the University, contending that the University had to continue to employ him as long as he did not violate the zero tolerance policy. The trial court denied both parties’ motions for summary judgment, and a jury ultimately returned a verdict in Sparks’s favor. On appeal, the University argues, alternatively, that the trial court should have granted its motion for summary judgment, the trial court should have granted its motion for a directed verdict, and the evidence was insufficient to support the verdict.

The panel of Judges will be: Melissa S. May, Terry A. Crone and Cale J. Bradford.

The argument will last approximately 60 minutes, with each side having about 30 minutes to argue. The Court will take the matter under advisement and hand down a decision after considering the case. There is no timeline for the decision.

SBA Executive Board Elections

The time has arrived to exercise your civic duty to vote for the Student Bar Association Executive Board. The students elected will be charged with serving you and advocating for the best interests of the student body.  The current SBA members encourage you to actively engage in election the process.

Campaign Speeches in Stride Courtroom

Wednesday, March 27 during Chapel Break

Student Voting in the Atrium

Wednesday, March 27: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 28: 9:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Wesemann Café Menu

For the Wesemann Café menu, please click on the following link:  ​

Wesemann Café Menu 3/25 – 3/29