Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 30 No. 9 (March 6, 2006)

Table of Contents


Professor Luis Fuentes-Rohwer will give a talk titled, "The Re-Authorization of the Voting Rights Act," from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, in the Moot Court Room.


ACS Hosts Talk by Fuentes-Rowher

The American Constitution Society (ACS) is hosting a talk by Professor Luis Fuentes-Rohwer titled, "The Re-Authorization of the Voting Rights Act," from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Fuentes-Rohwer will discuss the upcoming renewal of the Voting Rights Act, as well as an overview of its history and significance. Pizza will be provided.

March PDP Meeting

Phi Delta Phi will be having a meeting at 12:15 p.m. in room 124. Current members are asked to attend; those interested in joining are also welcome!

Pledge Campaign Kickoff Party

The Class of 2006 Pledge Campaign Kickoff Party from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Tutto Bene (213 S. Rogers St. ). The Class of 2006 pledge campaign committee cordially invites all graduating 3Ls, 4Ls, and international graduate students to attend the kickoff event of the Class of 2006 pledge campaign. Every year since 1997, graduating classes have come together to present the Law School with a gift or pledge that shows their gratitude for the education they have received, and their investment in the future of the Law School. Please join your classmates, faculty, and alumni for wine, appetizers, champagne, and desserts. Please be a part of the campaign that will ensure that the opportunities to participate in moot court, law journals, and other programs exist for future generations of law students. RSVP by e-mail to or call 855-9700.


Feminist Law Forum Meeting

The Feminist Law Forum will meet from noon to 1 p.m. in room 120. We will discuss upcoming events, programming ideas, and elections. If you have any questions or need more information, contact Catherine Matthews at

PDP Spring Rush Callout

Phi Delta Phi (PDP), the oldest legal fraternity in North America, will hold a spring rush callout from noon to 1 p.m. in room 124. Come find out about the opportunities and benefits to your legal career that PDP can offer.


CACR Speaker Series: Angelos Keromytis

Angelos Keromytis, an assistant professor of computer science at Columbia University, will speak at the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) Speaker Series at noon in the Faculty Conference Room (335). His talk, "An Overlay-based Approach to Network Availability," will focus on the Secure Overlay Services architecture, which provides service to hosts targeted by DDoS attacks by using a combination of overlay networking, distributed firewalling, and simple packet filtering.


PDP Blood Drive

Give blood & win prizes! Phi Delta Phi (PDP) and the American Red Cross will have a blood drive on Wednesday, March 22, at the Law School. The Law School class with the most donors will receive prizes! Don't worry about missing classes the week prior, PDP will set up an electronic sign-up in the lobby, so that specific times can be reserved. For more information on blood donation, check


Interested in Seeing How the IU Judicial System Works?

The Student Body Supreme Court is currently accepting applications for new Associate Justices. The IU Supreme Court seeks highly motivated individuals who are interested in defending student rights and representing student interests on University committees. You can pick up an application in the IUSA office (room 387 in the Student Activities Tower of the IMU), or online at Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 24, in the IUSA office or via e-mail at For more information, please contact the Student Body Supreme Court External Affairs Chair, Meghan Dwyer, at

Congratulations to the ATLA Trial Competition Team

Eight students competed in the ATLA trial competition in Indianapolis Feb. 24 to 26. We fielded two teams that finished 3rd and 5th in the Midwest region, placing us second out of all the law schools who participated. Congratulations are in order for Todd Gilbert, Anthony Battaglia, LaTonia Lee, Ryan Vann, Ryan Burns, Michelle Gough, Guy Haskell, and Shaun Raad. The distinguished advocate award goes to Raad, who had to step up from an alternate to a starting position five days before the competition and smoked the opposing team in the opening round, leading his team to a 3-0 record in the qualifying rounds.

Governor Seeks Student to Serve on Commission

Governor Mitch Daniels seeks a student to serve a two-year term as a full voting member of the Commission for Higher Education. The term will begin on July 1, 2006, and terminate on June 30, 2008. This student should be able to spend one weekend per month traveling to meeting locations to serve on this commission. Compensation is $50 per meeting and gas and hotel expenditure reimbursements. The student must be enrolled in an Indiana public university until May 2008 and use Indiana in their permanent address. Applications for this position are due by April 26. Interested students should contact Becca Polcz at for additional information and an application.

Attention Graduating Students

Believe it or not, it is time to begin the planning for the graduation display for the lobby. As we have done in the past, we want to do a collage of pictures, memorabilia and clippings regarding your three years of law school. We have already gathered a few things, but the real source of such items is all of you. We will return all the items to you following Memorial Day. Here is what we would like to include: pictures (students, events, weddings, children)depicting some aspect of your lives while law students; memorabilia including law school T-shirts, cups, posters from events that occurred during the three years; plaques, trophies or awards won can be included; clippings from any newspaper article about you, a fellow third year, or the law school during the three years. These can be local paper clippings or from your hometown. Be sure to include what newspaper the article is from and the date of the article. Anything that has significance to you, will fit in the display case, and is in reasonably good taste can be included. Please get these items to us as soon as possible. Each item must have a completed form attached that includes your name and the address where you want it returned. You can pick up these forms at the Reference Desk or in the Library Office. For pictures, the full name of each person in the picture, the event or where the picture was taken and what year it was taken. All comments or reminiscences must be signed, although we will not necessarily use your name in the display. We reserve the right to omit any item if needed. Give items to the librarians in the Reference Office or to the assistant to the Law Library director. To ensure that we have all the necessary information to return the items, do not just leave them in the office or at the Circulation Desk.

Student Academic Appointee Position Available

The Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) seeks a Public Relations Director for the 2006-07 academic year. This job is a 20-hour-per-week commitment. Compensation includes a full tuition remission and a $12,000 stipend for the year. To apply, please submit the following by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 20: curriculum vitae or resum‚; one current letter of recommendation from a source who can speak to your skills and leadership potential, as well as names and contact information of two other references; a letter of application; a brief essay discussing the importance of graduate governance at IU Bloomington and specifically how the GPSO addresses the needs of the graduate and professional student population. Application materials may be submitted electronically to For more information about the GPSO, visit For any questions about the position, please email

Cash and Recognition Opportunities

Have you ever stopped to look at the bulletin boards outside of the offices of Student Affairs and the Recorder? If so, you know that there are loads of opportunities to submit your written handiwork and, in return, make yourself eligible for extra cash and resume-enhancing awards! On the board now are contests with substantial top prizes like: $3,000 in the American Judges Association's competition; $2,000 in the International Association of Defense Counsel's contest; and, $1,000 for the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana's contest exclusively for Indiana law students. Contact Susan Kerns, director of Student Services, at if you have any questions.

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.


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 Thursday at noon for inclusion in Monday's edition. If you have questions about an item appearing in the ILA, please contact Debbie O'Leary (e-mail at, or phone 855-2426). To view past issues, visit