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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 24 No. 3 (February 3, 2003)

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ADMISSIONS DIVERSITY: BAKKE, US, & GRUTTER

The Law School will host a discussion on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at noon, in the Moot Court Room to review the key affirmative action case Bakke, our admissions policies and practices under Bakke, and the Grutter case coming before the Supreme. Watch for more details next week. This session will be followed by an open student forum at approximately 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, in room 125, to continue the discussion and to focus on the climate at our school. Sponsors for this event are the Community Life Committee, SLA, BLSA, LLSA, APALSA, and ACS.

EVENTS & LECTURES

Q-&-A WITH CHARLES MOONEY TUESDAY

Students, staff, and faculty are inviting to a meeting with Charles W. Mooney Jr., of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, who is one of three finalists for the position of dean of our school. The meeting, to be held in the Moot Court Room at 12:15 on Tuesday, will allow for a very brief statement by the candidate, followed by a question-and-answer session. A lunch of sandwiches, chips, cookies, and drinks will be provided.

WOMEN'S LAW CAUCUS AUCTION: "CATCH IT IF YOU CAN!"

Join auctioneers Dean Fromm, Professor Stake, and Professor Hughes at the Women's Law Caucus Auction this Friday, Feb. 7, at 6:15 p.m. at Axis (419 N. Walnut). Come early for free beer while it lasts, and don't worry about getting dinner first pizza will be available for sale by the slice. Check out our table in the lobby from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every day this week for information about this year's fabulous packages, and enter to win one of four awesome door prizes! Scope out your package early, and get ready to Catch It if You Can!

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

On Jan. 29, Professor Cathy Crosson filed a petition for certiorari in Laughner v. State, 769 N.E.2d 1147 (Ind. App. 2002), trans. denied. The case involves a challenge to Indiana's novel offense of "attempted solicitation of a child using a computer network," on grounds of due process/vagueness and overbreadth. First-year students Howard Anderson, Sean Bockover, Amy Cohen, John O'Keefe, Chris Rasmussen, Amy Strong, David Stevens, and Warren Zeger provided invaluable research assistance on the brief.

On Jan. 22, Professor Alex Tanford argued Beskind v. Easley in the U. S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond, Va. The case involves the constitutionality of state laws in North Carolina and Virginia that prohibit buying wine over the Internet. It presents a conflict between the dormant Commerce Clause that prohibits states from interfering with interstate commerce and section 2 of the 21st Amendment which gives states power to regulate the importation of alcoholic beverages into the state in violation of its temperance laws. Judge Luttig, who is frequently mentioned as a Supreme Court candidate, was on the panel and asked most of the questions.

NEWS FROM STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE

PARENTS/PARTNERS DAY IN MARCH

Hold the date Saturday, March 29, for this special day. Watch this space for further information!

NEWS FROM CAREER SERVICES

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law is sending several of its most knowledgeable and experienced members to the Law School to talk about career opportunities in what has become one of the fastest growing areas of practice in the country.

The program will take place on Thursday, Feb. 6, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in room 216 at the Law School. The ABA will provide lunch (pizza and soft drinks) for those attending.

The panel of experienced practitioners will reflect the Labor and Employment Law Section's customary variety of perspectives (employer, union, employee, and neutral) and share real-life situations and information. The panel members are Craig Borowski (Baker and Daniels); Nora Macey (Macey, Swanson and Allman); Johanna Maple (EEOC); Raifael Williams (NLRB); and Professor Terry A. Bethel.

There also will be a free drawing for one of the section's leading books in the field.

If you're interested in working in this area of law, come meet and talk with leading labor and employment lawyers who practice locally. You'll also be able to learn about informational and career resources offered through membership in the section, such as career advancement services, networking, special discounts, scholarships to attend section programs, and access to a wide range of electronic and print information.

If you are interested in attending, or if you would like further information, please contact Kim Bunge, Office of Career Services, 812-855-8433.

PUBLIC INTEREST INTERNSHIP PRESENTATION NEXT WEEK

On Thursday, Feb. 13, the Office of Career Services will give a presentation at noon in the Student Lounge on public interest internships.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

PUBLIC INTEREST LAW MEETING WEDNESDAY

PILF will have a general meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at noon, room t.b.a. We will be holding elections for new officers and discussing upcoming events such as the Singing for Summer Salaries fundraiser and the Norman Amaker Public Interest Law Retreat. Those wishing to nominate someone (including themselves) for a board position must e-mail

Angela Kelver (akelver@indiana.edu) by Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 5:00 p.m. Please come out Wednesday and vote for our new officers!

OLDER WISER LAW STUDENTS TO MEET WEDNESDAY

The OWLS will be holding their first meeting of the semester on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at noon in room 122. Existing members as well as students who are interested in joining are invited to attend. We will be discussing plans for the semester.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SCHEDULING EVENTS

ALL e-mail about reserving classrooms must be sent to BL-LAW-EVENTS. 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

Feb. 3:

Feb. 4: Q&A with Charles Mooney, 12:15, Moot Court Room

Feb. 5: PILF meeting, noon, room t.b.a.

OWLS meeting, noon, room 122

Feb. 6: ABA labor law presentation, noon, room 216

Feb. 7: Women's Law Caucus Auction, 6:15 p.m., Axis (419 N. Walnut)

You can see more upcoming events online at http://www.law.indiana.edu/calendar/calendarevents.shtml.

ILA: Please visit our Web site at http://www.law.indiana.edu/publications/ila/ilacurrent.shtml. 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 3 p.m. for inclusion in Monday's edition. Please e-mail all submissions to ila@indiana.edu.