Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 32 No. 9 (March 19, 2007)

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Welcome back students!


IBA Presentation

The Indianapolis Bar Association (IBA) will do a presentation on the benefits of being a member and their bar review course from noon to 1 p.m. in room 125.

Financial Aid Presentation

Please join the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) as Director of Financial Aid Jim Schutter presents "Mission Possible: Strategies for Affording a Career in Public Interest Law." Dean Len Fromm will also discuss details about the School's loan repayment assistance programs. The presentation directly follows PILF's general meeting at 12:30 p.m. in room 124.


Judicial Clerkship Application Workshop

Learn the nuts and bolts of the judicial clerkship application process from noon to 1 p.m. in room 123.

Patent Practice and Bar Presentation

A patent practice and bar presentation will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in room 312 of the Lewis Building.

ELS Sponsors Global Warming Event

The Environmental Law Society (ELS) hosts "An Inconvenient Truth" at 7 p.m. in the Whittenburger Auditorium in the Indiana Memorial Union. Local naturalist Jeff Riegel, one of the first 50 people in the world trained and licensed to give the presentation on global warming made famous by Al Gore's Oscar-winning documentary, will present.

Evidence of America's demand for information on and solutions to global climate change is mounting, from President Bush's State of the Union address in January, to the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's February report, to, of course, Al Gore's Oscar acceptance speech. For years, many Hoosiers have been concerned about global climate change as an issue that endangers polar bears and coastal areas alike. Now people are discovering that the effects are a threat to the way we live in Indiana, from the energy prices we pay to the crops we raise. A diverse group of student, community and faith organizations has banded together to create a major event that will go a long way towards educating Hoosiers about this pressing issue highlighting solutions in personal, regional, and national contexts. For more information, contact Jay Heeter with the ELS at 919-641-6903 cell or


Judicial Clerkships Reception for Faculty and Students

Students planning to apply for judicial clerkship and faculty who have done judicial clerkships are invited to a reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge.


SBA Casino Night

Get excited for SBA's annual Casino Night held in conjunction with Spring Law Day. Play poker and welcome prospective students from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge. The cost is $10 if you are playing poker and $5 if you are just playing blackjack. Food and drink will be provided. There will be prizes for the winners!


Professor Fred H. Cate spoke at the 28th annual Higher Education Law Conference about privacy issues and the impact of Facebook, and at Stetson Law School about the failure of fair information practices. He attended the annual meeting of the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Washington, where he spoke on the impact of U.S. civil discovery rules the human resources operations of multinational companies, and he moderated a panel of national data protection commissioners on the future of privacy protection. Cate also met with the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security responsible for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), as well as the general counsel and other senior officials of the TSA about privacy and security issues. He spoke at a law firm conference in London on the conflict between U.S. civil discovery rules and European data protection laws.

Professor Ajay Mehrotra presented an overview of his book project, Sharing the Burden: Law, Politics, and the Making of the Modern American Fiscal State, 1880-1930, on March 13 at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, Mass.


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.


SBA Elections

Are you interested in running for Student Bar Association (SBA) representative? Elections for SBA representatives are coming soon. Nominations are due by noon on Friday, March 23. The nomination box will be on the front library desk. Please include name, e-mail, and class year. The nominees meeting will be on the following Monday, March 26, and elections will be the first week of April. Look for more details on the posted flyers. Please e-mail or any of your SBA representatives if you have questions about running.

IU Trial Competition Team Places Third in Regional Competition

Five students on the IU Trial Team came in third in the American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition held in Indianapolis March 1 through 4. They are R.J. Butler, J.D. Lyons, Kristina Jansen, Shaun Raad, and Paul Threatt. The annual Distinguished Advocate Award goes jointly to Threatt and Jansen, who had to step up from being alternates to competitors on only a few hours' notice. Their third-place finish under the circumstances is truly extraordinary. This was a victory for the whole team, which has worked together all semester. The other team members are Marques Brooks, Ernest DuBose, Meghan Dwyer, Jeremy Handshuh, Camille Johnson, Claire Munger, and Mickey Weber. Congratulations to all.

Submit Your Photos for Graduation Display

It is time to begin the planning for the graduation display for the lobby. As we have done in the past, we want to do a collage of pictures, memorabilia and clippings commemorating your years of law school. We have already gathered a few things, but the real source of such items is all of you. We will return all the items to you following graduation. Please submit print pictures (standard sizes), digital photos, law school memorabilia, newspaper clippings (with newspaper and date), and anything else of significance to you which will fit in the display case and is in reasonably good taste. Please get these items to us as soon as possible. The display goes up in early April. The submission deadline is Friday, March 23.

Each item must have a completed form attached that includes your first and last name and the address where you want it returned. You can pick up these forms at the Reference Desk or in the Library Office. For pictures, include the first and last name of each person in the picture as well as what current class standing is (1L, 2L, 3L, NonLaw), what event is pictured, and what year it was taken. You may also include a caption if you would like. We reserve the right to omit any item if needed. Give items only to the librarians in the reference office or to the secretary to the Law Library director. To ensure they are not lost or that we have all the necessary information to return the items, do not just leave them in the office or at the Circulation Desk.

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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