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Indiana Law Annotated

November 23, 2015

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This Week in the Law School

We were gonna go home, but then we checked the inbox and saw there were a few events this week. We anticipate having a new website early this week. There will be issues. There will be tears. It will all be okay. Consider this v1.0, with updates planned as soon as we can. We encourage you to look around, find what's new, and orient yourself with the new look. Everything from before will still be there, but some content has been moved and streamlined. If you have any questions, we'll be glad to answer them.

This Thursday, 12 local families will enjoy a Thanksgiving meal thanks to your donations to the Student Bar Association's "Talk Turkey to Me" drive. See 'Announcements' for full details.


Monday, November 23
Advocates for Life Coffee Handout

Celebrate the last week of class with free coffee provided by the Advocates for Life. Main Lobby, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

ExamSoft Review Session

Room 214, noon and 4:30 p.m.

PILF Dine & Donate at BuffaLouie's

Eat a meal at BuffaLouie's anytime on Monday, let the cashier know you are there for the Public Interest Law Foundation, and PILF will receive a share of the sale. Proceeds go toward Singing for Summer Salaries and PILF's summer scholarship fund. PILF members also have vouchers available to show to the cashier. See a PILF member or email ( for details.


Tuesday, November 24
ExamSoft Review Session

Room 120, 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.


Wednesday, November 25

Go home. Drive safely.


Thursday, November 26

Happy Thanksgiving!


Friday, November 20



Faculty News

While on sabbatical this term, Prof. Jeannine Bell has been writing, doing interviews, and speaking about her latest research project on the police. On September 30, she gave a talk, "The Symbolic Assailant Revisited: Tamir Rice, John Crawford, and Jonathan Ferrell," at the University of Wisconsin Law School. She also published the following: "Can't We Be Your Neighbor?: Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, and the Resistance to Blacks as Neighbors," 95 BU Law Review 851 (2015); "The Are No Racists Here: The Rise of Racial Extremists, When No One is a Racist" 20 Michigan Journal of Race and Law 349 (2015); and "Police Violence and Ferguson:(En)Racing Criminal Procedure," 65 J. Legal Educat. 306 (November 2015).


Staff News

The Law School is pleased to welcome new events coordinator Chelsey Browning. Chelsey will take over the role previously occupied by Bridget Anderson and will begin her duties on November 30. Special thanks go to Sandy Ault, Lisa Bailey, Mary Edwards, Phil Poff, and Steve Withem for all their hard work while this position was vacant. Event management is much harder than it looks, and this group, led by Sandy, did a wonderful job!



Indiana Law students, faculty, and staff donated over $300 to SBA's "Talk Turkey to Me" drive. That donation plus SBA's contributions meant that SBA, on behalf of the Maurer community, was able to donate Thanksgiving dinner to 12 families who have children at Fairview Elementary School. SBA wants to thank everyone who contributed to this event; this year's donation was the largest donation we have made since starting "Talk Turkey to Me."

Planning an Event: Interim Contact Information

If you'd like to plan a meeting or would like information about an existing meeting or event in light of Bridget Anderson's departure, please contact Mary Edwards (, or 855-5116.

How to Schedule an Event

An online form is available to plan and schedule meetings. Please use this form to request a room, notify Indiana Law Annotated, and send other information about your event. You will receive confirmation that your room has been reserved after your request has been processed. When filling out your event description, please provide all information possible, especially if you are requesting that the event be publicized.

ILA Submissions

Indiana Law Annotated is published every Monday while school is in session with news about the coming week. Submit information and articles for ILA to by Thursday at noon for inclusion in Monday's edition. Length of submission is limited to 150 words, unless otherwise approved. Entries may be edited to ensure consistent presentation. If you're requesting a room, submit all information (including the room request) via the Plan a Meeting feature of the website. If you have questions about an item appearing in the ILA, please contact James Boyd (; phone 855-0156). Indiana Law Annotated is archived online.

Audio-Video Services

Send requests for AV services to Carl James ( Please include the name of your group and the e-mail address of the contact person, a description of what you want to do, and the date, location, starting time, and duration of the event. Requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance and will be confirmed by e-mail.