Indiana Law Annotated for March 28, 2016

March 28, 2016
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This Week in the Law School

Today is the day we've been waiting for all year. Who can follow Prof. Morrison's stunning performance last year? Or Prof. Quintanilla's spirited dancing to that one Sara Bareilles song? This year's Singing for Summer Salaries contenders are a veritable who's who of the music world. Will Prof. Scott bring the house down as he has in years past? Will Prof. Conkle lead us in the Ohio State fight song? Will Prof. Fuentes-Rohwer wear actual shoes? These questions and more will be answered today at noon.

We'll host many visitors this week, including Leti Volpp, who will deliver the Ralph F. Fuchs Lecture Wednesday. Our Alumni Board is here Friday, we'll pay tribute to Prof. Doug Boshkoff that afternoon, and we'll welcome in members of the class of 2019 on Saturday.


Monday, March 28

Singing for Summer Salaries

Come participate in Singing for Summer Salaries, PILF's longstanding tradition. Which professors will make it to the Final Four? Who will perform an original song? A classic rock song? A Spanish ballad? Bid against students and professors to make one of these professors sing at the end of the hour. Let the madness ensue: purchase a lunch ticket or auction package, participate in professor-sponsored challenges, or donate cash. All proceeds from this event go toward PILF's summer scholarships for students working in unpaid public interest legal work. This year's participating professors and staff are: Dan Conkle, Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, Charles Geyh, Seth Lahn, Leandra Lederman, Catherine Matthews, Aviva Orenstein, Ryan Scott, Earl Singleton, and Carwina Weng. Moot Court Room, noon.


Tuesday, March 29

Trans Rights Panel

This speaking event will focus on transgendered rights in the law and other areas of life. The panel consists of Indiana University professors Colin Johnson (Gender Studies Department) and Laura Meadows (Media School), and Professor Nancy Marcus from Indiana Tech Law School. Moot Court Room, noon.

IPA Loyola Patent Interview Program Meeting

Members of the Intellectually Property Association are invited to attend this meeting to learn more about the Loyola Patent Interview Program. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear from fellow students who have attended the program and ask any questions you may have. A non-pizza lunch will be served. Room 124, noon.

LLSA General Meeting

The Latino Law Students Association is hosting a general meeting to go over upcoming events and updates with our organization. Pizza lunch provided. Room 216, noon.

Phi Alpha Delta Elections

PAD will elect its 2016-17 executive board. If you are member interested in running for a position, email ( by 11:59 p.m. tonight. Please include your name and the positions you are running for. All PAD members are encouraged to attend and vote. Lunch will be provided. Room 121, noon.

Bankruptcy, Race, and Nonprofit Organizations

The Business Law Society and Black Law Students Association welcome Prof. Pamela Foohey as she presents her research on bankruptcy, race, and nonprofit organizations. Her empirical research has shown that African-American churches are disproportionately harmed by the bankruptcy system. Food will be provided. Room 120, noon.

Loan Repayment Counseling Session

Join Paul Leopold for a loan repayment counseling session for May graduates. Topics for discussion include the repayment timeline, payment plan options, consolidation options, deferment and forbearance, loan forgiveness, and income-driven repayment plans. Moot Court Room, 2:20 p.m.

Coffee with the Dean

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. Jerome Hall Law Library Lobby, 2:30 p.m.


Wednesday, March 30

Ralph F. Fuchs Lecture: Refugees Welcome?

Berkeley Law Prof. Leti Volpp will examine a road sign and its transatlantic migration. Created by Caltrans in 1990 as a highway safety sign and posted along the I-5 in Southern California, the symbol of immigrants running re-emerged under the banner of "Refugees Welcome" in football stadiums in Germany in late August 2015. Prof. Volpp will map the meanings and movement of this particular sign. Tracing this image's circulation and its transformations illuminates how immigration and refugee policy in both the United States and Germany has been shaped by dramatic events in recent months. Moot Court Room, noon.

Indiana's 2016 Abortion Restrictions: What Do They Mean?

On March 24, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law a wide range of new abortion restrictions. Join our panel to discuss the impact of these restrictions on Hoosier women and families. The panelists will include Prof. Dawn Johnsen, Kate Michelman (senior advisor to Women's Health Project; president (1985-2004) NARAL Pro-Choice America), Wanda Savala (community engagement coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky), moderated by Morgan Mohr (director, Generation Action IU). Co-sponsored by Generation Action IU, IU College Democrats, IU Feminist Student Association, and the American Constitution Society, Feminist Law Forum, and Law Students for Reproductive Justice. Room 122, 7 p.m.


Thursday, March 31

Career Choices: Government

Join panelists Onika Williams, '10, of the Department of Transportation Surface Transportation Board, Washington, D.C., as she discusses career paths in government. Lunch will be provided to those students who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance on CareerNet/Events/Workshops. Room 125, noon.

Women's Reproductive Health in Indiana, the Supreme Court, and Around the Nation

Lunch, Q&A and discussion featuring Kate Michelman, one of the nation's longtime leading women's rights advocates and political activists, including current senior advisor to Women's Health Project; president (1985-2004) NARAL Pro-Choice America; and earlier executive director Planned Parenthood of Harrisburg, PA. Discussion facilitated by Prof. Dawn Johnsen, who served as Ms. Michelman's legal director at NARAL from 1988-1993, and earlier at the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project. RSVP requested (but not required) to help plan how much lunch to order ( (You are encouraged to attend even if you did not RSVP.) Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society, Feminist Law Forum, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and the IU Feminist Student Association. Faculty Lounge, 1 p.m.

Advocates for Life Elections

If you're interested in being a part of leadership next year for AFL, come to our election meeting. All dues-paying members are eligible to vote. Room 124, 6 p.m.

The Historicity of Jesus of Nazareth

1L Robert Rowlett will be hosting the second talk in his series of discussion nights. The aim of these talks is to expose believers and nonbelievers alike to the tremendous amount of historical evidence for both the person of Jesus Christ and the Resurrection. Was Jesus delusional? Was Jesus a fraud? Aren't the gospels full of contradictions and subsequent additions and myths? All of these questions and many more will be covered in this series. Come prepared with questions and curiosity as we walk through the work of such renowned authors as Lee Strobal, JD; William Lane Craig, PhD; Ravi Zacharias; and more. This event is completely open to the public, students, nonstudents, and those of any religious background. Room 122, 7:30 p.m.


Friday, April 1

Alumni Board Meeting

Members of our Alumni Board will be in the building for their spring meeting. Say hello if you get the chance.

Career Choices: Intellectual Property

Join panelists Tearra Vaughn, '13, of Foley & Lardner, Chicago, and Brian A. Verbus, '13, of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, for a discussion on careers in intellectual property law. Lunch will be provided to those students who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance on CareerNet/Events/Workshops. Room 125, noon.

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 week we are happy to have visiting scholar Katarzyna Witkowska-Moździerz (PhD candidate of Jagiellonian University) from Poland to speak on "Models of Criminal Procedure: A Systemic Approach." We invite all LLMT, SJD, PhD students, and visiting scholars to join us. Room 121, noon.

Remembering Douglass K. Boshkoff

The Boshkoff Celebration of Life will take place in the Moot Court Room with remarks from Dean Austen Parrish, Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren K. Robel, Prof. Bill Hicks, Vice President for Research Fred H. Cate, Prof. Bruce Markell, Ruth Boshkoff and the Boshkoffs' daughters. Following the event will be a reception from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the faculty lounge. If you plan to attend, please let us know (


Saturday, April 2

Admitted Students Day

Members of the class of 2019 and guests will be around Baier Hall Saturday for our second Admitted Students Day. Please welcome them and be of assistance if you can.



Volunteer Pro Bono Opportunity: IU's General Counsel's Initiative (Support IU Program)

IU's General Counsel is starting an initiative to provide pro bono help and advice to IU employees who need to make difficult end-of-life medical and financial decisions for family members (e.g., obtaining power of attorney, advance directives etc.) and who are not able to afford legal assistance. They are looking for up to four student volunteers, who will be either 2Ls or 3Ls next year. They will receive training from IU's General Counsel and then will work under the supervision of attorneys from most likely Indianapolis firms.

Students who are interested, should electronically submit a resume, an unofficial transcript, and a short cover letter to Dean Parrish's office by email ( Cover letters should be addressed to Jacqueline Simmons, Vice President and General Counsel, Indiana University, Bryan Hall Rm. 211, 107 S. Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana 47405. Students interested should submit the materials by email to the dean's office as soon as possible, but no later than Thursday, March 31st.

Opportunity for Rising 2Ls and 3Ls: Become a Dean's Writing Fellow

The legal writing faculty are seeking students who will be 2Ls or 3Ls in 2016-17 to be selected as Dean's Writing Fellows. Successful candidates will receive a $1,500 scholarship per semester. The position description and application requirements are posted on Symplicity. The deadline is Tuesday, April 12.

SBA Elections

Nominations for Student Bar Association 2L and 3L representatives will start Monday, March 28th. Any current 1L or 2L student may be nominated. Candidates may be nominated until 5p.m. on Friday, April 8th. The nomination box and slips are beside the circulation desks, and students may nominate as many candidates as they'd like. Candidates will be contacted on Friday evening regarding their nomination, and they will have until Sunday, April 10th at 5 p.m. to accept it. SBA Chairman Hannah Dill will contact all candidates who properly accept their nomination on Sunday evening to let them know when they may officially start campaigning. Anyone who campaigns early will be disqualified. Please email Hannah Dill ( with any questions. Elections for 2L and 3L Student Bar Association representatives will occur on April 12th and 13th. Candidates may campaign on April 11th, and on the 12th and 13th during all non-election hours.

Application for ISBA Student Representative

The Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) has recently formed the Law Student Subcommittee (LSC) as a division of the Young Lawyers Section. The ISBA Student Representative will serve on the eight-member LSC (comprised of representatives and SBA Chairs from each Indiana Law School). The ISBA Representative will also be responsible for serving as the point of contact person for his or her classmates regarding all ISBA activities and events with opportunities for law student participation, including networking events, conferences, mentorships, and all section related programming.

New Library Online Resources Page

The Jerome Hall Law Library has created a new online resources page using LibGuides. This new page is linked to the website, so access will be the same as before, however the new page has a different look from the website. You can access this page from the "Quick Links" or "Research Tools" on the Law Library section of the website, and the direct link is:

March Against Hunger

Join SBA and BLSA as we March Against Hunger. We will be in the lobby at lunch for the month of March collecting monetary donations for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank. Like Talk Turkey to Me, each $1 you donate will get you a "shoe" to decorate and hang on the bulletin board outside of the SBA and BLSA offices. For all you competitive spirits out there (and let's be honest it's all of you), there is an Indiana state-wide competition among law schools for who can raise the most donations for each school's food bank. Indiana Law is officially a top-25 law school, but let's be number one in philanthropy.

Student Positions for 2016-17 Open

Several administrative offices in the law school are taking applications for positions for 2016-17. The following positions will be posted on CareerNet: admissions fellows, career services fellow, international peer group assistants, practice group advisors, student affairs fellows, and teaching assistantships in the Graduate Legal Studies Program. Please note there are different deadlines for the positions with most of the deadlines falling during this week. You are welcome to apply for more than one position, but you must indicate your preference when you apply. See CareerNet for the individual position descriptions and for more information.

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