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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 19 No. 8
October 13, 2000

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EVENTS & LECTURES

6TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE SPEAKS HERE TUESDAY
On Tuesday, Oct. 24, BLSA will host the Honorable Nathaniel Jones of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals as he visits the Law School. He will address the student body at Noon in the Moot Court Room.

SPEA JOINT DEGREE INFORMATIONAL MEETING
Anyone interested in pursuing a joint degree at the School of Public and Environmental Administration should attend an informational meeting at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17 in the faculty conference room. A reception will follow at 5:00 p.m. in the faculty lounge. The meeting will cover both the environmental and the public administration masters degrees. A joint degree permits students to obtain both a JD and an MSES or MPA in four years, instead of the five years that would be required to take them separately. If you have any questions about the joint degree program in advance of the meeting, please contact Professor John Applegate.

RELIGION IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE: ELECTION 2000
On Thursday, October 19, a group of panelists, including two professors from the law school, will discuss the role of religion in the current electoral campaign. The panel discussion will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Jordan Hall A100. Organized by students from Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, Political Science, and the Honors College, the event is free and is open to law students and others.

The panel will include the following participants: Professor Kevin Brown; Reverend Joni Clark (Bethel AME Church); Professor Daniel Conkle; Kristy Nabhan-Warren (IU Dept. of Religious Studies); Leroy Rieselbach (IU Dept. of Political Science); Jeffrey Willsey (Bloomington City Council); and Gerald Wright (IU Dept. of Political Science).

MULTIDISCIPLINARY PRACTICE DISCUSSION NEXT WEEK
Mark your calendars for our next event!!!! On Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7:00 p.m., in Room 736 at the Kelley School of Business, Bob Lattas will be moderating a panel discussion on the issue of Multidisciplinary Practice (MDP). On the panel will be practitioners and academics from both the accounting and law professions to discuss the MDP issue.

MDP is a *hot* debate among the American Bar Association (ABA), the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Independence Standards Board (ISB). This is an excellent opportunity to network with members of the business and legal profession. Any questions about this event should be directed to Bob Lattas (rlattas).

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

Dean Fred Aman participated in a faculty colloquium at the Cardozo School of Law on Sept. 27. The topic of his paper was "Globalization, Democracy and New Approaches to Governance in the United States." Dean Aman has also been named to the advisory board of a new peer review journal called "The Journal of Network Industries." This journal will be published by Klewer Law International and will be based at the University of Liege and the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium. Dean Aman also contributed a chapter to a book, just published by Oxford University Press, entitled "Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Information," edited by Jack Beatson and Yvonne Cripps. Dean Aman's chapter is entitled, "Information, Privacy and Technology: Citizens, Clients, or Consumers?"

NEWS FROM THE RECORDER'S OFFICE

EXAM NUMBERS FOR FALL SEMESTER
Exam numbers for the fall semester are now available.

INDIANA STATE BAR EXAM
Indiana State Bar applications for the February 27 and 28, 2001 examination are available in our office. The filing deadline is November 15, 2000.

SPRING REGISTRATION
Students wishing to take outside courses for graduate credit need to submit their written requests to Dean Fromm and will need to process this course registration with the University starting on October 19.

In-house registration will take place in the Recorder's Office on the following days:

Current 3Ls, MCL, CERT, LLM and SJD - Monday, October 23

Current 1Ls - Tuesday, October 24

Current 2Ls - Wednesday, October 25

Registration materials will be available in the hallway in front of the Recorder's Office starting on Thursday, October 19. Class schedule grids and course descriptions will be placed in individual student mailboxes by Monday, October 16.

Registration is not on a first-come basis but on a graduation data priority basis with a random lottery for remaining openings. Exceptions to this policy may be made for "writing" courses, seminars, clinics, skills training courses, and courses suggesting or requiring pre-requisties. So, being "first in line" is not important, until classes begin in the fall, and we are filling spaces based on "wait" or "alternate" lists.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

OUTLAW MEETING MONDAY
OutLaw is having a meeting Monday, Oct. 16 at Noon in Room 216. We plan on discussing networking technics and goals for the semester.

POP INVITES ALL STUDENTS TO VIGIL FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
The Protective Order Project and Middle Way House invite all members of the Bloomington community and students of the university to a candlelight vigil held at the Showers Building at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the vigil is an effort to educate the public, while honoring the victims of such violence in our community and our world. The vigil will begin with a small reception in the lobby of the Showers Building at 6:30 p.m. and progress outside at 7 p.m. Come light a candle to protest domestic violence and to support those still suffering in silence. The Showers Building is located at 401 North Morton St.

POP ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS
The Protective Order Project would like to welcome four new Board members: Archivist: Kristy Murphy, 1L

Publicity and Records Chair: Carolynn McLaughlin, 3L Scheduling co-Chairs: Megan Hill, 2L and Angie Kelver, 1L

POP's continuing Board members are: Student Director: Nicole Schuster, 3L Attorney Recruitment co- Chairs: Steve Forry, 2L and Arvid Swan, 2L Case Management co-Chairs: John Halstead, 2L and Mindy Finnigan, 2L

The Protective Order Project is a volunteer student-attorney alliance that helps victims of abuse to secure civil protective orders against their abusers. All law students are welcome to volunteer.

POP trains all new volunteers, and will announce future training sessions in the ILA, as they are scheduled. If you are interested, please visit the office in Room 010, near the student lounge, to sign up for training. Volunteers are always in the office from noon to 1:00 p.m. to talk with prospective volunteers.

If you are trained as a POP volunteer and have some experience working cases, please come down to the office and sign up for an office hour. We always need experienced volunteers to help out.

And remember, if you have one-half of your law school coursework completed and have taken Legal Professions, you are eligible to sign up as a Certified Legal Intern and represent clients on behalf of POP! It is a terrific opportunity for litigation-tracked students to get experience in court.

PILF Meeting Monday
PILF will conduct its next regular meeting Monday, October 16 at 12:15 in room 122. The Wine and Cheese Reception was a great success!! Thanks to everyone who helped make this a wonderful event! It was great to see such a fantastic crowd.

We have many things to discuss at this meeting. Elections will be coming within the next few weeks, so think about nominations for new officers. Remember, it is YOU who makes PILF the organization it is today! Our pro bono committee will also update us on their progress with the law school.

See you Monday!

"WHAT EVERY FEMALE LAW STUDENT NEEDS TO KNOW"
On Tuesday, October 17th, at 7:00 pm in the faculty lounge, the Feminist Law Forum will be hosting a discussion between professors and students on women in law school. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Aviva Orenstein and will center on several articles discussing female representation and participation in law school. Excerpts from the articles will be distributed to students' boxes over the coming weekend. We welcome all students to attend, to share your own experience in law school and tell us whether the articles ring true for you.

INTERNATIONAL LAW SOCIETY 1L ELECTIONS
On Wednesday, October 18, 12:10PM in room 120, ILS will hold elections for a 1L executive board representative. All members of ILS are encouraged to attend. Announcements will also be made regarding upcoming events and ILS programs. Pizza and soda provided.

IU CLINICS: CHILD ADVOCACY AND COMMUNITY LEGAL
Students who are interested in learning about the legal clinics at IU are invited to a session describing the Child Advocacy Clinic and the Community Legal Clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 124.

Clinical Teachers and current students will discuss our programs and take questions. Come meet us and learn what is going on across the street and how you might benefit from representing clients, being supervised by practicing attorneys in a small group setting, and learning by doing. Bring your lunch. Desserts served.

USE YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE IN YOUR JOB SEARCH
Need help with the job search? All law students are invited to attend a presentation by Assistant Dean Rachel Kearney, "Work Experience and the Job Search: How to Make the Most of What You Have!" Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 12:20 p.m. in Room 121. The presentation is sponsored by the Older and Wiser Law Students (OWLS). If you have any questions, please contact Kaarin Stahl (kamstahl).

BLSA GONG SHOW SOON
The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) will be having its annual Gong Show at Axis nightclub on Friday, Nov. 3, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The Gong Show is a talent/variety show, and the Show gives law students the opportunity to showcase whatever talents they aren't afraid to display before their peers. Singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, poets ... everyone is welcome. There will be cash prizes and unlimited entertainment. If you are interested in participating in the Show, email Rakuya Trice (rtrice). Tickets will be sold in the near future. Come show your talents!

BUSINESS & LAW SOCIETY READY TO DRIVE
On Saturday, Oct. 7, twelve members of the Business & Law Society had the exciting opportunity to be drivers in President Clinton's motorcade as he was supposed to visit Indianapolis for the day. Unfortunately, tension in the Middle East forced the President to stay working in the White House, thus his trip to the Midwest was cancelled. The invitation to participate in this event was only open to Business & Law Society members. For those who still would like to join, and thus have the opportunity to participate in events like these in the future, please place a check made payable to the Business & Law Society for $15 in Jasna Brblic's (3L) mailbox.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TRICK OR TREAT!
The annual Halloween celebration for children of students, faculty and staff will take place on Monday, Oct. 30. Office Trick or Treating starts at 4:30 p.m. All offices, library, and student organizations are welcome to participate. All children will receive evidence bags and will collect candy from offices bearing the "Mummy/Tort Victim" sign on the door. At 5:15 p.m. we assemble for parade and prizes in the Lobby. Every costume will receive a prize, some with legal themes (e.g., "most likely to cause emotional distress").

Please let us know if you would like trick or treaters to come around to visit your organization or office. (This means you will provide candy). Also we need volunteers to hand out prizes and awards in the Lobby. Please let us know if you will be bringing children. Please respond to Professor Aviva Orenstein (aorenste) or to Beth Caseman (bcaseman).

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.

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.

CALENDAR

Monday, Oct. 16, OutLaw Meeting, Room 216, Noon.

Monday, Oct. 16, PILF Meeting, Room 122, 12:15 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 16, Vigil for Victims of Domestic Violence, Showers Building, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 17, SPEA Joint Degree Informational Meeting, Faculty Conference Room (Room 335), 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 17, CLS Bible Study, Room 214, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 17, Forum: "What Every Female Law Student Needs to Know," Faculty Lounge (Room 310), 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, International Law Society 1L Elections, Room 120, 12:10 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct.18, CAC/CLC Information Session, Room 124, 12:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, Rachel Kearney presented by OWLS, Room 121, 12:20 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, Moot Court Bailiff Meeting, Moot Court Room, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 19, Religion in the Public Square: Election 2000, Jordan Hall A100, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 24, Hon. Nathaniel Jones, Moot Court Room, Noon.

Tuesday, Oct. 24, Multidisciplinary Practice Panel Discussion, Kelly School of Business 736, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 26, Animal Legal Defense Fund Meeting, Room 124, Noon.

Thursday, Oct. 26, Life After Law School, Moot Court Room, 3:00 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 30, Trick or Treat, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 3, BLSA Gong Show, Axis, 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 15, Indiana State Bar Applications due.

GENERAL INFORMATION

ILA: To be included on the email distribution list, please send your address to ila@indiana.edu. Paper copies are available upon request or in the student area of the law school. Information is also posted at http://www.law.indiana.edu/pubs/ila/ilacurrent.html. The School of Law also appreciates the assistance TIS in the weekly reproduction of the newsletter.

Submissions: Information and articles for the ILA should be submitted by Thursday at 10 a.m. for inclusion in Monday's edition. Please email all submissions to ila@indiana.edu.

Letters to the Editor: Letters should be submitted Wednesday at 5 p.m. for possible inclusion in Monday's issue.

Updated: 14 October 2000