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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 14 No. 8
March 2, 1998

Table of Contents

Focus on the Law School Community

SERVICE, EXPERIENCE, CAREER CONTACTS: EXPLORE CAC AND CLC AT THEIR OPEN HOUSE
The Child Advocacy Clinic (CAC) and Community Legal Clinic (CLC) cordially invite all law school students, staff and faculty to an Open House on Wednesday, March 4, from 4:00 to 6:00, at the Clinic offices on Third Street directly across from the law school. (The clinic is the brick house in the middle of the block.) Clinic faculty and students will be on hand to show off their newly refurbished quarters and to acquaint everyone with the Clinic's work. Food will be served.

Students interested in clinical experience either for this summer or next year should take this opportunity to learn more about the Clinic. Both CLC and CAC provide students with opportunities to gain courtroom and pre-trial litigation experience and first-hand knowledge of family law. In addition, Clinic students develop career opportunities through direct contact with judges, attorneys and public agencies, and at the same time provide valuable services to local communities.

JEAN JANISSE, CLINIC COORDINATOR: ASSISTING THOSE IN NEED
Vulnerable children who need an advocate, battered individuals who need protection, indigent families who need legal services these are the people Jean Janisse, as Clinic Coordinator, strives to help. As Clinic Coordinator, Ms. Janisse provides the point of initial contact for people who are often desperate and many times angry; yet, Jean finds the patience to listen.

Her job entails facilitating communication between the people the clinic serves and the legal system they encounter.

Although the clinic's work is demanding, Jean keeps her sense of humor and helps lessen the stress by providing comic relief.

As a motivator and resource for information she is also a valuable asset to the students who participate in the program.

WINNING STUDENTS: FCLJ MOOT COURT TEAM
The Federal Communications Law Journal Moot Court Team competed at the 1998 National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition held in Washington, D.C. on February 20-21. After three rounds of argument the team had the highest score of all 16 teams and advanced to the semi-finals before being narrowly defeated by the University of Dayton-Ohio. Congratulations to team members, Jim McHie, Steve Rich and Craig Riegler.

News from Student Affairs Office

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.

SUMMER B710 INDEPENDENT CLINICAL PROJECT
Spaces remain at this time for summer externships in Indianapolis in the Environmental Adjudication Office and the Utility Consumer Counselor's Office. Please see Dean Fromm as soon as possible if interested.

LAW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITIONS
This is another reminder that there are many writing competitions available for law students to enter. Most of these include cash prizes; several include publishing opportunities. You can find postings outside the door to Room 024. A comprehensive listing is found at the University of Memphis Law School Website http://www.people.memphis.edu/-law/.

So, dust off your seminar and B706 research papers and find the competitions that are relevant. Over the years many of our students have won some lucrative awards.

SUMMER SCHEDULE
The summer schedule is attached to the hardcopy of the ILA. It will be sent as a separate announcement that will follow the electronic version of the ILA.

News from Career Services

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).

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.

News from Student Organizations

DISCUSSION ON HATE CRIMES LEGISLATION--ITS IMPACT AND VALIDITY
Outlaw hosts Professor Conkle of the IU School of Law, and Barbara Mckinney, Director of the Bloomington Human Rights Commission, for a discussion on hate crimes legislation on Wednesday, March 4 at 5:00 p.m., Room 124.

A WOMAN'S PLACE IN THE MILITARY: MOVIE AND DISCUSSION NIGHT WITH WLC
Women in the military? Women in combat? Join WLC for a showing of the movie "G.I. Jane" and a short discussion to follow, on Wednesday, March 4, at 7:00 p.m. in Room 214. Enjoy popcorn, drinks and a discussion of this intense, thought-provoking movie.

ELS HOLDS ELECTIONS
Have you thought of becoming involved in a dynamic law school organization? Run for a position on the ELS Executive Board. ELS will hold its annual 1998-99 board elections on Tuesday, March 10 at Nick's, 7:30 p.m. Contact any current board member for more information.

ELS SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED
The ELS Summer Scholarship/Internship application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 27. This ten-week, part-time position is an interesting opportunity to solicit and work on environmental research projects from not-for-profit and governmental environmental organizations. This is a great opportunity to build research, organizational and administrative skills. More information is available at the CSO.

ATLA TRIAL TEAM COMPETITORS
Good luck to the ATLA Trial Team Competitors. The competition will take place in Indianapolis this Friday through Sunday. The following people are representing IU at the competition: 2L Team: Burke Montgomery, Christy Short, David Noble, John (Chip) Moss, Sohini Gupta; 3L Team: Ray Gonzalez, Mark Hagedorn, Craig Jones, Robert King, Isabele Nobel.

Anyone interested in watching the trial competitions should contact Sohini Gupta, ssgupta@indiana.edu for more information.

Announcements

HOUSING INFORMATION
Beginning on Monday, March 2 the Housing Board on the ground floor across from the SLA Bookstore will be maintained by the Admissions Office.

If you wish to post information on the board, please come to the Admissions Office, Room 230 to fill out a card. Information will be put on a list of housing information sent out from the Office and the card will be posted on the board for you.

There will be 3 categories of housing: (1) fall information this will include information from area landlords who have units available for the fall and wish us to post the information; (2) roommate information this section will include information about students who are looking for roommates to share housing; (3) sublet information this section will include information on apartments that are available for summer sublet.

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.

WANTED: INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS
Independent contractors are needed for Labor Law I, Inc., 11:00-11:50 a.m., MTW, Room 120, Law School. Must be reliable and willing to work hard. Great pay and working conditions. Contact President Dau-Schmidt, Room 323. Law School, (812) 855-0697.

Lectures

LATINO LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION SPONSORS
LECTURE ON INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW
On Tuesday March 10, there will be a lecture in the Moot Court Room from 12:00-1:00. The lecture is entitled, "Bilateral and Unilateral Efforts to Effectively Combat International Organized Crime."

The lecturer is Professor Jimmy Gurule. Professor Gurule is a tenured faculty member of the Notre Dame Law School. He was nominated by George Bush to be Assistant Attorney General for the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. As Assistant Attorney General, Professor Gurule directed research and statistical studies on criminal justice reform and supervised the development of innovative programs to address the problems of violent crime, narcotics trafficking, gang-related crime, as well as the needs of crime victims.

From 1985 to 1989, Professor Gurule served as an Assistant US Attorney in the office of the US Attorney in Los Angeles, California, where he was the Deputy Chief of the Major Narcotics Section. In 1990 he was awarded the Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award and the Drug Enforcement Administrator's Award (the highest award given by the DEA) for his work in successfully prosecuting the assailants of DEA Special Agent Enrique Camarena. In 1991 he received the prestigious Edmund J. Randolph Award from the US Attorney General in recognition of his outstanding leadership and service to the Department of Justice.

Please come out and enjoy this exciting and interesting lecture.

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. He will give his presentation Tuesday, March 3 at 3:30 p.m., in the Oak Room at IMU.

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

SUNDAY, MARCH 1

...Deadline, priority consideration for financial aid.

MONDAY, MARCH 2

...Sign up deadline for Law Library Interrogatories.

TUESDAY, MARCH 3

...Outlaw Meeting, 5:05 p.m., Student Lounge.

..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).

...Discussion on hate crimes legislation, 5:00 p.m., Room 124.

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.

MONDAY, MARCH 9

...Law Library Interrogatories.

TUESDAY, MARCH 10

...ELS 1998-99 board elections, Nick's, 7:30 p.m.

...Law Library Interrogatories.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13

...MPRE Exam.

FRIDAY, MARCH 27

...ELS summer scholarship deadline, CSO.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

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

Updated: 9 March 1998