Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 30 No. 13 (April 10, 2006)

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Indiana Supreme Court Justice Theodore R. Boehm will speak about state constitutional law at noon on Monday, April 10, in the Moot Court Room.

The Faculty Teaching Awards will be held at noon on Wednesday, April 12, in the Moot Court Room. There will also be a special unveiling of a portrait of retiring Professor Bill Hicks.


Justice Boehm to Discuss State Constitutional Law

The American Constitution Society welcomes Indiana Supreme Court Justice Theodore R. Boehm, who will discuss state constitutional law at noon in the Moot Court Room. In recent decades, some state courts have interpreted their constitutions to provide rights and liberties with greater protection than the federal courts have found under the U.S. Constitution. Our system of federalism sets federal constitutional protections as a minimum, but allows states to go beyond, and in entirely different directions. As new appointments continue to move federal courts to the ideological right, will state constitutions provide meaningful alternative sources of progressivism and protection for individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, and basic human dignity? Please join us for this discussion!


HLS Elections

The Health Law Society (HLS) will have its final meeting of the year at noon, room TBA, to elect officers for next year. Anyone who is interested in running for a position, but cannot attend the meeting, should contact Libby Lewis (

Faculty Teaching Awards

The Law School will honor some of its top faculty during the annual Wallace and Public Interest Law Foundation Faculty Teaching Awards ceremony at noon in the Moot Court Room. There will also be a special unveiling of a portrait of Professor Bill Hicks, who is retiring after 37 years of teaching at the Law School.

Passover Seder

The Jewish Law Student Association invites all students and faculty to join us for a Passover Seder at 6:30 p.m. in the Faculty Conference Room (335). A Kosher for Passover dinner will be served. Contributions and donations to help with the cost of food are welcome. Please RSVP by Monday, April 10, at 5 p.m. to Jen Nagourney (


CACR Speaker Series: Ari Juels

The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) speaker, Ari Juels, will talk at noon in the Faculty Conference Room (335). Juels, who is a principal research scientist at RSA Laboratories and was named in 2004 by Technology Review magazine as one of the top 100 young technology innovators in the world, will discuss "RFID: The Problems of Cloning and Counterfeiting." The impending sweep of RFID over many industries has stoked privacy concerns among consumers, technologists, and policymakers. Faculty, staff, and students are invited.

Songkran Festival

The Law School's annual Thai New Year or "Songkran" party will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge. The event is organized by the Thai graduate students and all are invited. Come at 4:30 p.m. to see a demonstration of Thai Kick Boxing and traditional Thai dance, followed by a Thai food buffet. The event concludes with the traditional Songkran water fight on the Law School patio. Bring your squirt guns and water balloons!


On March 24, Professor Craig Bradley presented a paper at the University of Mississippi Law School Fourth Amendment symposium, which was sponsored by the National Judicial College, entitled "The Reasonable Policeman: Police Intent in Criminal Procedure." Among the distinguished attendees was Professor Emeritus Tom Schornhorst.


SBA Elections

SBA elections will be held on Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can vote on up to three representatives. Please bring your ID when you vote. Running for 2L representative are Katie Jackson, Kate Ahlgren, and Rachel Donahou. Running for 3L representative are Charles Persons, Lauren Buford, Shanida Sharp, and Marielle Vincent.

Admissions Assistant Needed

The Admissions Office seeks to hire a first- or second-year law student to work as an admissions assistant. This person will help guide members of the Class of 2009 through the process of moving to Bloomington, settling in, and preparing to begin class in either July or August. Duties will primarily involve calling and e-mailing students to answer questions and provide encouragement. Other tasks will include assisting with the production of summer newsletters, participating in on-line chats, and attending certain Summer Start Program activities. The person should be a self-starter who is articulate, creative, and a good advocate. He/she will also need to be empathetic and resourceful in order to assist incoming students with the varied hurdles they may encounter while preparing to begin law school. Hours are flexible. The position will be available on a part-time basis ($10/hr) starting after exams and continuing through the end of August. Approximately 15-20 hours will be required during the summer until the beginning of fall classes. Interested students should submit a resume and letter of application that addresses how your experience and skills meet the requirements needed for the position. Please address all inquiries and correspondence to: Patricia Clark, director of admissions, room 230, 855-4765, The deadline to apply is Friday, April 21.

Minority Prelaw Advisor Needed

In response to the needs of minority undergraduates on the campus of Indiana University, the Law School and the Health Professions and Prelaw Information Center agreed on a cooperative relationship in which a prelaw advisor, sensitive to the needs of minority students, would work under the joint supervision of the assistant dean for admissions at the Law School and the director of the Health Professions and Prelaw Information Center. The primary responsibilities of the Minority Prelaw Advisor are to establish an outreach program that makes direct contact with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Black Greek Council, the Minority Achievers Program, the Groups Program, and various minority students who are prelaw majors through contact letters, telephone calls, and personal presentations at meetings; to advise prelaw students (primarily minority) concerning the LSAT, personal statements and the general application process to law school; provide reports concerning the effectiveness of outreach efforts and make recommendations for expanding and/or improving these efforts; work with the Admissions Office to coordinate the Minority Law Day, Minority Opportunity Day, and pre-professional night for minority students; and to serve as staff advisor for the Minority Prelaw Society (MPLS). The advisor will be responsible for maintaining contact with the organization via the President and sign for all approved organization events. The position will start in August 2006. The salary will be $8/hr working a projected 15-20 hours per week and may also include a fee reduction package. Please submit a cover letter and resume by Friday, April 21, to Patricia Clark, director of admissions.

ELS Selling Water Bottles

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) will be selling "Green Nalgene" bottles at lunchtime on Monday, April 10, and Tuesday, April 11, in the lobby. The bottles cost $3 and can be used to get drinks at refill price at McDonalds, Dagwoods, The Den, and the residence halls. The bottles are emblazoned with the phrase "I give a sh*t."

Interested in Education Law?

School law professors at the School of Education are looking for a few law students to assist with their undergraduate school law courses. Law students would assist with lesson plans, grading, and some teaching. Topics addressed in the course include: church/state relations, student speech rights, special education law, teacher privacy rights, tort law, and teacher contracts. Classes meet during the first summer session on Tuesdays (late afternoon) and Thursdays (late afternoon and evening). The time commitment will be approximately five hours per week, and students can receive 1 credit. If you are interested, please e-mail Professor Martha McCarthy at

PILF's Work-A-Day

The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) summer scholarships for students who have public interest jobs don't fund themselves. If you're interested in donating a day's worth of your summer salary to help out, stop by the table in the lobby through Friday, April 14.

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.

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.

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.

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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