Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 17 No. 2 September 6, 1999

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The Indiana University School of Law will induct four of its distinguished graduates into its Academy of Law Alumni Fellows on Friday, Sept. 17, at its 23rd Annual Alumni Weekend.

The Academy of Law Alumni Fellows recognizes Indiana University School of Law Bloomington graduates who have earned renown and respect among their peers by virtue of dedication, talent, and allegiance to the highest standards of the legal profession. Honorees inducted into the Academy are selected by an anonymous committee of IU Law School

graduates from nominations submitted by members of the school's alumni association.

Those inducted this year are the Honorable Michael S. Kanne, Rensselaer, Ind.; Robert H. McKinney, Indianapolis, Ind; Clarine Nardi Riddle, Washington, D.C.; and William R. Stewart, Washington, D.C. They will be honored at a dinner ceremony on Friday, Sept. 17, 1999 on the IU Bloomington campus.

Michael S. Kanne received his B.S. in 1962 and his J.D. in 1968 from Indiana University and served on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1962-65.

The Honorable Michael S. Kanne was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1987 to the United States Court of Appeals in Chicago. Judge Kanne was first appointed to the federal bench by President Reagan in 1982, where he served five years as a United States District Judge in Indiana until his elevation to the appeals court. He was an Indiana state trial court judge for nearly ten years prior to his first federal appointment.

He currently serves on the national committee that oversees the operation of the federal defender system of the United States. He assisted the American Institute of Architects in establishing the first in a series of international conferences on court design. He has been involved as a lecturer, panelist and moderator in an extensive number of judicial programs for news media groups, law related organizations, judges and architects throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is the author of articles on court design appearing in the British publications, The Lawyer and the New Law Journal. More recently, he was a lecturer at a London program on court design sponsored by the Royal Institute of British Architects and the University of London that culminated with a BBC interview. In late 1998, he was in Moscow as a presenter for Russian judges regarding litigation of trademark and copyright claims.

Kanne serves on the Board of Visitors for both the IU School of Law Bloomington and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He is past president of the Law School's Alumni Association. He served as an officer and was president-elect of the Indiana State Judges Association and chaired the Judicial Reform Committee.

Robert H. McKinney received his J.D. in 1952 from the Indiana University School of Law- Bloomington. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, serving in the Pacific Theater during WWII and again in 1951 during the Korean War.

McKinney is chairman and chief executive officer of the First Indiana Corporation, a publicly traded bank holding company which operates First Indiana Bank, and chairman of the Somerset Group, Inc., a diversified financial service company. He is a founding partner of Bose McKinney & Evans, one of the largest law firms in Indianapolis, and was instrumental in its growth until he retired from the firm in 1991.

Active in national politics for many years, McKinney chaired the Indiana Kennedy for President Committee, as well as the chairmanship for the Indiana Campaigns of presidential candidates Muskie, Carter and Mondale. He has been a constant member of the Indiana delegation to the National Democratic Convention since 1972.

During the Carter administration, McKinney served as chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, the Federal Savings & Loan Insurance Corporation, and the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation. Following this tenure, he served as a presidentially-appointed director of the Federal National Mortgage Association.

McKinney is a director of Lynx Capital Corporation and is a trustee of the Hudson Institute, a research organization with offices in the United States as well as Montreal and Brussels. He is director of many civic not-for-profit organizations including the Clarian Health Partners, Inc., the Indianapolis and Indiana Chambers of Commerce, Indiana Presidents Organization, Inc., and Chief Executives Organization, Inc.

McKinney served on the Indiana University Board of Trustees from 1989-98 and is a past president of this board. He is a current member of the Indiana University Foundation Board of Directors and U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, and chairman of the IUPUI Board of Advisors.

Claire Nardi Riddle graduated with honors in mathematics from Indiana University in 1971 and was awarded the Herman B. Wells Award for Outstanding Math Major. Active in social issues, Riddle enrolled in law school and received her J.D. from IU in 1974. She remained active with the School of Law, serving on the Board of Visitors from 1974-92.

Upon graduation, she was a staff attorney with the Indiana Legislative Service Agency from 1974-78. She began her Connecticut law career in 1979, when she was hired as assistant counsel to senate majority of the Connecticut General Assembly. From 1980-83, she was deputy corporate counsel for the city of New Haven. Known for her fairness and straightforward approach, in 1983 Riddle became the staff counsel to the Connecticut attorney general. She was appointed acting attorney general for the state of Connecticut, 1988-89, and became attorney general, 1989-90, after her predecessor was elected to the U.S. Senate. She was the youngest person and first woman to hold the attorney general position in the state of Connecticut. During her tenure as attorney general, she argued and won a case before the U.S. Supreme Court involving bankruptcy and constitutional law. She was a tireless advocate for the rights of children, consumer protection and environmental clean up. Upon completing her term as attorney general, Riddle was appointed as a superior court judge for the state of Connecticut 1991-93. As Chairwoman of the Connecticut Bar Association's Committee on Gender Bias in the Legal Profession, Riddle brought to the forefront lawyers' awareness of sexual harassment and other gender issues in the profession.

Currently, Riddle is the senior vice president of government affairs and general counsel, National Multi Housing Council, Washington, D.C.

William R. Stewart has had a long and highly distinguished career with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). After 34 years of service, Stewart retired in 1997 as Chief Counsel to the NLRB Board Chairman William B. Gould IV.

Stewart received his B.A. from Indiana University in 1954, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate in political science, and his law degree in 1959. While working on his undergraduate degree, Stewart was the houseman for two years to then-IU President Herman B. Wells. He enrolled in law school on a full scholarship but was called to active duty with the United States Army in 1955, where he served with the 3rd Armored Division in Germany. Stewart was selected to be the courts and boards officer and assistant adjutant of the combat command of more than 5,000 men. In less than two years, he was promoted to the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Upon returning to the IU School of Law, he joined the Indiana Law Journal Editorial Board as note editor.

Stewart began his NLRB career in 1963 as a legal assistant on the staff of former Chairman Frank W. McCulloch, after having been employed for four years as an attorney at the Atomic Energy Commission. In 1967 and again in 1970, he was selected to be president of the NLRB Professional Association. Throughout the years, Stewart received several promotions and was ultimately appointed to the position of chief counsel to the chairman in 1994. In 1997 he was awarded the President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service by President Clinton. He was cited for his exceptional abilities as a legal scholar, litigation expert, and manager. This award is the highest honor the federal government can grant to a career civilian employee.


Elizabeth Loftus, Professor of Psychology and Law at the University of Washington, will be conducting the Patten Lectures this month.

The first will be Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. in Rawles Hall. It is entitled "True and False Memories in the Repressed Memory Controversy".

The second will be Thursday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m. in Rawles Hall. It is entitled "Imaginary Memories".


Professor Fred Cate spoke last week about privacy in the context of public records to the Washington Area State Relations Group, an organization of Washington, D.C. based state lobbyists, and about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to the Midwestern Intellectual Property Law Institute in Indianapolis.

Professor David Fidler's paper War and Infectious Diseases: International Law and the Public Health Consequences of Armed Conflict has been accepted for publication in The Environmental Consequences of War: Legal, Economic and Scientific Perspectives (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000).


The Parking Office has informed us that a parking ticket received in one of the adjacent lots will be excused by that office if the person is willing to purchase an "E" parking sticker for this coming year. The cost is $78.00. An "E" sticker allows parking in designated "E" lots at certain areas at the edge of campus, particularly in the stadium area to the north from which one can catch a bus ride to the law school (for no charge).

It also allows parking in "A" and "C" lots around the law school after 5 p.m. through the week and on week-ends.

Our law school student organizations will be at tables in our first floor lobby during the lunch hour this Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 8-9, to give students an opportunity to gain mountains of information about the organizations in a short time.

GOLF OUTING COMING SOON (How is Law School like Golf?)
The annual school golf outing is rapidly approaching. The deadline for submitting your entry is Noon this coming Friday, with the golf outing the following Friday, Sept. 17. There will be prizes of all kinds for golfers at all levels of ability. Different flighting patterns will give all foursomes opportunities to be on a winning team or a losing team that actually wins!? In other words, golfing fun will abound.

Again, this is not an outing where skill is essential. The scramble format quickly nullifies the bad shots everyone will hit. Sign up now!

(A bonus prize for the best answer to the headnote question)

Call 1-800-767-0700 (MegaLife) for health insurance information for students at IU. Do not risk being without some health insurance coverage.


The Federal Communications Law Journal is proud to announce the newest members of the FCLJ: Jesse J. Ash, Tricia E. Black, James W. Caldwell, Michael J. Chapman, Alison M. Chestovich, Emily L. Dawson, Paul J. Early, Kristi S. Fulnecky, Philip J. Gutwein, Robyn M. Holtzman, Susan L. Hutz, Benjamin D. Ice, Adam W. Johnson, Matthew F. Keppler, Jennifer L. King, Robert C. Kruger, Tony Miani, Paige N. Moray, Jacob C. Pond, Ryan M Rodgers, Andrew R. Rutz, Dennis S. Schell, Mark D. Scudder, Jeremy Senk, Sara E. Shade, Michael G. Smith, Ian Stewart, Jennifer A. Strickland, Amy S. Todhunter, Dwayne S. Turner, James M. Van Buren, Jean F. Walker, and Tanya L. Yarbrough.

We would like to congratulate our Second Year Associates for their accomplishments. We look forward to a very enjoyable and educational year. FCLJ would also like to congratulate the newest members of Indiana Law Journal and Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies.

Applications are now being accepted for law students to participate on the IU School of Law's Jessup International Law Moot Court team. The Jessup International Law Moot Court competition is the most prestigious international law moot court competition in the world. The IU School of Law Jessup team will compete in the U.S. Regional competition for a chance to compete at the world finals in Washington, D.C. The IU team will have five members: four oralists and one non-oralist.

The law students selected to form IU's team will work throughout the Fall 1999 semester writing two Written Memorials. After these are submitted in early January 2000, the team will begin preparing for the oral competition, usually held in early to mid-February. If the team wins the regional competition, then it competes in the world finals in late March or early April. Professor David Fidler is the faculty advisor for the IU team.

Any law student interested in competing should submit to Professor Fidler the following by 5:00 p.m. on September 8, 1999: (1) one-page statement of interest in international law generally and the Jessup moot court competition specifically; (2) resume; and (3) writing sample (student note, memorandum from summer law clerkship, etc.). A faculty committee will select the team members from these applications, and it may decide personal interviews are necessary to select the team.

Questions should be directed to Prof. Fidler at, 5-6403.

Are you interested in becoming a trial lawyer? The IU Trial Competition program has a limited number of positions open for 3-L, 2-L and beginning 1-L students. The program combines curricular and non-curricular training in trial advocacy with intercollegiate trial competitions. Information and a packet of materials for tryouts are available from Coach Tanford in room 257. Tryouts will take place Thursday-Friday, September 9-10. For more information, contact returning team members Laura Boeckman, Maggie Jones, Brett Nelson, Ben Ice, Carrie Soder, Sam Gasowski, or Brent Vander Kolk. Returning team members please check in with Coach Tanford if you intend to compete this year to preserve your place on the team.


Requests for room reservations can be sent to Debbie at bl-law- Please include a group name, contact person, number of attendees and room preference along with date and time needed. Requests should be sent one week in advance of the anticipated event. Confirmations will be sent via email.


Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 8-9, Noon, Visit student organization tables.

Wednesday, Sept. 8, Applications for the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition are due to Professor David Fidler, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday and Friday, Sept. 9-10, Tryouts for Trial Competition Team.

Friday, Sept. 10, Noon, Golf entry forms due, Student Affairs Office, Room 024.

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11-12, Rosh Hashanah.

Updated: 3 September 1999