This week in the Law School
ILA welcomes you back from what we hope was a restful spring break. Notable this week:
- Upcoming deadlines: Buy Barristers' Ball tickets before midnight, March 23; submit Snyder Scholarships applications before midnight, April 1. See Announcements.
- Career development and services events all week, including an opportunity to meet new CSO Director Jodie Sackley on Thursday.
- And don't overlook activities Saturday and Sunday.
Advising and registration information session for 1Ls
Noon - 12:45 in the Moot Court Room
All current first-year students are strongly encouraged to attend this session to learn about academic requirements, the registration process, and opportunities for individual and group academic advising.
Minnesota judicial branch clerkship information session
Noon - 1 p.m. on Zoom
Learn about the benefits of clerkships in Minnesota's Supreme and Appellate Courts, and details of the application process. Joining the Career Services Office will be the Hon. Anne McKeig, Minnesota Supreme Court; Hon. Randall Slieter, Minnesota Court of Appeals; Amanda Tesarek and Adrienne Baker, Minnesota Supreme Court law clerks; William Reynaga, Minnesota Court of Appeals law clerk; and Dan Blackburn, HR services supervisor for the Minnesota Judicial Center.
Register on CareerNet.
Lessons From Clarence Darrow: Ethics and Advocacy in the Courtroom
6:40 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
Clarence Darrow is widely recognized as the best and most influential trial lawyer of the 20th century. Darrow's work in the courtroom addressed the most controversial issues of the day, long before these causes were accepted or popular. In a series of landmark cases, Darrow advocated for racial equality, the rights of workers, the teaching of evolution, and the abolishment of the death penalty.
Former chief judge of the Court of Appeals of Indiana, Hon. Sanford Brook, '74, served 16 years on the Indiana bench. He currently serves as a private judge, providing alternative dispute resolution and mock jury services with the Judicial Arbiter Group in Denver, Colorado. Judge Brook has had a lifelong interest in acting and theater. His experience with the art of storytelling and persuasion, coupled with his commitment to the critical importance of an independent judiciary, makes his presentation of Clarence Darrow a natural fit. Judge Brook has performed Darrow for audiences in Indiana, Illinois, Colorado, Florida, and New Mexico.
Open to all students, staff, and faculty.
Expand Thoughts, Broaden Horizons with Judge Brook
10 - 11 a.m. in 214
Join former chief judge of the Court of Appeals of Indiana and Maurer School of Law alumnus Hon. Sanford M. “Sandy” Brook, '74, for an informal session about careers, types of practice, channeling career goals, and generally expanding your thoughts and broadening your horizons. Having practiced in Indiana and Colorado, he will also share his insights in practicing in both jurisdictions. Judge Brook works as an arbitrator and mediator at the Judicial Arbiter Group in Denver.
Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in 347
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.
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 125
The Christian Legal Society will meet for community, fellowship, and to study the Word each week.
Law and Technology 2022-23 course overview lunch
Noon - 1 p.m. in 121
Drop in, pick up a lunch, and hear from professors about courses they will teach in 2022-23 in the law and technology area — meaning intellectual property law, cybersecurity law, law and the life sciences, product liability, and others. All students welcome. Sponsored by the Center for IP Research, the Intellectual Property Association, and the Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Association.
Networking panel information session
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
Join the Career Services Office to hear from a panel of current 2Ls and 3Ls about networking practices. Panelists will offer tips and advice and answer questions about their own networking experiences leading to connections and job opportunities. Open to all students.
PILF Singing for Summer Salaries karaoke
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Student Lounge
Join the Public Interest Law Foundation for karaoke to promote this year's Singing for Summer Salaries event! The most enthusiastic singers will receive vouchers to donate to their favorite professor or alumni contestant. Then, join PILF at 7 p.m. Wednesday on Zoom to watch the winning contestants sing in Singing for Summer Salaries!
ELS academic advising
4:40 - 5:30 p.m. on Zoom
If you are considering a career in environmental law, join the Environmental Law Society and Director Beck for a discussion about appropriate course selection for the coming semesters.
IP mock interviews and reception
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. in 310, 335, 352, 347
Join the Center for Intellectual Property Research and the Intellectual Property Association for the annual IP Mock Interview Event and Reception. Students who have signed up for interviews should come prepared for about three short formal interviews with IP practitioners. Arrive at 5:30, bring copies of your resume, and dress in business attire as you would for a real interview. This will be invaluable practice for the Loyola job fair and fall OCI.
IPA members who are not participating in interviews should plan to attend the informal catered reception, which will begin at about 7:15 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge. Casual attire is appropriate for students who are only attending the reception.
Bridge to Practice overview
Noon - 1 p.m.. in 214
Join CSO to learn about our Bridge to Practice program. Bridge to Practice Fellowships provide financial assistance to eligible graduates who secure unpaid volunteer positions with public interest organizations, government employers, or small firms after graduation while they continue their job search. While hosts are not obligated to permanently hire their fellow, many employers do. CSO will explain the benefits to and responsibilities of both the fellow and the host organization.
Singing for Summer Salaries
7 - 8 p.m. on Zoom
Join the Public Interest Legal Foundation for its biggest annual fundraiser, Singing for Summer Salaries, which raises money to support students working in unpaid public interest internships. Four professors (and alumni) will compete to see who can raise the most money in the weeks leading up to this fun event.
Fall externship information session
Noon - 1 p.m. in 125
Join the CSO to learn about opportunities to receive credit for externships this fall, the application process, and requirements for participation.
Meet Jodie Sackley, CSO director
4 - 5 p.m. in the CSO
The Law School welcomes Jodie Sackley, our new Career Services Office director, to Baier Hall. Stop by the CSO to meet her over coffee and cookies.
7:30 - 11 p.m. at The Back Door (207 S College Avenue)
Latinx Law Student Association is thrilled to present our annual Latin Night! Join LLSA to learn basic Latin dances and celebrate our culture! All Maurer School of Law alumni and members of the Bloomington community are invited and encouraged to participate. Tickets are $10 for LLSA members and $15 for others.
The Back Door requires proof of vaccination (photo okay) or a recent negative test.
Faculty services in the faculty lounge
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.
3:30 - 5 p.m. in 121
The Intellectual Property Association will have their annual election for the new board.
JLSA Shabbat Talk with Prof. Lubin
4 - 5 p.m. in 214
Join the Jewish Law Students Association for a Shabbat Talk with Professor Asaf Lubin. The event follows Purim, which occurs over Spring Break. Come ready for an enlightening discussion of the connection between a story of Purim and espionage.
We welcome and encourage anyone in the Law School community to attend.
Indiana Prisoners Speak Out Series
1 - 3:30 p.m. in 213 and on Zoom
Join the National Lawyers Guild Mass Incarceration Committee, Black Law Students Association, and Latinx Law Student Association for our fourth event in the Indiana Prisoners Speak Out Speaker Series with IDOC Watch. This series aims to amplify the voices of people who personally experience mass incarceration. Everyone is welcome.
Affinity group lawn games
5 p.m. at Bryan Park (1001 S. Henderson Street)
Join Latinx Law Student Association, Black Law Students Association, and Asian Pacific American Law Student Association for an interactive social outing. Show off you volleyball and cornhole skills or just mingle with fellow students of color.
7 - 9 p.m. at The Back Door (207 S College Avenue)
If/When/How and OUTlaw invite you to Sex-Ed Trivia! Join us for a fun night of trivia, prizes and LGBTQIA-inclusive sex education.
The suggested door donation of $3-5 benefit Indiana Youth Group. Donations can be made by Venmo to Zhong Zhuang: @zhong_zhuang. Please put "Indiana Youth Group" in the tagline.
Sign up your team of up to three people.
The Back Door requires proof of vaccination (photo okay) or a recent negative test.
ILAP research and letter pull session
1 - 4 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
Incarcerated Individuals Assistance Project volunteers will learn how to look for specific issues within letters that might be an obstacle to our ability to answer the letter.
We will then identify some of these letters. Then, during the second session, volunteers will begin answering these types of letters with a form letter provided by ILAP.
Buy Barristers' Ball tickets by midnight March 23
Buy tickets for yourself and guests. Do it now — tickets won't be sold after the 23rd.
Applications for Snyder Scholarships due April 1
Current 3Ls with an interest in international law should consider applying for the Snyder Scholarship at Cambridge University's Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 1.
Applications are being accepted for the position of the Snyder Visiting Scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge University, England. The late Dr. Earl A. Snyder, LLB'47, an alumnus of both Indiana Law and Cambridge University, has generously provided support for one student from the Law School to work at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law of Cambridge University during the fall of 2022 (mid-September to mid-December).
The Scholarship provides for airfare, housing at the Centre, meal allowance, and a small stipend. The Snyder Scholar will be in residence for about three months and will conduct extensive research, primarily of their own choosing. Because the Centre expects the Snyder Scholar to work on an international law project, applicants must have had international law or equivalent courses. The Snyder Scholar should also be committed to further study of or practice in international law. Demonstrating a commitment can be done by listing courses taken in the international law area, research in international law topics, employment in the international arena, knowledge of languages, career goals, extracurricular activities and so on.
Applicants should provide: a resume; a statement of commitment to international law; and a personal research agenda of some length.
Please submit these materials to Dean Lesley Davis via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1 for consideration by the Snyder Scholarship Committee..
Maurer Spirit Week April 4 - 8
The Student Bar Association has planned these themed spirit days:
- Monday: IU Apparel Day
- Tuesday: Tort Tuesday (dress up or accessorize as your favorite tort case)
- Wednesday: Denim Day (with If/When/How and in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Details to follow.)
- Thursday: Undergraduate Apparel Day
- Friday: Maurer Apparel Day
Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to join in on the fun.
Kickball: Go Maurer, beat McKinney!
The Student Bar Association will host a kickball tournament against IU McKinney on Saturday, April 9. We will play indoors at Roundtripper Academy in Westfield from 2 - 3 p.m. Signup for players and observers is first come, first served. We are looking for 10-15 players. The rest of the spots will be filled by observers.
Faculty and Staff News
Welcome Jodie Sackley, new director of the Career Services Office
Ms. Sackley comes to the Law School from IU's Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. There, her roles included career advising, employer relations, and finally Director of Career Services. Learn more about Jodie.
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