Indiana Law Annotated for October 12, 2009 (37:7)


Join panelists at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 13, in room 122 for a discussion on the anxiety students face in the search for a good job. Panelists will include Jennifer Elston, JD'04, Frank Motley, Holly Harvey, JD'97, and David Sullivan, JD'73.

All law students are invited to join Milt Stewart, JD'71, and his wife, Judi, for an evening reception at the IU Art Museum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Complimentary heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer, and wine will be provided.



How to Steal 30 Million Books and Become Billionaires at the Same Time

At noon in the Moot Court Room, the Federalist Society and the Intellectual Property Law Association will host a debate between Steven Hetcher, co-director of the Technology and Entertainment Program at the Vanderbilt University Law School, and Anthony Rose, JD'90, of Meitus Gelbert Rose LLP. The debate, which will be moderated by Professor Marshall Leaffer, will focus on the recent settlement between several authors and publishers and Google, which has scanned and digitized millions of copyrighted books. Jimmy John's sandwiches will be provided. For the latest updates on the settlement, visit



Best-selling Author to Discuss New Book

Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, director of the Information and Innovation Policy Research Centre at the National University of Singapore, will speak at noon in the Moot Court Room on his new book, Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age. Best-selling author Mayer-Schönberger taught at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University before leaving to found the Information and Innovation Policy Research Centre. In Delete, he traces the important role that forgetting has played throughout human history. The written word made it possible for humans to remember across generations and time, and today digital technology and global networks are overriding our natural ability to forget; the past is ever-present, ready to be called up at the click of a mouse. Everlasting digital memory presents an array of dangers — from outdated information being taken out of context to compromising photos the Web won't let us forget — that current information privacy rights and other fixes don't solve. Don't miss this opportunity to hear one of the world's leading scholars on Internet and high-technology policy. Lunch will be served.

Indiana State Bar Association - Panel Discussion

Join panelists at noon in room 122 for a discussion on the anxiety students face in the search for a good job. Panelists will include Jennifer Elston, JD'04, Frank Motley, Holly Harvey, JD'97, and David Sullivan, JD'73.

Evening Reception at the IU Art Museum

Milt Stewart, JD'71, and his wife, Judi, will host an evening reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the IU Art Museum for all IU Maurer School of Law students. Come explore the museum's internationally acclaimed collections, mingle with fellow classmates, and raise a glass (or two!) in celebration of you as a student at Indiana Law. Deans, faculty, and staff will join the party. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer, and wine will be provided compliments of the Stewarts, who think it is important to explore the campus, especially the Art Museum.

Since its establishment in 1941, the IU Art Museum has grown from a small university teaching collection into one of the foremost university art museums in the country. Today, the IU Art Museum's internationally acclaimed collections, ranging from ancient gold jewelry and African masks to paintings by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso, include more than 40,000 objects representing nearly every art-producing culture throughout history. The IU Art Museum is located on Seventh Street in the heart of the Bloomington campus.

Stewart is a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine in Portland, Ore., and a member of the Law School's Board of Visitors and the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows.



Career Choices: Prosecutors, Public Defenders, and Legal Aid

The Office of Career and Professional Development's Career Choices series continues today with a panel on prosecutors, public defenders, and legal aid experts. The panel starts at noon in room 213, and will feature Michael Hunt, JD'69, chief public defender for Monroe County; Jeff Kehr, JD'97, deputy prosecutor and senior trial attorney for Monroe County; Monish Patel, JD'00, deputy public defender for Marion County; and Michael Spencer, JD'73, chief deputy public defender for Monroe County. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP in Symplicity.

FLS Meeting

The Family Law Society (FLS) will meet from noon to 1 p.m. in room 120. Family law attorneys Kara Reagan, JD'05, of Stafford Law Offices, and Holly Harvey, JD'97, of Bunger & Robertson, will speak on their experiences as family law practitioners. Lunch will be provided.



HELP Program

The Shalom HELP Legal Clinic will host a dual presentation by the Honorable Jay C. Zainey, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and the Honorable Frank A. Cristaudo, chief administrative law judge of the Social Security Administration. This event will be held in the Moot Court Room to introduce local attorneys, faculty, students, and community organization members to the HELP model created by Judge Zainey, which provides greater legal access for the homeless in south-central Indiana, and to discuss the needs of the disabled in the Social Security Disability determination process. The speaking events will be preceded by a coffee hour with the judges and a free lunch buffet afterward.



The National Institutes of Health has awarded the Law School a $500,000 grant to examine ways of mitigating the unintended impact of the Health Privacy Rule on health research. The project, which will be led by Professor Fred H. Cate, involves bringing together a blue-ribbon panel of experts in law, research, privacy, and ethics to consider alternative ways to protect privacy without impeding health research. The final recommendations of the panel will be due in 2011.

Professor Sarah Jane Hughes recently published an op-ed titled "Congress should redo Obama's plan to ensure consumers get quality financial protection." To date, her editorial has appeared in 17 newspapers nationwide.



Government Career Fair

If you'd like an entry-level job or internship in government, come to the Government Career Fair and interact with a variety of public sector employers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 19, in Alumni Hall at the Indiana Memorial Union. Gather general career information and learn about specific opportunities. Don't miss this outstanding opportunity to connect with employers on your own campus.

Networking Nights — Get Connected Government

Please join IU alumni and career professionals in diverse careers within government-related fields for an evening of networking from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 19, at the DeVault Alumni Center. Guest speakers will participate in a panel discussion focusing on their career paths, organizational opportunities, and sharing advice for students entering the world of work.

FLF Meeting

The Feminist Law Forum (FLF) is having a meeting at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 27, room TBD. Current FLF members and anyone interested in joining FLF are encourage to attend. Lunch will be provided. Come learn more about our organization and help plan our upcoming event, Gender Equity Coffee Break! Also, please remember to pay your dues ($10) to Katie Dittelberger (2L).



CLS Bible Study

Christian Legal Society (CLS) is holding weekly Bible study and prayer on Thursdays at 8:15 a.m. in room 215 of the Law School. Unsure if you'd like to attend Bible study? Have prayer requests or questions about God? Feel free to e-mail requests, questions, or needs to Katie Khan at Prayer requests presented to the study group will remain anonymous/confidential unless otherwise requested.

Indiana Law "Thank You" Cards

Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity has "Thank You" cards bearing the Indiana Law logo for sale. These professional, high quality note cards are ideal to send to interviewers, recommenders, professors, mentors, and friends. Just $1 per card and envelope! Please contact Katie Peterson ( to purchase.

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.

ILA Submissions

The Indiana Law Annotated (ILA) is published every Monday while school is in session with news about the coming week. Information and articles for the ILA should be submitted to by Thursday at noon for inclusion in Monday's edition. Length of submission is limited to 200 words, unless otherwise approved. If you have questions about an item appearing in the ILA, please contact Debbie O'Leary (; phone 855-2426). To view past issues, visit the ILA online.