Indiana Law Annotated for April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

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This Week in the Law School

Celebrate Indiana Law's Outstanding Teachers

Annual Teaching Awards Ceremony. Monday.

1Ls: Are You Ready for Exams?

Helpful information sessions Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

SBA Last Lecture

Featuring Dean Buxbaum. Wednesday.

Dog Days Study Break


Tax Policy Colloquium


Law and Psychology Group Speaker



Monday, April 14

Annual Teaching Awards Ceremony

Dean Parrish will present the Leon Wallace Teaching Award (the highest teaching award in our school), three Trustee Teaching Awards, and the Adjunct Teaching Award today. All students and faculty are invited to attend the ceremony and honor the recipients. First floor lobby, noon.

SLA 2014-2015 Elections

Come one, come all to vote for your Society for Law and the Arts representatives for next school year. Lunch will be served. Room 120, noon.

Women's Law Caucus Elections

Come vote for and help select next year's Executive Board. Snacks will be provided. Lewis Building 211, noon.

ACS Exec Board Elections

The American Constitution Society will elect next year's board. Room 122, noon.

NLG General Meeting and Elections

Final general meeting and elections for the National Lawyers Guild Maurer Chapter. Room 121, noon.

Cost Effective Research with Westlaw & LexisNexis

Learn how to be the most time- and cost-effective with your research as a summer associate or after graduation. This session will be extremely important for helping you make a good impression at your job. Please click here to reserve your spot. Student lounge, noon. Repeats Wednesday at noon.

Christian Legal Society Bible Study

Room 206E, noon.


Tuesday, April 15

No events scheduled.


Wednesday, April 16

Last Lecture Featuring Professor Buxbaum: Reflections on Two Years in the Field

Join faculty and fellow students in celebrating the end of another school year with the Last Lecture. The Last Lecture is one of the most anticipated events of the year, and it features a professor who is either retiring or who is known for encouraging and supporting the student body throughout the year. SBA could not be more excited to announce that this year's speaker is Professor Hannah Buxbaum, who has provided great support and encouragement to the 3L class during its time at Maurer. Email with questions. Lunch will be provided. Room 121, noon.

Student Affairs Session: Are you ready for final exams?

All 1Ls are encouraged to attend this session on preparing for final exams. The Student Affairs fellows will be present to answer your questions and to share their expertise. Make sure that you are prepared to do your best on exam day! Room 216, noon. Repeats Thursday and Friday.

Cost Effective Research with Westlaw & LexisNexis

See Monday.

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, April 17

Student Affairs Session: Are you ready for final exams?

See Wednesday. Room 122, 4:00-4:50.

Strategies for Summer Success

You have found your summer job: now what? Come listen to Debbie Atlas and Andrew Bunger share strategies for how you can make your summer a success. Lunch provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Room 125, noon.

Tax Policy Colloquium

Prof. David Gamage, UC Berkeley College of Law, on "A Framework for Analyzing the Optimal Choice of Tax Instruments." Room 216, 1:25-3:25.

Dog Days Study Break

Join the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and the SBA for this semester's Dog Days Study Break from 12-2 on the south patio. Students are encouraged to bring their dogs to the South Patio to socialize and play. Students without pets are encouraged to come and enjoy some quality time with wonderful dogs. Contact Julie Spain at if you would like to bring your pet. SALDF and SBA are happy to provide the pups with toys to play with and treats to enjoy. Pizza will be served while supplies last, and pet photo portraits will be available starting at 1:30 for $5. All proceeds go to the Bloomington Animal Shelter.

Law and Psychology Group Speaker

Prof. Jenn Robbennolt, University of Illinois College of Law. Part of the Center for Law, Society, and Culture colloquium series. For more information, visit the Center's website: Room 335, 4:00.

LLSA Elections

Elections for the Latino Law Student Association, followed by membership picture and celebration of the new board. Room 121, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Advocates for Life and Federalist Society: Is there an International Right to Abortion?

Please join Advocates for Life and The Federalist Society in welcoming William Saunders, vice president of Americans United for Life, who will argue that there is no international right to an abortion. A question-and-answer session will follow. Room 122, noon.


Friday, April 18

Environmental Law Society Elections

ELS will be having elections for executive board positions. Please come out and vote for your preferred candidate. Light fare will be provided. Room 216, 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. Xinhui Zhai, a visiting scholar from Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, will speak on "Economics and the Law of Property in China." Room 120, noon.

Student Affairs Session: Are you ready for final exams?

See Wednesday. Room 124, noon.


Saturday, April 19

OWLS Spring Event

Come join OWLS and the families of the law school in hunting for eggs with candy and prizes in them! South patio, 11:00-noon.


Faculty News

Professor Mark Janis presented a paper titled "Don't Pay a Cent … Patent Trolls, Customer Suits, and the Public Response in Nineteenth Century America" at the University of San Diego School of Law's PatCon 4 on Friday, April 4.

Professor Steve Sanders participated in a roundtable on April 4 at the Midwest Political Science Association discussing the book by Prof. David Orentlicher (IU McKinney School of Law), Two Presidents Are Better Than One: The Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch. Professor Sanders also gave a workshop last month at the University of Wisconsin Law School about his paper, "Mini-DOMAs as Political Process Failures: Heightened Scrutiny for State Anti-Gay Marriage Amendments."



Applications Now Being Accepted for IP Moot Court

All rising 2Ls and 3Ls are invited to apply to participate on one of the law school's IP Moot Court competition teams. We are handling applications a bit differently this year; applications are being solicited now rather than in the fall.

Students who are selected earn credits for their participation and are supervised by faculty. The Center for Intellectual Property Research covers reasonable expenses associated with participation. The application deadline is 5:00pm on Friday, April 18.

Applications should be submitted to Allison Hess (

Your application must include the following:

  • A resume and law school transcript (an unofficial transcript will suffice)
  • A one-paragraph statement explaining your interest in participating
  • A short sample of your writing
  • An indication of which competition or competitions interest you

For more information visit the CIPR's website:

Introduction to Indianapolis: May 16th

First-year law students are invited to join the Office of Career and Professional Development staff for a day of law firm visits in Indianapolis on May 16th. This is a great opportunity to prepare yourself for the upcoming recruiting season. These visits will help you become familiar with the culture of each firm and the lawyers who work there. Watch ILA for details.

Law Library Survey

Flyers, email, tweets, blog posts, and Facebook posts: there are an awful lot of ways to send announcements these days! The Law Library would like to hear from you about which methods of communication you prefer. We've created a brief, anonymous survey ( about the different ways we communicate with the Law School community, and we would appreciate it if you could take the time to submit your response. The survey is open until April 15. Any questions about the survey can be directed to Ashley Ahlbrand, the educational technology librarian (


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