Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 20 No. 3 January 26, 2001

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A mere month into 2001, the Law School will be shaking off the dust of the 20th century as it inaugurates its wireless Internet connection on Feb. 1. The new technology will allow more flexibility to computer users and make it possible to connect to the Internet from classrooms at a reasonable cost. The wireless technology requires users to be within range of a transmitter that communicates via radio signals with a card inserted into a laptop computer. Thirty cards will be available for checkout at the circulation desk in the library. The Law School has installed four transmitters: Two are in the library; one, in room 122, covers the classrooms on the first floor; and another covers classrooms on the second floor. According to Randy Sparks, systems coordinator for the school, it is likely that the next generation of laptops will be sold with wireless receptors built in, eliminating the need for separate cards. For now, the new wireless technology will supplement, not replace, the older "wired" technology. If it is successful, the current points of connection including more than 330 data ports in the library may be replaced by more or more powerful transmitters, getting rid of thickets of cables and reducing the need for expensive equipment to support the wired connections. The move to wireless stems from a proposal last year to provide Internet connections in every classroom. Using the older technology, the project would have proved impracticable. According to Sparks, wiring each desk was bound to be either expensive or ugly, depending on whether the cables would be hidden behind walls and under floors or left exposed on the surface. Support for the wireless project comes from University Information and Technology Services, which is paying for two of the four transmitters. The Law School is one of seven sites in the first phase of UITS's wireless deployment initiative and will be the second to "go active." There will be an informational meeting on how to use the new wireless technology at noon on Monday, Feb. 5 in the Moot Court Room.


The Public Interest Internship Program works with students to find interesting and challenging summer internships in the public interest and the public sector. The program is open to all students, but first-year students are particularly invited to participate. Whether you went to Dean Robel's meeting last fall or not, if you thinking about your summer plans, please plan on attending this informational meeting at noon, Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the Moot Court Room. Deans Fromm, Kearney, and Robel will go over exactly what is involved in participating in the program; participation for credit and how to obtain a faculty sponsor (new process this year); what's available in Indiana and Illinois, how to get to an internship in any part of the country where you would like to go this summer; and financial aid issues.

On Tuesday, Jan. 30, the International Law Society will host Professor David Fidler, who will speak on "International Legal Dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict." The talk will be at 12:10 p.m. in Room 120. Soda will be provided. We hope to see you there!

On Tuesday, Jan. 30, 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 Hannah Buxbaum's article on international antitrust litigation was published in the Yale Journal of International Law.


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.

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 hours 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 hours 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.


Thursday, Feb. 1 Informational session is "Making and Using Contacts in Your Job Search." Noon in the Career Services office.

Reminder: Registration for the Patent Law Interview Program is Friday, Feb. 23!

Drop Deadline: 1/26/2001

Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett will see 1L on 2/1/2000

Top 20%, Law Journal/Moot Court preferred

Drop: resume, transcript & writing sample

Drop Deadline: 1/29/2001

Court of Appeals of Indiana Judge Mathias will see 2L and 3L on 2/22/2001

Top 20%; demonstrated creativity & excellent research and writing; Law Journal &/or Moot Court is preferred

Drop: resume, transcript, writing samples & references

Drop Deadline: 1/29/2001

U.S. Army will see 1L and 3L on 2/8/2001

Drop: resume and transcript

Drop Deadline: 2/1/2001

Indiana Supreme Court Justice Frank Sullivan will see 2Ls on 2/9/2001

Top 20% preferred

Drop: resume (transcript & writing sample at interview)

Drop Deadline: 2/2/2001

National Labor Relations Board

will see 2L and 3L on 2/12/2001

Top 40% is preferred

Drop: resume and transcript

Drop Deadline: 2/2/2001

U.S. Air Force will see 2L and 3L on 2/9/2001

Top 50% and moot court preferred


Washington, DC

Drop: resume

Drop Deadline: 2/9/2001

Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey will see 1L on 2/16/2001

Top 30% required; Law journal/moot court preferred

Drop: resume, undergrad transcript & writing sample

Drop Deadline: 2/9/2001

Court of Appeals of Indiana will see 2L on 2/27/2001

Top 15% required; strong interest in legal writing and research

Drop: cover letter, resume, writing sample & transcript

Drop Deadline: 2/13/2001

Lemon, Armey, Hearn & Leininger will see 3Ls on 2/22/2001

Drop: resume, transcript, writing sample & references


There will be an OWLS meeting on Monday, Jan. 29, at noon, room TBA. This will be a very short meeting to discuss the events to be held this semester. If you are not an OWLS member and would like more information, please feel free to stop by! If you need more information, please contact Kaarin Stahl (kamstahl).

PILF will hold a general meeting for all members onTuesday, Jan. 30, at noon in Room 120. Everyone is encouraged to attend to discuss this semester's "singing for summer salaries" event and other issues.

Are you looking for a chance to apply your vast legal knowledge? How about teaching the law to fifth-graders through the Outreach for Legal Literacy Program? The time commitment is about 1.5 hours per week for six consecutive weeks. Subjects covered include contracts, torts, constitutional law, and trial process. The semester culminates in a mock trial with the students acting out all of the roles. If you want more information, please join us for an informational meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at noon. Check the bulletin board by the library for the room number. If you have any questions, please contact Kaarin Stahl (kamstahl).

The American Bar Association Law Student Division (ABA/LSD) will have a recruitment and information meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at noon (room TBA). Membership dues are $20 per year and include two magazine subscriptions, "ABA Journal" and "Student Lawyer," as well as access to health insurance and discounts on hotels, car rentals, and BarBri. Join us to hear about national opportunities for scholarships, writing contests, and national, regional, and local leadership positions. We will also discuss the role of the ABA/LSD here at the law school, including volunteering this spring with Habitat for Humanity and upcoming social events. If you have any questions, please contact Kaarin Stahl (kamstahl).


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.


Monday, Jan. 29: OWLS Meeting, Noon.

Tuesday, Jan. 30: PILF Meeting, Noon, Room 120.

Tuesday, Jan. 30: "International Legal Dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," 12:10 p.m., Room 120.

Tuesday, Jan. 30: Outreach for Legal Literacy, Noon.

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

Wednesday, Jan. 31: Public Interest Internship Program, Noon, Moot Court Room.

Wednesday, Jan. 31: ABA/LSD Meeting, Noon.

Thursday, Feb. 1: CSO Informational Meeting, Noon, Room 020.

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.

Friday, Feb. 23: Patent Law Interview Program registration due.

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.

*Editor's Note
You may not have known that Tun Myint, PhD student in law and SPEA, was speaking on Thursday at Borders about his experiences as a human rights activist in his native Burma. The event was very well-attended nonetheless, with audience members spilling out of the classical music section of the store and staking out spots on the floor when the chairs filled up. Latecomers standing at the back were far enough away from Tun Myint and the other speakers that it was difficult, at times, to hear them over periodic announcements from the intercom. But Tun Myint and fellow speakers Jeff Wasserstrom (from IU's history department) and Elliot Sperling (from Central Eurasian studies) had no difficulty holding the attention of their audience. If you'd like to know what was so interesting, take a look at the article about Tun Myint in this week's issue of the Bloomington Independent. And if you or your organization are going to be doing something interesting, don't forget to drop a line at

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Updated: 26 January 2001