Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 32 No. 11 (April 2, 2007)

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IU's Center for Law, Society and Culture presents "Presidential Power in the Age of Terror Symposium" at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, in the Moot Court Room.


Intellectual Property Association Event

Sanders Hillis, JD'99, of Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione will present "The Nuts and Bolts of Finding an IP Job" from noon to 1 p.m. in room 120. Lunch will be provided. Hillis specializes in the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark matters. Please RSVP to Jenny Schuster ( so we can order enough food.


Attention all 3Ls

Please join your fellow classmates from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Grazie for wine, appetizers, and some class fun. Your 2007 Pledge Committee will be there to give you more information about our class campaign and goals. In addition to good food and drinks, we have a wonderful night planned that includes distinguished alumni guests. So mark your calendars and we'll see you for some fun. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Artnak at Our legacy: Make it personal!


Presidential Power in the Age of Terror Symposium

IU's Center for Law, Society and Culture examines current debates about presidential power in the United States during its spring symposium at 4 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. IU Political Science Professor William Scheuerman will deliver the keynote address, "Presidentialism and Emergency Powers After 9/11." IU Law Professor Dawn Johnsen and IU History Professor Nick Cullather will offer commentaries and conclude with an audience discussion.


On March 23, 2007 at the Equal Justice Conference in Denver, Professor Amy Applegate presented in a panel titled "Busting the Myths Preventing Effective Use of Mediation by Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs." This was an interactive, panel-led discussion of the myths and misconceptions that limit the use of pro bono mediation resources by legal services and pro bono organizations and programs. Her comments focused on the value of mediation to economically disadvantaged individuals, and whether and under what circumstances mediation can be appropriate in situations where there is evidence or allegations of domestic violence in a family relationship.


SBA Hosts Spring Golf Tournament

The Student Bar Association (SBA) hosts 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.

Mark your calendars!

The Indiana State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section (YLS) will hold its quarterly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, in room 214. Please join us and learn more about the projects and programs the YLS has lined up for 2007! Also, discover what the ISBA and the YLS can do for you! After the meeting, join the Council at Nick's from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for FREE food, drinks, and camaraderie! Please RSVP to Sherry Allan,, 800-266-2581. Everyone is welcome to attend! Please pass this message along to your friends and peers!

"Polish-German Post-Memory: Aesthetics, Ethics, Politics"

More than 40 scholars of Poland and Germany will convene at IU April 18 through 22 for "Polish-German Post/Memory: Aesthetics, Ethics, Politics." This interdisciplinary, international conference focuses on Polish-German relations and, specifically, on the competing memories of the traumatic events of World War II and beyond. To share in this exploration of the culture of memory (and the memory of culture), experts will focus on history, political science, law, ethics, cultural studies, literature, film, and performance. In addition to 26 lectures by guests from the United States, Canada, Germany, Poland, Great Britain, Switzerland, and Australia, His Excellency Janusz Reiter, Ambassador of Poland to the U.S., and Adam Michnik, editor-in-chief of Gazeta Wyborcza and visiting professor of Polish history at Princeton University, will deliver public addresses. The conference has been organized by IU's Justyna Beinek (conference chair) and Bill Johnston; and Heidi Hein-Kircher, Herder Institute, Marburg, Germany; Kristin Kopp, University of Missouri, Columbia; and Joanna Nizynska, Harvard University. Full program and registration details are available online at


SBA Elections

Elections for the 1Ls and 2Ls for Student Bar Association (SBA) Representative will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, April 2, and Wednesday, April 3. Please bring your ID to vote. You can vote for up to three individuals. The candidates from the 1L class are: Holly Snow, Larry Hagerman, Haroon Anwar, and Troy Liggett. The candidates from the 2L class are: Katie Jackson, Rachel Donahou, Kate Ahlgren, and Doug Hass. Good luck to the candidates!

Graduates: Last Chance to Submit Your Digital Photos

This week is the FINAL week to get digital memories from the last three years to Laura Ginn or Rachel Clark. Not to be confused with the library display in the lobby, this is for our video at the Friday night reception and Saturday luncheon. Please put a CD of photos together with memories you and your friends have made, and get them to Laura or Rachel (mailbox is fine) before the end of the day on Wednesday, April 4! We would really like to have all people represented for all three years so please help us out! THANKS!

2007-08 Admissions Fellows Application Deadline April 6

First- and second-year students are encouraged to apply for the Admissions Fellows program. Ten to fifteen Fellows will be selected to work with the Admissions Office during the 2007-08 Academic Year. Fellows work throughout the year to build relationships with potential applicants and admitted students. Responsibilities will include contacting students via telephone and e-mail; participating in open houses, online chats, and Spring Law Day; and to act as a Law School representative at other events. Fellows will be required to manage several student contacts and report progress at periodic meetings with the Admissions Office staff. This work will require 5+ hours a week. Fellows will be selected based on personality/interpersonal skills; previous participation in Law School activities, including Admissions programs and events; and personal interviews. Fellows will be compensated with a generous stipend each semester. Interested students should submit a resume and letter of interest to Dani Weatherford by Friday, April 6. Interviews will be scheduled for the week of April 16. If you have questions about the program, contact Weatherford at

Seeking Summer Admissions Assistants

The Admissions Office seeks to hire two first- or second-year students to work as admissions assistants. These students will work throughout the summer with the Admissions Office and serve as a resource and contact for prospective students. Applicants should be self-starters who are empathetic with the transitional and financial aid problems associated with moving to Bloomington and starting law school. An ideal applicant needs to be articulate, resourceful, creative, and a good advocate. Computer and typing skills are essential. The position will be available on a part-time basis ($10.00/hr) starting after exams and continuing through the end of August with flexible hours. Approximately 15-20 hours per week will be required. Interested students should submit a resume and letter of interest to Pat Clark by Friday by Friday, April 6. Interviews will be scheduled for the week of April 16. If you have questions about the program, contact Clark at

2007-2008 Campus Judicial Board

The Indiana University Office of Student Ethics and Anti-Harassment Programs is currently accepting applications for positions on the 2007-2008 Campus Judicial Board. At Indiana University, students currently enrolled in either undergraduate or graduate degree programs are held to the standards defined by the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. When allegations of personal misconduct occurring off of the Bloomington campus are reported to the Office of Student Ethics, the Campus Judicial Board responds by conducting informal conferences with the student. During these conferences, the Board determines responsibility and, if need be, recommends an appropriate and educational sanction to the Dean of Students.

The Campus Judicial Board is looking for representation from both the undergraduate and graduate degree levels. If interested, you must be able to devote a three-hour block of time each week to hearing judicial cases. There will also be a mandatory training session that all Board members must attend early in the fall semester. Leadership positions will be available and determined once the Board has been selected. To apply, please submit a current resume to Adam Henry, co-adviser of the Campus Judicial Board, at The deadline for applications will be at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 6. Interviews will be conducted during the week of April 9 through 13 and, if need be, April 16 through 18. If you are selected for an interview, further information will be sent to you via e-mail. Please feel free to contact Adam if you have any questions or concerns.

Student's Article to be Published in Harvard Journal

3L Laura Rochet's article, "The 'Data Slant': Why Lack of Media Generated by Minority Users Online is an Offline Problem," will be published in the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, Vol 19. The edition is scheduled for release on April 19 at the 10th Annual Latino Law and Public Policy Conference. For more, visit

SBA Bookstore Hours

SBA will have 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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