Indiana Law Annotated for Oct. 15, 2018 (55:8)

October 15, 2018

This Week in the Law School

Socctoberfest is this Friday. You have until Wednesday to sign up to participate (or spectate). This is a great annual event that brings together the whole school for a soccer tournament and cookout. It's always a fun time, so email Rhea Maybefore Wednesday afternoon to let her know you plan to participate. See Friday's entry for full details.

Dean Austen Parrish will hold his annual fall Town Hall meeting Wednesday. Bring questions, concerns, ideas, etc.Finally, a friendly reminder that the deadline for ILA is Thursday at noon every week. Monday, October 15BLSA General Body Meeting

We will discuss upcoming events. Room 122, noon.

Air Force ROTC Information Session

An Air Force ROTC recruiting officer will describe the Graduate Law Program and what students who are accepted into the program can expect from their AFROTC experience. The officer will also discuss how JAG officers support the Air Force's mission and differences between civilian and military lifestyles as a practitioner. Lewis Building 211, noon.

Open Transactional Workshop #2: It's a Buyer's Market

Join Prof. Mark Need for a second transactional drafting workshop, open to all students. Picking up on the previous workshop, Prof. Need will talk about many of the basic protections negotiated by counsel for buyers in an acquisition transaction. This workshop series is an introduction to the 4th annual Maurer Internal Transactional Competition, open to all students, taking place in February.Room 124, noon.

PILF Cornhole Tournament Registration

Join the Public Interest Law Foundation for a cornhole tournament on Saturday, October 27th from 4-7pm at Bryan Park. To prepare, we will be tabling this week and next in the main lobby over the lunch hour. Teams consist of two players, and the cost is $12 per team when you sign up during one of our tabling times. We will also be signing up teams and collecting money at the event, but the price of participating will increase to $14 per team the day of. We will be grilling on site, and there will be a prize for the winning team as well as a prize for the team with the most creative team name (corn puns are encouraged).

Tuesday, October 16

Small Group Discussion with Karl L. Mulvaney

Join a small group discussion with Karl L. Mulvaney, of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Indianapolis, before his talk at noon (see below). Attendance is very limited; RSVP on CareerNet. Room 352, 11 a.m.

Censorship and Sensibility: A Discussion on the Role of Government in Regulating Commercial Speech

Is your almond milk illegal? The FDA has announced plans to start enforcing regulations prohibiting makers of almond milk and coconut milk from using the word "milk" on their labels. Justin Pearson, a managing attorney for the Institute for Justice, will be speaking about this new regulation from the FDA and the potential First Amendment protections of commercial speech. All students are welcome to attend. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

Navigating the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair

Join CSO Dean Anne McFadden for a quick 20-minute presentation on how to make the most of the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair. We’ll focus on how to prepare for any interviews and maximize your time and energy with table talk sessions. Please RSVP on CareerNet. Room 125, 12:30 p.m.

Karl L. Mulvaney: Outside Judicial Research

Karl L. Mulvaney is a partner at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Indianapolis office, and he is also the team co-leader of appellate practice at the firm. In 2015, he was elected president emeritus of Phi Delta Phi. As PDP's guest speaker, Mr. Mulvaney will talk about the issue of outside factual research by judges and answer questions about his practice, which largely involves appellate work and legal ethics issues. The event is open to all, but students who are interested in working at law firms and/or litigation practice may be particularly interested in attending. Lunch provided. Room 120, noon.

CLS Weekly Bible Study

Room 222, noon.

Protective Order Project Weekly Board Meeting

Room 216, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 17

Town Hall with Dean Parrish

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to this semester's town hall meeting with Dean Austen Parrish. Come hear his State of the School address and learn more about the strategic initiatives this year. The town hall will be in its usual format, with the dean first providing a short address to the students followed by a question-and-answer session for you to voice any concerns. Lunch provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

International Law Society Stewart Fellows Roundtable

Join the ILS for a roundtable about the Stewart Fellows application process. Past Stewart Fellows will be present to answer any questions you might have. Room 222, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 18

CCD Speaker Series: Tom Ginsburg

Tom Ginsburg of University of Chicago School of Law will offer a presentation titled “How to Save a Constitutional Democracy,” based on his recent book of the same title. Henderson House, noon.

CLSC Fall Reception

Join the Center for Law, Society, & Culture for its annual fall reception. Hear updates on the center and reconnect with your colleagues. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Fauclty Lounge, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

SBA Weekly Meeting

Room 222, 5 p.m.

Friday, October 19

Career Choices: Having a Life Outside of Work

Join speakers Carita Austin, '11 (Faegre Baker Daniels), Andrew Bunger (Kelley School of Business), Kitty Liell (Liell & McNeil), Kara Reagan, '05 (Stafford Law Offices), Rubin Pusha, '12 (Barnes &Thornburg), and Ashley Schneider-Spolarich, '11 (Deputy Public Defender of Tippecanoe County) as they discuss work-life balance. See CareerNet for small group availability and RSVP on CareerNet/Events/Workshops.

CCD Speaker Series: Zach Elkins

Zach Elkins of University of Texas School of Law will present his research. Henderson House, noon.

Dr. Alexander Duisburg: AI Ethics and the Law -- A European Perspective

Dr. Alexander Duisburg, partner at Bird & Bird in Germany, will give a lunch talk titled “AI, Ethics and the Law – a European Perspective” as part of his visit to the Ostrom Workshop. Room 122, noon.

BLSA 1L Outlining Session

BLSA's annual 1L outlining session will be hosted by Amber Hammond, '17, and focus on tips for the perfect outline. Room 216, 2 p.m.


This year's soccer tournament will take place at Karst Farm Park in Bloomington. All ability levels are welcome and encouraged to participate. After the games, there will be a cookout for participants and spectators. Participants, fellow students, and family are all welcome to attend. If you are interested in playing, please e-mail Ms. Rhea May ( with your shirt size (athletic fit: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL), and if you would like to play goalie. Karst Farm Park, 5 p.m.

CSO Job of the Week

OCI for U.S. Attorney's Office Northern District of Indiana (Hammond, IN). Looking for 2L’s for summer 2019 law clerk positions. These positions are unpaid, but you can earn credit. See CareerNet for more information.


Moot Court: This week marks the beginning of our annual Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition with the first round of oral arguments. The competition will run from October 17-November 16. We warmly welcome many alumni and practitioners to campus to serve as our judges, and we wish the competitors good luck. Arguments will generally run Wednesdays through Fridays, 6 to 10 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; please feel free to stop by our Judges’ reception room in the Faculty Lounge to greet visiting attorneys and alumni and to enjoy refreshments.

Are you a first-generation college student? If yes, the school would like to hear about your law school experiences.  If you are interested in telling your story, please send an email to Ms. Liz Bodamer ( by Oct. 19 at noon.

Faculty News

Prof. Sarah Jane Hughes has completed final text, prefatory note, and comments for the Uniform Supplemental Commercial Law for the Uniform Regulation of Virtual-Currency Businesses Act. The Uniform Law Commission approved the new text in July, and the previous text in July 2017. Both are available on the Commission's website as of late last week. States now have the opportunity to enact both acts and identify themselves as welcoming to virtual-currency businesses. ​The new, commercial law provisions, if enacted, require virtual-currency businesses and the customers for whom the former has "control" over virtual-currency assets of the latter to follow major user protections afforded by the "investment property" provisions of Article 8 of the Uniform Commercial Code, and is adapted to work in tandem with the Hague Securities Convention, which entered into force in the United States in 2017. 

Prof. Steve Sanders wrote an amicus brief in the Iowa Supreme Court in a case challenging Iowa’s refusal to allow Medicaid funds to be used for surgery related to gender transition. The brief was filed on behalf of a group of Iowa-based scholars and teachers of law, history, bioethics, gender, and sexuality. Prof. Sanders also provided live commentary and analysis on Bloomberg Radio during last week’s Senate hearings with Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

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