This week in the Law School
The Law School recognized excellence in teaching last Friday in its annual Teaching Awards ceremony. Professor Jody Madeira received the Leon H. Wallace Award; professors Donald Gjerdingen, Asaf Lubin, and Lane McFadden were recognized with Trustees' Teaching Awards; and Hon. Mary Ellen Diekhoff won the Adjunct Teaching Award. Congratulations to all.
And this week:
- Prof. Guy-Uriel E. Charles on "Identity Crisis: Race, Law, and the Multicultural Future" in Wednesday's Jerome Hall Lecture.
- Court of Appeals of Indiana oral argument: Parkview Hospital, Inc. v. American Family Ins. Thursday.
Documentary Screening: the AMERICAN dream
Noon - 1 p.m. in 121
If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, Feminist Law Forum, and Health Law Society round out Black History Month with a screening of the AMERICAN dream. The film details the maternal health disparities experienced by Black women in the United States and centers women by allowing them to tell their own stories.
The documentary will be introduced with short remarks and followed by a reflective discussion.
Pizza and candy will be provided!
Appellate moot court competitions information session
Noon - 12:45 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
Each year, the Maurer School of Law competes nationally and internationally against other law schools in appellate moot court competitions. Professor McFadden will briefly describe some of the competitions and how to apply for a team that will compete in the 2022-2023 school year. Learn about this exciting and rewarding opportunity and have your questions answered.
Applications will be due March 11.
CPT/OPT information session for F-1 students
Noon - 1 p.m. in 124 and on Zoom
All students here on an F-1 visa should attend this information session with representatives from the Office of International Services (OIS) to learn about how you can work in the United States during law school and immediately after graduation.
Your public service loan forgiveness action plan
7 - 8 p.m. virtually
Public service loan forgiveness can seem confusing, but it’s achievable if you know the steps to take. This session will help you understand the requirements of PSLF and help you get on – and stay on! – track for forgiveness.
This session is only for Maurer School of Law students, and will be hosted by Director Paul Leopold and Theresa Popp Braun from the Access Lex Max program.
ADRO Coffee Chat with Amy Kläsener
10 - 10:50 a.m. in 120
Join Alternative Dispute Resolution Organization for a Q&A coffee chat to discuss Ms. Kläsener's career in international arbitration. Amy Kläsener is a seasoned international arbitration partner at Jones Day with extensive experience in engineering and construction disputes in the nuclear, energy, chemical, and manufacturing sectors. She also advises frequently in software development and M&A disputes. As a U.S. lawyer based in Europe for over 15 years, she has developed a deep understanding of multiple legal cultures.
CLS weekly Bible study
Noon - 1 p.m. in 125
The Christian Legal Society will meet for community, fellowship, and to study the Word each week.
Loyola Patent Law Interview Program lunch session
Noon - 1 p.m. in 121
Join the Center for Intellectual Property Research for lunch to discuss the Loyola Patent Law Interview Program, to be held in Chicago on July 21-22. Student registration continues through March 21. This is an informal lunch session to discuss this opportunity for those interested.
Indiana Bar Exam information session
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
Learn about Indiana Bar Exam application and Character and Fitness with the staff of the Indiana Bar Admissions Office. This is essential for 3L Indiana applicants and useful for 2L students who think they will take the Indiana Bar. After the presentation there will be time for questions. Handouts will be made available to students unable to attend.
Letter writing to incarcerated survivors
7 - 8 p.m. on Zoom
Join National Lawyers Guild's Mass Incarceration Committee and Middle Way House to write letters to prisoners! There will be a short presentation to learn about best practices and the benefits of writing to incarcerated individuals.
This event is part of NLG's Week Against Mass Incarceration.
Jerome Hall Lecture: Prof. Guy-Uriel E. Charles
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room and on Zoom
Professor Guy-Uriel E. Charles, Harvard Law School, will present "Identity Crisis: Race, Law, and the Multicultural Future." The abstract:
As the United States is poised to become a country in which people of color outnumber white people, the United States Supreme Court seems also poised to announce colorblindness as the ideal of racial equality in the domain of higher education and possibility in the context of voting and representation. If the Court rules in the manner assumed by most observers, it is also possible that the Court will attempt to apply its colorblindness ideal, whether now or in the near future, across all domains of governmental decision-making. Against this backdrop, we are also in the midst of a fight over critical race theory, the 1619 Project, and how to teach our country’s history of race and racism. In his talk, Professor Charles will explore these co-occurring phenomena and explain them as the consequence of a collective identity crisis. This identity crisis is the result of a nation that is increasingly multicultural and multiracial. These conflicts about racial equality and history mask an attempt to lock-in a particularly, nostalgic, idealistic, and possibly retrogressive, conception of the nation and its ideals.
One hour of Indiana general 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 attend on Zoom.
Moot Court Room movie night: The Informant
6 - 8 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
Join DOJ Antitrust Division veterans Professor Wallace and Dean McFadden for a showing of Hollywood's best (only?) rendition of a real-life price-fixing antitrust conspiracy on the big screen. Featuring Matt Damon as an engineer turned informant at ADM, an agro-business giant, this movie is entertaining and even somewhat accurate. Discussion of the antitrust issues raised in the movie will follow the screening.
Bar Preview Program: Introduction to the UBE
Noon - 12:45 p.m. in the Moor 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 Katie Beck will introduce you to the content covered by the Uniform Bar Exam. While not a substantive review of the content to be tested, this session will help you become familiar with the scope of bar exam coverage and basic strategies specific to the multiple choice portion of the MBE (Multistate Bar Exam).
CCD Speaker Series: Justine Guichard
Noon - 1 p.m. on Zoom
Prof. Justine Guichard of the Universite de Paris will present, "Whom the Law Fights For and Against: Conceptions of Peoplehood, Enmity, and Legality in North Korean Constitutional Texts." The abstract:
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) or North Korea is not well known for having a constitution, let alone several since it was founded as a state in 1948. These texts may not unveil all we would like to learn about this secretive place, but they are revealing of how the DPRK defines itself through construing whom the law fights for and against. Such a definition has changed over the decades as North Korean constitutions’ evolving conceptions of peoplehood, enmity, and legality demonstrate.
Graduate Colloquium: Access the Inferences: Knowing What Companies Know
Noon - 1 p.m. in 214
Atta Tantratian is a second-semester SJD student whose research project examines the interrelation of trade secrets and the right of access under the US and EU data privacy legal frameworks. As preparation for his upcoming dissertation proposal defense, Atta will talk about his research in this Graduate Colloquium session.
Join us…Atta needs you.
"No lunch, but a little food for thought provided."
NLG Abolitionist Read-In
Noon - 1 p.m. in 121
Law School students, faculty, and staff curious about prison abolition may join the National Lawyers Guild for Abolitionist Read-In as a part of the Week Against Mass Incarceration! Books by prominent abolitionists Angela Davis, Mariame Kaba, and Alex S. Vitale will be provided at cost or for free. NLG welcomes those who want to read independently, and those looking for conversation. This is an opportunity to foster a sense of community through reading, discussing, and learning about the prison abolitionist movement.
Court of Appeals of Indiana Oral Argument: Parkview Hospital, Inc. v. American Family Ins.
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
Traveling oral arguments, or Appeals on Wheels, take the Court of Appeals across Indiana to help Hoosiers learn more about the judiciary's indispensable role in Indiana government. They also provide opportunities for the judges to meet and talk with citizens across the states in relatively informal settings.
Attendees will hear a real case, Parkview Hospital, Inc. v. American Family Ins., argued by real attorneys in real time. Following the oral argument, attendees may participate in an informal Q+A session with the judges and attorneys.
Hearing the case are Judges Edward W. Najam, Jr., Leanna K. Weissmann, and Senior Judge John G. Baker, '71..
Conservation Law Clinic meet and greet
4 - 6 pm. at Switchyard Brewing Company (419 N. Walnut)
Interested in environmental law? Have questions about the clinic experience?
Join us at Switchyard with Professor Christian Freitag to learn more about the Conservation Law Clinic.
Library services for faculty
1 - 2 p.m. in the faculty lounge
Librarian Maggie Kiel-Morse will be in the Faculty Lounge to assist with Google Scholar profile registration and any other faculty scholarly impact questions.
Bowling with Maurer
2 - 4 p.m. at IMU's bowling alley
Have some fun and blow off some steam with Maurer School of Law's affinity groups and DEI office.
RSVP on CareerNet as space is limited.
Save the date: 34th annual Rapheal M. Prevot, Jr. Barristers' Ball
Friday, April 1, 7 p.m. at Woolery Mill. Tickets will go on sale in March. An official invitation with additional details will follow soon.
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