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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 14 No. 3
January 26, 1998

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News from the Faculty

Dean Aman attended a conference at Cambridge University entitled "Constitutional Reform in the United Kingdom: Practice and Principles" on January 17-18. On January 21, he attended the 2nd Colloquium on Theory in Legal Education at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London.

Professor David Fidler's paper "Microbialpolitik: Infectious Diseases and International Relations" has been accepted for presentation at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, to be held in Atlanta, March 8-11, 1998.

Professor Fidler has been invited to conduct a seminar at the World Health Organization for 80-100 WHO employees on international health law during his trip to Geneva in late March.

News from Student Affairs Office

1998-99 FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND AREA STUDIES (FLAS) FELLOWSHIPS

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) at Indiana University offers Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for modern language and area studies under Title VI of the Higher Education Act. FLAS Fellowships cover the cost of academic fees and health insurance plus a $10,000 stipend for the academic year.

Awards can be made for the study of any of the following languages offered by the IAUNRC: Estonian, Mongolian, Turkish, Finnish, Persian/Tajik, Turkmen(*), Hungarian, Tibetan, Uzbek and Kazak(*).

Eligibility for all languages depends upon funding and Department of Education approval.

For languages marked with an asterisk, the Center presently anticipates funding only for summer 1999 FLAS awards.

To be eligible for an academic year FLAS award, an applicant must (a) hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent by the time study would begin; (b) be an American citizen or permanent resident, with career goals in teaching, public service, or in private or non-profit organizations; (c) be admitted to study by a graduate department at Indiana University; (d) undertake an approved, full-time program of language and area studies during the tenure of the award.

Applications are available from the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Goodbody Hall 157, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 as well as from the IAUNRC at Goodbody Hall 324. You may also apply on-line at the IAUNRC web site: http://www.indiana.edu/~iaunrc/.

The application deadline for 1998-99 academic year FLAS Fellowships is February 2, 1998.

SUMMER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM MEETING

There will be a meeting at noon on Thursday, January 29, in Room 121, to discuss opportunities to earn law school credit this summer through SPEA sponsored programs in Paris/Brussels (May 18-29) and/or Bonn/Frankfort/Geneva (May 31- June 12). Information forms and applications are also available in Room 024. Space is limited.

News from Career Services

ISBA/YOUNG LAWYER SECTION CAREER DAY

Students who have not decided on a definite practice area should attend the ISBA/Young Lawyer Section Career Day. Career Day happens on Saturday, February 7 from noon until 2:00 p.m. at the Indiana Bar Center in Indianapolis.

Career Day provides students with the opportunity to talk one-on-one with more than 40 attorneys from different practice areas and settings. Lawyers share information about their typical day at work, growing areas of law, and much more.

This is the largest gathering for attorney-student interaction. Because Career Day provides one of the best opportunities for defining career goals and gathering useful information for interviews, CSO especially encourages 1Ls to attend.

Students who need directions to the Indiana Bar Center should stop by CSO.

News from Student Organizations

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

Delta Theta Phi encourages everyone to donate blood in the Red Cross Spring Semester Blood Drive. The Bloodmobile will be across the street from the law school on Wednesday, January 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to accommodate law school donors. Those wishing to donate blood during these times should sign up on the schedule at the Delta Theta Phi table, or notify Jennifer Puplava at jpuplava@indiana.edu. If for any reason you need to cancel your appointment, please let the Red Cross know as soon as possible so they can fill your time slot with another donor. Anyone who wishes to give blood, but can't at the available times, is welcome to come donate at the Red Cross office.

DELTA THETA PHI GENERAL MEETING

Come one, come all to the first meeting of 1998! All new and old DTP members are invited to attend this important meeting on Tuesday, January 27 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 121. We will be discussing the 1998 Ambulance Chase and the Demurrer's Club, and we want to hear your great ideas for the semester. Don't miss this opportunity to get involved.

SELS MEETING

The Music, Literature, Film & TV and Arts Committees of the Sports & Entertainment Law Society will meet on Tuesday, January 27 at 12:15 p.m. in Room125 to discuss this semester's speakers series.

PROFESSOR SUSAN WILLIAMS TO DISCUSS SOCRATIC METHOD

The Women's Law Caucus is pleased to present Professor Susan Williams speaking on the use of the Socratic Method in legal education. The talk will be held at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27 in Room 120. The question is, will you be there? Refreshments will be served.

PILF

Where do lonely hearts go? Are you worried that your professors are lonely? Don't think that they get enough affection? Put aside your worries! You can make sure that at least one professor gets a kiss this Valentine's Day. Just stuff his or her can FULL of money and the prof with the most cash gets to pucker up to a darling little pig. Look for the cans beginning Monday, January 26.

SLA

Get ready to Party! SLA will be sponsoring a Happy Hour this Friday, January 30 starting at 4:00 in the Student Lounge. Be sure to make time to stop by for a beer or soda, chips and cake with all your law school buds!

Also, mark your calendars now, because SLA's Annual Casino Party is set for Friday, March 6. Get ready to make some bets! More details will be coming soon.

ELS GENERAL MEMBERS MEETING

The Environmental Law Society will hold a general meeting for all members and for all students interested in participating in ELS. On Tuesday, January 27 in Room 124 at noon, this follow-up to the ELS reception provides a chance to meet students with similar organizational and research interests, and to participate in planning and carrying out ELS activities for the semester. These activities include research projects and fund-raising activities, and organizing a national environmental law conference.

ELS SPONSORS SUMMER INTERNSHIP/SCHOLARSHIP

The Environmental Law Society has opened its application process for its 1998 Summer Internship. This internship will provide a law student with the opportunity to work in the field of environmental law and actually get paid. The intern will solicit local and national environmental groups for research projects and complete several research projects on behalf of the Environmental Law Research Group, the research arm of ELS. The deadline for application is February 13 at 5:00 p.m. in the CSO. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter detailing interests and relevant experience. See the Career Services Office for details, or email Kellye Bowers at kbowers.

Announcements

ABA WORK-A-DAY

Do you want to promote a positive image of the legal profession by participating in a community service event with an organization such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters or the Boys and Girls Club? If you want to learn more about work-a-day or have any suggestions, please contact 1L Magdalena Przytulska (mprzytul).

Events, Lectures

LAW LIBRARY INTERROGATORIES

The first, possibly annual, Law Library Interrogatories will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 17-18. This quiz bowl competition is open to all law students, faculty, and staff. Now is the time to form your team of trivia wizards! Teams should consist of four members plus an alternate. An entry of $50 is requested. All money gathered will be given to the Student Activities fund to assist with travel to conferences, student programs, and events.

To learn more about Law Library Interrogatories, check out the display in the Law School Lobby.

CAMERON DAVIS TO SPEAK ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

The Environmental Law Society presents Cameron Davis, staff attorney for the National Wildlife Federation. All students are invited to participate in the ELS Brown Bag Lunch Series in welcoming this prominent and enthusiastic attorney who has worked on a variety of water quality issues, in particular, those regarding the Great Lakes Water Quality Initiative. Cameron Davis will speak in Room 120 at 12:00 p.m., Friday, January 30.

Calendar

MONDAY JANUARY 26

..."Kiss A Pig" cans available in the library until February 12.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27

...ELS General Meeting, 12:00 p.m., Room 124.

...Professor Susan Williams speaks on the Socratic Method, 12:15 p.m., Room 120.

...Delta Theta Phi General Meeting, 12:15 p.m., Room 121.

...The Music, Literature, Film & TV and Arts Committees of the Sports & Entertainment Law Society, 12:15 p.m., Room125.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28

...Red Cross/Law School Blood Drive, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Bloodmobile across from the law school.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29

...Summer Study Abroad Program Meeting, noon, Room 121.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30

...Cameron Davis, 12:00 p.m., Room 120.

...SLA Happy Hour, starting at 4:00, Student Lounge.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12

..."Kiss A Pig."

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2

...Application deadline for 1998-99 academic year FLAS Fellowships.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7

...ISBA/Young Lawyer Section Career Day, Indiana Bar Center, Indianapolis, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13

...ELS Summer Internship applications due.

FRIDAY, MARCH 6

...SLA Annual Casino Party.