Indiana Law Annotated for January 14, 2013

January 14, 2013

Welcome Back!

ILA wishes you a successful semester.

Faculty Publications

Our faculty continue to lead the way with insightful publications on a variety of topics. See a display of their recent books in the display case, first floor.

OCPD Fellows Office Hours Begin This Week

See "Announcements."

Washington, DC Inaugural Trip

BLSA is organizing a trip to the inauguration next weekend. See Thursday's listings for information about an important meeting.


Monday, January 14

No events scheduled.


Tuesday, January 15

Outlaw Meeting; Upcoming Opportunities

Outlaw is hosting a guest speaker from the Buskirk-Chumley Theater who will discuss volunteer opportunities for the upcoming LGBT Film Festival, including historical reenactments, marriages, and flashmobs. We will also be handing out tickets for a celebratory event on February 2 at Grazie restaurant. Tickets are limited, so get them early! Room 120, noon.


Wednesday, January 16

No events scheduled.


Thursday, January 17

IU Vita Callout

Noon in room 124. Did you miss the first callout meeting because of exams? No worries! We're holding another, because we know there's a huge reservoir of untapped tax enthusiasts at Maurer! No tax experience is required. Questions? Email Patrick W. Thomas at If you can't make this one, just attend the training session on Saturday, January 19th from 1-4pm (see below).

BLSA Presidential Inauguration Trip

BLSA is organizing a trip to Washington, DC to attend the presidential inauguration, which coincides with events celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. Professor Brown is planning a BLSA reception in Washington, and there will be many other networking events with Maurer alumni and other professionals. The group will leave Bloomington (by car or van) on Friday, January 18 and return late on Monday, January 21. Please plan to attend this important meeting to discuss logistics, costs, and other details of the trip. Room 121, noon.


Friday, January 18

No events scheduled.


Saturday, January 19

VITA Training

Mandatory training session for all students who plan to participate in IU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. We will cover basic tax law, train you to pass VITA's certification tests, and provide an introduction to our tax preparation software. Lunch will be provided. Room 123, 1-4pm.


Faculty News

Prof. Ken Dau-Schmidt has recently published three articles and given several presentations around the world, including:

  • The Great Recession, the Resulting Budget Shortfall, the 2010 Elections and the Attack on Public Sector Collective Bargaining in the United States, 29 HOFSTRA LABOR & EMP. L. J. 407 (2012) (with Winston Lin). An edited version of this article appears in 2(26) ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR AUSLÄNDISCHES UND INTERNATIONALES ARBEITS- UND SOZIALRECHT (ZIAS) 160-173 (2012)
  • Keynes Was Right!, 87 IND. L. J. 59 (2012)
  • Swimming in the Crosscurrents of History: Labor and Employment Law Under the Obama Administration, 87 IND. L. J. 1 (2012) (with Matthew Kelley).
  • "Round Table Discussion on the Experience of African Americans and Dalits in Overcoming Discrimination," Conference on "Learning from Experiences with Affirmative Action Policies: A Discussion Among the IIDS, Indiana University, Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin," Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi, India (October 24, 2012).
  • "Employment and Economic Advancement of African Americans in the Twentieth Century," Conference on "Diversity, Discrimination and Social Exclusion in India and the USA," Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat, India (October 22, 2012).
  • "The Labor Market Experience of African Americans Since the Civil Rights Movement," Conference on "Dalits and African Americans in the 21st Century: Learning from Cross Cultural Experiences," Mumbai, India (October 14, 2012).



OCPD Fellows Office Hours Begin This Week

The fellows are accepting walk-in appointments in room 020A. Here is the schedule:

Mondays 1-5 p.m.
Tuesdays 9-11 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 3:30-5 p.m.
Thursdays 9-noon
Fridays 1-3 p.m.

Barristers' Ball Set for February 15

The 25th Annual Rapheal Prevot, Jr. Barristers' Ball will be held at the Bloomington Convention Center on Friday, February 15th from 7 p.m. until midnight (note the change in date).

The theme this year is The Great Barristers, inspired by The Great Gatsby. It's sure to be a memorable night. Tickets are $45 and are on sale now at The ticket price includes food, entertainment, and a photo for each attendee. You can save $5 off the price of admission through this Thursday (January 17) by using the promotional code 25YEARS. The code expires Thursday at 11:59 p.m. and can be used twice by each person.

How to Schedule an Event

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ILA Submissions

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Audio-Video Services

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