Volume No. 6, Issue No. 21
February 17, 2003
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The J. BYRON MCCORMICK LECTURE is today, Monday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m. in the Ares Auditorium (Room 146).† Linda Greenhouse, Supreme Court Correspondent, The New York Times, will speak on "The Last Days of the Rehnquist Court:† Rewards of Patience and Power."

Student Enrichment Forums. This semester the College of Law will offer a series of Student Enrichment Forums in which professors give lunchtime presentations about areas of current interest in their work.† Each forum will take place in the Sullivan Room (Rm. 202) from 12:15 - 1:00 p.m., and pizza and drinks will be provided.† Space is limited to 25 students per forum, so sign up early for forums you would like to attend.† To sign up, sign your name on the list outside Martha Fennís office (Rm. 238), or e-mail her ( with the forum you would like to attend.† (Because we are not sure what the response will be, we are asking that for now you sign up for no more than 2 forums.)† The schedule is as follows:

Monday, February 24
Professor Harris, "What We Can Learn From Listening to Battered Women:† Voices of Survival."
Monday, March 10
Professor Hegland, "If Stephen King Can Discover Cujo, Can Judges Discover Law?"
Tuesday, April 3
Professor Korn and Meyerson Fellows Marina Hadjioannou (3L) and Scott Stein (3L), "Disability Law:† Issues and Research"
Monday, April 14
Professor Ratner, " 'I Thought the Rule was There is No Punishment in Contract Remedies,' or The Curious Punishment of Holding Someone to a Contract Despite Knowing that Person Didn't Enter Into It."

There's only one week left until the LWA Auction on Tuesday, February 25 at 12:15 in the lobby.† Faculty, staff, students, and friends of the law school will be bidding for their favorite items in both the silent auction from 9 a.m. to noon and the live auction that starts at 12:15.† Be thinking about how much you and your friends are willing to bid for a Argentine dinner for six at Professor Stevens' house with tango lessons or lunch for three with Professor Schneyer at the Arizona Inn.† One Ls, get your friends together to bid on the night of bowling for up to eight students with Professors Ratner, Atwood and Bublick.† LWA will be providing free pizza during the auction. Please bring your checkbooks or cash, as winning bidders are asked to pay at least 50 percent on their items the day of the auction.† Proceeds go to fund LWA community service projects and the annual IL Welcome Dinner.† Students can also drops off donations until Feb. 24 in the box downstairs outside the LWA office.

ACS will be having a pizza sale on Wednesday, February 18 during the lunch hour.† We'll be selling Costco pizzas and pop, including Diet Coke!

CLASS OF 2004 PICNIC AND SOFTBALL GAME: Friday, March 7, 2003 at Himmel Park.† Food, drink, and a 2L-Faculty softball game (contact Brent Harris to sign up for the 2L softball team).† Tennis and volleyball will also be available.† Please bring any sports equipment you have to the picnic.† Contact Maricela Meza with any comments or suggestions for the picnic.† Invitations will be handed out soon so check your mailbox.† RSVP by Monday, March 3, 2003 to Donna Ream in the Development and Alumni Relations Office, Room 120.

The 2003 Southwest Regional Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the International Law Society and The Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program, will be held at the Law College on February 20 - 22, 2003.† Originally named the "International Law Moot", the Jessup Competition held its first round at Harvard University on May 3, 1959.† In the subsequent years, 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 on six continents participate in the Competition.

The James E. Rogers College of Law Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program is pleased to present the first guest speaker as part of the Spring 2003 Colloquium Speaker Series.†The Honorable Sherry Hutt will present a seminar on "Indigenous Intellectual Property Issues and N.A.G.P.R.A." on Thursday, February 20 and Friday, February 21, 2003.† The seminar will be in the Sullivan Room from 3:40 to 6:00 p.m. followed by a reception.

The Grand Damages Competition is a closing argument competition in which each contestant makes a closing argument for the plaintiff in an injury cases, limited to the issue of damages.† The preliminary round of the will be held on Thursday and Friday, March 6 and 7.† The final round will be held on Wednesday, March 12 at 12:00 Noon.† Students who are taking, or have taken, Basic Trial Advocacy can sign up for the competition.† If you are interested in entering the competition, please sign up on the form posted on Professor Mauet's office door (Rm. 224).† The deadline for signing up is Friday, February 28.


Monday, 2/17 McCormick Lecture
  Linda Greenhouse, Supreme Court Correspondent for the New York Times
  "The Last Days of the Rehnquist Court:† Rewards of Patience and Power"
  10:00 a.m., Ares Auditorium (Rm. 146)
Tuesday, 2/18 ACS Pizza Sale
  Main Lobby
  The Practice of Employment and Labor Law
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 140
Thursday, 2/20 Preparing for the Patent Job Fair and the Patent Bar Exam
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 140
  IPLP Spring 2003 Colloquium Speaker Series
  The Honorable Sherry Hutt presents a seminar on "Indigenous Intellectual Property Issues and N.A.G.P.R.A."
  3:40 - 6:00 p.m., Sullivan Rm. (Today and tomorrow)