Indiana Law Annotated for April 15, 2013

April 15, 2013

This Week in the Law School

3Ls: Give to the Fromm Fund

See "Announcements."

Fuchs Lecture: Former Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard

"Does the Country Have Too Many Lawyers, or Not Enough?" Moot Court Room, noon.

CCD JD Affiliate Applications Due

Monday at the CCD office.

Teaching Awards and Unveiling of Portraits

Library, Tuesday at noon.

Considering Academic Credit for Summer Public Interest Work?

You must attend a meeting on Thursday.

Patent Trial Practice Mock Trial

Your chance to observe a mock trial and maybe serve as a juror. Thursday.

Signing off…

This is the last ILA of the semester. Congratulations, graduates, and best wishes to all for a productive summer. See you in August!


Monday, April 15

Fuchs Lecture Series Speaker, Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard

Former Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard will deliver the Ralph F. Fuchs Lecture, "Does the Country Have Too Many Lawyers, or Not Enough?" Justice Shepard was recently appointed to chair the American Bar Association's new Task Force on the Future of Legal Education, so his remarks will be timely and useful. Moot Court Room, noon.

The Lecture Series honors Ralph F. Fuchs, a distinguished professor at our school from 1945 to 1985.

1 hour of Indiana continuing legal education credit.

Northwestern LLM Tax Program Presentation

Northwestern's Tax Program offers you an opportunity to develop an expertise in all aspects of taxation through the LL.M. in Taxation and J.D./LL.M. in Taxation Joint Degree programs. David Cameron, Associate Director of the Tax Program, will describe the curriculum and degree requirements and answer your questions. Lunch will be served. Room 214, noon.

Center for Constitutional Democracy JD Affiliate Program

Applications from 1Ls and 2Ls interested in joining the CCD are due today, April 15. Applications are available on the Center's website and can be dropped off in the CCD mailbox in the Law School or the CCD office at 624 E. Third (across from the Law School).

Society for Law and the Arts Elections

Room 124, noon.


Tuesday, April 16

Teaching Awards and Unveiling of Retiring Faculty Portraits

Join Dean Buxbaum for the presentation of this year's teaching awards and the unveiling of portraits of our retiring faculty members: Professors Heidt, Lamber, and Shreve. Library lobby, noon.

Q&A Session on Richard Susskind's Tomorrow's Lawyers

Richard Susskind, the world's leading futurist on the legal profession, will be holding a Q&A session with Maurer students on his most recent book, Tomorrow's Lawyers. The initial portion of the session will be run by 1L students from Professor Henderson's legal profession class, but time will be reserved for the entire Maurer student body. Fittingly, Mr. Susskind will be joining us from London via a Cisco tele-presence connection. To pique your interest, here are the opening lines from Mr. Susskind's important new book: "This book is a short introduction to the future for young and aspiring lawyers. Tomorrow's legal world, as predicted and described here, bears little resemblance to that of the past. Legal institutions and lawyers are at a crossroads, I claim, and are poised to change more radically over the next two decades than they have over the last two centuries. If you are a young lawyer, this revolution will happen on your watch." As space is limited, RSVP on Symplicity (unless you're a legal profession student). Lunch. Moot Court Room, noon.

IT SofTest Sessions for Exams

Room 125, noon.

Westlaw Training

Before you begin your summer working experience, learn cost-effective approaches for your legal research. Room 121, noon.

Journal/Advocacy Meeting for 1Ls

The leaders of the journals and the advocacy programs will meet with the 1L class to provide relevant information about their organizations and then take questions regarding participation in one or more of the programs. Dean Matthews will be on hand to discuss the journal competition process and the selection process for the external moot court competitions. Moot Court Room, 4:00-5:00.

Bible Study

Come have lunch with us! Room 216, noon.


Wednesday, April 17

Professor Shreve's Last Lecture

Professor Shreve is retiring, and the SBA is hosting this last lecture in his honor. Come for one last illuminating lecture from one of Maurer's most decorated professors. Lunch. Moot Court Room, noon.

IT SofTest Sessions for Exams

Room 125, noon.


Thursday, April 18

Patent Trial Practice Course Mock Trial

This trial is a patent dispute between two companies: Plaintiff Mitesbegon, Inc. and Defendant Pioneer Research, Inc. The patent at issue relates to materials and methods useful for the management of certain pests, particularly termites. Pioneer owns this '516 patent. Mitesbegon provides termite-controlling products to pest control companies who license its trademark. Pioneer believes Mitesbegon is infringing its patent, while Mitesbegon believes the patent is invalid. Attendees may have the chance to serve on the jury. RSVP to Allison Hess, Note: Doors will close at 8:00 a.m. Moot Court Room, 8:00 - noon. Reception to follow.

Mandatory Class Session for Summer Credit

If you are planning on getting academic credit this summer working for a public interest organization, criminal law organization, judge, government agency, or law firm, you must attend this meeting. Even if you have not yet registered for summer credit but are only considering it as an option, do not miss this meeting discussing requirements, eligibility and more! Room 121, noon.

Cybersecurity Center Seminar Series

Prof. Rei Safavi-Naini, University of Calgary. Room 335, noon.

Center for Law, Society, and Culture Workshop

The Workshop hosts a presentation by Ariela Gross (University of Southern California), who will present her paper, "The Grassroots History of Colorblind Conservatism." Light refreshments will be provided. Room 335, noon.

Professor Heidt's Last Lecture

SBA is proud to host Professor Heidt's last lecture. It is for students only. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided. Student Lounge, 4:00.


Friday, April 19

BLSA General Body Meeting

Room 125, noon.


Saturday, April 20

No events scheduled.



3Ls: Give to the Fromm Fund

The Class of 2013 has established the Len Fromm Emergency Fund in honor of the memory of Dean Fromm. Representatives will be at tables in the lobby during the noon hour all week to accept your gift. The goal: 100% participation from the Class of 2013. (We are already at 10%.) Mark your calendars now for a pledge campaign party at Kilroy's on Kirkwood on Thursday, May 2, from 5:00-7:00.

A Finals Movie Matinee!

The Law Library is hosting a mid-finals movie study break! Come by, grab some popcorn, and join us for a screening of the comedic classic, My Cousin Vinnie. Wednesday, May 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Prayer Breakfast

BLSA 1Ls and 2Ls have invited professors and speakers to say words of prayer and encouragement for the 3Ls as they prepare to sit for the bar and enter the legal profession. Please come and help celebrate the great accomplishments of our 3Ls. Open to all BLSA 3L members, their families, and IU faculty and staff. Faculty Lounge, Friday, May 3, 9:00-11:00.

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