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Application for 2015-2016 Faculty Committees and Non-Faculty Committees.

Faculty Committees

Faculty Committees address important issues relating to law school administration. Law student participation on the Faculty Committees is designed to allow student input on curricular, extracurricular, and administrative matters that affect students most. It is also designed to give the faculty a clearer understanding of student needs. Committees are subject to change, but students are currently involved in the following committees:

Student Petitions and Appeals
  • Hear and decide appeals relating to the Law School’s Academic Regulations
  • Assist with additional matters that may be referred for determination
Educational Policy
  • Reassess the curriculum and educational programs of the school and related matters
  • Make recommendation to the dean and faculty for appropriate changes
Career Services Office Advisory Committee
  • Assist with policies, practices, and programs of the office
  • Screen applicants for admission to the J.D. program
  • Advise the dean and faculty on matters of policy affecting student admissions
Non-Faculty Committees, GPSO and ISBA

In addition to recommending applicants to Dean-Appointed Faculty Committee positions, there are a number of other committees and organizations that the SBA appoints students to.

Dean’s Social Media Strategy Committee

The Dean's Social Media Strategy Committee is geared towards delivering the law school experience to the world outside, especially to prospective students of IU Maurer School of Law. We function across social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr...) and our main goal is to provide content for the students, by the students, and of the students. We are looking for two motivated 1Ls with some type of background or interest in social media marketing to join our committee. You will work closely with the rest of the committee and the school's social media coordinator, James Owlsley to create original content for publication. It is a very minimal time commitment of maybe two hours per week. You must be available on Sundays at 5pm in order to participate in our bi-weekly meetings.

Career Services Office Student Advisory Committee

  • Meets monthly with Dean Tatum and CSO Staff to discuss the effectiveness of the programs of the office.
Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO)

GPSO is the student government for all graduate and professional schools. Maurer sends six representatives to serve on this committee each year. These representatives attend monthly GPSO meetings on behalf of all law students. They also volunteer for GPSO activities throughout the year, and participate in graduate student networking events.

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ISBA Student Representative Description

The Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) has recently formed the Law Student Subcommittee (LSC) as a division of the Young Lawyers Section (YLS). The LSC will be one of the first of its kind, unmatched by most all of the other voluntary state bar associations. The LSC will consist of two (2) members from each accredited Indiana law school, the Student Bar Association President and an elected ISBA Student Representative, for a total eight (8) members. In summation, the LSC will governandwork to increase law student involvement in the ISBA. The LSC will hold its first meeting at the ISBA Annual Meeting in French Lick from October 7 through October 9. Each LSC member will receive certain reimbursements for the travel and lodging.

The ISBA Student Representative will serve on the eight (8) member LSC, as well as the ISBA Membership & Membership Benefits Committee. As a member of the LSC, the ISBA representative will be charged with general governance responsibilities. The ISBA Representative will also be responsible for serving as the point of contact person for their classmates regarding all ISBA activities and events with opportunities for law student participation, including networking events, conferences, mentorships, and all section related programming. The representative will also be charged with providing the ISBA opportunities to present programs in their law school. Apart from various responsibilities, the ISBA Representative will have the opportunity to network with influential members of the ISBA, partake in experiences unavailable to others, and participate in the initial development of the LSC.