This week in the Law School
- Back in the day, in 2008, there was a recession. Hear from alumni on lessons learned about finding jobs during that tough market. Tuesday.
- Paul Leopold, our financial aid wizard, answers all your questions about repaying your student loans. Wednesday.
- IJLSE hosts part one of a two-parter on diversity in the workplace. Wednesday.
- Join the Alumni Board in honoring faculty with the Trustees' Teaching Awards and the Leon Wallace Teaching Award. Friday.
Patent litigation Q&A with Greg Proctor.
Join Professor Janis's Advanced Patent Law class on Zoom to hear from Greg Proctor, '15, patent litigator at Kramer Levin in Silicon Valley. Proctor will speak about his practice as well as recent the recent case Centripetal Networks, Inc. v. Cisco Sys., Inc.
CSO panel: Lessons from the recession.
As you prepare to enter a job market that is more uncertain than you expected it to be, hear from alumni who have been in your shoes. The legal market was greatly affected by the Great Recession, but Law School alumni who graduated from 2008-2011 lived to tell the tale, finding success despite attending and graduating law school during a difficult economic time. We hope this provides some insight into what you’re facing and an opportunity for you to learn from graduates who experienced similar uncertainties. Register on CareerNet.
Big 10 Law School Spring Speaker Series: New Court, New Administration, New Congress.
Kyle Langvardt, University of Nebraska College of Law, presents "A New Tack on Tech—Tech–Policy Issues in the Current Administration." Visit the Law School calendar for more information and to register.
Intellectual Property Association connect with Outreach for Legal Literacy and Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Association.
Join the IPA, OLL and CPLA to build connections with the 1L class and be a source for 1Ls to come and ask questions about how to conquer 2L! This is an informal conversation series; come and go as you please. This safe space is an opportunity to vent, ask for advice, build connections, or just hear stories of others' experiences. 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.
Loan repayment counseling.
Noon - 1 pm
During the session, we will discuss the loan repayment timeline, repayment strategies, consolidation and refinancing, public service loan forgiveness, income- driven repayment options, and postponing repayment.
Office hours with Dean Parrish.
Dean Parrish will host open office hours every Wednesday through April 14. All law students are invited to participate and to bring their questions for the dean.
Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality symposium: Diversity in the workplace, part 1.
Join the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality for a discussion with Law School alumni and legal professionals for a discussion on diversity in the workplace. Two panels on this topic will be held; one on March 24th and another on April 1st. These events are specifically for Indiana Law students, and are meant to provide an opportunity for students to ask questions on issues they may face as summer or new associates, and the best way to address those issues. The panelists will discuss diversity committees, dealing with difficult clients, and workplace concerns.
There will be an opportunity to submit questions at the webinar, but feel free to send in questions in advance to email@example.com, and make sure to include whether you would like the question to be anonymous or to attribute the question to you.
Special thanks to Prof. Brown and the Career Services Office for connecting us with the speakers panel, which you can find on the Law School calendar.
Comparative Law Series.
The Comparative Law Series is a collaboration between the Graduate Colloquium and Law as Science. This week, Prof. Shitong Qiao (University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law) will speak about Chinese law and comparative legal studies in American legal academia.
Meredith Harper, VP and Chief Information Security Officer at Eli Lilly and Company, presents “Journey to the C-suite: One Black woman’s journey.”
IP career talks: Trademarks and copyright.
Join the CIPR and IP Practitioners Connie Lindman '89 and Eric Lamb of Frost Brown Todd, LLC in Indianapolis for a career discussion about trademark and copyright practice. We'll cover job search strategies, how to develop marketable skills as students and new associates, as well as about what practice in this field looks like day-to-day.
Faculty Teaching Awards.
Noon - 1 pm
The Trustees and Leon Wallace Teaching Awards are two of the ways we recognize and celebrate faculty excellence in the classroom. Awards are based on nominations from students identifying teachers (both adjunct and full-time) who have been particularly important or helpful to them. Plan to join the Indiana Law community as we recognize these outstanding professors in the company of the Law Alumni Board.
How to assist moms in need with supportive service.
Advocates for Life will be welcoming Emily Stumpo, the Students for Life Regional Coordinator, for supportive services training. She will describe how to make services for pregnant and parenting students widely available on campus.
Center for Law, Society & Culture Research Roundtable Series: Susan Bandes
Susan Bandes, DePaul University College of Law, presents “Closure in the criminal courtroom: The birth and strange career of an emotion.” Keep an eye out for emails from the Center on Law, Society & Culture with details on this series, or contact Jody Madeira (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Humanizing your legal advocacy.
The Access to Justice Program is leading a workshop to provide students with the opportunity to practice working with clients in a simulated legal setting before they begin their summer jobs or continue to volunteer with pro bono projects at the Law School. Students will collaborate with practicing attorneys to work on skills such as client interviewing, active listening, and developing trust with clients. All students are invited.
Intellectual Property Association 1L connect with Outreach for Legal Literacy and Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Association.
See Wednesday's listing.
LLSA is thrilled to present our first ever virtual Latin Night. Paso a Paso, a Latinx dance group at IU, will lead us through a fun night of virtual dancing! All Law School alumni and members of the Bloomington community are invited.
This will be our first and only virtual fundraiser for the year. We ask that any non-LLSA members participating donate a minimum of $5 per person.
Congratulations, Sherman Minton Executive Advisory Board!
Congratulations to the new members of the 2021-2022 Sherman Minton Executive Advisory Board! Visit the EAB's website for a complete listing.
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).
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 email@example.com 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.
Faculty and Staff News
Indiana Law in the Media
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In addition to her serious scholarship, during the pandemic, Prof. Leandra Lederman has enjoyed sharing some lighthearted contributions on tax in popular culture. On her new YouTube channel with Prof. Allison Christians from McGill University in Canada, Break Into Tax, she recently released a parody movie trailer, "Tax Return of the Jedi." On the Surly Subgroup tax blog in which Prof. Lederman participates, she recently blogged about two appearances of tax in D.C. Comics: "Supervillainy and the U.S. Tax Code" and "Superman, Tax Evader?".
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