Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 22 No. 1 (January 14, 2002)

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On Feb. 1 and 2, the Law School will be hosting a major conference on Congress and the Supreme Court. With an exceptional roster of participants, including prominent practitioners and academics, many of whom have held important political posts, this conference promises to be an exciting and timely exploration of our most important legal institutions.

The conference, Congressional Power in the Shadow of the Rehnquist Court: Strategies for the Future, will examine the implications of the Supreme Court's history, in the last decade, of striking down, by the narrowest of margins, congressional enactments in the name of federalism, judicial supremacy, and constitutional limits on legislative power. Among these enactments are protections from age and disability discrimination for state employees, a civil remedy for victims of sexual assault, and criminal penalties for gun possession near schools. Conference participants will be looking at the impact of the court's decisions on principles of federalism and separation of powers, as well as on civil rights, civil liberties, the environment, and other affected interests.

The conference will begin on Friday, Feb. 1, at 1:00 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Friday's session will end at 5:45 p.m., and there will be a reception to follow. On Saturday, Feb. 2, the conference will be held in the Moot Court Room from 8:30 a.m. until noon. For a complete list of the participants, please visit the conference Web site at


Professor Crosson appeared in the Supreme Court at the oral argument of City of Los Angeles v. Alameda Books, on Dec. 4.


Want to learn how to highlight your previous work experience in your job search? Worried about juggling family and work? Wondering if there are any special job seach challenges if you are a non-traditional/older law student? Come to a presentation by Dean Rachel Kearney, Office of Career Services, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at noon (room TBA). All law students are welcome. Hosted by the Older & Wiser Law Students (OWLS). Questions? Contact Kaarin Stahl (



Professor Conrad is seeking a research assistant for the spring 2002 semester. Chiefly required are basic research skills for research to be conducted mainly in the IU Main Library. Anyone interested should slip under Professor Conrad's office door (Room 264) a resume and a short note.


Wanted: Van driver. The law school will be hosting a conference on Congressional Power (see news, above) on Feb. 1 and 2, and will need a driver to shuttle participants to and from the Law School, the Grant Street Inn, the Union, and possibly the airport. In addition to being paid, the driver will be invited to attend the conference and have dinner with the participants, who include some of the finest constitutional law scholars in the country. The IU motor pool insists that the driver have some experience driving a van or small truck. If interested, stop by or email Professor Geyh (


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.


Jan. 22: OWLS/Career Services presentation, noon, room TBA

Feb. 1-2: Congressional Power conference

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