Indiana Law Annotated for February 17, 2014

February 17, 2014

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This Week in the Law School

Prof. Michael Tonry on Racial Factors in Sentencing Disparities

Guest speaker from University of Minnesota. Lunch. Monday.

3Ls: Special Session on the Job Search

With Dean Tatum, Monday.

Hon. Joan Donoghue, International Court of Justice, Visits Law School

Hon. Joan Donoghue, International Court of Justice, joins the Indiana Law Community this week for four events (see Tuesday and Wednesday), including the George P. Smith, II, Distinguished Visiting Professor — Chair Lecture at noon on Wednesday. If you are interested in a career in international law — or even if you just want to experience a rare opportunity to hear a distinguished judge from the ICJ — these events are a must-attend.

IP Practitioner-in-Residence

Richard J. (Jay) Johnson, an attorney of counsel at Jones Day in Dallas. Tuesday.

Career Choices

Two events, Thursday and Friday.

OCPD Tip of the Week: New York Career Exploration Trip

Please join the Office of Career and Professional Development on March 19-20 for a career exploration tour of New York. The trip will involve site visits to a variety of New York employers and an alumni reception. Travel and lodging expenses are paid for by the student. Additional details will be provided shortly. Please contact Andrew Bunger ( with questions.


Monday, February 17

Professor Michael Tonry on "Causes and Cures of Racial Disparities in Sentencing and Imprisonment"

Professor Michael Tonry of the University of Minnesota will speak on this topic, which acknowledges that black offenders are sentenced somewhat more harshly than whites and punished much more severely. Solutions are easy to formulate, explain, and justify but have seldom been adopted or enacted. Policy makers so far have done no more than nibble at the edges of mass imprisonment. Join Prof. Tonry for the exploration of this important issue. Additional sponsors include the IU Department of Criminal Justice, Skip Elliott Youth Fund and the Center for Research on Race & Ethnicity in Society. Lunch provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

The 3L Job Search

Presented by Kenny Tatum, Assistant Dean of the Office of Career & Professional Development. Non-pizza lunch provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Room 125, noon.

Law and Drama Society Casting Call

The Law and Drama Society will be holding auditions this week for its play, Greater Tuna. This play is a hilarious account of life in Tuna, Texas, a small town with plenty of eccentric characters. The play will be performed Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29. All are welcome to these low-pressure auditions where we will determine your desired level of involvement in the play. Auditions will be held in the library room 406A on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:30-7:00. If you want to audition but cannot make any of those times, please email Sarah Domin at to set up an audition time.

CLS Bible Study

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

ILS Lecture: Proliferation of International Courts

Please join the International Law Society as we host Professor Timothy Waters who will be giving a lecture about the proliferation of international courts, especially as a new default response to conflict, and the broader judicialization of diplomacy and international relations — trends that are complex and problematic, but also highly relevant for students thinking about careers in international law. Room 121, noon.

The Black Man: The Experience

Join BLSA as we take a hard look at the role of the black man in society. We will debunk myths and stereotypes, discuss how we can improve his image, and in turn the image of the black community. Room 310, 6:00-8:00 p.m.


Tuesday, February 18

Luncheon with Hon. Joan Donoghue, International Court of Justice

If you are interested in a career in international law, plan to join George P. Smith, II, Distinguished Visiting Professor — Chair Hon. Joan Donoghue of the International Court of Justice. Sponsored by the International Law Society. RSVP on Symplicity to attend the luncheon. Room 213, noon. See below for additional events featuring Judge Donoghue.

IP Practitioner-in-Residence

Richard J. (Jay) Johnson, an attorney of counsel at Jones Day in Dallas, will join us as an IP practitioner-in-residence. Mr. Johnson's practice focuses on patent and trade secret litigation as well as intellectual property crime, cyber-crime, and economic espionage. Lunch provided. Room 120, noon. Reception in the CIPR offices (room 304) at 2:30.

Semester-Long Externships

An info session for students who are considering spending a semester doing an externship in a different city. Lunch provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Room 125, noon.

Panel Discussion Featuring Judge Donoghue: "Exploring the Effectiveness of International Law"

Join Judge Donoghue, Prof. David Fidler (moderator); Amb. Feisal Istrabadi, and Prof. Yvonne Dutton, IU McKinney School of Law for a discussion of this topic. Sponsored by the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies. Moot Court Room, 5:00 p.m.


Wednesday, February 19

Breakfast with Hon. Joan Donoghue, International Court of Justice

Plan to join George P. Smith, II, Distinguished Visiting Professor — Chair Hon. Joan Donoghue of the International Court of Justice for a lively discussion of the role of women in the global legal profession. Faculty Lounge, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Sponsored by Women's Law Caucus and Feminist Law Forum.

The George P. Smith, II, Distinguished Visiting Professor — Chair Lecture: Hon. Joan Donoghue, International Court of Justice

Please plan to attend this rare opportunity to hear Hon. Joan Donoghue, the only US appointee to the International Court of Justice. Based in The Hague, the Court is charged with settling, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by states and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies. The title of Judge Donoghue's talk is "International Law and Indiana: Reflections from the World Court." The Smith Lecture includes lunch and will take place at noon in the Moot Court Room. Reception to follow in Faculty Lounge. Indiana CLE credit pending. See listings for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and noon and 5:00 p.m. Tuesday for additional events featuring Judge Donoghue.

CLSC Colloquium

The Center for Law, Society, and Culture welcomes Youngjoo Cha, IU Department of Sociology, who will speak on "For Law or Markets? Discrimination Lawsuits, Market Performance, and Managerial Diversity." Room 335, 4:00 p.m.


Thursday, February 20

Career Choices: Cause Advocacy

Panelists: James Bopp, Jr. of James Madison Center for Free Speech, Zachary Kester, JD'09, of Charitable Allies, and Michael Dalrymple, JD'02, of Dalrymple Law Firm. Lunch provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Dinner and small-group spaces are still available for all three speakers. Be sure to RSVP in the Events section on Symplicity — space is limited! Room 125, noon.

Reception for Annual Résumé Review and Mock Interview Event

This annual event is a collaboration between the Center for Intellectual Property Research, the Career Services Office and the Intellectual Property Association. Reception is open to all. Faculty Lounge, 7:30 p.m.


Friday, February 21

Career Choices: Practice in a Large Firm -- Starting A Career in a New City

Insights from Christopher Hopkins-Gillispie, JD'11, of the Washington, DC office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Lunch provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Room 125, 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. This week: Yun Ma, a visiting scholar from the Netherlands. Lunch will be provided. Room 120, noon.


Saturday, February 22

No events scheduled.



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.)

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.

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


Faculty News

Professor Ajay Mehrotra recently presented his co-authored paper (with Steven Bank), "Corporate Taxation and the Regulation of Early Twentieth-Century American Business," as part of a workshop on The Corporation and American Democracy, sponsored by the Tobin Project, a Cambridge, MA-based non-profit research institute.


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