This week in the Law School
- U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar on "Antitrust: An Opportunity for Progress in the Face of Polarization" in Friday's Harris Lecture.
- See Announcements on: missing expected emails, VITA volunteering, last call for mediation and restorative justice training, and an upcoming deadline for Study Abroad opportunities for JD students.
POP spring general body meeting
Noon - 1 p.m. on Zoom
The Protective Order Project's meeting will cover important announcements, a brief refresher on POP procedures, and an overview of the executive board application process. Attendance is mandatory for POP volunteers.
Bar Preview Program: Understanding licensure
Noon - 12:45 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
This session is part of the "Maurer Bar Preview Program," a free, non-credit bearing opportunity to help law students get a head start on bar exam preparation.
Director Beck will provide an overview of the national components of the bar exam, jurisdiction-specific exam components and admissions requirements, and an approach to gathering the necessary information and documentation.
This session is open to all current students.
CLS weekly Bible study
Noon - 1 p.m. in 122 (weekly through February)
The Christian Legal Society will meet for community, fellowship, and to study the Word each week.
Reset with DEI
Noon - 1 p.m. in 124
Join us for an opportunity to Reset. This is an open forum for students from marginalized communities to take a break from the stresses of law school, vent, share stories, and discuss strategies for wellness in law school.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Careers in international law
Noon - 1 p.m. on Zoom
Join the Career Services Office and the International Law Society in welcoming the American Society of International Law for a presentation on careers in international law. Our presenter from ASIL will discuss resume drafting, managing professional contacts, and other steps that students can take to best position themselves for careers in international law.
Register on CareerNet.
Who Decides? A conversation with Chief Judge Sutton
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
The Federalist Society will host the Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, to discuss his new book, Who Decides? States as Laboratories of Constitutional Experimentation. In that book, Judge Sutton focuses on the constitutional structure of the American states to answer the essential question of who should decide key questions of public policy today.
The conversation will be moderated by Indiana Solicitor General Thomas M. Fisher, '94.
The Harris Lecture with Senator Amy Klobuchar
Noon - 1 p.m. on Zoom — seating available in the Moot Court Room
Senator Amy Klobuchar will present the Maurer School of Law’s annual Addison C. Harris lecture. The title of her lecture is "Antitrust: An Opportunity for Progress in the Face of Polarization."
As chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, Sen. Klobuchar is leading the fight to bring our antitrust laws into the 21st century. In this lecture, she will discuss the history of the antitrust movement, the role of monopoly power in our everyday lives, and her own bipartisan plans to promote business competition and encourage innovation for generations to come.
The lecture will be approximately 25 minutes and will be followed by 30-40 minutes of moderated Q&A. Please enter your questions for Sen. Klobuchar in the questions and comments section of the event's registration form. Questions submitted in advance are strongly encouraged and will take precedence over questions asked during the live event.
This lecture will be presented via Zoom. Limited seating is available in the Moot Court Room for those wishing to view the lecture from the law school.
A half hour (0.5) Indiana CLE credit is available for this talk.
You may be missing Career Services or other emails
Our Career Services Office reports that some students may not be receiving emails from CareerNet. Check your email platform's spam or junk folders; "missing" emails might be in there.
JD Study Abroad application deadline: Feb. 4
The deadline for JD students to submit applications to study abroad in one of the Maurer School of Law's exchange or dual-degree programs in fall 2022 or academic year 2022-2023 is Friday, February 4 at midnight. Students interested in going abroad in spring 2023 are also encouraged to apply by February 4, but will have until September 1 for any remaining spaces. Read detailed information and complete an application form for the programs. In addition to filling out the application form, students need to upload a current resume, a statement of interest, and an unofficial transcript. Students who have not yet discussed their plans with Dean Davis should contact her at email@example.com prior to the deadline.
VITA seeking tax preparation volunteers
Baier Hall will host a site for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program this spring, coordinated by United Way.
VITA helps low-income Bloomington residents file their state and federal taxes for free, and needs volunteers. United Way will provide all relevant training; no tax experience is necessary to become IRS-certified. The site will operate on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6 - 9 p.m. beginning January 31. Volunteering with VITA presents a wonderful opportunity to get experience working directly with clients, to expand your tax skills, and to log pro bono hours!
Please email the student site coordinator, Megan Cicotte, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get involved.
Basic mediation and restorative justice training (40 hours) on Zoom: Winter 2022 dates
Training February 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, and March 3 and 5.
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 winter, the training will take place on Zoom Thursday evenings, 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., over five weeks beginning February 3 and continuing through March 5. Tuition is $300.
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