This week in the Law School
BARBRI virtual tabling
Visit our Zoom “table” any time, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of tabling in Baier Hall, BARBRI will hold its training virtually. Get any questions you have about bar prep answered, such as how to get a BARBRI public interest scholarship for bar prep, change the jurisdiction for your course, or sign up for bar prep before the price increases.
Each of the first 15 visitors get a gift card!
POP 2022-2023 Executive Board interest meeting
5 - 6 p.m. on Zoom
The Protective Order Project's Executive Board will discuss their responsibilities, review the executive board application process, and answer your questions.
If you are unable to attend but interested in more information, email Mady Lacefield at email@example.com.
JD+MBA IU/SKK application deadline
Noon - 1 p.m. on Zoom
1Ls and 2Ls interested in the Maurer School of Law/Sungkyunkwan University Fellows JD+MBA program may attend an informal Q+A with Professor Mark Need. Email Prof. Need at firstname.lastname@example.org to be admitted to the application process and/or to receive the Zoom link.
Incorporating principles of social work in law practice
Noon - 1 p.m. in 125
Clients' needs involve more than just legal questions. Join Stephanie Boys, IUPUI associate professor of social work, and Carrie Hagan, associate clinical professor of law at IU McKinney School of Law, to hear about skills lawyers should know when working with clients, such as interviewing, active listening, and counseling. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and conversation.
Register on CareerNet.
2L opportunities panel
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
Join a panel of 2L and 3L students for a conversation about various opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom during your 2L year. They will discuss their own involvements and leadership roles, the skills these positions can help you develop, how to use those experiences in interviews, and suggestions for building a balanced 2L schedule.
This session will be moderated by Director Katie Beck and OSA Fellow Ingrid Radulescu (class of 2023).
Patent Bar information session
Noon - 1 p.m. in 121
Join Intellectual Property Association students over the lunch hour to discuss planning for the Patent Bar Exam.
Attendance is limited to 48 to ensure safe social distancing.
CLS weekly Bible study
Noon - 1 p.m. in 122
The Christian Legal Society will meet for community, fellowship, and to study the Word each week.
Bradley Fellows: John Bessler
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the Moot Court Room and on Zoom
Professor John Bessler, '91, University of Baltimore School of Law, will present "The Death Penalty and Torture: Universal Human Rights, Evolving Standards, and the Law’s Post-World War II Transformation."
Open Zoom meeting IU Login required
Reset with DEI
Noon - 1 p.m. in 124
Join your DEI team 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 email@example.com.
PILF general body meeting
6:30 - 7 p.m. on Zoom
The Public Interest Law Foundation will host its spring meeting to share upcoming events and PILF point opportunities.
Mentoring, celebrating, empowering: A conversation with distinguished alumnae
7 p.m. on Zoom
This one-hour webinar will be a conversation with distinguished Law School alumnae about the importance of mentoring. Each panelist will share the positive impact that mentors have had on her career, and the organizations they have founded or been involved with that have helped mentor others. The panelists will describe how mentoring can play an important role in helping close gender gaps in business and law firm leadership. Panelists will also provide advice to law students and young lawyers on the positive influence of mentoring, how to find good mentors and networks, and the balance between being lifted up and lifting others.
Panelists include: Gina Brickley Beredo, ’99, Erin Schrantz, ’00, Kellye Testy, ’91, and Denice Torres, ’84.
CCD Speaker Series: Robert Tsai (Boston University School of Law)
Noon - 1:30 p.m. in the Henderson House Conference Room and on Zoom
Prof. Tsai will speak on, "Norms of Revision" The abstract:
When norms of revision within a political order break down, a system loses its plasticity and the capacity to regenerate. Even when people believe that serious problems pose existential problems, such as the state of healthcare or climate change or mass incarceration, and play regular politics (even taking to the streets), the system itself regularly dissipates that political energy. In an order characterized by inertia, it becomes not just harder for popular policies to be enacted, but also more difficult for people to envision the possibility of responsive government. More citizens lose hope and experience what I’ve called “democratic heartbreak.” Others engage in nostalgic projects or see their role as merely preserving form over function. When revision is no longer believed to be possible, the mindset of rebellion or maintenance become the only options in the minds of citizens.
I’ll discuss the importance of preserving plasticity in a political system when you have it and regaining that attribute when it is lost, focusing on the American constitutional order. I’ll point to some structural as well as philosophical causes of the breakdown of norms of revision. Finally, I’ll discuss two types of reforms that can help revive a civic culture that prizes deep self-reflection: reforms that reduce impediments to fundamental change; and reforms that promote regular review of basic structure and values.
CCD affiliated faculty and fellows may attend in person.
Treasonous Conduct in the Digital Age
Noon - 1 p.m. in 214
Eka Putra, an SJD degree candidate at Indiana University, will present his work on "Treasonous Conduct in the Digital Age: An Indonesian Case" in this Graduate Colloquium.
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Law Library lobby
Join fellow crafty students for any or all of this semester’s “Crafternoon” sessions. Bring your own project to work on, or come to learn. We’ll have plenty of yarn and knitting/crochet needles.
DEI virtual networking mixer
4:30 p.m. on Zoom
This diversity mixer offers students a chance to meet some of our distinguished alumni in a low-stakes and more personal (yet virtual) environment, and to benefit from the wisdom they have to offer about navigating law school and preparing for your legal career. The event will allow for small group discussions.
RSVP on CareerNet.
2022 Lunar New Year Festival
3 p.m. 3rd floor lobby and faculty lounge
Enjoy cultural games, activities, and food including a movie screening, Squid Games, boba taste testing, glass painting, Korean hackysack, and more.
Hosted by the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. Attendance is limited so RSVP early!
Apply for 2022-2023 Maurer Fellowship positions: deadline February 25
Applications for various student fellowship positions for the 2022-2023 academic year are now open. Positions include:
- Practice Group Advisors
- CSO Fellows
- DEI Fellows
- Admissions Fellows
- Development Fellow (3L only)
- Access to Justice Fellow (2L only)
- OSA Fellow
Apply by February 25 to be considered. Applications are available on CareerNet.
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