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Joint Callout Meeting - September 8, 2011

           The Asian Law Students Association (ALSA), the International Law Society (ILS) and the International Human Rights Law Society (IHRLS) will co-host our joint call-out meeting on Tuesday, September 13th at 1:00 pm in Room 300.  Food will be provided.  We will give an overview of the three organizations, what we have planned throughout the year and how you can get involved. Please come and join us. We look forward to seeing you! ...more


グローバル化と法曹の変化 - July 18, 2011

By Yen-Chia Chen & Hiroo Suzuki

           グローバル化によって開かれた人類の新しい時代は、法曹に対して大きな変化を求めているのです。グローバル化が世界の法曹たちに求めているその変化とは「グローカル化」です。これはグローバル化とローカル化を組み合わせた考え方で、お互いの考え方を補い合うものです。「グローカル化」が法曹に求めるのは、「ローカルに行動」し、「グローバルに考える」ことです。法とは国や地域の文化やその他さまざまな要素を反映したものなので、地域のコミュニティーのことを考えないことには、法を十分に理解すること ...more


2010 - 2011 End-of-the-Year Dinner & Elections - April 4, 2011

           Asian Law Students Association (ALSA) will hold an End-of-the-Year Dinner this Friday night at Szechwan Garden.  During the dinner we will also hold elections for next year’s Executive Board.  ALSA will try to cover part of the dinner expenses within the limits of our remaining budget.  Please RSVP to by Thursday (April 7, 2011) at 12:00 p.m. if you are able to attend. We sincerely invite you to join us for some great food and a good time with friends.  The details of the dinner are as follows:  Friday, April 8, 2011;  Car Pool: 7 p.m. at Law School;  ...more


Choose Your Love, Love Your Choice - April 3, 2011

By Yen-Chia Chen

           The rapid change of technological innovation in the globalization era has not only changed the landscape of intellectual property law, but also redefined the practice of intellectual property law.  It has also brought new challenges to worldwide legal professionals in their daily work.  But for Suebsiri Taweepon, an attorney in the Intellectual Property Department at Tilleke & Gibbins in Thailand, the evolving intellectual property law is where his passion lies.  “I am passionate about new technology, various aspects of design, good music, arts, and brand strategy, all of which ...more


Diversity Attracts Diversity- March 28, 2011

           The Hispanic Law Society is hosting “Diversity Attracts Diversity: Therein Lies the Problem,” a presentation by Attorney Rafael Sanchez, on March 29, 2011.  The Asian Law Students Association is co-hosting this event with the Hispanic Law Society and the Black Law Students Association. Mr. Sanchez will discuss how to maximize one’s success as a diverse law student or attorney and share some simple truths that have opened many doors of opportunity to him. We will hold this presentation in Room 391 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.  We sincerely invite you to join us. ...more


コミュニティーの構築 - March 23, 2011

By Yen-Chia Chen & Hiroo Suzuki

           人生とは時に予想していたものとは全く別の展開を見せるものです。ロイド・T・ウィルソン教授(インディアナ大学ロースクール・インディアナポリス校教授)にとっても、それは同じでした。「法律に興味を持ち始める前、私がなりたかったのは英文学の教授だった。」ウィルソン教授は学生時代に英文学を専攻し、ワバシュ大学で学位、デューク大学で修士号を取得しました。しかし、当時の文系の新卒学生は、今と同じように就職氷河期を迎えていたのです。一方で、ロースクール卒業生の就職は非常に好調でした。 ...more


全球在地化與銳變中的法律專業 - March 18, 2011

By Yen-Chia Chen

           全球化趨勢不僅將我們帶領至一個人類史上不曾有過的新境地,同時也為當代的法律專業帶來了新世紀的革新需求。  全球化趨勢下所帶給世界各地法律專業人士的新世紀革新需求,便是「全球在地化」。「全球在地化」此一名詞結合了「全球化」與「在地化」的兩個概念,並使之融入彼此,相輔相成。對當代的法律專業而言,「全球在地化」冀盼新世紀的法律專業人士們能夠「思考全球化,行動在地化」。人,無法在毫不瞭解在地社群之情形下嫻熟法律,蓋因法律本身即是在地社會之文化與 ...more


社群营建 - March 16, 2011

By Yen-Chia Chen, Photos by Hiroo Suzuki

           人生的发展,有时不免异于我们原所规划。这不仅见诸于你我身上,也发生在Indiana大学法学院Indianapolis分校的法学教授Lloyd T. Wilson, Jr.的生命当中。「在我对法律曾有过任何一丝想法之前,」Wilson教授说,「我原本想成为一名英语文学教授。」是以在Wilson教授的人生早期阶段中,他最初是学习英语文学。他先在Wabash College获得文学学士学位,后复于Duke大学取得文学硕士学位。然而,「当时的人文学科毕业生们,正面对着有如今日法学院毕业生们在就业市场中所面对的艰难困境。」 ...more


글로칼리제이션 (“Glocalization”)과  법률 분야의 변화 - March 15, 2011

By Yen-Chia Chen, Translated by Chan-Yong Kim

           법률 분야에서 지역화(“localization”)라는 개념은 낯선 것이 아닙니다. 역사적으로 한 지역의 재판관할이 모든 지역에 미치지 못하기 때문에 법률인들은 주로 자신의 지역에서 그들의 역할을 수행해왔습니다. 그러나 세계화(“globalization”)로 인해 이런 현상에 변화가 일어나고 있습니다. 세계화는 인류에 큰 변화를 가져오고 있으며, 법률 분야에서도 마찬가지로 변화를 요구하고 있습니다. 세계화는 오늘날 전세계의 법률인들에게 글로칼리제이션(“glocalization”)이라는 개념을 수용하도록 요구하고 있습니다. ...more


社群營建 - March 14, 2011

By Yen-Chia Chen, Photos by Hiroo Suzuki

           人生的發展,有時不免異於我們原所規劃。這不僅見諸於你我身上,也發生在Indiana大學法學院Indianapolis分校的法學教授Lloyd T. Wilson, Jr.的生命當中。「在我對法律曾有過任何一絲想法之前,」Wilson教授說,「我原本想成為一名英語文學教授。」是以在Wilson教授的人生早期階段中,他最初是學習英語文學。他先在Wabash College獲得文學學士學位,後復於Duke大學取得文學碩士學位。然而,「當時的人文學科畢業生們,正面對著有如今日法學院畢業生們在就業市場中所面對的艱難困境。」 ...more


Glocalization and the Transforming Legal Profession - March 12, 2011

By Yen-Chia Chen

           Globalization has not only taken us to a new stage in human history, but also increased the demand for changes to the legal profession in the modern era.  The demanding change that globalization has brought to worldwide legal professionals in the new century is: “Glocalization.”  It combines the idea of globalization with that of localization, and demands all legal professionals in the new era to “act local” and “think global.” Glocalization encourages all legal professionals in the contemporary era to adapt themselves and their legal expertise to the local jurisdictions ...more


Community-Building - March 8, 2011

By Yen-Chia Chen, Photos by Hiroo Suzuki

           Life sometimes turns out different than we planned.  It happens to you and me, and it also happened to Lloyd T. Wilson, Jr., who is currently a Professor of Law at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.  “Before I ever gave any thought to law,” Professor Wilson said, “my goal was to be an English professor.”  So in the early stage of his life, he studied literature and received a B.A. from Wabash College and an M.A. from Duke University.  However, “graduates in the humanities at that time were experiencing a job market much like that faced by law graduates ...more


Dedicated to Indianapolis - February 21, 2011

By Yen-Chia Chen

           Located within the Neighborhood Fellowship Church on 3102 East 10th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana University Student Outreach Clinic (IU-SOC) is a non-profit clinic run by students to provide free medical care and other services to the underserved and uninsured of Indiana.   Law students at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis have carried out an ideal, providing free legal service to the local communities of Indianapolis, by joining IU-SOC and partnering with students from Indiana University School of Medicine, Butler College of Pharmacy ...more


Diversity in the Judiciary- February 11, 2011

           The Asian Law Students Association (ALSA) is pleased to bring you a panel called “Diversity in the Judiciary.”  We are co-hosting this event with the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and the Hispanic Law Society (HLS) on February 15, 2011.  We will hold the panel in Room 300 from 5 to 6 p.m.  A reception will follow in the Atrium from 6 to 7 p.m. This event will include Judge Jose D. Salinas, Judge David A. Shaheed and Judge Barbara Cook Crawford as our panelists to talk to all of us. We sincerely invite you to join us and look forward to seeing you....more


Meet Your Future: Adjudication, Litigation and the Law - October 26, 2010

           The Asian Law Students Association (ALSA) is pleased to invite everyone to join us for a panel discussion presented by Mr. Nicholas Blesch, Mr. Matthew Butcher and Mr. Jason Flora titled “Adjudication, Litigation and the Law” on Thursday, October 28 at 4:30 p.m. in room 300. Mr. Blesch is an administrative law judge for the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, and the various focuses and background in administrative law drew him to choose to focus on administrative law; Mr. Butcher concentrates his practice on insurance defense litigation and ...more


Networking - October 21, 2010

By Alix Lei Vollmer, Photos by Hiroo Suzuki

           Nicholas Blesch is an administrative law judge for the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. He started practicing law after graduating from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He chose to focus on administrative law because, “although there is room for interpretation, the law really speaks for itself.” Nicholas has stated that he found there was more focus and background in administrative law than in other fields, which drew him to it. Nicholas’ favorite part about being a judge for the Indiana Department of Workforce Development is the ...more


“Find Something That You Enjoy” - October 20, 2010

By Yen-Chia Chen, Photos by Hiroo Suzuki

           Litigation has been a perfect career choice for Matthew Gregory Butcher, a young lawyer who is practicing in Indianapolis, Indiana. Matt started practicing law after graduating from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 2008. In 2009, Matt joined Leeuw Oberlies & Campbell, P.C., where he concentrates on insurance defense litigation. “I have only been practicing for a few years,” said Matt, “but I already feel like I am headed in the right direction.” After practicing for a few years, Matt has found that he really enjoys his work as a lawyer: “I always get caught up in ...more


Attorney Describes Immigration Practice and Development of Clientele - October 19, 2010

By Jeremy Robert Parker, Photos by Hiroo Suzuki

           ALSA Executive Board members Hiroo Suzuki and Jeremy Parker interviewed attorney Jason Flora at his office in downtown Indianapolis on September 30, 2010. Mr. Flora, a graduate of Indiana School of Law – Indianapolis, practices primarily with Hispanic clients in criminal defense, immigration matters, personal injury, bankruptcy and family law. Our interview focused primarily on his creation of a client base within the Hispanic community, representation of clients in immigration matters, and advice to prospective lawyers who want to open a full services law firm. To ...more


“The World Needs People to Do Good Things” - September 30, 2010

By Malika Loehrlien, Photos by Hiroo Suzuki

           Fran Quigley is a visiting professor of law at the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. In addition to teaching, he has been very involved with public interest works. For example, he co-founded the Legal Aid Centre of Eldoret (LACE), a human rights law clinic devoted to representing HIV-positive individuals in western Kenya. He has also served as an executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana, and is currently a staff attorney at Indiana Legal Services (ILS). Additionally, he is a journalist and writes a bi-weekly column for the ...more


Project Master: International Law and the “War on Terror” - Bad Guys Make Bad Law - September 30, 2010

           Please join us for a lecture presented by Professor Fran Quigley titled “International Law and the ‘War on Terror’” on Wednesday, October 6 at 4:30 p.m. in room 375. As the title suggests, the talk will highlight the issues surrounding efforts to combat terrorism as they relate to international law. The lecture should last an hour and we will reserve time for Q&A. Professor Quigley is a visiting professor of law, teaching Family Law and helping build the law school's new relationship with Moi University School of Law in Eldoret, Kenya. Professor Quigley is also ...more


Call Out Meeting - September 7, 2010

           Please join us on Thursday, September 9th at 4:30pm in Room 300 for ALSA's first general meeting. We plan to give an overview of what we have in store for the year, and of course snacks will be served. There are many ways to contribute to the social and cultural life at IU - Indy through the ALSA, and we would love for you to consider joining one of the committees that will be discussed at our first meeting. This meeting will also be a great way for you to meet the other members of ALSA. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email Once ...more


RISING FROM THE ASHES: the Rebirth of the Asian Law Students Association (ALSA) - September 5, 2010

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Come See ALSA at Student Organization Fair - September 1, 2010

           All of us at the Asian Law Student Association (ALSA) would like to welcome new and returning students to the Indiana University School of Law - Indiamapolis. The ALSA has a lot planned this semester to increase awareness and understanding of Asian legal systems and cultures. We are planning student support regarding law school exams, lectures on Asian legal systems and cultures, and advice for job preparation. We will provide you not only with academia-based activities, but also with a legal, social, and cultural connection to the school, the city, and the ... more





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