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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 22 No. 5
February 11, 2002

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EVENTS & LECTURES

GHANAIAN SUPREME COURT JUSTICE GIVES LECTURE TODAY

Justice George Lamptey, of the Supreme Court of Ghana, will give the Hall Lecture at noon today in the Moot Court Room. ILS and BLSA are co-sponsoring this event, which commemorates Black History Month. Justice Lamptey will also participate in the African Summit on Feb. 13 (see below).

AFGHAN WOMEN'S REPRESENTATIVE TO SPEAK

A speaker representing the Afghan Women's Mission, Neesha Mirchandani, will speak here at the Law School, Rm. 121, at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The Afghan Women's Mission is an international adjunct of the legendary Revolutionary Alliance of Women of Afghanistan, which has fought against both Russian occupation and the Taliban. Ms. Mirchandani will discuss the struggles of Afghan women under the conditions of war and Taliban rule, and current conditions in Afghanistan wrought by the United States' bombing and military occupation of the country. A reception will be held after the talk at Professor Crosson's home.

AFRICAN SUMMIT TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY

On Feb. 13, Justice Lamptey , Amos Sawyer (the former president of Liberia), and the director of the new Neal Marshall Black Culture Center at IU, Oyibo Afoaku, will hold an African Summit, an interactive discussion of legal, political, and social issues pertinent to the African continent. The summit will be held in the Moot Court Room at noon.

KAZAKH SCHOLAR TO ADDRESS DIVERSITY AND LAW

Dana Saparbayeva, visiting scholar from Kazakhstan, will speak about that country's ethnic diversity and constitutional history on Feb. 21, at 4:30 p.m., in room 124.

NEWS FROM STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE

SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCH IN ENGLAND

Earl A. Snyder, an alumnus of Indiana University School of Law and Cambridge University, has generously provided support for an IU law student (current 2L or 3L) to work at the Research Centre for International Law of Cambridge University during the fall of 2002 (September through November). A current 2L, if selected, would need to take a leave of absence for the fall semester.

Mr. Snyder will provide airfare, housing, meal allowance, and a small stipend. The Centre expects that the Snyder Scholar will be in residence for about three months and will conduct independent scholarly research with a view toward publishing the results of the research. Because the Centre expects the Snyder Scholar to work on an international law project, applicants must have had international law or equivalent courses. The Snyder Scholar should also be committed to further study of or practice in international law. Demonstrating a commitment can be done by listing courses taken in the international law area, research in international law topics, employment in the international arena, knowledge of languages, career goals, extracurricular activities and so on.

Applicants should provide a resume, a statement of commitment to international law, and a personal research agenda.

Return completed applications to Dale Calabrese, in room 024 by Monday, Feb. 25, 2002.

The preliminary selection committee will be composed of faculty. The final selection will be made by Mr. Lauterpacht, Cambridge University professor and one of the premier lawyers on the international front, in late March. See Dale or Dean Fromm with questions.

CORRECTED COPY

Last week, the following announcement appeared in these pages: Be advised that Kinko's is now closing at 11 p.m. and it appears no other copy center in the city is open later. We received the following helpful comment in reply:

Strictly-speaking, true; however, one may buy a 1000-copy key from Mail Boxes Etc. for either the IMU location or the College Mall Road location, and they will give one a key code to access the copy machines 24 hours a day, though the staff, of course, will not necessarily be there outside store hours. (The IMU location is not open on Saturdays.)

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

VISITOR TO DISCUSS ENVIRONMENTAL LAW PRACTICE

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, at noon, Peter Smith, JD'73, MBA'73, environmental counsel for Georgia-Pacific Corporation in Atlanta, will be talking to the Environmental Law Society and any other interested students to share his perspective on environmental law practice as an in-house counsel.

LLSA BAKESALE WEDNESDAY

The Latino Law Student Association will be sponsoring a bake sale on Wednesday February 13, 2002 in the Law School Lobby from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BUSINESS SCHOOL REMINDS LAW STUDENTS OF OPTIONS

The Kelley School of Business has partnered with the IU Law School to allow students to pursue a business education while completing requirements toward a JD. Through these highly-ranked programs administered by the Systems and Accounting Graduate Programs, IU Law School students can gain an understanding and appreciation for business principles and create career opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable. Work experience is not required.

Students can effectively combine a business education with law school in a number of ways: Earn a joint degree (requires admission to the Kelley School), take business courses toward a business minor (admission to Kelley School not required), or take business courses that both complement and supplement law courses but don't count toward a degree or a minor (using your non-law school electives).

For more information, contact the Systems and Accounting Graduate Programs (855-3729) or visit the SAGP Web site at http://sagp.kelley.indiana.edu.

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 prior to 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

Feb. 11: Hall Lecture: Justice Lamptey, noon, Moot Court Room

Feb. 12: Environmental Law speaker, noon, room TBA

Neesha Mirchandani, 7:00 p.m., room 121

Feb. 13: African Summit, noon, Moot Court Room

Feb. 21: Dana Saparbayeva, 4:30 p.m., room 124

Feb. 25: Snyder Scholarship applications due

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