Indiana Law Annotated
Vol. 31 No. 9 (October 30, 2006)
Table of Contents
- THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 30
- MONDAY, OCTOBER 30
- TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31
- WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1
- THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2
- FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3
- UPCOMING EVENTS
- NEWS FROM THE FACULTY
- ILA SUBMISSIONS
Joel Pett, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist, will speak at noon on Monday, Oct. 30, in the Moot Court Room.
On Tuesday, Oct. 31, Emeritus Professor William B. Gould IV, a prolific scholar of labor and discrimination law at Stanford University, will present the first-ever Stewart Lecture at noon in the Moot Court Room. His lecture is titled "Independent Adjudication, Political Process, and the State of Labor-Management Relations: The Role of the National Labor Relations Board."
A conference titled "Towards Constitutional Democracy in Burma" is being held in the Law School from Monday, Oct. 30, through Friday, Nov. 10. A public event titled "Basics of the Burmese Struggle" will feature short films and stories about the history and the contours of the struggle from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, in room 122.
Editorial Cartoonist Joel Pett to Speak
Editorial cartoonist Joel Pett will give a talk on cartooning on legal issues at noon in the Moot Court Room. Pett, who began his career at the Bloomington Herald Telephone 20 years ago, received the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for his work and was also a finalist for journalism's most prestigious award in 1989 and 1998. He was hired as the Lexington Herald Leader's first full-time cartoonist. Since then his work has frequently been reprinted in magazines and newspapers around the country.
Halloween Trick-or-Treat at the Law School and Bryan Hall
The Older and Wiser Law Students (OWLS) trick-or-treating event for all children of Law School faculty, staff, and students has expanded this year to include children of all graduate and professional students. Children and their parents are invited to trick-or-treat through the main Law School building, the Lewis Building, and Bryan Hall from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Costumed children should gather with an adult at the front lobby of the Law School beginning at 4 p.m. Trick-or-Treating will last until 5:15 p.m., with light refreshments available in the Student Lounge. The event concludes with a costume parade through the School. Take advantage of this safe, fun opportunity for Halloween celebration and the chance for kids to see where their moms and dads work or go to school.
Law and graduate student volunteers will be on hand, and thanks to the efforts of the GPSO, the IU Police Department has kindly agreed to provide assistance with cross-walk safety across Indiana Avenue. GPSO has also arranged for IMU Catering to provide some very special treats at Bryan Hall.
For more information, (including volunteer opportunities) please contact John MacKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stewart Lecture: Emeritus Professor William Gould
Emeritus Professor William B. Gould IV, a prolific scholar of labor and discrimination law at Stanford University, will present the first-ever Stewart Lecture at noon in the Moot Court Room. His lecture, which will be published in the Indiana Law Journal, is titled "Independent Adjudication, Political Process, and the State of Labor-Management Relations: The Role of the National Labor Relations Board."
An influential voice on worker-management relations for more than 40 years, Gould recently served as chairman of the National Labor Relations Board. William Stewart, JD'59, spent 34 years (1963 1997) of his nearly 40-year career of government service at the NLRB. Stewart served as chief counsel to Gould from March 1994 until Stewart's retirement in April 1997. Stewart passed away in February 2004. His legacy is being memorialized at the Law School through the debut of the annual Stewart Lecture and via the establishment of the William R. Stewart Memorial Fund for Labor and Employment Law.
1L Resume Workshop
A Resume Workshop for 1Ls will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in room 125.
ILS Westlaw Research Training
For those of you who didn't know that international legal research was only keystrokes away, the International Law Society (ILS) has arranged a special Westlaw research training with the famed Kara Grimme from noon to 12:45 p.m. in room 125. ILS members and other interested people can come and learn about international resources on Westlaw including foreign case law and journal articles, such as from Hong Kong and the United Kingdom and the European Union; foreign statutes and legislative materials from Puerto Rico; international case law from the International Court of Justice, Yugoslavia and Rwanda; plus, you even have access to search for international job opportunities! Best of all, there will be a grand prize bonus drawing: one of the students attending will win an iPod!!
Feminist Law Forum General Meeting
Feminist Law Forum will be holding its last general meeting of the semester from noon to 1 p.m. in room 122. We will be discussing the gender equity bake sale and the first installment of our speaker series, both of which will take place later this month. Lunch/food will definitely be involved. We hope to see you there.
Resume Review Round Table
A Resume Review Round Table (speed-dating style with alumni) will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Student Lounge. Students need to have attended the Resume Workshop to be able to participate in the Round Table.
Basics of the Burmese Struggle
A public event for a conference being held in the Law School from Monday, Oct. 30, through Friday, Nov. 10, titled "Towards Constitutional Democracy in Burma" will explore the basics of the Burmese struggle from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in room 122. The event will feature short films and stories about the history and the contours of the struggle, featuring visiting activists. More information on the conference is available at http://ccdps.indiana.edu/events/20061030_workshop.shtml.
PAD Fashion Show
Do you have a golf outing or cocktail party with your summer employer and want to know what to wear? Or what about what to wear to work daily? And what does business causal really mean? Come to the Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)-sponsored Fashion Show and Charity Auction at 7 p.m. at the Bluebird to learn about appropriate business attire for various events. There will also be etiquette tips for an interview or the workplace! Bring your checkbooks because the models will be auctioned off with date packages such as a spa day, sporting events, theater tickets, dinner/movie, etc. We'll have fantastic door prizes and raffles too!
Tickets are $5 and are being sold in the Law School lobby during the lunch hour or in the Career Services Office during regular business hours. Tickets will also be sold at the Bluebird on the night of the show. Upon reasonable inspection of clothing, $1 will be deducted from the ticket price for each item of clothing donated. A clothing drive will also take place through Nov. 3. It's the perfect time of the year to clean out your closets and donate clothes to a great cause. All clothing and proceeds will be donated to the Shalom Community Center to help economically disadvantaged individuals obtain proper interview attire and interviewing skills. This is also a great opportunity to meet other fellow graduate students from other graduate degree programs.
ILS Hosts Dual-Degree Promotional Night
The International Law Society (ILS) hosts the First Annual Dual-Degree Promotional Night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6, at the Scholar's Inn Gourmet Cafe and Winebar. Dual-degree, MA, and PhD students from all over the university will attend to converse and share with students their advanced degree experiences. The event will include the outstanding culinary treats of Scholar's Inn, as well as a wide selection of international beers. The event is open to ILS members and invitees only. You can become a dues-paying ($10) ILS member by visiting the ILS table this week in the Law School foyer.
Towards Constitutional Democracy in Burma
Several public events are planned for a conference being held in the Law School from Monday, Oct. 30, through Friday, Nov. 10, titled "Towards Constitutional Democracy in Burma." On Tuesday, Nov. 7, a program titled "Women's Struggle for Equality in Burma" will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in room 122. The event will feature a discussion of gender issues in Burma under military rule. Presenters include Ying Lao and Thin Thin Aung, members of the Federal Constitution Drafting Coordinating Committee and the Women's League of Burma. There will be free pizza.
On Wednesday, Nov. 8, two public events will be held at the Law School. "When Justice Becomes a Crime: Practicing Law Under a Military Regime" will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in room 122. The event features a discussion of the personal experiences of a prominent Burmese Lawyer. The presenter, Khun Sa, is a member of the Federal Constitution Drafting Coordinating Committee and chair of the Kachin State Constitution Committee. There will be free pizza.
"How Does the Drafting of a Constitution Make a Difference? A Comparison of the Constitutional Processes in Burma" will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Panelists include Lian Sakhong, co-chair of the Federal Constitution Drafting Coordinating Committee and chair of the Ethnic Nationalities Council; U Thein Oo, co-chair of the Federal Constitution Drafting Coordinating Committee and elected member of the Parliament from Mandalay; Khun Okker, member of the Federal Constitution Drafting Coordinating Committee and of the Shan State Constitution Drafting Committee; and Professor David C. Williams, director of the Center for Constitutional Democracy in Plural Societies. More information on the conference is available at http://ccdps.indiana.edu/events/20061030_workshop.shtml.
BLSA Gong Show Sign-ups
The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) will host the Gong Show on Nov. 17. Those interested in performing should email Phyllisia Gant at email@example.com or sign up on the board outside the BLSA office.
On Friday, Oct. 20, Professor Joshua Fairfield presented his forthcoming article, "The Search Interest in Contract," which examines the effect of search engines on contract law, at the Midwest Law and Economics Association annual meeting, at Kansas Law School.
Professor Rob Fischman presented a talk titled "The Social Construction of Nature in American Law" on Oct. 21 at the Poynter Center conference on Nature in the Scientific and Moral Imagination.
On Saturday, Oct. 21, Professor Leandra Lederman presented a work-in-progress titled "Harnessing Market Forces to Foster Income Tax Compliance" at the Midwest Law and Economics Association meeting, which was held at Kansas Law School.
Building Renovation Update
Demolition continues. Most of the work will concentrate on the second floor west side (Law School side.) The contractors will try to coordinate the noisiest work when classes in the seminar rooms are not in session.
Continue to avoid the student entrance during this time as materials will be transported out of the building with a forklift.
Making a Difference for Children
Would you like to make a difference for a child while also earning invaluable legal experience? Owen County Court Appointed Special Advocates are interested in law students to represent children's best interests in abuse and neglect cases. The program will train and supervise you to represent children in the juvenile court process. Please contact Tina Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 812-829-5030.
Join ABA Student Division
Join the ABA Student Division at www.abanet.org/lsd for great network, leadership, and career opportunities.
SBA Wants Your Books!
2L and 3Ls please donate your books and supplements to the SBA bookstore. Include your name, graduation year, and price. Keep in mind that some books have come out with newer editions.
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