Indiana Law Annotated for Feb. 24, 2020 (58:7)
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
Please apply on CareerNet by 11:59 p.m. 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.
Info Session with US Attorney
CSO welcomes the US attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Thomas L. Kirsch II, to campus. Please join us to learn about Mr. Kirsch’s career path.
Mr. Kirsch is a former partner at Winston & Strawn LLP, where he litigated commercial and criminal matters in trial and appellate courts across the United States. He also conducted corporate internal investigations and handled regulatory matters before numerous federal and state agencies. Before joining Winston & Strawn, Mr. Kirsch served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Northern District of Indiana from 2001-2008, focusing on white collar investigations and prosecutions, including the prosecution of numerous elected and appointed public officials. Mr. Kirsch received a BA in economics and political science in 1996 from Indiana University and a JD in 1999 from Harvard Law School. Room 124, 10:00-10:50 a.m.
Christian Legal Society Bible Study
Room 214, noon-1:00 p.m.
Singing for Summer Salaries—Milkshakes in CSO
CSO will have milkshakes today as a continuation of its fundraiser for the Public Interest Law Foundation's Singing for Summer Salaries.
American Constitution Society Immigration Panel
The American Constitution Society is pleased to welcome immigration attorney Christine Popp to talk about the recent immigration developments of the Trump Administration and their impact.
Ms. Popp is a partner with Popp & Bullman and helps immigrants navigate the complex immigration system. She has a particular focus on the most vulnerable populations, including people seeking asylum protection, U Visas (for victims of crimes), T Visas (for victims of human trafficking), and green cards under the Violence Against Women Act. Prof. Luis Fuentes-Rohwer will moderate the discussion. Food will be provided. Moot Court Room, noon-1:00 p.m.
Judicial Clerkship Program: Strategy Session for 2L Application Materials and Submitting Applications
This session is aimed at 2Ls who are considering clerkships and who are ready to apply for clerkships after graduation (start date fall 2021). We will discuss the current federal clerkship hiring program and the assistance the judicial clerkship program offers to those who want to apply early. Wherever you are in the process, this is the first and perhaps most important of three monthly strategy meetings we will hold to discuss clerkship applications this spring. Room 335, 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Judicial Clerkship Program: 2Ls Introduction to OSCAR
2Ls now have access to OSCAR (Online System for Clerkship Application and Review), the software for applications for federal clerkships. This session will introduce 2Ls to how to start creating your profile on OSCAR and how to use OSCAR to monitor positions posted for the fall of 2021. Room 213, noon-1:00 p.m.
Judges and Lawyers Assistance Project
A JLAP counselor will be here today in room 310. Call (317) 833-0370 to make your appointment.
Singing for Summer Salaries
Singing for Summer Salaries is the Public Interest Law Foundation's biggest scholarship-fundraising event. All money raised will be awarded to law students working in unpaid public interest internships this summer. Donations are being collected now through this link.
During the event, we will be running fun challenges led by professors and faculty. The winners of these challenges will be awarded prizes and vouchers from professors to put towards the singer of their choice. Come out for a chance to win gift cards, gym memberships, and other items provided by PILF. The professor who has raised the most money at the end of the event will sing a song in front of the school. Moot Court Room, noon-1:00 p.m.
Patent Trial and Appeal Board Clerkships: Q&A with Mitch Feldhake
Recent alumnus Mitch Feldhake, '19, will talk about his experience serving as clerk for the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board as well as about the application process. Mitch is the first Indiana Law graduate to earn a clerkship in this relatively new and highly competitive program. Please RSVP to attend this event on CareerNet. Lunch provided to those who RSVP. Room 214, noon-1 p.m.
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.
ChIPs Maurer Coffee Break
Join ChIPs Maurer for their monthly coffee break. This month we discuss the StrengthsFinder assessment and how to interpret your results effectively to excel in a professional context with Kate Caldwell and Laura Fonseca from CSO. Students may stop by CSO beforehand to pick up a copy of the book and complete the assessment. Coffee and treats provided by the Center for IP Research. Room 222, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Center for Constitutional Democracy Speaker Series: Ore Koren
IU political science professor Ore Koren will present "Civil Dissent and Repression: An Agency-Centric Perspective." CCD Conference Room, noon-1 p.m.
PGA Program: 2L Leadership Roles
Join your PGAs for a conversation about types of leadership roles, the skills they can help you develop, how to use those roles and skills in interviews, and the challenges of finding balance as a 2L in a leadership position. Room 213, noon-1 p.m.
Center for Law, Society & Culture Spring Speaker Series
Sam Erman, University of Southern California Law School: "Almost Citizens: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and Empire." Room 335, 4 p.m.
Environmental Law Society Mixer
Come join the ELS for a night of mingling with faculty and attorneys who are involved in environmental law!. Discuss careers in environmental law and enjoy light refreshments. Switchyard Brewing Company, 419 N. Walnut, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Admitted Student Day
Prospective members of the Class of 2023 will be in Baier Hall all day. Please help welcome them!
Congratulations, Trial Competition Winners!
The Advocacy Board would like to congratulate everyone who participated in the internal trial competition this year. Please join us in congratulating our champion, Craig Martin, and our other finalists, Willow Thomas, Christa Kumming, and Seamus Appel!
Faculty and Staff News
On January 27, 2020, Prof. Leandra Lederman gave the Tracy M. Sonneborn lecture at Indiana University. Her lecture was titled “The Importance of Transparency to Tax Administration.” On February 13, Professor Lederman participated in the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality’s symposium, on “Social Equality in the ‘Sharing Economy’?” She served as a discussant for Prof. Caroline Bruckner’s paper with Thomas Hungerford titled “Failure to Contribute: An Estimate of the Consequences of Non-and Underpayment of Self-Employment Taxes by Independent Contractors, and On-Demand Workers on Social Security.”
Indiana Law in Media
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