Indiana Law Annotated for September 28, 2015

September 28, 2015

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This Week in the Law School

There are a lot of events this week, from the author of Orange is the New Black (not a Law School event, but we figured you might want to attend) speaking about prison reform to coffee with the dean to flu shots. Inject life into your career opportunities by attending a number of career services events, including a session on procuring an externship.

And you've earned a week off. This could be the most exciting fall break since Prof. Madeira lost her footing in Torts. Be safe. And wear appropriate footwear. Before you venture off, sign up for Socctoberfest (see "Announcements"), Indiana Law's finest fall tradition.


Monday, September 28

Doing Business in a Firm: Business & Law Society Speaker Dan Long

Please join the Business and Law Society for a discussion with Dan Long, '96, a products liability attorney from Quarles & Brady in Indianapolis. Long will be touching on topics including the law firm as a business and his experiences working in a big firm, and will provide valuable insight on networking and interviewing for those jobs in large firms. Any and all interested in either an internship or employment with a firm can benefit from this discussion. Lunch will be provided. Room 125, noon.

Public Interest Careers: Deadlines and Timelines

Professor Carwina Weng will join Dean Kenny Tatum for a discussion of upcoming public interest job deadlines and strategies for successful applications. They will also discuss how best to utilize the law school's considerable public interest related resources, including faculty members. Professor Weng directs the Law School's Disability Law Clinic and its Veterans Disability Law Clinic. She previously practiced poverty law with The Legal Aid Society of New York and Greater Boston Legal Services. Rom 213, noon.

BLSA General Body Meeting

Please join BLSA for a general body meeting to discuss upcoming October events, announce BLSA buddies, and elect our 1L rep. Lunch will be provided. Room 124, noon.

Career Conversations

The CSO will be hosting a Career Conversations Week September 28th-October 1st. Faculty and local attorneys will be conducting informational interviews with students. RSVP on CareerNet today.

U.S. Navy JAG Information Session

Lieutenant Kyle Doherty-Peters and Lieutenant Junior Grade Julie Gillaspy, both 2013 Indiana Law graduates, will be giving a presentation and answering questions about the U.S. Navy JAG Corps, life as a JAG, the application process, and internship opportunities. Information presented is applicable to 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls interested in joining the U.S. Navy JAGC or any other branch. Room 352, noon.


Tuesday, September 29

Coffee Hour with Dean Parrish

Dean Parrish likes to take time to visit with students and hear firsthand how things are going. He enjoys sitting down with those students who are available to share some coffee and cookies and hear your concerns, your successes, and your thoughts. This year, we'll be holding the 'Coffee with the Dean' gatherings at different times in the week so we hope there will be some of these gatherings you can join. Jerome Hall Law Library Lobby, 10:30 a.m.

Student Bar Association Faculty Speaker Series: Professors David and Susan Williams

Want to get to know your professors outside of the classroom? Want to learn what they do when they're not teaching? Come join SBA for our first Faculty Speaker Series event of the year. Professors David and Susan Williams will be talking about their research, work with the Center for Constitutional Democracy, and life outside of Indiana Law. Don't miss the opportunity to get to know these two incredible professors. Light snacks will be provided. Room 122, noon.

Law and Drama Society Call-Out Meeting

The Law and Drama Society is having a call-out meeting to discuss its musical and theatrical productions. Food will be provided. Room 124, noon.

Career Conversations

Career Conversations Week continues. RSVP on CareerNet today.

Orange is the New Black Author Piper Kerman

Delta Gamma's IU chapter presents Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, which has been adapted into the award-winning original Netflix series. She is going to speak on the "Lessons Learned Behind Bars" and how she is now an activist for prison reform. Ms. Kerman will share her perspective on values and ethics, especially within the correctional system. The event is free but a ticket is required to attend. Tickets can be obtained from the IU Auditorium Box office. Indiana Memorial Union Alumni Hall, 8 p.m.


Wednesday, September 30

Career Conversations

Career Conversations Week continues. RSVP on CareerNet today.

Flu Shots

Get prepared for the winter months. Get your flu shot early and conveniently. The flu shot clinic will be open to students, faculty and staff. Student Lounge, 9 to 11 a.m.

Externship Information Session

Attend this session led by Prof. Inge Van der Cruysse, director of externships and clerkship placements, to learn more about the externship opportunities that are available for the upcoming spring semester. Room 122, noon.

Indiana Law Exchange Programs Informational Session

Studying abroad on one of the Law School's semester exchange programs can be a great way to broaden your knowledge of law in a global context while also developing the cross-cultural skills that employers value. Learn more about these options in this info session with Lesley Davis, assistant dean of international programs, and hear from students who are here from our partner schools or who have studied abroad through a semester exchange program. Room 124, noon.

The Iran Nuclear Agreement: Shiite Doctrine, Iranian Politics, and Nuclear Weapons

Please join the Center on American and Global Security and the Center for the Study of the Middle East in the Iran Nuclear Agreement lecture series. Prof. Juan Cole, from the University of Michigan, will present. Room 122, 5 p.m.


Thursday, October 1

Career Conversations

Career Conversations Week continues. RSVP on CareerNet today.

CACR Security Seminar Series: Challenges of Anonymous Communications

Sadia Afroz, University of California, Berkeley. Room 335, noon.

CIPR Colloquium: Pamela Samuelson

The Center for Intellectual Property Research will host Pamela Samuelson (Berkeley Law) who will be giving a talk titled "Functionality and Expression in Computer Programs" for Professor Mattioli's IP Colloquium. Room 122, 1:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance Speaker Clayton Daughenbaugh

Clayton Daughenbaugh will be speaking on behalf of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance about protecting Utah's Red Rock Canyonlands. Program will include a film narrated by Robert Redford, as well a short discussion. Refreshments included. Room 122, 6 p.m.


Friday, October 2

No events scheduled.


Faculty News

Profs. David P. Fidler and Fred H. Cate were both sought-after experts in the lead-up to the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Both were consulted by media on cybersecurity issues that were expected to arise during President Jinping's visit to the United States. Fidler was quoted in The Guardian; Cate in USAToday. The New York Times reached out to Prof. Charlie Geyh for their article on the potential impeachment of a federal judge.



Congratulations to 3L Alex Lee, who received the award for "Most Outstanding Law Student Volunteer," issued last week by the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic in Indianapolis at its Justice for All Celebration. The Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic offers legal representation and education for low-income people in the community. Mr. Lee is currently a co-director of the Pro Bono Immigration Project. Great work, Alex!

Welcome to the 13th Annual JD/LLM Socctoberfest

This year's soccer match will take place on Friday, October 23rd at 4:30 p.m. at Karst Farm Park, fields 1 and 2, on the west side of Bloomington. It is a co-ed event that welcomes all ability levels. After the games, which will end at approximately 6:30 p.m., we will have a cookout in the area adjacent to the soccer fields. Participants, fellow students, and family are all welcome to attend. If you are a JD or LLM student interested in playing, e-mail Prof. Bill Henderson ( or Rhea May (, and indicate your ability level based on the following four categories:

  • A. I played competitively in college or high school
  • B. I know how to play and have some athletic ability
  • C. I can still run and kick things
  • D. I can kick things

In addition, please note if you have ever played goalie.

Stewart Fellows Overseas Externship Program Accepting Applications

1Ls and 2Ls are invited to submit applications to the Stewart Fellows Overseas Externship Program for placements in Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, and Vietnam, beginning today through Friday, October 2. Students should apply through Indiana Law CareerNet. Application requirements include a resume and cover letter. Please note that applicants for placements in Argentina and Brazil must demonstrate professional, near-native, or native fluency in Spanish and Portuguese, respectively. Interviews are expected to take place immediately following fall break. (A separate application period for placements in China, India, Japan and South Korea will take place during the first two weeks of the Spring 2016 semester.) Contact Ms. Lara Gose ( with questions about the Stewart Fellows Program.

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