Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 19 No. 1 August 28, 2000

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A warm welcome to you all! It is always exciting to begin a new year and we are all looking forward to a successful and fulfilling academic term. As always, there will be many lectures, visitors, student activities, and other exciting events. Today, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to some of the new people who have joined our faculty and staff over the summer.

John Rogers has joined us this year as a legal writing instructor. He is a 1979 graduate of this law school. He taught legal writing here the year after he graduated, and then went on to a clerkship at the Indiana Court of Appeals and a career as a commercial lawyer in Indianapolis. We are happy to welcome him back. We are also very pleased to welcome a new adjunct professor, Judge Nancy Vaidek. Judge Vaidek is a member of the Indiana Court of Appeals and will be teaching Trial Process this semester.

You will see many new faces in the Career Services Office. Please welcome Rachel Kearney, our new Assistant Dean for Career Services. Dean Kearney took her undergraduate degree here at IU and her JD from New York University. After graduating from law school, she practiced law in Columbus, Ohio for 12 years in a large, law firm and then as in-house counsel to a utility company. She then became Director of Career Services at the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1991. In 1994, she became Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis. For the past three years, she has been Senior Vice President of Citizens National Bank in Butler, Pennsylvania. Please introduce yourself to Dean Kearney. She is eager to know you and your career goals.

Kim Bunge will be the new Assistant Director of Career Services, beginning next month. Kim has been working at the law school since 1982, most recently as the business manager, and previously as a placement coordinator in the career services office. She will replace Margaret Bunnell who will be retiring at the end of the month.

Amy Yamashita, formerly the assistant dean for career services at the UCLA Business School, will be our On-Campus Interview Coordinator this year. Joy Busch will be the Graduate Assistant in the Career Services Office. She was formerly with the career services office at the IU Business School.

We have a new Assistant Dean for Admissions as well. He is Kevin Robling, a 1997 magna cum laude graduate of our law school. Kevin practiced for two years in Phoenix, Arizona, with Gallagher & Kennedy/Jennings Strouss & Salmon before returning to Indiana to practice. We are delighted he has decided to return to his alma mater.

The law school welcomes our newest J.D. students. They come from 29 states, 5 countries and 103 different undergraduate institutions. We also welcome our international students. This year, we have graduate students from 17 different countries: Burma, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Kazakhstan, Japan, Korea, Nigeria, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, and Yemen.

Another welcome goes to our new second year transfer students, who have come from schools across the country:

Chad Bonanni, Joe Davis, Griffin Dunham, Martha Gely, Patrick Omilian, Dominique O'Neill, Hyo Joon Park, Jeff Roberts, Ted Weber, and Tony Yorio.

I hope you all have the opportunity to meet and welcome all of our new students.

Have a great year! - Dean Fred Aman


The Protective Order Project (POP) will reopen on Monday, August 28, 2000. All volunteers are invited to sign up for office hours on the calendars outside the POP office.

All students are invited to volunteer with the POP, the Law School's student-run volunteer clinical program to assist victims of domestic violence obtain protective orders. Training for new volunteers will be in September.

Any student who has successfully completed a semester at the Community Law Clinic is invited to volunteer with the POP as an Experienced Volunteer. It would be especially appreciated if former Clinic students would renew their status as Certified Legal Interns and act as advocates in cases.

Two POP Board positions are available for the 2000-01 School Year. Applicants may be from any class and need not have been POP volunteers in the past. 1L's are encouraged to apply.

In addition to sitting on the Board, specific duties include organizing student volunteers and making sure that the office is staffed over the noon hour. The Chairs are also responsible for providing the Community Legal Clinic with an accurate and up-to-date staffing calendar, and notifying local agencies of down-time between semesters.

If you have an interest in a position please submit a brief letter of interest stating which position you are interested in and highlighting relevant skills, experience, ideas, etc.. This should be submitted to Nicole Schuster's mailbox no later than Monday, Sept. 4.

Any questions regarding the POP or requests for further information should be addressed to Nicole Schuster at


Dean Alfred Aman traveled May 22-25 to Maastricht, The Netherlands to participate in the Transatlantic Consortium for Policy Analysis and Education. The Consortium consists of a number of policy, business and law schools in the U.S. and Europe. Dean Aman participated in the conference that was organized. His paper was entitled "Globalization, Democracy and New Approaches to Governance" and will soon be published along with the work of other contributors to the conference in a volume entitled, "Globalization & Regionalization: A Paradoxical Challenge for Public Policy" (Klewer).

Dean Aman also recently participated in a panel discussion on campus with IU freshman. The topic was creativity and, specifically, how lawyers are creative in their daily practices.

Professor Fred Cate, this summer, spoke about privacy law issues before the U.S. Senate Forum on Technology & Innovation, the Financial Services Coordinating Council's Congressional Briefing on Privacy, the IT Congressional Working Group's Congressional Briefing on Internet Privacy, the National Press Foundation, and the American Council of Life Insurers in Washington, DC; the National Governors Association in Denver, CO; the National Conference of State Legislatures in Chicago, IL; the National Association of Attorneys General in Seattle, WA; Women in Government in Salt Lake City, UT; the American Bar Association's Consumer Financial Services Committee and the Conference on Consumer Finance Law in London, England; Florida Governor Jeb Bush's Privacy Task Force in Tallahassee, FL; the Committee for Economic Development in New York, NY; IBM Global Services' Academic Conference in Armonk, NY; the Association of Life Insurance Counsel in Greenbrier, WV; the Indiana Graduate Program for Judges in Nashville, IN; and the National Retail Federation in Whistler, Canada. He published "Principles of Internet Privacy" in the Connecticut Law Review, "The Changing Face of Financial Privacy" in Optimus, and "The Value of Information-Sharing," in the book, Financial Services Modernization. He has been appointed a Visiting Scholar of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC.

Professor Charles Geyh, over the summer, was asked to serve as reporter to the American Bar Association's Commission on Public Financing of Judicial Elections; inducted as a member of the American Law Institute; appointed by the President of the ABA to serve on the Association's Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements; retained as an advisor to the Parliamentary Development Project on Judicial Administration and Independence for the Supreme Rada of Ukraine (under the auspices of the U.S. Agency for International Development); and authored a report on judicial criticism and intimidation, which appeared as a chapter in the book "Uncertain Justice," published by The Century Foundation Press.


There will be an important meeting of the presidents/chairs/heads of all student organizations on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 122. Please email Dale Calabrese (kcalabre) to indicate whether you will attend or whether you will have to send a representative to the meeting. In that email, please confirm who the officers of your group are for this fall semester. She will forward an agenda for the meeting to you.

There will be a meeting to discuss tentative plans for graduation, on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 121. Graduation will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2001. A Graduation Committee will be formed to review certain details and plan for others.

Preliminary information about graduation will be sent to all graduates within the next two weeks.

The primary point to act upon now, for those who have not already done so, is to find lodging for family and guests. The little available space remaining in the larger Bloomington area for graduation weekend will be gone within a few days.

Anticipating this question from some in the class: You can see Dean Fromm if you just want to skip over the next 28 weeks of school and go to graduation. He has some ideas for you!

A few years ago Indiana University enacted a policy prohibiting smoking in University buildings. Since that time people have had to go outside to smoke. Although this solved many problems within University buildings, it has created some additional problems at the Law School.

The first problem area is in front of the Law School building. Many complaints were received by SLA (Student Law Association) members and others about people smoking in this area. The smoke is unpleasant for those entering and leaving the building.

Smoking outside the Law School student lounge entrance is a second problem area. There is a large intake vent in the covered area outside the student lounge. When people smoke in this area, the smoke is drawn into the building and creates a significant problem in parts of the Law Library and Law School. Accordingly, smoking is prohibited around the covered area outside the student lounge.

In response to these problems, SMOKING IS LIMITED TO THE PATIO AREA ON THE SOUTHEAST SIDE OF THE LAW SCHOOL, accessed by the door across from the main entrance to the library and adjacent to the central stairwell door. NO SMOKING WILL BE ALLOWED AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE LAW SCHOOL OR ANYWHERE IN THE VICINITY OF THE STUDENT LOUNGE NORTH ENTRANCE (including the area immediately outside of the covered portion of the entrance). We appreciate your cooperation with enforcing this policy. If you have any questions, please see Dean Fromm or your SLA representative. Thank you.

On Sept. 14 and 15 (Thursday and Friday), the annual conference for women lawyers in Indiana will be held in Indianapolis. Law students are also invited. A number of scholarships (exact number not determined now) will be given to law students attending Indiana law schools. These scholarships will cover the cost of registration, all meals, and hotel accommodations for Thursday evening. To apply for one of these scholarships, please pick up an application from the board outside Room 024 and submit application materials to Dean Fromm's office by Friday, September 1, for consideration. Specific information regarding the content of the programs at the conference will be posted as well as soon as it is received.


Drop/Add for the fall semester continues through August 30. Students need to process their drop/add through the Recorder's Office before going to the University touchtone telephone system. Make sure you call in your adjustments on or before August 30 for a 100% refund.

Effective September 1, the grade of "W" (Withdrawal) will be recorded for any dropped courses, plus the declining refund schedule will go into effect.

Students should check INSITE to make sure that their registration is correct, regardless whether you have or have not processed any drop/add.


There will be a panel discussion on large law firm practice on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 123.

Attorneys from Ice Miller will conduct this session and they will be providing the pizza!


Are you interested in becoming a trial lawyer? The IU Trial Competition program has a limited number of positions open for 2L students. The program combines curricular and non-curricular training in trial advocacy with intercollegiate trial competitions. Experience in acting, debating, public speaking, undergraduate mock trial competitions, or stand-up comedy is preferred but not essential.

If you're interested, see Coach Tanford in Room 257 within the next few days. Training camp starts August 30. For more information, contact returning team members Laura Boeckman, Russell Carlberg, Emily Glatfelter, Robyn Holtzman, Ben Ice, Todd Kelting, Melissa Luftig, Mark Malooley, Jason Scheele, or Mindy Thompson.

Do you like kids? Are you looking for a way to give something back to the community? We have the group for you! The Outreach for Legal Literacy Program is recruiting law students to teach law to fifth-grade students in Bloomington Elementary Schools. The program is open to all law students, including 1L's. The fall semester curriculum does not require a wealth of law experience, but rather concepts from high school or undergraduate government classes, such as voting rights and separation of powers. Watch for posters announcing the recruitment meeting in the next two weeks. If you need additional information or have any questions, please contact Kaarin Stahl (2L) (kamstahl) or Professor Orenstein (aorenste).


Professor Dawn Johnsen is looking to hire a research assistant (2L or 3L) to work with her on several projects involving issues of constitutional law. The workload will be light and flexible. If you are interested, please bringing a resume to Professor Johnsen or to her secretary, Diana Watts.

Professor Cate is also looking for one or two research assistants to work on privacy and other communications law topics. Applicants should have excellent writing and editing skills; substantive knowledge of the field is a plus, but not required. Interested students should drop off a resume and transcript with Professor Cate or his secretary, Marjorie Young.

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, Aug. 28, Sign up with the Protective Order Project.

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 12:15 p.m., Large Law Firm Panel Discussion, Room 123.

Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 12:15 p.m., Presidents' Council Meeting, Room 122.

Wednesday, Aug. 30, Trial Team Training Camp starts. See Professor Tanford.

Wednesday, Aug. 30, End of Fall Drop/Add. See Recorder's Office.

Monday, Sept. 4, Applications due for POP Board or Co-Chair to Nicole Schuster.

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 12:15 p.m., Graduation Planning Meeting, Room 121.

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Updated: 25 August 2000