This week in the Law School
(Updated 3/1/2021 9 a.m.: add LLSA on Monday, and update Saturday ILAP and Thursday IP Theory callout.)
- Indiana Law Journal presents a symposium on compelled speech Friday, including the Harris Lecture
- Loan repayment counseling with Paul Leopold Tuesday
- Weekly office hours with Dean Parrish begin Wednesday
- Planning on taking the Indiana bar? Info session Thursday
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.
LLSA: Let's get legal.
Latinx Law Student Association is hosting a panel featuring some of the Law School's Latinx professors. This is a great chance to hear their seasoned wisdom on how to succeed in law school and beyond.
Big 10 Speaker Series: New Court, New Administration, New Congress.
Jill Hasday, University of Minnesota Law School, presents “Intimate Lies and the Law.”
Loan repayment counseling.
We will discuss the loan repayment timeline, repayment strategies, consolidation and refinancing, public service loan forgiveness, income-driven repayment options, and postponing repayment.
IPA 1L Connect: Loyola and the patent bar.
Join the Intellectual Property Association and IP Theory 2Ls for our 1L Connect series. This week we will also have guests from CIPR and CSO to talk about the Loyola patent law interview program and the patent bar. As always, this is an 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. Repeats Friday, 4-6 pm.
Office hours with Dean Parrish.
Dean Parrish will host open office hours every Wednesday from March 3 to April 14. All law students are invited to participate and to bring their questions for the dean. Please register to attend.
Tax Policy Colloquium: Reuven Avi-Yonah.
10 am - Noon
Reuven Avi-Yonah, University of Michigan Law School, presents “A New Corporate Tax.” View a list of all the talks. Register for the entire series of six talks here. You may choose to attend individual sessions, or the whole series. Two hours of Indiana General CLE credits have been approved for this session.
IP Theory call out.
IP Theory will be having a call out to discuss what IP Theory is and what the law journal does. Any 1L or 2L who is interested in intellectual property and would like to apply to be on IPT is welcome to attend to hear about the journal and the application process.
Graduate Colloquium: Grant writing.
One of the challenging steps in grant proposal application is to write a research plan. Join us to hear from Esen Gokpinar-Shelton, a proposal development consultant at IU GradGrants Center. This event is open to graduate students.
Indiana bar exam information session.
Learn about the Indiana bar exam application and character and fitness with the staff of the Indiana Bar Admissions Office. This is essential for 3L Indiana applicants and useful for 2L students who think they will take the Indiana bar. After the presentation, there will be time for questions. This session will be held via Zoom, but will not be recorded. Handouts will be made available to students unable to attend.
Prison abolition and beyond.
As part of the National Lawyers Guild Week against Mass Incarceration, Maurer NLG will host a discussion with local public defender Kyle Dugger centered on the theme, "Prison Abolition and Beyond: Addressing Mass Incarceration in Our Community." We will discuss the impacts of mass incarceration in our community, and we will consider solutions to mass incarceration on a local and national level. Co-hosted by the Black Law Students Association and the Inmate Legal Assistance Project.
Compelled speech symposium.
9:45 am - 5 pm
Indiana Law Journal presents “Compelled Speech: The Cutting Edge of First Amendment Jurisprudence,” featuring leading First Amendment scholars from across the country. Full agenda and registration are available on the symposium website. Registrants will be able to attend all or part of the day’s events with one Zoom link. CLE credit is available: one hour for the Harris Lecture at noon (see below), and up to 4.5 hours for the remaining sessions, which may be joined in individual, 1.5 hour blocks.
Addison C. Harris Lecture: Robert Post.
Noon - 1 pm
Robert Post, Yale Law School, presents “NIFLA and the Construction of Compelled Speech Doctrine,” the Addison Harris Keynote Lecture for the compelled speech symposium. Full agenda and registration are available on the symposium website. One hour of CLE credit has been approved for the lecture.
CLSC Research Roundtable Series: Carlton Patrick.
Carlton Patrick, University of Central Florida, presents “The Folly of Repugnance.” Keep an eye out for emails from the Center on Law, Society & Culture with details on this, or contact Jody Madeira (email@example.com) for more information. Register on the Law School calendar.
IPA 1L Connect: Loyola and the patent bar.
See Wednesday's listing
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 sentencing workshop with Prof. Eaglin.
In this workshop, Professor Eaglin will discuss trends in sentencing reform with a particular focus on the federal sentencing guidelines post-Booker, the effect of the First Step Act, and actuarial risk assessments that are popular in the states. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for $20 Amazon gift cards.
Maurer Parents and Partners Day.
The Leonard D. Fromm Office for Student Affairs will be hosting a Parents and Partners Day to offer your friends and family a chance to learn more about the life of a law student. The program includes a welcome by Dean Parrish, tips from Dean Orenstein and Director Beck on how to support the law student you love, a student panel, facilitated breakout room discussions, a virtual tour of the library, and a sample class taught by a 1L professor.
The event will be held via Zoom on Saturday, March 20, 2021, from 11am - 2pm EST (with a break for lunch). Please share this invitation with your loved ones and ask them to RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, March 10.
Move More for Summer Salaries.
The Office of Student Affairs will donate $10 on behalf of any student (up to 100) who registers for the "Move More IU" challenge.
How to participate:
- Register for the challenge here.
- Forward your registration confirmation to email@example.com by March 10.
- Include in the text of your email the name of the contestant you wish to receive your donation (Professor Lubin, Dean McFadden, Professor Scott, or Professor Wallace).
Bar exam application deadlines.
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).
Opportunity for rising 2Ls and 3Ls: Become a Dean's Writing Fellow.
The legal writing faculty are seeking students who will be 2Ls or 3Ls in 2021-22 to be selected as Dean’s Writing Fellows. Successful candidates will receive a $1,500 scholarship per semester. The position description and application requirements are posted on CareerNet. The deadline is Friday, March 19.
Callout for IJGLS New Global Scholar Series.
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.e du 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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