Indiana Law Annotated for Sept. 24, 2012

Sept. 24, 2012

This Week in the Law School

A Conversation with the Federal Circuit

Chief Judge Randall Rader is the keynote speaker. Monday.

The Faculty Speaker Series Resumes This Week

Featuring Professor Joseph Hoffmann. Tuesday.

The Harris Lecture

An acclaimed scholar from Yale Law School visits Indiana Law Thursday.

Socctoberfest Time is Almost Here!

See "Announcements."

The Harris Lecture is September 27

Mark your calendars for noon; seating and lunch begin at 11:50. This year's speaker: Reva Siegel, Yale Law School, on "The Woman Question: From Suffrage to Abortion and Beyond." More details in next week's ILA.


Monday, September 24

The State of Patent Litigation: A Conversation with the Federal Circuit

Hon. Randall Rader, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, heads a panel of distinguished jurists, practitioners, and scholars for a stimulating seminar on patent litigation. Visit the Center for IP Research website for more information. Moot Court Room, 10:00-4:30.

Presidential Management Fellowship Workshop

Please join Dean Michael Keller to learn more about the PMF program and application process. The PMF program provides paid, 2-year, post-graduate opportunities in a federal government agency, with full benefits. More than 98% of the fellowships are converted to full-time permanent positions at the end of their term. Past Maurer grads have taken positions with agencies from the Departments of State, Education, and Defense and the Customs and Border Protection. Success in this program is NOT dependent upon grades. 3Ls only. Room 125, noon. Repeats Wednesday at 4:30 in room 120.

International Law Society 1L Rep Election

Room 121, noon.

Feminist Law Forum Take Back the Night Prep

Please join FLF at 5:30 p.m. in lounge area of the basement of the Law School for Take Back the Night (TBTN) prep. There will be poster-making, flyer-hanging, and other tasks related to TBTN. This is a great way for students who can't attend the event on October 4th to get involved. But all students are welcome! Questions? Please email Amanda Stephens (


Tuesday, September 25

Introducing the Faculty Speaker Series!

Join Prof. Hoffmann and your SBA in restarting the Faculty Speaker Series! Prof. Hoffmann will discuss exciting new developments in the area of criminal procedure along with sophisticated research topics that he is exploring. It is an informal setting. Bring your lunch; light refreshments will be provided. Room 120, noon.

Latino Law Student Association Summer Career Panel

LLSA members will discuss their experiences during the past summer while working in private law firms, the federal government, business, and foreign countries. Lunch. Room 122, noon.

Law Students for Reproductive Justice Meeting

Law Students for Reproductive Justice will meet to plan the fall and spring events, network and determine future meeting times. Members and interested non-members are encouraged to attend. Snacks provided. Room 214, noon.

Law Revue Musical Call-out Meeting

A meeting to provide general information to the students about this year's musical, including information about auditions, show dates, and opportunities. Room 121, noon.

Weekly Bible Study and Discussion

We will be beginning our study of 2 Timothy. Room 124, noon.

Presidential Management Fellowship Workshop

See Monday, September 24. Room 120, 4:30.


Wednesday, September 26

Stewart Fellows Information Session

1Ls and 2Ls interested in applying for the Center on the Global Legal Profession Milton Stewart Fellowship internship program in India, Brazil, Korea and China in summer 2013 should attend this meeting. Stewart Fellows alumni will be present to describe their experiences and answer questions. For more information, contact Lara Gose in the International Programs Office ( Room 122, noon.

Career Choices: Non-Legal Careers

There are many ways to put your JD to work outside of law firms. This alumni panel features some great examples of alternative careers where the law degree is celebrated. Panelists include:

  • Brian Williams, JD'89, Vice President of Development, Children's Museum of Indianapolis
  • Kate Lee, JD'09, Director of Experiential Education and Recruitment, IU School of Journalism
  • David Harris, JD'97, President and CEO, The Mind Trust
  • Pete Nemeth, JD'01, Senior Director, State Government Affairs, Comcast

Lunch provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Open to all JD and graduate students. Room 125, noon.


Thursday, September 27

Harris Lecture: Prof. Reva Siegel

Reva Siegel, the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale University, will speak on "The Woman Question: From Suffrage to Abortion and Beyond." She will discuss how the discourse by proponents and opponents of abortion rights in the late 20th century has become a debate about the question of women's roles and helped shape current constitutional law. Prof. Siegel's work focuses on questions of law and inequality and how courts interact with representative government and popular movements in interpreting the Constitution. She is currently writing on the role of social movement conflict in guiding constitutional change. Pizza and drinks. Moot Court Room, noon.

Question-and-answer Session with Prof. Siegel

Law Students for Reproductive Justice, the Feminist Law Forum, and the American Constitution Society are hosting a question-and-answer session with Professor Siegel. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to take part in a discussion with one of our nation's top legal scholars. 1Ls: we know you have class at 3:30. We will pause so you can leave and get to class on time. Room 216, 2:30-3:30.

Sex Ed Trivia Night

Think you know everything about sex? Prove it! Law Students for Reproductive Justice, together with the Feminist Law Forum and American Constitution Society, are hosting a Sex Ed Trivia event from 7-10 p.m. The Dunnkirk. We challenge you to show off what you know about sex and learn a thing or two about what is taught in sex education in U.S. schools. This promises to be a fun and memorable night! Tickets will be available at an advance price of $8 (look for our table in the law school lobby), or at the door for $10.


Friday, September 28

Talk on Visa Options After Graduation

Chicago immigration lawyer Mr. Tejas Shah will speak to international graduate students and international MBA students on Visa Options After Graduation. Room 121, 12 - 1:30. Pizza will be served.

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium

Regular weekly gathering of graduate students to discuss common research interests and academic concerns. This week: lecture by Mr. Ralph Gaebler, associate librarian and lecturer in law. Room 122, 11:45-1:30.


Saturday, September 29

No events scheduled.



Socctoberfest Is Here!

Welcome to the Tenth Annual JD/LLM Socctoberfest. This year's soccer match will take place on Friday, October 5th at 5:30 p.m. at Karst Farm Park, on the west side of Bloomington. It is a co-ed event that welcomes all ability levels. After the games, which will end at approximately 7:30 p.m., we will have a cookout in the area adjacent to the soccer fields. Participants, fellow students, and family are all welcome to attend.

If you are a JD or LLM student interested in playing, please e-mail Professor Henderson ( and indicate your ability level based on the following four categories:

  • A. I played competitively in college or high school
  • B. I know how to play and have some athletic ability
  • C. I can still run and kick things
  • D. I can kick things

In addition, please note if you have ever played goalie.

For more information, including a map and game format, visit Socctoberfest's website.

Sign up for the Amazing Race Judicata!

On October 7, SBA will host its Second Annual Amazing Race Judicata. The proceeds from this event will help provide local families with Thanksgiving meals. Anyone can participate!

We will have a series of challenge points around IU's campus. All participants will start with a series of clues, and each clue will take you to a challenge point where you will complete a mystery challenge in order to gain permission to move to the next station. This race is entirely on foot so while we encourage you to be creative, please plan on wearing comfortable sneakers and leaving your wheels at home. Last year's competitors finished the race in under an hour, so this is the perfect way to kick off a new week and still have time to study.

You may either sign up as a group of two or three people.

The donation for a two person team is $10.

The donation for a team of 3 people is $15.

There will be prizes for the first and second place teams, and breakfast for all participants.We will be selling tickets for this event in the lobby every day from 12-1. One member of your team may register and pay for the entire team.

Research Opportunity in School of Education

If you are a 2L or 3L interested in being hired to conduct legal research, editing, and bluebooking for a professor in the School of Education, please contact Janet Decker at

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