This week in the Law School
Involve yourself in community this week:
- Student organization events Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
- Mediation and restorative justice training. See Announcements.
Approaches to case briefing and note taking
3:45 - 4:30 p.m. in Moot Court Room
Join Director Beck and PGAs to identify different strategies for class preparation and note-taking, and determine the approaches that work best for you.
AJP Pro Bono call-out meeting
Noon - 12:45 p.m. in Moot Court Room
Learn about pro bono opportunities at the Maurer School of Law. Representatives from the various Pro Bono student organizations and other on- and off-campus opportunities, as well as the Access to Justice student fellows, will be there to share information and answer your questions.
Join us in the Moot Court Room or on Zoom. In-person viewing capacity is maximum 69.
Student organization fair
10 - 11 a.m., noon - 1 p.m., and 2 - 3 p.m. in Student Lounge
Find ways to get involved through the law school’s many student organizations. Student organizations represent a variety of academic and non-academic interests, personal affinities, and professional and scholarly endeavors. Learn more about our active student organizations here. Student representatives will be tabling according to the schedule below, and are ready to meet you and answer your questions.
LGBTQ+ Project and Outreach for Legal Literacy call-out meeting
6 p.m. on Zoom
Join Outreach for Legal Literacy and the LGBTQ+ Project to learn more about how you may get involved in these organizations. OLL offers law students a unique and rewarding opportunity to have a positive impact on the community. Small groups of volunteer law students teach approximately six lessons a semester covering basic legal concepts in classrooms throughout Monroe County. The goal of the program is to provide role models for local elementary school students while helping develop the students’ self-confidence, critical thinking skills, and oral advocacy skills. The LGBTQ+ Project provides pro bono legal research and advocacy services to Indiana LGBT organizations and LGBT Hoosiers. The Project engages law students, attorneys, scholars, and LGBT advocates to address the unmet legal needs of Indiana's LGBTQ+ community.
IP Colloquium: Eric Goldman (Santa Clara)
3:25 - 5:25 p.m. on Zoom
Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law, will present “Validating Transparency Report.”
Two hours Indiana CLE credit are available for this event
For more information and to RSVP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inmate Legal Assistance Project and Protective Order Project call-out meeting
5 - 7 p.m. on Zoom
Join ILAP (Inmate Legal Assistance Project) and POP (Protective Order Project) to learn more about our pro bono work at Maurer School of Law. We encourage all students interested in volunteering with either organization to attend.
IP Association, ChIPs Maurer, and IP Theory call-out meeting
7 - 8 p.m. on Zoom
Join the Intellectual Property Association, IP Theory, and ChIPs Maurer for a joint call-out meeting! Hear how each group works to support students interested in all forms of intellectual property and about how you can get involved.
This call out will happen on Zoom. Email email@example.com to RSVP.
Professional Development Series: creating a U.S.-style legal résumé
Noon - 1 p.m. in 215
Graduate and exchange students are invited to join us for this interactive presentation on resume writing. You may need a U.S.-style resume when you apply to other graduate programs, fellowships or scholarships, or part-time, summer, or post-graduate internships and jobs. In this session, you will learn how to best represent yourself in a resume that follows the conventions and expectations of US-based employers. You will leave this session ready to update and revise your own résumé, and then be prepared to meet with a CSO counselor to review your document.
International Law Society call-out meeting
Noon - 1 p.m. in 125
Join the International Law Society (ILS).
Rollerskating with the Black Law Students Association
7 - 9 p.m. at Western Skateland
BLSA members are invited to come to Western Skateland to get to know each other and connect with other students.
Basic Mediation and Restorative Justice training (40 hours)
September 9, 11, 16, 19, 23, 25, 30; October 7, and 9 — on Zoom
The Community Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM) offers a 40-hour training program for those interested in learning about conflict resolution, mediation, and restorative justice. Participants will enhance their interpersonal skills in communication and listening, problem solving, and negotiation, and they will increase their understanding of restorative justice philosophy and methods, sources of conflict, and processes leading to constructive conflict resolution. The training should benefit anyone concerned with managing conflict and its resolution. The training also provides the background and skills necessary to work as a community mediator and restorative justice practitioner and qualifies participants to volunteer in CJAM’s programs. The training will be led by senior mediators and restorative justice practitioners.
This fall, the training will take place via Zoom Thursday evenings,7 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., over five weeks beginning September 9 and continuing through the October 9. Tuition is $300 ($260 if received by August 16, and $275 if received by August 31). Learn more about the training and register. And you may apply for a scholarship. For questions, or more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABA First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition
The ABA Forum on Communications Law hosts a First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court competition. It is designed primarily to introduce minority law students to the practice of media law and to lawyers active in the communications law bar. The competition offers cash awards for superior performance in appellate briefing and oral argument. The moot court hypothetical case will involve timely issues of national significance in the areas effecting communications law. Due to COVID-19, this year's competition will be held entirely online via video conference, and will feature judges that are partners at top law firms, in-house counsel at major media companies, and members of the judiciary.
Eligibility: Students must be members of a chapter of the National Black Law Students Association; the National Latino/a Law Student Association; the National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association; the National Native American Law Students Association; or a comparable minority law student organization at their school. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2021. Details here. Prof. Tomain is also available to answer any questions: email@example.com.
Faculty and Staff News
Prof. Leandra Lederman recently published 2 articles, Valuation As A Challenge For Tax Administration, 96 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1495 (2021) (a symposium piece), and The Fraud Triangle and Tax Evasion, 106 Iowa L. Rev. 1153 (2021), as well as the 2021 Supplement to the Tax Controversies: Practice and Procedure casebook she co-authors with Dean Stephen Mazza (Kansas). In July, she presented the Fraud Triangle article via Zoom at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools meeting. That presentation was at the "Call For Papers" session, where her article and two others were selected from a competitive submission process. The same month, her Fraud Triangle article was featured on the Business Scholarship Podcast and in a blog post she wrote for Austaxpolicy blog in Australia. In June, Prof. Lederman was featured in a Bloomberg Tax Spotlight. In May, Prof. Lederman presented one of her current papers, Best Practices in Tax Rulings Transparency, at the Law & Society Association meeting (on Zoom). During the summer, Prof. Lederman also co-ran and co-moderated (with Prof. Parada, Leeds) the Indiana/Leeds Summer Tax Workshop Series. This was the second year of the series, which generally focuses on international tax, and featured 9 talks she and her co-host selected from a call for papers. Her videos from the series are on a playlist on Maurer's YouTube channel. Over the summer, Prof. Lederman also made several more videos with Prof. Allison Christians (McGill) for their Break Into Tax YouTube channel. The channel is starting its second season, which Prof. Lederman will run.
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