The upcoming academic year will see the Indiana University Maurer School of Law build on the momentum we have gathered in the years since we adopted our Strategic Plan. The central goal of the plan was to increase the reputation and visibility of our School and to be recognized as a Top 10 public law school. I am happy to report that the most recent U.S. News & World Report ranked our School seventh among public law schools and 23rd overall. Although it is gratifying to receive external recognition for the quality of our School, we cannot rest on our laurels. We will continue to prepare our students to be the ethical leaders and lawyers of the future, a job that is increasingly complex in a global legal market.
Globalization of the legal profession is front of mind after returning from a major conference held Aug. 8 in India, hosted by the Jindal Global Law School. During the conference, Indiana Law announced the launch of our own Center on the Global Legal Profession. Professor Bill Henderson will lead the center, which will capitalize on the faculty strength in the study of the profession, both here and abroad. Professors Henderson, Ken Dau-Schmidt, and Jeff Stake have produced excellent and thoughtful empirical research on the profession. Professor Jayanth Krishnan, whose work on the Indian legal profession and globalization of the profession generally, and Professor Ethan Michelson, the first social scientist to conduct empirical research on the Chinese legal system, will also be key participants in the Center.
Dean Robel in India with Professors Marc Galanter (of Wisconsin),
Jay Krishnan, and Bill Henderson.
We recently welcomed another outstanding class to Bloomington. The Class of 2012 is the first to matriculate at the newly named IU Maurer School of Law. On Sept. 25, 2009, the School will host an official ceremony commemorating Michael and Janie Maurer's $35 million gift for scholarships and the naming of the School. The ceremony will take place at 5 p.m., following a full day of advisory board meetings at our second annual Alumni Summit.
The Alumni Summit brings together all of our alumni advisory boards, so that we may benefit from their advice and expertise as we move the School forward. The summit also provides the opportunity to honor select alumni with the Distinguished Service Award. This year, I am delighted to congratulate Lisa McKinney Goldner, JD'92, Edward C. King, JD'64, Fred Logan, JD'77, and Arthur Lopez, JD'83, whose dedication and service have enriched their communities, the profession, our students, and the School as a whole.
I hope that you will be able to join us for the festivities of Sept. 25. It would be great to see you in Bloomington.
All my best,
Lauren Robel, JD'83
Dean and Val Nolan Professor of Law
In This Issue
- Indiana Law to Honor Distinguished Service Award Winners Sept. 25
- Fernandez Nominated to Head Economic Development Administration
- Dorfman Featured in Discovery Channel Documentary
- Jose H. Villarreal Named U.S. Commissioner General to 2010 World Expo
- Loumbas Installed as President of World's First Rotary Club
- Governor Names 2L as IU's New Student Trustee
- Alumnus Places Second in National Essay Contest
- Buroker Receives Community Leadership Award
- Fidler, Kim Co-author World Policy Journal Article on Rise of Asia
- Professor, Fellow Teach Constitutional Law in Liberia
- Faculty, Alumni Participate in SEC Anniversary Dinner
- Rogers, Sanders Honored with Albright Award
- Judges Needed for Moot Court Competition
- In Memoriam: Judge Allen Sharp
- In Memoriam: James M. Elliott
- In Memoriam: J. Moritz Grolimund
- Alumni Events
- Faculty News
- Recent Faculty Media Hits
Indiana Law to Honor Distinguished Service Award Winners Sept. 25
Indiana Law will honor four Distinguished Service Awards winners at a luncheon as part of the Alumni Summit on Friday, Sept. 25. They are:
- Lisa McKinney Goldner, JD'92, is a partner and co-chair of the Environmental Law Group at Bose McKinney & Evans in Indianapolis. McKinney Goldner has a long history of dedicating her time and talents to environmental causes and the American Cancer Society. Her devotion to the Law School has been equally stellar. A current member of the Board of Visitors, she served for more than 10 years on the Alumni Board, culminating in a term as president. During this time, she is largely credited with helping to establish structures that have increased alumni involvement with the School.
- Prior to his retirement, Edward C. King, JD'64, served as executive director of the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) in Washington, D.C. King served as the first chief justice for the Federated States of Micronesia, as a justice for two other South Pacific jurisdictions, and as a Federal Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for Hawaii. During his tenure at NSCLC, he focused on access to courts and began and sustained a Federal Rights Project that works to maintain access to justice for older Americans.
- Fred J. Logan Jr., JD'77, is a partner at Logan Logan & Watson in Prairie Village, Kan. Logan has served on more than 30 boards, task forces, and commissions in the three decades since graduating from Indiana Law. In honor of his "long record of limitless civic commitment" and as someone who has worked "so tirelessly in changing the community for the better," he was named Kansas' 2008 Johnson Countian of the Year.
- Arthur A. Lopez, JD'83, served as the first Hispanic lawyer ever in the 150-year history of International Harvester. He later went on to serve as special counsel to President Bill Clinton, and currently serves as special assistant to the deputy director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics in Washington, D.C. In 2004, he founded Nadar por Vida ("Swimming for Life"), a nonprofit organization committed to giving minority and low-income children an introduction to the world of competitive swimming. Over the past year, he has been instrumental in establishing and leading the Law School's Latino Alumni Board.
Fernandez Nominated to Head Economic Development Administration
President Barack Obama recently nominated John Fernandez, JD'92, to serve as assistant secretary of commerce. If confirmed, Fernandez will head the Economic Development Administration, which is in charge of helping distressed communities recover from economic struggles and natural disasters.
Fernandez currently serves as senior vice president and partner at First Capital Group in Bloomington, Ind., where he formerly served two terms as mayor. He is also a part-time attorney for Krieg DeVault in Indianapolis.
"I am truly humbled and honored by President Obama's nomination to join his economic development team," he said. "I look forward, if confirmed, to joining Secretary (Gary) Locke and the exceptional team he has assembled at the Department of Commerce as we work to promote innovation and competitiveness, and help American communities achieve sustained economic success."
Dorfman Featured in Discovery Channel Documentary
On July 30, Don Dorfman, JD'57, was featured on Investigation Discovery channel's Wicked Attraction series, which profiles behind-the-scenes investigations into murder cases and high-profile serial killers. "A Mother's Love" details the 45-year-old case of a mother who was accused of shooting her husband to death and, years later, murdering her two daughters.
In 1964, Dorfman was a young deputy district attorney assigned to prosecute Theresa Sanders, who shot her husband, Clifford, to death. She confessed the crime to her neighbor, who happened to be the sheriff's wife. In addition, several witnesses had allegedly heard her threaten to kill her husband during their marriage. "It was a standard murder case," Dorfman said. But the case took an unexpected turn when Sanders claimed she was abused and shot her husband in self-defense. The judge decided not to allow the corroborating evidence or the confession to go to jury.
"She was not only acquitted, but the jury hugged her," Dorfman said. Theresa Knorr (nee Sanders) later asked Dorfman to represent her in divorce proceedings from her second husband. "She said she knew that if she was ever in trouble she wanted me to fight on her side. I declined," he recalled.
Many years later, he received a phone call from one of Knorr's sons. "He said that his mother wanted me to represent her, but not to do it because she had murdered two of her daughters by shooting one and setting her on fire and locking the other in a closet and leaving her there to die," said Dorfman, who did not represent her.
Knorr initially pleaded not guilty to the murders. But, after learning one of her sons had agreed to testify against her, she entered guilty pleas to both crimes and was sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison. Investigation Discovery is re-airing "A Mother's Love" throughout August.
Jose H. Villarreal Named U.S. Commissioner General to 2010 World Expo
Jose H. Villarreal, JD'79, has been named U.S. Commissioner General of Section of the United States Exhibition to World Expo Shanghai 2010. He is responsible for oversight of the U.S. Pavilion. In addition, he is the official U.S. government representative to the Government of China on issues relating to World Expo Shanghai 2010.
"I am delighted that Commissioner General Villarreal has accepted this role," said U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "He has the background and stature required to ensure a strong United States presence at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo."
Villarreal is an attorney in San Antonio with a distinguished background in the legal, business, and non-governmental sectors. He serves as a senior advisor to the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. He also serves on a number of private and non-profit corporate boards, including the Union Pacific Corporation, First Solar, Inc., PMI Group, Inc., the Center for American Progress, and the New America Alliance.
Loumbas Installed as President of World's First Rotary Club
Angelo J. Loumbas, JD'93, was recently installed as the 2009-2010 president of ROTARY/One, the world's first Rotary Club. Senior vice president and wealth strategist at U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Loumbas has previously served as chairman of the club's membership committee and as a trustee of the club's foundation.
He previously served as an Illinois assistant state's attorney and in private practice representing closely held businesses, families of high net worth, and not-for-profit institutions such as the Art Institute of Chicago.
Founded in Chicago in 1905, the Rotary movement grew quickly from ROTARY/One's initial purpose as a business networking group that rotated its meetings between offices of its members to an international organization comprised of business leaders around the world. Today, there are more than 33,000 Rotary clubs and 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 200 countries worldwide.
Governor Names 2L as IU's New Student Trustee
Second-year law student Abbey Stemler was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels to serve as the new student member of the Indiana University Board of Trustees. Her two-year term began July 1.
"I am especially pleased that the governor selected someone with such a strong background as a student leader, both in and out of the classroom," Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie said. "Her experiences will be a great resource for the other trustees. I particularly appreciate that the governor worked very hard to find someone who understands the needs of both undergraduate and professional students."
"I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to serve Indiana University and the state along with the other board members," Stemler said. "As one of the first in my family to attend college, IU has played an incredibly important role in my life. The university has led me to places I never thought I would go — Ecuador, Australia, and even law school — and it has provided me with countless challenges and opportunities.
"Now, I am eager to work hard and serve the university, helping it meet an even higher standard of excellence," she added.
In 2006, Stemler co-founded The Virtú Project, a student-led social entrepreneurship initiative that uses pledges to a mock investment portfolio to raise money for the Indianapolis-based Timmy Foundation, which works to secure health care and education for children in poor regions of Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia.
Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, Stemler was also a student in the Hutton Honors College and the Liberal Arts and Management Program (LAMP). She coordinated the HHC's mentor program and served as president of LAMP's student advisory board.
Stemler, who plans to pursue an MBA from the Kelley School of Business, earned her undergraduate degree in the anthropology of mental health and illness through IU's Individualized Major Program and in psychology. During her senior year, Stemler studied and conducted research on narrative therapy at the University of Adelaide in Australia. She received several IU academic honors, including the IU Hutton Honors College Lloyd G. and Mildred Balfour Scholarship in four consecutive years, the Palmer Brandon Prize, and the Beryl Showers Holland Fellowship.
Active in the Women's Law Caucus, Stemler also serves on the Law School's faculty appointments entry-level committee.
Alumnus Places Second in National Essay Contest
Kathleen L. Lee, JD'09, won second place in the American Bar Association's Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest. Her award-winning essay is titled "In Support of a Gender-Neutral Framework for Resolving Selective Reduction Disputes."
The annual contest, which is conducted by the ABA Section of Family Law, is a memorial honoring Howard C. Schwab, a past president of the Toledo Bar Association and past chairman of the Family Law Committee of the Ohio Bar Association. He was chairman-elect of the Section of Family Law at the time of his death on Feb. 24, 1969.
Buroker Receives Community Leadership Award
DePauw University recognized 1984 graduate Andrew B. Buroker, JD'89, for outstanding community service. He was presented with a 2009 Community Leadership Award during DePauw's Alumni Reunion Weekend in June.
Buroker's community leadership is extensive. He is a board member for IU Maurer School of Law Alumni Board, the Indiana Opera Society, the American Heart Association of Indianapolis, Beta Theta Pi, DePauw University. He is chair of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and past chair of the American Heart Association. For seven years, he has served as a national board member of the American Heart Association. He is a member of the Indianapolis Metro Board of Directors and board member and chair of the Building Owners and Managers Association.
Fidler, Kim Co-author World Policy Journal Article on Rise of Asia
With political and economic power in international politics shifting towards Asia, especially with the United States and Europe in the midst of economic crises, an Indiana Law professor and alumnus argue that the power and ideas of Asian countries may be altering the nature of world affairs.
David P. Fidler, the James Louis Calamaras Professor of Law and the director of the IU Center on American and Global Security (CAGS); Sung Won Kim, SJD'08, an official in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea; and Sumit Ganguly, Rabindranath Tagore Professor of Indian Cultures and Civilizations at IU, recently co-authored "Eastphalia Rising? Asian Influence and the Fate of Human Security" in the Summer 2009 issue of the World Policy Journal.
The authors argue that the shift in power and influence towards Asia gives Asian countries, especially China and India, an opportunity to shape world affairs in ways the historic global dominance of the West previously prevented. How Asian countries exercise their growing material power and what ideas they support or oppose in international diplomacy will significantly affect the fate of international order, democracy, human rights, and the protection of human security.
China's and India's strong support for sovereignty and non-intervention in the domestic affairs of other states challenges directly Western preferences for universal adoption of Western models of democracy, free markets, and human rights. The more conservative Asian approach to international politics could compete better than Western strategies in many regions around the world, especially Africa, where both China and India are increasingly active.
The article asserts that the ability of China, India, and other Asian nations to affect international relations positively will face problems stemming from the return of multipolarity, the spread of transnational problems, and the worsening of domestic problems within their own borders.
"In coming decades," the authors argue, "prospects for cooperation to improve human security will face an adverse pincer movement from the convergence of multipolarity and the accelerating pace of transnational problems." In addition, "China and India continue to have severe domestic problems that require urgent attention. Both countries are being pulled simultaneously towards greater global engagement and towards a more concentrated domestic focus."
These and other problems might mean that the rise of Asia "could end up producing destabilizing competition among the great powers, fragmenting ideas about how to address critical common problems, and severely weakening institutions and regimes needed for effective collective action."
Professor, Fellow Teach Constitutional Law in Liberia
Professor Gene Shreve recently embarked on a two-week trek to Liberia to teach a course in constitutional law. He partnered with Jallah A. Barbu, LLM'08, SJD'09, a research fellow at the Center for Constitutional Democracy, to teach "Comparative Liberian and American Constitutional Law" at the University of Liberia's Lewis Arthur Grimes School of Law in Monrovia.
"The course explored the traditional interpretations of these two constitutions," Shreve said. "In significant ways they are very much alike, and in significant ways they are very unalike. We looked at both in comparative texts of their constitutions and in the manner in which the high courts have an impact."
IU and the CCD have strong ties to Liberia. The CCD provides material aid to the University of Liberia and contributes to the teaching mission of its law school, and assists with legal research and law reform efforts there. Liberia's former president Amos Sawyer is a faculty member in IU's political science department, and the Bloomington campus is home to an extensive collection of Liberian scholarship and literature.
Barbu is an alumnus of the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law — Liberia's only law school — and is the former general secretary of the Liberian National Bar Association. He is credited with heading two committees that drafted the act on freedom of information and the press and the mediation law of Liberia.
"The Liberian students were bright, enthusiastic, incredibly friendly, and supportive," Shreve said. "They labor under handicaps that are great, unlike situations presented to American law students. They don't have books. The courses are taught largely with American casebooks that have been shipped over and donated from American publishers."
Faculty, Alumni Participate in SEC Anniversary Dinner
Indiana Law participated in honoring the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's 75th anniversary at a dinner sponsored by the SEC Historical Society. The gala celebration, held June 25 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., brought together more than 900 attendees, including SEC Chairman Mary L. Schapiro, many current and former SEC commissioners and staff, and current and former officials of the New York Stock Exchange and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Many of Law School's alumni guests practice today at the SEC and FINRA as well as at law firms notable for securities law expertise. They were joined by Professor Donna Nagy, who teaches courses in securities litigation and securities regulation, and serves as a vice president and member of the Board of Trustees of the SEC Historical Society. The Society's virtual museum and archive preserves and shares SEC and securities history from the 1930s to the present and contains a wide range of primary materials, including galleries, a timeline, papers, photos, oral histories, and original broadcast programs. Pictured are (seated left to right) John H. Komoroske, JD'74; Nagy; Roger P. Colinvaux, JD'97; James L. Cooper, JD'91; Elissa J. Preheim, JD'96; (standing left to right) Joy M. Hanson, JD'02; Ulka N. Pandit, 3L; Stephen Kopstein, 3L; and John W. Madison, JD'02.
Rogers, Sanders Honored with Albright Award
Laura E. Rogers, JD'09, and Elizabeth R. Sanders, JD'09, were honored May 8 with the Terry & Judy Albright Pro Bono & Public Interest Award for their dedication and extraordinary commitment to public interest service.
Rogers participated in the Viola J. Taliaferro Family and Children Mediation Law Clinic and has completed legal internships with Women's Link Worldwide and Human Rights First. Sanders was a three-year member of the Public Interest Law Foundation, completed a legal internship with ACLU of Indiana, and clerked for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Both are now pursuing careers in public interest law.
Established in 2008, the Terry & Judy Albright Pro Bono & Public Interest Award is bestowed upon students who have made significant contributions through pro bono and public interest service. The award recognizes the incredible dedication of time and effort and the exceptional quality of service given to the community.
Terry Albright, JD'65, is a partner at Baker & Daniels in Indianapolis. He has been instrumental in the partnership between the firm and Indiana Law, which has resulted in the funding of two Baker & Daniels Pro Bono Fellows to coordinate student pro bono and public interest service. The late Judy Albright, BA'64, served the Indianapolis community in countless ways, including as the youngest president of the Indianapolis YWCA and as president of three Parent Teacher Associations. An unprecedented number of gifts in Judy's memory to the Washington Township School Foundation has created the Judy Albright PTO Leadership Training Endowment.
"This award honors the work of Terry and Judy," Assistant Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs Len Fromm said. "Our recipients have done an amazing amount of work on behalf of our School, and Laura and Elizabeth deserve recognition for their hard work."
Judges Needed for Moot Court Competition
Judges are needed for the annual Sherman Minton Moot Court competition at Indiana Law. This competition is a student-run program in written and oral appellate advocacy. Indiana Law alumni and other legal practitioners and judges from around the country donate their time and insights by serving as competition judges. If you would like to volunteer as a Moot Court judge, e-mail Monica Palacio at email@example.com.
The 2009 fall competition schedule is Friday, Oct. 9, to Thursday, Oct. 15; Monday, Oct. 26, to Saturday, Oct. 31; and Monday, Nov. 2, to Monday, Nov. 9.
Competitions will be held weeknights from 6 p.m. to approximately 9 p.m., and Saturday afternoons from 1 p.m. to approximately 4 p.m. Volunteers will judge two consecutive rounds of one hour-long competitions for a total of a two-hour time commitment. If you would like to volunteer on the listed competition dates but are available at a different hour, please e-mail Palacio.
In Memoriam: Judge Allen Sharp
U.S. District Judge Allen Sharp, JD'57, former chief judge of the federal district court for Indiana, died July 9 at his home in South Bend. He was 77.
Sharp was the fourth-longest serving active district judge when he took senior judge status in 2007. He remained in that post until his death last month. Judge Sharp presided over trials in four U.S. districts and sat with three federal courts of appeal during his tenure.
Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Brown County, Ind., Judge Sharp earned his undergraduate degree from George Washington University before pursuing his law degree at the IU Maurer School of Law. From 1957 to 1968, Judge Sharp practiced law in Williamsport, Ind., then served for four years as a judge on the Appellate Court of Indiana.
He served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves from 1957 to 1984, where he attained the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was the recipient of an honorary doctor of civil laws from Indiana State University in 1979. Judge Sharp was the author of several historical articles for both books and magazines.
In Memoriam: James M. Elliott
James Martin Elliott, JD'69, died July 28 at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was 66.
Elliott was born Dec. 2, 1942, in Owensboro, Ky., to James Glenn and Margaret Thomson Elliott. He graduated from Owensboro Senior High in 1960 before receiving his undergraduate and law degrees at IU.
Elliott joined the law firm of Wilson and Wilson in Owensboro before returning to Bloomington where he worked at the IU Foundation and founded his financial advisory firm of Elliott and Associates.
He was active in several organizations including the Bloomington Hospital Foundation, the IU Varsity Club, the IU Alumni Association, and the Brown County Playhouse. He and his wife, Jannette, were members of the First United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions can be made to either the IU School of Medicine or the IU Varsity Club Phil Dickens Scholarship Fund.
In Memoriam: J. Moritz Grolimund
The Honorable J. Moritz 'Joe' Grolimund, LLB'62, died July 6 at Goshen General Hospital in Goshen, Ind. He was 77.
Judge Grolimund was a graduate of Culver Military Academy and Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., where he served as president of the Independent Men's Organization, letterman-manager of men's basketball, and regularly appeared in many theatrical performances.
After receiving his LLB from Indiana Law, the Elkhart, Ind., native worked in private practice. In 1964, he became the youngest-ever person to serve as Elkhart City Court Judge, a position he held until 1968. That year he served as a delegate to the Republican State Convention. He launched a volunteer probation program, driver improvement school, and alcohol information school. He continued at his private practice until his death.
Indiana Law Alumni Summit
The Law School is hosting its second annual Alumni Summit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25. The event, which is an all-day gathering of the Dean's Advisory Boards, replaces the traditional alumni weekend at the School and allows us to bring back involved alumni from around the country. For additional details, please visit the Alumni Summit Web site.
Official Naming Ceremony
The official naming ceremony for the IU Maurer School of Law will take place at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, in the IU Auditorium. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the foyer of the Auditorium.
The Class of 1989 Reunion Dinner will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, at the University Club President's Room, 900 E. Seventh St. The Class of 1959 Reunion Luncheon will be held in the same location at noon on Saturday, Sept. 26. The Class of 1984 Reunion Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Irish Lion (upstairs), 212 W. 5th Street. The Class of 1999 Reunion Dinner will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Nick's English Hut in the Hump Room, 423 E. Kirkwood Ave. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-855-9700.
Professor Fred Aman recently published "Privatization and Democracy: Resources in Administrative Law" in Government by Contract: Outsourcing and American Democracy, (Harvard University Press, 2009), (Martha Minow and Jody Freeman, eds); "Politics, Policy and Outsourcing in the United States: The Role of Administrative Law" in Administrative Law in a Changing State (Hart Pub. Co., 2009) (Linda Pearson, Carol Harlow, and Michael Taggart, eds.); "Globalization from the Ground up: a Domestic Perspective" in The Impact of Globalization on the United States: Law and Governance (Praeger Press, 2009) (Beverley Crawford, ed.); and "Private Prisons and the Democratic Deficit" in Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits (Oxford University Press, forthcoming October 2009) (Simon Chesterman and Angelina Fisher, eds.).
Professor Amy Applegate co-wrote "Training and Transforming Students Through Interdisciplinary Education: The Intersection of Law and Psychology," Family Court Review, (July 2009), and "Family Dispute Resolution: Charting a Course for the Future," Family Court Review (July 2009). She served as co-chair of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) Pro Bono Committee. Applegate was one of the coordinating members of the working group for "Unequal Access to Justice: A Comprehensive Study of the Civil Legal Needs of the Poor in Indiana," co-sponsored by Indiana Legal Services, the Indiana Bar Foundation, and the ISBA. She is the chair-elect of the Executive Committee of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on Clinical Legal Education and co-chair of the Membership and Outreach Committee, appointed by the Section. She was instrumental in the publication and distribution of the "Clinicians' Desk Reference," the Section's resource for information about clinical legal education for clinicians (prepared by the Section's Membership and Outreach Committee, in consultation with the Section's Executive Committee).
On Sept. 12, Professor Emeritus Pat Baude will present a paper on "The Hermeutics of Wine Criticism" at Oxford University as part of a Symposium on Food and Language.
Professor Jeannine Bell published "The Hangman's Noose and the Lynch Mob: Hate Speech and the Jena Six" in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review (Summer 2009); "Restraining the Heartless: Racist Speech and Minority Rights" in the Indiana Law Journal (Summer 2009); and wrote a chapter in Hate Crimes Vol. 5, "Responding to Hate Crime."
Professor Craig Bradley was invited to contribute to the forthcoming Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment. The topics include major Supreme Court opinions in the area, Supreme Court Justices, important concepts such as "stop and frisk," the warrant requirement, etc. In addition, one of the topics was "Craig Bradley," soliciting a discussion of Bradley's own work in the area. Bradley had several articles published recently in Trial Magazine including "Interrogation in the Swamp" (February 2009); "Red Herring or the Death of the Exclusionary Rule?" (April 2009); and "Consecutive Sentences and the Constitution" (June 2009). He also recently published "'Knock and Talk' and the Fourth Amendment," Indiana Law Journal (2009), a discussion of a common police practice that raises serious questions about the scope of the Fourth Amendment's protection of the home.
In June, Professor Hannah Buxbaum taught in the 2009 International Commercial Law Seminar, co-sponsored by the University of California-Davis School of Law and the University of Cologne, in Cologne, Germany. She also published "Territory, Territoriality and the Resolution of Jurisdictional Conflict" in the American Journal of Comparative Law (July 2009).
Professor Dan Conkle recently published "Judicial Activism and Fourteenth Amendment Privacy Claims: The Allure of Originalism and the Unappreciated Promise of Constrained Nonoriginalism," NEXUS (2009).
On May 1, Professor Ken Dau-Schmidt presented "Work, Family and Gender: The Impact of Childcare on Legal Careers," at After the JD: An International Conference on Research on Legal Careers in Transition at Harvard Law School's Program on the Legal Profession. On June 12, he presented "Teaching Collective Bargaining as a Simulation," Innovations in Teaching, AALS Midyear Meeting on Transactions Law, Long Beach, Calif.; on June 18, "Review of U.S. Supreme Court Labor and Employment Law Cases from the 2008-09 Term," 26th Annual Carl A. Warns, Jr. Labor and Employment Law Institute, University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. On July 15, he also presented to the Los Angeles Bar Association on the labor and employment law cases decided by the Supreme Court this year.
Dau-Schmidt published "'Old and Making Hay:' The Results of the Pro Bono Institute Firm Survey on the Viability of a 'Second Acts' Program to Transition Attorneys to Retirement Through Pro Bono Work," Columbia Journal of Ethics in the Legal Profession (2009) (with E. Lardent, R. Glazer, and K. Ressmeyer); "A Conference on the American Law Institute's Proposed Restatement of Employment Law," Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal (2009); "Solving the Employee Reference Problem: Lessons From the German Experience," American Journal of Comparative Law (2009) (with M. Finkin); "Economic Analysis of Labor and Employment Law in the New Economy: Proceedings of the 2008 Annual Meeting, Association of American Law Schools, Section on Law and Economics," published in the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal (2008); and Labor and Employment Law and Economics, Volume 2 of the Encyclopedia of Law and Economics (Edward Elger 2009) (with Seth Harris and Orly Lobel).
Professor David Fidler wrote "H1N1 After Action Review: Learning from the Unexpected, the Success and the Fear," Future Microbiology (Fall 2009).
On May 28, 2009, Professor Leandra Lederman presented her essay "Reducing Information Gaps to Reduce the Tax Gap: When is Information Reporting Warranted?" at the Law & Society Association's Annual Meeting. On May 29, she chaired a panel on Historical and Constitutional Analyses, sponsored by the Collaborative Research Network "Law, Society and Taxation." She co-wrote "It's Not Just Teaching" in Careers in Tax Law (John Gamino, Robb Longman & Matt Sontag, eds.) (ABA Tax Section, 2009). She served as moderator at the Southeastern Association of American Law Schools meeting for the "New Scholars Workshop: Tax Law" Aug. 7 in Palm Beach, Fla. On Aug. 20, she was a panelist for "Aggressive Tax Avoidance" at the Tax Policy Research Symposium, Deloitte Centre for Tax Education and Research, at the University of Waterloo in Toronto.
On May 29, Professor Ajay Mehrotra published The New Fiscal Sociology: Taxation in Comparative and Historical Perspective (Cambridge Press 2009), co-edited with Isaac Martin and Mica Prasad. He presented his paper "The Public Control of Corporate Power: Revisiting the Origins of the 1909 Corporate Tax" at a panel on Historical and Constitutional Analyses sponsored by the Collaborative Research Network "Law, Society and Taxation" at the annual conference of the Law & Society Association. In addition, Mehrotra chaired an author-meets-reader panel at the conference for Isaac Martin's new book, The Permanent Tax Revolt. In June, he also presented "The Public Control of Corporate Power: Revisiting the 1909 U.S. Corporate Tax from a Comparative Perspective," at the Comparative Tax Law and Culture Conference co-sponsored by Monash University and Tel Aviv University, and held in Prato, Italy.
He co-edited (with Isaac William Martin and Monica Prasad) The New Fiscal Sociology: Taxation in Comparative and Historical Perspective (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009). He and his co-editors also wrote the introductory chapter, "The Thunder of History: The Origins and Development of the New Fiscal Sociology" in The New Fiscal Sociology. He also published "The Intellectual Foundations of the Modern American Fiscal State," in Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (Spring 2009).
Professor Sarah Jane Hughes wrote "Federal Payroll, Gift and Prepaid Card Developments: FDIC Deposit Insurance Eligibility and the Credit CARD Act of 2009" in Business Lawyer (forthcoming, November 2009). She also wrote an op-ed on the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency titled "Fixing Consumer Protection: Let's Get a Solution That Works." The article will be published in August in the Pro and Con column of the McClatchy syndicate. She recently presented "Payments and Pandemics," regarding how the payment system will operate in a pandemic; "Radio Frequency Identity Devices: Can Privacy and These Emerging Technologies be Balanced?" and "Developments in Electronic Payments: the CARD Act and More" at the American Bar Association meeting in Chicago.
On Aug. 3, Professor Deborah Widiss presented an early version of a paper, "Marriage Equality and Equality in Marriage," at the Big Ten Aspiring Scholars Conference held at the University of Illinois.
Recent Faculty Media Hits
- Professor Amy Applegate was quoted in "Organizations report on needs of the poor," Indiana Lawyer.
- Professor James Barnes was quoted in "Activists want tougher, clearer rules," Post-Tribune.
- Professor Craig Bradley was quoted in "IU professor: Ruling a 'reasonable compromise'," Bloomington Herald-Times; and in "Sotomayor Faces Heavy Workload of Complex Cases," New York Times.
- Professor Fred H. Cate was quoted in "Computer security firm brings new filter to commercial market," St. Louis Post-Dispatch; "Analysts Turn To Software For Spotting Terrorists," National Public Radio; "A tech fix for illegal government snooping?" Southern California Public Radio and NPR Morning Edition; "The Hidden Cost of Privacy," Forbes; and in "Cloud computing Pay-as-you-go data storage, software is cheap; but is it safe?," St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
- Professor Kenneth Dau-Schmidt was quoted in "Restatement of Employment Law draft adopted," Wisconsin Law Journal.
- Professor David Fidler was quoted in "International pressure may break British vaccine deals," The Times; "Mother-of-six and baby among latest swine flu fatalities," The Guardian; "Fight for swine flu vaccine could get ugly," Associated Press; "H1N1 vaccine wars to plague world," PRESS TV; "The World Health Organization," Council on Foreign Relations; and in "A New Formula for Afghanistan's Success," Muncie Free Press. He was also interviewed in "H1N1 Vaccine," CBS News. Fidler co-wrote "Eastphalia Rising? Asian Influence and the Fate of Human Security," World Policy Journal.
- Professor Robert Fischman was quoted in "Souter Departs Supreme Court With Solid Environmental Legacy," The New York Times; and in "A Rough Term in Supreme Court for Environmentalists Draws to a Close," The New York Times.
- Professor Ann Gellis was quoted in "Indiana town may seek court protection," United Press International; and in "Georgetown, Ind. may file for bankruptcy protection," Louisville Courier-Journal.
- Professor Charles Geyh was quoted in "Caperton Ruling May Spur States to Enhance Their Process for Judges' Recusal," ABA/BNA; "A Win For Fairer Courts," National Journal; and in "Critics want this judge benched," Los Angeles Times. He was mentioned in "Judicial Disqualification and Recusal," Judges' Journal.
- Professor William Henderson was quoted in "Law Schools Mull Whether They Are Churning Out Too Many Lawyers," The Chronicle of Higher Education; "Another Update on Lawyer Skills Training," The Conglomerate; "The Dawning of the End of the Bi-Modal Era?" Wall Street Journal Blog; "Global Legal Profession Center Launches at IU," Inside Indiana Business; and in "Center will study the globalization of law," National Law Journal
- Professor Feisal Amin Rasoul Istrabadi was interviewed about "Defense Secretary Robert Gates' announcement that private security contractors will play a more significant role in Afghanistan," CBS Radio; and in "Latest From Iraq," KQED.
- Professor Dawn Johnsen was mentioned in "Votes to confirm Johnsen may be in hand," Bloomington Herald-Times; "The Sotomayor Hearings, Day Three," The Washington Post; "Call It Obstructionism," The New York Times; "Obama judicial pick will test pledge to end confirmation wars," The State; "ACLU tests Obama with request for secret Bush-era memos," The State; "Senior Justice Dept. nominee faces GOP roadblock in Senate," The News Tribune; and in "Nominations Roadblock," The Washington Post.
- Michael Keller, assistant dean for the Office of Career and Professional Development, wrote "Sober report from IU law: The party's over for grads Strapped law firms trimming lucrative internships, carrots," Indiana Business Journal.
- Professor Jayanth Krishnan was quoted in "IU law school creating new center on international law," Bloomington Herald-Times; "Ind. law school creates new center on global law," Chicago Tribune; and in "Global Legal Profession Center Launches at IU," Inside Indiana Business.
- Professor Dennis Long was quoted in "Indiana loses in bid to stop Chrysler deal," Bloomington Herald-Times; and in "1 million-plus jobs turn on quick deals," Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
- Professor Donna Nagy was quoted in "The Peculiar Problem Of 'Peekaboo,'" National Journal.
- Professor William Popkin was quoted in "Sotomayor, word by word," The National Law Journal.
- Dean Lauren Robel was quoted in "IU's Maurer School of law may raise tuition by 24.5%," Indianapolis Star; "Obama nominee Dawn Johnsen will teach at IU this fall," Bloomington Herald-Times; "Professor stays at IU while awaiting Senate vote," WTHR; and in "Global Legal Profession Center Launches at IU," Inside Indiana Business.
- Professor Jeffrey Stake was quoted in "Seizing the Spotlight on 'U.S. News'," Inside Higher Ed.