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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 23 No. 6
September 30, 2002

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FROM THE DEAN: A MESSAGE FROM ALUMNI

I have just returned from visiting alumni in five cities on the West Coast, and bring back with me their warm memories of the school, as well as their continuing interest in its future successes. Everywhere I went, from Phoenix to Portland, alums asked about the faculty members they remembered, and wanted to hear about all of you your aspirations, dreams, and plans, the curriculum you are engaged in, and your sense of the profession. Young alumni, such as Eric Virshbo ('01) in Portland, spoke gratefully of the wonderful network of IU Law graduates who helped him when he decided to move to Oregon, recalling how John De Voe ('90) had sent him an annotated list of every law firm in the city, as well as the bar newspaper. Jeff Robertson ('00), who had just moved from Seattle to Portland, spoke of how well-known IU Law is among the people with whom he has worked. Older alums, from Steff Padilla ('85), now a judge in Los Angeles, to Lon Showley ('69), who has built an estates practice in San Diego, to Pete ('74) and Ron ('73) Reinstein, who are both judges in Phoenix, all spoke of their willingness to work with you, our students, as you think about your futures.

The support of this vast network of alumni is crucial, not just as you think about job opportunities and internships, but in your daily experience at the Law School. Alumni support makes possible the Moot Court program, the resources in the Career Services Office, the chairs you sit on in the library and the books you read there, the speakers you hear in short, alumni support makes possible the rich education you receive at the school. I am happy to report that the host of those who have come before you continue to give back to the Law School, so that your education, and your futures, will be as bright as you begin your careers, as they remembered their own.

Lauren Robel, Acting Dean and Val Nolan Professor of Law

EVENTS & LECTURES

LAKE COUNTY JUDGE TO SPEAK TODAY

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.

MATT GUTWEIN TO SPEAK ON ORAL ADVOCACY WEDNESDAY

Don't miss helpful tips on oral advocacy. The second lecture in the moot court lecture series is Wednesday, October 2nd at 7:00pm in the Moot Court Room. Matt Gutwein will provide information and tips for making great oral arguments.

LECTURE ON SOUTH AFRICAN CONSTITUTIONALISM THURSDAY

Professor Christoffel Botha, University of Pretoria, "The Road to Constitutionalism in South Africa: 1994-the Present" in Room 120, 4:30-5:30, Oct 3rd (Thursday).

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND PRESS

A roundtable discussion on "Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press in Authoritarian States" will be held on Oct. 7, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., in the Moot Court Room. The International Law Society, Indiana University East Asian Center, School of Journalism, REEI, and the Center for the Study of Law and Democracy are sponsors. The keynote speaker will be Anthony Kuhn, Beijing reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Professor Dan Conkle will moderate, with responses by Professor Fred Cate and Professors Seok-Fang Sim (Dept. of Communication and Culture) and Steven Raymer (School of Journalism). A reception will follow.

Anthony Kuhn has lived in China for the past decade and covered a wide range of stories dealing with everything from Tibet to economic reform, Falungong to the rising of the internet. He has worked for several media outlets, with his reports appearing in venues such as the U.S. News and World Report, NPR, and the Far Eastern Economic Review. His visit to IU is sponsored by the East Asian Studies Center and the School of Journalism, with support from a Freeman Foundation Grant.

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

On Sept. 27, Professor Jim Barnes gave the keynote speech at the Governor's Conference on the Environment in Indianapolis. The speech is focused on our experience over the past 30 years with the Clean Water Act of 1972. Jim Barnes

Professor Hannah Buxbaum attended the 75th anniversary congress of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) in Rome. She delivered a paper on the harmonization of laws governing secured transactions.

Professor Fred Cate testified on "Financial Privacy and Consumer Protection" before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. He gave a series of lectures on privacy and the press at Elon University in North Carolina, and spoke to the South Atlantic Regional Conference of the Special Libraries Association. He article, "The 'CNN Effect' is Far From Clear-Cut," appears in the current issue of the United Nations' Humanitarian Affairs Review.

An article by Professor Alex Tanford, "Keeping Cross-Examination Under Control," has been selected by the American Journal of Trial Advocacy as one of the 10 best articles on trial practice published by the journal and will be reprinted in a special 25th anniversary issue.

NEWS FROM STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE

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.

ALUMNI/STUDENT/FACULTY GOLF OUTING

The Golf Outing at Rolling Meadows is scheduled for Saturday, October 12. Applications are due by Tuesday, Oct. 1 (tomorrow!), in Dean Fromm's office, room 024.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

ILS TO MEET AT CASABLANCA

On Friday, Oct. 11, the International Law Society invites all members to meet for dinner at Casablanca (on the corner of Fourth and Grant Streets) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30.

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 our next wine tasting class! On Thursday, Oct. 10, the class is An Introduction to Red Wines; on Thursday Oct. 17, it's 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.

NEWS FROM INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

GRADUATE STUDENT PROFILES

Arzu Erdogan, is a 24-year old student in the LLM program. She graduated from Kiel University's Law School just 2 weeks before she arrived in Bloomington. She says, "My parents moved from Turkey to Germany during the early 1970s. Consequently, I was born in Germany. I grew up there within a trilingual environment, speaking German, Turkish and Kurdish fluently."

At Kiel, she participated in the national rounds of the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court in 1999-2000, reaching the 3rd place with my team. She worked at the Walter-Schuecking-Institute for International Law in Kiel under the directorship of our very own Prof. Jost Delbrck. Last spring, she also worked at the United Nations International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea, in Hamburg.

Thomas Gottl”ber graduated from the University of Bayreuth (Germany) Faculty of Law, in July 2002. His elective was "competition, anti-trust law and intellectual property rights". In addition to his law studies, he received a degree in economics with a thesis about admission requirements for stock markets and market segments. One of the highlights of his academic education was a 3-months-traineeship at the German Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand, where he worked in the consular section and helped with the state visit of the German president.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DEAN SEARCH TOWN HALL MEETING WEDNESDAY

Attention students! The Dean Search Committee will be sponsoring an open "Town Hall" meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 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. Join us at noon in the Moot Court Room and let us know what YOU think! Pizza and refreshments will be served.

STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MOOT COMPETITION

Reminder! Environmental Moot Court applications, including a current resume and statement of interest, are due TODAY, Sept. 30, in Dean Fromm's office.

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. 30: Judge Lorenzo Arredondo, 7:00 p.m., Faculty Lounge (third floor)

Environmental Moot Court applications due

Oct. 2: Dean Search Town Meeting, noon, Moot Court Room

Matt Gutwein, 7:00 p.m., Moot Court Room

Oct. 3: Christoffel Botha, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., room 120

Oct. 5: PILF Softball Tournament, Bryan Park

Oct. 7: Freedom of Press roundtable, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Moot Court Room

Oct. 11: ILS dinner, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Casablanca

Oct. 12: Golf Outing

Oct. 24: Trial Team sign-up deadline

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