Indiana Law Annotated for Dec. 1, 2008 (35:13)


Good luck preparing for final exams. The ILA is signing off until our next issue in January 2009.



Lambda Law, Indiana Equality, and Lunch

Please join the Lambda Law Society for a presentation by Mark St. John, Statehouse lobbyist for Indiana Equality. The discussion and pizza lunch will be at noon in room 124.

St. John will discuss the impact of the recent election results on issues of concern to the LGBT community, as well as I.E.'s plans for the upcoming session of the Indiana General Assembly. His presentation will cover I.E.'s work with Lambda Legal, the ACLU, AFL-CIO, AFSCME, and others to enact state and local non-discrimination laws, and he will share how you can get involved in I.E.'s statewide efforts.

Indiana Equality is the non-partisan organization working to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Indiana. I.E. facilitates and coordinates efforts of the LGBT and allied community that are directed to research, education, and community mobilization. For more information on the presentation, contact Lambda Law's co-chairs Troy Liggett ( or Kathleen Bates (



The Uncertainty of Death and Taxes

Archana Sridhar, Assistant Dean for Research and Special Projects, is giving a talk at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies as part of their "Platicas" series. The talk, titled "The Uncertainty of Death and Taxes: Tax Reform and Nonprofit Regulation in Postwar Guatemala," is at noon at La Casa on 7th Street.



In the past month, Professor Charles Geyh has published three articles: "Methods of Judicial Selection and Their Impact on Judicial Independence," Daedalus (Fall, 2008); "The Endless Judicial Selection Debate and its Implications for an Independent Judiciary," 21 Geo J. Leg. Ethics 1259 (2008); and "Straddling the Fence between Truth and Pretense: The Role of Law and Preference in Judicial Decision-making and the Future of Judicial Independence," 22 Notre Dame J. of L., Ethics & Pub. Pol. 435 (2008). He and W. William Hodes, who were co-reporters to the ABA Commission that revised the Model Code of Judicial Conduct in 2007, have published a monograph titled "Reporters' Notes to the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct" (ABA Press 2008). In addition, Geyh has recently spoken at the annual meetings of the Federalist Society on federal judicial discipline, and at the American Judicature Society on judicial disqualification.

On Nov. 21, Professor Leandra Lederman presented her article entitled "W(h)ither Economic Substance?" at the National Tax Association's 101st Annual Conference on Taxation in Philadelphia.



FLS Shirt Sale

The Family Law Society (FLS) will be having a holiday family shirt sale. This is a great idea to get a head start on your holiday shopping! Polo shirts will be available for $25, and are available in crimson, black, navy, purple, and forest green. The following sizes are available: S, M, L, and XL. The polos will have IU's logo and one of the following words on the front left side: "IU Law Dad," "IU Law Mom," or "IU Law Grandparent." Onesies for babies will also be available for $15, or 2 for $20. These will be available in fuchsia, pink, lavender, baby blue, and grass. Size information is available at The onesies include the following logo centered in the front: "IU law baby." Kids T-shirts will also be available for $12, or 2 for $20. They will be available in crimson, lime, kelly green, teal, hot pink, royal blue, black, navy, orange, and purple. Sizes available are XS, S, M, L, or XL. The T-shirts include on the front "Future IU Law Student" and on the back "Family Law Society."

PDP Toy Drive

Phi Delta Phi (PDP) is conducting its annual toy drive for donations for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Campaign. A bin for donations has been placed in front of the library. Please donate new, unwrapped toys during November and December to be distributed to needy children in the community. If you’re interested in volunteering or would like to know more, please contact Amanda Meglemre at

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

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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