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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 15, No. 9
October 26, 1998

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HARRIS LECTURE ON TUESDAY

William N. Eskridge, Jr., the John A. Garvey Professor of Law at Yale Law School, will present the 1998 Addison C. Harris Lecture at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 27 in the Moot Court Room. Eskridge will speak on the topic, "Multi-vocal Prejudices and Homo-Equality".

Professor Eskridge is one of the most prolific and significant legal scholars today. His work in the fields of legislation, constitutional law, and law and sexuality has had a significant impact on legal scholarship. He received his law degree from Yale Law School. After finishing his law school education, Professor Eskridge served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edward Weinfeld and as an attorney for the law firm of Shea & Gardner. Professor Eskridge taught at Georgetown University for eleven years before joining the faculty at Yale this fall. He has also taught at NYU, Harvard and Stanford.

Eskridge has authored and co-authored several books on statutory interpretation and is authoring and co- authoring two books on the law and issues of sexuality. His books include Dynamic Statutory Interpretation (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 1994), The Case for Same-Sex Marriage: From Sexual Liberty to Civilized Commitment (New York: Free Press, 1994), and Constitutional Stupidities, Constitutional Tragedies (with S. Levinson, New York: New York Univ. Press, 1998). Professor Eskridge has written numerous articles which appear in the Yale Law Journal, Harvard Law Review, Virginia Law Review, and in many other publications.

The Harris Lecture is one of the main lecture series at the Law School and is offered annually. All students are invited and encouraged to attend.

PAT CLARK WINS UNIVERSITY AWARD

The Law School is delighted to announce that Pat Clark has been selected as a 1998-99 recipient of the University Staff Merit Award. The University Staff Merit Award is the highest award bestowed on a staff member.

Those of us at the school couldn't think of a better recipient than Pat. She has devoted numerous years and countless hours to the admissions work of this law school. Without her, we would not have the outstanding students and alumni we enjoy today. Our community can share in the delight that Pat's work and dedication are being recognized and honored by the entire University.

Pat will be receiving her award at a special ceremony to be held in November.

Please join us in extending a warm congratulations to Pat Clark.

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

John Applegate's article with Steven Wesloh, "Short Changing Short-Term Risk: A study of Superfund Remedy Solutions, " appeared at 15 Yale Journal of Law & Regulation 269 (1998)

Fred Cate spoke on privacy to the First Credit Reporting World Conference in Rome on October 20 and to the annual meeting of the Society of Professional Journalists in Los Angeles on October 24.

Lauren Robel appeared on a panel on judicial education at the National Association of Women Judges annual meeting in St. Louis.

Juliet Smith's article "Web Resources for Products Liability Lawyers" was recently published in the legal treatise Products Liability Litigation: Case Evaluation, by Susan E. Loggans. In addition, her book review of Scott Baldwin on Jury Arguments can be found in Legal Information Alert (July-August 1998, v. 17 n. 7 p.13).

Susan Williams and Lauren Robel appeared on a panel on Sexual Harassment at the first Indiana Women's Lawyer's Conference in Indianapolis.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

CHILDREN AND THE LAW DISCUSSION GROUP/PROTECTIVE ORDER PROJECT LECTURE

The Children and the Law Discussion Group and the Protective Order Project will hold a lecture on "The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children." Liz Kirkland of Middleway House will be speaking. The lecture will be held Tuesday, November 3, at noon in Room 120. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

OUTLAW MEETING

OutLaw has a meeting on Monday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m. Anyone interested in furthering the rights of gays and lesbians as well as educating others on issues affecting gays and lesbians, please attend. We will be discussing the issue of hate crime as well as our upcoming newsletter and speaker events. Room TBA.

PILF MEETING

PILF will hold a meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 1998 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 120. We will be planning our upcoming elections and our trip to D.C. for the NAPIL Conference and Job Fair. Everyone is welcome. We look forward to seeing you there.

CHILDREN AND THE LAW HALLOWEEN PARTY FOR KIDS

All children of law school students, faculty, and staff are invited to haunt the annual Children and the Law Halloween party on Thursday, October 29. Trick or treating will start at 4:30, and don't miss the costume parade in the lobby at 5:30. The ghoulishly delightful Professor Aviva "Gorenstein" Orenstein will be acting as master of ceremonies.

Please contact Jessica Proctor Barth at jproctor@indiana.edu for more information, or if your group or office would like to hand out candy.

SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT LAW SOCIETY MILT THOMSON, "A DISCUSSION OF SPORTS & THE LAW"

Distinguished IU Law grad, Indianapolis attorney and president of Grand Slam Entertainment, a sports law and marketing firm, will speak generally to students' interests in the sports law field.

Bagels, cream cheese and drinks provided.

STUDENT LAW ASSOCIATION LUCIFER'S BALL

The Ball will be held Saturday, October 31, 1998 at Pic-A-Chic. The party will start at 9:00 p.m. and run until 1:00 am. There will be shuttle service from the Law Building to Pic-A-Chic running from 8:30 to 1:30 am. PLEASE take advantage of the FREE bus service. There will also be directions available at the bookstore (in envelope on bookstore door). Advance tickets will be on sale from 12:00 to 1:00 every day this week in the lobby. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. The combination of bonfire, music, and hayrides have made Lucifer's a true "Fall Classic"! Please join in and don't forget your costumes.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

INDIANAPOLIS BAR ASSOCIATION SPONSORS PROGRAM ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT

On Thursday, October 29, the Indianapolis Bar Association will present a program entitled "Using the Violence Against Women Act to Your Client's Advantage: An Overview of Civil & Criminal Provisions." The featured speakers will be Andrea Williams, staff attorney for the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund; Christina McKee, chief of the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of Indiana; and Ann Delaney, executive director of the Julian Center. The cost is $25 for law students for the seminar (starting at 2:00 p.m.) and reception (starting at 5:30 p.m.). For more information or an application, email Jessica Proctor Barth at jproctor@indiana.edu.

TOUR GUIDES INFORMATIONAL MEETING

There will be an informational meeting for all tour guides on Friday, October 30 at 2:30 in Room 120. We would like all those who have signed up for the Tour Guide Program to attend as well as anyone else who has not yet volunteered but would like to do so.

CLERKSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR 3L'S WITH THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT

The Office of Staff Attorneys for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has openings available for staff attorney positions for the August 1999 term. All positions are in St. Louis and are for two years. Staff attorneys serve all of the judges on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Office is accepting applications now and will conduct interviews in November and December. If any student needs more details, the Office sent a copy of a brochure entitled "Clerkship Opportunities -- Office of Staff Attorneys, St. Louis, Missouri" that we have placed in the Office of Career Services. Students wishing to discuss these positions may contact Professor Hughes in Room 243 or call her at 855-6318.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL NATIONAL LAWYER'S MEETING

November 7 & 8, 1998 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Our Speakers are:

Constance L. Rice - Constance L. Rice has held the position of Western Regional Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund since 1991. Ms. Rice has litigated cases involving police misconduct, housing discrimination, employment discrimination, education and voting rights.

Paul Hoffman - human rights attorney based in Los Angeles. Founder of the Amnesty International Legal Support Network.

Unity Dow - a crusading lawyer for women's rights in Africa and globally. She is the first woman judge to be appointed to the High Court of Botswana. Worked on the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

Bart Brown - professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law & human rights activist.

Discussion Panels:

International Criminal Court

What Constitutes an unfair trial?

Pursuing human rights violators in the United States under the Alien Tort Claims Act, Torture Victims Protection Act, and other means.

Refugee issues and Detention

The Death Penalty and Police brutality in the USA

To register or for more information please contact Sita Balthazar-Thomas or Vienna Colucci at (312) 427-2060 or sbalthaz@kentlaw.edu.

Reception:

Friday, November 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the Chicago-Kent Event Room, 10th floor.

Highlighting the Accomplishments of Law Students in the Human Rights Field.

Come join students from law schools from all over the US to celebrate the accomplishments of law students as human rights activists.

CALENDAR

Monday, October 26, OutLaw meeting, 5:30 p.m., room TBA.

Monday, October 26, "European Globalization Perspectives" seminar informational meeting, 4:15 in Room 125.

Tuesday, October 27, Harris Lecture by William N. Eskridge, Jr., noon, Moot Court Room.

Tuesday, October 27, Informational meeting on new exchange programs, noon, Room 120

Thursday, October 29, Indianapolis Bar Association presents seminar on Violence Against Women Act, 2 p.m., Indianapolis.

Tuesday, October 27, PILF meeting, 12:15 p.m., Room 120.

Thursday, October 29, Children's Halloween Party: Trick or Treating, 4:30 p.m.; costume parade, 5:30 p.m.., lobby.

Friday, October 30, Milt Thomson, "A Discussion of Sports & the Law," noon, Room 120.

Friday, October 30, Tour Guide Informational Meeting, 2:30 p.m., Room 120

Saturday, October 31, SLA Lucifer's Ball, 9:00 p.m., at Pic-A-Chic.

Updated: 23 October 1998