Indiana Law Annotated for March 23, 2015

March 23, 2015

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This Week in the Law School

There will be a number of Bloomberg Law Training Sessions throughout the week.

Prof. Fred Aman will screen some of the video interviews he conducted with two prominent figures during the Civil Rights revolution of the 1960s on Tuesday.

Faculty members will present on their specific focus areas to 1Ls and can help provide guidance to students interested in pursuing a particular avenue of course work. Wednesday.

Roberta Kaplan, who represented plaintiff Edith Windsor in the landmark case United States v. Windsor, will speak on "Defeating DOMA" on Thursday.

A great panel on policing's past, present, and future in the aftermath of Ferguson will include our own Prof. Jeannine Bell and several other scholars on Thursday.


Monday, March 23

Bloomberg Law Training Session: Litigation and Dockets

Room 213, noon.

PILF Singing for Summer Salaries Training

If you signed up to work Singing for Summer Salaries, this mandatory volunteer training will inform you of the role you'll have and what to do on the day of the event. Room 125, noon.

Christian Legal Society Weekly Bible Study

All students interested in learning more about the Christian Legal Society or interested in engaging in Bible study are welcome. These sessions will take place every Monday through April 27. Room 120, noon.

Bloomberg Law Training Session: Public Interest and Government

Room 120, 5 p.m.


Tuesday, March 24

Family Law: Divorce Counseling 101

Interested in Family Law? Want to learn more about Indiana law? Come to a presentation on "My First Divorce," offered by Jennifer Bays Beinart of Bays Family Law. The presentation will cover everything from client intake to child support worksheets and settlement agreements. This presentation is aimed at law students and new attorneys and is the same presentation that was offered at the 2014 ISBA Solo and Small Firm Conference. If you are interested in attending this year's Solo and Small Firm Conference at French Lick Resort, come to this presentation to learn more about the type of programs offered this year. Room 216, noon.

JAG Corps Panel

Join us for a panel discussion on similarities and differences of the JAG Corps in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. The members of the panel have each recently accepted offers from four of the five branches. They will offer tips and advice for applying to internships and active duty service, and share experiences specific to the various branches. Lunch is provided to those who RSVP on CareerNet. Room 213, noon.

Federalist Society Speaker Series: In Defense of Securitization after the Financial Crisis — Why the Assault on "Dark Money" Threatens Free Speech and How to Stop the Assault

Prof. David Snyder from the Washington College of Law at American University will speak on "In Defense of Securitization After the Financial Crisis, or Why Not to Ban Axes After an Axe Murder." This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the aftermath of the financial crisis and the current state of our economy. Prof. Ajay Mehrotra will be commenting on this lecture. Lunch will be provided. Room 125, noon.

JLSA Elections Fall 2015/Spring 2016

Jewish Law Students Association will be holding elections for board positions; the attendance of current JLSA members is strongly encouraged. Lunch will be provided. Room 222, noon.

Bloomberg Law Training Session for 1Ls

Room 214, 12:10 p.m.

Constance Baker Motley and Elbert Parr Tuttle: Creativity, Courage and Justice - A Video Presentation by Fred Aman

In 1988, Prof. Fred Aman did several days of video interviews with two very influential figures during the Civil Rights revolution of the 1960s and beyond: Judge Elbert Parr Tuttle, for whom Prof. Aman had clerked, and Constance Baker Motley, a major litigator for the NAACP and one of the key architects of the litigation strategies that culminated in Brown v. Board of Education. Motley later became a judge in 1966 in the Southern District of New York. Judge Tuttle had been chief judge of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which then included most of the Deep South: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, and whose court had decided so many landmark civil rights cases. Constance Baker Motley, a black woman who began her legal career in the Deep South in the late 1940s, arguing some of the most important civil rights cases of her times, will be the primary focus of this presentation. Moot Court Room, 4 p.m.


Wednesday, March 25

Strategies for Summer Success

Come hear from Lisa Brown, professional development partner at Schiff Hardin in Chicago, Mike Chopp from the Indiana Attorney General's Office, and Katie Langlois from the Marion County Prosecutor's Office, on how to make the most of your summer legal experience, how to make yourself stand out, and how to avoid common pitfalls. Lunch provided for those who RSVP 24 hours prior to the event. Room 125, noon.

Subject-Area Academic Planning for 1Ls

Faculty will present on their subject areas and provide information useful in charting specific paths for academic course work and career planning. Faculty from the major subject areas, including criminal law, litigation, commercial and corporate law, and IP, will be present. Attendance is optional, but it is a wonderful chance to get academic planning advice from faculty in the areas you're interested in. You should sign up through CareerNet by Tuesday, March 24 at noon, so we can get a headcount for lunch. This event is a great academic planning opportunity; please plan to attend. Moot Court Room, noon.

IP Practitioner-in-Residence: Sidney Rosdeitcher

The Center for IP Research will host an IP Practitioner-in-Residence talk with Sidney Rosdeitcher (of counsel, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP), who will speak on "Hip Hop in the Supreme Court and the Ups and Downs of a Life in the Law." One highlight of Mr. Rosdeitcher's distinguished career was arguing the groundbreaking Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music Inc. copyright case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Indiana CLE credit (1.0 hr). Refreshments will be available. Room 125, 1:15 p.m.

Bloomberg Law Training Session for 1Ls

Room 125, 4 p.m.


Thursday, March 26

Career Choices: Cause Advocacy, including Legal Services

Join panelists Abigail Kuzma, of the Consumer Protection Department, and Polli Pollem, of Indiana Legal Services, for this presentation on cause advocacy. Lunch provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. RSVP on CareerNet/Events/Workshops. Room 125, noon.

  • Small group informational session with Abigail Kuzma. Room 352, 3 and 4 p.m.
  • Small group informational session with Polli Pollem. Room 347, 3 p.m.
  • Dinner with Abigail Kuzma at Uptown Café. 6 p.m.

Defeating DOMA: United States v. Windsor

Roberta "Robbie" Kaplan, counsel for plaintiff Edie Windsor, will speak on "Defeating DOMA: United States v. Windsor and the Future of Marriage Equality," with an introduction by Prof. Steve Sanders, her co-counsel on an amicus brief in the marriage equality cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. Sponsored by American Constitution Society, OUTLAW, IU GLBT Alumni Association, Maurer LGBT Alumni Advisory Board, LGBT Project, Black Law Students Association, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, National Lawyers Guild, and Feminist Law Forum. Moot Court Room, noon.

Ferguson: Policing the Past, Present, and Future

The historian, criminologist, political scientist, and former police officer and prosecutor on this panel are leading scholars and public intellectuals on the topic of policing. Why did Ferguson police practices culminating in the death of Michael Brown—practices which were by no means unusual historically or regionally — spark such an unusual public response? What parallels, if any, can be drawn between the civil rights movement of the 1960s (in terms of social bases and legal outcomes) and Ferguson-related social movement activities? How do comparative experiences elsewhere in the world illuminate the events of Ferguson? What are the limits and possibilities for police reform? These are among the questions panelists will address before entertaining comments and questions from the audience. The panelists include: Prof. Jeannine Bell, Khalil Muhammad, of the New York Public Library Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; Eugene O'Donnell, of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice; and Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, of the IU Department of Criminal Justice. Moot Court Room, 2 p.m.

Phi Alpha Delta's Maurer Law Fashion Show

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) will host its ninth annual Maurer Law Fashion Show and Auction for charity. All proceeds will benefit the Protective Order Project and New Hope Family Shelter. This event is a must-go, with a fashion show, plenty of food, and an auction (including prized items such as an Amazon Kindle Fire, a $500 Barbri Course Certificate, a first pick at your very own library carrel, and many gift certificates to local restaurants, salons/spas, and gyms). The event will end just in time to see the law school band take center stage. We hope to see you there. Dunnkirk (430 E. Kirkwood Ave.), 7 to 10 p.m.


Friday, March 27

Women in Law Day

High school women will be visiting the law school to learn what it's like to be a law student, meet professors, and get advice from students. Please welcome our visitors if you see them Friday. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bloomberg Law Training Session: Transactional Resources

Room 124, noon.

Career Choices: Diversity and Bias

Join Rachel Dawson of Faegre Baker & Daniels, as she discusses diversity and bias. Lunch provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. RSVP on CareerNet/Events/Workshops. Room 125, noon.

  • Small group informational session with Rachel Dawson. Room 352, 3 and 4 p.m.

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 Friday, SJD candidate Beumhoo Jang will make a presentation on his dissertation. His proposed title is "Analysis of the Saving and Loan Association Crisis of 1985, the Mortgage Crisis of 2008, and the Korean Saving Bank Crisis." Room 120, noon.

Networking Fundamentals: Learn From the Alumni Board

In a partnership with the law school's Alumni Board, the CSO will hold a unique networking training session with Indiana Law students. You will not only have the opportunity to meet and network with Alumni Board members; you will also receive structured feedback that will enable you to improve your networking skills. The format requires us to strictly limit the number of student participants, so register immediately. Faculty Lounge, 1:30 p.m.

Law and Drama Society Performance: Bright Ideas

How far would you go for your child? For Genevra and Joshua Bradley, the question is no longer hypothetical. Their three-year-old son, Mac, is next on the waiting list to get into the Bright Ideas Early Childhood Development Academy — and everyone knows once you're in there, your life will unfold with glorious ease. Josh and Gen have had to scramble all their lives to get this far … and now they are one fatal dinner party away from the ultimate success as parents: The Right Pre-School (quoted from Dramatists Play Service). This event is open to the public. Moot Court Room, 7 p.m.


Faculty News

Prof. Sarah Jane Hughes was interviewed by Law360 and quoted in its coverage of recent decisions by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upholding a Texas law that prohibits credit card surcharges over challenges based on the First and Fourteenth Amendments, and about a similar challenge to a Florida law pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In both lawsuits, defendants prevailed in the district court, with the challenge in Texas dismissed with prejudice. Judge Jed S. Rakoff held that New York State's version of the surcharge ban violated both First and Fourteenth Amendments. A final challenge against California's surcharge ban is still pending in the Eastern District for California.



Town Hall with Dean Parrish Next Monday

The Student Bar Association will host Dean Parrish for a Town Hall Meeting next Monday, March 30, at noon in the Moot Court Room. This is a great opportunity to ask questions, raise concerns, or make suggestions. Lunch will be provided.

SBA Nominations Begin Next Week

Nominations for Student Bar Association 2L and 3L representatives will start Monday, March 30th. Any current 1L or 2L student may be nominated. Candidates may be nominated until 5p.m. on Friday, April 3rd. The nomination box and slips are beside the circulation desks, and students may nominate as many candidates as they'd like. Candidates will be contacted on Friday evening regarding their nomination, and they will have until Monday, April 6th at 6 p.m. to accept it. SBA Chairman Zack Shapiro will contact all candidates who properly accept their nomination on Monday evening to let them know when they may officially start campaigning. Anyone who campaigns early will be disqualified. Please email Mr. Shapiro ( with questions. Elections for 2L and 3L Student Bar Association representatives will occur on April 8th and 9th. Candidates may campaign on April 7th, and on the 8th and 9th during all non-election hours.

Sign Up for the 2nd Annual Maurer v. McKinney Softball Tournament

The SBA is excited to announce that the second Maurer vs. McKinney Softball Tournament will take place on April 11 from 6 to 9:30pm at the Midwest Sports Complex in Indianapolis. Sign-ups will begin today and will continue through March 27. Like last year, we will play three games with three teams from each school representing each year (1L, 2L, 3L). Each class year will play the corresponding class year from McKinney. The school that wins two out of the three games will be the winner. The first 15 people to sign up from each class will have a spot on the team and we will take alternates. There is an optional t-shirt and bus package for $25. Questions? Contact Hannah Dill (

International Student Research

Prof. Carole Silver, JD'80 — formerly on the Law School's faculty, now at Northwestern University Law School — is conducting research to learn about the experiences of international LLM and JD students as part of a larger study of globalization and legal education. International JD students interested in participating in the research should contact her at, or 312-503-1772, for information on arranging an interview.

International LLM students should participate by completing a survey or by contacting her with any questions or for more information.

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