Indiana Law Annotated for September 29, 2014

September 29, 2014

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This Week in the Law School

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Have a restful and enjoyable fall break.

Elevator Repairs Planned to Begin During Fall Break

See Announcements for details on how to get around the building during construction.

Panel Discussion on Immigration Reform


You're Invited to a Reception at the IU Art Museum

See Announcements.

Socctoberfest Is Coming!

See Announcements, and note corrected date.


Monday, September 29

Career Services Office Mock Interview Week

Every day this week from 9:00 a.m. - noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Faculty Speaker Series: Professor Timothy Morrison

Come listen to our newest criminal law professor tell you his favorite stories. Professor Morrison, 74, retired from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Indianapolis in 2011 after 23 years of service. He litigated violent crime, firearms, public corruption, white collar, and national security cases. He also served as interim U.S. Attorney for nearly five of those years. Room 122, noon.

Christian Legal Society Weekly Bible Study

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

Supreme Court Jurisprudence and the Pro-Life Movement

Tonight at 7:00 p.m. we are having a discussion about Supreme Court jurisprudence related to pro-life issues. Please email for more details.


Tuesday, September 30

Defining "Immigration Reform": Expectations Regarding Real Changes in the Immigration System at the National, State, and Local Level

The national conversation on a comprehensive immigration reform has been part of an ongoing discussion in the USA for many years. There have also been many views on what that reform should look like. With the unprecedented number of youth detained on the border, how does that affect the movement or expectations regarding real changes in the immigration system? Please plan to attend this discussion, sponsored by the Latino Law Students' Association and the Latino Faculty and Staff Council. Panelists are: David Nguyen, associate instructor in the school of education and Ph.D. candidate in higher education policy, Indiana University; Angela Adams associate general counsel, Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, Indiana University; and Christie Bopp, local immigration attorney and former director of the Immigrants' and Language Rights Center of Indiana Legal Services. Room 120, noon.

Advocates for Life Call-Out

Are you ready to engage in a dialogue about the jurisprudence of life? Are you eager to develop a legal culture which respects the dignity of human life at all stages, from conception to natural death? Join us to learn more about one of the newest groups at the Law School. Room 213, noon.

Women's Law Caucus Meeting and Professor Talk

Join Women's Law Caucus for our first meeting of the year. Professor Daghe will speak to our members about her career path and experience as a woman in the legal profession. We will also announce the 1L reps. Lunch will be provided. Room 125, noon.

Labor and Employment Law Society Election

We will be electing our treasurer, releasing 1L rep applications, and discussing the calendar of events for the remainder of fall. Room 124, noon.

Panel and Reception with Recent Graduates in IP Practice

Panel discussion, Room 213, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.; reception afterward in faculty lounge.


Wednesday, October 1

1L Individual Appointments in CSO

Individual appointments begin today in the Career Services Office. Let CSO help you chart the right career. We can help you with:
- Professional development training
- On-campus interviews
- Recruiting visits to major cities
- Networking skills development
- Alumni job shadowing and mentoring
- Job search skills
- Workshops and seminars
- Telephone and long-distance access

Make your appointment on Indiana Law CareerNet.


Thursday, October 2

Networking for Government Jobs

Jack Bobo, '96, from the U.S. State Department will give a talk about how to network for government jobs. Sponsored by the Center for Constitutional Democracy. Room 120, noon.

Law and Society Workshop: Renewable Energy Policy in the US States, 1970 - 2012

The Center for Law, Society, and Culture will host Michael Vasseur, IUB Sociology, presenting his paper, "Economic Conditions, Political Interests, Institutional-Cultural Factors and the Renewable Energy Policy Portfolios of U.S. States, 1970-2012." Room 334, 4 p.m. Find the paper and more events on the Center's Workshops page.


Friday, October 3

No events scheduled.


Saturday, October 4

No events scheduled.


Sunday, October 5

No events scheduled.


Faculty News

Professor Luis Fuentes Rohwer presented a paper titled "Could the Roberts Court be Right About Federalism?" to the law faculty at UNLV-William S. Boyd School of Law on September 18. He was also a panelist after a viewing of the documentary Freedom Summer as part of UNLV's 4th Annual Public Interest Law Film Festival.

Professor Steve Sanders has been interviewed recently on same-sex marriage developments by The Guardian, Bloomberg Radio, and other news media. He also published an invited essay on Constitution Day in the Sunday Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, and this semester was elected parliamentarian and a member of the executive committee of the Bloomington Faculty Council.



Elevator Reconstruction Planned to Begin During Fall Break

The Law School's ancient Westinghouse elevator was installed when President Eisenhower was in the White House — and updated when President Reagan was there. So it's long overdue for an overhaul. The work is planned to begin during the fall break. The mechanicals will be removed and completely rebuilt, and the interior will be refurbished. The result will be a much more pleasant and reliable ride, but the elevator will be out of commission for the rest of the semester.

We would like to ask you to use the stairs to move throughout the building during this period. If you are not able to do so, the library elevator is available for your convenience. To gain access to the library (and then to the elevator) from the ground floor, you may enter through the double doors next to the SBA Bookstore. To gain access from the second or third floors, faculty and staff may use their SMAF key. Students who are not able to use the stairs have been contacted individually and given a key, but if we have left anyone out, please see Dean Turchi. The alarms have been deactivated on the inside of the library doors so you can exit without setting them off.

Thank you in advance for your understanding. If you have any questions or suggestions, please see Linda Fariss in the library or Dean Turchi in 240.

Kaplan LLM Bar Review Course Info Session

Graduate students who are planning to take the New York bar exam are encouraged to attend a live online info session to learn more about the resources Kaplan provides to help you prepare. Friday, October 10, room 124, 11:00 a.m. - noon.

IU Art Museum Reception Hosted by Milt and Judi Stewart

Milt Stewart, JD '71, and his wife, Judi, invite you to the IU Art Museum on Monday, October 13, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres and tour the galleries. Food will be provided by Feast Bakery and Café and will include options for vegetarians and vegans. You won't want to miss this wonderful opportunity to hear from Dean Parrish, Mr. Stewart, and Heidi Gealt, the director of the Art Museum, and receive a tour of the Western Art Gallery and special exhibition. Law school faculty and staff will also be in attendance. RSVP to no later than October 7, 2014. Business attire. Parking is available in the IMU lot and on the top level of the Jordan Avenue garage.

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.

Socctoberfest Is Here!

Welcome to the Twelfth Annual JD/LLM Socctoberfest. This year's soccer match will take place on Friday, 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.

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