Indiana Law Annotated for September 7, 2015

September 7, 2015

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This Week in the Law School

It's Labor Day, with a projected high of 92 degrees and sunny skies. Since there are no classes today, get outside and explore your surroundings. There is a whole world outside the confines of Third and Indiana, and some of them even include restrooms that aren't saunas. McCormick's Creek State Park is a short drive away, as is historic Brown County. You live in a beautiful part of the state; go see it.

On the agenda this week: Meetings galore. There are so many call-outs on Tuesday you'd think Carly Rae Jepsen was doing the scheduling. If you plan to volunteer with a pro bono group this year, plan to attend the mandatory ethics training Thursday if you haven't received it already. Or if you've somehow become less ethical since your last training (see: Brady, T. and Goodell, R.). Prof. Buxbaum is looking for two research assistants. Zwei, you ask? Because that's how many she wants. Details in "Announcements."


Monday, September 7

Happy Labor Day!


Tuesday, September 8

2L/3L Mentor Program Orientation

The 2015 2L and 3L mentor program will launch soon. If you would like an alumni mentor, please join us for this 30 minute orientation. Only students who attend one of the orientation sessions will be able to participate in the program. If you are unable to attend an orientation session, please schedule an appointment to discuss the program with a counselor. Room 122, noon. This session will be repeated on Wednesday for those who cannot make Tuesday's presentation.

OutLaw Callout Meeting

OutLaw is the alliance of students working to promote equal rights and protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender. Our members are straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered. Come join us for our call-out to find out about our exciting academic events and social excursions this semester. We will also discuss membership dues and elect our 1L representative. Room 121, noon.

Outreach for Legal Literacy Call-out

Noodles & Company will be provided! If you need to attend a different call-out that day but would like to participate in Outreach for Legal Literacy as well, please email Ali VanCleef ( Room 214, noon.

Public Interest Law Foundation Call-out

Join the Public Interest Law Foundation for our call out meeting. The board members will be introducing themselves, letting you know more about what PILF is and what we do, and discussing ways to get involved. We will also have information about the application process for serving as a 1L representative. We will try to move quickly through the information so that you can attend other call-outs. Lunch will be provided. Room 215, noon.

Business and Law Society Call-out

For all students interested in business and the law, please come to our first meeting of the fall semester. Learn about our organization, the exciting events we have planned for the coming year, and why you should be a member of the Business and Law Society. Lunch will be provided. Room 125, noon.

Christian Legal Society Call-out

Come learn more about the Christian Legal Society. Everyone is invited, and lunch will be served. Room 124, noon.

Federalist Society Call-out

Those interested in joining the Federalist Society are encouraged to attend this informational meeting. Chick-Fil-A will be provided. Room 120, 5:30 p.m.

Inmate Legal Assistance Project New Member Training/First Meeting

We will have new member training as part of the first meeting of the semester for the Inmate Legal Assistance Project. Moot Court Room, 6 p.m.


Wednesday, September 9

2L/3L Mentor Program Orientation

See Tuesday's entry for full details. Room 122, noon.

International Opportunities at Indiana Law

Semester exchange, summer study abroad, overseas externships: 1Ls and 2Ls are invited to join Dean Lesley Davis and Ms. Lara Gose from international programs to learn more about these and other international opportunities for students at Indiana Law. This session provides an overview, and other sessions held throughout the year will focus on specific opportunities. Room 124, noon.

U.S. Army JAG Overview

Captain Stephen Esposito, the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG) Field Screening Officer (FSO) for Indiana Law, will hold a session covering an overview of the Army JAG Corps, the application process, the training process and typical practice experience for attorneys, the 2L internship, benefits in the JAG Corps, and a question and answer session. Anyone with an interest in the Army JAG Corps (1L, 2L, or 3L) will find this session useful. Room 213, noon.

Society for Law and the Arts Elections

The Society for Law and the Arts will be hosting its officer elections for the coming year. Room 125, noon.


Thursday, September 10

Ethics Training

This ethics training session is mandatory for anyone who plans to volunteer with a student pro bono group this year and has not attended the training in the past. Come learn about professional responsibility, confidentiality, and conflicts of interest. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on Indiana Law CareerNet in advance. Moot Court Room, noon.

CIPR Colloquium: Jerome Reichman

The Center for Intellectual Property Research will host Jerome Reichman (Duke Law School), who will be speaking on "Governing Digitally Integrated Genetic Resources, Data and Literature: Global Intellectual Property Strategies for a Redesigned Microbial Research Commons" for Prof. Michael Mattioli'sIP Colloquium. The talk will focus on international regulation of genetic resources and the assault on scientific research. Room 214, 1:15 to 3:15 p.m.

Asian Pacific American Law Student Association Call-out

APALSA invites you to come learn more about our organization and our exciting events for the coming year. All JD and graduate students are warmly welcomed. Chinese food will be provided. Room 120, noon.

Tenant Assistance Project Fall Training

Come to the Tenant Assistance Project's fall training and learn how you can get hands-on legal experience while helping very low-income Bloomington residents keep their housing. Refreshments (in the form of cookies from Baked) will be provided. No RSVP necessary. Contact Lori Chen ( with questions. Room 213, 5:30 p.m.

Black Law Students Association Call Out Meeting

Join the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) for our call-out meeting. Learn about our organization, meet the executive board and members, and find out how to get involved. Food will be provided. Room 124, 6 p.m.


Friday, September 11

Bar Exam Information Session for Law Graduate Students

Grad students who are thinking about taking a U.S. state bar exam should plan to attend this information session. Several different state bars, as well as the patent bar, allow foreign-trained lawyers to sit for the bar exams, yet the requirements for eligibility vary widely. Lecturer in Law Gabrielle Goodwin (Graduate Legal Studies) serves as the bar exam advisor for graduate students at Indiana Law, and during this info session she will help students understand these requirements and the application processes. This presentation is part of the Professional Development Certificate Series presented by the CSO and Graduate Legal Studies. RSVP on Indiana Law CareerNet. Room 213, noon.


Saturday, September 12

Protective Order Project New Member Training

POP is holding a training session for new members. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Room 125, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Faculty News

Prof. Kevin Brown will be presenting a paper, along with Professor Antonio Williams, at the 4th Global Conference on the Sports Project: Probing the Boundaries, entitled "Space, Place, and Sport," held at Oxford University, Mansfield College on September 26. The title of our paper is "Pay for Play from a Different Point of View: Should Elite Black College Athletes Sacrifice Personal Gain for the Collective Interest of the Black Community."



Prof. Hannah Buxbaum is seeking to hire two research assistants. Candidates must have excellent research and writing skills as well as some coursework in securities law and/or advanced civil procedure. These are paid positions. Please submit a resume, transcript, and statement of interest to her assistant, Mary Beth Boyer (, as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed until both positions are filled.

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