Indiana Law Annotated for November 10, 2014

November 10, 2014

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This Week in the Law School

Many fine scholarship opportunities have deadlines today. See 'Announcements' for further details.

Professor Tim Lovelace will provide a lecture Tuesday as part of the National Lawyers Guild's ongoing (Dis)Orientation series.

Will Baude will deliver a talk for the Federalist Society on originalism Thursday. Professor Baude graduated from Yale Law School in 2007, has clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and is now on the faculty at the University of Chicago Law School.

The final round of the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition will be held at 5 p.m. in the Moot Court Room.


Monday, November 10

Trying to quit smoking?

Are you struggling to stop smoking? Do you need help cutting down on cigarettes? Don't do it alone! The IU Health Network, along with the Indiana Law Health Law Society, will be at tables in the lobby during lunch to help students and faculty who want to save money and live healthier by cutting out smoking from their lives. There is no obligation or commitment; just come by our table to pick up a "Stop Smoking" packet and learn more about the IU Health programs (available to you for FREE!). For more information, email Nick Parker at

How to Take a Law School Exam: 1L Prep

The Latino Law Student Association is hosting "How To Take a Law School Exam" for 1L students. A group of professors, including Professor Don Gjerdingen, will offer tips for preparing and taking exams, as well as an explanation on outlining your notes. Don't miss this opportunity to get an understanding of what to expect on your first law school exam. Food will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Student Lounge, 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.

Citizenship Class Information Session

Any students interested in helping with local citizenship test preparation courses should attend this short meeting to find out how to become involved with the project, and to learn details about how the spring 2015 classes will be conducted. Room 120, 4:30 p.m.

There Is Nothing Else Film Screening

Professor Christiana Ochoa's documentary film, Otra Cosa No Hay (There is Nothing Else), will be screened at the IU Cinema. The event is free, though tickets are required and can be picked up from the Cinema. Ochoa's film chronicles the effects experienced by local communities in the highlands of Colombia when foreign mining interests arrived in this ecologically vital region. IU Cinema, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, November 11

Federalist Society Speaker Series: Professor Will Baude

The Federalist Society will host Professor Will Baude, who teaches at University of Chicago Law. The topic of discussion will be "Originalism: The Theory and the Politics." Professor Steve Sanders will be providing commentary on the talk and students will be presented with the opportunity to ask questions. Food will be provided. Room 122, noon.

BLSA Workshop: How to Take a Law School Exam

Please join the Black Law Student Association for a "How to Take a Law School Exam" workshop, which will be led by some of your professors. They will discuss tactics on how to write a successful law school exam and will give insight into what they look for in exams. Room 120, noon.

(Dis)Orientation Lecture: Professor Tim Lovelace

As part of Maurer's National Lawyers Guild's ongoing (Dis)Orientation series, come hear Professor Tim Lovelace discuss how to keep your passions in view during law school and after. Room 213, noon.


Wednesday, November 12

Advocates for Life: Coffee and Conversation

One of Maurer's newest student groups, Advocates for Life (AFL), will be handing out coffee and information in the lobby. All are invited to stop by, chat, and get some free coffee. Main lobby, beginning at 7:45 a.m.


Thursday, November 13

Visa Options After Graduation

Chicago immigration attorneys Tejas Shah and Scott Pollock will present an overview of the variety of routes available for permanent residency and temporary visa options (H-1B, E-1/E-2, O-1, and the various permanent residency categories). International students in all degree programs, as well as interested US students, are all welcome. For more information, contact Assistant Dean Lesley Davis. Room 121, 11 a.m.

Credit Transfer Option (CTO) Information Session

The Law School has a process to permit LLM students to apply to transfer to the JD program. Students may nominate themselves to take part in the process, and faculty members may also nominate students who perform outstandingly in their classes. LLM students interested in learning more about the process are invited to attend this meeting, which will feature Graduate Legal Studies Director Lisa Farnsworth, Allison Foust, and Chrys Ford. Room 222, noon.

Brown at 60 Speaker Series: Angela Onwuachi-Willig

The Center for Law, Society and Culture will host Angela Onwuachi-Willig, a visiting professor of law at Yale Law School and the Charles and Marion J. Kierscht Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law. Prof. Onwuachi-Willig will speak on "The Unspoken Harms of Racial Segregation and Discrimination: What Brown Failed to Say." Her research and teaching interests focus on family law, employment discrimination, evidence, critical race theory, and family responsibilities and discrimination. Indiana CLE credit pending. Room 335, 4 p.m.


Friday, November 14

The 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 session will feature Professor Hannah Buxbaum, who will give a talk on the method of legal writing and comparative law. Room 122, noon.

CAGS Ebola Panel

The Center on American and Global Security will host a panel on the recent developments in the fight against Ebola. Each participant will give a 10 to 15 minute presentation discussing the virus from the point of view of their field of specialty. After all the presentations, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions. Scheduled to participate (and their areas of expertise) are professors: David Fidler (law), Richard Hardy (virology), Lauren MacLean (political science), Samuel Obeng (African studies), and M. Aaron Sayegh (epidemiology). Room 122, 4 p.m.

Moot Court Finals

The Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition Final Round will be held in the Moot Court Room beginning at 5:00 p.m.


Saturday, November 15

Law vs. Medicine Flag Football Game

The Student Bar Association, in conjunction with the IU School of Medicine, will be hosting a Law School vs. Med School flag football game. Members of the winning team will also have the chance to win free haircuts courtesy of V's Barbershop. Maurer lost last year, so it's time to show them what Maurer can do. Any law student of any gender/skill level is welcome to play, but you can also just come and watch too. All players must sign a waiver before playing. If you would like more information, the link to the Event page is on the SBA Group page on Facebook. Hot chocolate will be provided. Dunn Meadow, 1 p.m.


Sunday, November 16

No events scheduled.



Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law Moor Court Competition Opportunity

Interested students are invited to apply for the team representing the Law School in the Williams Institute Moot Court Competition at UCLA, the only national competition dedicated exclusively to issues of sexual orientation and gender identity law. The two or three students selected will together write a brief on a topical issue, due January 23, 2015, and then participate in oral arguments at UCLA on February 14, 2015. If the team advances to the finals, then it will return to UCLA for the final round on April 17, 2015. More information is available here. The costs of the Competition are underwritten by Maurer's LGBT Alumni Board. While students who have been active in OutLaw, the LGBT Project, or other organizations and activities relevant to these issues are especially invited to apply, no specific past participation is a prerequisite. To apply, please submit to, by the end of the day Monday, November 17: a (1) short (one- or two-paragraph) statement of interest; (2) copy of your moot court brief if you participated in moot court (and a copy of your final LRW trial-level brief if you did not); (3) resume; and (4) a copy of your law school transcript (unofficial copy is fine). Selections will be announced by November 24; the problem will be released on December 1. Applicants should realize that, if they are chosen to represent the school, preparing for the competition will require significant time during the winter break to research and write several drafts of a brief, as well as time for practice oral arguments in late January and early February. Please feel free to contact Prof. Seth Lahn or Prof. Steve Sanders with any questions.

Second Semester Opportunity for a 2L or 3L: Become a Dean's Writing Fellow

The legal writing program is seeking one upper-class law student to be selected as a Dean's Writing Fellow for the spring semester of 2014-15. The successful candidate will join six other Fellows already selected for the full year and will receive a scholarship for the semester. The deadline for applications is November 10. Please see CareerNet for details.

Stewart Fellowship Applications Due Nov. 10

The Milton Stewart Fellows Overseas Externship Program is accepting applications from 1Ls and 2Ls for one or two summer externships at one of Argentina's top law firms and IP Firm of the Year, Marval O'Farrel and Mairal, in Buenos Aires. Students are expected to be available to complete a summer-long externship, starting in May and ending in August. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish with the ability to use the language while working in a professional environment is required. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 10 via Indiana Law CareerNet (see Job ID: 9140). Questions? Please contact Ms. Lara Gose in the Office of International Programs (Law School room 220 or

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 8 p.m. 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, 4-5 p.m. 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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