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.
Sherman Minton Moot Court Semifinals
Best wishes to the semifinalists.
Perspectives on Race, Law, and Equality: A Speaker Series Offered by the Big 10 Law Schools
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.
Post-Election Day Discussion with Law School Faculty
Although no one can predict what we may need to discuss the day after the election, we are prepared for anything! Professors Nicholas Almendares, Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, and Steve Sanders will facilitate an academic discussion and provide context and analysis to the current moment, whatever it may be on November 4, using their collective expertise in constitutional law, voting rights, and elections procedure and democracy. 7:00-8:00 p.m. Register here.
CACR Security Speaker Series: Duncan Hollis
Professor Duncan Hollis (Temple University) presents “Defending Democracies with Cybernorms.” Noon-1:00 p.m. For more information and to register, please visit here.
Summer Programs in New York, Miami, and Washington, DC
Are you interested in spending your 1L summer in New York, Miami, or Washington, DC? CSO is hosting an info session for you to learn about the school's alumni-run programs in each of these cities. 3:30-4:30 p.m. RSVP on CareerNet.
New York Program
For those interested in exploring careers in New York and in the public sector. Adjunct Professor Terrance Stroud, '03, has developed relationships with a number of public sector employers, including the New York City Bar, the New York Department of Education, and Brooklyn College’s General Counsel’s Office, and assists students with these opportunities or other public sector opportunities. Professor Stroud also organizes weekly networking events where participants can connect with and learn from alumni and other practitioners working in a variety of settings in New York City, including the judiciary, the United Nations, federal agencies, politics, academia, non-profits, and the DA's office. These positions are unpaid, but public interest positions will qualify the participant to apply for PILF and other summer public interest funding from the law school. Students who obtain positions in New York through other means are also welcome to join the program for its networking and educational benefits. Learn more about the New York Program and Professor Stroud here.
For those interested in working in a law firm and serving as a judicial intern in Miami. IU alumnus and Adjunct Professor Judge Jose Rodriguez, Jr., '80, and Luis Navarro, '00, have created a number of positions with law firms throughout Miami and South Florida, including with Mr. Navarro’s firm, Navarro McKeon. Students will spend half of their time in a paid internship with a law firm and the other half interning for Judge Rodriguez on the 11th Circuit Court of Florida. Judge Rodriguez and Mr. Navarro also organize weekly networking events. These positions are paid. Students who obtain positions in South Florida through other means are also welcome to join the program for its networking and educational benefits.
Washington, DC Program
For those interested in networking and exploring opportunities in Washington, DC. Adjunct Professor Onika Williams, '10, organizes biweekly opportunities for those students spending the summer in DC to meet alumni and other practitioners and take advantage of being in the seat of our country’s government. This program is in its first year, so no employment relationships have been established, but any students who have obtained positions in DC are welcome to join the program for its networking and educational benefits.
Open Office Hour: Decompressing after the Electiom
The Leonard D. Fromm Office for Student Affairs will host an open Zoom session for students to gather as a community and share their thoughts and feelings about the events surrounding the 2020 election. The discussion is intended to be non-partisan and is aimed at providing mutual support during a stressful and uncertain time. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Zoom Meeting ID: 854 7168 2303.
Center for Law, Society & Culture Speaker Series
Susan Crockin, Georgetown University Law Center, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, presents “Ongoing and Emerging Legal Issues in In Vitro Fertilization and Gamete Cryopreservation.” 4:00-5:00 p.m. Contact Prof. Jody Madeira at email@example.com to register.
Fashion of Maurer: LIVE
Fashion of Maurer: LIVE is a collaboration between PILF and the beloved Instagram account Fashion of Maurer to share the best fashion tips and tricks that the Law School community can offer. Professor Gjerdingen and Dean McFadden will host the event, and some of the school's most stylish alumni, Onika Williams, '10, Adrienne Arlan, '19, and Matt Buck, '20, will share their legal fashion advice.
This is a free event, though we welcome donations to the PILF summer scholarship fund to support law students in unpaid public interest positions in summer 2021. Donations can be made to the event Fundly page: https://crowdfunding.iu.edu/maurer-legal-fashion-fundraiser. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Register for the event here.
Students should come wearing their best mask as there will be an extra special prize for the attendee wearing the most fashionable mask!
Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition Finals
Plan to tune in to the final competition beginning at 4:00 p.m. Visit the Law School calendar for details and registration information. The finals will be live-streamed on the school's YouTube page.
Spring 2021 Registration Begins This Week
3Ls will select their courses on Tuesday, November 3 and 2Ls and graduate students will select their courses on Wednesday, November 4. Everyone should be on the lookout the evening before their registration date for an email from Alexis Lanham with a link to the LORS (Law School Registration System).
The James Miller Scholarship awards $3,000 to students who have a financial need and are working while in law school. The application deadline is November 15th and the winner will be notified in December. One Maurer School of Law student will be selected for this award. More details can be found here.
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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