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Law School Briefs - 9/14/11

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Law School Briefs

Law School Briefs is Indiana Lawyer’s section highlighting news from law schools in Indiana. While IL has always covered law school news and continues to keep up with law school websites and press releases for updates, we gladly accept submissions for this section from law students, professors, alumni, and others who want to share law school-related news. If you’d like to submit news or a photo from an event, please send it to Jenny Montgomery at jmontgomery@ibj.com, along with contact information for any follow-up questions at least two weeks in advance of the issue date.

IU biomedical conference

Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis has planned its inaugural Biomedical and Health Industry Law Compliance Conference for Sept. 21. The keynote speaker is Joyce R. Branda, director of the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Commercial Litigation Branch. Branda oversees civil fraud matters and federal litigation under the False Claims Act and other laws.

Topics on the agenda include health care reform, health care-life sciences business relationships, and HIPAA privacy.

The fee to attend – $50 for government attorneys and $100 for private attorneys – covers six hours of CLE, lunch, and refreshments. Attorneys not interested in pursuing CLE may register for $50. Up to 10 students will be allowed to attend, on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Carsandra Knight at 317-274-1912 or at calknigh@iupui.edu. Additional information is available on the “upcoming events” page of the school’s website at http://indylaw.indiana.edu/news.

IP colloquium

Four scholars from around the globe will visit the Indiana University Maurer School of Law this fall to share their recent work during the Center for Intellectual Property Research IP Colloquium.

Titled “Protecting Intellectual Property: A Global Perspective,” the colloquium will focus on recent developments in IP law in the United States and other countries. The following people are scheduled to speak:

On Sept. 8, Mira Sundara Rajan, an independent scholar and IP consultant and honorary member of Oxford University Magdalen College, spoke on the subject: “Authors or Auteurs? Moral Rights in Film.”

Carys Craig of York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School will present “Copyright, Communication, and IP Culture: Towards a Relational Theory of Copyright Law” on Sept 28.

Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse, McGill University Faculty of Law, will address “Intellectual Property Rights and ‘Abuse of Rights’ Theory, a Jurisprudential Inquiry” on Oct. 13.

Peter Yu, Drake University Law School, will discuss “The Graduated Response” on Oct. 27.

Daniel Gervais, Vanderbilt Law School, will talk about “The Changing Landscape of Collective Rights Management” on Nov. 3.

All talks are scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. and end at 3:25 p.m. in Room 213 of the Maurer School of Law. Indiana continuing legal education credit has been applied for. The public is welcome, and more information about the colloquium and the Center for Intellectual Property Research can be found on the center’s website: http://ip.law.indiana.edu/.•

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