Indiana Law Annotated for October 27, 2014

October 27, 2014

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This Week in the Law School

Smile! All JD students graduating in December and May and all graduate students graduating in May 2015 are encouraged to have their photo taken for the Law School's annual composite photo Tuesday through Thursday (see below for times). One day years from now you'll come back, see yourself on the wall, and grimace at your fashion choices. Don't believe us? Go look at the Class of '88.

Dean Austen Parrish will answer your questions ("When will the elevator start working again?"), listen to your concerns ("It'd be nice if the elevator were working again."), and enjoy the sound of 200 people eating Papa John's ("Now we really need the elevator!") at the SBA Town Hall meeting. Wednesday, noon.

The NCAA has strict rules about recruiting, but we don't, so look for dozens of youngsters throughout the hallways on Thursday afternoon. Apparently it's almost Halloween.


Monday, October 27

International Law Society Speaker Series: The Fight for Kurdistan and its Role in the Current Conflict with ISIS

Join us as Zardasht Mohammed, LLM'14, discusses the role of Kurds in Iraq and Syria as they deal with the incursion of ISIS into their territory. Zardasht will discuss the opportunities and risks faced by the Kurds in Iraq and Syria and what the conflict means for Kurdish independence. Zardasht is a member of the legal advisory committee for the Kurdish Institute for Election (KIE), and has worked on numerous important legal drafts for the Kurdistan Parliament through KIE. Zardasht has published many articles about constitutional reform in Kurdistan, and is on the Center for Constitutional Democracy's Kurdistan team. Lunch will be provided. Room 122, noon.

UN Under-Secretary-General David Malone

David Malone, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Rector of the United Nations University, will speak on the "Evolving Relationships in India's Foreign Policy." Each country entertains key relationships with neighbors and others. India has, in recent years, been multiplying its strategic partnerships and codifying other special relationships with dizzying enthusiasm. What is the reality lurking behind this diplomatic choreography and how might we order India's relationships? And why does plurilateral diplomacy play as big a role today in India's foreign policy as does the multilateral diplomacy in which it had invested so much effort after independence? Moot Court Room, 4:30 pm.

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.

Phi Alpha Delta Adams Chapter Initiation

Phi Alpha Delta will initiate new members. Please come dressed in business attire. A celebration will follow after the ceremony. PAD is looking forward to welcoming its new members. Moot Court Room, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, October 28

Composite Photos

All JD students graduating in December 2014 and May 2015 and all graduate students (LLM, MCL, SJD, PhD) graduating in 2015 are invited to take a photo for inclusion in the Law School's annual composite photo. Room 340, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except 1-2 p.m.).

2L and 3L Strategies: How Externships and Broadening Your Search Can Make a Difference

This session, hosted by the Career Services Office, will begin with a discussion of spring 2015 externship opportunities. We will then discuss how altering your job search efforts in response to changing circumstances (e.g., grades, a bad summer experience, or a change in geographic focus) can make a big difference in your search. Lunch provided for those who RSVP on Indiana Law CareerNet. Room 124, noon.

IPA Internal Mentor Kickoff

We will announce internal mentors at this short meeting. Please come and meet your mentor, have some food, and listen to a few short business announcements. If you agreed to participate in our internal mentor program, please make every effort to attend. Lunch from Falafels will be served. Room 213, noon.

FLF General Body Meeting

The Feminist Law Forum will host a general body meeting to elect 1L representatives, collect $15 dues, discuss the Equal Pay Bake Sale, and discuss a trick-or-treat event. Room 122, noon.

BLS Business Law Course Planning Session

The Business Law Society is hosting a session for students to learn about the business law curriculum. Speak with BLS members and meet Maurer's business law professors. Free food will be provided. Room 125, noon.

Korean Law Forum

IU Korean Law Forum is designed for Korean students who are writing and researching their thesis or dissertation to share ideas with others. Presenters will discuss their ongoing dissertation, followed by feedback on their ideas through a question and answer session. This week, SJD candidate Monsoon Park will present her dissertation. Room 406A, 4 to 6 p.m.


Wednesday, October 29

Composite Photos

All JD students graduating in December 2014 and May 2015 and all graduate students (LLM, MCL, SJD, PhD) graduating in 2015 are invited to take a photo for inclusion in the Law School's annual composite photo. Room 340, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except 1-2 p.m.).

Town Hall with Dean Parrish

Your SBA is happy to announce this semester's Town Hall with Dean Austen Parrish. The Town Hall is a meeting that gives students and members of the Maurer community an opportunity to get together and discuss emerging issues, current events, and voice their concerns with Dean Parrish. Everyone is welcome; pizza will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Speaker

Bill Griffin, the deputy director of the Office of Enrollment and Discipline with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, will be on campus today and available to meet with students in the Center for Intellectual Property Research offices (304). See the CIPR website for available times.


Thursday, October 30

Composite Photos

All JD students graduating in December 2014 and May 2015 and all graduate students (LLM, MCL, SJD, PhD) graduating in 2015 are invited to take a photo for inclusion in the Law School's annual composite photo. Room 340, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except 1-2 p.m.).

Federalist Society presents Prof. Josh Blackman

Professor Josh Blackman teaches at South Texas College of Law (Houston). His area of expertise includes constitutional law, the US Supreme Court, and the intersection of law and technology. Most recently, he published a book, Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare. The topic of discussion will be focused on the recent developments in the constitutional challenge to Obamacare, including the recent Hobby Lobby decision. Professor Dan Conkle will be providing commentary on the talk. Food will be provided. Room 122, noon.

LawWithoutWalls Informational Session

Prof. Brian Broughman will hold an informational session for students interested in applying to LawWithoutWalls (LWOW). Room 214, noon.

Brown at 60 Speaker Series: Guy-Uriel Charles

The Center for Law, Society, and Culture will host a talk by Guy-Uriel Charles, the Charles S. Rhyne Professor of Law, senior associate dean for faculty and research, and the founding director of the Center on Law, Race, and Politics, all at Duke Law School. Prof. Charles will be presenting "The Last War: The End of Racial Equality in Three Moves." Room 335, 4 p.m.

OWLS Trick-or-Treating

The Older and Wiser Law Students (OWLS) is excited to announce the 2014 Halloween trick-or-treating activity for children of students, faculty, and staff of the Maurer School of Law. This year, the fun will begin at 4 p.m. in the student lounge on the ground floor. After the children gather in the lounge, they will immediately visit the offices of faculty and staff who wish to participate in the trick or-treating portion of our activity. A children's costume parade will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the first floor lobby, where volunteer judges will hand out awards in various categories for unique costumes. Late arriving children are welcome to trick-or-treat until the parade begins and families will be invited to convene back in the student lounge after the parade for some activities. We will provide supplies for pumpkin carving, as well as crafts for the kids to make fall decorations. Please be aware that all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the Halloween activity. Faculty and staff who want to join in the fun by dressing up, decorating their office, judging the costume parade, and/or handing out candy must notify Eric Jones ( no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, if they wish to participate. Faculty and staff offices will need to provide their own candy for the trick-or-treating children.


Friday, October 31

No events scheduled.


Saturday, November 1

No events scheduled.


Sunday, November 2

No events scheduled.


Faculty News

Prof. David P. Fidler was quoted in a TIME article on the battle between civil liberties and attempts to curb the spread of Ebola. Read it here.

Prof. Christiana Ochoa is seeking a research assistant. Experience in transactional drafting and international business transactions is highly desired. Also, her new film, Otra Cosa No Hay (There is Nothing Else), will be shown at the IU Cinema on November 10 at 7pm. The event is free, though tickets are required and can be picked up from the Cinema. This documentary film chronicles the effects experienced by local communities in the highlands of Colombia when foreign mining interests arrived in this ecologically vital region. For more information, see



Access to Justice Awards Ceremony

The Access to Justice Program is pleased to invite you to the annual Pro Bono Awards Ceremony. At the ceremony, we present pro bono awards to students with the most pro bono hours from the classes of 2014, 2015, and 2016; the student with the most hours from summer 2014; and an outstanding community member. We are please to announce that this year's winners are: Jessica Jackson-McClain, Jackson Beach, Will John, Steven Corfman, and the Protective Order Project, respectively. The pro bono awards ceremony will take place on November 5, 2014 at noon in the Faculty Lounge. Lunch from Noodles will be provided. Dean Parrish will present the awards and Judge Viola J. Taliaferro will give a short talk on pro bono and public interest work. Spots are limited, so RSVP on Symplicity.

SBA-SPEA GSA Halloween Party

Join the SBA and SPEA Graduate Student Association for this year's Halloween Party. The event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Bluebird. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. SBA will be selling Halloween tickets, mugs, and other apparel every day from noon to 1 p.m. in the lobby. Like us on Facebook for more information.

Attention 2Ls: Summer Associate Positions

Wilkinson, Goeller, Modesitt, Wilkinson and Drummy (Terre Haute, Ind.) will be conducting on-campus interviews on Nov. 5 for summer associates positions. Apply via CareerNet, OCI tab, 2014 Fall OCI Week #7 (Nov. 3-7) (drop deadline Oct. 26).

POP selling apparel to benefit domestic violence services

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Protective Order Project will continue selling apparel during the noon hour to raise funds to continue providing services to domestic violence survivors in our community. The t-shirts are $15 and sweatpants are $30. If they are purchased together, you'll receive both at a discounted price of $40. These make great gifts for friends and family and are perfect for fall and the upcoming winter season. Cash and checks made out to Protective Order Project are accepted at the time of purchase. The items should arrive and be distributed to those who placed orders in early November. In addition, we will be handing out purple ribbons all month to spread awareness. Stop by the table at lunch and show your support.

The Gong Show Tickets

BLSA will be at tables in the lobby selling tickets for The Gong Show this week. Tickets can only be bought during table hours. The Gong Show will take place on Thursday, Nov. 6, at Serendipity, 201 South College Avenue. Tickets are $7 and prizes will be given to the first, second, and third place winners of this annual talent show. Professors will serve as the judges. Anyone with a special talent they'd like to display is encouraged to sign up.

Professor Madeira, Colleague Conducting Student Survey

Mr. Pablo Escobedo and Prof. Jody Madeira are conducting an anonymous online research study on the effect of law school on students' lifestyles, stress, and mental health. All students enrolled in American law schools are eligible to participate. The survey is available through this link. Participants will not be compensated.

Summer Research Survey

Ashley Ahlbrand, the educational technology librarian, wants to hear from students. She's interested in learning more about research demands at your summer jobs. She has created a brief survey about your summer research practices (where you worked, what you were asked to do, what databases you had access to, etc.). It should take fewer than 10 minutes to fill out, and would be very helpful to her research. You can access the survey here. Your responses are anonymous, and may be used both to inform future legal research instruction by the law librarians, and in publication of Ashley's research results on this topic. The survey will be open through the end of October. Any questions about this research can be directed to Ashley Ahlbrand,, (812) 855-6613, Reference Office 105A.

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:

Critical Language Scholarship Program

The Critical Language Scholarship Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for the summer 2015. It is available to students at every level (though US citizenship required). Application deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 8pm. Paul Fogleman, CLS campus representative and associate director of IUCARE and Jeff Heerdink, manager of the Hutton International Experiences Program and 2012 CLS recipient to Turkey, will discuss preparing the CLS application and answer questions this Thursday, October 23, 4-5pm in the Great Room on the first floor of the Hutton Honors College. No reservation required. Click here for more information about the program.

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