Indiana Law Annotated for October 19, 2015

October 19, 2015

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This Week in the Law School

Get moving! The Office of Student Affairs will help you find your path to fitness on Monday with a session on incorporating wellness into your daily life. Exercise helps reduce stress. And if you need a place to start your new regime, may we suggest Socctoberfest? Barbecue. Free shirts. Camaraderie. And it's all under the helm of Prof. Henderson, who, fresh off his ABA Journal cover, is already being called the most important "Mr. October" since Reggie Jackson. Sign up if you haven't already by emailing Rhea May ( Trust us, you want to go.

Dean Parrish is looking for a research assistant to help develop supplemental course materials for a Civil Procedure II course. What better way to earn the envy (or scold) of your classmates than by becoming the dean's research assistant? Details on that, a CIPR deadline (today), and a note on event scheduling in "Announcements."

The Protective Order Project is encouraging everyone to wear purple on Tuesday to draw awareness to domestic violence, so show your support by participating.

Finally, ILA's wife is due to give birth at literally any minute, so we will hand you off to Dean Turchi for an edition or two of your favorite Law School newsletter.


Monday, October 19

Physical Activity: Fitness Should Be Fun!

As part of the Maurer Wellness Program, the Office of Student Affairs and IU Health and Wellness Education present a talk on how to incorporate fitness into your everyday life. Using current information from the Centers for Disease Control and American College of Sports Medicine, we will discuss what a well-rounded physical activity regimen looks like, and how to incorporate it into your life. Fitness should always be fun, so we will explore ways to make fitness fun for everyone. This is a brown bag event, so bring your own lunch and come learn about how to get moving when it seems like you have no time. Room 122, noon.

1L Academic Enhancement Session

What is outlining? Come learn about ways to outline for exams from our great Student Affairs Fellows. For more information, email Director Liz Ferrufino ( Room 124, 5:45 p.m.

SANS Debate: Gene Coyle v. Sumit Ganguly

Prof. Sumit Ganguly, director of the IU Center on American and Global Security and an expert on proliferation of nuclear weapons, will engage in a friendly debate with School of Public and Environmental Affairs Prof. Gene Coyle, a 30-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency. The overarching theme will be national defense. Room 125, 6 p.m.


Tuesday, October 20

Wear Purple

Wear purple today to raise awareness about domestic violence and to join in the Protective Order Project's efforts to end it.

Faculty Speaker Series with Professor Fletcher

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 on October 20th at 12:00 to learn more about Prof. Gina-Gail Fletcher. Don't miss this opportunity to get to know one of the Law School's newest professors. Light snacks will be provided. Room 213, noon.

Feminist Law Forum Meeting

We will meet to discuss upcoming events. Room 125, noon.

Employment Discrimination

Interested in employment discrimination law? The Labor and Employment Law Society is hosting Laurie A. Young, regional attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Join us as she discusses the EEOC's work, her career path, and the latest trends in employment discrimination. Lunch will be provided. Room 214, noon.

Is The Filibuster Unconstitutional? The Proper Role of Congress in the Age of Dysfunction

The Federalist Society welcomes all to a talk on the proper role of Congress. The Federalist Society has a long track record of discussing the proper role of the judiciary. Now its attention turns to everyone's favorite group to hate, Congress. With House Speaker John Boehner's resignation and near constant threats of shutdowns and debt-limits defaults, this is a highly topical event. Prof. Amy Barrett from the University of Notre Dame Law School will speak about Congress's ability and duty to check the executive branch and how the current filibuster structure might not be constitutional. Prof. Barrett is one of the most engaging speakers on the subject, and it is sure to be an enjoyable hour. Prof. Steve Sanders will provide response commentary, and Q & A will be welcome. Lunch from Noodles & Company will be provided. Room 124, noon.


Wednesday, October 21

The State of Academic Freedom

Academic freedom is a cherished ideal, but professors, university administrators, and even judges often disagree about what it means. For example, how much independence should faculty be allowed by trustees and governing boards? Does that independence extend to things like faculty hiring decisions and academic policymaking as well? Is academic freedom intended to protect the institution, the individual scholar, or both? What happens when the two come into conflict? Does it matter if the faculty member is speaking as an expert or simply a concerned citizen? And what new challenges have been posed by the rise of social media? On the centennial of the Declaration of Principles on Academic Freedom and Academic Tenure, published in 1915 by the American Association of University Professors, a panel of IU faculty, an administrator, and a trustee will discuss how academic freedom currently fares at IU and nationally, and what academic freedom should mean for universities and faculty in the 21st century. Panelists will be Indiana University Executive Vice President and Bloomington Provost Lauren Robel, '83, Prof. Ben Robinson, IU Trustee Patrick Shoulders, and Bloomington Faculty Council President and Professor Cassidy Sugimoto. Prof. Steve Sanders will moderate. Moot Court Room, 3:30 p.m.

Tax Law Society Panel Discussion & Networking

Tax Law Society is hosting a career-focused panel discussion. This is a great opportunity to learn about the different career paths available for those interested in tax law, and network with alums working as tax professionals. Some of the panels include Brett Kaufman, '09 of Ernst & Young and Michala Irons, '09 from Barnes & Thornburg. Room 120, 4:30pm


Thursday, October 22

Victims-Based Visa and Asylum Discussion

Join the Pro Bono Immigration Project in welcoming attorney Aimee Heitz, as she speaks about her work with victims-based immigration clients and asylum. Anyone interested in learning about immigration is welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided. Room 120, noon.

CIPR Fall IP Colloquium Series: Aaron Perzanowski

Prof. Aaron Perzanowski, from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, will be giving a talk titled "'Buy Now' and Other Lies" as part of Prof. Michael Mattioli's IP Colloquium. Two hours of Indiana CLE credit have been approved. Room 122, 1:15 p.m.

Leonard Matlovich: The Air Force Sergeant Who Became the Face of the Gay Rights Movement

OUTLaw is pleased to present an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of Sergeant Leonard Matlovich becoming the first to out himself to fight the military's ban on gays and his landmark 1975 speech here at Indiana University. Lilly Library's Lincoln Room, 5:30 p.m.


Friday, October 23

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. Rob Fischman will give a talk on the method of legal writing and his legal experience. Room 122, noon.


Faculty News

Prof. Leandra Lederman recently presented her paper, "Reforming IRS Oversight" twice, first on October 2 at the Midwestern Law and Economics Association's annual conference, hosted by the University of Kansas School of Law, and then on October 9 at the Third Annual Tax Symposium at the University of Washington School of Law.



Dean Austen Parrish is seeking to hire one research assistant to assist in developing supplemental course materials for a civil procedure II course. Candidates should have completed advanced civil procedure (civil procedure II). This is a paid position, with the expectation of work being done over the coming month or two. Please submit a resume, transcript, and a short email statement of interest to Dean Parrish ( Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Planning an Event: Interim Contact Information

If you'd like to plan a meeting or would like information about an existing meeting or event in light of Bridget Anderson's departure, please contact Mary Edwards (, or 855-5116. A search is under way for Bridget's successor, and Mary and her team are well-equipped to handle your requests in the interim.

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 today. 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.

Welcome to the 13th Annual JD/LLM Socctoberfest

This year's soccer match will take place this Friday 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.

China's Challenge to the Postwar World Order

Join the Center on American and Global Security (CAGS) as Dr. Jennifer Lind presents the final lecture of the Fall 2015 Security Speakers Series. Dr. Lind is an associate professor of government at Dartmouth College. Dr. Lind's talk is co-sponsored by East Asian Languages & Cultures. The event will be held on Friday at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Room 169. The lecture will begin promptly at 4:30 p.m.

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