Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 32 No. 7 (February 26, 2007)

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Professor David Fidler will speak on "Gender Politics, Gender Paradox: Obstacles and Opportunities in Establishing Global Standards for the Promotion and Protection of Women's Health" from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in room 122.

Learn about clerkships and law firm jobs with "Above the Law" blogger David Lat when he addresses, "Blogging, Clerking, and Law Firm Jobs" at noon on Thursday, March 1, in room 122.


B547 Internship Workshop

All students are invited to a B547 workshop from noon to 1 p.m. in room 123. Career Services staff and Jim Schutter will discuss the different aspects of the B547 Internship.


Lunch with a Lawyer

All students are invited to attend Lunch with a Lawyer with Bryan Babb, JD'99, and Sam Laurin, JD'87, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Lounge. The topic will be litigation and appellate practice. Please sign up on Symplicity.

Gender Politics, Gender Paradox

Professor David Fidler will host a lecture and discussion on "Gender Politics, Gender Paradox: Obstacles and Opportunities in Establishing Global Standards for the Promotion and Protection of Women's Health" from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in room 122. Come for wine, cheese, and a great discussion. Brought to you by the Feminist Law Forum.


Blood Drive

Save a life, give blood! Due to the heavy snowfall that Indiana recently endured, the blood supply is severely low, and your blood donation urgently needed. Phi Delta Phi (PDP) is organizing a Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the student lounge. Sign up online. Don't forget you'll snack on free juice and cookies!!

APALSA Presents 'Blogging, Clerking, and Law Firm Jobs'

David Lat, a graduate of Yale Law School, former 9th Circuit clerk, former associate at New York's Wachtell Lipton Rosen and Katz, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney, will be speaking at noon in room 122 on "Blogging, Clerking, and Law Firm Jobs." Lat has been featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and Newsweek. He currently writes a blog (previously titled Underneath their Robes) where he discusses law firm salaries, law firm, and government job interviews; the lives of Supreme Court justices; the most attractive members of the federal judiciary; and other contemporary legal issues. Lat describes his own blog as "Harvard Law Review meets Us Weekly."

Matthew Vandivier Sims Memorial Lecture

Professor Rebecca Dresser, Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law and Professor of Ethics in Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, presents "Terry Schiavo and Contemporary Myths about Dying" from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Rawles Hall 100, 831 East Third Street. Dresser teaches medical and law students about legal and ethical issues in end-of-life care, biomedical research, genetics, assisted reproduction, and related topics. Since 2002 she has been a member of the President's Council on Bioethics. She is the author of When Science Offers Salvation: Patient Advocacy and Research Ethics, and co-author of The Human Uses of Animals: Case Studies in Ethical Choice and Bioethics and Law: Cases and Problems. She has also written commissioned papers for the National Academy of Sciences and the National Bioethics Advisory Commission. For more information, contact: Richard Miller, Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, or 812-855-0261.


Trivia Night at Buffalo Wild Wings with LLSA

Ladies and gentlemen, start getting your teams together. It's time to put your random knowledge to the test. The Latino Law Student Association (LLSA) will be hosting a trivia night on March 7 at Buffalo Wild Wings, located at 1350 W. Bloomfield Road. There will be food, prizes, and $3 pilsners. Prize sponsors include Starbucks, Buffalouies, Lazerlite, and Associates of Integrative Health (Massages). Teams will be competing in groups of five. The cost of team entry is $10 per person. Starting next week, you can register from noon to 1 p.m. at the LLSA table in the lobby. The number of teams will be limited, so sign up as soon as you can.

Join the Health Law Society in the IU Relay For Life!

Hate cancer? Participate in the 2007 Indiana University Relay For Life, the largest national fund raising event for the American Cancer Society. This 24-hour event will take place March 31 to April 1. Everyone is welcome to join our team you do not have to me a member of the Health Law Society. Get info and join our team online at Contact Mary Nyman ( with any questions

SBA Hosts Spring Golf Tournament

The Student Bar Association (SBA) will host its Spring Golf Tournament at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at Eagle Pointe. The cost is $30 per golfer. The format will be a four-man scramble. Save the date and watch for more details.


The Student Body Supreme Court of Indiana University is currently accepting applications for Associate Justice positions for the 2007-2008 school year. You can pick up an application in the Indiana University Student Association office (room 387 in the Student Activities Tower of the IMU), or online. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 9, in the IUSA office or via e-mail to For questions or further information, please contact Chief Justice Meghan Dwyer at The court is the judicial branch of IUSA. We hear campus judicial board cases that have been appealed, acting as student representatives on three-person hearing commissions. We also confirm the new IUSA executive administration each year and make decisions when IUSA campaign issues arise or election results are disputed. We hold conferences with campus judicial boards to determine the consistency of sanctions and are also involved in editing the Student Code of Conduct. Additionally, court members serve on advisory boards such as the Bloomington Faculty Council, the University's Technology Policy Committee, and the Student Legal Services Advisory Board. The court is unique in that its decisions have the potential to impact the entire campus. Once appointed, an Associate Justice may serve on the court for the remainder of his or her time at IU.

Hurricane Katrina Spring Break Trip to New Orleans

No spring break plans? Consider spending the week in New Orleans doing important law-related work to assist Hurricane Katrina victims. U.S. District Court Judge Jay C. Zainey (E.D. La.) has invited Indiana Law students to work with New Orleans attorneys to research and trace home titles. Many displaced homeowners inherited their homes from relatives and do not have clear title. Without clear title, they cannot sell their property or qualify for government grants. Law students will also have the opportunity to observe proceedings in the federal courthouse and meet New Orleans-area attorneys and judges. Housing and transportation will be donated. Every effort will be made to secure funding to reimburse all food expenses. Volunteers will have evenings free to enjoy the magical city of New Orleans. If you are interested, please contact Jen Nagourney at for more information.

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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