This week in the Law School
SCOTUS briefing: West Virginia v. EPA
4 - 5 p.m. in 122 and on Zoom
The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to decide what is potentially one of the most consequential environmental law cases in modern history. The far reaching impacts of this case may send shock waves across the administrative state, and raises serious questions of how agencies can properly regulate.
Join the American Constitution Society and Environmental Law Society and faculty experts Dan Cole, Christian Freitag, and Robert Fischman and moderator Lane McFadden for a panel discussion.
Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Baier Hall
JLAP 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 the Maurer School of Law. You will be provided a date, time, and room number.
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Caregiving or grieving? Maybe you are concerned for someone else. Don’t wait; help and support are available now. When lawyers don’t care for their mental well-being, we can’t do our best for our clients, and we can’t be the person we want to be for our community and family.
All contact with JLAP is confidential under Admission and Discipline Rule 31 §9 and Rules of Professional Conduct 8.3 (c).
CLS weekly Bible study
Noon - 1 p.m. in 122
The Christian Legal Society will meet for community, fellowship, and to study theWord each week.
Cybersecurity and privacy at the Indiana Attorney General's office
Noon - 1 p.m. in 125
Douglas Swetnam, section chief for data privacy and the Identity Theft Unit at the Indiana Attorney General's office, will discuss his career with the AG, and the cyber and privacy threats that are emerging in our modern world and how lawyers can help respond to them.
Federal Appellate Court staff attorney careers
Noon - 1 p.m. on Zoom
CSO and the Clerkship Committee invite you to learn about careers as a court staff attorney. Like law clerks, staff attorneys provide courts with procedural and substantive legal advice regarding the disposition and efficient completion of cases, conduct research, analyze cases, draft memoranda and orders, and assist pro se litigants and counsel. Unlike law clerks, staff attorneys serve the court at large and not a single judge.
Recent Maurer School of Law alumni Julie Ardelean Ratliff, '19, Ben Adams, '20, and Justin Snyder, '21, will talk about their work and how they achieved their positions.
Register on CareerNet.
Public defender panel
Noon - 1 p.m. on Zoom
Join National Lawyers Guild and Public Interest Law Foundation to explore what it means to be a public defender.
We will feature a panel of public defenders who will share their experience and advice. Come with questions!
LLSA Trivia Night
8 - 9:30 p.m. at The Tap (101 N. College Ave.)
Join Latinx Law Student Association and some of the Latinx faculty for Trivia at The Tap. Show off your amazing trivia skills and maybe even outsmart your favorite professor!
Dean's Town Hall
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
All students are encouraged to attend the Law School’s semiannual Town Hall meeting.
Law School students, faculty, and staff are invited to this semester’s Town Hall meeting with Dean Parrish. Hear your 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 first providing a short address to students followed by a question-and-answer session for you to voice any concerns.
CACR Speaker Series
Noon - 1 p.m. on Zoom
Tracy Barnes and Chetrice Mosley-Romero, Indiana's chief information officer and cybersecurity program director, respectively, will discuss "Securing Indiana’s infrastructure against cyber-attacks: insights from the Indiana Office of Technology and the Governor’s Council on Cybersecurity."
CLSC Speaker Series: Bethany Berger
4 - 5 p.m. on Zoom
University of Connecticut School of Law Professor Bethany Berger will discuss "Property and the Right to Enter." The talk abstract is:
In June 2021, the Supreme Court decided Cedar Point Nursey v. Hassid, holding that laws that authorize entry to land are takings without regard to duration, impact, or the public interest. The decision runs roughshod over precedent, but it does something more. It undermines the important role of rights to enter in property law. This article examines rights to enter as a matter of property theory, history, and constitutional law, arguing that the law has always recognized their essential role in property law. It further shows that historical expansions of rights to exclude often reflect unjust domination based on race or wealth, and that the legal advocacy that led to Cedar Point Nursery continues this trend.
Sponsored by the Center for Law, Society, and Culture.
Faculty teaching awards ceremony
Noon in the Moot Court Room and on Zoo
The Trustees and Leon Wallace Teaching Awards are one of the ways we recognize and celebrate faculty excellence in the classroom. The awards help draw attention to the value of excellent teaching and serve as an indication of the importance the Law School accords to student learning and classroom instruction. The event also enables our students—through the student selection committee—to nominate and recognize those faculty (both adjunct and full-time) who have made a difference.
Limited seating is available in the Moot Court Room. The event will also be streamed via Zoom.
Indiana Prisoners Speak Out Series
1 - 2:30 p.m. in 213 and on Zoom
Join the National Law Guild, Black Law Students Association, Latinx Law Student Association, and the Incarcerated Individuals Legal Assistance Project to commemorate NLG's Week Against Mass Incarceration. The featured speaker will be Zolo Agona Azania, a veteran Black Liberation Army fighter from Gary, Ind., who was sentenced to death twice but successfully appealed, spent 35 years in prison, and was released in 2017. The topic will be mass incarceration and the housing crisis. Everyone is welcome!
Save the date: Court of Appeals of Indiana Oral Argument
Thursday, March 3, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Register.
Save the date: 34th annual Rapheal M. Prevot, Jr. Barristers' Ball
Friday, April 1, 7 p.m. at Woolery Mill. Details and ticket information forthcoming.
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