This week in the Law School
Noon - 1 p.m. in 214
Join Susan deMaine from the Jerome Hall Law Library, Howard Rosenbaum from IU's Department of Information and Library Science graduate program, Indiana Law and Luddy alumna Emma Kearney, JD/MLS'21, and the Career Services Office for a discussion of careers as a law librarian and the necessary academic preparations.
Pizza will be provided.
RSVP on CareerNet.
Ask a 2L!
Noon - 1 p.m. in 121
Are you a 1L with questions about your 2L year? Then you'll want to hear 2Ls discuss the many extracurricular activities and the courses available during 2L year. Jimmy John’s, chips, and drinks will be provided while supplies last.
We look forward to seeing you.
Business and corporate law course information session
Noon - 1 p.m. in 124
The Business Law Society hosts professors David Gamage, Bill Henderson, Sarah Jane Hughes, Donna Nagy, and Mark Need for a session about business offerings in corporate law, bankruptcy law, commercial law, and tax law.
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.
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.
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Graduate Colloquium: Dr. Vijay Kumar Singh
10 - 11 a.m. on Zoom
Prof. Singh is professor and dean of the School of Law, UPES, Dehradun, India, and will speak on "Internationalisation of Competition Law and Policy: Deliberating on Success and Challenges."
Noon - 1:15 p.m. in 120 and on Zoom
Lynn Dohm, executive director of Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS), will host "Welcome to the new possibilities in the cybersecurity workforce." In this webinar, Lynn will share the story and powers of the WiCyS community, showcasing how far women have come and how much further there is to go in building a bigger table that represents us all.
CCD Speaker Series: Christiana Ochoa
Noon - 1:30 p.m. in the Henderson House and on Zoom
Prof. Christiana Ochoa joins the Center for Constitutional Democracy to present "Nature's Rights." The abstract:
Do forests and rivers possess standing to sue? Do mountain ranges have substantive rights? A recent issue of The Judges’ Journal, a preeminent publication for U.S. judges, alerts the bench, bar, and policymakers to the rapidly emerging “rights of nature,” predicting that state and federal courts will increasingly see claims asserting such rights. Within the United States, Tribal law has begun to legally recognize the rights of rivers, mountains, and other natural features. Several municipalities across the United States have also acted to recognize the rights of nature. United States courts have not yet addressed the issue, though in 2017, a plaintiff brought a suit claiming rights for the Colorado River ecosystem, although the case was dismissed. Meanwhile, several countries outside the United States have extended standing and substantive rights to nature through their constitutions, high court decisions, and legislative acts. This talk explores some of the intellectual and precedential basis for accepting nature’s rights, surveying developments in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and providing a survey of select legal systems that currently recognize such rights. It traces the geographic, theoretical, and practical development of the idea of nature’s rights, illustrating that human thought regarding the intrinsic value and rights of nature has evolved significantly since our common law on the issue was established.
Students and faculty affiliated with the CCD are welcome to attend in person.
Law journal information session
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
Join the editors of Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies*, Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality*, Indiana Law Journal*, IP Theory, and Journal of Constitutional Design to learn what it is like to serve as an associate, the benefits of participation, and the application process for each journal.* Membership is determined through the annual "Write On" competition, which will be discussed at a follow-up session on April 14.
Prof. Franita Tolson: Reinventing Federalism
Noon - 1 p.m. in 121 and on Zoom
The American Constitution Society will host professor Franita Tolson of USC's Gould School of Law for a discussion of her forthcoming article, "Reinventing Federalism?: The Status of Madison’s Constitution after the Reconstruction Amendments." Professor Tolson is a national expert in the areas of election law, constitutional law, legal history, and employment discrimination.
Lunch and Learn: Race and drug policies
3:30 - 5 p.m. in 125
Join the Incarcerated Individuals Legal Assistance Project and Professor India Thusi for a discussion on race and the history of the criminalization of drug policies. This chat will be followed by a NARCAN training provided by Indiana Recovery Alliance.
Food will be provided.
Family Law Society Live Trivia!
7 - 9 p.m. at BuffaLouie's (114 S. Indiana Ave.)
Join FLS for Live Trivia! Bring your family along and have fun with the society!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Facebook and the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room and on Zoom
The genocide of the Rohingya people in Myanmar has drawn considerable attention to the role that social media plays in today's world conflicts. Together with Yale's Genocide Studies Program, Professor Asaf Lubin has been researching this genocide and Facebook's role in it. Learn about these developments and the class action lawsuit in negligence and products liability being brought by Edelson P.C. of Chicago against Facebook on behalf of Rohingya refugees currently living in Chicago. Sponsored by the Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Association.
- Ticket pick-up: Monday - Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. in the lobby
- Barristers' Ball: doors open at 7 p.m.
Be ready to select your seating when you pick up your ticket.
ILAP research and letter pull session
1 - 4 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
We will have Incarcerated Individuals Legal Assistance Project volunteers 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.
Save the date: Ralph F. Fuchs Lecture
Ingrid Eagly, professor of law and faculty director of the Criminal Justice Program at UCLA School of Law, will present "Second Chances in Criminal and Immigration Law" next Wednesday, April 6 in the Moot Court Room at noon.
One hour of Indiana general CLE credit is available.
Editors needed for SJD dissertations
The Office of Graduate Legal Studies is looking for law students with editing experience who are interested in editing/proofreading SJD dissertations on a wide variety of legal topics. The Law School’s SJD students are international students, often working on comparative law topics, whose dissertations typically go through at least one technical edit to correct grammar, clarity, small-scale organization, and citations. Dissertation editors do not make substantive edits. Once compiled, the list of available dissertation editors will be given to SJD students for all further communication and negotiation of terms. If interested, please email Professor Gabrielle Goodwin at email@example.com with your name, contact information, relevant experience, and rates (per page or per hour if known).
Opportunity for rising 2Ls and 3Ls: Become a Dean’s Writing Fellow
The legal writing faculty are seeking students who will be 2Ls or 3Ls in 2022-23 to be selected as Dean's Writing Fellows. Successful candidates will receive a $1,500 scholarship per semester. The position description and application requirements are posted on CareerNet. The deadline is Tuesday, April 12.
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