Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 32 No. 12 (April 9, 2007)

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The Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies hosts "Democracy and the Transnational Private Sector" on Thursday, April 12, and Friday, April 13, in the Moot Court Room. Conference participants will examine issues and activities once deemed the exclusive domain of states, but now increasingly dependent on management and implementation by the transnational private sector. Visit for more information.

Professor Charles Geyh, who holds the first-ever John F. Kimberling Chair in Law, presents "Preserving Public Confidence in the Courts in an Age of Individual Rights and Skepticism" on Friday, April 13 at 4 p.m. in the Moot Court Room.


Lead Counsel to Discuss Lawrence v. Texas

The American Constitution Society (ACS) is proud to sponsor Paul Smith, who will give a talk titled "Lawrence v. Texas: Thoughts on Constitutional Impact Litigation"

at 12:15 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Smith, partner at Jenner & Block, was lead counsel for Lawrence in the landmark Supreme Court case Lawrence v. Texas, which led to a constitutional ban on the criminalization of sodomy. He will speak on this experience and reflect on the case as an example of the virtues and problems of constitutional impact litigation. Previous ACS speaker Michael Meltsner said Smith's argument in Lawrence is one of the best he's ever heard. Learn more about the case and hear the oral arguments at the Oyez Project: Pizza will be served.

Moore to Discuss International Law

The Federalist Society will be hosting its last speaker of the year at 4:40 p.m. in the Moot Court Room, after the 1L property class ends. University of Kentucky Law Professor David Moore will speak about the use of international law in U.S. courts. Food and soft drinks will be served after the event.

Moore previously served as a clerk to Justice Alito when he served on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and also worked as a trial attorney at the Department of Justice. His work can be found in the Harvard Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, George Washington Law Review, and Columbia Journal of Transnational Law.


Making the Most of Your Summer

Learn what you should be doing over the summer to enhance your job search next year. This 1L program, held from noon to 1 p.m. in room 123, will fulfill one PRACTICE Program requirement (category C). Students should sign up on Symplicity. Food will be served starting at noon and the program will begin at 12:15 p.m.

Federalist Society Meeting

The Federalist Society will be having its last meeting of the year at 12:15 p.m. The meeting will include elections for next year's executive positions. All dues-paying members are welcome at the meeting. Food and drinks will be served.


Lunch with a Lawyer

Bob Cramer from the Government Accountability Office will be available from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Lounge. Sign up on Symplicity. We realize there are several other programs occurring during the lunch hour, so you are welcome to come late after another meeting or leave lunch early for another meeting.


CACR Speaker Series: Zulfikar Ramzan

The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research Speaker Series presents Zulfikar Ramzan from noon to 1 p.m. in the Faculty Conference Room. Ramzan, senior principal researcher for the Advanced Threat Research Group of Symantec Corporation, will give a talk titled "The Current State of Phishing Attacks." This talk will survey the current state of phishing attacks, leveraging real-world data obtained through Symantec's data collection fabric. Ramzan will describe the magnitude of the threat and the latest trends in phishing attacks and how phishers try to circumvent existing countermeasures. This talk is free and open to faculty, staff and students.

Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition

Interested in learning more about participating in the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition? Board members will explain details of the competition and answer your questions at noon (location TBA). We hope to see you there!

Alumnus to Discuss Presidential Campaigning

Professor Pat Baude and New York lawyer David Carden, JD'76, who is working at a high level in the Barack Obama campaign, will meet informally with interested students at 3:30 p.m. in room 125 to discuss presidential campaigning. This is not a rally or Obama support group it's an opportunity to talk about the process of running for president and related questions.

Prospering in a Law Firm and Not Just Financially

Board of Visitors member R. Neil Irwin, JD'71, Bryan Cave, will talk to students from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in room 123. He will discuss alternative ways to get to the big firm; roles lawyers can play in negotiations, big, small, and solo practices; and expectations for summer internships and how you can make the best of it. The presentation is for all students. Students should sign up on Symplicity.

London Suite

Come see your fellow classmates perform in Law and Drama Society's Spring Production of the Neil Simon play London Suite at 8 p.m. in the Moot Court Room (doors open at 7:30). Tickets are $3 and will be sold all week at lunch and at the door. Be prepared to be entertained!


GPSO Speed Golf Fundraiser

The Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) will host a speed golf fundraiser for students, faculty, and staff beginning at 2:30 p.m. at Taylor's Par 3 on Old Hwy. 37 North. The fee is $10, rental clubs are $2. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in eight different age divisions, four men's and four women's. You can only use one club, one putter, and two golf balls. It is a whole lot of fun. Registration begins at 2 pm. Cash Prize for the fastest overall time. For more information, visit

Geyh Presents Inaugural Kimberling Chair Lecture

Professor Charles Geyh, a nationally recognized scholar on issues involving the judiciary and the first-ever John F. Kimberling Chair in Law, presents "Preserving Public Confidence in the Courts in an Age of Individual Rights and Skepticism." Join us at 4 p.m. in the Law School's Moot Court Room.

London Suite

Come see your fellow classmates perform in Law and Drama Society's Spring Production of the Neil Simon play London Suite at 8 p.m. in the Moot Court Room (doors open at 7:30). Tickets are $3 and will be sold all week at lunch and at the door. Be prepared to be entertained!


SBA Hosts IU Law Golf Championships

Students, Faculty, and Staff are all invited to participate in the IU Law Golf Championships hosted by the Student Bar Association (SBA) at 1 p.m. at Eagle Pointe, located 15 minutes south on SR 37. The cost is $30 per golfer. The format will be a four-man scramble. Golfers can sign up as teams of two or more or as individuals. Individual golfers should indicate their handicap when they sign up. To get more info about the course, go the their website at See you on the green!

Mark your calendars!

The Indiana State Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section (YLS) will hold its quarterly meeting at 1:30 p.m. 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!


Professor Jim Barnes has been serving on a National Academy of Public Administration panel commissioned by Congress to examine the current system used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for prioritizing its water resource projects. The Corps has faced criticism of its funding priorities for many years, and the criticism came into sharp focus when Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf Coast in 2005. In March, the Academy panel, headed by Louisiana State University Chancellor Sean O'Keefe, released its report and recommended sweeping changes in the way the Corps' budget is produced and ultimately funded. The panel recommended that the Corps, Office of Management and Budget, and Congress move from the current system that focuses on benefit-cost ratios of individual local projects and move to a strategic, systems-based budgeting system. The goal is to make the Corps a more reliable steward of the nation's critical water resource systems and guardian of its global competitiveness in the movement of waterborne goods. The panel concluded that the Corps also must be responsible for the safety of at-risk populations and the health of water-reliant ecosystems.

On March 23, Professor Pat Baude gave a paper on "Memory and the Twenty-First Amendment" to the American Society of Law, Culture and the Humanities at Georgetown University. The abstract is available at

Professor Craig Bradley's book, Criminal Procedure: Recent Cases Analyzed has been published by West. He has also been invited to be on the National Board of Academic Advisor's for the Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government, which will involve planning, attending, and speaking at conferences organized by the Center at the University of Arizona Law School.

On April 13, Professor Dan Conkle will present his paper, "The Establishment Clause and Religious Expression in Governmental Settings: Four Variables in Search of a Standard," at a conference on "The Religion Clauses in the 21st Century," sponsored by West Virginia University College of Law and the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

Professor Sarah Jane Hughes recently submitted the symposium draft of her new piece titled "Duty Issues in the Ever-Changing World of Payments Processing: Is Judge Posner Right that It Is Time for New Rules?" to be presented at the Symposium on a Unified Payments Law to be held on April 27, at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The article, along with others, will be published in 83 Chi-Kent L. Rev. (Issue 2, 2007-2008).

Professor Christiana Ochoa's article, "The Individual and Customary International Law" (provisional title), was accepted by the Virginia Journal of International Law. She presented a talk entitled "Cosmopolitan Activity and the Implementation of Gender Equality Frameworks" as part of the conference, Constituting Equality, on March 23 at Indiana Law.


Teaching Awards Ceremony

The Trustees Award, Leon H. Wallace Teaching Award, and Leonard D. Fromm Public Interest Faculty Award will be presented at noon on Monday, April 16, in the Moot Court Room. The awards, granted annually, serve as highly-coveted emblems for our faculty's continued and steadfast commitment to quality instruction.

"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


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

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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