Indiana Law Annotated for October 26, 2009 (37:8)


The Federalist Society will be flying in Hans von Spakovsky, former Federal Election Commissioner and a senior Heritage Foundation scholar in Washington D.C., for an event on Monday, Oct. 26, with our very own Professor Luis Fuentes-Rohwer at noon in room 122.

The Center on American and Global Security and the India Studies Program at Indiana University have invited a distinguished panel of experts to present a symposium on "The Future of Nuclear Weapons." The symposium will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Dogwood Room of the Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St.



BLSA Tabling for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Come celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the Black Law Student Association (BLSA). Today is International Pink Ribbon Day. Stop by the BLSA table from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to pick up your free pink ribbon. We will also be giving pink lemonade to those that donate to the Susan G. Komen fund.

FLF Meeting

The Feminist Law Forum will have a meeting at noon in room 120. The main topics for discussion will be the upcoming Gender Equity Coffee Break and t-shirt sales. Lunch will be provided.

Hillary: The Movie! and Developments in Election Law since Crawford v. Marion County Election Board

The Federalist Society will be flying in Hans von Spakovsky, former Federal Election Commissioner and a senior Heritage Foundation scholar in Washington D.C., for an event, with our very own Professor Luis Fuentes-Rohwer at noon in room 122. Topics include recent issues regarding election law including the Hillary: The Movie! case now under review in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Crawford v. Marion County Election Board voter ID case, ACORN's voter fraud allegations, calls for universal registration requirements, voter intimidation, and other related topics. Bucceto's pizza will be served.



1L Introduction to the Office of Career & Professional Development

The Office of Career & Professional Development will provide a wealth of information to customize a unique job search strategy from noon to 1 p.m., room TBD. This session for 1Ls will introduce you to the staff, programs, and resources you will be using throughout your law school career. Don't miss this opportunity to get started on your personal career development. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity.

LGBT Legal Issues and Awareness: Marriage, Employment, and Civil Rights

The LAMBDA group, in collaboration with the Latino/a Law Student Association and the Feminist Law Forum, would like to invite you to participate in the LGBT panel discussion that from noon to 1 p.m. in room 213. Our panel is composed of two great scholars in the field of social justice and equality: Professor Deborah Widiss and Professor Suzanne E. Eckes. Professor Widiss is an associate professor of law and has worked on several cases regarding LGBT marriage and employment rights. Professor Eckes is from the IU School of Education and has extensive experience in the field of education law. These two professors will share their research and legal work with us in the field of education, marriage rights, employment, and other areas of law affecting the LGBT community. Please join our members for an interactive speaking engagement, where students will be exposed to the major legal issues affecting the LGBT community in the U.S. Our main goal is to increase awareness about the current legal issues affecting the LGBT community. We welcome everyone, including our allies in the social justice cause.

LDS Call-out Meeting

The Law and Drama Society (LDS) will be having its call-out meeting at noon in room 122. Come and see what really happens backstage and learn about one of the least known but most rewarding clubs in the Law School. Food will be served. If you have any questions, please contact Jason Covert at



PDP Halloween Blood Drive

Phi Delta Phi (PDP) is holding a blood drive for the American Red Cross blood bank. Please come out and give a little bit of blood for the community all day in the student lounge. Snacks provided. Contact Pat Smith with any questions at



The Future of Nuclear Weapons

The Center on American and Global Security and the India Studies Program at Indiana University have invited a distinguished panel of experts to present a symposium on "The Future of Nuclear Weapons." The symposium will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Dogwood Room of the Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St. This event is free and open to the public. Participating in the symposium will be: Robert Jervis, the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and author of several books, including American Foreign Policy in a New Era, The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution, Perception and Misperception in International Politics, and The Logic of Images in International Relations; John J. Mearsheimer, the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago and author of books such as Conventional Deterrence, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics, and The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy; Gideon Rose, managing editor of Foreign Affairs and a member of the National Security Council during the Clinton administration; and Stephen Schwartz, editor of Nonproliferation Review and former publisher and executive director of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

The symposium occurs at an opportune moment because nuclear weapons policies and controversies are much in the news now and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. President Obama is pursuing his call for global elimination of nuclear weapons. The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution in September 2009 on stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and strengthening compliance with international non-proliferation treaties. Fears about the nuclear weapons ambitions of North Korea and Iran are escalating. Concerns about the security of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal have been raised. Russia and the United States are negotiating a treaty to replace the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). Worries about the U.S.-India nuclear accord concluded in 2007 are increasing. Policymakers remain concerned about the potential for nuclear terrorism. The next review conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty will take place in 2010. The symposium's distinguished experts will address these and other challenges facing national and international policies on nuclear weapons. Questions about the symposium should be directed to David P. Fidler, director of CAGS, at



Cambridge University Press will publish Ambassador Feisal al-Istrabadi's dissertation, 'Judge Ye Justly': The Iraqi Supreme Criminal Tribunal in Its Domestic and International Contexts. Publication is expected in 2010.

Professor Brian Broughman presented a new research project (co-authored with Jesse Fried) titled "Do Venture Capitalists Use Inside Financing to Dilute Founders?" at the Midwest Law and Economics Association conference.

On Oct. 6, Professor Marshall Leaffer presented the keynote at les 2èmes rencontres de la Propriété Intellectuelle at l'université de Nancy, France titled "Le protection du design de la mode aux Etats Unies et en France." Leaffer enjoyed listening to the other participants at the conference and found that even bad talks sound better in French.

On Oct. 10, Professor Leandra Lederman presented her article titled "A Tisket, A Tasket: Basketing and Corporate Tax Shelters" at the Midwest Law and Economics Association meeting hosted by University of Notre Dame Law School.



LSRJ November Meeting

Join the Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 3, in room 124 to discuss upcoming events, and, in honor of election day, discussing how to learn about candidate views on reproductive justice issues.



GPSO Survey

The Graduate Professional Student Organization (GPSO) survey has been extended through noon on Saturday, Oct. 31, for law students. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes and provides us invaluable feedback on health insurance, living costs, and support services for graduate and professional students on the Bloomington campus, as well as current GPSO initiatives. It's also your last chance to register for one of several Starbucks gift cards to be distributed to randomly-selected survey respondents. Please take the time to fill out our survey at

Celebrate Pro Bono

Oct. 26-30 is the American Bar Association's national Celebrate Pro Bono Week. The Access to Justice Program will be tabling all week at lunch so that students can learn about the exciting pro bono opportunities here in Bloomington and about the personal and professional benefits of pro bono service. Be sure to stop by the table for more information!

Gong Show Tabling

Got talent? Sign up to show everyone your fabulous (or embarrassing) talent. If you can sing, dance, juggle, etc., sign up for the show. Tabling will begin soon! The Gong Show is coming in early November!

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

All e-mails about reserving classrooms must be sent to BL-LAW-EVENTS. Mail must be sent to the correct address, bl-law-events (for Outlook users) or (for non-Outlook users). Please include the date and time of event, the length of time room will be needed, the classroom requested, and the number of people attending the event. Requests should be sent at least one week before the event and should include the name of the person requesting, the organization planning the event, and an e-mail address. Confirmations will be sent by reply e-mail. Thank you!

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.