Winter wake-up wellness.
You are invited to start your days with 30 minutes of self-care each morning (Monday-Thursday) during the January session. Download the attached schedule and participation tracker, or check each day's listing for sessions that interest you. Register in advance for email reminders, or just jump with Zoom info if you decide to join later. Reminders will also be posted to the @maurerlawosa Instagram account.
Today: Mindfulness with JLAP. Join JLAP volunteer Jill Carnell for a guided morning mindfulness practice. No experience necessary, just your presence.
Assessing recent events: A conversation with constitutional law faculty.
Given the unprecedented events of last week, the Law School is hosting a conversation with faculty who are teaching Constitutional Law this semester. The event is designed to provide some context and analysis of these events from a constitutional law perspective. It will also provide an opportunity to reflect on the professional obligations of lawyers, and the way lawyers advance core values of our constitutional democracy and uphold the rule of law. Indeed, last week’s insurrection demonstrates why the law and what we do as lawyers matter so much.
Gentle morning yoga.
Join Ruth Cohen for a gentle morning yoga practice accessible by all body types. No experience is necessary. Repeats Thursday at 9 am.
Time to de-stress: Community coffee chat.
Let's take a moment to catch up with one another! Bring your morning coffee and start your day with an informal chat with fellow students, faculty and staff. Breakout rooms will be used to facilitate conversation. Jump on and see whom you meet!
Gentle morning yoga.
See Tuesday's listing.
David Gray memorial service.
Send memory book contributions to Dean McFadden at email@example.com.
Register via Zoom
Spring Presidents' Council meeting.
Mandatory spring semester training for student organization presidents or their proxies. Zoom information can be found on the "Student Org Leaders 20-21" Canvas page.
Bar review program: Introduction and orientation.
This is a free, non-credit bearing opportunity to help Indiana Law students get a head start on bar exam preparation. This session will provide an orientation to the program and an introduction to the bar exam. It will be held live via Zoom, and will be recorded for those unable to attend synchronously. Zoom details are on the canvas page (you must be registered in advance for the Bar Preview Program). Contact Director Beck for details.
The life and legacy of MLK: January 18, 2021.
BLSA presents a special lecture on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday featuring Dr. Carolyn Calloway-Thomas, chair of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Indiana University. Noon-1 p.m. RSVP required; details and Zoom link forthcoming.
Law student emergency relief program.
The Law School has some funding available to assist students in emergency situations who are in financial distress or facing financial hardship. One such resource is the Fromm Emergency Fund, named after the late Dean of Students Len Fromm and established through alumni generosity. This past spring, AccessLex Institute provided additional emergency funding to assist with hardship arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our emergency funds provide limited financial assistance to law students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship related to emergency situations.
Financial need and prior assistance are taken into account when determining awards. Typical expenses covered include costs related to serious illness in the immediate family; essential academic expenses and essential living expenses; medications or other health-related costs; or sudden, unexpected transportation expenses (e.g., emergency airfare). If you are experiencing financial hardship, you can contact Mr. Leopold at firstname.lastname@example.org to explain your circumstances and request an application for assistance.
Inmate Legal Assistance Project spring letter writing.
If you are a law student interested in earning pro bono hours with ILAP and you have not yet signed up to be on our email list, please email email@example.com with your contact information. We expect to have virtual prison visits this semester as well as another letter writing round. For general questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maurer/Sungkyunkwan dual JD/MBA fellowship opportunity
The Maurer School of Law’s one-of-a-kind dual JD/MBA with Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea is accepting applications for fellowship/scholarship opportunities, up to full tuition reimbursement. This program allows qualifying students to earn an MBA from a globally-ranked English speaking program in only one year. Applications are on Canvas and by invitation. Contact Professor Mark Need to request an invite or with further questions about the program. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday, January 22.
Basic mediation and restorative justice training (40 hours) via Zoom.
February 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27; March 4 and 6
The Community Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM) offers a 40-hour training program for those interested in learning about conflict resolution, mediation, and restorative justice. Participants will enhance their interpersonal skills in communication and listening, problem solving, and negotiation, and they will increase their understanding of restorative justice philosophy and methods, sources of conflict, and processes leading to constructive conflict resolution. The training should benefit anyone concerned with managing conflict and its resolution. The training also provides the background and skills necessary to work as a community mediator and restorative justice practitioner and qualifies participants to volunteer in CJAM’s programs. The training will be led by senior mediators and restorative justice practitioners.
This winter, the training will take place via Zoom Thursday evenings, 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., over five weeks beginning February 4 and continuing through the March 6. Tuition is $300 ($275 if received by January 22). Applications should be received by January 29. Visit this page to learn more about the training and to register. Visit this page to apply for a scholarship. For questions, or more information, please e-mail email@example.com.
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Indiana Law Annotated is published every Sunday while school is in session with news about the coming week. Submit information and articles for ILA to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday at noon for inclusion in Sunday's edition. Length of submission is limited to 150 words, unless otherwise approved. Entries may be edited to ensure consistent presentation. If you have questions about an item appearing in the ILA, please contact Ken Turchi (email@example.com).