This week in the Law School
LLSA general body meeting
Noon - 1 p.m. in 121
Join the Latinx Law Student Association for our final general body meeting of the semester! We will go over the final events of the semester, graduation, and celebrate our student accomplishments for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Build your professional wardrobe on a budget
Noon - 1 p.m. in 214
With summer jobs approaching, learn from Dean McFadden how to build your professional wardrobe on a budget. Pizza lunch will be provided.
RSVP on CareerNet. Registration is limited to 45 attendees.
Menstrual products drive
8 - 5 p.m. all week
If/When/How, Feminist Law Forum, National Lawyers Guild, the Protective Order Project, Women's Law Caucus, and International Law Society are holding a menstrual products drive to benefit Middle Way House, April 11-20.
Put unopened boxes of pads, tampons, and other menstrual products in the donation box in the library.
Monetary donations can be made to ILS Treasurer Pooja Patel via Venmo, @Pooja-Patel-31. Please put "Middle Way House" in the description.
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.
Conversation with privacy counsel at Allegion
Noon - 1 p.m. in 124
Join the Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Association for a discussion with Blaine Dirker on his experiences as a data security and privacy legal practitioner, both in private practice and as in-house counsel. Blaine is currently in-house cybersecurity and privacy counsel at Allegion. In private practice, Blaine counseled Fortune 100 companies, and he has also founded several technology startups of his own. He has experience with global privacy laws and data breach prevention and response, and holds both a JD and MBA from IU.
Intellectual property practitioner-in-residence
Noon - 1 p.m. in 122
Kenneth (Ken) Guerra, '19, will discuss his patent litigation practice at Finnegan in Washington, DC, one of the country's premiere IP firms. Lunch will be provided courtesy of Finnegan.
Meet and greet with Anthony (Tony) Prather
Noon - 1 p.m. in 121 and on Zoom
The Black Law Students Association and the Student Bar Association will host a meet and greet with IU Vice President and General Counsel and Indiana Law alumnus Anthony (Tony) Prather, '83. Students will have the opportunity to meet Mr. Prather and ask questions. Food will be provided.
Patten Lecture Series - Madagascar: Journeys Through Time
7:30 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
Dame Alison Richard, senior research scientist in the Department of Anthropology and the Franklin Muzzy Crosby Professor Emerita of the Human Environment at Yale University, presents "Madagascar: Journeys Through Time."
Dame Richard will present a second lecture in Baier Hall this Thursday.
Labor Law presentation: Prof. Marco Biasi
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
Professor Marco Biasi of Università degli Studi di Milano will present, "Freedom and Liberty in Labor Law."
Hosted by Prof. Kenneth Dau-Schmidt.
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.
Questions? Email us at email@example.com.
Student parents and caregivers' lunchNoon - 1 p.m. in 214
Students who are parenting or care-giving are cordially invited to an end-of-year lunch, courtesy of the Office for Student Affairs. We hope you can make it!
Please RSVP on CareerNet so we know how much food to order.
ELS board elections
5 - 6 p.m. on Zoom
The Environmental Law Society will hold elections for this fall's executive board. These positions are available: president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. Anyone interested in applying should submit their name, email and desired position to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours before the elections. Applicants will be asked to give a short speech about why they would be a good candidate for their position at the meeting.
7:30 - 10 p.m. at Serendipity Martini Bar (201 S. College Avenue)
Join the Business Law Society for a fun night watching professors give off-the-cuff presentations.
Journal Write-On information session
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
Join the executive notes editors of the Indiana Law Journal, the Indiana Journal of Law and Social Equality, and the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies to learn about the 2022 journal Write-On process.
Faculty services from the Jerome Hall Law Library
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge
Librarian Maggie Kiel-Morse will assist faculty with Google Scholar profile registration and any other faculty scholarly impact questions.
JAG information session: U.S. Marines and U.S. Air Force
1 - 2 p.m. in 213 and on Zooom
Captain Kenneth Edge (U.S. Marines) and Major Jonathan Hoover (U.S. Air Force) will discuss the recruiting process and the opportunities in their respective JAG program.
Clerking at the Federal Circuit
3:10 - 4:20 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
Join us for a panel discussion on clerking at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in D.C. – regarded as the most prestigious clerkships in patent law.
Panelists: alumni Jeff Soller, '18 (WilmerHale, Boston) and Ryan McDonnell, '18 (Finnegan, D.C.), both former clerks for Federal Circuit Judge Richard Taranto.
Moderator: Prof. Greg Castanias, '90 (Jones Day, D.C.)
Following the panel, students in the Federal Circuit Advocacy class will participate in mock appellate arguments, from 4:20-6:30 p.m., with Prof. Castanias presiding.
All students welcome.
ILAP NARCAN training
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in 125
The Indiana Recovery Alliance will distribute naxolone/NARCAN and train participants on how to use this important opioid overdose reversal tool.
Patten Lecture Series - Partnership in Practice: Making Conservation Work in Madagascar
7:30 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
Dame Alison Richard, senior research scientist in the Department of Anthropology and the Franklin Muzzy Crosby Professor Emerita of the Human Environment at Yale University, presents "Partnership in Practice: Making Conservation Work in Madagascar."
Iftar: Maurer breaks fast
8:15 - 10 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge (335)
Join us as we participate in the breaking of fast with our community members observing Ramadan.
All are welcome. We will provide a main course. Participants are welcome but not required to bring a dish to share.
Post-graduation funding for public interest
Noon - 1 p.m. in 122
Are you interested in public interest work in your career? Join the CSO and fellow students who have received opportunities to pursue public interest work after graduation through national fellowships and awards. 1Ls and 2Ls, summer is the right time to identify potential partner programs and opportunities for public service fellowship work. This session will help demystify the process and provide best practices to pursue fellowship opportunities across the country.
5 - 7 p.m. at Karst Farm Park (2450 S. Endwright Road)
The (rescheduled) 18th Annual JD/GLS Socctoberfest will be played at Karst Farm Park on the west side of Bloomington. It is a co-ed event that welcomes all ability levels. The games will end at approximately 7 p.m. Participants, fellow students, and family are welcome to attend.
Students who did not sign up last semester but would like to participate should contact email@example.com by Wednesday, April 13. Send your skill level and t-shirt size, and we will assign you to a team with vacancies.
Five alumni recognized
Five Indiana Law alumni received the highest honor the school can bestow when they were inducted last week into the school’s Academy of Law Alumni Fellows. The ALAF comprises the Law School’s most distinguished alumni, recognizing those who have distinguished themselves in their careers through personal achievements and dedication to the highest standards of the legal profession. The inductees are: Harry Gonso, '73, Indianapolis; Andrew Mallor, '74, Bloomington; Judith A. (Judy) Waltz, '81, San Francisco; Charlotte Westerhaus-Renfrow, '92, Indianapolis; and, posthumously, Hon. Rodolfo (Rudy) Lozano, '66, Hammond.
Dean Parrish stepping down this summer
After more than eight years at the helm, Dean Austen Parrish announced on April 7 that he would step down from the deanship to take on the same position with the University of California, Irvine School of Law.
Read more about the Law School's achievements during Parrish's eight-year tenure at the Maurer School of Law blog.
1Ls win the LSSSE Challenge!
The class of 2024 had the highest participation rate on this year's LSSSE Survey! 1Ls, save the date for Wednesday, April 20. The Office for Student Affairs will throw a pizza party in your honor in the Student Lounge.
More details are forthcoming.
Examplify exam software help sessions
There is no presentation; walk in any time to get answers or help from the IT staff. Bring your laptop.Room 121 on April 18, 19, and 20 from noon to 1 p.m.
Room 120 on April 20 from 9:50 to 10:45 a.m.
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.
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.
Jump start summer research skills
Get ready for your summer job by attending a research session with a librarian! We will review topics that you learned in LRW (cases, statutes, secondary sources) and will also introduce topics that may be new to you, but are important for any practicing attorney (practice aids, regulations, court rules). Sessions are limited to 8 people, and there will be a wait list in case of cancellations.
View the calendar and sign up for a session 12 - 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, Wednesday, April 13, Monday, April 18, or Tuesday, April 19.
Faculty and Staff News
At the spring meeting of the ABA's Business Law Section held last week in Atlanta (and remotely), Professor Sarah Jane Hughes presented some thoughts on the scope of the U.S. and U.K. sanctions since mid-February 2022 directed at individuals, political leaders, banks, and business entities in the Russian Federation and Belaurus.
At the annual meeting of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers on April 2nd, the president announced the recipients of the 2022 Grant Gilmore Award, Professor Charles Mooney of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the late Professor Steven Harris of the University of Illinois Law School for their superb work on the newest proposed Article 12 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Professor Hughes chaired the College's Gilmore Award nominating committee for the 2022 award.
Professor Hughes also participated in meetings and private discussions about fintechs and how their products and services will fare in a period of economic stress, and on the proposed revisions to the entire Uniform Commercial Code to adapt to emerging technologies.
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