Indiana Law Annotated for Sept. 8, 2008 (35:2)


Applications for the 2009 Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition are due Friday, Sept. 12. Please submit a current resume and a statement of interest (covering relevant experience and reasons for interest in the competition) to Dean Len Fromm.



Tour Guide Volunteers Needed

As an Indiana Law student, you have the opportunity to play a significant role in the Law School's recruiting efforts for the Class of 2012. If you are interested in sharing your Law School experiences with prospective students during their visits, please plan to attend Tour Guide Training at noon in room 124. This meeting will explain the Law School's Tour Guide Program and allow you the opportunity to sign up for a weekly class/tour assignment. Lunch will be provided. If you are unable to attend the meeting but want to participate in the program, contact Dani Weatherford, director of recruitment, at



Public Interest/Equal Justice Workshop

A public interest/equal justice workshop will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in room 125. The presentation details nationwide public interest opportunities available through the Equal Justice Works conference. Lunch will be provided, so you must sign up and RSVP through Symplicity. The workshop is open to 2L and 3L students.



Speaker Series: What Do Your Professors Do When They're Not In The Classroom?

Professor Aviva Orenstein will give the first talk in this year's faculty speaker series. The talk will be held at noon in room 124, and lunch will be provided.

Etiquette Dinner

The Annual Etiquette Dinner, hosted by the Office of Career and Professional Development and the Women's Law Caucus, is being held in the Federal Room in the Union. Tickets are $25 — this includes a catered dinner and etiquette tips from distinguished Etiquette Specialist Joe Boes. He will offer insight on everything from introductions to table manners. Plan to arrive at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the evening will wrap up at 8:30 p.m. The Women's Law Caucus will be selling tickets in the lobby Wednesday through Friday, or you can stop by Career Services to purchase a ticket. Dress is professional or business casual. This is a great way to meet your colleagues and improve your etiquette for future interviews!



ELS Call-out Meeting

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) will have our call-out meeting at noon in a room to be announced. We have a very exciting year planned! Please join us! Lunch will be provided courtesy of ELS. Please email Margaret Tucker at if you have any questions or would like to come to the meeting but are unable to attend. Thank you.

POP, ILAP, TAP Joint Call-out Meeting

Get real legal experience as a 1L! The Protective Order Project (POP), Inmate Legal Assistance Project (ILAP), and Tenant Assistant Project (TAP) joint call-out meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in room 121. Please come and learn more about how these organizations will help you gain real world legal skills while assisting members of our community.

Federalist Society Mixer

The Federalist Society is having a mixer/call-out meeting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. upstairs at the Irish Lion. We will provide snacks and there will be a cash bar.



Jessup Competition Deadline Today

Applications for the 2009 Jessup International Law Moot Court competition are due today. All students are welcome to apply. Both previous moot court experience and relevant course work will be considered, but neither is required. Priority will be given to upperclass students. Please submit a current resume and a statement of interest (covering relevant experience and reasons for interest in the competition) to Dean Len Fromm.

Originally named the "International Law Moot," the Jessup competition held its first round at Harvard University on May 3, 1959. In the subsequent years, the Jessup competition has risen to the preeminent position of being the largest and most prestigious international law moot court competition in the world. Today, approximately 1,500 students from more than 300 law schools in almost 50 nations participate in the competition.

Participants first compete in regional and national competitions in their respective countries. Winners from these competitions advance to the international rounds, which have been held, historically, in Washington, D.C.

This year's team will consist of four students and will be coached by Professor Christiana Ochoa. During the fall semester, team members will produce a written memorial (analogous to a brief); oral arguments will take place during the spring semester. For more details on the Jessup competition, see



POP Training

The Protective Order Project (POP) training for all new volunteers will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room 122. Come ready to learn how you can help victims of domestic violence while developing real world legal skills with POP. Please e-mail Jamie Burnett with any questions at



LSRJ Call-out Meeting: Sept. 15

The Law Students For Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) call-out meeting will be held at noon on Monday, Sept. 15, room TBA. Lunch will be provided.

Oliver Winery Silent Auction, Wine-tasting: Sept. 25

The 16th Annual Oliver Winery Silent Auction and Wine-tasting will be held this year on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets for this event are $10 for members of ELS and $15 for non-members. This event is a great opportunity to socialize with other law students and professors. Tickets will be on sale in the Law School lobby starting next week. Please e-mail Margaret Tucker at if you have any questions.

Indiana Court of Appeals Oral Argument: Sept. 29

The Indiana Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Mishler v. State at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29, in the Moot Court Room. Appellant-defendant Paul L. Mishler appeals his convictions on two counts of Child Molesting, a class A felony, claiming that the trial court erred in admitting the child victim's pretrial statements and videotaped interview into evidence at trial. Mishler contends that the statements and interview failed to satisfy the admissibility requirements of Indiana Code section 35-37-4-6, the "Protected Person Statute," and that the admission of the victim's statements violated his right to confront witnesses testifying against him. Mishler also argues that the evidence was insufficient to support the convictions and that the fifty-year aggregate sentence was inappropriate in light of the nature of the offenses and his character.



Professor Kevin Brown's comment, "Reflections on Justice Kennedy's Opinion in Parents Involved: Why Fifty Years of Experience Shows Kennedy Is Right," was published by the South Carolina Law Review. It was part of the symposium titled "The Roberts Court and Equal Protection: Gender, Race and Class."



Research Assistant Needed

Professor Sophia C. Goodman is looking for a research assistant to check and develop classroom materials relating to legal research and to legal writing. Interested second- and third-year students should send a resume and short statement of interest to

Basic Mediation Training

The Community Justice and Mediation Center will hold basic mediation training for those interested in helping to facilitate community mediation and victim-offender reconciliation. The 32-hour workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 13, 14, 20, and 21 in room 214. Professor Emeritus of Law Ed Greenebaum will serve as the principal training instructor. Greenebaum is a graduate of Harvard Law School and taught Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation at Indiana Law until his retirement. Participants who complete CJAM’s training sessions are eligible to work as CJAM volunteer mediators; however, community members interested in learning basic mediation skills are also welcome. Tuition is $200, although a sliding scale is considered when applicable and scholarships are available for those unable to afford the fee. Registration forms are available at or by e-mailing For more information. Call the CJAM office at 812-336-8677.

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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