Lectures, conferences, and symposia

See the Law School calendar for additional information.

Monday, November 6, noon, Moot Court Room:

Professor Carol Sanger from Columbia Law will present "Abortion Privacy/Abortion Secrecy: What is the difference and why does it matter?"

Tuesday, November 7, noon, Room 122:

William Araiza of Brooklyn Law School will present “Crazy, Evil, or Just Suspicious? ‘Animus,’ Ill-will, and Constitutional Equality.” Sponsored by the law school, the Institute for Advanced Study, and the American Constitution Society. Lunch will be provided. Note: this will be a general-audience talk; Bill will be the guest for our faculty workshop on a related topic the next day.

Wednesday, November 8, noon, Faculty Conference Room:

William Araiza of Brooklyn Law School will present his work in progress, “Animus and Its Discontents.”  The paper grows out of his 2017 book Animus: A Short Introduction to Bias in the Law.  Lunch will be provided. The paper and an introductory memo from Professor Araiza can be found here:

http://www.law.indiana.edu/publications/other/araiza-intro_memo.pdf ; http://www.law.indiana.edu/publications/other/araiza-animus.pdf

Wednesday, November 8, 11:30, SPEA 1st Floor Commons:

Luis Fuentes-Rohwer will join speakers Nicholas Stephanopolous (University of Chicago Law); Misha Tseytlin (Wisconsin's solicitor general); Kevin Leroy (Wisconsin deputy solicitor general); and Michael Pitts (IU McKinney School of Law) in presenting “Voting Rights, Voting Wrongs: The Future of Gerrymandering.”

Thursday, November 9, noon, Kelley School, Hodge Hall 1030:
The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research Security Speaker Series will host Mitchell Parker (IU Health) who will present “What is Cybersecurity doing for the organization’s mission?”

Thursday, November 9, 1:15 – 3:15, Room 216:
Robert Bone will be giving a talk today titled “Trademark Functionality Reexamined” as part of the Center for Intellectual Property Research IP Colloquium. 2 Indiana CLE credits approved.

Thursday, November 9, noon, Henderson House:
Christie Warren (William and Mary Law) will present “Legal Systems and Conflict: Relationships and Trends" as part of the Center for Constitutional Democracy’s speakers series.

Thursday, November 9, 5:00, Moot Court Room:

Thursday evening will mark the culmination of the law school’s 52nd annual Sherman Minton Competition with our Moot Court Finals, featuring arguments by the four top student competitors out of the 115 who began the competition. Judges will include Hon. David Hamilton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; Hon. Geoffrey Slaughter (’89) of the Indiana Supreme Court; Hon. Wm. K. Sessions III (D. Vt.); Hon. Rudolph Pyle (’00) of the Indiana Court of Appeals; and ACLU of Indiana Executive Director Jane Henegar (’88). Arguments begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Moot Court Room (123). Come join us for one of the highlights of the school year!    


Tuesday, November 14, noon, Faculty Lounge:

Come celebrate the incredible commitment of students and community members to Pro Bono work. We will recognize our student and community member award winners, capped off by a keynote speech about the impact that pro bono work has for those that seek legal services throughout Bloomington and Indiana.

Tuesday, November 14, noon, Moot Court Room:

Greg Castanias will moot his argument in SAS Institute Inc. v. Matal. The case presents a narrow, technical issue about the scope of IPR proceedings. It also involves potential questions about Chevron deference.  The cert issue is spelled out below. 

SAS Institute Inc. v. Matal, No. 16-969 [Arg: 11.27.2017]
Issue(s): Whether 35 U.S.C. § 318(a), which provides that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in an inter partes review “shall issue a final written decision with respect to the patentability of any patent claim challenged by the petitioner,” requires that Board to issue a final written decision as to every claim challenged by the petitioner, or whether it allows that Board to issue a final written decision with respect to the patentability of only some of the patent claims challenged by the petitioner, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held.

Thursday, November 16, noon, Faculty Conference Room:

Please join us for appointment candidate’s Ido Kilovaty lunch time talk this afternoon. His c.v. and related materials can be found on the faculty intranet site.

Thursday, November 16, noon, Henderson House:
Joe Hoffmann will present “The Rule of Law in Poland" as part of the Center for Constitutional Democracy’s speakers series.

Thursday, November 16, 5:00 – 7:00, Moot Court Room:

The Indiana Journal of Law & Social Equality will present a panel event addressing Puerto Rico's past and present economic history and the U.S. laws that have influenced it. The event will be catered and is open to all and will also provide an opportunity for attendees to donate to disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Speakers will include Maurer J.D./Ph.D. candidate Joel Blondet Bonilla and IU Associate Professor of History Arlene Diaz.

Friday, November 17, noon, Henderson House:

Ashley Clark (IU Center for Survey Research) will be this week’s Center for Law, Society & Culture speaker. She will present "A journey through best practices in survey design and data collection to reach your “great data!” destination."