Indiana Law Annotated for Jan. 20, 2020 (58:2)
CSO Job of the Week: Legal Intern
Four legal internship positions are available in the areas of consumer justice, immigrant justice, and victim justice. Positions are unpaid and are supervised by a staff attorney at the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, Indianapolis. See job IDs 17251, 17252, 17254, and 17255 in CareerNet for details.
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In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday and IU's Bicentennial. Several campus-wide events are scheduled.
"The Other America" Screening and Discussion
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. left a lasting mark on US history for his involvement in the civil rights movement that led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Even after this victory, he continued to fight for justice and equality. One of his final speeches in 1968 emphasized the issues America still had to confront and resolve. Join us as we watch Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. deliver "The Other America" speech and discuss how the message still applies today. Moot Court Room, noon-2:00 p.m.
Spring Student Organization Fair
Please come to the first-floor lobby to learn about the law school’s many student organizations and how you can get involved in the spring semester. Noon-1:00 p.m.
Information Session for Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
The Atlantic Council's Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, now in its 8th year of competition, will take place on March 20-21 at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. The Cyber 9/12 Challenge is a strategy competition where teams will respond to an evolving scenario through multiple rounds of competition. The competition is designed to encourage collaboration among various academic disciplines, from business and law to technology and engineering. Please contact Rachel Dockery at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Room 213, noon-1:00 p.m. The event will be accessible on Zoom and recorded for anyone who is unable to attend.
What Now? Learning from the First Semester Experience
Join Director Beck for a brief session during which you will evaluate your first semester experience and identify strategic adjustments you might make in order to maximize your success during the second semester. All first-year students must attend this session once, which will be offered six times during the first two weeks of the spring semester. Space is limited at each session. Please reserve your spot on CareerNet. Room 120, 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Join Inmate Legal Assistance Project (ILAP) for a call-out meeting to learn about how you can gain hands-on experience with legal research and writing while also having an opportunity to visit your clients in person at a federal correctional center. Food will be provided! Room 213, 5:00 p.m.
Coffee with Dean Parrish
Join Dean Austen Parrish and a few of your classmates for a casual conversation over complimentary coffee. The group will meet in the Dean’s Suite and head out to a nearby coffee shop from there. Sign up by emailing Libby Steinbach at email@example.com. Spaces are limited. 11:00 a.m.-noon.
Washington, DC Semester Externship Program Info Session
2L students interested in the Law School's Washington, DC Semester Program for fall 2020 (and 1L students interested in fall 2021) are invited to this information session where Professor Sarah Jane Hughes will describe the program and recent program participants will discuss their experiences. Room 120, noon-1:00 p.m.
Student Ambassador Information Meeting
As a student ambassador, you will meet with prospective students, possibly take them on tours of the law school, or take them to a class with you. The informational meeting will cover the requirements for being a student ambassador and any additional information you will need to know. Lunch will be provided! RSVP to Kendra Abercrombie (firstname.lastname@example.org). Room 122, noon-1:00 p.m.
What Now? Learning from the First Semester Experience
See Tuesday's listing. Room 120, 3:30-4:15 p.m.
SGSO Treasurer Training
Join Professor Julie Head for a training focused on best practices and accounting principles for managing student organization finances. If you are the treasurer of a law school student organization classified as SGSO, please attend this session. Interested executive board members are also welcome to attend. Room 335, noon-1:00 p.m.
Protective Order Project: Spring Returning Volunteer Training (Session #1)
Welcome back, POP members! All returning members who want to volunteer this spring must attend a mandatory training. Please plan to attend this session or Session #2 (1/28 at noon). This training is for all POP members who have already completed the new volunteer training (including volunteers who have been previously involved in POP but were not members last fall). Room 124, noon-1:00 p.m.
How to Perform Well in Interviews
Have questions or concerns about performing well in interviews? CSO is offering informal drop-in hours to answer your questions and assuage your concerns. Stop by the faculty lounge any time between noon and 2:00 on Thursday, January 23. You’re welcome to come alone or with a friend.
What Now? Learning from the First Semester Experience
See Tuesday's listing. Room 124, 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Intellectual Property Association Trivia Night
Join IPA for a night of trivia, games and socializing. The Cade, 217 N. Walnut, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Introduction to CareerNet and Job/Internship Search Resources for Graduate and Exchange Students
Join Kate Caldwell, Senior Director for Career Services, to learn how to use the CSO’s database, CareerNet, and to get tips about other resources that can help with a job or internship search. RSVP in CareerNet. Note: Pizza will be provided for those who RSVP. Room 213, noon-1:00.
Say "Yes" to eduroam/IU Secure Certificate Upgrade
Accept the new security certificate on January 22 when prompted. IU’s Wi-Fi network, eduroam/IU Secure, is upgrading its security certificate. On January 22, eduroam/IU Secure may prompt you to accept the client authentication certificate on all of your wireless devices. Say “yes” to accept the certificate and stay connected.
For assistance, contact the UITS Support Center.
Important Changes to the MPRE in 2020
For those planning to take the MPRE in March, please be advised of some updates to the 2020 MPRE from the NCBE:
- The exam is no longer administered on a Saturday. It will be offered on Thursday, March 12, and Friday, March 13. Students must select one of several 2-hour appointment times on one of these weekdays. This will be the same for the August and October MPRE administrations.
- Students will visit a Pearson VUE testing center to take the exam on a computer. Please select your testing center when scheduling your test appointment.
- The registration deadline is February 12, 2020. There is no late registration deadline. The earlier you register, the more choices you will have as to testing location, date and time.
- If you are seeking accommodations for the March exam under the ADA, please apply for accommodations as soon as possible and check your “NCBE File Cabinet” frequently for updates about your application.
- Any questions should be directed to NCBE at (608) 280-8550 or by email to email@example.com (for questions about registration) or firstname.lastname@example.org (for questions about accommodations).
Internal Trial Competition Begins
Interested in gaining confidence and polishing your public speaking skills? Sign up for Indiana Law's Internal Trial Competition! The preliminary rounds for this year’s competition will be held on Saturday, February 1, and later rounds will be held February 8, 9, and 13. Compared to the fall’s moot court competition, the internal trial competition involves a very limited time commitment and no writing component. No previous experience is required. A Trial Trivia Night, combined with an optional trial training session, is scheduled for this Thursday, January 23 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The deadline for signing up is Tuesday, January 21. Competitors may sign up individually or as pairs. Please see the email from lawmoot or the All Classes Facebook Page for more information. Contact Allison Hilmer at email@example.com with any questions.
Office Hours from Bloomberg Law
Bloomberg Law is offering office hours in the Jerome Hall Law Library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Please stop by with your questions about Bloomberg Law, or for help registering for your free Bloomberg Law account. You are also welcome to contact Bloomberg Law product advocate Cassandra Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up another time to meet or for any additional questions. Hope to see you at office hours!
Book Discussion: Stony the Road
A group of faculty, staff, and students is planning to discuss Stony the Road, the new book by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. about Reconstruction and the backlash to it on February 28 in room 222 at noon. Any interested member of the Law School community who wishes to read the book is welcome to participate. Lunch will be provided. Contact Dean Orenstein (email@example.com) if you’re interested.
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 15, 16, 22, 23, and 29 at the Law School. The training will be led by senior mediators and restorative justice practitioners. Tuition is $300 ($275 if received by January 26). Scholarships are available. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the office at (812) 336-8677. Go to our website, 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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