Indiana Law Annotated for September 2, 2014

September 2, 2014

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This Week in the Law School

Welcome Back — and a Special Welcome to 1Ls and Graduate Students!

ILA wishes you a successful semester.

Welcome to New Faculty

The Indiana Law community welcomes Profs. Pamela Foohey and Gina-Gail Fletcher. Prof. Foohey teaches bankruptcy, contracts, and secured transactions; Prof. Fletcher teaches business planning, corporation, and financial regulation.

The Admissions Office Needs Student Ambassadors

See Wednesday.

Student Bar Association Call-Out Meeting

Thursday and Friday.

Debate on Citizens United Next Monday

Mark your calendar now for this lively debate. See Announcements.


Monday, September 1

Labor Day: No classes, and no events scheduled.


Tuesday, September 2

Pro Bono Fair

A fair hosted by Access to Justice. All internal pro bono projects and external community projects are invited to inform students of their work. First floor lobby, 11:45-1:15.


Wednesday, September 3

Presidents' Council Meeting

The Student Affairs Office will hold a Presidents' Council meeting for all presidents and directors of the school's student organizations. Lunch. Room 124, noon.

Volunteer in the Office of Admissions: Be a Student Ambassador

As an Indiana Law student, you have the opportunity to play a significant role in the school's recruiting efforts, and the Admissions Office would appreciate your help. As a student ambassador, you will meet with prospective students, provide them a tour of the law school, and take them to a class. Being a student ambassador is a commitment of a few hours over the course of each semester. Your efforts help show prospective students the depth and breadth of the students, the faculty, and our programs. This meeting will cover the requirements for being a Student Ambassador and the information you will need to know. Lunch from Dagwood's will be provided. RSVP to today with "Student Ambassador" in the subject line. Room 122, noon.


Thursday, September 4

Inaugural Bradley-Wolter Colloquium

The first-ever Bradley-Wolter Colloquium in Comparative Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure is a joint initiative by Maurer School of Law and the two top law schools in Poland — Warsaw University and Jagiellonian University in Krakow. The colloquium honors the legacy of our own late Professor Craig Bradley, who was a leader in the field of comparative criminal procedure and whose book on the subject was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, and Wladyslaw Wolter, a great scholar from Jagiellonian University and the leading figure in modern Polish criminal law and criminal procedure.

The colloquium is a working event that will bring more than a dozen Polish law professors and graduate law students to Bloomington, along with professors from Miami, Illinois, and National Taipei University in Taiwan, to discuss criminal justice issues of mutual interest with their counterparts at Indiana Law.

Although the colloquium does not include any public lectures, please warmly welcome our friends from Poland and elsewhere who will be in the building this week!

Student Organization Fair

Join your classmates at the annual student organization fair. Learn about the different student organizations at Indiana Law and how you can get involved. First floor lobby, 11:45-1:15.

Student Bar Association Call-Out and Informational Meeting

1Ls, graduate students, and anyone interested in faculty committees are welcome. The Student Bar Association is the law school's student government organization. SBA representatives serve as liaisons between the students and the Law School administration, host charitable and social events, facilitate dialogues between professors and the deans, and serve on faculty committees. Each class elects three representatives to serve on the SBA board, and 1L elections will be this month. Come to this meeting to learn about what SBA does, how to become part of a faculty committee, and the 1L election process. This is also a great opportunity to meet the current board of representatives. Room 121, 4:30. Meeting repeats Friday.


Friday, September 5

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium

The Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium is a weekly meeting for graduate students to discuss common academic concerns and research interests. This week is the opening event. Lunch. Student Lounge, noon.

Inaugural Bradley-Wolter Colloquium Concludes

See Thursday for the description.

Student Bar Association Call-Out and Informational Meeting

See Thursday. Room 125, 12:30.

Student Bar Association Call-Out and Informational Meeting (for Graduate Students)

See Thursday. Room 125, 1:15.


Saturday, September 6

No events scheduled.


Faculty News

The third editions of Prof. Fred Aman's Administrative Law casebook and of his co-authored Administrative Law treatise/hornbook (with William Mayton) have been published.

Prof. Dan Cole has written a chapter titled "Learning from Lin: Lessons and Cautions from the Natural Commons for the Knowledge Commons" in a new book, Governing the Knowledge Commons, edited by Brett Frischmann, Mike Madison, and Kathy Strandburg (Oxford 2014).

Prof. Robert Fischman's co-authored casebook, Federal Public Land and Resources Law (7th ed.), was published this summer by Foundation Press. Here is the website, with thanks to Frank Burleigh for setting it up: Prof. Fischman also participated in a July Northwestern University Law School workshop on climate change adaptation, where he presented his work on public land management. He also lectured at the Advanced Refuge Management Academy in early August at the National Conservation Training Center. His article, "Learning from Conservation Planning for the U.S. National Wildlife Refuges" (with Vicky Meretsky) is now online in "early view" for the peer-reviewed journal, Conservation Biology: (must be logged into IU to get access to this). The paper version will be published in a forthcoming issue.

Prof. Ajay Mehrotra's recent book, Making the Modern American Fiscal State, has received the Society for U.S. Intellectual History's annual book award.

Prof. Tom Schornhorst has filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the US Supreme Court asking it to consider the long-ignored subject of a state's power to enact laws that impose strict criminal liability. The petition is based on a case arising from a boating accident on Lake Monroe in 2010 that took the lives of a woman and her grandson.

Prof. Alex Tanford has been appointed to the Seventh Circuit Rules Advisory Committee.



"Citizens Divided: Corporate Money, Speech and Politics"

Citizens United lawyer James Bopp will debate David Cobb of the Move To Amend campaign next Monday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Sponsors include IU's Civic Leaders Center, SPEA's Law and Public Policy Program, and our American Constitution Society.

Law Library Evening Reference Hours Change

In light of changing use patterns, the Reference Office will be open the following hours during the academic year (with exception of holidays and breaks):

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please address any questions or concerns to Linda Fariss (

Conflict Resolution Training: Community Mediation and Restorative Justice

The Community Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM) offers a 48-hour training program for community members interested in learning about conflict resolution, mediation, and restorative justice. Participants will enhance their interpersonal skills in communication and listening, problem solving, and negotiation, and they will increase their understanding of restorative justice philosophy and methods, the sources of conflict, and the processes leading to constructive conflict resolution. The training should benefit any community member concerned with managing conflict and its resolution. The training provides the background and skills necessary to work as a community mediator and restorative justice practitioner and qualifies participants to volunteer in CJAM's programs.

The fall training will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. over six weekend days, September 13-14, 20, 27, and October 4-5 at the IU Maurer School of Law. The training will be led by senior mediators and restorative justice practitioners. Tuition is $300. Scholarships are available. For more information or an application, e-mail, phone the office at (812) 336-8677, or register at

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