Indiana Law Annotated for November 19, 2012

November 19, 2012

This Week in the Law School

A Short Week

Enjoy this short week, and have a safe and restful Thanksgiving break!

Law School Trial Tournament

Competition starts January 18. See "Announcements."


Monday, November 19

Society for Law and the Arts: Career Discussion

Nazareth Pantaloni, Visiting Librarian for Copyright and Administration at IU's William and Gayle Cook Music Library, will be joining us for an informal discussion on his current work at the Music Library as well as his background and career leading up to his position at IU. Please join us to learn more about a career path that intersects intellectual property and other areas of law with an interest in music and arts. Lunch will be provided. Room 120, noon.


Tuesday, November 20

VITA Call-out Meeting

Tax season, like it or not, is right around the corner. IU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is getting ready for another season of completing community tax returns and answering tax questions. Anyone interested in business or tax law should definitely attend this call-out meeting, as IU VITA is a great way to demonstrate that interest on your resume. No tax experience is required or needed. Food will be provided. Questions? E-mail Patrick W. Thomas at Room 124, noon.


Wednesday, November 21

Thanksgiving break. No classes or events scheduled.


Thursday, November 22

Thanksgiving break. No classes or events scheduled.


Friday, November 23

Thanksgiving break. No classes or events scheduled.


Saturday, November 24

Thanksgiving break. No classes or events scheduled.


Faculty News

Professor Ajay Mehrotra recently participated in a roundtable discussion on "States at Work: Functions and Failures" at the Social Science History Association's annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada. He also presented his paper, "The Factories of Fiscal Innovation: Institutional Reforms in U.S. Subnational Taxation at the Turn of the Twentieth Century" on a panel at the SSHA conference.



Annual Law School Trial Tournament

Impress your friends! Gain courtroom experience! Pad your resume! Plan now to participate in the Law School Trial Tournament, to be held January 18-27. The rules are simple -- the tournament is open to all 2Ls and 3Ls. You download a case file, prepare a trial and conduct it. You do not even have to have taken trial advocacy. Get more information or sign up at the website for B584, or talk to student coordinators Nate Harter or Kyle Morrison.

European Legal Ethics Fellowship

FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week early summer program about contemporary legal ethics. Fellowships include an all-expense paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz) where students will work with leading faculty to explore both legal history and the ethical issues facing lawyers today. All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered. The tentative program dates for FASPE Law are May 26 - June 6, 2013. Completed applications must be received by January 11, 2013. Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. To apply or to learn more about FASPE, please visit If you have any questions, please contact Thorin Tritter, Managing Director of FASPE, at

Milton Stewart Fellows Overseas Internship Program

The Milton Stewart Fellows Overseas Internship Program is accepting applications from 1Ls and 2Ls for summer internships in Brazil, China, India and South Korea. Complete information is available in Symplicity, where each country of placement has its own listing. Application requires students to submit a resume and a brief personal statement. Students with questions about the internship program or the application process should contact Ms. Lara Gose ( in the Office of Graduate Legal Studies and International Programs (room 220). The deadline for submitting applications is January 8, 2013, and the review process will begin immediately with the intent of scheduling first-round interviews by late January.

Conservation Law Center Presents Awards

On Thursday, November 15, at its annual dinner, the Conservation Law Center presented its first Distinguished Career Public Service Awards to eight staff biologists of the Indiana Division of Nature Preserves. John Bacone, DNP Director; Brian Abrell, Lee Casebere, Rich Dunbar, Cloyce Hedge, Roger Hedge, Mike Homoya, and Tom Post have each worked for more than 25 years to preserve the natural diversity of Indiana for the people of this state, and for future generations.

The Conservation Law Center considered their remarkable dedication and achievement worthy of singular recognition, and a fitting choice for its inaugural award. Jamie Williams, President of the Wilderness Society, was the guest speaker.

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