Indiana Law Annotated for Oct. 6, 2008 (35:6)


The Student Bar Association (SBA) Town Hall Meeting featuring Dean Lauren Robel will be held at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Moot Court Room. The Town Hall Meeting is a chance for students to raise ANY topic of interest directly with Dean Robel. It is an open, interactive session that is full of helpful information and thought-provoking discussion that students simply should not miss.

The Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition gets underway on Friday, Oct. 10, and will run through Nov. 10.

The Sixth Annual JD/LLM Socctoberfest will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, at Karst Farm Park (Fields 1 and 2) on the west side of Bloomington.


Networking Strategies for Fall Break

This interactive session, which will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in room 123, discusses strategies for taking advantage of your fall break by networking to help you become more successful in your career pursuits. It will also help you become more comfortable with this time honored technique and encourage you to tap into your network successfully. Please RSVP on Symplicity for this event.

Gender, Race, and Politics

The Feminist Law Forum will be holding its second meeting of the year at noon in room 214. As always, BBC bagel fare will be provided. The meeting will be followed with our first chapter of Brown Bag Lunch discussions! This time we will be dealing with "Gender, Race, and Politics." Generally, with Brown Bag Lunches, we will have people bring their own lunch, but this time, feel free to share in the bagel cornucopia!

Legal Christian Fellowship Meeting

There will be a Legal Christian Fellowship meeting from noon to 1 p.m., room TBA. Anyone who is interested in learning more about LCF is welcome. Please e-mail Leslie Prill at for more information.

ACS Call-out Meeting

The American Constitution Society (ACS) will be holding a call-out meeting at noon in room 125. ACS is one of the nation's leading progressive legal organizations. It is a rapidly growing network of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers, and other concerned individuals. Our mission is to ensure that fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, and access to justice enjoy their rightful, central place in American law. There are many benefits to joining ACS, including scholarships to national conferences and special events with invited speakers. Come to learn more about ACS, enjoy free food, and get more involved.

PDP Blood Drive

Phi Delta Phi (PDP) is sponsoring the Fall Blood Drive with the American Red Cross on Monday, Oct. 6, in the Student Lounge. Sign up to volunteer and/or come donate. Please be aware that the Student Lounge will be unavailable for meetings or to eat your lunch during the Blood Drive. Sign-ups for volunteering will be at the Sept. 30 PDP meeting in room 122. Contact Kenton Moorehead at or Amanda Meglemre at with any questions or to volunteer.



SBA Town Hall Meeting

The Student Bar Association (SBA) Town Hall Meeting featuring Dean Lauren Robel is at noon in the Moot Court Room. The Town Hall Meeting is a chance for students to raise ANY topic of interest directly with Dean Robel. It is an open, interactive session that is full of helpful information and thought-provoking discussion that students simply should not miss. Dean Robel will address a number of topics, including the unprecedented success of the Matching the Promise Campaign and the impact it will have on students; Indiana Law’s aggressive new faculty hiring strategy; U.S. News Rankings, now and in the future; and anything else that’s on your mind. Dean Robel is happy to answer questions posed at the meeting or brought to her beforehand. If you’d like to submit a question or propose a discussion topic for Dean Robel prior to the Town Hall Meeting, please e-mail SBA Chair Larry Hagerman at



PAD Fundraiser

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) will be hosting an All-You-Can-Eat Wings Fundraiser at Buffa-Louies from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $12 for as many wings as you can stomach. All money raised goes to the Shalom Center. Come on out, enjoy some socializing, and help people in need. Contact Kelli O'Neil at for more information.

Co-founder of Greenpeace at Whittenberger

The IU Environmental Law Society would like to encourage all law students to attend a speaker sponsored by the Indiana Memorial Union Board. Environmental and animal rights activist Captain Paul Watson will speak at 7 p.m. at the Whittenberger Auditorium in the Indiana Memorial Union. The lecture is free to the public and will be followed by a question and answer session. Watson co-founded Greenpeace and later started the Sea Shepard Conservation Society to protect marine wildlife. He has received numerous accolades, including being named one of Time Magazine's "Environmental Heroes of the 20th Century."



CACR Speaker Series: Are Your Votes Really Counted?

The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) Speaker Series presents “Are Your Votes Really Counted?” presented by Giovanni Vigna from noon to 1 p.m. in room 335, and available via videoconference in IT414 on the IUPUI campus. Students, staff, and faculty are invited. Vigna is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California in Santa Barbara. Vigna is the 2005 winner of the “Capture the Flag” competition at DefCon in Las Vegas. Vigna has evaluated the security of real-world electronic voting systems.

He will describe how voting systems work, what their vulnerabilities are, and what can be done to achieve a more secure voting process. Vigna’s current research interests include web security, malware analysis, and vulnerability assessment. He has led a team of evaluators in California’s Top-to-Bottom-Review of voting systems and in Ohio’s EVEREST project.



Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition

The 2008-09 Sherman Minton Moot Court competition gets underway on Oct. 10. Oral arguments will take place from Oct. 10 through Nov. 10. Oral arguments will be held most weeknights and on Saturdays. Weeknight sessions will begin at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. during the fall rounds, with Saturday arguments beginning at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., or 3 p.m. Most of the second-year class traditionally participates in the annual competition, which is also open to third-year students who have not previously competed. For more information, including a schedule of events, visit The Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition Web site.

Lunch w/Ernst & Young

Brian Glanzberg and Klause Metz of Ernst & Young, tax and mergers and acquisitions specialists, will discuss the role of attorneys in their accounting practice from noon to 1 p.m., room TBA. RSVP on Symplicity.

Coffee Hour

Please join the SPEA–IPAA Public Affairs for their Coffee Hour from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the GradPad IMU, M088. The objective of SPEA–IPAA Public Affairs Coffee Hour is to create a comfortable discussion space open to ALL interested IU students (undergrad, grad, and PhD), faculty, and staff in order to discuss present day public affairs and practice dialogue in English (for those international students). There will be various themes and conversation starter cards to integrate individuals into casual groups, and participants are encouraged to purchase a coffee/ tea from their favorite vendor at the IMU to bring and enjoy in the event.


Are you ready for some fútbol? The Sixth Annual JD/LLM Socctoberfest will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, at Karst Farm Park (Fields 1 and 2) on the west side of Bloomington. It is a co-ed event that welcomes all ability levels. There will be a cookout following the games in the area adjacent to the soccer fields. Participants, fellow students, and family are all welcome to attend. Those interested in playing or organizing the event should contact Professor Bill Henderson at and indicate a skill level: a) I would have gone pro if not for my knee injury; b) I'm not exactly Pelé, but I know my way around the field; c) I have a modicum of athletic ability but no special skill at soccer; d) I enjoy kicking things.



PAD Golf Tournament

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) will host a golf tournament for ALL interested. The format will be a scramble. The tournament will take place at Eagle Pointe Golf resort with two options. For golfers interested in playing a full round, shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. For golfers wanting instruction, there will be a clinic, followed by nine holes of golf, starting at 2 p.m. Prizes will be given. After the tournament there will be a cook-out hosted by PAD. Signup fees are due no later than Monday, Oct. 6. The cost is $35. Checks can be made out to Phi Alpha Delta and placed in Ned Mulligan's (2L) mailbox. Teams of four will play. Sign up with them if you want to be part of a specific team. Individuals may sign up, too. Invite your significant other, and/or and come on out for a great day of golf! Contact Ned Mulligan at or for more information.



A Conversation with Prince Zeid: Oct. 13

Indiana Law and the Student Alliance for National Security are co-sponsoring an event titled “U.S. Policy and the Future of the Middle East, A Conversation with Prince Zeid, Jordanian Ambassador to the United States.” Visiting Law Professor and former Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations Feisal Istrabadi, JD'88, will moderate the event, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, in the Whittenberger Auditorium at the Indiana Memorial Union.

Performance Art Project: Oct. 13

The American Indian Student Association, Native American Graduate Students' Association, the Commission on Multicultural Understanding Teachable Moments Committee, and residence hall Community Educators have come together to bring attention and a greater understanding of the challenges that face Native American student when it comes to higher education. A large scale performance art program has been planned for Monday, Oct. 13. We are in need of 200 volunteers to be involved in this event. The specifics of the project will only be revealed to those interested in being involved — in other words, it's a secret! What I can tell you is that YOU WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO SING, DANCE, or EVEN SPEAK! Volunteers can be used ANY time of day, so your class schedule is not a problem! Students from ANY and ALL backgrounds are encouraged to be involved! If you would like to know more about this project and possibly be involved, please e-mail Sharlene Toney at There will be a meeting of all volunteers the weekend beforehand, however, we need to know who is planning to be involved before that date.

Indiana Supreme Court: Oct. 16

The Indiana Supreme Court will be hearing arguments on Klotz v. Hoyt at noon on Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Moot Court Room. In a dispute between a landlord and tenants regarding the payment of back rent and return of the security deposit, the Delaware Circuit Court entered judgment for the tenants. The Court of Appeals reversed. Klotz v. Hoyt, 880 N.E.2d 1234 (Ind. Ct. App. 2008), vacated. The Supreme Court has granted a petition to transfer and has assumed jurisdiction over the appeal.

Faculty and the First Amendment: Oct. 16

Steve Sanders, an associate with Mayer Brown in Chicago, will present “Faculty and the First Amendment: the Illusory Protections of ‘Academic Freedom’” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Moot Court Room. His talk will focus on a number of recent court cases that threaten to erode the free speech rights of public university faculty, placing the cases in the context of a more general argument: that those of us who are or have been denizens of academia tend to assume the law gives more special protection to our work than it actually does. He will be introduced by University Chancellor Ken Gros Louis.

How to Represent a Victim of Domestic Violence: Nov. 11

ICLEF will present “How to Represent a Victim of Domestic Violence” on Nov. 11, from 8:50 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. in Indianapolis. The event features several sessions on domestic violence, including the use of social science research to support victims and the role of mediation in domestic violence situations. Conference participants can earn six CLE credit hours and a .5 ethics hour. Professor Amy Applegate, director of the Viola J. Taliaferro Family and Children Mediation Clinic, will be one of the conference presenters. Registration fees are $210 for ISBA members and $285 for Non-ISBA members.The event will be held at the ICLEF Conference Facility, 230 E. Ohio St., Fifth Floor, in Indianapolis. For more information or if you have any questions, contact Program Director Jeff Lawson at (317) 637-9102.


Professor Sarah Jane Hughes presented a short paper on national security letters and issues raised by recent decisions and the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 at the Sept. 26 meeting of the Privacy Coalition, a consortium of groups interested in privacy and civil liberties. Consumers' Union has invited Hughes to be a founding member of its payments advisory group. This new group will advise Consumers' Union on issues related to retail payments (checks, debit cards, credit cards, payroll cards, and gift cards).

Professor Ajay Mehrotra presented "Lawyers, Guns & Public Monies: The U.S. Treasury, World War One, and the Administration of the Modern Fiscal State" as part of a panel on "Law, Social Movements, and State-building in the Progressive Era" at the Penn Legal History Consortium Conference on Sept. 26 in Philadelphia.



1Ls and LLMs — The Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition Still Needs Bailiffs!

Interested in getting the chance to help out with the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition this fall? How about the chance to win a Bar/Bri prize? How about a free T-shirt? All this and the opportunity to watch students put their oral advocacy skills to the test can be yours by being a Moot Court bailiff. Interested students should sign up outside the Moot Court office. Students are encouraged to sign up for as many times as they would like to bailiff. The drawing for the Bar/Bri prize will occur at the end of the fall rounds; each time a student bailiffs, his or her name is entered into the drawing. Therefore, the more times a student bailiffs, the greater his or her chances of winning. Students will receive their T-shirt the first time they show up to bailiff.

Bailiffs play an integral role in carrying out a successful moot court competition. Serving as a bailiff gives you the opportunity to network with Indiana Law faculty and alumni and to experience the competition firsthand. Indeed, most Sherman Minton Moot Court competitors consider their prior experience as bailiffs to be an invaluable component of their preparation for the competition as 2Ls. Bailiff responsibilities consist of setting out water for the competitors and judges, finding out how much time the appellant will use for rebuttal, calling the court to order, and keeping time during the arguments. Bailiffs for the 6 p.m. arguments need to be there 15 minutes prior and report to the faculty lounge to pick up materials and find their room assignment. Bailiffs for the remaining times need to be there 10 minutes prior and should report to the faculty lounge for their room assignments. A reminder e-mail will be sent the weekend before each round reminding students of the times and dates they have volunteered to bailiff and reminding them of their responsibilities.

Waters Seeks Research Assistant

Professor Timothy Waters seeks a research assistant to work on a project examining the international legal rules pertaining to the grant of citizenship, and the implications for interstate conflicts in which protection of nationals is at issue. Work is principally document and database searching. Ideal candidates will have course work in international law or international relations; ability to research in a major foreign language is an advantage. Send resume, note on relevant experience and interests to Sarah Pickel,

PDP Thank You Cards

Phi Delta Phi (PDP) has a limited supply of Thank You cards available for sale for those interested. The cards are perfect for those going through OCI and other interviews. Buy them now before they're sold out! They are available with envelopes for $1 each or 16 for $20. To order cards, please contact Amanda Meglemre at

BarBri Registration

Register for BarBri now. All 1Ls should sign up by Nov. 1, and register for $50. All Ohio/Indiana bar applicants can also sign-up for $50 by Nov. 1. Stop by our table in the lobby on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you have questions, please e-mail Jazmine at

Free MPRE Review Course

Kaplan PMBR has an online review course for the MPRE exam. It includes online access to the MPRE lecture, substantive outline book, and practice questions and exam with detailed answers. Available in early October, students can get a jump on preparing for the MPRE by watching the lecture whenever they want and as often as they need. Pre-register at 800-523-0777 or with a student rep: TaKeena Thompson, Amanda Meglemre, Amber Collins. This is FREE to November test-takers! No deposit required.

Advancing the Consensus: Oct. 16-18

Emory University School of Law in Atlanta will host “Advancing the Consensus,” a conference celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Oct. 16-18. The conference begins with opening remarks by former President and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jimmy Carter at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church. This event is free and open to the public but a ticket is required. Ticket information is available online. The conference will continue Oct. 17-18 at Emory Law with keynote addresses by Shirin Ebadi and Upendra Baxi along with a series of workshops and panel discussions addressing topics related to human rights. A complete schedule of events and conference registration is available online. Admission to the conference is free for students and $50 for all other attendees. Advancing the Consensus is organized by Emory Law students from the Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC), the Emory International Law Society, and the Emory International Law Review. For more information, visit

Scheduling Events

All e-mails about reserving classrooms must be sent to BL-LAW-EVENTS. Mail must be sent to the correct address, bl-law-events (for Outlook users) or (for non-Outlook users). Please include the date and time of event, the length of time room will be needed, the classroom requested, and the number of people attending the event. Requests should be sent at least one week before the event and should include the name of the person requesting, the organization planning the event, and an e-mail address. Confirmations will be sent by reply e-mail. Thank you!

Audio-Video Services

Requests for AV services should be sent to Sarah Wissel at Please include the name of your group and the e-mail address of the contact person, a description of what you want to do, and the date, location, starting time, and duration of the event. Requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance and will be confirmed by e-mail.



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