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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 24 No. 7 (March 3, 2003)

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CIVIL RIGHTS PAINTING UNVEILING FRIDAY

On Friday, March 7, at noon, a painting of an important civil rights march, donated to the Law School by Professor Gene Shreve, will be formally presented to the school in an unveiling ceremony in the lobby. "Selma Bridge Crossing," by Bernice Sims, is one in a series of memory paintings by the artist commemorating the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery march for voting rights. (More information about the march is available online at http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/civilrights/al4.htm).

Sims, a noted self-taught 'outsider' artist, was present during the events she depicts. Shreve, who describes the painting as "vivid and provocative," says that its "important themes of justice and social responsibility" make the Law School a particularly appropriate home for the painting.

Dean Robel will speak briefly at the unveiling on Friday.

PRACTITIONER-IN-RESIDENCE: ON THE IMF

The School of Law is delighted to welcome our next practitioner-in-residence, Professor Ke-young Chu, former deputy director of fiscal affairs for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and leading scholar in global economics. Next Monday, March 10, Chu will give a talk about the role of the IMF in an increasingly integrated world economy. All members of the Law School community are invited to the talk and free luncheon at noon in room 123, where Chu will discuss his professional experiences with the IMF and the World Bank. Sponsors for the talk and free luncheon include the APALSA, the International Law Society, and the Global Legal Studies Journal.

Chu will be visiting with law students and faculty next week on Monday, March 10, and Tuesday, March 11. He will join Professor Sarah Hughes's Banking Law class at 3:25 on Monday, March 10, in room 121. Chu will also give a special careers talk at noon on Tuesday, March 11, in room 122.

A visiting professor of economics at Wesleyan University, Chu received his PhD in economics from Columbia University in 1976. After nine years as assistant division chief and economist for the IMF's research department, Chu spent the next decade in IMF's fiscal affairs department as assistant director, advisor, and senior economist. In 1995, he became senior advisor of fiscal affairs and was deputy director from 2001 to 2002. Chu will join the United Nations University's World Institute for Development Economic Research in May as senior research fellow. He is the author and editor of numerous articles and books about global economic reforms, income distribution to developing countries, economic growth, and poverty reduction. His current research focuses on developing countries' successful experiences in building efficient non-discretionary rules.

EVENTS & LECTURES

FCLJ SPEAKER SERIES BEGINS TODAY

In celebration of its tenth year of publication, the Federal Communiations Law Journal is hosting the first in a four-part speaker series. Jeff Riffer (JD'78), a partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro, will discuss Internet copyright infringement and his influential case, Playboy Enterprises, Inc. v. Netscape Communications Corp, at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 3, in the Moot Court Room. Riffer will take questions during the presentation and will be available for more questions at a reception hosted by Dean Robel immediately afterwards. Mark your calendar for this presentation and the rest of the FCLJ series:

Monday, March 10: FCC attorney Jamison Prime (JD'96)

Thursday, March 27: Panel discussion regarding media access to executions

Monday, March 31: Rob Meitus, JD'00, entertainment law, and Rick Gevers, agent for broadcast journalists

JUDGE KELLAMS ON ETHICS IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

Phi Delta Phi Foster Inn has designated March 3 7 as Ethics Week at IU. As part of the event, Phi Delta Phi is hosting a brown-bag lunch discussion with Judge Marc Kellams of the Monroe Circuit Court at noon on Tuesday, March 4, in the Moot Court Room. Judge Kellams will talk about personal experiences with ethical situations that confront lawyers daily. There will be an opportunity to ask questions regarding membership in Phi Delta Phi immediately following Judge Kellams's presentation.

SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTING TALK AND LUNCHEON TUESDAY

Bill Stants, a Brown County-based financial planner, will present "Investing for the Public Good" at noon on Tuesday, March 4, in room 122. The talk and free luncheon is sponsored by the Environmental Law Society and the Public Interest Law Foundation. Stants's introduction to socially responsible investing will address investment screening, community investing, shareholder advocacy, and ways to influence corporate decision-making. Contact els@indiana.edu for more information.

SINGING FOR SUMMER SALARIES WEDNESDAY

Which professor's dulcet tones will resound in the Moot Court Room this week? As of this posting, Professors Conkle, Dau-Schmidt, Heidt, and Shreve are in the lead. Cast your vote by making a selection and donation to the Public Interest Law Foundation from noon to 1 p.m. in the lobby, Monday, March 3, and Tuesday, March 4. The professor who receives the most donations will serenade the Law School, karaoke-style, at noon on Wednesday, March 5, in the Moot Court Room. All donations are matched by the school and will be used to help students who are working without pay this summer.

FACULTY RESEARCH SERIES THURSDAY: RICO AND ABORTION PROTESTS

What are our distinguished faculty writing and thinking about when they're not in the classroom? A series of weekly presentations by faculty members about their current research begins this week. Professor Craig Bradley will initiate the series with a presentation about RICO and abortion protests at noon on Thursday, March 6, in the Student Lounge. Bradley's article on the subject, which was published in Trial Magazine, formed the basis of a brief in the Supreme Court case that was decided last month.

Upcoming faculty research presenters will include Professors Alex Tanford, David Fidler, Hannah Buxbaum, Yvonne Cripps, and Kevin Brown.

PAUL SIMON SPEAKS ABOUT WATER ISSUES THURSDAY

Paul Simon, former senator of Illinois, will present a campus-wide forum about water, one of the world's most precious resources, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, in the Moot Court Room. Simon will discuss global consequences that could result when water is no longer an inalienable right. Simon will field comments and questions following the lecture, which is free and open to the public.

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

Professor Fred Cate recently briefed senior administration officials from the White House, the Council of Economic Advisers, and the Treasury on financial privacy issues. Cate gave the keynote address at the annual Experian Fraud Forum and co-led a series of workshops at Elon University about "Copyrights and Wrongs." His report, Financial Privacy, Consumer Prosperity, and the Public Good, will be published this week by the AEI-Brookings Joint Center on Regulation. The report is co-authored by Peter Wallison, former general counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and counsel to President Ronald Reagan; Robert Litan, former associate director of the Office of Management and Budget and deputy assistant attorney general in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice; and Michael Staten, distinguished professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.

NEWS FROM CAREER SERVICES

THANKS TO THE MINORITY CLERKSHIP SEMINAR PARTICIPANTS

Career Services wishes to thank Anthony Molet, Freedom Smith, Carl Butler, and Jeanette Hanna-Ruiz for talking with students at last month's seminar about their trip to the Minority Clerkship Conference.

SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Working for academic credit this summer? Contact Catherine Stafford (catstaff@indiana.edu) in the Career Services Office to discuss internship options.

FEDERAL COURTS CLINIC SUMMER CLERKSHIPS

Federal Courts Clinic participants who are ready to commit to a federal district court or Indiana Court of Appeals summer clerkship in Indianapolis should send their resumes and writing samples to Dean Robel (lrobel@indiana.edu) immediately.

FAT TUESDAY PARTY

Shed your winter blues at a Midwestern rendering of Fat Tuesday. Career Services will be hosting a Mardi Gras Party all day on Tuesday, March 4. Stop by for food and good cheer.

NETWORKING SKILLS SEMINAR WEDNESDAY

A career skills seminar, "Networking: What It Is, Why It's Important, and How to Do It Effectively," will be held at noon on Wednesday, March 5, in room 122.

Next week's career skills seminar, "Interviewing Skills," will be held at noon on Wednesday, March 12, in room 125.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

PHI DELTA PHI SPRING INITIATION

Phi Delta Phi Foster Inn invites any interested students to join our legal fraternity. We will initiate new members at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, in the Moot Court Room. Phi Delta Phi is dedicated to the highest ethical standards in the legal profession and boasts five of the current Supreme Court justices in its membership. Members of the legal profession can join Phi Delta Phi only while they are in law school. However, once initiated, a member is a member for life. For more information about Phi Delta Phi, contact Magister Kristy Murphy (krlmurph@indiana.edu), Vice-Magister Andy Hollenbeck (adhollen@indiana.edu), or Clerk Karen Klein (kaklein@indiana.edu).

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DECISION IN COURT OF APPEALS CASE ARGUED AT LAW SCHOOL: NO DUTY!

The Indiana Court of Appeals reversed the trial court's decision in Hammock v. Red Gold, Inc., the case that was argued at the Law School last month. Over Judge Bailey's dissent, the court found that the driver who knocked down the utility pole, leading to a loss of power to the Red Gold company two miles away, did not owe a duty to the tomato company. The opinion is available at http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/appeals.html.

SHERMAN MINTON MOOT COURT WINNERS

As February ended, the culmination of our year long Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the Indianapolis Law Firm of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, occurred this past Friday evening. In a very close competition, the CONGRATULATIONS go out to the winners: Michael Klotz and Michael Ray. Kudos also go to the other finalists, Jacqueline Brown and Katie McWhorter, for their excellent performances. Further congratulatory mention should be made of the four other semi-finalists for their strong performances on Thursday evening of last week: Dan Strunk, John Worth, Ernest Cooper, and Bryan Mason. Finally, special thanks go out to B J Brinkerhoff, the Chief Justice of the Moot Court Board, and all the Board members, for their hard and steadfast work throughout the year in the total coordination of the program. The outstanding panel for this year's final round was composed of Judge Michael Kanne of the 7th Circuit, Federal District Judge David Hamilton of the Southern District of Indiana, Justice Ted Boehm of the Indiana Supreme Court, State Appellate Judge Nancy Vaidik, and Justice/Dean Lauren Robel!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TRIAL COMPETITION TEAMS

The Law School Trial Competition Teams competed in Indianapolis and Phoenix February 21 23. Congratulations are extended to Monique Burt, Courtney Curtis, Shane Deaton, Mark Delgado, Kevan Doran, Jessica Edgerton, Scott Holmes, Brandy Jones, Paula Konfal, Michele Lofthouse, Katie McWhorter, Andy Reitz, Erica Schilke, and assistant coach Chris Donovan.

JESSUP TEAM WINS REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

The Law School's Jessup International Law Moot Court team took first place in the Central Regional tournament over the weekend, advancing to the competition's international rounds to be held at the beginning of April in Washington, D.C. Big, big congratulations to teammates Sandra Ante, Pamela Fierst, Nick Levi and Derek Mills. The team was the only one in the tournament to win every argument during the preliminary rounds. The team also won an award for its written memorials (2nd place), and top oralist awards for Levi (13th place) and Ante and Mills (who tied for 3rd place).

PROGRAM ON RACE AND CLASS ISSUES IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION

The Community Conflict Resolution Program will hold a workshop on race and class issues in conflict resolution on Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. The workshop will address how race and class issues lead to and develop during conflict. Discussion and workshop exercises explore various ways of increasing awareness and responding to these issues in a constructive manner. Bob Hunter (www.earlham.edu/~huntebo), a multi-ethnic specialist for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Campus Ministry and an adjunct professor of peace and global studies at Earlham College, will be leading the exercises. The cost is $25, and student scholarships are available. Apply online at www.bloomington.in.us/~ccrp/ or, for more information, call Lisa-Marie Napoli at 855-1618.

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

March 3: FCLJ speaker Jeff Riffer (JD'78), 3 p.m., Moot Court Room

March 4: Judge Kellams on legal ethics, noon, Moot Court Room

Bill Stants, "Investing for the Public Good," noon, room 122

Mardi Gras Party, all day, Career Services

March 5: Networking seminar, noon, room 122

Singing for Summer Salaries, noon, Moot Court Room

March 6: Professor Craig Bradley, "RICO and Abortion Protests," noon, Student Lounge

Former Senator Paul Simon, 7:30 p.m., Moot Court Room

March 7: Civil rights painting unveiling, noon, lobby

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

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