Indiana Law Annotated for Apr. 15, 2019 (56:13)

April 15, 2019

This Week at Indiana Law

Celebrate Songkran, the Thai New Year, with our international students on Monday evening.

Are they coming for our guns? Find out Tuesday in a lively discussion about an upcoming Supreme Court case.

3Ls: Don't Forget Bridge to Practice as a short-term career option. See Announcements.

Exams are coming. Make sure you know how to use the software. Sessions Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

Graduation apparel will be ready for pickup beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 25 in the Career Services Office.

This is the last ILA of the semester. Watch the digital sign for updates. Best wishes to the Class of 2019. Be sure to stay in touch. Have a wonderful summer, and we'll see you in the fall!

Monday, April 15

Coffee with Dean Parrish

Bring your coffee mug and join Dean Parrish for an informal discussion. CSO, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Mandatory Meeting for Summer 2019 Externships for Academic Credit

This meeting is mandatory for students already registered for or planning to register for summer 2019 Externships for Academic Credit (B514, B545, B547, B698). Professor Van der Cruysse and other faculty who will be supervising this summer’s externships for academic credit will give you an orientation for your summer externship program. Room 120, noon.

Center for Constitutional Democracy Members in the Lobby

The members of the Center for Constitutional Democracy (CCD) will be in the lobby today. If you are interested in learning more about the CCD or applying to be a Fellow, please stop by during the lunch hour.

IP Lawyer to Meet with Students

The CIPR is hosting one of our esteemed alumni, Anne Aikman-Scalese, ’78, Lewis Roca Rothberger Christie, on Monday, April 15. She is available to meet with students over tea from 3:15-3:50 p.m. in the Faculty Study. Ms. Aikman-Scalese’s practice focuses on commercial contracts, worldwide trademark registration strategy and prosecution, copyright protection, IP due diligence, and IP licensing transactions. The World Trademark Reviewrecently highlighted Ms. Aikman-Scalese as one of 2019’s World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, saying “Domain-name virtuoso Anne Aikman-Scalese is another outstanding attorney—one of the best.” She is also a member of the CIPR’s Advisory Board and ICANN. RSVP to

Songkran (Thai New Year) Celebration

The Office of Graduate and International Programs, along with IU’s Thai and Burmese students, would like to invite you to our annual Songkran (Thai New Year) celebration. We will be serving dinner from Siam House. Plan to enjoy traditional Songkran activities — the ceremonial anointing of elders' (a.k.a. faculty and staff) hands with jasmine-scented water, a live performance from the Thai music group Sin-Isan, the more raucous traditional water fight shenanigans. The water fights will be taking place outside, so those who do not wish to get soaked need not worry. Student Lounge, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

BLSA Transition Meeting

Room 213, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 16

Attention All International Law Students

Come learn from the Office of International Services about CPT authorization and OPT. Please be sure to talk to Director Liz before proceeding with any authorization processes. Room 120, noon.

Prepare to Practice with Bloomberg Law

Learn how Bloomberg Law’s Dockets and Litigation Analytics can help you succeed during your summer internships. Topics covered: litigation and judicial analytics, document drafting, competitive intelligence, and deal analytics. Lunch will be provided. Bring your laptop. Room 122, noon.

NY Rifle and Pistol Association v. City of New York and Beyond: A Discussion on the Future of the Second Amendment

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court granted cert in its first Second Amendment case in nearly a decade. NY State Rifle and Pistol Association v. City of New York considers a ban on transporting licensed, locked, and unloaded handguns beyond city limits. Join Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute and Prof. Jody Madeira for a discussion of this case and the future of the Second Amendment. The provided lunch will be a baked potato bar from ​McAlister's Deli. One hour of CLE credit available. Moot Court Room, noon. ]

SBA Faculty Speaker Series

Join the Student Bar Association for this great opportunity to get to know members of the Indiana Law faculty in a way that cannot be provided in the classroom. Prof. Gina-Gail Fletcher will speak about her fascinating career, journey to the Law School, and lessons she has learned along the way. Lunch provided. Room 121, noon.

CLS Bible Study

Room 222, noon.

Wednesday, April 17

One-Hour Examplify Exam Software Help Sessions

Room 122, noon; room 125, 2:00; or room 120, 2:30.

BLSA End-of-Year Celebration

Room 335, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 18

One-Hour Examplify Exam Software Help Sessions

Room 213, 10:00 or 2:00.

Friday, April 19

One-Hour Examplify Exam Software Help Sessions

Room 213, 10:00, noon, or 2:00.


3Ls: Bridge-to-Practice Applications Are Open

Attention class of 2019: The Bridge to Practice Program is still accepting applications and will do so until funding has been exhausted.  As a reminder, the Bridge-to-Practice Fellowship provides financial assistance to eligible graduates who secure unpaid volunteer positions with public interest organizations, government employers, or small firms post-graduation while they continue their job search. While hosts are not obligated to permanently hire their fellow, many employers do. Application materials are on the Career Resources Canvas page. Questions may be directed to Dean McFadden.

2019 Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition Registration

Official registration for the 2019 Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition will open on Monday, April 15 and will close on Monday, May 6 at 11:59 p.m. Registration instructions will be sent out via an email from and/or Director Bodamer. Make sure to register to secure a spot in the competition.

IP Graduation Celebration and Potluck

The CIPR and the IP Association are hosting their annual IP graduation celebration and potluck on Thursday, May 2 from 4:00-6:00 PM. Bring a dish, snack, or drink to share with the group. Friends, family, and significant others are more than welcome—the more the merrier! We’ll plan to take a group photo at 5:00 PM. RSVP to the CIPR at

Attention International JD Students

Are you interning in the US this summer or in the fall? If so, please contact Director Bodamer as soon as possible at As the IU Office of International Services website states, “If you have found an internship or other unpaid training opportunity, OIS strongly recommends that you apply for CPT authorization before beginning that volunteer opportunity. If you are offered compensation for your experience, you can only accept it if you have CPT authorization.”

Apartment for Rent? Need a Roommate?

If you have an apartment for rent or are seeking a roommate(s), you are welcome to email the Office of Admissions at and we will send you a form to complete and send back to us for posting. We will then add your information to our private Facebook admit group spreadsheet for the entering class. We cannot take any information about texts for sale until after August 1, as the entering students will not know what classes or texts they need until then. However, in early August you can email us and we can add that information to our spreadsheet as well. Have a great summer!

Bradley Fellows Program Invites 1L Applications

The Bradley Fellows Program in Criminal Law is designed for students who may be interested in practicing criminal law, either as prosecutors or as criminal defense attorneys. The program includes both curricular requirements and extra-curricular opportunities. The curricular requirements include (1) both Criminal Procedure courses (Investigation and Trial); (2) a special criminal law externship with Professor Tim Morrison (usually done after completing a previous criminal law externship); and (3) a capstone course (several of these are offered each year, usually for 3Ls). The program will solicit applications from interested 1Ls at or shortly after the end of the school year. In the meantime, if you have questions, please email Professor Joe Hoffmann at

Job Announcement: Faculty Research Assistant Program

The Jerome Hall Law Library is now accepting applications for the position of faculty research assistant for an ongoing research program at the Law School. Successful applicants will be responsible for conducting research on a variety of topics for members of the faculty. Topics and research methods will vary by project. Past topics have included business and corporate law, bankruptcy, First Amendment law, and international criminal law, among many others. Faculty research assistants will be trained, supervised, and given assignments by the student services librarian. They will be expected to work up to 29 hours per week during the summer. The number of hours will vary with the number of faculty research requests. Hours are flexible. FRAs must be located in Bloomington for the summer due to the occasional need for in-person consultations and research training. The positions are limited to rising 2L and 3L JD students.

To apply, please submit a CV, a one paragraph statement of interest, and the name and email address of one Law School reference to Kimberly Mattioliat Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions have been filled.

Faculty and Staff News

Professor Leandra Lederman recently posted on SSRN a draft of her latest paper, “Is the Taxpayer Bill of Rights Enforceable?” This essay was originally written for a symposium at Temple Law School, "Taxpayer Rights: All the Angles" and a roundtable at Georgia State Law School, "Tax Justice For All."

Recent faculty media appearances are displayed at The Docket.

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