This week in the Law School
- Prof. Ingrid Eagly of UCLA School of Law will deliver the Ralph F. Fuchs Lecture, "Second Chances in Criminal and Immigration Law," this Wednesday.
- Activities this week will recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month. See Tuesday, Wednesday and Announcements.
A conversation with Neil Eggleston
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room and on Zoom
The American Constitution Society will host former White House Counsel to President Obama, Neil Eggleston, who will discuss the SCOTUS nomination and confirmation process, providing timely commentary to the confirmation hearings of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. He will also give advice regarding clerking and careers in government service.
Interactions between protection orders and family law
6:30 - 8 p.m. in the Moot Court Room and on Zoom
The Protective Order Project is pleased to host Hon. Catherine Stafford, Monroe County Circuit Court judge, for this year's CLE. Petitions for Order of Protection can include requests to deny parenting time, set up supervised parenting time, and assess child support. Learn when a court can restrict parenting time, about how assessment of child support in an Order of Protection interacts with support in a related family law case, and discuss best practices in Order of Protection cases in which minor children are involved.
This event is approved for 1.5 hours of Indiana CLE credit.
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 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 125
The Christian Legal Society will meet for community, fellowship, and to study the Word each week.
Law and business transactional workshop
Noon - 1 p.m. in 124
Join Prof. Mark Need talking transactional law with "What is a 'Transaction'?" — an introduction to the transaction process and the lawyer's role in it. Professor Need will also be talking about this year's Transactional Competition, set for later this spring and open to all students.
Practicing immigration law in the Midwest
Noon - 1 p.m. in 122 and on Zoom
Join National Lawyer's Guild's Immigrant Justice Committee in a discussion with Hannah Cartwright, executive director and immigration attorney at Mariposa Legal; Rachel Van Tyle, director of legal services at Exodus Refugee; and Dylanne Deischer, immigration staff attorney at Indiana Legal Services, on what it's like to practice immigration and refugee law in the Midwest right now and what the future of immigration law might look like for practitioners in the Midwest.
First-generation attorneys panel and luncheon
Noon - 1 p.m. in 213
A panel of first-generation Maurer School of Law alumni from a variety of practice areas will discuss their experiences and provide tips to current first-generation law students. Food will be provided.
RSVP on CareerNet.
Film: The Hunting Ground
5 - 7 p.m. in 125
The Protective Order Project and If/When/How will show the documentary The Hunting Ground, followed by a brief discussion. Pizza will be provided for attendees!
The screening is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week.
Discretion: This documentary discusses incidents of sexual assault.
Ralph F. Fuchs Lecture: Ingrid Eagly
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room and on Zoom
Ingrid Eagly, professor of law and faculty director of the Criminal Justice Program at UCLA's School of Law, will present "Second Chances in Criminal and Immigration Law." Prof. Eagly's work as both a scholar and lawyer has focused on the intersection between criminal and immigration law. In this lecture, Prof. Eagly will discuss the growing bipartisan consensus behind "second chance" reforms in the state and federal criminal legal systems that acknowledge racial bias, correct for past injustices, and reward personal growth. Drawing on legal doctrine, her research, and examples from practice, she will argue that immigration law would benefit from similar second chance reforms, including by giving immigration judges the discretion to evaluate individual circumstances, reinvigorating state pardon processes, and establishing a right to appointed counsel in immigration proceedings.
One hour of Indiana general CLE credit is available.
Lunch will be provided to in-person attenders.
Meet and greet with WilmerHale's discovery attorney
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. on Zoom
WilmerHale regularly represents clients in the full range of investigations and proceedings initiated by the SEC, Department of Justice, FINRA, Congress, state regulators and attorneys general, and other government agencies. To support these practices and our clients, WilmerHale has developed an extensive eDiscovery counseling, document review, and litigation support services function. Join WilmerHale's Discovery Attorney Manager, Joanna Garcia for a presentation on careers at WilmerHale.
FBI briefing on Ukraine and cyber risk
5 - 6:30 p.m. in the Moot Court Room and on Zoom
A presentation and discussion with FBI Special Agent Rob Herzog on the FBI's role in investigating cyber crime, including cyber attacks targeting critical infrastructure.
All day, everywhere
Wear denim and donate a dollar to Middle Way House, a local shelter and support for survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and human trafficking.
Sponsored by SBA, POP, FLF, and IWH.
CCD Speaker Series: Prof. Penelope Andrews (New York Law School)
Noon - 1:30 p.m. on Zoom
Prof. Penelope Andrews, of New York Law School, will present "25 Years of Racial Justice and 'Transformative Constitutionalism’ in South Africa." The talk will explore the pursuit of racial justice in South Africa after the collapse of apartheid and the establishment of a constitutional democracy. It will be in the form of a report card, highlighting the great possibilities generated by the expansive constitution, as well as the obstacles to racial justice, despite the expectations raised by the constitution.
Graduate and exchange student exam information session
Noon - 1 p.m. in 213
Graduate and exchange students who are enrolled in classes that have exams and are taking Law School exams for the first time this semester must attend the mandatory Exam Policies and Procedures Information session. Other graduate students who want a refresher are welcome to attend.
International legal careers: Global business
Noon - 1 p.m. in 125
The International Law Society and the Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession present Joseph Dehner, counsel at Frost Brown Todd in Cincinnati, who will discuss his career as an attorney focused on global business. Mr. Dehner has counseled companies on a wide range of issues, including cross-border investment, mergers and acquisitions, and tax, customs and trade issues. The presentation will include a Q&A session.
Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition information session
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
Join the Executive Advocacy Board to learn about the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition. Board members and past competitors will share information about the process and the benefits of participation. They will also introduce other opportunities to engage in internal advocacy competitions. The Executive Board and Competition Board organize and conduct the annual Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition, Indiana Law's school-wide appellate advocacy competition, and the Trial Team.
1 - 2 p.m. in the Jerome Hall Law Library lobby
Join your fellow crafty students for a Crafternoon! Bring your own project to work on, or come to learn. We'll have plenty of yarn and knitting/crochet needles.
Loan repayment counseling
7 - 8:15 p.m. on Zoom
Paul Leopold, director of financial aid, will hold a loan repayment counseling session for May graduates. Attendance is not mandatory, but we hope that the information presented will be more helpful to you than the basic online federal exit counseling. During the session, we will discuss the repayment timeline, payment plan options, repayment strategies, postponing repayment, income-based repayment options, and loan forgiveness options. There should be ample time for your questions.
Women's Law Caucus Auction
6 - 10 p.m. online
Join the WLC for its annual auction benefiting Middle Way House! The auction will be held online, and all proceeds from the event will be donated. There are dozens of great items and events to bid on this year. We hope to see you there.
Legal advocacy for LGBTQA+ rights in China
Noon - 1 p.m. on Zoom
Impact litigation has played an essential role in the LGBTQA+ movement in America. In the 2010s, Chinese LGBTQA+ advocates started to use impact litigation and other legal strategies to promote equal rights in China. Former director of LGBT Rights Advocacy China, Peng Yanhui, and Research Scholar in Law from Yale Law School, Darius Longarino, will reflect on the past decade of the LGBTQA+ movement in China and what the future holds for China’s LGBTQ community.
Indiana Prisoners Speak Out!
1 - 3:30 p.m. in 213 and on Zooom
Join the National Lawyers Guild Mass Incarceration Committee, the Black Law Students Association and the Latinx Law Student Association for a moderated discussion with Jauston Huerta of FOCUS Initiatives and Baye Sylvester, former political prisoner and current community activist from South Bend. Everyone is welcome!
Kickball: Go Maurer, beat McKinney!
2 - 3 p.m. indoors Roundtripper Academy in Westfield
The Student Bar Association will host a kickball tournament against IU McKinney. 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.
1 - 3 p.m. at Western Skateland (930 West 17th Street)
Join the Law School's affinity groups and DEI office at Western Skateland for hours of fun and bowling.
RSVP on CareerNet — space may be limited.
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.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities
Throughout the week, POP and If/When/How are showing displays and hosting activities recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Sign a pledge board, learn about sexual assault and local resources, do coloring pages, see the Consent Poster Slam and Clothesline Project, or watch a screening of The Hunting Ground.
See Wednesday to participate in Denim Day
See POP's or If/When/How's social media for more details.
This is Maurer Spirit Week
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.
IP Theory applications are open — join the Law School's only IP journal
Since its launch in 2010, IP Theory has served as Indiana University's premier academic publication on intellectual property law and technology. As part of its mission to be far-reaching and forward-looking, the journal publishes content in its text volumes and in its podcast, "Fire of Genius." Each features incredible IP scholarship from practitioners, students, and lawmakers. Learn more at iptheory.indiana.edu.
How do I apply? Submit a resume (without GPA), writing sample (LRW memo is fine), and a statement of interest (less than 1 page) in IP Theory. Send materials to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 13. No write-on competition required.
For more information, contact Editor-in-Chief Lilly Huff (email@example.com).
Nominations: Student Leadership in Fostering Community and Inclusiveness Award
The Dean's Office is seeking nominations for this year's winner of the Student Leadership in Fostering Community and Inclusiveness Award. This award honors a continuing student in any degree program who has "done the most to support our diverse, inclusive community" and "is a role model for civility, collegiality, and professionalism." Nominations are welcome from faculty, students, and staff. Details on how to submit your nomination for this award are below.
- When: by Wednesday, April 20 (deadline for submitting a nomination)
- How: Email nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org
- What: Include: (1) student's name; (2); student' degree program and year, if appropriate; and (3) short description of reasons for the nomination
- Who: Nominees should be continuing students who have gone above and beyond to foster our diverse, inclusive, supportive and welcoming community. The student should be a role model for civility, collegiality, and professionalism.
- Other: Names of nominees will be treated confidentially by the Selection Committee. The award is usually presented to the selected recipient at the Professionalism Oath Ceremony during new student orientation, which all JD and graduate students will be invited to attend.
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