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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 29 No. 4 (September 19, 2005)

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HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19

The Federalist Society will be holding a "Lawyers at the Lion" gathering with Professors Craig Bradley and Joseph Hoffmann at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Irish Lion. They will be discussing the nomination of Judge John Roberts as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Environmental Law Society will host Chris Harrell, JD'02, Brownfields redevelopment coordinator for Indianapolis, at noon on Thursday, Sept. 22, room TBA. Harrell will discuss a project he is currently heading to clean up an Indianapolis near eastside neighborhood where a lead plant once operated.

The Public Interest Law Foundation will have its 5th annual co-ed faculty-student softball tournament on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Bryan Park. The day-long event begins at 10 a.m., with the faculty-student game kicking off at 3 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

ACS Call-out Meeting

The American Constitution Society (ACS) is having its first call-out meeting of the year at noon in room 125. The ACS is one of the nation's foremost progressive legal organizations. Its members work to ensure that the fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, and access to justice are in their rightful, central place in American law. The ACS is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational organization. We encourage you to attend this call-out meeting for information on upcoming events and how you can become involved with the ACS.

IPA Call-out Meeting

The first meeting of the Intellectual Property Association (IPA) will be held at 12:15 p.m. in room 120. We will discuss events for the semester and describe what our group is all about. We will also have an array of tasty desserts to satisfy your midday sweet tooth. Bring any ideas you may have for events, both academic and social.

Federalist Society Hosts "Lawyers at the Lion"

The Federalist Society will be holding a "Lawyers at the Lion" event gathering Professors Craig Bradley and Joseph Hoffmann, who will be discussing the nomination of Judge John Roberts as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. We will meet at 6 p.m. at the Irish Lion. All those interested in joining the Federalist Society are welcome to attend. Contact mpmciver@indiana.edu with any questions.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Graduation Committee Meeting

All 3Ls who are interested in serving on the graduation committee should attend the meeting from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. in room 120. Students are welcome to bring their lunches.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

ELS to Host Speaker

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) will host Chris Harrell, JD'02, Brownfields redevelopment coordinator for Indianapolis, at noon, room TBA. Harrell will discuss a project he is currently heading to clean up an Indianapolis near eastside neighborhood where a lead plant once operated. Lunch will be provided.

PDP Call-Out Meeting

Phi Delta Phi (PDP) International Legal Fraternity-Wilkie Inn is having its call-out meeting from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Upstairs Pub, located at 430 E. Kirkwood, close to Jimmy John's Sandwich Shop. The room at the Upstairs Pub is TBA. The meeting will be followed by a social hour. Come find out about PDP, one of world's oldest and largest legal organizations!

The Emergent Arab-American Political Constituency

Dr. James Zogby, president of the Arab-American Institute, will present a public lecture titled, "The Emergent Arab-American Political Constituency," from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Whittenberger Auditorium at the Indiana Memorial Union. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Law School, the Center for the Study of Global Change, the Center for West European Studies, the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program, the Department of Political Science, the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Dean of Faculties, the Office of the Chancellor, the College Arts and Humanities Institute, the Barr Koon Fund, the Department of French and Italian, the Office of International Programs, American Studies, the Center for Citizenship and Participation, and the Center for the Study of American Politics.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Paradigms of Prevention: The Rule of Law and the War on Terror

Georgetown University Law Professor David Cole will present a public lecture titled, "Paradigms of Prevention: The Rule of Law and the War on Terror," from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Whittenberger Auditorium in the Indiana Memorial Union. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Law School, the Center for the Study of Global Change, the Center for West European Studies, the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program, the Department of Political Science, the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Dean of Faculties, the Office of the Chancellor, the College Arts and Humanities Institute, the Barr Koon Fund, the Department of French and Italian, the Office of International Programs, American Studies, the Center for Citizenship and Participation, and the Center for the Study of American Politics.

Chicago On-Location Recruiting Trip

On Friday, Sept. 23, Career Services staff and law students will travel to the Chicago Athletic Association for an afternoon (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) of interviewing by employers from small- to medium-sized firms and government agencies. The day of interviewing will be capped off by a reception that evening that will bring together students, recruiters, and area alumni for an excellent networking opportunity. Career Services will provide transportation for students at a cost of $25. Vans will be leaving the school at 7:15 a.m. If you are driving on your own and need directions, stop by or contact Career Services at 855-0258.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

5th Annual PILF Co-ed Faculty-Student Softball Tournament

Come join the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) for its 5th annual co-ed faculty-student softball tournament at Bryan Park. The day-long event begins at 10 a.m., with the faculty-student game kicking off at 3 p.m. This annual event raises money for the school's Loan Repayment Assistance Program. Grab your mitt, and compete to play in a final game that pits faculty against students in a no-holds-barred game of slow-pitch softball. All are welcome, and prizes will abound. To sign up, visit the PILF table during lunch. The cost is $10 to play and $5 to show up and eat. For more information, e-mail scjenkin@indiana.edu. All's fair in love, war, and softball.

UPCOMING EVENTS

ELS Hosts "Evening at Oliver Winery"

The annual "Evening at Oliver Winery" hosted by the Environmental Law Society (ELS) will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, at Oliver Winery. The evening will include food, wine, music, a silent auction, and a great chance for students to mingle with faculty and professionals in a relaxed setting. Tickets ($20 for nonmembers, $10 for members) will go on sale on Tuesday, Sept. 20. For more information, contact Matthew Melick at mmelick@indiana.edu.

Fun, Fame, Free Jersey: Last Chance to Join Socctoberfest Teams

We currently have 50 students signed up to play in the Third Annual JD/LLM Socctoberfest, and there are a limited number of additional slots. If for no other reason than to acquire the free jerseys (which have inspired many bidding wars on eBay), sign up to play no later than Tuesday, Sept. 20. The game will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, at Karst Farm Park. A cookout will follow. This co-ed event is open to Indiana Law students of all abilities, which, we admit, provides at least half the entertainment. Family and friends are all welcome to attend. To sign up, and for the latest buzz surrounding the event, visit the Socctoberfest Web site: http://www.law.indiana.edu/community/special/socctoberfest/.

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

Professor Amy Applegate is the co-recipient of the Randall T. Shepard Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Publico. The statewide annual award given by the Pro Bono Commission is named for the chief justice of Indiana. Applegate received the award for her dedication to the innovative development and delivery of legal services to the poor. The award will be presented to Applegate during the Indiana Pro Bono Commission's Randall T. Shepard Award Dinner at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis.

Professor Ajay Mehrotra recently had an article published, titled "Envisioning the Modern American Fiscal State: Progressive-Era Economists and the Intellectual Foundations of the U.S. Income Tax," 52 UCLA Law Review 1793 (Aug. 2005). This article was part of the UCLA Law Review's 2005 symposium on "Rethinking Redistribution: Tax Policy in an Era of Rising Inequality."

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ILJ Submission Deadline: Monday, Sept. 19

The Indiana Law Journal (ILJ) submission deadline is Monday, Sept. 19, at 5 p.m. The journal is accepting student works for publication in Issue 4 of Volume 81. The ILJ will accept submissions from both ILJ members and nonmembers. For more information or to submit work, e-mail Stacey Drews at sdrews@indiana.edu.

Briefs for the Kitchen Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 20

The deadline for student, faculty, and staff submissions to the Health Law Society fundraising cookbook is Tuesday, Sept. 20. Be a part of Briefs for the Kitchen: Quick and Healthy Recipes by and for IU Law Students. Send your recipes to liblewis@indiana.edu. Please include estimated prep and cook times, an ingredients list, and instructions. All recipes are welcome (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, dessert, and drinks).

Professor Geyh Seeks Research Assistant

Professor Charles Geyh needs a 2L or 3L to serve as his research assistant during the 2005-06 academic year. This student will assist him in drafting a chapter for a book on the relationship between the media and the judiciary, to be published by the Stanford University Press. Five to ten hours per week are needed. Interested students may send him their resumes via e-mail.

Golf Outing Results

The alumni/student/faculty golf outing on Saturday, Sept. 10, was enjoyed by all participants. The competition was extremely intense and actually resulted in a tie, making it necessary to invoke a seldom-used rule to determine the winner. This was the rule of "which group most quickly thought of the rule that favored them." At any rate, a more elegant solution could have been proposed by our in-house rules expert, Professor Dan Conkle, but he was unavailable for consultation at the time. So, the proclaimed winners were the foursome: Kyle Lindskog (1L), Jared Simpson (2L), James Pinyerd (3L), and Professor Bob Heidt (25L). Their score was a 60 (so the ILA editor was told). They bested the group that deserves mention, as well: Mark Horvick (4L), Tim Haley (some L), Bill McKenna (after L, i.e. alumnus), and Chris Brokmeier (4B). For the single achievement awards, the winners are as follows: Longest Drive: Jared "Golden Eagle and Fly Long" Simpson (2L); Longest Putt: Jon "Light Touch" Morris (1L); Closest to the Pin: Andy "Radar" Stamm (2L). Entrepreneurial Professor Tim Boeglin and his team (Lindsay Blauer, 2L; Jane Glynn, 2L; and R.J. Boyd) won the "frisbee" award, for highest esteem.

RHA Holds Drive For Hurricane Victims

Approximately 150 people (mostly families and K-12 students) will be coming from Louisiana to live in Ashton residence hall. All residence halls will be collecting new or gently used school supplies. The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is going to make about 50 backpacks for children who will be starting school here. Also, the president of each dorm will be collecting money. RHA will be purchasing gift cards to stores around town so that families can pick out supplies they may need (toothpaste, food, clothes, etc). Any student group or individual who would like to donate school supplies can drop them off at any center desk in any residence hall (but if you can, drop them off at Eigenmann's game room, which is on the left as you walk in). Please consider donating paper, pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, calculators, crayons, markers, notebooks, folders, and glue. For more information, contact Missy Foote, Eigenmann president, at 857-8979.

Get Involved with the Pro Bono Project

Would you like to network with attorneys? Do you need more real-world legal experience in order to find a job or to decide what area of law to pursue? Is there a specialty area of law that you would like to pursue, but do not know how? The Pro Bono Project is pleased to announce that students can accomplish all of the above while earning one B710 credit. By becoming involved with the Pro Bono Project, students can work with local attorneys and/or pro se litigants on a variety of cases in a variety of specialty areas. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Diane Walker, District 10 Pro Bono Project coordinator, at Dist10probono@aol.com

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 at ila@indiana.edu, or phone 855-2426). To view past issues, visit www.law.indiana.edu/publications/ila/.