Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 18 No. 5 February 7, 2000

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Getting What We Should from Doctors: Rethinking Patient Autonomy and the Doctor-Patient Relationship
To celebrate his appointment to the Robert A. Lucas Chair of Law, Professor Roger Dworkin will give the inaugural lecture on Feb. 10, at 4:00 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. His lecture, "Getting What We Should from Doctors: Rethinking Patient Autonomy and the Doctor-Patient Relationship," will explore the extent to which the law actually serves patient autonomy and the extent to which the service of autonomy sacrifices other important values.

Professor Dworkin has been a professor of law at IU since 1968 and prior to this appointment he was the Robert H. McKinney Professor of Law. He is also the director of medical studies and a senior scholar at the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions at Indiana University.

Bob Lucas was a 1949 graduate of the Indiana University School of Law Bloomington. He held many important leadership roles including university trustee, director of the IU Alumni Association, past president of the Law Alumni Association and director of the IU Foundation. Lucas was honorary co- chairman of the Law School's capital campaign at the time of his death in 1999.

"Bob Lucas was one of our truly great alums. His dedication to our school and to the importance of education was an inspiration to us all," said Dean Aman, "I believe Professor Roger Dworkin embodies the qualities of scholarship and teaching that will make his appointment as the first Robert A. Lucas Professor of Law a perfect match between the high standards of the donor and the accomplishments of one of our most distinguished faculty members."

All students and faculty are encouraged to attend this honorary occasion.


When Margaret Bunnell joined the Career Services Office Assistant Director this year, she brought almost ten years' experience in helping students get the job of their dreams. Margaret came to the Law School from George Washington University Law School's Career Development Office, where she worked with law students in the highly competitive Washington D.C. market. At GW, she served as the senior career counselor a position for which she was well qualified by both personality and her masters degree in counseling and then as assistant director of the office.

While Margaret has organized and managed all aspects of a large career services office, her love is student counseling.

"I am here to help law students with any and every part of their job search," Margaret says. "One of the best parts of this position is getting to know each student as an individual. I meet with students every day to answer a quick question, set up an appointment in my office, talk over the phone or correspond by email. If I don't know the answer to a question I will find someone who does."

Much of Margaret's counseling time is spent talking with students about informational interviews, networking, interviewing, and simply assuring students about the prospects of finding a job. "For someone who has had several interviews but no job offers, I often suggest that we do a mock interview in our office," she says. Margaret's work at GW involved working with students in this way, and helping students determine their career goals and objectives.

She also works with students to help them understand and use all the resources available in the Career Services Office. "I will often times direct a student to the Internet to do research or show them what is available in our resource collection," Margaret says, "One of my favorite resources here is the national best seller written by Kimm Walton 'Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of your Dreams." It is an excellent book written with humor about the legal job search based upon interviews with hundreds of law students, career services professionals and lawyers throughout the nation."

Margaret encourages all students to drop by the CSO with their questions and concerns about the process of finding the job they want.


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.

Sherman "Shay" Minton went from humble beginnings on an Indiana farm to a seat on the highest court in the land. Early inured to hard work but always aspiring, he led his law school class at Indiana University with an LL.B. degree summa cum laude and, still relying solely on his own resources, completed his Master of Laws degree with distinction at the Yale Law School.

Tempered by a tour of overseas duty in World War I and six years of private law practice, he emerged as a public figure when Governor McNutt named him public counselor of Indiana in 1933. Industry, intelligence, a human spirit, and the friendship of men of power and influence marked the rise of his political star as he won election to the United States Senate and became the Senate Whip at the height of the New Deal.

No isolationist, he lost his reelection bid but won brief appointment as a presidential assistant prior to entry upon his judicial career, first on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and, after eight years, as Associate Justice of the United States supreme Court.

Mr. Minton became a Law Alumni Fellow in 1985.


A reminder that Melanie Turner is our Law School (and Optometry) Financial Aid Consultant. She is present in her office in the law school on Mondays and Thursdays. Appointments may be made by emailing Dale Calabrese (Kcalabre) or stopping to put your name on an appointment sheet in Room 024 (Dean Fromm's Office). There is no need to go to the Financial Aids Office in Franklin for any service. Melanie can handle all questions that pertain to this area.

Another reminder that you need to ensure that your FAFSA renewal information has been sent. If you have questions about your situation, please see or email Melanie.

Information about the details of applying for summer loans will be forthcoming soon. With questions about scholarship or fellowship assistance, please see Dean Fromm.

Students interesting in applying for the London Consortium program for the Spring Semester of 2001, i.e. next year, can now pick up an application form from Dale in Room 024. The application deadline for priority consideration to attend next year FEBRUARY 21. There will be a meeting to discuss all currently known details of next year's program during the week of Feb. 14. Watch for the exact time.

Also, students interested in attending the Paris or Barcelona program, where fluency in French or Spanish is required, should see Dean Fromm and watch for an upcoming meeting as well.

Remember that this is the time to explore and land good summer experiences in governmental offices for credit. See Dean Robel or Dean Fromm with questions and help. On a particular note, students who wish to be considered for the US Attorney's Office in Louisville and the Department of Environmental Management in Indianapolis should see Dean Fromm.


Martin Luther King's speech, "I Have A Dream" as well as a speech by Malcolm X will be available to view in the Moot Court Room on Wednesday, Feb. 9, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. See you there!


1.For those of you submitting the Black Facts trivia sheets to

Connie Davis (3L) to win tickets to the Barristers Ball, please remember to put your name on them.

2.If you are interested in reading or reciting poetry of any kind, please let Kareem Howell (kahowell) know as soon as possible. Poetry Night will be Thursday, Feb. 24, at 6:00 p.m. in the faculty lounge.

3.Barristers Ball tickets are now on sale. This is the law school's only formal dance affair. Ladies show your elegance and guys show your style! Don't miss it! Dinner is included. The ball is on Saturday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. - Midnight ($22 individual ticket and $40 for a couple).

The next meeting of the Feminist Law Forum will be on Wednesday,

Feb. 9 at Noon in Room 124. All persons interested in feminist legal issues are invited to attend.

PILF's annual summer fellowship drive has begun! You have probably seen our members outside of the library during the lunch hour at the table filled with jars with pictures of participating professors. Every dollar donated will be matched by the school. Our Singing for Summer Salaries (formerly known as Kiss-A-Pig) fundraiser will prove to be a great event!

The event will culminate Tuesday, Feb. 15 in the Moot Court Room starting at Noon. Bidding will end at 12:30 p.m. and the singing will begin! Come and find out who the "winning" professor is and hear him or her sing!!

PILF will hold its regular meeting Monday, Feb. 7, at Noon in Room 125. We encourage everyone interested to attend!


In order to better assist incoming and returning students with their financial aid, housing and spousal employment searches, the Admissions Office seeks to hire a first or second year law student to work as an admissions assistant. The person will primarily assist new students who have financial aid, housing, and employment search needs.

The person should be a self-starter who is empathetic with the transitional and financial aid problems associated with moving to Bloomington and starting law school. The person needs to be articulate, resourceful, creative and a good advocate. Computer and typing skills are essential.

Hours are flexible. The position will be available on a part-time basis ($6.00/hr) starting in late February and continuing through the end of August. Approximately 5-10 hours per week will be required from late February until the end of the semester and approximately 15-20 hours will be required during the summer until the beginning of fall classes.

Students interested in this position should submit a resume and letter of application that addresses how your experience and skills meet the requirements needed for the position . Please address all inquiries and correspondence to Patricia Clark, School of Law - Room 230, 855-4765, The deadline for all applications is Feb. 15, 2000.

While it is annoying when the fire alarm rings, the tragic events at Seton Hall last week should serve as a reminder that we must take alarms seriously. Students and faculty are required to leave the building when alarms go off and remain outside until the fire department tells us we can return.

The fire department believes that the recent spate of false alarms are due to people smoking in the library. REMINDER: Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building.

Professor Bob Heidt has a handout of possible answers for the 1999 Torts Final Exam. If you were in Professor Heidt's class last semester and are interested in having a copy, please see Veronica in Room 252B.

To schedule classrooms in the law building, send email to bl-law-events (for Outlook users) or bl-events-law@ (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.


Monday, Feb. 7, PILF Meeting, Noon, Room 125.

Wednesday, Feb. 9, "I Have A Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr., Moot Court Room, Noon.

Wednesday, Feb. 9, Feminist Law Forum, Room 124, Noon.

Thursday, Feb. 10, Lucas Lecture by Professor Roger Dworkin, Moot Court Room, 4:00 p.m.

Updated: 4 February 2000