Indiana Law Annotated for April 13, 2015

April 13, 2015

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This Week in the Law School

Some of you may be wondering how to pronounce the law building's new name, Baier Hall. "Baier" is pronounced "bear."

Please plan to attend the Snyder Lecture today at noon. Marc Weller will present "Can Law Stop War?"

The end-of-year picnic is Wednesday; RSVP by noon today on CareerNet if you plan to attend.

Five teaching awards will be presented on Thursday at this annual awards ceremony. Come celebrate our tremendous faculty.


Monday, April 13

Snyder Lecture: Prof. Marc Weller

Marc Weller, professor of international law and international constitutional studies at the University of Cambridge and director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, will deliver the annual Snyder Lecture. Prof. Weller is the author, editor, or co-editor of some 25 books and a large number of academic journal articles and book chapters. Lunch provided, with a reception afterward in the Faculty Lounge. Moot Court Room, noon.

Sports and Entertainment Law Society Executive Board Elections

1L and 2L members of SELS must attend these elections for next year's executive board positions. We'll vote for president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Lunch provided. Room 213, 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.


Tuesday, April 14

ISBA Solo and Small Firm Conference Orientation

If you are planning on attending the conference, please attend this meeting to get more details. Room 222, noon.

Westlaw Next Practice Ready Session

Room 216, 10:50 to 11:50 a.m.

Feminist Law Forum and Law Students for Reproductive Justice Elections

The FLF and LSRJ are having elections for executive board members for 2015-2016 school year. Room 121, noon.

Labor and Employment Law Society Elections

LELS will be holding elections for all executive positions. We invite all members to come vote. All positions are open. Room 125, noon.

Environmental Law Society Elections

ELS invites all of its members to open elections to vote for its leadership for next year. If you would like to run but will be unable to attend the open election, send your name, position you are running for, and a one-page statement of interest to Megan Binder (, and your name will be put up with other candidates for the vote. Potbelly lunch will be provided. Room 214, 12:10 p.m.

Business and Law Society Elections

Please help us elect the new 2015-2016 BLS executive board. All current members of BLS are invited to hear the nominees and cast votes for the five board positions. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Room 124, noon.

Cookies and Coffee with the Dean

Dean Austen Parrish will be hosting a cookies, coffee, and conversation hour. As always, this visit with the Dean will take place in the Law Library lounge area. Please stop by and visit with the Dean this week. 3 to 4 p.m.


Wednesday, April 15

Next Summer's Job Search: An Introduction to Applying for and Interviewing with Law Firms

Believe it or not, you need to start thinking about and planning for next summer soon. This session will specifically focus on strategizing for a job with a law firm next summer. CSO director Debbie Atlas will provide an overview of the Indiana Law-managed recruiting and interviewing events as well as a general guide for applying to law firm jobs outside of these processes. Dan Long, JD'96, a partner in the Indianapolis office of Quarles & Brady, will provide guidance on how to make the most of out of your on-campus interviews and what to expect from a call-back interview. Room 125, noon.

1L Journal/Advocacy Meeting

Come learn about opportunities through journal and the advocacy program. You'll hear from the editor-in-chief of each journal and from the chief justice of the Advocacy Board and have an opportunity to ask them questions. You'll also learn about the journal write-on competition in May and the moot court competition this fall. Moot Court Room, 4 p.m.

Loan Repayment Counseling

Loan repayment counseling session for May graduates. Topics for discussion include the repayment timeline, payment plan options, consolidation options, deferment and forbearance, loan forgiveness, and income-driven repayment plans. Room 125, 4:15 p.m.

End-of-Year Picnic

Join classmates, faculty, and staff to celebrate the end of the academic year. Enjoy fellowship and food on the back patio of the law school. There will be a catered, grilled meal and fun activities. Dinner begins at 5:30 on April 15. RSVP to CareerNet by Monday, April 13 at noon so that we can plan enough food. See you there.

One Dollar, One Vote: Will Democracy Survive Citizens United?

The panel will be moderated by Marjorie Hershey, Indiana University political science professor and author of Party Politics in America. The panelists are the Hon. Lee Hamilton, JD'56, (D), former U.S. representative and director of IU's Center on Congress; Paul Helmke (R), former mayor of Fort Wayne and director of the School of Public and Environment Affairs' Civic Leaders Center; Matt Pierce (D), Indiana representative of District 61 and sponsor of the Indiana resolution to amend the U.S. Constitution; and Greg Knott (R), Perry-5 vice precinct committeeman. Refreshments afterward. Moot Court Room, 7 p.m.


Thursday, April 16

Teaching Awards Ceremony

Come celebrate our tremendous faculty at the annual teaching awards ceremony. Five awards will be given to faculty in recognition of their "excellent and meritorious teaching": The Leon H. Wallace Award, the highest teaching award given by the school; three Trustee Teaching Awards; and one Adjunct Teaching Award. This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Lunch will be provided. Room 121, noon.

Dinner and an Argument 3: Pregnancy Discrimination

Join us over dinner as we listen to the recent U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments from Young v. United Parcel Service, which addresses whether pregnant workers are entitled to receive reasonable workplace accommodations. We will have the transcript scrolling alongside the audio, with John Oliver's Supreme Court dog video on the side (because puppies dressed up as Justices make everything better). Take a break to hear some excellent oral advocacy and discuss pregnancy discrimination. Dinner will be provided. Room 124, 6:30 p.m.

Latino Law Student Association E-Board Elections

The LLSA will be holding elections for the 2015-16 executive board. If you are interested in running for a position or would like to nominate someone, please email Angela Ayala ( by April 15. Room 125, 6:30 p.m.


Friday, April 17

BLSA End of the Year Banquet

BLSA members: Please come celebrate this year's accomplishments at the end-of-the-year banquet. We will be announcing the award recipients and next year's board. Faculty Lounge, noon.

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, Prof. Hannah Buxbaum will give a talk on the method of legal writing and her legal experience. Room 125, noon.


Faculty News

Dean Parrish has announced the appointment of new faculty chairs. Endowed chairs, professorships, and fellowships are critical to the law school's mission to recruit and retain a world-class faculty. We congratulate Jeannine Bell, Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law; Robert Fischman, Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law; and the law school's first clinical chair, the Glenn and Donna Scolnik Clinical Chair, to be held by W. William Weeks.

On April 6, Prof. Bell presented her paper, "The Canaries in the Coal Mine: Tamir Rice, John Crawford, Jonathan Ferrell and the Challenges to Contemporary Policing," at UC Berkeley Law School's Center for the Study of Law and Society.

Prof. Fred Aman was presented last week with the Indiana University John W. Ryan Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Programs and Studies. Congratulations!

Prof. Mark Janis presented "The Early American Design Patent System" this past weekend at the University of Kansas School of Law's fifth annual Patent Conference.



International Peer Group Assistant Applications Due Today

The Office of Graduate Legal Studies and International Programs invites interested JD and law graduate students to submit an application for the position of International Peer Group Assistant. The complete job description can be found on Indiana Law CareerNet (#9854). Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Ms. Lara Gose via email ( by 5 p.m. today.

LLSA and SELS Basketball Tournament

Come join the IU Maurer Sports and Entertainment Law Society and Latino Law Student Association as we host this year's law school basketball tournament on April 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the HPER (a break from the regular Assembly Hall location because the arena is under construction). The tournament will be 5-on-5, full-court games. Teams may have up to eight players, with at least one person on the team being Maurer student, faculty, or staff. Registration fee is $10 a person, but only $8 if you donate a canned good for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank. SELS and LLSA will be tabling Mondays-Thursdays to allow teams to sign up, sign waivers, and pay their registration fees. Space is limited, so early registration is highly encouraged.

Monday, April 20: Lunchtime Talk on the National Parks

Professor Robert Keiter from the University of Utah will talk about his newest book, which argues the goal of the national parks "to conserve unimpaired" is not as straightforward as it seems. Keiter will comment on law, history, ecology, and culture in the course of describing the past and prescribing a future for the National Park System. He welcomes questions and discussion. Lunch provided. Law School Rm. 120, noon.

Join the Dean's Social Media Strategy Team

Social media connects the world, and at Maurer, we understand the value of that connection. If you are a creative writer, with a great instinct for trends, or a passionate advocate of the Maurer/IU/Bloomington community, then, we want you to be a voice of our school. The Dean's Social Media Strategy Team is now accepting applications from current 1Ls and 2Ls for the 2015-2016 academic year. This project is Dean Parrish's brainchild and Maurer's very first student-run, student-led social media initiative to bring the law school to the world, to reach out to prospective students and alumni, and to build our school's overall social media presence. Key responsibilities will include creating fresh, dynamic, and engaging content across social media platforms, developing Maurer's brand and implementing compelling social media campaigns. We are looking to appoint four current 1Ls and two current 2Ls to this committee. Being a member of this committee will give you exclusive control over student-built social media content, the ability to bring ideas to the dean, the opportunity to share what it's like to be a law student here. The time commitment to this committee will be flexible and you will spend most of your time doing what you already love to do. To apply for a position, please send a resume highlighting any past social media/communications experience to Sunrita Sen ( as soon as possible.

IABA Foundation Law Student Public Interest Fellowship Applications Due April 17

The IABA Foundation Fellowship provides a $5,000 grant to one law school student who works in an unpaid or low-paid summer position benefiting the public interest. Work benefiting the South Asian community is preferable but not required. Additionally, to promote the grant recipient's exposure to public interest law, the selected applicant must commit to volunteering for a minimum of 6 hours between June to December of 2015 in support of IABA Foundation's pro bono activities, including the CyriacKappil Clinic, as the IABA Foundation Summer Intern. For more information and to download the application, visit the IABA website.

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