Indiana Law Annotated for September 27, 2010 (39:5)

This Week in the Law School

Indiana University has world-class Schools of Law and Public and Environmental Affairs. We are pleased to offer joint-degree opportunities between both schools, and we invite you to attend a reception on Wednesday to learn more about the amazing opportunities available to you if you have an interest in public and/or environmental affairs.

Millions of voters will head to the polls for November's mid-term elections. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is charged with administering and enforcing the statute that governs the financing of federal elections. Join FEC Vice-Chair Cynthia L. Bauerly, JD'98, for an in-depth perspective on campaign finance laws Thursday.

Whether you're still pining over this summer's World Cup or simply looking to get a head-start on a personal injury litigation career, Socctoberfest rolls into Karst Farm Park on Friday evening. Devised by Bill Henderson and Lisa Farnsworth, Socctoberfest allows JD and international students to break down international barriers through the game of soccer. See Friday's entry for sign-up information.


Monday, September 27

Phi Alpha Delta general board meeting. Noon. Room 121. Lunch provided.


Tuesday, September 28

Health Law Society 1L election meeting. Noon. Room 120.

Law Students for Reproductive Justice. Noon. Room 120. Lunch provided.

Can Parents Have Too Much Choice?

This coming term, the U.S. Supreme Court takes on Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn, which asks whether and to what extent religious organizations (like parochial schools) can participate in funding programs operated by governments and ostensibly open to both secular and religious organizations. The Federalist Society will be hosting a panel discussion featuring Peter Kirsanow, a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, as well as Law School professors J. Alexander Tanford and Daniel Conkle. Free Chick-Fil-A lunch will be provided.


Wednesday, September 29

Law-SPEA Joint Degree Reception

The Law School will host an informal reception for enrolled and prospective Law-SPEA joint degree students from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge (room 310). Faculty involved in advising the program will be on hand to help answer questions. This is a great opportunity for new students considering the program to talk with existing Law-SPEA students. Beverages and snacks will be served.


Thursday, September 30

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund inaugural meeting. Noon. Room 122.

Christian Legal Society Bible Study. 4:30 p.m. Room 214.

Moot Court Bailiff call-out meeting. Noon. Moot Court Room.

Recent Developments in Campaign Finance Law

Cynthia L. Bauerly, JD'98, vice-chair of the Federal Election Commission, will present "Recent Developments in Campaign Finance Law" at 2:30 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Ms. Bauerly was nominated and sworn-in as an FEC commissioner in 2008. The FEC was created in 1975 to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA), the statute that governs the financing of federal elections. The duties of the FEC, which is an independent regulatory agency, are to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections.


Friday, October 1

Andrew Sherman: Rules for Seeking Legal Employment

The Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic is pleased to welcome speaker Andrew Sherman at 2:30 p.m. in room 214. Sherman, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Jones Day and the author of 17 books on the legal and strategic aspects of business growth, franchising, capital formation, and the leveraging of intellectual property, will be speaking on "Be the Truck and Not the Squirrel: Road Rules for Seeking Legal Employment and Managing a Practice."


Once again it is time for one of the most celebrated recreational events for the Law School student body. The Eighth Annual JD/LLM Socctoberfest will take place beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Karst Farm Park, fields 1 and 2. Sign-up information for players is available online. All students plus friends and family are invited to attend the cookout, which accompanies the event.


Faculty News

Professor Sarah Jane Hughes chaired a panel at the American Bar Association's Annual Meeting in San Francisco entitled "The Mobile Gold Rush: Panning for Gold in Payments." Panelists presented the results of a survey of mobile payments providers and payments and telecommunications lawyers about their views on the regulations affecting mobile payments and regulatory obstacles to greater adoption in the United States conducted jointly by BayPay, a consortium of mobile payments providers in the Bay Area, and the ABA's Banking Law, Credit Unions, Cyberspace Law, and Uniform Commercial Code committees, and heard from industry experts on the most vexing regulatory hurdles in the U.S. Professor Hughes also served as a pro bono consultant on the appellant's brief and preparation for oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on September 21. The appeal involves a District Court's finding of qualified immunity in a Section 1983 action involving a warrantless seizure of property subject to a possessory security interest and its return to the claimant adverse to the holder of the possessory security interest without a hearing on the question of ownership.

Amb. Feisal Amin Rasoul al-Istrabadi served as part of the Iraqi delegation to the United Nations High-Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly Millennium Development Goals Summit, UN Headquarters, New York City, from September 20-22, and as a part of the Iraqi delegation to the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly, UN Headquarters, New York City, 23 September to 1 October 2010. Amb. al-Istrabadi also presented the keynote address on Iraq, "Setting the Stage: Legal Reform in Iraq" and a panel presentation, "Prospects for Consolidating Democratic Gains in Iraq and Afghanistan: The Role of the Rule of Law," to a conference, the Rule of Law in Iraq and Afghanistan: Challenges for the Coming Decade, co-hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on September 23-24.

Professor Fred Cate recently spoke at the U.S. Naval War College about the relationship of cybersecurity and cyberwar, testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the relationship between the Stored Communications Act and cloud computing, and he filed comments with the Department of Health and Human Services on its proposed modifications to the health privacy rule.

On Friday, Professor Mark E. Need will be a featured panelist at the 10th Annual Fellowship Symposium at the IU School of Law-Indianapolis. This year the symposium will focus on public entrepreneurship and state government. Professor Need will speak as part of a panel discussion on entrepreneurship in education, focusing on successful collaborative arrangements.



Student/Faculty Committee Applications Due Today

SBA is accepting applications for the student/faculty committees. You can find a copy of the application in your student mailbox. This is a great opportunity to gain leadership experience and build relationships with the faculty. Applications are due today. If you have any questions feel free to contact Alex Simpson at:

Professor Cate Seeking Research Assistant

Professor Fred Cate is looking for one or two research assistants to work on projects in health information privacy, national security and privacy, and other information privacy issues. Hours and specific projects are negotiable. If interested, please send a resume and transcript to him at, or drop them off in his box in the second-floor mailroom.

RSVP to VCIC Call-out Meeting by Friday

Interested in venture capital? A call-out meeting for the 3rd Annual IU Internal Venture Capital Investment Competition, sponsored by the Maurer School of Law's Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic and the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, will be Oct. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Root Cellar at FARMbloomington, 108 East Kirkwood Ave. The winning team from the Internal VCIC earns an expenses-paid berth in the Regional VCIC at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon, to be held in February 2011. To attend the call-out (and claim your drink ticket), you must RSVP by Friday, Oct. 1, to Indiana VCIC at: To learn more about VCIC, visit Questions? E-mail Professor Mark Need at

Nathan Burkan Essay Winners

Congratulations to Armen Boyajian, JD'10, who won first place and $600 in the Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition at our School for his essay entitled "The Sound of Money: Securing Copyright, Royalties, and Creative Progress in the Digital Music Revolution." Larissa Koshatka, class of 2011, won second place and $250 for her essay entitled "Redefining Fixation for Digital Works." Also, this is a reminder that various writing competitions are posted on the board adjacent to room 024. Polish your seminar papers and find a competition to which you may submit your paper.

1Ls Needed as Moot Court Bailiffs

The Moot Court board is currently seeking 1Ls to serve as bailiffs for the fall rounds of the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition. The time commitment is just one hour and those who participate will be entered into a drawing for a BARBRI gift certificate. If you are interested, contact the Moot Court board at

SBA Bookstore Open

The SBA bookstore is now open Monday-Friday from noon to 1 p.m. If you want to purchase your books and supplements at a great price and/or want to sell your books at a price you set, the SBA bookstore is the place for you.

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