Indiana Law Annotated for August 21, 2017 (53:1)

August 21, 2017
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This Week in the Law School

Welcome to the start of the 2017-18 academic year! 1Ls, we're thrilled you've joined us. We also want to extend a special welcome to our new international and exchange students, and we're delighted our returning students are back.

While you were gone we took over the house on the corner of Third and Henderson streets. We're calling it – creatively – Henderson House. It is the new home of our Center for Constitutional Democracy and Center for Law, Society & Culture, with space for seminar and conference rooms for all. You'll find Professors Joe Hoffmann, Tim Morrison, Victor Quintanilla (newly appointed director of the CLSC), and David Williams and Susan Williams there along with CCD and CLSC personnel.

This week we are pleased to welcome our Dean's Global Advisory Board for their inaugural meeting this Friday and Saturday. Introduce yourself to some of our amazing alumni working around the globe.

Follow our official Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds for up-to-date info as it becomes available. Dean Austen Parrish (@austenparrish) also has a Twitter addiction and is eager to share your photos and news.

We look forward to a positive and productive year with you all. As always, let us know what we can do to improve your experience. We're here to help in any way we can.

Finally, we'll experience a 94 percent solar eclipse today around 2:25 p.m. Do not stare directly into the sun!


Monday, August 21

Student Organization Fair

This is the annual student organization fair open to all law students to learn about our 40-plus student-run groups and projects. Come learn how you can get involved this academic year. Main Lobby, noon.

Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition Registration

Registration for the 2017 Sherman Minton Moot Court competition, the Law School's largest single student-participation event, remains open through 11:59 p.m. tonight. Any eligible student who wishes to participate but has not yet signed up may register by emailing an intent to participate, along with contact information, to the Advocacy Board ( The case problem will be released on Sept. 8, with oral argument rounds beginning immediately after fall break, culminating in the finals on November 9.


Tuesday, August 22

Solidarity for Charlottesville

Join BLSA and your colleagues to extend support to Charlottesville students affected by the recent acts of racism and bigotry. We will provide stationery for you to write notes of encouragement that will be mailed as soon as possible. All students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate. Main Lobby, 11 to 12:30 p.m.

Intellectual Property Association Call-out Meeting

For all students interested in intellectual property law (patents, trademarks, and copyright), please join the Intellectual Property Association (IPA) for our first meeting to learn more about our organization and the events we have planned for this year. You do not need to have a science or engineering background to join. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. Room 122, noon.

OUTlaw Call-out Meeting

OUTlaw is an inclusive organization for LGBT+ students. At our first meeting we will be discussing our plans for the year and setting up car pools for the upcoming Lavender Affair. If you are unable to attend the call out meeting, but are interested in getting into a car pool for the Lavender Affair, please send an email to Elmer Thoreson ( Room 213, noon.

Health Law Society Call-out Meeting

Ever thought about how all of the changes in healthcare could affect your legal career? For all students interested in health law, please join us for a call-out meeting to learn about the Health Law Society and our upcoming events. Room 120, noon.


Wednesday, August 23

Health and Wellness Fair

Stop by the health and wellness tables, featuring local and campus services and businesses. Main Lobby, noon.


Thursday, August 24

Advocacy Call-out

The Sherman Minton Advocacy Board is hosting a call-out meeting for those interested in external trial or moot court competitions, Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition (including the opportunity for 1Ls to serve as bailiffs), and the Internal Trial Competition. Moot Court Room, noon.

Phi Alpha Delta Call-out Meeting

Please join the current executive board and members of Phi Alpha Delta, Adams Chapter Law Fraternity International to learn more about what the organization does and how joining the one of the largest international legal fraternities can help form bonds to jump start your career as a law student and more. Non-pizza lunch will be served. Room 122, noon.

IP Colloquium: Perry Saidman

Perry Saidman will be presenting "The Demise of the Functionality Doctrine in Design Patent Law" as part of Professor Mark Janis' IP Colloquium. Two hours of Indiana CLE credit have been approved. Room 216, 1:15 p.m.


Friday, August 25

Bar Exam Info Session for LLM Students

LLM students are encouraged to attend this bar exam information session with Professor Gabe Goodwin. Room 216, noon.


Faculty and Staff News

We're excited to share the news that Prof. Christy Ochoa is our new associate dean of research and faculty affairs while Prof. Aviva Orenstein will assume the role of associate dean for academic affairs. Congrats to both.

In June, Dean of Students Catherine Matthews, Director of Student Affairs Liz Ferrufino, and Johnny Pryor, '02, assistant dean of student affairs at the IU McKinney School of Law, made a presentation at the National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals annual conference titled, "Law School Mentoring Model: How Student Affairs Professionals Can Use Mentoring Principles to Support Marginalized Students." Dean Matthews also presented the opening plenary session on legal issues in student affairs.

In July, the Conservation Law Center's Jeffrey B. Hyman presented a talk at the Sixth Biennial Conference on Applied Legal Storytelling in Washington, DC.

William Schaad rejoined the Law School in June as director of graduate admissions, replacing Allison Foust, who relocated to Ohio with her family. Welcome back, Will!

Abby Koop has joined the Jerome Hall Law Library as its new serials collection specialist. Abby replaces Katy Bull, who in turn replaced Lara Little as our archive and digital preservation specialist earlier this spring. Welcome, Abby!



Announcing New Dean's Writing Fellows

The legal writing faculty are pleased to announce this year's Dean's Writing Fellows: 3L Allison Scarlott, and 2Ls Jessica Beheydt, Julia Konieczny, Sarah Lode, Hannah Miller, Zachary Miller, Ji Won Park, and Alex Van Dyke. The Dean's Writing Fellow position connects outstanding upper-class students with a legal writing professor and one section of the first-year Legal Research and Writing course. The writing faculty look forward to working with this year's fellows and the class of 2020.

Basic Mediation and Restorative Justice Training

The Community Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM) offers a 40-hour training program for community members interested in learning about conflict resolution, mediation, and restorative justice. Participants will enhance their interpersonal skills in communication and listening, problem solving, and negotiation, and they will increase their understanding of restorative justice philosophy and methods, the sources of conflict, and the processes leading to constructive conflict resolution. The training should benefit any community member concerned with managing conflict and its resolution. The training provides the background and skills necessary to work as a community mediator and restorative justice practitioner and qualifies participants to volunteer in CJAM's programs. The fall training will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. over five weekend days, September 9-10, 16-17, and 23 at the Law School. The training will be led by senior mediators and restorative justice practitioners. Tuition is $300, or $260 if received by Aug. 28. Scholarships are available. For more information, e-mail or call 336-8677. Go to our website,, to download an application. Payment can be made by credit card at the website or by check with your application.

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