Indiana Law Annotated for Oct. 1, 2012

Oct. 1, 2012

This Week in the Law School

Special Event: 7th Circuit Oral Arguments on October 12

We are honored by a visit from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday, October 12. They will be hearing oral arguments in three cases from noon to 2:00 in the Moot Court Room (seating begins at 11:30). Mark your calendars now for this special event, and read the briefs for the cases on our website.

You will also have an opportunity to see the judge panel 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., October 11, in the Moot Court Room. They will talk with students and lawyers about appellate practice (briefing, motion practice and oral arguments) in general and in the 7th Circuit in particular.

Fuchs Lecture on October 8

Elliott Milstein, professor of law and former law dean at American University, and a founder of clinical legal education, will speak at noon in the Moot Court Room. Watch for an email from Dean Matthews about a great opportunity to sign up for small group "Rounds" hosted and facilitated by Prof. Milstein about the practice of law and the role of the lawyer.

Transactional Law Meet

An information session about this new competitive event. Thursday.

Fall Break Is Almost Here

Are you ready to network during your time off? Find out more on Wednesday.

Religious Liberty and the Establishment Clause

A Federalist Society lecture on Thursday.

Take Back the Night

With Feminist Law Forum, Friday.

Socctoberfest Is This Week!

See Friday for more information.


Monday, October 1

No events scheduled..


Tuesday, October 2

Jobs in International Law

Interested in international practice? Unsure what international practice involves, how to get an international law job, or what classes to take in preparation? Professor Ochoa and Dean Buxbaum will lead a workshop on international jobs. They will discuss both private international law practice (including at corporate law firms) and public international law practice (including at non-governmental organizations), and take any questions you might have. Pizza will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Room 125, noon.

PILF Meeting

PILF's first member meeting discuss upcoming events and electing 1L representatives. If you are interested in running for a 1L rep position, please email Lauren Mehrtens at by Monday, October 1st with a brief statement of why you are interested in the position. Lunch will be provided! Room 121, noon.

CLS Bible Study

Come back for the second week of 2 Timothy. Room 214, noon.


Wednesday, October 3

Semester Abroad Information Sessions

1Ls and 2Ls interested in spending a semester abroad at one of our partner law schools in Germany, France, Spain, Poland, Ireland, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, or New Zealand in 2013 should attend this meeting. Current exchange students from these partner schools and returned Maurer exchange students will be there to describe their experiences and answer questions. For more information, contact Dean Davis in the International Programs Office ( Room 122, noon.

Fall Break Networking Strategies

Strategies for taking advantage of your fall break by networking to help you be more successful in your career pursuits. This interactive session will help you become more comfortable with this time-honored technique and encourage you to tap into your network successfully. Pizza will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity for this event. Open to all 2Ls and 3Ls. Moot Court Room, noon.

Dress for Success

Join OCPD and Andy Mallor, JD’74, store owner and partner at Mallor Grodner LLP, to see the latest suit fashion trends for men and women, get great tips about dressing for the legal profession, and pick up coupons for store merchandise. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP on Symplicity. Andrew Davis Men's Wear, 101 West Kirkwood.

BLSA Presidential Debate Party

BLSA, in connection with SBA and the Federalist Society, invites you to come watch the first presidential debate. There will be plenty of food and drinks. We want to have as many people as possible in attendance, so please invite your friends. Moot Court Room, 8:30-11:30 p.m.


Thursday, October 4

Impeding Free Exercise in the Name of the Establishment Clause? Religious Liberty Concerns and Bronx Household of Faith v. Board of Education

Come for lunch and a dialogue about the First Amendment as the Federalist Society welcomes Jeffrey A. Shafer, senior counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom, to discuss the ongoing First Amendment challenge to New York City's prohibition of worship services at public schools. This case highlights the tension between the Free Exercise Clause's requirement that government accommodate private religious expression, and the Establishment Clause's requirement that the government not officially sponsor or support religion. Chick-fil-A will be provided. Room 125, 11:55 a.m.

2012 Transactional Law Meet: Informational Session

The Maurer School of Law proudly announces the first annual moot court-style competition for students interested in business law: the Maurer Internal Transactional Law Meet, open to all students. For the past three years, Prof. Mark Need and the Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic have taken a Maurer team to the highly competitive National Transactional Law Meet. This fall, the Maurer team will be chosen through our first internal competition. The event is open to all students. For information, please join Prof. Need for an information session. Moot Court Room, noon.

APALSA 1L and LLM Representative Elections

Brief speeches by the candidates followed by a closed ballot vote. Please remember that only dues-paying members may vote and run for a position as either the 1L or LLM rep. A final opportunity to pay dues will be made before the vote. Room 214, noon.

Women's Law Caucus Q&A with Prof. duBois

Bring your lunch and hear Prof. duBois speak about being a woman in the legal profession. Q&A session will follow. Student lounge, noon.

PDP Academic Session

Please join us for an academic session focused on note taking and preparing for class. A student panel of 2Ls and 3Ls will be available to answer your questions. Room 124, noon.

Law, Society & Culture Center Workshop Speaker

Alex Lichtenstein, IU History Department. Room 335, 4-5 p.m.

BLSA Executive Board Meeting

The 2nd meeting for all BLSA Executive Board members. Attendance is mandatory. Room 125, 6-8 p.m.

Feminist Law Forum Take Back the Night

Come raise awareness, promote social change, and support survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence! The evening will begin with some super-cool tables, incredible speakers, and great music followed by a march to the Court House where we'll have a candlelit Survivor Speak-Out. Take Back the Night starts at 6 p.m. in Dunn Meadow. FLF is co-sponsoring the event with the Women's Student Association but would love for more student organizations to get involved. Questions? Please email Amanda Stephens (


Friday, October 5

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium: Lecture by Prof. Mark Janis

Regular weekly gathering of graduate students to discuss research interests and common academic concerns. Room 214, 11:45.

Graduate Student Services Presentation: Bar Exams for the LLM Student

Join Prof. Gabrielle Goodwin at this information session to learn more about the New York bar exam and other U.S. state bar exams for which internationally trained lawyers who are graduate students in law may qualify to take. Room 121, noon.

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.


Saturday, October 6

No events scheduled.



Intro to OCPD has been rescheduled to October 23, room 121

If you already reserved on Symplicity, you do not need to sign up again.

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


Faculty News

Emeritus Professor Tom Schornhorst reports that the case he argued in the Indiana Court of Appeals on August 21, 2012 (reported previously in ILA) has been decided unanimously in favor of his client. The case, among other things, places a significant restriction on prosecutors' misuse of hearsay evidence in the guise of "course of investigation" testimony by police officers. Professor Schornhorst attributes much of the success on this appeal to our resident federal jurist Judge David Hamilton's opinion in Jones v. Basinger, 635 F.3d 1030 (7th Cir. 2011).

Read Kindred v. State of Indiana.

Professor Mark D. Janis gave talks in Ohio on September 20 and 21 as part of the 22nd All Ohio Annual Institute on Intellectual Property conference. His presentations focused on functionality in trade dress and design law.

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