Indiana Law Annotated for Oct. 27, 2008 (35:8)


Professors David Fidler, Jody Madeira, and Luis Fuentes-Rohwer will examine several Supreme Court cases decided during the 2007-08 term at noon on Monday, Oct. 27, in the Moot Court Room. Pizza will be provided.

OWLS is sponsoring its annual trick-or-treating at the Law School from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. The event is for children of Law School faculty, staff, and students.

The Law School’s Board of Visitors will hold their annual fall meeting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31.



Supreme Court 2007-2008

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy presents Supreme Court 2007-08: Looking Back at the Decisions of the Last Term at noon in the Moot Court Room. Professor David Fidler will discuss Boumediene v. Bush: Habeas Corpus for Guantanamo Detainees; Professor Jody Madeira will discuss Kennedy v. Louisiana and Baze v. Rees: Constitutionality of the Death Penalty; and Professor Luis Fuentes-Rohwer will discuss Crawford v. Marion County: Indiana’s Voter Identification Law. Pizza will be provided.



FLS Call-out Meeting

The Family Law Society (FLS) will be holding a call-out meeting at noon in room 120. FLS is a new legal organization, and offers many opportunities for those looking to gain leadership experience and knowledge of family law. This initial meeting will go over our goals for this year, and some of our upcoming events. Hope to see you there!



OWLS Sponsors Trick-or-treating for Law School Children

Older and Wiser Law Students (OWLS) is once again sponsoring trick-or-treating at the Law School. All children of Law School faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in this event. We had a great response last year and want to increase the number of faculty and staff participating this year. The trick-or-treating will begin at 4:15 p.m. and will conclude around 5 p.m. We would like to get an approximate count of how many of you will be participating. We especially need a head count for those in the Lewis Building. If the response is great enough, we will arrange for a police officer to assist the children in crossing the street from the law building to the Lewis Building. If you will be participating, please send your name and room number to Jeremy Kridel at

GPSO Sponsors Multi-Cultural Halloween Fair

The Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) will co-sponsor a Multi-Cultural Halloween Fair from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the IMU State Room West. This event highlights the different cultural and regional approaches to Halloween, scary holidays, and costumed holidays. Please see for details. Contact Amanda Meglemre at if you have questions or want to get involved.



Board of Visitors Meeting

The Board of Visitors will hold their annual fall meeting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Law School.

SBA Halloween Party

The annual Student Bar Association (SBA) Halloween Party will be held at Uncle Festers on Kirkwood Ave. (time TBA). The event, which is sponsored by BAR/BRI and area businesses, will feature a best costume contest, free food, and drink specials. Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 27.



IU Internal Venture Capital Investment Competition: Nov. 1

The IU Internal VCIC Competition will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the IU School of Law—Bloomington. The winner of the IU Internal VCIC will earn the privilege of competing on behalf of IU in the invitation-only Spring 2009 VCIC Regional Competition. The VCIC is a national competition that began in 1998, during the height of the technology bubble, as an educational event for MBAs to learn about venture funding. The VCIC has now evolved into a marketplace for entrepreneurs seeking investors and a training ground for future venture capitalists. Unlike business plan competitions, in which students pitch their own ideas to investors, at the VCIC the students are the investors, hearing pitches from real entrepreneurs, creating a very powerful learning experience for both parties. Please RSVP to Mark Need at

GPSO Election Night Party: Nov. 4

The Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) will sponsor an Election Watch beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Coaches Bar & Grille with drink specials, free food, and cool white boards. Watch around the Law School for promotional posters. Please see for details. Contact Amanda Meglemre at if you have questions or want to get involved.

GPSO Assembly Meeting: Nov. 7

The Graduate and Professional Student Organization Assembly invites you to attend its next meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, in the Grad Pad (IMU M088). The Assembly considers matters of concern for graduate and professional students on the IU-Bloomington Campus. Provost Karen Hanson will be joining the Assembly for a 30-minute Q & A session. Please send any questions you would like submitted for the Provost to Amanda Meglemre at or to the GPSO Communications Coordinator Csilla Kajtar at The GPSO will also be electing new officers for the 2009-2010 academic year. Please contact Amanda Meglemre if you have any questions about the Executive Board positions or would otherwise like to get involved.

Cook to Speak in Indianapolis: Nov. 7

Kerry Max Cook, author of Let Nothing Keep You Down, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, in the Wynne Courtroom Inlow Hall at Indiana University School of Law—Indianapolis. A reception and book signing will be held at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Cook is an advocate for legal reform and has lectured at Princeton, Yale, and the University of Chicago, as well as internationally since gaining his freedom from death row. Cook was born in Stuttgart, Germany, into an Army family, and spent much of his youth on Army bases. He returned to the United States with his family in 1972 to live in Texas. In 1977, at age 20, Cook was arrested and wrongly convicted of capital murder, a crime for which he would spend the next two decades on death row. Cook’s story was part of the critically acclaimed play and movie, The Exonerated. Cook has appeared on Nightline, Geraldo, Catherine Crier Live, The Today Show, and Frontline. Cook’s book, Chasing Justice, was voted "Book of the Year" in 2007 by Reader’s Digest and can be purchased at the reception and personally autographed. Books are $15 and cash or checks can be accepted.

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 .5 ethics hours. 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.



Early Voting

Early voting will be held every day through Monday, Nov. 3, at the Curry Building at Seventh Street and Morton, one block west of College Ave. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Nov. 3, hours are from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Students may take a free early vote shuttle any weekday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The shuttle leaves every 15 minutes from the IMU circle drive and the 10th street side of the Wells library. Voters MUST present their Indiana drivers license, student ID, or passport when they go to vote. Anybody who is registered to vote in Monroe County can take advantage of early voting. Early voting is strongly encouraged because it shortens the lines for other voters on Election Day. We are expecting a record turnout on this Election Day, so it is very likely that the lines will be long on Nov. 4. Nearly 11,000 people on campus registered to vote this fall, compared to less than 3,000 people in 2004. It is crucial that these new voters make it to the polls and have their vote counted!

GPSO Officer Elections

The Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) invites members of the graduate and professional student community to apply for its officer positions for the 2009-10 academic year. The GPSO Moderator position is a funded, Student Academic Appointee (SAA), with a tuition fee remission, health insurance and salaries during the academic year and summer. The Moderator is a 20 hour per week position. The GPSO Assistant Moderator, Treasurer, Parliamentarian and Liaison all receive small semester-based stipends. Each position works on average five hours per week. All new officers will begin their terms in May 2009 and end their terms April 2010. Elections for new officers are at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, in the Grad Pad (IMU M088). Please contact Amanda Meglemre ( for more detailed descriptions of all the positions.

Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition

The 2008-09 Sherman Minton Moot Court oral arguments continue 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.

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.

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 20 cards for $18. To order cards, please contact Amanda Meglemre at

BAR/BRI Registration

Register for BAR/BRI 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.

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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