Indiana Law Annotated for Feb. 4, 2019 (56:4)
February 4, 2019
This Week in the Law School
Please plan to attend our second endowed lecture of the semester on Wednesday, as Princeton's Kim Lane Scheppele delivers the Addison Harris Lecture.
The Sherman Minton Advocacy Board would like to congratulate all of the competitors who took part in this year's Trial Competition over the weekends of January 19-20 and 26-27, it was one of our most successful competitions to date. A special congratulations to this year's Trial Champion Taylor Fontan (3L) and to Finalists Carolyn Haney (3L), Hannah Miller (3L), and Michael Smyth (2L).
Finally, the deadline to apply for semester and year study abroad programs for 2019-20 is Friday, February 8 at 4:30 p.m. (in person, room 220), or midnight via email to Dean Lesley Davis (email@example.com). Get more information about study abroad opportunities and the required application form. that must be submitted, can be found here.
Monday, February 4
Advocates for Life Meeting
Room 222, noon.
International Law Society Meeting
Room 213, noon.
Room 122, noon.
PGA Office Hours: Bouncing Back from Your First Semester and How to Talk With Your Professors
You are done with your first semester of law school, now what? Join your PGAs to talk about how to learn from your first semester and how to move forward in law school. RSVP on CareerNet. Room 124, noon.
A Palestinian Point of View with Human Rights Activist Bassem Eid
The Maurer School of Law is partnering with several campus organizations to host renowned speaker Bassem Eid. We would like to extend an invitation to all law students and faculty, as the presentation promises to be very interesting and relevant to their areas of interest (especially for those focusing on international law). Woodburn Hall 120, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, February 5
CLS Bible Study
Room 222, noon.
PILF Prosecutor Panel
Join the Public Interest Law Foundation and Career Services Office in the next of our monthly public interest career panel series. This month, we welcome prosecutors from several counties around the region, including Marion, Monroe, and Lawrence. Please see CareerNet for details and to RSVP for lunch. Room 122, noon.
PGA Office Hours: Time Management
Join PGAs Allie, Marissa, and Alexus for a discussion on time management. The three will provide helpful tips on how to navigate your spring semester, job-hunting, and 2L year. Room 124, noon.
The Creative Stress Obliterator: Valentines with Advocates for Life
Come share the love and join CSO's Creative Stress Obliterator along with Advocates of Life for some crafting as we make valentines for the residents at Hearthstone Health Campus: Providing Compassionate Service to Seniors in Our Community. Please see CareerNet for further details and the announcements section for other days. CSO, noon.
Judicial Clerkship Program: Overview and OSCAR Profiles for 2L/3Ls
The Class of 2020 gets access to OSCAR (the Online System for Clerkship Application and Review) a web-based system for recruiting for/application for clerkship and staff attorney positions in the federal judiciary on February 6.
With help from 3Ls Zachary Miller and Alex Van Dyke, we will walk you through the process of setting up your OSCAR profile, give you an refresher on how to connect with the Judicial Clerkship Program to upload your letters of recommendation, and discuss the next steps of the application process this semester. Please read through the links below, and have the last two documents handy on your laptop/tablet or in hard copy, so it is easier to follow along: OSCAR Applicant Prep Kit, OSCAR Quick Reference Guide for Applicants, OSCAR Applicant Guide. Faculty Conference Room (Third Floor), 5 p.m.
Lunar New Year Celebration
GONG XI FA CAI! Chinese/Korean New Year is right around the corner! Please come and join APALSA, ISA, and the Graduate and International Programs Office for a night of yummy Chinese food, calligraphy, dumpling making, karaoke, board games and mahjong. Faculty Lounge (Third Floor), 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 6
Addison Harris Lecture: Prof. Kim Lane Scheppele
Princeton University's Kim Lane Scheppele will present "In the Ruins of Constitutional Government" as the Addison Harris Lecture. Lunch is provided for those who stay for the lecture. Moot Court Room, noon.
CSO Career Expo
The Career Services Office will be welcoming nearly 40 attorneys. Tables will be set up in the lobby with representatives from a variety of law firms and organizations so that students can stop by and learn about different employers and practice areas. We will also be using several classrooms for mock interviews and résumé review with practitioners. Main Lobby, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 7
City of Chicago Virtual Panel
Please join CSO as we welcome a virtual panel of attorneys and recruiting personnel from the City of Chicago Department of Law. The attorneys will talk about the work they perform and the opportunities available to law students and law graduates. The Law Department is the City of Chicago's law firm, employing approximately 280 attorneys across 14 divisions representing more than 40 city departments with over 35,000 city employees. Employment opportunities include volunteer summer positions, paid law clerk, and paid lawyer positions. The summer application period ends March 1, so come hear about these opportunities and apply! RSVP on CareerNet. Lunch will be provided for those that RSVP. Room 122, noon.
Room 124, 1 p.m.
CLSC Speaker Series: Lee Alston
Lee Alston, Ostrom Chair, professor of economics and law, and director of the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University will be giving a talk titled, “What Can Law Learn From Institutional and Organizational Analysis?” Henderson House, 4 p.m.
Friday, February 8
The Basics: Identities and Uncovering Implicit Biases
The Student Affairs Office is sponsoring this presentation, which will feature IU Professors Rory James and Shed Siliman. Moot Court Room, noon.
Saturday, February 9
Diversity Law Day
Faculty and Staff News
For a full listing of recent faculty media appearances, visit The Docket.
Student registration is open for the Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair, which will be held on July 23, 2019 at the Embassy Suites in Chicago. Registration will close on March 21st. Please see CCBA Minority Job Fair for further information.
The 2019 American Bar Association Tech Show will be held from February 27-March 2 in Chicago. This is an opportunity for legal technology developers, lawyers, and industry experts to meet and explore the impact of new technology on the legal profession. This year’s conference features several educational tracks including Academic, Cybersecurity, Litigation and Trending Tech. In addition, the Expo hall will host many legal tech vendors and offer refreshment breaks. There will also be other opportunities for networking and meeting with experts outside of the conference. CSO is offering to pay the registration fee for up to 10 students. Email Dean McFadden with a brief statement of interest, describing how this conference will advance your career goals. Candidates will be screened for eligibility by the Office of Financial Aid.
Valentine's Day Card-making for Hearthstone
Come share the love and join Advocates for Life for some crafting as we make Valentines for the seniors at Hearthstone Health Campus. Help brighten the day of an elderly person in the Bloomington community. Monday through Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. in the Main Lobby.
DC Fall Semester Program Deadline Extended to Feb. 18
The due date for applications for the DC Program has been extended to Monday, February 18th to enable students who were not able to attend the information session on January 22nd to prepare applications and meet with their advisors before applying. Copies of the two course descriptions -- Field Placements (B 538) (8 credits) and Lawyering in the Public Interest (B 539) (3 credits) -- are in the Career Services Office and also are available from Mrs. Kimberly Hughes in Room 252A. To schedule an appointment to meet with the program's faculty sponsor, Professor Sarah Jane Hughes, next week, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students interested also can discuss the program with Prof. Jennifer Morgan of the Jerome Hall Law Library, email@example.com, or with their CSO advisor or with the Student Affairs Office. If any student has an interest in a placement for which the application deadline is during February or early March, please alert Prof. Hughes by email so that we can arrange to review your application before February 18th as needed.
Singing for Summer Salaries
PILF is gearing up for our annual signature event, Singing for Summer Salaries at noon on February 26. Our goal for this year's event is to raise $12,000 to fund our students' public interest summer work. This year's event will feature auction items provided by students as well as local businesses, challenges from professors and administrative offices, and delicious BBQ provided by our own Steve Withem. PILF is tabling every weekday from now until the event. Drop by the table to learn more about the event, pre-order your lunch, and vote for your favorite professor to serenade us all at SSFS.
2019-20 Positions at Indiana Law
Several administrative offices in the Law School are taking applications for positions for 2019-20. The following positions will be posted on CareerNet later in the semester: admissions fellows, career services office fellows, development fellow, practice group advisors, and diversity and inclusion fellow. Please note there are different deadlines for the positions with most of the deadlines falling after spring break. PGA and diversity and inclusion fellow applications are due February 28th. You are welcome to apply for more than one position, but you must indicate a preference when applying. See CareerNet for the individual position descriptions and for more information. Please note that not all positions are currently posted. They will be posted in the coming weeks.
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