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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 16, No. 5
February 15, 1999

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EVENTS & LECTURES

"MEDIATION IN DIFFERENT CONTEXTS" -- ENVIRONMENTAL, LABOR, CIVIL, AND DOMESTIC
PANEL DISCUSSION

A group of mediators who specialize in various areas will participate in a panel discussion on Monday, February 15, at 4:00 p.m. in Room 109 of the Psychology Building. Panelists will include: Steve Lucas, Chief Hearings Officer, Indiana DNR; Vicki Martin, Labor Relations Specialist, Indiana Education Employment Relations Board; and Susan Nelson, attorney and mediator. The discussion will be sponsored by the Indiana Conflict Resolution Institute and the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Gina at ICRI 855-1618 or e-mail gviola@indiana.edu.

CRITIQUE OF JURIST RICHARD POSNER
PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION

Dr. Martha C. Nussbaum, Ph.D., will give a presentation based on her book, Poetic Justice: The Literary Imagination and Public Life, on Monday, March 1, in the State Room West at the IMU from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, is best known for her work on Aristotle and Plato. She is a philosopher with a strong commitment to public affairs and has long been concerned with the philosophical dimensions of imaginative literature. Her book is a critique of jurist Richard Posner's influential economic theory of law. In the book, Dr. Nussbaum uses Dickens' Hard Times and Wright's Native Son as guides to considering problems of justice.

The presentation and discussion to follow will be hosted by the Center on Philanthropy. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by February 22 to Kathy Jacobson at (812)855-0261 or poynter@indiana.edu.

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

Professor Craig Bradley has become the Supreme Court commentator for Trial magazine, the journal of the Association of Trial Lawyers. His first article, on the recent Supreme Court auto search case of Knowles v. Iowa, may be found in the new (February) issue of Trial at p. 85.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

FEDERALIST SOCIETY
"VOUCHING FOR EDUCATION?"

Please join the Federalist Society on Tuesday, February 23, at 12:15 in the Moot Court Room to watch Professor Alex Tanford go head to head with special guest Clint Bolick on the constitutionality of publicly funded vouchers for payment of religious or parochial school tuition.

Mr. Bolick is the vice president and director of litigation at the Institute for Justice, which he co-founded in 1991. The Institute was created to engage in constitutional litigation protecting individual liberty and challenging the regulatory welfare state. Mr. Bolick also teaches public interest litigation skills to lawyers, law students, and policy activists. He is a leader in the nationwide litigation effort to defend school choice programs and challenge regulatory barriers to entrepreneurship.

Mr. Bolick, who received his law degree from UC-Davis in 1982, is also an accomplished writer and political debater. We encourage each of you to come and help the Federalist Society welcome Mr. Bolick to IU Law.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NITA TRIAL TEAM

The NITA Trial Team traveled to DuPage County, Illinois, for the Midwest Regionals on February 3-6. And, for the third year in a row, an IU team advanced to the final round! Carrie Soder (2L) and Janet Ramsey (2L) knocked out the #1 seed (Notre Dame) in the semi-final round to advance to the final round, where they lost to Northwestern. Overall, the team placed third in a field of 24 teams.

Congratulations to Carrie and Janet, and the rest of the members of the team: Rob Roberts (3L), Laura Boeckman (2L), and Ben Ice (1L).

The team would like to thank everyone who helped us prepare for the past two months: Professor Tanford, Professor Farnsworth, Mr. Gutwein, Judge Kellams, Christy Short, and all the members of the ATLA team--Tricia Black, Scott Tittle, Dan Dooley, and Derek Rockers. We appreciate all of your help!

FORMER NLRB CHAIRMAN TO DELIVER FUCHS LECTURE

William B. Gould IV, the Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and former Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, will present the 1999 Ralph F. Fuchs Lecture at Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington on Tuesday, March 9.

Mr. Gould will speak on the topic"Labor Law and Politics at the Labor Board: Ruminations of a Former Chairman" at noon in the Moot Court Room (Room 123). Mr. Gould was named to Ebony magazine's 100+ Most Influential Black Americans list for 1992, 1997, and 1998.

PILF SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS

PILF summer fellowships provide monetary support for students working in public interest jobs. Applications will be available in the Student Affairs Office this week. In addition to paper copies, you will be able to download a copy of the application from the Law School's web page.

The applications will be due after spring break in March, but now is the time to start contacting public interest employers in an effort to obtain a position. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Rastorfer (3L) at 331-8413 or another member of PILF.

LOCAL ZONING ISSUE
PUBLIC INTEREST OPPORTUNITY

A community citizens group may need help doing research regarding a land zoning issue of local significance. The time commitment would not be significant, and the project would take no more than 1-2 weeks to complete. Any law student who would be interested in serving the public interest, please contact Chris Elston via e-mail at celston@indiana.edu.

ROOM RESERVATIONS

To reserve a classroom in the Law Building, please E-MAIL your request to deboraheads@law.indiana.edu. Please send your request at least one week before your event and include the number of people expected or a classroom preference, date of event, start and finish times, and the name of the organization making the reservation. E-mail requests will help ensure accuracy in classroom scheduling.

CALENDAR

Monday, February 15, "Mediation in Different Contexts" panel discussion, 4:00 p.m., Psychology Room 109

Updated: 12 February 1999