Indiana Law Annotated for September 30, 2013

September 30, 2013 (45:5)

This Week in the Law School

Dean Search Finalist to present at Town Hall


Introduction to OCPD Resources


IP Colloquium



Monday, September 30

Town Hall Meeting with Dean Search Finalist

Prof. Shari Johnson, Cornell Law School, is a finalist for the deanship. Plan to attend a Town Hall meeting featuring Prof. Johnson. Moot Court Room, noon.

Elections for the 1L Representative to the Society for Law and the Arts

If you are interested in running for office, please email a statement of interest to Room 125, noon.


Tuesday, October 1

BLSA General Body Meeting

Room 125, noon.

American Constitution Society Meeting

Room 121, noon.

Christian Law Society Bible Study

Room 214, noon.

Jewish Law Students Association Call-Out Meeting

Room 120, 12:15 PM.

IPA Meeting: Internal Mentor Program and Dues Collection

The Executive Board of the Intellectual Property Association will be available to collect membership dues and let members sign-up for T-shirts. Internal mentors and mentees can come to the meeting to touch base. Pizza lunch provided! Room 122, noon.


Wednesday, October 2

Introduction to OCPD Resources

The Office of Career and Professional Development has a wealth of information to customize a unique job search strategy for each law student. This session will (re)introduce you to the staff, programs, and resources you will be using throughout your law school career. Be sure to bring your mobile devices and student ID cards for interactive participation. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity at least 24 hours in advance. Open to all students. Room 125, noon.


Thursday, October 3

IP Colloquium: Joshua Sarnoff

Joshua D. Sarnoff, Professor of Law at DePaul University's College of Law, will be giving a talk as part of the IP Colloquium series, titled "Limits to Patenting Science, Nature and Ideas in English and Colonial American Practice and in the Constitutional Grant of Power." Indiana CLE credit applied for. For more information, see the CIPR website. Room 120, 1:15 p.m.


Friday, October 4

No events scheduled.


Saturday, October 5

No events scheduled.


Faculty News

A U.S. District Court (M.D. Penn.) last week quoted from Professor Rob Fischman's 2002 article on cooperative federalism in upholding a major EPA rulemaking to establish TMDLs (total maximum daily loads) for the Chesapeake Bay. American Farm Bureau Federation v. U.S. EPA, 2013 WL 5177530, __F.Supp. 2d___ (2013).

On September 23, Indiana Chief Justice Brent E. Dickson signed an order creating an Indiana Commission to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services, charged with studying and expanding the availability of civil legal services to Indiana residents with limited financial resources. The Commission's creation grew out of work over the past two-and-a-half years by a statewide Access to Justice Task Force and Workshop, of which Profs. Amy Applegate and Seth Lahn were members.

Associate Dean and Professor Ajay Mehrotra recently co-led a series of workshops on the topic of "Public Finance and Society" held in Cambridge, MA, and sponsored by the Social Science Research Council and the Andrew Mellon Foundation. The workshops were part of the SSRC's Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship program, which is designed to help graduate students in the humanities, law, and the social sciences with their graduate training and development. As part of the program, Professor Mehrotra also participated in a panel on "Fellowships and Funding Proposals."



Research Assistant Needed

Prof. Jeannine Bell is interested in hiring a research assistant to help her with two projects. Please contact her at if you are interested.

Applications For New Moot Court Competition

The Law School will be sending a team to the National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition at DePaul University this spring. The 2014 competition will focus on the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act (CPIA), 19 U.S.C. §§ 2601-13, which establishes a framework for imposing import restrictions on undocumented archaeological and ethnological materials. For more information, please see the competition's webpage.

If you are interested in participating, please email the Society for Law and the Arts ( before Friday, October the 4th with your resume, and a brief statement of interest discussing why you would like to participate and any experiences you feel are relevant to the selection process, including previous work or volunteer experiences. Professor Goodwin will be reviewing all applications and will make final decisions regarding the composition of the team. If you are a 1L and would like to participate, send a quick email to the SLA, and we will be sure to get you involved in the process as much as possible.

Family Law Society Sweatshirt Sale

Are you looking for a way to keep warm and to show your law school pride? Do you need a gift for family or friends? The Family Law Society will be selling sweatshirts in the lobby during lunch until Wednesday, October 2. The sweatshirts come in a variety of colors and are embroidered with "Maurer School of Law." Full zip sweatshirts are $40 and crew necks are $25. Only cash or check will be accepted.

Student Bar Association Announcements

  • SBA is taking orders for Indiana Law mugs this week and next from 12-1 in the lobby. The mugs cost $12, and $1 from every sale will help feed a local family for Thanksgiving. To see a photo of the mugs, visit our Facebook page.
  • Every Wednesday, Dean Buxbaum makes time to connect with students by stopping by the library lobby from 3:00-4:00. Cookies are provided. Stop by and chat with her this week!

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