Indiana Law Annotated for March 31, 2014

March 31, 2014

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This Week in the Law School

Brown v. Board of Education at 60

Indiana Law commemorates this important decision with three events Thursday of this week on Monday and Tuesday of next week.

PILF Singing for Summer Salaries

It's that time of year. Proceeds benefit PILF. Come vote for your favorite faculty member. Tuesday.

IP Theory Call-Out


Career Choices

Thursday and Friday, plus a power interviewing session with Matt Pfaff, JD’13, on Monday.

Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality Symposium

"Social Equality: At Home and Abroad." Friday.

OCPD Tip of the Week: 55-38-7: The Magic Numbers of Interviewing

Psychologists who have studied non-verbal communication explain that 55% of communication is body language, 38% is the tone of voice, and 7% is the actual words spoken.

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Monday, March 31

Career Choices: Power Interviewing Workshop

What experiences are employers looking for? During this session, you can ask them. Lisa Brown, hiring partner of Schiff Hardin in Chicago, will discuss the firm's hiring process, which relies on this approach. To make this session more concrete, Ms. Brown will be doing a mock interview of Matt Pfaff, JD'13, who got a job with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, DC, by scoring in the top 5% of a structured behavioral interview process. Then we will debrief. After attending this session, you will understand Indiana Law's Fromm Six competency model at a deeper and more practical level that is directly linked to your future career goals. Lunch provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Moot Court Room, noon.

Society for Law and the Arts National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition Team Call-Out

If you are interested in participating in next year's competition team for this event, please attend this meeting. This year's competitors will be there to share their stories about the experience and what it takes to win "Best Brief" and "Second Place Overall" We will give out information on how to apply for next year's team. Lunch provided. Room 120, noon.

Christian Legal Society Bible Study

Room 206E, noon.


Tuesday, April 1

PILF's Singing for Summer Salaries

Join the Public Interest Law Foundation for an hour of fun, prizes, auctions, and bidding to have your favorite professor sing in front of the entire student body! All proceeds benefit PILF's summer scholarship fund to provide scholarships to Maurer students serving in unpaid public interest internships over the summer. Moot Court Room, noon.


Wednesday, April 2

IP Theory Call-Out Meeting

Students interested in serving on the Executive Board of IP Theory (our peer-edited, online IP law publication) for the 2014-2015 academic year are invited to this informational meeting. Lunch provided by the Center for IP Research. Visit the IP Theory website here: For more information contact: Noon, room 214.

Hobby Lobby Round Table Discussion

American Constitution Society will hold a round table discussion with Professors Johnsen and Conkle about the current Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case. Coffee and bagels will be provided. Room 335, 4:00.

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.

Loan Repayment Counseling Session

Paul E. Leopold, Associate Director of Financial Aid in the Student Affairs Office, will lead a student loan repayment counseling session for 3Ls. To be discussed: loan repayment timeline; loan consolidation; payment plan options; and loan forgiveness programs. Moot Court Room, 5:00-6:15.


Thursday, April 3

Career Choices: Health Law

Panelists: Shakeba DuBose, JD'04, The DuBose Law Firm, and Michele Goodman, JD'09, Jones Day, Atlanta. Lunch provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Room 125, noon. Small-group session available with Ms. Goodman at 3:15. Find room number and RSVP on Symplicity.

Brown v. Board of Education at 60

American Constitution Society, BLSA, and the Law School will host a talk by Theodore Shaw, Professor of Professional Practice in Law, Columbia Law School, and former Director-Counsel and President of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Mr. Shaw's talk is titled, "Brown at 60: The Betrayal of the Cause of African Americans in the Pursuit of Fourteenth Amendment Rights." Moot Court Room, noon.

Tax Policy Colloquium

Prof. Jennifer Bird-Pollan, University of Kentucky College of Law, on "Unseating Privilege: Rawls, Equality of Opportunity, and Wealth Transfer Taxation." Room 216, 1:25-3:25.

Visit from Marion Werkheiser

Marion Werkheiser, co-founder of Cultural Heritage Partners, will be visiting campus on Thursday, April 3 as a guest of the College of Arts and Sciences. She will be at the Law School for an informal discussion with students from 1:30-2:30 in the Faculty Lounge (refreshments provided by the Center for IP Research).

Center for Constitutional Democracy Lecture

Fiona MacKay, University of Edinburgh. Room 124, noon.


Friday, April 4

Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality Symposium

This year's symposium is titled "Social Equality: At Home and Abroad" and features four panels on employment, the legal system and legal advocacy, marriage and family, and taxes and international business. For details, visit the Journal's website. Indiana CLE credit is pending. Moot Court Room, 8:15 - 3:45.

Constitutional Democracy Conference

Room 335, 8:00-5:00.

Career Choices: Rural and Small-Town Practice

Panelists: Jacob Atz, JD'10, Jacob Atz Law and David Hutson, JD'09, Hutson Law Office. Lunch provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Room 125, noon. Small-group sessions with Mr. Atz at 11:00, 2:30, or 3:30. 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to join him at 5:00 for dinner. Find room numbers and RSVP on Symplicity. Check Symplicity for sessions with Mr. Hutson. Space is limited for all sessions.

YouTube Release Party: The Case of the Missing Mickey

In anticipation of this year's upcoming musical, The Wonderful New Dean of Mauz, The Maurer Law Revue will be debuting the video of last year's musical: The Case of the Missing Mickey. Come reminisce in the nostalgic hilarity. Room 121, noon.

Advocates for Life Call-Out Meeting

Ready to start a dialogue about the jurisprudence of life? Eager to develop a legal culture which respects the dignity of human life at all stages, from conception to natural death? We will discuss our plans to bring in speakers in April and next year. Come to learn more and to find out how you can get involved. Dessert. 210 N. Washington St., Apt. 2, 7:00 p.m. RSVP: .


Saturday, April 5

No events scheduled.


Faculty News

On March 13, Professor Rob Fischman delivered a talk entitled "Integrating state and regional plans and programs into federal public land management" at the George Washington University Law School conference on The Role of Planning in Federal Land Management.

Prof. Mark Janis delivered lectures in England on March 7 and 8. On the 7th, he spoke at Rhodes House, University of Oxford, on trademark litigation involving the use of key words by search engines. On the 8th, he spoke at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, on the doctrine of patent exhaustion.

On Friday, April 4, Prof. Kevin Brown will appear on a panel entitled "Affirmative Action in Education: How It Began and Where We Are Today" at a symposium hosted by the NYU Law Review of Law & Social Change: "Diversity in Education and the Future of Affirmative Action."



Access to Justice Pro Bono Fellowship Applications

Applications are now being accepted by the Access to Justice Program for a pro bono fellow to work in the 2014-2015 school year. The fellowship will continue through the 2015-2016 school year. A 1L student will be chosen to help coordinate the school's student pro bono program with the rising 3L fellow. Responsibilities include: coordinating a pro bono fair, tracking student pro bono hours, working with student organizations and the Office of Career and Professional Development, conducting student outreach, and acting as liaison with attorneys to match students with pro bono projects. Traditionally, fellows have received full funding to attend the ABA's Equal Justice Conference in May. Students will also receive a stipend. Applications consisting of a short cover letter with a statement of interest and a resume should be sent electronically to Megan Boelstler and Kayleen Glaser at by Monday, April 7, 2014 by 5 p.m. Please redact GPA and class rank.

Nominations for 2L and 3L SBA Representatives

Nominations for Student Bar Association 2L and 3L Representatives are now open. This means that any current 1L or 2L student may be nominated. Candidates may be nominated until 5p.m. on Friday. The nomination box and slips are beside the circulation desks, and students may nominate as many candidates as they'd like. Candidates will be contacted on Friday evening regarding their nomination, and they will have until Sunday at 6p.m. to accept it. Julie Spain will contact all candidates who properly accept their nomination on Sunday evening to let them know when they may officially start campaigning. Anyone who campaigns early will be disqualified. Please email with questions. Elections for 2L and 3L Student Bar Association Representatives will occur on April 8th and 9th. Candidates may campaign on April 7th, and on the 8th and 9th during all non-election hours.

Sign up now for the Inaugural Maurer vs. McKinney School of Law Softball Tournament

SBA is proud to announce that the inaugural Maurer-McKinney softball tournament will be held on April 12th, time TBD. There will be three games, divided by law school class. Each class can have sixteen people on its team, and everyone else is invited to come cheer on your peers! Sign up at the SBA table in the lobby any day this week. Sign-ups will end on April 9th, or when the spots have been filled. Snacks will be provided, and the school that wins two out of the three games will have the tournament trophy on display until next year's games. Contact Hannah Dill at with any questions.


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