Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 33 No. 13 (December 3, 2007)

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Students: Good luck on your finals!


CACR Speaker Series: Professor Douglas Stinson

The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) Speaker Series welcomes Professor Douglas Stinson and David R. Cheriton of University of Waterloo School of Computer Science in Ontario. They will present "A Combinatorial Approach to Key Predistribution for Distributed Sensor Networks" from noon to 1 p.m. in the Faculty Conference Room.

In this talk, Stinson will discuss the use of combinatorial set systems (combinatorial designs) in the design of key predistribution schemes (KPS) for sensor networks. The public presentation is open to all IU faculty, staff, and students. The speaker series is also video-conferenced in real time to room IT 414 on the IUPUI campus.

Ochoa Presents Indiana Democracy Consortium Colloquium

Professor Christiana Ochoa presents "Proposing an Odious Finance Doctrine as a Deterrent to Despotic Finance," an Indiana Democracy Consortium Colloquium. Ochoa will examine the odious debt doctrine. She posits that there may be valuable lessons to be learned from the odious debt doctrine that apply to other types of transnational financing arrangements, and proposes that an "odious finance" doctrine is the better approach.

The Harvard Journal of International Law selected Ochoa's related article, "From Odious Debt to Odious Finance: Avoiding the Externalities of a Functional Odious Debt Doctrine" for an issue forthcoming in early 2008. The event is from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Law School Faculty Conference Room. For more information contact Brian Shoup,


Exam Prep from SBA Bookstore

It's exam and outlining time. Are you starting realize you need supplements? Would you like to get a head start on buying your books for next semester? Either way, come to the SBA BOOKSTORE. We have supplements and textbooks for almost every course with prices that beat buying them new! Also, don't forget to bring your old books and supplements in to earn some cash as those loans run out at the end of the semester!

Career Counseling Appointments Open to 1Ls

Per NALP Guidelines 1L students may now schedule Career Counseling Appointments with the Career Services Office. Schedule in person only in room 020. See Kathryn Bullerdick ( in the CSO for more information.

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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