This week in the Law School
- Veterans' Day flag raising ceremony. Friday.
- Three federal judges will discuss "Perseverance, Grit, and the Legal Journey." Hosted by Prof. Steve Sanders. Friday.
- Attend the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition's final argument. Four of your classmates will argue Bethany Gates v. United States of America. Friday.
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.
Learn about Indiana's Office of the Attorney General
Noon - 1 p.m. in 213
Join 2022 graduates and new deputy attorneys general Bre Chambers, Hannah Jones, and Jesse Moore for a discussion of the Indiana Office of the Attorney General’s entry-level Intensive Deputy Attorney General (IDAG) program, as well as a general discussion of the work of the OAG.
Lunch will be served. Please RSVP on CareerNet no later than Friday, November 4.
Panel: Public interest in private practice
6 - 7:15 p.m. on Zoom
Join the Public Interest Law Foundation and the Business Law Society for a discussion with attorneys in private practice who promote public interest through pro bono opportunities and/or their plaintiff/public interest-focused practices. Our panelists are:
David Clark '10, Skadden; Sarah Doty '17, Ogletree Deakins; Ian Bensberg '16, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Ruth Brown, Loevy & Loevy; and Andy Levy, Brown Goldstein & Levy.
PILF members will receive one PILF point for attending..
LLSA general body meeting
Noon - 1 p.m. in 121
Join the Latinx Law Students Association for our last general meeting of the year. We'll vote on next year's executive board.
JD/MPA information session
12:15 - 1 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge (310)
Interested in the joint JD/MPA degree between the Law School and the nation's top-rated O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs? Join students of the program, faculty, and staff to learn more about the program and its offerings.
Combating inflation: The Fed's role in economic policy
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room
Join the Federalist Society and Yaron Brook for a discussion about the federal government's role in economic policy and combating inflation. Yaron Brook is chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute and has spoken across the world about capitalism and free market principles.
CACR Speaker Series: "Digitizing Voter Disenfranchisement"
Noon - 1 pm. in the Faculty Conference Room and on Zoom
IU's Center for Cybersecurity Research and the Ostrom Workshop host Prof. Margaret Hu, professor of law and director of the Digital Democracy Lab at William & Mary Law School.
Dan Canon: Pleading Out
Noon - 1 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room and on Zoom
The National Lawyers Guild and the American Constitution Society will host Dan Canon, law professor and civil rights lawyer. Dan's book, Pleading Out, shows how plea bargaining exposes greater problems in the U.S. criminal justice system. You can find the book in the Jerome Hall Law Library.
Graduate Colloquium: Rafael Macía
Noon - 1 p.m. in 213
Rafael will discuss his experience as a comparative legal scholar navigating the world of American academia. He will focus on the advantages and struggles of a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective when it comes to publishing, teaching, and applying for jobs in the U.S.
Veterans' Day flag raising ceremony
7:30 - 8 a.m. at the flag pole in front of Franklin Hall
Provost Rahul Shrivastav invites you to join a celebration to honor veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
At sunrise, IU's Army and Air Force ROTC Color Guard will raise the U.S. flag to thank and honor those who served, followed by remarks from Phillip Zook, a native Hoosier and a U.S. Army combat veteran of the Vietnam War.
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Jerome Hall Law Library 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!
Panel: "Perseverance, Grit, and the Legal Journey"
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the Faculty Conference Room (335)
This roundtable conversation with three distinguished federal judges will explore how our diverse backgrounds, stories, and viewpoints can aid us in our journeys in the law, and how life experience, persistence against difficulty, and what's sometimes called "grit" can be among the most important markers of our success.
Joining the discussion will be federal judges and IU alumni Thomas L. Kirsch II BA'96, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; Sara L. Ellis BA'91, US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; and Damon R. Leichty JD'99, US District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
Open to all students, but seats are limited. RSVP on CareerNet required. Those with an interest in clerking are especially encouraged to attend.
Sherman Minton Moot Court competition final argument
5 - 7 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room and on YouTube
The competition's four finalists will argue Bethany Gates v. United States of America, a federal criminal law case exploring two primary issues: the application of the Fourth Amendment's "private search doctrine" to a person's digital property and the qualification of "different location" in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines' abduction enhancement.
The panel of distinguished judges presiding over the case are Hon. Sara L. Ellis (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois), Hon. Thomas Kirsch (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit), and Hon. Damon R. Leichty (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana).
Attendance: Although an RSVP is not required, registering in advance to attend in person helps us plan. The argument may also be seen on the Law School's YouTube channel.
Law Student Emergency Relief Program
The Law School has funding available to assist students who are facing financial hardship. One such resource is The Fromm Emergency Fund — named after the late dean of students, Len Fromm. Students experiencing financial hardship should email Mr. Paul Leopold (firstname.lastname@example.org ) a brief description of their situation to see if they might qualify. After an initial screening, students may be sent an application which the Emergency Scholarship Committee will then review. Funding is limited and grants are capped at $1000. Emergency travel, unexpected medical/dental bills, or other unexpected, necessary expenses which have placed the applicant in financial hardship will be considered.
Faculty and Staff News
Prof. Sarah Jane Hughes was a member of the nominations committee for the Grant Gilmore Award, given for the top articles on subjects related to commercial finance. The award is given by the College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, and only elected fellows serve on the nominations committee. The award is presented at the College's spring business meeting, which follows the ABA Business Law Section's spring meeting. Watch for the announcement of this year's award in late April.
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