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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 15 No.6
October 5, 1998

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EVENTS & LECTURES

INDIANA COURT OF APPEALS TO HEAR ARGUMENTS OCTOBER 9 AT NOON IN CLELAND V. BURKE

The Indiana Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Cleland v. Burke in the Moot Court Room on Friday, October 9, at noon. The case is an $8 million dispute involving, inevitably, death and taxes. Copies of the case synopsis will be available on the library check-out counter beginning today, and at the Moot Court Room before the arguments. Everyone is encouraged to attend; the attorneys arguing the case are from Valparaiso, Chicago, and Indianapolis.

AFL-CIO COUNSEL TO BE PRACTITIONER-IN-RESIDENCE

Attorney Marsha Bezron will be visiting the Law School the week of October 12, 1998, as part of the Law School's PractitionerInResidence Program. Ms. Bezron serves as Associate General Counsel for the AFL-CIO and is an Early Neutral Evaluator and mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Ms. Bezron was nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by President Clinton in January 1998 and is awaiting confirmation. Her legal career includes clerking for Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., of the United States Supreme Court and for Judge James R. Browning of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Bezron is involved in many legal organizations and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco. She is also the recipient of the Faye Stender Award from the California Women Lawyers' Association for her contribution to establishing the legal rights of women. Ms. Bezron is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley School of Law.

During her visit, Ms. Bezron will be participating in several law classes, including Women in the Law, Employment Law, Legal Professions, and Trial Process. On Wednesday, October 14, 1998, she will have breakfast with the presidents of the Law School student organizations. Ms. Bezron will meet with members of PILF and the Women's Law Caucus the same day at 4:15 p.m. (both events will be held in the Faculty Lounge on the third floor). On Thursday, October 15, Ms. Bezron will discuss her legal career and the judicial confirmation process. The talk will be held at 12:00 p.m. in Room 122; all students are invited to attend. Questions regarding Ms. Bezron's visit may be directed to Professor Aviva Orenstein or Associate Dean Kelly Townes.

PANEL ON IMPEACHMENT PROCESS THURSDAY

What does the Constitution have to say about the impeachment process? What do we know about the law of impeachment and what is unsettled? Join Professors Baude, Bradley, and Conkle in the Moot Court Room on Thursday, October 8, at noon, for an informal brown bag on these issues.

NEWS FROM CAREER SERVICES OFFICE

UPCOMING SEMINARS, EVENTS & JOB FAIRS

Careers in with Accounting Firms
Wednesday, October 7
Noon, Room 121

Deloitte & Touche will be discussing various careers with accounting firms, from tax to consulting. Find out if you need an accounting or tax background for the various positions and what this type of employer is looking for in a candidate. If you may be interested in an alternative career in business, find out more.

Is There Life after Law School?
Thursday, October 8
4:15 p.m., Room 125

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 career advice. Meet attorneys from both the public and private sectors while enjoying pizza and sodas. More details on speakers to follow.

Benefits of the Bar Association
Tuesday, October 13
Noon, Room 121

The Indiana State Bar Association's Opportunities for Minorities Committee and the Young Lawyers Division will present a panel discussion on how the Bar Association can assist you in your career. Please join us for insights from practicing attorneys. Pizza will be served!

Federal Judicial Clerkships
Wednesday, October 14
Noon, Moot Court Room

Current clerks will discuss their experiences as federal law clerks. We will also cover the application process, timing, and strategies. If you are interested in obtaining a post-graduate federal clerkship, or just want to find out more, please join us.

Practitioner-in-Residence, Marsha Bezron
Thursday, October 15
Noon, Moot Court Room

Ms. Bezron will discuss her career as associate general counsel for the AFL-CIO, her work with other organizations, and the judicial confirmation process. Read more about her background on page one and join us for an informative session.

Career Fair
Tuesday, October 20
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Law School Lobby

Our third annual Career Fair brings in a number of attorneys from a variety of practice areas and settings to talk one-on-one with students in the main foyer. Stop by each attorney's table and learn about his or her practice area, career path, and practice setting. Receive helpful tips on how to conduct a productive job search. Learn to network by actually doing it!

NEWS FROM THE RECORDER

Applications for the February 1999 Indiana State Bar Examination are available in our office. Deadline for filing is November 15, 1998.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION MEETING AND ELECTIONS

The ACLU-IU Chapter will meet this Thursday, October 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge. We will be electing our officers as well as discussing the Congressional elections. We welcome all IU students to join us for this quick meeting. Call or email Dave at 336-1997 (dfineber@indiana.edu) if you want more information.

CHILDREN AND THE LAW DISCUSSION OF SCHOOL DISCIPLINE AND STUDENT RIGHTS

The Children and the Law Discussion Group will sponsor a discussion of school discipline and student rights entitled "Smokin' in the Boys' Room" on Wednesday, October 7, at 12:00 p.m. in Room 120.

The featured speakers are Dr. Gale Hill, principal of Tri-North Middle School, Prof. Seth Lahn of the Child Advocacy Clinic, Prof. Earl Singleton of the Community Legal Clinic, and high school counselor Janet Stake.

The topic is the conflict between students' rights and the need for order in the classroom. All are encouraged to attend, and a particular invitation is extended to first-year students who think they might be interested in children's legal issues.

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING

The Environmental Law Society will have a general meeting on Wednesday, October 7, at 4:00 p.m. (Keep your eye out for signs regarding the room for the meeting.) The agenda will include: canoe trip details, scheduled for October 17; NAELS conference planning; upcoming happy hour plans with PILF; etc. Questions? -contact Sasha Engle (smengle, 331-7998). Hope you can make it; see you then!

ELS/PILF/EMA HAPPY HOUR

The Environmental Law Society and the Public Interest Law Foundation, along with SPEA's Environmental Management Association, are hosting a happy hour at Nick's on Wednesday, October 14, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Need more info? Contact Sasha Engle (smengle, 331-7998). Hope to see you there!

INTERNATIONAL LAW ASSOCIATION LUNCH AND KOUYOU

Anyone who has participated in the JET program or otherwise worked, studied, or lived in Japan is invited to a lunch followed by Kouyou (Autumn Leaf Viewing) on Saturday, October 17, courtesy of the Japanese consulate. Please make yourselves known even if you can't make the lunch! For more information, contact Kendall at kemillar or 339-0193.

PUBLIC INTEREST LAW FOUNDATION PRO BONO FAIR

PILF will host a Pro Bono Fair on Tuesday, October 6, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Lobby. The fair is designed to showcase volunteer opportunities in the community. Community organizations will be here to talk to you about what they do and how you can help. Volunteering is a great way to gain marketable experience. We hope to see you there!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MOOT COURT PARTICIPANTS: BRIEF NUMBERS AND BRIEF DEADLINE

Participants in the Moot Court Competition may pick up their brief numbers in the Moot Court Board Office (Room 011) on Monday, October 5 and Tuesday, October 6, between 12:10 and 1:00 p.m. Participants must include their brief numbers on the cover of their briefs. The rules of the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition prohibit students identifying themselves in any other way, e.g. names, student indentification numbers, or social security numbers can not appear anywhere on the briefs. Remember, the brief deadline is 12:00 p.m. Friday, October 9.

AROUND TOWN

PROTECTIVE ORDER PROJECT SPONSORS DRIVE FOR MY SISTER'S CLOSET

A group of women are organizing My Sister's Closet as a lending closet of clothing especially for the purpose of providing workforce attire for women pursuing employment in a job search program. The Closet, when it opens in a few weeks, will supply interview clothing and will continue to support women in the first weeks of employment until they become self-sufficient in providing their own work clothing. The organizers need donations of work attire--blazers, skirts, blouses, sweaters, tailored trousers, and footwear. They also need money donations to procure hosiery and to pay cleaning expenses and rent for the "store." At this point, anyone wishing to donate should contact the group at The Rise, the residential facility on South Washington operated by Middle Way House, or leave items with the P.O.P. in Room 010 during office hours from noon to 1:00 p.m. on weekdays. Or call 355-3745 for more information about volunteering and donating to the future of women in the community.

CALENDAR

Monday and Tuesday, October 5 and 6, Moot Court brief numbers available from 12:10 to 1:00 p.m. in the Moot Court office

Tuesday, October 6, Pro Bono Fair, noon, Law School Lobby

Wednesday, October 7, Careers with Accounting Firms, noon, Room 121

Wednesday, October 7, Discussion of School Discipline, noon, Room 120

Wednesday, October 7, Environmental Law Society General Meeting, 4:00 p.m., Room TBA

Thursday, October 8, Impeachment Process Panel, informal brown bag at noon, Moot Court Room

Thursday, October 8, Is There Life after Law School? 4:15 p.m., Room 125

Thursday, October 8, ACLU Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Faculty Lounge

Friday, October 9, Indiana Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments in Cleland v. Burke, noon, Moot Court Room

Friday, October 9, Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition briefs due, 12:00.

Updated: 4 October 1998