Indiana Law Annotated for Sept. 10, 2012

Sept. 10, 2012

This Week in the Law School

Several call-out meetings this week.

See below for details.

Career Choices on Wednesday: Prosecutors and Public Defenders

The America Invents Act: One Year Later

An examination of this major patent legislation sponsored by the Center for IP Research. Friday.

Next Monday, September 17, is Constitution Day

Mark your calendars for an important panel discussion. See "Announcements."


Monday, September 10

Call-out: Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

Room 120, noon

Call-out: Phi Alpha Delta

Join us to find out what being part of PAD can do for you! We will be discussing the benefits of PAD membership and upcoming events. Pizza. Room 121, noon.

Call-out: Women's Law Caucus

Come join us to find out about upcoming social events, community service, networking events, and the annual WLC Auction! Snacks will be provided. Room 122, 12:30.


Tuesday, September 11

BLSA 1L Representative Election

The election is open to all 1Ls interested in serving in BLSA leadership for the 2012-2013 school year. All 1Ls are encouraged to attend and cast their vote in person. Room 121, noon.

Call-out: Christian Legal Society

Room 122, noon.

Call-out: Public Interest Law Foundation

Room 125, noon.

Call-out: OWLS

Older and Wiser Law Students (OWLS) is a support system for non-traditional law students, particularly those who are married or pursued a career before entering law school. If you cannot make the meeting but still want to be involved, e-mail Andrea Karle at Room 120, noon.

Call-out: Outreach for Legal Literacy

Are you smarter than a 5th grader? Find out while teaching a 5th grade class about the law! Outreach for Legal Literacy sends small groups of law students to build children's understanding of the law through a series of simple lessons. At the end of the program, the law students will guide a full mock trial where the children act out every role except judge. The time commitment is minimal and all law students, including 2Ls and 3Ls, are invited to participate. Contact Eli Roberts at with any questions. Moot Court Room, noon.


Wednesday, September 12

Career Choices: Prosecutors and Public Defenders

Join us to learn more about careers as a prosecutor or public defender. The following panelists will be on-hand to talk more about their experiences and career path:

Michael Hunt, JD'69, Monroe County Public Defender's Office

Jeff Kehr, JD'97, Monroe County Prosecutor's Office

Jim Oliver, JD'92, Brown County Prosecutor's Office

Lorinda Youngcourt, Lawrence County Public Defender Agency

This workshop is open to all JD and LLM students. Pizza will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Room 125, noon.


Thursday, September 13

LinkedIn Workshop

LinkedIn has proven very beneficial in the job search and networking process. Come and learn how to use these new tools of the trade to your best advantage to expand your networking, look for and land a job. Pizza will be provided for those who RSVP on Symplicity. This workshop is open to all JD and LLM students. Room 125, noon.

Business and Law Society Speaker: Prof. Donna Nagy

Prof. Donna M. Nagy will speak. Pizza. Room 122, noon.

Call-out: International Law Society

The International Law Society will hold its general call-out meeting for all law students interested in learning more about international law, international human rights, and international business, including information about opportunities abroad. Room 120, noon.

Call-out: Sports and Entertainment Law Society

Please join us for the first general body meeting of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. We will discuss this year's speaking engagements, the fall trivia event, and how 1Ls can get involved in SELS leadership. Room 124, noon.


Friday, September 14

Protective Order Project New Volunteer Training, Part Two

ll new volunteers are required to attend. If you would like to volunteer with POP but cannot attend this training, please email Room 122, 1:00-3:00.

The America Invents Act: One Year Later

Join keynote speakers Robert Armitage, general counsel of Eli Lilly and Company, and David Kappos, director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, for an in-depth discussion of this important legislation. Sponsored by the IU Center for Intellectual Property Research, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, and Cook Medical. For more details, and to register, visit IMU Whittenberger Auditorium, 8:15-3:30.


Saturday, September 15

PAD Tailgate

PAD invites you to join us for burgers and brats before we cheer on our Hoosiers! We'll be playing cornhole and pong, so stop by and get to know your fellow law students! Snacks and soft drinks. Meet at noon at the Pavilion north of 14th Street between Woodlawn and Fess.



Mark Your Calendars for Constitution Day

On Constitution Day, Monday, September 17, 2012, the Maurer School of Law will host a panel on voter ID laws in America. It is being organized by the student chapter of the American Constitution Society and is co-sponsored by the Black Law Student Association and the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. The panel will explore the Indiana Voter ID Law and the challenge to it in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, the constitutionality of voter ID laws, and the impact of voter ID laws on democracy and society.

The panel will include Tom Fisher, JD'94, the current solicitor general of Indiana, who successfully defended Indiana's voter ID law in front of the Supreme Court in Crawford; Bill Groth, a partner in the Indianapolis law firm of Fillenwarth Dennerline Groth & Towe, who was one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs in Crawford; and Marjorie Hershey, professor at the IU Bloomington Department of Political Science, who submitted a brief exploring the impact of Indiana's Voter ID law on voter turnout for the plaintiffs in Crawford's sister case.

Prof. Luis Fuentes-Rohwer will moderate the panel. His work focuses on the intersection of race and democratic theory, as reflected in the law of democracy in general and the Voting Rights Act in particular. Moot Court Room, noon. Seating begins at 11:50. Pizza will be served.

Symplicity Note

Remember to RSVP at least 24 hours in advance so that you can be included in the headcount for lunch. If you have questions about how to use Symplicity, please drop by OCPD so Kim or Abby can give you a hand.

Schedule change: CJAM Basic Mediation Training

The Community Justice Mediation Center (CJAM) offers a 32-hour basic mediation training for any community member interested in helping facilitate community mediation. The fall training will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. over two weekends, October 13-14 and 27-28, at the Law School. Participants who complete the training are eligible to work as CJAM volunteer mediators; however, any community member interested in learning basic mediation skills is welcome to participate. The training will be led by senior mediators from the Community Justice and Mediation Center. Tuition is $200, with scholarships available. Registration forms are at For more information or an application, e-mail New this fall, CJAM will offer in September a Restorative Justice Practitioners training which will qualify for participation in CJAM's Community Voices Program (formerly Victim Offenders Reconciliation Program).

The Many Faces of Human Trafficking: Call for Study Group Participants

Human trafficking is a robust and growing business, less profitable only than the illegal drug trade. It is intimately linked to a number of cutting-edge global issues, including social and economic inequalities, labor migration, war and conflict, public health, human rights, and international law.The "Many Faces of Human Trafficking" faculty study group, hosted by the IUB Center for the Study of Global Change, has convened monthly since the fall of 2011 to approach human trafficking research and advocacy from an interdisciplinary perspective. The group welcomes interested faculty, staff and students to its fall 2012 brown-bag luncheons.

Second Wednesdays of each month (September 12th, October 10th, November 14th), 11:30-1:00, Seminar Room, Center for the Study of Global Change, 201 N. Indiana Avenue. Contact: or for more information, or to be added to our Oncourse group.

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