Indiana Law Annotated for April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015

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This Week in the Law School

Today marks the final ILA of the 2014-15 school year. Check the law school events calendar online should any events be scheduled for next week and throughout the summer.

Prof. Robert Keiter, a nationally recognized environmental scholar and author, will present a lecture on the National Park System today at noon.

To our 1Ls and 2Ls, good luck on your finals and enjoy your summer; we will see you back in August. Keep up with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (@iumaurerlaw) over the break and feel free to send in photos or stories from wherever you are. We'd be thrilled to share them.

Finally, ILA congratulates the class of 2015. We go from being proud to have you here as students to being honored to call you alumni. There is a little-known column by IU journalism student Ernie Pyle on returning to Bloomington years after he had quit school — twice — to travel the world as a foreign correspondent. As you depart for adventures both known and not, read Mr. Pyle's thoughts on what this place meant to him. We will see you back again, someday.


Monday, April 20

Advocates for Life Coffee Handout

Back by popular demand, Advocates for Life will be handing out free Starbucks coffee as long as supplies last this morning. Main Lobby, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Lunchtime Talk on the National Parks

Prof. 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. Prof. 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. Room 120, noon.

Family Law Society Elections

Please come to the Family Law Society's general meeting and elections for board members. Room 124, noon.

Practicing Sports Law in Indianapolis

Join the Sports & Entertainment Law Society and Sports Circle Indy as we host a discussion with two sports law practitioners from Indianapolis. Norm Wain, general counsel at USA Track & Field, and Patrick Reilly, associate at Faegre Baker Daniels, will speak about their work in the sports world, dealing with everything from employment and labor issues to intellectual property to products liability. They'll focus also on the career opportunities in Indianapolis, a major hub for professional teams and amateur sports organizations. Non-pizza lunch is 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 214, noon.

ExamSoft Review Session

IT will host several sessions throughout the week. See Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for additional sessions. Moot Court Room, 2 p.m.

Phi Delta Phi Elections

The Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi is holding elections for the 2015-2016 board. All 2L members must attend and 3L members are welcome to join. Snacks will be provided. Room 222, 5:30 p.m.


Tuesday, April 21

IPA Loyola Patent Interview Program Information Session

The Intellectual Property Association will hold an information session during lunch about the Loyola Patent Interview Program. The group will discuss logistics, share advice from past attendees, and go over how to account for moot court and the journal write-on competition in your resume. Snacks (cookies, chips) and beverages will be served. Feel free to bring your lunch. Room 213, noon.

Middle Eastern Law Students Association Election

Please join us to elect MELSA's executive board for next year. Room 120, noon.

Asian-Pacific American Law Student Association Executive Board Elections

APALSA's 2015-2016 executive board elections will take place at this meeting. APALSA members please come and vote for your favorite candidates. Asian food will be provided. Room 121, noon.


Wednesday, April 22

ExamSoft Review Session

Room 120, 5 p.m.


Thursday, April 23

ExamSoft Review Session

Room 125, 10 a.m.

Loan Repayment Counseling Session

This loan repayment counseling session is 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. Those in attendance will receive a copy of their borrowing history and attendants are encouraged to ask questions during the session. Moot Court Room, 10:30 a.m.

Protective Order Project End-of-Year Appreciation Event

All POP volunteers and volunteer attorneys are invited to join us at the Irish Lion from 5 to 7 p.m. for appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages as a token of our appreciation for all of the hard work you have done this year. Feel free to come by for the entire time or just some. This is a great opportunity to reminisce about the year and to spend some time together outside of the office and courtroom. Have any questions? Please email Brianna Sammons ( We look forward to seeing you there.


Friday, April 24

ExamSoft Review Session

Room 125, noon.

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 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.



Baier Hall/Jerome Hall Law Library Dedication Ceremony May 8

On Friday, May 8, we will dedicate the law building and law library in the name of Lowell E. Baier, JD'64, and Jerome Hall, respectively. The event will include remarks from Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie, Provost and Executive Vice President (and former Maurer Dean) Lauren K. Robel, JD'83, and Mr. Baier. We would love to see all of you there for this historic event. Moot Court Room, 10:30 a.m.

2015 Class Video

For those 3Ls who want to be interviewed for the class video, the last day of filming will be April 30th. Don't miss this chance to share your law school stories and favorite memories. Sign up individually or with a group of friends. The video will be featured at the open house held in the library on Friday, May 8. Email the committee at to sign up for an interview date and time.


Faculty News

Congratulations to our 2015 teaching award honorees. Indiana Solicitor General Thomas M. Fisher, JD'94, won the Trustee Adjunct Teaching Faculty Award, while Profs. Seth Lahn, Tim Lovelace, and Jody Madeira were honored with Trustee Faculty Teaching Awards. Prof. Jay Krishnan was presented with the Leon H. Wallace Teaching Award. Thanks to all who helped review nominations and helped select winners.

Prof. Sarah Jane Hughes will have presented three talks by May 1. On April 17, she spoke on cloud computing, data security, and legal ethics at the Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association in San Francisco. On Thursday she will help lead a stakeholders' meeting for the Uniform Law Commission, which is studying how to regulate virtual-currency market intermediaries such as online wallets and currency exchanges. And on May 1, she will speak on a panel about U.S. economic sanctions law and its extra-territorial effects at the Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association's International Law Section. In addition to preparing for these talks, Prof. Hughes recently completed a chapter for a book on e-commerce. The chapter, co-authored with one of her frequent co-authors, is tentatively titled "A Historical Analysis of Substitutes for Legal Tender and Their Implications for the Regulation of Virtual Currency."

Congratulations to Profs. Tim Lovelace and Victor Quintanilla, who have been awarded prestigious fellowships at Stanford and Princeton universities, respectively, for the 2015-16 academic years. Lovelace will be a part of the Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University, while Quintanilla will serve as a fellow with the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University.

On April 9-10, Prof. Ken Dau-Schmidt participated in a national conference on "The National Labor Relations Act at Eighty" hosted by Emory University Law School. The conference included presentations by several nationally known scholars of labor law (including Prof. Dau-Schmidt) and all five members of the National Labor Relations Board. Prof. Dau-Schmidt's presentation was entitled "Labor Law 2.0: The Impact of the New Information Technology on the Employment Relationship and the Relevance of the NLRA."

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