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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 20 No. 12
March 30, 2001

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CONFERENCE ON LAW AND MORALITY

The Law School will be hosting a conference next Friday, April 6, in the Moot Court Room, on Moralities of the Public Sphere: Law, Politics, and Popular Culture. The first panel will convene at 9:00 a.m., and a reception in the third-floor faculty lounge will close the proceedings. The conference is free and open to the public.

The first panel, Politics as Culture as Politics, will include presentations by Catherine Stimpson, of NYU and Fedwa Malti-Douglas, of Indiana University. The second panel, Law, Politics, and Morality in Popular Discourse, will feature Kathleen Woodward, of the University of Washington, Jeffrey Isaacs, from IU's political science department, and the law school's own Dan Conkle, who will speak on "Religion, Politics, and the 2000 Presidential Election." The final panel will be devoted to Alternative Legal Narratives/ Putting Narrative on Trial. Judith Roof, of Michigan State University, Susan Jeffords, of the University of Washington, and Austin Sarat, of Amherst College, will present papers. For more information, see the Law School's Web site at www.law.indiana.edu.

AUTHOR MEETS READER PANEL ON BIOETHICS

The Indiana University School of Law Bloomington is pleased to announce an upcoming "Author Meets Readers" panel featuring Margaret Somerville, the Gale Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University. Professor Somerville will be in residence April 2- 12, 2001 as the George P. Smith, II Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law. This event has been approved for 2 CLE credits in ethics.

The "Author Meets Readers" panel will be held at the Law School on Thursday, April 5, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Presentations will be based on chapters from Professor Somerville's most recent book, The Ethical Canary: Science, Society and the Human Spirit. A variety of ethical issues in health care will be discussed, including the ethics of euthanasia, imposing treatment on seriously ill children, and the ethics of human cloning. Presenters include Professor George P. Smith II of The Catholic University of America School of Law; Professor David Smith, Director of IU's Poynter Center; and Law School faculty members Yvonne Cripps, the Harry T. Ice Professor of Law, and Roger Dworkin, the Robert A. Lucas Professor of Law. The event is open to the public, and there is no charge. Sign-in sheets will be available at the door for CLE registrants.

EVENTS & LECTURES

INTERNATIONAL LEGAL PERSPECTIVES ON BIOTECHNOLOGY

The International Law Society presents a brown bag talk with Yvonne Cripps on "The International Legal Perspectives on Biotechnology." Bring your lunch. Soda provided. Monday, April 2, 12:10-1:00 p.m., Room 120.

NOTED CONSTITUTIONAL SCHOLAR BARNETT TO SPEAK TUESDAY

The Federalist Society is pleased to sponsor Professor Randy Barnett from Boston University, who will be speaking on Tuesday, April 3, at 12:15 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. He will speak on "An Originalism for Nonoriginalists," a topic he knows well since he wrote a law review article on it. (45 Loyola Law Review 611 (1999)). Food and drinks will be provided. See you there.

PROFESSIONALISM PROGRAM WEDNESDAY: PRO BONO SERVICE

The final optional session of the first-year professionalism program will be on Weds., April 4, at noon in the Moot Court Room. The program will explore the ethical obligation to provide pro bono services and discuss how to become involved in pro bono work while in law school.

ALUMNUS SONGER TO HAVE BOOK-SIGNING SATURDAY

The Hon. Hugo C. "Chad" Songer, JD'60, will be signing copies of his book Dufftown at Barnes and Noble on Saturday, April 7, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Before retiring in 1996, Judge Songer had presided over the Dubois County Circuit Court. He is a member of the State Board of Law Examiners and past president of the IU Law Alumni Association. Dufftown is a memoir of life in a small Indiana town during the years before the Second World War.

NEWS FROM STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE

PETERS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

Applications are now available in room 024 for the Glenn D. Peters Law School Scholarship Fund. Applicants must be permanent residents of the Northern District of Indiana for the United States District Court--this basically means north of Indianapolis. While financial need can be a factor, greater weight is assigned to academic achievement and involvement in quality extracurricular activities. Application deadline is June 1, 2001.

HONOR, GLORY, MONEY!!

Dust off that seminar paper or that law journal note or perhaps even a moot court brief! There likely is some writing contest in the country that awaits your submission. Take a look at the bulletin board across the hallway from room 024 for descriptions of many of these contests. There is also a Web site dedicated to collecting all of these, at: http://www.people.memphis.edu/~law/. Many of our former law students have won prizes, one for $4,000!!! A little extra work on your part could be profitable.

SUMMER SCHEDULE

The summer schedule is online at www.law.indiana.edu/stu/Summer2001schedule.pdf.

NEWS FROM THE RECORDER'S OFFICE

Registration for the fall semester for 1Ls and 2Ls is next week. 2Ls and international students register on Monday, April 2; 1Ls register on Tuesday, April 3.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

NOW PLAYING: CAINE MUTINY COURT MARTIAL

Or is it Mootiny? The Moot Court Room will be the setting for exciting legal drama and tales of adventure on the high seas tonight and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Come see the latest effort of the renowned IU Law & Drama Society. Bring your friends! Tickets are $4 and can be purchased ahead of time or at the door.

"TOWN MEETING" WITH DEAN AMAN MONDAY

SLA invites all students to a meeting with Dean Aman on Monday, April 2, at noon in the Moot Court Room. The dean will speak on the current state of the law school and other topics of concern to students and will then answer questions from the audience. Pizza will be provided.

OUTREACH FOR LEGAL LITERACY MEETING THURSDAY

There will be a mandatory meeting for all members of the Outreach for Legal Literacy program on Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. (room TBA). Dinner will be provided by the Big Kahuna, Professor Orenstein! Please remember to bring any new lesson plans that you developed over the year and be ready to share ideas of what went well and what needs to change. Any questions? Contact Kaarin Stahl (kamstahl).

WEEK WITHOUT VIOLENCE: APRIL 2-5

The Indiana University Conflict Resolution Services and Community Conflict Resolution Program is sponsoring a "Week Without Violence" April 2 5. Everyone is inviting in participating in the programs and discussions throughout the week regarding violence prevention and nonviolent conflict resolution. Refreshments will be provided at all events. The complete program is available at www.bloomington.in.us/~ccrp/crs/home. If you have any questions, please contact Marissa Codey (mcodey).

IUSA SUPREME COURT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

The Supreme Court of IUSA is now accepting applications for associate justices. You may find the application in the IMU, room 387 or online at www.indiana.edu/~court/applications.html. Applications are due by Wed., April 4, at 5:00 p.m., so hurry and apply! All undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. If you have any questions regarding the Supreme Court or the applications, please contact us at court@indiana.edu.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

CALENDAR

Friday, March 30:

The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, 8:00 p.m., Moot Court Room

Saturday, March 31:

The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, 8:00 p.m., Moot Court Room

Sunday, April 1:

Indiana Bar Application mailing deadline.

Monday, April 2:

"Town Meeting" with Dean Aman, noon, Moot Court Room.

International Legal Perspectives on Biotechnology, 12:10-1:00 p.m., Room 120.

Fall 2001 Registration for current 2L and International students.

Tuesday, April 3:

Fall 2001 Registration for current 1L students.

Randy Barnett Speech, 12:15 p.m., Moot Court Room.

Wednesday, April 4:

Professionalism program on pro bono service, noon, Moot Court Room.

Thursday, April 5:

"Author Meets Readers" panel with Margaret Somerville, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Moot Court Room.

Outreach for Legal Literacy Meeting, 7:00 p.m. (Room TBA).

Friday, April 6:

Conference on Moralities of the Public Sphere: Law, Politics, and Popular Culture.

Saturday, April 7:

Book-signing with Judge Hugo C. "Chad" Songer, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Barnes & Noble.

June 1:

Peters Scholarship Application Deadline

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