This week in the Law School
- Signature speakers: Linda Greenhouse on Tuesday; Nikole Hannah-Jones on Wednesday.
- Signature traditions: Gong Show on Thursday, Socctoberfest on Friday.
- Domestic violence awareness with events Monday, Tuesday, Friday.
Bar exam information session
Noon - 1 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room
Join the Office for Student Affairs to learn about the bar exam application process, the general scope and content of the Uniform Bar Exam, Character and Fitness disclosure requirements, the Multi-state Professional Responsibility Exam and other considerations relevant to licensure.
CotEF Euchre Learn and Play
Noon - 12:50 p.m. in 001C (SBA office)
Want to learn how to play euchre? Already know how, and just want to play some games? Want to meet people and trade tricks? Have your partner for the tournament picked out and want some practice? Join us at lunch time for a fun time.
International opportunities: Stewart Fellows
Noon - 1 p.m. in 213
Join Lara Gose from the Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession and Dean Lesley Davis to learn about Stewart Fellows Overseas Internship program. This competitive program places 1Ls and 2Ls in summer internships abroad, either in person or virtually. Hear about the placements and past participants’ experiences, as well as application procedures and deadlines. For more information contact email@example.com.
Legal obstacles and opportunities for domestic violence survivors
Noon - 1 p.m. in 125
The Protective Order Project will host a panel of faculty for a discussion that highlights how survivors of domestic violence interact with and are affected by different areas of the law.
Foundations of DEI: Bias and perception
4 - 5 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room
The Indiana Supreme Court Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion presents this six-module DEI training. Participants will receive one PILF point for attending.
Health Law Society Speaker Series: Madison Hartman
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Zoom
Join our weekly meeting to hear from attorney Madison Hartman.
Madison is an attorney at Quarles & Brady where she advises healthcare industry clients on a wide variety of regulatory and litigation matters. Prior to joining Quarles & Brady, Madison worked as a staff attorney in the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration's Office of General Counsel, where she represented the Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning in administrative appeals.
Linda Greenhouse: "What’s Happened to the Supreme Court: Reflections on 45 Years of Court Watching"
Noon - 1 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room or on Zoom
Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Linda Greenhouse covered the Supreme Court for the New York Times between 1978 and 2008, and she continues to write regularly for the newspaper’s Opinion pages. She is the author of several books about the Supreme Court and its role in the American political system. She has a deep understanding of both the legal issues that engage the Court and the people behind the opinions. In this lecture, she will reflect on the changes in the Court over the past four decades and the hot-button issues that engage the Court today.
Pizza will be served.
RSVP by noon, October 17 to help our planning.
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.
Domestic violence network training
6 - 8 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room
Join us for a training from the Domestic Violence Network on Domestic Violence and the LGBTQ+ Community.
JD+MBA opportunities here and abroad
Noon - 1 p.m. in 124
1Ls and 2Ls: Looking to enhance your JD with an MBA in just one additional year of school? Join Professor Mark Need, faculty advisor to our JD+MBA programs, to learn how to enhance your JD with a Kelley School of Business or international MBA. Need will discuss the joint degree programs, the application process, JD+MBA careers, and more.
Nikole Hannah-Jones: A moderated conversation
Noon - 1 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room or on Zoom
Nikole Hannah-Jones is a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter for the New York Times Magazine and the creator of The 1619 Project. This project aims to reframe the country's history by "placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans" at the center of the national narrative. It was officially launched with an issue of the magazine, published in August 2019, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the colony of Virginia. The project also developed an educational curriculum, podcast, and other materials. The project has received significant attention, both positive and negative.
In this moderated Q&A, Prof. Hannah-Jones will answer questions submitted in advance. You may submit questions in advance.
Pizza will be served.
RSVP by 5 p.m., October 17 to attend.
Wednesday Wanderings: Coffee shops with OSA's Jamil Ghazal
3:30 p.m. by the external door near the Student Lounge
Jamil's exploratory walk will spill the beans on Bloomington's coffee shops.
All-journals Halloween movie night
7 - 9:30 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room
ILJ, IJLSE, IJGLS, and IP Theory are coming together to host a movie night in celebration of Halloween! We will be showing the holiday classic Halloweentown. Get in the spooky spirit; all journal members and their friends are welcome.
CCD Speaker Series: Chantal Bright
Noon - 1:15 p.m. in the Henderson House and on Zoom
PhD Researcher of Geography Chantal Victoria Bright will give a talk on her work in progress focusing on the gender-water-peace nexus in conflict-affected situations in sub-Saharan Africa using Liberia as a case study.
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Jerome Hall Law Library lobby
Join the Crafternoon crew 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!
WLC general body meeting
Noon - 12:45 p.m. in 125
The Women's Law Caucus will introduce our new 1L representatives and talk about the events planned for this semester.
CACR Speaker Series: Sharma and Rozenshtein, "The Security of Open Platforms"
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Faculty Conference Room and on Zoom
Chinmayi Sharma is Scholar in Residence at the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law and Lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. Alan Rozenshtein is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School, a senior editor at Lawfare, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Scholars Strategy Network, and a visiting faculty fellow at the University of Nebraska College of Law. Those attending in person will be provided lunch. Others may attend on a Zoom webinar.
IU Space Governance Speaker Series: NASA senior attorney Steven A Mirmina
1 - 2 p.m. at the Ostrom Workshop and Zoom webinar
The NASA-led Artemis program aims to establish a self-sustained habitat on the Moon and later Mars. The Artemis Accords, to which 21 countries have joined so far, provide a framework for the governance of the those habitats, including for the exploitation of space resources.
Lumina Foundation information session
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in 121
Students are invited to an information session with the Lumina Foundation's Tim Robinson, vice president of administration and partnerships, and Thomas Major, Jr., its associate general counsel, to learn about 1L summer and year-round clerkship opportunities.
Getting unenumerated rights right
4:45 - 6 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room
The Federalist Society welcomes Roger Pilon, the Cato Institute's vice president for legal affairs, for a discussion of unenumerated rights. Dr. Pilon will explain why the Court should protect more than just those rights directly mentioned in the constitution. Prof. Steve Sanders will provide a response and commentary.
7 - 9 p.m. at The Book Door
The Gong Show is an amateur talent contest meant to be lighthearted and humorous. Each contestant will go before our panel of three judges. If any judge considers the act to be particularly bad, they can force it to stop by striking the gong. If the act survives without being gonged, the contestant will receive a score from each of the judges from 0 to 10 for a maximum score of 30 points. The contestant with the top score will win the grand prize!
Public interest careers with Adam Mueller
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. in 213
Join Adam Mueller '05 for a conversation about careers in public interest and his work at the Indiana Justice Project.
Indiana Justice Project is a non-partisan, non-profit legal advocacy organization that focuses on health equity, economic justice, and providing legal support to communities.
IJP is interested in hosting Law School students in academic year and summer positions beginning in spring 2023, and is open to hosting a post-grad EJW or Skadden Fellow. Members of PILF can earn one PILF point for their attendance.
Child representation practicum: Information session
11:15 - 11:45 a.m. in 213
Learn about the Law School's newest experiential class, B591 Child Representation Practicum from alumna and adjunct professor Rachel Vilensky '09 of Child Advocates, Inc.
The Child Representation Practicum:
- opportunity to represent youth 10+;
- supervising attorneys explain court proceedings, client rights, case options;
- gain experience regarding CHINS or TPR.
This is a spring 2023 opportunity for 2Ls and 3Ls. Our 1Ls are welcome to learn though they cannot yet enroll.
Legal Profession small group lunches
Noon - 1 p.m. in 214, 216, and 222
Join panelists Adam Mueller '05, Kimberly Richardson '06, and Rachel Vilensky '09 to learn about their careers. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on CareerNet.
Film screening: Private Violence
3 - 4:30 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room
Join the Protective Order Project for a screening of the documentary Private Violence to close out Domestic Violence Awareness Week. Candy and popcorn will be provided!
19th annual Socctoberfest
5 - 7 p.m. at Karst Farm Park fields 3 and 4
Socctoberfest, an annual co-ed round-robin tournament for Law School students, celebrates its 19th year. Player registration is closed, but all are welcome to come watch the four participating teams and cheer on their favorite! Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged because space for spectator seating is limited. Pizza donated by Pizza X will be provided to participants and attendees following the event. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
LELS general meeting
5 - 6 p.m. on Zoom
Join the Labor and Employment Law Society for our general body meeting. We will discuss goals for the semester, make a few important announcements, and take suggestions from new members!
LELS educates, organizes, and supports students interested in labor and employment law to ensure that the new generation of attorneys is prepared to navigate the intricacies of the field on both the employer and employee side.
Pro bono challenge
As we approach the ABA's Pro Bono Week at the end of October, we want to encourage everyone to participate in pro bono by giving Maurer swag to the member of each class with the most pro bono hours for the month of October. Make sure that you are logging your hours on TickSpot so that we're able to track them.
Questions? Learn more about pro bono, including what counts as pro bono.
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