Indiana Law Annotated for September 22, 2014

September 22, 2014

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This Week in the Law School

Mentor Orientation

Several sessions are offered this week on the school's new mentor program for 2Ls and 3Ls. More than 200 alumni have offered to act as mentors to help you build your professional network and think through your career options. Please be sure to attend one of these sessions and get acquainted with this new and very important career planning tool.

The Jerome Hall Lecture

Prof. Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law, on the progeny (and legacy) of Brown v. Board of Education. Thursday.

Thinking of Studying Overseas?

Find out more on Monday.

IP Practitioner-in-Residence Series

Resumes this week, with a lunch talk on Tuesday.

Socctoberfest Is Coming!

See Announcements.


Monday, September 22

"Back Again: U.S. & Iraq": A Panel Discussion

The Center for the Study of the Middle East, School of Global & International Studies and the College of Arts & Sciences are sponsoring speakers Prof. Jamsheed Choksy (CEUS), Amb. Feisal Istrabadi (CSME), Prof. Leslie Lenkowsky (SPEA), Prof. Kevin Martin (NELC), Prof. Nazif Shahrani (Anthropology), with moderator Amb. Lee Feinstein (SGIS) for a panel discussion addressing the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Moot Court Room, 5 p.m.

2L and 3L Mentor Program Orientation

Room 124, 10-11 a.m.

Overseas Opportunities for JD Students

Indiana Law has an abundance of opportunities for students to study or work abroad. To learn more about the options available to you, join Dean Lesley Davis and Ms. Lara Gose from the Office of International Programs at this info session. Room 124, noon.

Christian Legal Society Weekly Bible Study

All students who are interested in learning more about the Christian Legal Society or interested in engaging in bible study are welcome. Room 120, noon.

Health Law Society Call Out Meeting

Join Health Law Society for our call out meeting. We will be discussing our goals for the year and planning some events, including a Relay for Life team and blood drive with the American Red Cross. Do you want to get involved in the growing field of health law and policy? Do you want to have a good time while you make an impact on the Bloomington community? Come check out HLS! More information and any questions can be posted on our new Facebook page or emailed directly to Nick Parker at Room 213, noon.


Tuesday, September 23

IP Practitioner-in-Residence: Mike Young

Mike Young, vice president and chief intellectual property counsel at Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc., will be giving a talk as part of his IP Practitioner-in-Residence campus visit. Mr. Young holds B.A. and M.S. degrees from Purdue University, as well as a J.D. from the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He began his career as a lawyer in 1988 at Faegre Baker Daniels in Indianapolis, where he practiced law in both the environmental and intellectual property law fields. Mr. Young then joined Boehringer Mannheim in 1990 as assistant patent counsel, and after the acquisition of Boehringer Mannheim by Roche, became chief patent counsel of Roche in 1998. In 2006, he was promoted to his current position. Lunch will be served. Room 213, noon.

2L and 3L Mentor Program Orientation

Room 222, 1-2 p.m.

BLSA Bootcamp

For 1Ls interested in learning how to prepare for law school success. Room 120, noon.

Informational Interviews: An Essential Career Development Skill

Prof. Foohey's contracts class. Room 120, 4:30-5:30.


Wednesday, September 24

Student Organization Accounts (SOA) Training

Treasurers of student organizations that have SOAs should attend this training. RSVP to Dean Matthews at Room 124, noon.

2L and 3L Mentor Program Orientation

Room 222, 3-4 p.m.

Informational Interviews: An Essential Career Development Skill

Prof. Boshkoff's contracts class. Room 123, 4:30-5:30.


Thursday, September 25

Brown at 60 Presents the Jerome Hall Lecture: Prof. Mark Tushnet

Mark Tushnet, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will address the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education in his talk, "Parents Involved and the Struggle for Historical Memory." In the 2007 Parents Involved case, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down voluntary school integration programs in Louisville and Seattle, giving rise to the debate over what historians have called the struggle for historical memory. Tushnet will examine the politics of memory in the larger context of contending positions in today's constitutional law. Part of the law school's Brown v. Board of Education at 60 series. Lunch. Moot Court Room, noon. Reception afterwards in Faculty Lounge.

Informational Interviews: An Essential Career Development Skill

Prof. Ochoa's contracts class. Room 122, 2:45-3:45.

POP Make-up Training Session for New Volunteers

Did you miss the first POP training session? Join us to go over what you need to know before starting office hours. Room 216, 5:30-7:00 p.m.


Friday, September 26

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium

"The Tension between Korean Environmental Protection Policies and U.S. Investors' Interests under KORUS FTA." Presented by Changsung Kang, SJD candidate. Room 122, noon.

International Law Society Elections and Milton Stewart Fellows Student Panel

Join us as we hear candidates give their platform speeches and vote for executive board positions. Are you interested in applying for the Milton Stewart Fellowship program? Stewart Fellows complete international internships in Brazil, Argentina, Thailand, China, India, Japan, or Korea at corporations, highly reputed law firms, and NGOs. Meet 2014 Stewart Fellows and gain invaluable insight into their experiences. All members are strongly encouraged to attend. Lunch from Falafel's. Room 124, noon.


Saturday, September 27

No events scheduled.


Sunday, September 28

No events scheduled.


Faculty News

Profs. Jeannine Bell and Luis E. Fuentes-Rohwer participated in a program titled "The Highest Tribute: The Michigan Journal of Race & Law at 20,"on Sept. 19 at Michigan Law in Ann Arbor. The program marked the Journal's first 20 years, celebrated past scholarship, and discussed current issues relating to race, law, and civil rights.

Prof. Bell presented her paper, "The Declining Utility of 'Hate Crime'," and Prof. Fuentes-Rohwer presented "Law Reviews and the New Counterrepublics" with Duke University School of Law Prof. Guy-Uriel Charles.

The latest issue of the peer-reviewed journal Conservation Biology contains an article by Prof. Fischman and his frequent collaborator, Prof. Meretsky: "Learning from Conservation Planning for the U.S. National Wildlife Refuges," 28:1415-1427. You can find article here:



Spring National Security Law Course and Simulation Exercise

As an extension of his spring national security law course, B574, Professor Delaney has the opportunity to enroll four Indiana Law JD students in a multi-day, inter-school crisis law simulation exercise hosted by Georgetown Law. Students must be enrolled in B574 this spring to be eligible for the March 26-29 exercise. Please contact Professor Delaney by email as soon as possible ( if you are interested in participating in the exercise, or simply to discuss the possibility in greater detail. Your response will not bind you to enrolling in B574 or participating in the exercise, but the level of student response will help determine whether to accept Georgetown's invitation. If there is sufficient student interest, a selection process will be established to identify the law school's four participants.

IP Externship Opportunities

IP Externship opportunities for the spring 2015 term are now available through Indiana Law CareerNet. The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 28. Positions are available with the IU Libraries and Office of Scholarly Publishing Copyright Program, Cook Medical, IU Research and Technology Corporation, IU Licensing & Trademarks, Berry Plastics, Crane, Indiana Office for Defense Development, Hill-Rom and the Purdue Research Foundation.

For questions about the externships, please contact Professor Janis ( or Allison Hess ( For questions about the application process through Indiana Law CareerNet, please contact Kim Bunge ( in the Career Services Office.

Socctoberfest Is Here!

Welcome to the Twelfth Annual JD/LLM Socctoberfest. This year's soccer match will take place on Saturday, October 24th at 5:00 p.m. at Karst Farm Park, fields 1 and 2, on the west side of Bloomington. It is a co-ed event that welcomes all ability levels. After the games, which will end at approximately 7:00 p.m., we will have a cookout in the area adjacent to the soccer fields. Participants, fellow students, and family are all welcome to attend.

If you are a JD or LLM student interested in playing, please e-mail Rhea May (, and indicate your ability level based on the following four categories:

A. I played competitively in college or high school
B. I know how to play and have some athletic ability
C. I can still run and kick things
D. I can kick things

In addition, please note if you have ever played goalie.

For more information, including a map and game format, visit Socctoberfest's website.

Stewart Fellows Externship Program Applications

The Stewart Fellows Overseas Externship Program is now accepting applications from 1Ls and 2Ls for summer 2015 in Thailand at Tilleke & Gibbins Law Firm. Information about the externship opportunity and application process is posted on Indiana Law CareerNet. Interested students should contact Ms. Lara Gose ( in the Office of International Programs (room 220) with questions. The Stewart Fellows program offers externships in several other countries, and an information session on the Stewart Fellows program will take place later in the fall semester - watch the ILA for details. The application period for other Stewart Fellows externships will open in December.

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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