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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 27 No. 6 (October 4, 2004)

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HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 4

Leslie Reagan, associate professor of history and women's studies at the University of Illinois, will present "Monstrous Babies in the News: Thalidomide, Birth Defects, and U.S. Public Policy, 1962" at noon on Monday, Oct. 4, in room 104 of Ballentine Hall.

The School of Law continues its celebration of the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka at noon on Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Moot Court Room with a panel discussion on the international setting and impact of the case. The panel will include Professor S. Japhet of the National Law School of India University; Professor Bert Lockwood, director of the Urban Morgan Institute of Human Rights at the University of Cincinnati; and our own Professor Kevin Brown.

Tremendous interest in the Law School's second annual JD/LLM Socctoberfest has forced the competition into a play-off set-up. This Friday, Oct. 8, at 4:30 p.m., players and spectators will enjoy two simultaneous games at Karst Farm Park. The winners of the first games will face off in a final game for the ultimate glory: winning. Join the Law School community for all the excitement and the after-party cookout.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4

Professor Reagan to Present "Monstrous Babies in the News"

Leslie Reagan, associate professor of history and women's studies at the University of Illinois, will present "Monstrous Babies in the News: Thalidomide, Birth Defects, and U.S. Public Policy, 1962 " at noon in room 104 of Ballentine Hall. The presentation is sponsored by the Center for the History of Medicine, with support from the Department of History and the Law School. Her publications include "'About to Meet Her Maker': Women, Doctors, Dying Declarations, and the State's Investigation of Abortion, Chicago, 1867-1940," Journal of American History, 77, 4 (March 1991) 1240-64; "Linking Midwives and Abortion in the Progressive Era," Bulletin of the History of Medicine (Winter 1995); and When Abortion was a Crime: Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973 (University of California Press, 1997), which won the Outstanding Book of the Year by Choice, the President's Award from the Social Science History Association, and the Law and Society Association's James Willard Hurst Prize for Best Book in Legal History.

Alumnus Gutwein to Give Moot Court Oral Advocacy Presentation

Matt Gutwein, JD'88, will give an oral advocacy presentation for Sherman Minton Moot Court participants at 7 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. This presentation will provide helpful tips and guidelines for strong oral advocacy. Moot Court participants are strongly encouraged to attend this presentation in preparation for oral arguments, which will begin next Monday, Oct. 11.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5

Lindgren to Speak About Stereotypes of Conservatives

The Federalist Society is proud to host James Lindgren, professor of law at Northwestern University, who will present a talk at noon in the Moot Court Room. Lindgren will discuss the accuracy of scholars' stereotypes of conservatives. He will take questions after his presentation. Pizza will be provided.

PILF Looking for Speakers Planning Committee Help

All Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) members interested in helping with the Speakers Planning Committee should plan on attending a meeting at noon in room 122. The first speaker will talk about law firm pro bono work at noon on Monday, Oct. 11. We could use a few good men and women to help plan and organize this event. If we are unable to find a few good men and women, a few bad men and women will be given full consideration. If you would like to help but are unable to attend the meeting, please e-mail gmrose@indiana.edu.

ELS to Discuss Fall Activities

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) will host a meeting at noon in room 125. We will be discussing the calendar of events for the fall semester and other enjoyable ELS activities. Lunch will be served.

APALSA to Hold General Meeting and Elections

The Asian Pacific Islander American Law Student Association (APALSA) will hold a general meeting and elections at noon in room 124. The following positions are open: president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. Bring your lunch!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6

ISBA to Sponsor Panel on Practicing Law in Indiana

The student division of the Indiana State Bar Association will host an informal panel discussion at noon in room 120. Come hear Indiana Law alumni talk about how the ISBA has helped them in their careers as practicing members of the bar. Free pizza will be provided for all in attendance.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7

Brown v. Board Panel to Discuss Case's International Setting and Impact

The School of Law will continue its celebration of the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka at noon in the Moot Court Room with a panel discussion on the international setting and impact of the case. The panel will include Professor S. Japhet of the National Law School of India University; Professor Bert Lockwood, director of the Urban Morgan Institute of Human Rights at the University of Cincinnati; and our own Professor Kevin Brown. Japhet, Lockwood, and Brown will offer three unique perspectives on the landmark case. Japhet will speak about the "untouchable" Dalit caste in India; Lockwood will discuss the international influences on Brown v. Board; and Brown will discuss the role of Brown v. Board in South Africa. Lunch will be provided.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8

Call-out Meeting for English Conversation Partners

All LLM, MCL, SJD, and JD students are invited to a call-out meeting for English Conversation Partners at noon in room 122. English Conversation Partners is a program that encourages friendly discussion in English between JD and international graduate students. For international graduate students, the program offers a comfortable setting for practicing English conversational skills, including using informal speech and learning to understand English when it is spoken with a variety of accents. For JD students, the program offers a great opportunity to get to know many of the bright minds the Law School attracts from all over the world. Interested students will be placed into small groups that will typically include two JD students and four or five international graduate students. Each member is required to devote one hour each week to meeting with the group. When groups are established, participants are responsible for setting the weekly meeting time and place. Group members are encouraged to invite other interested students to join the group. This program will provide a great benefit to all who participate!

Second Annual JD/LLM Socctoberfest: Let the Games Begin!

Tremendous interest in the Law School's second annual JD/LLM Socctoberfest has forced the competition into a play-off set-up. On Tuesday, Sept. 28, captain Lu Pieh of the "Barley" team and captain David Francisco of the "Hops" team, assisted by ten JD and LLM co-captains, drafted more than 70 players, including a few faculty members. This Friday, Oct. 8, at 4:30 p.m., players and spectators will enjoy two simultaneous games at Karst Farm Park. The winners of the first games will face off in a final game for the ultimate glory: winning. Join the Law School community for all the excitement and the after-party cookout. For the team rosters and the latest Socctoberfest news, keep your eye on http://www.law.indiana.edu/community/special/socctoberfest/.

UPCOMING EVENTS

International Law Society: New Meeting Time

The International Law Society (ILS) will be hosting a second round of elections at our next board meeting, which has changed from Thursday, Oct. 7, to Monday, Oct. 11, at noon in room 122. The open positions are public relations officer and JD representative.

Law School Alumnus Lee Hamilton to Speak on 9-11 Commission Findings

Former U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton, a 1956 graduate of the Law School, will speak about his experiences as vice chair of the Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9-11 Commission, at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Whittenberg Auditorium of the Indiana Memorial Union. Hamilton will offer many interesting insights on the subject of terrorism and homeland security. Eight years after Hamilton earned his JD from the Law School, he began an impressive 34-year tenure as a U.S. representative from Indiana. While serving in congress, Hamilton was chair and ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and was the chair of the Subcommittee on Europe and Middle Eastern Affairs. An authority on foreign affairs and international relations, Hamilton has been recognized through numerous honorary degrees and awards. He is currently director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University and director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. For more information, please contact dskent@indiana.edu.

PILF General Meeting: Come Because You Like Committees

PILF's general meeting will be held at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in room 122. All members, interested non-members, and non-members willing to fake an interest for the pleasure of good company are encouraged to attend. Possible topics include the Faculty Public Interest Reception, an update on the Loan Repayment Assistance Project, the Equal Justice Works Career Fair in Washington, D.C., the creation of a committee to create committees, and the creation of the committees themselves. If for no other reason, come because you like committees. This is a wonderful opportunity for all PILF members to become involved in the organization and in public interest law.

ILS Wine and Cheese Mixer

The International Law Society (ILS) will host a Wine and Cheese Mixer with the international law faculty at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, in the Faculty Lounge.

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

Professor Fred Cate recently spoke at the Privacy and National Security Forum in Washington, D.C.; at the Indiana Legislature Services Agency CLE Program on "From Profiling to Phishing: Information Privacy and Security in the Year Ahead"; and at the HP Legal Affairs Group on "Opportunities and Challenges of the Security-Privacy Tension."

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Research Assistant Needed

Professor Susan Williams is looking for a research assistant to help compile materials on gender equality and comparative constitutional law. The job involves 5 to 10 hours of research per week for the rest of the fall semester. If you are interested, please put a resume and brief cover letter in her faculty mailbox.

Bailiffs Needed

The 2004-05 Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition needs bailiffs to assist in running the preliminary competitions this fall. Competitions will take place in the evenings from Oct. 11 through Nov. 5 (excluding fall break), and each match will take approximately two hours. Matches begin at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Observing the matches is a great way to meet local practitioners, learn important oral advocacy skills, and witness excellent advocates at work. Please note: Participants in this year's match cannot serve as bailiffs. Please sign up on the sheets posted next to the Moot Court Office on the ground floor of the Law School. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Constructive Conflict Resolution Workshop

The Community Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM) will offer a workshop, "Constructive Conflict Resolution," from 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Law School. Professor Edwin Greenebaum will lead the workshop, which will explore approaches to conflict resolution and provide experiential learning opportunities for enhancing ones repertoire. Participants will achieve a deeper level of insight into sources of conflict in addition to learning the various approaches to conflict resolution. The cost is $100. (CJAM center volunteers and contributors are eligible for the reduced rate of $25.) For application forms and for more information, contact Lisa-Marie Napoli at 855-1618 or cjam@bloomington.in.us.

GPSO Needs Law School Representative

The IU Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) has an opening for a Law School representative. To apply for the position, please submit a page (typed) detailing your qualifications and desire for the position to the SLA bookstore (slide your application through door if it is not open) by midnight on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Please include your full name, year in school, e-mail address, and telephone number. For more information about the GPSO, visit http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/. The GPSO representatives serve as liaisons for students from various IU schools and departments. Representatives meet twice each month to discuss ways to make the IU graduate experience the best possible. More information is available at the Law Library.

Pro Bono Project Offers Hands-on Legal Experience

Would you like to network with attorneys? Do you need more real-world legal experience in order to find a job or to decide what area of law to pursue? Is there a specialty area of law that you would like to pursue, but do not know how? By becoming involved with the Pro Bono Project, students are able to work with local attorneys on a variety of cases and can request a specialty area of interest. If you are interested or if you would like Janet Rumple, Pro Bono Project coordinator, to talk to your student group about this opportunity, please contact Janet (855-9809, jrumple@indiana.edu).

ABA Sponsors Law Student Tax Challenge

The Tax Section of the American Bar Association is sponsoring the fourth annual Law Student Tax Challenge. The Law Student Tax Challenge is a tax planning competition designed to more closely reflect everyday tax practice than traditional moot court competitions. It requires submission by a two-person team of a 10-page memorandum and four-page client letter addressing a problem available at http://www.abanet.org/tax/lstc/. The written submission is due on Nov. 11. Based on the written work product, six teams will be selected as semi-finalists. Semi-finalist teams will present the written work product to a panel of judges in an oral competition at the Section of Taxation Midyear Meeting in San Diego in January of 2005. Those six teams will receive complimentary airfare and hotel accommodations. There are cash prizes for the top three teams and for the team with the best written submission. For more information, visit the Web site above or contact Professor Leandra Lederman at llederma@indiana.edu.

Attention 2Ls and 3Ls: Research Assistant Needed

Professor Bill Henderson is looking for a second-year or third-year law student to work on research related to plantiffs' law firms. The project will require approximately 20 to 30 hours of research. If you're interested, please send an e-mail with your attached resume to Professor Henderson at wihender@indiana.edu.

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.

ILA SUBMISSIONS

The Indiana Law Annotated (ILA) is published every Monday while school is in session with news about the coming week. Information and articles for the ILA should be submitted to ila@indiana.edu by Friday at 3 p.m. for inclusion in Monday's edition.

If you have questions about an item appearing in the ILA, please contact Lesa Petersen (e-mail: petersen@indiana.edu; phone: 856-4044). To view past issues, visit www.law.indiana.edu/publications/ila/.