Indiana Law Annotated for Feb. 9, 2009 (36:4)


Pulitzer-prize winner Charlie Savage and Professor Michael Grossberg will present "The Expansion of Executive Power: From Lincoln to Obama" at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Whittenberger Auditorium.

Medical law expert Loane Skene (University of Melbourne) will deliver the George P. Smith II Lecture. Skene will present "Recent Developments in Stem Cell Research: Social, Ethical and Legal Issues for the Future," at noon on Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Moot Court Room.

Assistant Dean Michael Keller will talk about applications for federal government jobs, internships, and the honors program from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, in room 216.


Spring Break 2009 Trip Informational Meeting

Attend this meeting, from noon to 1 p.m., for information on the Office of Career & Professional Development's annual trips to Washington, D.C., and New York City over the 2009 spring break. These are two separate trips that will provide students with an opportunity to meet and network with a wide variety of employers in both cities. A second informational meeting will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, for those unable to attend the Monday meeting. Rooms TBD.



LSRJ Meeting

Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) will meet at noon in room 216. We will be discussing upcoming events for the semester. Pizza will be served; bring your own beverages.

Semester-long Exchange Programs

The International Programs Office will host an informational session on the semester-long exchange programs in Auckland, N.Z., and Warsaw, Poland, from noon to 1 p.m. in room 220. Students Katie Wroblewski (Warsaw) and John Hursh (Auckland) will speak about their experiences on these two exchange programs and answer questions. Students from Poland and Professor Yvonne Cripps (from New Zealand) will add to the discussion.

Summer Opportunities in Africa

Pamela Tibihikirra-Kalyegira, a law professor in Uganda and an Indiana Law SJD candidate, will discuss summer opportunities in Africa at noon in room 124. Drinks and desserts will be provided. Uganda consists of 45 individual ethnic groups. In addition to its rich cultural heritage, Uganda is blessed with bountiful natural resources. Following independence from British colonial rule in 1962, Uganda suffered from internal conflict. Today, however, the country has achieved relative stability. That said, the conflict amongst its neighbors — the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Sudan — is spilling over the border. While the country has a promising future, many challenges must first be overcome. You can help be a part of that process. Wonderful opportunities await individuals interested in human rights, international criminal law, development issues, and international commercial law. These include internships with international and local NGOs, Uganda's top law firms as well as possible judicial clerkships and study opportunities. Please join us to discuss these opportunities and learn about Uganda's legal system. For more information please contact

PDP General Meeting

Phi Delta Phi (PDP) is having its February meeting at noon in room 125. Phi Delta Phi is the first professional fraternity of any kind to be established in the United States and the oldest legal organization in continuous existence in the United States. We will be voting on some changes to the bylaws, recapping the successful blood drive, and discussing upcoming events.

The Expansion of Executive Power

Pulitzer-prize winner Charlie Savage and Professor Michael Grossberg will present "The Expansion of Executive Power: From Lincoln to Obama" at 6:30 p.m. at the Whittenberger Auditorium. Savage, the author of Takeover: The Return to the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy, will discuss the expansion of executive power in recent administrations. Grossberg will address Abraham Lincoln's use of executive power during the Civil War and how it compares to the use of executive power in the modern day. A question-and-answer session will follow. The event is co-sponsored by the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.



Alternative Legal Careers

Not everyone wants to work in a law firm after graduating. You can put your JD to work in the publishing, marketing, non-profit, communications, and consulting arenas. Come and hear from seasoned guest speakers and alumni about their career paths and learn how to break into these job markets. The event takes place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Panelists include Judy Newton, an attorney and freelance writer; Becky Robbins, JD'84, a columnist and editorial board member for the Bloomington Herald-Times; Robyn Schuster, JD'01, assistant dean of communications and marketing at Indiana Law; Pete Wentz, vice president of APCO Worldwide Consulting; and Brian Williams, JD'89, vice president of development for The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.



George P. Smith II Lecture: Loane Skene

Loane Skene (University of Melbourne) will present the George P. Smith II Lecture, "Recent Developments in Stem Cell Research: Social, Ethical and Legal Issues for the Future." The lecture will begin at noon in the Moot Court Room, and will be followed by a reception in the faculty lounge. Further details available.

IU in the Next 50 Years

Students are invited to attend an open house that will outline the new campus Master Plan from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Jordan Hall 124. In late February, the master planners will present their recommendations to the Board of Trustees for how they intend to develop IU over the next 50-plus years. This open house is an opportunity for you to preview and comment on these recommendations. The first 45 minutes will feature a presentation by Mary Jukuri, planner from SmithGroup + JJR. The final 45 minutes will be allocated for both group dialog and discussion with Mary and other planning team members.



Federal Government Workshop

Assistant Dean Michael Keller will talk about applications for federal government jobs, internships, and the honors program from noon to 1 p.m. in room 216.

International Exchange Programs Applications Due

Applications for Fall 2009 semester exchange programs and the London Law Consortium program are due at 4 p.m. in the International Programs Office (room 220). Students interested in studying abroad in Spring 2010 are also encouraged to apply, though spring semester programs will remain open until filled. For more information on the Law School's exchange programs and an application form, please see

GPSO Valentine's Day Party

GPSO is having a Valentine's Day party from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will be at FARMbloomington (in the Root Cellar and the backroom on the main level). Enjoy free hors d’oeuvres, a raffle, and live music by VON IVA! Event admission is free to IUB graduate and professional students. Don’t forget to bring cash if you wish to enter the evening's raffle! Drawings will take place at 8:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. in the back room on the main level.



Professor Andrea Need was recently appointed by the mayor to the Bloomington Environmental Commission.

Archana Sridhar, assistant dean for research and special projects and co-founder of the South Asia Philanthropy Project, organized a blog forum at the website hosted by Professor Sudhir Venkatesh of Columbia University (author of Gang Leader for a Day). The forum was recently covered in the Chronicle of Philanthropy's Give and Take blog and several other websites.



Barrister's Ball: Feb 20

Please mark your calendars and let your spouses and significant others know about the Barrister's Ball, which will take place at 7 p.m., Feb. 20, in Alumni Hall of the Indiana Memorial Union. This year's event is a masked ball, but masks are optional. Tickets are on sale for $35 (which includes dinner) at noon in the lobby and may also be purchased from Nicole Elder or Gillian Crowl.

Voting Rights Act Speaker: Feb. 26

The Federalist Society will host Professor James Blumstein from Vanderbilt University Law School at noon on Thursday, Feb. 26, in room 120. He will be speaking about the Voting Rights Act, state redistricting plans, and the voting rights cases in front of the Supreme Court this term.

Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!



Basic Mediation Training

The Community Justice and Meditation Center is seeking a few good neighbors interested in conflict resolution, restorative justice, and the mediation process to attend "32-Hour Basic Mediation Training" from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 21 and 22 at the Law School. Basic Mediation Training is a great personal tool to add to the professional toolkit of community members interested in resolving community conflicts, alternative dispute resolution, criminal justice issues, or helping youth. CJAM is a leader in community and school conflict resolution, and victim–offender reconciliation. The fee for the training is $200, with scholarships available for those who need them. For more information, visit, e-mail, or call 336-8677.

Spring Semester Admissions Tour Guides Needed

The Admissions Office is expecting an increase in the number of prospective student visitors this semester and needs assistance from student tour guides. Tour guide responsibilities include escorting prospective students to a class and providing a tour of the Law School building. This is a great way to participate in the building of next year's class. If you are interested in serving as a tour guide, please stop by the Admissions Office to sign up. Questions can be directed to Dani Weatherford, Director of Recruitment, at

Challenges to Change

The Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) invites submissions from graduate and professional students at IU-Bloomington for its "Challenges to Change" panel, as part of the first annual "New Voices in Academic" conference on Friday, March 27. The panel welcomes any paper, project, or presentation that focuses on change or evolution in physical or social environments, change within the arts or humanities, or change within the professional world. All papers will be peer-reviewed by a campus-wide committee of faculty and graduate students and small financial awards will be offered to quality submissions in the following categories: the Physical and Natural Sciences, the Social Sciences/Arts and Humanities, and IU-Bloomington's professional programs. The deadline for submissions is March 6, 2009. Please submit an electronic copy of your paper and/or description of your presentation or project to

GPSO Calls for Nominations

The Indiana University Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) and the University Graduate School are proud to announce the IU-Bloomington Pari Prerana Award 2009. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 20. The Pari Prerana (Essence of Inspiration) Award at Indiana University was established through the support of sponsors from the Indian subcontinent. The award strives to recognize and honor students who have overcome a severe physical, cognitive, or other health-related challenge/s and have demonstrated academic excellence. All advisors, graduate students, and faculty at Indiana University Bloomington are invited to nominate those students that they feel deserve special recognition for exemplary courage and determination under adverse and challenging conditions. For eligibility, nomination rules, and more information please visit:

All graduate and professional students are invited to give their support to faculty members that they feel deserve special recognition for exemplary behavior. Nominations should be in the form of a letter. The letter(s) letters should be e-mailed to by Friday, March 20. All nominees, graduate and professional students, and faculty as well as the award recipient, will be invited to attend an award ceremony.

Smoking Announcement

Student Bar Association wants to let all the Law School smokers know that the University has installed a "butt stop" for cigarette butt disposal. The receptacle is located on the North-West corner of 4th and Indiana. We strongly encourage all smokers to use this area for smoking and to responsibly dispose of the cigarette debris. Thank you!

PDP Thank You Cards

Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity has Indiana Law Thank You cards for sale. These cards are ideal to send to prospective employers after an interview. Please contact Amanda Meglemre at to purchase.

GPSO Communications Coordinator

Tired of taking out student loan debt? Consider applying to be the communications coordinator for the Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO). The GPSO ( serves more than 8,000 graduate and professional students at IU-Bloomington by providing academic support, advocacy, community-building, and resources. The coordinator is a 20-hour per week (50% FTE) position. Compensation includes full tuition remission for 12 credits per semester and 6 credit hours during summer session (excluding non-remittable fees), subsidized Student Academic Appointee Mandatory Health Insurance, and a $12,000 stipend. The communications coordinator may also work as many as 200 summer hours at a paid hourly rate of $10/hour. The assistantship is considered taxable income. Applications are due April 1. Please see the job posting at: If you have any questions about the GPSO or this advertised position, please contact Amanda Meglemre at

Register for BarBri

BarBri reps will be tabling every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have any questions, please email the Head Rep, Jazmine, at

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 Max Exter 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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