Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 20 No. 10 March 19, 2001

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SALDF (Student Animal Legal Defense Fund) presents Mark Kruzan, Indiana Assembly Representative, speaking on "The History of the Passage of Indiana's Animal Cruelty Legislation," Friday, March 30, 2:00 p.m., IU Law School, Room 121. In the summer of 1997, four IU students deliberately trapped, tortured, doused in lighter fluid, and then set fire to five cats (all family pets), as well as small wildlife. This incident brought a serious problem to public attention, and was used to change the law, making Indiana one of 35 states to make animal torture and killing a Class D felony.


Did you know that those who commit serial or mass criminal violence often start with animals as "rehearsal" before moving on to abusing and killing people? Did you know that many abused women delay entering a shelter because they stay behind to protect beloved family pets from threats of torture and death by the abuser?

Please join us for this important talk, ask questions, and become involved.


Dean Alfred Aman taught an intensive course on Administrative Law at the University of Paris over spring break. On Friday, March 16, he participated in a conference at the Center for American Law, University of Paris Law School, entitled "Law and American Culture." His paper was entitled "Law, Markets, and Democracy." It will be published in a forthcoming book that will consist of the various papers presented at this conference.

Professor Fred Cate testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, at its hearing on Privacy in the Commercial World; before the Federal Trade Commission at its workshop on The Information Marketplace: Merging and Exchanging Consumer Data; and before the South Carolina legislature on public record privacy.



Applications are now available in room 024 for the Glenn D. Peters Law School Scholarship Fund. Applicants must be permanent residents of the Northern District of Indiana for the United States District Court. This basically means north of Indianapolis. While financial need can be a factor, greater weight is assigned to academic achievement and involvement in quality extra curricular activities. Application deadline is June 1, 2001.


Dust off that seminar paper or that law journal note or perhaps even a moot court brief! There likely is some writing contest in the country that awaits your submission. Take a look at the bulletin board across the hallway from room 024 for descriptions of many of these contests. However, there is a Web site dedicated to collecting all of these, at: Many of our former law students have won prizes, one for $4,000!!! A little extra work on your part could be profitable.


The summer schedule is online at


ARE YOU FIT?: Unraveling the Mysteries of Character & Fitness

All current 3Ls, rising 3Ls, and any interested rising 2Ls please do not miss this frank and informative discussion. Whether you are taking the Indiana bar or any other state's bar, you will gain valuable knowledge about one of the most elusive aspects of the bar: character and fitness.

Please join BLSA as we host two members from the Indiana Bar who will address the issue of character and fitness from the perspective of the bar examiners, as well as answer your questions. Bring your Brown Bag, beverages will be provided to the first 50 attendees. Monday, March 26, 12:15-1:30 p.m., MOOT COURT ROOM. Bring a classmate. Please address any questions to


The Supreme Court of IUSA is now accepting applications for associate justices. You may find the application in the IMU, room 387 or online at Applications are due by Wed., April 4, at 5:00 p.m., so hurry and apply! All undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. If you have any questions regarding the Supreme Court or the applications, please contact us at



Believe it or not, it is time to begin the planning for the graduation display for the lobby. As we have done in the past, we want to do a collage of pictures, memorabilia, and clippings regarding your three years of law school. We have already gathered a few things, but the real source of such items is all of you. We will return all the items to you following graduation. Here is what we would like to include:

Pictures (students, events, weddings, children) depicting some aspect of your lives while law students.

Memorabilia including law school tee shirts, cups, posters from events that occurred during the three years. Plaques, trophies, or awards won can be included.

Clippings from any newspaper article about you, a fellow third year, or the law school during the three years. These can be local paper clippings or from your hometown. Be sure to include what newspaper the article is from and the date of the article.

Anything that has significance to you, will fit in the display case, and is in reasonably good taste can be included.

Please get these items to us as soon as possible. Each item must have a completed form attached that includes your name and the address where you want it returned. You can pick up these forms at the Reference Desk or in the Library Office. For pictures, include who or what it is, and what year it was taken. All comments or reminiscences must be signed, although we will not necessarily use your name in the display. We reserve the right to omit any item if needed.

Please give items to the librarians in the reference office or to the assistant to the law library director. To insure that we have all the necessary information to return the items, do not just leave them in the office or at the circulation desk.


JOB DESCRIPTION: In order to better assist incoming students with questions regarding the Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, financial aid, housing, and spousal employment searches, the Admissions Office seeks to hire a first- or second-year law student to work as an admissions assistant. The person will primarily serve as a resource and contact for prospective students.

The person should be a self-starter who is empathetic with the transitional and financial aid problems associated with moving to Bloomington and starting law school. The person needs to be articulate, resourceful, creative and a good advocate. Computer and typing skills are essential.

Hours are flexible. The position will be available on a part-time basis ($ 6.00/hr) starting in late March and continuing through the end of August. Approximately 5-10 hours per week will be required from late March until the end of the semester and approximately 15-20 hours will be required during the summer until the beginning of fall classes.

Students interested in this position should submit a resume and letter of application that addresses how your experience and skills meet the requirements needed for the position. Please address all inquiries and correspondence by March 19, to: Patricia Clark, Director of Admissions, School of Law - Room 230, Telephone: 855-4765, E-Mail:


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 e-mail address. Confirmations will be sent by reply e-mail.


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 e-mail.


Wednesday, March 21:

Loan Debt Management Session, Noon, Moot Court Room.

Summer Registration.

Thursday, March 22:

Summer Registration.

Monday, March 26:

Are You Fit? 12:15 p.m., Moot Court Room.

Friday, March 30:

Mark Kruzan presented by SALDF, 2:00 p.m., Room 121.

Sunday, April 1:

Indiana Bar Application mailing deadline.

Monday, April 2:

Fall 2001 Registration for current 2L and International students.

Tuesday, April 3:

Fall 2001 Registration for current 1L students.

June 1:

Peters Scholarship Application Deadline

ILA: Please visit our website at The ILA is published every Friday with news about the coming week.

Submissions: Information and articles for the ILA should be submitted by Thursday at 10 a.m. for inclusion in Friday's edition. Please e-mail all submissions to

Letters to the Editor: Letters should be submitted Wednesday at 5 p.m. for possible inclusion in Friday's issue.