Indiana Law Annotated
Vol. 18 No. 3
January 24, 2000
Table of Contents
- EVENTS & LECTURES
- ACADEMY OF LAW ALUMNI FELLOWS PROFILE
- NEWS FROM THE FACULTY
- NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
JUSTICE KIRBY WILL INAUGURATE THE GEORGE P. SMITH
The Honorable Michael D. Kirby of the High Court of Australia will visit the Law School to inaugurate the George P. Smith, II, Distinguished Professorship-Chair of Law and Legal Research. Justice Kirby's lecture, "The New Biology and International Sharing" deals with the legal and ethical dilemmas facing developed countries such as the United States and Australia as they produce new pharmaceutical drugs. The lecture will be in the Moot Court Room on Jan. 26 at 4:00 p.m.
In addition to his judicial appointment, Justice Kirby is a member of the Ethic Committee of the Human Genome Organization (London) and the International Bio-Ethics Committee of
UNESCO (Paris). The Human Genome Organization is coordinating the mapping of all human genes and will revolutionize medicine in the coming century. It will also present many ethical and legal questions involving the rights of citizens. "We are talking about the future make-up of the human species, nothing else. Science rushes ahead. The law follows behind. The fundamental question is whether democratic lawmaking institutions can survive these challenges. It's a very important question to answer as we enter a new millennium," said Justice Kirby.
This visiting professorship-chair was established by George P. Smith, II, a 1964 graduate of our law school who is a professor of law at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, in Washington, D.C. The intent of the professorship-chair is to bring scholars of national and international reputation to the School.
U.S. SOLICITOR GENERAL WILL VISIT IN FEBRUARY
Seth P. Waxman, the Solicitor General of the United States, will be at the Law School on Feb. 3. His lecture, "Twins at Birth: Civil Rights and the Role of the Solicitor General," will be at 4:00 p.m. in the Moot Court Room.
PROFESSOR DWORKIN WILL GIVE LUCAS LECTURE
Professor Roger Dworkin will lecture, "Getting What We Should from Doctors: Rethinking Patient Autonomy and the Doctor-Patient Relationship," on Feb. 10, at 4:00 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. This lecture celebrates Professor Dworkin's appointment to the Robert A. Lucas Chair of Law. Please mark your calendar!
Who are those people whose photographs are on the first-floor wall? In this series of profiles, we introduce you to the members of the Academy of the Law Alumni Fellows. The Fellows are the recipients of the highest honor the Law School bestows on its alums. We hope that each profile will help you reflect on the successes of our alumni as well as some possibilities that are ahead for you.
EARL WILSON KINTNER
Self-supporting from the age of eight, he built a legendary career on diligent application of his skills and judgement. His Hoosier birth and education at DePauw and Indiana Universities determined his location in Indiana for the general practice of law before the interruption of military service altered his direction.
His appointment as Deputy United States Commissioner for the United National War Crimes Commission led to the public unveiling of his writing and editorial abilities. He produced valuable material on the Commission and laws of war and has followed it with a series of primers on anti-trust, merger, the Law of Deceptive Practices, and intellectual property, as well as with attorneys' manuals.
He rose through the ranks, from Senior Trial Attorney to General Counsel for the Federal Trade Commission, before elevation to membership on the Commission and its chairmanship.
His return to private practice as a senior partner in a Washington, DC law firm allowed the continuation of his leadership role in Federal Bar organizations and freed him for the major era of his writing.
His leadership has extended to the Board of Visitors of the Indiana University School of Law, which he chaired twice during his two decades of service. To be both provider of guidelines and wielder of presidential gavels for a profession is an accomplishment of enviable dimension.
Earl Kintner became a Law Alumni Fellow in 1985.
Professor Craig Bradley, on Jan. 7, presented a paper "NOW v. Scheidler: Round II" in a panel devoted to the application of the RICO statute to various situations. Professor Bradley's paper was concerned with a civil RICO suit brought by the National Organization of Women against various pro-life activists.
Professor Fred Cate is on sabbatical this spring. He spoke on Public Record Data in a Privacy Environment at the Associated Credit Bureaus annual Executive Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Jan. 14. On Jan. 20-21, he chaired the first meeting in Berlin of the year-long roundtable he is leading on Electronic Commerce in Germany, Europe, and the United States. The roundtable, which brings together senior business and government leaders to address obstacles to multinational e- commerce, is sponsored by the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, the AT&T Foundation, and the German Marshall Fund.
Professor Emily Van Tassel's book, "Impeachable Offenses" has been chosen as an Outstanding Academic Title of the Year by Choice, the journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
PUBLIC INTEREST LAW FORUM SUMMER FELLOWSHIP
PILF's annual summer fellowship drive has begun! If you are seeking employment in a non-law firm environment, PILF may be able to assist you meeting some of your summer expenses through their fellowship opportunities. The law school matches the funds we raise through our Singing for Summer Salaries (formerly known as Kiss-A-Pig) fund-raiser that will begin very soon. In order to be considered for these matching funds, you must be an ACTIVE member of PILF and have demonstrated some public interest involvement in the past. We would like to have as many participants as possible and PILF welcomes your participation. More information will be forthcoming, so keep reading the ILA for further updates.
WOMEN'S LAW CAUCUS MEETING
The Women's Law Caucus will have a meeting Wednesday, Jan. 26, at
12:15 p.m. Watch the events board outside the library for room info. We will be discussing the Auction and other events this semester.
PILF REGULAR MEETING
PILF will hold its regular meeting Monday, Jan. 24 at Noon. Pizza will be served!! Check the bulletin boards for the room assignment.
PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL MEETING
The semester meeting for all presidents and chairs of our student organizations will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 120. If presidents are unable to attend, please send a delegate from your group.
OUTREACH FOR LEGAL LITERACY
Outreach for Legal Literacy, teaches law to fifth graders throughout Bloomington. This semester we have openings in University, Binford, and Grandview elementary schools. This semester we will discuss torts, crimes, and contracts. The method of instruction is highly interactive and stresses student participation. For instance, the kids write contracts to sell Pokemon cards. The semester culminates in a civil trial conducted by the fifth graders. Lesson plans and ideas are provided. Students generally work in teams of two or three. Students need to be available for an hour a week, between 9-2 , Monday - Friday. 1L students are welcome.
An organizational meeting is called for Wednesday Jan. 26 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 120. Feel free to bring lunch. Dessert will be served. Please contact Professor Orenstein (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tabitha Tyle (email@example.com).
EVENTS CALENDAR / ROOM SCHEDULING
To schedule classrooms in the law building, send email to bl-law-events (for Outlook users) or bl-events-law@ exchange.indiana.edu (for non-Outlook users). Please include date and time of event, length of time room will be needed, classroom requested and number of people attending event. Requests should be sent at least one week prior to event and include name of person requesting, organization planning the event and an email address. Confirmations will be sent by reply email.
AUDIO - VIDEO SERVICES
Requests for AV services may be sent to Beth at av@exchange. indiana.edu. 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 email.
Monday, Jan. 24th, PILF Meeting, Noon. (Room TBA)
Tuesday, Jan. 25, President's Council Meeting, Room 120, 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 26, Women's Law Caucus meeting, 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 26, Outreach for Legal Literacy Meeting, Room 120, 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 26, George P. Smith Lecture, Moot Court Room, 4:00 p.m.
Updated: 21 January 2000