Indiana Law Annotated for October 12, 2015

October 12, 2015

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This Week in the Law School

We've all returned from fall break to discover McDonald's is serving breakfast all day, the Cubs are in the playoffs, and water was confirmed on Pluto. Maybe we should take a week off more often. We've got a busy week of events, from PAD initiation tonight to a presentation from Funny or Die's vice president of business affairs — it's not Pearl the Landlord — on Friday. On Wednesday, Dean Parrish takes the mic to address all of your questions, concerns, complaints ("Man, ILA is terrible.") and anything else you wish to discuss. He might even perform your karaoke request — he's Canadian, so we might suggest a Bieber, Celine, or Alanis number.

Socctoberfest is next Friday. You do not want to miss this, as the food and drink is awesome, the games are always fun, and you get a free shirt. See "Announcements" for how to sign up.

Finally, Vice President Fred H. Cate was honored Thursday with the Phi Beta Kappa President's Award and Krug Medal. Congratulations, Professor Cate.


Monday, October 12

CSO/SBA Committee Meeting

Room 213, noon.

Print Statutory Research Workshops

Come join the librarians and learn how to research statutes in print. We will cover the basics of print statutory research, including multiple methods of locating statutes and showing you how to ensure that your statute is up-to-date. These workshops will be especially helpful to 1L students completing their LRW assignments, but everyone is welcome to sign up. Workshops will be held in the Jerome Hall Law Library, Monday through Thursday, from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Go to the Library's website to register. Simply click on the date you want to attend, and then register using your name and email address.

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Initiation

The Adams Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity is excited to share its ritual with new members during its Fall 2015 Initiation. Initiation is mandatory for all new members. Current, initiated members are encouraged to attend. An initiation social will immediately follow at Nick's English Hut to welcome our newest brothers and sisters with food and good times. Please watch for an email regarding specific instructions for Initiation. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Pagel ( Moot Court Room, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, October 13

Sports & Entertainment Law Society workshop

This workshop is a chance to bring in and edit your resumes and cover letters, ask questions about what sports and entertainment organizations are looking for when interviewing, ask what to do with your 1L summer, and learn how to better market yourself as a professional in the sports and entertainment fields. Lunch will be provided. Room 124, noon.

Conflicts between Religious Liberty and LGBT Rights

OUTlaw and the Maurer LGBT Alumni Advisory Board present a panel composed of Indiana University professors. Steve Sanders, Dan Conkle, and Winnifred Sullivan will discuss the conflicts between religious liberty and LGBT rights. Lunch will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.


Wednesday, October 14

Town Hall with Dean Parrish

The Student Bar Association will host Dean Austen Parrish for a Town Hall meeting. This is a great opportunity to ask questions, raise concerns, or make suggestions about the Law School. Lunch will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.


Thursday, October 15

Alumni Board Networking Orientation

The CSO will host a speed networking event with Alumni Board members on Friday. The speed networking session will be followed by an alumni reception. This event will enable you to meet with individual alumni in five- to seven-minute blocks to tell them a little about yourself, what kind of work you want to do, and where you want to do it. In order to participate, you must attend this 20-minute orientation or make other arrangements to speak to a counselor about event details. Only the first 25 students to RSVP on CareerNet will be able to participate, so sign up early. Room 213, noon.

ISBA Panel Presentation & Discussion

The Indiana State Bar Association is coming to the Law School with some of its brightest and most accomplished members to talk with students over the lunch hour. We will provide food and talk with students about career development and answer questions you may have about the legal profession, the job market, the non-traditional path, bar associations or any other questions that may arise. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP. Room 214, noon.

Education Law Informational Meeting

Interested in education law and policy? Learn more about education law opportunities including the JD minor in education policy. All law students interested in education law issues including former teachers and current education policy minor students should attend. Speakers will include current education policy minor students, a representative from the University of São Paulo Law School, and Suzanne Eckes and Janet Decker, '04, School of Education professors who teach education law courses that are cross-listed at the law school. They will advise students about the minor and describe education law opportunities including part-time employment opportunities. Room 124, noon.

SELS: Q&A with Sports and Entertainment Lawyers from Funny or Die and IMG

The Maurer Sports and Entertainment Law Society is hosting two Indiana University alumni for a special Q&A panel. Join us to meet Peter Morris, vice president of business affairs for Funny or Die, and John Cooper, '92, senior vice president and associate general counsel at IMG, the global sports and talent management agency. Mr. Morris and Mr. Cooper will share their experiences in navigating the sports and entertainment law field and answer your questions about their practice areas. Room 120, 4:30 p.m.


Friday, October 16

Law Alumni Board Meeting

The Law Alumni Board will be meeting in 335 today, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please help welcome them to the school.

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. Prof. Aviva Orenstein will give a talk on the method of legal writing and her legal experience. Room 122, noon.

Alumni Board Networking Session

If you participated in the orientation event on Thursday, the Alumni Board networking session will take place today. Room 335, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.


Sunday, October 18

IndyBar Comes to Bloomington

The Women's Law Caucus is teaming up with the Indianapolis Bar Association Women and the Law Division and the IU McKinney School of Law's Women's Caucus for a special networking brunch. Law students will have an opportunity to meet attorneys from the Indianapolis and Bloomington areas, as well as mingle with each other and learn more about the Women and the Law Division of the IndyBar. All are invited to join for some coffee, light breakfast, and good conversation. Faculty Lounge, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Faculty News

Over fall break, Prof. Pamela Foohey presented her paper, "God Forgives Banks, Don't He? Black Churches in Chapter 11," twice, first, at the Midwestern Law and Economics Association's annual conference, hosted by the University of Kansas School of Law, and then at the Regulation and Coordination workshop co-hosted by Tulane Law School and Tulane University's Murphy Institute.

Professor Rob Fischman was appointed to a three-year term on the advisory board for the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands.

Prof. Sarah Jane Hughes participated in the annual Payments Symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on September 24th. Her panel included former New York State Superintendent Ben Lawsky, a senior cybersecurity lawyer from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and a practitioner who is the leader of Alston & Bird's Financial Services Practice Group. Prof. Hughes spoke about efforts to regulate virtual currency payments intermediaries by the Uniform Law Commission, privacy by design and data security. At the September 25th class meeting of the Lawyering in the Public Interest course in Washington, D.C., Matthew Pfaff and Christopher Chamness, both '13, met with students to describe their work in D.C. and how they landed their first jobs. Prior speakers include Kate Ahlgren Garcia, '08, from the Department of Labor who participated in the pilot semester of the Lawyering in the Public Interest program in DC, and Greg Castanias, '90, a partner at Jones Day and the host of the course for the last three semesters in sequence.



CIPR Resume Review/Mock Interview Event Deadline Approaching

The deadline to apply to participate in the Center for Intellectual Property Research's annual IP resume review and mock interview event is Monday, October 19. Please submit a copy of your resume when you submit your application via Indiana Law CareerNet. Space is limited to approximately 20 students; any law student is welcome to apply.

This year's event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, at 6:30 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to participate in several short "mock interviews" with IP practitioners. A reception will be held afterward in the Faculty Lounge beginning at 7:30 p.m. Attorneys from Faegre Baker Daniels, Knobbe Martens, Middleton Reutlinger, and Taft Stettinius and Hollister are scheduled to participate. If you are a 2L or 3L and would like to serve as a liaison or ambassador for the mock interview event, please email Your responsibilities will include greeting the attorneys, showing them to their rooms, and assisting students before their interviews begin.

Jerome Hall Law Library Repository Passes Two Million Download Mark

Nearly four years ago, Jerome Hall Law Library Director Linda Fariss announced the launching of the Digital Repository, the institutional repository for the Maurer School of Law. The repository now contains over 9,000 items and just last week passed the two-million mark for downloads by users around the world. This is an incredible achievement and we salute the great Law Library faculty and staff for their hard work on the project. Visit the Digital Repository online.

Indiana Law Pint Glass Sale

The Student Bar Association's pint glass pre-sale has been extended through this week. These beautiful glasses would not only be great around the house or apartment, but they'd also be the perfect gift for your friends or loved ones that are proud of you and what you've accomplished. You can purchase one for $7, or a set of four for $25. Checks, credit cards, and cash are all accepted. You can place your orders at the SBA table in the hallway every weekday over the lunch hour this week. Glasses will continue to be sold after the pre-sale, but they will be more expensive and limited quantities will be available.

Welcome Lin Nicholson and Meet Your New Room Scheduler

Join us in welcoming Linda (Lin) Nicholson ( to the Law School. She is replacing Katy Hunt ( as the new faculty secretary on the second floor in office #252A. Katy has moved into the Dean's Suite and is now tasked with scheduling rooms.

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, please e-mail 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.

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