Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 28 No. 2 (January 17, 2005)

Table of Contents



"Responding to Hate": Campus Forum to Feature Professor Bell

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, the Law School is hosting a forum, "Responding to Hate," at 7 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. The goal of the forum is to provide various views on how students and members of the community can respond to hate groups on campus. Professor Jeannine Bell, author of Policing Hatred: Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, and Hate Crime, will be a panelist. Professor Aviva Orenstein will moderate the panels, which will offer both theoretical and practical discussions. The forum is sponsored by, among others, the Bloomington Human Rights Commission, Bloomington United, the Mayor's Safe and Civil City Program, Indiana University GLBT Student Support Services, and the Law School.


SLA Happy Hour: Welcome Back!

The Student Law Association (SLA) will host a "Welcome Back Happy Hour" on Friday, Jan. 21. Free drinks and food will be available on a first come, first served basis. The SLA will be accepting monetary contributions for tsunami relief. Check the SLA door this week for the time and location.


ELS Meeting Next Tuesday

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) will hold its first meeting of the semester at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 25. See next week's ILA for the location. We will be discussing spring semester events, including a career panel discussion, adopt-a-trail, class scheduling, recycling, the NAELS Conference, and Earth Day. Lunch will be provided. The ELRG meeting will immediately follow the ELS meeting.

Women's Law Caucus Meeting Next Tuesday

The Women's Law Caucus will meet at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 25, to prepare for the auction scheduled for Feb. 4. Current plans and last-minute preparations will be discussed. Join us, and find out how you can help. See next week's ILA for the room number.

OWLS and Career Services to Present Job-search and Interview Tips Next Wednesday

Older & Wiser Law Students (OWLS) is sponsoring a Career Services presentation on job- searching and interviewing at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 26, in room 214. Dean Michael Keller will talk about how to highlight previous work experience and how to (or whether to) talk about children and significant others during an interview. This presentation is open to all students. Pizza will be served.

Professor Aman to Give Lecture on The Democracy Deficit Next Thursday

Professor Fred Aman will talk about his recently published book, The Democracy Deficit: Taming Globalization through Law Reform, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27, at the College Arts & Humanities Institute on 1211 East Atwater Avenue. Refreshments will be served following Aman's presentation. In The Democracy Deficit, Aman argues that the essence of democracy in the 21st century depends on the ability of citizens to affect the policies that globalization would now seem to dictate. Law, particularly domestic administrative law, has a crucial role to play in this endeavor. Aman, the Roscoe C. O'Byrne Professor of Law and the director of the IU Institute for Advanced Study, has held a Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Trento, Italy, and visiting professorships and fellowships in England, France, and Italy. He is the author of four books and numerous articles on administrative, regulatory, and deregulatory law, and the global economy. For more information about this event, please call 856-1169.

SLA Goods Drive Next Saturday

New winter coat? New coffee maker? Not enough room for your old stuff? The Student Law Association (SLA) is holding a goods drive on Saturday, Jan. 29. The SLA will donate your gently used items to Goodwill and the Salvation Army. SLA representatives will be happy to pick up your items for you. Please e-mail 3L Rachael Clark at if you have items to donate.

Women's Law Caucus Auction: Feb. 4

How high will you go? Last year, the Law School community helped to raise more than $8,000 through the Woman's Law Caucus Auction to benefit local victims of domestic violence. This year, proceeds from the Feb. 4 event will again benefit the Middle Way House of Bloomington and the Law School's Protective Order Project. For the first time, a portion of the proceeds will also fund a scholarship for a law student who will work on furthering the mission of the Women's Law Caucus. Watch the ILA for more information as this fun and worthwhile event approaches. Mark your calendars!

Global Journal Conference: Feb 11 and 12

The Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies will host its 13th annual conference on Friday, Feb. 11, and Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Law School. More details will be coming soon.

Parents and Partners Day: Feb. 12

The Law School will host Parents and Partners Day all day on Saturday, Feb. 12. The purpose of the program is to provide a special opportunity for families to get together in the context of a day at the Law School. The schedule is forthcoming. In the meantime, for more information, contact Dean Fromm.

Barrister's Ball: Feb. 25

The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) will be hosting this year's Barrister's Ball on Friday, Feb. 25 (after the Moot Court finals), at the Bloomington Convention Center. More information will be coming soon.


Professor William Henderson and UCLA law professor Richard Sander recently participated in an online debate on Yale Law School's Legal Affairs Web site. In the debate, Henderson responds to Sander's recent article about the impact of affirmative action on black American law students. Henderson uses many of the insights from his article, The LSAT, Law School Exams, and Meritocracy: The Surprising and Undertheorized Role of Test-Taking Speed, which Sander says is "... the most thoughtful critique of the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) to appear in many years." To view the debate, visit


Student Ambassador Volunteers Needed

The Admissions Office is seeking student volunteers to participate in the Student Ambassador Program. As a Student Ambassador, you will give prospective applicants and visitors tours of the school, take them to classes, and answer general questions about the school, program, and community. If you are interested in participating, stop by the Admissions Office in room 230. If you have questions, please contact Dani Weatherford, Jean Ruhlen, or Pat Clark by phone at 855-4765 or via e-mail at

Phi Delta Phi Selling School of Law Thank-you Notes

Phi Delta Phi will be selling thank-you notes with "Indiana University School of Law" printed on them. These note cards are perfect for post-interview thank-you letters and for all professional correspondence. Each note card is $1.00. Cards can be purchased in bundles of five. Tables will be set up in the lobby during the lunch hour.

Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law Seeking Student Notes

The Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law is seeking student notes that address the intersection of sex, gender, and crime. Students who participate will be considered for publication within our upcoming Symposium Issue, titled "Sex, Gender and Crime: The Politics of the State as Protector and Punisher." For more information, visit the journal's Web site at If you have questions regarding submissions, please contact Elise Sweeney by phone at (202) 662-9460 or via e-mail at

Scheduling Events

All e-mail about reserving classrooms must be sent to BL-LAW-EVENTS. Mail must be sent to the correct address, bl-law-events (for Outlook users) or (for non-Outlook users). Please include the date and time of event, the length of time room will be needed, the classroom requested, and the number of people attending the event. Requests should be sent at least one week before the event and should include the name of the person requesting, the organization planning the event, and an e-mail address. Confirmations will be sent by reply e- mail. Thank you!

Audio-Video Services

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.


The Indiana Law Annotated (ILA) is published every Monday while school is in session with news about the coming week. Information and articles for the ILA should be submitted to by Friday at 3 p.m. for inclusion in Monday's edition.

If you have questions about an item appearing in the ILA, please contact Lesa Petersen (e-mail:; phone: 856-4044). To view past issues, visit