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.
Perspectives on Race, Law, and Equality: A Speaker Series Offered by the Big 10 Law Schools
Professor Jessica Shoemaker (University of Nebraska College of Law), on "Fee Simple Failures: Race and Rural Landscapes." 6:00-7:00 p.m. Register here. For more information please visit law.indiana.edu/race.
Bold Ballots: Keys to Voting with Confidence
Part three of the IU Libraries’ "Be an Informed Voter! Virtual Democracy Gatherings," this event will feature Emily Alford, Government Information Librarian. 7:00-8:00 p.m. Register here.
Navigating this Year's 2L Recruitment Season
The year 2020 has been an unprecedented one, and with that comes a slew of questions regarding hiring timelines and career to-dos. Join the Career Services team to learn about navigating this year’s unique recruitment season. Noon-1:00 p.m. RSVP on CareerNet.
Minding the Doors: An Examination of the Entry and Exit Points of the US Criminal Legal System
Anton Robinson (Professor, Vermont Law School and Senior Planner, Vera Institute of Justice) and Marta Nelson (Senior Fellow, Vera Institute of Justice). With nearly 2.3 million people behind bars, mass incarceration in the United States has reached a crisis point. This presentation explores the need for alternative policing strategies, bail reform to limit harm, and the impact of rigid sentencing laws and harsh parole practices that effectively close the doors of freedom for far too many people in America. Sponsored by the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality. 1.5 hours of Indiana CLE credit have been approved for this event. 12:30-2:00 p.m. Register here.
SKK JD/MBA Program Information Session
Join Professor Mark Need for an information session about the Law School's unique joint JD/MBA program with Sungkyunkwan (SKK) University’s Graduate School of Business in Seoul, South Korea. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Check the events calendar for Zoom information.
A half-hour “virtual sit” for law students hosted by Mindfulness in Law Society. Any law student is welcome to attend. The sittings are designed to introduce mindfulness to emerging lawyers and to provide an opportunity to share how mindfulness can support students. The format generally consists of about 20 minutes of guided meditation, with five minutes of gathering time at the beginning and five minutes for questions and comments. 5:00-5:30 p.m. More information here.
Screening of Movement Lawyering
Please join the Law School's National Lawyers Guild chapter for a screening of Movement Lawyering, which will feature NLG legal practitioners and educators on how to use the law to support social movements. These skills are often not taught in law schools, so Guild members will offer an overview of what it means to be a movement lawyer and examples of careers that are in line with these principles. We will host a discussion afterwards. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Register here.
Abortion and the Supreme Court
Guest speaker Denise Harle, who serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, will be speaking about abortion and the Supreme Court, including a discussion on the decision from this summer: June Medical Services v. Russo. Sponsored by Advocates for Life. Registrants are welcome to submit questions. All are welcome to attend. Register here. Noon-1:00 p.m.
IP Colloquium: Eric Goldman
Join the Center for IP Research and Professor Marshall Leaffer for the 2020 IP Colloquium featuring speakers addressing international issues in intellectual property.
This week, Prof. Eric Goldman (Santa Clara University School of Law) presents “Content Moderation Remedies." How and why Internet services moderate content has become a major social issue and the subject of intense scrutiny. This lecture considers a unique and underexplored area of content moderation.
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.
Environmental Course Advising for Spring 2021
Join Professor Fischman to learn about course opportunities in the spring semester in environmental law. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Zoom ID: 819 6601 2407.
Center for Law, Society & Culture Speaker Series
Professor Kathryn D. Temple (Georgetown University) will discuss “The War on Kids: Progress and the Path Forward.” 4:00-5:00 p.m. Contact Prof. Jody Madeira at email@example.com to register.
SALDF and PILF Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Contest
The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund is hosting its first-ever pet costume contest! Pet and owner costumes are highly encouraged (there might even be an incentive for participation). We will meet all the featured pets and announce the winners of the fundraising contest. Prizes will be awarded, and PILF members will earn one PILF point for attending. Register here. 7:00-8:00 p.m..
The Ralph F. Fuchs Lecture: Mary Wood
Mary Wood, professor of law at the University of Oregon, will discuss atmospheric trust litigation, a campaign of lawsuits brought on behalf of children against governments world-wide to force a response to the climate crisis. One hour of Indiana CLE credit available. Noon-1:00 p.m. Register and find more information here.
Live Support Group: Pre-Election Anxiety
Join AwareHealth co-founder Wilfred Krenn on to discuss ways to manage pre-election anxiety with other like minded lawyers. 1:00-2:00 p.m. Register here.
Ohio and New York Bar Exam Info Session
This information session is for students planning to take the bar exam in Ohio or New York. 2L students are particularly encouraged to attend, as these states have early bird deadlines during 2L year. The session will be recorded and shared via the Class of 2021 and Class of 2022 Canvas pages. We will cover the Ohio bar exam process from 1:30-2:00 p.m., and the New York bar exam process from 2:00-2:30 p.m. Please feel free to log in to the portion that is relevant to you. Register here.
Sports and Entertainment Law Society Virtual Talk with Kenneth Fuchs
Dr. Kenneth Fuchs is a 2018 Grammy Award–winning composer. He will be sharing his experience with the making of his fifth recording for Naxos Records, an album of orchestral music with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. This will be a great experience for anyone interested in working in the music industry. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Register here.
Open Office Hours: Focus on Mental Health
Join Dean Orenstein and Director Beck for an informal conversation about your concerns and ideas regarding mental health at the Maurer School of Law. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Zoom ID: 869 623 32111.
Fright Night with ILS, LLSA, MELSA, APALSA, and ISA
Join the International Law Society, the Latinx Law Student Association, the Asian Pacific Law Student Association, and the International Student Association as we gather on Discord to socialize and watch a scary movie! Costumes are welcome. The best costume will win a $10 gift card to the place of the winners’ choice. 7:00-9:00 p.m. Join the Discord server here. Contact Erica Cioc (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Hussein Mohamed (email@example.com) with questions.
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On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, Prof. Leandra Lederman testified at a House Ways & Means Oversight Subcommittee hearing on "Taxpayer Fairness." A recording of the hearing and her written testimony are available.
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