This week in the Law School
Classes do not meet. No events.
CLS call-out meeting
Noon - 12:50 p.m. in 120
Welcome all! The Christian Legal Society is excited for another great year of community. Meet this year's executive board, hear from the CLS faculty advisor, and get to know the people you can do life with this year!
IPA call-out meeting
Noon - 1 p.m. in 121
The Intellectual Property Association is hosting a call-out meeting for any student interested in patent, copyright, or trademark law.
LLSA general body meeting
Noon - 12:50 p.m. in 124
Join Latinx Law Student Association for our first general body meeting of the year. We'll learn about the semester ahead. Interested students are encouraged to join.
NLG: An introduction to prison abolition
Noon - 1 p.m. in 213 and on Zoom
Join the National Lawyers Guild and the Prison Legal Support Network (an advocacy group that supports pro se litigants) for a discussion of prison abolition. This will be a moderated discussion with Jok Huerta, an Indianapolis-based activist with experience in the system. Everyone is welcome.
1L workshop: Case briefing and note taking strategies
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
The session will help new students identify different strategies for class preparation and note-taking, and determine the approaches that work best for them.
HLS speak series: Laura Brown
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Zoom
Join the Health Law Society's weekly meeting to hear from and speak with practitioner Laura Brown.
Laura Brown currently serves as deputy general counsel for the Indiana Hospital Association. Laura most recently served as the director of legislative and legal affairs for the Indiana Health Care Association and previously served in the Holcomb-Crouch administration as special counsel and parliamentarian for Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch.
Joint OLL and LGBTQ+ call-out meeting
6:30 p.m. on Zoom
Join us to learn about Outreach for Legal Literacy (an organization where you get pro bono hours for teaching civics lessons to 5th graders in the Bloomington community) and the LGBTQ+ Project (a research and advocacy organization).
Coffee with the Dean
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. in the Jerome Hall Law Library's lobby
Join Interim Dean Christiana Ochoa and your classmates for a casual conversation over complimentary coffee in the library lobby. Please RSVP by 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6.
DC Semester Externship Program information session
Noon - 1 p.m. in 120
Second-year JD students interested in the Law School's DC Semester Externship Program for fall 2023 (and 1L students interested in fall 2024) are invited to learn from Prof. Hughes, Prof. Morgan, and Dean McFadden about the program and engage with its recent alumni.
Wednesday Wanderings: Record stores and music venues
3:30 p.m. meet at the external door near the Student Lounge
Join Dean Anne and Prof. Lane McFadden for a 30 - 45 minute walking tour of record stores and music venues around campus.
O’Meara Lecture: "The Right of Self-Determination: Who Are a 'People'?"
4 - 5:15 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
The Hon. Michael Kirby, AC CMG, retired justice of the High Court of Australia and a member of the UN Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights, will deliver the 10th annual Patrick O'Meara International Lecture.
The right of self-determination under international law—that is, the right of a people to decide their own place in the international order—is central to many pressing issues of international law and relations today, from the rights of Indigenous peoples to the Russian war on Ukraine. Justice Kirby will discuss the concept of self-determination and its relevance to these issues. Does the concept apply to Indigenous peoples living in a country that is party to the United Nations? Does it apply in the Russo-Ukrainian War in the Donbas region of Ukraine, where the Russian-speaking people have allegedly been denied the right to determine their national territory? There are few more central concepts of international law shaping world events today.
A reception in the Faculty Lounge will follow the lecture.
Federalist Society call-out meeting
5 - 5:30 p.m. in 125
Join the Federalist Society to learn about the organization, planned events, and details about how to get involved.
ELS call-out meeting
5:45 - 6:45 p.m. in 120
Join the Environmental Law Society for our fall 2022 call-out meeting!
Church of the Evidence Fish call-out meeting
7 - 7:45 p.m. in 120
Curious to see what the Evidence Fish group is all about? Do you wonder if we secretly have scales or wings? Come to our meeting to learn the truth.
COTEF is a low-commitment, high-fun group.
Our meeting is open to any interested student regardless of arbitrary consideration of such characteristics as age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, presence or lack of scales, or gills, or wings, or veteran status.
NLG call-out meeting
7 - 8 p.m. on Zoom
The National Lawyers Guild is a community of radical legal professionals and students that has made change since the 1930s. Our chapter has a track record of meaningful action in the areas of mass incarceration, public health, reproductive rights, and immigration. As an action-oriented and democratic group, we are committed to turning your ideas into change in our community.
AFL call-out meeting
Noon - 1 p.m. in 216
Do you believe all human life deserves the equal protection of the law, from conception to death? Join Advocates for Life.
CCD: Mukhit Yeleuov on "Kazakhstan: Constitutional Democracy?"
Noon - 1 p.m. on Zoom
Faculty and students affiliated with the Center for Constitutional Democracy are welcome to attend in person. Everyone is welcome to attend on Zoom.
BLS call-out meeting
Noon - 1 p.m. in 124
Attend the Business and Law Society's first meeting of the year to hear about events for the year, getting involved, and a career in business and law.
Food and drinks will be provided. We hope to see many of you there!
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Jerome Hall Law Library's lobby
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!
Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair preparation
Noon - 1 p.m. in 120
Join CSO for an overview of the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, including an overview of the registration timelines and what to expect from the event.
The Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair is the largest public interest legal career fair in the country, bringing together hundreds of law students, recent graduates, and public interest employers for prescheduled interviews, informal "table talk" discussions, networking opportunities, and more.
Joint PILF and MDLSA call-out meeting
3 - 4 p.m. in the Moot Court Room and on Zoom
Hear about the Public Interest Law Foundation and the Maurer Disability Law Students Association, and learn how to get involved.
ACS call-out meeting
4 - 5 p.m. in 124 and on Zoom
The American Constitution Society is a leading progressive legal organization with more than 250 student and lawyer chapters across the nation. ACS realizes the promises of the U.S. Constitution by building and leading a diverse legal community that dedicates itself to advancing and defending democracy, justice, equality, and liberty; to securing a government that serves the public interest; and to guarding against the abuse of law and the concentration of power.
Join us to learn more!
SALDF call-out meeting
5 - 5:30 p.m. on the outside patio
Join us to learn more about the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. There will be pets present, so feel free to bring your own furry friend!
Dissertation defense: Salman Mufleh R. Al-Kahtani
10 - 11:30 a.m. in the Faculty Conference Room
SJD candidate Salman Mufleh R. Al-Kahtani will defend his dissertation, "The Saudi Judge’s Discretion in Liquidated Damages Clauses: An Applied Analytical Study in Light of Islamic Sharia Law." Interested students and faculty may attend and ask questions of the candidate following his presentation. Profs. Don Gjerdingen (chair), Jody Madeira, and Gabrielle Goodwin will guide the discussion.
Explore private practice career resources
Noon - 1 p.m. in 213
Join Director Jodie Sackley to explore private practice career resources over lunch.
OLL recruitment: Join us!
Noon - 2 p.m. outside the external door by the Student Lounge
Interested in Outreach for Legal Literacy? New and returning members are welcome to ask questions, fill out a volunteer form, and meet other members at our first social of the year! We will have various outdoor games to play and pizza!
POP 1L training
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Moot Court Room
First year JD students interested in volunteering for the Protective Order Project are required to attend this training to learn about POP procedures and membership requirements. This training is mandatory for new POP volunteers, but it will be recorded for those who are unable to attend. Snacks will also be provided!
Register for the 19th annual Socctoberfest
The co-ed round-robin tournament for both JD and Graduate Legal Studies students will take place on October 21, 5 - 7 p.m. at Karst Farm Park. Students of all ability levels are welcome to play. Simply register by midnight on September 30. Details about the event can be found on the law school calendar.
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. Learn more about the training and and register. You may also apply for a scholarship.
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