Indiana Law Annotated for September 7, 2009 (37:2)


The Access to Justice Program is hosting a Pro Bono Awards ceremony and fair at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Moot Court Room. Food, opportunities, and fun will be provided.



PILF Call-out Meeting

The Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) invites all new and returning law students to a call-out meeting at noon in room 125. Lunch will be provided. Come join us to find out more about what we do and how you can get involved! We will be discussing PILF committees, 1L Representatives, getting a team together for Hoosiers Outrun Cancer, and our first big event: softball.

JD/MBA Informational Session

Professor Mark Need will be holding an informational session for any students interested in the JD/MBA programs, both those with the Kelley School of Business and the new program with Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea, at noon in room 213. Current joint degree students are encouraged to attend to answer questions about the programs.



Access to Justice Program Pro Bono Awards Ceremony and Fair

Join us for awards, food, opportunities, and fun at noon in the Moot Court Room. Help us honor the students who made the largest commitment to pro bono work last year, then mingle with organizations from the community, and learn more about volunteering to meet the Law School's new goal of 60 pro bono hours while at Indiana Law. Want to learn more? Find us on Facebook at Access to Justice Program (IU Bloomington) or e-mail



CJAM Basic Mediation Training

The Community Justice Mediation Center (CJAM) is conducting a 32-hour workshop for any community member interested in helping facilitate community mediations and victim-offender reconciliation. Training will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 12, 13, 19, and 20 in room 214 at the Law School. Participants who complete the training are eligible to work as CJAM volunteer mediators; however, any community member interested in learning basic mediation skills is also welcome to participate. Professor Emeritus of Law Edwin H. Greenebaum will serve as the principle training instructor. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and taught Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation at Indiana Law until his retirement. Tuition is $200, although a sliding scale is considered when applicable, and scholarships are available. Registration forms are at or by e-mailing For more information, visit the Web site or call 812-336-8677.

WLC Call-out Meeting

The Women's Law Caucus (WLC) will be holding a call-out meeting at noon on Monday, Sept. 14 (room TBA). Non-pizza lunch will be served. Please come and learn more about our organization and the events we have planned for this year such as speakers, community activities, an etiquette dinner, and our infamous charity auction! All are welcome, including the men of the Law School!

Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions and the Impact on Environmental Law

The Environmental Law Society is sponsoring a presentation titled "Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions and the Impact on Environmental Law" from noon to 12:50 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, in room 124. Professors John Applegate, Rob Fischman, and Jim Barnes will make up the panel of speakers at the presentation. As the title suggests, the panel will be discussing the likely impacts of the fascinating array of environmental law cases that have been decided by the U.S. Supreme Court over the past year. For more information, please contact Will Gardner at



Secretary of Energy David Chu has reappointed Professor Jim Barnes as a member of the department's Environmental Management Advisory Board for a term ending Sept. 30, 2011. The board provides advice to the secretary and the department concerning the remediation of nuclear and hazardous wastes at the country's weapons production facilities as well as the programs for ongoing management of those sites.

Over the summer, Professor Craig Bradley published, "'Knock and Talk' and the Fourth Amendment" in the Indiana Law Journal and "Interrogation and Silence: A Comparative Study" in the Wisconsin International Law Journal. His two latest columns for Trial Magazine appeared in the June and August issues.

Professor Marshall Leaffer's treatise, Understanding Copyright Law (4th ed.), has just been published in a Japanese language translation by Lexis/Nexis Japan. Professor Leaffer cannot understand a word of it, but likes the way it looks.



Kelley Information Session/Reception

Indiana Law students are invited to attend an information session/reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sept. 17, in room CG0034 at the Kelley School of Business. Please come hear about our program and meet others with similar interests as we all work together to bring the best of business and life sciences together! To learn more about us, please visit

2010 Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

It's time to apply for the 2010 Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. All applications are welcome. Previous moot court experience and relevant course work will be considered, but neither is required. Priority will be given to upper-class students, but 1Ls should submit just their names as an expression of their interest in Jessup so that they can be contacted by Professor Christiana Ochoa about the Jessup Competition. Please submit a current resume and a statement of interest (covering relevant experience and reasons for interest in the competition) to Dean Len Fromm, in room 022, no later than Friday, Sept. 11. Applications will be reviewed by a faculty committee. Further announcements about open call outs for a couple of other external moot court teams are forthcoming.

Now 40 years old, the Jessup Competition has risen to the preeminent position of being the world's largest and most prestigious international law moot court competition. Today, approximately 1,500 students from more than 300 law schools in almost 50 nations participate in the competition. Participants compete in regional and national competitions in their respective countries. Winners from these competitions advance to the international rounds, which have been held, historically, in Washington, D.C.

The Indiana Law team will consist of four students and will be coached by Professor Ochoa. During the fall semester, team members will produce two written memorials (analogous to a brief); oral arguments will take place during the spring semester. For more information, visit

BARBRI Tabling

BARBRI will be tabling from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday for the remainder of the semester. 1Ls can sign up now for any state for only $50 (limited time offer, additional $50 payment due Oct. 31, 2010), lock in your tuition price for your bar review class in 2012 (or 2013), and get a helpful first-year review book containing review of all of your required classes for your first year as well as example outlines and helpful study questions. Upper-level students should stop by and pick up their upper-level review books. Upper-level student sign-up requires $250. Don't forget to sign up for the MPRE and the BARBRI MPRE review course. You must have $250 paid on your account to sign up for the MPRE review.

Scheduling Events

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Audio-Video Services

Requests for AV services should be sent to Max Exter 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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