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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 24 No. 14 (April 28, 2004)

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EVENTS & LECTURES

CHANCELLOR'S FORUM LECTURE ON MIDDLE EAST POLICY TONIGHT

Joel Beinin, professor of Middle Eastern history at Stanford University, will present the next Chancellor's Forum lecture, "Scholars, Neo-Conservative Pundits, and U.S. Middle East Policy," at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 28, in the Oak Room of the Union. The lecture, which is free and open to all, is co-sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program.

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

Professor Jeannine Bell gave two talks recently on her book, Policing Hatred: Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, and Hate Crime. On April 17, Bell presented a faculty talk at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. On April 24, she presented a lecture at the Seattle University Law School.

Professor Hannah Buxbaum also gave a talk at the University of Cincinnati College of Law on the resolution of international regulatory conflicts arising out of Internet activity.

STUDENTS NEWS

IU JESSUP TEAM GOES TO WASHINGTON FOR INTERNATIONAL ROUNDS

Law School students Derek Mills, Sandra Ante, Pamela Fierst, and Nick Levi, who in February won the U.S. central region contest of the 2003 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, advanced to the international rounds held in Washington, D.C., during the first week of April. Coached by Professor Hannah Buxbaum, the IU team competed in the international rounds against 83 teams, only 10 of which were from the United States. Mills, Ante, Fierst, and Levi all ranked in the "Top 100 Oralists" for the international rounds. Levi had an especially impressive finish, placing 32nd out of approximately 340 competitors. The IU team's four preliminary international rounds were against Italy, Indonesia, Harvard, and Denver. The team members gave stellar arguments against these competitors, though they did not advance to round 16.

At the U.S. central region competition, held in Columbia, Mo., the IU team defeated Loyola University in the final round and was the only team in the tournament to win every preliminary round. They brought home second-place honors for written memorials. Ante and Mills tied for third place and Levi won 13th place in the individual oralists competition.

The 2003 Jessup competition focused on issues of state responsibility for the treatment of women and children during and following a civil war. The competition held its first round at Harvard University in 1959. Today, approximately 1,500 students from more than 300 law schools in almost 50 nations participate in the Jessup moot court competition every year. It is the largest and most prestigious international law moot court competition in the world.

RUSSELL MENYHART RECEIVES SNYDER SCHOLARSHIP

Russell Menyhart is this year's winner of the Snyder Scholarship. Menyhart will spend the fall semester at the Research Centre for International Law at Cambridge University, where he will conduct research on international law topics of his choice. Since 1990, one graduating student from the Law School has been chosen each spring semester for this prestigious fellowship.

IT'S A GIRL!

Law student Patrick O'Day is proud to announce the arrival of his family's newest addition, Dylan Elizabeth O'Day, who was born at 1:35 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22. Dylan weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces. "Despite rumors to the contrary, (Dylan) has not received any WNBA pre-draft calls yet," the O'Days said.

NEWS FROM THE RECORDER'S OFFICE

EXAM SCHEDULE CAVEAT

Please do not refer to insite for your exam schedule. Consult only the special Law School schedule, which is posted on every door of the first floor. Copies of the exam schedule are also available from the Recorder's Office.

NEWS FROM CAREER SERVICES

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR B710 AND SUMMER EMPLOYMENT FORMS

Don't forget to turn in your B710 forms and your employment forms to the Career Services office. Let us know what you'll be doing this summer!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CCRP WILL HOST COMMUNITY MEDIATION TRAINING IN MAY

The Community Conflict Resolution Program (CCRP) is hosting a Community Mediation training program from May 11 to May 21 at the Law School. Law students who participate in the training program, which is sponsored by the CCRP and the Citizens for Community Justice (CCJ), will be eligible to gain experience as mediators. For applications and information, contact CCRP via e-mail at ccrp@bloomington.in.us or 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

April 28: "Scholars, Neo-Conservative Pundits, and U.S. Middle East Policy," 7:30 p.m., Oak Room, IMU

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