Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 29 No. 6 (October 3, 2005)

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A conference titled, "War, Terrorism, and Torture: Limits on Presidential Power in the 21st Century," will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, in the Law School's Moot Court Room. The keynote speaker for the conference is Harold Hongju Koh, dean of Yale Law School and the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law. Professor Dawn Johnsen is organizing the conference.

Smile for the camera! There will be a school-wide photo shoot on Monday, Oct. 3, and Tuesday, Oct. 4. The photographer will be taking candid images of students, faculty, and staff throughout the school on these days. Those of you stricken by the dreaded bad hair day are welcome to step away from the camera. Thank you, everyone, for your cooperation.


PILF General Meeting

Yea, the Public Interest Law Forum (PILF) meeting cometh! Come to room 122 at noon for free food, talk of community service projects and Equal Justice Works, and talks from representatives of the clinical programs. Huzzah!

PDP International Monthly Meeting

Phi Delta Phi (PDP) International Legal Fraternity is having its monthly meeting at noon in room 125. If you are interested in joining PDP but missed the call-out meeting, it's not too late to come and learn about one of the world's oldest and largest legal fraternities. All current members are asked to attend.

Sherman Minton Moot Court: Oral Advocacy Lecture

The oral advocacy lecture, given by Matt Gutwein, JD'88, and his brother, Phil Gutwein, JD'01, will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Competitors should plan to attend the lecture, "The Seven Deadly Sins of Appellate Advocacy." Competitors must sign up for oral argument times this week. Each team must sign up once for each of the three rounds.


Conference to Explore Presidential Powers in Wartime

The Indiana University School of Law Bloomington and the American Constitution Society are hosting a conference to examine presidential power in conventional armed conflicts as well as in the "war on terror." The conference, "War, Terrorism, and Torture: Limits on Presidential Power in the 21st Century," will be held from noon to 5 p.m. in the Law School's Moot Court Room. The keynote speaker for the conference is Harold Hongju Koh, dean of Yale Law School and the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law. Professor Dawn Johnsen is organizing the conference. Johnsen and Koh will join a panel of distinguished scholars to address crucial questions including what, if any, limits on presidential power and safeguards against abuses of power exist in the national security realm; whether the Constitution limits the president's power in wartime, as expressed recently through military tribunals, enemy combatant designations, and coercive interrogation techniques; whether any institution or source of law effectively constrains presidential power in the 21st Century; and just how far the United States will go in the name of national security. For more information, visit the Law School's conference Web site at


Fundamentals of Successful Solo and Small Firm Practice

Indiana Law alumnus Ted Waggoner, JD'78, will make a presentation to students at noon on Thursday, Oct. 13, on the keys to developing a successful solo or small firm practice. The location will be announced next week. Waggoner, who recently served as president of the Law School's Alumni Board, is a partner at Peterson & Waggoner in Rochester, Ind., and a contributing author to the recently published ABA book, How to Capture and Keep Clients: Marketing Strategies for Lawyers. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences on solo and small firm practice. This event is co-sponsored by the IU Dean of Students and the Law School's Office of Career Services. Lunch will be provided.

Attention Runners and Walkers

The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) and the Student Law Association (SLA) need your support. We are putting together a team to participate in the "Jill Behrman Run for the End Zone" 5K run/walk to be held on Saturday, Oct. 15. The entry fee is $15 per person. You will receive a T-shirt for your participation. Prizes will be awarded for the team with the most members and for the "most creatively attired" team. Please contact Megan ( or stop by the table in the lobby this week during the lunch hour. The money goes to support Jill's House, an organization committed to providing temporary, home-like residences for patients undergoing outpatient therapy at the Indiana University Proton Therapy facility in Bloomington. Each year, more than 1,400 people participate in this event, which has raised more than $15,000 for Jill's House thus far. Other activities on race day include a Wellness Fair with more than 40 vendors.


On Sept. 24, Professors Sophia Goodman and Laura Daghe presented talks at the Central States Regional Legal Writing Conference in Indianapolis. Goodman's talk was titled "How's That? Electronic Advances That Enliven Comparisons Among Briefs, Oral Arguments, and Opinions." Daghe's talk was titled "An Incentive to Learn Citation: Bluebook Quizbowl Competition."


Student Lounge Reserved on Wednesdays for "Lunch with a Lawyer" Program

Career Services will be hosting lunches in the Student Lounge every Wednesday through Nov. 16. We wanted to notify students who normally may use the Student Lounge between noon and 1 p.m. on Wednesdays that the lounge has been reserved for the "Lunch with a Lawyer" program.

PDP Thank-you Cards

Phi Delta Phi (PDP) International Legal Fraternity will begin selling Indiana University School of Law thank-you cards this week, from noon to 1 p.m. in the lobby. The sale will continue throughout the semester. Stop by and check out these beautiful cards, perfect for any occasion!

RHA Holds Drive For Hurricane Victims

Approximately 150 people (mostly families and K-12 students) will be coming from Louisiana to live in Ashton residence hall. All residence halls will be collecting new or gently used school supplies. The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is going to make about 50 backpacks for children who will be starting school here. Also, the president of each dorm will be collecting money. RHA will be purchasing gift cards to stores around town so that families can pick out supplies they may need (toothpaste, food, clothes, etc). Any student group or individual who would like to donate school supplies can drop them off at any center desk in any residence hall (but if you can, drop them off at Eigenmann's game room, which is on the left as you walk in). Please consider donating paper, pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, calculators, crayons, markers, notebooks, folders, and glue. For more information, contact Missy Foote, Eigenmann president, at 857-8979.

Get Involved with the Pro Bono Project

Would you like to network with attorneys? Do you need more real-world legal experience in order to find a job or to decide what area of law to pursue? Is there a specialty area of law that you would like to pursue, but do not know how? The Pro Bono Project is pleased to announce that students can accomplish all of the above while earning one B710 credit. By becoming involved with the Pro Bono Project, students can work with local attorneys and/or pro se litigants on a variety of cases in a variety of specialty areas. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Diane Walker, District 10 Pro Bono Project coordinator, at

Scheduling Events

All e-mail about reserving classrooms must be sent to BL-LAW-EVENTS. Mail must be sent to the correct address, bl-law-events (for Outlook users) or (for non-Outlook users). Please include the date and time of event, the length of time room will be needed, the classroom requested, and the number of people attending the event. Requests should be sent at least one week before the event and should include the name of the person requesting, the organization planning the event, and an e-mail address. Confirmations will be sent by reply e-mail. Thank you!

Audio-Video Services

Requests for AV services may be sent to Beth at 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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