This week in the Law School
ILA hopes you're rested and ready for a full week. We have several course selection information sessions; career development experiences; our annual recognition of faculty excellence; and two Law School signature events: Wednesday's Ralph F. Fuchs Lecture and Thursday evening's Singing for Summer Salaries.
Judges and Lawyers Program
In Baier Hall by appointment
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Care-giving or grieving? Maybe you are concerned for someone else. Don’t wait; help and support are available.
The Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program will be in Baier Hall meeting individually with students. All meetings are free and confidential.
Please make an appointment in advance by calling 317-833-0370. Tell them you’re calling to set an appointment with a counselor at the Maurer School of Law. You will be provided with a date, time, and room number.
Advising and registration information session (for 1Ls)
Noon - 1 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room
Current first-year students are strongly encouraged to attend this session to learn about academic requirements, the registration process, and opportunities for individual and group academic advising.
2023-2024 Law and Lechnology course information session
Noon - 1 p.m. in 121
Law School faculty will discuss their plans for Law and Technology (IP, cybersecurity, etc.) courses in the 2023-2024 academic year.
All students are welcome.
Drag shows and the First Amendment
Noon - 1 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room
The American Constitution Society, Church of the Evidence Fish, OUTlaw, and LGBTQ+ Project host a discussion of state restrictions on drag shows and the implicated First Amendment rights.
Professor Clare Sears will present a primer on the history of drag bans and help contextualize the current trend. Professor Sears is an associate professor of sociology and sexuality studies at San Francisco State University. Sears authored the book, Arresting Dress: Cross-Dressing, Law and Fascination in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco (Duke University Press, 2015), which was shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award in 2016 and was co-winner of the Committee on LGBT History's John Boswell Award in 2017. After Professor Sears' primer, professors Joseph Tomain and Dan Conkle will lead a discussion on the First Amendment implications of drag bans.
CSO and ISBA Etiquette Dinner
5 - 8 p.m. at the Monroe County Convention Center
Join CSO and the ISBA for dinner to learn about professional expectations in a dinner setting. We'll begin with a networking hour, where you’ll learn how to navigate a networking reception while balancing food and drink. We'll move to a multi-course meal and demonstrate proper dining etiquette and give tips for meal choice in a professional setting. Each table will be hosted by a practicing attorney from the ISBA. Dress in professional attire. Space is limited, so RSVP on CareerNet ASAP.
Ralph F. Fuchs Lecture: Prof. Richard Lazarus
Noon in the DeLaney Moot Court Room or on Zoom
Come hear the story of how modern environmental law first emerged in the United States, why it has since evolved the way that it has during the past fifty years, and what challenges environmental law presently faces. The talk will more particularly focus on how our nation’s effort to fashion pollution control and natural resource management laws is challenged by the nature of pollution itself, the complexities of our ecosystem, the nation’s varied processes for lawmaking, and the ways those processes relate to cultural norms. Many of these challenges relate to the varied, complex, and uncertain spatial and temporal dimensions of pollution, factors that resist simple redress.
This lecture has been approved for one CLE credit.
Path to the bench: State court judges
5 - 6 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room
Join the American Constitution Society and a panel of state court judges to learn how to become a state court judge! Panelists will discuss their path to the bench, including previous experience, the election process, and advice for students who are interested in becoming a judge.
Everyone is welcome — you do not need to be an ACS member.
Path to the bench: Dinner with state court judges
6 - 7 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge
Join the American Constitution Society for a dinner with panelists from our Path to the Bench program. Registration is limited to 21 students. RSVP by noon on March 21.
Women's History Month: Career panel
7:15 - 8:15 p.m. on Zoom
PILF will host a career panel in honor of Women's History Month. The panelists are attorneys from various areas of the law; the discussion will focus on issues that disproportionately affect women, like domestic violence, human trafficking, workplace discrimination, etc. Attendees will earn one PILF point.
BLSA general body meeting
Noon - 1 p.m. in 124
The Black Law Students Association will hold its last meeting of the school year.
IP Theory call-out meeting
Noon - 1 p.m. in 120 and on Zoom
Our IP Theory journal will host a call-out meeting for students interested in joining the Law School's only IP journal. Come for an informal presentation and Q&A session. E-mail email@example.com or editor-in-chief Lilly Huff at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PILF's Singing for Summer Salaries
7 - 9 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room and on Zoom
See your favorite professors, alumni, and students compete and sing for the entire Law School community. This is the biggest Public Interest Law Foundation fundraiser of the year, raising money for PILF's Summer Salary fund. Earn 1 PILF point for attending.
Annual faculty teaching awards
Noon in the DeLaney Moot Court Room or on Zoom
The Trustees and Leon Wallace Teaching Awards are one of the ways we recognize and celebrate faculty excellence in the classroom. The awards help draw attention to the value of excellent teaching and serve as an indication of the importance the Law School accords to student learning and classroom instruction. The event also enables our students—through the student selection committee—to nominate and recognize those faculty (both adjunct and full-time) who have made a difference.
Mandatory exam policies and procedures
Noon - 1 p.m. in 213
This meeting is mandatory for graduate and exchange students taking exams for the first time this semester, and optional for other graduate students who could benefit from a refresher.
The LGBTQA+ community in Ukraine
Noon - 1 p.m. on Zoom
The LGBTQ+ Project invites you to a panel discussion that will explore how the Russian invasion has affected Ukraine's LGBTQA+ community. Our panelists will touch on what life was like for the Ukrainian LGBTQA+ community, how it has been changed, what the asylum-seeking process is like for the Ukrainian LGBTQA+ community, and how people worldwide can help. Panelists include Edward Reese, communication coordinator for Kiyvpride, an LGBTQ+ non-profit organization in Ukraine; Bogdan Globa, President, QUA - LGBTQ Ukrainians in America; and Aubrey Lay, researcher, QUA - LGBTQ Ukrainians in America.
LLM/JD Maurer Graduate Panel
Noon - 1 p.m. in 121 and on Zoom
Join the International Student Association to hear about alumni experiences in pursuing a legal career after getting their degree. Three alumni with international backgrounds will share their stories and help you prepare for your future career.
Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP by noon on March 23.
Opportunity for rising 2Ls and 3Ls: Become a Dean’s Writing Fellow
The legal writing faculty are seeking students who will be 2Ls or 3Ls in 2023-2024 to be selected as Dean’s Writing Fellows. Successful candidates will receive a $1,500 scholarship per semester. The position description and application requirements are posted on Symplicity. The deadline is Tuesday, April 11.
Tickets on sale through March 22: 35th annual Rapheal M. Prevot, Jr. Barristers' Ball
The Black Law Students Association will host the 35th annual Rapheal M. Prevot, Jr. Barristers' Ball on Saturday, April 1, 6:30 – 11 p.m. at The Woolery Mill. Tickets remain on sale through Wednesday. Don't delay! Visit the official website for information and to purchase. E-mail questions to email@example.com.
2023 graduates: Report your cumulative pro bono hours by April 1
You will be required to report your cumulative pro bono hours by April 1 to be recognized at graduation. The Law School will send out a Qualtrics form when we get closer to April. Check the Access to Justice Program website for more information.
Faculty and Staff News
Indiana Law in the media
In recent weeks professors Cate, Geyh, Hughes, Lubin, and Madeira informed state and national media on: instability in the banking system, a federal jurist's appearance at Stanford Law School, judicial ethics, prosecutorial decisions, compliance in lab research settings, and what international law says about spying. The Law School maintains a list of appearances it knows about.
Review our Faculty in the Media any time.
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