This week in the Law School
- Winter wake-up wellness programs continue all week; check daily listings.
- Interested in judicial internships? Attend an info session Tuesday.
- Congratulations, Prof. Johnsen on being named a senior counselor in the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel!
Winter wake-up: Mindful Mondays.
Join Jill Carnell, JLAP volunteer and founder of Thought Kitchen, for 30 minutes of mindfulness practices to start your day. No experience is necessary. This program is part of the “Winter Wake-Up” wellness series coordinated by the Leonard D. Fromm Office of Student Affairs.
Gentle morning yoga.
Cohen for a gentle morning yoga practice accessible by all body types. No experience is necessary. Repeats Thursday at 9 am.
Kaplan 3L bar talk.
Any unenrolled 3L will get a $20 amazon gift card for attending, as long as they haven't received another at a similar event. Come see a course demo, get pricing and enrollment information, and ask any questions you may have. Questions? Contact any Kaplan rep or email email@example.com.
Join via Zoom
Information session: Summer judicial internships.
Join CSO to learn about the various summer judicial opportunities available to 1Ls and get tips on how to put your best foot forward in your application materials. This session will be recorded for those unable to attend. RSVP on CareerNet.
Winter wake-up: Nutrition and healthy eating.
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.
"The Ethical Necessity of Providing Trauma-Informed Legal Representation."
Professor Kerry Hyatt Bennett, chief legal counsel at the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and professor at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, will speak on this topic. One Indiana CLE credit is available. For abstract and registration, visit the Law School calendar.
Kaplan 1L bar talk.
Any unenrolled 1L will get a $10 amazon gift card. Come see a course demo, get pricing and enrollment information, and ask any questions you may have. Additionally, we have free 1L materials and information on how you can earn a free bar course by being a Kaplan rep. Questions? Contact any Kaplan rep or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join via Zoom
Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research Speaker Series: Keith Lehigh and Scott Orr.
Keith Lehigh, Indiana University information security officer, and Scott Orr, OmniSOC operations manager and CACR senior fellow present, “The OmniSOC Internship: Engaging with Students While Adapting to COVID-19.”
Kaplan student rep recruitment.
Come learn what it takes to be a Kaplan student rep so you can earn a tuition free bar course among other great perks. Questions? Contact any Kaplan rep or email email@example.com.
Join via Zoom
Trivia Night with the Center for Intellectual Property Research
The Center for IP Research invites you to catch up with fellow IP students and CIPR faculty and staff at our virtual trivia night! Local trivia host Bloomington Pub Quiz will provide the questions. You provide the answers. All current IP Association members, Maurer faculty and staff are welcome to join. No prior IP knowledge necessary. CIPR will help with team-building as needed. Prizes to 1st and 2nd place teams.
Center for Law, Society & Culture Friday Research Roundtable Series: Terry Maroney.
Terry Maroney, Vanderbilt Law School, presents “Lay Concepts of Emotion in Law.” Keep an eye out for emails from the Center on Law, Society & Culture with details on this, or contact Jody Madeira (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Please register in advance.
Tastes of Maurer: PILF fundraiser.
In recent years, CSO has supported PILF with a daily bake sale during the weeks leading up to Singing for Summer Salaries and a pay-what-you-wish milkshake bar. Because of the pandemic, we can’t do that, so instead we are going to be organizing a cookbook. Tastes of Maurer will feature recipes provided by faculty, staff, students, and friends of the Law School. CSO will organize and print the cookbook. We will figure out the sale details once it is put together but for now we’d love your submissions.
If you have a signature dish or family favorite you’d like to share, please email me or PILFexec@gmail.com with your submission by February 15.
Thank you for your support of PILF!
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 email@example.com to explain your circumstances and request an application for assistance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wanted: FDRIP volunteers
The Federal Death Row Inmates Project is looking for volunteers to fill a variety of positions and enhance our ability to keep people informed about the federal death penalty in the United States. We are a nonpartisan organization in the business of journalist advocacy/public information dissemination (we cannot and do not offer legal advice, but we are looking to expand beyond the federal death penalty once we can amass a larger consist team).
For more information, visit FDRIP’s website. To learn more about volunteering opportunities or to submit materials and schedule an interview with our founder, please contact Amanda N. Marino at email@example.com.
Note: This project is student-run and not affiliated with or endorsed by the Law School.
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