Indiana Law Annotated for Feb. 17, 2020 (58:6)
Office of Admissions Seeking Fellows
The Office of Admissions is now taking applications for 2020-2021 admissions fellows. Current first- and second-year students are encouraged to apply for these volunteer positions, which include a $1,250 scholarship attached. Admissions fellows work closely with the Office of Admissions during the academic year to assist in recruiting and enrolling the entering class. Approximately 7-8 new fellows will be chosen for next year based on a variety of factors, including legal interest and geographic, personal, and/or socio-economic diversity. Please note that studying off campus for spring semester 2021 disqualifies a student from being an admissions fellow.
Apply now via CareerNet (deadline is midnight March 1). Note: Successful candidates will be informed using the same timeline that is used for PGAs and other fellow openings that will be advertised in the next few weeks.
Office of Student Affairs Seeking Fellows
Applications for the following paid, upper-level positions will open on Monday, February 17. Please apply on CareerNet by 11:59pm on Sunday, March 8 to be considered. Complete descriptions are available on CareerNet. Applications for Admissions Fellows and Research and Writing Fellows positions operate on a separate timeline.
Practice Group Advisors: Under the supervision of the Director of Student Affairs, approximately 24 upper level students will be selected to serve as Practice Group Advisors (PGAs). These students act as front-line mentors and guides to all first-year JD students, meeting regularly with a group of 7-8 students to discuss law school life, introduce students to social networks, facilitate PGA workshops, and support students through their Legal Profession coursework.
Career Services Office Fellows: The CSO Fellows will be ambassadors for the Career Services Office, work to promote the office and events to current law students, and support the staff in career development initiatives. The Fellows will carry out this mission by holding weekly office hours where they will provide peer-to-peer advice on job search strategies, résumé and cover letter reviews, and interview preparation. The Fellows will also conduct outreach to promote the activities and events of the CSO to the rest of the student body.
Diversity and Inclusion Fellow: Under the supervision of the Director of Student Affairs, the fellow will work with the IU community, law student organizations, different administrative offices, and legal professionals across Indiana to support and create programming that promotes dialogue and develops awareness around diversity, equity, and inclusion within the law school and the legal profession.
Access to Justice Fellow: The Access to Justice Program fellowship is a two-year commitment during your time at Indiana Law. A 1L or joint-degree candidate with two years left at the Law School will be chosen to help coordinate the school's student pro bono program with the returning 3L fellow. Responsibilities include coordinating and promoting numerous pro bono-centered events throughout the year, tracking student pro bono hours, working with student organizations, and conducting student outreach.
Development Fellow: The Development Fellow will report to the Executive Director and the Director of Annual Giving and will be responsible for a variety of projects, including the 3L Pledge campaign, researching best practices, stewardship (thank you) phone calls, and working to develop annual giving programs. Open to rising 3L students.
Student Loan Repayment Counseling
We will discuss the loan repayment timeline, repayment strategies, consolidation and refinancing, public service loan forgiveness, income-driven repayment options, and postponing repayment. Room 120, noon-1:00 p.m.
Christian Legal Society Bible Study
Room 214, noon-1:00 p.m.
Outreach for Legal Literacy Mock Trial Training
Plan to attend this required training session on how to successfully run your mock trial. Please contact the executive board if you have a scheduling conflict. Lunch will be provided. Room 124, noon-1:00 p.m.
Maquilapolis Documentary Screening
Join the Latinx Law Student Association and the Environmental Law Society for a screening of Maquilapolis. The film chronicles the lives of workers at maquiladoras along Mexico's northern border—massive sweatshops often owned by the world's largest multinational corporations. For law students only. Lunch. Moot Court Room, noon-1:30 p.m.
No events scheduled.
Judges and Lawyers Assistance Project
A JLAP counselor will be here today and on Monday, Feb. 24 in room 310. Call (317) 833-0370 to make your appointment. Today is also dog therapy day, so plan to stop by the Student Lounge from noon-2:00 p.m. for a little canine love.
Tax Policy Colloquium Speaker Series: Zach Liscow
Zach Liscow, Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School, will give a talk titled “Democratic Law and Economics.” Room 213, 1:15-3:15 p.m..
Kiki Documentary Screening and Discussion
Join BLSA and the LGBT Project to explore the intersection between race, sex, and gender through the documentary Kiki. Kiki explores these themes in the New York City ballroom dancing scene as black, LGBT youths create spaces to express themselves. This documentary examines the unique stigma that these individuals face. The intersection of blackness and queerness is unique and important to consider and learn about. Join us to watch the documentary and to learn more. There will be a discussion to follow. Snacks will be provided. For Indiana Law students only. Moot Court Room, 6:00 p.m.
Tips for Better Nutrition in Law School and a CrossFit Workout
Join your PGAs for a conversation with a campus dietitian about tips for maintaining a healthy diet during law school to avoid nutritional deficiencies. Don’t miss this hands-on demonstration of healthy snack options. RSVP on CareerNet. Student Lounge, noon-1:00 p.m.
Then try out CrossFit at a class hosted especially for Law School students. Get a great workout and learn more about how you can balance an active lifestyle with your busy law school schedule and fuel your body for success. RSVP on CareerNet. CrossFit Full House, 3655 S. Sare Road, 6:30 p.m.
Law School History Comes Alive Online
The Jerome Hall Law Library is excited to announce that you can now access many of the Law School’s recorded events online through IU Media Collections Online, a collaborative digital library. This represents the culmination of years of work to create a system for digitizing and preserving IU’s audiovisual materials.
In 2013 President McRobbie approved funding for the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative, and in 2015, the various libraries of Indiana University began submitting our locally produced audiovisual recordings to this project for digitization. At the Law Library, Mike Maben has been our project leader, identifying content to send out for digitization, and monitoring the entire process. In conjunction with the IU Bicentennial, the IU Libraries have begun releasing these digitized recordings for public consumption. Mike continues to be our project leader for this initiative, and is continually adding new Law School recordings to the collection.
To date, thirteen Law School recordings are publicly available, including such events as Lee Gelernt’s 2018 Ralph F. Fuchs Lecture and Don Gjerdingen's 2017 Last Lecture: Why You Should Enjoy Graduation. Dozens more are accessible to members of the IU community, by signing in at the top-right of the page; these restricted titles are recordings for which we do not have a copyright release from the speakers. Some gems from the restricted collection include the Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer, presided over by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and a home movie of the IU Law-Med Football Game of 1938. Mike will continue to add titles to this collection as time goes on, and is also adding records of these titles to IUCAT to make them easier for patrons to find.
Bloomberg Law Valentine's Day Activity
From now until February 19, you can receive a special treat just by stopping by the Bloomberg table in the lobby or office hours in the library to learn more about how to search Bloomberg Law News! Bloomberg Law office hours are held in the library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:15-3:15 p.m. For questions, please contact Cassandra Thompson at email@example.com. Hope to see you soon, and happy Valentine's Day!
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