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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 14 No. 7
February 23, 1998

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Winning Students

1998 Jessup International Law Moot Court Team Brings Home Hardware The Jessup International Law Moot Court Team competed at the 1998 Central Regional Competition on February 14, 1998 and won second place in the written memorial contest and finished fifth overall. A very close loss to the University of Michigan prevented the team from going undefeated. The team members were Azin Lotfi, Kendall Millard, Mark Nogueira, Jackie Carberry, and Michael Puzio. This year's team was helped tremendously by Karsten Nowrot, one of our international students. Faculty Advisor David Fidler congratulates the team for their performances and thanks them for all their hard work.

News from the Faculty

Professor David Fidler's paper "War and Disease: International Law and the Public Health Consequences of Armed Conflict" has been accepted by the Environmental Law Institute for presentation at the ELI's First International Conference on Addressing Environmental Consequences of War: Legal, Economic, and Scientific Perspectives, to be held in Washington, D.C. in June 1998.

News from Student Affairs Office

SUMMER B710 INDEPENDENT CLINICAL PROJECTS

First and Second Year students interested in a summer experience with the US Attorney's Office in Louisville, the Department of Environmental Management and Environmental Adjudication Office (both in Indianapolis), and the Utility Consumer Counselor's Office (Indianapolis), among some others should see Dean Fromm as soon as possible.

BAR REVIEW COURSES

Seniors and graduating LLM/MCL students who wish to take the New York or Illinois state bar exams this summer and wish to take a possible Bar Review course here for those states should call 800-621-0498 ext. 282 and speak with Ann Glynn about your interest. Assuming adequate interest, there will be bar review courses.

MULTI-STATE PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY EXAM

One more notice for second and third year students: The MPRE exam will be held here on Friday, March 13. There will be a Bar Review on Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The applications to take the exam are available in Room 024. The early deadline for the standard $48.00 application fee is February 13. The fee is $96.00 for those applying between February 14 and March 4.

LOANS FOR 1998-99

Now is the time to focus on making sure that you submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) renewal form. If you have not received your renewal form (or you are a new borrower), you should fill out a new application form (available in Room 024 and the Financial Aids Office). The deadline for priority consideration (i.e., to insure that your loans are available in a timely manner) is March 1. The Financial Aids Certification (FAC) form is not required for loans for the academic year. However, it is required for loans you may wish to receive for this SUMMER. Again, forms are available in both offices. Private loan applications for amounts in excess of $18,500 are not yet available. You will receive notice when they are. See Dean Fromm if you have any questions.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

Applications to be considered for an EOF are available in Room 024. These fellowships are awarded to students who, for one reason or another, have been unable to fully develop their scholastic abilities, and thus have not performed as well as they think they could.

SUMMER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

A few spaces remain for the SPEA-sponsored summer programs in Paris and Brussells (May 18-29) and in Bonn, Frankfort, and Geneva (May 31-June 12). Each program is worth two credits. Applications are available in Room 024.

SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR 1998-99

Application forms for next year will be available in Room 024. The deadline for applying will be in early April.

BAR APPLICATIONS

Indiana State Bar applications for the July exam are available in the Recorder's Office. The mailing deadline for the application is April 1, 1998.

News from Career Services

DEBT MANAGEMENT

CSO will offer a debt management seminar on Wednesday, March 11 at noon in Room 125. This seminar will address various ways to manage your student loan debt. Students concerned about making ends meet once they graduate can prepare for the future now. This is an issue for any student (1L - 3L) with student loan debt. Learn what you can do now to avoid surprises later.

FROM LAW STUDENT TO LAWYER

Representatives from three major law firms in Indianapolis will share their insight on employer expectations of new attorneys. Topics will include hourly billing, keeping a calendar, receiving feedback, social and community obligations, office demeanor, dealing with supervisors and more. Be prepared for your new career. The visiting lawyers will share their insights with students on Thursday, February 26 at noon in Room 122.

STATE COURT CLERKSHIPS

Current clerks with the Indiana Court of Appeals will talk about the benefits of clerking at the state court level, post-graduation. The discussion will include how to apply to the courts, and interview strategies. Court clerks will discuss their experiences, Wednesday, March 4 at 12:15 p.m. in the Moot Court Room (Room 123).

News from Student Organizations

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PANEL DISCUSSION

Some of the international students will speak briefly about the practice of law in their countries in a panel discussion on Thursday, March 5 at noon in Room 120. A question and answer session will follow. Most of these students are lawyers in their own countries and are here getting their LLM or Masters in Comparative Law (MCL).

Students interested in international or comparative law, or who think they may want to study or practice abroad, should take advantage of this opportunity. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

MARCH MADNESS

Everyone is invited to watch the Moot Court Octofinals. The original pool of 168 participants has been winnowed to the top 32 competitors, ensuring top-notch arguments. The Octofinals will be held Monday through Thursday in the Moot Court Room at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., for a two-week period beginning Monday, February 23. The final round will be held on March 5 at 7:30 p.m. This event provides 1Ls with a perfect opportunity for getting pointers for Research & Writing oral arguments later this spring.

WOMEN'S LAW CAUCUS GENERAL MEETING

Women's Law Caucus will meet this Wednesday, February 25, in Room 124 at 12:15 p.m. WLC will be discussing last minute details for the Auction, so all members should attend. Members who have not yet paid dues for the semester are asked to bring a check to the meeting or place it in the mailbox of WLC's treasurer.

THE EVER EXCITING ANNUAL WOMEN'S LAW CAUCUS AUCTION AND RAFFLE

Women's Law Caucus is excited to announce that the law school event of the semester is rapidly approaching! Everyone will be at MARS on Friday, February 27 at 5 p.m. for the Annual WLC Auction and Raffle. Team up with friends to purchase exciting professor packages, including a golf outing, a hot tub party, a politically incorrect dinner, and much more! In addition, you could win Pacer Tickets, a body piercing, or a free BarBri course. Snacks will be available for purchase. So come out for a night of food, fun, drinking, and of course supporting a great cause! Also, look for the WLC table during lunch in the lobby where you can purchase raffle tickets for more exciting prizes to be given away at MARS on Friday.

PILF

PILF would like to thank the students and faculty for their participation in Kiss-A-Pig. Thanks to your generous contributions, PILF raised over $1000 for summer fellowships. PILF would like to extend a special thanks to Professor Hughes for puckering up to the darling little pig.

THE SLA SCOOP

It's coming quickly! -- SLA's Annual Casino Party on Friday, March 6 at Terry's from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. Get ready to party. Admission is $5 at the door and shuttles will be leaving the law school for Terry's at 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., and -hour intervals after that. If you drive on your own, don't forget to pick a designated driver; directions will be posted next week. So break out that semi-formal/cocktail attire and get prepared for an evening of glitz and gambling! See your SLA representative if you have any questions. Otherwise, muster up some bettin' luck and we'll see you at the blackjack table on March 6. (SLA will provide poker chips for everyone -- there WILL NOT be any cash gambling.)

Announcements

THEFTS IN THE LAW LIBRARY

We have recently had reports of two thefts of textbooks from carrels in the library. Please be especially careful of leaving your personal belongings unattended at this time. It is a good idea to write your name in your textbooks. If a stolen book is sold to a bookstore, you can recover it if your name is in the book. Report all thefts immediately to the IU police and to a staff member in the library.

DO YOU SPEAK A SECOND LANGUAGE?

A variety of study, internship and employment opportunities exist for students with language skills. The School would like to know if you have good skills in a language other than English, so that we can direct information about those opportunities to you as they come to us. Please send an email to lrobel@indiana.edu with your name, the language(s) you speak, and whether you would describe yourself as fluent (i.e., you can speak, read and write well).

CIVIL RIGHTS POSITION AVAILABLE

Have you taken Civil Rights or Federal Jurisdiction? Would you be interested in applying for a paid summer position with a plaintiff's civil rights attorney in Indianapolis? Send an email to Dean Robel at lrobel@indiana.edu.

Events, Lectures

1-HOUR LECTURE ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE REQUIREMENT FOR OHIO BAR

On February 25, at 11:00 a.m. in Room 125, Professor Orenstein's Legal Profession class will discuss substance abuse in the legal community. Students planning to take the Ohio Bar should attend this lecture (or will have to pay for the privilege of watching an Ohio Bar-sponsored video later). Anyone who is interested in the topic should feel free to join the class.

BORIS TOPORNIN: THE 1993 RUSSIAN CONSTITUTION

Boris Topornin will speak on the 1993 Russian Constitution. Mr. Topornin is director of the Institute of State and Law (IGP) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAN). IGP is Russia's main center for legal and political science research. He helped to write the 1993 constitution and is the principal author of the most authoritative commentary on the constitution.

COURTROOM DRAMA REFLECTS CULTURE: PATTEN SERIES PRESENTS ROBERT FERGUSON

Robert Ferguson, Professor of English and Law at Columbia is the next lecturer in the Patten Series. His work examines American culture as reflected in judicial practice. He will be lecturing on the evenings of Tuesday, March 3, in Education, Room 1120 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 5 at the same time and place. His overview topic is "Courtroom and Community in American Culture." Individual titles of the lectures are (1) "Watching Justice Fail: Spectacle and the Female Victim in Trials of National Transformation" and (2) "Seeing Justice Done: Ritual and Trial Performance in Television America."

Calendar

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21

...Barrister's Ball, Terry's Banquet and Catering, 7:00 p.m.

MONDAY, February 23

...Moot Court Octofinals begin, 6 & 8 p.m., Moot Court Room.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26

...Visiting lawyers share insights, noon, Room 122.

SUNDAY, MARCH 1

...Deadline, priority consideration for financial aid.

MONDAY, MARCH 2

...Sign up deadline for Law Library Interrogatories.

TUESDAY, MARCH 3

...Boris Topornin speaks on the 1993 Russian Constitution, 3:30 p.m., Oak Room, IMU.

...Patten Series, 7:30 p.m., Education Bldg., Room 1120.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4

...Court clerks discuss their experiences,12:15 p.m., Moot Court Room (Room 123).

THURSDAY, MARCH 5

...International students share insights, noon, Room 120.

...Patten Series, Education, Room 1120, 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, MARCH 6

...SLA Annual Casino Party.

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

...Bar Review, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

MON.-TUES., MARCH 9-10

...Law Library Interrogatories.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13

...MPRE Exam.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

...Mailing deadline for Indiana State Bar applications for the July exam.

Updated: 27 February 1998