Indiana Law Annotated for January 22, 2013

January 22, 2013

This Week in the Law School

Lecture by Stephen Denyer

Noted Allen & Overy global markets partner visits Maurer Wednesday.

Center for Law, Society, and Culture Spring Colloquium Begins Thursday

Lecture by Professor Nagy on selective disclosure by federal officials

OCPD Events

Federal government careers Wednesday; IP Thursday.

Women's Law Caucus Auction Planning



Monday, January 21

No events or classes in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.


Tuesday, January 22

ACS Spring Meeting to Discuss the Upcoming Semester and Talk Politics

American Constitution Society will meet to discuss events for the semester. We will also elect a new 1L representative. Members and those interested in ACS are welcome. Please come with any and all ideas for the semester. After we finish business, we will talk about law, politics, and our progressive vision of the Constitution. Lunch will be provided. Room 214, noon.

Foreign Language Conversation Groups

If you speak a foreign language and would like to practice it with others in small groups, please attend this meeting. Room 125, noon.

Bible Study

Join us for the first bible study of the semester. Room 222, noon.

Women's Law Caucus Spring Meeting and Auction Volunteer Callout

WLC is recruiting volunteers to help with the auction on Feb. 1. An appreciation lunch will be held on February 5 for those who volunteer for the auction. Will be discussing upcoming events for spring 2013, including the Spring Law Day breakfast, social events, and officer elections. Students who have already joined or are interested in joining WLC are welcome to attend. Dessert provided. Room 121, noon; OR Student Lounge, 3:30.


Wednesday, January 23

Lecture by Stephen Denyer, Prominent Global Attorney

Stephen Denyer, Global Markets Partner in the Frankfurt office of Allen & Overy, will discuss working in the global legal environment. Mr. Denyer has overall responsibility for leading and coordinating the firm's approach to markets in which they do not yet have an established presence and for coordinating relationships with associated firms and firms in new markets. Don't miss this opportunity to hear about this increasingly important practice setting. Room 125, noon.

Federal Government Job Workshop

Dean Keller will talk about applications for federal government jobs, internships and the honors program. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Room 121, noonn.


Thursday, January 24

Career Choices: Intellectual Property Law — Patents

Please join Michael Riskin, JD'09, of Fenwick & West LLP (via Skype) and Dan Gurfinkel, JD'87, of Dennemeyer & Associates. Pizza provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Room 125, noon. Check Symplicity for small group sessions and dinner sessions too. Space is very limited.

Tax Policy Colloquium

The Tax Policy Colloquium welcomes Kerry Ryan (St. Louis University School of Law), who will present her paper, "EITC [Earned Income Tax Credit] as Income Security." For more information about this talk and the colloquium series, visit the Colloquium's web site.

Center for Law, Society, and Culture Colloquium: Professor Donna Nagy

Professor Donna M. Nagy will speak on "Selective Disclosure by Federal Officials and the Case for an FGD (Fairer Government Disclosure) Regime." Prof. Nagy is an expert on insider trading and disclosure of inside information. She testified before both houses of Congress in 2011 on legislation prohibiting insider trading by members of Congress. This will be an interesting and thought-provoking event. Room 335, 4:00 p.m.

Feminist Law Forum General Body Meeting

Please join us for the first Feminist Law Forum meeting of the semester. This semester, we have some big events to plan, and we need all the help we can get! These include Women in Law Day, our mixer with the McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, and speaker fundraising. Room 214, noon.


Friday, January 25

No events scheduled.


Saturday, January 26

No events scheduled.


Faculty News

Professor Leandra Lederman has published two new essays, "The Use of Voluntary Disclosure Initiatives in the Battle Against Offshore Tax Evasion," 57 VILLANOVA L. REV. 499 (2012) and "What Do Courts Have to Do With it? The Judiciary's Role in Making Tax Law," 65 NAT'L TAX J. 899 (2012). The Voluntary Disclosure essay was part of an invited symposium at Villanova Law School on U.S. Taxation of Offshore Activity and Regulation of Executive Compensation. The Courts essay was part of a panel organized by the American Tax Policy Institute (ATPI) for the National Tax Journal's Spring Symposium. The panel, titled "Not Only Congress Makes Tax Law," was targeted to economics professors and other non-lawyers. Professor Lederman also recently became Chair of the Tax Section of the Association of American Law Schools.



CJAM Basic Mediation Training

The Community Justice Mediation Center (CJAM) offers a 32-hour basic mediation training for any community member interested in helping facilitate community mediation. The spring training will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. over two weekends, February 9-10 and 23-24, at the Law School. Participants who complete the training are eligible to work as CJAM volunteer mediators; however, any community member interested in learning basic mediation skills is welcome to participate. The training will be led by senior mediators from the Community Justice and Mediation Center. Tuition is $200, with scholarships available.. For more information or an application, e-mail, or phone the office at (812) 336-8677.

Barristers' Ball Tickets on Sale Now

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. 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 can be bought at and during the lunch hour this week.

Robert H. McKinney School of Law -- Indianapolis Feminist Law Society Event

January 22 marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The McKinney School of Law Feminist Law Society will host a panel discussion of the Bei Bei Shuai case featuring one of Shuai's attorneys, Linda Pence. Also on the panel are Professor David Orentlicher and Dr. Sue Ellen Braunlin, co-president of the Indiana Religious Coalition in Support of Reproductive Justice and the co-president of the Indiana Health Access and Privacy Alliance. The event is from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the McKinney School. LSRJ is organizing a car pool to Indianapolis. Please contact Megan Boelstler ( for more information.

Indianapolis Bar Association Attorney Apprentice Program

This program is designed to provide substantive knowledge and practical experience to new attorneys (including 3Ls). Designed to bridge the "knowing-doing gap" often experienced by new practitioners, the program includes practice and role play to accelerate the learning curve and personal growth of participants. The program features a core curriculum aimed at developing attorney business and marketing skills as well as substantive programming in a legal track of the participant's choice (civil litigation, transactional practice, or criminal practice and procedure). Substantive programming includes a practice component incorporating the tell/show/do model, giving participants the opportunity to apply their newly acquired knowledge on case studies, sample documents, and more. Participants will receive a certificate of achievement upon completion of the program. Click here for more information.

Graduate and Professional Student Association Travel Awards Information Session

The session will be held Friday, January 25th from 2:00-3:00pm in E174 of Herman B Wells Library. The objective of this session is to inform students of the improvements that GPSO has made to the awards process to make it more inclusive of all the graduate and professional students on campus. Members of the Executive Committee will be present during the session to answer questions. This is a great way for you and your fellow students to learn about how you can be successful in your future applications for GPSO travel and/or research awards! Click here for more information.

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