Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 31 No. 5 (September 25, 2006)

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Georgetown University Professor Richard Lazarus presents "The Making of Environmental Law," a special public lecture at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, in the Moot Court Room. Following the lecture at 4:30 p.m., there will be an open house for the center in the Lewis Building, across the street from the Law School.


Special Lecture by Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

A lecture titled "The Uyghurs and the Crisis of Uyghur Culture: A Personal Narrative" will be given by Rabiye Kadeer from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Wylie Hall, room 005. Kadeer, a nominee for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, was imprisoned for more than five years in China on charges of providing state secrets to foreigners. Following her release, she went into exile where she works to further human rights for the Uyghurs who live largely in the Xinjiang region (formerly known as East Turkistan) of the People's Republic of China. She is also one of the most prominent advocates for women's rights in China. Using her own resources, Kadeer founded, and then directed, a large trading company in Northwestern China that provided training and employment for Uyghurs. She also founded the "Thousand Mothers' Movement" as a vehicle for the empowerment of Uyghur women in Xinjiang. Prior to her arrest in 1999, while en route to a meeting with a visiting U.S. congressman, Kadeer was a member of the top advisory body to China's parliament. She is the winner of the 2004 Rafto Prize, and the current director of both the Uyghur American Association and the Uyghur Human Rights Project. For more information, visit


Moot Court Participants: Putting Your Best Foot Forward

You'd be surprised how many things can distract a judge from listening to your well-composed arguments. Come out and learn some of the tools of the trade when it comes to non-verbal advocacy at noon in room 125. Professor Hannah Buxbaum will give a "Putting Your Best Foot Forward" lecture that is sure to benefit all moot court participants. See you there!

Real Life Stories from Leading Health Administrators & Lawyers

The Health Law Society presents a pizza lunch discussion at noon in room 122 with Matt Gutwein, JD'88, president and CEO of the Health and Hospital Corporation of Indianapolis, and Jessica Barth, JD'00, corporate counsel for Wishard Hospital. This is the perfect chance to get the true story of how to make it big in the health law and administrative professions.


ISBA Panel

All Students, particularly 1Ls and students who plan to practice in Indiana, are cordially invited for pizza at a noontime panel discussion by several distinguished alumni about the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) and the opportunities that it offers both law students and practicing attorneys for both public service and networking with attorneys and judges from throughout the state. The panel discussion will be held in room 122. Come chat with Tom Pyrz, JD'80, executive director of the ISBA, as well as Marisol Sanchez, JD'02, of Bose, McKinney & Evans (Indianapolis); Clay Miller, JD'93, of Baker & Daniels (Indianapolis); and Holly Harvey, JD'97, of Bunger & Robertson (Bloomington).


Transgendered Rights: A Discussion with Miss Gay Bloomington

The Lambda Law Society hosts this engaging discussion at noon in room 122 with Brittany Taylor, Miss Gay Bloomington 2005. Brittany is a transgendered American, and will talk about the state of the transgendered rights movement, as well as the current protections and discriminations towards transgendered people found in American law. Love transgendered people but want something to eat? We will have food and drinks! Come listen, have a slice of pizza, and discuss this developing body of law.

1L Academic Enhancement Session

A 1L Academic Enhancement Session will be held at 12:15 p.m. in room 120. Laura Ginn and Matthew Melick will facilitate. These sessions will help you get the most out of your classes by providing strategies for becoming efficient information processors.

WLC Faculty Wine and Cheese Reception

The Women's Law Caucus (WLC) is hosting its annual Faculty Wine and Cheese Reception from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The reception will take place outside the Faculty Lounge. This is a great opportunity to wind down your day and chat with faculty. Admission is free for WLC members and etiquette dinner participants. Otherwise, admission is $2.

Annual Etiquette Dinner

Please join the Women's Law Caucus and Career Services Office for their annual Etiquette Dinner which will start promptly at 6 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge. Dinner will be provided by Indiana Memorial Union. Tickets are $22. Purchase your tickets during tabling from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday or at the Career Services Office. During dinner, students will be taught crucial dinner etiquette by Audrey Beckley, etiquette expert and IU alum.


Georgetown Professor Lazarus to Give Environmental Law Lecture

There will be a special public lecture by Georgetown University Professor Richard Lazarus at 3:30 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. His lecture, "The Making of Environmental Law," will be in celebration of the grand opening of the new Conservation Law Center. Following the lecture at 4:30 p.m., there will be an open house for the center in the Lewis Building, which is located across the street from the Law School.


PDP Tailgate Party

Phi Delta Phi (PDP) will be hosting a tailgate party at 9 a.m. The game starts at noon. We'll provide food and drinks. Members and non-members are welcome! Come celebrate the Big Ten opener and hang out, grill out, and play or watch some football! Look for a red jeep parked in the grass lot at 14th and Fess. Call Rachel Clark at 345-3725 if you need help finding it.


Comparative Criminal Procedure Conference Oct. 6

Expert scholars who authored Criminal Procedure: A Worldwide Study (Carolina Academic Press, 1999; second edition, 2007) come together Oct. 6 to discuss "lessons for emerging democracies." Professor Craig M. Bradley, will lead participants from around the world in examining global criminal procedure systems. The conference begins at 9 a.m. in the Moot Court Room. All interested are welcome to attend.

Fourth Annual JD/LLM Socctoberfest

Are you ready for some f£tbol? The Fourth Annual JD/LLM Socctoberfest will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, at Karst Farm Park (Fields 1 and 2) on the west side of Bloomington. It is a co-ed event that welcomes all ability levels. There will be a cookout following the games in the area adjacent to the soccer fields. Participants, fellow students, and family are all welcome to attend. Those interested in playing or organizing the event should contact Professor Bill Henderson at and indicate a skill level: a) I would have gone pro if not for my knee injury; b) I'm not exactly Pele, but I know my way around the field; c) I have a modicum of athletic ability but no special skill at soccer; d) I enjoy kicking things. The website ( will be updated soon with additional information on the event.


On Monday, Sept. 18, Professor Leandra Lederman presented a paper in the faculty colloquium at Seton Hall Law School in Newark, N.J. The paper argues that the U.S. Tax Court should be treated more like other federal courts.


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Professor Lederman Seeks Research Assistant

Professor Leandra Lederman is seeking research assistance. The projects for which she needs assistance generally will involve federal courts and/or tax policy issues. An interest in federal courts and strong research skills are essential, and coursework or other experience in the areas of federal courts or federal jurisdiction, administrative law, and/or federal taxation would be helpful. Interested students should send a resume and cover letter to Professor Lederman by e-mail at, and can contact her by e-mail with any questions about the position.

Professor Buxbaum Seeks Research Assistant

Professor Hannah Buxbaum is looking for a research assistant to work on two projects in the area of class actions. (The first is a relatively general report aimed at a foreign audience, and the second addresses the jurisdictional issues that arise in securities class actions against foreign issuers). Strong research and writing skills are essential; course work in the area of conflicts and/or securities regulation would be helpful but is not required. If interested, please submit a resume and transcript to Professor Buxbaum. She can be contacted with any questions at

SBA Wants Your Books!

2L and 3Ls please donate your books and supplements to the SBA bookstore. Include your name, graduation year, and price. Keep in mind that some books have come out with newer editions.

Scheduling Events

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Audio-Video Services

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A 1L Academic Enhancement Session will be held at 4:30 p.m. in room 214. Libby Lewis and Katie McCauley Molter will facilitate. The session will help you get the most out of your classes by providing strategies for becoming efficient information processors.