Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 30 No. 5 (February 6, 2006)

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Alessandro Acquisti, assistant professor of information technology and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University, will give a lecture titled, "Information Revelation and Privacy in Online Social Networks," at noon on Thursday, Feb. 9, in the Faculty Conference Room (335).

The Women's Law Caucus will hold its Annual Auction from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at the Walnut Street Tap (formerly known as Axis). Free admission for faculty, staff, students, and administrators.


Winter Call-out Meeting

Indiana's Sports and Entertainment Law Society will have its winter call-out meeting at noon in room 120. Come see why this club is the talk of the Law School and be a part of the awesomeness.

WLC Auction Meeting

The Women's Law Caucus (WLC) will meet at noon in room 122 to iron out final details for Friday's auction. Lunch will be served.

Phi Delta Phi Meeting

Phi Delta Phi (PDP) International Legal Fraternity will hold its first meeting of the semester at 12:15 p.m. in room 124. All current members and students interested in joining are invited to attend. Those unable to attend can pick up information at the PDP table in the lobby on Monday, Feb. 6; Wednesday, Feb. 8; and Feb. 13 through 15. Indiana Law thank-you cards will also be sold at those times.


CACR Speaker Series: Alessandro Acquisti

The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) is sponsoring a one-hour lecture by Alessandro Acquisti, assistant professor of information technology and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University, at noon in the Faculty Conference Room (335). The lecture, "Information Revelation and Privacy in Online Social Networks," focuses on patterns of information revelation in social networking sites such as "The Facebook," and their privacy implications. Students, staff, and faculty are invited.

Law and Drama Society Auditions

The Law and Drama Society is holding auditions for the spring play which will tentatively take place on March 31 and April 1. Auditions will be held at noon in room 125. Everyone is welcome to audition. The audition will consist of readings from the script.


Law and Drama Society Auditions

The Law and Drama Society is holding auditions for the spring play which will tentatively take place on March 31 and April 1. Auditions will be held at noon in room 125. Everyone is welcome to audition. The audition will consist of readings from the script.

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. at the Walnut Street Tap (formerly known as Axis). Free admission. Auction packages must be paid for with cash or check. The WLC is also collecting cell phones that are no longer in use to donate to the MiddleWay house, which will activate them as lifelines for victims of domestic violence. Stop by the table in the lobby this week to drop off your phone (or bring it to the auction) and get details about auction packages.

GPSO's Valentine's Dance

The Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) is hosting a Valentine's dance from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at the University Club in the Indiana Memorial Union. Free dance lessons will be offered from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be free food, a cash bar, gifts, and a great atmosphere. Whether you bring a date, a friend, or come alone, you will have a wonderful time!


Women in the Law Lectures

The Women's Law Caucus along with the Feminist Law Forum will host the first in a series of lectures about Women in the Law on Monday, Feb. 13. Marisa Ford, an attorney with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Kentucky, will speak at noon in room 122. Lunch will be served. Everyone is welcome.

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. on Friday, Feb. 17, in the Indiana Memorial Union, Alumni Hall. The event is a formal dinner and dance that celebrates the excellence of the Indiana 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. Tickets, which are on sale in the lobby at lunchtime, are $35 each, or $30 each for purchase of two or more. Join students, friends, faculty, administrators, and alumni for this amazing event, and dance the night away. Purchase your tickets early, because there are a limited number of seats to the Barristers Ball this year. Tickets bought after Feb. 13 may be sold at higher prices.

PILF's Singing for Summer Salaries

The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will present its annual Singing for Summer Salaries karaoke event at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Moot Court Room. Bid on your favorite (or least favorite) faculty member, and force them to sing karaoke in front of the entire school. With a Mardi Gras theme, door prizes, an exciting MC, and vocal performances by one of our beloved faculty members, it is sure to be a good time. We will be tabling the week before and look forward to your support. Remember, the money raised during this event will go directly to summer scholarships for students who work for the public interest, and the Law School has pledged to match our funds! Last year we raised almost $5,000. Please help this year be an even bigger success.

LRAP Dodgeball Tournament

Dodge. Dip. Duck. Dive. That's right, it's Dodgeball! The first annual Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) Dodgeball Tournament kicks off at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 3, in the SRSC, room MS2. Grab three friends, and enter your team in a round robin benefitting LRAP. Tabling for sign-up will begin on Monday, Feb. 20. Dodging balls helps future Law School grads from dodging collection agencies. For information, e-mail Sara at


Welling Invited to Present at Yale Conference

Judith V. Welling, 3L, has been invited to present her scholarly paper, "Sudan: Seeking The Benefits Of Globalization,"at the Yale University International Law Young Scholar's Conference on March 4 in New Haven, Conn. The keynote speaker for the conference will be William H. Taft IV, former U.S. permanent representative to NATO, general counsel to the Department of Defense, and legal advisor to the U.S. Department of State. The Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies will publish Welling's award-winning note in Volume 13, Issue 2.

Commercial Law Nominations

Dean Lauren Robel has nominated two students for major commercial law honors. Brian A. Bobb, 3L, was nominated to be the Seventh Circuit's selectee for the American College of Bankruptcy's Distinguished Bankruptcy Law Students Program. The selectee will attend the College's annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in March. Bobb, senior managing editor of the Indiana Law Journal, will begin a clerkship with the Honorable Thomas Holman, United States Bankruptcy Court, in Sacramento, Calif., in the fall. If chosen, Bobb would be the first selectee from IU-Bloomington. Dean Robel also nominated a paper, "The Power of Law Firm Brands and the Weakness of Law Firm Branding Campaigns," by 3L Anna T. Meyer for the American Bar Association's Mendes Hershman Contest. Sponsored by the Business Law Section, the Mendes Hershman Contest honors a paper written on a business law topic of general and current interest. In addition to a monetary prize, the ABA sponsors the winner's trip to the ABA Annual Meeting to collect the prize.

SBA Valentine Candy Grams

The Student Bar Association (SBA), formerly the Student Law Association, is selling Valentine's Day Candy Grams. Send your valentine, friend, classmate, or favorite professor sweet treats and cards for Valentine's Day. Stop by and order a Candy Gram at noon this week in the lobby. Check your mailbox on Valentine's Day to see if you got a Candy Gram, and pick it up during the day on Feb. 14 at the SBA Office.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for events during the Middle Eastern Arts Festival. Duties, including set up, clean up, and greeting, will be assigned during the festival. Some volunteers may be asked to introduce speakers at the International Center on Feb. 7, 8, and 9. There will also be a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at the IU Art Museum. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Naomi Spector at

Community Mediation Training Planned

The Community Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM) will be offering a 32-hour community mediation training between Feb. 21 and March 4. Training sessions will be conducted on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturdays over the two-week period. The lead trainer will be Tina Nabatchi, an IU-SPEA instructor and doctoral student, as well as a CJAM board member, mediator, and facilitator. Participants will learn about the mediation process, the mediator's role, and restorative justice. Communication and conflict resolution skills will be taught through dynamic activities and role-plays. The training is open to the public. Registration forms can be obtained by contacting or calling Amy Dowell at 336-8677. They are also available online at The cost of the training is $200 if you register by Feb. 15; late registration will cost $250. Payment is due at the time of registration or on the first day of training. Please send a deposit of $10 with your registration form if you decide to pay at the event. Scholarships and fee reductions are available.

BAR/BRI Offers Reminders for Taking the Bar Exam

As the bar exam quickly approaches, here are some very important reminders. You should receive an invoice from BAR/BRI (via mail and e-mail) by the end of the month. If you do not, please stop by the table in the Law School lobby. Make sure your read through the invoice and accompanying info carefully as there are a lot of important details you should know about. Please note: If you are taking the bar exam in any other state, your invoice will be mailed shortly. If you do nothing else, start thinking about payment immediately. BAR/BRI offers a variety of opportunities to help students with their balance. If you wait too long before applying for scholarship funds or financial assistance, the funds may not be available. If you have not yet taken the MPRE, the filing deadline to sign up for the test at is Tuesday, Jan. 31. The late filing deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 16. You can sign up for the BAR/BRI class to prepare for the MPRE by completing the form at the BAR/BRI table or downloading it from The MPRE exam is on Saturday, March 11. The next exam is Friday, Aug. 4. If you have accepted a job with a law firm that will pay for your bar review tuition, you must notify BAR/BRI to bill the firm by April 15. If you haven't done so, please do so ASAP. If you haven't enrolled in BAR/BRI, don't delay! Stop by our table in the lobby between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. You may also enroll online at Remember, any funds paid toward another full-service bar review will be fully deducted from your balance. For more information, contact Lucas White ( or Geoff Smith (, your head student BAR/BRI representatives at IU Bloomington. For a comprehensive description of BAR/BRI, visit

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.

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. As part of 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 the 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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