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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 23 No. 2
September 2, 2002

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NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

Professor Craig Bradley filed an amicus curiae brief in Scheidler v. National Organization of Women in the U.S. Supreme Court this summer on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). This is a civil RICO suit by N.O.W. against anti-abortion protesters. PETA is concerned that if the anti-abortion protesters, who won in the District Court and the Seventh Circuit, can be sued or convicted under RICO for their protest activities, PETA will be next. In fact, PETA has already been sued once under RICO for a protest that led to a U.S.D.A. imposed $50,000 fine against the subject of the protest, an animal testing laboratory.

Professor David Snyder was recognized for his contribution to the book Forms Under Revised Article 9, published by the ABA Section of Business Law in 2002. He was a member of the Task Force on Forms Under Revised Article 9, under the aegis of the ABA Uniform Commercial Code Committee (one of whose subcommittees he chairs).

NEWS FROM STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE

PUT THIS IN YOUR PIPE ...

No smoking is allowed at the main entrance area (including the steps) to the Law School. Many complaints have been received in the past by SLA (Student Law Association) members and others about people smoking in this area. The smoke is unpleasant for those entering and leaving the building.

Smoking outside the Law School student lounge entrance on the north side of the building is also a problem. There is a large intake vent in the covered area outside the student lounge. When people smoke in this area, the smoke is drawn into the building and creates a significant problem in parts of the Law Library and Law School.

THE DESIGNATED SMOKING AREA IS THE PATIO ON THE SOUTHEAST SIDE OF THE LAW SCHOOL, ACCESSED BY THE DOOR ACROSS FROM THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE LIBRARY AND ADJACENT TO THE CENTRAL STAIRWELL DOOR.

We appreciate your cooperation. If you have any questions, please see Dean Fromm or your SLA representative. Thank you.

NEWS FROM CAREER SERVICES

Weekly lunchtime seminars for all interested students will begin on Sept. 5th. The topic will be Interviewing Skills. Since we do serve lunch, you must R.S.V.P. to Bruce Farrand (bfarrand@indiana.edu) BEFORE Wednesday at noon. All seminars will be held in the student lounge. The seminar scheduled for Sept. 12 is a presentation from Dian Baker of the DOJ.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TRIAL COMPETITION TEAM MEETING MONDAY

The initial meeting for second-year students interested in the trial competition program will be Monday, September 9, at 5:30 p.m., in room 219 (trial courtroom). For details of the program, visit the Trial Competition Team website, accessible from the law school home page by clicking on "classes and schedules"

APPLY FOR MOOT COURT

Applications are now being accepted for membership on this year's Jessup Moot Court team. The team will consist of four or five students and will be coached by Professor Buxbaum. As stated on the Jessup home page (http://www.ilsa.org/jessup/index.html), the topic for this year's competition will involve issues of state responsibility for war crimes, trafficking, corruption and the responsibility of government officials. During the fall semester, team members will produce the written memorial (analogous to a brief); oral arguments will take place during the spring semester.

All applications welcome: both previous moot court experience and relevant coursework will be considered, but neither is required. Priority will be given to upperclass students. Please submit a current resume and a statement of interest (covering relevant experience, reasons for interest in the competition, and description of any international law study) to Dean Fromm no later than Monday, September 9. Applications will be reviewed by him and a faculty committee. Feel free to consult Professor Buxbaum regarding any questions.

TOUR GUIDE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Admissions Office is seeking student volunteers to participate in the Tour Guide Program. As a Tour Guide, volunteers give prospective applicants and visitors a tour of the school, take them to class and answer general questions about the school, program and community. If you are interested in participating, please stop by the Admissions Office, Room 230 to pick up a schedule. If you have questions, please contact Tim Martin or Pat Clark by phone at 855-4765 or via the following e-mail addresses: timartin@indiana.edu or psclark@indiana.edu.

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. 4: Drop/add deadline

Sept. 5: Career Services Seminar, Interviewing Skills, noon, Student Lounge

Sept. 9: Moot Court applications due

Trial Team meeting, 5:30 p.m., room 219 (trial courtroom)

Sept. 12: Career Services Seminar, Dian Baker (DOJ), noon, Student Lounge

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. If you have questions about an item appearing in the ILA, please contact Leora Baude (e-mail lbaude@indiana.edu or phone 855-2426).

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