Indiana Law Annotated for April 9, 2012

April 9, 2012

This Week in the Law School

Faculty Teaching Awards TODAY (Monday)

Come help celebrate this important honor at noon in the main lobby.

Country Talk: Saudi Arabia

Tuesday at lunch, with regional foods.

Barristers' Ball

Friday at 7.

LGBT Perspectives

With four of our expert faculty members. Thursday at noon.


Monday, April 9

Annual Faculty Teaching Awards

Meet in the lobby to honor faculty chosen by a student committee for their achievements in the classroom. Main lobby, noon.

Lecture by Karyn Temple Claggett, Copyright Office Counsel

Karyn Temple Claggett, Senior Counsel for Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Copyright Office, will speak on "Understanding Legislative Proposals on IP Enforcement: SOPA, PIPA and the OPEN Act." Ms. Claggett's visit is co-sponsored by the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law's Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation, and the Maurer School of Law Center for Intellectual Property Research. One hour of Indiana CLE applied for. Dessert and drinks. Room 125, 3:30.

Lexis/Nexis Certification

Attend Lexis/Nexis 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 1300 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 214, 10:00-10:45. Repeats at 11:00.


Tuesday, April 10

SJD Dissertation Defense

Wanaporn Techagaisiyavanit will be presenting her dissertation defense to Profs. Hughes, Susan Williams, and Ochoa. Its title: "Good Governance in the Treaty-Making Process and Its Democratic Dilemma." Please join Wan and her committee for this interesting presentation. Room 335, 9:15-11:15 a.m.

Country Talk: Saudi Arabia

Khalid Al Arfaj, LLM candidate, will make a presentation on legal education and legal practice in his home country, Saudi Arabia. Lunch with regional specialties will be served. Room 213, noon.

Business and Law Society

Elections and planning for next year. Tuesday, April 10. Room 122, noon.

Law Students for Reproductive Justice Elections

Room 125, noon.

Latino Law Student Association Elections

Room 121, noon.

APALSA Elections

Room 222, noon.

International Law Society Elections

You must be a dues-paying member to run for office or vote. Room 124, noon.

Labor and Employment Law Society Elections

Elections and planning for next year. All are welcome. Refreshments. Moot Court Room, noon.

CLS Bible Study

Room 214, noon.


Wednesday, April 11

Lexis/Nexis Certification

See Monday, April 9. Room 216. 11:00-11:45. Repeats at noon.


Thursday, April 12

Is It Legal to Be Gay? A Perspective on the Rights, and Denial of Rights within the LGBT Community

OUTlaw is hosting a panel of the Law School's own to discuss legal issues surrounding the LGBT community. Professor Dan Conkle will discuss the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, in particular the implications of California's Prop. 8 case. Professor Seth Lahn will address domestic violence in LGBT relationships and the legal protections afforded to victims. Professor Deborah Widiss will discuss employment discrimination issues, in the context of both legal and non-legal protections. And Professor Dawn Johnsen will talk about the current administration's decision to not defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. Lunch will be served at the event. Moot Court Room, noon.


Friday, April 13

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium: Prof. Susan H. Williams

Prof. Susan H. Williams will lecture on American legal scholarship. Room 120, 11:45.

Barristers' Ball

Indiana Memorial Union, Alumni Hall, 7:00. See ticket information below.


Saturday, April 14

BLSA Bar, Journal, and Moot Court Prep

Shakeba DuBose, JD'04, will return for her annual Bar/Journal/Moot Court session to help students prepare for these critical components to the practice of law. Students should come and find out what it takes to get on a Journal, be successful in Moot Court, and pass the bar. Room 120, 3:00 p.m.


Faculty News

On March 30, Professor Craig Bradley presented a paper titled "What's Left of Massiah?" at the Texas Tech Procedure Symposium.

On March 30, Professor Ajay Mehrotra presented "The Paradox of Retrenchment: Post-WWI Republican Ascendancy and the Triumph of the Fiscal State" at the Critical Tax Conference at Seton Hall Law School in Newark, NJ. On March 31, he presented "Corporate Capitalism and the Changing Constitution: The Legal Foundations of the Modern American Fiscal State" at the Annual Business History Conference in Philadelphia.

On March 31, Professor Leandra Lederman presented her project entitled "Helter Shelter: Should the Law be Different in Tax Shelter Cases?" at an incubator session at the Critical Tax Conference at Seton Hall Law School in Newark, NJ.



Student Organization Memberships Due TODAY

Graduating students: remember to submit your student organization membership lists for the graduation ceremony program. You must submit your memberships to by 5 p.m. today in order to be listed in the program.

Attention Graduating Students: Graduation Display Time

Believe it or not, it is time to put up the graduation display. As we have done in the past, we want to do a collage of pictures, memorabilia and clippings regarding your three years of law school. We will return all the items to you following Graduation. Here is what we would like to include: pictures, memorabilia, and clippings. Please get these items to us by April 13. Each item must have a completed form attached that includes your name and the address where you want it returned. You can pick up these forms at the reference desk in the library. For pictures, the full name of each person in the picture, the event or where the picture was taken and what year it was taken. We reserve the right to omit any item if needed. GIVE ITEMS TO THE LIBRARIANS IN THE REFERENCE OFFICE. To insure that we have all the necessary information to return the items, do not just leave them in the office or at the circulation desk.

American Constitution Society Student Chapter Happy Hour and Mixer

Join ACS at Crazy Horse at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday April 12 for some pre-exam refreshments and appetizers. ACS will be discussing the upcoming semester, the need for additional board members and elections, and several end of the semester events. ACS will provide food; you must purchase your own adult beverages. Please contact 1L Rep. Jim Spangler ( or Sec. General Will Furtado ( with any questions.

Barristers' Ball This Friday!

Barristers' Ball is this Friday! Tickets to Barristers' Ball 2012 – Casino Royale are being sold up until Wednesday. This is your last chance to purchase tickets. You can purchase them online or in person at the table. Visit before purchasing tickets to find out all the details about the ball.

Fall 2012 Internship with IU General Counsel's Office

The Indiana University General Counsel's Office is seeking applications for an unpaid legal intern position during the fall 2012 semester. As a legal intern, you would have the opportunity to assist university counsel in responding to a variety of practical legal problems, including issues in student affairs, athletics, employment, intellectual property, and other areas of higher education law. Responsibilities include conducting legal research, drafting legal memoranda, and reviewing contractual agreements. Interns may also have opportunities to observe court proceedings, depositions, mediations, and other campus meetings throughout their time in the office. The position is open to students who will be in their second or third year of law school in the fall. While legal interns are not paid, they can receive course credit for their work. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to by April 13, 2012.

Westlaw Breakfast

If the Westlaw IU Bloomington Facebook page reaches 250 "Likes" by April 17th, Westlaw will host a free breakfast for IU law students studying for final exams. Log on to Facebook, visit, and "Like" the page.

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