Indiana Law Annotated for April 4, 2016

April 4, 2016
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This Week in the Law School

Ah, April. The end is in sight. For those who will be rejoining us in the fall (sorry, 3Ls), check your email for info about course registration this week. The Harris Lecture is Wednesday, and the speaker will cover the Zanesville, Ohio case where a man let loose 56 exotic animals on his farm before taking his own life.

IJLSE is hosting a symposium on social justice movements all day Friday. Come for any or all of the panels. This week we've also got an etiquette dinner with Joe Boes, a cybersecurity talk with Yang Wang, and another opening day without Harry Caray.

Best of luck to our softball team as they take on that other law school to the north on Saturday. After-party at the Bluebird. No cover!


Monday, April 4

BLSA General Body Meeting

Black Law Students Association members are encouraged to attend a general body meeting where the election process for next year's executive board election will be discussed. Room 124, noon.

Christian Legal Society Weekly Bible Study

All students interested in engaging in Bible Study or learning more about the Christian Legal Society are welcome to attend. Room 310 (Faculty Lounge), noon.

Women's Law Caucus Elections

Whether you have had your eye on a position or haven't thought about it much yet, come hear about WLC executive board positions, eat some Noodles, and vote for next year's board. We have positions for every time commitment level. Hope to see you there. Room 214, noon.

Loan Repayment Counseling Session

Paul Leopold will conduct this 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. Room 121, noon.

ILAP and LexisNexis Habeas Corpus Research Lunch

Join the Inmate Legal Assistance Project for a LexisNexis presentation on how to research ineffective assistance of counsel claims and Habeas Corpus petitions. Lunch will be provided. Room 122, noon.


Tuesday, April 5

Anderson and Sanders Debate Zubik: Contraception Mandates Return to the Supreme Court

Come see Dr. Ryan T. Anderson debate Indiana Law's own Prof. Steve Sanders on the contraception HHS mandate (Zubik) and abortion restrictions (Whole Women's Health), which are back in front of the U.S. Supreme Court's eight justices. Anderson is the lead advocate for religious liberty and protection of life at the Heritage Foundation, and Prof. Sanders is one of the Law School's constitutional law scholars. They debated same-sex marriage in Washington in 2013 and the audience was enthralled. This rematch will not disappoint. Better-than-pizza lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Federalist Society and the Labor and Employment Law society. Moot Court Room, noon.

Fall 2016 Externships Workshop

Students interested in a one day/week externship placement during the fall 2016 semester are encouraged to attend this workshop, which is being led by Externships and Clerkship Placement Director Inge van der Cruysse. This will be an overview of what types of externships are available, how to search and apply for them, and how to get approval from the school to take the externship for academic credit. Room 121, noon.

IP Theory Call-out Meeting

All current 1Ls and 2Ls interested in learning more about serving on the editorial board of IP Theory are encouraged to attend this call-out meeting, which will be led by Prof. Michael Mattioli. Hear an overview of the exciting new direction in which the journal is heading. Lunch (non-pizza) will be provided by the Center for Intellectual Property. More information on IP Theory can be found on its website.

Mini-meet the ABA SEER with Vicki Wright

Come hear attorney Vicki Wright share her experiences practicing environmental law and discuss the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. Lunch will be provided. Room 214, noon.


Wednesday, April 6

The Addison C. Harris Lecture: Douglas Kysar Presents "Living with Owning: Property, Community, and the Zanesville, Ohio Animal Massacre"

In October, 2011, Terry Thompson committed suicide by gunshot after cutting open the cages of fifty-six exotic animals on his farm in Zanesville, Ohio. Fearing for public safety, law enforcement officers systematically hunted down the escaped animals in an episode that garnered international attention and prompted renewed discussion of the propriety of exotic animal ownership. Through an examination of the events leading to Thompson's suicide and release of his animals, this article discusses theoretical underpinnings of property rights, stewardship of animal life, and social organization in regulated societies. After a brief introduction to the law and policy of owning exotic animals, the subsequent text considers thematic and ideological structures that underlie the tension between Thompson and the government, his community, and his closest friends and subjects. Though he had acquired his menagerie through legal means, Thompson resented oversight of government authorities, and that resentment played a nontrivial role in causing the Zanesville animal massacre. The article concludes with discussion of the need — contra Terry Thompson — to surrender control in ownership relations, community life, and ultimately the modern technocratic state. Presented by Douglas Kysar, the Joseph M. Field '55 Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Moot Court Room, noon.

2016 Maurer Etiquette Dinner

Phi Alpha Delta, the Business & Law Society, the Women's Law Caucus, and the Career Services Office are co-sponsoring the 2016 Maurer Etiquette Dinner. During this event, Joe Boes will teach skills that are invaluable. Recruiters and legal professionals do notice etiquette and knowing how to conduct yourself while in a professional environment will only enhance career opportunities. The etiquette dinner will consist of first-class instruction from IU's etiquette guru, Joe Boes, and will feature a six course meal. All students who have purchased a ticket are welcome to attend. Indiana Memorial Union Federal Room, 6 p.m.

Hot Topics: Immigration, Identity, and Inclusion

Please join Provost Lauren K. Robel for "Immigration, Identity, and Inclusion," the latest Hot Topics discussion, with moderators Kevin Brown, the Richard S. Melvin Professor of Law, and Sandra Shapshay, associate professor of philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of the Political and Civic Engagement Program. Panelists at this discussion will be: Ishan Ashutosh, assistant professor of geography (College of Arts & Sciences); Sylvia Martinez, associate professor of educational policy and leadership (School of Education); Sam Museus, associate professor of higher education and student affairs (School of Education and director of the Culturally Engaging Campus Environments Project); Dina Okamoto, associate professor of psychology (College of Arts & Sciences and director of the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society); and Hemayatullah Shahrani, CPA, MBA, and executive committee member at the Islamic Center of Bloomington. Each panelist will speak for a few minutes, followed by questions from Brown and Shapshay and an audience Q-and-A. Those audience members who wish to engage in further discussion will then be invited to join one of several facilitated breakout sessions. Moot Court Room, 7 p.m.


Thursday, April 7

Career Choices: In-House Counsel

Join panelists Rachael Yates Pileggi,'09, of Kellogg Co., Battle Creek, Mich., and Stephanie Artnak,'07, of Weston Foods US, Inc., Brownsburg, Ind., as they discuss careers as in-house counsel. Lunch will be provided to those students who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance on CareerNet/Events/Workshops. Room 125, noon.

CACR Security Seminar Series: From Accessible Authentication to Inclusive Privacy and Security

In this talk, Syracuse University's Dr. Yang Wang will share his experience in designing and evaluating an accessible authentication system for people with disabilities. He will present the challenges and lessons learned in this experience. He'll also highlight the opportunities in designing for specific user populations such as people with disabilities, veterans, or victims. Room 335, noon.

Tax Policy Colloquium: Lily Kahng

The Tax Policy Colloquium class with Prof. Leandra Lederman will host speaker Lily Kahng from Seattle University Law School. Prof. Kahng will present "Who Owns Human Capital?" Room 214, 1:15 p.m.

The Historicity of Jesus of Nazareth

1L Robert Rowlett will be hosting the third 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 8

IJLSE Symposium: "Toward Justice: Turning Points in Social Movements Past and Future"

Social movements on many fronts dominate today's news with stories of protests, major cases, reactions to discriminatory laws, and calls for reform. The Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality's 2016 symposium, "Toward Justice: Turning Points in Social Movements Past and Future," will discuss and reconsider the lessons of several historical and contemporary legal reform movements to understand where to work for progress and how to find pressure points for social change. The symposium will include four panels covering the Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter, labor and voting rights activism and litigation, the future of the LGBT movement, and the policy and legal theory behind the movements of tomorrow. Moot Court Room, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Center for Constitutional Democracy Symposium

Join CCD affiliates as they present their research projects. Faculty Conference Room, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Exam Policies and Procedures for Graduate and Exchange Students

Learn everything you need to know about exam policies and procedures for graduate and exchange students at Maurer School of Law. New graduate and exchange students are required to attend this mandatory session with Dean Lesley Davis from the Office of Graduate Legal Studies and International Programs. Other graduate and exchange students are also welcome to attend to get a refresher about these policies and procedures. Room 213, noon.

Career Choices: Law & Technology

Join panelists Edward Hartman of Legal Zoom and Michele Pistone of Villanova University Law School as they discuss careers at the intersection of law and technology. Lunch will be provided to those students who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance on CareerNet/Events/Workshops. Room 125, noon.


Saturday, April 9

Maurer v. McKinney 3rd Annual Softball Tournament and After-party

Maurer SBA will host the 3rd annual softball tournament April 9 at Twin Lakes. Come and cheer on your friends as they stomp McKinney and retain the title! Each class will field a team against their McKinney counterpart. The SBA will be selling event shirts as well as meal tickets during the lunch hour. Twin Lakes Recreation Center (1700 W. Bloomfield Road), 6 to 10 p.m. Did you plan on cheering on Maurer at the softball tournament but couldn't make it out? Or do you not care much about sports but are looking to hear some great music and celebrate Maurer's victory over McKinney? Then join the SBA at the Bluebird for the softball after-party. Law students will receive free cover at the door. Pizza will be provided courtesy of the SBA. Bluebird, 9:30 p.m. to midnight.


Faculty News

On March 26, Clinical Professor W. William Weeks, '79, gave the luncheon plenary address before about 400 members of the Indiana Academy of Science at its 131st annual meeting. The topic was "The Evolution of Conservation Thought and Strategy."



Fall Registration

Rising 3Ls will select their courses in the online registration system on Tuesday, and rising 2Ls and graduate students select their courses on Wednesday. Be on the lookout for an email from Alexis Lanham with the registration information.

International Peer Group Advisors Sought

The Office of International Programs and Graduate Legal Studies is taking applications for International Peer Group Advisors (IPGAs). Five to seven IPGAs will be selected to mentor groups of eight to 10 graduate students enrolled in the LLM, MCL, or SJD programs. IPGAs will assist with orientation, tours, and book-buying excursions. IPGAs will meet regularly with their groups to discuss topics related to law school and adjusting to living in the U.S. IPGAs will help students in their group find a balance between schoolwork and socializing by planning activities and social networking. Successful applicants will have a background and/or interest in international education and travel, the ability to work cross-culturally, and a developed sense of professionalism, including responsiveness to e-mails and and a commitment to intercultural communication. IPGAs will be paid $1,500 over two semesters. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter by Friday via CareerNet.

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. Those interested in being appointed as Maurer's ISBA representative should send their resume (GPA redacted) and a statement of interest in the position to by 5 p.m. on Friday. Please direct any questions to Hannah Dill (

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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