Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program
In 347 by appointment
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.
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 for an appointment with a counselor at the Maurer School of Law. You will be given a date, time, and room number.
International opportunities: Study abroad
Noon - 1 p.m. in 213
Dean Lesley Davis will talk about JD students' opportunities to study abroad for a semester, a summer, or even for a year in one of the Law School's international dual-degree programs. Topics will include program options, application procedures and deadlines, and the experiences of previous participants.
Environmental law panel
12:10 - 1 p.m. in 124 and on Zoom
A panel of recent alumni will discuss their current practices and how their education at the Law School and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs prepared them for a career in environmental law. The panel will provide insight from alumni on careers in the public sector, private sector, non-profit organizations, and corporations in various cities. Participants include: Scott Breen '15, vice president of sustainability at the Cal Manufacturers Institute (Washington, D.C.) and creator and co-host of the Sustainability Defined podcast; Jon Micah Goeller '17, associate environmental and energy attorney at Husch Blackwell (Chicago, Ill.); and Megan Freveletti '22, conservation attorney at the Conservation Law Center (Bloomington, Ind.).
Register on CareerNet.
BLS presents: Business law courses faculty discussion
Noon - 1 p.m. in 213 and on Zoom
Do you have an interest in or questions about business law and related courses? The Business Law Society and Law School faculty will provide input and advice on courses that may be right for you next semester. Bring your own lunch!
Disability and neurodiversity in the job search
Noon - 1 p.m. in 216 and on Zoom
Learn more about the job search process and resources and tools tailored to the needs of neurodiverse individuals and individuals with disabilities.
IP Lunch Talk: Kenneth Germain, “Resolved: The Constitution Does Not Permit Dual Protection Under Design Patent and Trade Dress for the Same Subject Matter"
Noon - 1 p.m. in 121
Join the Center for Intellectual Property Research and the Intellectual Property Association to hear a lunch-time talk by Ken Germain. Ken has more than 45 years of varied experience in the trademark/unfair competition field and is a former full-time law professor. His practice focuses on expert witness work, consulting and litigation, including Early Neutral Evaluation. Ken often has been retained as an expert witness on issues relating to trademarks and unfair competition, working on cases involving some of the nation's largest companies in high-stakes, cutting-edge cases. He has testified in court more than 15 times. We hope to see you there!
RSVP by noon, October 24 for lunch.
The obviousness of drug legalization
Noon - 1 p.m. in 125
The Federalist Society will host the Cato Institute’s Trevor Burrus for a discussion of drug legalization. Burrus will suggest that legalization is a pragmatic, clear way to bring about criminal justice reform, to help marginalized communities, and to create an all-around safer environment for those addicted to drugs.
Learn about protective orders from Judge Stafford
Noon - 1 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room
The Protective Order Project welcomes Monroe Circuit Court judge Catherine Stafford to the Law School for a presentation and discussion of best practices for filing protective orders.
Lunch will be provided. RSVP by noon, October 24.
1L Workshop: Outlining for exam success
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in 125
This session will offer 1Ls practical examples of various approaches to outlining, and advice for how best to use your outlines as an effective study tool.
Meet and greet with Faegre Drinker
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. in the Faculty Conference Room (335)
Meet and greet our alumni Grayson Harbour '19 and Liam Williams '21, associates at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath in Indianapolis. This will be a great chance to hear about their experience and learn about opportunities at the firm.
WilmerHale information session
Noon - 1 p.m. in 213
Learn about WilmerHale and eDiscovery opportunities at the firm. Joanna Garcia, discovery attorney manager, will lead the session.
Wednesday Wanderings: Ghost stories and campus haunts
3:30 p.m. at the external door near the Student Lounge
Members of the Law School community are invited to join librarian John Moreland for an exploratory tour with ghost stories and campus haunts.
Rural Justice Initiative information session
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Conference Room (335)
In collaboration with the Indiana Supreme Court and the Indiana University Center for Rural Engagement, the Law School is offering the Rural Justice Initiative, a summer judicial externship for 1Ls with an interest in rural access to justice issues.
Students will be hosted by participating Indiana trial court judges in rural counties (those with a population of 50,000 or fewer).
1Ls interested in learning more about RJI are invited to attend this session with CSO and past RJI participants.
BLSA general body meeting
Noon - 1 p.m. in 125
The Black Law Students Association hosts its October regular meeting.
Graduate Colloquium: Doctoral discussion - Vitor Diaz
Noon - 1 p.m. in 213 and on Zoom
Vitor Dias, a researcher with a background in law and the social sciences, will speak on three matters: the experience moving from law school to pursue a doctoral program in another discipline; the publication processes in law reviews compared to peer-reviewed journals; and some recent characteristics of the American legal profession, along with some different career paths for international law students.
Outline with APALSA
Noon - 1 p.m. in 120
Dues-paying APALSA members are invited to join us for advice on outlining and preparing for finals.
Trick-or-treat at Maurer
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Staff, faculty, and students with children are invited to celebrate Halloween at the Law School! Departments in Baier Hall will decorate and have candy available for children that attend. Hosted by Life Experience, Then School and Outreach for Legal Literacy.
Howl-o-ween pet celebration and costume winner announcement
6 p.m. on Zoom
Celebrate our pets in their costumes! The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund crew will also announce this year's contest winner. Proceeds support PILF.
Explore government externship resources
Noon - 1 p.m. in 120
Join Dean Anne McFadden to explore government externship resources over lunch.
RSVP on CareerNet by noon, October 27. Space is limited.
Law and economics round table: Latin American perspective
Noon - 1 p.m. on Zoom
The panel will develop some interesting research in the continuously evolving field of law and economics with a specific focus on Latin America. Sponsored by Law and Science and the Graduate Colloquium.
Lunch with alumnus Kirk Rose '85
Noon - 1 p.m. in 214
Join Kirk Rose '85 over lunch to talk about careers in business and law.
RSVP on CareerNet by noon, October 27 to attend.
Movie Night with OUTlaw and the LGBTQ+ Project
7 - 10 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room
Join us for a showing of Bodies, Bodies, Bodies! We will have popcorn, movie night snacks, and a great scary movie to round out Halloween!
Diversity Pipeline Program – Federal Communications Bar Association
The Federal Communications Bar Association offers a Diversity Pipeline Program (DPP) which develops, trains, and supports diverse first-year law students in pursuing careers in technology, media, and telecom law and policy. For the past two years, the DPP has provided nearly 50 internship opportunities for students from underrepresented backgrounds with a wide array of private, public, and nonprofit employers. To kick off the 2023 Diversity Pipeline Program, the FCBA is hosting a virtual informational webinar for first-year law students, employers, and law school administrators on Monday, October 24 at 5:30 p.m. ET. For more information, please contact Prof. Joe Tomain (firstname.lastname@example.org).
October Pro bono challenge
As we celebrate the ABA's Pro Bono Week this week, 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.
Law School students, faculty, and staff are invited to this semester's Town Hall meeting with Dean Ochoa on November 2 from noon - 1 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room! Hear your dean’s "State of the School" address and learn more about the strategic initiatives moving us forward into a new year. The Town Hall will begin with the dean providing a short address to students followed by a Q&A session for you to voice any concerns.
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