Indiana Law Annotated for October 24, 2011

October 24, 2011

This Week in the Law School

Country Talks

Country talks resume this week, with a glimpse at the Pakistani legal system on Tuesday.

Health Care Act Mini-symposium

Join alumni and faculty for an examination of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday in honor of Professor Baude.

Town Hall with Dean Robel

Wednesday, Moot Court Room, noon.

Professor Patrick L. Baude: Memorial and Tribute

Friday, Moot Court Room, 4:30

Brazil, China, India Internship Applications Now Being Accepted

See "Announcements."


Monday, October 24

Ethics CLE for Pro Bono Attorneys

Free 60-minute CLE for attorneys who are volunteering for Lawyers in the Library as part of Celebrate Pro Bono Week. Students who are interested in volunteering are also welcome to attend. Moot Court Room, noon.

General Body Meeting for the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund is hosting a general body meeting. At this meeting, the organization will discuss ongoing and new initiatives and host a discussion of current issues in animal law. Food from Bloomington Bagel Company will be provided. Room 120, noon.

OWLS Halloween Event

Bring your kids! Student Lounge, 4-7 p.m.


Tuesday, October 25

Feminist Law Forum Meeting

Room 120, noon.

Career Choices: Mediation, Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Panelists include Amy Applegate, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Viola J. Taliaferro Family and Children Mediation Clinic; Phyllis Armstrong and Alicia Gooden, Family Practice Division, Mediation Group. RSVP on Symplicity. Pizza will be provided to those who reserve. Room 125, noon.

Country Talk: Pakistan

Muhammad Zubair, SJD Candidate, will talk about the legal systems of Pakistan. Regional foods for lunch. Room 121, noon.


Wednesday, October 26

Town Hall with Dean Robel

Join Dean Robel for an informal Q&A session about the law school, the profession, and other topics of interest. Sponsored by Student Bar Association. Moot Court Room, noon.

New York Bar Information Event

For graduate students planning to take the New York bar exam. Room 213, noon.

Michael Uslan Visit

Michael Uslan, JD'76, the producer and owner of the film rights to the Batman franchise returns to discuss issues affecting entertainment law and the movie industry. Sponsored by Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Room 123, 3:30-5:00.


Thursday, October 27

The Role of Lawyers in the Evolving Landscape of the Music Industry

Frost Brown Todd attorney A.J. Correale and Professor Robert Meitus, JD'00, will be discussing current legal issues in the music industry. Sponsored by Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Room 125, noon.

CLS Bible Study

Room 124, noon.

Environmental Law and Policy Project Meeting

An opportunity for students to learn about pro bono opportunities through Environmental Law Society and Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. Room 122, noon.

IP Colloquium

Peter Yu, Drake University Law School, on "The Graduated Response." Room 213, 1:30-3:30.

The Constitutionality of the Health Care Act: A Mini-symposium Honoring Prof. Baude

Join distinguished alumni and faculty for a discussion of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act honoring Professor Baude. Speaking in favor of the Act is James F. Fitzpatrick, JD'59; Thomas M. Fisher, JD'04 is speaking against it. Professors Geyh and Johnsen will provide commentary, and Dean Robel will introduce the speakers. The mini-symposium is sponsored by Stephen Trattner, JD'70. Moot Court Room, 3:30-5:00. Reception afterwards, faculty lounge.


Friday, October 28

US Relations with South Asia

Alyssa Ayres, Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, will lecture about US relations in South Asia and Central Asia. Room 125, noon.

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium

Weekly Friday lunch meetings of graduate students to discuss their research interests and common academic concerns. Room 120, noon.

Professor Patrick L. Baude Memorial and Tribute

Join friends and colleagues for this tribute to Professor Baude, whose scholarship and teaching made a tremendous impact on the Law School community for more than 40 years. Moot Court Room, 4:30-6:00. Reception afterwards, Faculty Lounge.


Saturday, October 29

No events scheduled.



Brazil, China, India Internship Opportunities Available

1L and 2L students interested in the overseas internship opportunities available in Brazil, China or India for the summer of 2012 are invited to apply starting now and running through December 19, 2011. A limited number of positions are available in each country. Please apply through Symplicity; select the "jobs and scholarships" tab and search for "2012 Summer Internship Abroad" or job number 4968. Application requires submission of a resume and completed application form, which includes a brief personal statement. Applicants may apply to more than one program using the same application form and should be sure to explain their interest in and preparation for taking part in these programs in the personal statement. Selected applicants will be invited to first-round interviews in late January/early February 2012. To learn more information about the programs prior to applying, please contact Ms. Lara Gose or Dean Lesley Davis in the Office of International Programs, room 220.

Composite Photo Sitting Times Announced

Students who are graduating in December 2011 and May 2012 and wish to be included in the graduation composite should sign up for a photo sitting. The sign-up process is online this year. Go to On that home page, under the quick links, choose the first option: sign up for composite portrait sitting. Follow the instructions to create a user ID and password. Then find a date and time to sign up for your portrait.

These are the only days and times available in the law school; students who miss the sittings in the law school will have to make other arrangements at their own cost with the photographer if they want to be included. All sittings are in room 222 except as noted below.

  • Tuesday, October 25: noon to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 26: noon to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 30: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Monday, October 31: noon to 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 1: noon to 9 p.m. (room 340)

Research Assistant Needed

Professor Cole is looking for a research assistant to help him survey the formal water law systems in Colorado, New Mexico, and Kenya. The only prerequisite for the job is that the student must be beyond the first year of law school. He would prefer someone who (a) has taken Professor Fischman's water law course and (b) has some familiarity with the legal system of Kenya.

Gong Show Talent Call-out

The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) will be at tables in the lobby during the lunch hour all week looking for talent for the The Gong Show, which will be held at Serendipity Martini Bar on November 3 at 8:30 p.m. The Gong Show is an annual talent show featuring the best of the Law School's talents. Tickets are $5 (in advance) and $7 (at the door). Those interested in performing can also email Ashley Rozier at

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