This week in the Law School
Welcome to an opportunity-rich week and second half of the semester.
- The William R. Stewart Lecture in Labor and Employment Law is one of our signature endowed lectures. Wednesday.
- Wellness Week. Mind your mind, body, and future with events every day this week.
- CSO Boutique in the faculty lounge. See Announcements. All week.
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 from 9am-5pm. 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. You will be provided with a date, time, and room number. Read more about JLAP.
Chair yoga workshop (Wellness Week)
Noon - 12:45 p.m. in the Student Lounge
Join Loretta Oleksy of JLAP for a demonstration of some simple chair yoga techniques you can use throughout your day to take care of your physical body and undo some of the daily damage of desks, screens, and heavy casebooks. No mats or props are necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in.
Yarn crafts session (Wellness Week)
Noon - 12:45 p.m. in the Jerome Hall Law Library lobby
Join Maggie Kiel-Morse, Faculty Services Librarian, and Katie Beck, Director of Student Affairs, for some loosely-guided yarn-based crafting. We'll provide a variety of yarns and crochet/knitting needles. Feel free to bring your own project to work on while we chat about crafting. Those with no experience are also very welcome to join for the camaraderie or a beginner crochet/knitting lesson.JD+MBA Opportunities Here and Abroad
Noon - 1 p.m. in 122
If you are interested in using your JD to build, create, and solve real problems, a JD+MBA may be for you. The Maurer School of Law has multiple JD+MBA opportunities, including the only JD+MBA in the country offering an MBA with placement in an international MBA setting (Seoul, South Korea). Professor Mark Need, JD/MBA '92, will be talking about these joint degree options, scholarships, and application deadlines.
American Constitution Society: SCOTUS term preview
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room or on Zoom
Join ACS and a panel of constitutional law experts in a discussion of the major cases on the docket for the Supreme Court's 2021-2022 term. Food will be provided.
RSVP in advance to attend in person. The first 69 registrants will attend in person in the Moot Court Room (123). In-person attendance is capped at 69. You may also attend on Zoom.
Five Habits of Financially Successful Lawyers
Noon - 1 p.m. in 122 and on Zoom
Theresa Popp Braun of Access Lex will join us virtually during Wellness Week to present on this important topic.
Being a legal professional in today’s uncertain and fast-changing world requires resilience, attention to detail, competitiveness, persistence, and flexibility. Handling your money is no different. Attend this event to unpack five habits that financially successful lawyers need to develop to eliminate debt, manage daily financial demands, and accumulate wealth over time.
In-person attendance is limited to the first 27 students.
Live at Baier Hall with classical guitarist Grace Elmer (Wellness Week)
Noon in the lobby
Grace Elmer was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She began playing guitar around the age of ten and immediately fell in love with the instrument. She then began studying at the Alabama School of Fine Arts with Paul Hicks, the foremost instructor of classical and fingerstyle guitar in Alabama. At the age of 15, she began studying with rising star Russian guitarist Piotr Pakhomkin. Grace is a prize-winning participant of several national and international guitar competitions. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music from the Jacobs School of Music as Barbara and David Jacobs Scholar. Under the tutelage of Petar Jankovic and Maestro Ernesto Bitetti at the Jacobs School of Music, she has flourished as an artist and a performer. Grace is currently an associate instructor of guitar at the Jacobs School of Music and President of the IU Guitar Club. She currently plays a handmade 1984 Kohno guitar.
Stewart Lecture: "Regulating Noncompetes Beyond the Common Law: The New Uniform Restrictive Employment Agreements Act"
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room and on Zoom
Professor Stewart J. Schwab, the Jonathan and Ruby Zhu Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, will deliver the annual William R. Stewart Lecture. An expert in labor and employment law, Prof. Schwab will discuss the meteoric rise in employers requiring workers, including low-wage workers, to sign noncompete agreements which ostensibly preclude them from quitting a job and working for a competitor. This practice has dramatically shifted the balance of power between employers and workers and slowed economic growth. Professor Schwab will discuss the complicated legal landscape that governs whether such agreements are enforceable and a proposed uniform law that would standardize rules and provide important new protections for workers.
One hour of CLE credit is available for this hybrid event.
RSVP in advance to attend in person. The first 65 registrants will attend in person in the DeLaney Moot Court Room (123), with overflow seating in 121. In-person attendance is limited to Maurer School of Law students, faculty, and staff and is capped at 110. Lunch will be provided to advance in-person registrants.
You may also RSVP to attend on Zoom.
Local Record Shops and Concert Venues (Wednesday Walkers)
2:30 p.m. in the Student Lounge
Anne and Lane McFadden will lead today's walk.
Passport to the Legal Profession
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Zoom
Where do you plan to work this summer, next summer, or even after graduation? No matter where you envision yourself working, you will need the help of your network to get you there.
The Passport to the Legal Profession program allows students to network with alumni from around the world. Please RSVP on CareerNet for your specific location(s) of interest. Students can choose to network with alumni practicing within the United States and abroad.
Fall 2021 Tax Policy Colloquium (Prof. Stephanie Hoffer)
9:50 - 11:50 a.m.
Prof. Stephanie Hoffer, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, will present “Tax Legislation in Crises.” See a list of all the Fall 2021 Tax Policy Colloquium talks. Register to attend individual sessions or the whole series.
Two hours of Indiana General CLE credits are available for this talk.
Alcohol and health: what you know can make a difference (Wellness Week)
Noon - 1 p.m. in 125
Judge Linda Chezem, 71, will discuss the views of alcohol influence from law practice to the bench to the work she did with various federal agencies such as NHTSA, USDOJ-OJJDP, and the National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism (NIAAA). In fifty years of legal experience, Chezem's conclusion is that alcohol has a huge influence on the practice of law. A law student who understands the influence of alcohol and the resources available to a client will be better able to represent the client. She currently serves as a volunteer, nonalcoholic chair of the General Service Board for AA, Canada, and the U.S. She serves because AA offers steps to recovery.
Presenters include: Linda Chezem was a judge on the Lawrence County Court, the Lawrence Circuit Court, and the Indiana Court of Appeals; is currently adjunct faculty at IU School of Medicine, of-counsel at Foley Peden & Wisco, P.A., and Chair of the General Services Board for Alcoholics Anonymous, Canada, and the U.S.; Heather Barrett is Director of IU's Substance Use Intervention Services.
Prof. Szabados on Hungary and EU Law
Noon - 1 p.m. on Zoom
Prof. Tamas Szabados of ELTE will discuss recent cases decided by the Court of Justice of the European Union where existing or presumed national interests and European interests and values collided. The selected decisions include the judgments on the Central European University and on the issue of the financial support of Hungarian civil organizations.
CPT/OPT information session for F-1 students
Noon - 1 p.m. in 213
Students in the US on an F-1 visa should attend this information session with representatives from the Office of International Services (OIS) to learn how you can work in the US during law school and immediately after graduation.
Persistence in law school
Noon - 1 p.m. in 122
The panel will provide an opportunity for students with marginalized identities to share their experience in law school and advice regarding persistence with others with marginalized identities.
Yoga in the Law Library (Wellness Week)
5 - 6 p.m. in the Jerome Hall Law Library Reading Room
Join 3L Cole Byram for a one-hour yoga practice in the library reading room overlooking Dunn Woods. Bring your own mat and wear appropriate clothing.
APALSA Presents: Bollywood Night
6 - 9 p.m. at Bluebird
Join APALSA for its annual Bollywood Night! Come watch IU’s Bhangra team perform a dance and then learn that same dance! We hope to see you there!
Intellectual Property Association Hangout
7 - 9 p.m. at Switchyard Brewing Company
Hang out with the Intellectual Property at Switchyard Brewing Company! Whether you are part of IPA or just interested in intellectual property, we look forward to seeing you there.
MaurerPower Dancers call out (Wellness Week)
1 p.m. in the Student Lounge
We’re in search of a halftime dance crew for this year's Socctoberfest! Join SBA president and former dance teacher Heather Gin to start working on the performance of a lifetime. Contact Heather (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details or if you are interested but can’t make it.
PILF and AJP Career Panel: pro bono
1 - 2 p.m. on Zoom
Join the Public Interest Law Foundation and Access to Justice for a career panel featuring attorneys who do pro bono work in addition to their private practice. PILF members will receive one PILF point for attending.
The panel includes Matthew Buck, '20, Allison Gardner, '17, and Christie Popp.
Everyone is welcome.
Latinx in the Judiciary
6 - 7 p.m. on Zoom
Join the Latinx Law Student Association in celebration of Latinx Heritage Month for a virtual panel on what it means to be Latinx in the judiciary. LLSA will lead a discussion among esteemed judges in understanding how they came to this work, how their identity impacts their work, and discuss in-general career paths in the judiciary.
Nature Hike with Environmental Law Society (Wellness Week)
9 a.m. at Paynetown State Recreation Area
Join Environmental Law Society for a casual hike at Paynetown State Recreation Area (4850 State Hwy 446, Bloomington, IN 47401) to enjoy beautiful fall weather! We will be meeting near the Pate Hollow Trailhead at 9 a.m. There is a parking lot right off State Hwy 446; if you go past the park entrance, you've gone too far. We will do an easy/moderate loop trail and will be back in plenty of time to cheer on the Hoosiers at noon! If you need a ride, please complete this carpool form and we will connect you with a seat in a car. Email questions to email@example.com. We hope to see many of you there!
Homelessness and housing insecurity in Bloomington: dialogue with community leaders
Students interested in homelessness and housing security may attend an event on Tuesday, October 12 at 7 p.m. in the IMU Dogwood Room to hear from leaders of Beacon Inc., New Hope for Families, the Bloomington Housing Authority, and more. The event is part of the Student Involvement & Leadership Center's new initiative called the Community Engagement Event Series, which brings together a panel of community and campus leaders to engage in dialogue about social issues impacting our local community.
CSO Boutique: supplement your professional wardrobe all week
Check out the free business and business casual clothing in the faculty lounge. Items not taken will be donated to My Sister's Closet or Goodwill.
2021 Socctoberfest Player Registration
The 18th Annual JD/GLS Socctoberfest will be Friday, October 29 at 5 p.m. at Karst Farm Park on the west side of Bloomington. It is a co-ed event that welcomes all ability levels. The games will end at approximately 7 p.m. Participants, fellow students, and family are all welcome to attend. JD or Graduate Legal Studies students interested in playing should register no later than Friday, October 15 at 12 p.m. EST.
Faculty and Staff News
Professor Steve Sanders participated in a program (Sept. 29) on American religious liberty for a group of civic and religious leaders from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Uzbekistan. The program was sponsored by the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program and facilitated by World Learning and The International Center in Indianapolis.
Professor Sarah Jane Hughes testified, on September 29, 2021, before the Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee. Professor Hughes commented on bank consolidation, the vital roles that community banks play in our economy, non-bank competition to banks (including from fintech companies), and how technology and associated costs are reshaping the banking industry. Professor Hughes thanks Maurer School of Law alumna, Kimberly Betz, '97, for introducing her to the leadership of the Subcommittee and Committee for this important hearing. The hearing, which lasted nearly two and three-quarters hours, was recorded and streams online on the Committee website. Professor Hughes doubts that C-Span covered this hearing because of the number of hearings being conducted in the House on the morning of September 29, 2021.
And on October 3, Hughes gave an interview to Radio America -- or its University of Delaware branch -- on the regulation of mobile payments applications with a focus on dispute resolution, unauthorized payments, cybersecurity and privacy issues. The interview coincided with revelations by Neiman Marcus that its credit-card records had been hacked and that Barclays Bank also had suffered a security breach.
On September 20, Professor Leandra Lederman served as the discussant in the Loyola-LA Tax Policy Colloquium. She provided comments on the paper "Reducing Administrative Burdens to Protect Taxpayer Rights" by Les Book (Villanova), Keith Fogg (Harvard), and Nina Olson (Center For Taxpayer Rights).
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