Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 18 No. 1 January 10, 2000

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Welcome to Ms. Melanie Turner, who has assumed the new position as our Associate Director of Financial Aids. She will be the financial aids consultant for law students. It therefore will be unnecessary for our students to go to the Franklin Hall Financial Aids Office for appointments or services any longer. She will have office hours in the law school on Mondays and Thursdays, and she will be available also by e-mail. We will share her services with the School of Optometry.

Ms. Turner earned her B.A. degree from Ball State University and her M.S. degree from IU. She has worked in various financial aids positions on this campus for the past 18 years, developing a reputation for being one of the most knowledgeable, skillful, and caring financial aids professionals on our campus.

We are fortunate that she has decided to work with us and we look forward to the services she will provide for us.


On Friday, January 14, the Law School will be visited by Judge Carolyn P. Chiechi. After practicing law from 1971 to 1992 in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. with the firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, Judge Chiechi was appointed to the United States Tax Court in 1992. She looks forward to meeting students and discussing her career and the work of her court. There will be a reception in the third-floor faculty lounge for her beginning at 12:30 p.m., followed by a talk in the Moot Court room beginning at 1:00 p.m. All are invited.

Please contact Steve Johnson for more information. The presentation may be of interest to students with a business orientation, students interested in trial work (Judge Chiechi is a trial court judge and a leading proponent of professionalism in trial practice), and women students who may wish to explore with the Judge her career path, both at a major law firm and on the bench.


IU School of Law Bloomington recognized Jerry Moss, a 1962 graduate, with the Distinguished Service Award on Dec. 1, 1999, during a reception in Indianapolis.

Moss received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Indiana University. After graduating from law school with distinction, Moss went to work for Bingham Summers Welsh & Spilman in Indianapolis, where he remains today as a senior partner.

Currently, Moss serves on the Board of Directors of the IU Foundation, the National Board of Directors of the IU Varsity Club and is a member of the Law School's Board of Visitors. As a past president, he has served the Indiana University Men's Club of Indianapolis and the Law School's Alumni Association. Other involvement with the university includes membership with the Hoosier Hundred, the Well House Society, the Indiana University President's Council and a life member of the IU Alumni Association.

Active in the Indianapolis community, Moss is a member of the Board of Directors for the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association, the Advisory Board for Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. and a member of Hoosiers for Higher Education. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee and various Mayor's Task Forces and Special Committees.

This award was created by members of the Board of Directors of the Law Alumni Association in 1996 as a way of recognizing and rewarding the School's graduates who provide outstanding and distinctive service to their communities and to the law profession.


Dean Alfred Aman recently published two essays dealing with different aspects of globalization. The first of the essays is in the book, "Globalization and Governance," edited by Aseem Prakash and Jeffrey Hart (Routledge Press 1999). The second piece will soon be published in "Coping with Globalization," (Routledge Press).

Dean Aman has also published his essay, "Deregulation in the United States: Transition to the Promised Land, a New regulatory Paradigm, or Back to the Future?" from a conference in Liege, Belgium last year in "The Liberalization of State Monopolies in the European Union and Beyond," (Klewer Law Int'l, 1999). The essay discusses deregulation in the United States and surveys changes that have occurred in the airline, energy, and telecommunications industries.

Professor Fred Cate chaired the United Nations' High-Level Experts Meeting on "Electronic Signatures and Certification Authorities: Issues for Telecommunications" in Geneva, Dec. 9- 10, 1999. He also delivered the keynote address at a Competitive Enterprise Institute conference on financial privacy in Washington the previous week.

Professor Roger Dworkin has returned from a sabbatical leave at the University of Michigan. Before that he taught a summer course in Law and Biomedical Advance at Friedrich- Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg in Erlangen, Germany.

Professor Dworkin's article, "The Human Genome Project's Implications for Autonomy, Respect, and Professionalism," has been published at 7 Ann. Rev. of Law and Ethics 115 (1999). His article, "Aspectos Legales de la Genetica Humana en los Estados Unidos de America," has been published at 52 Revista del Poder Judicial 337 (1998).

An interview with Professor Dworkin appears on the internet at Engineering the Human Germline: Best Hope or Worst Fear, Program on Medicine, Technology, and Society. Editor Gregory Stock, Sept. 1999, UCLA School of Medicine.

Professor Lynne Henderson recently completed "Revisiting Victim's Rights", an article in a symposium sponsored by the University of Utah and Paul Casell.

Professor Alex Tanford is co-counsel for a group of Indiana wine collectors and consumers (including "Garfield" cartoonist Jim Davis). On Dec. 17, they won a declaratory judgment that Indiana's law prohibiting state residents from purchasing their wine directly from out-of-state wineries and distributors was unconstitutional. Judge Allen Sharp of the Northern District of Indiana ruled that the law discriminated against interstate commerce in violation of the dormant commerce clause. Scott Turner (2L) has been the research assistant on the case. The State has appealed and the case will go next to the Seventh Circuit.


SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENT - II SEMESTER 1999-2000 (100% Refund Period)
Schedule adjustments may be made (with a $6.00 telephone charge) the dates of Jan. 7 - 14. There will be a two step process you must complete to execute a valid schedule adjustment.

A. You must see the Law School Recorder to drop any course and to determine if space exists for you to add particular courses.

B. You must use a touchtone telephone to call the University Registrar's Office to execute the transaction that was approved in writing by the Law School Recorder.

From Jan. 15 and throughout the end of the semester, students will report to the Recorder's Office and a drop/add form is issued to the student and faculty and dean signatures' are required. The grade of "W" will then be recorded for any dropped course. The late program change fee of $20.00 will be accessed for each course dropped or added. This week is also the beginning of the declining refund schedule.

Grades will be available on INSITE when the grade distribution or a notation has been posted on the glass grade board on the ground floor.


Several years ago, friends of Sig Beck, a distinguished practitioner and adjunct faculty member here, established a prize fund in his memory. This prize is awarded to a student who has prepared the best research paper on a commercial law topic. Originally, the Guidelines for this award required that the paper cover some aspect of bankruptcy law. However, the prize is now available for a paper on any commercial law subject. A $500 prize will be awarded this year. The Dean or his designate, in consultation with relevant faculty, will determine the winner. Students are encouraged to submit papers for consideration to either Dean Len Fromm or Professor Doug Boshkoff. Professor Boshkoff will be happy to answer questions and supply a copy of the Award Guidelines to any interested student or faculty member. Papers can be submitted throughout spring semester.

As the result of a settlement negotiated by Chicago attorney Anne Burton, former POP member and 1997 graduate of the Law School, the Protective Order Project has received a gift of almost $6,000 to support its work.

Professor Bell would like to hire a 2L as a research assistant this semester to work on a project on hate crime law. Anyone interested should apply directly to Professor Bell, Room 249.

To schedule classrooms in the law building, send email to bl-law-events (for Outlook users) or (for non- Outlook users). Please include date and time of event, length of time room will be needed, classroom requested and number of people attending event. Requests should be sent at least one week prior to event and include name of person requesting, organization planning the event and an email address. Confirmations will be sent by reply email.

Requests for AV services may be sent to Beth at av@exchange. 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 email.


Friday, Jan. 14, Judge Carolyn P. Chiechi, Faculty Lounge, 12:30 p.m.; Moot Court Room, 1:00 p.m.


Who are those people whose photographs are on the first-floor wall? In this series of profiles, we introduce you to the members of the Academy of the Law Alumni Fellows. The Fellows are the recipients of the highest honor the Law School bestows on its alums. We hope that each profile will help you reflect on the successes of our alumni as well as some possibilities that are ahead for you.

The career of Daniel James exemplifies the inspiring influence of the partners in the great American law firms in guiding commerce and public policy.

Born and reared in Logansport, Indiana, earning both bachelor and law degrees form Indiana University, he further honed his skills at Harvard before entering into the competitive world of the law firms that cluster around Wall Street.

In 1934, he joined the predecessor firm of Cahil, Gordon and Reindel and became a partner ten years later. He became an expert in the complex regulation of the financing and governance of electric generation and distribution utilities.

From depression-born reorganization to the creation of new corporate forms for atomic energy generation, he advised the industry and formulated policy for his client the Middle South System. Lawyers such as he enabled business managers and governmental regulators to co-exist in this period of unprecedented growth and change.

He has also provided leadership in professional organizations and has generously shared his time and energy with educational and charitable organizations; but it is his Hoosier alma mater that has benefitted especially from his talents and dedication.

He was the first chairman of the school of Law Board of Visitors and chaired the 1957 National committee for the Indiana University Foundation. He served for many years on the Board of the IU Foundation.

Updated: 10 January 2000