Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 34 No. 13 (April 14, 2008)

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Please join us for the annual Teaching Awards Ceremony at noon on Wednesday, April 16, in the Moot Court Room. There will be sweets from the Bakehouse and beverages.

Good luck on finals next week!!


PILF Reception

The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) will host a reception for all service trip volunteers from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the IU School of Law faculty lounge (3rd floor). Please join us, former trip volunteers, and faculty members to discuss their volunteer work experience and the future of the service trips project. Dress is casual and refreshments will be served.


Teaching Awards Ceremony

The annual Indiana Law Teaching Awards Ceremony is at noon in the Moot Court Room. There will be sweets from the Bakehouse and beverages.

CACR Speakers Series: Paul Rosenzweig, Department of Homeland Security

All are invited to attend the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) Speaker Series, presenting Paul Rosenzweig, Acting Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, Department of Homeland Security. Coauthor of Winning the Long War: Lessons from the Cold War for Defeating Terrorism and Preserving Freedom, Rosenzweig will present "Targeting Terrorists: The Power (and Peril) of Pervasive Data Availability" from noon to 1 p.m. in the Faculty Conference Room (335). Increasingly, in a networked world the key to defeating terrorism is information. At the same time, technological changes have made data about individuals pervasively available, enabling governments to use data to identify and target previously unknown terrorists — to find so-called "clean skins." This capability has already proven of utility and holds great promise for the future of counter-terrorism efforts. Yet it also comes at a price — the peril of an ineradicable trove of information about innocent individuals. That peril does not, as is typically supposed, stem from problems of misuse; but rather from an absence of context; and overly broad definition of wrongfulness; and antiquated database architectures that don't allow real-time corrections and correlations.


Summer Public Interest Internship Program (B547)

There is a mandatory class session for those enrolled in B547 for summer 2008 at noon in room 121. You should also attend if you think you will enroll even if you have not already done so. The academic component is a critical part of summer internship; it is designed to encourage you to think reflectively and critically about the practice of law and the ethical issues it poses. This class session will cover the course requirements as well as provide essential information on some ethical issues you will face.


Mobilizing Law in Putin's Russia

Kathryn Hendley, associate dean of research and faculty development at the University of Wisconsin School of Law and the William Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Political Science at UW, will present "Mobilizing Law in Putin's Russia" from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Oak Room of the Indiana Memorial Union. Hendley's research focuses on "law in action" in post-Soviet Russia, with an emphasis on how industrial enterprises use (or avoid) law. Her current project explores the reasons why Russian citizens might mobilize law to protect their interests.


On April 4, Professor Leandra Lederman presented an article idea in an "incubator session" at this year's Critical Tax Conference, which was held at Florida State University School of Law. On April 5, she served as a discussant for an article presented by Beverly Moran of Vanderbilt Law School, "Capitalism and the Tax System: A Search for Social Justice."

Professor Ajay Mehrotra recently presented "Lawyers, Guns, and Public Monies: The U.S. Treasury, World War I, and the Administration of the Fiscal State" at the Midwest Political Science Association's Annual Conference in Chicago. He was also the discussant for a panel on "Early American State-Building."


Executive Boards for 2008-09

The Law School recognizes the following students who have been elected to serve on the executive boards of their students organizations for 2008-09.

Black Law Student Association President, Gillian Crowl; Vice President, Rochelle Warren; Director of Programming, Rory Layne; Treasurer, C.R. Davis; and Secretary, Lydia Sharp-White.

Business and Law Society Co-Presidents, Casey Plant and Susan Hinds; Vice President, Armen Boyajian;

Vice President-Kelley School Liaison, Allison Weimer; Secretary, Cole Parker; and Treasurer, Hudson Rowland.

Feminist Law Forum Co-presidents, Onika Williams and Sarah Morris; Vice President, Cori Garland; Recorder, Elizabeth Bonney; Treasurer, Monica Palacio; and Publicity Chair, Christina Clark.

Health Law Society President, Laura Howard; Vice-President, Eric Lowe; Secretary, Phillip Olsson; Treasurer, Pete VanLaan; Technology Manager, Sana Azem; and Outside Events, Sam Uslan.

Latino Law Students Association President, Viviana Hernandez; Vice President, Enedina Dorsey; Treasurer, Itzie Jenkins; and Secretary, Nathan Widell.

Law and Drama Society President, Jason Covert; Secretary, Monica Palacio; and Treasurer, Matt Flaherty.

Law Students for Reproductive Justice President/National Coordinator, Cori Garland; Vice President/Publicity Coordinator, Kristen Harmon; Coalition Coordinator, Judith Recklehoff; Funding Coordinator, Colleen Sutton; Treasurer, Adolfo Rio Blanco; and Recorder, Sarah Morris.

Phi Delta Phi Magister, Amanda Meglemre; Vice-Magister, Armen Boyajian; Clerk, Brooke Dorsey; Exchequer, Mark Brook; and Historian, Robert White.

Protective Order Project Student Director, Jamie Burnett; Case Management Supervisor, Mike Hulett; Publicity and Community Outreach Coordinators, Eva Koestel and Brian Stallworth; Volunteer Attorney Coordinator, Sarah Ruhlen; Student Volunteer Coordinator, Judy Reckelhoff; and Treasurer, Max Kinman.

Sports & Entertainment Law Society President, Colin Connor; Vice President of Sports, Michael Rhinehart; Vice President of Entertainment, Greg Snodgrass; Treasurer, Nathaniel Walden; and Secretary, Erin Abbey.

Tenant Assistant Project Emily Richardson, Ryan Yates, Steve Spagnolo, and Marc Gorrie.

Women's Law Caucus President, Katy Noeth; Vice President, Anna Obergfell; Secretary, Kim Verest; Treasurer, Joyce Buchan; Auction Chairs, Ashlee Howton and Aliina Kuismi; Social Chairs, Melissa Fuller and Jessica Van Dalen; and Publicity, Kate Lee.

ICLEO Teaching Assistants

IUB will be hosting the Indiana Conference on Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO) program this summer from June 23 through Aug. 1. Positions are available for two Teaching Assistants for the program. Duties include attending ICLEO classes with students and tutoring them in the evenings; assisting in briefing, exam skills and other class-related assistance; supervising and coordinating field trips and social activities (including the July 4th holiday and closing Banquet); troubleshooting all student problems and issues; supervising creation and distribution of a newsletter; and keeping and updating student portfolios. The salary is $3,000 plus room and board. Please submit a letter of interest and resume indicating your qualifications for the position to Frank Motley, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Indiana University School of Law, 211 S. Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405-7001; or by e-mail to The deadline for application is April 24, 2008.

Minority Prelaw Advisor

The Health Professions & Prelaw Information Center, in cooperation with the IU Bloomington School of Law, seeks to hire a prelaw advisor who will counsel and advise minority undergraduates interested in studying law. This advisor should have prior experience working with or counseling minority and/or underserved populations. The Minority Prelaw Advisor will work under the joint supervision of the Assistant Dean for Admissions at the Law School and the Director of the Health Professions & Prelaw Information Center.

The primary responsibilities of the Minority Prelaw Advisor are to establish an outreach program that makes direct contact with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Black Greek Council, the Minority Achievers Program, the Groups Program, and various minority students who are prelaw majors through contact letters, telephone calls, and personal presentations at meetings; to advise prelaw students (primarily minority) concerning the LSAT, personal statements and the general application process to law school; to provide reports concerning the effectiveness of outreach efforts and make recommendations for expanding and/or improving these efforts; to work with the Admissions Office to coordinate the Minority Law Day, Minority Opportunity Day and pre-professional night for minority students; and to serve as staff advisor for the Minority Prelaw Society (MPLS). The advisor will be responsible for maintaining contact with the organization via the President and sign for all approved organization events. The position will start in August 2008. The salary will be $8/hr working a projected 15-20 hours per week and may also include a fee reduction package. The deadline for application is Friday, April 18, 2008. Submit cover letter and resume to Patricia Clark, Admission Office, Indiana University School of Law Room 224; or by e-mail to

Admissions Summer Assistant

The Admissions Office seeks to hire a first- or second-year law student to work as an admissions assistant. This person will help guide members of the Class of 2011 through the process of moving to Bloomington, settling in and preparing to begin class in either July or August.

Duties will primarily involve calling and emailing students to answer questions and provide encouragement. Other tasks will include assisting with the production of summer newsletters, participating in on-line chats and attending certain Summer Start Program activities. The person should be a self-starter who is articulate, creative and a good advocate. He/she will also need to be empathetic and resourceful in order to assist incoming students with the varied hurdles they may encounter while preparing to begin law school.

Hours are flexible. The position will be available on a part-time basis ($10/hr). Approximately 15-20 hours will be required during the summer until the beginning of fall classes. Depending on summer schedules (legal internships, study abroad, etc.) more than one student may be hired to share the duties.

Please submit a resume and letter of interest to Dani Weatherford, Director of Recruitment. Questions can be directed to

Donate a Day of Summer Pay to Public Interest Work

Public Interest Law Foundation's annual "Work A Day" pledge event asks every law student with a paid summer job to donate just one day of pay to fund fellowships for those working in unpaid public interest positions. Student payments are not due until the end of the summer! Graduating students do not have to pay until next fall! Best of all, contributions from students, faculty, and staff will be matched by the law school. For more information, please e-mail PILF President Jen Nagourney at

PILF Summer Fellowship Applications Available

Dues-paying Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) members are encouraged to apply for fellowships to fund unpaid summer public interest internships. Applications are available on the PILF bulletin board, directly outside the Moot Court Room. For more information, please e-mail PILF President Jen Nagourney at

Baker & Daniels Diversity Scholarships

With an ongoing commitment to attracting, retaining and developing individuals with diverse backgrounds, Baker & Daniels awards two $10,000 diversity scholarships each year. Second-year law students at Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis and Bloomington and the University of Notre Dame Law School in South Bend are eligible recipients. Scholarship recipients also receive a place in Baker & Daniels' summer associate program. The diversity scholarships were established for students of varied ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds. Lifestyle, disabilities and unique viewpoints are also considered when selecting students for the award. In addition to their applications, finalists are interviewed by members of the Baker & Daniels diversity committee before the winners are chosen. To obtain an application for the 2008 diversity scholarships, please go to their Web site. The application deadline is June 30, 2008.

Recipients of the first two diversity scholarships were Haroon Anwar, a second-year law student at Indiana Law, and Abhishek Dube, a second-year law student at IU-Indianapolis.

SBA Bookstore

It's crunch time and the Student Bar Association (SBA) Bookstore has supplements for all of your studying needs! Flash cards, Examples and Explanations, Gilbert's, and much more are plentiful in the SBA bookstore at prices that are sure to meet that end of the semester budget. Stop by and check us out five days a week from noon to 1 p.m. Also, if you want to get rid of those old books NOW or at the end of the semester, don't forget that SBA will gladly sell your books for you. Just drop them off with the necessary info inside!

Can I Borrow Your Notes?

This 12 track, 45-minute CD is composed entirely of songs performed and produced by students, faculty, and staff of Indiana Law. The CD spans many genres of music, and much of the subject matter is sure to resonate with most people that have ever gone to law school, here or elsewhere. All profits will benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation, the Protective Order Project, and other public service/charity organizations. CDs will be available for $10 in the lobby from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:20 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday each week, and other times when practical until further notice. Look for our table or contact Jon Morris, if interested. Supplies are limited, get yours today!

Stories from the Margins

In an effort to encourage a greater appreciation for the obstacles our peers have overcome to reach law school and to help gain a broader understanding of how pervasive and subtle prejudice and discrimination is and continues be, the Student Bar Association (SBA) is seeking narrative submissions from students and faculty members on the question, "When have you felt marginalized for a personal characteristic (i.e., for your religious or spiritual beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, physical or mental disability, political beliefs, etc.) How has this experience affected you?" Submissions should be no more than 250 words in length and can be emailed to or dropped off in the SBA mail-slot on the ground floor. Anonymity will be protected for those who wish it, but is otherwise optional. These stories will be reproduced as part of an ongoing effort by the SBA to increase awareness of diversity in the Law School. It also represents a less conventional way to get know each other outside of the library and the classroom. Submissions will be accepted for the rest of the semester.

BarBri Tabling Hours

Your fellow BarBri student representatives will have tabling hours every week at the following times: Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please come by our table if you have any questions regarding Bar prep. Please forward your questions to

Career Counseling Appointments

Per NALP guidelines, 1L students may now schedule Career Counseling Appointments with the Office of Career and Professional Development. Schedule in-person only in room 020.

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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