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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 28 No. 8 (February 28, 2005)

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HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28

Law School alumnus Feisal Istrabadi (JD'88), Iraq's ambassador to the United Nations and the principle drafter of Iraq's interim constitution, will give a public lecture at noon on Monday, Feb. 28, in the Moot Court Room.

Dean Lauren Robel will host a "Town Hall Meeting" with students at noon on Monday, March 1, in the Moot Court Room.

The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will host the Law School's most amusing and uproarious annual fundraising event, Singing for Summer Salaries, at noon on Wednesday, March 2, in the Moot Court Room.

Kasit Piromya, Thai ambassador to the United States, will present "U.S.-Thai Relations: Elections, Trade, Tsunami" at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, in the Moot Court Room.

The Law and Drama Society will present Neil Simon's Rumors at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5, in the Moot Court Room.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Alumnus Istrabadi, Iraqi Ambassador to the UN, to Give Public Lecture

Feisal Istrabadi (JD'88), Iraq's ambassador to the United Nations and the principle drafter of Iraq's interim constitution, will give a public lecture at noon in the Moot Court Room. Previously a trial lawyer in Valparaiso, Ind., Istrabadi returned to his former home, Iraq, to serve as vice president of the Iraqi Forum for Democracy and as an advisor to a member of the country's Governing Council. Istrabadi worked tirelessly for many months on drafting an interim constitution that would satisfy Iraq's divided religious and ethnic groups and extend rights and liberties to Iraqi citizens, who were deprived of such protections under Baath Party rule. The interim constitution, which was approved by the Governing Council in March of 2004, establishes a legal structure for Iraq until a permanent constitution is drafted. This event is free and open to the public.

TUESDAY, MARCH 1

Dean Robel To Give Town Hall Meeting

Dean Lauren Robel will host a "Town Hall Meeting" with students at noon in the Moot Court Room. Lunch will be provided.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

Singing for Summer Salaries: Looking for the Next American Law Idol

The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will host its annual spring fundraiser, Singing for Summer Salaries, at noon in the Moot Court Room. Visit the PILF table in the lobby on the days leading up to the event to bid on the professors who are anxiously awaiting their 15 minutes of fame (or infamy). Bidding will accelerate on the day of the event, culminating in near hysteria, until the professor with the highest dollar amount dons the stage garb and takes the karaoke microphone. Proceeds from the event will be allocated to students who are working in public interest law over the summer.

Thai Ambassador on U.S.-Thai Relations

Kasit Piromya, Thai ambassador to the United States, will present "U.S.-Thai Relations: Elections, Trade, Tsunami" at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, in the Moot Court Room. This public lecture is sponsored by the IU Office of International Programs.

Opening Event for National Women's History Month To Feature Maria Corona, JD'81

The Law School community is invited to attend the opening event for National Women's History Month, "I Feel Empowered When ... ," which will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Dean Terry Dworkin of IU Bloomington's Office for Women's Affairs will be the first speaker. Dworkin's presentation will be followed by Maria Luz Corona (JD'81), a magistrate for the Domestic Relations Court in east Chicago. A reception will follow in the Law School lobby. Corona will be speaking about her life as a woman in the judicial system, her career path, and the challenges she has faced. This event is sponsored by Gamma Phi Omega, La Casa, the Latino Law Student Association, the IU Office of Diversity Education, the IU Office for Women's Affairs, Sigma Lambda Gamma, and Theta Nu Xi.

THURSDAY, MARCH 3

Phi Delta Phi Blood Drive

Phi Delta Phi asks all students, faculty, and staff to donate blood, and save a life! Phi Delta Phi will be sponsoring its spring blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Lounge. There will be tables set up during the lunch hour for early sign-up on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please help us meet our goal of 50 donors! Thank you.

Judicial Clerkship Panel

The Career Services Office is hosting a judicial clerkship panel at noon in room 125.

ELS Meeting

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) will hold a meeting at noon (room TBA). We will be discussing the NAELS conference, elections, and Earth Day events. Lunch will be provided.

FRIDAY, MARCH 4

Meet the New Director of Career Services

Dean Michael Keller and the Career Services Office invite all students, faculty, and staff to meet Amy Conner, the new director of Career Services. Drop by the Career Services Office from 10 a.m. to noon to say hello to Amy. Refreshments will be served.

Law and Drama Society To Perform Neil Simon's Rumors

The Law and Drama Society will perform Neil Simon's Rumors at 7 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Rumors tells the story of four couples who gather in a Manhattan suburb to celebrate their best friends' 10th wedding anniversary. While there, they discover that the host, the deputy mayor of New York, has been wounded by gunfire. A missing wife, a missing cook, a damaged car, whiplash, back spasms, and rumors galore add to the comedic mayhem as circumstances get progressively more muddled. The production will feature 3L Elizabeth Wysong, 3L Justin Treasure, 3L Warren Zeger, 3L Anthony Spotts, and many more rising stars!

SATURDAY, MARCH 5

Law and Drama Society To Perform Neil Simon's Rumors

The Law and Drama Society will perform Neil Simon's Rumors at 7 p.m. in the Moot Court Room.

UPCOMING EVENTS

BAR/BRI Representative to Answer Students' Questions Next Thursday

Richard Douglas from BAR/BRI will be available to answer students' questions about the New York Bar exam and the New York BAR/BRI course at 5:35 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, in room 125. The BAR/BRI course will be offered at the Law School this summer.

Alumnus Zeft on Immigration Issues: March 24

Daniel Zeft, a 1993 graduate of the Law School, will give two talks about immigration issues on Thursday, March 24, in room 125. At 6 p.m., Zeft will present "After Graduation: Immigration Issues and Options," in which he will discuss current immigration issues that foreign students face when staying in the United States. At 7 p.m., Zeft will present "New Business Ventures in the United States: Immigration Issues and Strategies for Foreign National Entrepreneurs and Employees," in which he will discuss immigration issues that may arise when foreign nationals (non U.S. citizens) start new business ventures in the United States.

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

Professor Kevin Brown's comment, "The Hypothetical Opinion in Grutter v. Bollinger from the Perspective of the Road Not Taken in Brown v. Board of Education," was published in 36 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 83. This comment was part of the "Race in Education Policy Symposium."

On Wednesday, March 2, Professor Rob Fischman will present a keynote address to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 2 Project Leaders meeting in the Twin Cities.

On Feb. 18, Professor Christiana Ochoa presented a talk on "Identification and Definition of Customary International Law for Purposes of ATCA Litigation Post Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain" at the University of Cincinnati School of Law symposium on "Corporate Social Responsibility in the International Context."

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FCLJ Moot Court Teams Compete in Washington, D.C.

The Federal Communication Law Journal sent two moot court teams to Washington, D.C. on Feb. 19 and 20 to compete in the National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition hosted by Catholic University. Team 1 members included 2L Helen Yu, 2L Matt Warner, 2L Jake Smith, and 2L Cynthia Park. Team 2 members included 3L Stamati Comuntzis, 3L Chris Moeller, 2L Sean Santen, and 3L Ben Arden. Team 1 advanced to the semi-finals.

Announcing the First Annual Law School Mock Trial Tournament

Impress your friends! Gain courtroom experience! Pad your resume! Plan now to participate in the first annual Law School Mock Trial Tournament, to be held from March 29 to April 3. The rules are simple. The tournament is open to all 2Ls (3Ls may compete only with special permission from Professor Alex Tanford). Find a partner, and sign up by e-mailing Professor Tanford at tanford@indiana.edu with the names of both people. Then, go on to fame and fortune as the next Perry Mason. The rules and case file can be downloaded from www.law.indiana.edu/webinit/tanford/tournament/.

Professor Bell Looking for Research Assistant

Professor Jeannine Bell is looking for a research assistant to help with an article on the effectiveness of torture in foreign and domestic contexts. Experience with human rights law or international law is a plus. Interested students should contact Professor Bell at jeabell@indiana.edu.

Scheduling Events

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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.

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