Indiana Law Annotated for October 31, 2011

October 31, 2011

This Week in the Law School

IP Practitioner-in-residence

David Rose, JD'70, will speak Monday at noon.

Proposition 8 Judge Lecture

Hon. Vaughn Walker, Thursday.

Milton Stewart Fellows Applications Now Available

See "Announcements" if you are interested in a summer fellowship in Brazil, China, India, or Korea.


Monday, October 31

Trick or Treat!

Older and Wiser Law Students (OWLS) is excited to announce trick-or-treating for children of students, faculty, and staff. Bring your kids to the student lounge at 3:30. Trick-or-treating at faculty offices begins after everyone has gathered, followed by a children's costume parade at 5:00 in the lobby. Light dinner in the student lounge afterwards.

Phi Delta Phi Blood Drive

The American Red Cross and Phi Delta Phi are holding a blood drive. For your convenience, we are offering the ability to schedule your appointment online. Please click here and enter the sponsor code 2371, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule your blood donation appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome. For more information, please contact Jared Chester ( Student lounge, 11:00-3:00.

Intellectual Property Association: Practitioner-in-residence

Join David Rose, JD'70, a distinguished intellectual property lawyer and partner in Conley Rose PC, Houston. Lunch. Room 213, noon.

Film: An Inconvenient Truth

In keeping with the National Black Law Students' Association commitment to environmental justice, join BLSA members for a showing of An Inconvenient Truth, a film exploring global warming. Room 125, 6:30-8:30.


Tuesday, November 1

No events scheduled.


Wednesday, November 2

Semester Abroad Information Session

Information about studying abroad for a semester for 1Ls and 2Ls. Room 124, noon.

Trial Competition Call-out

Room 121, noon.


Thursday, November 3

CLS Bible Study

Room 213, noon.

Lecture by Hon. Vaughn R. Walker: "On the Bench and in the Game"

Hon. Vaughn R. Walker was a federal district court judge for 21 years. Among other interesting and controversial cases he decided, he struck down California's Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage. While Judge Walker will not be at liberty to discuss the Proposition 8 case because it is still on appeal, he will offer other fascinating insights from his years on the bench. Professor Geyh and Professor Judy Failer from the Department of Political Science will provide commentary. Sponsored by the LGBT Alumni Board; the Center for Law, Society, and Culture; OUTlaw; College of Arts and Sciences; University Graduate School; Office of Affirmative Action; Indiana Memorial Union Board; and Out at Kelley. Moot Court Room, 3:00; reception following.


Friday, November 4

Is the International Criminal Court an Obstacle to Peace?

Join the Federalist Society and International Law Society at noon on Friday, November 4 for lunch and a discussion exploring "Whether the International Criminal Court is an Obstacle to Peace?" Professor Ronald Rychlak of University of Mississippi School of Law will argue that it is, and Professor Waters will offer commentary. Room 122, noon.

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium Lecture: Prof. Hoffmann

A lecture by Professor Joseph L. Hoffmann, Harry Pratter Professor of Law, on Academic Legal Scholarship. Room 120, noon.

Phi Delta Phi Initiation

Room 123, 7:00-9:00 p.m.


Saturday, November 5

No events scheduled.



Milton Stewart Fellows Applications Now Available

1L and 2L students interested in the 2012 Milton Stewart Fellows Summer Internship Project, which includes overseas internship opportunities in Brazil, China, India or Korea, are invited to apply starting now and running through December 19, 2011. A limited number of positions are available in each country. Applications are available 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 being a Stewart Fellow 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.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Trip

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund invites you to the annual Pumpkin Party at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center on Saturday, November 5th. The Exotic Feline Rescue Center is a sanctuary to over 225 exotic cats (including lions, tigers, leopards, and more). During this tour, you will have the opportunity to see these animals up close and personal while they are playing with pumpkins. If you are interested in attending, email Alezah Trigueros at for information.

Movember: Supporting Men's Health Research

You may notice a few law students growing moustaches this month. Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men's health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple: Start Movember 1st clean-shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month. The moustache becomes the ribbon for men's health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for cancers that affect men. Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days. If you are interested in participating, or making a donation in support of those participating, please contact Mario Treto at or go to Movember's website.

BLSA Gong Show

The Black Law Students' Association invites you to The Gong Show on Wednesday, November 3 at Serendipity Martini Bar at 8:30 pm. The Gong Show is an annual talent show showcasing the best of the Law School talents. Tickets will be on sale during the lunch hour this week $5 (pre-sale) and $7 (at the door).

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. Remaining times are:

Monday, October 31: noon to 9 p.m. (room 222)

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.

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