Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 33 No. 6 (October 8, 2007)

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Note: ILA will not be published during fall break, Oct. 15 19.

Hear legal-thriller author James Grippando give a talk, "From Loopholes to Leapholes: Writing the Good Book on Lawyers," at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Moot Court Room.


ACS Four-square Game

In conjunction with a week-long membership drive, the American Constitution Society (ACS) is hosting a four-square game at noon outside the Student Lounge. See how long you can occupy the server square.

OWLS Meeting

Older and Wiser Law Students (OWLS) will meet at noon in room 213. Officers for the school year will be introduced, and upcoming events like the annual Halloween trick-or-treat and our new Partners group will be discussed. Come learn how OWLS can contribute to your law school experience!

PILF Meeting

The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will meet at noon in the Moot Court Room. Come learn about volunteer opportunities, international public interest internships, and the new federal legislation that addresses law school debt for public interest attorneys. Pizza will be served, and dues will be collected.

Majority-focused Diversity Forum

A panel of guest speakers, including Dean Lauren Robel, Indiana School of Law; Dean Richard McKaig, Student Affairs; Dean Dan Smith of the Business School; and Beverly Calendar Anderson, Safe and Civil City Director for Bloomington, is at 7:30 p.m. in the SRSC Auditorium.

While most diversity forums are directed toward and attended by the minority populations on campus, this event is intended to also reach the majority population. The series of insights from speakers will be followed by an opportunity for questions and frank discussion about how members of the majority can create an awareness of and be more effective with cross-cultural competencies in their leadership. The event will be catered by Buffa Louie's. For more information, please contact No need to RSVP on Symplicity simply attend if interested.


Legal-Thriller Author Lectures

Author James Grippando will be giving a talk, "From Loopholes to Leapholes: Writing the Good Book on Lawyers," at noon in the Moot Court Room. It's the story of a six-year struggle to become a published novelist and the ongoing challenge to write entertaining legal thrillers without breeding disrespect for the law. Grippando is the author of 15 best-selling novels, including "Leapholes," the first novel for younger readers ever published by the American Bar Association. For more on Grippando, visit

Bell: "Making Homophobia a Crime?"

Lambda Legal hosts a talk featuring Professor Jeannine Bell at noon in room 124. The talk is in honor of National Coming Out Day and the tentative title is "Making Homophobia a Crime? GLBT hate crime and the law."

ACS Call-out Meeting

The American Constitution Society (ACS) call-out meeting is at noon in room 125. Pizza and drinks will be provided and a short film will be shown.

Lunch with a Lawyer: Bob Lattas, JD'01

Bob Lattas, JD'01, presents "The Keys to Establishing a Multi-Million Dollar Book of Business for the Young Solo Practitioner," from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Lounge. He will talk to students about starting their own practice. Lattas has a very successful real estate practice in Chicago. Free pizza for all who RSVP in Symplicity.


ILS Organizational Meeting

ILS (International Law Society) will be having its organizational meeting at noon in room 120. All students are invited. We will have officer elections and discuss plans for the 2007 2008 year. Food provided. For more information, contact


Coming Soon: Military Justice Week at Indiana Law

Explore the area of military justice from all angles during the Law School's first-ever Military Justice Week, Oct. 22 26. Students will learn about ethics and practice in the military from experienced attorneys and practitioners in residence Major Nick Lancaster, JD'99, and Neal Puckett, JD'84. To close this exciting week, we welcome the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for oral arguments in the case of U.S. v. Daniel Pack.

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, Puckett gives a public talk about ethics in high-profile cases from noon to 1 p.m. in the Law School's Moot Court Room. The former military judge and current defense attorney specializing in military cases has received public attention for his work in defense of Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski in the Abu Ghraib case as well as the marines accused in Iraq's Haditha killings.

On Thursday, Oct. 25, Indiana Law welcomes the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces to hear arguments in U.S. v. Daniel Pack, a case involving a conviction for indecent acts with a minor. As part of the Court's "Project Outreach" program, Indiana Law students can act as student amicus curiae and have the unique opportunity to present oral argument under the supervision of members of the Court's bar. Following the hearing, judges will take questions from the audience.

On Friday, Oct. 26, Lancaster presents "Lunch with a Lawyer" in conjunction with the Career Services Office.

ISBA Panel Discussion

The Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) invites you for pizza and a lively panel discussion from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31 (room TBD). Panelists are Holly Harvey, JD'97, Bunger & Robertson; Clay Miller, JD'93, Baker & Daniels LLP; and Frank Motley, Indiana University. Learn why these lawyers feel ISBA involvement is beneficial to them and the community, and learn about free on-line legal research. The lawyers will share with you the type of law they practice and their unique involvement with bar associations. Bar associations offer an opportunity for networking with practicing lawyers throughout the state as well as leadership opportunities.


Last week Professor Rob Fischman spoke to the annual meeting of regional refuge biologists at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. He presented on two panels. One dealt with how the refuges should adapt to climate change; the other concerned the use of the term "trust resources" to identify high priorities for management.

Professor Leandra Lederman's latest article, "Tax Appeal: A Proposal to Make the U.S. Tax Court More Judicial," is scheduled to be published in Wash. U. Law Review in June 2008.


Geyh Directs Judicial Disqualification Project

The American Bar Association has established a project to study judicial disqualification, called "The Judicial Disqualification Project," and asked Professor Charles Geyh to serve as director. Kate Lee (2L) will serve as assistant to the director. The Project will be aided by a six-member board of advisors comprised of judges and lawyers.

ACS Membership Drive

The American Constitution Society (ACS) is conducting a membership drive this week during lunch.

Halloween Party Tickets on Sale

The Student Bar Association (SBA) will be tabling from noon to 1 p.m. in the Law School lobby Oct. 8 12 for tickets to the SBA Annual Halloween Party to be held Oct. 27.

Briefs from the Kitchen Is Back!

Please submit your recipes for the second edition of "Briefs from the Kitchen," a cookbook sponsored by the Health Law Society. E-mail your recipes to Cookbooks will go on sale in November and be back in time for holiday gift-giving.

"Hoosier Lawyer?" Shirts

The famous "Hoosier Lawyer?" shirts are back on sale, and available in a variety of styles and colors. Short-sleeved shirts are $20 each, and long-sleeved shirts are $22.50 each. To order, visit the PILF table at lunch

or Orders will be accepted until Thursday, Oct. 11.

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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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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