Indiana Law Annotated for September 14, 2009 (37:3)


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The second event of the Office of Career and Professional Development Career Choices series focuses on careers in family law, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution. Professor Amy Applegate, Patrick Brown, Diana Mercer, JD'88, and Steve Spence will discuss careers in family law and alternatives to litigation from noon to 1 p.m. in room 213 on Thursday, Sept. 17.



WLC Call-out Meeting

The Women's Law Caucus (WLC) will be holding a call-out meeting at noon (room TBA). Non-pizza lunch will be served. Please come and learn more about our organization and the events we have planned for this year such as speakers, community activities, an etiquette dinner, and our infamous charity auction! All are welcome, including the men of the Law School!

FLS Call-out Meeting

The Family Law Society (FLS) is having its call-out meeting from noon to 1 p.m. in room 216. All are welcome!

LSRJ Call-out Meeting

Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) will have a call-out meeting at noon (room TBA). Lunch will be provided. LSRJ is a dynamic, national network of law students, law professors, practicing attorneys, and judges. We are committed to ensuring access to medically accurate, age-appropriate, culturally competent sex and sexuality education, as well as comprehensive reproductive healthcare -- including prenatal care, postnatal care, contraception, abortion services, and alternative reproductive technologies -- for women and men, free from coercion, discrimination, and violence. Find us on Facebook: LSRJ (Indiana Law Chapter).

ELS Call-out Meeting

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) will be holding its call-out meeting from noon to 1 p.m. in room 122. ELS provides information for law students interested in a career in environmental law, as well as a forum for students who are generally interested in the environment and conservation. Lunch will be provided. For more information on the event, please contact Will Gardner at



FLF Call-out Meeting

The Feminist Law Forum (FLF) is having a call-out meeting at noon in room 120. Please join us for a short meeting to learn about the FLF and to discuss this semester's upcoming events. Lunch will be provided, and all students are welcome.

IPA Summer Job Panel Discussion, Call-out

The Intellectual Property Association (IPA) will be holding a summer job panel discussion and call-out meeting at noon in room 213. Panelists will include law students who worked in corporate, academic, and private practice intellectual property law last summer. Lunch will be served. Please come and learn more about opportunities for law students interested in intellectual property and our organization!

CLS Call-out Meeting

The Christian Legal Society (CLS) will hold a meeting at noon in room 216. At this meeting, we will elect the new 1L secretary. CLS is the only group that allows 1Ls to be on the executive board, and you must attend this meeting if you would like to run for the position. We hope you will join us! For more information, please contact Mike Morris at



Tour Guide Volunteers Needed

As an Indiana Law student, you have the opportunity to play a significant role in the Law School's recruiting efforts for the Class of 2013. If you are interested in sharing your Law School experiences with prospective students during their visits, please plan to attend Tour Guide Training at noon in room 122. This meeting will explain the Law School's Tour Guide Program and allow you the opportunity to sign up for a weekly class/tour assignment. Lunch will be provided. If you are unable to attend the meeting but want to participate in the program, contact Dani Weatherford, director of recruitment, at

IP at IU Happy Hour

The Intellectual Property Association (IPA) is organizing a happy hour event from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Kilroy's on Kirkwood. Come meet Professors Mark Janis, JD'89, Kevin Collins, and Marshall Leaffer along with other IPA members in a relaxed setting. Informal conversation may involve IP class offerings and 2L/3L experiences in patent, trademark, copyright, and Internet law. Drinks will be available from Kilroy's on a cash basis.



POP/ILAP Call-out Meeting

The Protective Order Project (POP) and Inmate Legal Assistance Project (ILAP) joint call-out meeting is at noon in room 121; a non-pizza lunch will be served. Come learn about great opportunities to perform pro bono legal work at once! POP is a student-run organization dedicated to the safety and empowerment of survivors of domestic abuse in our local community. Working with pro bono attorneys enables us to obtain civil protective orders for our clients. In this way, being a POP volunteer is a rare opportunity to gain hands-on legal experience during law school and feel fulfilled in the work that you do. If you would like to get involved with POP or ILAP but can't make the call-out meeting, please stop by the office or e-mail us at or

PDP Call-out Meeting

Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity is having its fall call-out meeting at noon in room 120. Come find out about our events and lifetime membership benefits, including our highly regarded "1L Mentorship and Support Program" and alumni networking opportunities. With the 110th anniversary alumni reunion coming up, this year is a tremendous time to join one of the oldest traditions at Indiana Law. Good food will be provided to satisfy your hunger. We look forward to meeting you.

OCPD Career Choices Series: Family Law, Mediation, and ADR

The second event of the Office of Career and Professional Development Career Choices series focuses on careers in family law, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution. Professor Amy Applegate, Patrick Brown, Diana Mercer, JD'88, and Steve Spence will discuss careers in family law and alternatives to litigation from noon to 1 p.m. in room 213. Lunch will be served for those who RSVP on Symplicity.

Resume-writing for Graduate Students

Assistant Dean Michael Keller from the Office of Career and Professional Development will offer resume-writing tips for graduate students from 2:20 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. in room 121. Interested students in the Graduate Legal Studies program are invited to attend in order to learn more about how to prepare a U.S.-style resume that can be used when applying for on-campus jobs, fellowships or scholarships, internships, or jobs through the International Student Interview Program (ISIP), etc.

Kelley Life Sciences Information Session/Reception

Indiana Law students are invited to attend an information session/reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in room CG0034 at the Kelley School of Business. Please come hear about the Center for the Business of Life Sciences and meet others with similar interests as we all work together to bring the best of business and life sciences together! To learn more about us, please visit



Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions and the Impact on Environmental Law

The Environmental Law Society is sponsoring a presentation titled "Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions and the Impact on Environmental Law" from noon to 12:50 p.m. in room 124. Professors John Applegate, Rob Fischman, and Jim Barnes will make up the panel of speakers at the presentation. As the title suggests, the panel will be discussing the likely impacts of the fascinating array of environmental law cases that have been decided by the U.S. Supreme Court over the past year. For more information, please contact Will Gardner at

Alumnus to Speak on Pregnant Women’s Rights

Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) welcomes National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) staff attorney Kathrine Jack, JD'06, at 12:30 p.m. in room 120. Jack will discuss the rights of pregnant women and the recent cases the NAPW has taken on their behalf. Please join us for what is sure to be an enlightening conversation on the legal rights of women today.



Protective Order Project Volunteer Training

Volunteer training will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (room TBA). You will learn all the skills you need to interview clients, contact attorneys, and prepare POP cases for hearings. Training is mandatory for new volunteers, but if you have a conflict, please contact



Kelley-Maurer Charity Golf Open

Please mark your calendars for the first Kelley-Maurer Charity Golf Open at the IU Golf Course. Tee times will be assigned starting at 9:30 a.m. This annual event will raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana. The cost is $25/student, $30/faculty and staff. There will be a Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin Contest, and $5 Raffle tickets will be sold for great door prizes. Light Breakfast will be provided. All Kelley MBA and Maurer School of Law students, faculty, and administrators are invited to play. Choose your own team of four members, or contact a member of the leadership committee to place people who may not have four members. Please submit payment to a member of the leadership team (make checks payable to: MBAA, re: golf tournament).Please sign up by Thursday, Sept. 17. This will be a great event to meet and have fun with students from the Business and Law School. We look forward to seeing you on the greens.



Jeremy Horder Visit

Jeremy Horder, a professor of criminal law at Worcester College, University of Oxford, and Law Commissioner for England and Wales, will present a colloquium titled "Philosophy and Morality in the Courtroom: Defences in Criminal Law," on Monday, Sept. 21, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Faculty Conference Room. On Wednesday, Sept. 23, Horder will present the Branigin Lecture, "Law Commissions, Experts, and Law Reform: the Case of Homicide," at 7 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. His research interests include law reform, the historical and philosophical foundations of criminal law, and criminal law theory. Among his scholarly publications are Provocation and Responsibility.

PILF Softball Tournament

The IU Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will be sponsoring its annual Softball Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m. in Bryan Park. A barbeque will follow around 4 p.m. Cost is $10 per person to play and eat or $5 per person to watch and eat (or the donation of five canned food items for the food drive). Visit the PILF table during the lunch hour this week for more information. Sign-up forms can be found under the "Documents" tab on the new Web site (

Hoosiers Outrun Cancer

Looking for a great way to get to know some of your fellow law students while supporting a worthwhile cause? You are in luck! The IU Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) is putting together a team for the 10th Annual Hoosiers Outrun Cancer 5K Run/Walk which will be held Saturday, Sept. 26. The entrance fee is $25 with all proceeds going toward funding for the Bloomington Hospital Olcott Center for Cancer Education. Registration for the race ends Friday, so please stop by our table during lunch this week to sign up. We will provide the form that you need to fill out, but please be prepared to pay the entrance fee when signing up! If you have any questions or cannot stop by the PILF table, feel free to e-mail



Professor Jim Barnes' article, "Implementing Presidential Agendas Administratively: A View from the Inside," was published in the July/August 2009 issue of Public Administration Review. The article and a companion piece from an academic perspective were the featured articles in the issue.



Research Assistants Needed

Professor David P. Fidler, James Louis Calamaras Professor of Law and director of the IU Center on American and Global Security, is seeking two research assistants to help him conduct research on rule of law efforts related to the campaign in Afghanistan. Second- and third-year law students interested in applying to be a research assistant should send Professor Fidler ( an electronic copy of his or her CV and a statement of interest (no more than one page), which should include any relevant skills or prior experiences that would enhance the application. Deadline for submitting application materials is Sept. 21, 2009, with work for those selected starting at the beginning of October. Questions should be directed to Professor Fidler (, 5-6403; room 321).

BARBRI Tabling

BARBRI will be tabling from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday for the remainder of the semester. 1Ls can sign up now for any state for only $50 (limited time offer, additional $50 payment due Oct. 31, 2010), lock in your tuition price for your bar review class in 2012 (or 2013), and get a helpful first-year review book containing review of all of your required classes for your first year as well as example outlines and helpful study questions. Upper-level students should stop by and pick up their upper-level review books. Upper-level student sign-up requires $250. Don't forget to sign up for the MPRE and the BARBRI MPRE review course. You must have $250 paid on your account to sign up for the MPRE review.

Scheduling Events

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Audio-Video Services

Requests for AV services should be sent to Max Exter at 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.