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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 23 No. 12
November 18, 2002

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PRACTITIONER-IN-RESIDENCE: ON RUBY RIDGE

Each year, the Law School brings distinguished lawyers to the school to participate in programs and classes and meet with students. We are delighted to have James G. Richmond, JD '69, as our practitioner-in-residence this week. In addition to participating in a number of classes, he will be speaking at noon on Tuesday about his experience in connection to the Ruby Ridge incident. His lecture, in room 124, is open to all members of the Law School community.

A member of the Greenberg Traurig firm in Chicago, Mr. Richmond focuses his practice on a variety of compliance and enforcement issues, including financial fraud, health care fraud, issues in the gaming industry, and white collar criminal matters. He is a former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, and was a special agent for the FBI and for the criminal investigation division of the IRS. As an assistant United States attorney, he tried the first Medicare fraud case ever prosecuted and secured the conviction of a former C.I.A. employee for committing espionage against the United States. He served as the first special counsel for financial institution fraud to then-Deputy Attorney General William P. Barr and oversaw the prosecution for the failures of the 100 largest savings-and-loans institutions. He also mediated issues related to parallel criminal, civil, and administrative actions between the Justice Department and regulators on four of the largest thrift failures. He edited the revision of the U.S. Attorney's Manual, chaired the Attorney General's Advisory Committee for two terms, and served on the National Economic Crime Council.

In private practice, Richmond has represented a senior FBI official in connection with the Ruby Ridge incident. He served as minority counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, representing Republican members of the U.S. Senate in the "October Surprise Hearings." For three years, he held the position of general counsel of a billion-dollar health care corporation. In addition, he has conducted more than 200 internal investigations for a Fortune 50 corporation. Recently, he represented a different Fortune 50 corporation in a far-reaching criminal investigation conducted by the Department of Justice. He continues to represent corporations and individuals in various types of criminal investigations.

Richmond is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the Board of Visitors of the Indiana University School of Law.

EVENTS & LECTURES

LAW AND ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SESSION TODAY

In addition to the traditional JD-MBA program, the Law School also offers two joint-degree programs with an accounting focus: the JD-MBA(A), with a specialization in accounting, and the JD-MPA (Master of Professional Accountancy) program. In addition, accounting courses are offered in connection with our "minor in business" program. Today, Monday Nov. 18, an information session will be held at the Kelley School of Business to acquaint law students (both 1Ls and 2Ls) with various options in business education. The meeting will take place from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the offices of the Systems & Accounting Graduate Programs, Suite 2000C at the Kelley School.

LECTURER TO ADDRESS LITERATURE AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Martha Woodmansee, professor of English and comparative literature at Case Western Reserve University, is on campus this Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 18 19, to give a public lecture and to lead a session in the Institute of Advanced Studies' History of the Book Seminar. The lecture, entitled "The Long Arm of the Romantic Author," will be this evening at 8:00 p.m. in Ballantine Hall 228 and will deal with the modern geopolitical uses that have been made of the concepts of authorship and literary property. It is a Horizons of Knowledge lecture, co-sponsored by the Departments of English, Comparative Literature, and German, and the Schools of Law and of Library and Information Science.

The Tuesday afternoon public seminar session is entitled "Wordsworth in Parliament: The Debate over Copyright Extension, 1839 42." The session will be held in the Lilly Library Lounge at 4:00 p.m., with coffee, fruit juice, and cookies from 3:30 on.

A party will follow at the home of Peter and Sheila Lindenbaum, 2015 Southdowns Drive, immediately following Monday evening's lecture (directions, if needed, will be provided at the lecture). All Law School faculty and students are cordially invited toattend the reception as well as the talks.

Martha Woodmansee is the author of The Author, Art, and the Market: Rereading the History of Aesthetics (Columbia University Press, 1994) and is co-editor of two extremely influential volumes, The Construction of Authorship: Textual Appropriation in Law and Literature (Duke University Press, 1994) and The New Economic Criticism: Studies at the Intersection of Literature and Economics (Routledge, 1999).

PILF RECEPTION THURSDAY

The Public Interest Law Foundation Reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 4:00 6:00 p.m. in the Student Lounge. Invitees include faculty members who've practiced public interest law and local attorneys and judges. We hope to provide students with an opportunity to discuss areas of public interest law with experienced practicioners. Booklets

detailing thevarious work of the attendees will be provided to students. This event has a long tradition at the law school and is always a great success. Please join us for wine, snacks and good conversation. Hope to see you there!

CHIEF JUSTICE SHEPARD TO SPEAK THURSDAY ON ELECTIONS AND THE JUDICIARY

On Thursday, November 21, at 8:00 p.m., Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard will be speaking at Indiana University. His talk will be entitled "Judges and Elections are Like Oil and Water." The Chief Justice's insights come at a particularly interesting time, as we have seen courts in Florida, New Jersey, Indiana, and many other states around the country make decisions that have had, and will continue to have, profound impacts on the electoral process. The event will be sponsored by the Indiana University College Republicans and will be open to all who are interested. There will be many local judges, attorneys, student groups, IU Faculty, and other interested students and student groups in attendance. The event will be held in the Willkie Auditorium, which is in the center building of the Willkie Quad at 150 South Union Street.

PUBLIC INTEREST & PIZZA: PILF FALL SPEAKER FRIDAY

Join PILF in welcoming John Hamilton, Secretary of the Family and Social Service Administration of Indiana, for a discussion of his work in law and social services. Secretary Hamilton heads the FSSA, which administers Medicaid, child welfare, mental health care, and other social services for the state of Indiana. He has also played an active role in many non-profit organizations, and has founded two community-development organizations that serve low-income neighborhoods.

Secretary Hamilton will be speaking in room 121 on Friday, Nov. 22, at noon. Pizza and soda will be provided.

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

On Oct.17, Professor Fred Aman presented a paper to the section of administrative law and regulatory practice of the ABA. The paper was entitled "Globalization, Democracy and the WTO." On Nov. 13, at the Law and Society Colloquium at NYU School of Law he presented a paper entitled "The Future of Administrative Law: Globalization and Democracy Deficits in the U.S." Professor Aman is on leave this year and is a Fellow in the Law and Public Affairs Program at Princeton University. Among other projects, he is working on a book to be published by NYU press, tentatively called Globalization, Democracy, and Law.

Professor Hannah Buxbaum spoke at Brooklyn Law School on conflict of laws in cross-border collateral transactions.

Professor Fred Cate's article, "The Commodification of Information and the Control of Expression," appears in the current issue of Amicus Curiae, the journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies in London. The article is based on a talk he gave at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies last spring. It addresses the ways in which laws in the United States and United Kingdom in this case, copyright and data protections laws are increasingly treating data as property, and the challenge that this poses to traditional free speech jurisprudence.

On Nov. 15, Acting Dean Lauren Robel presented results of research on rules banning the citation of certain cases to appellate courts at a master's class in Indianapolis on appellate litigation.

Professor David Snyder participated in a conference on the American Codification Debate in Tucson, Ariz., from Nov. 7to Nov. 10.

In the last two weeks, two faculty have appeared before the Indiana Supreme Court. On Oct. 31, Professor Seth Lahn argued Kennedy v. Guess, Inc., and on Nov. 7, Professor Alex Tanford argued Dvorak v. City of Bloomington. Both arguments may be viewed on the Supreme Court's Web site, at www.state.in.us/judiciary/webcast.html.

NEWS FROM CAREER SERVICES

The Office of Career Services will offer a presentation for first-year students, "How to Prepare Resumes," on Friday, Nov. 22, at noon in room 123.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

ARE YOU UNCOUTH?

Career Services and WLC present: The 2002 etiquette dinner, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 6:00 p.m., at Terry's Banquet and Catering (business casual dress). For only $16 enjoy a delicious dinner (veggie option available), an evening with friends, and learn everything you need to know about etiquette for those job interviews and business dinners.

STUDY SNACKS AT LOW, LOW PRICES

Tired of the vending machines being empty? Tired of running across the street to the gas station? Need an extra boost to make it through finals? Then find a POP volunteer! After Thanksgiving break, POP volunteers will be selling "study snacks" all day long before AND after classes! Selection will range from granola bars to candy bars to gum! Prices will range from $.25 to $.50! The proceeds benefit the Protective Order Project! If you have any questions contact your local POP volunteer to email dlfawcet@indiana.edu

COFFEE FROM ILS

The International Law Society will have fresh brewed coffee for sale the week after Thanksgiving in the Law School lobby, 8:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, December 3 4. This great tasting coffee will cost only a dollar!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SELF-STUDY SURVEY OF STUDENT OPINION

Every seven years, the American Bar Association evaluates law schools to make sure they continue to be eligible for accreditation. Our law school will be evaluated next year. In preparation, a self-study committee is in the process of compiling an evaluation of the law school. In order to integrate the students' experiences and opinions into the self-study report, the student sub-committee will conduct a student survey, to be distributed on Wednesday, Nov. 20, during the following classes: Corporations, Criminal Process, and Criminal Law. If you are not enrolled in any of these classes and are interested in completing a survey, please contact Professor Lamber (room 320, or e-mail her at lamber@indiana.edu).

PRESIDENT-SEARCH TOWN MEETING TOMORROW

Several members of the Board of Trustees are planning "town meetings" to seek input on the search for a new university president. They are visiting each school and hope to hear from staff, students, and faculty. They will be at the Law School on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. The largest room we have available at that time is the faculty conference room (final trials are occurring in the Moot Court Room, and classes in the larger classrooms), so we will just have to squeeze in. Here are the questions trustees are asking:

1. What should IU focus on for the next 10 years?

2. What are the qualities of a leader?

3. Which qualities are necessary for an IU president? Which qualities are acceptable? Which qualities are totally unacceptable?

4. Do you have any other comments regarding the search for a new president?

CHANGE IN PROCEDURE FOR SCHEDULING EVENTS

ALL e-mail about reserving classrooms must be sent to BL-LAW-EVENTS. Debbie Eads will no longer be scheduling rooms, so it will avail you naught to drop by her office. Mail must be sent to the correct address, bl-law-events (for Outlook users) or bl-events-law@exchange.indiana.edu (for non-Outlook users). Please include the 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 before the event and include the name of the person requesting, the organization planning the event, and an e-mail address. Confirmations will be sent by reply e-mail. Thank you!

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

Nov. 18: Law/Accounting information session, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., Kelley School of Business

Martha Woodmansee lecture, 8:00 p.m., Ballantine Hall 228

Nov. 19: Jim Richmond talk on Ruby Ridge, noon, room 124

President-search town meeting, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., faculty conference room

Martha Woodmansee seminar, 4:00 p.m., Lilly Library lounge

WLC etiquette dinner, 6:00 p.m., Terry's Banquet and Catering

Nov. 20:

Nov. 21: PILF Reception, 4:00 - 6:00, Student Lounge

Chief Justice Randall Shepard, 8:00 p.m., Wilkie Auditorium

Nov. 22: John Hamilton, noon, room 121

CSO "How to Prepare Resumes," noon, room 123

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