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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 26 No. 12 (April 12, 2004)

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DAVID COLE TO GIVE LECTURE FRIDAY

David Cole, renowned First Amendment litigator and professor of law at Georgetown University, will present "Enemy Aliens and American Freedoms: Double Standards in the War on Terrorism" at noon on Friday, April 16, in the Moot Court Room. Cole's lecture is co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society and the Middle Eastern Law Students' Association. Lunch will be provided for all in attendance.

After graduating from Yale Law School, Cole served as a law clerk to Judge Arlin M. Adams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and then as a staff attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). An expert on constitutional law, criminal procedure, civil liberties, and national security, Cole continues to litigate First Amendment cases for the CCR as a volunteer staff attorney in addition to his faculty appointment at Georgetown. He is the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation and a commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered. Cole's First Amendment cases include Texas v. Johnson and United States v. Eichman, which extended First Amendment protection to flag burning. He has also represented numerous Arab and Muslim immigrants. Former CIA Director James Woolsey has called Cole's latest book, Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism, "the essential book in the field."

EVENTS & LECTURES

BUXBAUM TO DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL ANTI-TRUST LITIGATION WEDNESDAY

The International Law Society (ILS) is hosting a discussion with Professor Hannah Buxbaum, "Prosecuting Global Price Fixing Cartels," at noon on Wednesday, April 14, in room 122. Buxbaum will talk about the recent amicus curiae brief she wrote regarding a case in international anti-trust litigation. Pizza will be provided for all who attend.

ZOLLER ON BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S PREEMPTION DOCTRINE THURSDAY

As part of the Law School's ongoing faculty research lecture series, Professor Elisabeth Zoller will present "The Bush Preemption Doctrine and International Law" at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, in room 124. Zoller recently presented this work at a panel of the American Society of International Law alongside the current legal advisor for the U.S. Department of State, William Taft. Zoller critiqued the legal rationale offered by the Bush Administration for the preemptive use of force, offering instead a novel, treaty-based rationale. Please join us!

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

Associate Dean John S. Applegate is the editor of a two-volume set, Environmental Risk, which has been published by Cromwell Press as part of the International Library of Environmental Law and Policy. The collection, which includes an introduction from Applegate, presents important articles by American and European scholars on various aspects of environmental risk assessment.

Professor Hannah Buxbaum has been elected to the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law.

Professor Sarah Jane Hughes has joined the team of academics and practitioners working with the U.S. State Department in preparation for December's World Summit on the Information Society.

On April 2, Professor Ajay Mehrotra moderated a panel on historical and comparative approaches to tax law at the "2004 Critical Tax Theory Conference" held at the Rutgers School of Law in Newark, N.J. In March, Mehrotra presented his paper, "From Berlin to Baltimore: German Historicism and the Intellectual Origins of the U.S. Income Tax," at the German Historical Institute's conference on "Taxation and Civil Society in the U.S. and Germany" held in Washington, D.C.

As outgoing chair, Professor David Snyder led the last meeting of the ABA Uniform Commercial Code Subcommittee on Article 1 at the Section of Business Law meeting in Seattle. The subcommittee wrapped up its work relating to the revision of UCC Article 1 (General Provisions), which has now been passed by some states and is before the legislatures of others. As with other parts of the UCC, the Uniform Law Commissioners is overseeing the enactment process.

On March 26, Professor Jeff Stake presented a paper, "The Efficiency of the Common Law, the Case of the Fee Tail," at a conference entitled "The Behavioral Analysis of Legal Institutions: Possibilities, Limitations, and New Directions," at the Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, Fla.

NEWS FROM CAREER SERVICES

WORKSHOP ON SUMMER CLERKSHIPS THURSDAY

Career Services will present "How to Be a Successful Summer Law Clerk" from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, in the Student Lounge. Beer, wine, and refreshments will be served.

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

FEDERALIST SOCIETY ELECTS NEW OFFICERS

The Federalist Society recently elected its 2004-2005 executive board. Congratulations are extended to new officers: President Nicholas Capezza, Vice-President Ryan Wilmering, Secretary Christy Feil, Treasurer Marc Chattah, Publicity Chair Julie Nikolaevskaya, and Events Chair John Schwarz. The new officers wish to thank the 2003-2004 executive board, and particularly President Brian Glazer, for outstanding service.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

IU LAW STUDENTS COMPETE IN FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION MOOT COURT COMPETITION

Two teams from the Law School competed in the Federal Bar Association Moot Court Competition held in Washington, D.C., on the weekend of April 3. After three preliminary rounds, Dan Strunk and Carl Gabrielse were one of four teams selected to advance to the semifinals. Strunk also won Top Oralist for the entire competition, which hosted 30 teams. Allison Scott and Thao Nguyen also fared well in the competition. Congratulations to all!

NEW TIME AND PLACE FOR PROFESSOR DAGHE'S B710 ORIENTATION MEETING

Professor Laura Daghe's B710 orientation meeting, originally scheduled at noon in room 214, has been changed to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, in room 120.

LAW SCHOOL WASHINGTON PRACTICE PROGRAM

If you will be working in or near Washington, D.C., this summer, plan to participate in the Law School's Washington Practice Program. The program is a series of receptions, seminars, and discussions held during lunch in June and July. It is designed to acquaint IU Law students with the nature and range of practice in Washington, D.C., and to expand their networks of contacts with IU Law alumni, other practitioners, and senior government officials. These sessions offer insights for job opportunities, effective ways to prepare for various kinds of positions, and suggestions for being a successful practitioner. Washington practice has some unique characteristics, and this program provides an insider's perspective. The program is available for course credit as well as on a non-credit basis.

In the inaugural offering in 2003, participants, among other things, met with former U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton, JD'56; met with S. Jay Plager, senior judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and former dean of the Law School; and were hosted for lunch by senior partners at Jones Day, Arnold & Porter, and Akin Gump for discussions with groups of alumni engaged in practice with law firms, government agencies, congressional committees, and NGOs.

The 2004 program will start with a reception hosted by Dean Robel for D.C.-area alumni and current students. We hope to facilitate a series of small group lunches, matching alumni in particular areas of practice with students with an interest in those areas. To sign up for the program, or for more information, contact Professor Barnes, who will lead the program again this year, at barnesaj@indiana.edu. You might also want to contact current students who participated last year: Megan Stiffel, Jeanette Hannah-Ruiz, Rodney Hunter, Sabeka DuBose, Freedom Smith, Jeffrey Hyman, Katherine Lemon, and Layne Keele.

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 12:

April 13:

April 14: Professor Buxbaum, "Prosecuting Global Price Fixing Cartels," noon, room 122

April 15: Professor Zoller, "The Bush Preemption Doctrine and International Law," 3:30 p.m., room 124; "How to Be a Successful Summer Law Clerk," 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Student Lounge

April 16: David Cole, "Enemy Aliens and American Freedoms: Double Standards in the War on Terrorism," noon, Moot Court Room

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