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Indiana Law Annotated for January 23, 2012 (42:2)

January 23, 2012

This Week in the Law School

Career Planning Events Every Day This Week!

See below for specifics.

Pro Bono Awards

Annual pro bono awards presented to outstanding students and practitioners. Thursday.

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Monday, January 23

Resume Writing Workshop

Your resume is an important part of your professional tool kit and often the first impression an employer will have of you as a candidate. This workshop will discuss the protocol for legal resume writing. Feel free to bring a copy of your resume in progress. Open to all students. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Moot court room, noon.

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Tuesday, January 24

Cover Letter Workshop

Your cover letter is the first writing sample a prospective employer will see. Learn the essentials of this marketing piece, which introduces your resume. It's so important to customize your letters because templates are counter-productive and off-putting to employers. This workshop will provide you with the tools to craft effective cover letters that get noticed. Open to all students. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Moot court room, noon.

Outreach for Legal Literacy Spring Meeting

OLL participants will meet to discuss the details of the organization's main event: mock trials. Members will receive important instructions on how to plan and prepare for this exciting activity. There is much to cover, so attendance is strongly recommended. Lunch will be provided. Room 120, noon.

Law School Musical Auditions

Students should come prepared to sing one song of their choosing and act out a short portion of the script. Moot court room, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, January 25

Summer Job Search Strategies

Your law degree empowers you with skills that will transfer to a myriad of career fields. Learn the essentials to researching careers in the legal world and beyond, including business, non-profit, public interest, government and many more. This is your chance to test drive and explore careers so you can discover what fits best for you. Open to all students. Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP in Symplicity. Moot court room, noon.

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Thursday, January 26

Career Choices: Representing Local Governments

Please join attorneys Inge Van der Cruysse, JD'04, and Lakshmi Hasanadka, JD'03, to learn more about careers in local government. Open to all students. Pizza will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Also, please take advantage of our panelists' generous contribution of their time by signing up for small group discussions or dinner with them after the panel. Room 125, noon.

Pro Bono Awards

Access to Justice presents the annual Pro Bono Awards recognizing exceptional student and attorney contributions. Dean Buxbaum will speak and present the awards. Lunch. Moot court room, noon. A reception for the award winners will take place from 3:30-5 p.m. in the faculty lounge.

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Friday, January 27

Career Choices: Representing a Point of View: Advocacy Organizations

Please join Indiana's ACLU Legal Director, Ken Falk, and Matthew Gutwein, JD'88, President and Chief Executive Officer, Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, to learn more about careers representing advocacy organizations. Open to all students. Pizza will be provided to those who RSVP on Symplicity. Also, please take advantage of our panelists' generous contribution of their time by signing up for small group discussions or dinner with them after the panel. Room 125, noon.

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Saturday, January 28

No events scheduled.

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Announcements

50% off Indiana Lawyer Subscriptions

The Indiana Lawyer, a semi-monthly print and on-line publication covering the state's legal community, is offering 50% off subscriptions exclusively for Maurer students and faculty. Click here to review subscription offers and pricing.

Overseas Experience and the Job Search

Indiana Law offers a wide variety of overseas opportunities for JD students: summer study abroad, semester exchange, and summer internship programs. If you participate — or have participated — in one of these programs, how can you make sure employers understand the value of your overseas experience when a recruiter reviews your cover letter and resume or meets you in an interview? This presentation by Kate Caldwell from the Office of Career and Professional Development will address this question and other related issues that might affect your decision to study abroad or intern overseas during your career as a law student. Law students who have studied or interned abroad will also be on hand to share their experiences and strategies. Lunch will be provided. Tuesday, January 31, room 213, noon.

CJAM Basic Mediation Training

The Community Justice Mediation Center (CJAM) offers a 32-hour Basic Mediation Training for any community member interested in helping facilitate community mediation or victim-offender reconciliation. The winter training will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on two weekends, January 21-22 and 28-29, at the Law School. Participants who complete the training are eligible to work as CJAM volunteer mediators; however, any community member interested in learning basic mediation skills is welcome to participate. The training will be led by Senior Mediators from the Community Justice and Mediation Center. Tuition is $200, with scholarships available. Registration forms are at www.cjam.org. For more information, e-mail training@cjam.org.

How to Schedule an Event

An online form is available to plan and schedule meetings. Please use this form to request a room, notify Indiana Law Annotated, and send other information about your event. You will receive confirmation that your room has been reserved after your request has been processed. When filling out your event description, please provide all information possible, especially if you are requesting that the event be publicized.

ILA Submissions

The Indiana Law Annotated (ILA) is published every Monday while school is in session with news about the coming week. Submit information and articles for ILA to ila@indiana.edu by Thursday at noon for inclusion in Monday's edition. Length of submission is limited to 150 words, unless otherwise approved. If you're requesting a room, submit all information (including the room request) via the Plan a Meeting feature of the website. If you have questions about an item appearing in the ILA, please contact Ken Turchi (kturchi@indiana.edu; phone 856-4044). Indiana Law Annotated is archived online.

Audio-Video Services

Send requests for AV services to Max Exter (av@exchange.iu.edu). Please include the name of your group and the e-mail address of the contact person, a description of what you want to do, and the date, location, starting time, and duration of the event. Requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance and will be confirmed by e-mail.

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