Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 18 No. 14 April 17, 2000

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In response to student queries and concerns, the faculty has updated and upgraded the course offerings in environmental law over the next two years. The schedule is displayed below.

Note that we anticipate having an environmental law visiting professor in Fall 2001 who will teach as- yet undetermined classes. Look for an announcement on that in early 2001. Also note that water law has been added to the Spring 2002 schedule.

Summer 2000

- Environmental Issues in Business Transactions (Spalding) (enrichment)

Fall 2000

- Administrative Law (Craig)

- Introduction to Environmental Law (Applegate) (core)

- Advanced Environmental Law Seminar: Environmental Justice (Applegate) (advanced) (3d year research writing req't)

Spring 2001

- Administrative Law (Johnson)

- Toxic and Hazardous Substances (Applegate) (advanced)

- Land Use Controls (Stake)

Summer 2001

- Environmental Issues in Business Transactions (enrichment)

Fall 2001

- Administrative Law (Craig)

- Introduction to Environmental Law (core)

- International Environmental Law (Applegate) (enrichment)

Spring 2002

- Administrative Law (Aman)

- Advanced Environmental Law Seminar: topic t.b.a. (Fischman) (advanced) (3d year research writing req't)

- Toxic and Hazardous Substances (Applegate) (advanced)

- Land Use Controls (Stake)

- Water Law (Fischman) (enrichment)



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.

Harriet Bouslog Sawyer, JD '36, a member of the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows since 1989, died on April 18, 1998. An article in the Honolulu Advertiser notes that Sawyer "was credited with helping convert Hawaii from a near-feudal society to one in which respect for civil liberties and workers' rights are paramount."

Sawyer left the law school in 1936 for, she thought, a life as a writer. Following her professor husband to Hawaii, she was dismayed by the racially stratified society and the poor working conditions she found in the territory.

She and her husband left for the mainland after Pearl Harbor, but not before Sawyer had obtained her Hawaii law license.

While working at the War Labor Board in Washington, she met Harry Bridges, president of the International Longshoreman's Workers Union, a labor union that had organized extensively in California and Hawaii. In 1946, the ILWU led its workers in the Hawaii sugar plantations out on strike, and several hundred of the workers were incarcerated under Hawaii's 1850 Unlawful Assembly and Riot Act, which was used to charge assembling workers with felonies.

When the ILWU could not find a Hawaii attorney to represent it, Sawyer, who had never tried a case before, was sent to the territory to represent these workers. Relying on then-novel constitutional arguments including the argument that the grand juries that indicted the workers were constitutionally invalid because they included no women Sawyer convinced the federal courts to stay the prosecutions in the cases, and they were all eventually dismissed.

Sawyer stayed in Hawaii for the rest of her career as the ILWU's attorney. She was disbarred in 1952 for protesting the trial of most of the ILWU's leaders under the Smith Act, legislation that had been passed specifically to deport Harry Bridges and which made it a crime to belong to an organization that advocated the overthrow of the United States government. The Act was used extensively in the McCarthy period against suspected Communists.

The United States Supreme Court overturned her disbarment in 1959. Her accomplishments included playing a key role in the abolition of capital punishment in Hawaii. For her work, she was awarded the Allan F. Saunders Civil Liberties Award by the American Civil Liberties Union. She was also honored by the Hawaii Women Lawyers, the Hawaii State Legislature, and the Honolulu City Council for her achievements during her career.

In a resolution adopted in 1980m the Hawaii State Senate stated that "her service to working people serves as an example to the multitudes of young lawyers today that...unpopular causes are well worth the time and effort expended on them."


Students may continue to adjust their summer schedules in the Recorder's Office up until the first day the course is scheduled to begin. Touchtone telephone access charge for registration is $19.00 and to adjust your schedule is $6.00 per call.

B751- Survey of Intellectual Property now meets at 10:00-10:50, MTW;

L799 - Sem in Law and Religion (Conkle) has been moved to 4:15-6:05, T;

B723 - Evidence will meet at 11:00-11:50 on MTW and 11:20-12:10 on Thursdays;

B645 - Wills and Trusts, now meets at 4:15-5:25 on MTW;

B669 - Immigration Law and B677, Tax Procedure now are offered to fulfill the "writing" requirement;

B749 - Real Estate Finance will be taught by Rory O'Bryan.

The next time students will be given an opportunity to adjust their fall semester schedule will be upon your return in August during the first week of classes.

Update Individual Fall Schedules will be placed in student mailboxes on Monday. This is the schedule that will be entered into the University computer and will generate your fee billing. If you see anything that needs adjusting, please see the Recorder before Wednesday, April 19.

Exam numbers for the spring semester are available in the Recorder's Office. Exam schedules with the room assignments will be placed in your mailboxes on Monday.

All final grades will be accessed only on INSITE. Students will no longer need to submit envelopes for the mailing of grades, nor will grades be given out over the telephone, faxed or emailed to the student.

When a course's grade distribution is posted on the grade board, the grades for that course will be available for viewing on INSITE. For students that will not be on campus, you will need to check INSITE periodically to see if the grades are posted. Please note that the grade distribution on INSITE may be incorrect, because the Law School does not include non-JD students in official course grade distributions.

Students must know their PIN number to use INSITE. If you do not know your PIN number, you should contact the Registrar's Office, Franklin Hall, Room 100. The address for INSITE is

Grades from the faculty for the spring semester are due on Monday, June 5. The grade board will also indicate if a faculty member has been granted an extension for cause in submitting grades.


At Noon on Tuesday, April 18, Dean Aman will present the Leon Wallace Teaching Award for outstanding teaching. In addition, PILF will present the Leonard D. Fromm Public Interest Award to a faculty member for his or her role in advancing the public interest. Both award presentations will occur in the first floor lobby at Noon. All students, faculty and staff are invited to the ceremony honoring the recipients of these two awards.

If you are doing a B 710 this summer with Dean Robel, and you did not attend last week's informational meeting on the B 710 academic requirements, please plan to attend on Thursday, April 20, at 12:15 p.m. in the Moot Court Room.

Attention 1Ls & 2Ls! Want to Help with the Graduation Party? Free Food and Drinks While Earning Money! Friday, May 5, 6:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Please contact Bridget Kaufman in the Law Library Offices to sign up.

Plans are underway to place in each classroom a selection of pictures of graduates of the Law School that will reflect the diversity of our graduates and our student body. This project, started with the help of the Feminist Law Forum in the fall, will include a selection of early and mid-career alums holding prominent positions throughout the world. Each picture will be accompanied by information identifying the individual and his or her work. It is anticipated that these photos will be changed every few years to include more recent graduates and their achievements.

The first groupings of these photos will be hung in the classrooms this summer. Comments and questions are welcome.

As the semester winds down and as we prepare to be bombarded by visits from relatives for graduation, we often do not get to spend time with the friends made at IU. The Class of 2000 Fund Raising Committee invites members of the Class of 2000 to join us for a Wine & Cheese Social on Wednesday, April 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Plan to join with your classmates on the Patio of the Law School, or in the event of inclement weather, in the Faculty Lounge (Room 310). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Class of 2000 Fund Raising Committee Members (Brian Bailey, Jessica Proctor Barth, Phil Berenz, Pavita Hanspal, Theresa Hill, Amy Hurley, Angela Karras, Mariah Moran, Sandra Perry, Kristi Prutow, and Andrea Unzicker) or Amanda Burnham in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations (Room 300).

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.


Tuesday, April 18, Wallace & PILF Award Presentations, Law School Lobby, Noon.

Wednesday, April 17, Class of 2000 Wine & Cheese Social, Patio, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 20, B710 Meeting with Dean Robel, Moot Court Room, 12:15 p.m.

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Updated: 14 April 2000