Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 21 No. 10 October 29, 2001

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Indiana is famously funny about time: While the rest of the country is springing forward or falling back, Hoosiers just hunker down and dig in their heels, except for those few maverick counties at the extreme ends of the state. But for some time now, Law School time has been even funnier, with every classroom in a different time zone, and tremors of some minor resulting civil unrest. As a result, your Law School administration has decided to institute a reform. During fall break, the Law School's clocks have been made to reflect one single, official, legal time which, in case you were wondering, happens to correspond with U.S. Navy Time. You can see it for yourself at

Please, if you notice any renegade clocks, do not take matters into your own hands! Report the irregularity to Library Director Colleen Pauwels ( .



On Nov. 2, Professor Baude will give the inaugural lecture to celebrate his appointment to the Ralph F. Fuchs Professorship of Law and Public Service. The lecture, on "Federalism and the Idea of Law Practice," will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the Moot Court Room.


Professor Cate participated in a forum on "Security v. Liberty: Is There a Choice?," hosted by The New Republic at the National Press Club in Washington, along with former CIA director James Woolsey and New Republic legal editor Jeffrey Rosen. He gave the keynote addresses at Experian's Vision 2001 conference in San Antonio ("Why Should We Care About Fraud Anyway?"), and at an American Corporate Counsel Association conference in Cincinnati ("Privacy in the Information Age"), where he also moderated a roundtable of Fortune 500 company chief privacy officers. He spoke on "Internet Privacy" at the Women in Law conference, and on "Information Privacy" at an Indiana Legislature Services Agency CLE program, both in Indianapolis.



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, Oct. 31st) from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. 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. Student groups are invited to participate as well!


The IU School of Law/Red Cross Blood Drive is on 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, 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.


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 yearly presentation of the BLSA GONG SHOW will take place on Nov. 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.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 e-mail to Joey Tellez ( Join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the IU BLSA Gong Show!



Interviewing Skills Workshop: 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 30, noon, room 020



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 on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Law School Lobby before 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, Oct. 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.


The following course, offered by the department of telecommunications (not the Law School), may be of interest to some law students:

T635 Comparative Telecommunications Policy (Pre-requisite: T504 or consent of instructor.)

This course will compare telecommunications policy and policymaking in the U.S. with the policies and policy systems of other nations. We will cover policy issues related to new technologies such as the Internet and broadband. Some of the regions or countries that will be examined include the US, some Latin American and Asian countries as well as regions like Eastern and Western Europe, among others. Students will research several countries and identify how the issues discussed in class are being handled by the regulatory entities in those countries. Students will write a major research paper and will seek a conference or journal to which they can submit their work. For more information, contact Dr. Millie Rivera Sanchez at or call her at 855-7720.


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. 30: Career Workshop for international students, room 020, noon

Oct. 31: Law School/Red Cross blood drive

Nov. 2: Fuchs Inaugural Lecture, Professor Baude, Moot Court Room, 3:00 p.m.

SLA Halloween Party, Holiday Inn

Nov. 3: Alumni/Student Tailgate Party, Law School Lobby, 11:00 a.m.

Nov. 9: BLSA Gong Show

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