Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 19 No. 2 September 4, 2000

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On Wednesday, Sept. 6, the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will hold its first meeting of the school year in Room 121 at 12:15 p.m. PILF is a law school organization designed to promote interest and support in public interest jobs. If you are not interested in working in the private sector (i.e. a firm) then PILF is for you!!

We will be discussing the upcoming National Association for Public Interest Law conference to be held in Washington, DC Oct. 20-22. This is a great opportunity to meet others working in non-law firm jobs: prosecutor and public defender offices, all other state and federal positions, civil rights offices and legal services organizations. Interviewing organizations and schedules will be posted on NAPIL's web-site at Check their site for up to date information on this great conference.

Our wine and cheese party, which was a great success last year, will also be on the agenda. This function serves as an opportunity for students to meet and speak with professors regarding their wide range of experiences outside of the law school. We are looking to host this event in early October.

Volunteer opportunities are also available within PILF and the local community. We welcome 1Ls and 2Ls seeking to become part of our organization. We had great success last year with our volunteers and the Community Kitchen. We need your help!! Sign-up sheets will be circulated.

PILF is looking forward to a great year! Oh, yes, PIZZA WILL BE SERVED! We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, or cannot attend the meeting and would like further information, please get in touch with Laura Boeckman, 3L, at

The Law/SPEA Student Organization will host its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at Noon in Room 124. We'll be planning for our first speaker and discussing a joint Law Career Services/SPEA Placement & Internship Office resume/interview session. All current joint Law/SPEA students (MSES and MPA) are encouraged to attend. Any Law students who are not currently pursuing a SPEA degree, but might be interested, are also welcome. For additional information, please contact Ken Adams at

Bloomington Mayor John Fernandez will be speaking in the law school Sept. 12 at Noon in Room 124. The Mayor has both a law degree and an MPA from IU. This should be a great chance to hear an alumnus talk about his career path and his experiences selling the degree to employers. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. Pizza will be served.

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS) will meet Thursday, Sept. 7 at 12:20 p.m. in Room 124. Anyone interested in this group is welcome to attend.

The Protective Order Project will be holding training for new volunteers on Saturday, Sept. 9. The Protective Order Project is a student-directed project which is designed to help victims of domestic violence obtain civil protective orders from the court. POP utilizes the skills of law students, the advice and assistance of private (volunteer) attorneys, and the resources of MiddleWay House Shelter for Battered Women, to serve victims of violence in the Bloomington area.

This project, in addition to benefitting the community, is a great experience for law students. This is one of only two programs in which first year law students can get actual hands-on experience. Volunteers will perform intake interviews, draft and file court

papers, and work directly with local attorneys to obtain protective orders.

The time commitment on top of initial training is three one-hour office shifts for the whole semester. Cases are referred to us from various agencies, and the volunteer on call the day of the referral undertakes the case.

On Saturday, Sept. 9, there will be both morning and afternoon sessions, and lunch will be served. Please see our table at the Activity Fair on Wednesday and Thursday for more information, stop by the POP

office (Room 010 across from the ILJ office) during the noon-to-one office hour, or just email Nicole Schuster (


Dean Fred Aman's paper, "Citizens or Customers? Globalization, U.S. Administrative Law and Privatization," was published as part of the proceedings of an international conference held at the law school in Urbino, Italy. The volume is entitled: "Cittadino & Amministrazione Nel Diritto Comparato."

Associate Dean Lauren Robel and Professor Elisabeth Zoller's book, "Les Etats Des Noirs: Federalisme et question raciale aux Etats-Unis," has been published this month by Presses Universitaires de France (2000).


Two students have been hit by cars in the past week in the street and parking lot across from the law school. Drivers who are new to Bloomington are often distracted. Please exercise extreme caution in crossing the street.

This Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 121, there will be a meeting for 3Ls interested in hearing about graduation activities and some planning that will be necessary by a class committee. The committee will be formed from those attending the meeting.

On Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 6-7, student organizations in the law school will staff tables through the Noon hour in the lobby areas of the first floor to discuss their respective organizations with interested students. This is the key opportunity to find out about the nature and goals of many student organizations and to meet officers of these groups in a timely and efficient way.

WORD is spreading that there may be a significant "prize" that will go to the most "intelligent" organizational shopper!

Although it is true that law school and golfing are not always compatible, though quite comparable, they can be book-ends in the experience we call life. The 33rd and one half annual student/alumni/faculty golf outing indeed has been scheduled.

Sponsored by the Alumni Board, with special help from the Business and Law Society, the event this year will be held at EAGLE POINTE on Saturday, Sept. 23 with 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. starting tee times to accommodate the leisurely riser.

Golf experience, skill, and success is required to participate - NOT. This "really" is meant to be a fun event for everyone who wants to have an "outdoor" experience. In fact, those thinking they are "real" golfers may want to go to Crooked Stick that day. A twist for this event is that many prizes will be awarded, but no one will know either what the specific prizes are or for what specific feats until the event is completed. Find an application to participate in your mail slot or badger a member of the Business and Law society.

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.


Remember to call 855-1000 and process your drop/add through the University touchtone telephone system. All students are strongly encouraged to check INSITE to make sure that your course numbers and section numbers are correct. INSITE may vary in the publication of the course time, day or room assignment. Please use the class schedule distributed by the Law School.

Effective Sept. 1, students wishing to process a drop/add must come to the Recorder's Office and obtain a drop/add form and obtain the written signature of the faculty member and Dean Fromm.

Updated transcripts will be available on Tuesday, September 5, after 1:00 p.m.


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 the following address: 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, 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.

Wednesday, Sept. 6, Noon, Law/ SPEA Student Meeting, Room 124.

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 12:15 p.m., PILF Meeting, Room 121.

Wednesday & Thursday, Sept. 6 & 7, Noon, Student Organizations Information, Lobby.

Thursday, Sept. 7, 12:20 p.m., Sports and Entertainment Law Society Meeting, Room 124.

Tuesday, Sept. 12, Noon, Mayor John Fernandez, Room 124.

Saturday, Sept. 23, 10:00 a.m., Student/Faculty/Alumni Golf Outing, Eagle Pointe.

ILA: To be included on the email distribution list, please send your address to Paper copies are available upon request or in the student area of the law school. Information is also posted at The School of Law also appreciates the assistance TIS in the weekly reproduction of the newsletter.

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: 1 September 2000