Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 32 No. 13 (April 16, 2007)

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The Trustees Award, Leon H. Wallace Teaching Award, and Leonard D. Fromm Public Interest Faculty Award will be presented at noon today, Monday, April 16, in the Moot Court Room. Please join us.


Teaching Awards Ceremony

The Trustees Award, Leon H. Wallace Teaching Award, and Leonard D. Fromm Public Interest Faculty Award will be presented at noon 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.

Final ELS Meeting

The last Environmental Law Society meeting of the academic year is at noon in room 122. We will wrap up the year, talk about summer plans, and elect the next group of officers. Our usual, extraordinary pizza lunch will be provided. Please plan to attend. Contact Joel Watkins ( if you have any questions.


Basketball at Assembly Hall

The lucky winners of the Women's Law Caucus Auction Basketball Package will get to show off their skills against each other and a Professor Dream Team in a tourney starting at 5 p.m. at Assembly Hall. Please come and support your favorite players and professors. Bring your own cheerleading uniforms.


On April 28, Professor Charles Geyh will serve on a panel titled "The Independence of the Courts" with former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor; New York Times reporter Linda Greenhouse; and Judith Kaye, Chief Judge of the State of New York in the first-ever joint meeting of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, in Washington, D.C. Geyh recently presented "Preserving Public Confidence in the Courts" at the University of Houston Law School; "Judicial Ethics and You" to the IU Chapter of Phi Delta Phi; and was a speaker in the series, "In Nine We Trust: How the Supreme Court Got the Last Word," featuring Professors Frank Michelman, Frederick Schauer, and Richard Hesse, sponsored by the Northeast Cultural Coop, in Moultonborough, N.H.

On March 30, 2007, Professor Marshall Leaffer presented a paper titled "Trademarks and Keywords, Transnational Issues," at Georgia State University School Law in Atlanta for a conference, "Global Perspectives on Intellectual Property."

Professor Leandra Lederman has had two articles accepted for publication, including "Stranger Than Fiction": Taxing Virtual Worlds, 82 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 2007 (forthcoming) and "Statutory Speed Bumps: The Roles Third Parties Play in Tax Compliance," 60 Stanford L. Rev. 2007 (forthcoming).

Professor Ajay Mehrotra presented his paper "The Paradox of Retrenchment: Post-WWI Republican Ascendancy and the Consolidation of the Modern Fiscal State" at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago on April 14. He will present his papers "Mergers, Taxes, and Historical Materialism" at the Harvard Law School's Tax Policy Seminar in Cambridge, Mass., April 18; and "Lawyers, Guns & Public Monies: World War I, the U.S. Treasury, and the Administration of the Modern American Fiscal State" to be the Boston University School of Law Legal History Workshop in Boston on April 26. He wrote an entry, "Karl N. Llewellyn," in the Encyclopedia of Law & Society: American and Global Perspectives (ed. David Clark, Sage Publications, 2007).


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"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

Indiana Law Journal Volume 83 Seeking Submissions

As the end of the semester approaches, 2Ls and 3Ls who are finishing seminar papers and other research projects are strongly encouraged to submit those pieces for publication. The Indiana Law Journal is currently seeking articles for inclusion in both the Volume 83 print edition and the new online Indiana Law Journal Supplement, which debuts this fall. All students who are completing papers this semester both short (5 15 pages) and longer articles and notes are strongly encouraged to submit them for publication. Authors should submit articles for review at Contact Doug Hass, Volume 83 ENCE, with any questions about submissions.

Student Article to be Published in Intellectual Property Journal

2L Doug Hass's article, "A Gentlemen's Agreement: Assessing the GNU General Public License and its Adaptation to Linux," will be published in the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property, Vol. 6. The article is scheduled for release on April 30. 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

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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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