Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 20 No. 1 January 12, 2001

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Myra Selby, a partner with the law firm Ice Miller, will speak on BLSA's behalf on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Noon. Ms. Selby, whose primary area of practice is health law, served as a Justice on the Indiana Supreme Court from 1995 through 1999.

On Jan. 30 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Rock Bottom in downtown Indianapolis the Indianapolis Bar Association and LEXIS will be sponsoring a Reception for Law Students to meet area lawyers and discuss the local practice of law. This will be a social event and will give your students access to many practicing attorneys in the Indianapolis area. This is a great networking event.


Dean Alfred Aman published an essay in a book entitled, "Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Information." This book was published by Oxford University Press to honor Sir David Williams, who was the George P. Smith Visiting Professor of Law at our school last spring semester. Dean Aman also published an essay in the Toledo Law Review as part of a symposium involving over thirty law school deans writing about leadership and legal education.

Dean Aman attended the American Association of Law Schools annual meeting in San Francisco, Jan 5-8. He met with law school alumni in San Francisco on Jan. 7, Sacramento on Jan. 8, Los Angeles on Jan. 9, and Phoenix on Jan. 10-11. At the end of the week, Dean Aman participated on a panel consisting of lawyers and judges discussing legal education for a group of University of Chicago undergraduates considering careers in law.

Professor Charles Geyh, on Dec. 8, presented a paper in Chicago at a summit meeting of state legislators, supreme court justices and their staffs, on the subject of state judicial selection. On Dec. 13, he met in Kiev with members of the Ukranian Supreme Court, Parliament and Ministry of Justice concerning legislative proposals to reform Ukraine's judicial system.

Professor Fred Cate organized and moderated a one-day "Privacy Roundtable" for theAmerican Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC; gave a paper on "Information Privacy: Can the United States Learn Anything From Europe?" at Brooklyn Law School; spoke to the Experian Consumer Advisory Council in Washington; and conducted a half-day CLE program for the Indiana Lawyer on "Privacy, Computers, the Internet and Related Technology." His review of "Liberating Cyberspace" appears in the current issue of Jurimetrics.


On Monday, Jan. 15, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, there will be no classes held in the Law School.

The beginning of the semester meeting for presidents of our student organizations will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 12:15 in Room 125. If a president of an organization cannot make this meeting, please send a designee.

Courses for this coming summer have been set, as follows:

Torts (Gjerdingen)

Criminal Law (Baude)

Conflict of Laws (Shreve)

Trial Process (Bethel)

Federal Income Tax (Johnson)

Env'l Issues in Business (Spalding)

Negotiations (Fromm)

Legal Professions (TBA)

Community Legal Clinic (Singleton)

Child Advocacy Clinic (Orenstein)

The exact dates and times for these courses will be announced by Feb. 1.

Dr. Earl A. Snyder, an alumnus of Indiana University School of Law and Cambridge University, has generously provided support for a student (current 2L or 3L) from Indiana University to work at the Research Centre for International Law of Cambridge University during the fall of 2001 (September through November). A current 2L, if selected, would need to take a leave of absence for the fall semester.

Mr. Snyder will provide air fare, housing, meal allowance, and a small stipend. The Centre contemplates that the Snyder Scholar will be in residence for about three months and will either participate in an ongoing project of the Centre or be assigned a project of his or her own. Because the Centre expects the Snyder Scholar to work on an international law project, APPLICANTS MUST HAVE HAD INTERNATIONAL LAW OR EQUIVALENT COURSES. The Snyder Scholar should also be committed to further study of or practice in international law. Demonstrating a commitment can be done by listing courses taken in the international law area, research in international law topics, employment in the international arena, knowledge of languages, career goals, extracurricular activities and so on.

Applicants should provide (1) a resume; and (2) a statement of commitment to international law and personal research agenda. Return your completed applications to Dale Calabrese in Room 024 by Monday, Feb. 26, 2001. The preliminary selection committee will be comprised of faculty. The final selection will be made by Mr. Lauterpacht, Cambridge University professor and one of the premier lawyers on the international front, in late March or early April. See Dean Fromm with questions.


Students who failed to use the touchtone telephone system to process their drop/adds for the spring semester, need to obtain new drop/add forms. These forms need to be processed at the Registrar's Office, Franklin Hall, Room 100, no later than Friday, Jan. 19, 4:00 p.m.


Please keep checking daily in CSO for new employers. The first drop date is Jan. 29 and we are adding employers each day.

Students seeking employment of any type should be sure and check the Career Services web site. New jobs are posted daily.

Bring your lunch and join us on Thursdays in the Career Services office at noon for information, advice, guidance and support. We'll be discussing various topics such as: resume and cover letter preparation; interviewing skills and job search techniques. The next session is:

Jan. 18: But I don't know what I want to do! - How to find a job when you don't know where you want to work, what you want to do, or even what color your hair will be next week.


POP PIZZA PARTY (Yes, that's the PPP of the POP)
The Protective Order Project invites all volunteers and all interested in volunteering to come to the Volunteer Appreciation Pizza Party! Come catch up with your fellow volunteers while you're still imbibed with the peaceful quintessence of Winter Break. Find out who has moved from the innocence of the Inexperienced Volunteer level to being a seasoned

Experienced Volunteer in just one semester. Do they have stories for you! Congratulate several Experienced Volunteers who are now undertaking the challenge of working as Certified Legal Interns. They need your support!

Please joint us on Wednesday Jan. 17, at Noon (Room to be announced). Sign-up sheets for office hours will be at the door. Information will be available on the Project itself and on the Certified Legal Intern process.

The Women's Law Caucus Auction is Jan. 26 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Axis Nightclub on Walnut. There is no admission and 50 pitchers of free beer go to the first to arrive. We encourage everyone, students and faculty, to attend and come early to partake in the free festivities!

The Law and Drama Society will be holding auditions Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7:00 p.m., for their upcoming performance of The Court Marshall of the Caine Mutiny, to be performed April 30th and 31st. No acting experience is needed. Time commitments will vary according to need.

The Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, International, founded in 1900 is one of three leading professional law fraternities in the world. It has well over 100 chapters and 500,00 members, many of whom are distinguished members of society. IU law had a strong chapter until a few years ago. The chapter still does exist, just barely however. There are a few members left that are 2nd and 3rd years. We are looking for active members to take over the head positions of the law fraternity. This does come with many benefits...job searching to get right down to it! If interested please email Monish Patel (rbpatel).


The Admissions Office is seeking student volunteers to participate in the Tour Guide Program. As a Tour Guide, volunteers give prospective applicants and visitors a tour of the school, take them to class and answer general questions about the school, program and community. If you are interested in participating, please stop by the Admissions Office, Room 230 to pick up a schedule. If you have questions, please contact Tim Martin (timartin) or Pat Clark (psclark) or by phone at 855-4765.

As part of the course, Racism and the Law (A481) and in conjunction with the Department of Afro American Studies and the Black Law Students Association, the film "Eyes on the Prize, America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965" by Henry Hampton, will be shown in installments during the Spring semester. Invited lecturers will be asked to introduce the film and, time permitting, students will have an opportunity to discuss some of the issues brought up in the film. The showings are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

All showings will be at 7:30 p.m. in Room 150 of the Student Building:

Thursday, Feb. 1: Episode 1: Awakenings (1954-63)

Wednesday, Feb. 8: Episode 2: Fighting Back (1957-63)

Thursday, Feb. 15: Episode 3: Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-61)

Thursday, Mar. 1: Episode 3: Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-61)

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.


Wednesday, Jan. 17, POP Pizza Party, Noon.

Thursday, Jan. 18, But I don't know what to do!, Noon, Career Services.

Thursday, Jan. 18, Audition for "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial," 7:00 p.m., Moot Court Room.

Wednesday, Jan. 24, Myra Selby, Noon.

Friday, Jan. 26, Women's Law Caucus Auction, 5:00 p.m., Axis Nightclub.

Tuesday, Jan. 30, LEXIS Reception for Law Students, 5:00 p.m., Rock Bottom in Indianapolis.

Thursday, Feb. 1, Eyes on the Prize, 7:30 p.m., Student Building Room 150.

Monday, Feb. 26, Snyder Scholar Applications Due, Room 024.

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Updated: 12 January 2001