Indiana Court of Appeals Hears Oral Argument in Andrews v. State in Wynne Courtroom
A three-judge panel of the Indiana Court of Appeals heard oral argument in the case Andrews v. State on September 5, 2012, in the law school’s Wynne Courtroom. The case, before Judges Michael Barnes, Paul Mathias, and Nancy Vaidik, was an appeal out of Hamilton Superior Court concerning whether the appellant was required under the decision in Wallace v. State to register as a sex offender. The appellant pleaded guilty in Massachusetts in 1984. The state argued that Andrews had an obligation to register under the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, passed in 2006.
After the argument, the judges answered students’ questions, and Judge Vaidik pointed out that many lawyers connected with the case began their legal careers as law clerks. She invited those attorneys to talk about how they obtained their first legal jobs. “It’s a tough market out there, I know,” she said. “I’ll be hiring law clerks for next September. Apply.”