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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 24 No. 4 (February 10, 2003)

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FROM THE DEAN: NEW FACULTY HIRED

I am pleased to report that the Law School will have three new entry-level faculty members next year.

An honors graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, William Henderson clerked at the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and spent the last year as a visiting professor at Chicago-Kent. He came to law after a career as a firefighter and was the union representative for the firefighter's association in his native Cleveland. Henderson has published a number of articles, most recently an empirical study of school desegregation in the Cleveland public schools, and his research interests are in the areas of business associations and municipal corporations. He will teach Corporations and Securities Law.

Ajay Mehrotra is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center who will receive his PhD in history from the University of Chicago this June. Between law school and his doctoral studies, Ajay was an associate with J.P. Morgan's structured finance and tax products division in New York and also was an attorney with Gordon & Glickson in Chicago. Ajay currently serves as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. His research and teaching interests are in taxation, particularly the history of capital and taxation in the United States.

Christiana Ochoa is a graduate of Harvard Law School who has been in practice in Clifford Chance's corporate department in New York, where she has specialized in cross-border transactions. She has also held positions with the Colombian Commission of Jurists in Bogota, and taught at Universidad de los Andes in Bogata, where she has pursued her interests in human rights and economic development. Christiana's research and teaching interests span those two areas, and she will be teaching Contracts, Corporate Finance, and Human Rights.

These three new faculty members will add great strength to our tax and business offerings, and will permit us to continue to strengthen our ties to the business school. We are still considering possible lateral appointments.

Lauren Robel,

Acting Dean and Val Nolan Professor of Law

ADMISSIONS DIVERSITY: BAKKE, GRUTTER, & US

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 Court. Pizza and soda will be served.

This session will be followed by an open student forum at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, in room 125, to continue the discussion and to focus on the climate at our school. Sponsors for these events are the Community Life Committee, SLA, BLSA, LLSA, APALSA, and ACS.

EVENTS & LECTURES

Q&A WITH DEAN CANDIDATE THOMAS ULEN TOMORROW

The entire Law School community students, staff, and faculty is invited to attend a question-and- answer session with Thomas Ulen, one of three finalists for the position of dean of the Law School. This session will be held at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Moot Court Room. Lunch will be served.

TALK WEDNESDAY ON "CONSTRUCTING THE POST-BROWN ROAD"

Please attend "Constructing the Post-Brown Road: Mobilizing For A Just 21st Century," and discuss affirmative action from a different perspective with Dr. John Stanfield, chair and professor of the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies. This talk will be at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Moot Court Room. Finger food and soft drinks will be served.

INFORMATION SESSION ON LAW SCHOOL RANKINGS THURSDAY

Join us at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Moot Court Room for a round table discussion with Professor Jeff Stake, one of our in-house experts on the ranking process used by U.S. News and World Reports. Find out which criteria are assessed and learn about efforts to improve the methodology. Discuss what our next dean could or should do to raise our ranking. Many consider rankings to be an important issue in the dean search. Use this opportunity to inform yourself about the subject before a decision is made.

FRANKE LECTURE ON FEB. 27

Katherine Franke, of Columbia Law School, will give a public lecture in the Moot Courtroom from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27. The lecture, part of the year-long celebration by the Kinsey Institute of the 50th anniversary of the volume on women's sexuality, is titled "Theorizing Yes."

FCLJ SPEAKER SERIES IN MARCH

The Federal Communications Law Journal is celebrating its tenth year of publication at Indiana University School of Law Bloomington by hosting a speaker series that will examine the intersection of communications and the law. The series will cover the topic areas of entertainment, journalism, intellectual property and telecommunication regulation.

The following speakers will participate in the series:

Jeff Riffer, March 3. Mr. Riffer is an IU Law graduate (JD'78) who practices intellectual property law in Los Angeles.

Jamison Prime, March 10. Mr. Prime is also an IU Law graduate (JD'96). He works in the Office of Engineering and Technology at the Federal Communications Commission.

Panel Discussion, March 27. Journalists and attorneys will discuss the issue of access to government documents and activities. The discussion will focus on access to executions. Panelists will include: Ian Marquand, National Freedom of Information Co-chair for the Society of Professional Journalists; John Bessler, JD'91, who is the author of Death in the Dark: Midnight Executions in America; and Diana Penner, Indianapolis Star reporter and witness to the McVeigh execution. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Joe Hoffmann.

Watch for more details about this exciting series.

NEWS FROM CAREER SERVICES

FEBRUARY NOON-TIME PRESENTATIONS

The Office of Career Services will be holding several presentations during February, all at noon in the Student Lounge. This Thursday, Feb. 13, there will be a presentation on looking for work in a bad economy. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, there will be a presentation on government services. On Thursday, Feb. 20, there will be a presentation on B710s, and on Thursday, Feb. 27, one on judicial clerkships.

NEWS FROM THE RECORDER'S OFFICE

COURSE SCHEDULES AND BAR APPLICATIONS

Spring 2003 course schedules have been placed in the student mailboxes, except for 1Ls. Please review these courses and also review INSITE. Report any discrepancies to the recorder immediately.

Indiana State Bar Applications for the July 2003 examinations will be available in our office starting on Thursday, Feb. 13.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

WLC AUCTION RAISES RECORD AMOUNT

The Women's Law Caucus raised more than $10,000 Friday night at their annual auction. This is the highest take ever. Proceeds will benefit Bloomington's Middle Way House and the Law School's Protective Order Project.

Bidding was fierce, and some of the most sought after packages included a day at the "Robling Ranch"; Professor Baude's Enoteca Romana; the faculty basketball challenge; and, a perennial favorite, "Beer, Beatles, and Beethoven," with Professors Stake and Hoffmann.

The Women's Law Caucus would like to thank all of the student and faculty bidders; faculty and administrators who donated packages; and our wonderful auctioneers, Dean Fromm, Professor Hughes, and Professor Stake.

ILS MEETING WEDNESDAY

ILS will be holding their first meeting of the semester on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at noon in room 125. Existing members as well as students who are interested in joining are invited to attend. We will be discussing our exciting plans for the semester, including a foreign film festival and a trip to Washington, D.C.

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. 10:

Feb. 11: Q&A with Thomas Ulen, noon, Moot Court Room

Feb. 12: "Diversity in Admission: Bakke, Grutter, and Us," noon, Moot Court Room

ILS meeting, noon, room 125

"Constructing the Post-Brown Road," 5:00 p.m., Moot Court Room

Feb. 13: Information Session on Rankings, 9:00 a.m., Moot Court Room

Looking for Work in a Bad Economy, noon, Student Lounge

Feb. 14:

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

ILA: Please visit our Web site at 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).

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