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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 13 No. 6
September 29, 1997

TABLES OF CONTENTS

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

Daniel Conkle participated in a symposium at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, September 19 and 20. The symposium focused on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 and its recent invalidation by the Supreme Court. Professor Conkle presented remarks on "Congressional Alternatives in the Wake of City of Boerne v. Flores: The (Limited) Role of Congress in Protecting Religious Freedom from State and Local Infringement."

Professor Conkle will testify on October 1 before the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate, which is holding a hearing on "Congress's Constitutional Role in Protecting Religious Liberty." This congressional hearing, like the Little Rock symposium, is in response to the Supreme Court's invalidation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

David Fidler's book proposal entitled International Law and Infectious Diseases has been accepted for publication by Oxford University Press in the Oxford Monographs on International Law Series.

Bill Popkin attended a conference at the Harvard Law School's International Tax Program dealing with taxation of the Internet, September 20. The goal was to advise students working at the Harvard Journal of Legislation on drafting a model statute. Primary attention was given to problems of using the Internet as a sophisticated catalogue for mail orders and as a method of delivering goods and services that are presently purchased over the counter or face-to-face.

NEWS FROM CAREER SERVICES

MOVIE PRODUCER DISCUSSES BENEFITS OF LAW DEGREE

On Tuesday, October 14 at 3:15 p.m. in Room 121, Michael Uslan, an IU Law grad and successful movie producer, will discuss how his law degree has helped in his career.

IBA ATTORNEYS OFFER CAREER ADVICE

On Tuesday, October 14 at 4:15 p.m. in Room 122, The Indianapolis Bar Association will sponsor a PIZZA PARTY and an opportunity for all students to explore their career options! Four to five attorneys will be present to discuss their work, job satisfaction, and to provide career advice. Meet attorneys from both the public and private sectors while enjoying pizza and sodas.

ATTORNEY DISCUSSES PATENT LAW AND CHEMISTRY

Eyal Barash of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner of Washington, D.C. will be giving a talk about patent law for the Chemistry Department on Friday, October 3 at 3:30 in Chemistry, C122. The talk is part of a symposium that the Chemistry Department has put together. Mr. Barash's talk will last about 30 minutes. Students attending Mr. Barash's talk are asked to utilize the balcony entrance to the lecture hall to minimize any disturbance to other speakers.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

PILF MEETING

The Public Interest Law Foundation will hold a general membership meeting at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30 in Room 120. Meeting topics include the LRAP, public interest job searches, and other PILF projects. Everyone is welcome to attend. Come and get involved in a PILF project.

NAPIL CONFERENCE AND CAREER FAIR

The Law School has provided a vehicle to transport PILF members and other students to the National Association for Public Interest Law Conference and Career Fair in Washington, D.C. on October 17-19. A copy of the conference agenda is posted on the PILF board in the student lounge. If you are planning to attend the conference and would like a ride, please contact Denise Bezick (3L), dbezick@indiana.edu, before October 3.

PHI DELTA PHI: FIRST MEETING

First, Second, and Third Year students who are not currently involved in a legal fraternity are encouraged to join the members of PHI DELTA PHI for their first meeting of the year. It will be held at 12:15 on Tuesday, September 30 in Room 214. PHI DELTA PHI, which focuses on Legal Ethics and Community Service, is the nation's oldest and largest legal fraternity. Although 1L's are not eligible to initiate first semester, they are invited to participate in PDP activities until they can initiate spring semester.

NITA TRIAL COMPETITION TRYOUTS

Tryouts for the NITA trial team are scheduled for Saturday, October 18 from 9 a.m. until whenever. Each person trying out is expected to do an opening statement, a direct examination and a cross examination in 15 minutes. Witnesses will be provided. Sign-up will begin October 8, and trial packages will be available the same day. Contact Dodie Bowman in the secretarial office on the second floor of the Law School for sign-up and trial packages. Sign-up will be on a first come-first served basis.

The trial team will be selected by November 4. Everyone who tries out will have a letter sent to the address she/he listed on the sign-up sheet. That letter will also specify the first meeting time of the trial team. For those interested in being a trial lawyer there is no better experience available in the Law School. If you have questions, please call Vince Taylor at 334-0600.

MARRIED STUDENTS, STUDENTS WITH PARTNERS, STUDENTS WHO ARE SINGLE PARENTS

Married students, students with partners and students who are single parents will hold their next meeting Friday, October 3 from 7 - 9 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to get together and exchange ideas about time management, child care and law school survival in general.

The event will be held in the Activities Room of Campus View Apartments. A TV and VCR will be available for the kids. Desserts and beverages will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring a dessert to share.

Directions from the Law School: Take Indiana Ave. to 10th St. and turn right. Take 10th St. by campus to the intersection of 10th and Union Streets. (Village Pantry is on the left.) Turn left on Union. Cross the railroad tracks, and the parking lot is on the right. Anyone may park in the lot on weekends; no parking sticker is necessary.

The Activities Room is on the basement level; the door is pinkish red and is on the outside of the building on the south side, past the reserved parking spaces.

Those who attended the first meeting and new people are both encouraged to attend. 2L's and 3L's are encouraged to come and share some thoughts and advice with the group. If you have any questions, contact Dawn Wildrick-Cole, 2L, 857-3127.

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY

The Environmental Law Society is hosting a happy hour at the Wild Beet, Thursday, October 2 at 6:30 for all ELS members and those interested in participating in ELS events. Everyone is welcome.

DELTA THETA PHI: WEEK 2 OF RUSH

It's not over yet! Get yourself out of the library for the second and final week of DTP Rush. Join DTP on Monday at Damon's for Monday Night Football. Show everyone your trivia skills on Wednesday at BW-3 at 9 p.m. for the DTP Trivia Challenge. Finally, watch for posters outside the library regarding the MANDATORY initiation (and completely optional party) at the end of the week. Remember to submit your application form and one-time only dues of $60.00 to the DTP Table, Jennifer Puplava (3L), Amy Puchle (3L) or Paul Dean (3L). Stop by the DTP table today and get involved with the largest organization in the law school!

BUSINESS AND LAW SOCIETY

The Business and Law Society will hold a brief organizational meeting at the Crazy Horse, 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact John Fischer at jwfische@indiana.edu or Mick Tuesley at mtuesley@indiana.edu.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PUBLIC INTEREST PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE

Several public interest publications are now on reserve at the library under PILF. They include listings of public interest employers and public interest fellowships, NAPIL fellowship applications, and publications about Loan Repayment Assistance Programs. Check them out!

LABOTZ SPEAKS ON TEAMSTERS AND UPS STRIKE

Dan LaBotz, author and founding member of the Teamsters for a Democratic Union, will speak on "The Teamster Victory at UPS: Lessons for the Rank & File," on Wednesday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Law 121. Mr. LaBotz is the author of "Rank and File Rebellion," which profiles the reform movement in the Teamsters from the mid-1970s to the present, as well as two acclaimed books on labor and politics in Mexico.

CALENDAR

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

...DTP meets at Damon's for Monday Night Football

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

...PILF meeting, 12 p.m., Room 120

...Business and Law Society organizational meeting, 6:30 p.m., Crazy Horse

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1

...LaBotz speaks on Teamsters and UPS Strike, 7:30 p.m., Law 121

...DTP Trivia Challenge, 9 p.m., BW-3

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2

...Environmental Law Society Happy Hour, 6:30 p.m., Wild Beet

...Remember to contact Denise Bezick regarding transportation to NAPIL Conference and Career Fair

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3

...Eyal Barash talks about Patent Law and Chemistry, 3:30 p.m. in the Chemistry Building, C122

...Married Students, Students with Partners, Students who are Single Parents, 7-9 p.m., Activities Room, Campus View Apartments (See NEWS FROM STUDENTS ORGANIZATIONS for directions.)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8

...NITA Trial Team sign-ups begin

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