Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 32 No. 2 (January 22, 2007)

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Kathy Morris, a consultant from Chicago, presents Chicago job search strategies in a lunchtime session open to all students. Start strategizing on Thursday, Jan. 25, from noon to 1 p.m in room 125.


Bagels and Planning with FLF

Feminist Law Forum (FLF) hosts its first meeting of the year at noon, room TBA. Come with ideas you want to discuss, with your planner to help decide on dates for this semester's upcoming events, or just come for the bagels and cream cheese.

ELS Meeting: Movie Screening, Networking, and More

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) will hold its first meeting of the new year at noon, room TBD. The agenda includes: spring activities, showing the movie An Inconvenient Truth, networking and internship planning, attending the National Conference, and speakers. Hope everyone can make it! Lunch will be provided.


Job Search Consultant

Kathy Morris, a consultant from Chicago, will talk about searching for jobs in the Chicago area from noon to 1 p.m. in room 125. This is open to all students.


Professor Jim Barnes has been named to a panel of the National Academy of Public Administration. The panel was asked by the Department of the Interior on behalf of several other federal agencies to provide an Assessment of Institutional Options for Developing and Reporting National Environmental Indicators. The Government Accountability Office earlier had recommended that the federal government take a number of steps to develop a national system of environmental indicators that is reliable, trusted, and relevant. The Academy panel will critique a "white paper" that provides a basis for informed decisions by assessing existing capabilities and needs, identifying feasible institutional options, and evaluating the options based on sound criteria.

Professor Fred H. Cate attended a meeting of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on privacy and national security on Nov. 16.

Professor Charles Geyh delivered the keynote address to the Minnesota Judicial Conference in Minneapolis in December.


Hoffmann to Appear in PBS Special on Supreme Court

Professor Joseph Hoffmann will appear on a PBS special titled "The Supreme Court," which premieres at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, and Wednesday, Feb. 7 (check local listings). The series of four, one-hour programs, examines the court from its creation of the court through the Civil War and the industrial boom and explores the court's reaction to legislation on Bill of Rights freedoms, with special attention to the explosion of civil rights cases from the early 1940s to the present. Hoffmann who clerked for Justice William Rehnquist was interviewed for the final program,"The Rehnquist Revolution." The segment investigates how the court rose in importance to become the institution most responsible for resolving the central questions of American life. The program also addresses the right to privacy, a key component in 1973's Roe v. Wade, as well as the surprising actions of an activist court in Bush v. Gore.


Renovation Update

The noise level of construction work will be about the same as last week. The metal stud work is nearly complete, and that will continue with the addition of the last of the door frames. There also will be lots of drywall hung this week. The electrical work will continue in the ground floor electrical room, as well as general electrical work on the second and third floors. For questions or concerns, contact Colleen Pauwels at

Snyder Fellowship: Request for Applications

Dr. Earl A. Snyder, a deceased alumnus of Indiana Law and Cambridge University, generously provided support for one student (current 2L, 3L, LLM, or SJD) from Indiana University to work in England for the Research Centre for International Law of Cambridge University during fall 2007 as the Snyder Visiting Scholar. Because the Centre expects the Snyder Scholar to work on an international law project, applicants must have had international law or equivalent courses and show a commitment to further study of or practice in international law. This scholarship provides for air fare, housing, meal allowance, and a small stipend. In past years, selected students have been graduating 3Ls. A current 2L, or S.J.D., if selected, would need to take a leave of absence for the fall 2007 semester. Interested students should submit a resume, statement of commitment to international law; and a personal research agenda to Jeanne Criswell in room 022 by Monday, Feb. 19. Following preliminary selection by faculty committee, the final selection will be made by the Cambridge University Director in March. For more details or information, contact Student Affairs.

Interested in Getting Involved with the ABA?

If you are interested in becoming involved in the activities of the ABA Law Student Division, such as building a network to launch your career after graduation or learning how to get the most from your legal education, attending your Circuit's Spring Conference is the perfect venue for you to experience first-hand how the ABA can help you achieve your goals. Join law students from across your circuit for a weekend of learning, socializing, and the election of the 2007-08 Circuit Governor. For all the details, dates and locations, visit

SBA Bookstore Hours

SBA will be having Bookstore Hours again this semester. Check the door for our regular hours. Feel free to come in and buy your books or drop off last semester's books to be sold. In addition, some books are not always available at the SBA Bookstore. Therefore, SBA now has an bookstore site. You can purchase new and used books as well as study aids at this Web site. The address for the bookstore site is The Web address for the study aid site is

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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