Indiana Law Annotated for Oct. 13, 2008 (35:7)


Indiana Law and the Student Alliance for National Security are co-sponsoring "U.S. Policy and the Future of the Middle East, A Conversation with Prince Zeid, Jordanian Ambassador to the United States" at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, in the Whittenberger Auditorium at the Indiana Memorial Union.

The Student Bar Association (SBA) has rescheduled the Town Hall Meeting with Dean Lauren Robel. It is at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Moot Court Room.

The Indiana Supreme Court will be hearing arguments on Klotz v. Hoyt at noon on Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Moot Court Room.

Steve Sanders, an associate with Mayer Brown in Chicago, will present "Faculty and the First Amendment: the Illusory Protections of ‘Academic Freedom'" at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Moot Court Room.



LSRJ Meeting

The second meeting of the year for Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) will be held at the noon, room TBA. There will be pizza and soda for attendees.

A Conversation with Prince Zeid

Indiana Law and the Student Alliance for National Security are co-sponsoring "U.S. Policy and the Future of the Middle East, A Conversation with Prince Zeid, Jordanian Ambassador to the United States." Visiting Law Professor and former Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations Feisal Istrabadi, JD'88, will moderate the event, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Whittenberger Auditorium at the Indiana Memorial Union.



SBA Town Hall Meeting

The Student Bar Association (SBA) Town Hall Meeting featuring Dean Lauren Robel is at noon in the Moot Court Room. The Town Hall Meeting is a chance for students to raise ANY topic of interest directly with Dean Robel. It is an open, interactive session that is full of helpful information and thought-provoking discussion that students simply should not miss. Dean Robel will address a number of topics, including the unprecedented success of the Matching the Promise Campaign and the impact it will have on students; Indiana Law’s aggressive new faculty hiring strategy; U.S. News Rankings, now and in the future; and anything else that’s on your mind. Dean Robel is happy to answer questions posed at the meeting or brought to her beforehand. If you'd like to submit a question or propose a discussion topic for Dean Robel prior to the Town Hall Meeting, please e-mail SBA Chair Larry Hagerman at



What Do Your Teachers Do When They're Not in the Classroom?

At the second lecture in this year's series, Professor Bill Henderson will talk about his research and scholarly interests. The talk will take place at noon in room 124. Pizza will be provided.

Free Coffee In the Law School Lobby

Legal Christian Fellowship will be serving free fair trade coffee from the Pourhouse during the lunch hour. Please stop by the table in the lobby, say hello, and have some free coffee and/or candy!



Indiana Supreme Court

The Indiana Supreme Court will be hearing arguments on Klotz v. Hoyt at noon in the Moot Court Room. In a dispute between a landlord and tenants regarding the payment of back rent and return of the security deposit, the Delaware Circuit Court entered judgment for the tenants. The Court of Appeals reversed. Klotz v. Hoyt, 880 N.E.2d 1234 (Ind. Ct. App. 2008), vacated. The Supreme Court has granted a petition to transfer and has assumed jurisdiction over the appeal. View the briefs.

Faculty and the First Amendment

Steve Sanders, an associate with Mayer Brown in Chicago, will present "Faculty and the First Amendment: the Illusory Protections of ‘Academic Freedom'" at 4 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. His talk will focus on a number of recent court cases that threaten to erode the free speech rights of public university faculty, placing the cases in the context of a more general argument: that those of us who are or have been denizens of academia tend to assume the law gives more special protection to our work than it actually does. He will be introduced by University Chancellor Ken Gros Louis.

OSC, CIA Information Session, On-Campus Interviews

The Open Source Center (OSC) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Information Session will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Room 124. The Information Session is open to all students, and they should RSVP on Symplicity if they wish to attend. Interviews for 2Ls will also be held from 8:00 – 5:00. Students interested in interviewing should send their resume directly to: to be considered for an interview. The Foreign Broadcast Information Service was chartered by Congress in 1941 to serve as the official "Open Source" collection arm of the U.S. government. In October 2005, former Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte ordained FBIS to serve as the core of the new national Open Source Center. OSC is a team of highly talented "Open Source Officers" [OSO's] — area expert/analysts with advanced language skills. OSO's produce expert analysis on major foreign affairs and media trends. The work is fast-paced, focusing on the key issues of the day with the mandate to keep decision-makers at the highest levels of government informed. The most sought-after language skills include Farsi, Urdu, Hindi, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Arabic, and Japanese. Heritage speakers of any language are invited to apply. For non-heritage speakers, advanced (300-level) grammar courses are strongly recommended. Key skills include excellent written and oral communication capabilities, keen critical thinking, top Internet skills, and a high degree of flexibility, energy, and initiative. A top secret security clearance is required, which JOSC will arrange. Students must be available for the next nine months, thus those going abroad for Fall 2008 or Spring 2009 are not eligible. Internships are in the Washington, D.C., area. A housing program is available. Internships pay approximately $10,500 for three months of full-time work. Most interns go on to receive full-time offers. The OSC consistently hires several Hoosiers each year! Come join your friends in the fascinating world of international affairs. The OSC believes strongly in the strength of diversity. Minority candidates are warmly invited to apply.



PAD Tailgating: Oct. 25

Join PAD in tailgating for the IU Homecoming game! Stay tuned for more details. Contact Kelli O'Neil at for more information.

Shalom HELP Clinic Volunteer Training: Oct. 26

The new HELP (Homeless Experience Legal Protection) clinic at Shalom Community Center is seeking law student volunteers for the 2008-09 school year. The HELP clinic is a pro bono attorney referral program designed to assist Bloomington’s homeless and low-income communities in a variety of legal areas. Volunteers will conduct client intake and collaborate with local attorneys and social services agencies for the resolution of legal issues in areas like public housing, cash benefits, civil rights, family law, and property. As well as earning pro bono hours, students will gain a basic understanding of the regulatory and administrative laws that support the “safety net” of our federal and state welfare systems. After a brief training, volunteers are asked to commit to three clinic sessions over the course of the school year (approximately 10-12 hours). Training will take place in the afternoon on Sunday, Oct. 26. The clinic operates on Friday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church on Kirkwood Ave. Those interested should email Blair Johnson, Clinic Coordinator, at

How to Represent a Victim of Domestic Violence: Nov. 11

ICLEF will present “How to Represent a Victim of Domestic Violence” on Nov. 11, from 8:50 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. in Indianapolis. The event features several sessions on domestic violence, including the use of social science research to support victims and the role of mediation in domestic violence situations. Conference participants can earn six CLE credit hours and .5 ethics hours. Professor Amy Applegate, director of the Viola J. Taliaferro Family and Children Mediation Clinic, will be one of the conference presenters. Registration fees are $210 for ISBA members and $285 for Non-ISBA members.The event will be held at the ICLEF Conference Facility, 230 E. Ohio St., Fifth Floor, in Indianapolis. For more information or if you have any questions, contact Program Director Jeff Lawson at (317) 637-9102.



Professor Fred H. Cate testified before the U.S.–Canada-Mexico Trilateral Committee on Transborder Data Flows in Washington, D.C., and published two related papers: “Provincial Canadian Geographic Restrictions on Personal Data in the Public Sector” and “Global Information Security Breaches.” He also spoke at the press conference announcing the release of the National Academy of Sciences’ report on information-based programs for fighting terrorism. The report was the product of a three-year study by an NAS committee chaired by former Secretary of Defense William Perry and Academy president and former president of MIT Chuck Vest. The report calls into question the efficacy of data-mining programs to combat terrorism, proposes a framework for evaluating the effectiveness and privacy impact of new and existing programs, and calls on Congress to update privacy laws. Cate served as a member of the NAS committee and one of the drafters of the report. The report is available at

On Oct. 4, Professor Leandra Lederman presented "W(h)ither Economic Substance?" at the Midwest Law & Economics Association meeting at Northwestern Law School. She also recently published "Tax Appeal: A Proposal to Make the U.S. Tax Court More Judicial," 85 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1195 (2008).



IU Creates New Security Center

Indiana University has announced the creation of the Center for Applied Identity Management Research (CAIMR). The new center is designed to bring together industry, government, and academia to help address issues about how we verify that we are who we claim we are when we access a network, board an airplane, bank online, or engage in hundreds of other ordinary activities. The center’s 19 partners include, in addition to Indiana University, Cogent Systems, Equifax, Fair Isaac, IBM, the Identity Theft Assistance Corporation, the Information Technology Association of America, LexisNexis, Lockheed Martin, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Visa, Wells Fargo, the University of Texas, the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Marshal Service, and the U.S. Secret Service. Professor Fred H. Cate represented Indiana University at the National Press Club launch of the new center and will serve on CAIMR’s board of directors.

1Ls and LLMs — The Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition Still Needs Bailiffs!

Interested in getting the chance to help out with the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition this fall? How about the chance to win a Bar/Bri prize? How about a free T-shirt? All this and the opportunity to watch students put their oral advocacy skills to the test can be yours by being a Moot Court bailiff. Interested students should sign up outside the Moot Court office. Students are encouraged to sign up for as many times as they would like to bailiff. The drawing for the Bar/Bri prize will occur at the end of the fall rounds; each time a student bailiffs, his or her name is entered into the drawing. Therefore, the more times a student bailiffs, the greater his or her chances of winning. Students will receive their T-shirt the first time they show up to bailiff.

Bailiffs play an integral role in carrying out a successful moot court competition. Serving as a bailiff gives you the opportunity to network with Indiana Law faculty and alumni and to experience the competition firsthand. Indeed, most Sherman Minton Moot Court competitors consider their prior experience as bailiffs to be an invaluable component of their preparation for the competition as 2Ls. Bailiff responsibilities consist of setting out water for the competitors and judges, finding out how much time the appellant will use for rebuttal, calling the court to order, and keeping time during the arguments. Bailiffs for the 6 p.m. arguments need to be there 15 minutes prior and report to the faculty lounge to pick up materials and find their room assignment. Bailiffs for the remaining times need to be there 10 minutes prior and should report to the faculty lounge for their room assignments. A reminder e-mail will be sent the weekend before each round reminding students of the times and dates they have volunteered to bailiff and reminding them of their responsibilities.

Waters Seeks Research Assistant

Professor Timothy Waters seeks a research assistant to work on a project examining the international legal rules pertaining to the grant of citizenship, and the implications for interstate conflicts in which protection of nationals is at issue. Work is principally document and database searching. Ideal candidates will have course work in international law or international relations; ability to research in a major foreign language is an advantage. Send resume, note on relevant experience and interests to Sarah Pickel,

PDP Thank You Cards

Phi Delta Phi (PDP) has a limited supply of Thank You cards available for sale for those interested. The cards are perfect for those going through OCI and other interviews. Buy them now before they're sold out! They are available with envelopes for $1 each or 20 cards for $18. To order cards, please contact Amanda Meglemre at

BarBri Registration

Register for BarBri now. All 1Ls should sign up by Nov. 1, and register for $50. All Ohio/Indiana bar applicants can also sign-up for $50 by Nov. 1. Stop by our table in the lobby on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you have questions, please e-mail Jazmine at

Free MPRE Review Course

Kaplan PMBR has an online review course for the MPRE exam. It includes online access to the MPRE lecture, substantive outline book, and practice questions and exam with detailed answers. Available in early October, students can get a jump on preparing for the MPRE by watching the lecture whenever they want and as often as they need. Pre-register at 800-523-0777 or with a student rep: TaKeena Thompson, Amanda Meglemre, Amber Collins. This is FREE to November test-takers! No deposit required.

Advancing the Consensus: Oct. 16-18

Emory University School of Law in Atlanta will host “Advancing the Consensus,” a conference celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Oct. 16-18. The conference begins with opening remarks by former President and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jimmy Carter at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church. This event is free and open to the public but a ticket is required. Ticket information is available online. The conference will continue Oct. 17-18 at Emory Law with keynote addresses by Shirin Ebadi and Upendra Baxi along with a series of workshops and panel discussions addressing topics related to human rights. A complete schedule of events and conference registration is available online. Admission to the conference is free for students and $50 for all other attendees. Advancing the Consensus is organized by Emory Law students from the Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC), the Emory International Law Society, and the Emory International Law Review. For more information, visit


Scheduling Events

All e-mails 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 should be sent to Sarah Wissel 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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