Indiana Law Annotated
Vol. 19 No. 3
September 8, 2000
Table of Contents
- MAYOR FERNANDEZ WILL VISIT TUESDAY
- BONE MARROW DRIVE WEDNESDAY FOR MARK WALKER
- NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
- NEWS FROM THE FACULTY
- NEWS FROM CAREER SERVICES OFFICE
- NEWS FROM THE RECORDER'S OFFICE
BUILDING A CAREER IN LAW AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
The Honorable John R. Fernandez, Mayor of the City of Bloomington, will address students and faculty in Room 124 of the Law School on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Noon. Among other topics, Fernandez will discuss his career path and the merits of coupling a law degree with a Master's in Public Affairs.
First elected in 1996, Mayor Fernandez serves as the chief elected official for Bloomington. The City of Bloomington's operations include 620 employees
and a $53 million annual budget. He was re-elected to a second term in 1999. In his capacity as Mayor, Fernandez serves as a member of the Electronic Commerce & Internet Technology Taskforce for the United States Conference of Mayors. He also is a member of the Indiana Land Resources Council and the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
Prior to his election as Mayor, Fernandez was an attorney with Bingham
Summers Welsh & Spilman's Bloomington office from 1994-1996, where he specialized in corporate and commercial litigation. After graduating from law school, Fernandez served as a law clerk for Indiana Supreme Court Justice Roger DeBruler.
Fernandez is a 1992 graduate of the IU School of Law. He also graduated from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs with a Master's in Public Affairs in 1989.
Mayor Fernandez is visiting the law school at the invitation of the Law/SPEA
Student Organization, a student group formed to advocate on behalf of students pursuing degrees at the Law School and SPEA. All are welcome to attend. Pizza will be served.
The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) will be having a Bone Marrow
Donor Drive this Wednesday, Sept. 13th, in the student lounge on the ground floor of the law school from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The drive is to possibly find a marrow match for IU Law School Alum
Mark Walker. Five minutes of your time might save a life. Information concerning the drive has been placed in your mailboxes. Please come support this worthy cause as an individual or organization. We look forward to seeing you there. The testing fee has been reduced to $40 from $150.
PROTECTIVE ORDER PROJECT NEW VOLUNTEER TRAINING
The Protective Order Project New Volunteer Training will be held this Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 121 at the Law School. After a welcome from Dean Lauren Robel, topics covered will include an introduction to domestic violence Issues, the statutory requirements and remedies, interviewing techniques, and petition drafting. The POP will provide refreshments.
This is not your only chance!!! The POP initial training session will be presented again, due to short notice and high demand, but this Saturday's presentation is highly recommended. The alternate date will be announced as soon as scheduled.
OUTREACH FOR LEGAL LITERACY
The Outreach for Legal Literacy Recruitment Meeting will be held Monday, Sept. 11 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 120. Outreach is recruiting law students to teach law to fifth-grade students in Bloomington Elementary Schools. The program is open to all law students, including 1L's. The time commitment is about 1-1/2 hours each week for six weeks each semester. The fall semester curriculum does not require a wealth of law experience, but rather concepts from high school or undergraduate government classes, such as voting rights and separation of powers. The spring semester curriculum culminates in a mock trial. If you need additional information or have any questions, please contact Kaarin Stahl (2L) (kamstahl) or Professor Orenstein (aorenste) See you there!
OUTLAW INFORMATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
Interested in issues effecting gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgendered
people? Please come join OUTLAW for our first meeting of the year Monday, Sept. 11 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 214. Pizza and soda will be served.
OWLS MEETING TUESDAY
Older & Wiser Law Students (OWLS) is a new student organization to offer support and networking opportunities to the older law student. If you returned to school or just identify yourself as "older", we are the group for you!! Join us at the information meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 12:20 p.m. in Room 120.
Activities already in the works include presentations on juggling real-life and associate-life; how to use your previous work experience in your legal job search; a support meeting for married students and their spouses; a support meeting for students with children; and, of course, social activities for all OWLS. If you need additional information, please contact Kaarin Stahl (2L) (kamstahl) or Tom Brummett (2L) (twbrumme) or come to the meeting. Hope to see you there!
POP ETHICS TRAINING TUESDAY
Attention ALL POP VOLUNTEERS! The POP Conflicts and Confidentiality seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 12, in Room 121 at 7:00 p.m. Professor Aviva Orenstein will address issues that especially concern POP volunteers. This session is now a requirement of the POP training and will be recorded for viewing for those with time conflicts.
This session is required for new POP volunteers and highly recommended for experienced POP volunteers. Really, really highly recommended.
INTERNATIONAL LAW SOCIETY
The International Law Society (ILS) will hold an informational meeting for all interested students on Wednesday, Sept. 13 in Room 122 at 12:10 p.m. It will be a basic introduction to ILS, the executive board for the 2000-2001 year, upcoming events, membership, and international faculty. Pizza and soda will be provided.
WOMEN'S LAW CAUCUS!!
The Women's Law Caucus will be holding their first general meeting of the year Wed, Sept. 13 at 12:15 p.m. All are welcome to attend! The Women's Law Caucus is a great way for men and women to get involved in discussing women's issues and promoting women's interests in the law. We will hold nominations for all of the officer positions and we will hold our elections the following Wednesday, Sept. 20. Food will be served at the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Boeckman (lboeckma).
SAVE YOPLAIT YOGURT TOPS
BLSA and the Intellect are holding a Yoplait Yogurt top drive in order to
support Breast Cancer research. If you, your friends, or your family eat Yoplait Yogurt, please keep the tops. We will have a drop box outside of the BLSA office on the ground level of the law school (across from the SLA Bookstore). Please aid us in our efforts to support Breast Cancer by bringing in your Yoplait Yogurt lids and dropping them in the collection box. Thanks.
BUSINESS & LAW SOCIETY
Those students interested in joining the Business & Law Society can still do so by placing a check in Jasna Brblic's (3L) mailbox for $15 payable to the Business & Law Society. The Business & Law Society is co-sponsoring the September 23 Alumni/Faculty/Student golf outing. Any questions can be directed to Bob Lattas (rlattas).
FCLJ NEW ASSOCIATES
The Federal Communications Law Journal is proud to welcome its new second-year associates: Angela Arrington, Robert Brandt, Tom Brummett, Russell Carlberg, Carolyn Christian, Catherine Cornell, Philip Davis, Stephen Due, Griffin Dunham, Emily Glatfelter, John Halstead, Ryan Hammer, Michael Heintz, Megan Hill, Byron Hittle, Geoffrey Lambert, Michael Larner II, Benjamin Mills, John Neel, David Pitts, Laurel Rayman, Brad Skafish, Kelly Slater, Brad Smith, Katherine Stotler, Heather Taylor, Peter Ten Eyck, Nathan Watson, and Hongsun Yoon. Thanks to the hard work of these new members, FCLJ's first issue of the year is well under way! Congratulations to all!
Professor Craig Bradley will be in Germany October 1-4 participating in an international criminal law symposium sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. His paper will be on the death penalty in the United States.
INTERVIEWING SKILLS WORKSHOPS
Rachel Kearney and a panel of students will offer insights and answers regarding job interviewing. The first workshops will be Monday, Sept. 11 in Room 121 at Noon. The session will be repeated on Thursday, Sept. 14 in Room 122 at Noon.
USE THE INTERNET IN YOUR JOB SEARCH!
Geoffrey Ivnick, the Lexis representative, will be available every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the library to help students hone their internet job research skills.
FALL 2000 FEES DUE
Fees for the Fall 2000 Semester are due to the Bursar's Office on Sept. 10.
Updated transcripts are available in the Recorder's Office, Room 022.
Tentative December 2000 graduates need to check their graduation fulfillment with the Recorder and also complete a graduation data form.
FORUM ON ALCOHOLISM AND OTHER IMPAIRMENTS
Monday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Professor Orenstein's Legal Profession class will have a forum on alcoholism and other impairments presented by Indiana's Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program. The class will fulfill the addictions part of the Ohio ethics requirement, which students must complete before they sit for the Ohio bar. If you are interested in attending please contact Professor Orenstein by e-mail (aorenste).
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 email@example.com. 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, Sept. 11, Interviewing Skills Workshop, Room 121, Noon.
Monday, Sept. 11, Outreach for Legal Literacy Meeting, Room 120, 12:15 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 11, OUTLAW Meeting, Room 214, 12:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 12, Law/SPEA group sponsors Mayor John Fernandez, Room 124, Noon.
Tuesday, Sept. 12, OWLS Meeting, Room 120, 12:20 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 12, POP Conflicts and Confidentiality Seminar, Room 121, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 13, BLSA Bone Marrow Drive, Student Lounge, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 13, International Law Society, Room 122, 12:10 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 13, Women's Law Caucus Meeting, 12:15 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 14, Interviewing Skills Workshop, Room 122, Noon.
Saturday, Sept. 23, Student/Faculty/ Alumni Golf Outing, Eagle Pointe, 10:00 a.m.
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Updated: 8 September 2000