Indiana Law Annotated for September 26, 2011

September 26, 2011

This Week in the Law School

Career Choices

Several alumni are visiting this week to give advice and take your questions.

Moot Court Bailiffs

Bailiffs are needed for this fall's arguments. Attend a meeting on Tuesday to learn more.

PILF Softball Tournament

PILF's "epic" tournament is Saturday. Funds raised go to support interns in public-interest jobs.


Monday, September 26

No events scheduled.


Tuesday, September 27

Career Choices: Medium-Sized Firms

Panelists: Marianne Mitten Owen, JD'91, Stuart & Branigan (Lafayette); Jessica Merkel, JD'06, Bunger & Robertson (Bloomington); Nick Gahl, JD'08, Stewart & Irwin (Indianapolis).

Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity 24 hours in advance. All students are encouraged to come. Room 125, noon.

Ms. Owen has also agreed to hold morning information sessions for 2 & 3L students who are interested. See the times on Symplicity to sign up.

Moot Court Bailiff Call-out Meeting

The 2011-2012 Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition Board seeks students to serve as bailiffs for the fall 2011 arguments. Please attend this meeting to sign up and receive instructions. Bailiffs play a key role in carrying out a successful moot court competition. All 1L students are welcome and encouraged to participate. Any 2Ls who are not participating in the competition are also eligible. Room 121, noon.


Wednesday, September 28

Indiana State Bar Association Panel Lunch

If you are considering a legal career in the state of Indiana, you should take advantage of the tremendous resources of the ISBA during your law school tenure and beyond. Come and hear a vibrant panel of Indiana attorneys talk about their respective career paths and how ISBA has proven helpful. The panelists will speak briefly about their practice or position, their involvement with the ISBA, and how involvement in a bar association helped them in their current position. They will also discuss the anxiety students face in the job search. Pizza courtesy of ISBA. Room 213, noon. RSVP on Symplicity 24 hours in advance.

  • Holly M. Harvey, JD'97, Bunger & Robertson, Bloomington
  • Clayton C. Miller, JD'93, Bamberger Foreman Oswald & Hahn LLP, Indianapolis
  • Dean Frank Motley, Maurer School of Law
  • Marianne Mitten Owen, JD'91, Stuart & Branigin, Lafayette


Thursday, September 29

Christian Legal Society Bible Study

Bring your lunch and enjoy the company of others while going through passages of the Bible. All are welcome. Room 213, noon.

Center for Law, Society and Culture Colloquium Series: "Whither Law & Society's Activist Agenda?"

Alasdair Roberts of the Suffolk University Law School will present the talk, "Democracy or Discipline? Economic Globalization and the Architecture of Government." Roberts is the Jerome L. Rappaport Professor of Law and Public Policy at Suffolk University Law School and Faculty Director of the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service. Professor Roberts writes extensively on problems of governance, law and public policy and has published several books, including, The Logic of Discipline: Global Capitalism and the New Architecture of Government and Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age, for which he was awarded the 2006 Brownlow Book Award from the U.S. National Academy of Public Administration. Room 335, 4:00 p.m.


Friday, September 30

ISIP Info Session for International Graduate Students

Info session about the NYU School of Law International Student Internship Program (ISIP) for graduate students. Room 120, noon.

Northwestern Law School Tax Program

The tax program at the Northwestern University Law School offers you an opportunity to develop an expertise in all aspects of taxation through the LL.M. in taxation and J.D./LL.M. in taxation joint degree programs. David Cameron, Associate Director of the Tax Program, will describe the curriculum and degree requirements and answer questions. This presentation is open to first, second, and third year students. Lunch will be served to those who RSVP on Symplicity 24 hours in advance. Room 213, noon.


Saturday, October 1

PILF Softball Tournament

The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will be hosting its epic annual Softball Tournament on Saturday, October 1st, at 12 p.m. in Bryan Park. Cost is $10 per person to play and eat or $5 per person to watch and eat. Visit the PILF table during the lunch hour for more information. You can gather a whole team, sign up individually or even sign up to volunteer the day of as umps, set-up, etc. Team sign-up forms are on the PILF bulletin board and at the PILF table during lunch. Proceeds will support law students with unpaid summer internships in public interest jobs. Check out the Facebook event or the PILF blog for more information.



Horizons of Knowledge Lecture: Seeking Asylum: Refugee Deportation in the United States

Hope Karekezi is a workshop leader for the American Civil Liberties Union and a mother of three. Joined by Christie Popp, directing attorney from the Immigrants and Language Rights Center at Indiana Legal Services, Karekezi will narrate her experience fighting legal battles in the United States immigration system. The panel will then lead a discussion on refugee issues. Join us for a conversation about immigration, deportation, and the politics of asylum. Sponsored by a Horizons of Knowledge Grant, the Department of History, the Department of American Studies, the African Studies Program, the Graduate Students in African Studies, and the Hutton Honors College. Hutton Honors College, Great Room, 811 East Seventh. 1:00 p.m.


Now is the time to sign-up for the Law School's Ninth Annual JD/LLM Socctoberfest. This year's soccer match will take place on Friday, October 7th at 5 p.m. at Karst Farm Park, on the west side of Bloomington. It is a co-ed event that welcomes all ability levels. After the games, which will end at approximately 7:00, we will have a cookout in the area adjacent to the soccer fields. Participants, fellow students, and family are all welcome to attend. All participants will receive a Ninth Annual Socctoberfest jersey.

If you are a JD or LLM student interested in playing, please email Professor Henderson and indicate your ability level based on the following four categories:

  1. I played competitively in college or high school
  2. I know how to play and have some athletic ability
  3. I can still run and kick things
  4. I can kick things

In addition, please note if you have ever played goalie. If you are 2L or 3L, please indicate if you would be interested in serving as a team captain.


Faculty News

On September 16, 2011, Professor Leandra Lederman presented her co-authored paper, "Which Cases Settle? A Large-Scale Empirical Study of U.S. Tax Court Cases," at the Midwest Law & Economics Association meeting hosted by Professor Jeff Stake at the Maurer School of Law. The paper is co-authored with Daniel Martin Katz and Michael J. Bommarito II.

The Natural Resources Journalhas just published an article Professor Rob Fischman wrote with a wildlife biologist, Bob Adamcik, titled "Beyond Trust Species: The Conservation Potential of the National Wildlife Refuge System in the Wake of Climate Change." You can download the pdf, exactly as printed, from SSRN. The article argues against a prevailing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service theme for its programs to increase populations of an ill-defined collection of "trust species." Fischman and Adamcik propose a focus on ecological integrity for the Service's management of the national wildlife refuges. They also show, with specific examples, how the ecological integrity approach would more effectively adapt refuge conservation to climate change.

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