This week in the Law School
- Dean's semiannual town hall for students, faculty, and staff: Wednesday
- Professional development before and after graduation: Monday and Tuesday
- Colloquia: Thursday
Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP)9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Baier Hall
The Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program will be in Baier Hall meeting with students. Please make an appointment in advance by calling 317-833-0370. Tell them you're calling to set an appointment with a counselor at Maurer School of Law. You will be provided with a date, time, and room number. Read information about JLAP.
How the Indiana State Bar Association can help complement your law school experience
12:15 - 1 p.m. on Zoom
The Indiana State Bar Association is excited to partner with Maurer School of Law to provide FREE membership for all students in ISBA. As the state’s largest association serving the legal community, we help lawyers practice law and we want you to make the most of your law school experience, so our goals are to: enrich your education; connect you with influential industry figures; and help you find a job.
Whether you plan to practice in Indiana or not, exposure to practicing lawyers is the perfect complement to your law school education. Through ISBA, students can take advantage of opportunities to rub elbows with lawyers and judges, gain exposure to various practice areas of interest, become a student leader through involvement with our sections and committees, participate in relevant programming – both virtual and in person, connect with a mentor, and so much more. Join us for a brief panel discussion to learn how you can maximize your law school experience. We know you’re probably feeling overwhelmed. But we also know that you’ll never regret building professional relationships this early in your career. And ISBA is here to help you every step of the way.
Door prizes will also be offered for those who attend this virtual session. Registration is required.
Making the most of office hours
3:45 - 4:30 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
Join Director Beck, selected faculty members, and PGAs to discuss the merits of attending faculty office hours, and practical tips for getting the most out of your 1-on-1 time with your professors.
Diversity statement workshop
Noon - 1 p.m. in 213
Many legal opportunities require the submission of a diversity statement. Join Laura Fonseca, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Justin Zuschlag, CSO Director, for a workshop that will guide you through the basics of what makes for a compelling diversity statement, and then provide the time and support to either polish off an existing statement or put pen to paper on a first draft.
Town Hall with Dean Parrish
Noon in the Moot Court Room
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to this semester's Town Hall with Dean Parrish. Hear the dean’s "State of the School" address and learn more about the strategic initiatives moving us forward into a new year.
The town hall will be in its usual format, with the dean providing a short address to students, followed by a question and answer session for you to voice any concerns.
All students are encouraged to attend.
And mark your calendar for a second town hall February 22 at noon.
Wednesday Walkers: Art and Architecture of Campus with Rob Fischman
2:30 p.m. in the Student Lounge
The walk will last 30 - 45 minutes and is weather-contingent.
CCD speaker Laith Nasrawin: Constitutional reform in Jordan
Noon - 1 p.m. on Zoom
Jordanian lawyer and constitutional advisor Laith Nasrawin will speak about constitutional reform in Jordan.
Kaplan bar talk
Noon - 1 p.m. in 122
Join Kaplan for a General Bar Exam and MPRE talk with a demo of Kaplan's bar program. Lunch will be provided for those who sign up. COVID19 guidelines limit attendance to 30 people, but there will be more events in the future that you can attend. We will also have a drawing for a $100 amazon gift card to one of our lucky attendees! We hope to see you there.
The Biden Administration's approach to public land and resources management
1 - 2:30 in 213
Professor Fischman will host a viewing of the ABA webinar, "The Biden Approach to Public Land Management." The viewing will be 1 - 2 p.m.. Following that, Fischman will lead a discussion about the webinar until 2:30. Feel free to drop in late or leave early. No need for you to register for the webinar; we will use the room's A/V to project via my registration. The webinar description follows:
President Biden is pursuing an aggressive approach regarding energy and public land management. This session will focus on the Biden administration’s public land agenda and will in particular look at the effect this new paradigm will have on all stakeholders that have an interest in federal natural resource management. Speakers will also explore how the new approach to public land fits within the administration’s broader efforts to protect the environment, combat climate change, promote renewable energy development on and offshore, and protect 30 percent of U.S. lands and water by 2030.
IP Colloquium: Jeremy Sheff (St. Johns)
3:25 - 5:25 on Zoom
Prof. Jeremy Sheff, St. John’s University School of Law, presents "The Canada Trademarks Dataset"
Two hours Indiana general CLE credit are available for this talk.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This talk will present on a new research dataset representing the Canadian Intellectual Property Office's historical archive of trademark applications and how this dataset helps generate novel descriptive analyses of the performance of Canada's trademark registration system and the behavior of applicants for registration, both independently and in comparison to the United States and Australia. This presentation will explore the performance of the Canadian system with regards to efficiency of examination, and the effect of recent statutory and regulatory changes in Canadian trademark law.
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