Indiana Law Annotated for October 13, 2014

October 13, 2014

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This Week in the Law School

Harris Lecture: Julian Bond on "The Broken Promise of Brown"

Don't miss this lecture by one of the founders of the civil rights movement. A rare opportunity. Wednesday, Moot Court Room, noon.

"Eyes on the Prize" Screening

Thursday, 7 p.m., IU Cinema. Introduced by Prof. Bond.


Monday, October 13

Clare Neumann, CMG Worldwide

Clare Neumann, IP licensing executive and legal counsel at Indianapolis-based CMG Worldwide, will be speaking about right of publicity, protecting licenses and trademarks of deceased celebrities/athletes/historical figures, and other responsibilities in her work. This event is co-sponsored by the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, the Society for Law and the Arts, and the Intellecutal Property Association. Room 122, noon.

Center for the Study of the Middle East Speaker

Jedidiah Anderson, a PhD candidate, presents "Wartime, Modernity, Sexuality, and Privilege." 1105 East Atwater Avenue, 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 from 6-8:00 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. Business attire. Parking is available in the IMU lot and on the top level of the Jordan Avenue garage.


Tuesday, October 14

Meet Matthew Kelley

The Labor and Employment Society invites you to a brown bag lunch with Matthew Kelley, who will be teaching a new labor law course next semester. Come learn about Prof. Kelley and the new course. Room 120, noon.

JD/MBA Opportunities Here and Abroad

Clinical Professor Mark E. Need, JD/MBA'92, will host an informational callout session for 1Ls and 2Ls interested in JD/MBA opportunities at Maurer and at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea. Room 122, noon.

BLS Elections and General Meeting

Business & Law Society 1L representative elections and general meeting. All members are encouraged to attend this meeting. Food will be provided. Room 124, noon.


Wednesday, October 15

The Harris Lecture: Julian Bond on "The Broken Promise of Brown"

Julian Bond, president emeritus of the NAACP and the first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will deliver this year's Harris Lecture. Bond's presentation continues the school's commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Professor Bond served in the Georgia state legislature for more than two decades before his selection as NAACP president, a post he left in 2010. He is a professor emeritus at the University of Virginia. Approved for Indiana CLE credit. Moot Court Room, noon.


Thursday, October 16

IU Cinema Screening of "Eyes on the Prize"

At 7 p.m., Julian Bond will introduce the screening of select episodes from "Eyes on the Prize," a 14-part civil rights documentary broadcast by PBS and for which he served as narrator. The event is free, but tickets are required. A limited number will be available during the lunch hour leading up to the event, and also from the IU Cinema anytime during normal business hours or 30 minutes prior to Thursday's screening, which is expected to conclude around 9 p.m.

Cookies and Conversation with the Dean

Join Dean Parrish for an informal chat over cookies. This event will take place from 3-4:00 p.m. just inside the Law Library lobby. Come hear from the dean and ask any questions you may have. Two more "Cookies and Conversations with the Dean" will be held this semester: Nov. 4 and Dec. 2.

CACR Security Seminar Series

Vitaly Schmatikov presents "All Your SSL Are Belong To Us." Room 335, noon.


Friday, October 17

Graduate Legal Studies Colloquium

SJD candidate Yang Sun presents "Conceptualizing Copyright Enforcement and Management by Two Models: The Right-Holder-Centric Model and Cooperative Model." Room 124, noon.


Indiana University will celebrate Homecoming Weekend beginning Thursday, with the annual Homecoming Parade routing through Kirkwood Avenue on Friday afternoon. Be aware that some roads near the Law Building may have traffic restrictions beginning Friday—the parade starts at 5:30 p.m.—and lasting through early evening.


Saturday, October 18

No events scheduled.


Sunday, October 19

No events scheduled.


Faculty News

Professor Sarah Jane Hughes was a featured presenter at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's annual payments symposium on Sept. 25-26. The symposium, an interdisciplinary gathering of lawyers and economists, this year focused on setting norms for faster payments and math-based currencies. Professor Hughes' presentation evaluated costs and benefits of both.

Professor Ajay Mehrotra recently presented his co-authored paper (with Steven Bank), "Corporate Taxation and the Regulation of Early Twentieth-Century Business," at the University of Virginia's Legal History Workshop and the Chicago-Kent School of Law's Faculty Workshop.

Professor Emeritus Tom Schornhorst on Oct. 7, 2014, argued the case of Wilson v. State before the Indiana Court of Appeals. This case, involving an appeal from the denial of a petition for post-conviction relief on grounds of ineffective assistance of trial counsel, was selected by the Court as one of its "road show" cases and arguments heard before a public audience at Frankfort High School. On the panel was Judge John Baker who had been Prof. Schornhorst's student in the 1970s.



SBA Golf Scramble Registration Open

Registration for the 3rd Annual Golf Scramble is now open. Students, faculty, alumni, and non-golfers alike are invited to join the Student Bar Association for an afternoon of fresh air, networking, and holes-in-ones on Sunday, Oct. 26, at the IU Golf Course. This is one of our biggest events of the year, and we look forward to another great tournament! Registration is $35 for students and $50 for faculty and alumni. This includes a personalized golf cart, greens fees, an 18-hole round of golf, and a barbecue lunch to be served during our awards ceremony. Spots are filling up fast, so be sure to register at the Student Bar Association table during your lunch hour in the coming weeks. For questions or concerns, please contact Ben Reifsnyder at either or

Indiana Court of Appeals Oral Argument

Plan to attend the Indiana Court of Appeals oral argument in Handy v. P.C. Building Materials, Inc. on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Sharon Handy appeals the trial court's entry of summary judgment in favor of P.C. Building Materials Inc., PC Properties LLC, David A. Stemler, and Karen L. Stemler (collectively, "PC ") on Handy's negligence claim against PC.

Handy sued PC for an injury she sustained while on property owned by PC. Handy entered onto the P.C. Building Materials store property to look at some granite countertops for sale that were leaning against the outside wall of the store, just to the side of the front entrance. The store was closed at the time. Handy pulled one of the leaning countertops toward her body to measure the second countertop that was behind it, when both countertops fell forward onto her foot, causing an injury to her toe.

On appeal, the parties disagree as to Handy's status on the property at the time of the injury. PC maintains that Handy was a trespasser, or at best a licensee, to whom PC owed only a duty to refrain from willfully or wantonly injuring or acting in a manner to increase her peril. Handy contends that she was an invitee/business visitor with an implied invitation to enter the premises and that PC owed her the duty to exercise reasonable care for her protection.

PC responds that even assuming Handy qualified as an invitee, the danger posed by the granite countertops was known or obvious to Handy, and therefore PC breached no duty to her as a matter of law.

Judges Crone, Mathias and Riley will preside. Moot Court Room, noon.

James Lawrence Miller Scholarship Applications Due November 15

Applications are being accepted through Nov. 15 for the James Miller Scholarship. This $3,000 scholarship is available to all Maurer students who exhibit financial need and are working while in law school to pay the cost of their legal education. Students must have a GPA of 2.3 or higher to qualify. For more information, or to apply, visit:

3L Bar and Graduation Session

Join Dean Catherine Matthews on Oct. 21, where she will provide general information regarding graduation, discuss duties of the graduation committee, and invite nominations to the committee. She will also discuss and take questions about the bar application process, including application requirements and character and fitness concerns. She will focus on Indiana's application but will answer questions on other jurisdictions. Room 125, noon.

Elevator Reconstruction Postponed Until Oct. 20

Beginning around Oct. 20, the mechanicals in the elevator 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 will be 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.

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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