Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 33 No. 4 (September 24, 2007)

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University College London professor Philippe Sands presents the 2007 Harris Lecture, "Poodles and Bulldogs: the U.S., Britain and the International Rule of Law," at noon today in the Moot Court Room. Sands is an expert in public international law and author of Lawless World. A reception will follow in the Faculty Lounge.

Washington D.C. trademark lawyer Stephen Trattner, JD'71, will present "Reading Cases in Law School at the Deepest Level" at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in room 121. Although this lecture is tailored to first-year JD and LLM/MCL students, all are welcome. Pizza will be served.

Distinguished constitutionalists from around the world come together to consider the dynamic processes of constitutional narrative during a conference titled "Paths to Democracy: An International Conversation about Constitutional Stories." A public event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Moot Court Room. Presenters from six countries will share divergent national narratives as well as common themes across the constitutional stories.


Public International Law Expert Delivers 2007 Harris Lecture

Philippe Sands, professor of law at University College London and director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals in the Faculty, serves as Indiana Law's 2007 Addison C. Harris Lecturer. Join us for a public lecture, "Poodles and Bulldogs: the U.S., Britain and the International Rule of Law," at noon in the Moot Court Room. A reception will follow in the Faculty Lounge.

Sands' expertise is in public international law. In London, he is a key member of staff in the Centre for Law and the Environment and co-director of the Project on International Courts and Tribunals and a Risk Assessment and Biotechnology project in conjunction with New York University School of Law.

He is also author of Lawless World, which addresses the Pinochet case; the creation of the International Criminal Court; U.S. abandonment of the Kyoto Protocol on global warming; the U.S.'s selectively multilateralist policy in relation to global free trade; and Guantanamo, Iraq, and Abu Ghraib.

A practicing barrister, Sands has extensive experience litigating cases before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, and the European Court of Justice. He frequently advises governments, international organizations, NGOs, and the private sector on aspects of international law. In 2003, he was appointed a Queen's Counsel.

International Law Society Kick-off

All are welcome to join the International Law Society at its first meeting of the year. We will be playing a friendly round of miniature golf at Putt-Putt Golf and Games beginning at 4:45 p.m. (staggered start). The course is located at 233 S Pete Ellis Dr (off Third Street, near the McDonald's bus: College Mall). Cost is minimal, but please bring cash. For more information, e-mail

Applications for Faculty and SBA Committees Due Today

The deadline to submit your application for service on a law school- or SBA-sponsored committee is today at 6 p.m. Drop your application in the slot of the SBA bookstore, room 004.

Gutwein: Appellate Advocacy Skills

The Sherman Minton Moot Court Board will host "Appellate Advocacy Skills," a lecture by Professor Matthew Gutwein from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Moot Court Room (123). All 2007 Moot Court competitors are encouraged to attend!


PAD General Meeting

Phi Alpha Delta's (PAD) first all-member general meeting will be at noon in the Moot Court Room (123). Free lunch provided! Come and hear more information about the formal application process, upcoming events, initiation, the Fashion Show/Date Auction, and more. New members, bring your applications and dues! Current members, bring this year's chapter dues with you. For more information, e-mail See you there!

CIA Careers

Did you know that law graduates are very desirable CIA and OSC recruits? Do you have foreign language skills? (Not required but a plus!) Interested in international travel? Do you possess impeccable integrity, strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the desire to be part of something vital that makes a difference for family, friends, and country?

Brad Bruton from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) will present during the CIA and Open Source Center Career Information Session from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in room 120. Bruton is on hand to discuss what lawyers can do in the CIA and Open Source Center. The CIA and/or Open Source Center may have appealing career opportunities for you.


Government and Social Service Career Fair

The Government and Social Service Career Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Alumni Hall at the Indiana Memorial Union. The career fair which is sponsored by Arts and Sciences Career Services; the Law School; the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs promotes interaction between students and employers in the nonprofit/public sector by providing an opportunity to network and discuss general career information. Nonprofit agencies, government offices, and social service organizations attend to meet potential candidates for job openings and internships.

Lunch with a Lawyer

Cindy Lott, visiting clinical associate professor of law, will speak about nonprofits from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Lounge. Free pizza if you R.S.V.P. Sign up on Symplicity.

Trattner: Reading Cases in Law School at the Deepest Level

Join us for "Reading Cases in Law School at the Deepest Level," a lecture by Stephen Trattner, JD'71, at noon in room 121. Trattner is a D.C. trademark lawyer who has taught here in the past and has studied carefully during his career the practice and art of finding the key to determining the holding in cases. Although this lecture will be especially addressed to first year JD and LLM/MCL students, all are invited to attend. Pizza will be served.


Recognizing Student Pro Bono Service

A ceremony and reception to launch the annual student Pro Bono Awards will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the third floor Faculty Lounge. Sarah Boshears, JD'07, and Rachel Clark, JD'07, will receive the inaugural Pro Bono Award. Current students Alissa Cohen, Alex Kornya, Julie Miller, and Chloe Pullman, who reported the highest number of pro bono hours during academic year 2006-07, will also be recognized. Special guest Carl Pebworth, a partner of Baker & Daniels LLP, will present the awards. Baker & Daniels generously sponsors this event and the award.

Annual Oliver Winery Auction

The Environmental Law Society's annual Oliver Winery silent auction fundraiser will be from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $15 for non-members and $10 for members, are available during the lunch hour and from your friends in ELS. Music, great deals, and wine are included in the ticket price. Membership dues can be paid at the same time as ticket purchase and are $10 for the year. Space is limited. For any questions, please contact Jay Heeter at

Paths to Democracy: An International Conversation about Constitutional Stories

During this conference, hosted jointly by Indiana Law's Center for Constitutional Democracy in Plural Societies and the IU Center for the Study of Global Change, distinguished constitutionalists representing six countries (Spain, South Africa, Burma, Liberia, Mexico, and Kyrgyzstan) come together to consider the dynamic processes of constitutional narrative.

Join us from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Moot Court Room for a public event following an initial day of constitutional storytelling. Conference participants will discuss the divergent national narratives as well as common themes across the constitutional stories. The audience will be invited to ask questions or offer comments on the presentations.


Are You Ready for Some Futbol?

The Fifth Annual JD/LLM Socctoberfest will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 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. Visit for additional information about the event.


7th Annual PILF Co-ed Softball Tournament

Come join the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) for its 7th annual co-ed softball tournament at Bryan Park. The daylong event begins at 9 a.m. This annual event raises money for the School's Loan Repayment Assistance Program. Grab your mitt and play no-holds-barred games of slow-pitch softball. All are welcome, and prizes will abound. For more information, e-mail All is fair in love, war, and softball!


Professor Charles Geyh recently published "Preserving Public Confidence in the Courts in an Age of Individual Rights and Public Skepticism," as the lead chapter in Bench Press: The Collision of Courts, Politics, and the Media (Keith J. Bybee Ed., Stanford University Press 2007). He also published two symposia pieces: "The State of the Onion: Peeling Back the Layers of America's Ambivalence Toward Judicial Independence," 82 Ind. L. J. 1215 (2007), and "Roscoe Pound and the Future of the Good Government Movement," 48 S. Tex. L. Rev. 871 (2007).


Dean's Town Hall Meeting

The fall semester Town Hall Meeting with Dean Lauren Robel will be at noon on Monday, Oct. 1, in the Moot Court Room. Sponsored by the Student Bar Association, these forums are scheduled each semester. Their purpose is to give the dean an opportunity to tell students things of interest at the School and her goals for the semester. Students can also ask questions. Pizza and soda will be served.

David Cole: Less Safe, Less Free: Why America is Losing the War on Terror

The Indiana Law student chapter of the American Constitution Society hosts Georgetown University law professor David Cole. His talk, Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Moot Court Room. Pizza will be provided and a book signing will follow the lecture.

An award-winning author, law professor, and speaker, Cole's book Less Safe, Less Free is a critique of the Bush administration's "preventive paradigm" in the "war on terror." Cole is a volunteer staff attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights; the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation; a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books; and a commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. He is the author of two award-winning books, Enemy Aliens, which received the American Book Award in 2004, and No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System, which was named Best Non-Fiction Book of 1999 by the Boston Book Review, and best book on an issue of national policy in 1999 by the American Political Science Association.

Upland Brewery Event

Join the Health Law Society at Upland Brewery on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Professor Pat Baude will speak about beer and wine and there will be tours of the brewery. Your ticket includes appetizers and a drink. Tickets will be sold in the Law School lobby from noon to 1 p.m. this week. The cost is $15 or $10 for Health Law Society members. Contact Eric Lowe ( with questions or to purchase tickets at other times.

Alumni Weekend: Invitation to Faculty and Students

Make plans to join alumni and friends for Alumni Weekend 2007, coming up Friday, Oct. 5, and Saturday, Oct. 6. Faculty, staff and students may attend events free of charge. To register for receptions or learn more, visit or contact the Alumni Relations office at 855-9700.


Hass's Article Wins AIPLA Award

The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) named 3L Doug Hass's article, "Uneasy D‚tente: Strengthening the Market's Adaptation of the GNU General Public License in Common Law Jurisdictions," the winner of its 2007 AIPLA Fellows Award. The AIPLA will present the award at its annual meeting in October.

Articles Needed for Indiana Law Journal

2Ls and 3Ls working on seminar papers and other research projects this semester are strongly encouraged to submit those pieces for publication. The Indiana Law Journal is seeking articles for inclusion in Volume 83's print and online editions, and the Notes & Comments team is offering its assistance in helping students publish articles at Indiana and in other journals. Students completing short (5-15 pages) and longer articles are strongly encouraged to submit them for publication. Authors should submit articles for review at Contact Doug Hass, Volume 83 ENCE, with any questions about submissions.

PDP Thank You Cards for Sale

Phi Delta Phi (PDP) is selling thank you cards in the Law School lobby Monday through Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. The cards are perfect for those going through OCI and other interviews. Buy them now before they're sold out!

Scheduling Events

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