This week in the Law School
- The State of Minnesota is hiring dozens of clerks. Find out about this opportunity in a workshop on Thursday.
- Interested in moot court? Attend the call-out meeting Friday.
- Join the Board of Visitors for the induction of this year's Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, the school's highest honor. Friday.
- Plan to attend the Women's Law Caucus auction. Proceeds benefit POP and Middle Way House. Friday.
Let's Talk About Gender: Racialization and Liberation in LGBT Rights Work.
Noon - 1 pm
How does the failure to address race and racism weaken LGBT rights movement legal work? Join the LGBTQ+ Project for a critical conversation between Kendra Albert and Avatara Smith-Carrington about the racialization of gender in relation to privacy rights, litigation strategy, and liberatory frameworks.
Protective Order Project training: LGBTQ+ issues.
The Protective Order Project is holding advocacy training for volunteers who want to know more about the legal issues facing LGBTQ+ clients.
Big 10 Law School Spring Speaker Series: New Court, New Administration, New Congress.
Paul Gowder, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, presents "Liberation Constitutionalism." To learn more and to register, visit the Law School calendar.
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
Clerkship opportunities: Minnesota Court of Appeals and District Court.
Noon - 1pm
The Minnesota State Court System has a robust clerkship system: each district court judge employs clerks, and the 19 judges of the Minnesota Court of Appeals hire 44 clerks—two per judge and a shared pool of clerks. We are pleased to welcome via Zoom Judge Randall J. Slieter, Minnesota Court of Appeals, and his three clerks, Nathan Heffernan, Jason Heikkinen, and Samantha Zuehlke. They will describe the Minnesota clerkship system (Judge Slieter spent 20 years as a district court judge before being elevated to the Court of Appeals, and two of his clerks started as clerks on the district court.) They will also answer questions about life in the Twin Cities and clerking in general.
We hope you’ll take advantage of this unique opportunity to connect with a wonderful judge who is known for his mentoring and teaching of his clerks, as well as to learn about a great clerkship program. RSVP via CareerNet, where you'll also find biographies of the judge and his clerks.
CACR Security Speaker Series: Patrick McDaniel.
Noon - 1pm
Patrick McDaniel, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Pennsylvania State University, presents “The Challenges of Machine Learning in Adversarial Settings: A Systems Perspective.”
CLSC Speaker Series: Meghan Ryan.
Meghan Ryan, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, presents “Criminal Justice Secrets.” Keep an eye out for emails from the Center on Law, Society, and Culture with details on this, or contact Jody Madeira (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Comparative Law Series: Prof. Francesca Bignami.
For the final event of the Comparative Law Series, Law as Science and the Maurer School of Law Graduate Colloquium are honored to host Prof. Francesca Bignami from George Washington University Law School, who will speak about functional comparative methods. The lecture explains how the functional method operates in the field of comparative constitutional law, and how it departs from the functional method of comparative law writ large.
Academy of Law Alumni Fellows induction.
Noon - 1 pm
Join the Board of Visitors as four alumni receive the Law School's highest honor. This year's Fellows are Bonnie Gibson, ’78, Randy Lebedoff, ’75, R. Anthony (Tony) Prather, ’83, and Randy Seger, ’72. You can read more about their achievements here.
Sherman Minton Executive Advocacy Board call-out.
Noon - 1 pm
The Sherman Minton Executive Advocacy Board is hosting a call-out meeting for the 2021 Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition. Please attend to learn more about the competition generally, the process for registering, how you can earn academic credit for competing, and how you can get involved in external moot court competitions. If you have any questions, you can contact the Executive Advocacy Board at email@example.com.
CLSC Research Roundtable Series: Jennifer Kilty
Jennifer Kilty, University of Ottawa, presents “The Emotional Storying of Charles Sseyonga as an HIV Sexual Predator in June Callwood’s Trial Without End: A Shocking Story of Women and AIDS.” Keep an eye out for emails from the Center on Law, Society, and Culture with details on this, or contact Jody Madeira (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Women's Law Caucus auction.
The annual Women's Law Caucus auction is back! And it's entirely virtual, so you can participate from anywhere, and so can your friends and family. Proceeds will benefit Middle Way House and the Law School's Protective Order Project to help local victims of domestic and sexual violence. Follow our social media (Instagram: @wlc_maurer; Facebook: @WLCatMaurer) for item and sponsor highlights and for more information about the auction.
You can review the items up for auction here as they're released and donate now to help us raise even more money. You can also use this link to register early, so you can place your bids ASAP when the auction opens.
Reviving OUTlaw in 2021-22.
If you are interested in helping reconstitute the LGBTQ+ affinity group for the 2021-22 school year, please contact Celia Meredith (email@example.com). We are currently seeking 4-5 interested students to re-register OUTlaw as a student organization to create more spaces for LGBTQIA+ social and support events.
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.
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).
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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