Indiana Law Annotated for October 8, 2012

October 8, 2012

This Week in the Law School

Special Event: 7th Circuit Oral Arguments on FRIDAY

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.

Fuchs Lecture MONDAY

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.

JD/MBA Information Sesssion

Tuesday. A good chance to find out about this joint degree program.

No ILA next week

ILA will not be published the week of October 15. Have an enjoyable fall break!


Monday, October 8

Phi Alpha Delta Initiation

Moot Court room, 6-8 p.m.

Basic Lexis Advance Certification

Room 120, 1:15-2:15.

Elliott Milstein "Rounds" Session

Following the Fuchs lecture and reception, interested students and faculty will have an opportunity to participate in a collegial, professional dialogue known as "Rounds," which will be hosted and facilitated by Professor Milstein. In "Rounds," students engage with peers in a professional dialogue about their experiences in the role of being a lawyer. These conversations are intended to reinforce professional reasoning and ethical decision-making. Prof. Milstein will host and facilitate Rounds for interested students and/or faculty from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Room 335. He will ask one or more people to present a case or a problem for the consideration of the group and will work with the group to examine goals, to identify the dynamics of the problem, and to propose solutions or ways of understanding the situation that was presented. To participate in one of the Rounds sessions, please contact Professor Amy Applegate at


Tuesday, October 9

JD/MBA Programs Informational Session

Interested in the JD/MBA but not sure what it entails? Join Professor Mark Need, faculty director of the JD/MBA programs, for an informational session on the internal joint degree program and Maurer's unique international JD/MBA program in Seoul, South Korea to learn about the curriculum, the application process, and more. Room 124, noon.

IP Practitioners-in-Residence

Craig Morris (USPTO), Olivia Fleming (Barnes & Thornburg) and Brian McGinnis (Barnes & Thornburg) will speak about "Hot Topics in Trademark Law and Practice." All interested students are welcome and encouraged to attend! Lunch provided. Room 213, noon.

StrengthsFinder Assessment Workshop

OCPD is offering students the opportunity to take the StrengthsFinder 2.0 Assessment in order to discover their individual personal strengths. Once you've received your book and taken your assessment, Caroline Dowd-Higgins will put on this workshop to interpret results for any student who has completed the assessment. Lunch provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Room 125, noon.

BLSA General Body Meeting

Room 121, noon.

Women's Law Caucus Auction Call-out Meetings

Come to this callout if you're interested in helping coordinate the annual WLC Auction! Room 122, noon; and student lounge; 4:30-5:30.

Advance Shepard's Training

Moot Court Room, 1:15-2:15.

CLS Bible Study

Come and discuss 2 Timothy. Room 222, noon.


Wednesday, October 10

Basic Lexis Advance Certification

Room216, 1:15-2:15.

Career Choices: Elder Law, Estate Planning and Development

Please join Angelo Loumbas, the Executive Director and Planning Director of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Chicago, to learn more about the growing fields of elder law and estate planning/development. Lunch provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Room 125, noon.


Thursday, October 11

Information Session on the LL.M. Thesis Program

Current LL.M. and M.C.L. students who are interested in transferring to the LL.M. Thesis program should plan to attend this information session. Director of Graduate Admissions, Mr. Will Schaad, will explain the application process, while Director of Graduate Legal Studies, Prof. Lisa Farnsworth, will discuss the academic legal research and writing requirements for the program. Room 213, noon.

Panel: Practicing before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

A panel of Circuit Court Judges of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals will discuss briefing, motion practice, and oral argument before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and will answer questions from the audience. Moderated by Prof. Robert Downey and Jon Laramore, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. Moot Court Room, 4:30-6:30; reception following. 2.0 hours CLE credit available for Indiana practitioners. Sponsored by Indiana Law, the Monroe County Bar Association, and the Seventh Circuit Bar Association.

APALSA Bollywood Night

The Asian Pacific American Law Student Association is holding a "Bollywood Night" event on October 11th at 8:00 p.m. at Serendipity. Ticket sales will be taking place at lunch in front of the library until the day before the event or at the door.


Friday, October 12

Small Group Discussion: Marc Kadish, Director of Pro Bono Activities / Litigation Training at Mayer Brown

Please join OCPD and the Access to Justice Program in the student lounge for a small group session with Marc Kadish. The session will be focused on talking about pro bono work and opportunities, with time for questions from students. RSVP on Symplicity. Student lounge, 9-10 a.m. Mr. Kadish has served as Mayer Brown's Director of Pro Bono Activities and Litigation Training since 1999.

Special Event: Seventh Circuit Oral Arguments

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.

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium: Lecture by Ms. Lara Gose

Room 124, 11:50.


Saturday, October 13

No events scheduled.



Coming Out Day — Banner Signing

Whether you're straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, be proud of who you are and show your support for equality this Coming Out Day, a day to celebrate diversity of all sorts and promote a safe world for everyone to live truthfully and openly. Join us in the lobby during the lunch hours on Oct. 10 and 11, when Outlaw will be celebrating Coming Out Day and our law school's commitment to diversity and equality. Come out and show your support by grabbing some free swag and signing our banner -- a symbol of your commitment to making our school and our profession a safe and welcoming place for everyone. Come out for equality. Be a part of history.

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.

Human Trafficking Study Group

The "Many Faces of Human Trafficking" Faculty Study Group, sponsored by the IUB Center for the Study of Global Change, welcomes interested faculty, staff and students to its fall 2012 brown-bag luncheons. October 10: Talk with Christie Popp, Directing Attorney with the Indiana Legal Services' Immigrants and Language Rights Center in Bloomington. Popp is a legal advocate for undocumented workers and victims of trafficking and domestic violence in Southern Indiana. Seminar Room, Center for the Study of Global Change, 201 N. Indiana Ave., 11:30-1:00.

Inside IU

The university has launched a new internal newsletter titled Inside IU. Here is a link for you to bookmark if you are interested.

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

Professor Marshall Leaffer presented a paper at the Second Annual Roundtable on Intellectual Property Law (September 28-29), at the University of New Hampshire Law School, Concord NH, titled, "Reconciling Copyright Preemption with the Right of Publicity."

Professor Ajay Mehrotra participated in the opening panel on Tax Reform at a September 28th conference on "The Carter Commission: 50 Years Later, A Time for Reflection and Reform" hosted by the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. He presented his paper, "The VAT Laggards: A Comparative History of US and Canadian Resistance to the Value-added Tax."

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