Indiana Law Annoated for April 2, 2018
April 2, 2018
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- This Week in the Law School
- Monday, April 2
- Tuesday, April 3
- Wednesday, April 4
- Thursday, April 5
- Friday, April 6
This Week in the Law School
Registration is this week. Rising 3Ls will select their fall 2018 courses on Tuesday and rising 2Ls and returning graduate students will select their courses on Wednesday. Students should be on the lookout for an email from Alexis Lanham with instructions and a link to the LORS.
If online privacy issues are your thing, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's David Greene is here today at 4 p.m. On Tuesday the CSO will host a mocktails reception on the third floor. Please plan to attend our last endowed lecture of the academic year on Wednesday at noon.
Finally, please be sure to read the 'Announcements' section below. There are many, many important items to take note of, including the LSSSE survey.
Monday, April 2
SBA's Staff Appreciation Award
Please join SBA in showing our appreciation for our wonderful staff members! The Staff Appreciation Award for March will be announced in the Main Lobby at 9:45 a.m. Coffee and bagels will be provided.
Eating a Plant-based Diet: Pros, Cons, and Other Considerations
Please join the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter to explore the possibilities of plant-based diets with registered dietitian Rachel Noirot. For questions contact James Schultz (email@example.com). Room 213, noon.
Journal and Moot Court Informational Session for BLSA 1Ls
The Black Law Students Association is hosting a session for 1L members to learn all about law journals and the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition. The 3Ls will talk about the value of journal and moot court, share their leadership experiences, and provide a general overview of the activities and expectations. Room 124, noon.
CLS Bible Study
Join us for our weekly meeting where we will read from the Bible and share in our faith. All are welcome to attend. Room 215, noon.
Cookies and Coffee with Dean Parrish
Join Dean Austen Parrish for complimentary cookies and coffee. Bring questions, concerns, or just stop by to say hello. Jerome Hall Law Library, 3 to 4 p.m.
Current Free Speech and Privacy Issues from the Electronic Frontier
Since 1990, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has been at the forefront of protecting civil liberties in the digital world. David Greene, the EFF's civil liberties director, will discuss some of the EFF's current work on free speech and privacy issues. Mr. Greene is happy to take questions in advance of his talk. Tweet him with your questions at: @davidgreene. All are welcome to attend. Moot Court Room, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, April 3
1Ls and 2Ls: Fall Externships and General Overview of All Programs
Prof. Inge Van der Cruysse will give an overview of all externship programs for academic credit the school offers in the fall (one day a week), and how to sign up for them. Applications for judicial externships are due at the end of May, and students will be walked through the details. Placements are available in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit (3Ls only, Bloomington); Federal District Court (Indianapolis); Federal Bankruptcy Court (Indianapolis); IN Supreme Court (Indianapolis); IN Court of Appeals (Indianapolis); IN Tax Court (Indianapolis); Indiana Trial Courts (in several counties). RSVP on CareerNet for this workshop so we can plan a light healthy lunch. Room 120, noon.
Politicians Picking Their Voters: What Can Lawyers Do About It?
Jay Yeager, '83, a partner with Faegre Baker Daniels, will discuss the pending Supreme Court cases on partisan gerrymanders in Wisconsin, Maryland, and North Carolina, and provide an inside look at the Wisconsin case and the newer Michigan case. He will share how lawyers from different disciplines have come together in the nationwide gerrymandering litigation effort. Prof. Luis Fuentes-Rohwer will provide Mr. Yeager's introduction. Moot Court Room, noon.
Health Law Society Transition Meeting
New Health Law Society e-board members, please join us for a transition meeting to discuss your duties and plans for the upcoming year. Please email Kiera Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. Room 213, noon.
Center for Constitutional Democracy JD Affiliate Info Session
The Center for Constitutional Democracy will hold an informational meeting for 1Ls who are interested in joining the center's JD affiliate program. During the meeting, center directors Susan and David Williams will give a short presentation, and the center's student executive board will field questions. Snacks and beverages will be provided. For more information about the Center for Constitutional Democracy, please visit ccd.indiana.edu. Room 124, noon.
"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 5:30 p.m. 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.
Wednesday, April 4
Early Snyder Lecture in International Law: Surabhi Ranganathan
In "The Legal Construction of the Ocean," Dr. Ranganathan will explore the evolution of the law of the sea over the course of the 20th century. She will focus on the political, economic and technological interests in the seabed, and trace its subjection to national and international regimes. Calling attention to the legally constructed imaginary of the ocean, her talk will re-examine views of both the sea and the law, which are commonly held, and presented as natural and, therefore, necessary. Suggesting instead a greater focus on the contingencies and false contingencies informing the development of the law, the talk will join a small but growing literature on the unnatural history of the sea. Moot Court Room, noon.
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 122, 5:20 p.m.
WLC Spring Networking Mixer
Join the IU Women's Law Caucus at Truffles for our spring networking event! Enjoy free hors d'oeuvres and mix and mingle with IU alumni from across the state. Incorporate the networking skills you gained from Maurer Mocktails the night before. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. WLC will also be selling wine glasses in conjunction with this event. Glasses are $10 each, or buy a ticket AND glass for just $15. WLC will table every day during the noon lunch hour leading up to the event. Truffles Restaurant, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 5
Exam Policies and Procedures for Graduate Students (Mandatory)
This mandatory session will cover exam policies and procedures for graduate students with Dean Lesley Davis and Rhea May. All graduate students who began their studies in spring 2018 are required to attend this meeting. Lunch will be served. Room 213, noon.
Career Choices: Law and Technology
Join panelists Haley Altman, CEO of Doxly, Inc., and Bruce Melton, CEO of Aequitask LLC, as they discuss careers in law and technology. Lunch will be provided to those students who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance on CareerNet/Events/Workshops. All students are invited to attend the scheduled small group sessions. Room 125, noon.
CACR Security Seminar Series: Maria Rerecich
The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research Security Speaker Series presents Maria Rerecich. She will be speaking on "The Internet of Things: Testing for Consumer Privacy, Security, and Data Practices." Faculty Conference Room, noon.
Tax Policy Colloquium: Leonard Burman
Prof. Leonard Burman, of the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, will present "A Universal Wage Credit: Filling the Gap in the 21st Century Labor Market" as part of the Tax Policy Colloquium. Room 213, 1:15 p.m.
CLSC Speaker Series: Barbara Yngvesson
The Center for Law, Society & Culture will host Barbara Yngvesson (Hampshire College Department of Anthropology), who will present "As-If Belongings: Legal Fictions, Adoptive Kinship, and the Ethnographic 'Real.'" Faculty Conference Room, 4 p.m.
Friday, April 6
CCD Speaker Series: Richard Albert
The Center for Constitutional Democracy will host Richard Albert (University of Texas Law), who will present "Discretionary Referendums in Constitutional Amendment." Henderson House, noon.
3L Pledge Campaign Committee Tabling
The 3L Pledge Campaign Committee will be tabling from 11:45-1:15 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday until graduation. The campaign is an annual event that encourages members of the 3L class to give back to the Law School. The committee will be collecting pledges (payable in July 2019) between now and graduation. This year the committee has decided to raise money for the Law School Fund for Excellence, one of the most important funds at the school because it provides the dean with the ability and flexibility needed to support students in various ways. Everyone who pledges will receive a t-shirt to commemorate their pledge and time at Maurer. We are striving for 100 percent participation. Stop by the table or fill out the form through the "quizzes" tab on the "2018 JD Class" Canvas page.
3L Graduation Awards and Faculty Speaker Vote
Starting today, April 2nd, 2018, our 3L graduating class will be voting for the Gavel Award, Outstanding Contribution to Student Life Award, and for the first time, the faculty speaker. We will be tabling Monday to accept nominations, and voting will be during the lunch hour on Tuesday and Wednesday until roughly 1:30 p.m. Each person can only vote once, and we will cross your name off a master list as you turn in your ballot. You may select up to five candidates in each category. If you select more than five, your ballot will not count. Descriptions of the awards are below. For those of you who are spending the semester out of Bloomington, please send your selections to the Office of Student Affairs at lawOSA@indiana.edu by Wednesday at 2 p.m. Description of Awards:
Gavel Award Nominations
Believing that there are many individuals who contribute immeasurably to the success and progress of the Law School and its students; we, the seniors of the year 1948 desire to give recognition to that individual who in our opinion has given the most during our enrollment. To select one of the many, approaches the impossible; however, to the end that throughout the years acknowledgment will be given to outstanding service performed for the School and its students, it is our hope that each senior class following ours will accept the responsibility, and yet the privilege, of selecting the individual who to them is the most deserving of this award.
Outstanding Contribution to Student Life Award
This award is given to a student in the graduating class. The award was created in recognition of the fact that there are valuable contributions to student life beyond academics. In deciding who should get this award, you may want to consider the following factors among others: general leadership contribution, meritorious service to committees and organization, contributions to community life, and unselfish help to other class members.
The professor chosen by the 3L class will speak at graduation.
The Inmate Legal Assistance Project Book Drive
Midwest Pages to Prisoners is a local organization supplying inmates in 10 states with reading material for their education and enjoyment. ILAP will be tabling during lunch over the next few weeks and will also supply drop-off locations in the CSO and Jerome Hall Law Library.
Any genres are welcome, but fiction, life skills, technical and vocational, criminal law books, and test prep books are particularly appreciated. Don't have any books to give away? We are also in need of materials such as clear packing tape, blank white paper, and pens. We also accept cash donations. We look forward to your donations to this great cause.
SLA Seeks E-board Members
Society for Law and the Arts is looking for executive board members for 2018-19. If you wish to run for a board seat please email email@example.com indicating your interest. Available positions are president, vice president, and treasurer. Please reach out to the above email address with any questions or for more details about the positions.
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.
Faculty Research Assistant Program
The Jerome Hall Law Library is now accepting applications for faculty research assistant for an ongoing research program. 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.
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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