Indiana Law Annotated for October 28, 2013

October 28, 2013

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This Week in the Law School

Gideon v. Wainwright Events

Two lectures this week on Tuesday and Thursday commemorating the 50th anniversary of this landmark decision.

Center for IP Research Events

Prevailing patent plaintiffs on Monday; IP Colloquium on Friday.

Composite Photos

Sign up for Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday

Halloween Party


OCPD Student Tip: Update Your Symplicity Profile

Your updated Symplicity profile can play a crucial role in your job search. For instance, if you receive e-mail blasts from Symplicity for jobs in which you no longer have an interest, you probably have not updated your Symplicity profile recently. To update your profile, go to the Symplicity home page:, and click on the profile tab, which will enable you to edit your personal and academic information. Within the academic profile, you can tell us about your practice area interests, foreign language skills, geographic preferences, and student groups you're involved with. This will increase our ability to identify you as a prospective candidate for employers who contact our office. Plus many employers have the ability to search for student resumes using Symplicity. They can't find you if your profile is not up-to-date!


Monday, October 28

IP Guest Lecture: Duane and Larry Durkos

Duane and Larry Durkos, entrepreneurs, inventors, and prevailing plaintiffs in the patent case, Imaginal Systematics v. Leggett & Platt, will present a guest lecture. Lunch. Room 124, noon. For more information, visit the CIPR website:

Phi Alpha Delta Adams Chapter Initiation

Phi Alpha Delta will initiate new members. Please come dressed in business attire. A celebration will follow after conclusion of the ceremony. PAD is looking forward to welcoming its new members. Moot Court Room, 6:00-9:00 p.m.


Tuesday, October 29

Public Defenders on Gideon v. Wainwright

Join the ACS and the OCPD for a panel discussion with public defenders who will speak about the state of indigent services since Gideon v. Wainwright, in honor of the 50th anniversary of that important decision. Attending will be Kaarin Lueck, JD'02, a PD in Wayne County; Cara and Joel Wieneke, both from Hendricks County; and Lorinda Youngcourt from Lawrence County. Lunch provided to those who RSVP. Moot Court Room, noon.

Christian Law Society Bible Study

Room 214, noon.


Wednesday, October 30

Composite Photo Session

Have your picture taken for the Law School's JD and graduate student composite photos of the December 2013 and May 2014 graduating classes. Room 340, 10:00-4:00 (except 1:00-2:00). Additional times available Thursday and Friday.

Follow these steps at

  • Click "Appointment" toward the top of the page.
  • First time users: Enter all of your information on the left-hand side. You do not need to provide "Office" or "Class" information. It is not necessary to complete the right-hand side of the page (click "no thanks"). Then click "Submit."
  • Returning users: Just enter your user name and password to log in, and then skip to the next section.
  • All users: "Select New Appointment" by clicking on the date and time box (a drop down of available times will appear). Click "Submit" once you have selected the appointment date and time that works best for you. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to you with the date and time that you chose.

ILAP Letter Writing Dinner

ILAP volunteers: Please join ILAP and Prof. Seth Lahn to work on your letters. Dinner will be provided. RSVP is not required to attend, but is encouraged to reserve food. Contact Margot Newman at with any questions or to RSVP. Lewis Building room 211, 6:00 p.m.

Meeting with Dean Buxbaum

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.


Thursday, October 31

Composite Photo Session

Have your picture taken for the Law School's composite photo of the Class of 2014. Room 340, 10:00-4:00 (except 1:00-2:00). See Wednesday's entry for sign-up instructions.

Book Signing and Lecture: Karen Houppert

Meet Karen Houppert, author of Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People's Justice, as she discusses this landmark case and her research. Ms. Houppert will be available to sign copies of her book. Moot Court Room, noon.

Résumé and Cover Letter Workshop

Your résumé is an important part of your professional tool kit and often the first impression an employer will have of you as a candidate. Your cover letter is the first writing sample a prospective employer will see. It's very important to customize your letter because templates are counterproductive and annoying to employers. This workshop will provide you with the tools to craft effective résumés and cover letters that get noticed. Feel free to bring a copy of your résumé in progress. Open to all JD students. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Room 125, noon.

Women's Law Caucus Brown Bag Lunch

Join the Women's Law Caucus for a brown bag lunch. We will be meeting to discuss the auction and other WLC business. This is open to both current and prospective members. We highly encourage interested 1Ls to come and share their thoughts. Dessert will be provided. Room 124, noon.

IJGLS Associate Training

Mandatory training for the associates of Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies. Room 120, noon.

Center for Law, Society, and Culture Colloquium

The CLCS welcomes Nandini Gupta, Kelley School of Business. For more information about Prof. Gupta's talk and the Center's colloquium, visit their web page: Room 335, 4:00 p.m.

OWLS Fall Fest and Halloween Party

Older and Wiser Law Students (OWLS) is excited to announce the 2013 Halloween trick-or-treating activity for children of students, faculty, and staff. This year, the fun will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the student lounge. After the children gather in the lounge, they will immediately visit the offices of faculty and staff who wish to participate in trick-or-treating. A children's costume parade will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the first floor lobby, where volunteer judges will hand out awards for various categories of unique costumes. Late arriving children are welcome to trick-or-treat until the parade begins and families will be invited to convene back in the student lounge after the parade for a light dinner before heading out. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the Halloween activity. Faculty and staff who want to join in the fun by dressing up, decorating their office, judging the costume parade, and/or handing out candy must notify Tiffany Coleman ( by Tuesday, October 29th at 5 p.m.) if they wish to participate. Faculty and staff offices will need to provide their own candy for the trick-or-treating children.


Friday, November 1

IP Colloquium

Professor Rebecca S. Eisenberg, Robert and Barbara Luciano Professor of Law, University of Michigan, will be giving a talk titled "Patent Punting." Two hours of Indiana CLE credit available. Room 213, 1:15-3:15.

"Suing Dragons? Taking the Chinese State to Court"

Every year, lawyers sue the Chinese government in tens of thousands of cases. Some, like Chen Guangcheng, have lost their careers and freedom and even endangered their families as a result.

This talk raises and answers the question: "Why do Chinese lawyers sue the state?" Based on almost two years of fieldwork in China, 178 interviews, and two surveys, Dr. John Givens, Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Center for Asian Democracy at the University of Louisville, shows that radical lawyers like Chen who directly challenge the state are a tiny minority. Instead, those that most commonly sue the state are the same lawyers who will defend it in another case. These lawyers are insiders whose close connections to the state make them effective litigators and shield them from retribution, even as it moderates more radical opposition to the regime. Yet, a minority of other lawyers are unwillingly compelled to sue the state by friends, family, clients, and acquaintances. Dr. Givens provides a cogent picture not only of which lawyers litigate administrative cases and why, but of the political impact of China's legal professionals on liberalization and democratization. Sponsored by IU's Research Center for Chinese Politics & Business. Persimmon Room, IMU, 4 p.m.

Composite Photo Session

Have your picture taken for the Law School's composite photo of the Class of 2014. Room 340, 10:00-4:00 (except 1:00-2:00). See Wednesday's entry for sign-up instructions.

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium

The Colloquium is a weekly meeting of graduate students to discuss common academic concerns and research interests. This week, our special guest speaker is Prof. Brian Broughman, who will discuss his research and his experiences during his first five years on the faculty. Room 120, noon.


Saturday, November 2

No events scheduled.


Faculty News

Professor Sarah Jane Hughes presented at payments law symposia sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the National Automated Clearing House Association in Reston, Virginia on September 24 and October 3, respectively. In Chicago, her panel focused on improving consumers' experiences with payment and credit transactions. In Reston, her presentation focused on privacy and mobile payments.

Additionally, Professor Hughes will present a paper entitled "Plain Sense, Economic Sanctions, and AML Compliance" on October 24 at the Cumberland School of Law's Southeastern Business Law Institute to be held in Birmingham, Alabama.



Reporting Pro Bono Hours

The Access to Justice Program is excited to announce its new pro bono reporting system. Please report your pro bono hours for September 22 - October 25 at You can add new entries for each pro bono organization you volunteered for and see your total hours for this school year. Please contact AJP at with any questions.

Pro Bono Training

If you would like to volunteer this year but missed the training conference, you may check out the DVDs for the student pro bono organizations and the ethics training at the library circulation desk. If you have not completed the ethics training, you must watch the video and email for a short hypothetical question.

SBA Funding Application Now Available Online

Student organizations and individuals may apply for funding from SBA for various academic purposes. Visit to obtain a copy of the funding application. E-mail with questions.

Help Feed a Family at Thanksgiving

Help put a turkey on the table of a family in need this Thanksgiving. Stop by the SBA table during the next two weeks to donate. We're hoping to get $1 per student, which would add up to more than $600 in food to local families. You'll even get to put a cut-out bird on the SBA bulletin board in appreciation of your donation.

Call for Applications: LawWithoutWalls

Become one of only two Indiana Law students to earn a place in LawWithoutWalls for spring 2014. This opportunity carries three credit hours, which are graded (not pass/fail).

As a LawWithoutWalls student, you will:

  • Be teamed up with students and law professors from 11 other schools around the world (including Harvard Law, Stanford Law, IE Business School, and other renowned schools in China, Australia, England, Spain, Colombia, Switzerland, and the United States);
  • Receive a free trip to Switzerland for the LawWithoutWalls KickOff and to Miami for the ConPosium;
  • Work and network with distinguished attorneys, judges, business professionals, and entrepreneurs from around the world;
  • Learn a whole lot about the most controversial aspects of how law is taught and practiced, and become an expert in one of them;
  • Have the opportunity to create a viable business plan and present it to (among many others) venture capitalists at the LawWithoutWalls ConPosium;
  • Engage in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration and teamwork (and have a lot of fun in the process);
  • Actively participate in weekly virtual sessions (with live video that connects you with colleagues across 19 time zones) that are setting a new standard for online education;
  • Receive a loaner MacBook Pro for the semester (if you don't already have a Mac); and
  • Most important, be a key player in an internationally recognized and award-winning enterprise that is boldly innovating legal education and practice.

Go to to learn about the organization, and go to to apply.

Contrary to the information on their website, the deadline for the application is Wednesday, October 30th at 5 p.m. EDT, and the lead faculty member -- to whom you must send a copy of your application -- is Prof. Brian Broughman.

Good Luck to the IP Law Team!

Indiana Law's first team departs Thursday, October 31 to compete in the IP LawMeet competition at Santa Clara University! Good luck to Chelsey Hackman, Greg Proctor and Kim Ray. Special thanks to the coaches who have helped support the team this semester: Suzanne Flaton-Origenes (BASF), Jim Sweeney (Barnes & Thornburg) and Professors Mark Need, Michael Mattioli, and Mark Janis.

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