Indiana Law Annoated for March 26, 2018 (54:10)
March 26, 2018
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- This Week in the Law School
- Monday, March 26
- Tuesday, March 27
- Wednesday, March 28
- Thursday, March 29
- Friday, March 30
This Week in the Law School
Many student groups are holding elections this week for next year's board positions. Student Affairs wants to encourage you to participate in the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) in the coming weeks. Your answers help make us a better school.
Speaking of being better, the Law School is the proud recipient of the Erik Chickedantz Award, presented to us by the Indiana State Bar Association's Wellness Committee for our promotion and support of healthy lifestyles.
Finally, a belated congratulations to Lisa La Fornara, '18, and Sarah Lode, '19, for advancing to the quarterfinals in the Williams Institute Moot Court Competition at UCLA earlier this month. Another team, consisting of Ash Kulak, '18, and Patrick McGovern, '19, also participated in Williams this year.
Monday, March 26
Clinic Call-out Monday
Interested in learning how to investigate, interview a client, draft a document, mediate, or give legal advice to a real person? Come hear about all the various exciting clinical opportunities that will impart important skills and training and help you satisfy the experiential/skills course requirement. Clinics present an excellent opportunity to apply theory to practice, learn by doing, and impart important skills in a small-group setting under the guidance of a seasoned lawyer. Fellow students will share highlights of their clinic experiences, and clinical professors will explain their programs and answer questions. A non-pizza lunch will be served. Please sign up on CareerNet under the events tab. Room 125, noon.
FLF Board Elections
Feminists, the time has come to elect executive board members for the Feminist Law Forum next year. If you would like to run for a position you must be present at this meeting. Available positions include: president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. We will also be discussing upcoming FLF projects. Hope to see you all there! Room 213, noon.
The Current Climate of Consumer Rights
Join the American Constitution Society and Business Law Society for a panel on the current state of the nation's consumer protection laws. Panelists will include Prof. Pamela Foohey and Kelley School of Business Prof. Jeff Prince. The panelists will examine a wide array of contemporary consumer issues, including forced arbitration, financial regulation, the recent Wells Fargo and Equifax scandals, and more. Food will be provided. Moot Court Room, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27
International Legal Practice: Insights from Professor Buxbaum
Please join ISA and SBA in welcoming Prof. Hannah Buxbaum for her discussion about international legal practice. Before teaching at Maurer, Prof. Buxbaum worked in the area of international securities transactions in the New York and Frankfurt offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell. Prof. Buxbaum has taught in several countries, and has authored a multitude of leading publications in the areas of private international law and international litigation. Please bring any questions you have about international law or Prof. Buxbaum's impressive career, as there will be time following her discussion to ask. Lunch will be provided. Room 125, noon.
On-Campus Interviews Explained I: Logistics and Research
Believe it or not, you need to start thinking about and planning for 2L summer soon. This session (mandatory for any 1L who wants to participate in Law School recruiting programs) is the first of two to help you prepare for the on-campus and on-location interviewing programs as well as other ways to apply for 2L summer jobs. Although many of the employers who conduct on-campus interviews are big law firms, OCI includes smaller firms, government, and some public interest employers. If you plan to participate in any of the school's recruiting events, you must attend this program so you can learn all about the various opportunities and the logistics of applying. Our special guest, Chrishantha Vedhanayagam from Bloomberg, will introduce you to very helpful tools to research employers that can help you decide whether you want to apply to them, write your cover letters, and shine in interviews. Lunch provided for those who RSVP 24 hours prior to the event. Moot Court Room, noon.
Faculty Advising Session for 1Ls
Please join us for a session on course selection and advising. Upper-class faculty will talk about their subject areas and provide academic planning strategies specific to those areas. This session is a companion to the broader academic session offered by the Office of Student Affairs and individual advising appointments with staff and faculty or student groups. It's a great chance to hear from multiple faculty about academic offerings. Moot Court Room, 4 p.m.
Loan Repayment Counseling for Class of 2018
During the session, Paul Leopold will distribute a copy of your federal student loan borrowing history, outline your repayment timeline, review your consolidation options, discuss ways to postpone repayment (deferment and forbearance), discuss federal loan forgiveness and income-driven repayment options, and answer your repayment questions. Room 125, 5:20 p.m.
CLS Film Screening and Board Finalizations
Please join the Christian Legal Society to watch The Passion of Christ movie. We will also be finalizing our board for 2018-19. Room 120, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 28
IP Course Discussion and IPA Elections
Questions about which IP courses you should take next semester? Wondering how you can take part in an IP moot court competition next year? Join the CIPR and IPA as we answer all your questions and share our recommendations with you over lunch. The meeting will conclude with elections for the 2018-19 IPA executive board. All IPA members are encouraged to attend and vote. Room 124, noon.
How to Step Up and Speak Out: Fostering Respectful and Open Dialogue in Your Surroundings
Please join some of your PGAs and the Office of Student Affairs for a special workshop. We have partnered with Step Up! IU to bring you an informative session that focuses on skills to improve open and respectful communication in our academic environments-classrooms, forums, even hallway chats among friends. This is a good opportunity to pick up some leadership skills that will prove useful in leadership roles here at the Law School, as well your future careers as advocates. Lunch will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon.
Legal Technology Workshop
The Jerome Hall Law Library will host a workshop on using common legal technologies, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Acrobat. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Space is limited, so register now. Law Library 206E, noon.
Ostrom Lecture on Environmental Policy
The second annual Ostrom Lecture on Environmental Policy will be presented by Stanford Law School's Barton (Buzz) Thompson. He will present "Civil Wars: The Challenges of Interstate Waterways." A reception in the Faculty Lounge will follow. Room 121, 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 29
PAD 2018-19 Executive Board Elections
Phi Alpha Delta Adams Chapter will be holding its elections for 2018-19 board positions. Any current 1L or 2L PAD member is invited to run for the various positions. If you are a current PAD member, even if you are not running for the board, please attend this meeting to cast your votes for next year's officers. Lunch will be provided. Room 124, noon.
Personhood in the 21st Century: A Discussion
Join the Advocates for Life for a discussion about what it means to be human in light of some of the latest developments in biotechnology (e.g., three-parent babies, stem cell research, and human-animal chimeras). AFL advocates for the dignity, respect, and protection of all people, but what does it mean to be a person in the 21st century? Room 121, noon.
Tax Information Session for International Students and Scholars
All students and scholars who hold a J or F visa will have to file Form 8843, and those who have income from a U.S. source will have other forms to file as well. In order to assist with this compliance requirement, the VITA team at Indiana Law will be holding an information session to assist with the completion of these forms. Please bring a laptop computer with you to the session. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Room 120, noon.
CCD Speaker Series: Richard Welch
The Center for Constitutional Democracy will host Col. (Ret.) Richard Welch, who will present "Constitutional/Institutional Reform and National Reconciliation in Iraq." Henderson House, noon.
Boolean Searching Workshop
Come to the Law Library's next research workshop of the semester and learn tips and tricks for successful Boolean searching. Searching on both Lexis and Westlaw will be covered. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Space is limited, so register now. Law Library 206E, noon.
Career Choices: International
Join panelist Wen-Chen Chang (National Taiwan University) for a discussion on international careers. Lunch will be provided to those students who RSVP on CareerNet/Events/Workshops. All students are invited to attend the scheduled small group sessions. Room 125, noon.
Road to Partnership
The Feminist Law Forum, Federalist Society, Women's Law Caucus, and Business Law Society are happy to jointly present an event that will highlight the variety of obstacles one may face on the path to becoming a law firm partner. Our panel consists of four alumni who are current partners, a former partner, and on partner track. We encourage all attendees to come with questions. Dinner (Falafels) will be provided. Moot Court Room, 5 p.m.
BLSA Executive Board Elections
If you paid dues this year, please come exercise your right to vote at the 2018-19 elections. Candidates will share their agendas for the upcoming year. Dinner will be provided. Room 122, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, March 30
Career Choices: Work-Life Integration
Join panelists Melissa Orizondo, '16 (Faegre Baker Daniels LLP), Eric Jones, '16 (Ernst & Young), and Michael Novak, '14 (Valdez & Trevino) as they discuss work-life integration. Lunch will be provided to those students who RSVP on CareerNet/Events/Workshops. All students are invited to attend the scheduled small group sessions. Room 125, noon.
LSSSE Survey Reminder
Your voice counts! Please take the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE). Your responses help us identify what is going well and what could benefit from more attention or a different approach. Last year, we had a record high response rate! This year, we hope that more than 75 percent of you will respond. The survey is conducted by an independent research center; your responses and comments are anonymous to the Law School.
Business Law Society executive board elections are coming up. If you are a current or prospective member and wish to run for a board seat please email email@example.com by Friday, indicating your interest. Available positions are president, vice president, treasurer, alumni relations, events coordinator, and competition coordinator. Please reach out to the above email address or contact Derek Ventling (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or for more details about the positions.
IP Theory Applications
If you missed the call out meeting for the IP Theory journal but are interested in applying, you're not too late! Please send a statement of interest (under 1000 words) and two copies of your resume (one with GPA redacted and one with GPA displayed) to email@example.com by Friday. There will be no write on competition or cite checking exam. Please contact Jessi Falender (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Derek Ventling (email@example.com) with questions or for further details.
Faculty Research Assistant Program
The Jerome Hall Law Library is now accepting applications for faculty research assistant for an ongoing research program at the Maurer School of Law. Successful applicants will be responsible for conducting research on a variety of topics for members of the faculty. Topics and research methods will vary by project. Faculty Research Assistants will be trained, supervised, and given assignments by the student services librarian. FRAs will be expected to work up to 29 hours per week during the summer. The number of hours will vary with the number of faculty research requests. Hours are flexible. FRAs must be located in Bloomington for the summer due to the occasional need for in-person consultations and research training. The positions are limited to rising 2L and 3L JD students. To apply, please submit a CV, a (one paragraph) statement of interest, and the name and email address of one Law School reference to Kimberly Mattioli (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions have been filled.
"Maurer Mules" Mocktails
Practice the skill of "working the room" — networking with as many people as you can by striking up conversations and chatting briefly. Handling hors d'oeuvres and beverages while also trying to negotiate can be tricky. Meet at 5:30pm in the Faculty Conference Room (Room 335) to discuss the etiquette of cocktail hour networking and to receive your one drink ticket, which can be used for soda or one of our three signature "Maurer Mules." We will then move to the Faculty Lounge for the Mocktail Hour to practice with local attorneys and CSO staff at 6 p.m. Please sign up for this event on CareerNet by Thursday, March 29.
March for Hunger
Please join SBA in fighting hunger in Southern Indiana. Each year during the month of March, our community comes together to collect canned goods and money donations for Hoosier Hills Food Bank. In the past, we've been named the "most philanthropic law school in Indiana" and we'd like to retain that title. Bring your canned goods to the SBA table during the lunch hour or drop off donations at the lower-level SBA office at any time during the month of March. Please give any money donations to a member of SBA in person. Main Lobby, ongoing.
Opportunity for Rising 2Ls and 3Ls: Become a Dean's Writing Fellow
The legal writing faculty are seeking students who will be 2Ls or 3Ls in 2018-19 to be selected as Dean's Writing Fellows. Successful candidates will receive a $1,500 scholarship per semester. The position description and application requirements are posted on CareerNet. The deadline is Tuesday, April 10.
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