Indiana Law Annotated for February 10, 2014

February 10, 2014

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This Week in the Law School

IP Mentoring Program and Externship Overview


1Ls: Give SBA Your Feedback on the First Semester


International JD/MBA Info Session


Distinguished Constitutional Drafting Expert Visits Indiana Law


Career Choices: In-House Counsel


Barrister's Ball


Looking for a Job? Join "The Club"

See Announcements.

OCPD Tip of the Week: Come Meet Practicing Lawyers

Every week practitioners from across the country visit the Law School to meet small groups of our students. This is a great opportunity for students to strengthen their professional network and learn about career fields. Please visit Symplicity and review these small-group opportunities under the Events tab. Even if the alum does not work in your practice area or city of interest, they undoubtedly know lawyers who can provide job leads for you. There will never be an easier way for you make a strong impression on an alum and build your network. Take advantage of this benefit!

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Monday, February 10

IPA Meeting: IP Mentor Program, Loyola Program, and IP Externships Overview

This IPA meeting will focus on three timely and important topics: the IP Mentor Program, IP externship opportunities and the Loyola Patent Law Interview Program. Professor Janis and Intellectual Property Association executive board members will give an overview of upcoming opportunities and answer questions. IPA members participating in the IP Mentor Program are particularly encouraged to attend as Professor Janis will discuss critical ins and outs of the program. Lunch provided! Room 124, noon.

CLS Bible Study

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

Outreach for Legal Literacy Meeting

Happy Spring Semester! During this meeting, we will discuss how to prepare for the mock trial and we will announce some important information. Lunch will be provided. Please contact if you have any questions or concerns. Room 120, noon.


Tuesday, February 11

1L Feedback Session

Join the 1L SBA Representatives for a feedback session and a chance to talk about your first semester experience. You survived a roller-coaster of four-hour exams and a final memo, and as tough as parts of it were on everyone, we want to hear how SBA can help make your experience even better. This is a new initiative by the SBA to provide an open forum for all 1L students to come discuss your first semester with us directly. Whether you have questions, concerns, or just want to know what we have been working on for you this past semester, we want to know what we can do to help improve your time here at Maurer. Lunch will be provided by the SBA. Room 124, noon.

State and Federal Government Workshop

Please join Debbie Atlas and Andrew Bunger as they discuss opportunities in federal and state government. This lunch hour presentation will provide job search strategies for all students who are looking to work in a government setting. Non-pizza lunch provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Room 125, noon.

Labor and Employment Law Society Call-Out Meeting

Are you interested in a career in labor or employment law? Maurer is looking for outstanding student leaders to re-activate the Labor & Employment Law Society. Come to the call-out meeting to learn more and to hear from Prof. Dau-Schmidt about his experience in the field. Room 120, noon.

BLSA Membership Program Orientation

Room 122, noon.

ILAP Letter Writing Dinner and Call-Out Meeting

Join Professor Lahn and ILAP Student Director Margot Newman for a call-out and letter-writing event. If you are interested in working with ILAP and want to know more about what we do, we will begin the session with a brief introduction of the project. Volunteers already working on letters are encouraged to join the session for a chance to work in the company of one another and consult directly with Professor Lahn. The event will run until 8:30, but volunteers are free to leave when they wish. Dinner will be provided. To reserve food, RSVP to no later than Monday at noon. Please be sure to indicate any special dietary needs and please include "RSVP" in the subject line of your e-mail. Room 214, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

A special note for 3Ls: if you are working to complete a certain number of pro bono hours by graduation, either for the school or for a particular bar, ILAP is a great opportunity to accumulate hours while working on your own schedule. Please let us know if you have a specific number of hours you wish to earn.


Wednesday, February 12

Cultural Heritage Moot Court Practice Arguments

Come watch our Cultural Heritage Moot Court Team practice their arguments in full regalia! This is a formal practice session for the team, hosted by Professor Goodwin; attendance from the entire law school is heavily encouraged - lunch provided. The event marks a great opportunity to see first-hand what oral arguments in a moot competition are like as well as an opportunity to see what your fellow classmates have been up to! Guest judges will be in attendance as the three competitors in this year's competition moot their arguments. Regionals for the competition take place in Chicago later this month. This year marks the first time Maurer has sent a team to compete in the National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition. Support has been provided by the Society for Law and the Arts and the Center for Intellectual Property Research. Lunch. Moot Court Room, noon. For more information about the competition:

International JD/MBA Informational Meeting

Are you interested in a career in international law and business, or do you just have an interest in an engaging year abroad? Professor Need will hold an informational meeting for any students interested in Maurer's unique international JD/MBA with Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea. SKKU's English-speaking MBA program was just ranked 45th globally (ahead of Kelley's), #8 in Asia, and #1 in Korea. Room 125, noon.

IU v. Penn State Basketball Game Watch

Do you like basketball? Do you like fun times with friends? If you like either of these things, feel free to join the Sports and Entertainment Law Society as we host a game watch for the IU-Penn State game. Admission will be $2, and pizza and drinks will be provided. Moot Court Room, 7:00 p.m.


Thursday, February 13

Center for Constitutional Democracy Speaker: Christina Murray

The CCD welcomes Christina Murray from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Murray is a professor of constitutional and human rights law, and she will speak on "Constitution-Making in Anglophone Africa." Professor Murray is currently working on the constitutional support team of the Special Advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations on Yemen.

She has also worked on constitution-drafting teams for Fiji and Kenya. Room 124, noon.

Career Choices: In-house Counsel

Panelists: Stephanie Artnak, JD'07, of Weston Foods US Inc. and Shontrai Irving, JD'03, of State Farm Insurance. Be sure to RSVP for small-group and dinner sessions available in the Events section on Symplicity -- space is limited! Moot Court Room, noon.

Federalist Society Lecture on Property:

Professor Ilya Somin will be discussing the intersection of property rights and democracy in his talk, "Knowledge, Democracy, and Property: How Protecting Property Rights Helps Us Make Smarter Decisions". Lunch provided. Room 122, noon.


Friday, February 14

Career Choices: Where are Maurer Students on the Lawyer Development Curve? A Look at the Data

Over time, successful lawyers tend to acquire a distinctive cluster of skills and behaviors. Drawing upon five years of data collection from practicing lawyers and law students, the Maurer School of Law has become the only law school in the nation where students can see this full development arc. Join Professor Henderson as he reviews the data and explains how you can use it to accelerate your career. Room 125, noon.

Lunch with 2013 Alum Andrew Murphy

Andrew Murphy, JD'13, returns to the Law School to host a lunchtime discussion of federal prisoner litigation and his experience clerking for a federal judge in the Western District of Texas. You are encouraged to attend if you are interested in federal clerkships or issues of post-conviction relief and prisoner litigation. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by February 13th at noon to to reserve food. Room 216, 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.

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium

The Colloquium is a weekly meeting of graduate students to discuss common academic concerns and research interests. Lunch will be provided. Room 124, noon.


Saturday, February 15

The Black Law Students Association Presents the 26th Annual Rapheal M. Prevot, Jr. Barrister's Ball: Monte Cristo — a Masquerade Ball

The ball will be held at Indiana University Memorial Union Alumni Hall from 7:00 until midnight. Cocktail hour will begin at 7 and dinner will be served at 8:15pm. The night will be filled with dancing, dinner and fun! Tickets can be purchased at the table in the lobby or online at at Eventbrite. Ticket sales end February 11.

Cast your ballot at Survey Monkey for Mr. and Ms. Maurer (the 2L man and woman who embody the Maurer spirit). You can also nominate a professor for the Outstanding Interactive Professor Award, which will be given to the faculty member who goes above and beyond for the Maurer student.



Minority Law Day at Indiana Law: Saturday, March 1

Minority Law Day is an opportunity for high school and college students to learn more about law school and the legal profession. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the admissions process and their legal interests with faculty, alumni and current students. If you know any high school or college students in the area who may benefit from attending Minority Law Day, please encourage them to join us on Saturday, March 1. There is no cost to attend, but please register on our website for planning purposes. Minority Law Day is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Mara in the Admissions Office at

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.

IU Student Body Supreme Court Applications from 1Ls and 2Ls Now Being Accepted

The Indiana University Student Body Supreme Court is currently accepting applications from all students for associate justice positions for the 2014-2015 school year. The Court is the judicial branch of the Indiana University Student Association (IUSA). Court members, among other things, hear appealed judicial board cases, adjudicate election disputes, certify election results, hear challenges to the IUSA constitution and bylaws, and confirm the new IUSA executive administration each year. Court justices also serve as student appointees on advisory boards across campus. The Court is unique in that its decisions have the potential to have an impact on the entire IU-Bloomington community.

Apply at the Court's web site. Applications are due on Saturday, February 22, 2014, by 5:00pm, via e-mail to Please also feel free to contact the Court at the same e-mail address if you have questions.

LSRJ Valentine's Day Event

Law Students for Reproductive Justice will be selling Condom-Grams for Valentine's (or Single-tine's!) Day. For $2 you can purchase a Condom-Gram, candy and a card. You can deliver it yourself, or we can deliver to a student's mailbox just in time for the 14th. Stop by our table during the lunch hour Monday-Thursday.


Faculty News

Professor Dawn Johnsen co-authored an amicus brief filed on January 28 in the U.S. Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood cases in support of the federal guarantee of contraceptive coverage in women's health care. She spoke on the occasion of Roe v. Wade's 41st anniversary on a panel in Columbus, Ohio on January 23 and at the National Press Club, Washington, DC on January 28.


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