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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 24 No. 12 (April 14, 2003)

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JOURNALS, MOOT COURT SELECT NEW LEADERS

The School of Law's three law journals have appointed new editors for the 2003-2004 academic year: John Worth, for the Indiana Law Journal; Carl Butler, for the Federal Communications Law Journal; and Andrew Yoder, for the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies. In addition, the Sherman Minton Moot Court board has appointed Jacqueline Brown as its new chief justice. A very enthusiastic congratulations to all! Many thanks are extended to current law journal editors Chris Humphreys (IJGLS), Deborah Salons (FCLJ), Andrew LeMar (ILJ),and moot court chief justice B. J. Brinkerhoff for their excellent work, diligence, and dedication.

EVENTS & LECTURES

ADVOCACY PROGRAMS AND JOURNALS MEET WITH 1LS TODAY

Interested in working on a law journal or participating in one of the Law School's advocacy programs? All first-year law students are encouraged to attend a meeting with the moot court and trial advocacy organizations and the three law journals at noon on Monday, March 14, in the Moot Court Room.

LEAFFER DISCUSSES REVERSE ENGINEERING AND COPYRIGHT TODAY

Professor Marshall Leaffer will discuss reverse engineering and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) for the IU Department of Telecommunications' T600 research seminar. Leaffer's talk, "The Growing Legal Challenge to Reverse Engineering in the Digital Environment," will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 14, in room 301 of the RTV building. All are welcome.

FORMER REPRESENTATIVE SPEAKS ON JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS TUESDAY

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Studies is hosting a talk by David McIntosh, professor of business at Ball State University and practicing attorney with Mayer, Brown, Rowe, and Maw. McIntosh will discuss judicial nominations at noon on Tuesday, April 15, in room 122. The Federalist Society is providing free pizza, pop, and cookies for all in attendance.

During the Reagan administration, McIntosh served as special assistant to the attorney general and as special assistant to the president for domestic affairs. During the first Bush administration, he served as executive director of the President's Council on Competitiveness and as assistant to the vice president. From 1995 to January 2001, he represented Indiana's second district in the House of Representatives, where he became chair of the Subcommittee on Regulatory Relief.

PROFESSOR BROWN GIVES FACULTY RESEARCH PRESENTATION TUESDAY

The Law School's faculty research presentation series continues this week. Professor Kevin Brown will present "Perspectives: Understanding Race, Law, and American Society in a Multiconscious Awareness" at noon on Tuesday, April 15, in the Student Lounge.

INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL CARTER ON CAMPUS WEDNESDAY

The IU College Republicans invite all members of the Law School community to attend a mass meeting with Indiana Attorney General Stephen Carter (JD'83) at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, in the Oak Room of the Indiana Memorial Union.

FINANCIAL AID EXIT INTERVIEW FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS WEDNESDAY

All graduating seniors should attend a financial aid exit interview with Jim Schutter at noon on Wednesday, April 16, in room 122.

PROFESSOR WILLIAMS GIVES IU DISTINGUISHED FACULTY LECTURE NEXT WEEK

Professor David Williams, the John S. Hastings Professor of Law, has been designated Indiana University's Distinguished Faculty Research Lecturer for 2003. Williams's lecture, "Civic Constitutionalism, the Second Amendment, and the Right of Revolution," will take place next week at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, in the Moot Court Room.

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

At the spring meeting of the ABA Section of Business Law, Professor David Snyder chaired a meeting of the UCC Article 1 Subcommittee, gave a report at the meeting of the UCC Committee, and was a panelist for a program entitled "Revised Article 9: Questions from the Perplexed -- Common Drafting Issues."

NEWS FROM CAREER SERVICES

OCI+ PRESENTATION WEDNESDAY

Career Services is hosting a presentation on how to use OCI+ at noon on Wednesday, April 16, in the Moot Court Room.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR B710 AND SUMMER EMPLOYMENT FORMS!

Don't forget to turn in your B710 forms and your employment forms to Career Services. Let us know what you'll be doing this summer!

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ANNUAL PILF WORK-A-DAY FUNDRAISER

The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) is asking for volunteers as we raise money for PILF summer scholarships, which are given to students who choose to work in non-paying public interest jobs over the summer. Letters went out to students and faculty on March 31. Donations can be turned in to the donation box in the library or to the tables in the lobby during lunch throughout the week until Friday, April 18. Please support Work-a-Day by donating one day of your summer salary to public interest!

FOUR ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY STUDENTS ATTEND NAELS CONFERENCE

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) sent four student participants to the National Association of Environmental Law Societies' (NAELS) Annual Conference, held March 27 - 30, at the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore. Representing the Law School at the conference were Chris Saporita, ELS president; Drew Yoder, ELS vice president for clinical opportunities; Julie Solmer; and Dave Campbell. This year's conference, "Protecting our Planetary Backyard," focused on the array of challenges currently facing the environmental protection movement.

Saporita and Yoder participated in a panel on environmental law clinics that was based on research Saporita and Yoder completed last year. The panel discussion participants, and later the rest of the conference attendees, repeatedly referred to the "IU Report," which became a topic of conversation among students from law schools across the country. Saporita and Yoder hope their research will serve as a legacy and as an impetus to build such a clinic at IU.

At the NAELS Annual Meeting on March 29, Solmer was elected regional representative for Region 7 for the coming year, and Campbell was elected to one of the national co-chair positions, continuing the ELS's strong tradition of NAELS leadership. This past year, Saporita was an at-large representative and co-chair of the NAELS Clinical Education Initiative, and Daniel Wasserberg was the NAELS Region 7 representative.

The ELS may be reached via e-mail at els@indiana.edu. Additional information about the ELS is available at http://www.law.indiana.edu/students/groups/els/index.shtml. Additional information about NAELS is available at http://www.naels.org/.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SPANISH SPEAKING STUDENTS NEEDED FOR LABOR LAW I, INC.!

President Dau-Schmidt of Labor Law I, Inc., requires the services of several law students who are fluent in Spanish to act as translators. Knowledge of the culture of Mexico a plus. Exciting start-up opportunity. Must be willing to relocate. Good wages and benefits. "Family" work environment. Reply to kdauschm@indiana.edu.

CCRP WILL HOST COMMUNITY MEDIATION TRAINING IN MAY

The Community Conflict Resolution Program (CCRP) is hosting a Community Mediation training program from May 11 to May 21 at the Law School. Law students who participate in the training program, which is sponsored by the CCRP and the Citizens for Community Justice (CCJ), will be eligible to gain experience as mediators. For applications and information, contact CCRP via e-mail at ccrp@bloomington.in.us or call Lisa-Marie Napoli at 855-1618.

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

April 14: Meeting with advocacy programs and law journals for 1Ls, noon, Moot Court Room

Professor Leaffer on reverse engineering, 4 p.m., room 301, RTV building

April 15: David McIntosh on judicial nominations, noon, room 122

Professor Kevin Brown, faculty research presentation series, noon, Student Lounge

April 16: Indiana Attorney General Stephen Carter (JD'83), 6 p.m., Oak Room, IMU

Career Services, OCI+, noon, Moot Court Room

Financial aid exit interview for graduating seniors, noon, room 122

April 17:

April 18:

For more upcoming events, visit www.law.indiana.edu/calendar/calendarevents.shtml.

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