Indiana Law Annotated for February 20, 2012

February 20, 2012

This Week in the Law School

Academic Planning Sessions

It's time to start thinking about next semester — and graduation. Choose one of several sessions this week.

Country Talk: The Philippines

Come hear about legal education and the practice of law in Emily Sanchez-Salcedo's home country. Monday at noon.

Singing for Summer Salaries

Bring your checkbook and vote for the vocal stylings of your favorite professor. Proceeds benefit PILF. Tuesday at noon.

Career Planning Events

Five this week, courtesy of our alumni and OCPD.

Sherman Minton Moot Court Final Argument

The final round of the Sherman Minton Moot Court competition will begin Friday at 7 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. The argument is open to the public. A reception will follow.


Monday, February 20

Academic Planning Sessions

Dean Fromm and Dean Matthews will hold several academic planning sessions this week. The purpose of these sessions is to provide information (with handouts) about graduation requirements, bar preparation coverage, and general scheduling matters to help you plan your course schedules for your remaining semesters. Although attendance at ONE of these is optional, you must attend one in order to schedule an individual follow-up advising session with one of us. This foundational information will be most immediately helpful for you as you plan your fall class schedule; registration for 1Ls will be in early April. Each session lasts 45 to 50 minutes. Room 121, 11:00.

"Will the Arab Spring become Democracy's Winter?"

The Federalist Society invites you to attend a presentation by David Forte of Cleveland State University Marshall College of Law. Chick-fil-A will be served. Room 121, noon.

Country Talk: The Philippines

SJD candidate Emily Sanchez Salcedo will give a presentation on legal education and legal practice in her home country. Filipino-inspired lunch will be served. Room 213, noon.

Non-Legal Career Workshop

Please join OCPD Directors Caroline Dowd-Higgins and Kate Caldwell to learn more about non-legal careers that you may be interested in. A JD is one of the most versatile degrees there is, so come learn how to market yourself to non-legal employers. RSVP on Symplicity. Room 335, 3:30.


Tuesday, February 21

Singing for Summer Salaries

PILF's annual fundraising event for scholarships for law students. The professor who earns the most money in donations will have to perform a song at the end of the lunch hour. Contestants: Profs. Fuentes-Rohwer, Geyh, Hughes, Lahn, Leaffer, Lederman, Madeira, Need, Orenstein, Reichard. Auction packages from local businesses will also be sold. All proceeds go to PILF summer fellowships. Moot Court Room, noon.

CLS Bible Study

Room 214, noon.

Student Trial Advocacy Board Election Call-Out

The Student Trial Advocacy Board will be having a call-out meeting to inform all 2Ls about the election process and application for next year's board. Room 125, noon.

Academic Planning Sessions

See Monday, February 20 for details. Room 121, 4:00.

Clerkship Series: Judicial Clerkship Reception

Discuss clerkships with your law school professors who have completed them and gain insights from their experiences. This is geared to 2Ls who are beginning the clerkship application process. Please RSVP on Symplicity. Faculty lounge, 4:30 p.m.


Wednesday, February 22

Academic Planning Sessions

See Monday, February 20 for details. Room 121, noon.

Pro Bono Immigration Project (PIP): Intake and Research Training

Tim Winn of Catholic Charities Indianapolis will provide useful background information for PIP members interested in client intake and researching immigration and asylum issues. Room 121, 4:30-5:30 p.m.


Thursday, February 23

Please join Ted Waggoner, JD'78, Corinne Finnerty, JD'81, and Tom Stonecipher, JD'74, to learn more about practicing law in small firms in a solo setting. Pizza will be provided for those who RSVP on Symplicity. Room 125, noon.

Academic Planning Sessions

See Monday, February 20 for details. Room 121, 1:15 and 4:00.

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

Professor Eric A. Feldman of the University of Pennsylvania Law School will present the talk, "The Fukushima Disaster: Law, Politics, and Compensation in Japan." Room 122, 4:00.

Intellectual Property Association Reception

Join us for this wonderful opportunity to network with IP lawyers as you prepare for the 2012 Loyola Patent Law Interview Fair. This is a great opportunity to network with professionals in your field and hone your skills to be at your best for the job fair. All students should dress professionally. RSVP on Symplicity. Room 335, 8:00 p.m.


Friday, February 24

Career Choices: Representing Clients in Litigation

Please join attorneys Mary Larimore, JD'80 and Bryan Babb, JD'99, to learn more about careers in litigation. Pizza will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Room 125, noon.

Academic Planning Sessions

See Monday, February 20 for details. Room 121, 1:15.

Sherman Minton Moot Court Final Argument

The final round of the Sherman Minton Moot Court competition will begin at 7 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. The Maurer School of Law hosts distinguished judges from across the state of Indiana. The argument is open to the public. The competition is sponsored by Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. A reception will follow.


Saturday, February 25

Minority Law Day

The Law School is again hosting Minority Law Day, featuring representatives from 10 law schools around the country. If you know of high school students or college freshmen or sophomores who are thinking about law school, please encourage them to attend. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Reservation requested at


Faculty News

The University of Colorado Law Review just published Professor Fischman's latest article, "The Story of Kleppe v. New Mexico: The Sagebrush Rebellion as Un-Cooperative Federalism." His co-author is a recent graduate some might remember, Jeremiah Williamson, JD'10, who is now an assistant attorney general in Wyoming. The article explains how assertion of federal power advancing national conservation objectives collided with traditional, local economic interests on public lands in the 1970s. It connects that history with current approaches to natural resources federalism. You can read an abstract or download the pdf of the article.

On February 2, 2012, Prof. Leandra Lederman presented her paper titled "Measured Tax Enforcement" (co-authored with Ted Sichelman) in the Tax Policy Colloquium at the University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law. She spent two weeks at Florida Law School as the Visiting Tax Research Scholar.



LLSA, SALDF Selling Padfolios

Make a great first impression for your future job interviews. Order a professional padfolio bearing the IU Maurer School of Law name. Representatives will be at tables in the lobby this week (February 20th-February 24th) during the lunch hour. Leather padfolios will be sold by the Latino Law Student Association for $25. A non-leather alternative will be offered by the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund for $18.

International Law Society Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser

The International Law Society is hosting its annual trivia night fundraiser at Brothers on Thursday, Feb 23rd, at 7pm. Come compete against fellow law students and professors! Tickets are $8 for members;$10 for non-members. Appetizers are included. You can register as a team of 5-6 or as a free agent and placed in a team.Prizes will be given for winners and best costume/international dress. For more information come to our table in the lobby during lunch or email us at Registration deadline is February 22.

Discussion Panel: Is Affirmative Action Headed Back to the Supreme Court?

In celebration of Black History Month, the Black Law Students' Association and the Latino Law Students' Association invite you to attend our discussion panel on the University of Texas at Austin's use of affirmative action in its admissions policy. UT reintroduced race into its admissions process in 2003 following the Grutter v. Bollinger decision. In 2008, a federal district court ruled in favor of the school's affirmative action policy. The Fifth Circuit unanimously affirmed the decision.

The panel will consist of Prof. Bell, Prof. Conkle, Prof. Fuentes-Rohwer, and Prof. Johnsen. Prof. Brown will serve as the moderator. Some of the issues that will be discussed are critical mass and under-representation; whether the Supreme Court is likely to grant certiorari; how the case will likely be decided; and the effect the case may have on minority groups such African-Americans and Hispanics. Monday, February 27, Moot Court Room, noon.

Telecommunications Moot Court Team Advances to Semifinals

The Federal Communications Law Journal is proud to congratulate its members representing the Indiana University Maurer School of Law at the National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition in Washington D.C. Members of the team included Meg Burton, Darrian Campbell, Joe Fuschetto, Jon Levy, Cale O'Brien, and Natalie Jones. A special congratulations to Burton, Campbell, and Fuschetto for advancing to the semifinal round; great job on demonstrating your excellent oral and written advocacy skills!

Contact Your SBA

Do you have a question or comment for the Student Bar Association? New ideas to share? The Student Bar Association is here to serve you! Please contact us with your thoughts.

Pack a Backpack

Please help BLSA provide school items for children survivors of the devastation in Joplin, Missouri! Throughout the month of February, BLSA will be collecting the following items to fill several backpacks for first grade children: colored pencils, markers, washable markers, no. 2 pencils, pens, pocket folders, erasers, spiral notebooks, facial tissues and 3 x 5 notecards. Boxes will be located in front of the library and in front of the BLSA office. The deadline to donate items is March 8, 2012. The donation of any of these items would be greatly appreciated!

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