Indiana Law Annotated for December 2, 2013

December 2, 2013

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This Week in the Law School

Welcome Back!

Good luck as you head into the home stretch.

Screening of Gideon's Trumpet


ExamSoft Training Sessions

Every day this week.

Conversation with Dean Buxbaum

The last one of the semester, Wednesday.

Follow Indiana Law on Twitter

For this week's events, reminders, and updates: @IUMaurerLaw.

OCPD Student Tip

Make sure your professional materials are in order. Talk to an OCPD advisor about updating or changing your resume to convey a relevant skillset to the individuals with which you would like to meet.

  • Identify the individuals that you would like to meet. Use the Symplicity networking tab to make connections or contact the OCPD to gain assistance finding alumni in specific geographic locations.
  • Once you have identified those contacts begin the outreach and be (politely) persistent. You may have to send out several emails before you get the desired response.
  • Keep an eye on Symplicity announcements and be on the lookout for receptions at law firms in your area of interest or other events where students are invited to meet with attorneys.


Monday, December 2

IT ExamSoft Training Sessions

Plan to attend one of these 30-minute sessions if you are taking exams on a computer. (Sessions repeat every day this week.) Noon, 12:30, and 5:15, room 125.

Screening of Gideon's Trumpet

As a study break and in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, the American Constitution Society is hosting a screening of Gideon's Trumpet, starring Henry Fonda and based on the book by Anthony Lewis. The event will take place the week before finals and will provide snacks, candy, and pop for students to relax all while celebrating the momentous anniversary of Gideon. Faculty, staff, and the public are welcome, but the event is being held at a convenient time for students who need a well-deserved break from studying. Moot Court Room, 5-7 p.m.


Tuesday, December 3

IT ExamSoft Training Sessions

9:45, noon, and 12:30, room 122.

POP Volunteer Appreciation Event

The Protective Order Project has assisted with over 30 cases this semester, and could not have done it without our volunteers! POP Volunteers, please join us for a non-pizza lunch celebration in appreciation of all your hard work. Room 121, 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 120, noon.

CLSC Lecture

The Center for Law, Society & Culture welcomes Josh Perry (IUB Kelley School), who will be speaking about "Curbing Physician-Owned Hospitals & Reporting Pharmaceutical Financial Relationships: Two Provisions of the ACA Almost Nobody is Talking About." For more information about this talk and the Law & Society Center's colloquium series, please go to their webpage: Room 335, noon.


Wednesday, December 4

IT ExamSoft Training Sessions

Noon, 12:30, and 2:45, room 122.

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. This is the final meeting of the semester.


Thursday, December 5

IT ExamSoft Training Sessions

Noon, 12:30, and 5:00, room 122

Black, Brown and Law School

Conversation and Q&A for minority pre-law students regarding under-represented minority students and law school. Moot Court Room, noon.

CACR Speaker Series

The CACR Security Speaker Series hosts Guohong Cao (Penn St. U.) For more information about this talk and the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research speaker series, please go to their webpage: Room 335, noon.

Family Law Society's Shop for Families in Need

FLS members will be going shopping for gifts for local families in need this holiday season on Thursday, December 5, 5 p.m. If you would like to participate or would like more information, please email Kristen Hansen (


Friday, December 6

IT ExamSoft Training Sessions

Noon and 12:30, room 125.


Saturday, December 7

No events scheduled.



Happy Holidays from the Protective Order Project!

POP is now selling holiday ornaments. The ornaments will be on sale every day at lunch starting until the end of classes on Friday, December 6th. The ornaments cost $8 each or two for $15. They serve as great gifts for family members (because let's be honest, we don't have time to shop), and they're small for those of you traveling long distances!

We will be accepting both cash and checks made out to Protective Order Project. We already have the ornaments in stock, so they will be available the day you buy them. Please feel free to contact Simone Sprague at should you have any questions.

WLC Dine and Donate

The Women's Law Caucus will be hosting a Dine and Donate at Bloomington Sandwich Company (118 E. Kirkwood, by Buskirk-Chumley), Tuesday, December 3, 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. to raise money for our auction. The auction proceeds benefit POP and Middle Way House. Just make sure you say "Maurer School of Law Women's Law Caucus Auction" when you stop by for lunch (and dinner!) or when you order food for your organization! Check out their menu and support a good cause!

CLEAR Health Information Event

Prof. Fred Cate invites the community to a unique CLE event (3 hours ethics credit available pending), titled "Cybersecurity in Health Care Addressing Ethical Use and Protection of Sensitive Health Information." The event will be held at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis on December 12, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. To register and see full details, visit

The course is presented by Indiana University's Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information (CLEAR), and is sponsored by the IU Maurer School of Law. This third annual CLEAR CLE event builds on the rapid expansion of challenges and opportunities around the productive use of health information in the face of new cyberthreats, particularly stemming from the innovation of new medical devices. Please direct questions to Drew Simshaw, '12, at 812-856-1497 or


Faculty News

Professor Dan Cole gave a special invited lecture on Nov. 21 at the Faculty of Law of Universidad Diego Portales (UDP) in Santiago, Chile. His presentation of "Property 2.0: Toward a Less 'Naïve' Theory of Property Rights and Duties," was preceded by introductory comments by UDP Rector Carlos Peña, and followed by comments by Professor Dominique Hervé, Director of the Program of Environmental Law and Policy, and two interdisciplinary panel discussions focusing on Property issues in Chile.

Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Howard Pashman was invited to participate in a workshop on October 4 titled "Defining the Economy in Political Crisis: Revolution, Rupture, and the Law" at Harvard's Center for History and Economics. He was on a panel that examined property confiscation during many different periods of upheaval, from the American Revolution to the end of the Nazi occupation of Belorussia. The paper grew out of a recent article titled "The People's Property Law: A Step Toward Building a New Legal Order in Revolutionary New York," which appeared in the August 2013 issue of Law and History Review.

On November 18, 2013, Professor Leandra Lederman presented her paper entitled "(Un)appealing Deference to the Tax Court" in the Legal Scholarship Workshop at the University of Chicago School of Law.

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