Indiana Law Annotated for November 18, 2013

November 18, 2013

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This Week in the Law School

Pro Bono Speaker and Pro Bono Awards


Panel on Gideon v. Wainwright


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OCPD Student Tip: 3Ls: State Court Clerkships Are Still Available

While federal court clerkship recruiting for 2014 may be coming to a close, there are still many state court clerkships available. Some state Supreme Court judges accept applications from second-year law students, but most state courts hire law clerks during the 3rd year of law school. For instance, over half of all clerkships secured by the class of 2013 were state court clerkships obtained during the 3rd year of law school and/or following graduation. We encourage you to explore these clerkship opportunities as a valuable and rewarding career path option.

If you have any questions about state court clerkship resources or the state court clerkship process, please contact David Main ( or Kim Bunge ( We look forward to working with you.

No ILA Next Week

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!


Monday, November 18

Pro Bono Speaker and Pro Bono Award Ceremony

Luz Herrera, a visiting clinical professor at University of California Irvine School of Law, will be presenting "Building Community Law Practice." Professor Herrera is the co-founder and board president of Community Lawyers, Inc., a non-profit organization that facilitates the provision of affordable legal services to underserved communities through community legal education and self-help legal clinics. Professor Herrera also is pioneering a model to support public-spirited, entrepreneurial lawyers to launch successful community-based law practices. Pro Bono Awards will also be presented at this time. Sponsored by the Access to Justice Program and the Maurer National Lawyers Guild. Non-pizza lunch provided! RSVP on Symplicity. Room 122, noon.


Tuesday, November 19

PILF All-Member Meeting

Meeting to discuss upcoming career fairs and public interest job opportunities led by OCPD's Kim Bunge. We will also be discussing our spring semester events and member volunteer opportunities. Lunch provided. Room 122, noon.

Hydraulic Fracturing ("Fracking") in Indiana

Herschel McDivitt is the Director of the Division of Oil & Gas in the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. His presentation will focus on the history and purpose of hydraulic fracturing, why it is being used, how it has changed over the years, modern shale gas plays, horizontal wells, how it is regulated, and current trends relating to hydraulic fracturing in Indiana. Anyone interested in the explosive growth in economically retrievable stores of natural gas and the controversial process of extracting it, hydraulic fracturing, should come check out Mr. McDivitt's presentation. There will be time for questions at the end. Lunch (most likely specialty veggie pizza from Avers) will be served. Room 121, noon.

IU Trial Competition Information Session

Please join the Advocacy Board for an information session regarding next semester's trial competition. The competition is open to all 2L and 3L students. 1Ls are also invited to attend the information session and are strongly encouraged to participate as jurors during the competition. Moot Court Room, noon.

Lexis Primary Certification

Earn your Lexis primary certification and demonstrate to employers that you have what it takes to complete legal research on Lexis Advance. You will be listed on the employer-searchable National Certification Registry. 400 Lexis Points will be awarded to all who come and get certified. Room 125, noon.

Business Law Society Career Strategies Session and 1L Rep Election

This career strategies session is designed to accommodate any practice area or setting, and it will focus on networking; particularly how to leverage informational interviewing to drive your short- and long-term career goals. 1Ls are strongly encouraged to attend. Food will be provided. Room 124, noon.

Christian Legal Society Bible Study

Room 214, noon.

LLSA: How to Take a Law School Exam

A workshop with Professor Gjerdingen and Professor Quintanilla on how to prepare for and write a law school exam. Open to all students. Faculty Conference Room, noon.


Wednesday, November 20

FLF Bake Sale

Feminist Law Forum will hold its annual bake sale to support and raise awareness for U.S. women and children facing food insecurity and hunger, especially in light of recent cuts to food assistance benefits. Please stop by our table in the lobby to donate and grab a treat. The proceeds will help fund the No Kid Hungry Campaign.

Informational Meeting on Graduation and Bar Applications

Dean Matthews will provide general information regarding graduation, discuss duties of the graduation committee and invite nominations to the committee. She will also discuss and take questions about the bar application process, including application requirements and character and fitness concerns, focusing on Indiana's application and answering questions on other jurisdictions. Room 121, noon.

Meeting with Dean Buxbaum

Dean Buxbaum will hold her usual Wednesday afternoon meeting in the library. Stop by at 3:00 for cookies and conversation.

ACLU of Indiana at Nick's

Join the ACLU of Indiana in the back room of Nick's at 5:00 p.m. Chat with us about the campaign to oppose the amendment banning same-sex marriage and about our work on religious freedom, privacy, and reproductive rights. Free event; Cash bar.

A View of the Middle East from Jerusalem

Consul General of Israel to the Midwest, Roey Gilad, will share his perspective of the Middle East. Moot Court Room, 7:30 p.m.


Thursday, November 21

Gideon v. Wainwright Panel

Professor Norman Lefstein of IU McKinney School of Law and David Carroll of the Sixth Amendment Center will be on a panel to discuss indigent services and the 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright. The event will be moderated by Prof. Joe Hoffmann. Moot Court Room, noon.

Phi Delta Phi 1L Exam Prep

Do you have questions about final exams? We will have a panel of 3L and 2Ls to give you advice based on their experiences. Take advantage of their knowledge. Snacks will be provided. Room 120, noon.

Lexis Primary Certification

Earn your Lexis primary certification and demonstrate to employers that you have what it takes to complete legal research on Lexis Advance. You will be listed on the employer-searchable National Certification Registry. 400 Lexis Points will be awarded to all who come and get certified. Room 214, noon.

IP Colloquium

Intellectual Property Colloquium speaker: Melissa Wasserman (University of Illinois College of Law) will present " The Failed Promise of User Fees: Empirical Evidence from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office." Two hours of Indiana CLE credit approved. Room 120, 1:15-3:15.

Center for Law, Society, and Culture Event

IU Jerome Hall Fellow Howard Pashman on "America's Revolutionary Property Law." Room 335, 4:00 p.m.


Friday, November 22

Phi Alpha Delta Outlining and Exam Prep

Come meet with Professor Gjerdingen and gain some guidance on how to outline and prepare for exams. Room 125, 4:30-5:30 p.m.


Saturday, November 23

No events scheduled.



Women's Law Caucus Koozie Sale

Every day this week during the lunch hour, WLC will be selling IU Maurer School of Law koozies for $5. These are a great gift for family, friends, or yourself! Please support WLC by purchasing some Maurer gear.

Indiana Law Student Appears before Seventh Circuit

On September 27, 3L Parag Bhayani argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago in United States v. McMillan. The case raises, among other issues, an important question of first impression in this Circuit about the interpretation of a federal criminal statute. The appeal, in which Prof. Lahn was appointed by the Court to represent the defendant under the Criminal Justice Act, involved eight months of work by Parag, assisted by 2Ls Margot Newman and Alyssa-Degner Lopez and Andrew Murphy '13. Parag's argument may be heard by typing in case number 12-1348 here:


Faculty News

Professor Ajay Mehrotra recently presented his paper, "Charles Beard and the Columbia School of Political Economy: Revisiting the Intellectual Roots of the Beardian Thesis," at an interdisciplinary symposium at the University of Virginia's Miller Center honoring the 100th anniversary of Charles Beard's An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution.

Emeritus Professor Tom Schornhorst will appear before the Indiana Court of Appeals in Indianapolis on Tuesday, November 19, at ll:00 a.m. to argue for the appellant in William Hinesley III v. State. This is an appeal from the denial of post-conviction relief in which Hinesley asserts that he was wrongfully convicted of Class A felony child molesting due to a combination of ineffective assistance of trial counsel and prosecutorial misconduct. Contact the ILA editor if you would like to read the briefs in this case.

On November 13, 2013, Professor Leandra Lederman presented her paper entitled "(Un)appealing Deference to the Tax Court" in the James Hausman Tax Law and Policy Workshops at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

Professor Dan Cole presented his forthcoming book chapter on "Shared Irresponsibility in International Climate Law" to the Globalization, Law & Justice Workshop at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

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