Indiana Law Annotated for March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014

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This Week in the Law School

Welcome Back!

ILA wishes you success as you head into the home stretch.

Ready for On-Campus (or Off-Campus) Interviewing?

Prep session on Tuesday.

Faculty Roundtable

With Profs. Grossberg and Popkin discussing Prof. Mehrotra's new book. Thursday.

Law and Drama Society Performance


We Have Guests

The Law Alumni Board visits Friday, and Spring Law Day for the class of 2017 is Saturday. Please welcome our guests to the Law School.

OCPD Tip of the Week: Coordinate Video Interviews with OCPD

Did you know that you can use the OCPD offices to conduct your Skype or telephone interviews? Perform your interviews in a space where you can focus and not worry about all those "can you hear me now?" moments. Email to make sure we have the space and technology you need for your interview. Is your organization asking for other video/teleconferencing interviewing options besides Skype? We can help coordinate those too! Email all interview details and the contact info for an IT person from the organization to

OCPD Is on Twitter and Facebook

Follow OCPD (@IUMaurerOCPD) on Twitter: You can also like our Facebook page: Use both of these accounts to stay up-to-date on upcoming events and professional development topics.


Monday, March 24

FLF and LSRJ Elections

Feminist Law Forum and Law Students for Reproductive Justice will be holding their elections. All members are strongly encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please contact us at Room 120, noon.

National Lawyers Guild General Member Meeting

General membership meeting to introduce some of the national committees and how members can get involved with environmental justice, international, labor and employment, mass defense, immigration, and democratic communications issues. Room 124, noon.

Christian Legal Society Bible Study

Room 206E, noon.


Tuesday, March 25

IP Practitioner-in-Residence: Kenneth B. Germain

Mr. Germain is of counsel at Wood Herron & Evans in Cincinnati. He has more than 35 years of varied experience in the trademark/unfair competition field and is a former full-time law professor. For many years, he has been an active speaker on trademarks and unfair competition, lecturing at national, regional and local conferences well over 200 times. Join the Center for IP Research for Mr. Germain's talk. Lunch. Room 120, noon.

Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Tragedy

On March 25, 1911, a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York City consumed the lives of 146 garment workers, mostly young immigrant women. The tragedy helped spur a movement for better working conditions. Garment workers across the world now face similar conditions. Join the National Lawyers Guild for a brief film remembering the workers who lost their lives and a discussion on current working conditions for global garment workers. Room 216, noon.

1L Training Sessions with Westlaw and Lexis

Moot Court Room, 9:50-10:45. Repeats in room 122, 4:00-4:55.

Business and Law Society Course Planning Session

BLS affiliated professors will host an informational session about registering for future courses; they will give a rundown of the various offerings and then take student questions. Food will be provided. Room 121, noon.

Employers Here or There: An Introduction to On-Campus Interviewing and Job Fairs

Learn about the logistics of the OCI process and how to present yourself to employers, whether they are here on campus or in a job fair setting. Lunch provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Room 125, noon.


Wednesday, March 26

Korean Law Students Forum

Korean law students working on their thesis or dissertation will meet to share their fields of study and discuss differences between U.S. law and Korean law. All members of the law school community are welcome. Room 206E, 6:00-8:00 p.m.


Thursday, March 27

Author-Meets-Reader Roundtable Featuring Prof. Mehrotra

Please join Prof. Carolyn Jones of the University of Iowa College of Law, Prof. Michael Grossberg and Prof. William Popkin, both of Maurer School of Law, as they discuss Prof. Ajay Mehrotra's recently published book, Making the Modern American Fiscal State. Prof. Mehrotra will join the panel to answer questions and respond on the issues that are highlighted by the panel. Part of the Center for Law, Society, and Culture spring 2014 colloquium. Room 121, noon.

Career Choices: Diversity and Law Practice

Panelists: Michelle Gutierrez, JD'00, Law Office of Michelle Gutierrez, LLC; and Thao Nguyen, JD'04, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun. Lunch provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Room 125, noon.

Small-Group Sessions with Career Choices Speakers

Meet with Michelle Gutierrez in room 347 at 10:00. RSVP on Symplicity. Meet with Thao Nguyen in room 352 at 10:00. 2Ls and 3Ls can join Ms. Nguyen for dinner at 7:00 on Wednesday, March 26. RSVP on Symplicity. Space is limited for all sessions, so be sure to sign up right away!

Sports Law Networking Seminar

Seminar for those interested in pursuing a sports-related internship over the summer conducted by 3Ls and 2Ls with sports-related experience who will offer tips on networking and creating relationships in sports. Lunch provided. Room 214, noon.

"Putting the Animal Back into Animal Law: How A Feminist Ethics of Care Might Help"

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and Feminist Law Forum present guest speaker Alyce Miller, 2003 magna cum laude graduate of IU Maurer School of Law and current IU professor of creative writing, literature, and special topics on animals, ethics and the law. Prof. Miller is also a distinguished author and recipient of the Flannery O'Connor award for short fiction. She will lead a discussion on what the law can and cannot do for animals, and how this relates to the ethics of care from the perspective of relational feminism. Prof. Miller will introduce the topics briefly, followed by lively conversation; differing viewpoints welcome. Falafels will be provided. Room 216, noon.

Writing a Brief: Tools You Can Use from Westlaw and Lexis

Attend this event to figure out the tricks that you will need to complete your latest assignment and any future research projects. Topics include statutes, key numbers and topics, updating, and completing your brief. Room 122, 1:15-2:10.

PILF Trivia Night

Join PILF for our first annual team trivia tournament at Crazy Horse, starting at 7:00 p.m. If you haven't registered your team yet, don't worry; we'll be registering teams during the lunch hour all week at the PILF table. $10 per person. Proceeds will benefit Singing for Summer Salaries and the PILF scholarship fund. Light refreshments will be provided and prizes will be awarded to the top teams. So come on out, have some fun, and show off that otherwise useless knowledge you've acquired over the years!


Friday, March 28

Book Discussion: Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare

Prof. Josh Blackman, of South Texas College of Law, will discuss his latest book — declared "excellent" by The Wall Street Journal. Sponsored by The Federalist Society. Commentary provided by Prof. Luis Fuentes-Rohwer. Room 121, noon.

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium

The Colloquium is a weekly meeting of graduate students to discuss common academic concerns and research interests. This week: Prof. Jody Madeira on empirical research methodology. Room 222, noon.

Law and Drama Society: Greater Tuna

The Law and Drama Society is performing its annual comedic play! All students, faculty, family and friends are welcome. Prospective students visiting for Spring Law Day are encouraged to attend and get a taste for the fun student life at Maurer. The play, Greater Tuna, is a hilarious comedy about life in a small town. Moot Court Room, 7:00 p.m.


Saturday, March 29

"Havana Nights": A Night of Dinner and Dancing

Latino Law Students Association and International Law Society invite you to enjoy a spread of international food and Latin music. Tickets are available on line, or at the event table in the lobby this week. Brothers Bar and Grill, 215 N. Walnut, 6:00-10:00 p.m. See for details.


Faculty News

On Saturday, March 8, Prof. Kevin Brown delivered the keynote address entitled "The Rise and Fall of the One Drop Rule: How the Importance of Color is Coming to Eclipse Race in the United States" at an International Conference "Skin Tone, 'Colourism' and 'Passing,'" held at the University of Leeds in Leeds, United Kingdom.



Register for the Second Annual Maurer Golf Scramble

The Student Bar Association is excited to invite you to join us for our 2nd Annual Golf Scramble. Golfers and non-golfers alike are invited to join us in an afternoon of fresh air and networking. We anticipate having plenty of faculty, staff, alumni, students, and prospective students at this event. The event will be hosted at the Indiana University Golf Course on Sunday, March 30th, at 11:00 am. This is an 18-hole, shotgun start, scramble style tournament. The registration fee ($35 for students and $50 for all others) includes, a free driving-range warm-up, personalized golf cart, an 18-hole round of golf, and a barbecue dinner during our awards ceremony. You are free to sign up as an individual, or in a group of up to four players.

You may register any day of the week from 12-1 by finding SBA's table in the lobby. Contact Zack Shapiro with questions (

Congratulations to 4th-year JD/MBAs Lauren Elmore and Krista Lewis, who represented Maurer at the Midwest Regional Transactional Law Meet held at UMKC Law in Kansas City, Missouri this month.


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