Indiana Law Annotated for September 3, 2013

September 3, 2013

This Week in the Law School

Welcome Back — and a Special Welcome to 1Ls and Graduate Students!

ILA wishes you a successful semester.

A Very Eventful Semester

This semester is turning out to be one of the most eventful in recent memory, with many interesting and timely lectures, conferences, and events. Be sure to check ILA every week so you don't miss out.

Welcome, New Faculty and Staff

The Law School welcomes David Delaney, visiting assistant professor; Kenny Tatum, assistant dean, Office of Career and Professional Development; and Janet Hein, director of admissions. Read more about them in the vitrine on the first floor.

Numerous Call-Out Meetings This Week

Now is a good time to find out more about organizations that interest you.

Federal Government Careers Workshop

Featuring three members of the Class of '08. Wednesday.


Monday, September 2

Labor Day: No classes, and no events scheduled.


Tuesday, September 3

Christian Legal Society Call-Out Meeting

Christian Legal Society invites all students to learn more about our community, where we meet regularly to learn from Scripture together, build lasting fellowship, and support one another through the trials and triumphs of law school. Food (don't worry, not pizza) will be provided. Room 122, noon.

Asian-Pacific American Law Student Association Call-Out Meeting

APALSA invites you to come learn more about our organization and our exciting events for the year. Chinese food will be served. All JD and graduate students are welcome. Room 120, noon.

Pro Bono Fair

Access to Justice will host a pro bono fair, where student service programs and Bloomington organizations will be in attendance to discuss pro bono opportunities for law students. Lobby, noon.

Student Bar Association Call-Out and Informational Meeting

The Student Bar Association is the law school's student government organization. SBA representatives serve as liaisons between the students and the Law School administration, host charitable and social events, facilitate dialogues between professors and the deans, and serve on faculty committees. Each class elects three representatives to serve on the SBA board, and 1L elections will be this month.

Come to this meeting to learn about what SBA does, how to become part of a faculty committee, and the 1L election process. This is also a great opportunity to meet the current board of representatives. You do not need to RSVP if you're only attending the meeting, but if you'd like to have dinner, RSVP to Room 125, 5:45-6:45.

BLSA Call-Out Meeting

Room 121, noon.


Wednesday, September 4

Federal Government Workshop

Join OCPD for a workshop covering the career opportunities available in the federal government. Young alumni guests include: Matthew Carroll, JD'08, Counterterrorism and Special Operations Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense; Jennifer M. Hesch, JD'08, TRICARE Management Activity, Office of the General Counsel; and Jeremy McCray, JD'08, Procurement Analyst, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget. Topics include government honors, public interest, the Presidential Management Fellowship program, Equal Justice Works, PSJD, and the Maurer Urban Experience externships. Lunch provided if you RSVP on Symplicity. Room 125, noon.


Thursday, September 5

Federalist Society Speaker: Prof Derek Muller on Shelby County v. Holder

Join the Federalist Society as we host Professor Derek Muller, Pepperdine University School of Law, who will be speaking on the implications of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on state election law. His lecture is titled: "Can States Govern Elections Again? The Future of the Voting Rights Act after Shelby County." Prof. Fuentes-Rohwer will provide follow-up commentary. Lunch provided. Room 122, noon.

Pro Bono Groups Call-Out Meeting

Joint call-out meeting for pro bono student organizations: Access to Justice, Inmate Legal Assistance Project, LGBT Project, Pro Bono Immigration Project, Protective Order Project, Tenant Assistance Project. Lunch. Room 121, noon.

Business and Law Society Call-Out Meeting

Room 124, noon.

Feminist Law Forum Mixer

The Feminist Law Forum will be holding its annual fall mixer at Professor Susan Williams's house from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Please join us for an evening of conversation, refreshments, and hors d'oeuvres with fellow students and law faculty. Dress is casual, and everyone is invited. Please contact for car pooling information.


Friday, September 6

Christian Legal Society Cookout

Join us for free food, Frisbees, and fellowship in the park. RSVP: Cascade Park (Lower), 2851 North Old State Road 37.


Saturday, September 7

Pro Bono Volunteer Conference and Ethics Training Lunch

The Access to Justice Program is hosting a pro bono training conference for students wishing to volunteer for any pro bono program. The training will take place 9-3:30 in the Moot Court Room. The morning training sessions will prepare students for pro bono work with individual student-led pro bono groups, and the afternoon training sessions will provide students with fundamental skills needed for pro bono work. Please check with the individual pro bono groups to see which sessions are required. The ethics training is mandatory for any student wishing to do pro bono work, whether through a student-led service program or an outside program, and will take place during lunch. RSVP through Symplicity; the Law School will provide lunch for those students who RSVP. We will also record the training for students who cannot attend. Please email for more information.


Faculty News

On April 26, 2013, Prof. 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 Washburn University School of Law's Tax Law Colloquium. On May 17, she led a day-long workshop on U.S. Tax Procedure and tax anti-abuse rules at the Centre for Tax Law at the Cambridge Faculty of Law in Cambridge, England. At the end of May, she participated in the Law & Society Association Meeting in Boston, presenting "Which Cases Settle" on May 30 and chairing a panel on Tax Administration on May 31. On August 6, she presented "Enforcement as Substance in Tax Compliance" (which is co-authored with Ted Sichelman and forthcoming in the Washington and Lee Law Review) at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools meeting in Palm Beach, FL. On August 9, she participated in a panel on "Making Effective Use of Research Assistants" at the Big Ten Junior Scholars Conference at the Maurer Law School. And from August 22-25, 2013, she was an invited participant in the Harvard Law School Seminar on Current Research in Taxation in Woodstock, VT, where her work in progress, "(Un)Appealing Deference to the Tax Court" was one of the discussion papers.



Law Library Video Wins Award

The Law Library was selected as the recipient of the 2013 Excellence in Marketing Award, Best Use of Technology, by the American Association of Law Libraries for its marketing video, "Law Library Infomercial." This is a tongue-in-cheek video aimed at marketing the Law Library to Maurer students. It was written, narrated, and produced by Cindy Dabney and stars several members of the Law Library staff. In case you missed it first time around, here is a link. The award was presented at the AALL annual meeting in Seattle last summer.

American Constitution Society Honored

In June, Maurer's American Constitution Society student chapter won the first annual ACS Reproductive Rights and Justice Award, presented in partnership with the Center for Reproductive Rights. The award is presented to a chapter that has placed a significant focus on reproductive rights and justice. Many of ACS's reproductive rights events were produced in conjunction with the Feminist Law Forum and Law Students for Reproductive Justice. More information about the award may be found here. The chapter also received an ACS Programming Award, along with a number of other student chapters around the country.

CJAM Conflict Resolution Services Training Scheduled

Basic Mediation Training: The Community Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM) offers a 32-hour basic mediation training for any community member interested in helping facilitate community mediation. The fall training will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. over two weekends, September 14-15 and 21-22, at the IU Maurer School of Law. 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 Professor Emeritus of Law Ed Greenebaum. Tuition is $200, with scholarships available. For more information or an application, e-mail, or phone the office at 812.336.8677.

Restorative Justice Practitioner Training (new this fall): Restorative justice practitioner training explores the philosophy and methods of restorative justice as reflected and implemented in CJAM's restorative justice programs. The RJP training will be Saturdays, September 28 and October 5,at the IU Maurer School of Law. Completion of CJAM's basic mediation training or its approved equivalent is a prerequisite. Participants who complete restorative justice practitioner training are eligible to work in CJAM's Victim and Offender Restoration Program (VORP) and Shoplifting and Theft Education Program (STEP). However, all mediators who are interested in learning about restorative justice and its practice are welcome to participate. The training will be led by senior Restorative Justice Practitioners. The fee for the RJP training is $100, but will be waived for those who have committed themselves to volunteer as RJPs for CJAM for the current academic year and for those who have demonstrated their commitment to CJAM by previous volunteering.

Information, registration forms, and scholarship information for both programs are available from:,, or 812.336.8677.

Call for Applications: Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowships

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program has fostered a community of more than 500 transatlantic leaders since its inception in 1984. Beginning with the 2014-15 program year, the 31st year of this initiative, a revitalized Bosch Fellowship will offer additional flexibility for American professionals looking to gain high-level, practical experience in Germany and expand their networks in Europe.

The three core components of the Bosch Fellowship remain the same: customized work phases, discussions with key figures in Germany and Europe through a series of traveling seminars, and intensive German language training. However, the program now has a broader range of professional fields, options for program duration, as well as updated eligibility requirements. By opening up this unique opportunity to include more mid-career professionals from a wider variety of backgrounds, the Bosch Fellowship endeavors to extend its reach and create even deeper ties within the transatlantic sphere.

Fellows are chosen from the fields of business administration, cultural management (ex. museum, theater, orchestra), journalism, law, non-profit, public policy, and urban planning. For more information, email or call 212.497.3527. The application deadline is November 1, 2013.

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