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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 18 No. 10
March 21, 2000

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MOOT COURT TEAM WINS 2ND PLACE, BEST BRIEF, IN NATIONAL COMPETITION

Bruce Lucas and Laura Boeckman, IU's entries in the eighth annual Judge Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, won top honors in several categories. The team came in second all around, won the prize for best brief, and Bruce was named second-place oralist. Bruce and Laura are members of the Sherman Minton Moot Court Board and external teams. The competition was held at St. John's School of Law, March 11-13. Congratulations!

FEDERAL COURT OF APPEALS TO HEAR ARGUMENTS HERE MARCH 30

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit will hear oral arguments at the Law School in three cases on March 30 beginning at 2:15 in the Moot Court Room. The first case, Gresham v. Peterson and the City of Indianapolis, was filed by the ICLU (several of our students worked on this case last summer in internships). It is a constitutional challenge on 1st and 14th amendment grounds to Indianapolis's panhandling ordinance. Judge Dillin at the US District Court in Indianapolis rejected the constitutional claims. The second case. Jones v. Society National Bank, is an appeal in a bankruptcy case. The issues involved include whether a mortgage constitutes a preferential transfer, and whether an Ohio court's previous finding that the mortgage was a valid second lien on the Debtor's real estate was binding through collateral estoppel on the bankruptcy court. The third case, a complicated ERISA battle, in fact raises on appeal only issues of personal jurisdiction over the administrators of a pension fund. The case will treat students of civil procedure to competing analyses of the minimum contacts these administrators had with the state of Virginia and whether such analysis is appropriate in a case involving a statute that provides for nationwide service of process.

>TWELVE ANGRY JURORS

The IU Law Drama Society will perform the classic legal drama "Twelve Angry Jurors", a gender neutral version of "Twelve Angry Men", on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 in the Moot Court Room. The show will start at 8:00 p.m. each night. The cast consists of law students and faculty, including Professor Gene Shreve as the Judge. Tickets will be on sale the two weeks following spring break outside of the library during lunch hour each day. Contact David Storey for more information: ddstorey@indiana.edu

NEWS FROM RECORDER'S OFFICE

COURSE SCHEDULES AVAILABLE
The Summer 2000, Fall 2000, and Spring 2001 schedules are now available. These schedules have been attached to the hard copy of this issue of the ILA and are posted throughout the school. If you would like a copy of your own, please see the Recorder. Note: Schedules are subject to change.

SUMMER 2000 REGISTRATION
Wednesday and Thursday, March 22 and 23, Recorder's Office, Room 022, 9:00-12:30 and 1:00-4:00. Students need to complete a registration form that will be placed outside our office on Tuesday and update their information on the admission ticket for the University computer.

FALL 2000 REGISTRATION
3Ls, Monday, April 3 and 2Ls, MCL, LLM, Certificate, SJD students on Wednesday, April 5. Times: 9:00-12:30 and 1:00-4:00.

INDIANA STATE BAR APPLICATIONS
Filing deadline is April 1, 2000.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

INTERNATIONAL POTLUCK DINNER
The Feminist Law Forum is hosting an International Potluck Dinner on Wednesday, March 22 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge of the Law School.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS NEEDED
Professor Orenstein needs students to help her now and over the summer researching hearsay exceptions. First years welcome. Please submit a resume to her mail box on the second floor.

EVENTS CALENDAR / ROOM SCHEDULING
To schedule classrooms in the law building, send email to bl-law-events (for Outlook users) or bl-events-law@ exchange.indiana.edu (for non-Outlook users). Please include date and time of event, length of time room will be needed, classroom requested and number of people attending event. Requests should be sent at least one week prior to event and include name of person requesting, organization planning the event and an email address. Confirmations will be sent by reply email.

AUDIO - VIDEO SERVICES
Requests for AV services may be sent to Beth at av@exchange. indiana.edu. Please include the name of your group and the e-mail address of the contact person, a description of what you want to do, and the date, location, starting time and duration of the event. Requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance and will be confirmed by email.

ACADEMY OF LAW ALUMNI FELLOWS PROFILE

Who are those people whose photographs are on the first-floor wall? In this series of profiles, we introduce you to the members of the Academy of the Law Alumni Fellows. The Fellows are the recipients of the highest honor the Law School bestows on its alums. We hope that each profile will help you reflect on the successes of our alumni as well as some possibilities that are ahead for you.

WARREN E. MCGILL
Warren McGill has been associated with the same Indiana firm, now known as Barnes & Thornburg, since his graduation from Indiana University School of Law in 1945. He began his law practice in South Bend, Indiana, where, as a young lawyer, he assisted in organizing the South Bend Junior Chamber of Commerce. As its president, he helped promote a drive to establish the first Juvenile Detention Home in St. Joseph County, to preclude juveniles from being detained with adults in the county jail.

Since then, his practice has covered many spheres, but is primarily devoted to estate planning and to corporate, tax, probate, and finance law. He chaired the Probate Code Study Commission of Indiana for several years and helped guide the formulation and adoption of statutes simplifying probate, trust, and related laws, and these have resulted in greater efficiency and economy in implementing the code.

Under the auspices of a committee appointed by the Indiana State Bar Association and Indiana Bar Foundation, he helped formulate a public service project for lawyers. It resulted in Legal Reference for Older Hoosiers, an informational book printed in easy-to-read type. Now in its 10th edition, more than 115,000 copies of the book have been distributed in Indiana.

Mr. McGill is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the American Bar Foundation, and the Indiana Bar Foundation. He is also active in several civic, philanthropic, and social organizations, including services as president of the Industrial Foundation, Inc., of South Bend; the Committee of 100; the South Bend Lions Club; and St. Joseph County Economic Development, Inc. He has held other offices with the Michiana Arts and Sciences Council, the Channel 34 Community Advisory Board, and the Parish council of St. Matthew's Cathedral.

Mr. McGill has also been a Chancellor's Associate for Indiana University South Bend.

Warren McGill was inducted in the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 1993.

CALENDAR

Wed., March 22, Feminist Law Forum Potluck, Faculty Lounge, 5:30 p.m.

Wed - Thurs, March 22-23, Summer 2000 Registration, Recorder's Office.

Updated: 20 March 2000