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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 13 No. 7
October 6, 1997

TABLE OF CONTENTS

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

Fred Cate chaired the fourth plenary session of the United Nations Working Group on Emergency Telecommunications in Washington on September 15. In addition, he spoke about information law and technology to the annual Indiana Judicial Conference in Indianapolis, September 19. Professor Cate also participated in the data protection roundtable in New York, September 22.

Jost Delbruck attended a meeting of the team of legal counsels for the Republic of Namibia, September 26 - 27 in London. Meeting participants discussed the counter-memorial in the case concerning the determination of the boundary between Namibia and Botswana along the Chobe River, particularly around Kassikili Island. The case was lodged with the International Court of Justice in May 1996 after the two parties had concluded an agreement to take the case to the Court. The agreement was in accord with Art.36 of the Statute of the ICJ. Memorials were exchanged on March 1, 1997, and the counter-memorial is due on November 30, 1997. It is very likely that both parties will ask for another round of written replies before the Court will set the hearing date. Given the heavy caseload pending before the Court, oral arguments will not take place earlier than late 1998 or 1999.

Marshall Leaffer participated in the biannual Congress of the ALAI (Association of Litteraire Artistique Internationale), held this year at Chateau Montebelo, Montebelo, Quebec, September 12 -18. The congress' theme was the role of contract in the prote ction of copyrighted works. Over 300 persons representing 46 countries participated. Representatives from United Nations organizations such as WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) and UNESCO attended as well. In addition to academics and prac titioners, representatives from the major performing rights organizations, such as ASCAP and BMI, came in large number.

Professor Leaffer is one of three representatives from the U.S. on the governing body of ALAI, International Executive Committee, whose role is to support the rights of authors before national and international organizations. The Executive Committee m et extensively during the conference to draft proposals in regard to the recently completed WIPO Copyright Treaty. These proposals will be considered by WIPO next month in Geneva.

Jeffrey Stake participated in a Donner Conference on Family Law in Alexandria Virginia, October 3 - 5.

NEWS FROM STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE

MULTISTATE PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY EXAM

The MPRE, for third year students primarily, will be given on November 14 at our school. This exam is required for membership in most state bars. The application deadline for this testing date is October 17, with November 5 as a deadline requiring the payment of a late fee. Applications are available in Room 024. Information regarding a one day Bar Review course for this exam is forthcoming.

MICHAEL USLAN, PRACTITIONER IN RESIDENCE

Mr. Uslan will be our practitioner in residence the week of October 13. In addition to meeting with students at a general session on Tuesday, October 14, at 3:15 in room 121 on alternative careers, he will attend some classes and be available for indivi dual student meetings. He will participate in classes in Electronic Communications Law, Contracts, Trademark Law, and Negotiations. He will also be available to meet with students individually at times to be announced.

Most famous perhaps as the Executive Producer of the "Batman" movies, Mr. Uslan has written, produced, and even directed several other movies and television efforts. A 1976 graduate of our law school, he started his career as an attorney for United Arti sts and was in charge of legal affairs for movies that included "Apocalypse Now" and "Rocky II." A fuller resume of his career will be posted later this week.

NEWS FROM THE RECORDER'S OFFICE

INDIANA STATE BAR APPLICATIONS

Indiana State Bar applications for the February 1998 exam are now available in the Recorder's Office. The applications must be postmarked no later than November 15, 1997.

BAR CERTIFICATION FORMS

Bar certification forms for out-of- state bar exams for tentative December 1997 and May/August 1998 graduates should be given to the Recorder's Office for the dean's signature.

II SEMESTER 1997-98 REGISTRATION

Students should disregard University instructions for registration for Law School courses. The Law School has in-house registration for Law School courses only. Updated materials (schedule, exam schedule and course descriptions) will be available on O ctober 15.

Joint degree students and anyone taking an outside (non-law) course may pick up their admission ticket in the Recorder's Office starting October 22. Students should register for outside courses on October 23 or 24. Students, who are not joint degree st udents and who want to take outside courses for graduate credit toward their degree, need to have Dean Fromm's approval in writing before obtaining their admission tickets. Outside course approval forms are in the Recorder's Office on the bookshelf.

Law School (in-house) Registration Schedule:
Thursday, Oct. 30: 1Ls
Monday, Nov. 3: 3Ls (May 98/Aug 98 tentative graduates) and MCL, LM, SJD
Thursday, Nov. 6: 2Ls

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 graduate 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.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

THE CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY

The Christian Legal Society will meet Tuesday in Room 124 from 12:00 - 1:00.

MEN'S LAW CARTEL

The executive committee of MLC would like to thank all those who attended last weekend's Cartel sponsored activities.

Activities began last Thursday morning at the Village Deli where Cartel members and guests gathered in full fatigues to devour a hearty breakfast. After consuming some of Bloomington's finest meats and cheeses (and a boatload of coffee), the pack of mis creants set their sights on suburban Martinsville for Paint Ball-Death Frenzy II. Despite some early artillery supply problems, we all managed to enjoy the welts, bruises, trash-talking, cigars, and of course, the world's most popular breakfast chaser, b eer.

The fun and excitement of Death Frenzy II was surpassed only by the second Cartel sponsored activity of the weekend, Julie's Pigeon Hill Lounge (hosted by our ever-gracious social chair, Matt Riordan). For those of you lucky enough to attend the semi- formal event (that means coat & ties for the guys and the gals were asked to just "bring the heat"), you can share the good memories with your grandchildren if you managed to survive that nasty case of Black Lung (note: we are working on a better ventilation system for the next bash).

Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting MLC activities. David Durm, Founder & CEO, 323- 2841.

(Editor's Note: Men's Law Cartel assures the editor that although it is not an officially recognized student organization that (a) it does exist, and (b) it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its membership requirements.)

DELTA THETA PHI INITIATION

Anyone interested in becoming a new member of DTP must attend a MANDATORY initiation. All prospective members should come to the Moot Court Room at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 11. Applications and $60.00 membership dues MUST be turned in at this time. A party will follow the ceremony. Anyone who cannot attend the Saturday initiation should come to the Moot Court Room at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8 for an alternate initiation. Those wishing to submit their application and dues prior to the initia tion ceremonies may give them to Paul Dean (3L) or Jennifer Puplava (3L), or bring them to the Delta Theta Phi table. Use this opportunity to become part of DTP today.

WOMEN'S LAW CAUCUS

Elections for this year's board members are being held TODAY, October 6 from noon until 2:00! Members, please stop by the table in the lobby to cast your vote. Good luck to all nominees.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PROCEDURE FOR A-V REQUESTS

A-V services would like to offer the following guidelines for making A-V requests.

Any member of the law school community may request audio-video and other media services. However, A-V Services cannot process a request without a name and an e-mail address to which it can respond. If the request comes from a secretary, include the fac ulty member's name. If the request comes from a student, identify the relevant student organization. Send requests to Beth Plew, our A-V supervisor. E-mail your requests to AV@law.indiana.edu.

In the request, please include a description of what you want A-V to do. Include the date, location, starting time and duration of the event. If you are requesting that A-V videotape the event, state the nature of the activity being videotaped. When r equesting something other than videotaping a class, include the name of the person who will unlock the room and arrange furniture if necessary. If the request is for taping in 219 or 222, specify whether A-V is to make one or two tapes.

Requests for taping should include directions on what should be done with the videotape when the taping is completed.

When requesting that A-V play a videotape for a group, specify whether the A-V operator will be expected only to set up and take down the equipment, or whether the A-V operator should remain throughout the event.

A-V Services appreciates your cooperation.

MOOT COURT BRIEFS ARE DUE

Moot Court briefs are due Friday, October 10, by noon. Moot Court participants are reminded that before turning in their briefs, they must obtain a brief number. Participants should make certain that their names do not appear anywhere on, or in the bri ef.

Numbers can be obtained from the Moot Court office , 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

EVENTS

FILM AND DISCUSSION OF EFFECTS OF NEW IMMIGRATION LAW

"With Liberty and Justice for All?", a 25-minute documentary film recounting the personal stories of two immigrants who were affected by the new immigration laws, will be shown on Wednesday, October 8, at noon in Room 124. After the film, Professor John Scanlan will offer his comments and facilitate discussion.

The film was produced by the Alliance for Justice as part of its annual First Monday in October program. It is directed by two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple, and features music by the Indigo Girls and Bruce Springsteen.

This event is sponsored by the Public Interest Law Foundation.

BLOOMINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA'S CHILDREN'S CONCERT

The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra is having its Children's Concert in the fall this year, on Sunday, October 12 at 3 p.m. at Bloomington HS North. The theme this year is "Russian Adventure." Peter and the Wolf is the featured work. Librarian Jennifer Bryan (violin) and Professor Ed Greenebaum (bass) would be delighted to see their friends, and especially their friends' children in the audience.

CALENDAR

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6

...Women's Law Caucus elections, noon until 2:00 p.m., Lobby.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7

...The Christian Legal Society, 12:00-1:00, Room 124.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8

..."With Liberty and Justice for All?", a documentary about the effects of new immigration laws, noon, Room 124.

...Alternate DTP Initiation, 7 p.m, Moot Court Room.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10

...Moot Court briefs are due by noon.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11

...DTP Initiation, 7 p.m., Moot Court Room.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12

...Bloomington Symphony Orchestra's Children's Concert, 3 p.m., Bloomington High School North.

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