Indiana Law Annotated for April 8, 2013

April 8, 2013

This Week in the Law School

Hon. Steven H. David, Indiana Supreme Court

Justice David delivers a lecture on Monday.

1Ls: Symplicity Demonstration on OCI Bids


Department of Justice Externship Information

Part of the expanded Maurer Urban Experience, Wednesday.

Louise Melling, ACLU

Lecture on Abortion Restrictions, Wednesday.

Access to Justice/OCPD Fellowship Information



Monday, April 8

Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven H. David

Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven H. David will discuss his legal career and experiences that led him to receive an appointment on the Indiana Supreme Court, including his service as Chief Defense Counsel for the Office of Military Commissions. Co-sponsored by Center for Law, Society, and Culture, American Constitution Society, and OCPD. Justice David's biography and other details available on Symplicity. Lunch provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

Symplicity and Bidding for On-Campus Interviews

Join OCPD for a software tutorial that will enable you to better use our Career Services Management System. This will include how to bid for fall OCIs. Lunch will be provided to those who sign up on Symplicity. Repeats Tuesday. Room 125, noon.

FLS Panel and Elections

Family Law Society will be holding a panel discussing the Maurer clinics related to family law (Community Legal Clinic, Viola J. Taliaferro Children and Family Mediation Clinic, Disability Law Clinic), and holding elections for next year's executive board. Lunch will be provided. Room 213, noon.

SALDF Elections

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund members are encouraged to attend our elections for next year's Executive Board. Food will be served. Please attend if at all possible. We need as many of our members to vote as we can get. Please direct any questions to Brandon Callahan at Room 124, noon.

LexisNexis Think Like a Lawyer Part 2: Cost Effective Research

This training is a great way to prepare for being a summer associate at a firm, working in the public sector, or a judicial clerkship. This will teach you how to research in a way that allows you to research any issue for your employer in a manner that does not waste money in their legal resource account. You will learn cost-effective, and equally important, effective research skills. Having attended "Think Like a Lawyer Part 1" is not required to take advantage of this training. Repeats Thursday, April 11. Room 122, noon.

Westlaw Cost-Effective Training

Cost-effective training for summer jobs. Room 121, noon.


Tuesday, April 9

Symplicity and Bidding for On-Campus Interviews (for 1Ls)

See Monday. Room125, noon.

Practicing and Prosecuting Feminist Criminal Law: Roots and Reflections

The Feminist Law Forum, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, Protective Order Project, and Health Law Society are honored to host their spring guest speaker, Professor Andrew Taslitz, author of Rape and the Culture of the Courtroom and other feminist law works. Professor Taslitz will be speaking on feminist approaches to criminal law in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Professor Taslitz has taught criminal procedure, professional responsibility, and evidence. He is co-author of Evidence Law and Practice and currently teaches at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. Pizza will be served. Moot Court Room, noon.

PAD Elections

We will be electing next year's Phi Alpha Delta Executive Board. Lunch will be provided. Room 214, noon.

Q & A with Professor Andrew Taslitz

The Feminist Law Forum, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, the Health Law Society & the Protective Order Project invite you to attend a question-and-answer session with Professor Andrew Taslitz (to follow his talk at noon in room 123). Please bring your questions about feminism, criminal procedure, evidence, sexual assault, and how all of these subjects intertwine. Room 335, 4:30-5:30.

Bible Study

Come have lunch with us! Room 216, noon.


Wednesday, April 10

Department of Justice Environmental Enforcement Section: Externship Information Session

Learn about school year externship and summer opportunities with the Environmental and Natural Resource Division/Environmental Enforcement Section of the DOJ. Remember: the Maurer Urban Experience (public interest externships) is now available in both fall and spring. Joe Hurley, Senior Attorney at the EES-DOJ and Lindsay Koenings (3L), who is currently serving as an intern there, will present information about these opportunities. RSVP on Symplicity for pizza. Room 216, noon.

The New Age of Abortion Restrictions: Listen Up! It's About You

Louise Melling, American Civil Liberties Union Deputy Legal Director and Director of the ACLU Center for Liberty, will discuss the status of abortion restrictions and how they compromise our rights and well being today, as well as what is to come, forty years after the Court decided Roe v. Wade. Co-sponsored by ACS, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and Feminist Law Forum. Lunch provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

Practice Skills Series: Estate Planning - Wednesday, April 10th

The Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum and the Office of Career and Professional Development present a program titled "Estate Planning: Client Relations and Basic Document Preparation." C. Daniel Yates, JD'73, Bose McKinney & Evans, Indianapolis, will offer key insights and tips to help you be successful when entering practice. Mr. Yates will also answer your questions. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Moot Court Room, 4:30.

IT SofTest Sessions for Exams

Sessions will be noon-12:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.- 1 p.m. Room 125.


Thursday, April 11

LexisNexis Think Like a Lawyer Part 2: Cost Effective Research

See Monday. Moot Court Room, noon.

Professionalism: Within the Law School and Beyond

Dean Motley and Professors Brown, Bell, Lovelace, and Singleton will conduct a panel discussion with BLSA members on how to conduct themselves professionally. This event will pertain to professionalism within the law school, and will be especially relevant as the students prepare for summer employment. Room 125, 4:00-5:30.

Indianapolis Bar Association Law Student Division Elections

The Maurer School of Law is looking for outstanding student leaders to re-activate the IndyBar Law Student Division. Executive board elections will be held for the 2013-2014 school year. The Maurer School of Law is looking for outstanding student leaders to re-activate the IndyBar Law Student Division. Now's the time to get involved! Room 124, noon.

Tax Policy Colloquium

The Tax Policy Colloquium welcomes Victor Fleischer (University of Colorado Law School), who will be presenting his paper, "The Supercharged IPO." For more information about this talk and the colloquium series, please go to the Colloquium website. Room 216, 1:25 p.m.

Center for Law, Society, and Culture Workshop

The Center will host a presentation by Kathryn Hendley (University of Wisconsin -Madison), who will present her paper "Is Justice Possible in Russia's Courts? An Analysis from the Bottom Up." Light refreshments will be provided. A full list of Center events for the semester can be found at their web page. Room 335, 4:00 p.m.


Friday, April 12

Access to Justice/OCPD Fellowship Informational Session

Access to Justice and OCPD are joining forces to bring you an informational session on fellowships. Kate Holley, a 3L who received a postgraduate Equal Justice Works Fellowship, will discuss the application process. Professor Widiss, who was an Equal Justice Works Fellow, will be sharing information about her experience as a Fellow. Andrew Bunger of OCPD will discuss other fellowship opportunities and resources through OCPD. Pizza provided. Room 124, noon.

IT SofTest Sessions for Exams

Sessions will be noon-12:30pm and 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m. Room 122.

Law and Drama Society Presents Two One-Act Plays

Please come enjoy your fellow students' comedic production of Hard Candy and Check Please! Take Two. The plays will open your mind to possibilities of how badly interviews and blind dates can go. Tickets are $3 and available all week during the noon hour or at the door. Moot Court Room; doors open at 7:00; show begins at 7:30. Repeats Saturday.


Saturday, April 13

Law and Drama Society Presents Two One-Act PlaysSee Friday.


Faculty News

On March 20, 2013, Professor Leandra Lederman presented her co-authored work in progress, "Which Cases Settle? A Large-Scale Empirical Study of U.S. Tax Court Cases" at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Tax Workshop. This full-day workshop included U.S. Tax Court Judge Mark Holmes as the featured discussant.



ACLU Celebration and Mixer at the Indiana War Memorial

Louise Melling of the ACLU and Professor Johnsen will discuss their perspectives and lead a discussion on liberty as the ACLU of Indiana celebrates sixty years in the fight for progress in Indiana. This is a great opportunity for students to meet attorneys from a variety of backgrounds. If you are interested in carpooling to Indianapolis for this event, please contact Jim Spangler at Event will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 6:00-7:30, Indiana War Memorial, 431 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis.

Special Education Legal Issues: Ensuring the Integrity of Special Education Programs

This lecture features S. Daniel Harbottle, JD, PhD, founder of the Harbottle Group, which represents some of the largest and most populous school districts in Southern California.

Dr. Harbottle practices in both state and federal courts nationwide, as well as in the administrative law settings unique to the practice of Education Law. He also provides ongoing legal consultation to numerous school districts, and conducts frequent education law seminars.

Wright Education Building Auditorium, 201 N. Rose Avenue, School of Education. 2:30-4:00 p.m. Repeats Monday, April 15, 6:00-6:45 p.m. Questions? contact Prof. Janet R. Decker at

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