Indiana Law Annoated for October 17, 2016 (51:8)

October 17, 2016
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This Week in the Law School

Welcome back! Get your baked goods on today and tomorrow as the FLF raises money for the Middle Way House. While debate rages over the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, one man argues that the Court should remain an even number. What's Professor Eric Segall's reasoning? Come find out today at noon. Dean Parrish will meet with you on Tuesday over coffee, and you can follow up with him the next day at the always entertaining SBA Town Hall. We've got a couple of clerkship and externship sessions this week; check them out if that's something you're considering. Finally, the IJLSE and BLSA are hosting a mini-symposium Friday on policing. Several good guests lined up for that one.


Monday, October 17

Feminist Law Forum Equal Pay Bake Sale

The FLF is hosting its annual Equal Pay Bake Sale this Monday and Tuesday. Be sure to bring cash and come hungry, as there will be yummy baked goods from Sweet Claire's (Tuesday only), Rainbow Bakery, and Pourhouse Café. The suggested donation will range from $2 to $4 for each baked good based on disparities in wage earnings in the United States by gender and race. All of the donations will go to the local transitional housing space for women, Middle Way House. Main Lobby, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days.

Eight is Enough: Why the U.S. Supreme Court Should Stay Evenly Divided

While most Supreme Court watchers are lamenting the current short-handed Court, Professor Eric J. Segall, of the Georgia State University College of Law, argues that the Senate should do its best to maintain an evenly divided Supreme Court on a permanent basis. The advantages of such a Court include narrow decisions, more bi-partisan cooperation among the Justices, and less ideological decision-making. An evenly divided Supreme Court could still effectively enforce constitutional values, while the potential for judicial overreaching would be dramatically reduced. Moot Court Room, noon.

JD/MBA Call-out and Informational Meeting

Join Professor Mark Need, faculty director of the JD/MBA programs, as well as current JD/MBA students, who will describe the ins and outs of the joint degree programs. Information will include the Law School's partnership with the Kelley School of Business at IU, as well as with Maurer's unique JD/MBA with Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea. It's not too late for 2Ls to apply. Room 213, noon.

CLS Bible Study

Join the Christian Legal Society for our weekly Bible study. Bring your lunch and a friend as we discuss God's word together. Room 216, noon.

Phi Alpha Delta Initiation

Phi Alpha Delta initiation will take place tonight. To be initiated, you must have paid local and national dues. We look forward to our new members officially joining our organization. Moot Court Room, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, October 18

Coffee and Cookies with Dean Parrish

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, 10:30 a.m.

Judicial Clerkships: Tips On Getting Your Dream Job

The Black Law Students Association is hosting an informational session on post-graduate judicial clerkships. Our guest speakers will be Prof. Inge Van der Cruysse and Ms. DaWanna McCray, law clerk to the Hon. Tanya Walton Pratt, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Minority 2L and 3L students interested in clerking for a judge after law school should attend this program. We hope to see you there. Room 214, noon.

IP Practitioner-in-Residence: Corey Johanningmeier

Corey A. Johanningmeier, '07, of Keker & Van Nest LLP in San Francisco, will be on campus today as part of our IP Practitioner-in-Residence program. In addition to attending IP classes, he will be giving a lunch talk at noon in Room 213, and will be available for informal meetings with students throughout the day in the Faculty Study.

1L Resume Workshop

The Career Services Office is hosting a workshop for 1Ls to be able to come and learn about resume writing. Moot Court Room, noon.


Wednesday, October 19

Town Hall with Dean Parrish

All Maurer students are invited to this semester's Town Hall meeting with Dean Austen Parrish, who will provide the fall "State of the School" address to the students with a question and answer period to follow. Please come to ask questions and voice your concerns. Questions for Dean Parrish will be accepted at the SBA table from noon to 1 p.m., on October 17 and 18. Lunch will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.


Thursday, October 20

Preparing for Law Exams

All 1L students will attend with their PGAs one of these sessions that will cover how to prepare for law school exams. This session will also repeat on Friday. For more information, email Director Liz Ferrufino ( Room 120, noon.

Externships and Clinics Call-out

Come meet the clinics and externship faculty and explore the opportunities offered in the spring semester to learn the practice of law under the supervision of an experienced attorney while earning academic credit. Clinics are non-profit law firms managed by a clinical faculty member on campus. Clinic students represent real-life clients under the faculty member’s instruction. Enrollments are limited to a small group of students each semester. Externships are substantial lawyering experiences off campus for academic credit alongside a practicing attorney one day per week. Externs receive substantial feedback from the practicing attorney. In addition, each student works with a faculty member who ensures academic development through a classroom component or individual meetings and reflection. Placements include non-profit legal services organizations, state and local government agencies, public defender and prosecution offices, some private corporations, and federal and state courts. RSVP through CareerNet/Symplicity. Lunch will be served. We look forward to seeing you there. Room 121, noon.

SBA Faculty Speaker Series with Professor Eaglin

Join the SBA for our second Faculty Speaker Series with Professor Jessica Eaglin. Learn more about her life both inside and outside of the Law School, and her research in criminal law, evidence, and federal sentencing law. There will also be an opportunity for questions. Snacks will be provided. Room 124, noon.

Center for Law, Society and Culture Colloquium

Featuring Professor Amy Cohen from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Faculty Conference Room, noon.

Patent Troll Event

Professors Ryan Holte (of the Southern Illinois University School of Law) and Mark Janis will discuss the economic harms caused by patent infringement lawsuits filed by patent holders who do not make or sell products covered by their own patents — entities pejoratively referred to as "patent trolls." There will be free pad Thai from My Thai Cafe. The Business Law Society and the Intellectual Property Association will co-sponsor the event along with the Federalist Society. Moot Court Room, noon.

IP Colloquium: Saurabh Vishnubhakat

Saurabh Vishnubhakat will be speaking today as part of Prof. Marshall Leaffer's IP Colloquium. His talk is titled "Patent Data Beyond the Water's Edge." Two hours of Indiana CLE credit have been approved. Room 214, 1:15 p.m.


Friday, October 21

Preparing for Law Exams

See Thursday's entry for details. Room 121, noon and 1 p.m.

Graduate Colloquium Meeting: Col. Richard D. Welch

The Graduate Colloquium is hosting Colonel Richard D. Welch, a Ph.D. Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Democracy, to give a talk on the topic of "Building Cultural Bridges: The Work of National Reconciliation in Iraq 2003-2011". We welcome SJD, Ph.D., visiting scholars, and those interested in this topic to join us at our meeting. Refreshments will be provided. Room 120, noon.

IJLSE/BLSA Mini-symposium: Synergizing Efforts

Join the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality and the Black Law Students Association, for this year's fall mini-symposium: "Synergizing Efforts: The Role of Academia, Social Activism, Policy, Police Departments, and Legal Aid in Addressing Subjective Policing and Police Violence." This panel-style discussion will feature: Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley, a community justice staff attorney at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law; Bloomington Police Chief Michael Diekhoff; Amrita Myers, IU associate professor of history whose studies focus on race, gender, freedom, and power and has been active in the Black Lives Matter movement; Prof. Jeannine Bell, a nationally recognized scholar in the area of policing and hate crime; and Royce Russell, a former prosecutor and current criminal defense attorney specializing in false arrests/police brutality who represented Ramarley Graham's family. Prof. Kevin Brown will be moderating. The scope of the conversation will primarily focus on addressing how different efforts, stakeholders, and institutions can more effectively work together to affect subjective policing and police violence. Moot Court Room, 1 to 2:30 p.m. with a reception afterward in the Faculty Lounge.


Karst Farm Park, 4:30 p.m.


Faculty News

Executive Associate Dean Donna Nagy's article, "Beyond Dirks: Gratuitous Tipping and Insider Trading" (available here) is drawing significant national attention. Over the last several weeks, Dean Nagy's views have been featured in short solicited essays in Harvard Law School's Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, the Columbia Law School's Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets, and in Stanford Law Review's Online Symposium on Salman v. United States, the first insider trading case to reach the U.S. Supreme Court in nearly 20 years. The court heard oral argument on October 5, and Dean Nagy has been quoted in news reports including articles in Forbes, Bloomberg BNA's Securities Law Daily, and in an interview on NPR's Marketplace.

On Wednesday, Prof. Jayanth Krishnan will deliver the keynote address, "Reflecting on the State of Law and Society Scholarship on India: The Contributions of Marc Galanter," at the launch of the Marc Galanter Digital Archive on Bhopal & Academic Workshop at the University of Wisconsin Law School. The digital archive includes Galanter's collection of legal documents and news items about the infamous 1984 Bhopal Chemical disaster and the ensuing litigation. Krishnan and Galanter have worked closely together, co-authoring several papers on the legal system of India.



The Stewart Fellows Overseas Externship Program, the Law School's fellowship in support of academic externships which send students abroad during the summer, announces two upcoming application periods: October 17-28, 2016, for placements in Argentina, Brazil, Thailand and Vietnam; and January 9-27, 2017, for placements in China, India, Japan and South Korea. For more information about the program, including how to apply, please see the website for the Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession, or contact Ms. Lara Gose (, Room 254 in the Law School).

Perform at the Gong Show

It's Gong Show Time! The Gong Show is the Law School's talent show and we are recruiting talent to sign up to participate. This year's event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3. If you would like to perform, email Kayla Frye (

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