Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 21 No. 1 August 27, 2001
Table of Contents
- WELCOME FROM THE DEAN
- AND ABOUT THAT STUDENT LOUNGE...
- EVENTS & LECTURES
- NEWS FROM THE FACULTY
- NEWS FROM CAREER SERVICES
- NEWS FROM THE RECORDER'S OFFICE
- NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Welcome back to the Law School for those returning for their second and third years and a warm welcome to the Class of 2004. I know that this will be a productive and exciting year for everyone, and I wish you all the very best when it comes to the achievements and discoveries that await you.
By now, you will have noticed that we have made some major changes in the ground floor of the Law School. The new lockers, mailboxes, and floor should substantially improve our surroundings. The work having to do with the wallpaper, furniture and the like is proceeding and it is our expectation that the lounge will soon be in working order. We ask you for your patience with this the end result is going to be great.
There are a number of exciting speakers and conferences planned for the coming year. I certainly hope that you can all attend some or all of them. The intellectual life of the school is always extremely lively both within and outside the classroom. On Sept. 26, for example, Justice Michael Kirby, a justice on the high court of Australia, will be speaking in our Law School that morning. Later on in the semester, Prof. Pat Baude will be inaugurating a new professorship, the Ralph Fuchs Professor of Law, with a talk on Nov. 2nd in the Moot Court Room. We have two very exciting conferences planned this year, one focusing on constitutional law and in particular the relationship of the Supreme Court to the U.S. Congress. Professors Dawn Johnsen, Charlie Geyh, and Lauren Robel are in the process of putting together a stellar list of participants who will deliver papers on topics of great relevance to us all. Later on in the spring semester, in early April, the Journal of Global Legal Studies will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with a symposium on Democracy and Governance in the Global Era. This too promises to be an agenda-setting conference that will focus on important topics for the future of law and lawyers.
I encourage all of you to participate as much as you can in the intellectual life of the school outside of the classroom. The speakers that come here and the symposia presented create a very rich learning environment for us all. I very much hope that you find this year fulfilling.
All the best.
Although we expected the renovation project on the ground floor to be finished by Aug. 1, it still drags on. In the next few weeks you will see the workers complete the glass wall of the lounge, the student kitchen, the wall covering and painting, the two entry areas downstairs, as well as the cove molding and waxing of the new floor.
Once the bulk of the student lounge is finished, we will be placing temporary tables and chairs in the lounge while we await the permanent furniture. There will be soft chairs and sofas, caf‚ tables and chairs, lamps, and plants. These items will come in throughout September.
We're sorry that it couldn't be finished for your arrival, but we hope you are as excited as we are about the changes so far. We think you will really like the finished results.
We're glad you're here, and have a terrific fall semester.
The Building and Library Committee
LEXCEL: DEMYSTIFYING THE COURTROOM, PART I
First Year Students---The Lexcel Program begins today (Monday) at noon in the Moot Court Room. Professors Boshkoff, Geyh, Gjerdingen, and Shreve will discuss how to get the most out of class time.
Over the summer, Dean Aman completed the second edition of his Treatise on Administrative Law (William Mayton, co-author). It was published by West on Aug. 1. He also completed a new supplment to his Administrative Law Casebook and published "Privatization and the Democracy Problem in Globalization: Making Markets More Accountable Through Administrative Law" in 28 Fordham Urban Law Review, pp. 1477-1506. His essay on "The Limits of Globalization and the Future of Administrative Law: From Government to Governance" appeared in the most recent edition of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, published this summer. Dean Aman also visited alumni in Chicago this summer, hosting receptions on June 19 and 20. In August, he attended the American Bar Association meeting in Chicago.
Over the summer, Professor John Applegate was appointed to the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Long-Term Institutional Management of Department of Energy Legacy Waste Sites: Phase 2. He also gave two presentations to the Academy's Board on Radioactive Waste Management, "Public Involvement in Radioactive Waste Management Decisions at Fernald," and "Preparing for Long-Term Stewardship in the Department of Energy."
Professor Bradley, along with Professors Tanford, Hoffmann and, Bell, attended the Law and Society Conference in Budapest, Hungary this summer. Bradley gave a paper on "The Changing Face of Criminal Procedure."
Professor Brown spent four weeks as a special visiting professor at the Adilet Law School in Almaty, Kazakhstan. During that time he presented lectures on the Introduction to American Criminal Law and Introduction to American Law and Religion.
During the summer, Professor Cate testified on privacy issues before the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, the California Assembly Committee on Banking and Finance, and the Japanese Cabinet Office. He spoke on health privacy at the Cato Institute and Harvard University; identity theft at the Conference of Western Attorneys General and the Experian Fraud Forum; financial privacy at the Federalist Society, Georgetown University, the Investment Company Institute, and the Indiana Bankers Association; constitutional privacy issues at the Brookings Institution; and the political debate over privacy at the American Enterprise Institute, Glasser Legal Works, the Privacy Officers Association, and the Ninth Annual Noble County Cares Conference. His book, Privacy in Perspective, was published by AEI Press, and he was appointed a senior policy advisor at the Institute for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams.
This summer Professor Dau-Schmidt worked on a case book on employment law that he is coauthoring with Robert Rabin, George Schatzki, and Eileen Silverstein.
Professor Charles Geyh, with the assistance of students Phil Davis, Aaron Raff, and Jen Risen, drafted the Report of the ABA Commission on Public Financing of Judicial Campaigns, which was published in July. Over the summer, Professor Geyh was a panelist at the Seventh Circuit Judicial Conference in a program on the future of the federal courts; addressed the Indianapolis Law Club on the ethical implications of lawyer criticism of judges; and published an article titled "Publicly Financed Judicial Elections: An Overview," which appeared in a symposium on judicial selection published by the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review.
Professor Hughes's latest article on electronic payments has been published in a collection of pieces called "The Best of E-commerce Law."
FIRST ANNUAL CAREER SYMPOSIUM
How do you decide what to do with your legal education? How can you choose among the many options available to you: litigation, securities, bankruptcy, labor; big law firms, state agencies, small law firms, federal agencies, medium-sized law firms, not-for-profit organizations, public interest, public defenders, public law--how can you know what is best for your? Attend the First Annual Career Symposium on Sept. 6 from 4 - 8 p.m. and find out.
Instructional OCI Meeting will be on Monday, August 27th, at noon in room 125.
WEEKLY LUNCHTIME CAREER SEMINARS
The Career Services Office will start their weekly Thursday lunch seminars on August 30th. This week's topic will be "How to Leverage Your Summer Experience into Your Next Job." Everyone is welcome, and lunch will be served.
Schedule adjustment will continue through Wednesday, August 29. The schedule adjustment process is not complete until you have processed the change through the University touchtone system. Failure to perform this second function properly and accurately could result in being dropped from the course, receiving an "F" in the course, and a substantial financial penalty. If unsure about your status, check INSITE.
Fall course schedules reflecting drop/adds for 2L and 3L students will be placed in your mailbox on Monday. Students are responsible for reporting any errors on these schedules.
Schedule adjustments after Sept. 1 will be under the fee refund policy of the university this is the week of the declining refund, when a grade of "W" will be recorded for any dropped courses.
OUTREACH FOR LEGAL LITERACY NEEDS YOU!
Outreach for Legal Literacy is recruiting law students (1L, 2L, 3L) for the coming year. You and a partner will teach fifth-graders in the Bloomington schools about the government and the law. We provide lesson plans. You just have to bring your creativity and enthusiasm! The year culminates with a mock trial, often done here at the law school. The time commitment is about 1.5 hours per week for six to seven weeks each semester, plus one mandatory kick-off meeting in September. You will coordinate your teaching schedule with your elementary teacher, but you must be available sometime between 9am and 3pm, at least one day per week. Look for an information meeting soon. If you want to sign up or have any questions, please contact Kaarin Stahl (kamstahl). We need you!
RESEARCH ASSISTANT WANTED
Professor Susan Williams is looking for a research assistant to help with her book on feminist jurisprudence and freedom of speech. A class in one or both subjects is useful, but not required. The job will require approximately 10 hours per week (sometimes less, never more) and she would prefer someone who is willing to work both fall and spring semesters. Please leave a resume and cover letter in her faculty mailbox.
BUXBAUM SEEKS RESEARCH ASSISTANCE
Professor Buxbaum seeks research assistance in connection with a short-term project in the area of international litigation. Please apply in Room 314.
TOUR GUIDE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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 or Pat Clark by phone at 855-4765 or via the following e-mail addresses: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRIAL COMPETITION TEAM
Are you interested in becoming a trial lawyer? The IU Trial Competition Program has a limited number of positions open for 2L students. The program combines curricular and non-curricular training in trial advocacy with intercollegiate trial competitions. Experience in acting, debating, public speaking, undergraduate mock trial competitions, or stand-up comedy is preferred but not essential. If you're interested, see Coach Tanford in room 257 within the next few days. Training camp starts August 30. For more information, contact returning team members Emily Glatfelter, Johnny Pryor, Curtis Moutardier, Ike Nnaemeka, Chris Donovan, Russell Carlberg, Anthony Yorio, Amy Kirkhum, SaKinna Thomas, and Stefoni Bavin.
EVENTS CALENDAR / ROOM SCHEDULING
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AUDIO - VIDEO SERVICES
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Monday, August 27:
LEXCEL: Demystifying the Classroom Part I, noon in the Moot Court Room
Instructional OCI Meeting at noon in room 125.
Thursday, August 30: "How to Leverage Your Summer Experience into Your Next Job" Career Seminar at noon.
Thursday, September 6:First Annual Career Symposium, 4:00 8:00 p.m.
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