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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 27 No. 7 (October 11, 2004)

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ILA SIGNING OFF FOR FALL BREAK

Like most of you, the ILA will take a respite next week. Publication will resume on Monday, Oct. 25. Rest up, and enjoy yourself!

HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 11

The American Constitution Society will present "Highlights of the 2003 Supreme Court Term: A Closer Look at Hamdi, Blakely, and Davey" at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Moot Court Room. Professors Craig Bradley, Daniel Conkle, and Joseph Hoffmann will present and discuss the significance of the three major U.S. Supreme Court cases, which were decided in the last term.

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.

This week, 144 students will begin the preliminary rounds of the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition. Arguments will take place each evening, Monday through Friday. Approximately 64 judges, most of whom are Indiana Law alumni, will be participating this week alone. The Moot Court Board invites you to stop by and greet former students and other visiting judges in the Faculty Lounge, where the judges can be found immediately before each argument and where light refreshments will be available beginning at about 5:30 p.m. each evening. After Fall Break, the preliminary rounds will resume during the weeks of Oct. 25 and Nov. 1. On behalf of the Moot Court Board, thank you to all of the faculty, staff, and alumni who are contributing to the competition this year. Thanks also to our sponsor, Bose McKinney & Evans. Good luck, everyone!

MONDAY, OCTOBER 11

Donate Your Goods to Victims of Hurricane Ivan

The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) is seeking community service support for Pensacola, Fla., in wake of Hurricane Ivan. The BLSA will set up a table in the lobby during the lunch hour to collect goods for the victims from Monday, Oct. 11, through Friday, Oct. 15.

Kadish to Present Pro Bono Workshop

Mark Kadish, director of pro bono activities and litigation training at Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, Chicago, will give a presentation on pro bono work at 12:15 p.m. in room 120. Kadish will also be a guest speaker in Professor Patrick Baude's class, Structure of the Legal Profession, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Kadish's visit is sponsored by the Career Services Office.

International Law Society to Hold Elections

The International Law Society (ILS) will be holding a second round of elections at noon in room 122. The open positions are public relations officer and JD representative.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12

OutLaw to Hold Organizational Meeting

OutLaw will hold an organizational meeting at 6:45 p.m. in room 406A of the Law Library. OutLaw is a law student organization that exists to further the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) persons; to create dialogue on these issues within the Law School community; to promote professional contacts with GLBT organizations; to foster learning on the state of the law as it affects GLBT persons; to promote learning on and awareness of the needs of GLBT persons as clients; and to promote awareness of the needs of GLBT persons as working lawyers. Membership is open to any person regardless of orientation who is supportive of the rights of GLBT persons and is connected with the Law School as a student, faculty member, or staff member. Room 406A is on the fourth floor of the Law Library. From the stairs or the elevator, walk straight ahead to the wall, turn right, and then turn left. If you are interested in joining OutLaw but cannot attend the meeting, please contact Mike Donnelly by e-mail at mfdonnel@indiana.edu or in person (look for the juggler with the braided beard).

PILF General Meeting: Come Because You Like Committees

PILF's general meeting will be held at noon 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.

Latino Law Student Association to Hold General Meeting

The Latino Law Student Association (LLSA) will hold a general body meeting at noon in room 120. Lunch will be provided. Please bring your dues!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13

Pro Bono Project to Hold Informational Meeting

Students who are unsure about summer jobs and/or future careers and would like help networking and gaining legal experience should consider becoming involved in the Pro Bono Project. All are invited to attend an informational meeting at noon in room 120. Lunch will be provided. The Pro Bono Project is an excellent opportunity for students to gain practical legal knowledge and to help people in need. Hours of involvement and length of commitment are flexible. Students who are interested but unable to begin until next semester are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting. If you have questions, please contact Janet Rumple (855-9809, jrumple@indiana.edu).

Bradley, Conkle, and Hoffmann to Discuss Highlights of 2003 Supreme Court Term

The American Constitution Society will present "Highlights of the 2003 Supreme Court Term: A Closer Look at Hamdi, Blakely, and Davey" at 12:15 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Professors Craig Bradley, Daniel Conkle, and Joseph Hoffmann will present and discuss the significance of the three major U.S. Supreme Court cases, Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, Blakely v. Washington, and Locke v. Davey, which were decided in the last term. Lunch will be provided.

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. 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.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14

ILS to Host Wine and Cheese Faculty Mixer

The International Law Society (ILS) is hosting a Wine and Cheese Faculty Mixer, which will begin at 7 p.m. in the Student Lounge. The event is open to ILS members, faculty members, and Law School deans. ILS members who want to attend but haven't paid dues yet can pay dues at the door.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15

IU to Host Satellite Bioneers Conference

From Friday, Oct. 15, through Sunday, Oct. 17, Indiana University will host a satellite session of the Bioneers Annual Conference, "Solutions for Restoring the Earth and People." The conference, which is held in San Rafael, Calif., explores solutions to pressing environmental and social challenges. The local session, "Sustainability: The Campus-Community Connection," will supplement the national presentations. Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan, a 1985 graduate of the Law School, will deliver the keynote address at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, in room 013 of Ballantine Hall. Scott Russell Sanders, distinguished professor of English at IU, will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, in room 013 of Ballantine. 3L Dave Campbell will represent the National Association of Environmental Law Societies (NAELS) on Saturday, distributing literature and fielding questions. All events are free and open to the public, so please swing by. Visit http://environment.indiana.edu/html/bioneers.pdf for the complete agenda, and visit http://www.bioneers.org for more information about the national conference.

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

Professor Leandra Lederman presented a paper, "Do Attorneys Affect Outcomes in Tax Court Cases?," at the Midwest Law and Economics Association at the University of Iowa on Oct. 8. Lederman will present the paper at the Law and Politics Seminar at Washington University in St. Louis on Oct. 11. On Oct. 1, Lederman participated in a panel entitled "Should Tax Court Special Trial Judge Reports Be Disclosed?" at the Fall Tax Section meeting of the American Bar Association in Boston.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Second Annual Socctoberfest a Huge Success

Fair skies, mild temperatures, a barbeque, and a couple of kegs helped make the Second Annual JD/LLM Socctoberfest a huge success. The soccer clash, a bigger and better version of last year's popular event, was held Friday, Oct. 8, at Karst Farm Park. This year, so many players were interested (74 students and faculty signed up to play) that a draft had to be instituted. Organizers planned two concurrent games, followed by a play-off of the winners. The red-shirted Hops team, captained by David Francisco, ultimately prevailed, besting the Barley team led by Lu Pieh (1-0, 2-0 and 2-1). Family, friends, faculty, and fellow students turned out to watch the action and enjoy the after-game party.

Library Training Offered for Faculty Research Assistants

The Law Library is currently offering research training sessions for faculty research assistants. The purpose of these sessions is to refresh legal research skills that might have become rusty since the first-year Legal Research and Writing class. In addition, each session can be modified to cover more advanced research skills and subject-specific resources that were not covered in that class. The goal is to make it easier for each R.A. to effectively find the information that his or her professor needs. These sessions are available to anyone who works as an R.A. for a Law School faculty member. R.A.s can sign themselves up, or their professors can sign them up. If you have any questions or would like to sign up, please contact Liz Goldberg, reference librarian, by e-mail (ellarson@indiana.edu) or phone (855-1886). Ms. Goldberg would appreciate at least a few days' advance notice. Also, please tell her ahead of time if you would like her to include specific resources or subject areas in the training session.

Research Assistant Needed

Professor Fred Cate is looking for one or two research assistants with strong research and writing skills and an interest in information privacy and/or security issues. Research topics are likely to include, among others, government access to private-sector information, profiling and information-sharing for national security, identity theft and financial fraud, and "phishing" and other forms of computer-facilitated fraud. The workload is flexible and negotiable (in the range of 5 to 15 hours per week on average). No particular substantive knowledge is required. If you are interested, please put a resume and brief cover letter in his faculty mailbox.

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.

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.

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.

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