Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 18 No. 11 March 27, 2000

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit will hear oral arguments at the Law School in three cases on March 30 beginning at 2:15 in the Moot Court Room. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

The first case, Gresham v. Peterson and the City of Indianapolis, was filed by the ICLU (several of our students worked on this case last summer in internships). It is a constitutional challenge on 1st and 14th amendment grounds to Indianapolis's panhandling ordinance. Judge Dillin at the US District Court in Indianapolis rejected the constitutional claims.

The second case, Jones v. Society National Bank, is an appeal in a bankruptcy case. The issues involved include whether a mortgage constitutes a preferential transfer, and whether an Ohio court's previous finding that the mortgage was a valid second lien on the Debtor's real estate was binding through collateral estoppel on the bankruptcy court.

The third case, a complicated ERISA battle, in fact raises on appeal only issues of personal jurisdiction over the administrators of a pension fund. The case will treat students of civil procedure to competing analyses of the minimum contacts these administrators had with the state of Virginia and whether such analysis is appropriate in a case involving a statute that provides for nationwide service of process.


On Wednesday, April 5 at 12:00 p.m., the School of Law will host the 2000 Earl A. Snyder Lecture in Law, presented by Professor James R. Crawford, the Whewell Professor of International Law and Director of the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge. Professor Crawford's lecture, "Responsibility to the International community as a Whole," will take place in the Moot Court Room. Everyone is invited to attend. Please mark your calendar.


Dean Fred Aman attended the AALS Workshop on Scholarship and Teaching in Washington, DC on March 2-4. The conference, entitled "Emerging Themes in Administrative Law," discussed themes such as interdisciplinary study, globalization, welfare and workplace, restructured industries, and the environment. Professor Aman presented his article "Globalization, Democracy and the Future of Administrative Law" and participated in a panel discussion on globalization and

On March 23, Professor Aman lectured at Leiden University in the Netherlands. His topic of discussion was "Information, Privacy, and Technology: Citizen, Clients, or Consumers?"


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.

Kathleen Buck's career is characterized by high-profile events Investigations into the Iran-Contra affair, allegations of defense contractor fraud, debates about drug testing in the workplace. Buck served as a key legal authority in the nation's capital during all of these recent episodes in our history.

A 1973 IU law school graduate, Buck arrived in Washington, D.C., in 1975 and, after several years of corporate representation, went to work as assistant counsel to the U.S. Department of Defense. Next she became general counsel to the U.S. Air Force, the first woman to hold that position.

Buck rejoined the Department of Defense in 1987 as general counsel. This is the year the Iran-Contra scandal broke. Her work on the subsequent investigations taught her about "the challenges presented, the complexity of the issues, and the importance of national defense and the policymaking that is involved." (Washington Post)

When Congress uncovered possible multibillion-dollar fraud by Pentagon contractors in 1988, Buck appeared before the House Armed Services Committee to assert the effectiveness of her department's self-policing mechanisms. Acknowledging that the investigation was prompted by a "whistle-blower" within the Department of the Navy, Buck told the committee, "That shows me the system is working and we're doing a good job." Buck also helped to implement the defense department's drug-free workplace rules for federal contractors and spoke at the first national conference that introduced these rules to employers.

When Buck left the Department of Defense in 1988, she looked back on her experiences fondly. "It was the most exciting of legal jobs, with the opportunity to work with the most interesting and talented people in the country, including [those] in Congress and industry," Buck stated upon her departure.

Her current position, with the Washington branch of Kirkland & Ellis, a nationwide Chicago-based firm of more than 300 lawyers, has drawn upon her expertise in federal regulation, legislation, and policy. Buck has represented such prominent clients as Hughes Aircraft, braving the regulatory intricacies of a fiercely competitive industry.

Buck has been recognized repeatedly for her contributions to law and government. She is the recipient of the U.S. Air Force's Exceptional Civilian Service Medal and of the Distinguished Public Service medal (twice) from the Department of Defense. Active for many years in Women in Government Relations, she has also received that organization's Most Distinguished Member Award. Buck's colleague at Kirkland & Ellis, Daniel Bittum, once said, "Ms. Buck's extensive knowledge and experience complement our ability to handle sensitive and complex matters." This evaluation expresses Buck's impact not only on her firm, but also on the legal profession as a whole.

Kathleen Buck became a member of the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 1997. She also serves as a member of the Law School's Board of Visitors.


If you missed summer registration this past week, you can still register until Tuesday, March 28. Watch the glass bulletin board on the ground floor for notices regarding any over-enrollment from the summer registration and when students may process any schedule adjustments. Procedures for later registrations and schedule adjustments will be posted in the next ILA.

Registration information with fall and spring schedules will be placed in the student mailboxes no later than Monday, March 27.

Rising 3Ls will register on Monday, April 3 and rising 2Ls, MCL, LLM, SJD, CERT., will register on Wednesday, April 5 from 9:00-12:30 p.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m. in our office, Room 022.

Students wishing to take outside courses for their law school degree need to obtain written permission from Dean Fromm before registration. Forms for outside course approval are on the bookshelf in our office.


Monday, March 27, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 120, we will hold our final PILF

meeting for the school year, but by no means is the work complete.

We plan to discuss the Fellowship Application which is due April 8th. If you are planning to apply, it is important to attend.

Also, Mindy needs some help at the table for our Work-A-Day fundraiser. Your help is needed, so please e-mail Mindy (mfinniga) to let her know what time you are available to sit at the table for one hour between March 27 and April 8. One hour, from noon until 1:00 pm, is all that is needed. Everyone is requested to volunteer at least one hour during the two weeks.

We will have a "poster party" so bring your lunch and creative ideas to help make Work-A-Day as successful as you have made Singing for Summer Salaries. Remember, it is YOU who make the organization what it is!

This Saturday, March 25, is our volunteer time at the Community Kitchen. We thank you for your interest and wonderful support. If you cannot participate this Saturday, please e-mail John (jsnethen) with other times you are available.

On Saturday, April 8th, Bloomington Park District is holding an adult Easter Egg Hunt from 5-8pm at the Cascades Golf Course and the Park District is looking for volunteers to help hide the eggs and coordinate activities. If interested, contact Laura at

Lastly, we will discuss our long-term plan to implement a pro bono graduation requirement. The officers will discuss their work with Dean Robel.

Again, it's our last meeting for the year and we look forward to seeing as

many of you as possible!! See you Monday the 27th!!

The IU Law Drama Society will perform the classic legal drama "Twelve Angry Jurors", a gender neutral version of "Twelve Angry Men", on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 in the Moot Court Room. The show will start at 8:00 p.m. each night. The cast consists of law students and faculty, including Professor Gene Shreve as the Judge.

Tickets are on sale outside of the library during lunch hour each day. Contact David Storey for more information:


Believe it or not, it is time to begin the planning for the graduation display for the lobby. As we have done in the past, we want to do a collage of pictures, memorabilia and clippings regarding your three years of law school. We have already gathered a few things, but the real source of such items is all of you. We will return all the items to you following graduation. Here is what we would like to include:

Pictures (students, events, weddings, children) depicting some aspect of your lives while law students.

Memorabilia including law school T-shirts, cups, posters from events that occurred during the three years. Plaques, trophies or awards won can be included.

Clippings from any newspaper article about you, a fellow third year, or the law school during the three years. These can be local paper clippings or from your hometown. Be sure to include what newspaper the article is from and the date of the article.

Anything that has significance to you that will fit in the display case and is in reasonably good taste can be included.

AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, PLEASE GIVE ITEMS TO THE LIBRARIANS IN THE REFERENCE OFFICE OR TO THE ASSISTANT TO THE LAW LIBRARY DIRECTOR. To insure that we have all the necessary information to return the items, do not just leave them in the office or at the Circulation Desk. Each item must have a completed form attached that includes your name and the address where you want it returned. You can pick up these forms at the Reference Desk or in the Library Office. For pictures, include who or what it is, and what year it was taken. All comments or reminiscences must be signed, although we will not necessarily use your name in the display. We reserve the right to omit any item if needed.

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Monday, March 27, PILF Meeting, Room 120, 12:15 pm.

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Updated: 24 March 2000