This week in the Law School
REMINDER: REDUCED WORKLOAD, MARCH 12-17
The Law School is unable to hold a spring break this year. However, beginning at noon on Friday, March 12 through Wednesday, March 17, faculty will reduce the workload for students to offer as much of a break as possible while meeting university and ABA requirements. Faculty have discretion on how they reduce workloads that week; the goal is to help reduce stress and provide time for outlining, exam preparation, and synthesis of material.
- Commencement plans are under way. See "Announcements."
- Prof. Lubin and the LGBTQ+ Project host a book-and-author discussion Monday
- Five recent graduates share their job search strategies on Wednesday
- Weekly office hours with Dean Parrish continue Wednesday
- Don't miss "Singing for Summer Salaries" Thursday. Proceeds benefit public interest internships
Gender, sexuality, and intelligence studies talk.
Please join Prof. Asaf Lubin, Prof. Colin Johnson of the IU Department of Gender Studies, and Prof. Mary Manjikian of Regent University for a special conversation about Professor Manjikian's new book, Gender, Sexuality, and Intelligence Studies: The Spy in the Closet. Hosted by the Law School's LGBTQ+ Project and the IU Department of Gender Studies.
Life sciences patent Q&A: Corteva, Inc.
Join Professor Janis's Advanced Patent Law class on Zoom to hear about patents and the life sciences from in-house counsel at Corteva, Inc., a US agriculture chemical and seed company with a global presence. To reserve, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Law, Society & Culture speaker series: James Sandman.
James Sandman, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, presents "ABA's COVID-19 Task Force.” Keep an eye out for emails from the Center on Law, Society & Culture for details, or contact Jody Madeira (email@example.com) for Zoom link and more information.
Big 10 Speaker Series: New Court, New Administration, New Congress.
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Penn State Law University Park, presents "Immigration in a New Administration."
3L job search panel.
Recent graduates will share their experiences searching for permanent employment during their 3L year, whether they summered at one firm and ended up at another, secured a clerkship or government or public interest position during their 3L year or post-graduation, or turned a Bridge to Practice opportunity into a full-time job. If there is sufficient interest, students will be able to sign up for breakout sessions with individual panelists. RSVP on CareerNet.
Panelists are Steven Bassett, ’20 (networked his way into a Big Law position at Goldberg Kohn in Chicago); Alex Cambiazo, ’20 (completed B2P at the Cook County State’s Attorney and got a permanent position there); Nick Minaudo, ’19, (completed B2P with a small firm and accepted a post-bar position at Indiana Legal Services); Shantanece Ellis, '20, (went through on-campus interviewing and got a full-time job at Cordell & Cordell in Atlanta); and Emily Tanji, '19 (an associate at Frost Brown Todd in Cincinnati).
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.
Public Interest Law Foundation Singing for Summer Salaries.
Join PILF for their musical fundraiser, Singing for Summer Salaries! This event is an annual fundraiser where Law School faculty—and this year, alumni—compete for the opportunity to sing their favorite tune in front of the entire Law School. All members of the community are welcome, and all proceeds from the fundraiser will go directly to students who work in unpaid public interest law positions this summer. To register, visit the Law School calendar.
Center for Law, Society & Culture Research Roundtable: Pamela Foohey.
Prof. Pamela Foohey presents "Debt's Emotional Encumbrances." The presentations in this semester's series are based on chapters from the forthcoming Edward Elgar Research Handbook on Law and Emotion (edited by Susan Bandes, Jody Madeira, Kathryn Temple & Emily Kidd White), which will be published this year.
The Role of Law and Government in Cyber Insurance Markets: A Cyber Cyber Insurance Conference with Prof. Asaf Lubin
Prof. Asaf Lubin will be participating in a panel titled “The Government’s Role in Fostering Cyber Insurance Markets” as part of the virtual conference titled “The Role of Law and Government in Cyber Insurance Markets: A Cyber Cyber Insurance Conference.” This event is organized by the University of Connecticut Insurance Law Center and the University of Minnesota Law School.
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.
Commencement planning under way.
The commencement committee has started planning for this year's commencement, which will feature an in-person ceremony for graduates only (no family or other guests) on May 7, and a separate virtual ceremony just for law students on May 8. Go to this page for details, and visit often for updates.
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. Here's 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).
More information about the Move More IU Challenge can be found here.
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.
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!
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.
Education Law and Policy Institute.
The IU School of Education is hosting the 2021 Martha McCarthy Education Law and Policy Institute on May 14. This year, the McCarty Institute will be a virtual event, and registration will be free. The conference brings together educational leaders, attorneys, policymakers, and professors to participate in panel discussions addressing hot topics and cases in education law and to discuss a range of education law and policy topics in small groups. Details and registration information can be found here.
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