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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 16, No. 13
April 19, 1999

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KATHLEEN AUSTIN, KELLY TOWNES, TO LEAVE LAW SCHOOL

Kathleen Austin, Director of Career Services, will leave the law school after graduation to return to her first love, legal practice in the area of real estate, with the university. Kathleen is an alum of the law school, and has been Director of Career Services since January 1997.

Kelly Townes, Associate Dean for Administration, leaves the law school for a position as Director of Recruitment and Retention at Gunster, Yoakley, Valdes-Fauli and Stewart in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dean Townes was Director of Career Services before taking her current position, and has served for the last year as President of the National Association of Law Placement.

EVENTS & LECTURES

AWARDS PRESENTATION TODAY LEON WALLACE TEACHING AWARD

Today at noon (Mon., April 19), Dean Aman will present the Leon Wallace Teaching Award for outstanding teaching. In addition, PILF will present the Leonard D. Fromm Public Interest Award to a faculty member for their role in advancing the public interest. Both award presentations will occur in the main foyer. All students, faculty and staff are invited to the ceremony honoring the recipients of these two awards.

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

Professor Roger Dworkin presented a paper, "Hard Cases for Autonomy, Respect, and Professionalism in Medical Genetics," at an international conference on "Hard Cases in Genethics," which was held in Memphis, Tennessee from March 31 to April 4.

NEWS FROM CAREER SERVICES

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES, APRIL 15, 1999

Idealistic law school graduates often start their careers at large New York firms with a burning desire to do some "pro bono" work -- volunteering their time in the public interest.

But many never get around to it. Once inside a firm's polished front door, some overworked lawyers find they have little time to devote to the public good. Others may feel they lack the expertise to take on a complex case involving an unfamiliar area of the law. Worries about isolation from colleagues and a lack of resources may also take a toll.

Now a new Web site aims to help lawyers overcome those real-world barriers to public service.

Rolled out earlier this month, a non-profit site, dubbed Probono.net, hopes to create a public interest law firm in cyberspace. It is designed to stitch together a decentralized army of public-spirited lawyers -- everyone from the most experienced mentor at a public-interest law firm to the greenest pro-bono wannabe at a private firm.

See: http://www.probono.net.

The complete NYT story (may require registration) is http://www.nytimes.com/

library/tech/99/04/cyber/cyberlaw/16law.html#1.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

WLC's SPRING CLEANING CLOTHING DRIVE

Get rid of all that clean, gently-used clothing cluttering up your closets. Now is the perfect time for those of you leaving campus for parts unknown to make room for those new work outfits you'll be needing.

The Women's Law Caucus will be collecting the clothing for charity starting Monday, April 19th. Items may be left in the box located near the payphone on the ground floor. We will be collecting through the week following the end of finals. We would especially like women's business attire, however all donations will be greatly appreciated.

APALSA 2ND ANNUAL INSTALLATION BANQUET

APALSA's 2nd annual installation banquet is being held on Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 7:30 PM at Mark Pi's Chinese Restaurant, located at 3rd Street and Kingston Drive (near K-Mart).

At the banquet APALSA will install the new officer for next year. The cost of the banquet is free to APALSA members who have paid their membership dues, and $10 for all non-members and guests. Also, APALSA will have a guest speaker, Daniel Kim, an associate of Ice Miller Donadio & Ryan, to speak about the challenges law students will face in their first year of practice.

All those interested need to inform current President Jim Curtis either by returning a RSVP form in the mailbox, by e-mail, or by personal contact.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GENDER STUDIES GRADER POSITIONS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 1999/2000

Gender Studies invites applications for graders for Academic Year 1999/2000. Graders are needed to assist in interdisciplinary undergraduate courses. The courses introduce mainly University Division and College of Arts and Sciences students to the cross-cultural study of gender in relation to social structures, resource allocation, cultural representations, systems of knowledge, thought or belief, politics, and legal regulation.

Further information about Gender Studies course offerings can be found at the department's web site:

http:\\www.indiana.edu\~gender

Graders will have .25 FTE appointments, averaging approximately 10 hours per week. The stipend will be $2,700, per semester, with no fee remission. Federal Graduate Work Study eligibility strongly preferred. Positions begin August 30, when classes begin.

Duties include consulting with students, assisting instructors, class preparation and attendance, and offering constructive and detailed comments on student papers, essays and examinations under the supervision of the instructor of the course.

Questions? Please e-mail Gender Studies at gender@indiana.edu.

Send a vita and a cover letter describing relevant experience, background and interest to Professor Judith A. Allen, Chair Gender Studies Memorial East 130 y 4 p.m., Friday, April 30. No e-mail or fax applications will be accepted.

CALENDAR

Monday, April 19, Wallace & PILF Award Presentations, 12:15, Main Foyer.

Tuesday, April 20, Discussion of the Law School's future with Deans Aman, Robel and Fromm and the SLA, noon, Moot Court Room.

Updated: 18 April 1999