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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 29 No. 15 (December 12, 2005)

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HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 12

The Indiana Law Annotated is signing off until Jan. 9, 2006. Until then, the ILA would like to wish everyone a very safe and happy holiday season.

FACULTY NEWS

Professor Joshua Fairfield spoke on "Virtual Worlds as Academic Testbeds" at the Educause Center for Applied Research (ECAR) symposium, "IT's Still on the Edge Technology, Society, Innovation, and Business Practice," in Carefree, Ariz.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PDP Hosts Holiday Toy Drive

Phi Delta Phi (PDP) International Legal Fraternity is hosting a Holiday Toy Drive in the lobby. If you have spare toys or some extra change, please visit the toy box at the PDP table, and help disadvantaged children have a happy holiday!

Annual Law School Trial Tournament

Impress your friends! Gain courtroom experience! Pad your resume! Find out if you're the next Perry Mason! Plan now to participate in the Law School Trial Tournament to be held Jan. 7 through 11, just before the start of next semester. The rules are simple. The tournament is open to all 2Ls and 3Ls who have not previously competed. You do not need to be taking trial advocacy or any other course. For more information and instructions on how to register, visit the tournament Web site at http://law.indiana.edu/webinit/tanford/tournament/. Contact Professor Alex Tanford (tanford@indiana.edu) if you have questions.

BLSA Hosts Barrister's Ball

The Black Law Student's Association (BLSA) will host the 18th Annual Barrister's Ball at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 17, in the Indiana Memorial Union, Alumni Hall. The event is a formal dinner and dance that celebrates the excellence of the Law School. Aside from being a time to honor the Law School and alumni, the Barrister's Ball is also a formal (black tie optional) dance. Join students, friends, faculty, administrators, and alumni for this amazing event, and dance the night away. Tickets will be available for purchase early next semester.

Trial Competition Team: Spring 2006

There are several openings on the trial competition team for the spring semester. For more information about the trial team, visit http://law.indiana.edu/webinit/tanford/trialteam/. 2Ls and 3Ls are eligible. Students will be invited to join the team based on their performances in the Law School Trial Tournament, so participation in the tournament is necessary for consideration. Contact Professor Alex Tanford (tanford@indiana.edu) if you have questions.

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/.