Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 14 No. 10 March 23, 1998

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News from Student Affairs Office

Special accolades go to David Durm and Alan Schuchman. They recently participated in the National Trial Competition and won 5th place, having earned the opportunity to participate in the nationals by winning the regionals in Chicago in February. To put it in context , they were fifth out of approximately 250 teams that participated. See their trophy in our display case outside Room 125.

Congratulations go to Cynthia Baraban, who has been selected by a special faculty committee, to be our Earl A. Synder Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University. Cynthia will graduate this May and will spend this coming summer at Cambridge continuing her research on Estonia's ascension to the European Union.

Over the next two weeks we will have registration in our Recorder's Office, as follows:

SUMMER--this Wednesday or Thursday, March 25 or 26. All current students wishing to register for this summer may do so either day in the Recorder's Office. There is no "first in line" priority. All students registering by the end of the day on Thursday will receive equal priority within seniority for summer courses. The summer schedule will be placed in mailslots on Monday. If you are unsure about summer registration at this time, you might register now and then cancel if you decide not to attend.

Alternatively, you can also register the first day of the class by paying a late fee.

FALL SEMESTER--for current 2Ls: Monday, March 30; for current lLs: Wednesday, April 1 (truly).

Registration again takes place in the Recorder's Office at any point during the assigned days above. If you are ill on that day, please see the Recorder as soon thereafter as you can. All relevant materials for registration are or will be in mailslots. During the noon hour on Thursday there will be some special faculty advising sessions and later in the afternoon there will be a Happy Hour, before and during the PILF Happy Hour, to give an opportunity to address faculty with your questions.

News for First Years

TO ALL FIRST YEARS: The extra Legal Research & Writing sessions on techniques of oral argument will take place as follows: (You are required to attend ONE of these extra sessions.)

  • Tuesday, 3/24, at noon in Room 125
  • Thursday, 3/26, at noon in Room 121
  • Friday, 3/27, at noon in Room 121

News from Student Organizations

Dr. Michael Greve, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Individual Rights, will address recent legal trends affecting affirmative action in university and law school admissions in the Moot Court Room on Wednesday, March 25 at 12:15 p.m. As a follow-up to CIR's victory in the 5th Circuit law school admissions case Hopwood v. Texas, the public interest law firm is now litigating a similar case at the undergraduate level against the University of Michigan. In order to facilitate the exchange of ideas through a debate format, the Society was as of last week still seeking an individual supporting the continued use of racial preferences in university and law school admissions to speak opposite Dr. Greve. For more information, please contact secretary Kristi Prutow at 334-7749 or

The following day, Thursday March 26, Professor Terry Bethel will deliver the fifth talk in the Lawyers at the Lion series at the Irish Lion at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend Prof. Bethel's discussion of current issues in labor law.

The Federalist Society will be hosting a speech by Notre Dame Professor Charles Rice on April 8 in the Moot Court Room. Professor Rice will critique Roe v. Wade and its progeny. The Society is still seeking an individual to speak opposite Professor Rice in defense of Roe and the plurality decision of the 1992 decision Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey.

PILF will be hosting a Happy Hour in the student lounge on March 26 at 4:30. Everyone is welcome.

On Saturday March 28 PILF would like to welcome everyone to participate in a community service project. We will be working on improving some parks in Bloomington. If interested please meet at the law school at 11 a.m. Please contact Heather Rastorfer 2L with any questions. We hope to see you there.

PILF's Work A Day fundraiser is underway. Proceeds will go toward summer fellowships for students doing volunteer work this summer.

PILF summer fellowship applications are due on Wednesday, March 25. If you have a problem meeting this deadline, please contact Heather Rastorfer 2L with your concern.

Congratulations to the 1998-99 Executive Board members of ELS: President, Sasha Engle (2L)

Vice-President, Julie Wilson (2L); Secretary, Margaret McDavid (incoming 1L); Treasurer, Brett Nelson (1L); Indiana Wildlife Federation Rep, Matt Bailey (2L); Sierra Club Rep, Greg Garvey (2L).

ELS thanks outgoing board members for their time, energy and enthusiasm and looks forward to a great year with the new board!

The Environmental Law Society will screen the film "Silkwood" with Cher, Meryl Streep and other stars on Tuesday, March 31 at 7 p.m. A discussion about the relevant environmental (and aesthetic) issues will follow.

WLC will be conducting elections of four offices this spring. If you are interested in running for either President, Vice-President, Treasurer, or a Speaker Chair position, you can see a list of the duties of these offices on the WLC Bulletin Board. Nominations will begin the week after spring break (and can be e-mailed to "gwinnick"); speeches will be held on April 8 at 12:15, and the election will be held on April 13.


Westlaw will be having sign-ups for their summer associate research training starting March 26, 1998. There will be refreshments served in the library lobby on March 26, 1998 and all are welcome and encouraged to attend and sign-up. The training is very valuable and will make your summer experience not only smoother but very productive. Any questions please contact Sohini Gupta (2L), David Durm (3L) or Juliet Smith, reference librarian.

Events, Lectures

State Representative Mark Kruzan and Kathryn Williams of the Coalition for Human Services will visit the law school Tuesday, March 31 at 12:15 to discuss new Indiana legislation impacting children. Laws protecting children were a major focus for Gov. Frank O'Bannon in the General Assembly's recent short session. Signed into law were measures extending state-sponsored health insurance for children; changes in adoption law; and an expansion of Zachary's Law, which requires certain convicted offenders to register with authorities. A law imposing restrictions on teen drivers also passed. The Children and the Law Discussion Group is sponsoring the event. Refreshments will be served. Look for the room number on posters or in next week's ILA.


Tuesday, March 24

...Extra LRW session, noon, Room 125.

Wednesday, March 25

...Summer Registration.

...The Federalist Society presents Michael Greve, executive director, Center for Individual Rights, speaking on Affirmative Action in University and Law School Admissions, 12:15 p.m., Moot Court Room.

Thursday, March 26

...Summer Registration.

...Extra LRW session, noon, Room 121.

...The Federalist Society hosts Professor Terry Bethel, 6 p.m., Irish Lion.

Friday, March 27

...Extra LRW session, noon, Room 121.

Monday, March 30

...Fall Registration for current 2Ls.

Tuesday, March 31

...Rep. Kruzan and Kathryn Williams speak on New Children's Legislation, 12:15 p.m., room TBA.

...ELS Screens "Silkwood," 7:00 p.m., room TBA

Wednesday, April 1

...Fall Registration for current 1Ls.

Wednesday, April 8

...The Federalist Society presents Notre Dame Professor Charles Rice, Moot Court Room, time TBA.

Updated: 20 March 1998