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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 26 No. 3 (February 2, 2004)

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SHEARER ON INTERNATIONAL LAW TODAY

Please join us at noon in the Moot Court Room on Monday, Feb. 2, for Ivan Shearer's public lecture, "In Fear of International Law." Shearer, the Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney and the Law School's George P. Smith Distinguished Visiting Professor-Chair, will look at current international events where governments have been reluctant to acknowledge the applicability of international law or have failed to justify their positions in relation to international law.

Shearer earned his LLB and LLM from the University of Adelaide, Australia, and his SJD from Northwestern University. Before joining the law faculty at the University of Sydney, Shearer was a law professor at the U.S. Naval War College; the University of New South Wales, where he was also dean; and the University of Adelaide. His scholarship spans a variety of topics relating to international law, including public international law, the law of the sea and maritime boundaries, extradition, and international humanitarian law. For the past three decades, Shearer has served as advisor and consultant to numerous national and international government entities and organizations, including his appointments as member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee; member of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, San Remo; vice-president of the International Law Association, Australia; member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague; and co-rapporteur of the International Law Association's Committee on International Law in National Courts. Shearer is also a captain in the Royal Australian Navy Reserve.

Shearer will be in Bloomington through Feb. 21 to meet with student groups, give guest lectures in classes, and provide consultation on issues relating to international law.

The George P. Smith Distinguished Visiting Professorship-Chair is funded by a generous gift from IU Law alumnus Professor George P. Smith II, JD'64, of the Catholic University of America Law School. Justice Michael Kirby, of the High Court of Australia; Sir David Williams, vice chancellor emeritus of the University of Cambridge; Tzu-Yi Lin, of Taiwan University; and Janet McLean, of the University of Auckland are among the previous holders of this professorship.

FORMER SENATOR BIRCH BAYH TO SPEAK ON TITLE IX

This Friday, Feb. 6, Former Indiana Sen. Birch Bayh, JD'60, will participate in a panel discussion at the Law School on the impact of Title IX. Bayh, who represented the state of Indiana for 18 years (1962 to 1980) in the U.S. Senate, sponsored and co-authored the landmark 1972 legislation that pertains to equal opportunity for girls and women in all federally funded programs and activities, including sports.

The discussion, jointly sponsored by IUB's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and the IU School of Law at Bloomington, will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, in the Moot Court Room. It is titled "Title IX: Outcomes and Opportunities," and panelists are expected to discuss the overall impact of the legislation and the opportunities it has provided to women.

During his 18 years serving Indiana in the Senate, Bayh authored two amendments to the U.S. Constitution: the 25th Amendment on presidential succession and disability, and the 26th Amendment, which lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 years of age. He also was co-author of the Bayh-Dole Act, which revitalized the nation's patent system, and was chief architect of the Juvenile Justice Act.

Bayh has said that he sponsored Title IX legislation in the Senate because he wanted to grant the same rights and protection to women that were guaranteed to ethnic minorities in the 1964 Civil Rights Act, after which Title IX was patterned. He has called Title IX "the most important thing that's happened to women."

Bayh will be joined on the panel by Mary Jo Kane, a professor of kinesiology at the University of Minnesota and director of that university's Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport. Kane is an internationally recognized scholar who is considered an expert on the passage, implementation and impact of Title IX. Other panelists include Mitzi Witchger, a gender equities consultant; Terry Dworkin, JD'75, dean of women's affairs and Jack R. Wentworth Professor of Business Law at IUB; and Julia Lamber, former dean of women's affairs and current professor of law at IU Bloomington, who specializes in the areas of employment discrimination, civil rights and feminist jurisprudence.

EVENTS & LECTURES

ALBRIGHT VISITS AS PRACTITIONER IN RESIDENCE NEXT WEEK

The School of Law is pleased to welcome 1965 graduate Terrill D. Albright as our next practitioner in residence. Albright will participate in several classes from Monday, Feb. 9, through Wednesday, Feb. 11. He will also hold two open meetings with students and will be available for individual appointments. See next Monday's ILA for more details.

A civil trial attorney with Baker & Daniels in Indianapolis for more than 35 years, Albright is an arbitrator in large, complex cases and serves on the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals for the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution. For many years, Albright's name has been synonymous with Indianapolis, state, and national bar association activities. While president of the ISBA (1993-94), he initiated Project PEACE, a peer mediation program aimed at reducing violence in schools. Albright has also been a champion of jury reform through an organization he cofounded, the Citizens Commission for the Future of Indiana Courts.

AMAN TO PRESENT NEXT FACULTY RESEARCH BROWN BAG

Next week, Professor Alfred Aman will speak on his forthcoming book, The Democracy Deficit: Taming Globalization through Law Reform. Please join us at noon on Monday, Feb. 9, in the back room of the Student Lounge.

CAMPUS EVENTS

TALK ON PHILANTHROPY AND THE RISE OF CIVIL SOCIETY THURSDAY

Kathleen McCarthy, a faculty member in history at the City University of New York, will speak at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Coronation Room (inside the Tudor Room) at the Indiana Memorial Union. Her topic will be her new book, American Creed: Philanthropy and the Rise of Civil Society, 1700-1865, which looks at the rise of civil society, paying particular attention to the roles of African Americans and women. For more information, contact the Poynter Center at 855-0261 or poynter@indiana.edu.

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

Professor Roger Dworkin has been appointed to the Tort Resolution and Injury Prevention Roundtable of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The purpose of the roundtable is to "frame the issues underlying today's medical liability crisis and its impact on patient care, and to identify and consider potential alternative approaches to tort resolution that could both assure equitable resolution of malpractice claims and foster the development of cultures of patient safety in health care organizations and among clinicians in other settings."

NEWS FROM CAREER SERVICES

MICHAEL KELLER TO PRESENT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OPPORTUNITIES WORKSHOPS FOR 3LS

Michael Keller, a federal government employment specialist, will be presenting the two following workshops this week on employment opportunities:

"The Government Application Process & Resumes"

Noon, Tuesday, Feb. 3, room 125

"Searching for Legal Positions in Federal Government"

4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, room 124

All 3Ls interested in applying to federal positions are encouraged to attend. Keller will also be available to meet individually with 3Ls from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5. Please contact Bruce Farrand at 855-0258 or bfarrand@indiana.edu to schedule an appointment.

INDIANAPOLIS JOBS CONNECTION WITH SUSAN MACEY TUESDAY

Susan Macey, JD'80, our Indianapolis consultant, will be meeting with students individually from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, in room 016B. Please contact Bruce Farrand at 855-0258 or bfarrand@indiana.edu to schedule an appointment.

INTERVIEWING SKILLS WORKSHOP THURSDAY

Dean Rachel Kearney will present "Interviewing Skills" at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, in room 120.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

PHI ALPHA DELTA SPRING RUSH

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD), the world's largest law fraternity, will be holding its spring rush over the next few weeks. If you weren't able to sign up last semester, here's your chance! Stop by our table in the lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, to check out the benefits of membership and pick up an application. You can also visit www.pad.org to find out more about our fraternity. Please feel free to e-mail us as well at revealey@indiana.edu or dalohr@indiana.edu. See you soon!

WOMEN'S LAW CAUCUS AUCTION FRIDAY

You won't want to miss this year's Women's Law Caucus Auction, which will be held on Friday, Feb. 6, at the Bluebird. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

NEWS FROM INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

LAW SCHOOL CELEBRATES YEAR OF THE MONKEY THURSDAY

The Graduate Legal Studies Program and a coalition of Korean, Taiwanese, and Chinese students will be throwing a Chinese and Korean New Year party for international students, faculty, and staff, from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Faculty Lounge. Please join us for homemade and catered Korean and Chinese food, music, costumes, and games.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

STUDENT BROWN V. BOARD ESSAYS DUE SATURDAY

All law students are invited to submit short essays on the subject "What Brown v. Board of Education Means to Me" to BLSA President Freedom Smith, by e-mail at fssmith@indiana.edu or by placing a printed document in her mailbox. Essays should be no longer than two pages, single-spaced, and should be submitted by Saturday, Feb. 7. A committee of students and faculty will select students to present their thoughts at a noon-time event on Feb. 16 in the Moot Court Room. The goal will be to present a variety of perspectives on Brown v. Board and to encourage a lively discussion. The Feb. 16 event is sponsored by BLSA.

The Law School is sponsoring several events during the spring semester in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's announcement of its decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Events will be open to all members of the Law School community. Watch the ILA for more details and events.

SNYDER VISITING SCHOLAR: REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS

Dr. Earl A. Snyder, an alumnus of the School of Law (1947) and Cambridge University, has generously provided support for an IU law student (current 2L, 3L, LLM, or SJD) to work at the Research Centre for International Law of Cambridge University, England, during the fall of 2004 (September through November). A current 2L, if selected, would need to take a leave of absence for the fall semester.

Mr. Snyder will provide air fare, housing, meal allowance, and a small stipend. The Snyder Scholar will be in residence for about three months and will conduct extensive research on an international law project, primarily of his or her own development. Applicants must have taken international law or equivalent courses. The Snyder Scholar should also be committed to further study of or practice in international law. A commitment can be demonstrated by listing courses taken in the international law area, research in international law topics, employment in the international arena, knowledge of languages, career goals, extracurricular activities, and so on.

Applicants should provide a resume as well as a statement of commitment to international law and a personal research agenda. A faculty committee will make preliminary selections. The final selection will be made by the Cambridge University director in March. If you have questions, see Dean Fromm. Please return your completed applications to Dale Calabrese in room 024 by Monday, Feb. 16.

STUDENT AMBASSADOR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Admissions Office is seeking student volunteers to participate in the Student Ambassador Program. As a student ambassador, you will give prospective applicants and visitors tours of the school, take them to classes, and answer general questions about the school, program, and community. If you are interested in participating, please stop by the Admissions Office, room 230, to pick up a schedule. If you have questions, please call the office at 855-4765 or contact Dani Weatherford (maweathe@indiana.edu), Kristy Frye (klfrye@indiana.edu), or Pat Clark (psclark@indiana.edu).

THAI TRANSLATION HELP NEEDED

The Law Library has received two books in Thai and needs some help from a Thai student in order to read and catalog them. If you can help, please contact Michael Maben at mmaben@indiana.edu. Thank you!

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. 2: Ivan Shearer, "In Fear of International Law," noon, Moot Court Room

Feb. 3: Susan Macey meets with students, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., room 016B; Michael Keller, "The Government Application Process & Resumes," noon, room 125; PAD Spring Rush, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., lobby; Michael Keller meets with 3Ls, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Feb. 4:

Feb. 5: Michael Keller meets with 3Ls, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Chinese and Korean New Year party, noon to 2 p.m., Faculty Lounge; "Interviewing Skills," 12:15 p.m., room 120; Kathleen McCarthy, 4 p.m., Coronation Room, IMU; Michael Keller, "Searching for Legal Positions in Federal Government," 4:30 p.m., room 124

Feb. 6: Women's Law Caucus Auction, 5:30 p.m., Bluebird

Feb. 7: Student Brown v. Board essays due

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 Lesa Petersen (e-mail: petersen@indiana.edu; phone: 856-4044).

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