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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 24 No. 5 (February 17, 2003)

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EVENTS & LECTURES

LEAFFER TO SPEAK TODAY ON COPYRIGHT AND MULTIPLE AUTHORSHIP

Professor Marshall Leaffer will give a talk this afternoon at 4:00 in the Lilly Library Lounge on "Copyright Law and Multiple Authorship." (Refreshments begin at 3:30.) All Law School faculty and students are cordially invited to attend.

STUDENT FORUM ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION CASES TOMORROW

As a follow-up to last week's panel discussion of key affirmative actions cases Bakke & Grutter and their impact on the Law School's admissions practices, we will hold an open student forum on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 6:00 p.m., to continue the conversations and to focus on the climate at our school. A light supper will be served. This event is sponsored by the Community Life Committee, SLA, BLSA, LLSA, APALSA, and ACS.

FRANKE LECTURE ON FEB. 27

Katherine Franke, of Columbia Law School, will give a public lecture in the Moot Courtroom from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27. The lecture, part of the year-long celebration by the Kinsey Institute of the 50th anniversary of the volume on women's sexuality, is titled "Theorizing Yes."

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

Professor Rob Fischman's latest article, "The National Wildlife Refuge System and the Hallmarks of Modern Organic Legislation," has just come out in Ecology Law Quarterly. The article explores the origins and precise meaning of the term "organic act," which is widely used in public land law. It argues that the evolution in the meaning of the term reflects larger shifts in the role of legislation in public resource management. The article illustrates this with an analysis of the 1997 Refuge Improvement Act, a substantial revision of the charter for the Refuge System and the first major statute governing public lands management enacted since 1976. Along the way, it attempts to show that the Refuge System's "dominant use" regime is an important model for sustainable resource management.

NEWS FROM CAREER SERVICES

UPCOMING CAREER SERVICES PRESENTATIONS

The Office of Career Services will be giving the following presentations:

Tuesday, Feb. 18: Government Service, noon, Moot Court Room

Thursday, Feb. 20: B710, noon, Student Lounge

Wednesday, Feb. 26: Federal Courts Clinic, 5:00 p.m., Moot Court Room

Thursday, Feb. 27: Judicial Clerkships: How & When, noon, Student Lounge

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY MEETING TUESDAY

There will be an Environmental Law Society meeting at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 18, in room 120. This meeting will be of particular importance as we will be discussing and voting on funding for upcoming projects.

GOOD LUCK TO ENVIRONMENTAL MOOT COURT TEAM!

For the first time in several years, the Law School will be sending a team to compete in Pace University's National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, in New York, beginning this Thursday, Feb. 20. Recognized as the preeminent environmental law moot in the United States, the competition draws more than 200 competitors from law schools throughout the country. Representing IU will be Dan Flynn, Jennifer Pollom, and Dan Trammel. Please wish them luck!

ILS COFFEE & BAKE SALE NEXT WEEK

ILS will be conducting a coffee and bake sale on Monday, Feb. 24, and Tuesday, Feb. 25. Coffee will be available all morning, and it will cost just $1. During the lunchtime period we'll have baked goodies for sale as well.

ILS/LLM MIXER

Who: All LLM students and ILS members

When: Friday, March 7

Where: TBA

What: In the spirit of trying to connect with the international students in the law school, ILS is hosting a happy hour mixer.

Details will be forthcoming, but at this point we're thinking of hosting it at a local restaurant, here in the faculty lounge, or at the Union. If you're interested in getting involved, contact Elisabeth Claus at elclaus@indiana.edu

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SCHEDULING EVENTS

ALL e-mail about reserving classrooms must be sent to BL-LAW-EVENTS. 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

Feb. 17: Marshall Leaffer, "Copyright Law and Multiple Authorship," 4:00 p.m., Lilly Library

Feb. 18: ELS meeting, noon, room 120

Career Services: Government Service, noon, Moot Court Room

Forum on affirmative action, 6:00 p.m., room 125.

Feb. 19:

Feb. 20: Career Services: B710, noon, Student Lounge

Feb. 21:

You can see more upcoming events online at www.law.indiana.edu/calendar/calendarevents.shtml.

ILA: Please visit our Web site at www.law.indiana.edu/publications/ila/ilacurrent.shtml. The ILA is published every Monday with news about the coming week. If you have questions about an item appearing in the ILA, please contact Leora Baude (e-mail lbaude@indiana.edu or phone 855-2426).

Submissions: Information and articles for the ILA should be submitted by Friday at 3 p.m. for inclusion in Monday's edition. Please e-mail all submissions to ila@indiana.edu.