This week in the Law School
- The Big 10 Lecture Series continues this week with Prof. Fuentes-Rohwer
- Black History Month lecture Wednesday
- Town Hall with Dean Parrish Friday
Monday morning mindfulness for Maurer students.
Join the Law School community and Jill Carnell, JLAP volunteer and founder of Thought Kitchen, for a 30-minute mindfulness practice to help you ground and center as you begin your week. Sessions are tentatively scheduled each Monday through March 15, 2021.
Big 10 Law School Spring Speaker Series: New Court, New Administration, New Congress.
Prof. Luis Fuentes-Rohwer will speak on "Racism as Constitutional Legacy: American Empire and Puerto Rico." To learn more about the series and to register, visit the Law School calendar.
BLSA black history celebration.
In recognition of both Black History Month and Women’s History Month, join BLSA and the BLSA Alumni Advisory Board in a Zoom conversation focused on “Celebrating Black Women in the Legal Profession: The Roadmap and the Legacy.” This moderated panel will provide a forum for a school-wide discussion with Black women who are trailblazers in the legal profession. Learn how the Law School prepared our panel of esteemed alumnae for the legal profession, their challenges as Black women in the legal profession, and how their paths are a roadmap for the next generation of women in the legal profession.
Public service loan forgiveness action plan.6-7:15 pm
Public service loan forgiveness (PSLF) can seem confusing, but it’s achievable if you know the steps to take. This session will help you understand the most current requirements of PSLF and help you get on track and stay on track. Co-sponsored by the IU Maurer Law School of Law Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) and AccessLex Institute. Open to everyone; PILF members will earn one PILF point for attending.
If/When/How general body meeting.
If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice will hold its spring general body meeting for members to catch up and to discuss upcoming events and elections for the 2021-22 academic year.
Lexis/Nexis webinar on job and clerkship resources.
Brigid Rowe of LexisNexis will present resources for searching for jobs and clerkships. Register via CareerNet.
Protective Order Project general body meeting.
This meeting is mandatory for all POP volunteers. We will review policies and procedures and outline the semester schedule.
FridayTown Hall with Dean Parrish.
All students, faculty, and staff are invited to this semester's Town Hall with Dean Parrish. For more information and registration, visit the Law School calendar.
Federalist Society judges' panel on clerkships.
Please join the Federalist Society in (virtually) welcoming Judge Robert Miller (N.D. Ind.), Judge Damon Leichty, '99 (N.D. Ind.), and Judge James Patrick Hanlon (S.D. IN) to discuss the many benefits of clerkships and the role of a clerk. The first half of the event will be a student-moderated panel discussion followed by an audience Q&A portion where students can ask the judges about clerkships and externships.
IP transactions: Panel discussion.
Join the CIPR and the IP Association for a panel discussion about the practice of IP and technology transactions.
Center for Law, Society & Culture Research Roundtable: Gillian Calder.
Gillian Calder, University of Victoria Faculty of Law, presents “‘Whose Body is This?’ On the Role of Emotion in Teaching and Learning Law.” Keep an eye out for emails from the Center on Law, Society & Culture for details, or contact Prof. Jody Madeira (email@example.com) for more information.
Saturday morning yoga for law students.
A gentle 30-minute yoga practice for the Law School community with Bloomington yoga teacher Ruth Cohen. Tentatively scheduled every Saturday through March 13, 2021.
Inmate Legal Assistance Project habeas workshop.
ILAP is hosting a virtual habeas workshop featuring Matthew Wright, who has real-world experience in arguing habeas claims as a federal public defender in Texas. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about habeas claims, Section 2255 petitions, and other topics in this area of the law from an experienced practitioner.
Drop-in hours with CSO fellows.
CSO fellows will be available Monday-Friday from 10-11 am. Log in here on Zoom to meet with Carsten Parmenter (M-W) or Mary Morris (Th-F).
IU Women in Government panel discussion.
Join IU Women in Government for a panel discussion with representatives from the US Department of Justice. Panelists include Kirsten Wilkerson, deputy director and senior litigator; Catherine Emerson, executive director of the civil division; and Cate Cardinale, trial attorney. Monday, 7 pm. Register here.
Callout for IJGLS New Global Scholar Series.
The Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies is seeking submissions from SJD and LLM students for its inaugural online New Global Scholar Series. All accepted pieces will be published on the IJGLS website, and the IJGLS Executive Board will provide all accepted authors with editing, formatting, and citation assistance. IJGLS will accept submissions on a rolling basis through March 31, 2021. Please visit ijgls.indiana.edu for more details and reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We look forward to reading your submissions!
Sherman Minton Moot Court Board applications open.
The Sherman Minton Executive Advocacy Board is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Board. All former participants in the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition are eligible and encouraged to apply. If selected for the Board, you will earn two credits in the fall semester and one in the spring. Applications are due March 5. Please refer to the email you should have received from LAWMOOT for the application specifics. If you are eligible to apply and did not receive that email, please contact the Advocacy Board at email@example.com and we will send you all the necessary materials.
Applications for various Law School fellowships now open.
Applications for several paid, upper-level positions opened on CareerNet on Monday, February 15. Students interested in serving as a practice group advisor, career services office fellow, diversity and inclusion fellow, access to justice fellow, admissions fellow, or development fellow are encouraged to review a recent email sent by Director Beck with position summaries and the application timeline, and to visit CareerNet to see full descriptions and submit their applications by Friday, March 5. Applications for dean's writing fellow positions (legal research and writing) operate on a separate timeline.
Housing experience survey.
The Office of Admissions is launching an anonymous survey to obtain information about current students’ housing experiences. This information will be distributed to admitted students, and will help them to locate the housing that best suits their needs. Securing housing is often listed as one of the biggest stressors in the transition process for new students, particularly for those who are not familiar with Bloomington and aren’t close enough to conduct an extended housing search. Please take a few minutes to share your insights with the next generation of Indiana Law students.
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