Indiana Law Annotated Vol. 32 No. 14 (April 23, 2007)

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The ILA is signing off for the summer. Good luck on your finals. See you next fall!


Professor Kevin Collins' paper, "Propertizing Thought," has been selected for presentation at the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum to be held on May 18 and 19 at Stanford University.

Professor Sarah Jane Hughes will present her paper on duties of care and mistakes in payments titled "Duty Issues in the Ever-Changing World of Payments Processing: Is Judge Posner Right that It Is Time for New Rules?" at a conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on April 27. The papers and proceedings will be published in the Fall in a symposium issue.

On April 14, Professor Leandra Lederman presented her paper "'Stranger Than Fiction': Taxing Virtual Worlds" at the Critical Tax Conference, which was held at UCLA School of Law.


FTC's Harbour to Address Class of 2007

Pamela Jones Harbour, JD'84, commissioner with the Federal Trade Commission, will serve as the 2007 commencement speaker. The peer-elected student speaker is Peter Wozniak, editor of the Indiana Law Journal. The ceremony starts at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the IU Auditorium. Doors open at 2:15 p.m. No tickets are required.


Cate Leads IU Cybersecurity to 'Excellence'

The National Security Agency has assigned Indiana University "center of academic excellence" status for the academy's ongoing commitment to the protection of digital information from hackers and other Internet-savvy troublemakers. As a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, IU becomes a formal partner in national efforts to keep networks and computers safe and secure. Indiana Law Professor Fred H. Cate, director of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR), says the title "reflects the university's internationally recognized prominence in the study, teaching, and use of information technologies." According to the NSA, the center of academic excellence designation lasts five years and is the result of "a rigorous review" in which applicants are "evaluated against stringent criteria."

Annual Awards Recognize 'Serious' Teaching

Each year, the Trustees Teaching Awards, the Leon H. Wallace Teaching Award, and the Leonard D. Fromm Public Interest Faculty Award, granted annually, pay tribute to the School's continued and steadfast commitment to quality instruction. A student committee named Professors Kevin Collins, Laura Daghe, and Joshua Fairfield the 2006 winners of the Trustees Teaching Award. The Leon H. Wallace Teaching Award for 2006 went to Professor Joe Hoffmann, and the Public Interest Law Foundation named Professor Gene Shreve winner of the Leonard D. Fromm Public Interest Faculty Award. Beloved professor Roger Dworkin, who retires in May, received a special Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Award. Winners were recognized during a ceremony held April 16 in the Moot Court Room.

Students Win National Writing Competitions

Two students have recently won national contests for their writings. The Berkeley Technology Law Journal named 2L Doug Hass's article, "The Never-Was-Neutral Net and Why Informed End Users Can End the Net Neutrality Debates," the winner of its 2007 Writing Competition. Hass's article will be published in the BTLJ's Volume 22, Fall 2007 issue. Matthew Lawless, also a 2L, wrote a Comment, "The Third Party Doctrine Redux: Internet Search Records and the Case for a 'Crazy Quilt' of Fourth Amendment Protection," winning the UCLA Journal of Law and Technology Comment contest, which included a $1,000 prize. The piece will be published in the Journal later this year.

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.

Tell Us What You Think: Web Survey

Time is running out to make your opinions part of the Law School's Web redesign! Everyone can participate. To take the survey, visit and click the icon at the bottom right of the homepage.

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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