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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 25 No. 4 (September 22, 2003)

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DEBATE ON U.S. PATRIOT ACT TUESDAY

In conjunction with the American Constitutional Society, the Federalist Society is hosting its first debate of the year, featuring our own Professor Fred Cate, who will be pitted against Heritage Institute Scholar Paul Rosenzweig on the subject of the U.S. Patriot Act. Who will prevail? Come to the Moot Court Room at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 23, to witness the outcome and to learn about the U.S. Patriot Act's potential impact on individual freedom and security. Free pizza will be available for all in attendance.

LOTUS FEST BRINGS WORLD MUSIC TO B- TOWN

One of the very best events of the year takes place this week when the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary, from Wednesday, Sept. 24, to Sunday, Sept. 28, right here in our little corner of Bloomington. Single-admission tickets to the festival, which grant access to all downtown Bloomington venues, are $25 for one night and $40 for both Friday and Saturday. The Lotus Fest attracts a large number of Bloomington expatriates who make it their own personal homecoming. Fortunately, you don't have to wait until you've graduated and moved away. Come experience Lotus while you're here! You won't regret it, but you may be confounded by the list of enticing options. If you listen to the drumming and dance music from Senegal, will you still have time to catch the women vocalists from Bulgaria? A complete program guide is available at newsstands around town. For more information, visit www.lotusfest.org.

2L STUDENTS TRIUMPH IN GOLF OUTING

Countless golfers (alumni, students, and faculty) descended on the Bloomington Country Club last Friday afternoon to participate in the alumni weekend golf outing. All had a splendid day. Based on the "blind" handicap system employed for this special event, the winning teams were:

1. Nicholas Capezza, 2L, and Matt Wessel, 2L (score of 60)

2. Doug Gleason, 2L, and Josh Hamm, 2L; tied by Dan Tounsell, 2L, and Warren Zeger, 2L (scores of 62)

Long Drivers: George Langendorf, 2L and Mark Horvick, 2L

Longest Putt: Jay Bhat, 1L, and Pat Cross, JD'93

Closest to the Pin Accuracy: Elizabeth Wysong, 2L and Jason Wagenmaker, 1L

CONGRATULATIONS to these winners and to all participants!

EVENTS & LECTURES

PROFESSIONALISM SESSIONS FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS TODAY

Professional sessions for 1Ls will be held at noon on Monday, Sept. 22, in the Moot Court Room.

GRADUATION MEETING FOR THIRD-YEAR STUDENTS WEDNESDAY

A graduation meeting for all 3Ls will be held at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 24, in room 121.

PRESENTATION ON INTERNATIONAL LAW CAREERS THURSDAY

Professor Rumu Sarkar from Georgetown University Law Center will speak about career opportunities in international law at 9:55 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Moot Court Room. Sarkar will speak generally about opportunities with U.S. government agencies, multilateral organizations, NGOs, law firms with international practices, and consulting firms. Sarkar teaches LLM and JD students at Georgetown and has worked for private law firms, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and consulting firms. Sarkar will answer questions following the presentation.

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

Professor Kevin Brown conducted a session entitled "Unconscious Racism: Does It Affect the Judicial System of Indiana?" on Sept. 12 in Indianapolis at the Annual Meeting of the Judicial Conference, which was sponsored by the Indiana Judicial Center.

NEWS FROM CAREER SERVICES

PRESIDENTIAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM THURSDAY

Career Services is hosting its Presidential Management Program at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Career Services Office.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY MEETING TUESDAY

The Environmental Law Society will be holding a general meeting at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 23, in Room 120. Lunch will be provided. Topics on the agenda include research opportunities, environmental law moot court, Law School recycling, and more.

INTERNATIONAL LAW SOCIETY ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS

Congratulations to all of the new board members of the International Law Society:

President: Shea Esterling

Vice President: Dwight Haygood

Secretary: Dirk Pentico

Public Relations: Cyrus Irani

Treasurer: Ryann Hardman

LLM Reps: Ivan Zaitsev and Mike Dail

Web Designer: Pawel Szymanski

PHI ALPHA DELTA LAW FRATERNITY APPLICATIONS DUE FRIDAY

It's not too late to join Phi Alpha Delta, the largest legal fraternity in the nation. The deadline for applications is Friday, Sept. 26. Interested students can download an application from the Web site at www.pad.org or e-mail Phi Alpha Delta's marshal, third-year student Dave Lohr, at dalohr@indiana.edu. There is a one-time membership fee of $70, and chapter dues are $10 per semester. Please include a check with your application. Applications and checks can be placed in Lohr's mailbox on the ground floor. Initiation will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Monroe County Courthouse. Don't wait to take advantage of the benefits of Phi Alpha Delta membership. We're professional, diverse, and downright fun to be with! If you have any questions, please e-mail us at dalohr@indiana.edu or revealey@indiana.edu.

BUSINESS AND LAW SOCIETY TO HOLD FIRST MEETING NEXT WEEK

The Business and Law Society's first meeting of the year will be held at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 30, in room 120. Plans for this year will be discussed and officers will be selected. Any student with an interest in business, business law, or related disciplines is invited to attend. Please contact Nicole Cammarota at ncammaro@indiana.edu or Matt St. Louis at mstlouis@indiana.edu with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

JD STUDENTS TO TAKE ON LLM STUDENTS IN "SOCCER SHOWDOWN"

The first annual IU International Soccer Showdown, a soccer competition between JD and international graduate students, will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, at Karst Farms Park on West Second Street. There will be a post-game celebration at Upland Brewery. Winners earn bragging rights until next year! Students interested in participating should contact George Langendorf (Team USA) at glangend@indiana.edu or Poom Moolsilpa (Team World) at pmoolsil@indiana.edu. More information will follow in the coming weeks.

GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES JOURNAL HONORS FOUR STUDENTS

The Executive Board of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies (IJGLS) is pleased to announce that Jesulon Gibbs, 3L, has been selected as Outstanding Managing Editor for the journal's first cite-checking assignment of the semester. Additionally, Lucas Carscadden, Elizabeth Chitty, and Lucelly Duenas have been selected as the top three Outstanding Associates for the first cite-checking assignment. We ask the Law School community to join us in thanking these individuals for their outstanding work on behalf of the journal. We also want to thank all of the members of our team for their diligent efforts on the first cite-checking assignment.

CONFERENCE ON CHILDREN, MENTAL HEALTH, AND THE LAW TUESDAY

Leaders from the legal community, the health field, and the legislature will meet in Indianapolis from 8:50 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Indiana Bar Center, 230 E. Ohio Street, 5th floor, Indianapolis, to discuss legal issues concerning children with mental illness. The Indiana State Bar Association's Civil Rights of Children Committee, Children's Law Center, and the American Bar Association's Juvenile Justice Center are sponsoring this seminar. Attorneys can obtain 6 CLE hours and mental health professionals can obtain 6 CEU hours. Law School and other university students are also encouraged to attend. The cost for students is $50. To register, and for more information, visit www.inbar.org/content/news/new.asp?art=475.

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION APPLICATIONS DUE SEPT. 29

Positions are open for representing the Law School in the National Environmental Moot Court Competition. All students are welcome to apply. Three students will be selected to represent IU. Two will write the brief and present oral arguments, and the third will act as a student coach. The faculty coach is Professor A. James Barnes. The brief is due early in December and the oral arguments will be given at Pace University in White Plains, N.Y., beginning on Feb. 19.

Although not required, moot court and oral argument experience as well as relevant course work will be considered. Priority will be given to second- and third-year students. Preference for the two team positions will be given to new participants, while past participants will receive preference for the student coach position. If interested, please submit a current resume and a statement of interest (covering relevant experience, reasons for interest in the competition, and commitment to the study of environmental law) to Dean Leonard Fromm no later than Monday, Sept. 29. Dean Fromm, Professor John Applegate, and Professor Barnes will make the selections.

This year's topic has yet to be posted, but past topics have included illegal dumping of hazardous waste, vicarious criminal liability of corporate officers for their company's environmental crimes, and commerce clause limits on water pollution regulation.

About the NEMCC

In 1989, Pace University School of Law began hosting the NEMCC. Regarded as the pre-eminent environmental law moot court competition in the United States, the NEMCC attracts over 180 student advocates from over 65 law schools across the United States and Canada every year. The event provides a quality experience in environmental litigation. Participants have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in brief writing and oral advocacy before federal circuit judges and judges from the U.S. EPA's Appeals Board. Three teams compete against each other in each argument, reflecting the fact that actual environmental litigation frequently involves numerous parties: the government, public interest groups, and the regulated industries. For more information, visit www.law.pace.edu/environmentalm/index.html.

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 the room will be needed, classroom requested, and number of people attending the 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 Plew 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

Sept. 22: Professionalism session for 1Ls, noon, Moot Court Room

Sept. 23: U.S. Patriot Act debate, noon, Moot Court Room; Environmental Law Society meeting, noon, room 120

Sept. 24: Graduation meeting for 3Ls, noon, room 121

Sept. 25: International law careers presentation, 9:55 a.m., Moot Court Room; "Presidential Management Program," 12:15 p.m., Career Services office

Sept. 26:

For more upcoming events, visit www.law.indiana.edu/calendar/calendarevents.shtml.

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