Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 21 No. 9 October 22, 2001

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Professor Patrick Baude will inaugurate the Ralph F. Fuchs Professorship of Law and Public Service with a lecture on Nov. 2 at 3:00 p.m. in the Law School's Moot Court Room.

The lecture, on "Federalism and the Idea of Law Practice," will examine the fact that law is the only large business regulated almost entirely at the state level. In light of political economy and the history of the distinctly American idea that the practice of law is a unitary profession with one license and one set of ethical standards, he suggests that practitioners are about to face important changes. The application of NAFTA and the Americans with Disabilities Act to lawyers are two illustrations of these changes, but the largest change may be in the practitioner's way of thinking about the ethics of law practice.

Baude, the first holder of the Fuchs Professorship, has an A.B. and a J.D. from the University of Kansas, and an LL.M. from Harvard. He has been a member of the law faculty since 1968, and has won both university-wide and Law School teaching awards.


The Indiana Conflict Resolution Institute's Brown Bag Series presents: "Reflections on Conflict Resolution Education" by Professor Jim Schellenberg. Professor Schellenberg is the coordinator of graduate programs in conflict resolution at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. He primarily teaches courses in social conflict and social psychology, and he is the author of two books, Conflict Resolution: Theory, Research and Practice and The Science of Conflict.

The talk will take place on Tuesday, October 23 from noon until one in SPEA room 204 (behind 201). Beverages and snacks will be provided.



Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for our Tailgate Party with Alumni in conjunction with the 25th annual Alumni & Reunion Weekend. The tailgate will be held Saturday, November 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Law School Lobby prior to the IU vs. Northwestern football game. Kick-off for the football game is at 1:00 p.m. Tailgate food, beer, wine, and soft drinks will be provided.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet and network with our alumni. Assistant Deans Rachel Kearney and Angela Lieurance along with the Alumni & Development Office and Career Services Staff will be on hand to help us connect you with our alumni. Our alumni would enjoy meeting you to offer their advice and mentoring.

Please respond with your acceptance or regrets by Monday, October 29 to Chris Zonkel in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Room 300. You may either e-mail your response to or stop by the Alumni & Development office in Room 300.



Registration for the spring semester will take place the week of October 29. 3L students and international students will complete registration materials in the Recorder's Office on Monday, October 29 and 2L students will register on Tuesday, October 30. First year students will not be required to process any registration with the law school or with the University, it will be automatically done by our office. Course sections for the first years with faculty assignments will be placed in your mailbox during the week of October 29. All students need to check INSITE to update any personal information regarding address or telephone numbers. This process will replace the old admission tickets that we used in prior registrations.



In Professor Orenstein's absence, the SLA is coordinating this year's trick or treating at the law school. Children of students, faculty and staff are invited to show off their costumes Halloween afternoon (Wednesday, October 31st) from 3:00-4:30. We need people with candy! If you would like to have the children stop by your office for a treat, please e-mail Dean Fromm so we can put a list together. Studentgroups are invited to participate as well!


If you haven't seen the flyers yet, then you don't know that it is time to buy your Halloween Party Ticket! The Student Law Association invites everyone except disembodied souls to the Holiday Inn on Friday, November 2nd (1710 N. Kinser Pike, just off the 45/46 Bypass) for some devilish dancing, and monstrous merriment. Tickets are just $10 for all the fun one goblin can handle. We have an awesome DJ this year. You really don't want to miss this one! Get your ticket from the stand in the hallway during lunch, or from one of the SLA Representatives. Here are their names for those who are challenged by civic awareness: Chris Cosby, Johnny Pryor, Jim Sarbinoff, Atto Commey, Jen Hess, Matt Silverman, Carina de la Torre, Chris Gibbs, and last but not least, Megan Stifel. Buy tickets early, buy tickets often, but most importantly...BUY TICKETS.


The IU School of Law/ Red Cross Blood Drive is October 31. This year, because the event is being held on Hallowe'en,a Vampire Raffle is being held. In order to enter to win one of dozens of prizes, including a $300 Seiko watch from GoldCasters, or a pair of 14 kt. gold earrings from Victor Settle, or $5 and $10 gift certificates for local shops and restaurants, you only have to donate a pint of blood. The law school organization whose membership donates the most pints (per capita) will have a special happy hour hosted for them by Nick's English Hut. Faculty and staff can donate as well, and can designate an organization to help the competition along.

Look for posters listing the prizes and sponsors. Later, there will be sign up sheets for scheduling donation times for your convenience.

In these troubled times, let's all do what we can to help others in need. Giving blood means giving life.


The yearly presentation of the BLSA GONG SHOW will take place on November 9 from 6p.m.-9p.m. The Gong Show is a variety show during which IU Law Students and others display their talents in an attempt to win one of the three cash prizes. But, to just let the students present their talents alone would not be enough, so added to the entertainment is a large Gong which the judges strike at their own whim or at the direction of the crowd! Come out and support your fellow classmates. Ticket sales will begin on October 29th. Acts are still needed! If you would like to perform during the show, please send an email to Joey Tellez( Join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the IU BLSA Gong Show!!!



On Tuesday, Oct. 30, there will be a career workshop on interviewing skills, for both LLM and MCL students searching for jobs in the US and abroad, and for students interested in interviewing at the New York Job Fair. The workshop will be at noon in room 020. Refreshments will be served.



To schedule classrooms in the law building, send e-mail 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.


Oct. 23: Conflict Resolution Brown Bag Talk, SPEA 204, noon

Oct. 30: International Students' Career Workshop: Interviewing Skills, room 020, noon

Oct. 31: Red Cross/Law School Blood Drive

Nov. 2: Lecture, "Federalism and the Idea of Law Practice," Professor Baude, Moot Court Room, 3:00 p.m.

SLA Halloween Party, Holiday Inn

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