Indiana Law Annotated for Jan. 21, 2019 (56:2)
January 21, 2019
This Week in the Law School
There are a couple of training sessions for those looking to get involved this spring: from our terrific Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program to the Inmate Legal Assistance Project to mediation, there are many great opportunities to serve our communities.
The annual Rapheal M. Prevot, Jr. Barristers' Ball is quickly approaching (Saturday, Feb. 16), and ticket sales end this Friday. Get yours before they sell out.
Monday, January 21
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Join the Black Law Students Association as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by hearing him deliver his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, followed by open discussion. Prof. Jeannine Bell will provide a historical perspective. Hot lunch will be served starting at noon, and the speech will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Moot Court Room.
Tuesday, January 22
Intellectual Property Association Meeting
Join the Intellectual Property Association and the Career Services Office for a networking seminar on how to gather and maintain alumni contacts in the legal community. If you are in the Intellectual Property Association and would like an external mentor, attendance at this seminar is mandatory. In addition to the networking seminar, we will host a call-out for 1Ls and students with an interest in intellectual property to be a part of an exciting new pro bono opportunity in conjunction with our IP Clinic. Lunch will be provided. Room 120, noon.
Inmate Legal Assistance Project Welcome Back Event
The ILAP executive board will be available to talk to volunteers about their letter assignments and walk new volunteers through the letter-writing process. Lunch will be provided. Room 125, noon.
Admissions Student Ambassador Call-out Meeting
If you were a student ambassador last semester, please come to this meeting so we can recognize you. If you would like to be an ambassador this semester, you should also attend. RSVP to Kendra Abercrombie at: email@example.com. Room 122, noon.
LGBT Clinical Project Call-out
Do you want to get pro bono hours? Do you want to learn best practices for advocating for LGBTQ members? Join us as we discuss our spring programming and projects. Room 222, noon.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Training
VITA representatives will be present to answer questions about the certification tests. Room 121, noon.
Washington, DC Fall 2019 Program Information Session
2L students interested in the Law School's DC semester program for fall 2019 (and 1L students interested in fall 2020) are invited to this information session. Room 124, noon.
Wednesday, January 23
Library Research Workshop: Congressional Documents
Please join us for the first law library research workshop of the spring semester. Today we’ll be discussing how to research Congressional documents, including how to find them online and how to compile a legislative history. Please register in advance for the session on researching Congressional documents. Light refreshments will be provided. Jerome Hall Law Library Room 206E, noon.
IJLSE Elections for Vol. 8
The Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality will be hosting elections for the incoming editor-in-chief. All IJLSE members (2Ls and 3Ls) are required to attend. Dinner will be provided. Room 124, 5 p.m.
Thursday, January 24
CCD Speaker Series: Mona Lena Krook
Henderson House, noon.
Friday, January 25
No events scheduled.
Last day to purchase Barristers' Ball tickets. See introduction for details.
Saturday, January 26
Bar Support: MBE Diagnostic Workshop
For all who participated in the diagnostic test, this is the follow-up session. To receive your results, you must attend this workshop, where Themis will go through strategies of how to answer multiple choice questions and to review the skills bar examiners are testing in this section of the exam. This is a great eye-opening opportunity to learn what you need to continue to work on while you are in law school and how to mentally prepare for the summer of the bar exam. For more information, please email Mrs. Liz Bodamer at firstname.lastname@example.org. For those who attended all the Themis Workshops in the fall, if you attend this final session, you will automatically be entered in a drawing to win a bar support programming grand prize, an iPad. Room 121, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Faculty and Staff News
Indiana University Bloomington Executive Vice President and Provost Lauren K. Robel, '83, was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education in an article describing her path from the Law School to Bryan Hall.
Carl James, the Law School’s audio-video coordinator, has accepted a position as manager of client services and support at the IU College of Arts and Sciences IT Office. Carl has done a fantastic job of providing desktop support and creating high-quality videos for us for the past 5 ½ years, and as much we regret losing him, his new position is a terrific opportunity for additional responsibility and professional growth. A search is under way for his successor. Carl’s last day at the Law School is Friday, February 1. Best wishes, Carl!
For a full listing of faculty media appearances, visit The Docket.
On Jan. 22 you are invited to join Dean Austen Parrish and fellow Indiana Law alumni and friends for an Indianapolis alumni reception at Rock Bottom (10 West Washington Street, Indianapolis). Feel free to stay after and watch the Hoosiers take on Northwestern later that night. Complimentary drinks and appetizers provided. RSVP on CareerNet.
Don’t forget to submit your materials for the spring on-campus interviews. Deadlines vary so be sure to check. If you have any questions about OCI, stop by CSO and meet with a fellow. They are happy to walk you through the process.
Spring break trips to Washington, DC and Chicago. Join CSO for visits with attorneys and alumni at large law firms, the Justice Department and other government agencies, Capitol Hill, and public interest organizations in DC and with law firms that typically participate in on-campus interviewing and on-location recruiting in Chicago. Capacity is limited, so sign up soon. RSVP on CareerNet.
Basic mediation and restorative justice training
The Community Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM) offers a 40-hour training program for community members interested in learning about conflict resolution, mediation, and restorative justice. Participants will enhance their interpersonal skills in communication and listening, problem solving, and negotiation, and they will increase their understanding of restorative justice philosophy and methods, sources of conflict, and processes leading to constructive conflict resolution. The training should benefit any community member concerned with managing conflict and its resolution. The training provides the background and skills necessary to work as a community mediator and restorative justice practitioner and qualifies participants to volunteer in CJAM’s programs.
The winter training will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. over five weekend days, February 16, 17, 23, 24, and March 2 at the Law School. The training will be led by senior mediators and restorative justice practitioners. Tuition is $300, or $275 if received by January 16. Scholarships are available. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or phone the office at (812) 336-8677. Go to our website, www.cjamcenter.org, to download an application. Payment can be made by credit card at the website or by check with your application.
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