Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 30 No. 10 (March 6, 2006)

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Professor Christiana Fountoulakis of the University of Basel in Switzerland will speak about the unification of European private law at noon on Monday, March 20, in the Moot Court Room.

Former Congressman Bob Barr will speak in the Moot Court Room at noon on Tuesday, March 21. He will discuss the role of privacy as a core value of freedom.


Swiss Lecturer to Talk on Unification of European Private Law

The European Union Center of Excellence at Indiana University is sponsoring a lecture by Professor Christiana Fountoulakis, the Max Geldner Assistant Professor of International Private and Comparative Law at the University of Basel in Switzerland from noon to 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Her talk is titled "Snakes and Ladders on the Path Towards Unification of European Private Law and Comparison to Unification in the United States." Fountoulakis is a lecturer in Legal English at the Centre of Linguistics of the University of Basel. In addition to teaching, she coaches student teams at the University of Basel for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and serves as a judge at various moots worldwide.


Former Congressman Bob Barr to Speak at Law School

The Federalist Society will be hosting a speech by Bob Barr at noon in the Moot Court Room. He will be speaking on the role of privacy as a core value of freedom. Barr represented the 7th District of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003. He has also worked on privacy issues with numerous organizations ranging from the American Conservative Union to the National Rifle Association to the American Civil Liberties Union. A question and answer session will follow the speech. All are welcome to attend.


PDP Blood Drive

Give blood and 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! For more information on blood donation, check


Judicial Clerkship Reception

A faculty/student judicial clerkship reception for 2Ls interested in doing judicial clerkships is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge.


Judicial Clerkship Application Workshop

A judicial clerkship application workshop for students interested in doing judicial clerkships is from noon to 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room.

GPSO Bowling Night

Graduate and professional students and their families and friends are invited to join the Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) from 9 p.m. to midnight at Classic Bowling Lanes (1421 N. Willis Dr.) for a special price of bowling for only $1.95 per game, free shoes, and refreshments.


Professor Kevin Brown heads to India, where he will lecture at the National School of India University in Bangalore. In addition to speaking, he'll meet with Dalit leaders, members of the Untouchables, in New Delhi, Varnasi, and Bombay. Brown collaborated with Professor Japhet of the National School of India University to plan the trip. Japhet visits IU-Bloomington this month as part of a conference sponsored by African American and African Diaspora Studies and will speak at Indiana Law on Thursday, March 30. Check next week's ILA for more information on his lecture.

Congratulations to Professor Laura Daghe, who was recently promoted to the rank of senior lecturer. She currently teaches Legal Research and Writing in the first-year program and has developed several innovative ways to relate to students including a game to help students remember correct citations.


Housing Information

The Housing Board on the ground floor across from the SLA Bookstore will be maintained by the Admissions Office. All information currently posted there will be removed. If you wish to post a housing notice, please provide the information to the Admissions Office, room 230, or e-mail the details to Dani Weatherford, The information will be put on the housing information list sent out from the office, posted on our Web site for admitted students and posted on the board for you. Information will be available from area landlords who have units available for the fall, students who are looking for roommates to share housing, and apartments that are available for summer sublet.

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

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. Students 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.


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