This week in the Law School
Abortion Access in Indiana: An Oxymoron
Noon - 12:50 p.m. in 120
Join If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice for a presentation by Prof. Jody Madeira about Indiana's new abortion law, set to go into effect on September 15. The law severely restricts abortion procedures except under extremely limited circumstances. How will the law affect Hoosiers and their doctors? How does Indiana now compare to other states on abortion care?
Please RSVP and feel free to bring your own lunch. If/When/How swag will be available.
AJP pro bono call-out meeting
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
Learn about pro bono opportunities at the Law School. Representatives from pro bono student organizations, other on- and off-campus opportunities, and Access to Justice student fellows will share information and answer questions.
A feminist's guide to law school
5 - 6:30 p.m. in 125
Join the Feminist Law Forum for a social mixer, game night, and general Q&A about law school! Light snacks, card games, and board games will be provided. All are welcome. 1Ls can ask questions about the Law School experience, and 2Ls and 3Ls can meet the entering class and impart valuable advice.
ILJ note and preemption orientation
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in 121
Join us for an orientation to notes and preemption for new Indiana Law Journal associates.
Student involvement fair
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. today and tomorrow in the lobby, the student lounge, and other ground floor rooms
Find ways to get involved through the Law School's many student organizations. These organizations represent many academic and non-academic interests, personal affinities, and professional and scholarly endeavors.
Student organization representatives and other affiliated entities will table on Wednesday and Thursday throughout Baier Hall.
CSO ice cream social
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. on the rear patio
Start the year off right with a sweet treat! The Career Services Office would like to welcome you to campus with an ice cream social. Meet or reconnect with your career advisor and the rest of the CSO team.
PAD call-out meeting
5 - 5:30 in 122 and on Zoom
Phi Alpha Delta is the largest international law fraternity, with more than 250,000 living members around the world. PAD is also the largest student group at the Maurer School of Law. As such, the organization offers members many opportunities for networking, academic assistance, and social events. For example, first-year members have access to second- and third-year members' outlines, and the organization hosts home-game tailgates for its members and their guests.
Graduate Colloquium: Faris Almalki on political economy and development
Noon - 1 p.m. in 216 and on Zoom
SJD candidate Faris Almalki will present "Political Economy and Development: Alternative Approaches to Social and Economic Rights." An abstract:
Social and economic rights occupy a prestigious place within the literature on comparative constitutional law. However, the literature fails to address the causes of the government’s failure to meet constitutional commitments. In other words, the literature focuses on how to solve the problem, but it does not give attention to preventing it from happening. For that, I suggest employing political economy and development in the study of social and economic rights.
Resume-writing for graduate and exchange students
Noon - 1:30 p.m. in 213
Graduate and exchange students who want to learn how to write a U.S.-style resume should attend this session, which will be led by Kate Caldwell from our Career Services Office. Lara Gose will provide information about the NYU School of Law International Student Interview Program (ISIP) — and participating in ISIP is one of the reasons you might need a U.S.-style resume!
Admissions Student Ambassador call-out meeting
Noon - 1 p.m. in 120
Law students can play a significant role in recruiting efforts, and the Office of Admissions would appreciate your help. Being a Student Ambassador is a commitment of a few hours over the course of each semester. Your efforts help show prospective students the depth and breadth of our students, the faculty, and the programs at Indiana Law. The meeting will cover the requirements for being a Student Ambassador and other information you need to know.
POP/ILAP call-out meeting
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
Learn more about the Incarcerated Individuals Legal Assistance Project and the Protective Order Project. All law students are welcome!
DisOrientation week social
7 - 10 p.m. at The Bishop Bar
Join the National Lawyers Guild to kick off its DisOrientation Week. Anyone interested in progressive lawyering and in meeting other radical law students is welcome to attend. Age 21+ and proof of vaccination are required.
Apply to join a faculty committee
The Student Bar Association is accepting applications for appointments to various faculty committees. Law student participation on these committees is designed to allow student input on curricular, extracurricular, and administrative matters that affect students most. Five faculty committees are seeking student representatives: Admissions; Educational Policy; Judicial Clerkships; Career Services; Petitions and Appeals.
If this role appeals to you, please visit the Student Bar Association Canvas page to fill out the application and submit it as an assignment by Monday, September 5 at 12 p.m. (noon) EDT.
Nominations open for Dean's Advisory Council
The Dean's Advisory Council meets monthly with the dean and other administrators to receive feedback from students on issues of concern, and to serve as a forum where students can have a voice on key issues impacting the Law School. The council will also be a mechanism by which the school's administration can provide timely responses to student concerns when possible and enhance the student law school experience by working closely with student leaders. Five at-large positions are filled through an open call, and the school aims to have at least one student who is currently pursuing a joint degree and one student from a graduate program.
If you are interested in being considered for one of the at-large seats, submit your name using this form no later than Friday, September 2 at 12 p.m. EDT.
CAPS Counselor-In-Residence to join Law School after Labor Day
We are pleased to welcome Katharine Esaray, MSW, to the Indiana Law community as an embedded counselor from IU Counseling and Psychological Services. She will be taking 1-on-1 appointments with students on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the semester, starting September 7. Students can make appointments by calling 812-855-5711 and asking to meet with the counselor at the Maurer School of Law.
Out of the Darkness community walk on October 2
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting the annual Out of the Darkness walk on Sunday, October 2, to raise awareness and funding for those affected by suicide and those who support them. The Office for Student Affairs is assembling a Maurer team — please consider joining us! There is no fundraising requirement to join, although you are of course welcome to seek sponsorship or donate if you wish.
Basic Mediation and Restorative Justice training
Thursdays and Saturdays from Sept. 8-Oct. 10 on Zoom
The Community Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM) offers a 40-hour training program for those interested in conflict resolution, mediation, and restorative justice. Participants will enhance their interpersonal skills in communication and listening, problem solving, and negotiation, and they will increase their understanding of restorative justice philosophy and methods, sources of conflict, and processes leading to constructive conflict resolution. The training, led by senior mediators and restorative justice practitioners, provides the skills to work as a community mediator and restorative justice practitioner and qualifies participants to volunteer in CJAM's programs.
This fall, the five-week training will take place via Zoom on Thursday evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., from September 8 through October 10. Tuition is $300 ($275 if received by August 28, 2022). Learn more about the training and and register. You may also apply for a scholarship.
For questions or for more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2022 Crafternoons
Join the Crafternoon crew in the lobby of the Jerome Hall Law Library for an hour of handcrafts and conversation. All skill levels are welcome, and there will be a variety of crafting supplies to choose from. Bring your own craft or come to learn! Crafternoons are from 12 - 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 8; Tuesday, September 27; Thursday, October 20; and Friday, November 11.
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