This week in the Law School
- Contemplate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a BLSA-sponsored event on Monday
- Winter wake-up wellness programs continue all week; check daily listings.
- Get ready for OCI in a skills workshop Friday.
- Reminder: All times listed in ILA are Eastern Standard Time.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday.
NO CLASSES WILL BE HELD TODAY.
Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Join the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Black Law Students Association and Dr. Carolyn Calloway-Thomas, Chair, African American and African Diaspora Studies, Indiana University, for a lecture on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
Winter wake-up: Getting better sleep.
Join the IU Health Center for 30 minutes that will help you better understand stress and take control of its effects on your health and wellness. This program is part of the “Winter Wake-Up” wellness series coordinated by the Leonard D. Fromm Office of Student Affairs.
Gentle morning yoga.
See Tuesday's listing.
Graduate colloquium alumni talk: Achim Forster
For the spring semester, the Graduate Colloquium will host several alumni talks.
The first will feature Prof. Achim Forster (LLM '06, IU McKinney School of Law), now a law professor at the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences, University of Wuerzburg, Germany, discussing his work and career, sharing his experience and tips for pursuing a career in academia.
This event is open to all graduate students.
Kaplan public interest bar talk.
Going into public interest? Join us at noon for a bar talk and get a $20 Amazon gift card for attending. Public interest students can sign up with a group of three public interest students, and each get $300 off their course. That means each student pays $999, plus book deposit and shipping. Offer ends January 31. Questions? Contact any Kaplan Rep or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCI prep: Interview skills workshop.
CSO is holding an interview skills workshop on Zoom to help you get ready for the OCI season. Brush up on your interview skills, ask a few questions, and get ready to put your best foot forward. The session will be recorded for those unable to attend.
RSVP on CareerNet.
Kaplan law firm bill bar talk.
Accepted an offer from a law firm? Join us at noon for a bar talk to see what unique law firm offers (gift cards, iPads) we have for you when you sign up, We also have a special 2L law firm bill promotion we’re excited to announce, so don’t miss out. Questions? Contact any Kaplan rep, or email email@example.com.
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.
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.
POP CLE lecture: "The Ethical Necessity of Providing Trauma Informed Legal Representation"
It’s no surprise that many of the clients served by traditional legal service providers are survivors of violence. Statistics are clear that there is a direct link between poverty and violence. For those of us working civil cases, understanding the traumatic impact of violence is critical to the quality of our representation. If you are a legal service provider you should learn more about “trauma informed legal representation” and this seminar will introduce you to the concept. Come learn the facts about the manifestation of trauma in our clients, and how we can and should use that information to effectively litigate on their behalf. One hour of Indiana CLE available. Wednesday, January 27, noon-1 pm.
Register via Zoom
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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