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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 21 No. 7
October 8, 2001

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INTRODUCING THE GRADUATE CLASS

In this and upcoming issues of the ILA, we would like to introduce some of the graduate students who are currently enrolled at the Law School. Many of these students have already embarked on careers as lawyers, teachers, or judges, and they bring an enormous diversity of experience with them to Bloomington.

Gunduz Karimov, 24, came to the Law School from Azerbaijan, where he had been a teaching assistant at Baku State University. Karimov is originally from Kazakh, a town of roughly 30,000, in western Azerbaijan. He attended a Russian school in the nearby town of Khanlar. Khanlar, which used to be called Yelenendorf, was founded in the 19th century by German settlers, and is, according to Karimov, a typical German town with typical German houses (but without typical German inhabitants, who were expelled to Kazakhstan in 1941 under Stalin).

Karimov graduated from Baku State University (in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku) with a degree in public international law, and he went on to earn a master's degree there in 2000. As a student in 1998 he participated in an International Moot Court Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia, which led to a job with the competition's organizer, the International Committee of the Red Cross. As a legal assistant for the committee, Karimov ran two programs: Dissemination of International Humanitarian Law Among Academic Circles, and Implementation of International Humanitarian Law into the National Legislation.

Before August of 2000, he says, the idea of studying in the U.S. had never occurred to him. "I thought the U.S.A. was too far for me," he says. But his contact, through the Red Cross, with foreigners and expatriates began to influence him, and it did not take long for him to make up his mind to give it a try.

After he finishes his LL.M. at IU, Karimov will return to Azerbaijan for at least two years, as required by the terms of his financial sponsorship, to work as a teacher and private lawyer. He then hopes to go abroad again for a doctorate, possibly to London or Paris. Ultimately, however, Karimov plans to return to Azerbaijan, where he is interested in a career in politics. "Definitely not probably," he says, "I will be in public service."

EVENTS & LECTURES

MOOT COURT LECTURE SERIES

This Tuesday, Oct. 9, Professor Hoffman and Kristen Glazner, 2000-2001 Moot Court Champion, will present the second and final lecture in the Moot Court Lecture Series. They will discuss "The Ten Commandments of Oral Advocacy." It will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. All those interested in honing their appellate advocacy skills, and especially Moot Court participants, should plan to attend this lively presentation.

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

Professor Fischman recently published an article in the Stanford Environmental Law Journal entitled "The EPA's NEPA Duties and Ecosystem Services." In the article he discusses how the EPA should be responding to recent developments in the field of ecological economics that deal with the valuation of services provided by ecosystems. These services, such as pollination, flood control, and water purification, are essential to our well-being but seldom considered in environmental impact analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Fischman suggests ways in which the EPA may promote better valuation techniques and ways in which the existing tools of ecological economics may promote better compliance with existing EPA responsibilities.

NEWS FROM THE RECORDER'S OFFICE

EXAM NUMBERS

Examination numbers for the fall semester are available.

BAR APPLICATIONS

Indiana State Bar examination applications are available, with a due date of Nov. 10.

DECEMBER GRADUATION

Tentative December 2001 graduates need to complete a graduation data sheet in our office by Friday, Oct. 12.

REGISTRATION

In-house registration for the spring semester will be the week of Oct. 29. Further details will be posted at a later date. Students wishing to take outside (non-law school) courses need to obtain written approval from Dean Fromm before processing their registration; this does not apply to the joint degree students. Joint degree students should check with the recorder for early registration in their outside courses. Outside course registration begins with the University on Thursday, Oct. 18.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Course descriptions will be posted on the Student Affairs Office bulletin board as obtained from the faculty. Complete course descriptions will be placed in individual mailslots on Tuesday, Oct. 16, and revised spring schedules with the exam schedule will be placed in the mailslots on Friday, Oct. 12.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

POP: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. At least one million women will be raped or physically assaulted by an intimate partner this year. The Protective Order Project will be handing out purple ribbons and domestic violence FAQ sheets throughout the month. Keep an eye out for the POP table during the lunchtime hour. Questions? Call POP at 855-4800 or e-mail pop@indiana.edu

ATTN 1LS: MOOT COURT BAILIFFS NEEDED

As of Tuesday, Oct. 2, bailiff sign-up sheets will be posted on the Moot Court Bulletin Board. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with Indiana judges and lawyers, meet some 3Ls and law professors, and get experience for when you compete in next year's Moot Court Competition. There are several sign-up slots, so you will be sure to find a couple that fit into your schedule. (Preliminary Oral Arguments will be held on Oct. 15-19, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, and Nov. 5-9. During each of these three rounds, oral arguments are held at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.)

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE ON HALLOWEEN

The IU School of Law/ Red Cross Blood Drive is October 31. This year, because the event is being held on Hallowe'en, a Vampire Raffle is being held. In order to enter to win one of dozens of prizes, including a $300 Seiko watch from GoldCasters, a pair of 14 kt. gold earrings from Victor Settle, or $5 and $10 gift certificates for local shops and restaurants, you have only to donate a pint of blood. The Law School organization whose membership donates the most pints (per capita) will have a special happy hour hosted for them by Nick's English Hut. Faculty and staff can donate as well and can designate an organization to help the competition along.

NEWS FROM INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

An upcoming workshop, Beginning the Job Search: Basic strategies and skills for a job search with U.S. firms and organizations, will include a discussion and time line for the New York International Student Job Fair. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at noon in room 020.

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

Oct. 9: Beginning the Job Search (for international students), room 020, noon

The 10 Commandments of Oral Advocacy, Moot Court Room, 6:00 p.m.

Oct. 12: Graduation data sheets due for December graduates

Oct. 29: Registration begins

Oct. 31: Red Cross blood drive

Nov. 10: Indiana Bar applications due

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

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

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