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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 16, No. 7
March 1, 1999

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EVENTS & LECTURES

FINAL ROUNDS OF THE SHERMAN MINTON MOOT COURT COMPETITION
GREAT ORALISTS IN ACTION

The Final Rounds of the 1998-1999 Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition will continue this week. Quarterfinal Rounds are scheduled for March 1-2 at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. both days; Semifinal Rounds are scheduled for March 3 at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and the Final Championship Round will be held on Thursday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. All arguments will be held in the Moot Court Room.

Among the judges scheduled to hear student arguments during the Final Round on Thursday, March 4, are: Judge Michael Kanne, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; Justice Frank Sullivan and Justice Theodore Boehm of the Indiana Supreme Court; and Judge John Sharpnack of the Indiana Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

The arguments are open to any student who has not advanced in the competition. Please show your support by attending. It is a great opportunity to observe some excellent oralists in action.

FORMER HEAD OF NLRB VISITS
LABOR LAW AND POLITICS

William B. Gould IV, former Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, will present the 1999 Ralph F. Fuchs Lecture at the Law School on Tuesday, March 9. All students and faculty are invited to attend. 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).

Gould was named to Ebony magazine's 100+ Most Influential Black Americans list for 1992, 1997, and 1998. He is a graduate of the Cornell Law School and has been Professor of Law at Stanford since 1972. Gould was nominated by President Clinton as Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board in June 1993 and was sworn into office on March 7, 1994. He served in this post until August 27, 1998. Prior to joining Stanford in 1972, Gould was Assistant General Counsel of the United Auto Workers in Detroit; attorney for the NLRB in Washington, DC; represented management in labor law firm matters with Battle, Fowler, Stokes & Kheel in New York City; professor of law at Wayne State Law School; and visiting professor at Howard Law School in Washington, DC.

PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE FOR DR. MARTHA NUSSBAUM'S PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION

Dr. Martha C. Nussbaum's presentation, based on her book Poetic Justice: The Literary Imagination and Public Life, on Monday, March 1, will be in the State Room EAST at the IMU from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The change was necessary due to the number of people responding to reserve a seat. If you have questions, please contact Kathy Jacobson at (812) 855-0261 or poynter@indiana.edu.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

BLACK LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION MIDWEST REGION

Once again IU comes on strong with leadership at the 31st Annual NBLSA Convention in Chicago, February 10-13. Two 1L delegates continued the legacy of IU's holding board appointments: Kenya L. "KL" Newhouse was elected as the 1999-2000 Midwest Regional Director (serving 44 law schools and 12 states), and Colette M. Savage was appointed as the Community Service Chair. Many kudos and thanks to the two IU members rotating off the Midwest Regional Board for their dedication and labor over the course of this past year, as they represented IU, NBLSA, and our BLSA Chapter well: Janene K. Wilson (3L) and Connie C. Davis (2L).

CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS!!!

The Christian Legal Society would like to thank those who contributed clothing to the Clothes Drive. We collected over two TRUCKLOADS of clothing, and donated them to Good Will and the Community Kitchen. Thank you for your generosity.

BIBLE STUDY

This Tuesday at 8:30 there will be a one-hour Bible study in Room 406. Anyone interested is welcome.

NEW FEMINIST GROUP
MEETING AND ELECTIONS

The newly formed feminist law group will meet Tuesday, March 2, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 124. At that time, we will hear presentations by those running for office, and vote on the organization's constitution and officers. Anyone interested in being part of an organization with a feminist voice committed to addressing issues faced by women in law school and the legal profession is welcome.

OUTLAW
LAW PROFESSORS AND STUDENTS FIGHT SOLOMON AMENDMENT

Join Dean Robel and OutLaw in the nationwide letter writing campaign to fight the coercive effects of the Solomon Amendment. The Solomon Amendment forces schools to choose between its own nondiscrimination policy and federal financial aid for law students. Tables will be set up in the Law School Lobby from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3; Monday, March 8; and Tuesday, March 9. Come join the effort of urging our Representatives to repeal the Solomon Amendment.

PUBLIC INTEREST LAW FOUNDATION
FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

Fellowship applications for students working in public interest fields this summer are now on line (under PILF's homepage). There are also a few hard copies on reserve. You must be a PILF member to apply. All applications are due March 29, 1999.

Career Services will be coming to speak to us at the next general meeting regarding public interest information, databases, and job hunting assistance. Also, we will conduct a "Pizza - Get to Know Fellow PILF Members" activity. Stay tuned for date and room announcements!

Any new business or suggestions can be e-mailed to Calanit at camir@indiana.edu. Thanks!

1999-2000 SHERMAN MINTON MOOT COURT BOARD
REMINDER TO ALL FORTY-FOUR OCTOFINALISTS

You must have your completed Preference Forms submitted by Friday, March 5.

WOMEN'S LAW CAUCUS
CAROL McCORD TO SPEAK

The WLC is sponsoring Carol McCord to speak on feminism on Monday, March 1, at noon, Room TBA.

REGULAR MEETING

The WLC will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, March 3 at noon in Room 121.

ANNUAL AUCTION

The WLC will be holding its annual auction on Friday, March 5th at 5:00 p.m. at Mars. Starting this week, register to win free prizes at the auction (must be present to win) and during the week leading up to the big event. See you there!!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS MOOT COURT TEAM BRINGS HOME HONORS

The Federal Communications Law Journal sent a team to compete in the National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., on February 20 and 21. The IU team, consisting of Reid Cox, Meggan Frye, and Jim Snyder (all 2Ls), and coached by Craig Riegler (3L), performed exceptionally well. After advancing to the national semi-final round, IU was eliminated by Georgetown, the eventual competition winner, by just two points in a divided 2-1 panel. The IU team also won the Best Brief at the competition.

The team especially wants to thank Craig for all his help and support over the past several months of preparation. In addition, the team wants to send out a special thank you to all of the professors, practitioners, and students who sat as judges for the practice panels: Professors Fred Cate and Steve Johnson, Judge Clayton Miller, and students Mick Tuesley, Aaron Goldberger, Jeremy Hill, Jennifer Thomas, Lori Robbins, Steve Rich, and Craig Riegler. The team also sends thanks to Professors Craig Bradley and Fred Cate for their valuable advice. Finally, the team thanks the FCLJ for its support.

LEXIS SUMMER INTERNSHIP TRAINING
SIGN-UP TABLE

On Tuesday, March 2, LEXIS will have a table in the Law School Lobby featuring information and sign-up sheets for the summer internship training, "Prepare to Practice." Training sessions will be held March 9, 23, and 30 at 10 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 2:15 p.m. Lots of free goodies!

If you have any questions, contact your student representatives, Jeff Robertson and Brooks Constantine, or Electronic Services Librarian Juliet Smith.

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION-- LAW STUDENT DIVISION
SEVENTH CIRCUIT SPRING CONFERENCE

The Seventh Circuit ABA/LSD Spring Conference will take place in Indianapolis March 12-14 at the Radisson Hotel City Centre.

The spring meeting is one of the most important 7th Circuit gatherings, because we will be electing our new Circuit Governor. Anyone interested in attending the meeting should contact Magdalena Przytulska (2L) at mprzytul@indiana.edu or 339-4703.

CALENDAR

Monday, March 1, Carol McCord to speak on feminism, noon, Room TBA

Tuesday, March 2, New Feminist Group meeting, 12:15 p.m., Room 124

Tuesday, March 2, CLS Bible study, 8:30, Room 406

Monday-Tuesday, March 1-2, Sherman Minton Moot Court Quarterfinal Rounds, Moot Court Room (Room 123), 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 3, Solomon Amendment Letter Writing Campaign, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Lobby

Wednesday, March 3, WLC meeting, noon, Room 121.

Wednesday, March 3, Sherman Minton Moot Court Semifinal Rounds, Moot Court Room (Room 123), 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 4, Sherman Minton Moot Court Final Round, Moot Court Room (Room 123), 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 5, WLC Annual Auction, 5:00 p.m., Mars

Updated: 1 March 1999