Indiana Law Annotated for November 6, 2017 (53:11)

November 6, 2017
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This Week in the Law School

Congratulations to all our Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition participants and a special thanks to all of our alumni, faculty, and friends who served as judges throughout the earlier rounds. We'll host the final round on Thursday evening. This event is always standing-room only, so be sure to get there early. For those who wish to meet and interact with the final round judges, Prof. Van der Cruysse will host a Q+A with them at 3 p.m. Thursday.


Monday, November 6

BLSA General Body Meeting

Please come prepared to learn more about our remaining events for the semester and to pay your dues if you have not already done so. Lunch will be provided. Room 125, noon.

Abortion Privacy/Abortion Secrecy: What is the Difference and Why Does it Matter?

Columbia Law School Professor Carol Sanger's new book, About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in the 21st Century, is centered on the regulation of abortion, the regulation of maternal conduct, surrogacy, and the law's relation to culture. Lunch provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

Q&A with Brandon King, '15 and VITA Call-out Session

Join the Tax Law Society and VITA for a question-and-answer session with Brandon King, '15, a law clerk for Judge Albert Lauber of the United States Tax Court. We will cover how King obtained his current job, what skills helped him succeed, and what advice he has for people interested in tax law or specialized clerkships. While you're there, learn about volunteer opportunities with VITA in the spring semester. A non-pizza lunch will be provided. Room 122, noon.


Tuesday, November 7

Crazy, Evil, or Just Suspicious? "Animus," Ill-will, and Constitutional Equality

In recent years the Supreme Court has been relying on a theory called "animus" to decide cases about equality under the Constitution. What is the "animus doctrine" and how does it relate to more established equal protection principles? How has it been used in contemporary controversies, such as anti-LGBT discrimination? Professor William Araiza, the author of the new book Animus: A Short Introduction to Bias in the Law, will discuss the concept of animus, its limitations, and its potential as a tool for courts to enforce equality. Sponsored by the Maurer School of Law, the IU Institute for Advanced Study, and the American Constitution Society. Lunch provided. Room 122, noon.

CLS Bible Study/Fellowship

Join us for our weekly Bible study and Christian fellowship at noon! All are welcome and no preparation is necessary. "Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; anticipate one another in showing honor." (Romans 12:9-10). Room 215, noon.

ISBA Panel Discussion

The Indiana State Bar Association is coming to Baier Hall with some of its brightest and most accomplished members to talk with students over the lunch hour. They will talk with students about career development and answer questions they may have about the legal profession, the job market, the non-traditional path, bar associations or any other questions that may arise. Room 214, noon.


Wednesday, November 8

Voting Rights, Voting Wrongs: The Future of Gerrymandering

Speakers will include Nicholas Stephanopolous (University of Chicago Law); Misha Tseytlin (Wisconsin's solicitor general); Kevin Leroy (Wisconsin deputy solicitor general); Prof. Luis Fuentes-Rohwer; and Michael Pitts (IU McKinney School of Law). SPEA First Floor Commons, 11:30 a.m.

CSO Interviewing Tips

The Career Services Office is hosting a workshop for 1Ls to come and get information and tips about interviewing. Moot Court Room, noon.

LLM Tax Program at Northwestern

David Cameron, from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, will be here to talk about the LLM tax program. The Tax Lawyer, the tax journal published by the Tax Section of the ABA, will be moving from Georgetown to Northwestern starting in the fall of 2018. Northwestern is looking for well qualified students to serve as student editors for the journal and will award such students scholarships. For more information, please contact Mr. Cameron (

Letter-writing Workshop

A letter-writing workshop that is open to anyone who is currently working on a letter for ILAP or is interested in volunteering for ILAP. The ILAP e-board will be assisting volunteers with letter assignments and answering questions about how to get involved with ILAP. Room 120, 5:30 p.m.


Thursday, November 9

1L Summer Externships: Use Your Winter Break to Apply for Summer Externships

Prof. Inge Van der Cruysse will give a general overview of all externship programs for academic credit the school offers in summer, other than the Stewart Fellowships. Particular focus on how to use your winter break for networking & to prepare the application process for an externship/internship placement with a judge nationwide. RSVP on CareerNet for this workshop by November 8 , so we can plan a healthy lunch. Room 120, noon.

Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research: Mitchell Parker

IU Health's Mitchell Parker will present "What is cybersecurity doing for the organization's mission?" as part of the CACR Security Seminar Series. Kelley School of Business Hodge Hall 1030, noon.

CCD presents Christie Warren

Christie Warren (William and Mary Law) will present "Legal Systems and Conflict: Relationships and Trends" as part of the Center for Constitutional Democracy's speakers series. Henderson House, noon.

CIPR IP Colloquium: Robert Bone

Robert Bone will be giving a talk today titled "Trademark Functionality Reexamined" as part of the Center for Intellectual Property Research IP Colloquium. Room 216, 1:15 to 3:15 p.m.

Q&A with Moot Court Finals Judges

A unique opportunity to meet Judge David Hamilton (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit), Judge William Sessions (U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont), Justice Geoffrey Slaughter, '89, (Indiana Supreme Court), and Judge Rudolph Pyle, '00, (Court of Appeals of Indiana) for a conversation that will be facilitated by Prof. Inge Van der Cruysse. Judges will be taking your questions about judicial philosophy, the judicial decision-making process, careers in the court, and more. RSVP on CareerNet. Room 120, 3 p.m.

Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition Final Round

Thursday evening will mark the culmination of the Law School's 52nd annual Sherman Minton Competition with our Moot Court Finals, featuring arguments by the four top student competitors out of the 115 who began the competition. The problem is titled Milena Becket v. The United States and it involves both a constitutional and statutory interpretation issue that intersect with immigration law. Moot Court Room, 5 p.m.


Friday, November 10

Graduate Colloquium

Graduate Legal Studies students are invited to a Q&A session about proposal defense. Four returning SJD students from diverse countries will be invited to constitute the panel. Students can ask them any questions regarding how to prepare for a proposal defense, both mentally and pragmatically. Room 122, noon.


Faculty News

Prof. Jim Barnes participated on a featured panel at the Harvard Law School's 200th Anniversary celebration on Friday, October 27th. Other panelists included two former EPA administrators, William Reilly and Gina McCarthy, as well as Harvard Law School Professor and former Indiana Law faculty member Richard Lazarus. Prof. Barnes, a former EPA deputy administrator, general counsel, and chief of staff, and the other panelists discussed the evolution of environmental law from President Nixon to the present.



2017 Hoosier Hills Food Bank Drive

Once again the law school will be holding a food drive benefitting the Hoosier Hills Food Bank which collects, stores and distributes food to non-profit agencies that feed the hungry in Monroe and surrounding counties. Barrels will be placed throughout Baier Hall and on the second floor of the Lewis Building for the donation of non-perishable food items. There is a particular need for protein items such as peanut butter, canned tuna, canned soup, and canned or bagged beans. Last year our collective effort resulted in a whopping donation of 354 pounds of food to the food bank, which was 57 percent more than we collected the year before. You can make a difference in someone's life. For more information contact

Bradley Fellows Criminal Law Event

The Bradley Fellows Program in Criminal Law will host a presentation by the Honorable Edward W. Najam of the Indiana Court of Appeals at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, in the conference room at Henderson House. The title of the presentation will be: "Selected Criminal Appeals: A Second Look." All interested students are welcome to attend.

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