Indiana Law Annotated for October 22, 2012

October 22, 2012

This Week in the Law School

Town Hall Wednesday

Join Dean Buxbaum for an informative Q&A.

Composite Photo Sessions Tuesday and Wednesday

Applying to Take the Bar Exam?

Don't miss a meeting with Dean Matthews on Tuesday.

1Ls: Self-assessment Workshop on Friday


Monday, October 22

Thesis Transfer Information Session

Room 213, noon.

Feminist Law Forum Meeting

Please bring your lunch and join FLF to discuss dates and volunteer opportunities for our upcoming Equal Pay Bake Sale! Room 216, noon.

BLSA Last Presidential Debate Watch Party

You are invited to come watch the last 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. Sponsored by Kaplan. Food will be served at 8:30pm, so please be on time. Moot Court Room, 8:30-11:30 p.m.


Tuesday, October 23

Graduation and Bar Application Session

Dean Matthews will hold an informational meeting about graduation and bar applications.

First, she will provide some general information regarding graduation, discuss duties of the graduation committee, and invite nominations for the committee. Then she will discuss and take questions about the bar application process, including application requirements and character and fitness concerns. She will focus on the Indiana application but will be available to answer questions about other jurisdictions. RSVP to Lunch will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

Pro Bono Awards

Join us to recognize students from the classes of 2012, 2013, and 2014 who will be recognized for reporting the highest number of pro bono hours for their respective classes. We will also be recognizing a lawyer from the Bloomington community for his dedication to pro bono work. Light refreshments will be provided. Lobby, noon.

Lexis Advance - Basic Certification

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

Composite Photo Sessions

Room 340, 1:00 - 8:30.

Introduction to the Office of Career and Professional Development

The Office of Career and Professional Development has a wealth of information to customize a unique job search strategy for each law student. This session for 1Ls will introduce you to the staff, programs, and resources you will be using throughout your law school career. Don't miss this opportunity to get started on your personal career development. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. 1Ls only; room 121, noon.

Trip to Ohio to Encourage Voter Participation

Are you interested in the presidential election, and do you support the President? If so, this event is for you! Stop by this short meeting to get more information about a trip to Ohio the weekend before and/or day of the election. We'll be encouraging infrequent voters who supported the President in the last presidential election to come out and vote again this year. Your help may well decide who wins Ohio and thus the presidential election! Transportation and lodging will be provided. Email Daniel Nau at if you can't make the meeting. Room 122, noon.

Phi Alpha Delta Blood Drive

Student lounge, 11:00-4:00. Sign up ahead of time or stop by.

Academic Advising Session: Outlining

As part of the law school's academic program, Student Affairs Fellows will present "Synthesizing Learning" this week. During this session, get tips on outlining and study preparations. This session will be offered multiple times. Feel free to attend any one of them. Each session will last approximately 55 minutes. Room 120, 3:30-4:30.

Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) invites all students to audition for Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition. Auditions will be conducted by Professor Alexander Tanford and Evangeline White, Director of Competitions. Participants will be required to give an opening statement and cross examination (for either the petitioner or respondent) based on the fact pattern located on the NBLSA website. Continues on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Room t/b/a, 12:30-1:15.

Any non-BLSA member who makes the team will be required to pay BLSA's annual dues in order to participate. The regional competition will be held February 6 - 10, 2013 in St. Louis. Any team that advances will compete on the national level in Atlanta on March 6, 2013. If you have any questions regarding the competition or auditions, please contact Evangeline White at


Wednesday, October 24

Roundtable on Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh detonated a two-ton truck bomb that felled the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. On June 11, 2001, an unprecedented 242 witnesses watched him die by lethal injection. In the aftermath of the bombings, American public commentary almost immediately turned to "closure" rhetoric. But what does "closure" really mean for those who survive — or lose loved ones in — traumatic acts? A panel of experts will discuss these and other issues surrounding closure. Participants include Dr. Jody Madeira, Dr. John Lucaites and Dr. Ed Linenthal from Indiana University, and Prof. Susan Bandes from DePaul Law School. Pizza will be served. Room 121, noon.

Town Hall with Dean Buxbaum

Come join the Student Bar Association and Dean Buxbaum for a town hall meeting. Dean Buxbaum will address the school on issues pertinent to law students both internally and externally in the legal profession! Lunch and sweets provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

Career Choices: Women In Law

Join us for this compelling discussion about a wide variety of legal careers from seasoned and younger women attorneys. Women in the legal profession face unique challenges, and these attorneys will share their wisdom and candid advice about how to find a career in which you can thrive. Open to all JD and graduate students. Room 125, noon.

Featured speakers are:
Hon. Mary Ellen Diekhoff, Judge, Monroe County Circuit Court V
Mary Schmid, President, Stewart & Irwin law firm - Indianapolis
Jessica Gahl, President and Founder, Family Law Indy
Kristen Cameron, Assistant Director of Gift Planning, IU Foundation
Beth Tevlin, Executive Director, Wabash Valley Community Foundation

A reception will follow in the Faculty Lounge at 1:00.

Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition

See Tues., Oct. 24.

1L Outlining Workshop

BLSA 1L members are invited to attend this very informative workshop. Dominique Taylor, and several other upperclassmen will also go over your working outlines with you. Room 124, 4:45 (dinner); session begins at 5:00.

Composite Photo Sessions

Room 340, noon - 9:00 pm.

Thursday, October 25

1L Self-Assessment Workshop

Your personal career development starts with a self-reflection of your values, interests, personality, and skills. Before you develop and market your professional tool kit for the legal career arena you need to step back and discover what you really want. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP in Symplicity. 1Ls only. Moot Court Room, noon.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Members' Meeting

For all members of the SALDF, or those who still want to be involved. Come and get updates about the group's events, what we are working on, new ways to get involved, and give us your much needed input. Food will be provided, and dues will be accepted. Room 120, noon.

Pro Bono Opportunities at Large Law Firms

Danny Greenberg, special counsel at Schulte Roth & Zabel in New York, will be joining us via Skype to discuss pro bono opportunities at large law firms.

Mr. Greenberg oversees the firm's pro bono program. He was the co-lead counsel in McWaters v. FEMA, a class action lawsuit on behalf of victims of Hurricane Katrina, and he speaks frequently on policy matters relating to the poor and the means by which legal services are provided to them. Room 122, noon.

Family Law Society Call-out

If you have an interest in family law, then we're the group for you! Join us as we discuss what our organization is about, and our plans for the year. Room 121, noon.

Lexis Advance - Basic Certification

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

Academic Advising Session: Outlining

Repeat of October 23. Room 222, 4:30-5:30.


Friday, October 26

Academic Advising Session: Outlining

Repeat of October 23. Room 124, 1:15-2:15.

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium: Dean Catherine Matthews

Room 124, 11:50.


Saturday, October 27

No events scheduled.


Sunday, October 28

Composite Photo Sessions

Room 340, 5:30-8:00 p.m.



Save the Date: OWLS Halloween Party

Bring your children to trick-or-treat at professor and faculty offices on Monday, Oct. 29 from 4:00-5:00, then gather in the lobby for the costume parade. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. A light dinner will be served afterwards in the student lounge. A parent or legal guardian must accompany children at all times.

BLSA Community Service Week

Monday: Law Book Drive: BLSA will be collecting law books from Oct. 22 - Nov. 16. All donated books will go to the Monroe County Correctional Facility.

International Book Drive: BLSA will be collecting children's books from Oct. 1 - Nov. 5. All books will be donated to the International Book Project, which works mainly with developing countries by providing books and funds to build libraries and promote literacy.

Tuesday: BLSA Wears Pink! Members of BLSA will wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Month. During the lunch hour, members will be handing out pink ribbons and accepting donations for pink sugar cookies. All donations will go to the Central Indiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen.

Wednesday: Hoosier Hills Food Bank: BLSA members will volunteer at Hoosier Hills Food bank from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

Thursday: Gino's Kitchen: BLSA members will serve lunch and dinner to the homeless. Lunch shift is from 11:45am - 1pm. Dinner shift from 4:45pm - 6pm.

Friday: Box Tops for Kids: BLSA will be collecting box tops in the lobby for Childs Elementary School from 12 - 1pm.

Saturday: Adopt-a-Road: BLSA has adopted Fourth Street between Indiana and Walnut. We will be cleaning the street from 10-noon.

Gong Show Ticket Sales

Tickets for the annual law school talent show go on sale today! $8 (all students), $5 (BLSA members), $10 (at the door). BLSA will be in the lobby from noon to 1 every day until November 1. If you wish to perform, please stop by the ticket sales table for more information, or contact Jia Li (

Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair

The 2012 Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair is Friday, October 26th and Saturday, October 27th in Arlington, Virginia at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. If you are interested in attending the event please stop by the OCPD before the trip to qualify for a reimbursement of up to $100 for travel expenses. Visit for more information about the conference.

Annual Maurer Monster Mash!

Come join your SBA in celebrating Halloween 2012! Tickets will be on sale in the lobby at noon all week for $5.00 ($10 at the door). Friday, Oct. 26, 8:00 p.m. at the Bluebird. The Main Squeeze performs at 11:30. Food and soft drinks provided; costume contests and prizes for best-dressed included!

CACR Cybersecurity Summit

Monday, Oct. 29, 2012

University Place Conference Center and Hotel IUPUI

9:00 a.m. through 1:30 p.m.

Indiana University's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research will present its ninth annual Cybersecurity Summit from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, at the University Place Conference Center & Hotel on the IUPUI campus. This year's theme is: "Mr. President, We Have a Situation: Advising the Next U.S. President on Cyberthreats." The summit will be highlighted by a keynote address from Stewart Baker, former U.S. Department of Homeland Security assistant secretary for policy, and will also feature Maurer School of Law Distinguished Professor and CACR Director Fred H. Cate and Professor David Fidler, among others. The summit is free and open to the public, and students are welcome to attend. Though there is no cost to attend the summit, registration is required and can be completed at Lunch and parking will be complimentary. Three hours of CLE credit have been applied for. We look forward to seeing you in Indianapolis!

Local Activities for National Celebration of Pro Bono Week, October 21 - October 27

District 10 Pro Bono Project will honor National Celebration of Pro Bono week with a free walk-in clinic, "Lawyers in the Library." "Lawyers in the Library" allows members of the public to speak with a volunteer attorney for free. This walk-in clinic is first-come, first-served, and will be held at the Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, Thursday, October 25, from 1-5 pm.

Anyone from District 10's service area may attend, regardless of income. D10's service area includes: Clay, Greene, Hendricks, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Owen and Putnam Counties.

Client conferences may be limited to twenty (20) minutes depending upon demand.

Volunteer attorneys are needed to meet with clients in two-hour shifts. The first nine attorneys who volunteer will receive the book "Commonly Asked Questions about Indiana Law," an invaluable resource. For more information, contact Diane Walker at

IU Inside

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

China Town Hall

The Research Center for Chinese Business and Politics presents its sixth annual Colloquium Series on October 29. It is co-sponsored by the National Committee on United States-China Relations, East Asian Studies Center, East Asian Languages and Cultures, IU Chinese Flagship, Center for Chinese Language Pedagogy, and Chinese American Talks. Visit the Center’s website for more information.


Faculty News

Professor Marshall Leaffer gave a talk called "Reconciling Copyright Preemption with the Right of Publicity" at the University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce Law School's Second Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable. The event took place on September 29 in Concord, New Hampshire.

Professor Rob Fischman is enjoying a sabbatical and has been traveling lately. On Oct. 5 he spoke at a Northwestern Univ. Law School climate change adaptation workshop on nature preservation objectives for federal public lands. On Oct. 15 he spoke about national wildlife refuge system organic legislation at the National Conservation Training Center. Late last month, a chapter he co-authored with joint-degree 4L Jill Rountree came out in the ABA book, The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change. Their contribution discussed adaptive management as a strategy to respond to climate change.

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