Indiana Law Annotated for February 1, 2010 (38:3)

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The Office of Career & Professional Development offers two information sessions on upcoming spring break networking opportunities. The first will be held Monday, Feb. 1, from noon to 1 p.m., while the second session (a repeat of Monday's) will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Interested in learning about careers in public interest law? PILF and OCPD are sponsoring a public interest law information session and reception on Thursday, Feb. 4. The fair, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., will be followed by a reception and networking opportunities.



OCPD Spring Break Information Session

It is time to start planning your spring break and the Office of Career & Professional Development is here to help. Once again OCPD is setting up spring break trips to Washington, D.C. and New York that will allow students to meet employers. Dean Michael Keller will provide details concerning the trips — including an outline of potential visits — and take your suggestions on where you want to go and answer any questions. This information session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in room 124. RSVP on Symplicity. A repeat of this event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 2, for those unable to attend Monday's session.



State of the Protective Order Project Meeting

The POP will be holding a meeting on Tuesday at noon in room 122. Food will be served as we discuss POP updates and success stories from last semester. We would also like to get any feedback you might want to share. If you are interested in volunteering for POP but did not attend training at the beginning of the school year, this is a great opportunity to learn more about what we do. If there is enough interest, we can arrange to have another condensed training session. The meeting should last about 30 minutes. We hope to see you there!

Law Students for Reproductive Justice February Meeting

Join the Law Students for Reproductive Justice for our first meeting of the semester to hear about and get involved in our upcoming events! We will be meeting from noon to 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, in room 120. Lunch will be provided. You can also find us on Facebook: LSRJ (Indiana Law Chapter).

OCPD Spring Break Information Session

If you are unable to attend Monday's spring break information session, the Office of Career & Professional Development will host a repeat on Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in room 120. RSVP on Symplicity.



B547 Information Workshop

Internships with the Marine Corps' Judge Advocate Division will be discussed on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. in room 214. RSVP on Symplicity.



Career Choices: State and Local Government

The Office of Career & Professional Development's Career Choices Series continues on Thursday by featuring alumni currently working in the public interest and legal aid fields. Come hear from Josh Abel, JD'05, and Tom Frohman, JD'83, as they discuss their experiences working outside of traditional law firms. Thursday's event takes place from noon to 1 p.m. in room 122, and will be limited to the first 85 students who RSVP on Symplicity.

PILF Information Fair and Reception

Join the Public Interest Law Foundation student team and OCPD to learn about legal careers in the public interest realm during the PILF Information Fair and Reception. Thursday's information fair will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in room 121 and the faculty lounge. The information fair will be followed by a networking reception with refreshments.



Women's Law Caucus Auction

The annual Women's Law Caucus Auction takes place Friday, Feb. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bluebird. The proceeds benefit the Middle Way House and the Protective Order Project. Auction packages include "greatest hits" of favorites from years past. Assemble your bidding groups now and come out to bid and support a great cause. The packages are listed on Facebook. Take advantage of the event's discussion feature; it's great for finding group members. There will also be about $4,000 of gift certificates and merchandise from Bloomington businesses available for low "buy it now" prices, but the faculty packages really make this a one-of-a-kind event. The Bluebird will have specials and pizza available, as well as free Qdoba quesadillas on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6 p.m.



On Jan. 21, Professor Leandra Lederman presented her article entitled "A Tisket, A Tasket: Basketing and Corporate Tax Shelters" at the SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas.

Professor David Fidler recently co-authored "India Wants to Join the Non-Proliferation Treaty as a Weapon State" in YaleGlobal Online.



The Financial Crisis: Will More Stimulus and Regulation Save Our Economy?

Stimulus, bailouts, cash for clunkers, etc. Is big government getting too big or do we need it to do everything in its power to rehabilitate the economy? The Federalist Society invites you to a head-to-head debate — sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation — between two outstanding economists: Fred Smith, president and founder of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and Martin Spechler, PhD, professor of economics at Indiana University. The event, on Monday, Feb. 8, at noon, will be moderated by Indiana Law Professor Timothy Lynch. The panel will be held in the Moot Court Room.

Rapheal M. Prevot Barrister's Ball on Feb. 12

Lights! Camera! Action! BLSA would like to invite you to the Raphael M. Prevot Jr. Barrister's Ball on Friday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. inside the Indiana Memorial Union's Alumni Hall. This year's theme is "Old Hollywood," so get dressed to impress even Hollywood's brightest stars. This year we have a brand new menu with dessert. Tickets are $40 for students and $50 for non-students. Tickets are on sale now during the lunch hour!

The Great Health Care Debate: Is Nationalized Health Care the Cure for America?

The Black Law Students Association, Federalist Society, and Health Law Society will co-host a debate panel on health care, sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation. Is President Obama's plan sound policy or bad medicine? Debaters will include Doug Bandow, senior fellow at the Cato Institute; Neville Cox, director of post graduate teaching and learning at Trinity College Dublin School of Law; and Indiana Law Professor David P. Fidler. The panel, at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 16, will be moderated by Indiana Law Professor Yvonne Cripps. The event will take place in the Moot Court Room and lunch will be provided.



CLS Serving Free Coffee Today

Christian Legal Society will be serving free Pourhouse Coffee on Monday, Feb. 1, from noon to 1 p.m. in the lobby. Stop by and grab some candy and coffee!

Valentine's Grams Help Aid Haiti's Relief Efforts

Love is in the air! The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) will be selling Valentine's Day grams from Monday, Feb. 1, to Tuesday, Feb. 9, during the noon lunch hour. We will place the Gram in the mailbox of your Valentine on Thursday, February 11th. A portion of the proceeds will go to Haiti relief efforts.

Elizondo, Cassidy, Conroy Participate in Williams Moot Court

Amanda Elizondo, Kyle Cassidy, and Katelyn Conroy, all 2Ls, participated in the Williams Institute Moot Court Competition at UCLA on Jan. 30. The students' participation was supported by Lambda Law and the LGBT Alumni Advisory Board. The Williams Institute Moot Court Competition is the only national competition dedicated exclusively to the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity law. The competition provides an opportunity for competitors to write an appellate brief on a current legal topic and to argue the case before a panel of judges. The competition is designed to promote and recognize the finest oral and written advocacy on a significant problem in sexual orientation and gender identity law. This year's problem questioned whether a law that allows doctors to refuse to provide gender transition-related services to transgender persons on religious grounds is a violation of either the Equal Protection Clause or the Establishment Clause.

Bible Study Group

The Christian Legal Society has changed its Bible study time for this semester. CLS is holding weekly Bible study and prayer on Tuesdays at noon in room 215 of the Law School. Unsure if you'd like to attend Bible study? Have prayer requests or questions about God? Feel free to email requests, questions, or needs to Katie Khan at Prayer requests presented to the study group will remain confidential unless otherwise requested.

Admissions Tour Guides Needed

The admissions office is expecting an increase in the number of prospective student visitors this semester and will need additional assistance from tour guides. Tour guide responsibilities include escorting prospective students to a class and providing a tour of the Law School building. This is a great way to participate in the building of next year's class. If you are interested in serving as a tour guide, please contact Dani Weatherford, director of recruitment, at, to schedule a short training session.

Announcing the 2010 Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition

Sponsored by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), this writing competition on copyright law is open to all second- and third-year students at Indiana Law. Two awards ($600 and $250) may be given at each participating law school, and those winning papers will then be forwarded on to the national competition. Students interested in the competition must contact Professor Marshall Leaffer at For additional information, see Additional writing competitions are posted on the contests board across from room 022. A number of Indiana Law students have won previous writing competitions with awards as great as $4,000.

Report Your Pro Bono Hours For Graduation Recognition

All students who reported pro bono hours during the fall 2009 semester should have received an email indicating total hours reported for fall 2009. If you did not receive an email, or believe that your total hours are incorrect, please email Judy Reckelhoff and Megan Mullett, Pro Bono Fellows, at As a reminder: to receive graduation recognition, current 3Ls must report a minimum of 20 pro bono hours for the 2009-10 school year. (Current 2Ls must report a minimum of 40 hours before they graduate, and current 1Ls must report a minimum of 60 hours before they graduate.) Questions? Email:

ILA Submissions

The Indiana Law Annotated (ILA) is published every Monday while school is in session with news about the coming week. Information and articles for the ILA should be submitted to by Thursday at noon for inclusion in Monday's edition. Length of submission is limited to 150 words, unless otherwise approved. If you have questions about an item appearing in the ILA, please contact James Boyd (; phone 856-1497).

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 Max Exter 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.