Volume 1, No. 8

Indiana Law Update

August 2003

 
 

Largest first-year summer class enrolls

On July 7, the Law School welcomed its largest first-year summer class, when 74 students took advantage of the opportunity to come early and take Criminal Law with Professor Patrick Baude. These students, from 23 states and 47 undergraduate institutions, are a diverse group. They include a U.S. Navy plane captain and a Marine helicopter pilot, as well as others with military experience; athletes such as a cheerleader, a long-distance runner, and varsity-level participants in lacrosse, hockey, football, track and field, baseball, fencing, equestrian events, and rugby; a 5th grade teacher, a 2nd grade teacher, and a speech and hearing teacher; a congressional chief of staff; a voice-over actor; a software developer; a Peace Corps volunteer; a pharmacist; an Army linguist; a newspaper reporter; a police cadet; a pastor; English teachers in Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Taiwan; and a tenured associate professor who was a Fulbright Scholar in Croatia. Seven have done advanced degree work, and several have studied abroad in countries such as Italy, Senegal, China, Ghana, France, England, Austria, and Chile.

These students will be joined by the rest of the first-year class on Aug. 27. This year's class promises to be the most highly credentialed in the history of the Law School: Almost 3,000 applicants vied for the entering class's 200 seats.

Join us for Alumni Weekend September 19-20; Ethics CLE offered

Registrations are pouring in for Alumni Weekend 2003, on Sept. 19 and 20. If you haven't already registered, you can see the schedule of events and download a registration form on our Web site.

This year, we will hold a two-hour Continuing Legal Education Ethics Seminar, featuring the following topics: Enron and Rules 1.6 and 1.13 (Professor Luis Fuentes-Rohwer); The Future of Ethical Limits on Judicial Campaign Speech (Professor Charles Geyh); Legal Ethics, Civility, and Free Speech (Professor Patrick Baude); and Conflict of Interest and Professional Conduct Rules (Professor Aviva Orenstein). The Law School is applying for two Indiana Ethics CLE credits for the seminar.

Please join us for a great weekend of football, fun, and meeting old friends!

Fund for Excellence sets new record for participation, dollars raised

Thanks to a record number of alumni donors, the Law School's annual giving campaign, the Fund For Excellence, raised $664,868 in 2002-2003—a new record for a 12-month period. The 1,975 alumni who gave during the fiscal year include 200 new alumni donors. In addition, 315 non-alumni friends of the school donated to the fund (the second-highest total ever), and 26 foundations also made gifts (our highest total ever). Beyond the annual fund, we also had six new major gift donors this year at the $50,000-or-more level. Overall, counting all gifts, more than 2,550 alumni, friends, corporations, foundations, and others gave more than $1 million to the Law School last year.

Special thanks go to our Class Agents and Law Firm Solicitors for helping the school raise the funds necessary to assure that our students continue to receive an excellent education and that our faculty have the support they need to continue their research and teaching at the highest levels.

Many thanks to all our alumni and friends who made this year's campaign such a success.

On the road again: Dean hosts alumni receptions

After a wonderful turnout at the ABA alumni reception in San Francisco, the Law School is planning events around the country this year to bring alumni together.

On Tuesday, Aug. 12, Dean Lauren Robel, Professor Roger Dworkin, and Professor Joseph Hoffmann meet alumni at a Seattle reception hosted by Bullivant Houser Bailey, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at 2300 Westlake Office Tower, 1601 Fifth Avenue.

On Tuesday, Sept. 9, Dean Lauren Robel, Dean Leonard Fromm, and Law Alumni Board member Greg Castanias, JD'90, meet alumni at a reception hosted by Jones Day on their Washington, D.C., rooftop terrace, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at 51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.

For more information about any of these events or about upcoming events in your area, please consult our Web site, or contact the alumni office at lawalum@indiana.edu or (812) 855-9700.

Volunteers needed for Winter Break Alumni Shadow Program

The career services and alumni offices are teaming up to give students the chance to explore career options with an alumni host through the Winter Break Alumni Shadow Program, which pairs interested students with Law School graduates. Alumni hosts will discuss their career paths and current practice with students, who will shadow them during all or part of a workday, some time between Dec. 29, 2003, and Jan. 13, 2004. Please contact Catherine Stafford (catstaff@indiana.edu or (812) 855-3015) if you are willing to participate in this program.

Scott, JD'83, named Illinois inspector general

Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich recently appointed Zaldwaynaka ("Z") L. Scott, JD'83, as Illinois inspector general, a new position that the governor created by executive order early in his administration. Scott will carry out investigations of potential acts of public corruption or misconduct allegedly committed by any employee of the governor's office or other parts of the government—including agencies, departments, or boards and commissions—that are directly responsible to the governor.

Blagojevich cited Scott's senior leadership role in her work as a federal prosecutor as a key factor in her appointment. Scott had served in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois since 1987. For the past six and a half years, she served as chief of the general crimes section of the office. In that role, she oversaw the work of approximately 30 attorneys and reviewed all prosecutorial decisions made by lawyers assigned to the division. Before joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, Scott was assistant corporation counsel for the city of Chicago, where her work included enforcement of the city's housing ordinances. Additionally, for the past decade, she has served as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University Law School, where she was named Outstanding Adjunct Professor in Trial Advocacy. During recent years, Scott has also taught courses at the University of Chicago Law School and John Marshall Law School. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and two children.

1975 graduate named new dean for women's affairs

Terry Dworkin, JD'75, the Jack R. Wentworth Professor of Business Law in the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, has been appointed to succeed Jean C. Robinson as dean of the Office for Women's Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington. Robinson will return to her faculty role in the Department of Political Science. "I am delighted to appoint a faculty member of such seniority, commitment, and stature. Professor Dworkin's research interests and professional expertise make her an ideal selection for this role. She has been a vocal and effective advocate for women over many years," said IUB Chancellor Sharon S. Brehm.

Dworkin, who will assume her new position on Aug. 15, has a long affiliation with the Office for Women's Affairs, having served on the advisory board under the previous two deans (including Professor Julia Lamber). She also chaired the search and screen committee that selected the previous dean, Jean Robinson. Dworkin has related administrative experience as chair of the business law department and co-director of the IU Center for International Business Education and Research. She is president-elect of IU's Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

Read more alumni news online: Shirley Abrahamson, JD'56, Pamela Jones Harbour, JD'84, and others ...

In memoriam: Vance Hartke

Vance Hartke, JD'48, a three-term Democratic senator from Indiana best known for his criticism of American involvement in the wars in Southeast Asia, died on Sunday, July 27, in Fairfax, Va. He was 84. The apparent cause was a heart attack, said his family, who also said he had been working at his law office the day before.

Hartke, a former mayor of Evansville, arrived on Capitol Hill in 1958, the first Democrat in 20 years to win a Senate seat from Indiana. Backed by organized labor, he won after campaigning for more jobs, civil rights, and action on flood controls, and was a mainstay in the legislative fights for landmark social programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, as well as the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He served on the Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee and the Finance Committee and, in the 1970s, led the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. In 1972, he was an unsuccessful contender for the Democratic presidential nomination. He had more success as a sponsor of the International Executive Service Corps, a volunteer body patterned after the Peace Corps. He also helped lay the foundations for the United States Institute of Peace, a nonpartisan institution set up by Congress in 1984, and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Notes from the faculty

Professor Kenneth Dau-Schmidt gave a presentation on "The Impact of Behavioral Economics on Teaching and Research in Labor and Employment Law" to the June 2003 meeting of the Labor Law Group in Toronto. He also gave a presentation in June on "Labor Law in the Global Economy" at the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association in Pittsburgh. Dau-Schmidt amazed his younger colleagues at the Law and Society Meeting by dancing a passable electric boogaloo at the first annual dance to benefit minority outreach programs.

Professors Jeffrey Stake and Ken Dau-Schmidt are continuing their annual survey of IU Law alumni five and 15 years after graduation. They encourage your participation and thank you in advance. The survey is part of a five-year study to assess the careers of our graduates and how the Law School can better meet their needs both before and after graduation.

Recent Faculty Publications

Craig Bradley, "Texas 'Justice'," Trial, August 2003, p. 64.

Kevin D. Brown, "African-Americans Within the Context of International Oppression," 17 Temple International & Comparative Law Journal 1 (2003).

Fred Cate, "The Impact of Opt-In Privacy Rules on Retail Credit Markets: A Case Study of MBNA," 52 Duke L.J. 745 (2003) (with Michael E. Staten).

   
 

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