A newsletter for friends of the Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington • July/August 2008 (Vol. 6, No. 3)

Dear Friend,

Indiana Law Web site With the school year nearly upon us, many exciting advancements are underway at Indiana Law. Perhaps most noticeably, today we launch our new Web site, an entirely fresh approach to communicating the Indiana Law experience to prospective students and staying connected to our many constituencies. Revamping the site has been a laborious task, made possible by the dedicated efforts of students, alumni, faculty and staff over many months. Please visit often. We look forward to your feedback.

Hard work has also yielded great success in fundraising. Building on the unprecedented $25 million grant from the Lilly Endowment earlier this year, Indiana Law this summer surpassed its targets for both the capital campaign (Matching the Promise) and the annual fund (Fund for Excellence). With tremendous support from alumni and friends, we look forward to further cultivating and expanding our faculty community and their important scholarship. The upcoming issue of Indiana Law, focusing on law in a time of war, demonstrates some of the ways that our faculty informs and influences debate on the most critical issues of our time.

We will continue to keep you updated on our tremendous progress in all these areas, to keep you connected to Indiana Law. And we hope to see you in Bloomington very soon.

All my best,

Lauren Robel, JD'83
Dean and Val Nolan Professor of Law

Announcing 2008 DSA Winners

For their extraordinary dedication to service of society and community, Indiana Law congratulates four outstanding alumni as recipients of the 2008 Distinguished Service Award.

The recipients are Gary Davis, JD'82, president and CEO of the New York Junior Tennis League and founding member of the Law School's BLSA Alumni Advisory Board; Fred Gregory, LLB'53, Bloomington attorney and recent recipient of the Indiana Pro Bono Commission's Randall T. Shepard Excellence Award; Robert Long, JD'71, partner at Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles and lead counsel in the pro bono case that secured the release of Mario Rocha, a young man from East L.A., who was convicted of murder and attempted murder and served 10 years in prison; and Sarah Singleton, JD'74, shareholder with Montgomery & Andrews PA , Santa Fe, N.M., and recent recipient of the American Bar Association's Pro Bono Publico Award.

The award ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, in the Moot Court Room. The program will include Professor Pat Baude's portrait unveiling, and the Taliaferro clinic dedication.

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Bauerly Serves on FEC

Cynthia L. Bauerly, JD'98, was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a member of the Federal Election Commission. Her term expires April 30, 2011. On July 10, the commission had their first meeting and pledged to address a large list of campaign finance issues that have been on hold since January. Bauerly previously served as legislative director in the Office of Senator Charles E. Schumer and as a policy director for Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. Earlier in her career, she served as an attorney at Frederickson and Byron PA.

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Applegate Named IU Vice President for Planning and Policy

John Applegate Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced July 14 that he has appointed Professor John S. Applegate to the newly created position of vice president for planning and policy. The appointment, which is subject to approval by the IU Board of Trustees, was effective as of July 1.

Applegate, who has been serving for the past 18 months as a special assistant to the president, will divide his time between the School of Law and the new vice presidential office.

McRobbie said this position is an outgrowth of the many special initiatives Applegate has been responsible for during the past year, and the coordination needed in areas related to university policies and procedures associated with academic programs and initiatives.

"John has proven himself to be very effective at many administrative and academic initiatives that require a great deal of analysis and coordination within the university and with external agencies, including the Indiana Commission for Higher Education," McRobbie said. "His experience and understanding of both academia and the law make him almost uniquely suited to take on these responsibilities."

"This is an exciting and challenging time for higher education, and a great public university like IU has tremendous intellectual resources," Applegate said. "It is crucial that our policies and plans are developed in a way that enable the University to be most effective in applying those resources. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with colleagues on all of IU's campuses on these sorts of initiatives."

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ABA Honors Singleton with Pro Bono Publico Award

Sarah Singleton Sarah M. Singleton, JD'74, is the recipient of the Pro Bono Publico Award from the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service. Each year the Standing Committee presents five awards to individual lawyers and legal institutions that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged. The presentation will be held Aug. 11 at the Hilton New York.

The ABA is honoring Singleton for her contributions to improving the system of providing legal services to low income people in New Mexico. She serves as co-chair of the New Mexico Commission on Access to Justice which has developed a comprehensive plan for the delivery of efficient and effective legal services in New Mexico utilizing a broad-based approach that includes staff legal aid programs, contributions from volunteer lawyers, and assistance to self-represented litigants. Singleton frequently travels around New Mexico to speak to bar associations to convince them of the value of doing pro bono work in their local communities. Singleton and other members of the Commission have been instrumental in obtaining significant state funding for legal aid programs in New Mexico. She also served as the first chair of the New Mexico Civil Legal Services Commission, which distributes state funds to organizations providing legal services to people living in poverty. This Commission was created after years of bipartisan efforts by many New Mexicans, including Singleton, to obtain legislative approval for a filing fee surcharge devoted to legal services. She also chaired the meetings that resulted in the creation of New Mexico Legal Aid, a statewide legal services program.

Singleton attributed her concern for equal justice to many factors — including the ethics and sense of professionalism instilled by Indiana Law. When asked why she devotes so much time to these efforts, Singleton said, "For me, only when we lawyers do good, do we do well."

Singleton is a shareholder in Montgomery & Andrews, P.A., in Santa Fe, N.M. She is recognized by numerous peer-ratings as one of the top natural resources litigators in New Mexico.

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Byron Honored with Indiana Broadcasters Association's Lifetime Achievement Award

Dan Byron The Indiana Broadcasters Association has named Dan Byron, JD'62, as the recipient of the 2008 Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting Award. Byron will receive the award at the IBA/Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame presentation on Oct. 2. Byron, a partner of Bingham McHale LLP in Indianapolis, is the first non-broadcaster to receive this honor. He has served as general counsel to the IBA since 2002.

The award recognizes individuals for especially meritorious service, contributions to, or achievements in the field of broadcasting in Indiana over the course of a career. This is the IBA's highest honor and is presented to an Indiana broadcaster whose work is unusually beneficial and of superior value to their community and to the Association.

Among Byron's career highlights, he was selected by the International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP) to lead a team of West African attorneys in their attempt to end violence against journalists, publishers, and broadcasters and combat laws that limit freedom of expression. He worked with the Media Law Foundation for West Africa based in Accra, Ghana, during October and November 2007, and he continues to help on this important work. ISLP provides volunteer legal services by experienced attorneys to advance democracy and protect human rights worldwide.

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Seales Named Interim DDOT Director

Frank Seales Jr., JD'74, has been named interim director of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) in Washington, D.C. Emeka Moneme, who served in the position since January 2007, has accepted a position as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Seales has served as DDOT's general counsel since 2001.

Seales is a transportation law and policy expert with 30 years of experience leading federal, state, and local legal departments. Since 2001, Seales has served as the general counsel for DDOT and handled all transactional and policy matters including legislation, regulations, rate control matters, interagency and federal agreements and contracts.

Prior to joining DDOT, Seales served as the chief counsel for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). A presidential appointee, he served as the top legal counsel for the NHTSA Administrator. In this capacity, Seales oversaw the Firestone tire investigation, which led to the largest recall in the history of NHTSA and supervised the settlement of NHTSA's two largest civil penalties imposed on major automobile manufacturers for failure to implement timely recalls.

An antitrust expert, Seales served from 1989 to 1998 as the chief and senior assistant attorney general for Antitrust and Consumer Litigation in the Virginia Attorney General's Office where he recovered $11 million in civil penalties and $6.8 million in costs and expenses for the Virginia Commonwealth. Seales started his antitrust legal work as a senior trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice where he investigated some of the nation's largest mergers at that time.

Seales is currently the treasurer of the National Bar Institute. In 2006, Seales was inducted into the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, the highest honor awarded by Indiana Law.

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Hooker Named a Fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago

Jenner & Block Partner Darrick J. Hooker, JD'00, was recently named a 2009 Fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Chicago's most promising leaders develop community awareness in the Chicago metropolitan area.

As a fellow, Hooker will join other corporate and civic leaders in an intensive 10-month program to study key challenges facing the Chicago region. The 36-member class offers an "unparalleled opportunity for in-depth learning about complex urban issues, and the partnerships and analytical skills needed to address them," according to LGC. The group works to identify issues in Chicago's economy, education, race and ethnic relations, housing, crime and violence, and healthcare.

According to LGC, Fellows are selected for their "demonstrated leadership ability and commitment in their careers and in civic and community affairs." Since 1985, LGC has selected more than 600 men and women from the greater Chicago area. LGC Fellows occupy leadership positions in hundreds of civic organizations and cultural institutions throughout greater Chicago.

Hooker is a member of the Firm's Intellectual Property Practice. He practices in the area of patent litigation and counseling relating to litigation, as well as trademark prosecution. He litigates cases, both jury and non-jury, involving pharmaceuticals, chemistry, drug delivery systems and consumer products, as well as a variety of mechanical and medical devices. His professional highlights include two major patent infringement trial victories involving two leading manufacturers which resulted in multi-million dollar jury awards: McNeil-PPC, Inc., v. Bayer Corporation (Gelcap Pills) and Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology Corporation and Union Carbide Corporation v. Shell Oil Company, et al. (Ethylene Oxide Catalysts).

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Indiana Law Library Awarded LSTA Grant

library scene The Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington Library has received a $16,334 grant to digitize the Brevier Legislative Reports. The Brevier Legislative Reports were published biennially from 1858 to 1887 and are a verbatim report of the legislative history of the Indiana General Assembly during those years. The volumes also include veto statements and other messages from the Governor. These are a unique set of documents because there is no other detailed and comprehensive record of the debates and speeches from the floor of the Indiana Senate chamber and the Hall of the House of Representatives for this time period. The volumes also contain a record of each bill introduced in the House and Senate, and on a broader scale they are rich with detailed firsthand accounts that reflect the conditions of the times and aid in the understanding of the issues present in Indiana in the mid to late nineteenth century.

"The Law Library is scanning every issue of the Brevier Legislative Reports. When we are finished, the content will be available on a Web site that will include both page images and full text," explained Law Library Director Colleen Pauwels. "Users will have access to the reports by date, session number, and content type, along with easy toggling from the full text to the page image view. We believe that this digital resource will be a boon to attorneys and scholars interested in Indiana legislative history during the 19th century."

This project is support by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Indiana State Library.

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Executive Certificate in the Business of Life Sciences

The Kelley School of Business is offering an Executive Certificate in the Business of Life Sciences. The Executive Certificate program consists of course, offered as core subjects in a typical MBA program, that have been modified to incoprorate life sciences content, cases, and examples. The courses are delivered in a unique "blended format" which uses both in-residence and online learning modes.

The new program allows working professionals, such as attorneys, the opportunity to conveniently and cost-effectively learn the business side of life sciences using the same, proven method of learning honed in the school's highly acclaimed Kelley Direct online MBA program.

The program begins Sept. 21. The deadline for applying is Sept. 7. For more information call 812-855-0229 or visit the Web site at www.kelley.iu.edu/CBLS/Certificate.

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Upcoming Alumni Events and Receptions

Empire State Building in New York City The New York Alumni Reception in conjunction with the American Bar Association Annual Meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, at The Waldorf-Astoria Conrad Suite, 4th Floor, 301 Park Avenue. We will also be "welcoming" the approximately 15 summer interns and recent graduates to the area.

The Chicago Alumni and Student Reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Union League Club of Chicago Crystal Room, 5th Floor, 65 W. Jackson Blvd. This gathering will kick off the Office of Career & Professional Development's fifth annual on-location Chicago recruiting event.

The Louisville Alumni and Student Reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel Green Room, 500 Fourth St. This gathering will kick off the Office of Career & Professional Development's third annual on-location Louisville recruiting event.

The Alumni Reception in conjunction with the 2008 ISBA Annual Meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capitol Ave.

On Friday, Oct. 3, an all-day Alumni Summit will be held at Indiana Law. All dean's advisory boards will meet, followed by the Distinguished Service Award ceremony, Professor Patrick Baude's portrait unveiling, and the Taliaferro clinic dedication.

For more information or to RSVP, e-mail lawalum@indiana.edu or call 812.855.9700.

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In Memoriam: Rapheal M. Prevot Jr., JD'84

Raphael Prevot Rapheal M. Prevot Jr., JD'84, a devoted Indiana Law supporter and 2004 recipient of the School's Distinguished Service Award, died at his home June 25, 2008, surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was 49 years old.

Prevot lived the dream of many young attorneys, serving for more than 15 years as Labor Relations Counsel for the National Football League in New York. Prior to this role, he worked as assistant attorney and division chief for Janet Reno in the Dade County, Fla., State Attorney's Office and as a litigator for Florida-based Adorno & Zeder. Prevot was a dedicated member of the National Bar Association and was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the group's Entertainment, Sports, and Art Law section. He was a regular speaker at universities and legal seminars nationwide.

Despite living on the east coast, Prevot served faithfully on the Alumni Board since 1993 and on the Board of Visitors since 1997, where he was elected the youngest president in Board history. Prevot mentored hundreds of IU students and would regularly attend Law School events such as the Barrister's Ball. For his incredible and dedicated service to the Law School community, Prevot was honored in 2004 with the Distinguished Service Award.

In coordination and consultation with his beloved wife, Roberta Gumbel, and best friend and fellow alumnus, Tony Prather, JD'83, the Law School will receive contributions in Prevot's memory, and will establish a fund in his name to continue his legacy at the School. Please send your memorial gift to the Arthur M. Lotz Office of Alumni & Development, 211 S. Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405. Checks may be made payable to the Law School; the memo line should mention the "Rapheal Prevot Memorial Fund." His family will be notified of your generous contribution. The National Football League is also establishing a college fund for Rapheal Prevot III.

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In Memoriam: Sylvan Tackitt, LLB'33

Sylvan Tackitt For the majority of his astounding 75-year legal career, Sylvan W. Tackitt could be found in a small office in downtown Bloomington, poring over cases next to the Monroe County Courthouse. Even at the age of 99, Tackitt would regularly put in time in the office, doing what he loved most. His death on July 17 brought to close one of the longest legal careers in U.S. history.

Tackitt, LLB'33, was a fixture of the Indiana legal community, earning such prestigious awards as the Sagamore of the Wabash and the Golden Barrister Award, which was presented to him this past April.

Tackitt's passion for the legal profession was something he wanted to help instill in Indiana Law students. In 2001, he established the Sylvan W. Tackitt Scholarship. "I feel very fortunate to have attended the [Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington]," Tackitt said then. "I want to provide the same opportunity for students in the generations to come."

A graduate of Martinsville High School — where he befriended future college basketball great John Wooden — Tackitt stayed close to his roots throughout his entire life. His work ethic was legendary among colleagues, and his tenure in the profession will likely never be matched.

While his small private practice occupied most of Tackitt's time, he was also a former Monroe County prosecutor and a government appeal agent for the Selective Service Board. Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan, JD'85, proclaimed June 10, 2005, as "Sylvan Tackitt Day."

"(He) was truly a community institution," Kruzan said. "It's amazing to reflect upon the change he must have seen throughout the legal and general communities during his decades of service."

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In Memoriam: Robert Chambers, LLB'49

A 1949 graduate of Indiana Law, Robert Orville Chambers, 83, of Washington, died July 14 at Washington Nursing Center.

Born May 24, 1925, in Daviess County, he was the son of Orville A. and Vivian (Arnold) Chambers. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was a retired attorney, having practiced in Washington from 1953 to 1983. Chambers and Tom Shirk established Hoosier Magnetics. Chambers was an entreprenuer responsible for several local industries. Also he raised quarter horses and was a judge of quarter horses throughout the United States and Canada. In 1989, he rode a horse around the world.

Chambers was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Moose Lodge, Rotary Club, and American Legion.

He is survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Grant and Kathy Chamber, Blake Chambers, and Jeff Chambers, all of Washington; grandchildren, Blake Chambers Jr., Elizabeth Chambers, Clinton Chambers, Emily Chambers, and Ethan Chambers; and great-grandson, Alex May.

His wife, Jo Ann (Larrick) Chambers, whom he married June 21, 1947, died July 25, 1981.

Preferred memorials are to the National Parkinson's Foundation or the Daviess County YMCA.

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Pro Bono Opportunities for Alumni

Looking for a pro bono opportunity with minimal time commitment? Indiana Law's Protective Order Project needs you! Please contact Sarah Ruhlen at sruhlen@indiana.edu for more information about how you can work with Indiana Law students to help stop the cycle of domestic abuse.

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Faculty News

Professor John Applegate published "Missing Information: "The Scientific Data Gap in Conservation and Chemical Regulation," the introduction to a 2006 symposium conference with Professor Robert Fischman. Applegate also served as a reviewer for the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences Follow-Up Letter Report on "Draft Supplementary Risk Assessments and Site Suitability Analyses for the National Emerging Infections Diseases Laboratory," at Boston University.

Professor Jeannine Bell published "Pour faire barrage à ceux qui n'ont pas cœur expressions racistes et droits des minorités" ("Restraining the Heartless: Racist Speech and Minority Rights") in Professor Elisabeth Zoller, ed., Liberté d'expression aux États-Unis et en Europe (Dalloz, 2008).

Craig Bradley Professor Craig Bradley published three articles in Trial Magazine: "Court May Put its Own Spin on Money-Laundering Question," February issue; "Fitting Sentences," April issue; and "Court Upholds Lethal Injections," June issue.

Professor Kevin Brown published "Lessons Learned from Comparing the Application of Constitutional and Federal Discrimination Laws to Higher Education Opportunities of African-Americans in the U.S. with Dalits in India" in 24 Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal 3 this summer. In the same issue, he published "Introduction to Symposium: Race Across Boundaries." Brown also gave two presentations over the summer. "Demise Of The Talented Tenth: Affirmative Action And The Overrepresentation Of Black Biracials And Black Immigrants On Affirmative Action" was presented with Professor Jeannine Bell at the 14th Annual National Conference on Diversity, Race & Learning at The Ohio State University on May 6. "Percolating Thoughts" was presented at the Midwestern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference titled "From Scholarly Pages to Political Stages: Law Writing for Political Change," which was held at Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minn., in June.

Professor Hannah Buxbaum published "Multinational Class Actions Under Federal Securities Law: Managing Jurisdictional Conflict" (46 Columbia Journal of Translational Law 14). Buxbaum also taught an International Commercial Law Seminar in Cologne, Germany, in June.

Professor Kevin Collins published "Claims to Information qua Information and a Structural Theory of Section 101" in 4 I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society 11 (2008).

Ken Dau-Schmidt Professor Kenneth Dau-Schmidt presented "Gender and the Legal Profession: An Empirical Study of the Michigan Law Alumni Data Set 1968-2004" at the Annual Meeting of the American Law and Economics Association at Columbia University in May, "Gender and the Legal Profession: Final Results," at the Annual Meeting of the Law & Society Association, in Montreal, in May, and "The Relative Bargaining Power of Employers and Unions in the Global Information Age: A Comparative Analysis of the United States and Japan" at the Corporate Stakeholder's Project at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade & Industry in Tokyo in July.

Professor Robert Fischman published the Teacher's Manual for Federal Public Land and Resources Law (Foundation Press, 6th ed. 2007) (with G. Coggins, C. Wilkinson & J. Leshy). Fischman also published "The Divides of Environmental Law and the Problem of Harm in the Endangered Species Act" (83 Indiana L.J. 661) (2008), "Savings Clauses and Trends in Natural Resources Federalism" (32 William and Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review 129) (2007) (with A. King), and "Missing Information: The Scientific Data Gap in Conversation and Chemical Regulation" (83 Indiana Law Journal 399) (2008) (with Professor John Applegate).

Charles Geyh Professor Charles Geyh's book, When Courts & Congress Collide: The Struggle for Control of America's Judicial System, was reissued in paperback, with a new preface and a foreword by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Geyh's remarks at the first-ever joint meeting of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the American Philosophical Society were published in American Academy of Arts & Sciences & American Philosophical Society, The Public Good: Knowledge as the Foundation for a Democratic Society (2008). Geyh's remarks at the Indiana State Bar Association Conference on Relations Between Congress and the Federal Courts, on the subject, "Judicial Independence: Does the Public Really Care?" were published in the Indiana Law Review.

Professor Dawn Johnsen served on two panels: "Restoring Justice: The Politicization of the Department of Justice and How to Revive It" at the American Constitution Society, Lawyer's Chapter for the Bay Area in Palo Alto in July; and "Advancing the Health of Women and Families" at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Policy Summit in Washington, D.C., in July.

Professor Julia Lamber presented "American Political Culture and Discourses of Equality" at the Law and Society annual meeting in May (with Pam Walters and Jean Robinson).

Leandra Lederman Professor Leandra Lederman served as a moderator on a panel called "Law & Sexuality" at the Southeastern Association of American Law Schools (SEALS) in July. Her article, "Tax Appeal: A Proposal to Make the United States Tax Court More Judicial," has been published in the Washington University Law Review.

Professor Ajay Mehrotra authored "'To Lay and Collect': American Governors, Fiscal Federalism, and the Political Economy of Twentieth-Century Tax Policy" (with David Shreve) in A Legacy of Innovation: Governors and Public Policy, ed. Ethan Scribnik (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008); "Mergers, Taxes, and Historical Materialism," 83 Indiana Law Journal 881 (2008). He presented "To Lay and Collect': American Governors and the Political Economy of Tax Policy" at the 2008 Policy History Conference in St. Louis.

Professor Christiana Ochoa published The 2008 Ruggie Report: A Framework for Business and Human Rights in the American Society of International Law Insights, Vol. 12, Issue 12, in June. Ochoa presented her papers, "Why We Need an Odious Finance Doctrine," and "Non-State Custom and International Law," in May at the Law and Society 2008 Annual Meeting in Montreal, and "Among Non-State Actors, What is Custom and How Can We Find It?," in April in connection with a conference on "The Individual and Customary International Law Formation" at Indiana Law.

Archana Sridhar's article in the Fordham International Law Journal, "Tax Reform and Promoting a Culture of Philanthropy: Guatemala's 'Third Sector' in an Era of Peace" was reprinted in the online International Journal of Civil Society Law, Volume VI, Issue II (April 2008). Her co-authored book on tax evasion in Guatemala is being cited in one of the chapters of the next Guatemalan national report on human development authored by the United Nations Development Programme and the Guatemalan government.

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Recent Faculty Media Hits

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