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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 23 No. 5
September 23, 2002

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EVENTS & LECTURES

MIKE HUDAK TO SPEAK WEDNESDAY ON PUBLIC LANDS RANCHING

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, at noon, the Environmental Law Society is sponsoring a brown bag lunch with Mike Hudak. Mike Hudak established the Public Lands Without Livestock project and speaks throughout the country on the environmental and economic costs of public lands ranching. Mr. Hudak will be presenting "Our Federal Public Lands: Wildlife Habitat or Livestock Pasture?" Room to be announced.

LAKE COUNTY JUDGE TO SPEAK SEPT. 30

The Latino Cultural Center and the Latino Law Student Association cordially invite you to attend a presentation by Lake County Circuit Court Judge Lorenzo Arredondo on "Transitioning from Graduate School to Practice." Judge Arredondo will speak at the School of Law on Monday, Sept. 30, at 7:00 p.m. in the third floor faculty lounge. Refreshments will be served.

TWO VIEWS: AN ENGAGEMENT OF THE COMMUNITY ON THE DEATH PENALTY

A series of events will be held on campus, during the week of October 11-18 to examine opposing views on the death penalty. Note that the Oct. 16 event, a panel discussion with faculty and students, will be held at the Law School. More information is available at the Web site www.twoview.org.

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

Professor Patrick Baude has been invited to address questions of civil liberty and national security during the seventh annual Freshman Honors Colloquium Scholar's Symposium at IU South Bend on Oct. 4 and 5. During the symposium weekend, Baude will speak to students, staff, faculty, and members of the community on the following topics: "Speech and Press in Wartime: Some Thoughts, Mainly from History"; "Round Up the Usual Suspects: Observations on Equality, Race and Citizenship in Times of Crisis"; "Civil Liberties and the National Security: Myths, Words and Real Things"; "The Individual and the Community: Reflections on the Conflict Between Autonomy and National Interest"; and "What the Courts Should Do: Survival and the Separation of Powers."

NEWS FROM STUDENT AFFAIRS

LAKE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE

The Lake County Bar Association's Law School Scholarship Fund application is due on Oct. 1. Applicants must be permanent residents of Lake County, Ind. Scholarships cover tuition costs and will be paid directly to the law school. Academic performance will be the criterion. Applications are available in room 024.

LAW SCHOOL GOLF OUTING

Mark your calendars now for the big 19th annual student/faculty/alumni golf outing. The date, coinciding as usual with alumni weekend, is Saturday, Oct. 12, in the morning at the Rolling Meadows golf course. Sign up in Dean Fromm's office.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

SECOND-CHANCE MEETING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY TUESDAY

For those of you who missed the first one, there will be a second ELS meeting on Tuesday, September 24, room to be announced. We hope to see you there!

PHI ALPHA DELTA CALL-OUT MEETING TUESDAY

There will be a Phi Alpha Delta call-out meeting at noon on Tuesday, September 24 (room t.b.a.). Come, eat free pizza, and learn about the world's largest law fraternity!

CHILDREN AND THE LAW DISCUSSION GROUP MEETING WEDNESDAY

If you are interested in meeting with other students and Mike Jenuwine, assistant director of

the Child Advocacy Clinic, to discuss issues related to children and the law in an informal setting come to an organizational meeting Wednesday, September 25 - look for signs for meeting location. Topics of discussion may include juvenile justice, the foster care system, children and education and other topics you suggest. If you are interested, but are unable to attend the meeting please e-mail Sara Swaney at saswaney@indiana.edu.

OLDER WISER LAW STUDENTS MEETING WEDNESDAY

The first Older and Wiser Law Students ("OWLS") meeting of the year is Wednesday, Sept. 25, at noon in room 122.

Soft drinks and desserts will be provided. We look forward to seeing you!

ELS PRESENTS "AN EVENING AT OLIVER WINERY" FRIDAY

On Friday, September 27, from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., spend an elegant evening enjoying local wine and gourmet food in the company of law students, faculty, and practitioners, amidst the beauty of a lush, rolling landscape. The event features wine tasting, live jazz, delicious hors d'oeuvres, wine by the glass, and a silent auction, with merchandise and services from all over Bloomington.

Attendance is limited to 150 guests. Tickets are $15 ($10 for ELS members) and include one free glass of wine (in addition to tastes). Tickets can be purchased at tables in the Law School lobby on Sept. 16 - 18 and Sept. 23 - 25 from noon to 1:00 p.m., or by e-mailing your request to els@indiana.edu.

VISIT LLSA AT FESTIVAL LATINO SATURDAY

The Latino Law Student Association invites you to join us at Festival Latino, a FREE outdoor concert. There will be music and food at various booths. Stop by our booth to try Elote en Vaso, a Mexican treat.

When: Saturday, September 28, 2002. Time: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Where: Dunn Meadow (corner of 7th and Indiana). Come support your fellow Latino law students!

PAD SPONSORS WINE TASTING CLASSES AT THE LAW SCHOOL

Please join Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and Mr. Neil Charles, wine director for Big Red Liquors, food critic, and masters of wine candidate, for the Law School's first-ever wine tasting class! So far three classes have been planned:

Thursday, Sept. 26: An Introduction to White Wines

Thursday, Oct. 10: An Introduction to Red Wines

Thursday Oct. 17: An Introduction to Other Wines (dessert wines, ports, etc).

Classes meet from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $22.50 ($20.00 for PAD members). Availability is first come first serve, with preference given to 3Ls, faculty, and PAD members. Please sign up a week in advance.

Each class will have a minimum of 12 people and a maximum of 25, and a minimum of eight different wines will be sampled. Space is limited so sign up soon! E-mail David Lee at davlee@indiana.edu for more information.

SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT/PIG ROAST

What can be better than a social event with a roasted pig? A social event that features dynamic IU law students, faculty, and staff pitted against one another in a softball tournament and a roasted pig at the PILF Faculty/Student Softball Tournament and Pig Roast! Saturday, Oct. 5, at Bryan Park is where this throw down is scheduled to take place. Sign-ups for teams will begin Sept. 26,, and each team MUST include one faculty or staff member. This phenomenally good time comes at the negligible cost of $10 per person. Please watch your mailboxes with bated breath for all the juicy details.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DEAN SEARCH TOWN HALL MEETING

Wednesday, October 2 at Noon in the Moot Court Room.

Attention students, the Dean Search Committee will be sponsoring an open "Town Hall" meeting to ask the student

body what they would like to see from IU Law's next Dean and how the Dean can improve the law school. Come and let

us know what YOU think! Pizza and refreshments will be served.

STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MOOT COMPETITION

Beginning in 1989, Pace University School of Law has hosted the National Environmental Moot Court Competition ("NEMCC"). Described as "the preeminent environmental law moot in the United States," the NEMCC annually attracts over 180 student advocates from diverse law schools across the United States and Canada. Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark Colleges is the current champion.

The event provides a quality experience in environmental litigation. Participants have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in brief writing and oral advocacy before federal circuit judges and judges from the U.S. EPA's Appeals Board. Three teams compete against each other in each argument, resembling the fact that actual environmental litigation frequently involves numerous parties: the government, public interest groups, and the regulated industries. http://www.law.pace.edu/environmentalm/index.html

Three students will be selected for the team, which will be coached by Professor Gjerdingen. The brief is due in early December; the oral competition will be held in late February. Scoring is based on a combined score.

This year's topic has yet to be posted, but past topics include "illegal dumping of hazardous waste, vicarious criminal liability of corporate officers for their company's environmental crimes and commerce clause limits on water pollution regulation."

All law students are welcome to apply. Although not required, moot court and oral argument experience as well as relevant coursework will be considered. Priority will be given to upper class students. Please submit a current resume and a statement of interest (covering relevant experience, reasons for interest in the competition, and commitment to study of environmental law) to Dean Fromm no later than Monday, Sept. 30; Dean Fromm, Professor Applegate, and Professor Gjerdigen will review applicants.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The ABA is seeking volunteers for its spring Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Through VITA, volunteers assist low-income, disabled, or elderly individuals in the community prepare their personal income tax returns. You don't have to be a tax expert to lend a hand, and training is supplied! There are two training mechanisms that may be used together or in isolation. First, there is a self-study workbook that will be mailed to you. Second, there will be a training class in January for a more personalized training approach. The actual volunteer opportunities take place from February

through mid April, with the hours up to the individual. The volunteer support will be hosted at the Bloomington Library 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Saturday mornings. The VITA program provides a tremendous opportunity for students to contribute to the Bloomington community, and the program can use as many volunteers as we can supply!

To ensure that volunteers receive the training materials, we need to submit a list of interested individuals by early October. If you are interested, please email Julie Swinney at juswinne@indiana.edu by Friday, Oct. 4.

TRIAL COMPETITION TEAM

Try-outs for the 2002-03 Trial Competition Team will take place November 1-3. Students may sign up any time between now and October 24 by contacting Coach Tanford, either in person or by e-mail at tanford@indiana.edu. The case file and other information is available on the Trial Team's web site. A mini-course in basic trial advocacy is being offered Mondays from 5:30-7:30 in room 219 for students who have not taken Trial Process.

CHANGE IN PROCEDURE FOR SCHEDULING EVENTS

ALL e-mail about reserving classrooms must be sent to BL-LAW-EVENTS. Debbie Eads will no longer be scheduling rooms, so it will avail you naught to drop by her office. Mail must be sent to the correct address, bl-law-events (for Outlook users) or bl-events-law@exchange.indiana.edu (for non-Outlook users). Please include the 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 the name of the person requesting, the organization planning the event, and an e-mail address. Confirmations will be sent by reply e-mail. Thank you!

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

Sept. 24: ELS meeting, time & room t.b.a.

PAD meeting, noon, room t.b.a.

Sept. 25: Children and the Law Discussion Group, time & room t.b.a.

Mike Hudak, noon, room t.b.a.

Sept. 25-29: Lotus World Music Festival

Sept. 26: PAD Wine-tasting classes begin

Sept. 27: ELS Evening at Oliver Winery, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sept. 28: Festival Latino, noon - 5:00 p.m., Dunn Meadow

Sept. 30: Judge Lorenzo Arredondo, 7:00 p.m., Faculty Lounge

Oct. 1: Lake County Scholarship application due

Oct. 2: Dean Search meeting with students, noon, Moot Court Room

Oct. 5: Faculty/student softball tournament and pig roast

Oct. 12: Student/alumni golf outing

Oct. 16: Death Penalty Forum

Oct. 24: Deadline to sign up for Trial Competition Team try-outs

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