Note: Unless otherwise indicated, all events are being held via Zoom. Many of them require advance registration; consult listings for details. All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.
CPT/OPT Information Session
This session is for international students to learn about the requirements of Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT). It will be hosted by representatives of the Office of International Services at IU. 5:00-6:00 p.m. Register here.
Kaplan Bar Review Info Session
Join Kaplan to get information about the bar exam, learn what Kaplan's Bar Review course has to offer, and get a demonstration of the course. As a thank you for attending, have dinner on us! Just provide your name and email address so we can send you a $15 DoorDash gift card after the talk. If you can't attend the meeting, sign up for our mailing list. 6:00-7:00 p.m. Register for the meeting here.
International Opportunities: Summer Study Abroad, Semester Exchange, and International Dual Degree Programs Info Session
Join Lesley Davis and Lara Gose to learn about study abroad opportunities in the summer, semester exchange programs in 2L or 3L year, and international dual degree opportunities in 3L year. 5:00-6:00 p.m. Register here.
Perspectives on Race, Law, and Equality: A Speaker Series Offered by the Big 10 Law Schools
Professor Robin Walker Sterling (Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law) presents “Vestiges of US Chattel Slavery in Modern-Day Criminal Law and Procedure.” 6:00-7:00 p.m. Register here. For more information please visit law.indiana.edu/race.
PILF General Body Meeting
The Public Interest Law Foundation is holding a general body meeting. PILF members are encouraged to attend to learn about upcoming fundraising, panels, and volunteer opportunities. Each attending member will receive one PILF point. 6:30 p.m. Register here.
Justiceology-by-Design: Critical Race Theory and Law After George Floyd
Justiceology-By-Design (justiceology.com) is an equity, inclusion, and diversity program that discusses history and laws that produced structural inequity. During this workshop, Jonathan Andrew Perez, founder of J.B.D., will discusses the carceral state after George Floyd’s death. Participants will then engage in workshops on systemic inequity. 1.5 CLE credits are available for this workshop. RSVP to email@example.com for zoom details. 12:30-2:00 p.m.
BARBRI Information Session
Christine McIntyre will update 3L students on BARBRI's bar preparation program. 5:00-6:00 p.m. Register here.
Every Wednesday we ask members of the Law School community to take a break from their desks and get outside to explore the outdoors near them. To participate, just snap a photo of yourself or a view of your walk and send a screenshot to @iumaurerlaw. Each week in September and October a student participant will be chosen at random for a special prize! Be sure to follow @maurerlawosa on Instagram for special weekly challenges.
Law Student Mental Health Day National Workshop
National Workshop with the ABA Law Student Division, Law School SBA Presidents and ABA Representatives to discuss practical strategies that law students can undertake in the year ahead with law schools, the ABA, and with each state bar board of examiners. 1:00-2:00 p.m. Join here.
IP Colloquium: Jeanne Fromer (NYU School of Law)
Join the Center for IP Research and Professor Marshall Leaffer for the 2020 IP Colloquium featuring speakers addressing international issues in intellectual property.
Today’s speaker, Jeanne Fromer (NYU School of Law), will present “Trademark Depletion in the United States and Europe: Empirical Studies,” a paper she co-authored with Barton Beebe (NYU School of Law). American trademark law has long operated on the assumption that there exists an inexhaustible supply of unclaimed trademarks that are at least as competitively effective as those already claimed. This core empirical assumption underpins nearly every aspect of trademark law and policy. This lecture presents empirical evidence showing that this conventional wisdom is wrong. The supply of competitively effective trademarks is, in fact, exhaustible and has already reached severe levels of what we term trademark depletion and trademark congestion.
Two hours of Indiana CLE credit are available for this talk. To register or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. 1:05-3:05 p.m.
CLSC Speaker: Cara Drinan
Cara Drinan (Columbus School of Law) presents "The War on Kids: Progress and the Path Forward." Keep an eye out for emails from the Center on Law, Society, and Culture with details on this, or contact Jody Madeira (email@example.com) for more information. 4:00-5:00 p.m.
ABA Law Student Mental Health Day Webinar: Exploring the Intersection Between Racial Justice, Social Activism, and Mental Health
Join us for a national Zoom webinar featuring Professor Rhonda Magee, author of The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness. Magee is a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law and a new member of the ABA CoLAP. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Register here.
ChIPS Coffee Break
Join ChIPs Maurer for networking and video-interviewing tips and tricks from CSO’s Kate Caldwell and Lara Fonseca. Please register for Zoom details. 5:30-6:30 p.m. z
Town Hall with Dean Parrish
All students, faculty, and staff are invited to this semester’s Town Hall meeting with Dean Parrish. Come hear your dean’s State of the School address and learn more about the strategic initiatives moving us forward. The Town Hall will be in its usual format, with the dean first providing a short address to the students followed by a question-and-answer session for you to voice any concerns. 6:15-6:45 p.m. Register on the Law School calendar.
Why Antitrust? Career Panel
Please join a panel of experienced antitrust attorneys from government and the private sector to learn about their career paths, antitrust law, and its intersection with other practice areas. All Maurer students are welcome to attend; no prior knowledge of antitrust is necessary. The panel may be of special interest to students focusing on corporate law, M&A, privacy, consumer protection, IP, and government investigations/enforcement. Noon-1:00 p.m. Register here.
Reproductive Justice in the Prison System
Speakers Gail Smith, an attorney, and Warnice Robinson, an activist who was instrumental in the creation of the country's first anti-shackling legislation (Illinois), will speak about reproductive justice in the U.S. prison system, and the injustices parents who are incarcerated face if, when, and how they exercise their right to parent with dignity. 5:00-6:30 p.m. Register here.
Mental Health Social Media Hashtag Campaign
Each and every one of us can up our commitment to make the time to move around, whether outdoors or indoors, and stay healthy. Choose your activity, and post a picture using the hashtags #LawStudentWellness and #ABAMentalHealth.
Summer Opportunities with Tilleke & Gibbins in Southeast Asia
The Stewart Fellows Global Externship Program invites interested 1Ls and 2Ls to send a statement of interest in placements with Tilleke & Gibbins for summer 2021. The firm typically provides 4-6 placements in its Bangkok, Phnom Penh, and Hanoi offices through the program, and has requested that the program complete prescreening of applicants in advance of the December 2020 application period for all 2021 placements. Interested students should send an email to program manager, Ms. Lara Gose (firstname.lastname@example.org), and will receive a brief form to complete and submit. Statements are accepted Oct 5-16, and short interviews via Zoom with Ms. Gose and Dean Lesley Davis will be scheduled Oct 19-30. To learn more about the program, students are encouraged to contact Ms. Gose. To learn more about the internship experience at Tilleke & Gibbins, students can meet via Zoom with 2L Lin Ye (email@example.com) on Tuesday Oct 6 or Thursday Oct 8, 5:00-6:00 p.m.Please email Lin for the Zoom link. (Please note this is for prescreening only for placements at Tilleke & Gibbins. The application period for all 2021 placements through the Stewart Fellows Global Externship Program is Dec 1-18, and applications will be submitted using CareerNet.)
Follow the Office of Student Affairs on Instagram
The Leonard D. Fromm Office for Student Affairs is now on Instagram at @maurerlawosa, where they will be sharing information about upcoming programs and events and helpful tips for thriving in law school.
JLAP Is Here for You
Law school is difficult and can sometimes feel overwhelming. The Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP) offers help to law students who are experiencing life stressors, mental health or substance use issues, or any other issue which may affect their quality of life or ability to study and practice law. JLAP is open for business remotely, so you can call 317-833-0370 during business hours and talk to one of their staff. If you prefer, they can schedule an appointment via video chat. As always, JLAP services are free and confidential. They are also providing peer support groups via zoom, and weekly virtual gentle yoga classes. See more resources on their website: courts.in.gov/ijlap
ABA First Amendment Diversity Moot Court – Finalists Earn Summer Employment
The ABA Forum on Communications Law hosts a First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court competition. It is virtual this year. The four finalists in the January 2021 competition will be offered the opportunity of summer employment opportunities with a top law firm, media company, or First Amendment nonprofit, thanks to the generous support of ABA Forum sponsoring organizations.
Eligibility: Students must be members of a chapter of the National Black Law Students Association; the National Latino/a Law Student Association; the National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association; the National Native American Law Students Association; or a comparable minority law student organization at their school. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2020. Details here. Prof. Tomain is also available to answer any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Attendance Policy on Election Day
In recognition of the importance of voting and promoting the ability of others to vote, and in accordance with ABA recommendations, the faculty has decided on the following policy for election day. Although classes will transpire on Tuesday, November 3, the faculty has decided that students may miss class if needed to vote, serve as poll workers, or otherwise participate in election day activities. Students can watch the video of the class asynchronously and will still be counted as attending on election day. Please let your professors know if you will be absent. If you do not need the class hour to vote, work at the polls, or otherwise participate in civic events on election day, please attend your regular classes.
With best wishes and appreciation for everyone who supports our democracy,
Dean Aviva Orenstein
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On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, Prof. Leandra Lederman presented via Zoom her draft article titled "Of Risks and Remedies: Best Practices in Tax Rulings Transparency" in New York University School of Law's Tax Policy and Public Finance Colloquium. One of the Colloquium's co-hosts, Prof. Dan Shaviro, blogged the session here.
Prof. Ken Dau-Schmidt is giving the opening plenary address on the "The Role of Rulemaking and the NLRB" at the "Hot Topics in Contemporary Labor Relations Conference" at the Institute for Law and the Workplace, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Thursday, October 15, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CDT.
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