Indiana Law Annotated for April 6, 2020 (58:12)
Lots of great posts have gone up already where you've shared where you are and what you're doing. Please keep posting them on the Law School's social media pages, or post them on your own page and tag Dean Parrish so he can repost or retweet. The state's stay-at-home campaign, #INthistogether, is another good place to share your stories.
Law School Zoom Backgrounds Now Available
Are you looking for some nice backgrounds to liven up your Zoom presence and keep our lovely campus top-of-mind? We've put about a dozen interior and exterior shots of Baier Hall in this Box account. Help yourselves, and enjoy!
PS: Remember that your best source for information about the Law School's response to the COVID–19 virus can be found in this special section of our website. It is updated often.
Ken Turchi, ILA Editor
Moot Court Competition Call-Out
Calling all 1Ls and eligible 2Ls! The Sherman Minton Executive Advocacy Board is hosting a call-out meeting for the 2020 Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition. Please attend to learn about the Competition generally, the process for registering for the Competition, how you can earn academic credit for competing, and how you can get involved in external moot court competitions. If you have any questions, you can contact the Executive Advocacy Board at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you.
This meeting will be hosted via Zoom at noon EDT. If you are unable to attend the live session, it will also be recorded.
Center for IP Research Office Hours
CIPR’s administrative director, Casey Nemecek, will be available to answer any questions you may have or to generally touch base with anyone who needs it. Check in from noon-1:00 p.m. on Zoom.
Registration Is This Week
Rising 3Ls (Class of 2021) will choose their fall courses on Tuesday, April 7; rising 2Ls (Class of 2022) and returning grad students will choose their fall courses on Wednesday, April 8. Watch for an email from Alexis Lanham that contains more info about the registration process.
Students: Remember that if you're having trouble logging in on Zoom or running into any other difficulties during our remote learning environment, Garron Quimby in the Jerome Hall Law Library is your contact. You can reach him at (812) 855-9777 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rising 2Ls and 3Ls: Become a Dean’s Writing Fellow
The legal writing faculty are seeking students who will be 2Ls or 3Ls in 2020-21 to be selected as Dean’s Writing Fellows. Successful candidates will receive a $1,500 scholarship per semester. The position description and application requirements are posted on CareerNet. The deadline is Tuesday, April 14.
Tech Skills for Lawyers - Procertas Legal Technology Assessment
In 2013, Casey Flaherty, in-house counsel for Kia Motors, sent attorneys at the top firms that represent Kia a technology audit, testing their efficiency with products like the Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat. He expected the training to take them around an hour; instead the time ranged from 2.5 to 8 hours. Office technology skills are not a focal point of your legal education, but they are critical in many aspects of an attorney's day-to-day work (for example, properly redacting documents). Casey left Kia Motors shortly thereafter and developed Procertas, a technology training tool for law students, based on the audit he gave to the Kia attorneys.
The Jerome Hall Law Library recently acquired a license to this product, and you should have received a welcome email from Procertas LTA inviting you to activate your account. If you would like to hone your technology skills, check it out! By completing the entire technology assessment, you can earn a digital badge to put on your LinkedIn account, alerting potential employers to your specialized technology skills. If you have any questions, reach out to Ashley Ahlbrand, email@example.com.
Online Access to the Bluebook
Did you leave your Bluebook in Bloomington? The publishers of The Bluebook have given us complimentary access to the online version of The Bluebook through the end of the semester. If you are in need, email Ashley Ahlbrand, firstname.lastname@example.org, for an access code.
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