Indiana Law Annotated for September 20, 2010 (39:4)
- This Week in the Law School
- Monday, September 20
- Tuesday, September 21
- Wednesday, September 22
- Thursday, September 23
- Faculty News
This Week in the Law School
Last week the Law School honored two students and a recent alumnus for their exceptional dedication to pro bono work. If you've ever considered volunteering your time and getting hands-on legal experience in the process, there are two opportunities this week to help get you started. For students interested in doing pro bono work through a student service project, there is mandatory training on Wednesday from noon to 12:45 p.m. The Shalom HELP Clinic will provide training on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. More than 150 students performed 14,000 hours of pro bono work last year. This is your chance to add to that impressive total!
Always one of the most anticipated events of the fall, the Environmental Law Society's annual fundraiser at Oliver Winery takes place Thursday night from 7 to 10 p.m.
The Law School will be hosting some of the country's finest intellectual property scholars Thursday and Friday for a major conference on patent law. We are offering 9.75 hours of free CLE. Alumni interested in attending still have time to register. Visit the conference website for further details.
Monday, September 20
Labor and Employment Law Society general meeting. Room 120. Noon.
Tuesday, September 21
OUTLaw October planning and elections meeting. Room 213. Noon.
Health Law Society call-out meeting. Room 120. Noon.
Think Global: Working in the Field of International Law
The International Law Society's first event of the year will be a roundtable discussion featuring students who gained experience in international issues or worked in a foreign country recently. From working in multinational corporations to law firms to international organizations, this event will provide students with greater perspective on what careers and areas of international law they are most interested in. Lunch will be provided. JD students should RSVP on Symplicity. LLM students should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Wednesday, September 22
Pro Bono Mandatory Training
The Access to Justice program and the Student Affairs office are conducting a mandatory training session for students doing pro bono work through a student service project, ILS, D10, or Shalom Community Center. (Ethics training for other student volunteers and interns will be scheduled later in the year.) This training will set a common baseline and framework for understanding core ethical issues of confidentiality, conflicts, competence, and unauthorized practice of law. Professor Charles Geyh will conduct the training. The training will take place from noon to 12:45, in the Moot Court Room. Students should have RSVPd through Symplicity by last Wednesday. The Law School will provide lunch.
Thursday, September 23
OWLS meeting. Room 124. Noon.
Student Animal Legal Defense fund call-out meeting. Room 120. Noon.
Resume Writing Information Session for International Students
Dean Michael Keller from the Office of Career and Professional Development will present resume writing tips for the international graduate student who wants to learn how to prepare a Western-style resume. This session will be of particular interest to students in the Graduate Legal Studies Program who plan to participate in the 2011 NYU School of Law International Student Interview Program (ISIP) or who will need a resume to aid in finding an internship or job after graduation. Look for more career-service programs specifically for law graduate students in the near future.
Professor Ethan Michelson: Is Rural China More Harmonious? Assessing Change in Five Counties, 2002-2010
Ethan Michelson, associate professor of sociology and law, will unveil on Thursday preliminary findings from a new rural survey completed in China in February. New central government policies launched beginning in 2004 designed to "construct a new socialist countryside" take direct aim at the root causes of conflict and discontent, and thus present a unique opportunity to study a natural experiment that affects the lives of hundreds of millions of China's villagers. The data suggest that, on the whole, the new policies have been a resounding success. However, despite improvements in local state-society relations, a huge trust gap between local and central levels of government persists. Professor Michelson's presentation will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 335.
Shalom HELP Clinic Training
The Shalom HELP Clinic will have its spring training session from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Law School in room 120. This training is mandatory for participation in the clinic. The Shalom HELP (Homeless Experience Legal Protection) Legal Clinic is sponsored by the Shalom Community Center and is a pro bono attorney referral program designed to assist Bloomington's homeless and low-income communities in a variety of legal areas. The clinic operates on Friday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church
Environmental Law Society Oliver Winery Event
Join the Environmental Law Society for its annual fundraiser at Oliver Winery. Please come enjoy an elegant evening of wine tasting, food, beautiful piano music, a silent auction, and lots of fun from 7 to 10 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Environmental Law Society. Tickets are $10 for ELS members who have paid their dues and $15 for everyone else. For the event, please be sure to bring your ID for wine (must be 21+) and credit card for the silent auction. We will send an e-mail out to assist groups in organizing carpools. For further information or tickets, contact Jillian Roundtree at email@example.com.
On Wednesday, Carolyn Waldron, director of the environmental law program at the IU Maurer School of Law, will give a talk entitled, "15 Percent and Growing: Restoring Indiana's Special Places" as part of Green Drinks Bloomington, a lively, informal social networking event for people from all walks of life who are interested in making a greener world. Ms. Waldron will speak from 6 to 6:30 in the banquet facility of Upland Brewing Company. The public is invited to attend.
1Ls Needed as Moot Court Bailiffs
The Moot Court board is currently seeking 1Ls to serve as bailiffs for the fall rounds of the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition. The time commitment is just one hour and those who participate will be entered into a drawing for a BARBRI gift certificate. If you are interested, contact the Moot Court board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SBA Bookstore Open
The SBA bookstore is now open Monday-Friday from noon to 1 p.m. If you want to purchase your books and supplements at a great price and/or want to sell your books at a price you set, the SBA bookstore is the place for you.
IU Student Association Supreme Court Vacancy
Due to an unexpected vacancy on the Indiana University Student Association Supreme Court, the Court will be accepting applications for an Associate Justice position for the 2010-11 academic year. The Court is looking for applicants who are driven individuals who seek to make a difference on campus and participate in the Indiana University judicial process. The application is available on the Supreme Court's website. If you have any questions please visit the Court's website or contact the Court's Chief Justice, Tara Maloney, at email@example.com.
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 $25, lock in your tuition price for your bar review class in 2013 (or 2014), and get a helpful first-year review book containing a 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 (via the NCBE website at www.ncbex.org) and the BARBRI/MPRE review course. This semester we are offering the MPRE for free to all students so take advantage of this wonderful offer! If you have any questions, please contact Renee Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Justice Mediation Center (CJAM) is conducting a 32-hour workshop for any community member interested in helping facilitate community mediation and victim-offender reconciliation. Training will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 18, 19, 25, and 26 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 principal 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 www.cjam.org or by e-mailing email@example.com. For more information, visit www.cjam.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 812-336-8677.
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