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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 34 No. 11 (March 31, 2008)

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THIS WEEK IN THE LAW SCHOOL

A panel discussion, "Intersection of Race and Jury Composition with the Death Penalty," will be held at noon on Tuesday, April 1, in the Moot Court Room. The event will also address the constitutionality of the death penalty and the practical elements of trying capital cases in Indiana.

The Center on American and Global Security (CAGS) hosts the fourth and final presentation in the Understanding Suicide Terrorism lecture series from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, in the Faculty Conference Room (Room 335). Professor Martha Crenshaw of Stanford University will be speaking on "Suicide Terrorism: What We Know and What We Don't Know."

Indiana Law will host a conference, "The Individual and Customary International Law Formation," on Friday, April 4, in the Moot Court Room and Saturday, April 5, in the Faculty Conference Room. Learn more at www.law.indiana.edu/customary_international_law.

TUESDAY, APRIL 1

LLM Students Speak About Their Country's Legal Systems

LLM students representing four countries are speaking about the legal systems of their respective countries, the work they do, and how law students can look for job opportunities in their countries. Li Xinyang, a recent law school graduate from China, will speak at noon in room 122. Each presentation will have time for questions from the audience. Lunch will be served.

The Socratic Method: A Feminist Defense

Feminist Law Forum will be having Professor Susan Williams speak on "The Socratic Method: A Feminist Defense" in room 121, following a brief meeting at noon. All are welcome to attend the talk; pizza will be provided. Elections for next year's officers and a vote on the constitutional amendments will take place before the talk, promptly at noon, so that we have time for both events.

Intersection of Race and Jury Composition with the Death Penalty

The Black Law Students Association and the American Constitution Society will co-host a panel discussion on the intersection of race and jury composition with the death penalty in the U.S. from noon to 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. The event will also address the constitutionality of the death penalty and the practical elements of trying capital cases in Indiana. Panelists include Professor Marla Sandys, criminal justice; Paula Sites, Indiana Public Defender's Council; and Adjunct Professor Jessie Cook, a criminal defense attorney handling death penalty cases for 28 years. Free pizza will be provided. For more information, contact Yarrow Neubert at yneubert@indiana.edu.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2

Suicide Terrorism: What We Know and What We Don't Know

The Center on American and Global Security (CAGS) cordially invites you to attend the fourth and final presentation in our Understanding Suicide Terrorism lecture series from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Faculty Conference Room (Room 335). Professor Martha Crenshaw of Stanford University will be speaking on "Suicide Terrorism: What We Know and What We Don't Know." Crenshaw is a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, as well as Professor of Political Science by courtesy, at Stanford University. She is a lead investigator with the National Center for the Study of Terrorism and the Response to Terrorism (NC-START) at the University of Maryland, funded by the Department of Homeland Security. She is a member of the Executive Board of Women in International Security and chairs the American Political Science Association's Task Force on Political Violence and Terrorism. She also serves on the Committee on Determining Basic Research Needs to Interrupt the Improvised Explosive Device Delivery Chain of the National Research Council of the National Academies of Science.

Crenshaw's talk is free and open to the public. Those wishing to pass along this notice to colleagues or other listservs should feel free to do so. We thank the support CAGS and this lecture series have received from the IU community, and we look forward to having you attend the talk.

THURSDAY, APRIL 3

LLM Students Speak About Their Country's Legal Systems

LLM students Waleed Muad and Faisal Alwazzab will speak about the legal systems of Saudi Arabia, the work they do, and how law students can look for job opportunities there from noon to 1 p.m. in room 124. Each presentation will have time for questions from the audience. Lunch will be served.

"The Man Who Came to Dinner"

Break out your good china and get ready for "The Man Who Came to Dinner" at 8 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. The Law and Drama Society presents this comedy about a curmudgeonly radio wit who is invited to dine at the home of the Stanley family, then proceeds to take over their house. Tickets are only $3 and can be purchased all this week during lunch or at the door prior to either show.

FRIDAY, APRIL 4

Indiana Law hosts a conference titled "The Individual and Customary International Law Formation." Sessions begin at 9 a.m. in the Moot Court Room. Individuals have recently come to participate in the treaty-making process in some key areas of international law most notably human rights. But no recognized opening currently exists for individuals to participate in the process of making customary international law. We plan to bring together expert scholars from around the world to investigate whether the participation of individuals in the formation of this key type of law is desirable and practicable. Learn more at www.law.indiana.edu/customary_international_law.

Students with IP Interest Welcome to Meet with Board

The Intellectual Property Advisory Board meets today. Lawyers on this board come from across the country to provide advice on our curriculum and to meet with students interested in the field. Students with an interest in IP are welcome to come to lunch with the board, and to meet with board members in the afternoon. Please R.S.V.P. for lunch to Nikki Rolf. For more information on the afternoon sessions, please contact Catherine Matthews.

"The Man Who Came to Dinner"

Break out your good china and get ready for "The Man Who Came to Dinner" at 8 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. The Law and Drama Society presents this comedy about a curmudgeonly radio wit who is invited to dine at the home of the Stanley family, then proceeds to take over their house. Tickets are only $3 and can be purchased all this week during lunch or at the door prior to either show.

SATURDAY, APRIL 5

The Individual and Customary International Law Formation

Indiana Law hosts a conference titled "The Individual and Customary International Law Formation" from 10 a.m. to noon in the Faculty Conference Room (335). Individuals have recently come to participate in the treaty-making process in some key areas of international law most notably human rights. But no recognized opening currently exists for individuals to participate in the process of making customary international law. We plan to bring together expert scholars from around the world to investigate whether the participation of individuals in the formation of this key type of law is desirable and practicable. Learn more at www.law.indiana.edu/customary_international_law.

FACULTY NEWS

Earl Singleton, clinical professor of law and director of the Community Legal Clinic, is the recipient of the Thomas Ehrlich Award for Service Learning. He was one of 21 university-wide faculty members honored March 30 during the 2008 Founders Day celebration. For more on the story, visit http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/7779.html?emailID=7779. For more on Singleton's accomplishments, visit http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/7797.html.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Alumnus Presents Documentary: Mario's Story

Bob Long, JD'71, retired from Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles, will present a documentary titled Mario's Story (http://www.calendarlive.com/movies/cl-et-mario23jun23,0,5749723.story) at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, in the Moot Court Room. Long took on a pro bono case at the request of a nun at his church, a habeas case on behalf of a juvenile who had received a life sentence.

Mobilizing Law in Putin's Russia

Kathryn Hendley, associate dean of research and faculty development at the University of Wisconsin School of Law and the William Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Political Science at UW, will present "Mobilizing Law in Putin's Russia" from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 18, in the Oak Room of the Indiana Memorial Union. Hendley's research focuses on "law in action" in post-Soviet Russia, with an emphasis on how industrial enterprises use (or avoid) law. Her current project explores the reasons why Russian citizens might mobilize law to protect their interests.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Congratulations to PILF's Nagourney

Public Interest Law Foundation president Jennifer Nagourney was recently offered a full scholarship and stipend to attend Harvard University's Graduate School of Education through the Zuckerman Fellowship program (http://www.zuckermanfellows.harvard.edu). She plans to pursue a master's degree in education policy and management.

Law School Trial Tournament

Congratulations to Matt Butcher and Jeff Novota, winners of the annual Law School Trial Tournament. Butcher was first overall and best performance for plaintiffs, and Novota won best performance for defense.

Call for PGA Applications

The Dean of Students office is taking applications for PRACTICE Group Advisors. Under the supervision of the Dean of Students and Director of Student Services, 30 PRACTICE Group Advisors serve as "front-line" mentors and guides for first-year students. PGAs meet regularly with a group of 6-8 students to discuss law school life, introduce students to social networks, and facilitate PRACTICE Program workshops and sessions. Meeting with their groups first during orientation, PGAs commit to working with their group. Work obligations include the following: reading materials over the summer, training in August before orientation commences, activities during orientation, regular group meetings, mandatory Program sessions throughout the fall semester, meetings with Dean of Students staff, evaluations of the program and student participation, and a debriefing session in spring semester. Changes to the Practice program and responsibilities include the fact that PGAs will work through both semesters next year, not just through the fall. More importantly, PGAs will have a role in helping with the teaching and administration of the new first year Legal Professions course that all 1Ls will take in the spring semester. However, some components of the course/program will be conducted in the fall, with the assistance of PGAs. A new responsibility will be the PGA role in facilitating practice group discussions of problem sets developed for the course, which will also require some reading and preparation.

Successful applicants will possess excellent communication, facilitation, and negotiation skills, the ability to work with diverse students under time constraints, a developed sense of professionalism, including responsiveness to emails and requests, and commitment to the development of students within the PRACTICE Program. An application will consist of a resume and a letter of interest, which must discuss one's relevant experience and set of skills, as well as a statement of one's understanding of and commitment to the philosophy of the PRACTICE Program. Applications must be submitted by Monday, April 7, to Jeanne at the desk in our outer office or by email forward to her at jebrown@indiana.edu. Interviews may be required. PGAs are compensated by a scholarship that offsets tuition expenses.

Call for Fellows Applications

The application deadline for all Fellows positions below are Monday, April 7, with interviews possible before the final decisions are made. You may apply for more than one position, although you must apply separately for each in accordance with the instructions given.

Admissions Fellows

First- and second-year students are encouraged to apply for the Admissions Fellows program. Ten to fifteen Fellows will be selected to work with the Admissions Office during the 2008-09 Academic Year. Fellows work throughout the year to build relationships with potential applicants and admitted students. Responsibilities will include contacting students via telephone and e-mail; participating in open houses, online chats, and Spring Law Day; and to act as a Law School representative at other events. Fellows will be required to manage several student contacts and report progress at periodic meetings with the Admissions Office staff. This work will require 5+ hours a week. Fellows will be selected based on personality/interpersonal skills; previous participation in Law School activities, including Admissions programs and events; and personal interviews. Fellows will be compensated with a generous stipend each semester. Interested students should submit a resume and letter of interest to Dani Weatherford. If you have questions about the program, contact Weatherford at maweathe@indiana.edu.

Student Affairs Fellows

Under the supervision of the Dean of Students and Director of Student Services, Student Affairs Fellows meet throughout the academic year to facilitate a variety of academic workshops. Student Affairs Fellows are available as consultants and peer mentors to help students in their process of adjusting academically to law school, preparing for outlining and exams, and assessing learning strategies. Fellows are available for one-on-one consultations.

Work obligations also include the following: reading materials over the summer, training early in the fall semester, activities during orientation, a minimum of five workgroup meetings throughout the academic year, meetings with Dean of Students staff, and evaluations of the programs. These positions are only available for rising 3Ls.

Interested students should submit a resume and letter of interest and qualifications to Director Catherine Matthews.

Career and Professional Development Fellows

There are two types of positions available: Career Development Fellow and Interview Facilitation Fellow. All Fellows will be supervised by the Director of Career & Professional Development and are assigned to projects as needed throughout the year.

In the Career Development position, these projects could include, but are not limited to: the creation, coordination, and execution of the Spring Break Trips; the development of legal marketing programs; assistance with selected On-Location Recruiting events; expansion of student self-marketing and job search tools; and other outreach activities. Travel is required. The time commitment would vary throughout the year with intense periods of activity before and during spring break, but will average five to seven hours of work per week.

In the Interview Facilitation position, Fellows serve as interviewers for the PRACTICE Program's interview workgroups held in the spring semester. Fellows prepare for and administer mock interviewing workshops for groups composed of 6 students in 6-8 separate sessions. Fellows then work with students to help them analyze their interviewing strengths and weaknesses. Fellows are available for one-on-one follow-up conversations about the interviews. The interview sessions and subsequent tasks run from mid January to early March. Submit your resume and statement of interest for both Career positions to Dean Michael Keller.

Successful applicants for all Fellows positions will possess excellent communication, facilitation, and negotiation skills, the ability to work with diverse people under time constraints, a developed sense of professionalism, including responsiveness to emails and requests, and commitment to the development of students and student opportunities. All Fellows will be compensated by a fellowship within the range of $750 to $1,000 for each semester.

SBA Bookstore

It's crunch time and the Student Bar Association (SBA) Bookstore has supplements for all of your studying needs! Flash cards, Examples and Explanations, Gilbert's, and much more are plentiful in the SBA bookstore at prices that are sure to meet that end of the semester budget. Stop by and check us out five days a week from noon to 1 p.m. Also, if you want to get rid of those old books NOW or at the end of the semester, don't forget that SBA will gladly sell your books for you. Just drop them off with the necessary info inside!

Graduation Display Items Needed

Believe it or not, it is time to put up the Graduation Display. As we have done in the past, we want to do a collage of pictures, memorabilia and clippings regarding your three years of law school. We will return all the items to you following Graduation. Please get these items to us by Friday, April 4. Each item must have a completed form attached that includes your name and the address where you want it returned. You can pick up these forms at the Reference Desk or in the Library Office. For pictures, the full name of each person in the picture, the event or where the picture was taken and what year it was taken. We reserve the right to omit any item if needed. Give items to the librarians in the Reference Office or to the assistant to the Law Library director. To ensure that we have all the necessary information to return the items, do not just leave them in the office or at the Circulation Desk. For further information, see the posting in the library across from the elevator.

Can I Borrow Your Notes?

This 12 track, 45-minute CD is composed entirely of songs performed and produced by students, faculty, and staff of Indiana Law. The CD spans many genres of music, and much of the subject matter is sure to resonate with most people that have ever gone to law school, here or elsewhere. All profits will benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation, the Protective Order Project, and other public service/charity organizations. CDs will be available for $10 in the lobby from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:20 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday each week, and other times when practical until further notice. Look for our table or contact Jon Morris, jonmorri@indiana.edu if interested. Supplies are limited, get yours today!

Teaching Assistantships for 2007-08 Academic Year

The Graduate Legal Studies Program of Indiana University School of Law will be hiring teaching assistants for the 2008-2009 academic year. The teaching assistants will work with international students in their legal writing and research course, the Practicum and Academic Legal Writing. Applicants must be available for approximately 10 hours each week, possess strong research and writing skills, and while previous teaching experience is preferable, it is not required. Persons selected to fill these positions must be available for orientation beginning on Aug. 18. Teaching assistants will be appointed on a semester basis, with reappointment in the spring conditioned upon satisfactory performance in the fall. The stipend per semester is $2000. Please include a cover letter, resume, writing sample and references in your application packet, and indicate your availability for an interview. Applications are due no later than Monday, April 7, and should be submitted to Professor Lisa A. Farnsworth, director of Graduate Legal Studies Room 220.

Health Law Moot Court Competition

Are you interested in competing on the Health Law Society's external moot court team? We will be participating in the Health Law Moot Court competition at Southern Illinois University in November. Applications are due soon. Please contact Aimee, agravell@indiana.edu, ASAP for details.

Stories from the Margins

In an effort to encourage a greater appreciation for the obstacles our peers have overcome to reach law school and to help gain a broader understanding of how pervasive and subtle prejudice and discrimination is and continues be, the Student Bar Association (SBA) is seeking narrative submissions from students and faculty members on the question, "When have you felt marginalized for a personal characteristic (i.e., for your religious or spiritual beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, physical or mental disability, political beliefs, etc.) How has this experience affected you?" Submissions should be no more than 250 words in length and can be emailed to sry@indiana.edu or dropped off in the SBA mail-slot on the ground floor. Anonymity will be protected for those who wish it, but is otherwise optional. These stories will be reproduced as part of an ongoing effort by the SBA to increase awareness of diversity in the Law School. It also represents a less conventional way to get know each other outside of the library and the classroom. Submissions will be accepted for the rest of the semester.

BarBri Tabling Hours

Your fellow BarBri student representatives will have tabling hours every week at the following times: Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please come by our table if you have any questions regarding Bar prep. Please forward your questions to jazmineabadia@gmail.com.

Kaplan PMBR Hiring Student Representatives

Kaplan PMBR is dedicated to preparing law students for law school and professional success as a provider of final exam and bar exam preparation materials and courses. Student representative commitment is approximately 20 hours per semester. Benefits include free Kaplan PMBR 6-day and 3-day courses plus monetary compensation. 2L and 1L students may apply. Students planning to work in government or public interest are particularly encouraged to apply. Write to Camille Johnson at camdjohn@indiana.edu or Shalonda Guy at slguy@indiana.edu for an application.

SBA Open Meetings

Do you have concerns or ideas that you would like for the Student Bar Association (SBA) to address? If so, please feel free to stop by our weekly open meetings Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the SBA bookstore. You may also voice your concerns any time to your class representatives.

Career Counseling Appointments

Per NALP guidelines, 1L students may now schedule Career Counseling Appointments with the Office of Career and Professional Development. Schedule in-person only in room 020.

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, the length of time room will be needed, the classroom requested, and the number of people attending the event. Requests should be sent at least one week before the event and should 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 Thursday at noon for inclusion in Monday's edition. If you have questions about an item appearing in the ILA, please contact Debbie O'Leary (e-mail devo99@indiana.edu; phone 855-2426). To view past issues, visit www.law.indiana.edu/publications/ila/.