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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 22 No. 2
January 22, 2002

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EVENTS & LECTURES

CONFERENCE ON CONGRESS & COURT

On Feb. 1 and 2, the Law School will be hosting a major conference on Congress and the Supreme Court. With an exceptional roster of participants, including prominent practitioners and academics, many of whom have held important political posts, this conference promises to be an exciting and timely exploration of our most important legal institutions.

The conference, Congressional Power in the Shadow of the Rehnquist Court: Strategies for the Future, will examine the implications of the Supreme Court's history, in the last decade, of striking down, by the narrowest of margins, congressional enactments in the name of federalism, judicial supremacy, and constitutional limits on legislative power. Among these enactments are protections from age and disability discrimination for state employees, a civil remedy for victims of sexual assault, and criminal penalties for gun possession near schools. Conference participants will be looking at the impact of the court's decisions on principles of federalism and separation of powers, as well as on civil rights, civil liberties, the environment, and other affected interests.

The conference will begin on Friday, Feb. 1, at 1:00 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Friday's session will end at 5:45 p.m., and there will be a reception to follow. On Saturday, Feb. 2, the conference will be held in the Moot Court Room from 8:30 a.m. until noon. For a complete list of the participants, please visit the conference Web site at http://www.law.indiana.edu/pubs/front/20011127_courtconf.html.

BUSH ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL TO SPEAK ON CAMPUS

On Jan. 28 Jack Oliver, the interim chairman (former deputy chairman) of the Republican National Committee and President Bush's fundraising director will be visiting Indiana University. He will give a speech followed by questions and answers in Woodburn Hall 101 at 7:00 p.m

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NEWS FROM CAREER SERVICES

THURSDAY SEMINAR ON CORPORATE PRACTICE

This Thursday's seminar will be at noon in the Career Services Office. Professor Buxbaum will speak to interested students about corporate practice. Lunch will be served, so students must rsvp to Lisa Cooper (lacooper@indiana.edu).

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

OUTLAW MEETS WEDNESDAY

The Outlaw group will have a meeting in Room 120 on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at noon.

OWLS HOSTS TALK ON JOB SEARCH FOR NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS

Want to learn how to highlight your previous work experience in your job search? Worried about juggling family and work? Wondering if there are any special job search challenges if you are a non-traditional/older law student? Come to presentation by Dean Rachel Kearney, Office of Career Services, on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at noon (room TBA). All law students are welcome. Hosted by the Older & Wiser Law Students (OWLS). Questions? Contact Kaarin Stahl (kamstahl@indiana.edu).

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PROFESSOR BELL SEEKS RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Professor Bell is interested in hiring a research assistant for a project addressing hate crime, civil rights law and housing-related issues. No experience in any of these areas is required.

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

Jan. 22: OWLS job search talk, noon, (room TBA)

Jan. 23: Outlaw meeting, noon, room 120

Jan. 24: Career Services seminar on corporate practice, noon, Career Services Office

Jan. 28: Talk: Jack Oliver (RNC chairman), 7:00 p.m., Woodburn Hall 101

Feb. 1-2: Conference: Congressional Power in the Shadow of the Rehnquist Court

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