Indiana Law Annotated for Feb. 22, 2016 (50:6)

February 22, 2016
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This Week in the Law School

Who's the beefcake who takes out the pancakes? It's Professor Jeff Stake, and he keeps you awake. Learn more about this Indiana Law living legend today at noon. Who's the man with the financial plan? Paul Leopold will help if he can. He'll make you "money smart" Tuesday. Who's the dean who needs his caffeine? Austen Parrish will convene a coffee machine that same day. That's not all, there's the Barristers' Ball, where all will dance and some will fall (maybe even in love).

Thanks to everyone who organized and participated in the Women's Law Caucus Auction. More than $8,200 was raised for the Middle Way House and our own Protective Order Project. Great job!


Monday, February 22

Faculty Speaker Series: Professor Jeff Stake

You know him as the professor who throws pancakes at students, but who is the man behind Stakecakes? Join SBA in our latest edition of Faculty Speaker Series and learn all about Prof. Jeff Stake's life before Indiana Law, how he came up with the idea to launch pancakes across the classroom, and what he does outside of the classroom. Light snacks will be provided. Room 214, noon.

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 2016-17 Editor-in-Chief Election

Room 121, noon.

Bar Exam Series: Themis Presents on the NY Bar Exam and More

As part of the Office of Student Affairs' Bar Exam Series, Themis will present on the New York Bar exam and the UBE. Please attend the event if you are or are thinking of taking the New York or any bar. For more information, please email Ms. Liz Ferrufino ( Room 124, noon.

Christian Legal Society Bible Study

Room 122, noon.

How to Stand Out to Your Employer

The Business and Law Society presents IU alumnus Peter Tavlin, a graduate of the Kelley School of Business, who will speak about standing out to your employer. This is a great chance learn tips and gain advice on how to make an impact at your job this summer and beyond. Food will be provided. Room 121, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, February 23

"The Wealth of States"

The Federalist Society welcomes James Shirk from the Heritage Foundation, who will be speaking on state and local labor law. Professor Ken Dau-Schmidt will offer commentary. Lunch will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

Feminist Law Forum General Body Meeting

In our meeting we'll talk about our consciousness-raising events (Let's Talk), the equal pay bake sale, and Women in the Law Day. Join us to learn more about FLF and pay dues. Room 120, noon.

IU MoneySmarts: Managing Your Money While in Law School

As part of the Maurer Wellness program, our director of financial aid Paul Leopold has invited the leaders from IU MoneySmarts to present on navigating your finances while in law school. Bring your lunch and come learn about how to manage your money and ask the questions you want answered. Indiana University MoneySmarts was established in 2012 to help students make informed financial management decisions, decrease overall student debt, and increase their financial wellness. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Liz Ferrufino at ( Room 124, noon.

Coffee with Dean Parrish

Join Dean Austen Parrish for cookies and casual conversation from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Jerome Hall Law Library Lobby.


Wednesday, February 24

Public Interest Lawyering Symposium

The Center on the Global Legal Profession and the Center for Law, Society, and Culture will sponsor a symposium titled, "Public Interest Lawyering in the U.S. and Beyond: Limits and Possibilities." The line-up of speakers for this symposium includes Scott Cummings (University of California-Los Angeles), Benjamin Liebman (Columbia University), Rebecca Sandefur (University of Illinois), and Anne Southworth (University of California-Irvine). Moot Court Room, 4 p.m.

National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition Final Oral Argument Practice

The final dress rehearsal oral argument practice for the National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition team takes place today. Please come support team members Allie Gardner and Madeleine Schnittker as they argue in front of a panel of judges, including Dean Parrish, Professor Alex Tanford, and others, in preparation for the competition in Chicago. The competition will be held on 26 and 27 February at the Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse, home of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. This year's problem focuses on the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and other procedural issues raised by a suit brought in U.S. court by the Acropolis Museum against the British Museum seeking restitution to Greece of the Parthenon Marbles. For information on the NCHL Moot Court Competition or being part of next year's team, contact Prof. Gabrielle Goodwin (


Thursday, February 25

LexisNexis Prepare to Practice Training

Get started on your advanced LexisNexis Certification and learn about 3 of the 5 tasks firms expect you to know on your first day. Lunch will be provided. Room 122, noon.

Discussion of Ethical and Legal Implications of Suicide with Prof. Madeira

Join us for a talk on the ethical and legal implications of assisted suicide and the relevant case law. Prof. Jody Madeira will be speaking, followed by a group discussion. Room 215, 4 p.m.


Friday, February 26

Career Choices: Small Firms and Solo Practitioners

Interested in or want to learn more about working in a small firm or on your own as a solo practitioner? Come hear from the experiences of recent graduates Julie Spain, '14, of Allen, Yurasek, Merklin & Owens-Ruff (Marysville, Ohio); and Matthew T. Schulz, '10, of Schulz Law Office, Bloomington. Lunch will be provided to those students who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. RSVP on CareerNet/Events/Workshops. Room 125, noon.

Collaborative Innovation Center of Judicial Civilization Conference on Evidence Law

Indiana Law and the China University of Political Science and Law will host a conference on procedural law in China. Presenters from the CUPL include Yang Yugaun, Ji Gefei, and Zhang Zhong. There will be a reception after the conference. Room 335, 2:30 p.m.

28th Annual Rapheal M. Prevot Jr. Barristers' Ball

Memorial Stadium Henke Hall of Champions, 7 to 11 p.m.


Faculty News

Professor Steve Sanders was invited to participate in a symposium hosted by the Hastings Law Journal (at the University of California Hastings College of Law in San Francisco) on "The Future of Antidiscrimination Law and Litigation." He served on a panel addressing the impact of Religious Freedom Restoration Acts.

Prof. Sarah Jane Hughes' essay entitled "The Iran Deal Won't End Risks of Significant Sanctions for Violations of OFAC Regulations: What Lawyers Should Tell Clients about Potential OFAC Liability" is being published in the February issue of Business Law Today, the American Bar Association's monthly, peer-reviewed journal.

Prof. Charlie Geyh has provided extensive commentary in the wake of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death last week. Prof. Geyh and his forthcoming book, "Courting Peril: The Political Transformation of the American Judiciary," have been featured in The Washington Post, Law360, and the Wall Street Journal, among other publications.


Staff News

Lara Gose has been named coordinator of the Center on the Global Legal Profession. This is a new position for a longtime Law School colleague. Lara will assist Professors Jay Krishnan and Christy Ochoa with their work in developing and delivering the Center's mission and programming. She will continue to administer the school's Stewart Fellows summer externship program. A search is under way for her replacement in the Graduate Legal Studies Office. Best wishes to Lara in this new role!

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