Indiana Law Annotated for April 2, 2012

April 2, 2012

This Week in the Law School

Center for Law, Society, and Culture Colloquium

Tuesday at noon.

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies Symposium

Commemorating its 20th anniversary. Events begin Wednesday and continue through Friday.


Several organizations are holding elections this week for next year's officers.


Monday, April 2

Career Choices: Diversity in the Workplace

Laurie Robinson, JD'98, joins us to discuss diversity in the workplace. She is the senior vice president and assistant general counsel at CBS and is the founder and CEO of Corporate Counsel Women of Color. Pizza will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. You can also sign up for small group sessions with Ms. Robinson on Symplicity. Room 125, noon.

Phi Alpha Delta Elections

Phi Alpha Delta will be holding elections to choose officers for the coming 2012-2013 academic year. Choosing new officers is very important to Phi Alpha Delta, so all members are encouraged to attend. If you are interested in running for a position, please email and indicate the position you are interested in. Lunch will be served at the elections. Room 120, 12:05.

Lexis/Nexis Training

Attend LexisNexis Think Like a Lawyer training to earn your Lexis professional research skills certification and learn how to avoid running up a big bill by mistake. Attending the session gets you 1,300 points, a Lexis travel mug (while supplies last), a shot to win a $250 J. Crew gift card, a chance to win one of two Kindle Fires, and the possibility of winning one free round-trip ticket to anywhere in the continental United States on American Airlines. Room 216, 10:00. Repeats at 11:00.

BLSA Elections

Elections for the new executive board. Room 121, noon.


Tuesday, April 3

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

Professor Daniel Kelly of the Department of Philosophy at Purdue University will present the talk, "Using the Yuck Factor: What Roles Should Disgust be Given in Our Society?" Room 335, noon.

Women's Law Caucus Meeting and Elections

Even if you are not running for office, please come and vote. Room 125, noon.

Environmental Law Society Elections

It's time for ELS members to elect the 2012-13 executive board. Please come out to choose who will lead our organization next year. This is one of the most important meetings of the year, so make sure your voice is heard by attending to cast your votes! Visit the ELS website if you have questions, or e-mail Jennifer Lorentz at Room 120, 12:05.

"Are Pregnant Women Persons? Reproductive Justice in the Transvaginal Age"

Law Students for Reproductive Justice, the Feminist Law Forum, and the American Constitution Society proudly present Lynn Paltrow, Founder and Executive Director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women. Ms. Paltrow will discuss NAPW's work on the case of Bei Bei Shuai, an Indiana woman charged with murder and attempted feticide after a suicide attempt. She will discuss issues of law surrounding the case and the broader context of NAPW's mission to protect the rights and human dignity of all women, particularly pregnant and parenting women. Room 121, noon.

Symplicity User/Info Sessions

Join OCPD for a software tutorial that will enable you to use the Career Services Management System more effectively. This will include how to bid for fall on-campus interviewing. Lunch will be provided to those who sign up on Symplicity for the noon session. Room 123, noon and 4:00.

CLS Bible Study

Room 214, noon.


Wednesday, April 4

Lexis/Nexis Training

Repeat of April 2. Room 216, 11:00 and noon.

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies Twentieth Anniversary Symposium:
"Globalization: The Next Twenty Years"

Everyone is invited to IJGLS's twentieth anniversary symposium, "Globalization: The Next Twenty Years," which begins with a panel on Global Lawyering on at 4:30 pm in the Moot Court Room, with a reception to follow in the faculty lounge. The symposium will continue on Thursday, April 5 and Friday April 6. For more information on specific panels and events please visit our website. Please contact Karen Wrenbeck at with any questions.


Thursday, April 5

Career Choices: Representing Individual Plaintiffs in Injury Cases

Please join Betsy Greene, JD'82, and Roger Pardieck, JD'63, to learn more about careers in personal injury law. Pizza will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. You can also sign up for small group sessions with Ms. Greene and Mr. Pardieck on Symplicity. Room 125, noon.


Friday, April 6

Women in Law Day Practitioners' Panel

The Feminist Law Forum is hosting Women in Law Day, when women high school students visit the Law School to explore career options. Everyone is invited to a practitioners' panel consisting of Inge Van der Cruysse, JD'04, interim chief of staff at the Law School; Jane Seigel, Indiana Judicial Center; Jessica Merkel, JD'06, Bunger & Robertson; and Julie McGinnis, Middleway House. Room 214, 9:30-11:30.

Career Choices: Practicing in a Large Firm

Please join attorneys Alan Baron of Seyfarth Shaw and Tony Prather, JD'83, of Barnes & Thornburg to learn more about careers in large law firms. Pizza will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. You can also sign up for small group sessions with Mr. Baron and Mr. Prather on Symplicity. Room 125, noon.

Law and Drama Society Presents The Complete History of America (Abridged)

Come see the Law and Drama Society's spring play, The Complete History of America (Abridged). Tickets will be sold during lunch at a table in the lobby and at the door for $3. Doors at 7, play starts promptly at 7:30. Moot Court Room.


Saturday, April 7

Law and Drama Society Presents The Complete History of America (Abridged)

Repeat presentation of April 6.

OWLS Easter Egg Hunt

Come have some family fun at the OWLS Easter egg hunt. Two egg hunts will be available. Younger children (under 5) can hunt for eggs on the grass near the side patio of the Law Building. Older children (5 and up) will hunt for eggs in the patio area. Please remember to bring your Easter basket! Assemble at 10:45 in the main lobby; fun starts at 11.


Faculty News

Conservation Law Center Prevails at the Indiana Supreme Court

The CLC, with staff attorney Jeff Hyman as lead counsel, has prevailed in a case that has repercussions for advocacy organizations throughout Indiana. The case came before the Indiana Supreme Court after the plaintiff, Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation (IKEC), appealed the ruling of the Court of Appeals that IKEC could not relitigate whether environmental groups can initiate administrative proceedings on behalf of aggrieved members, an issue that had been decided in 2005. In his oral argument before the Supreme Court on March 15, Jeff defended the finality of the 2005 decision and addressed the Justices' broader questions regarding associational standing. On March 22, the Supreme Court, upon consideration of the oral arguments, issued an order reversing its decision to grant transfer, thereby denying IKEC's petition and reinstating the opinion of the Court of Appeals favorable to CLC's clients.

Prof. Seth Lahn delivered a talk on March 3 at Harvard Law School on the topic, "Reports From the Field: What Studying Reflective Essays Empirically Can Tell Us About Student Externship Experience," as part of the Externships 6 Conference.

Prof. Amy Applegate and Prof. Seth Lahn participated in the Indiana Supreme Court's Access to Justice workshop on March 22 and 23 in Indianapolis, convened to study whether or not Indiana should join other states in creating a permanent Access to Justice Commission.



Student Bar Association Elections

Current 1Ls and 2Ls are eligible to run for SBA representative. Nominate a classmate from April 2-April 6. Nominations will be collected on Friday, April 6 at 5 p.m. The students who chose to accept their nomination will receive further election rules on Sunday, April 8. Vote for your favorite candidates during the week of April 9. Elections results party will follow on Thursday, April 12. Best of Luck!

ISBA Conference Scholarships Available

If you are interested in attending the Indiana State Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Conference and would like to apply for a scholarship, please stop by OCPD and pick up an application. The conference is May 31 - June 2 and scholarship applications are due April 15.

Save the Date: Lunch Talk with Karyn Temple Claggett

Karyn Temple Claggett, Senior Counsel for Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Copyright Office, will be here on Monday, April 9. Ms. Claggett's visit is co-sponsored by the Law School's Center for Intellectual Property Research. Room 125, noon.

Barristers' Ball Tickets on Sale Now!

Two weeks until Barristers' Ball! This is the last week to buy tickets on line or at the table in the lobby all week. For more information, go to

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