This week in the Law School
On Wednesday, April 12, a film crew from Viewpoint, airing on PBS, will be in and around Baier Hall compiling footage for an upcoming segment on Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid. Our Law School will be featured sometime this fall in a segment highlighting the importance and value of a legal education. While formal interviews will take place in the Jerome Hall Law Library, the crew will film B-roll throughout the building, including classrooms, the Library, and the DeLaney Moot Court Room throughout the day, capturing a typical day here. If you do not wish to be filmed, please let a crew member know if they're nearby. If you have any questions, please contact James Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
CotEF congratulations party
Noon - 1 p.m. in the SBA office (001C)
The Evidence Fish will congratulate Alex Myers and Norm Hezlep for winning the spring 2023 Internal Trial Competition!
The Church of the Evidence Fish congratulates both Alex and Norm on their outstanding performance. They have demonstrated motivation, work ethic, and skill as litigators.
The Evidence Fish welcomes all to celebrate with them.
Prepare to Practice: Administrative Law Research Workshop
3:25 - 4:20 p.m. in Jerome Hall Law Library 101B (repeats April 4)
Expand your legal research skills beyond cases, statutes, and secondary sources with a dive into the ins and outs of administrative law research. This is a great opportunity to prepare for the types of research tasks you may encounter during your summer employment, so let’s prepare to impress!
Screening: The Hunting Ground
5 - 7 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room
Join the Protective Order Project and If/When/How for a screening of the documentary film The Hunting Ground in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Denim Day at Maurer
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the main lobby
Denim Day is a national event recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Wear your denim and donate a dollar (or more) to Middle Way House to combat victim blaming and spread awareness of sexual violence. Donations can be made by Venmo to Haley Powell (@powell0825). To learn more, drop by the booth for educational materials and statistics highlighting the prevalence of sexual assault in different marginalized communities.
The Evolution of Section 230: Balancing Free Speech and Online Accountability
Noon - 1 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room
The Cybersecurity and Privacy Law Association's panel discussion will highlight the background of Section 230, its intersection with online content moderation, and how two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court could lead to significant changes in how we receive information online. Panelists include SJD candidate Simon Sun and Professors Asaf Lubin, Scott Shackelford, and Joseph Tomain.
Fall externship information session
Noon - 1 p.m. in 213
1Ls and 2Ls, join the Career Services Office to learn about opportunities to receive credit for externships this fall, the application process, and requirements for participation.
First generation lunch
Noon - 1 p.m. in 124
The Office of Student Affairs will host an informal lunch gathering for first-generation law students. Join us for a supportive discussion and chance to connect with fellow first generation students, faculty, and recent graduates.
Registration has closed for the lunch.
Fulbright U.S. scholar information session for 2024-2025 AY
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. on Zoom
Program staff will discuss award opportunities, the application and selection process, and answer your questions. Indiana University Bloomington Fulbright alumni will share their experiences.
Lunch and learn: Church Church Hittle & Antrim
Noon - 1 p.m. in 124
The firm has proudly served Indiana and its communities since 1880. Primarily located in central Indiana, CCHA has offices in Noblesville, Fishers, Fort Wayne, Merrillville, Zionsville, Westfield, and Tipton. CCHA is a full service, county seat law firm with practice areas including business services, litigation, education law, sports law, family law, estate planning, and real estate.
FBI cyber threat briefing
5:30 - 7 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room
FBI special agent Jonathan "Jonny" Sweeny will discuss the cyber threat environment, highlighting the impacts of the war in Ukraine.
Agent Sweeny graduated from Indiana University where he later managed an IT security team responding to incidents of abuse or misuse of computer systems. He earned an MA in Information Security Engineering and joined the FBI in 2013 as a computer scientist on the Indianapolis Division’s cyber squad which focuses on investigating computer intrusions.
CCD Speaker Series: India Thusi
Noon - 1:05 p.m. in the Henderson House and on Zoom
Professor India Thusi will present "The Theoretical Underpinnings of Abolition." Through an account of the principles underlying the abolition of prisons and policing, the talk will challenge the narrative that the movement towards abolition is grounded in a naive understanding of human nature.
Graduate Colloquium: An overview of sports law
Noon - 1 p.m. in 124 and on Zoom
Mohammed Mitwally, LL.M. candidate who studied Sports Law at Mansoura University in Egypt, will provide an overview of sports law and its process. The talk will answer questions that help you to understand sports law in practice: What is the nature of sports law? Is sports law different than common or statutory law? How does one become a sports lawyer?
Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition information session
Noon - 1 p.m. in the DeLaney Moot Court Room
Learn about the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition from the Executive Advocacy Board. Board members and past competitors will share information about the process and the benefits of participation. They will also introduce other opportunities to engage in internal advocacy competitions.
The Executive Board and Competition Board organize and conduct the annual Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition, Indiana Law's school-wide appellate advocacy competition, and the Trial Teams.
Prepare to Practice: Workshop on the use of practitioner-focused research tools
2:20 - 3:15 p.m. or 3:25 - 4:20 p.m. in Jerome Hall Law Library 101B
Expand your legal research skills by learning about the suite of tools and resources on Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law designed for practicing attorneys, to facilitate performance of day to day tasks, from drafting forms and pleadings to preparing for depositions to preparing for court.
Meet and greet: Miller Johnson
4 - 6 p.m. at Friendly Beasts (222 W. Second)
Join us for networking and lite bites, then stick around for trivia! Meet Anne Marie Carson, a member in the firm's business section, Courtney Lee '22, an associate in the firm's business section, and Marcus Hoekstra '23, an incoming associate in the firm's business section. Together they will offer first-hand insights to every day life at Miller Johnson and speak about the summer associate program from personal experience. Miller Johnson is currently collecting application materials for consideration for our summer associate program.
L.E.T.S. Egg Hunt
5 - 6:30 p.m. in the Jerome Hall Law Library lobby
Life Experience Then School's family-friendly egg hunt is a great chance to de-stress with spring-themed coloring activities and a chance to hunt for candy and special prizes. Families are welcome to bring children to the event.
Domestic violence network training
6 - 8 p.m. in 125
The Protective Order Project will welcome the Domestic Violence Network to conduct training on trauma-informed care and building healthy boundaries.
The training will touch on: Defining and exploring levels of boundaries; discussing advantages of healthy boundaries and implementation; identifying barriers and misconceptions that surround boundaries; and accessing resources regarding healthy boundaries.
Graduate Colloquium: Interdisciplinary approaches to law and culture
Noon - 1 p.m. on Zoom
Dr. Sara Ross, a professor at Dalhousie University's Schulich School of Law, will narrow in on approaches that can be taken to explore the diverse urban sites of law and the engagement that people have with law as they navigate their everyday lives in urban space. Where inequalities and marginalization take many shapes, interdisciplinary approaches and sociolegal methodologies can be effectively applied to distill the mechanics of inequality, which then yields a rich array of comparative data.
Space Law Society interest meeting
Noon - 1 p.m. in 120
Do you use GPS? The Internet? Television? Learn how these technologies are affected by space law and policy. The new Space Law Society was founded to provide a forum for discussing current and future advancements in space law at the national and international level. We hope to include students from different academic backgrounds into law and policy discussions with invited invited space law experts to discuss their research and work.
Coffee and brunch with LGBTQ+ attorneys and Indybar
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge
Join the LGBTQ+ Project and Indybar for brunch with local attorneys Lucas Lin '22, who represents the mid-size/small law firm practice; Libby Moyer, who represents the big law firm practice; and Megan Stuart, who represents the public interest practice.
RSVP by noon on April 6.
Opportunity to participate in a focus group
Participate in a focus group about post-graduate opportunities and legal graduates' preferences in choosing a post-graduate path. Haley Crum and Hannah Trimpe will conduct the focus groups as part of a directed research project for Professor William Henderson. Student identities will be kept anonymous — candor and a variety of perspectives are welcome! Focus groups will occur in Baier Hall (room TBD) on April 6, 10, and 11 beginning at 5 p.m.; dinner will be provided! Attendance will be capped for each date at 12 students. Email Hannah at email@example.com to reserve your spot–please include your name, preferred date, and any dietary restrictions.
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 2023-24 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.
OLL will host local 5th graders April 7, 13, 14 in Baier Hall
Outreach for Legal Literacy provides a valuable learning experience for both Monroe County elementary students and our law students. OLL offers law students a unique and rewarding opportunity to have a positive impact on the community while teaching elementary school students basic legal concepts. The goal of the program is to provide role models for local elementary school students while helping develop the students' self-confidence, critical thinking skills, and oral advocacy skills. OLL was founded in 1994 by Professor Aviva Orenstein.
Research assistants needed for a new book project
Professors Mike Mattioli, João Marinotti, and Scott Shackelford are seeking research assistants for a new Metaverse book project for Oxford University Press. The ideal candidate(s) should have journal/research experience, and an interest in tech policy. Interested students may send their CVs to Prof. Shackelford (firstname.lastname@example.org). Pay is $20/hour. The project would begin toward the end of the spring semester and last through the end of the calendar year.
Moot court competition success this weekend
Congratulations to Daniel Schumick and Zion Miller, who competed this weekend at the Prince Memorial Evidence Moot Court Competition hosted by Brooklyn Law School. Daniel and Zion were semifinalists, placing fourth among 36 teams, and were awarded Best Brief Overall.
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