Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 31 No. 14 (December 4, 2006)

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During these two weeks of exams, building renovation will be shut down to ensure quiet. Good luck!


CACR Speakers Series: Dr. Shai Halevi

Dr. Shai Halevi, a research staff member in the cryptography group in the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, will present as part of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) Speaker Series from noon to 1 p.m. in the Faculty Conference Room. In his presentation, "Mitigating Dictionary Attacks on Password-Protected Local Storage," Halevi will address the issue of encrypting data in local storage using a key that is derived from the user's password. This event is open to staff, faculty, and students. The doors open at 11:30 a.m. Some refreshments will be provided.


Professors Susan Williams and Christiana Ochoa presented papers on a panel, "Women in the Law from a Global Perspective," during the Women in Law Conference in Indianapolis on Nov. 9. Williams spoke on issues of constitutional law and gender equality, and Ochoa addressed human rights from a gender equality perspective. The panel was moderated by Dean Lauren Robel and organized by Professor Amy Applegate.


Law School Trial Tournament

The annual Law School Trial Tournament will be held Jan. 6 through Jan. 10. It is open to all 2L and 3L students. Any 2Ls interested in competing on the Law School Trial Competition team must enter the tournament, because team selections are based solely on performances in the tournament. For more information and instructions on how to sign up, visit


ABA Law Student Division: Tip of the Week

Does the idea of practicing International Law sound elusive to you? Well, it shouldn't! The American Bar Association's (ABA) Section of International Law offers countless networking opportunities through its region and topic-specific committees such as Asia and Pacific; Europe; International Mergers and Acquisitions and Joint Ventures; and International Criminal Law to name just a few. Be sure to bookmark the section's homepage because the latest international internship listing will be available this spring!

If you have any questions about the ABA or how you can become a member, e-mail Laura Rochet at

PAD Fashion Show Raises $3,700 for Shalom Community Center

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) would like to thank all the students and faculty who attended the Fashion Show and Charity Date Auction on Nov. 3. Your donations and bidding brought in more than $3,700 for the Shalom Community Center. Show attendees also donated heaps of fantastic clothing in great condition. All the money and clothes have been dropped off at the Shalom Center, and the donations are already going to help the men and women in our community who need help this winter. Your support made a difference, and we appreciate it! Also, look for news of this event and pictures in an upcoming issue of the Herald-Times!

Directed Reading Opportunity for Spring 2007

Professors of school law from the School of Education are looking for a few law students to assist with their undergraduate secondary education or elementary education school law courses. Law students will 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 on Monday and/or Wednesday evenings. The time commitment consists of approximately three to five hours per week, and students can receive one directed reading credit. This is not a paid position.

If you are interested in assisting for the first eight weeks of the semester on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., please e-mail a resume to Professor Martha McCarthy at If you are interested in assisting for the semester on Monday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., please e-mail a resume to Professor Suzanne Eckes at

PDP Toys for Tots Drive

Phi Delta Phi (PDP) is sponsoring its annual Toys for Tots drive. A box for toys is located outside the Law Library entrance. Through the end of the finals period, deposit new or gently-used toys. Donations will be collected, cleaned, and given to needy children for the holidays. Money donations are also accepted; to give a dollar amount, e-mail PDP Magister Rachel Clark ( Your gifts are greatly appreciated!

Ask Your ABA Rep!

Laura Rochet is the American Bar Association Law Student Division Representative. Check out job opportunities at If you have any questions about the ABA or about why you should join, email her at

Making a Difference for Children

Would you like to make a difference for a child while earning invaluable legal experience? Owen County Court Appointed Special Advocates are interested in law students to represent children's best interests in abuse and neglect cases. The program will train and supervise you to represent children in the juvenile court process. Please contact Tina Morris at, or call (812) 829-5030.

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

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 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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