Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 18 No. 12 April 3, 2000

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Please join the Feminist Law Forum, the Black Law Student Association, and OutLaw for a panel discussion entitled, "Images, Role Models, and Diversity (Or, Why It Matters That There Are Only White Guys on the Walls)." The panel discussion is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, in the Faculty Lounge.

The discussion will center on gender, race, and sexual orientation diversity; the importance of role models; and the significance of images in the law school, the legal community, and society. Steve Sanders (IU Administration), and Julie Knost (IU Office of Affirmative Action), and IU Law Professors Jeannine Bell and Kevin Brown, are our panelists, with Professor Susan Williams to moderate.

Keep an eye out for fliers with more details. Contact Sasha Engle (smengle; 323-8640) with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there on Wednesday!

Special Note: For those interested in attending the memorial service for Chancellor Herman Wells at 7:30 p.m. that night, we estimate the panel will last until 6:30 p.m. and should not conflict with the service.)


Professor Jeannine Bell presented a paper, "The Inside Story: Gaining Access to Research Sites," at the Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting in San Jose, CA on Friday, March 24, 2000.

Professor Kevin Brown appeared as a panelist entitled the "Future of People of Color Scholarship" at the Midwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference held on March 25th.

Professor Hannah Buxbaum's article on international insolvency law was published in the Stanford Journal of International Law.


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.

Birch Bayh's career as a United States Senator stands among the most respected and influential of the many graduates of the Indiana University School of Law who have earned distinction as political leaders. Known for his devotion to truth and even-handed justice, he was one of a few Washington notables who views were sought when crises demanded creative evaluation.

Born in Terre Haute, it became clear to those who knew him that he would excel in whatever career he chose. He received his undergraduate degree in Agriculture with distinction from Purdue University, and divided his time for the next six years between farming and politics. In 1955, he became a member of the Indiana General Assembly. In 1957, he enrolled in the Law School and while still a law student as elected Speaker of the House.

Despite his many obligations and activities outside the Law School, Senator Bayh was an excellent student. he received the prestigious Edwards Scholarship, which is awarded for merit. He was elected to the Order of the Coif and graduated with distinction in 1960.

Two years after his graduation from law school, he was elected to the U.S. Senate. Later, as a ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Bayh was instrumental in reforming laws pertaining to patent, antitrust, trucking deregulation, and alternative energy development among others. Recognized as an expert in constitutional law, he is the first lawmaker since the Founding Fathers to sponsor two constitutional amendments, the 25th and the 26th.

After serving 18 years in the Senate, Senator Bayh founded the Washington, D.C., law firm of Bayh, Connaughton & Malone, P.C., where he is senior partner.

Throughout his professional career, Senator Bayh has championed numerous social causes. He has gained a national reputation as an advocate for senior citizens, the handicapped, women, and other minorities. He is also widely recognized for his efforts to increase cancer research, and is a member of the AIDS Action Council. A life-long advocate of racial tolerance, he was chairman of the Institute Against Prejudice and Violence from 1984 to 1994.

A dedicated alumnus of Indiana University, Senator Bayh donated over 1,274,000 of his papers to the Lilly Library. His gift comprises the largest single collection that the Library has ever received, greatly enhancing its holdings in the areas of political science and constitutional law. In May 1995, Senator Bayh was invited to Indiana University's Bloomington campus to receive an honorary degree and to speak to the graduating class at commencement. True to his commitment to public service, he encouraged the graduates to make a stand against intolerance and violence in society. Senator Birch Bayh became a member of the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in September 1995.


There will be a meeting in the Moot Court Room at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, at which the three law journals and the moot court board will present information regarding their respective organizations and discuss the writing competition.

On Thursday, April 6, Professor Susan Stuart will discuss the issue of scholarly writing for the law journal competition at both 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. to accommodate all students.

Both of these sessions will be held in the Moot Court Room.


Students needing to adjust their schedules for summer need to contact the Recorder and individual instructions will be given for your particular needs.

Rising 3Ls will register on Monday, April 3. Rising 2Ls, MCL, LLM, SJD, CERT., will register on Wednesday, April 5 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in our office, Room 022. A numerical class schedule will be placed in your mailboxes on Friday with the individual credit hours for the courses.

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 the Recorder's Office.


On Monday, April 3rd at 4:00 in Room 121, Melanie Turner, the financial aid advisor for the law school and Dean Fromm will be speaking about how to manage your educational debt and still pursue a career in public interest.

This event is sponsored by PILF and everyone is welcome and the topic is relevant to everyone. They will talk about how to minimize your debt while still in law school (i.e. cheap ways to pay off the interest) and how to manage your debt once you graduate. PILF organized this event to help minimize many of the fears that people have about going into public interest. Please try to attend and encourage your friends to come too.

The Environmental Law Society hosts Peter Dykstra, JD/MPA '97, on Thursday, April 6 at Noon in Room 124. Peter works as an environmental

lawyer in Seattle, WA. Please join us to hear his talk, "Attempting Salmon Recovery Through the Endangered Species Act: Implications for the Practice of Environmental Law." There will be question and answer time at the end to ask about the salmon issue, the Seattle job market, and the life of an environmental lawyer.

No matter what area of law you enter, alcoholism will be a factor in your work. In criminal law, it will create clients and complicate cases. In wills or bankruptcy or patents or other civil areas, it will create extra problems in any matter it touches. It will show up in your relationships with co-workers, too, making the office dynamics difficult.

If you would like to learn a little more about alcoholism as a complicating factor in the legal system, please join Foster Inn of Phi Delta Phi and Amethyst House, Inc. as they present "Drunk & Disorderly", the 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion on Alcoholism and the Legal System.

The discussion will be held in the Moot Court Room on Wednesday, April 12, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The panelists will be Patrick Schrems, J.D., Owen Slaughter, M.D., and Judge Kenneth G. Todd. Moderation will be provided by Kimberly Ruff.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. Coffee and rich desserts will be provided! For more information, contact Carolynn at 961-6061.

You may have seen our members sitting at the Work-A-Day Table in the lobby starting this last week. We ask those working this summer to donate one day's pay to our drive. The pledge forms are available at the table. We raise these funds annually to help those persons in summer public interest jobs receiving little or no pay.

Even if you are not working in a paid position, if you are able to donate $5, the school matches all contributions, hence your $5 will turn into $10! Many employers match contributions by its employees. Please ask your employer whether they will match your donation. This could greatly enhance your contribution. Your $5 could then be matched by your employer, making it $10 which, in turn, the school matches turning it into $20. Not bad for $5!

Please stop by the table to donate or chat with our members if you have any questions about our activities!

The SLA will be hosting a "happy hour" at the law school Thursday, April 13 from 3:30-6:00PM.


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 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, April 3, 3L Fall 2000 Registration, Room 022.

Monday, April 3, Debt Management Seminar, Room 121, 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 5, 2Ls, MCL, LLM, SJD, CERT Fall 2000 Registration, Room 022.

Wednesday, April 5, 1L Info for Law Journals and Moot Court, Moot Court Room, 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, April 5, FLF/BLSA/ OutLaw Panel Discussion "Images, Role Models, and Diversity", Faculty Lounge, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 6, ELS Talk By Peter Dykstra, Room 124, Noon.

Thursday, April 6, Law Journal Writing Competition Info, Moot Court Room, 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

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Submissions: Information and articles for the ILA should be submitted by Thursday at 10 a.m. for inclusion in Monday's edition. Please email all submissions to

Letters to the Editor: Letters should be submitted Wednesday at 5 p.m. for possible inclusion in Monday's issue.

Updated: 31 March 2000