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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 34 No. 6 (February 18, 2008)

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THIS WEEK IN THE LAW SCHOOL

Four finalists will be pared down from the 126 who started in the Fall as the 2007-2008 Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition culminates in a final week of arguments. Quarterfinals will take place on Monday, Feb. 18, and Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Semifinals will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. All arguments will be held in the Moot Court Room (123).

Spectators (except for remaining competitors) are welcome at all arguments and encouraged to attend both to support your classmates and to see the very best of student advocacy.

The final round will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. All are invited to attend both the final argument and the reception for the entire law school community that follows in the third floor faculty lounge.

Our distinguished panel for the prize argument Friday evening will include Hon. Paul Niemeyer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; Hon. Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; Hon. Ronald Reinstein, JD'73, of the Maricopa County (Arizona) Superior Court; and Prof. Matt Gutwein, JD'88, president and CEO of the Marion County Health and Hospital Corporation.

Congratulations and good luck to our competitors and thanks to all our dedicated judges, both faculty and alumni, who have given and are giving their time and expertise to make this competition possible!

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Sherman Minton Moot Court Quarterfinals

The quarterfinals of the 2008 Sherman Minton Moot Court competition are at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Spectators (except for remaining competitors) are welcome at all arguments and encouraged to attend both to support your classmates and to see the very best of student advocacy.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Sherman Minton Moot Court Quarterfinals

The quarterfinals of the 2008 Sherman Minton Moot Court competition are at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Spectators (except for remaining competitors) are welcome at all arguments and encouraged to attend both to support your classmates and to see the very best of student advocacy.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Lunch with a Lawyer Participants

The Office of Career and Professional Development will host Holly Harvey, JD'97, of Bunger & Robertson in Bloomington, at noon in the Student Lounge. She will talk about her experience with Family Law. For free pizza, RSVP on Symplicity!

Sherman Minton Moot Court Semifinals

The semifinals of the 2008 Sherman Minton Moot Court competition are at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Spectators (except for remaining competitors) are welcome at all arguments and encouraged to attend both to support your classmates and to see the very best of student advocacy.

Mensware for All Occasions

The Office of Career and Professional Development and Andrew Davis Menswear invite you to attend a presentation on dressing for interviews, work, and for play at 7 p.m. at Andrew Davis Menswear at Fountain Square Mall. Andrew C. Mallor, JD'74, partner at Mallor Clendening Grodner & Bohrer LLP, Bloomington's largest firm, and owner of Andrew Davis Menswear, will be discussing dressing for interviews, quality clothing and the false economy of cheap suits, court attire, and casual dress. Beer, wine, and light fare will be provided. RSVP to anna@andrewdavismenswear.com or call 323-7730.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Judicial Clerkship Series

The Office of Career and Professional Development is hosting the 2008 Judicial Clerkship Series for those considering doing a clerkship after graduation. There will be a Student Panel from noon to 1 p.m., room TBD. The students that attended the ABA Minority Judicial Clerkship conference will tell you what they learned about clerkships and the process.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Judicial Clerkship Series

A Judges Panel will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., room TBD. Prestigious judges visiting to preside over moot court will discuss what they look for in an application and a clerk and how you can maximize your chances for a clerkship.

Sherman Minton Moot Court Finals

The final round of the Sherman Minton Moot Court competition takes place at 7 p.m. in the Moot Court Room (123). All are invited to attend both the final argument and the reception for the entire law school community that follows in the third floor faculty lounge.

Our distinguished panel for the prize argument Friday evening will include Hon. Paul Niemeyer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; Hon. Diane P. Wood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; Hon. Ronald Reinstein, JD'73, of the Maricopa County (Arizona) Superior Court; and Prof. Matt Gutwein, JD'88, president and CEO of the Marion County Health and Hospital Corporation.

Congratulations and good luck to our competitors and thanks to all our dedicated judges, both faculty and alumni, who have given and are giving their time and expertise to make this competition possible!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23

BarBri Review Session

Taking the March 8 MPRE? Prepare for the MPRE with BarBri. If you are already a BarBri student, sign up for the review session free of charge! If you are not a BarBri student, sign up now! If you want to take the review session and not become a BarBri student, the cost is $250. The review session is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 121. You will also receive your review book at the time you sign in.

FACULTY NEWS

Professor Jeannine Bell presented "Restraining the Heartless: Racist Speech and Minority Rights" at the Freedom of Expression in the United States and Europe conference on Jan. 19 in Paris. She recently published "There Goes the Neighborhood" [book review] 37 Contemporary Sociology (2008): 49-50, and "Hate Thy Neighbor: Violent Racial Exclusion and the Persistence of Segregation" 5 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 47 (Fall 2007).

Professor Kevin Brown will be speaking on a panel titled "Equal Protection After Parents Involved" at a Symposium at Ohio State Law School on Feb. 21.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Blood Drive

Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross in the Student Lounge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25. There will be treats for donors. To sign up for an appointment time, go to www.givelife.org and enter: GOIU. An appointment is not necessary, but will save time. If you are eligible, come out and give a pint. One pint can help save three lives!

Spring Town Hall Meeting

The Student Bar Association (SBA) will hold a Spring Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26. This is your opportunity to voice your concerns to Dean Robel. Also, if you have concerns to be addressed and you would prefer that they be submitted anonymously, you may drop them in the SBA "suggestion box" located on the door of the bookstore through Feb. 25.

ArtsWeek Censorship Panel

An ArtsWeek headlining event will focus on "Censorship in the Arts" from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, in room 121. The panel will be moderated by Professor Fred H. Cate and will include Bruce Fein of the Washington Times and former general counsel to the Federal Communications Commission; Janet Allen, artistic director at the Indiana Repertory Theatre; James Fitzpatrick, JD'59, Arnold & Porter; and Breshaun Joyner, Bloomington Playwrights Project. The discussion will focus on how censorship has shaped public perceptions and artistic expression, and will be followed by a question-and-answer period inviting audience participation, and then a reception.

ArtsWeek, an annual Indiana University-Bloomington community winter arts festival, celebrates its 24th year from Feb. 20 to March 1, 2008. ArtsWeek showcases the city's many arts organizations along with performers and artists from the IU Bloomington campus in new events, enhanced performances, and presentations of new works. Funded by the IU Office of the Vice Provost for Research, ArtsWeek 2008 focuses on "Politics and the Arts," examining how politics shapes artistic expression, or suppresses it, and how various art forms represent political points of view. For more information on ArtsWeek 2008, go to www.artsweek.indiana.edu.

Judicial Clerkship Series

The Office of Career and Professional Development will host the 2008 Judicial Clerkship Series for those considering doing a clerkship after graduation. There are a number of events, so be sure and mark your calendars!

A Prior Clerk Panel will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, room TBD. Alumni that are either currently doing a clerkship or have had a clerkship in the past will be here to tell you all the ins and outs from a clerk's point of view and answer your questions.

A Nuts & Bolts Workshop will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, room TBD. Learn details about the entire process and find out the extent to which the OCPD will go to help you with your clerkship applications.

A reception will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Faculty Lounge. Discuss clerkships with your law school professors who have completed them and gain insights from their experiences.

Geyh to Participate in IU Authors' Series

Professor Charles Geyh, John R. Kimberling Chair in Law, will discuss his book When Courts & Congress Collide: The Struggle for Control of America's Judicial System from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, at the Alumni Association's Kelley Dining Room in the Virgil T. DeVault Center. Throughout American history, Congress and the courts have collided over judicial decisions that infuriated the public. Although occasionally threatening to retaliate by impeaching judges, packing the courts, or stripping the judiciary of the jurisdiction to hear controversial cases, Congress has rarely followed through with those threats. Geyh will discuss why not, and why there is a call for greater political control of the judiciary. Geyh's work on judicial independence, accountability, administration, and ethics has appeared in two books, over 30 articles, book chapters, and reports.

Geyh is one of three authors participating in the series. James H. Madison, author of Slinging Doughnuts for the Boys, will speak on Saturday, Feb. 16; and Peter Burkholder, author of A History of Western Music, will speak on Saturday, April 19. The cost is $12 per speaker or $30 for all three sessions. Complimentary continental breakfast is included. To register or for more information, visit continue.indiana.edu or call 855-5108.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Celebrate Black History Month

Participate in the Black Law Student Association's (BLSA) Black History Knowledge Contest for the month of February. Please stop by our table every Wednesday for the month of February from noon to 1 p.m., and take our Black History Knowledge quiz. The persons with the highest scores from each week will have their name entered into a drawing. Play each week for a chance to have your name entered into the drawing up to four times. At the end of the month, one name will be drawn for a prize!!!!

Barrister's Ball Tickets on Sale

The Black Law Student's Association's (BLSA) 20th Annual Barrister's Ball will be held this Saturday, Feb. 23, from 7 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are selling fast!! As of Friday, Feb. 15, BLSA only has 82 tickets remaining to the Barrister's Ball. If you are interested in attending this year's Ball, we strongly encourage you to purchase your ticket(s) by Monday, Feb. 18, by visiting the Barrister's Ball table from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets will be sold through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. until sold out. Hurry, hurry, hurry! Don't delay! Purchase your tickets on Monday! You don't want to miss out on this year's exciting event!!

Snyder Visiting Scholar

Dr. Earl A. Snyder, a deceased alumnus of Indiana University School of Law and Cambridge University, has generously provided support for one student (current 2L, 3L, LLM, or SJD) from Indiana University to work at the Research Centre for International Law of Cambridge University during the fall of 2008 (mid-September to mid-December). Students selected in past years have been graduating 3Ls. (A current 2L, LLM, or SJD, if selected, likely would need to take a leave of absence for the fall 2007 semester.) The scholarship provides for air fare, housing, meal allowance, and a small stipend.

The Centre contemplates that the Snyder Scholar will be in residence for about three months and will conduct extensive research, primarily of his/her own development. Because the Centre expects the Snyder Scholar to work on an international law project, applicants must have had international law or equivalent courses. The Snyder Scholar should also be committed to further study of or practice in international law. Demonstrating a commitment can be done by listing courses taken in the international law area, research in international law topics, employment in the international arena, knowledge of languages, career goals, extracurricular activities, and so on.

Applicants should provide a resume, a statement of commitment to international law, and a personal research agenda of some length. Return your completed applications to Jeanne Criswell in room 022 by Monday, Feb. 18. The preliminary selection committee will be comprised of faculty. The final selection will be made by the Cambridge University Director in late March.

Annual Spring Break Trips

The Office of Career and Professional Development is planning its annual spring break trips to Washington D.C., New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Remember to express interest on Symplicity! And look for further details in upcoming OCPD newsletters. These trips are open to all students (1, 2, & 3Ls) and are a great opportunity to network with alumni and potential employers.

BarBri Tabling Hours

Your fellow BarBri student representatives will have tabling hours every week at the following times: Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please come by our table if you have any questions regarding Bar prep. Please forward your questions to jazmineabadia@gmail.com.

Kaplan PMBR Hiring Student Representatives

Kaplan PMBR is dedicated to preparing law students for law school and professional success as a provider of final exam and bar exam preparation materials and courses. Student representative commitment is approximately 20 hours per semester. Benefits include free Kaplan PMBR 6-day and 3-day courses plus monetary compensation. 2L and 1L students may apply. Students planning to work in government or public interest are particularly encouraged to apply. Write to Camille Johnson at camdjohn@indiana.edu or Shalonda Guy at slguy@indiana.edu for an application.

SBA Open Meetings

Do you have concerns or ideas that you would like for the Student Bar Association (SBA) to address? If so, please feel free to stop by our weekly open meetings Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the SBA bookstore. You may also voice your concerns any time to your class representatives.

Career Counseling Appointments

Per NALP guidelines, 1L students may now schedule Career Counseling Appointments with the Office of Career and Professional Development. Schedule in-person only in room 020.

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/.