Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 30 No. 2 (January 17, 2006)

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The Women's Law Caucus is meeting at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Check the bulletin board outside the library for meeting location.


Workshop for ILs

A LexisNexis workshop for 1Ls will be held from noon to p.m. in room 123.

WLC Meeting

The Women's Law Caucus (WLC) will meet at 12:15 p.m. The location will be posted on the bulletin board outside the library Tuesday morning. Members and non-members alike are welcome to attend our first meeting of the semester to talk about plans for the Feb. 10 auction benefitting MiddleWay House and the Protective Order Project.


EASE Orientation Workshop

An EASE orientation workshop for all students will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in room 123.


EASE Orientation Workshop

An EASE orientation workshop for all students will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in room 123.


Professor Rob Fischman spoke on two panels at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting on Jan. 5. For the environmental law section, he spoke on "Federalism and the Environment: A Revolution Through Devolution?" For the natural resources law section, he spoke on "The New Generation of Natural Resources Law Casebooks."

Professor Roger Dworkin had two articles published recently: "Anything New under the Sun? Trying to Design a New Legal Institution to Deal with Biomedical Advance," 155 Weltinnenrecht 165 (2005); and "An Idea Whose Time Should Never Have Come," 2005 Ann. Rev. of Law and Ethics/Jahrbuch fur Recht und Ethik 437.


Fuchs Lecture: Victor Streib

On Jan. 30, Victor Streib, JD'70, will present the Fuchs Lecture at noon in the Moot Court Room. Streib is the Ellen and Ernest Fisher Professor of Law at Ohio Northern, and an influential voice in discussion over capital punishment for juveniles. His lecture is titled, "Representing Kids Who Kill."

Show Me the Money!!!

The Women's Law Caucus (WLC) invites students, faculty, staff, and administrators to the Annual Auction, which will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10 at the Walnut Street Tap (formerly known as Axis). Free admission. Free beer. Auction packages must be paid for with cash or check. More information regarding auction packages and event details to follow.


Results of the 2006 Law School Trial Tournament

Thirty-nine students returned to the Law School four days before classes started to participate in the Law School trial tournament. The winning teams were: First place: Marques Brooks and Claire Munger; Second place: Lauren Buford and Camille Johnson; Third place: Angela Field, Kevin Kiernan, Mickey Weber and Kat Worsham. Eight other students earned distinguished individual performance awards: Melinda Nusbaum, opening statement; Lisa Gamble, direct examination; Ernest DuBose, Emily Tamlyn and Shaun Raad, cross-examination; Stewart Johnston and Guy Haskell, closing argument; and Jim Davis, rebuttal argument.

Law Library Offers Training for Research Assistants

While these sessions will refresh the research skills that might have become rusty since your first-year Legal Research & Writing course, they will also cover more advanced research skills and subject-specific resources that were not covered in that class. Our goal is to make it easier for each R.A. to find the information that his or her faculty member needs. R.A.'s can sign themselves up for a session, or faculty members can do it for them. If you have any questions or would like to sign up, please contact Liz Goldberg by e-mail ( or phone (855-1886). She would appreciate at least a few days' advance notice. Also, please specify any particular resources or subject areas that you would like covered in the training session.

BLSA Hosts Barrister's Ball

The Black Law Student's Association (BLSA) will host the 18th Annual Barrister's Ball at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 17, in the Indiana Memorial Union, Alumni Hall. The event is a formal dinner and dance that celebrates the excellence of the Law School. Aside from being a time to honor the Law School and alumni, the Barrister's Ball is also a formal (black tie optional) dance. Join students, friends, faculty, administrators, and alumni for this amazing event, and dance the night away. Tickets will be available for purchase early next semester.

Get Involved with the Pro Bono Project

Would you like to network with attorneys? Do you need more real-world legal experience in order to find a job or to decide what area of law to pursue? Is there a specialty area of law that you would like to pursue, but do not know how? The Pro Bono Project is pleased to announce that students can accomplish all of the above while earning one B710 credit. By becoming involved with the Pro Bono Project, students can work with local attorneys and/or pro se litigants on a variety of cases in a variety of specialty areas. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Diane Walker, District 10 Pro Bono Project coordinator, 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.


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