Indiana Law Annotated for September 23, 2013

September 23, 2013 (45:4)

This Week in the Law School

Actor Robby Benson on Entertainment Law


Roundtable Discussion of Prof. Bell's New Book


ACS Presents Defending Gideon

A film about Gideon v. Wainwright. Tuesday.

Thinking of Studying Abroad?

Find out more on Tuesday.

The Harris Lecture: Professor Mari Matsuda


3L Career Planning with Dean Tatum



Monday, September 23

Actor and IU Professor Robby Benson Visits Indiana Law

Robby Benson — actor, director, producer and IU professor from practice in the Department of Telecommunications -- will visit the Law School as a guest of the Society for Law and the Arts and the Center for Intellectual Property Research. Prof. Benson will share his unique experiences from nearly five decades working in the entertainment industry, focusing especially on the many types of intellectual property law related issues that industry professionals encounter every day. In addition to starring in more than 30 films, including Ice Castles, Benson was the voice of the Beast in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, as well as a director on television shows including Friends and Ellen. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. Room 122, noon.

Roundtable on Professor Jeannine Bell's New Book, Hate Thy Neighbor: Move-in Violence and the Persistence of Racial Segregation in American Housing

Plan to attend this informative discussion featuring Prof. Bell, Prof. Kevin Brown, and Betsy Shuman-Moore, JD'82, Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. Room 125, noon.

Law Students for Reproductive Justice First Meeting

LSRJ will host its first meeting. We will be discussing Sex Ed Trivia Night, our new alumni database, national conference opportunities, and opportunities to become 1L reps. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at Room 214, noon.

Q&A with Immigration and Human Rights Law Expert

Join Grace Meng, a researcher at Human Rights Watch, for a Q&A session. She is an expert on U.S. immigration law and its intersection with human rights principles; before beginning to work at Human Rights Watch, she practiced in a more traditional immigration law firm. Her bio and publications can be found here. Coffee and dessert. Faculty Conference Room, 4:30.


Tuesday, September 24

Screening of The Constitution Project's Defending Gideon

In 1963 the Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright. This video is the story of the iconic case with contemporary portraits of legal injustice. Defending Gideon highlights the importance of a system that guarantees representation for all. Sponsored by the Maurer chapter of the American Constitution Society. Moot Court Room, noon.

Faculty Speaker Series: Professor Ryan Scott

The SBA Faculty Speaker Series is a monthly event where students can hear professors speak for a few minutes about their passions, followed by a Q&A session about what they've done before their professorships, what their interests are in the legal community and the community at large, and any other relevant questions they'd otherwise not get the chance to ask. This is a great opportunity to learn more about your professors outside of class. Bring your lunch; SBA will provide cookies and drinks. Room 124, noon.

Study Abroad Informational Meeting

1Ls and 2Ls interested in semester study abroad opportunities for 2014-2015, as well as 2Ls and 3Ls interested in study abroad this spring, should attend this session. Dean Davis, recent study abroad students, and exchange students will present the different program options in Ireland, Germany, New Zealand, France, Spain, Poland, India, China, Hong Kong, and Brazil. Room 122, noon.

Older and Wiser Law Students Call-Out

Are you an older student? Did you work after college? Do you have a partner? Do you have kids? Do you consider yourself a nontraditional law student? Do you feel you have a different perspective of law school? Then bring your lunch and come and see what OWLS is all about. Room 120, noon.

Christian Law Society Bible Study

Room 214, noon.


Wednesday, September 25

Harris Lecture: Prof. Mari Matsuda, University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law: "Admit That The Waters Around You Have Grown: Change and Legal Education"

Prof. Matsuda will present this year's Harris Lecture. She will argue against downsizing legal education in times of change, contending that we need more lawyers, better prepared to meet the significant challenges we face as a planet. She will advocate teaching social change theory and practice as essential elements in preparing lawyers for the future. Indiana CLE credit approved. Moot Court Room, noon.

Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association Game Night

A night of traditional Asian games to release our competitive spirits, including go, mahjong, and chess. Please bring all your board games. Dessert will be provided. Atlas Bar, 6:30 p.m.


Thursday, September 26

Strategic Career Planning for 3Ls with Dean Tatum

An individualized strategy is key in career planning. Don't miss this opportunity to meet with Asst. Dean Kenny Tatum for an interactive session tailored to 3Ls. Lunch will be provided. Room 125, noon.

Environmental Law from a Conservative Perspective

Please join the Federalist Society and Prof. Jonathan Adler, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, for a talk on a conservative philosophy of environmental law titled "Conservation without Regulation: Property-Based Environmental Protection." Co-sponsored by the Federalist Society and the Environmental Law Society. Room 122, noon.

Sherman Minton Moot Court Bailiff Callout

1Ls: Are you interested in Moot Court? Would you like to see Moot Court arguments in action? Come to this meeting to find out what it means to bailiff and how you can help. If you've already signed up to be a bailiff, please attend so you can learn more about what you will be doing on your bailiff night. Moot Court Room, noon.

Law Students for Reproductive Justice Sex Ed Trivia Night Fundraiser

Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. Tickets will be sold during the lunch hour Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week in the lobby. Food and soda are included with your ticket, and the wining trivia team will receive a prize!

All funds raised will benefit Middle Way House's new PAWSS program, which provides a safe haven for pets and women who have been abused by their partner. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, more than 70 percent of pet-owning women experiencing abuse come into shelters reporting their abuser had threatened to harm their pets as a means of psychological control. Only 3% of shelters similar to Middle Way offer services to house animals. And for many women, this preclusion holds them back from leaving their abusive situation. Join us, along with our cosponsors the American Constitution Society, Feminist Law Forum, Health Law Society, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, OUTLAW, and the Protective Order Project, as we raise awareness about sex education and domestic violence. Dunnkirk, 7:00-10:00 p.m.


Friday, September 27

How to Land a Job in the Criminal Law Field

Join Lance Lindeen, JD/MPA'11, Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, as he offers general comments and tips about the prosecution/public defender job search, the competitive nature of the field, and what it takes to land a job. Lunch will be provided. Room 120, noon.

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium

The Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium is a weekly meeting of graduate students to discuss common academic concerns and research interests. This week, a guest speaker from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the IU Health Center will talk about the dissertation support group and common strategies for getting through the dissertation process. Room 124, noon.


Saturday, September 28

Dis-Orientation: "It's Not You, It's Law School"

Is law school getting you down? Then join the National Lawyers Guild (IU Maurer School of Law Chapter) for its annual Dis-Orientation, an event that teaches law students how to keep their values while in law school. The event will also feature two panels: a public interest law panel and a faculty panel that will discuss social justice law theories. Food will be provided. Questions? Email NLG President Francisco Guzman ( Moot Court Room, 2:00-5:00.


Faculty News

Professor Steve Sanders gave the Constitution Day lecture at the University of Evansville on September 18. His topic was "How Marriage Equality Is Changing the Constitution."



Tenant Assistance Project Cold-Weather Apparel Sale

Looking forward to that chilly fall weather? Feeling like you already can't dress warm enough for the freezing cold classrooms? Fear not! TAP will be selling sweat pants and yoga pants to meet your cold weather needs. Each can be purchased for a mere $25. Come, with cash or check, to our table in the lobby Wednesday through Friday from 12 - 1 p.m. in the main lobby. Please see facebook, or email Kimmie Lewis at if you have questions.

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