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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 21 No. 5
September 24, 2001

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THE LAW AND THE RECENT TERRORIST ATTACKS

Over the next couple of weeks, the Law School and various student organizations will be hosting talks that cover some of the important legal issues associated with the recent terrorist attacks in the U.S. All interested students are encouraged to attend and participate. These events include the following:

What Response? International and Legal Perspectives on the Recent Terrorist Attacks in the U.S.: Wednesday, Sept. 26, at noon in the Moot Court Room. A Discussion with Professor David Fidler (International Law) and Professor R. Kevin Jacques from the Department of Religious Studies (Islamic Law). This talk is sponsored by the International Law Society.

Universal Jurisdiction and Universal Justice: An Eastern European Perspective: Thursday, Sept. 27, at 4:00 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. A talk by Sever Voinescu, Consul General of Romania. Mr. Voinescu is a well-known diplomat and attorney and is trained in public international law. He will give a brief talk that will touch on issues directly relevant to the recent events. This talk is co- sponsored by the ILS and the IU Russian and East European Institute.

Civil Liberties and Human Rights in the Wake of the Recent Terrorist Attacks in the U.S.: Wednesday, Oct. 3, room and time TBA. Faculty panel discussion on the civil liberties issues related to the most recent events.

EVENTS & LECTURES

KIRBY LECTURE CANCELLED

Justice Michael Kirby's lecture, originally scheduled for Sept. 26, has been cancelled.

LEXCEL TODAY

Pulling It Together, Part I (at noon in the Moot Court Room): You've read a series of cases in each class, but how do they fit together? Professors Applegate, Brown, Dworkin, and Heidt discuss and demonstrate case synthesis. PGAs meet with practice groups separately to work together on a set of cases from one of your classes.

s NEWS FROM CAREER SERVICES

JOINT DEGREE CAREER WORKSHOP

The Law/SPEA Student Association is hosting a career sessions workshop with Rachel Kearney (from the law school career services office) and Michael Keller (from SPEA's placement and internship office). In addition to discussing what careers are available to those with joint-degrees, they will also discuss how to identify employers who are receptive to joint-degree graduates and how to effectively market the joint-degree. This meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 25 at noon in room 124 of the law school. Everyone is welcome, especially 1Ls who may be interested in pursuing a joint-degree.

JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

A career workshop for international students, Beginning the Job Search: Basic strategies and skills for a job search with U.S. firms and organizations, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at noon in Room 020. The workshop will include a discussion and timeline for the New York International Student Job Fair. Refreshments will be served.

NEWS FROM THE RECORDER'S OFFICE

DECEMBER GRADUATION

Tentative December graduates should complete graduation forms in the Recorder's Office.

BAR APPLICATIONS

Applications for the February 2002 Indiana State Bar examination are available.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY PRESENTS ...

"An Evening at Oliver Winery," on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7:00 pm. Spend the evening enjoying local wine, delicious food, and the company of law students and faculty amidst the beauty of a lush rolling landscape. Live jazz will be provided by the Karl Sturbaum Quartet, featuring Dean Aman on drums! Also featured is a silent auction, with more than $3,000 worth of merchandise and services, including interview suits (men's and women's), a body massage, guitars, and season tickets for two to the Bloomington Playwright Series. Free van rides from the Law School to the event and back will be available for interested attendees. Tickets are just $10 ($8 for ELS members) and can be purchased at tables in the Law School and SPEA lobbies during the week of Sept. 24 Sept. 28 from noon to 1:00 p.m., or by e-mailing your request to lminto@indiana.edu.

Anyone who did not make the Sept. 8 POP training and still wants to participate should contact John Halstead at jhhalste@indiana.edu.

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING

The ELS will hold its second full meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 25, at noon in room 122. Please join us to learn about, and get involved in, the organization's work to improve environmental education at the law school and protect the Earth. Among the items on the agenda are the "Evening at Oliver Winery" fundraiser, the Law School Green Team, and the Environmental Law Research Group.

TRY-OUTS FOR LAW SCHOOL TRIAL COMPETITION TEAM

If you are interested in trying out for a slot on the Law School's Trial Competition Team, try-outs will be held October 5-7. Please visit the Trial Competition team web site for more information. The web site can be reached from the law school home page (click on "class site initiatives") or directly at www.law.indiana.edu/webinit/tanford/trialteam

FIRST FLF MEETING/BROWN BAG LUNCH

The Feminist Law Forum has rescheduled its previous brown bag discussion to Tuesday, September 25th at noon in room 125. The discussion is about female professionals and what is acceptable behavior for them in the workplace. The discussion will center around a NY Times article entitled "Toughness Has Risks for Women Executives," which is on reserve in the library. The FLF will also have a brief organizational meeting for the first five minutes of the brown bag lunch, so if you're unable to stay for the discussion, please drop by for the meeting to find out about the FLF!

BLSA GONG SHOW COMING IN NOVEMBER!

The yearly presentation of the BLSA GONG SHOW will take place on November 9 from 6p.m.-9p.m. The Gong Show is a variety show during which IU Law Students and others display their talents in an attempt to win one of the three cash prizes. But, to just let the students present their talents alone would not be enough, so added to the entertainment is a large Gong which the judges strike at their own whim or at the direction of the crowd! Come out and support your fellow classmates. Ticket sales will begin in October. Acts are still needed! If you would like to perform during the show, please send an email to Rakuya Trice (rtrice@indiana.edu) or Joey Tellez(jstellez@indiana.edu). Join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the IU BLSA Gong Show!!!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

EVENTS CALENDAR / ROOM SCHEDULING

To schedule classrooms in the law building, send e-mail 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 e-mail address. Confirmations will be sent by reply e-mail.

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 e-mail.

CALENDAR

Sept. 24: LEXCEL: Pulling it together, Part I, noon, Moot Court room

Sept. 25: Feminist Law Forum brown bag discussion, noon, room 125

Joint degree career workshop, noon, room 124

Environmental Law Society general meeting, noon, room 122

Sept. 26: Forum: International Legal Perspectives on Terrorist Attacks, noon, Moot Court Room

Sept. 27: Lecture: Universal Jurisdiction and Universal Justice, 4:00 p.m., Moot Court Room

Sept. 28: An Evening at Oliver Winery, 7:00 p.m.

Oct. 3: Forum: Civil Liberties and Human Rights, time and place TBA

Oct. 5-7: Trial Team try-outs

ILA: Please visit our website at www.law.indiana.edu/pubs/ila/ilacurrent.html. The ILA is published every Monday with news about the coming week.

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