Indiana Law Annotated for Nov. 24, 2008 (35:12)


ILA wishes you all a Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your break.


JD/MBA Callout

Professor Mark Need will meet with interested students to discuss the JD/MBA program at noon in room 124.



On Nov. 13, Professor Jim Barnes was an invited participant in a Roundtable on Energy and Climate Change held in Washington, D.C., by the Council on Foreign Relations to develop recommendations for the new administration. The participants were all current and former senior officials in the White House, State Department, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In addition, Barnes co-authored, along with Ken Richards, an op-ed piece titled "Energy Future Depends on Capturing Emissions" that appeared in the Nov. 17 issue of the Indianapolis Star.

The Center for Progressive Reform has released a report co-authored by Professor Rob Fischman titled “Protecting Public Health and the Environment by the Stroke of a Presidential Pen: Seven Executive Orders for the President’s First 100 Days.” The report recommends several executive orders dealing with environmental issues that President-elect Barack Obama should issue in his first few months. Fischman also wrote a blog entry explaining the public land conservation.



FLS Shirt Sale

The Family Law Society (FLS) will be having a holiday family shirt sale. We will be tabling at lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 26, and the week after Thanksgiving break. This is a great idea to get a head start on your holiday shopping! Polo shirts will be available for $25, and are available in crimson, black, navy, purple, and forest green. The following sizes are available: S, M, L, and XL. The polos will have IU's logo and one of the following words on the front left side: "IU Law Dad," "IU Law Mom," or "IU Law Grandparent." Onesies for babies will also be available for $15, or 2 for $20. These will be available in fuchsia, pink, lavender, baby blue, and grass. Size information is available at The onesies include the following logo centered in the front: "IU law baby." Kids T-shirts will also be available for $12, or 2 for $20. They will be available in crimson, lime, kelly green, teal, hot pink, royal blue, black, navy, orange, and purple. Sizes available are XS, S, M, L, or XL. The T-shirts include on the front "Future IU Law Student" and on the back "Family Law Society."

PDP Toy Drive

Phi Delta Phi (PDP) is conducting its annual toy drive for donations for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Campaign. A bin for donations has been placed in front of the library. Please donate new, unwrapped toys during November and December to be distributed to needy children in the community. If you’re interested in volunteering or would like to know more, please contact Amanda Meglemre at

BAR/BRI Registration

Register for BAR/BRI now. 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

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

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.

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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