Indiana Law Annotated for February 24, 2014

February 24, 2014

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This Week in the Law School

Moot Court Spring Rounds Begin This Week

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

IP Practitioner-in-Residence

Katherine Spelman, K&L Gates, Seattle. Monday

Summer Externship Workshop


Black History Month Panel on Civil Rights


Career Choices with U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett and Monroe County Deputy Prosecutor


Center for Law, Society, and Culture Workshop

With Profs. Broughman and Widiss. Thursday.

Law School Musical Auditions!

Thursday and Friday.


Monday, February 24

Federalist Society Lecture on Originalism

Professor Amy Barrett of Notre Dame Law School will be discussing the intellectual history of originalism in her talk, "Originalism: The State of Debate." Lunch provided. Room 125, Noon.

Kitty Liell: Criminal Defense and Public Interest

Kitty Liell, an attorney with Liell & Mc Neill PC, Bloomington, will be discussing her experiences as a criminal defense attorney. Ms. Liell recently represented David Camm, a former Indiana state trooper who was acquitted after three trials for the murders of his wife and two children. She will also be speaking about her experiences with public interest and pro bono work. Sponsored by the Access to Justice Program. RSVP on Symplicity, and check out the event on Facebook. Lunch. Room 124, noon.

CLS Bible Study

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


Tuesday, February 25

IP Practitioner-in-Residence

Katherine C. Spelman, a partner at K&L Gates in Seattle, will give a presentation. Ms. Spelman focuses her practice on copyright and digital publishing. Her experience includes media, licensing, and mass digitization issues, where she has provided advice and counseling on the development, production, sale, and defense work at the confluence of content distribution companies on emerging distribution strategies and challenges, special issues in news reporting including repurposing content, firewalls and paywall configuration in light of changes in the fair use defense. Room 120, noon. She will also be available for meetings with students in the Center for IP Research offices, room 304, from 10:00-11:30 and 2:30-4:30.

Summer Externships

How to find externships and get the most out of them. Sponsored by OCPD. RSVP on Symplicity within 24 hours for lunch. Room 125, noon.

Sherman Minton Moot Court Spring Rounds

This week begins the spring rounds of the law school's flagship moot court program. The spring rounds are in single-elimination tournament style, which makes them extremely exciting and engaging.

The Octofinals of the competition are today and Wednesday from 6-10 p.m. The Quarterfinals are this Friday from 6-10 p.m. and Saturday from 3-7 p.m. All arguments will be on the first floor of the law school with signs directing competitors and spectators to argument rooms.

Please note: arguments are open to the public, however no competitor may watch another competitor's argument unless or until they are eliminated from the spring rounds. Congratulations, competitors, and good luck!

Race, Sexuality, and Movements for Civil Rights: A Comparative Discussion

Join us for a discussion of historical and personal perspectives on the similarities and differences between the African American and LGBT movements for civil rights. Panelists are Carl Butler, JD'04, corporate counsel, Angie's List, Indianapolis; Yolanda Edwards, JD'03, attorney, Counsel on Call, Atlanta; Professor Colin R. Johnson, IU Department of Gender Studies; and Professor Steve Sanders. Opening remarks by James Wimbush, IU Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs. Presented by BLSA and OUTlaw in recognition of Black History Month. Lunch. Moot Court Room, noon.


Wednesday, February 26

Student Affairs Session: Your First Semester Is Over. What now?

All 1Ls are invited to this session on learning from the first semester experience and planning for a successful second semester. Room 124, noon. Repeats Thursday in room 125 at 4:00, and Friday in room 124 at noon.


Thursday, February 27

Career Choices: Government Practice — Criminal Prosecution

Panelists: Joe Hogsett, JD'81, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, and Lynn Keller, Monroe County Prosecutor's Office. RSVP on Symplicity 24 hours in advance for lunch. Room 125, noon.

Tax Policy Colloquium: Lawrence A. Zelenak, Duke University Law School

Prof. Zelenak will speak on "Mitt Romney, the 47 Percent, and the Future of the Mass Income Tax." Room 216, 1:25-3:25.

Small-Group Session with Lynn Keller

Open to 2Ls & 3Ls. Lynn Keller is a deputy prosecuting attorney for Monroe County who is currently handling the misdemeanor caseload in Circuit Court 3. View her full bio and RSVP in Symplicity. Room 347, 2:30 p.m.

Center for Society for Law, Society, and Culture Workshop

The Center will host a presentation by Professors Brian Broughman and Deborah Widiss titled "After the Override: An Empirical Analysis of Shadow Precedent." Refreshments. Room 122, 4:00.

3L Session with US Attorney Joe Hogsett

Mr. Hogsett will hold a special session to meet with 3Ls interested in his line of work. He has insights on the hiring process, the DOJ, and nationwide opportunities. He is encouraging 3Ls to bring resumes so he can get to know you in a group setting. Space is limited. View Mr. Hogsett's full bio and RSVP on Symplicity. Lewis Building, room 211, 4:30.

Tax Sitcom Night: Who Said Taxes Aren't Funny?

Join your friends for a viewing of three classic sitcoms with plots revolving around our friends at the IRS. Episodes of The Honeymooners, All in the Family, and Roseanne will be shown, introduced by Prof. Lawrence A. Zelenak of Duke University. A Q&A session will follow the last screening, and popcorn and soft drinks will be served. Presented by the Maurer Tax Program. Room 335, 5:00-6:45 p.m.

Law School Musical Auditions

Spring is finally approaching, and that can only mean one thing: it's time for our annual celebration of song, dance, and the absurdity that comes with the law school experience! This week, all are encouraged to prepare a short musical piece to perform and be prepared to read a short monologue. Then come to auditions from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in room 121, or Friday from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Moot Court Room.


Friday, February 28

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. The entire Indiana Law community is welcome to attend 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: Professor Joonseok Park, an associate professor at Chonbuk National University School of Law in South Korea will speak. His talk is titled "Not to turn 'Directly' against Constitutional Value: A Legal Argument from Moral Theology." Room 120, noon.


Saturday, March 1

Minority Law Day

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



IP Externship Applications

Students can now apply for upcoming IP Externships through Symplicity. Positions are available at Berry Plastics, ChaCha, Cook Medical, Crane, Hill-Rom, IU Licensing and Trademarks, IU Research and Technology Corporation and the Purdue Research Foundation. The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 2 at 5:00pm. For more information on the application process please contact OCPD.


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