Indiana Law Annotated
Vol. 26 No. 7 (March 1, 2004)
Table of Contents
- EVENTS & LECTURES
- NEWS FROM THE FACULTY
- NEWS FROM CAREER SERVICES
- NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
PROFESSOR "?" TO SERENADE LAW SCHOOL WEDNESDAY
This Wednesday, one lucky professor will be transformed from obscurity to celebrity. Who will make his or her mark on the minds (and ears) of the Law School? You decide! PILF's annual fundraiser, Singing for Summer Salaries, will take place at noon on Wednesday, March 3, in the Moot Court Room. Vote for a participating professor by placing your donation in his or her jar. The jars will be in the lobby during the lunch hour from now until the event. The professor with the most money will sing, karaoke-style, in front of the entire school. Money raised will be matched by the university and will support PILF's summer scholarship program. This event is a Law School tradition. Don't miss it!
IMMIGRATION LAW EXPERT TO GIVE TWO PRESENTATIONS FRIDAY
The Law School is pleased to welcome Daniel Zeft, a 1993 alumnus of the Law School and an immigration law expert with a private practice in Chicago. Zeft will give two presentations on Friday, March 5. Graduate students who are not U.S. citizens and who are interested in working in the United States after graduation, as well as students who have an interest in immigration and employment issues, are encouraged to attend the following presentations.
"After Graduation: Immigration Issues and Options"
Noon, room 121
Zeft will cover OPT, H-1B visas, and a number of other employment options. Lunch will be provided.
"New Business Ventures in the United States: Immigration Issues and Strategies for Foreign National Entrepreneurs and Employees"
1 p.m., room 121
Zeft will address new business ventures in the United States that have been started by foreign nationals.
Before opening his Chicago law office, Zeft practiced immigration and nationality law with nationally recognized immigration law firms. He has represented Fortune 500 corporations, U.S. subsidiaries and affiliates of foreign multinational corporations, major research universities, and major medical centers with regard to immigration legal matters. Zeft has produced countless successful visa and permanent residency petitions for scientists, engineers, information technology professionals, physicians, university professors and researchers, managers, executives, and other professionals. He has also represented numerous individuals in family-based immigration cases.
PROFESSOR CONRAD ON CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY NEXT WEEK
Professor Stephen Conrad will give the next faculty research brown bag presentation at noon on Monday, March 8, in the back room of the Student Lounge. Conrad will present "The Greatest 'Unknown' Founding Father."
On Feb. 20, Professor Kevin Brown presented a paper, "Affirmative Action in Higher Education from the Perspective of the Road Not Taken in Brown v. Board of Education," at a symposium entitled "50 Years of Brown v. Board of Education" held at the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, Va.
Professor Hannah Buxbaum participated in a conference on private antitrust litigation at Loyola University School of Law in Chicago. She spoke on the right of foreign plaintiffs to bring private actions in U.S. courts based on antitrust injury suffered abroad.
On Feb. 20, Professor Robert Fischman gave two talks in Washington, D.C., on management of the national wildlife refuges. One was a public lecture at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History on the ways in which the history of the refuge system reflects larger developments in American conservation policy. The other was a colloquium at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refuge system headquarters on the respects in which refuge management law exemplifies important new issues in public land law generally.
Professor Edwin Greenebaum's most recent article, "Problem Solving in Legal Education," was published in vol. 10 of the International Journal of the Legal Profession. A copy of the article is on reserve at the circulation desk in the Law Library.
ABA PANEL ON LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW OPPORTUNITIES FRIDAY
The American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law is sending several experienced attorneys to the Law School to talk about career opportunities and real-life experiences in one of the fastest growing areas of practice in the country. The panel will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 5, in the Moot Court Room. Panelists include Kathleen DeLaney, JD'95, of DeLaney & DeLaney; Nora Macey, JD'75, of Macey Swanson & Allman; Johanna Maple, JD'97, of the EEOC; Michael Moffatt, of Oagletree Deakins; and Professor Terry Bethel. The ABA will provide pizza and soft drinks for those in attendance. There be a free drawing for one of the section's leading books in the field. If you plan to attend, contact Bruce Farrand in the Career Services Office by Wednesday, March 3.
If you are considering working in this area of law, take advantage of the opportunity to meet and talk with leading labor and employment lawyers who practice in the state of Indiana. This panel will also cover career resources offered through membership in the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, such as career advancement services, networking, special discounts, scholarships for attending section programs, and access to a wide range of electronic and print information. For further information, please contact Kim Bunge, Office of Career Services, at 855-8433.
DEAN ROBEL TO SPEAK TO BUSINESS LAW SOCIETY TODAY
Dean Lauren Robel will be speaking to the Business Law Society at noon on Monday, March 1, in room 125. Robel will be discussing various initiatives related to business law at the Law School. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend.
PROFESSOR BUXBAUM TO TALK ABOUT ASIL CONFERENCE TODAY
Professor Hannah Buxbaum is organizing the American Society of International Law (ASIL) Conference this year, which will be held from March 31 to April 3 in Washington, D.C. Buxbaum will give a presentation about her role in the ASIL and about the conference itself at noon on Monday, March 1, in room 122. Lunch will be provided. Last year, the International Law Society (ILS) sent five members to the conference. This year, we are looking to send even more students. If you are seriously interested in the conference, please attend this event. Also, be sure to check out the ASIL conference Web page before the meeting (http://www.asil.org/annual_meeting/index.htm).
ELS GENERAL MEETING TUESDAY
The Environmental Law Society (ELS) will be holding a general meeting at noon on Tuesday, March 2, in room 120. All are welcome to attend.
SLA TO HOST STUDENT CAREER SERVICES FEEDBACK SESSION TUESDAY
The Student Law Association (SLA) will be hosting a Career Services feedback meeting for all students at noon on Tuesday, March 2, in room 121. Pizza will be provided. The purpose of the meeting is to provide students an opportunity to offer valuable feedback and constructive suggestions for improving both the career search and the role Career Services can play in this search. Faculty and administration will be in attendance only for the first five minutes to provide an introduction. Please come prepared with suggestions. If you have suggestions but are unable to attend the meeting, please e-mail them to either Megan Stifel (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Carmen Brun (email@example.com).
ALUMNUS JOHN KYLE TO SPEAK ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL LAW WEDNESDAY
The Environmental Law Society (ELS) is hosting a presentation with environmental lawyer John Kyle, JD'79, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, in room 216. Kyle will talk about how he became interested in environmental law, some recent developments in the field, and issues that will be fertile when current law students are practicing.
In 1982, Kyle joined the environmental department at Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis. He became partner in 1987 and has chaired the department since 1994. Kyle has experience in CERCLA (Superfund) and RCRA matters, in addition to remediation projects dealing with soil, surface-water, and ground-water contamination. His work includes business and compliance counseling, voluntary clean-ups, risk-based decision making, and litigation before state and federal courts and agencies. He has devoted a large part of his career to hazardous waste issues.
PAD/BLSA TO SPONSOR FASHION SHOW SATURDAY
The Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity (PAD) and the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) are co-sponsoring the First Annual Law School Fashion Show on Saturday, March 6, at Axis Nightclub. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the show will begin at 7 p.m. Come see fellow law students model the latest in "Business Professional," "Business Casual," "Holiday Gala," "Summer Chic/Golf," and "After Five" attire! Get ideas for your professional summer wardrobe! Tickets will be on sale all week in the lobby. The cost is $6. Those who contribute an article of clothing to Goodwill at the time of purchase will be charged only $5.
HENLEY AND VEALEY-HILL WIN SHERMAN MINTON MOOT COURT COMPETITION FINALS
On Friday evening, Feb. 26, those in attendance at the finals of the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition, sponsored by Bose McKinney & Evans, were treated to excellent final oral arguments by 2Ls Amanda Feltman, Blaire Henley, Katie Menze, and Renea Vealey-Hill. Congratulations to winners Henley and Vealey-Hill and to all participants in the spring program! The Law School would also like to extend special thanks to the distinguished panel of justices for the final round: Eleanor Parker Cabrere, JD'93, senior counsel for Navistar; Judge Michael S. Kanne, JD'68, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit; George Patton, JD'87, chair of the appellate group of Bose McKinney & Evans; Judge John D. Tinder, JD'75, of the Southern Federal District of Indiana; and Dean Lauren Robel.
Special accolades and praise go out to the Moot Court Board Executive Board for a very fine job in running and coordinating the competition throughout the year.
Chief Justice: Jacqueline Brown
Executive Competition Coordinators: Samantha Karn and Holt Hedrick
Executive Judge Coordinators: Michael Ray and Michael Klotz
Executive Problem Editors: Katie McWhorter and Joseph Lozano
Assistant Competition Coordinator: Christina Mallatt
LAW SCHOOL COMPETES IN TWO TRIAL COMPETITIONS
On Feb. 19-22, teams from the Law School competed in the ATLA Student Trial Advocacy Competition in Kansas City and the St. John's Civil Rights Trial Competition in New York. Representing IU were 3L Suzanne Branom, 3L Monique Burt, 2L Rene Castellanos, 3L Clint Cohen, 3L Shane Deaton, 3L Kevan Doran, 3L Jessica Edgerton, 3L Jeanette Hanna-Ruiz, 3L Paula Konfal, 3L Katie McWhorter, 3L Chris Shepherd, and 3L Jamhal Woolridge. All students performed well, but special mention goes to the ATLA team of Shane Deaton, Kevan Doran, Jessica Edgerton, and Paula Konfal, who missed going to the finals by only one point. The team earned a perfect score in their final round; it was the only perfect score awarded to any team in the competition. The team was coached by Jack Kimberling, JD'50.
ATTENTION GRADUATING STUDENTS: YOUR MEMORABILIA NEEDED FOR LOBBY DISPLAY CASE
Believe it or not, it's time to begin planning our annual graduation display in the lobby! As we have done in the past, we will create a collage of pictures, memorabilia, and clippings commemorating your three years at the Law School. We have already gathered a few things, but the best source of such souvenirs is you. We would like to include photographs depicting your lives while law students (friends, events, weddings, children, etc.); group photographs of law journals, student groups, and moot court teams; memorabilia, including Law School tee shirts, cups, and posters from events; plaques, trophies, and awards; newspapers clippings from the past three years about you, a fellow third-year law student, or the Law School (be sure to include the date and the name of the newspaper); and anything else of significance that is in reasonably good taste and that fits in the display case. We reserve the right to omit any item.
Please give items to the librarians in the reference office or to Karen McAbee, the assistant to the Law Library director, by Monday, March 29. We will return all the items to you following graduation. To ensure that we have all the necessary information to return the items, please do not leave your items in the office or at the circulation desk. Each item must have a completed form attached that includes your name and your return address. You can pick up these forms at the reference desk or in the library office. All comments and reminiscences must be signed (your name, however, will not necessarily be used in the display).
For pictures, include the first and last name of each person in the picture as well as each person's current class standing (1L, 2L, 3L, non-law), what event is pictured, and the year in which it was taken. You may also include a caption. Photographs can be any size, unless they are prints of digital photos, which should be standard sizes (3x5" or 4x6").
ATTENTION SMOKERS: A REMINDER
Please note that there is no smoking permitted on the steps or entrance to the Law School off Indiana Street nor in the overhang area just outside the middle entrance to the garden patio. We have had significant traces of smoke in the library and other offices because of the powerful intake fans in the overhang area. If you wish to smoke, you must go to the upper patio area. University policy dictates that there should be no smoking within 30 feet of the building. Please respect the rights of all to have a smoke- free environment within the school and upon entering the building.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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!
Requests for AV services may be sent to Beth at email@example.com. 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.
March 1: Dean Robel speaks to Business Law Society, noon, room 125; Professor Buxbaum on ASIL conference, noon, room 122
March 2: ELS general meeting, noon, room 120; SLA Career Services feedback meeting, noon, room 121
March 3: Singing for Summer Salaries, noon, Moot Court Room; John Kyle on environmental law, 5 p.m., room 216
March 5: ABA labor and employment law panel, noon, Moot Court Room; Daniel Zeft, "After Graduation," noon, room 121; Daniel Zeft, "New Business Ventures," 1 p.m., room 121
March 6: PAD/BLSA fashion show, 7 p.m., Axis Nightclub
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