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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 26 No. 5 (February 16, 2004)

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STUDENTS REFLECT ON BROWN V. BOARD TODAY

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's announcement of its decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) is sponsoring a presentation of student perspectives on the landmark case. Students will present short essays on the subject "What Brown v. Board Means to Me" at noon on Monday, Feb. 16, in the Moot Court Room. A discussion will follow. Please attend what promises to be an engaging exploration of the decision's lasting impact.

ALUMNUS JACK BOBO IN RESIDENCE THIS WEEK

Jack Bobo, a trade policy advisor on biotechnology for the U.S. State Department and a 1996 graduate of the Law School-SPEA joint degree program, is visiting the Law School as a practitioner in residence on Thursday, Feb. 19, and Friday, Feb. 20. He will be available to meet with students in the dean's suite conference room from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday.

Before joining the State Department, Bobo was an attorney at Crowell & Moring in Washington, D.C., where he served in the areas of litigation and environmental practice. He is a member of the Microenterprise Program Steering Committee for the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), and has also taught physical and natural sciences to students in Gabon, Africa, through the NPCA (1989-91). As project manager for Integrated Computer Engineering in Arlington, VA, he served as an expert advisor to the U.S. President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (1997-2000).

SPECIAL EVENTS

Public Talk at the Law School Thursday

Jack Bobo will give a public lecture at the Law School at noon on Thursday in the Moot Court Room (see details under "Events and Lectures").

Public talk at SPEA Thursday

Environmental law students are especially encouraged to attend Jack Bobo's public presentation, "Discussion on Environmental Policy," from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday in the atrium at SPEA.

EVENTS & LECTURES

PROFESSOR STAKE TO SPEAK ON COMMON LAW TODAY

Professor Jeff Stake will give this week's faculty research brown bag presentation, "The Evolution of the Common Law, " at noon on Monday, Feb. 16, in the back room of the Student Lounge.

U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT ADVISOR TO GIVE PRESENTATION THURSDAY

Trade Policy Advisor Jack Bobo, JD'96, of the U.S. State Department, will give a presentation at noon on Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Moot Court Room. He will speak about his work with environmental law as well as job opportunities at the State Department. There will be pizza and soda for all in attendance. This public lecture is sponsored by the International Law Society (ILS) and the Environmental Law Society (ELS).

TALK ON U.S.-EUROPEAN RELATIONS IN THE AGE OF TERRORISM THURSDAY

Sir Timothy Garden, a British international security expert with extensive military and diplomatic experience, will present "Old Friends, New Enemies: Europe and the United States in the Age of Terrorism," at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Moot Court Room. Garden will be visiting the Bloomington campus from Feb. 13 to March 6 as the Class of 1941 Wells Professor in the Wells Scholars Program and as a scholar in residence at IU's Center for the Study of Global Change.

PROFESSOR ORENSTEIN TO SPEAK ON EVIDENCE RULES NEXT WEEK

Professor Aviva Orenstein will give the next faculty research brown bag presentation at noon on Monday, Feb. 23, in the back room of the Student Lounge. Orenstein will present "Lustful Indians," a discussion of Federal Evidence Rules 413-414, concerning evidence of prior sexual offenses and their special application to Indian reservations.

CAMPUS EVENTS

SASSEN PRESENTS "GLOBALIZATION OR DENATIONALIZATION" TUESDAY

Professor Saskia Sassen of the University of Chicago will present "Globalization or Denationalization" at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17, in room 015 of the Fine Arts Building. Sassen, the Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago, is currently completing Denationalization: Economy and Polity in a Global Digital Age (Princeton University Press), which is based on a five-year project on governance and accountability in the global economy. Her books, which include Guests and Aliens (New York: New Press) have been translated in 10 languages. Sassen is co-director of the Economy Section of the Global Chicago Project, a member of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Urban Data Sets, a member of the Council of Foreign Relations, and chair of the newly formed Information Technology, International Cooperation, and Global Security Committee of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). This public event is hosted by the IU International Studies Program and is sponsored by Bart and Cinda Culver.

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

On Feb. 13, Professor Jeannine Bell was a guest lecturer at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Bell also gave presentations on hate crime to faculty and students at the William and Mary Law School in Williamsburg, VA, on Feb. 6.

Professor Robert Fischman has a contribution in Routledge's new Encyclopedia of World Environmental History. The encyclopedia is an effort both to solidify the status of a relatively new field in the discipline of history and to present a global perspective to an English-reading audience. Fischman's article addresses the part of the "Law" entry dealing with "Biological Conservation."

NEWS FROM CAREER SERVICES

JUDICIAL CLERKSHIP PANEL DISCUSSION THURSDAY

Career Services is hosting a panel discussion on judicial clerkships at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, in room 120.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

ATTORNEY SUSAN ZIEL TO SPEAK ON HEALTH LAW CAREERS TUESDAY

The IU Health Law Society is sponsoring a guest lecture with Health Law Attorney Susan Ziel of the law firm of Kreig DeVault in Indianapolis. Ziel will discuss some of the fundamentals of health law, as well as career opportunities within the field, at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 17, in room 122.

APALSA GENERAL MEETING TUESDAY

The Asian Pacific Islander American Law Student Association (APALSA) is holding a general meeting at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 17, in room 120. We will be discussing upcoming events as well as how to join next year's board.

PHI DELTA PHI SPONSORING BLOOD DRIVE WEDNESDAY

In conjunction with the Red Cross, Phi Delta Phi is sponsoring a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the Student Lounge. If you plan to donate blood, please bring a picture ID. Thanks in advance to all who help with this effort.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SNYDER VISITING SCHOLAR: APPLICATIONS DUE TODAY

Dr. Earl A. Snyder, an alumnus of the School of Law (1947) and Cambridge University, has generously provided support for an IU law student (current 2L, 3L, LLM, or SJD) to work at the Research Centre for International Law of Cambridge University, England, during the fall of 2004 (September through November). A current 2L, if selected, would need to take a leave of absence for the fall semester.

Mr. Snyder will provide air fare, housing, meal allowance, and a small stipend. The Snyder Scholar will be in residence for about three months and will conduct extensive research on an international law project, primarily of his or her own development. Applicants must have taken international law or equivalent courses. The Snyder Scholar should also be committed to further study of or practice in international law. A commitment can be demonstrated 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 as well as a statement of commitment to international law and a personal research agenda. A faculty committee will make preliminary selections. The final selection will be made by the Cambridge University director in March. If you have questions, see Dean Fromm. Please return your completed applications to Dale Calabrese in room 024 by Monday, Feb. 16.

GOT GAME? FACULTY-STUDENT BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT LOOKING FOR PLAYERS

The Law School is looking for student basketball players interested in participating in the Student Recreational Sports Association's faculty-student 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Friday, Feb. 27. There must be at least one professor and one student on the floor at all times. Several professors have already expressed interest in participating, and others will no doubt be glad to play if asked. Get to know your professors' true natures in a fun and competitive environment. For more information, please contact Jon Karelitz (jkarelit@indiana.edu) or Komail Mooman (kmooman@indiana.edu).

CCRP OFFERING TRAINING IN EMPLOYMENT-TRANSFORMATIVE MEDIATION

The Community Conflict Resolution Program (CCRP) is offering a workshop, "Employment-Transformative Mediation Training," at the end of this month. This training is recommended for employers and employees who would like to learn more about managing conflict at work using relational principles, and for those interested in developing mediation skills for employment disputes using the transformative model of mediation. Participants who are not familiar with the concept of transformative mediation are encouraged to attend a three-hour introductory session on Friday evening, Feb. 27. The training is offered for eight hours each day on Saturday, Feb. 28, and Sunday, Feb. 29.

Registrants may register for 3 hours (Feb. 27), 16 hours (Feb. 28-29) or 19 hours (Feb. 27-29) of training. If you have questions, contact the CCRP office at 855-1618 or ccrp@bloomington.in.us. Applications can be found at http://www.bloomington.in.us/~ccrp.

2004 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW WRITING COMPETITION

The Computer Law Association and the Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review are sponsoring the 2004 Information Technology Law Writing Competition, which recognizes high-quality student papers on the subject of information technology law. The top paper will receive a $250 award. Two other papers will also be honored. All winners will receive a one-year Computer Law Association membership. Winning submissions will also be considered for publication. For more information and competition rules, visit http://www.law.indiana.edu/community/competitions/2004clait.pdf.

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. 16: "What Brown v. Board Means to Me," noon, Moot Court Room; Professor Jeff Stake, noon, Student Lounge; Snyder Visiting Scholar applications due

Feb. 17: Attorney Susan Ziel on health law careers, noon, room 122; APALSA general meeting, noon, room 120; Saskia Sassen, "Globalization or Denationalization," 4 p.m., room 015, Fine Arts

Feb. 18: Phi Delta Phi blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Student Lounge

Feb. 19: Jack Bobo's public talk, noon, Moot Court Room; Judicial Clerkship Panel Discussion, 12:15 p.m., room 120; Jack Bobo's public talk, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., SPEA atrium; Sir Timothy Garden, "Old Friends, New Enemies: Europe and the United States in the Age of Terrorism," 7:30 p.m., Moot Court Room

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