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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 30 No. 4 (January 30, 2006)

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HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 30

Victor Streib, JD'70, will present the Fuchs Lecture, "Representing Kids Who Kill," at noon on Monday, Jan. 30, in the Moot Court Room.

MONDAY, JANUARY 30

Fuchs Lecture: "Representing Kids Who Kill"

Victor Streib, JD'70, Ellen and Ernest Fisher Professor of Law at Ohio Northern University's Pettit College of Law, will present the Fuch's Lecture at noon in the Moot Court Room. A reception will follow in the Faculty Lounge. Streib, who is an influential voice in the discussion over capital punishment for juveniles, will present "Representing Kids Who Kill." He has represented juvenile homicide clients before the United States Supreme Court and several state supreme courts. His current research is on the death penalty for juveniles and women. On March 1, 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court held the death penalty for juveniles to be unconstitutional, citing Streib's research eight times in their opinion.

Spring Break Meeting

A Washington D.C. spring break informational workshop will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in room 120 for all students.

GPSO and Hoosier Heights Present Indoor Rock Climbing

The IU Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) and Hoosier Heights are presenting indoor rock climbing from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $5. You will never find prices so low!! Price includes gear rental and optional lessons for beginners. Hoosier Heights is located on 5100 South Rogers. The climbing area is open exclusively to graduate and professional students and their friends and families. Fun for all levels of experience, from first-time climbers to 5.13 lead climbers. Free refreshments will be served in the party room.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31

Student Hurricane Network Seeks Volunteers

The IU Chapter of the Student Hurricane Network (SHN) is holding a call-out meeting at noon in room 122. SHN is seeking law students to spend spring break doing volunteer legal work in communities affected by Hurricane Katrina. Housing will be donated by local charity groups; volunteers will be asked to contribute to the cost of transportation and food. Law-related problems arising from the tragedy are two-fold: 1) legal institutions were decimated, with offices destroyed and lawyers and staff members displaced and/or laid off; and 2) the hurricane itself created new, pressing legal work to be handled by this reduced staff, in addition to the thousands of cases that were pending at the time of the storm. Volunteers will be directly involved in relief efforts and the rebuilding process. Over winter break, students worked on projects involving criminal justice, housing, immigrant labor, elections, and more. This is a unique opportunity to gain work experience, network with legal professionals, meet law students from around the country, and make a powerful contribution to this important cause. For more information, e-mail Jen Nagourney (jnagourn@indiana.edu) or visit http://www.studenthurricanenetwork.org/.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Profiting from the First Semester 1L Experience

If you're a 1L interested in exploring avenues for maintaining or improving your academic performance in the second semester, here's a brown bag session you won't want to miss! All eight of the Lexcel Practice Group Advisors (LPGAs) will be on hand from noon to 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room to discuss ways to make the most of your first semester experience. Topics will include: considering what to make (and not make) of your grades, making the most of meetings with professors to review exams, adapting study and exam-taking strategies, enhancing your ability to "actively read cases," as well as gleaning more from professors' "hints" in classes and post-class review sessions. Attendance at this session is required only if you are a 1L who also would like to arrange for an individualized academic support session with one of the LPGAs. Please contact Susan Kerns (skkerns@indiana.edu), director of Student Services, if you have any questions.

Health Law Society Meeting

The Health Law Society (HLS) is having a mass meeting at noon in room 120. Come and hear about our exciting events, professional opportunities, and philanthropy activities. For more information, e-mail liblewis@indiana.edu.

Spring Break Meeting

A second Washington D.C. spring break informational workshop will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in room 122.

Federalist Society Lawyers at the Lion

The Federalist Society is holding its first Lawyers at the Lion of the semester at 8 p.m. at the Irish Lion. Professor Stephen Conrad will be discussing the Founding Fathers and how relevant they are to modern society and the law. All are welcome to attend.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2

ELS Host First Spring Meeting

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) will hold its first spring meeting at noon in room 120. We will discuss upcoming events for the spring semester, among other topics. Lunch will be provided.

Resume Round Table

All students are invited to a Resume Round Table from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Student Lounge.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3

1L Interview Workshop

An interview workshop for 1Ls will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in room 125.

FACULTY NEWS

Professor Craig Bradley's book, The Rehnquist Legacy, the first legal biography about a Supreme Court Justice, was recently published by Cambridge University Press. It is also the first book published about Rehnquist since his death in September. Serving as editor, Bradley is one of 20 contributing authors who seek to assess Rehnquist's impact on the diverse areas of constitutional law, including freedom of speech and religion, criminal procedure, governmental structure, and liberty interests. Six of the contributing authors have clerked for Supreme Court justices, including Bradley, who clerked for Rehnquist from 1975-76 and testified at his confirmation hearing for chief justice.

Professor Fred H. Cate has a chapter, "Method in Our Madness: Legal Methodology in Communications Law Research," in Reynolds & Barnett, Communications and Law: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Research (2006).

UPCOMING EVENTS

Show Me the Money!!!

The Women's Law Caucus (WLC) invites students, faculty, staff, and administrators to the Annual Auction, which will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at the Walnut Street Tap (formerly known as Axis). Free admission. Free beer. Auction packages must be paid for with cash or check. More information regarding auction packages and event details will be forthcoming.

GPSO's Valentine's Dance

The Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) is hosting a Valentine's dance from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, at the University Club in the Indiana Memorial Union. Free dance lessons will be offered from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be free food, a cash bar, gifts, and a great atmosphere. Whether you bring a date, a friend, or come alone, you will have a wonderful time!

PILF's Singing for Summer Salaries

The Public Interest Law Forum (PILF) will present its annual Singing for Summer Salaries karaoke event at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Moot Court Room. Bid on your favorite (or least favorite) faculty member, and force them to sing karaoke in front of the entire school. With a Mardi Gras theme, door prizes, an exciting MC, and vocal performances by some of our beloved faculty members, it is sure to be a good time. We will be tabling the week before and look forward to your support. Remember, the money raised during this event will go directly to summer scholarships for students who work for the public interest, and the Law School has pledged to match our funds! Last year we raised almost $5,000. Please help this year be an even bigger success.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for events during the Middle Eastern Arts Festival. Duties, including set up, clean up, and greeters, will be assigned during the festival. Some volunteers may be asked to do introductions for the speakers at the International Center on Feb. 7, 8 and 9. There will also be a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the IU Art Museum. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Naomi Spector at nspector@indiana.edu.

BAR/BRI Offers Reminders for Taking the Bar Exam

As the bar exam is quickly approaching, here are some very important reminders. You should receive an invoice from BAR/BRI (via mail and e-mail) by the end of the month. If you do not, please stop by the table in the Law School lobby. Make sure your read through the invoice and accompanying info carefully as there are a lot of important details you should know about. Please note: If you are taking the bar exam in any other state, your invoice will be mailed shortly. If you do nothing else, start thinking about payment immediately. BAR/BRI offers a variety of opportunities to help students with their balance. If you wait too long before applying for scholarship funds or financial assistance, the funds may not be available. If you have not yet taken the MPRE, the filing deadline to sign up for the test at www.ncbex.org is Tuesday, Jan. 31. The late filing deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 16. You can sign up for the BAR/BRI class to prepare for the MPRE by completing the form at the BAR/BRI table or downloading it from www.barbri.com. The MPRE exam is on Saturday, March 11. The next exam is Friday, Aug. 4. If you have accepted a job with a law firm that will pay for your bar review tuition, you must notify BAR/BRI to bill the firm by April 15. If you haven't done so, please do so ASAP. If you haven't enrolled in BAR/BRI, don't delay! Stop by our table in the lobby between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. You may also enroll online at www.barbri.com. Remember, any funds paid toward another full-service bar review will be fully deducted from your balance. For more information, contact Lucas White (lunwhite@indiana.edu) or Geoff Smith (gedsmith@indiana.edu), your head student BARBRI representatives at IU Bloomington. For a comprehensive description of BARBRI, visit http://www.barbri.com/about/about_frame.htm.

Law Library Offers Training for Research Assistants

While these sessions will refresh the research skills that might have become rusty since your first-year Legal Research & Writing course, they will also cover more advanced research skills and subject-specific resources that were not covered in that class. Our goal is to make it easier for each R.A. to find the information that his or her faculty member needs. R.A.'s can sign themselves up for a session, or faculty members can do it for them. If you have any questions or would like to sign up, please contact Liz Goldberg by e-mail (ellarson@indiana.edu) or phone (855-1886). She would appreciate at least a few days' advance notice. Also, please specify any particular resources or subject areas that you would like covered in the training session.

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.

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/.