Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 20 No. 2 January 19, 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 in the Moot Court Room. Ms. Selby, whose primary area of practice is health law, served as a Justice on the Indiana Supreme Court from 1995 through 1999.

The next Business and Law Society meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the Crazy Horse. Beth Cate, former in house counsel at Eli Lilly and current Associate University Counsel and Special Assistant for Policy and Procedures here at Indiana University will be speaking along with Professor Hannah Buxbaum. They will compare and contrast their experiences as attorney's in a private corporation, in a big firm and in a public university.

This is an excellent opportunity to hear, first hand, what it is like to practice in three different legal sectors. E-mail with any questions.

The Women's Law Caucus Auction will be Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Axis Nightclub. Come bid on your favorite professors' packages, so that you can spend even more time with them. The auction is free and the proceeds made benefit Bloomington's Middleway House for battered women. Donations in the form of toiletries and art supplies will be accepted at the door of the auction.

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.


Professor Craig Bradley recently published and article in the Syracuse Journal of International law entitled "N.O.W. v. Scheidler, Round Two." This refers to a civil RICO case brought by NOW against anti-abortion demonstrators. The Supreme Court previously held that RICO could apply to such a case, and sent it back for trial. NOW won at trial and the case is awaiting decision in the 7th Cir. Professor Bradley argues that, notwithstanding his lack of sympathy for the defendants' cause, the plaintiffs have failed to show a "pattern of racketeering activity" under RICO and that, on the facts of this case, where neither acts nor threats of violence have been shown, the verdict violates the First Amendment.

Professor Kevin Brown's comment entitled "Equal Protection Challenges to the Use of Racial Classifications to Promote Integrated Public Elementary and Secondary Student Enrollments" was published in 34 AKRON LAW REVIEW 37 (2000).

Professor Fred Cate gave the keynote address about consumer privacy issues to state legislators from around the country at a meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council in Charlotte, NC, and he debated Federal Trade Commission Chairman Robert Pitofsky at a meeting of the board of directors of the National Retail Federation in New York City.


Courses for this coming summer are:

Torts (Gjerdingen)

Criminal Law (Baude)

Comparative Constitutional Law (Zoller)

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.

Over the noon hour this coming Wednesday and Thursday, many of our student organizations will staff tables in the lobby in order to talk with other students about their organizations. You are invited to visit with all those organizations in which you might have some interest.

On Thursday, Jan. 25, at 3:15 p.m., there will be a meeting in Room 121 conducted by SPEA at which the SPEA sponsored summer globalization program will be explained again. A few spaces remain for law students. This is the program that runs for three weeks through the end of May into the first part of June. The location of the program is Paris, Brussels, and then Berlin. Up to 4 credits, that can apply to your law degree, may be earned.

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.

It's that time again! If you are planning to be a student for the 2001-2002 academic year, you need to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, 2001 to apply for federal financial aid. If you have your federal Personal Identification Number or PIN you may file a Renewal FAFSA at "Renewal" means your information from filing last year will be presented to you on-line to update, rather than filing from scratch. If you do not have your federal PIN, which serves as your electronic signature, you may file a 2001-2002 FAFSA either on-line (you'll print a signature page to return) or by using a paper form. To have your data sent to IU- Bloomington, please use School Code #001809.

NEW THIS YEAR: You will receive an e-mail confirmation from the FAFSA

Processor once you file the FAFSA on-line. Filing on-line at is still the fastest and least error-prone way to file. If you have already tried to file on-line, but have been frustrated by poor response time, a report recently stated that the FAFSA Processor has doubled capacity as of Jan. 5, 2001, so it should work better now. You do need to have your federal tax information from 2000 available to

complete the FAFSA, but you do not have to have filed your taxes yet.

The March 1 date is especially important if you want to apply for a Perkins Loan. There is limited funding so only those who apply by March 1 are considered. In addition, you must have borrowed on the Perkins loan previously to be awarded.

If you intend to go to summer school in 2001, your FAFSA from the current year (2000-2001) will be used to determine your eligibility for student loans. You must be enrolled in at least 4 hrs in an individual summer session to qualify for loans, generally speaking. The exception to that is for B710 for which you must be enrolled in 2 hrs each summer session in order to get aid (no more and no less). The only other form required for summer is the Summer Financial Aid Application which will be available for completion on the web through your financial aid account on INSITE once you register for summer classes.

Remember, you can make an appointment to see Melanie Turner ( or call 855-7746) on Mondays or Thursdays by signing up in Dean Fromm's office in Room 024 or by contacting Dale Calabrese (kcalabre). Please contact her if you have any questions or concerns.


Patent Law Interview Program applications are now available in the Career Services office.


Law students interested in working on the production of labor law knowledge. Great pay and benefits. Please apply to Ken Dau-Schmidt, President, Labor Law I, Inc.

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 4: No Easy Walk (1962-66)

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. 24, Myra Selby, Noon, Moot Court Room.

Wednesday, Jan. 24, BLS Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Crazy Horse.

Thursday, Jan. 25, SPEA Summer Globalization Meeting, 3:15 p.m., Room 121.

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 8, Eyes on the Prize, 7:30 p.m., Student Building Room 150.

Thursday, Feb. 15, Eyes on the Prize, 7:30 p.m., Student Building Room 150.

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

Thursday, Mar. 1, FAFSA Renewal and Perkins Loan Applications Due.

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

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Updated: 19 January 2001