Indiana Law Annotated for February 3, 2014

February 3, 2014

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This Week in the Law School

Cookies and Conversation with Dean Parrish

Monday at 3 in the library.

Thinking of Studying Abroad?

Attend a meeting Monday at noon in 120.

SBA Faculty Speaker Series

Professor Bell. Thursday at noon in 124.

Women's Law Caucus Auction

The annual fundraiser for POP and Middleway House. Friday evening.

Looking for a Job? Join "The Club"

See Announcements.

OCPD Tip of the Week: Check In For Your OCPD Appointment with the OCPD Kiosk

Please bring your student identification card to the Office of Career and Professional Development for scheduled appointments. This allows you to check in at our recently installed kiosk and provides notification to our advisors that you are present and waiting.

Follow Indiana Law on Twitter

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


Monday, February 3

Federalist Society Event: District Judge Amul Thapar

Join the Federalist Society as we host Hon. Amul Thapar from the Eastern District of Kentucky. Lunch provided. Room 125, noon.

Info Session: Study Abroad on one of Indiana Law's Semester Exchange Programs

The deadline to apply to study abroad in the 2014-2015 academic year is coming up on February 7! If you have thought about studying abroad for a semester and haven't done anything about it yet, come to this meeting to hear about your options from past participants and current exchange students from our programs in France, Spain, Poland, Germany, Brazil, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Hong Kong and China. Pizza will be provided. Room 120, noon.

State and Local Clerkships

This informational session will cover the ever-changing application process, the value of clerkships, and the steps necessary to get this valuable experience on your resume. Lunch provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Room 121, noon.

PILF All-Member Meeting

All-member meeting to discuss upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. We will also distribute Singing for Summer Salaries volunteer positions. Students applying for a summer scholarship must volunteer with Singing for Summer Salaries in some way. Lunch provided. Room 124, noon.

CLS Bible Study

Bible study with Christian Legal Society. All are welcome. Library room 206E, noon.

Meet the Dean

Join Dean Parrish in the library for coffee and conversation from 3:00-4:00 p.m.


Tuesday, February 4

BLSA General Body Meeting

Room 125, noon.

Black Tie 101 — The Classic Tuxedo: What to Wear and Why It Works

Join BLSA and Professor Gjerdingen as we discuss the attributes of formal attire. In support of the upcoming Barrister's Ball, the Andrew Davis store will be providing Maurer students with discounted tuxedo and suit rentals. Further information will be provided at the program. Room 120, noon.


Wednesday, February 5

LGBT Legal Project Spring Kickoff

The LGBT Legal Project is a pro bono group dedicated to serving the LGBT community in Indiana. All students interested in volunteering for this cause, whether or not they participated in the fall, are encouraged to attend our first meeting of the spring semester. To date, our efforts have had a substantial effect on LGBT rights here in Indiana. Join us and help keep this momentum moving forward! Room 216, 4:30-5:30 p.m.


Thursday, February 6

SBA Faculty Speaker Series: Professor Jeannine Bell

The SBA Faculty Speaker Series is a monthly event where students can hear professors speak for a few minutes about what their passions are. Students can then ask professors questions about what they did before their professorships, what their interests are in the legal community and the community at large, and any other relevant questions they would otherwise not get the chance to ask. This is a great opportunity to learn more about your professors outside of class. Make sure to bring your own lunch, and SBA will provide cookies and drinks. Room 124, noon.

Career Choices: Government Practice, Civil

Panelists: Professor David Delaney and Liane Groth Hulka, JD'05, staff attorney in the Chapter 13 bankruptcy office of Trustee Ann Delaney, JD'77. Be sure to RSVP for small-group and dinner sessions available in the Events section on Symplicity - space is limited! Room 125, noon.

FLF and LSRJ Spring Semester Meeting

The Feminist Law Forum and Law Students for Reproductive Justice will be having their important spring semester business meeting. Please contact us if you cannot attend at Room 214, noon.


Friday, February 7

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium

The Colloquium is a weekly meeting of graduate students to discuss common academic concerns and research interests. This week, Professor Gjerdingen will talk on how to draft a good outline and a publishable dissertation. Lunch will be provided. Room 124, noon.

Maurer School of Law Korean Law Forum

Join other Korean law students who are working on their thesis or dissertation as we share our fields of study but also examine differences between U.S. law and Korean law. Library room 206E, 11 a.m.

"Share the Love, Stop the Violence." — Women's Law Caucus Auction

Join the WLC for its annual auction. Proceeds benefit Middleway House and the Protective Order Project. Doors open at 6:30, and the auction starts at 7 at KRC Banquets, 216 S. College. Appetizers will be provided. Come and bid on packages from your favorite professors and local businesses! There is free parking available at the venue. Please remember that you must pay for any item you win with cash or check at the event. Many students get groups together to bid on the professor packages to enjoy the prize together. The packages will be announced on the facebook page before the event so that everyone can figure out what they want to bid on. Make sure to RSVP to the event so you can get all the updates.


Saturday, February 8

PILF Bowling Tournament

Join the Public Interest Law Foundation at Classic Lanes for our first annual bowling tournament from 1 to 5 pm. $10 per person, teams up to 4 people. Classic Lanes is located at 1421 N. Willis Drive.



Accepting Applications from 1Ls and 2Ls: Eric T. Werner Global Cyber Security Policy Advancement Exchange Program and Microsoft Internship - China

Applications for the Eric T. Werner Global Cyber Security Policy Advancement Exchange Program and Microsoft Internship are now being accepted through Monday, February 17th. Two students from the Maurer School of Law will serve as Eric T. Werner Scholars, spending approximately eight weeks during the summer at Xi'an Jiao Tong University conducting research with colleagues at the Information Security Law Research Center, and spending approximately four weeks interning in Microsoft's policy division in Beijing. Applicants must have taken or must be currently enrolled in a course in information security law. Please see the call for applications posted on Symplicity or at Applications will be accepted in hard copy to room 220 and electronically to For help with Symplicity, please contact Ms. Kim Bunge ( (Note that applications may not be submitted via Symplicity.)

Looking for a Job? Join The Club

Professor Bill Henderson welcomes 2L and 3L students seeking employment, and a new way to find it, to join "The Club." From basic elements to high-intensity interviews and high-profile connections, The Club will arm you with the tools you need to seek and secure a job. Members can anticipate one-on-one mentoring and a whole lot of honesty. The Club will be limited to a select number of students who will meet a minimum of four times before the end of the academic year. Meetings will be hosted by Bill Henderson and dinner will be provided. Recent graduates and Maurer alumni will also be a part of the group. In exchange for The Club's resources, outreach opportunities, and encouragement, your attendance at every meeting, completion of every "homework" assignment, and enthusiasm is expected. This isn't the time or the place for pessimism.

Want to join? Submit your name, age, year, preferred area and city of practice, and a short synopsis of why you want to be a part of this group to Judy Asmus ( Save your résumés and cover letters for later. You'll need them.

Congratulations to 2L Ben Lewis and 2nd year JD/MBA Hamed Bayat, who represented Maurer in its inaugural year of participation in Tulane Law's National Baseball Arbitration Competition. The competition, judged by MLB arbitrators, team representatives, and player agents, requires students to represent either teams or players in arbitration proceedings that require a command of player valuation methods, baseball statistics, and contracts. In our first year, the Maurer team advanced through three rounds on day one, landing the first seed and advancing to the semifinals on day 2.

CJAM Conflict Resolution Training

Basic Mediation Training: The Community Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM) offers a 32-hour basic mediation training for any community member interested in helping facilitate community mediation. The winter training will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. over two weekends, February 8-9 and 22-23, at the IU Maurer School of Law. Participants who complete the training are eligible to work as CJAM volunteer mediators; however, any community member interested in learning basic mediation skills is welcome to participate. The training will be led by Professor Emeritus of Law, Ed Greenebaum. Tuition is $250, with scholarships available.

Restorative Justice Practitioner Training: Restorative Justice Practitioner Training explores the philosophy and methods of restorative justice as reflected and implemented in CJAM's restorative justice programs. The RJP training will be Saturdays, March 1 and 8, at the I.U. Maurer School of Law. Completion of CJAM's Basic Mediation Training or its approved equivalent is a prerequisite. Participants who complete Restorative Justice Practitioner Training are eligible to work in CJAM's Victim and Offender Restoration Program (VORP) and Shoplifting and Theft Education Program (STEP). However, all mediators who are interested in learning about restorative justice and its practice are welcome to participate. The training will be led by senior Restorative Justice Practitioners. The fee for the RJP training is $100, but will be waived for those who have committed themselves to volunteer as RJPs for CJAM for the current academic year and for those who have demonstrated their commitment to CJAM by previous volunteering.

Information, registration forms, and scholarship information for both programs are available from:,, or 812-336-8677.


Faculty News

Professor Dan Cole presented a paper (co-authored with Michael D. McGinnis and Graham Epstein), "Digging Deeper into Hardin's Pasture: The Complex Institutional Structure of the 'Tragedy of the Commons,'" at a conference on The Global Commons at BYU's J. Reuben Clark Law School in Provo, Utah.

The Conservation Law Clinic won a case in which Lake Michigan shore front property owners claimed ownership of the beach right down to the water's edge. The trial court ruled that, regardless of ownership, any activity on the beach must be consistent with the "public trust" restrictions to protect critical natural resources.

On January 28, Professor Dawn Johnsen filed an amicus curiae brief with the US Supreme Court that she co-authored in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores. The brief was in support of the Guttmacher Institute and Prof. Sara Rosenbaum.


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