Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 18 No. 16 May 1, 2000

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Glenn D. Peters Law School Scholarship applications are available now in Room 024. The applicant must be a permanent resident of the Northern District of Indiana for the U.S. District Court (roughly the northern third of Indiana). The deadline is June 1.

Private loan applications are available in Room 024 for Summer and the 2000-2001 academic year.

Don't forget to turn in your Journal Interest Questionnaire. There is a box for that purpose in Room 024, or put under the door if the office is closed.

If you would like to be a Peer Adviser, you can find applications in Room 024.


If you are taking an out of state bar and need the written certification of your degree from the dean, please submit these forms to our office ASAP. Graduation data forms were placed in several tentative graduate mailboxes, if form is needed for data for the Class of 2000.

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.

If you did not submit a summer address change during registration or need to update their summer address, stop by our office and fill out an address form or call 855-4809 (leave a message on voice mail) or email These addresses are used for the recruiting program and employer directory, scholarship or fellowship notification, schedule and school updates and law journal invitation letters.

All final grades will be accessed only on INSITE. Students will no longer need to submit envelopes for the mailing of final grades, nor will grades be given out over the telephone, faxed or e-mailed 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 http://insite.

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.


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.

Described as the "people's lawyer" when she served as Connecticut's 22nd attorney general, Carine Nardi Riddle has been an activist for social change since her formative years at Indiana University. Riddle graduated with honors in mathematics from Indiana University in 1971 and was awarded the prestigious Herman B. Wells Award for Outstanding Senior Student. Active as a student, she was elected the YWCA national student vice president. Her activism steered her towards the study of law, and she received her J.D. from IU in 1974. While a law student, Riddle was senior editor of the former interdisciplinary law journal Iustitia; coordinator of the women's Law Caucus; the sole student member of the IU Campus Planning Committee; and a founding member and treasurer for the Board of Directors of the Student Legal Services.

Riddle is currently the senior vice president for government affairs and general counsel of the National Multi Housing Council and National Apartment Association Joint Legislative Program in Washington, DC. In addition to her general counsel duties, as senior vice president, she has lead responsibility for planning and implementing strategies for all federal legislative and regulatory issues of interest to the multifamily housing industry, which provides housing for more than 30 million people.

From 1989 to 1991, Riddle was appointed the attorney general of the state of Connecticut, after her predecessor, Joseph I. Lieberman, was elected to the U.S. Senate. Then form 1991 to 1993, she served as a judge of the Connecticut Superior Court, Connecticut's trial court of general jurisdiction, where she presided over cases involving residential and commercial housing, criminal, juvenile, child abuse, foreclosure, and zoning matters. She also served as a member of the Judicial department's Executive Committee and on the Legislative Committee of the Connecticut Judges Association. In 1989, Riddle successfully argued the case of Hoffman v. Connecticut Department of Income maintenance before the United States Supreme Court. Prior to moving to Connecticut, Riddle was a staff attorney with the Indiana Legislative Service Agency from 1974 to 1978. There she drafted major codifications fo the state's zoning, education, retirement, and school finance laws.

Riddle has given numerous speeches and written publications in her effort to effect social change. When she was the chairwoman of the Connecticut Bar Association's Committee on Gender Bias in the Legal Profession, she brought to the forefront lawyers' awareness of sexual harassment and other gender issues in the profession. She co-authored Child Abuse and Neglect: A Non-Confrontational Approach, Attorneys General and New Methods of Dispute Resolution (1990) and was editor for the pamphlet "Divorce: Your Rights and Responsibilities" (1993). While in Indiana, she was active with the Indiana University School of Law Board of Visitors, Indiana University School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors, and Indiana Civil Liberties Union Board of Directors. In Connecticut, she was on the attorney general's Blue Ribbon Commission; the chief justice's Task force on Gender, Justice, and the Courts; the governor's Child Support Commission; the governor's Missing Children Commission; and the governor's Task Force on Justice for Abused Children. Riddle served as chair of the 1998 Real Estate Summit in Washington, DC, and now serves on the boards of directors of numerous fair housing and real estate publications and volunteers as a student tutor for DC Cares.

Riddle has been the recipient of many awards for her talent as a lawyer and her dedication to improving the quality of life for others. In 1993, she received the annual Award for Contributions to Women and the Law in Connecticut by the Hartford Association of Women Attorneys. In 1991, she was the recipient of the Citizen Award by the Connecticut Task Force on Children's Constitutional Rights and was awarded a doctor of humane letters degree by Saint Joseph College in Hartford. She has been named Woman of the Year by the Greater Hartford Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs and Connecticut History Maker by the U.S. Department of Labor. She was the youngest person, and first woman, to serve as attorney general of the state of Connecticut.

She is an advocate for the people who might not otherwise have one.


Professor Orenstein needs students to help her now and over the summer researching hearsay exceptions. First years welcome. Please submit a resume to her mail box on the second floor.

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.

This issue of the ILA concludes volume 18 of the publication and the academic year 1999-2000. All submissions following will be published in the first issue of the 2000-2001 academic year and volume 19.

Updated: 9 May 2000