Congratulations to Devin Dunkley and Carsten Parmenter, winners of this year's Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition, and special thanks to the judges and more than 200 volunteers who made the competition a success!
This is the last ILA of the semester. Good luck with exams, and have a safe and restful holiday.
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.
Rural Justice Initiative Information Session
In collaboration with the Indiana Supreme Court and the Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement, the Law School is offering the Rural Justice Initiative, a summer judicial externship for 1Ls with an interest in rural access-to-justice issues. Students will be hosted by participating Indiana trial court judges in rural counties (those with a population of 50,000 or fewer). The participating counties may include the counties that are partners of Indiana University’s Center for Rural Engagement: Brown, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Owen and Washington.
1Ls interested in learning more about this opportunity are invited to this information session with CSO and Prof. Madeira, chair of the Faculty Clerkship Committee.
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Kaplan's November Bar Talk
5 - 6 pm
Join Kaplan Bar Review for a virtual bar talk to learn more about Kaplan's bar review and free products, and watch a full demonstration of the course. Attendees will get a $15 DoorDash gift card plus $200 off bar review when you enroll by November 12, 2020.
Career Panel #3: Building Diversity In Private Professional Settings
5 - 6 pm
This panel will highlight attorneys who work in the private sector but who are dedicated to the public interest, either through pro bono work or the nature of their job.
Get the Zoom link on Canvas
Perspectives On Race, Law, And Equality
6 - 7 pm
Professor Maneka Sinha (University of Maryland School of Law) presents “Criminalization as a Control Method: The Evolution of a Racialized System of Criminal Justice.”
Indiana University Veterans Day Ceremony
7:30 - 8 am
This program honors Indiana's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
A Special Tribute From The Law School
The Law School faculty and staff have assembled a tribute to our veterans, with thanks for your service.
JD/MBA Dual Degree Information Session
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Prof. Mark Need, faculty director of the JD-MBA dual degree program will share information about the school's dual-degree program with the IU Kelley School of Business world-class MBA program. JDs can apply to Kelley as late as their second year of law school.
5 - 5:30 pm
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.
No Deadline For Democracy: A Citizen's Role After Election Day
7 - 8 pm
The fourth and final installment of IU Libraries’ "Be an Informed Voter!" virtual democracy gatherings. Featuring Ann Birch, President of the League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe and Martin Law, BLM B-town Core Council Member.
ChIPS Coffee Break
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Join ChIPs Maurer for a de-stress session as we head into finals, a wine and whine! Come and go as you are able.
CSO/ISBA Legal Profession Series
Noon - 1 pm
This year, CSO is partnering with the Indiana State Bar Association for a monthly series relating to success in the legal profession. Please join us to connect with practicing attorneys who will share their wisdom.
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Using Winter Break To Apply For Summer Positions
1:30 - 2 pm
Join the Career Services Office to learn about how to make the most of your winter break to apply for summer opportunities! We will provide tips for researching potential employers and exploring various practice areas, resources to start your search, and advice on how you can use your winter break for networking and preparing your application materials for employment opportunities nationwide.This will include a brief overview of externship programs offered for academic credit, other than Stewart Fellowships.
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BLSA/SBA Speaker Series—Affirmative Action Chronicles: History, Meaning, And The Legal Profession
5 - 6 pm
Prof. Kevin Brown will speak in a panel alongside Dr. Louis Menand (Harvard) and Dr. Jakobi Williams (Indiana University). This panel will explore whether the legal profession should use quotas and decision-making preferences in recruitment and promotion in favor of women, ethnic minorities, and those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. One hour of CLE credit is available.
Jewish Law Students Association Shabbat
Friday, November 20, 5:30 pm
Prof. Asaf Lubin will host this month's JLSA event and relate a torah portion to contemporary issues. All members of the Law School community are welcome!
Fall 2020 Career Expo
Tuesday, December 1, 4 - 6 pm
This expo gives you the opportunity to virtually join firms and organizations from around the country for conversations with practicing attorneys about the legal field. The event includes 20-minute mock interviews and 20-minute résumé reviews
To register, find "Fall 2020 Career Expo—20 Minute Mock Interviews" and "Fall 2020 Career Expo—20 Minute Résumé Reviews" in the Events tab in CareerNet.
Faculty and Staff News
On November 6, Prof. Pamela Foohey participated in the symposium "The Future of Law & Transportation," organized by the Iowa Law Review, on the Transportation & Finance panel. She is contributing an essay to the symposium issue, titled the same as her presentation, "Bursting the Auto Loan Bubble in the Wake of COVID-19."
Prof. Leandra Lederman recently participated in the symposium on "Valuation" co-sponsored by NYU Law School's Classical Liberal Institute and the Notre Dame Law Review. On October 31, 2020, she presented the essay she wrote for the symposium, "When the Price Isn't Right: The Role of Third Parties in Tax Valuation." The symposium issue of the Notre Dame Law Review is scheduled to be published in 2021.
Prof. Steve Sanders hosted a conversation for public radio station WFIU’s Profiles program with IU political scientist Steven Webster about Webster’s new book, American Rage: How Anger Shapes Our Politics. Listen to the discussion.
On Saturday, November 7, Sanders gave a presentation titled “Are Universities Still First Amendment Institutions?” as part of Lo
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