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.
Composite Photo Sessions for Class of 2021 Graduates
Students graduating in the calendar year 2021 (January – December) should have already signed up for a photo session. If you are not in Bloomington and want more information about the spring semester make-up date or how to send in your own photograph, please contact Director Beck. Times available 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Wednesday.
Jerome Hall Law Library Halloween Fun
Please join the librarians at the Jerome Hall Law Library for a full week of virtual Halloween activities! Find us on Instagram (@jeromehalllawlibrary) for a pumpkin carving contest, a costume contest, and daily Halloween-themed trivia. Please check your email for more details on participating.
Business Law Info Session
Join Professors Foohey, Nagy and Lederman prior to course registration as they cover business offerings in corporate law, bankruptcy, commercial law and tax law. 5:00-6:00 p.m. Register here.
Kaplan Bar Review Talk
Learn more about Kaplan's FREE products, Kaplan's bar review course, and see a full demonstration of the course. As a thank you for attending, enjoy dinner on Kaplan with a $15 DoorDash gift card. Additionally, students who attend either event and enroll by 10/31 will get $200 off their course! 5:00-6:00 p.m. Register here.
Post-Graduation Clerkship Q&A Session
For all 2Ls and 3Ls interested in pursuing a post-graduate judicial clerkship, please join a presentation and Q&A with Professor Madeira, head of the Faculty Clerkship Committee, CSO’s Dean McFadden and Director Violi, and 3Ls who will be clerking post-graduation. We will discuss the clerkship application process and timing for both 2Ls and 3Ls considering state and federal positions at all levels. RSVP on CareerNet for zoom information. The program will be recorded for those who are unable to attend. 5:30-6:30 p.m.
O'Neill 2020 Election Roundtable
Expert panel discussion with moderator Les Lenkowsky and panelists Jessica Eaglin; Paul Helmke, former three-term mayor of Fort Wayne; Marjorie Hershey, IU Department of Political Science; and former US Representative Jill Long Thompson. 7:00 p.m. Register here.
Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition Quarterfinals
Quarterfinals take place today. Best of luck to all participants, and thanks to the judges for their assistance!
IU Cybersecurity Clinic Information Session
The IU Cybersecurity Clinic is holding an information session for all students interested in registering for the Clinic for Spring 2021. The information session will review some basics of the course and the client projects. Visit our web page, or contact Rachel Dockery at email@example.com to learn more. Noon-1:00 p.m. Register here.
Education Law Information Session
Current law students and faculty from the School of Education will share information about the JD minor in education policy and education law employment opportunities. Faculty panelists: Suzanne Eckes, J.D., Ph.D.; Janet Decker J.D., Ph.D.; and Jennifer Rippner J.D., Ph.D. Noon-1:00 p.m. Register here.
Perspectives on Race, Law, and Equality: A Speaker Series Offered by the Big 10 Law Schools
Professor Jessica Eaglin (IU Maurer School of Law) on "Toward a Structural Conception of Race in Criminal Administration." 6:00-7:00 p.m. Register here. For more information please visit law.indiana.edu/race.
Tax Course Information Session
Join the Tax Law Society and Professors Lederman, Gamage, and Riffle, '83, for an online tax course information session. This session will provide information about the tax curriculum, spring 2021 tax courses, course sequencing, and tax extracurriculars. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Register here.
Chipotle Dine and Donate for PILF
Support the Public Interest Law Foundation's summer scholarship fund by treating yourself to Chipotle (420 E Kirkwood Ave) this Wednesday from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Tell the cashier that you are supporting the PILF dine and donate, and PILF will get 33% of the proceeds from your meal! To order online for pickup, use code YPG3RWL in the promo field. PILF members can earn a PILF point by attending this event. Snap a picture of your Chipotle, post it on your Facebook or Instagram, and tag @IUPILF.
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.
Guided Meditation for Election Stress
Election stress? Take a meditation break. Renowned teacher of meditation for lawyers Jon Krop will offer techniques to relax and practice mindfulness. Co-sponsored by the Leonard D. Fromm Office for Student Affairs and the National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals. 1:00-2:00 p.m. Register on the Law School calendar.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Town Hall for Students with Dean Parrish
All students are invited to this Town Hall meeting with Dean Parrish. The Town Hall will be in its usual format, with the dean providing a short address followed by a question-and-answer sessions. 6:15-6:45 p.m. RSVP to the Law School calendar for Zoom info.
CSO/ISBA Legal Profession Series: Start Building Relationships with Lawyers Statewide
This year, CSO is partnering with the Indiana State Bar Association for a monthly series relating to success in the legal profession.
While the coronavirus remains top of mind for all of us, it's important to remember that this pandemic is temporary – what is permanent is the license to practice law that you're working so hard for. And perhaps now more than ever before, being purposeful about building long-term relationships in order to gather information about the profession, gain exposure and learn about job opportunities is key.
The Indiana State Bar Association, of which you are all a member, can help connect you to practicing lawyers statewide through our sections. You can think of these like student organizations on campus only you're rubbing elbows with real, practicing lawyers! So whether or not you plan to practice in Indiana, getting exposure to lawyers statewide, in the practice areas you're most interested in, can help develop your expertise and complement your course load.
Join us to learn more about what sections we offer and how to sign up. Just by taking part in this program, you'll be ahead of the game!
- Sara McClammer, Bennett & McClammer; ISBA Young Lawyers Section Chair
- Rebecca Smith, ISBA Section & Committee Liaison
- Audrey Brittingham, IU Maurer School of Law Student; ISBA Litigation Section Council Member
- Rachel Myers, IU Maurer School of Law Student; ISBA Law Student Committee Chair, 2019-2020
Noon-1:00 p.m. Register on CareerNet.
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.
PILF Career Panel No. 2: Public Defenders
PILF's second public interest career panel will feature public defenders from across the country. The panelists will highlight how they address their implicit biases when advocating for their clients. 2:00-3:00 p.m. PILF members will earn one PILF point for attendance. Everyone is welcome. Register here.
Zoom Trivia Murder Party
Join the Jerome Hall Law Library's trivia aficionado, Cindy Dabney, for a round of Zoom Trivia Murder, 3:00 pm. Register here.
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.
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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