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Indiana Law Annotated for April 20, 2009 (36:13f)

THIS WEEK IN THE LAW SCHOOL

The Indiana Law Teaching Awards ceremony will be held at noon on Monday, April 20, in the Moot Court Room. Pizza and sodas will be available.

The law journals, moot court board, and trial team leaders are holding an informational meeting for the 1L class at noon on Tuesday, April 21, in the Moot Court Room.

Patrick McDaniel, associate professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Penn State University, will discuss "Scalable Integrity-Justified Provenance" from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, in the Faculty Conference Room (335). It will also be available via video conference in IT414 on the IUPUI campus.

Bryant G. Garth, Dean and Professor of Law of Southwestern Law School, will present "Building and Revamping Legal Virtue: Legal and Colonial Strategies in the Construction of Asian at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, in the Faculty Conference Room (335).

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MONDAY, APRIL 20

Teaching Awards Ceremony

The Indiana Law Teaching Awards ceremony is at noon in the Moot Court Room. Recipients of the Trustees' Teaching Awards will be announced, and the Wallace Teaching Award, Adjunct Faculty Award, and Leonard Fromm Public Interest Award will be presented. Pizza and sodas will be available for all who attend. We hope to see you there.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 21

JD Affiliates for Center for Constitutional Democracy

An informational meeting is at noon in the Center for Constitutional Democracy conference room at the Beck House. If you are interested in constitutionalism in new and fragile democracies, come to this meeting with Professors David and Susan Williams to hear about opportunities for JD students to work with the Center for Constitutional Democracy.

Student Organizations Informational Meeting

The law journals, moot court board, and trial team leaders are holding an informational meeting for the 1L class at noon in the Moot Court Room to discuss their respective student organizations. After approximately 30 minutes of general information, the organizations will staff tables outside the room to take questions.

Shalom HELP Summer Call-Out Meeting

For those students interested in picking up volunteer hours this summer at the Shalom HELP Legal Clinic, we will be holding a short 20-minute meeting at noon in room 125. In addition to weekly work at the Friday clinic, we are seeking volunteers in a variety of project areas that will enhance the quality of the clinic's services. These projects include the establishment of a Social Security disability and FSSA forms clinic; the creation of a felony expungement protocol; conducting surveys of clients, student volunteers, and local attorneys; the creation and production of promotional materials; and the development of area-specific training seminars for attorney and student volunteers. We will discuss these and other projects in greater detail at the Tuesday meeting. Finally, this meeting is open to any current HELP student volunteer and any non-HELP student who will be in Bloomington for all or part of the summer break.

If you are interested in helping out at Shalom HELP this summer, it is very important that you attend this brief meeting. We will use the numbers and interests of those who attend the meeting to determine what projects can be undertaken successfully this summer and to place those attending students in areas that most interest them. If you cannot attend but would still like to help, please e-mail Blair Johnson at blmjohns@indiana.edu by April 23.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 23

CACR Speaker Series: Patrick McDaniel

The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research Speaker Series presents Patrick McDaniel, associate professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Penn State University. He is also the co-director of the Systems and Internet Infrastructure Security Laboratory. He will discuss "Scalable Integrity-Justified Provenance" from noon to 1 p.m. in the Faculty Conference Room (335). It will also be available via video conference in IT414 on the IUPUI campus.

In this talk, McDaniel will discuss the Spork Web service. Spork uses the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to tie the Web server integrity state to the content delivered to browsers, thus allowing a client to verify that the origin or the content was functioning properly when the received content was generated and/or delivered. The design and implementation of the Spork service is discussed, and the challenges and solutions of scaling the delivery of mixed static and dynamic content using exceptionally slow TPM hardware are explored. An empirical study of a Spork-enabled Apache Web server shows Spork can deliver more than 7,900 static or 3,800 dynamic integrity-measured Web objects per second. More broadly, this shows how systems structures and cryptographic advances can use scale integrity measured provenance services at near-line speeds.

McDaniel focuses his research efforts centrally on network, telecommunications, and systems security, language-based security, and technical public policy. He is the editor-in-chief of the ACM Journal Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT) and serves as associate editor of the journals ACM Transactions on Information and System Security, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, and IEEE Transactions on Computers. McDaniel was awarded the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and has chaired several top conferences in security, including the 2007 and 2008 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy and the 2005 USENIX Security Symposium. Prior to pursuing his PhD in 1996 at the University of Michigan, he was a software architect and program manager in the telecommunications industry.

Final Law & Society Colloquium Workshop: Bryant Garth

The Center for Law, Society & Culture will host the final workshop in the center's colloquium series, "New Directions in Law & Society Scholarship," at 4 p.m. in the Faculty Conference Room (335). Bryant G. Garth, dean and professor of law of Southwestern Law School, will present, "Building and Revamping Legal Virtue: Legal and Colonial Strategies in the Construction of Asian States." A copy of the paper related to the talk can be found at the center's Web page. A reception will follow the workshop.

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FACULTY NEWS

McGraw-Hill has just published the 14th edition of Business Law: The Ethical, Global and E-Commerce Environment by Mallor, Barnes, Bowers and Langvardt. Professor Jim Barnes is the senior author on the book and has been a co-author, along with other faculty members in the Kelley School of Business, since 1970. The textbook is widely used in business schools.

On April 3-4, the Law School hosted the 2009 Critical Tax Conference, which was partially sponsored by a generous gift from Tax Analysts. This annual event is a gathering of tax law scholars who are interested in exploring tax issues from perspectives that go beyond conventional public economics analysis of taxation. The 2009 conference involved approximately 30 tax faculty from U.S. and foreign law schools, as well as keynote speaker Joshua Odintz, tax counsel for the Senate Committee on Finance. Professors Leandra Lederman, Ajay Mehrotra, and Bill Popkin and Assistant Dean for Research and Special Projects Archana Sridhar each moderated a panel at the conference, and Lederman and Mehrotra each presented an early stage research idea in an "incubator" brainstorming session.

Professor Bill Henderson and Archana Sridhar, assistant dean for research and special projects, organized FutureFirm 1.0, a two-day competition held April 18-19 in Bloomington. The competition, hosted by the IU Maurer School of Law, charged participants with creating a business model for a fictional law firm that would not only survive the current economic downturn, but thrive 20 years into the future. Participants were law firm partners, associates, and clients; business leaders and in-house counsel; and law students from across the country. The winning team proposed an increased focus on workplace culture and a target client base of small and mid-sized businesses, and they were awarded $9,000 for their proposal.

Visiting Professor and Ambassador Feisal Istrabadi attended a meeting of experts proposing a draft UN Convention on Crimes against Humanities on April 12-15. The meeting was organized by the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and co-sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace, the International Law Association, and the American Society of International Law. There will be two additional follow-up meetings.

He presented a paper on a panel, "Drafting New Law and Policy, Implementing New Law in the Courtroom," at a symposium, "Building Justice: Developing the Rule of Law through Judicial and Law Enforcement Training," sponsored by the International Human Rights Law Institute, DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. The symposium launched a new journal, the DePaul Rule of Law Journal.

Istrabadi will also be presenting a paper on Iraq on April 24 at a conference, "Diapora-Government Relations," hosted by the Social Science Research Council and the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. (co-author with Rend al-Rahim). This paper will be published in 2009 or 2010 in a book by the USIP Press.

Istrabadi's article, “A Constitution without Constitutionalism: Reflections on Iraq's Failed Constitutional Process,” goes to press in June in Volume 87 of the Texas Law Review.

Istrabadi's forthcoming chapter, “Islam and the State in the Iraqi Interim and Permanent Constitutions,” is scheduled for publication later this year in Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries (Rainer Grote and Tilman Röder eds. Oxford University Press).

On April 17, Professor Ajay Mehrotra presented his paper, "The Public Control of Corporate Power: Revisiting the 1909 U.S. Corporate Tax from a Comparative Perspective," at Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

IPGA Applications Due Wednesday, April 22

The Office of International Programs and Graduate Legal Studies is taking applications for International Peer Group Advisors (IPGAs). Under the supervision of the assistant dean for International Programs and the International Programs coordinator, six to eight IPGAs mentor groups of eight to 10 graduate students enrolled in the LLM, MCL or SJD programs. IPGAs are asked to be available to work starting Aug. 17 when new international student orientation begins. IPGAs will assist with orientation, including leading breakout sessions, law school tours, Bloomington tours, and book-buying excursions. During the fall semester, IPGAs will meet regularly with their groups to discuss topics related to law school as well as adjusting to living in the United States. IPGAs will help the students in their group to find a balance between school work and socializing by planning activities and social networking. IPGAs will also meet several times per semester with International Programs staff. In the spring semester, IPGAs will continue to develop the relationships with their students on a less formal basis. Successful applicants will have a background and/or interest in international education and travel, the ability to work cross-culturally, and a developed sense of professionalism, including responsiveness to e-mails and requests, and commitment to intercultural communication. IPGAs will be paid $1,000 over two semesters. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter that clearly addresses the applicant’s relevant skills and experience to Assistant Dean for International Programs Lesley Davis by Wednesday, April 22, by e-mail, leedavis@indiana.edu, or in person, room 220.

IBA Seeks Board Members

The Bloomington section of the Indianapolis Bar Association's Law Student Division has newly become a student organization and is looking to put together a board for next year. The organization's goal is twofold: increase Indianapolis networking opportunities for Bloomington law students, and improve Bloomington students' awareness of fellow students interested in a career in Indianapolis. There are several board positions available next semester, so if you are interested in helping to grow this organization and networking with attorneys in Indianapolis, please e-mail next-year's IBA-LSD President Erica Sullivan (essulliv@indiana.edu), with your resume (omitting reference to GPA) and a brief statement regarding your interest.

Career and Professional Development Fellows

A separate e-mail will be forthcoming that advertises these positions. Watch for it from OCPD.

Remember to Report Your Pro Bono Hours

Reporting your hours is important because Pro Bono Awards are given each year to the law students who reported working the most pro bono hours throughout the year. The Pro Bono Awards are sponsored by Baker & Daniels and will be awarded in the fall. Hours are considered pro bono if you did not receive credit or pay for the work performed. Volunteer work with the Protective Order Project, the Tenant Assistance Project, the Inmate Legal Assistance Program, Outreach for Legal Literacy, or similar community organizations, should be included in your pro bono hours. To report your hours, click on the link in the e-mail sent to you from probonoiulaw@gmail.com. E-mails are sent every two weeks. If you forgot to report your hours in the past, just add them in to the hours for the current week. It is not important to record the hours in the exact week you worked them. If you have any questions, please e-mail probonoiulaw@gmail.com.

Contact SBA

The Student Bar Association (SBA) would like to hear from you. Please send your questions and concerns to iumbsba@gmail.com, or join our Facebook group!

GPSO Events

The Graduate Professional Student Organization (GPSO) invites you to check for Bloomington and Graduate Student Community announcements at http://gpsonews.blogspot.com/. For GPSO news and announcements, check out www.iub.edu/~gpso.

PDP Thank You Cards

Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity has Indiana Law Thank You cards for sale. These cards are ideal to send to prospective employers after an interview. Please contact Amanda Meglemre at ameglemr@indiana.edu to purchase.

Register for BarBri

BarBri reps will be tabling every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have any questions, please e-mail the head rep, Jazmine, at jazmineabadia@gmail.com.

Scheduling Events

All e-mails 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 should be sent to Max Exter at av@exchange.iu.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 the ILA online.

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