This week in the Law School
- How about some matzo ball soup to warm you up? Learn how to make it Thursday
- Important session on judicial clerkships Friday
- Plan now to sign up for this year's VITA program
Graduate colloquium: Prof. Zhuhao Wang.
We are pleased to host Prof. Zhuhao Wang, JD'11, an associate professor of law at the Institute of Evidence Law and Forensic Science, China University of Political Science and Law. Prof. Wang will talk about his career, work and expertise in evidence law. The event is open to all graduate students.
Making matzo ball soup with Dean Orenstein.
Join the Jewish Law Students Association for a tutorial led by Dean Aviva Orenstein on how to make matzo ball soup on a cold day. Matzo ball soup is chicken broth mixed with carrots, celery, onion, sometimes dill, with a ball made of matzo meal. Vegetarian versions can be cooked as well. Beyond its simple recipe and homey feel, matzo ball soup has a rich history. Although Matzo is commonly associated with Passover, it can be enjoyed year-round. All individuals in the Law School community are welcome to attend.
CLSC Friday research round table series.
Rebecca Sutton, Edinburgh Law School, presents “The Humanitarian Actor as Ex-Girlfriend: Sight Lines in Humanitarian-Military Encounters.” Keep an eye out for emails from the Center on Law, Society & Culture with details, or contact Jody Madeira (email@example.com) for more information. Please register in advance.
Federal clerkship application/OSCAR review.
For 2Ls and 3Ls interested in applying for federal clerkships, the Faculty Clerkship Committee, CSO, and current students who have accepted post-graduation clerkships will walk you through how to make use of OSCAR, the system for applying for federal clerkships, and provide additional tips to maximize your chances of obtaining one of these opportunities. A step-by-step tutorial will be recorded and posted to the Canvas clerkship page. We encourage you to watch this tutorial and then attend the live Q&A. The Q&A will also be recorded for those who are unable to attend.
Students who are interested in clerkships should set up a time to talk to their CSO advisor and/or a member of the Faculty Clerkship Committee (Profs. Madeira, Downey, Sanders, Wallace, D. Williams or Dean McFadden) to make a plan. CSO advisors are available to help with application materials and logistics.
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IPA Connect series.
Join IPA and IP Theory 2Ls for our new 1L Connect series. This will be a recurring informal conversation series with students who have conquered the 1L experience through COVID. This safe space is an opportunity to vent, ask for advice, build connections, or just hear stories of others' experiences. While these conversations are more geared towards 1Ls, all students are invited to come as we all could use a safe space to talk about the struggles of law school and job hunting during a pandemic.
Drop/add begins this week.
Drop/add begins on February 4 and runs through February 12. Look for an email from Alexis Lanham with details.
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)—Continuing a long tradition for Law School students
Join VITA in assisting international students in completing federal and state individual income tax returns. VITA is a valuable community service and learning experience. No tax return preparation experience required. Register here for online training on Friday, February 12, 1:00-2:30 (required to pass the IRS’s certification test).
VITA sessions will take place on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 pm for two months. Volunteers will assist taxpayers virtually (on Zoom with breakout rooms). If you have questions or want more information, come to our callout meeting Wednesday, February 10, at 7 pm. If you think you might be interested, please email tax accounting Clinical Professor Greg Geisler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study abroad deadline is February 5.
The application deadline for fall semester or yearlong study abroad and dual-degree programs in 2021-22 is Friday, February 5. Information about semester and year abroad opportunities and the application form can be found here. Applications should be submitted by email to Dean Davis at email@example.com by 11:59 pm. Students interested in studying abroad in spring 2021 are encouraged to apply by the February 5 deadline but may still apply up until September 1 on a space-available basis. If you have not yet spoken to Dean Davis about your plans to study abroad, please make an appointment to do so by emailing her. Students interested in summer study abroad opportunities should contact Dean Davis to discuss options before April 1.
Conor the comedian.
Prior to coming to law school, 1L Conor Delehanty was working as a stand-up comedian. On February 5-6, he makes his headlining debut at The Comedy Attic right here in Bloomington. Shows are at 7:00 and 9:15 both nights. Tickets can be purchased at comedyattic.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: This project is student-run and not affiliated with or endorsed by the Law School.
Faculty and Staff News
Prof. Leandra Lederman's forthcoming article, "The Fraud Triangle and Tax Evasion" was recently selected from a "Call For Papers" competition to be one of three presented at a luncheon at the 2021 Southeastern Association of Law Schools meeting. The article will be published in the Iowa Law Review.
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