Indiana Law Annotated for April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

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This Week in the Law School

Environmental Law Society Earth Day Observance and Lecture


Tax Policy Colloquium

Last one of the semester. Thursday.

Congratulations, Protective Order Project!

On 25 years of service. Join them for a celebration and free CLE. Friday.

International Peer Group Advisor Applications Accepted

Deadline extended through April 25. See "Announcements."

Faculty/Student Basketball Tournament

At Assembly Hall, Tuesday.

This is the Final ILA for the Semester

Be sure to read "Announcements" for events happening after this week, including:

  • BLSA prayer breakfast on May 9
  • SBA study break on April 28
  • Memorial tribute to Colleen Pauwels on April 29
  • CACR's Cybersecurity Summit on June 19

ILA wishes you good luck on exams, and every success to the class of 2014. Congratulations, and stay in touch!


Monday, April 21

Asian-Pacific American Law Student Association Executive Board Elections

Food will be provided. Room 121, noon.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund General Meeting and Elections

SALDF spring general meeting to recap what we have done so far this year, what we plan to do before finals, and to elect a new set of executives for the 2014-2015 academic year. Room 120, noon.

ExamSoft Review Sessions

IT will host several sessions throughout the week. Today's are from noon - 12:30 and 12:30 - 1:00. See Tuesday and Wednesday for additional sessions. All sessions are in room 125.

Christian Legal Society Bible Study

Room 206E, noon.


Tuesday, April 22

Introduction to Cyberlaw

Join us for a session that focuses on students wanting to learn more about law practice or non-JD careers in the broad field of cyberlaw. Topics include technology, cyber, privacy, health, security, and finance. Faculty members will talk about their specialty areas, offer thoughts and forecasts regarding jobs, present insights on course and internship planning, and discuss research and scholarship opportunities available through the university. Faculty presenters: David G. Delaney, Fred H. Cate, David Fidler, Sarah Jane Hughes, Jody Madeira, and Mark D. Janis. Lunch provided. Room 121, noon.

Environmental Impacts of GMOs in Agriculture: Assessing Damages and Preventing Harm through Legal Means

Join the Environmental Law Society for an Earth Day lecture and discussion with biologist and former IU-Bloomington Professor Marti Crouch. Dr. Crouch has worked with plant molecular biology since the 1970s, when plant genes were first being cloned. She was also one of the first to recognize the potentially harmful impacts of genetic engineering in agriculture. Due to her tremendous knowledge of the intersections of technology, food, and agriculture, Dr. Crouch frequently serves as an expert commenter for federal rulemaking on GMOs. This is sure to be a fascinating talk for students and faculty interested in environmental and agriculture law and food policy. Lunch provided. Room 216, noon.

Mississippi Innocence - A Documentary on Wrongful Conviction

The American Constitution Society is proud to sponsor a screening of Mississippi Innocence. This documentary follows the stories of two innocent men who were convicted for murder and sentenced to death in Mississippi before the truth came out. Food will be served. Room 120, noon.

ExamSoft Review Sessions

IT will host several sessions throughout the week. Today's are from noon - 12:30 and 12:30 - 1:00, and 5:15-5:45. See Wednesday for additional sessions. All sessions are in room 125.

Faculty/Student Basketball Tournament

All roads lead to Assembly Hall as a team of law students takes on a team of faculty and staff at 6:00 p.m. The faculty-staff team includes Professors Delaney, Fuentes-Rohwer, Lovelace, Mehrotra, and Scott, as well as the debut of Dean Parrish. The south doors will open soon before 6p.m. Then, from 7-10 p.m., Assembly Hall will host the first annual Law School basketball tournament. Come watch your fellow classmates as they battle it out for bragging rights.


Wednesday, April 23

Bloomberg Law Prepare to Practice

Clerking? Externing? Graduating? Make the most of your unlimited access to Bloomberg Law now, this summer, and for six months after you graduate. Attend this lunch-and-learn to discover how Bloomberg Law's unique practice and drafting tools will help you create the strongest work product wherever you work. Jimmy John's sandwiches and cookies from Baked will be provided. Plus, all registered attendees will receive our new Bloomberg Law professional planner. To register, login to and select a class under "Training & Events" on the right side. Questions? Contact your Bloomberg Law representative, Francesca Cardillo, at Space is limited. Room 335, 11:00; repeats at 1:00 and at noon on Thursday.

ExamSoft Review Sessions

Today's are from noon - 12:30 and 12:30 - 1:00. Room 125.


Thursday, April 24

Bloomberg Law Prepare to Practice

See Wednesday's listing. Room 124, noon.

Tax Policy Colloquium

Erin Adele Scharff, New York University School of Law, on "Laboratories of Bureaucracy." Room 216, 1:25-3:20. More information at


Friday, April 25

Protective Order Project's 25th Anniversary Celebration and Free CLE

The Maurer School of Law's Protective Order Project is observing its 25thanniversary of serving clients seeking relief from family violence and sexualassault. Plan to join us in the Moot Court Room at 3:00 p.m. as we recognize the work of our students, alumni, community volunteers, and partners over the past quarter-century. A special seminar, "Indiana Law Responds to Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault: The Past, Present, and Future," will be presented at 5:00 p.m. Indiana continuing legal education credit is pending. RSVP to


Saturday, April 26

No events scheduled.


Faculty News

On April 14th, Professor Kevin Brown was one of the few speakers at the Celebration of the High Commissioner of India in the United Kingdom to commemorate the 123rd Birth Anniversary of Dr B. R. Ambedkar in London. On April 17th, Professor Brown was the keynote speaker at the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession Symposium entitled "Under Color of Law: Race and Ethnicity Within the Legal Profession" to be held at the offices of Baker & McKenzie in London. The title of Professor Brown's remarks is "Comparison of Diversity in the UK & US: Lessons We can Learn."

For the second time, an Ohio federal judge has cited scholarship by Professor Steve Sanders in a decision expanding the rights of same-sex couples. In Henry v. Himes, decided April 14, the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ordered that state to recognize the marriages of all same-sex couples in Ohio who have married in other states. At the outset of his analysis under the Due Process Clause, Judge Timothy Black acknowledged in a footnote that "[t]he concept of the right to remain married as a liberty interest protected by the Due Process Clause is advanced by Professor Steve Sanders in his article "The Constitutional Right to (Keep Your) Same-Sex Marriage," 110 MICH. L. REV. 1421 (2012)." Judge Black had similarly cited Professor Sanders's article in another marriage recognition decision, applicable to only one couple, last December.



International Peer Group Assistant Applications Now Being Accepted

The IPGA program is unrelated to the JD Practice Group Advisor program. Its purpose is to facilitate the introduction and interaction of JD students and international students in the graduate programs, with the goal of creating a more unified student body. It is also an excellent opportunity for American JD students to learn about new cultures, countries, and legal systems.

Under the supervision of the Dean of International Programs and the Graduate Student Services Coordinator, approximately 10 International Peer Group Assistants serve as mentors for new international graduate students. As an IPGA, your duties will not be as prescribed or extensive as JD PGA duties, and there is plenty of room for creativity. IPGAs must be available to meet with new international students during their law school orientation, which will run August 16, 18 and 19; to assist with events scheduled during the orientation; and to attend a training session prior to the first day of orientation. Some email contact with new graduate students over the summer may be required.

In the fall and spring semesters, IPGAs meet regularly with a group of 8-10 students to help them as they adjust to studying in a U.S. law school, learning the resources available to them in the law school and university, and living in Bloomington. IPGAs play an important role in helping graduate students meet JD students and vice versa with the goal of fostering a collegial environment for all Indiana Law students, and they sometimes must "translate" practices, procedures or language that is specific to the law school or university communities. IPGAs typically plan a few social activities for their groups, such as movie nights, potluck dinners, outings to Lake Monroe or Bryan Park, and they also encourage graduate students to attend events sponsored by the Office of Graduate Legal Studies, the law school generally, or elsewhere on campus. IPGAs are expected to attend regularly scheduled staff meetings throughout the academic year and to submit brief reports in writing on a regular basis.

Successful applicants will possess excellent communication and facilitation skills, an awareness and understanding of the importance and practice of cross-cultural communication, the ability to work with diverse students under time constraints, a developed sense of professionalism, including responsiveness to emails and requests, and commitment to student development. While experience in planning activities for student groups is not required, it may be helpful.

Interested students should submit a current resume and a brief letter of interest (which should include any relevant experience, such as travel, study abroad, international work experience, volunteer experience, etc., and the name of a law school professor to serve as reference) through Symplicity by Friday, April 25. Interviews will be required and will take place before the end of the spring semester. IPGAs are compensated by a stipend that offsets tuition or living expenses.

Study Break - Sponsored by the Student Bar Association

You've been working hard all semester. Come join other students for a study break and some dinner, sponsored by the Student Bar Association. We'll have pizza, chips, and beverages available. You can leave whenever you'd like to, but we encourage you to arrive early in the event to make sure that you're able to get some food! Contact with any questions. Monday, April 28, room 121, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Memorial Tribute in Honor of Colleen Pauwels

You are invited to join alumni and friends of Indiana Law to attend a reception in honor of Colleeen Kristl Pauwels, JD'86. Colleen was a member of our Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, and the Director of the Law Library for over 30 years. Under her leadership, the law library flourished and grew to become what it is today - one of the finest academic law libraries in the nation. RSVP by Tuesday, April 22 to A reception will immediately follow the program. Tuesday, April 29, 4:00, Law Library.

BLSA 3L Prayer Breakfast

This is a breakfast held for graduating 3Ls and a celebration of their achievements. We plan to invite their families, friends, and law school faculty to wish them well and to pray for their success post law school. Friday, May 9, faculty lounge, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Professor Christiana Ochoa is seeking a research assistant for help with the final stages of two articles arising from her research and field work in Colombia. Experience with citation formats and Spanish proficiency strongly preferred. An interest in law and development and/or human rights is desirable. Interest and experience in film editing also desirable. Some availability (including through email and/or Skype) during April-August is required. Contact Prof. Ochoa if you are interested.

Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research's Annual Cybersecurity Summit June 19

Senior officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will headline this year's CACR Cybersecurity Summit. Suzanne Spaulding, the undersecretary of homeland security for cybersecurity, and Douglas Maughan, the director of the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate's Cybersecurity Division, will offer keynote lectures. The local impact of national and international cybersecurity issues, such as data breaches and software vulnerabilities, will serve as the main focus for attendees. Though there is no cost attend, advanced registration is required and can be made at June 19, Hine Hall Auditorium, IUPUI.

Students are particularly encouraged to attend.


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