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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 21 No. 6
October 1, 2001

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OBITUARY: TRAVIS MAURER, JD'00

We are very sorry to report that Travis Maurer, who graduated from the Law School last December, died on Saturday, Sept. 29, from complications from surgery. Information about services will be available from Dean Fromm.

2001 GRADUATE WINS ABA CONTEST

Charles Frayer, JD'01, has won the top prize in the American Bar Association Business Law Section's 2001 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest, for a paper on "Employee Privacy and Internet Monitoring: Balancing Workers Rights and Dignity with Legitimate Management Interests." For winning, Frayer received $2,500 from the ABA, and another $2,500 was awarded to the Law School.

Frayer, the seventh of eight siblings, was older than most when he enrolled as an undergraduate. When he graduated from college, at 37, he became the first member of his family to do so. Although it was the height of the technology boom when he emerged from Purdue with a degree in computer science, he decided to postpone diving into the job market to go to law school instead. "If I didn't do it then," he says, "I never would."

Frayer's entered law school thinking his interests lay in labor and employment law. He quickly found himself, however, more intrigued by the intersection of law and the Internet, which dovetailed with his undergraduate major. In his second year, he and fellow student Derek Rockers, JD'00, organized a law and Internet reading group. As a 3L, he signed up for a seminar on Internet Law with Professor Cate. It was for this class, to fulfill his third-year research and writing requirement, that Frayer wrote his winning paper. He submitted it to the ABA judges after Dean Fromm sent out an e-mail advising students of upcoming writing contests.

Frayer is currently enrolled in a one-year program at the Business School to earn a master's degree in information science and then it's back to work. "I enjoyed the intellectual challenges of law school," he says, "but I've missed the practical challenges of working life."

AND YOU TOO COULD BE A WINNER

Guidelines for various writing contests with cash prizes! are posted throughout the year in the hallway outside Dean Fromm's office. From time to time, the ILA will feature some of these contests in the News from Student Affairs section (see below), but check the bulletin board on the ground floor for more complete listings and details.

EVENTS & LECTURES

FORUM ON CIVIL LIBERTIES

Professor Baude and Professor Scanlan will lead a panel discussion on Civil Liberties in the Wake of the Recent Terrorist Attacks in the U.S. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at noon in the Moot Court Room.

LEXCEL TODAY: OUTLINING

Most students agree that the process of preparing your own outline of your courses is invaluable for exam preparation. But how to go about it? What's too much? Too little? Should your outline change during the semester? When should you start? Professors Bradley, Buxbaum, and Conkle will address course outlining in the Moot Court Room at noon on Monday, Oct. 1.

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

Professor Buxbaum delivered a talk entitled "Conflict of Laws and International Regulation" as part of the Berger International Speaker Series at Cornell Law School.

Professor Cate briefed the staff of the new Federal Trade Commission chairman on information privacy issues. He also delivered the inaugural Herman B Wells Distinguished Lecture for Indiana University's Society for Advanced Study. The Society will publish his address, "Data and Democracy," as a monograph. Professor Cate's op-ed, "The Big Idea," appeared in the Sunday edition of the Boston Globe.

NEWS FROM STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEFENSE COUNSEL WRITING CONTEST

The International Association of Defense Counsel announces its 2002 Legal Writing Contest. Entrants must write on subjects in the fields of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence, or other areas of the law of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation. A $2,000 prize will be awarded for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third. Honorable mentions are also possible. All winning entries, including honorable mentions, will be considered for publication in the IADC's quarterly, Defense Counsel Journal.

Entries are due by April 16, 2002. Rules, writing guidelines, and entry form are available at www.iadclaw.org.

FOR SENIORS: GRADUATION AND BAR APPLICATIONS

Remember that there will be a meeting at noon this Tuesday, October 2, in room 123, to address graduation matters and Bar application time lines.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

TRY-OUTS FOR LAW SCHOOL TRIAL COMPETITION TEAM.

If you are interested in trying out for a slot on the Law School's Trial Competition Team, try-outs will be held Oct. 5-7. Please visit the Trial Competition Team Web site for more information. The Web site can be reached from the Law School home page (click on "class site initiatives") or directly at www.law.indiana.edu/webinit/tanford/trialteam

BLOOD DRIVE ON HALLOWEEN

The IU School of Law/Red Cross Blood Drive will be on Oct. 31. This year, because the event is being held on Halloween, a Vampire Raffle is being held. In order to enter to win one of dozens of prizes, including a $300 Seiko watch from GoldCasters, a pair of 14 kt. gold earrings from Victor Settle, or $5 and $10 gift certificates for local shops and restaurants, you only have to donate a pint of blood. The Law School organization whose membership donates the most pints (per capita) will have a special happy hour hosted for them by Nick's English Hut. Faculty and staff can donate as well, and can designate an organization to help the competition along.

Look for posters listing the prizes and sponsors. Later, there will be sign up sheets for scheduling donation times for your convenience. In these troubled times, let's all do what we can to help others in need. Giving blood means giving life.

BLSA GONG SHOW ON NOV. 9

The yearly presentation of the BLSA GONG SHOW will take place on Nov. 9 from 6:00 p.m .to 9:00 p.m. The Gong Show is a variety show during which IU law students and others display their talents in an attempt to win one of the three cash prizes. But, just to let the students present their talents alone would not be enough, so added to the entertainment is a large gong, which the judges strike at whim or at the direction of the crowd! Come out and support your fellow classmates. Ticket sales will begin in October. Acts are still needed! If you would like to perform during the show, please send an e-mail to Rakuya Trice (rtrice@indiana.edu) or Joey Tellez (jstellez@indiana.edu). Join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the IU BLSA Gong Show!!!

PILF MEETING WEDNESDAY

The Public Interest Law Foundation will have its introductory meeting on Wednesday, October 3 at noon in Room 124. We will discuss the upcoming PILF wine and cheese event and other matters. There will be snacks!

ILS GET-TOGETHER AT CASABLANCA

The International Law Society will host a faculty/student mixer at Casablanca Caf‚ (on the corner of Fourth Street and Grant) on Friday, Oct. 5, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

ATTN 1LS: MOOT COURT BAILIFFS NEEDED

As of Tuesday, Oct. 2, bailiff sign-up sheets will be posted on the Moot Court Bulletin Board. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with Indiana judges and lawyers, meet some 3Ls and law professors, and get experience for when you compete in next year's Moot Court Competition. There are several sign-up slots, so you will be sure to find a couple that fit into your schedule. (Preliminary oral arguments will be held on Oct. 15-19, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, and Nov. 5-9. During each of these three rounds, oral arguments are held at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.)

NEWS FROM INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

A career workshop for international students, Beginning the Job Search: Basic Strategies and Skills for a Job Search with U.S. Firms and Organizations, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at noon in Room 020. The workshop will include a discussion and time line for the New York International Student Job Fair. Refreshments will be served.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

EVENTS CALENDAR / ROOM SCHEDULING

To schedule classrooms in the law building, send e-mail 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 before the event and include name of person requesting, organization planning the event, and an e-mail address. Confirmations will be sent by reply e-mail.

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 e-mail.

CALENDAR

Oct. 1: LEXCEL: Outlining, Moot Court Room, noon

Oct. 2: Graduation meeting, room 123, noon

Oct. 3: Forum: Civil Liberties in the wake of Recent Terrorist Attacks in the U.S., Moot Court Room, noon

PILF meeting, room 124, noon

Oct. 5: ILS Faculty/Student mixer, Casablanca Caf‚, 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Oct. 5-7: Trial Team Try-outs

Oct. 9: Beginning the Job Search (workshop for international students), room 020, noon

Oct. 31: Blood Drive

Nov. 9: BLSA Gong Show

ILA: Please visit our Web site at www.law.indiana.edu/pubs/ila/ilacurrent.html. The ILA is published every Monday with news about the coming week.

Submissions: Information and articles for the ILA should be submitted by Thursday at 10 a.m. for inclusion in Monday's edition. Please e-mail all submissions to ila@indiana.edu.

Letters to the Editor: Letters should be submitted Thursday at 5 p.m. for possible inclusion in Monday's issue.