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Indiana Law Annotated for Nov. 3, 2008 (35:9)

THIS WEEK IN THE LAW SCHOOL

Roger Pilon, vice president of legal affairs and director of constitutional studies at the CATO Institute, will present “Are Property Rights Opposed to Environmental Protection?” at noon on Monday, Nov. 3, in room 122, followed by commentary by Professor James Barnes.

Visiting law professor Dr. Saad Ibrahim will discuss the condition of relations between the United States and various countries in the Middle East from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, in Woodburn Hall 120.

The Office of Career & Professional Development will provide an overview session at noon on Monday, Nov. 3, and Tuesday, Nov. 4, in room 123. This session for 1Ls will introduce you to the staff, programs, and resources you will be using throughout your law school career.

Yevgeniy Dodis, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at New York University, will present “Basing Cryptography on Biometrics and Other Noisy Data” at noon on Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Faculty Conference Room (335).

The 40th Annual Black Law Students Association Gong Show will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Uncle Fester's. Tickets are $8 and will be on sale during the lunch hour.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Are Property Rights Opposed to Environmental Protection?

The Federalist Society proudly presents Roger Pilon, vice president of legal affairs and director of constitutional studies at the CATO Institute, at noon in room 122. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Templeton Series on the Rule of Law and Wealth Creation, Pilon will present “Are Property Rights Opposed to Environmental Protection?” The event will be followed with a commentary by Professor James Barnes. A Q&A will follow.

Introduction to Office of Career & Professional Development

The Office of Career & Professional Development has a wealth of information to customize a unique job search strategy for each law student. They will provide an overview session at noon in room 123. This session for 1Ls will introduce you to the staff, programs, and resources you will be using throughout your law school career. Don't miss this opportunity to get started on your personal career development. Open to 1L students. Sign up via Symplicity.

A Middle East Agenda for the New American President

On the eve of Election Day, visiting law professor Dr. Saad Ibrahim will discuss the condition of relations between the United States and various countries in the Middle East from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Woodburn Hall 120. To combat the current conditions, Ibrahim will suggest multiple strategies for increasing diplomacy and trade with the Middle East for rebuilding critical relationships. For more information, http://www.indiana.edu/~nelc/.

Captured by Evil: The Idea of Corruption in Law

Professor Laura Underkuffler, School of Law, Duke University, Durham, N.C., will present “Captured by Evil: The Idea of Corruption in Law” from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Workshop Seminar Room, 513 N. Park Ave., Bloomington. Corruption is one of the most powerful words in the English language. When it comes to the treatment of corruption by law, however, corruption is a troubled concept. With increasing recognition of the costs of corruption for economic development, democratic governance, international aid programs, and other world goals, attempts to articulate what this destructive force is have led to an avalanche of theoretical writing. Underkuffler will argue that corruption is a far more powerful idea than existing legal understandings have articulated: it is the idea of capture by evil, the possession of the individual by evil, in law. It is this idea of corruption that -- although unarticulated -- drives our understanding of corruption in law. For more information and to download colloquia papers, visit http://www.indiana.edu/~workshop/colloquia_lectures.html.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Introduction to Office of Career & Professional Development

The Office of Career & Professional Development has a wealth of information to customize a unique job search strategy for each law student. They will provide an overview session at noon in room 123. This session for 1Ls will introduce you to the staff, programs, and resources you will be using throughout your law school career. Don't miss this opportunity to get started on your personal career development. Open to 1L students. Sign up via Symplicity.

GPSO Election Night Party

The Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) will sponsor an Election Watch beginning at 7 p.m. at Coaches Bar & Grille with drink specials, free food, and cool white boards. Watch around the Law School for promotional posters. Please see www.iub.edu/~gpso for details. Contact Amanda Meglemre at ameglemr@indiana.edu if you have questions or want to get involved.

ACS Election Returns Party

The American Constitution Society (ACS) is hosting an Election Returns Party at 7 p.m. in Nick’s Hump Room. Members of ACS get in free. Non-law student guests get in for $5. Stop by our table and join today!! Delicious food will be provided.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Self Assessment Workshop

The Office of Career and Professional Development will present a Self Assessment Workshop at noon in room 123. Your personal career development starts with a self reflection of your values, interests, personality, and skills. Before you develop and market your professional tool kit for the legal career arena you need to step back and discover what you really want. Sign up via Symplicity. Open to 1L, 2L and 3L students.

Free Coffee In the Law School Lobby

Legal Christian Fellowship will be serving free fair trade coffee from the Pourhouse during the lunch hour. Please stop by the table in the Law School lobby, say hello, and have some free coffee and/or candy!

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6

CACR Speakers Series: Yevgeniy Dodis

The Center for Cybersecurity Research Speakers Series presents Yevgeniy Dodis, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at New York University. Dodis will present “Basing Cryptography on Biometrics and Other Noisy Data” at noon in the Faculty Conference Room (335). Pizza and drinks will be available. Dodis will provide formal definitions and efficient secure techniques for turning biometric information into keys usable for any cryptographic application, and reliably and securely authenticating biometric data. The techniques apply not just to biometric information, but to any keying material that, unlike traditional cryptographic keys, is (1) not reproducible precisely and (2) not distributed uniformly.

SELS Hosts Milt Thompson

The Sports & Entertainment Law Society will be hosting a talk given by Milt Thompson, an Indianapolis-based sports and entertainment attorney, at noon in room 120. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.

Career Exploration Workshop

The Office of Career and Professional Development will present a Career Exploration Workshop at noon in room 123. Your law degree empowers you with skills that will transfer to a myriad of career fields. Learn the essentials to researching careers in the legal world and beyond including law firms, business, non profit, public interest, government and many more. This is your chance to test drive and explore careers so you can discover what fits best for you. Sign up via Symplicity. Open to 1L, 2L and 3L students.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7

GPSO Assembly Meeting

The Graduate and Professional Student Organization Assembly invites you to attend its next meeting at 3:30 p.m. in the Grad Pad (IMU M088). The Assembly considers matters of concern for graduate and professional students on the IU-Bloomington Campus. Provost Karen Hanson will be joining the Assembly for a 30-minute Q & A session. Please send any questions you would like submitted for the Provost to Amanda Meglemre at gpsoasst@indiana.edu or to the GPSO Communications Coordinator Csilla Kajtar at gpso@indiana.edu. The GPSO will also be electing new officers for the 2009-2010 academic year. Please contact Amanda Meglemre if you have any questions about the Executive Board positions or would otherwise like to get involved.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8

Gong Show

The 40th Annual Black Law Students Association Gong Show will be held at 7 p.m. at Uncle Fester's. Tickets are $8 and will be on sale during lunch. If you are interested in performing, contact crd@indiana.edu.

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9

"Home" Building for the Homeless with BLSA

The Black Law Students Association presents “Home” Building for the Homeless from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Law School’s ground floor. BLSA invites you and your organization to turn a cardboard box into a prop to benefit Martha's House, the local homeless shelter. G.E.'s donated refrigerator boxes will be decorated by each organization or family group and used by Martha's House to solicit funds from local businesses for the "Walk for the Homeless" in April. These boxes will also line the route of the walk to raise awareness. Please bring anything laying around your house that you would like to use to turn your box into a home (latex paint, wallpaper, markers, glue, pictures made by your kids, etc.). We also ask that each organization provide snacks for their participants/family members. Please RSVP to Kisha Miles, milesk@indiana.edu, if you and your group plan to help.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

How to Represent a Victim of Domestic Violence: Nov. 11

ICLEF will present “How to Represent a Victim of Domestic Violence” on Nov. 11, from 8:50 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. in Indianapolis. The event features several sessions on domestic violence, including the use of social science research to support victims and the role of mediation in domestic violence situations. Conference participants can earn six CLE credit hours and .5 ethics hours. Professor Amy Applegate, director of the Viola J. Taliaferro Family and Children Mediation Clinic, will be one of the conference presenters. Registration fees are $210 for ISBA members and $285 for Non-ISBA members.The event will be held at the ICLEF Conference Facility, 230 E. Ohio St., Fifth Floor, in Indianapolis. For more information or if you have any questions, contact Program Director Jeff Lawson at (317) 637-9102.

John Edwards: Nov. 11

Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards will speak about the Nov. 4 presidential election, focusing on what the results mean for America's political and economic future at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the IU Auditorium. Sen. Edwards will dissect the general election results and forecast how they will affect the state of political discourse, the American economy and the plight of working families. He will also weave stories from his experience running for president into his analysis, describing what it's like to be a major presidential candidate in today's accelerated political and media environment. A question-and-answer session will follow the lecture. For more information, contact ubpr@indiana.edu.

PAD Fashion Show: Nov. 14

Phi Alpha Delta will host it's annual Fashion Show Auction at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, at the Bluebird. This is one of the most widely attended events of the year and all are welcome to come out at help raise money for the Shalom Center. PAD will also be collecting winter clothing items at the event for the Shalom Center as well donate all money raised from the auction. Mark your calendars and come out for a good time and a good cause. Any questions? Please contact Kimberly Verest at kverest@indiana.edu.

My Vietnam Your Iraq: Nov. 14

Department of Telecommunications Professor Ron Osgood will screen segments from his recently completed documentary My Vietnam Your Iraq from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, in the Poynter Center, 618 E. 3rd St. The documentary features nine families that have a parent who served in Vietnam and a child in Iraq. Osgood's presentation is third in the Poynter Center Roundtable series this fall, sponsored by the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions. For more information, visit http://poynter.indiana.edu.

US-China Trade Relations: Nov. 19

The International Law Society, East Asian Studies Center, and International Programs are co-sponsoring a panel and dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 19. The three-person panel will discuss various aspects of US-China trade relations from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. The event is free and open to all. Following the panel discussion, all are invited to join us for dinner at Mark Pi's China Gate. Each table will have one of our honored LLM's to discuss Chinese business and dinner etiquette. It will be a great evening to enjoy good food while learning about another culture! Tickets for the dinner are $15 and will be sold in the lobby during the lunch hour starting Monday, Nov. 3.

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FACULTY NEWS

Professor Kevin Brown appeared as a panelist on the panel titled Critical Race Theory at 20 Years: Lessons for American Schools held at the Second Annual EPIC-EPRU Fellows Research Conference on Oct. 24 at Colorado University in Boulder.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Early Voting

Early voting will be held Monday, Nov. 3, at the Curry Building at Seventh Street and Morton, one block west of College Ave. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Students may take a free early vote shuttle any weekday between 11 a.m. and noon. The shuttle leaves every 15 minutes from the IMU circle drive and the 10th street side of the Wells library. Voters MUST present their Indiana drivers license, student ID, or passport when they go to vote. Anybody who is registered to vote in Monroe County can take advantage of early voting. Early voting is strongly encouraged because it shortens the lines for other voters on Election Day. We are expecting a record turnout on this Election Day, so it is very likely that the lines will be long on Nov. 4. Nearly 11,000 people on campus registered to vote this fall, compared to less than 3,000 people in 2004. It is crucial that these new voters make it to the polls and have their vote counted!

Cook to Speak in Indianapolis

Kerry Max Cook, author of Let Nothing Keep You Down, will lecture at 5 p.m. in the Wynne Courtroom Inlow Hall at Indiana University School of Law—Indianapolis. A reception and book signing will be held at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Cook is an advocate for legal reform and has lectured at Princeton, Yale, and the University of Chicago, as well as internationally since gaining his freedom from death row. Cook was born in Stuttgart, Germany, into an Army family, and spent much of his youth on Army bases. He returned to the United States with his family in 1972 to live in Texas. In 1977, at age 20, Cook was arrested and wrongly convicted of capital murder, a crime for which he would spend the next two decades on death row. Cook's story was part of the critically acclaimed play and movie, The Exonerated. Cook has appeared on Nightline, Geraldo, Catherine Crier Live, The Today Show, and Frontline. Cook's book, Chasing Justice, was voted "Book of the Year" in 2007 by Reader's Digest and can be purchased at the reception and personally autographed. Books are $15 and cash or checks can be accepted. www.chasingjustice.com.

GPSO Officer Elections

The Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) invites members of the graduate and professional student community to apply for its officer positions for the 2009-10 academic year. The GPSO Moderator position is a funded, Student Academic Appointee (SAA), with a tuition fee remission, health insurance and salaries during the academic year and summer. The Moderator is a 20 hour per week position. The GPSO Assistant Moderator, Treasurer, Parliamentarian and Liaison all receive small semester-based stipends. Each position works on average five hours per week. All new officers will begin their terms in May 2009 and end their terms April 2010. Elections for new officers are at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, in the Grad Pad (IMU M088). Please contact Amanda Meglemre (ameglemr@indiana.edu) for more detailed descriptions of all the positions.

Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition

The 2008-09 Sherman Minton Moot Court oral arguments continue through Nov. 10. Oral arguments will be held most weeknights and on Saturdays. Weeknight sessions will begin at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. during the fall rounds, with Saturday arguments beginning at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., or 3 p.m. Most of the second-year class traditionally participates in the annual competition, which is also open to third-year students who have not previously competed. For more information, including a schedule of events, visit the Sherman Minton Moot Court competition Web site.

1Ls and LLMs — The Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition Still Needs Bailiffs!

Interested in getting the chance to help out with the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition this fall? How about the chance to win a BAR/BRI prize? How about a free T-shirt? All this and the opportunity to watch students put their oral advocacy skills to the test can be yours by being a Moot Court bailiff. Interested students should sign up outside the Moot Court office. Students are encouraged to sign up for as many times as they would like to bailiff. The drawing for the BAR/BRI prize will occur at the end of the fall rounds; each time a student bailiffs, his or her name is entered into the drawing. Therefore, the more times a student bailiffs, the greater his or her chances of winning. Students will receive their T-shirt the first time they show up to bailiff.

Bailiffs play an integral role in carrying out a successful moot court competition. Serving as a bailiff gives you the opportunity to network with Indiana Law faculty and alumni and to experience the competition firsthand. Indeed, most Sherman Minton Moot Court competitors consider their prior experience as bailiffs to be an invaluable component of their preparation for the competition as 2Ls. Bailiff responsibilities consist of setting out water for the competitors and judges, finding out how much time the appellant will use for rebuttal, calling the court to order, and keeping time during the arguments. Bailiffs for the 6 p.m. arguments need to be there 15 minutes prior and report to the faculty lounge to pick up materials and find their room assignment. Bailiffs for the remaining times need to be there 10 minutes prior and should report to the faculty lounge for their room assignments. A reminder e-mail will be sent the weekend before each round reminding students of the times and dates they have volunteered to bailiff and reminding them of their responsibilities.

PDP Thank You Cards

Phi Delta Phi (PDP) has a limited supply of Thank You cards available for sale for those interested. The cards are perfect for those going through OCI and other interviews. Buy them now before they're sold out! They are available with envelopes for $1 each or 20 cards for $18. To order cards, please contact Amanda Meglemre at ameglemr@indiana.edu.

BAR/BRI Registration

Register for BAR/BRI now. All 1Ls should sign up by Nov. 1, and register for $50. All Ohio/Indiana bar applicants can also sign-up for $50 by Nov. 1. Stop by our table in the lobby on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you have questions, please e-mail Jazmine at jazmineabadia@gmail.com.

Free MPRE Review Course

Kaplan PMBR has an online review course for the MPRE exam. It includes online access to the MPRE lecture, substantive outline book, and practice questions and exam with detailed answers. Available in early October, students can get a jump on preparing for the MPRE by watching the lecture whenever they want and as often as they need. Pre-register at 800-523-0777 or with a student rep: TaKeena Thompson, Amanda Meglemre, Amber Collins. This is FREE to November test-takers! No deposit required.

Scheduling Events

All e-mails 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 should be sent to Sarah Wissel at sjwissel@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.

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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 the ILA online.

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