Indiana Law Annotated for Nov. 12, 2018 (55:12)

November 12, 2018

This Week in the Law School

Join us Friday night for one of the Law School's most anticipated events of the year: the final round of the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition. Congratulations to all competitors and to the competition board for all of your outstanding work this summer and fall. This year's judges panel will host a Q+A before the competition at 3:30 p.m. See Friday's entry for full details.

Be sure to check out the new banners outside Baier Hall. They commemorate six pioneering alumni over the school’s history.

The Great War -- now known as World War I -- ended 100 years ago yesterday. Let's take the opportunity today to remember those who have defended our country in the past and to thank those who continue to do so today.

Monday, November 12

Reflections on Pittsburgh and the Re-emergence of Anti-Semitism

Join the Jewish Law Students Association as we video conference with noted holocaust and religious studies scholar Michael Dobkowski. The discussion will focus on the reemergence of anti-semitism both in the U.S. and abroad. Pizza will be provided. Room 120, noon.

IP Practitioner-in-Residence: Scott PalmerScott Palmer, '01, of Perkins Coie, will be on campus today as part of our IP Practitioner-in-Residence program. In addition to attending IP classes, Mr. Palmer will give a lunch talk at noon and will be available for informal meetings with students throughout the day. Contact for more information and to set up a meeting. Room 213, noon.

Family Law Society Call-out Meeting

Family Law Society will be hosting Prof. Deb Widiss to give a broad overview of family law and related opportunities available at the Law School and in the community. Please join us as we revitalize the organization. Information for board positions will also be provided to those interested. Food will be provided. Room 122, noon.

CLS Bible Study

Room 222, noon.

SKK International Fellows Information Session

Did you come to the Law School seeking unique international opportunities? Are you considering a JD/MBA? Are you interested in an MBA from a globally-ranked MBA program in Asia on a full scholarship? Prof. Mark Need will be presenting information on the application for the new Maurer/SKK International Fellow program, with special guest SKK Vice-Dean Eric Shih skyping in from Seoul. Room 120, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 13

Studying for Finals: 1L Information Session

Advocates for Life is hosting a finals information session designed to give 1Ls preparation tips catered to their individual exams. Every exam and professor will be represented: 2Ls and 3Ls who have had each of this year's 1L professors will be there to offer advice and answer questions about how best to prepare for each final exam. Lunch will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

1L Summer Opportunities: Using Winter Break to Apply for Summer Positions

Come learn about how to make the most of your winter break to apply for summer opportunities! Prof. Inge Van der Cruysse and CSO Dean Anne McFadden will talk about tips for researching potential employers and exploring various practice areas. They will provide resources to start your search, and provide advice on how you can use your winter break for networking and preparing your application materials for employment opportunities nationwide. This will include a brief overview of externship programs offered for academic credit, other than Stewart Fellowships. RSVP on CareerNet for this workshop by noon on Monday, November 12, so we can plan lunch. Room 125, noon.

Arts and Crafts at the CSO

CSO, noon to 1 p.m.

November 14

Coffee with Dean Parrish

Join Dean Austen Parrish for casual conversation over complimentary cookies and coffee. Dean Parrish enjoys getting to talk with you all throughout the semester, so stop by and say hello. Faculty Lounge (Room 310), 10 to 11 a.m.

Planning for a Career in IP Law

You have your resume ready, now what? Hear from IP Association members Sarah Eddy, Nicola Deans, and Rita Xia about making the most of your law school experience to set yourself up for a successful career in intellectual property law. A limited number of spots are available for headshots provided by IPA alumni liaison, Francesca Campione. RSVP for a headshot by emailing Lunch provided. Room 120, noon.

Immigrant and Reproductive Justice Webinar

Join If/When/How, the Feminist Law Forum, and the Latinx Law Student Association for a hosted viewing of a webinar from the National Women's Law Center and If/When/How examining the intersection of reproductive justice and immigrant justice. This webinar is part of a series to place reproductive health and rights within a social justice and human rights framework. Snacks will be provided. Room 125, 6 p.m.

Thursday, November 15

SBA Speaker Series: Prof. Christiana Ochoa

Join the Student Bar Association for its Faculty Speaker Series with Associate Dean and Prof. Christiana Ochoa. She will be talking about her fascinating career, journey to the Law School, current research, and lessons she has learned along the way. Lunch provided. Moot Court Room, noon.

Webinar on Volunteer Legal Internships with DOJ

In this brief information session, the CSO will discuss the Volunteer Legal Internship Program, application process, and answer your questions about opportunities. We will be joined by attorneys from different DOJ components who will take questions about their volunteer legal internship vacancies as well. RSVP on CareerNet. Room 352, noon.

CCD Speaker Series: Zach Elkins

Henderson House, noon.

CACR Speaker Series: Wafaa Mailli

The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research presents Wafaa Mailli, vice president and chief information security officer for Eli Lilly and Company. Faculty Conference Room, noon.

Cookies and Hard Problems: Cybersecurity, Corporate Governance, and the Realities of Being a CISO

After her noon talk, Wafaa Mailli will dive into navigating the responsibilities of a CISO, and more generally exploring the intersection of cybersecurity and corporate governance. Room 216, 1:15 p.m.

Student Affairs: Preparing for Finals

Come learn about academic and psychological strategies for exam prep and exam taking. Email Ms. Liz Bodamer ( to RSVP. There is another session on Friday. Room 122, 2:30 p.m.

CLSC Speaker Series: Anne Gray Fischer

Anne Gray Fischer, visiting assistant professor in the IU Department of History, will present “The Sexual Origins of the Watts Riots: Legal Liberalism and Morals Enforcement in Los Angeles.” Snacks and light refreshments will be served. Room 213, 4 p.m.

Cybersecurity and Privacy: Dual-Degree and Certificates Discussion

Join Profs. Scott Shackelford and Joseph Tomain for an in-depth discussion about the MS in Cybersecurity Risk Management and the available certificates in cybersecurity and privacy law. Room 120, 5 p.m.

Friday, November 16

Student Affairs: Preparing for Finals

See Thursday's entry for details. Room 215, 2:30 p.m.

Exam Policies and Procedures

This mandatory session will cover exam policies and procedures for LLM/MCL/SJD/Exchange students with Dean Lesley Davis and Ms. Rhea May. All graduate students who began their studies in summer/fall 2018 are required to attend this meeting. Lunch will be served. Room 121, noon.

Q+A with Moot Court Judges

Join the American Constitution Society, Federalist Society, and Judicial Clerkship Program for a question-and-answer session with this fall’s Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition Final Round judges: Hon. Beverly B. Martin (United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit); Hon. Christopher M. Goff, ’96 (Indiana Supreme Court); Hon. Andrea R. Wood (United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois); and Hon. Joseph F. Leeson, Jr. (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania). Room 124, 3:30 p.m.

Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition Finals

Join your colleagues as they compete for one of the most coveted titles we award at Indiana Law: Moot Court champion. Moot Court Room, 5 p.m.

Christian Legal Society Game Night

Please Join the Christian Legal Society for a game night. All are welcome. Please bring a competitive spirit, a snack to share, and, if you want, a board game to play. Student Lounge, 7 p.m.

CSO Tip of the Week

Final exams run from November 29 to December 14, and the CSO will be providing yummy, healthy snacks during finals. Please stop by for a study break.


LLSA Coffee Mug Fundraiser

The Latinx Law Student Association (LLSA) is selling Maurer School of Law coffee mugs for $10. Please stop by our table from noon to 1 p.m. this week to purchase one.

Mock Trial of Captain Kidd

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is hosting a mock trial, “Captain Kidd — Pirate or Privateer?” on Saturday from 6:30-9:00 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity for students to interact with members of the Indianapolis bar. If you are interested in attending, contact Allen McClendon at 317 334 3206 or

Student Bar Association Apparel and Fundraiser

The SBA will be tabling in the Main Lobby from noon to 1 p.m. today through November 16. We will be selling our new apparel: Candy-stripe scarves ($20); scarf and beanie combo ($25); Indiana Law t-shirts ($10); and tank-tops ($5). Additionally, we will be taking pre-orders for quarter-zips. We will have samples of both the grey and the red, and they will be 1 for $45 or 2 for $80. Lastly, SBA is taking donations for a Thanksgiving fundraiser that will all benefits going to local families in Bloomington to help purchase food and supplies for the holidays.

Hoosier Hills Food Bank Drive

Barrels will be placed throughout Baier Hall and on the second floor of the Lewis Building this week for the donation of non-perishable food items for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank. There is a particular need for protein items such as peanut butter, canned tuna, canned soup, and canned or bagged beans. Look for the green and white barrels, and let’s challenge ourselves to fill them to the brim. For more information contact

Internships for rising 2Ls and rising 3Ls*

The Institute for the Future of Law Practice (IFLP, called “I-flip”) is a nonprofit organization that combines advanced training in modern law practice with paid employment opportunities with sophisticated legal employers. IFLP is currently accepting applications for summer internships and summer-fall field placements. Students accepted into the 2019 program will attend a 3-week bootcamp in May (starting after finals) followed by paid summer internships for rising 2Ls and paid field placements (onsite, for credit) for rising 3Ls. IFLP course work emphasizes the growing integration of law with data, process, technology, design thinking, and new business models. IFLP employers include a mix of legal departments, law firms, public service employers, NewLaw and legal tech companies. The Law School is one of the founding members of IFLP. As such, IFLP training is approved for academic credit at the Law School as Modern Law Practice I, Modern Law Practice II, and Modern Law Practice Field Placement. Additional information and the online application process are available at

*Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to StudentsThe Institute for the Future of Law Practice (IFLP) admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at IFLP. It doesn't discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs administered by IFLP.

Faculty and Staff News

On October 26, 2018, Prof. Leandra Lederman presented her new paper,“Is the Taxpayer Bill of Rights Enforceable?” in Philadelphia at the Temple Law Review symposium, “Taxpayer Rights: All the Angles.”

We're pleased to welcome Kyle Impini to our faculty secretarial staff. Kyle joins us from Indianapolis and graduated from IU in 2017. Welcome, Kyle!

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