Indiana Law Annotated for October 7, 2013

October 7, 2013 (45:6)

This Week in the Law School

Dean Search Finalist to Present at Town Hall


ObamaCare and Hobby Lobby

A stimulating discussion with one of the attorneys in this religious freedom case, with commentary from Prof. Conkle. Tuesday.

Discover Your Passion!

Complete a self-assessment of your values, interests, and skills as part of your career development path. Wednesday.

No ILA Next Week

ILA wishes you a safe and restful fall break.


Monday, October 7

Town Hall Meeting with Dean Search Finalist

Austen L. Parrish, interim dean and professor of law at Southwestern Law School, will lead a town hall meeting to discuss his interest in the position and answer questions. Lunch. Moot Court Room, noon.


Tuesday, October 8

Federalist Society Lecture: Does the First Amendment Protect Religious Freedom for Hobby Lobby?

Under the Affordable Care Act, businesses are required to offer insurance that covers contraceptives for their employees. Some business owners have objected, arguing that this mandate requires them to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs protected by the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act. But are businesses actually protected by these provisions? To help discuss this issue, we will hear from Matt Bowman, who represents one of the businesses and recently filed a cert petition to the U.S. Supreme Court in Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius. Professor Dan Conkle will provide commentary. Free Jimmy Johns provided. Room 125, noon.

Chicago Fall Break Trip Info Session

This info session will cover what to expect on the October 15th career explorations trip to Chicago. Anyone signed up for any of the Chicago sessions is highly encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Room 120, noon.

Christian Law Society Bible Study

Room 214, noon.


Wednesday, October 9

Self-Assessment Exploration: Discover Your Passion

Your personal career development starts with a self-reflection of your values, interests, personality, and skills. Before you develop and market your professional tool kit for the legal career arena, you need to step back and discover what you really want. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Room 125, noon.

Meeting with Dean Buxbaum

Every Wednesday, Dean Buxbaum makes time to connect with students by stopping by the library lobby from 3:00-4:00. Cookies are provided. Stop by and chat with her this week.


Thursday, October 10

Environmental Law Society Lecture: Matt Klein

Mr. Klein is currently the executive director of technical operations at the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor. He has worked with environmental law in private practice, for government agencies, and with the Indianapolis Water Company. He will talk about his unique set of experiences and what he has learned from working in multiple facets of environmental law. Room 120, noon.

Strategic Career Planning for 2Ls

An individualized strategy is key in career planning. Don't miss this opportunity to meet with Dean Tatum for an interactive session tailored to 2Ls. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Room 125, noon.


Friday, October 11

No events scheduled.


Saturday, October 12

No events scheduled.


Faculty News

On September 19, Professor Marshall Leaffer presented a paper before the ALAI yearly conference in Cartagena, Colombia titled, "For Financial Institutions, Internet Infringement is Priceless." The Association Littéraire Artistique Internationale (ALAI) is an international organization that supports the cause of authors' rights worldwide.



Research Assistant Needed

Prof. Jeannine Bell is interested in hiring a research assistant to help her with two projects. Please contact her at if you are interested.

Research Assistant Needed

Dean Buxbaum is looking for a research assistant, preferably one who has taken international business transactions. Please contact her at if you are interested.

BLSA Dues Deadline Extended

Anyone interested in being a BLSA member should contact Mahja Zeon at Dues are $45 and can be paid by check or cash.

Maurer Monster Mash Tickets Now on Sale

SBA is now selling tickets for this year's Halloween party. The event will be on Friday, October 25th at Bluebird. Tickets are $5, or you can buy an Indiana Law mug and your Halloween ticket for just $15. SBA will be selling mugs, Halloween tickets, and other apparel every day from 12-1. See the Facebook event for more details.

Join the Protective Order Project in Recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month began in October of 1987. Over the years, its activities have been as varied and diverse as the month's participants but have a common theme: mourning those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrating those who have survived, and connecting those who work to end violence.

Join POP in raising awareness every weekday during the month of October during the lunch hour in the lobby, by:

  • Participating in our ribbon campaign: Grab a free purple ribbon to wear and demonstrate support
  • Donate Clothing to Middle Way House: We will have a collection bin while tabling for any donated clothing to Middle Way House. All clothing is welcome, but there is a special push for much needed winter items.
  • Purchase a Maurer hoodie (or two!): Come check out the hoodie during the lunch hour, or order on line. All profits will help fund the Protective Order Project, which provides legal assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The online cart will close on Saturday, October 12, 2013, and we hope to deliver your hoodies to you shortly after fall break. If you have any hoodie-related questions, please contact Simone at For other questions, contact POP at

Socctoberfest Is Here!

Welcome to the Eleventh Annual JD/LLM Socctoberfest. This year's soccer match will take place on Saturday, October 26th at 5:00 p.m. at Karst Farm Park, on the west side of Bloomington. It is a co-ed event that welcomes all ability levels. After the games, which will end at approximately 7:00 p.m., we will have a cookout in the area adjacent to the soccer fields. Participants, fellow students, and family are all welcome to attend.

If you are a JD or LLM student interested in playing, please e-mail Professor Henderson ( and indicate your ability level based on the following four categories:

  • A. I played competitively in college or high school
  • B. I know how to play and have some athletic ability
  • C. I can still run and kick things
  • D. I can kick things

In addition, please note if you have ever played goalie.

For more information, including a map and game format, visit Socctoberfest's website.

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