This week in the Law School
- Career development opportunities Monday, Wednesday, Thursday.
- Food drive all week. See Monday.
- Update on this year's Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition plus info on the emergency loan program and exam software preparation in Announcements.
Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP)
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Baier Hall
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.
Food Drive for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank
9 a.m. - 5. p.m. all week in the First Floor Lobby
The Student Bar Association is teaming with the Jerome Hall Law Library team to host a food drive for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank! There will be barrels in the law school lobby for collection all week.
Be sure to put your donations in your respective barrel; 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, Graduate Students, and Faculty/Staff will each have their own barrel. Whichever group donates the most food by the end of the week wins the best prize of all: bragging rights!
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Law Library Lobby
Join us for an hour of de-stressing with handcrafts! Bring your own project to work on, or come to learn. We'll have plenty of yarn and knitting/crochet needles.
Rural Justice Initiative Information Session
Noon - 1 p.m. in 213
The Rural Justice Initiative is a summer judicial externship for 1Ls interested in rural justice issues. Students will be hosted by participating Indiana trial court judges in rural counties (populations under 50,000). Counties may include partners of IU's Center for Rural Engagement: Brown, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Owen and Washington. Interested 1L students are invited to an information session with the Career Services Office, Professor Jody Madeira, chair of the Faculty Clerkship Committee, and RJI participants.
RSVP on CareerNet.
Indiana Journal of Law & Social Equality Symposium
Noon - 1 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room
IJLSE is hosting its fall symposium event: a panel discussion of cultural roadblocks to education that exist for many students in rural Indiana. Our scholars will discuss how we can provide resources and mentoring for those students to access higher education, and to enter and succeed in the legal profession and other careers. Panelists: Professor Kevin Brown, Vincent Isom, Director of IU's 21st Century Scholars Program, and Mary Stephenson, Director of IU's Groups Scholars Program.
OUTlaw Trivia Night
7 - 9 p.m. in 121 and on Zoom
Join OUTlaw for Trivia Night! The event will be held in person and online, with prizes for the winning team! Pizza provided, so please RSVP to sign up and request team members. Trivia will be in teams of four, with the option to request individuals on your team, otherwise we'll assign them.
Attendance is capped at 48 to ensure safe social distancing.
Make the most of winter break for summer career opportunities
Noon - 1 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room
Join the Career Services Office to learn how to make the most of your winter break to apply for summer opportunities. We will provide tips for researching potential employers, exploring various practice areas, resources to start your search, and advice on how you can use your winter break for networking and preparing your application materials for nationwide employment opportunities. We'll also include a brief overview of externship programs offered for academic credit.
RSVP on CareerNet.
Fall 2021 Tax Policy Colloquium (Prof. Ellen Aprill)
9:50 - 11:50 a.m. on Zoom
Professor Ellen Aprill, Loyola Marymount University Loyola Law School, will present "Section 501(c)(3) Exempt Purpose Meets the Administrative Procedure Act."
See the fall 2021 Tax Policy Colloquium talks. Register to attend individual talks or the whole series.
Two hours of Indiana General CLE credits are available for this talk.
BLSA general body meeting
Noon - 1 p.m. in 122 and on Zoom
The Black Law Student Association will hold its monthly general body meeting.
Drop-in celebration of Professor Marshall Leaffer
Noon to 1 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge
Visit with Professor Leaffer any time during the hour for informal conversation and appreciation of his many contributions to the Law School.
Fashion of Maurer: Live!
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room and on Zoom
Join PILF and the beloved Instagram account Fashion of Maurer for our second annual Fashion of Maurer: Live!, where our most fashionable faculty, staff, students, and alumni will share career advice and their best tips and tricks for dressing in the workplace.
LGBTQ+ Project November general body meeting
6 - 7 p.m. in 121 and on Zoom
Join the LGBTQ+ Project for our last formal general body meeting of the fall semester.
No events today.
Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition update
Congratulations go to finalists Elizabeth Berg and Hannah Pitcher, who gave the winning arguments in this year's final competition. Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush, '83, also praised finalists Megan Riley and Carrie Speer for the strength of their arguments.
Law Student Emergency Relief Program
If you are experiencing financial distress or an unexpected financial hardship, the Law School has some funding available to assist students in need. One such resource is The Fromm Emergency Fund — named after the late Dean for Students & Alumni Affairs, Leonard D. Fromm. This fund was established through the generosity of our alumni.
Financial need and prior assistance are taken into account when determining awards. Typical expenses covered include costs related to serious illness in the immediate family; essential academic expenses and essential living expenses; medications or other health-related costs; or sudden, unexpected transportation expenses (e.g., emergency airfare). If you are experiencing financial hardship, you can contact Mr. Leopold at email@example.com explaining your circumstances and to request an application for assistance.
Examplify help sessions next week
The Law School administers many of its exams using software called Examplify. Watch your inbox next week for email from Randy Sparks with more about that. Drop-in help sessions will be offered Nov. 22, 23 and Nov. 29 - Dec. 1. Watch next week's ILA for details.