This week in the Law School
- Spring forward: Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 14.
- Office hours with Dean Parrish continue Wednesday.
- New networking series for 1Ls with upper-division students begins Thursday.
- Interested in the 3L Bridge to Practice program? Attend an info session Friday.
- Mark your calendars now for the Faculty Teaching Awards on March 26. See "Announcements."
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.
Women in International Law Panel.
The International Law Society is hosting a Women in International Law panel featuring Ginna Anderson, deputy director of the ABA Justice Defenders; Prof. Angie Raymond, Kelley School of Business; and Sarah Devine, partner, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP. The panel will speak to challenges the new generation of women lawyers face and practical career advice in light of COVID-19. All are welcome.
Big 10 Speaker Series: New Court, New Administration, New Congress.
Adrien Wing, University of Iowa College of Law, presents "Demarginalizing Women of Color during the Biden-Harris Administration."
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: Eleanor Wilking, Cornell Law School.
Prof. Wilking presents "Who Bears the Cost of a Change in Remittance Policy?: Evidence from Amazon’s Voluntary Collection Agreements." Visit here for a list of all the talks. Register for the entire series (6 talks) here. You may choose to attend individual sessions or the whole series. Two hours of Indiana general CLE credit have been approved for this session.
Comparative Law Series.
The Comparative Law Series is a collaboration between the Graduate Colloquium and Law as Science. This week, we host Prof. Marie-Luce Paris (University College Dublin Sutherland School of Law), who will critically discuss the methods used in comparative constitutional law.
Center for Law, Society & Culture Speaker Series.
James Sandman, distinguished lecturer and senior consultant to the Future of the Profession Initiative, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, presents "Legal Responses to COVID-19."
CSO and SBA Cocktail/Coffee Chat: Criminal Law and On-Campus Jobs.
SBA is pairing with CSO to provide 1Ls an opportunity to connect virtually with 2Ls and 3Ls in a new series called Cocktail/Coffee Chats: informal Zoom sessions with two themed breakout rooms. This session will focus on criminal law and on-campus jobs. If you are a 1L who is interested in networking or a 2L with relevant experience who would like to participate, please email SBA Event Coordinator Alexa Rojas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each room will be limited to eight 1Ls to facilitate easy and meaningful conversations, so be sure to sign up quickly. We look forward to seeing you!
Bridge to Practice Overview for 3Ls.
Noon - 1 pm
Join CSO on Zoom to learn about the Law School's Bridge to Practice Program. The program provides financial assistance to eligible graduates who secure unpaid volunteer positions with public interest organizations, government employers, or small firms after graduation while they continue their job search. While hosts are not obligated to permanently hire their fellow, many employers do. CSO will explain the benefits to and responsibilities of both the fellow and the host organization. The session will be recorded for those unable to attend. RSVP on CareerNet.
Center for Law, Society & Culture Research Roundtable Series: Åsa Wettergren and Stina Bergman Blix.
Noon - 1 pm
Åsa Wettergren, University of Gothenburg, and Stina Bergman Blix, Uppsala University, present "Comparing Culturally Embedded Frames of Judicial Dispassion." Keep an eye out for emails from the Center on Law, Society & Culture with details on this series, or contact Jody Madeira (email@example.com) for more information.
Advocates for Life General Body Hangout.
Join AFL members for a virtual hangout! Get to know other members of the organization and learn about upcoming events, including an advocacy training session and our election. This hangout is open to both current members and law students who would like to learn more about our organization.
Save the date for Faculty Teaching Awards.
The 2021 Faculty Teaching Awards ceremony is scheduled for Friday, March 26 at noon. Mark your calendars now as we plan to present the Leon H. Wallace Teaching Award, Trustees' Teaching Awards, and the Adjunct Faculty Award. Visit the Law School calendar to register and get more information.
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.
Menstrual products collection drive.
ILS, FLF, IF/When/How, POP, and WLC are hosting a menstrual products collection drive benefiting I Support the Girls–Bloomington. Hygiene products (any brand or size) are accepted as long as they are individually sealed. The collection boxes are located in the Law School library lobby, and Venmo donations are also accepted to @Bengel-Kacey (please put "collection" in the memo).
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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