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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 28 No. 10 (March 21, 2005)

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HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 21

Marc Matheny and Steve Terrell of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) will visit the Law School for a lunchtime program on solo and small law firm practice on Wednesday, March 23.

Daniel Zeft, JD'93, will give two talks about immigration issues on Thursday, March 24, in room 125.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

ISBA Reps Visit School

Marc Matheny and Steve Terrell of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) will visit the Law School for a lunchtime program on solo and small law firm practice. Matheny and Terrell are Indianapolis lawyers with a combined 45 years of experience in the solo or small practice setting. They are also organizers of ISBA's annual Small Firm & Solo Practice Conference, which is scheduled for South Bend in early June. Professor William Henderson, who attended the 2004 conference to develop his Law Firm as a Business Organization course, praised it as "an eye-opening and wholly positive experience." The ISBA is offering discount registration fees for law students. If you want learn more about the small firm and solo practice context and the June 2005 ISBA conference, please attend today's program. Lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Henderson at wihender@indiana.edu.

Lecturer Discusses Research on Muslims in West

Dr. Yvonne Haddad will present a lecture on "Muslims in the West" from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Woodburn Hall 120. Haddad is a professor of the History of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University. Her fields of expertise include 20th-century Islam; intellectual, political, and social history in the Arabic world; and Islam in North America and the West. She is currently conducting research on Muslims in the West and on Islamic Revolutionary Movements. She also teaches courses on Muslim-Christian Relations and Arab intellectuals.

THURSDAY, MARCH 24

Alumnus Zeft on Immigration Issues

Daniel Zeft, JD'93, will give two talks about immigration issues in room 125. At 6 p.m., Zeft will present "After Graduation: Immigration Issues and Options," in which he will discuss current immigration issues that foreign students face when staying in the United States. At 7 p.m., Zeft will present "New Business Ventures in the United States: Immigration Issues and Strategies for Foreign National Entrepreneurs and Employees," in which he will discuss immigration issues that may arise when foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens) start new business ventures in the United States.

ILS General Meeting

The next General Meeting of the International Law Society will be at noon in Room 122. On the agenda will be information concerning the rapidly approaching ASIL Conference, information about elections for next year's Board positions, and other little tidbits. Pizza will be provided for dues-paying members.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Student Law Association Sponsors Casino Night

The Student Law Association is sponsoring a Law School Casino Night to be held in the student lounge from 7 p.m. to midnight on Friday, April 1. If you are willing to participate as a dealer for any or all of the time, please reply to Jason Rodocker at jrodocke@indiana.edu for further details. Purchase your ticket for $5 in the Career Services Office. Deadline for tournament tickets is Wednesday, March 23. $5 gets you at least two beers, food, competition, socializing, and a chance at prizes for those who finish with large chip counts.

Green and Alumnus Baier to Speak at Hall Lecture

Thomas Green, the John P. Dawson Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, will give the Hall Lecture at noon on Thursday, April 7, in the Moot Court Room. His talk is titled "Conventional Morality and the Rule of Law: Freedom, Responsibility and the Criminal Trial Jury in American Legal Thought, 1900-1960." Prior to the talk, real estate developer Lowell E. Baier, LLB'64, will speak about the substantial influence of former Law School faculty member Jerome Hall. Baier will also present a bust of Dr. Hall at the event. A reception will be held after the lecture.

Career Services Session with Students

A Career Services session with students will be held from 10 a.m. to noon April 8. This session is being planned with students to focus on career service and professional development issues. We plan to have two 50-minute periods in which various topics will be covered by alumni and others in different rooms. Some sessions may even be conducted during both periods. Students then will have choices as to which of the multiple sessions they wish to attend each period.

Character and Fitness Requirements Informational Talk

Phi Delta Phi will welcome Judge Steven Heimann to the Moot Court Room at noon on Monday, April 11. Heimann is a member of the Indiana Board of Legal Examiners and will be taking questions from students regarding the character and fitness requirements for acceptance to the bar. The questions will be anonymous. Students are encouraged to drop their question off in the envelope marked "Character and Fitness Questions" on the Phi Delta Phi informational bulletin board across from the student lounge in the basement. Questions can be submitted until Wednesday, March 30. Pizza will be served at the talk.

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

Adjunct Professor Michael Grossberg has received a Guggenheim Fellowship for the 2005-6 academic year. He will use the fellowship to complete a book, Saving Our Kids: Child Protection in America. The book, which is under contract with Harvard University Press, will analyze child protection as an ideal and a set of policies from the 1870s to the present. According to the book, child protection is a particularly revealing means of tracing the changing place of children in American society and the development of modern American social policy.

Professor Marshall Leaffer gave a presentation on March 8 at the School of Law at the Folklore and Ethnomusicology Colloquium titled "Recent Developments in the Protection of Cultural Expression." His presentation examined recent developments in the protection of "cultural expression," particularly in the area of folklore. He offered an overview of international, regional, and national efforts at protecting subject matter that does not conveniently fall within the traditional categories of intellectual property. In doing so, he focused on the problems this causes from a conceptual and legal standpoint.

Professor Kenneth G. Dau-Schmidt attended a March 18-19 meeting in Montreal to advise the Canadian Minister of Labour and Housing on proposed amendments to the Canadian Labour Code. This was quite a treat for Dau-Schmidt, since normally when he visits Canada, he gets an earful on what American policy should be. It was a pleasant change for him to have the Canadians seeking his opinion.

Professor Kevin Brown participated on a panel discussion titled, "New and Emerging Education Reform Trends" at a Conference titled, "Meeting the Challenge of Grutter: Affirmative Action in Twenty-Five Years" held at Ohio State University School Law in Columbus, Ind., on Feb. 25.

Two of Professor Craig Bradley's works are cited in the recent juvenile death penalty case of Roper v. Simmons, in Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's dissent. The case was decided March 1. The text of the dissent can be found at http://scotus.ap.org/scotus/03-633p.zd1.pdf.

Professor Leandra Lederman was cited in the Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Ballard, which can be viewed at http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/03-184.ZS.html. Lederman was interviewed by National Public Radio about the case.

Professor Fred Aman was cited by the Australian Supreme Court in the case Griffith University {2005} HCA 7.

Professor Ann Gellis has been named associate vice president for research compliance for the Office of the Vice President for Research. This promotion recognizes her responsibilities for university-wide, rather than Bloomington-specific, compliance activities.

Sophia Goodman and Lisa Farnsworth have been promoted to senior lecturer. We are all deeply grateful for their wonderful service to the law school, and look forward to many more years as their colleagues.

Associate Dean John Applegate was vice-chair of a National Academy of Sciences committee that just released a report, "Risk and Decisions about Disposition of Transuranic and High-Level Radioactive Waste." The committee recommended to the U.S. Department of Energy that it develop an externally evaluated exemption system for managing defense nuclear wastes that may not require emplacement in the proposed geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev. He is now serving on a Congressionally mandated follow-up Committee on Management of Certain Radioactive Waste Streams Stored in Tanks at Three Department of Energy Sites, which will focus on high-level wastes stored in tanks at the Savannah River Site, S.C.; Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho; and Hanford Reservation, Wash.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

National Speaker Presents on Europe's Muslim Issues

On Wednesday, April 20, Dr. Shireen Hunter will present "Europe's Muslim Challenge" from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the IMU Georgian Room. Hunter is the Islam Program Director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. She has served as director of the Mediterranean Studies program with the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels (1994-1998), deputy director of the Middle East Program CSIS (1983-1993), as a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, and research fellow at the Harvard Center for International Affairs. Her fields of expertise include Iran, the Persian Gulf, Southwest Asia, Islamic revivalism, Middle East political and economic issues, the Transcaucasus, and Central Asia.

Students Win Fellowships

Congratulations to Dave Campbell, who has received the Bosch fellowship. Robert Bosch Foundation sponsors a fellowship program that enables young American professionals to participate in an intensive work and study program in Germany. Although a prime goal of this program is the advancement of American-German/European relations, it also contributes to the participants' professional competence and expertise, and broadens their cultural horizons. Candidates are competitively chosen from the fields of business administration, economics, journalism and mass communications, law, political science and public affairs/public policy. And, congratulations to Carmen Brun, who has been awarded the Snyder Fellowship. Dr. Earl A. Snyder, an alumnus of the Law School and Cambridge University, has generously provided support for one Indiana Law student to work at the Research Centre for International Law of Cambridge University during the fall of 2005 (September through November). Brun will be in residence for about three months and will conduct extensive research, primarily of her own development.

ELRG Director Position Open

The Environmental Law Research Group (ELRG) provides pro bono environmental research services to local, regional, and national nonprofit environmental organizations, citizen groups, government agencies, and private attorneys involved in pro bono legal work. ELRG's research services are performed by volunteer Indiana University law students. During the summer, the director finishes the projects from the previous year and solicits research projects and supervising attorneys for the coming year. During the school year, the director organizes and supports the research projects. Requirements: 2L or 3L. Candidates should submit two copies of a resume, cover letter, and the name of your legal research and writing professor to Dean Leonard Fromm by Friday, April 1. Applicants also indicate what times on April 7 and April 8 they are available for interviews.

Interested in Seeing How the IU Judicial System Works?

The Student Body Supreme Court is currently accepting applications for new Associate Justices. The IU Supreme Court seeks highly motivated individuals who are interested in defending student rights and representing student interests on University committees. You can pick up an application in the IUSA office (room 387 in the Student Activities Tower of the IMU), or online at www.indiana.edu/~court. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, in the IUSA office or via e-mail at court@indiana.edu. For more information, please contact the Student Body Supreme Court External Affairs Chair, Meghan Dwyer, at madwyer@indiana.edu.

Student Law Association Elections

Elections for next year's SLA representatives are just around the corner. Nominations will be accepted from Monday, March 21 through March 28. Please look at the following time line:

Call-Out Meeting: Tuesday, March 22, 7 p.m. - Student Lounge

Nominations Due: Monday, March 28, noon

Mandatory Meeting for Nominees: Wednesday, March 30, noon

Biographies Due: Monday, April 4, noon

Biographies Distributed: April 6

Campaigning: April 6-11

Elections: April 11, 12, 13

Don't hesitate to e-mail your SLA representatives if you have any questions about the responsibilities and commitments of SLA.

Thank You

Dear friends in the Law School community, on Feb. 16, for the first time, I was able to return to my office. It was great to be back, and I look forward to many more days among you. Now that I have returned, I would like to thank everyone who thought of me and Ruth during my six week absence. Your gifts, cards, food, thoughts and prayers helped us in many ways. I wish that I could thank each one of you in person. Even though that is not possible, please know that Ruth and I will never forget your support during a very difficult time. You are wonderful, caring people. Sincerely, Doug Boshkoff.

Jessup Success

Congratulations to the members of this year's Jessup International Law Moot Court team: Arlene Brens, Janella Combs, Chris Rasmussen, and Renea Vealey-Hill, and to their student coach, So-Nyeo Buehlow (LLM'05). The team competed in the Eastern Regional tournament, held at Ohio State, on March 4-5. The team won three of its four preliminary arguments, advancing to the semi-final rounds; there, they lost in a very close round to the team from Duke Law School, which went on to win the tournament. The team also won fourth place for its written memorials, and Combs, Rasmussen, and Vealey-Hill were recognized for finishing among the top 10 oralists for the entire tournament. Congratulations to all!

Attention Graduating Students!

Believe it or not, it is time to begin the planning for the graduation display for the lobby. As we have done in the past, we want to do a collage of pictures, memorabilia and clippings regarding your three years of law school. We have already gathered a few things, but the real source of such items is all of you. We will return all the items to you following Memorial Day. Here is what we would like to include: pictures (students, events, weddings, children) depicting some aspect of your lives while law students; memorabilia including Law School t-shirts, cups, posters from events that occurred during the three years; plaques, trophies or awards won can be included; clippings from any newspaper article about you, a fellow 3L, or the Law School during the three years. These can be local paper clippings or from your hometown. Be sure to include what newspaper the article is from and the date of the article. Anything that has significance to you, that will fit in the display case, and that is in reasonably good taste can be included. Please get these items to us as soon as possible. Each item must have a completed form attached that includes your name and the address where you want it returned. You can pick up these forms at the Reference Desk or in the Library Office. For pictures, submit the full name of each person in the picture, the event or where the picture was taken, and what year it was taken. All comments or reminiscences must be signed, although we will not necessarily use your name in the display. We reserve the right to omit any item if needed. Give items to the librarians in the reference in the Reference Office or to the assistant to the Law Library director. To ensure that we have all the necessary information to return the items, do not just leave them in the office or at the Circulation Desk.

Summer School Registration Schedule

Those students wishing to register for a B710, B706, B600, or B799 (Study Abroad Program) will be able to do so with our Recorder in room 022 on Wednesday, March 23.

Announcing the First Annual Law School Mock Trial Tournament

Impress your friends! Gain courtroom experience! Pad your resume! Plan now to participate in the first Law School Mock Trial Tournament to be held from Tuesday, March 29, to Sunday, April 3. The rules are simple. The tournament is open to all 2Ls (3Ls may compete only with special permission from Professor Alex Tanford). Find a partner, and sign up by e-mailing Tanford at tanford@indiana.edu with the names of both people. Then, go on to fame and fortune as the next Perry Mason. The rules and case file can be downloaded from www.law.indiana.edu/webinit/tanford/tournament/.

Indiana University Librarian's Association Bloomington Book Sale 2005

Bibliophiles will want to mark their calendars for the Indiana University Librarians Association (InULA) Annual Book Sale on Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17, in the IU Bloomington Main Library, room E174. A $20 fee is required for admittance to the Preview Sale on Saturday, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is free from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Most books will be offered for reduced prices on Sunday: half-price from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and $2 per bag from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The sale will close from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. InULA accepts book donations to the sale until Tuesday, April 12. All kinds of books are welcome, as well as journals/magazines, posters, audio cassettes, videos, and CDs. InULA will provide a letter of receipt to donors for tax purposes. Donations to the InULA book sale may be made by contacting Sherri Michaels at 855-9857, shmichae@indiana.edu, or David Frasier at frasier@indiana.edu. (Note: Please contact Michaels or Frasier before bringing any donations to the library.) A nonprofit organization, InULA supports professional development and continuing education for librarians and provides scholarships in the field of library and information science. For more information about the InULA Book Sale, contact Michaels or Liz Goldberg at ellarson@indiana.edu.

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, the length of time room will be needed, the classroom requested, and the number of people attending the event. Requests should be sent at least one week before the event and should 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.

ILA SUBMISSIONS

The Indiana Law Annotated (ILA) is published every Monday while school is in session with news about the coming week. Information and articles for the ILA should be submitted to ila@indiana.edu by Thursday at noon for inclusion in Monday's edition. If you have questions about an item appearing in the ILA, please contact Debbie O'Leary (e-mail devo99@indiana.edu; phone 855-2426). To view past issues, visit www.law.indiana.edu/publications/ila/.