The Board of Visitors, our distinguished panel of strategic advisors, will be here all day on Friday. On Friday evening, we recognize the 2014 inductees into the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, the school's highest honor. You can read the biographies of this year's ALAF inductees in the first-floor vitrine. Please be sure to greet these guests warmly when you see them.
Save the date: Lobby, April 14, noon.
Indiana Law continues to observe this historic decision with lectures on Monday and Tuesday.
Information on JD affiliate program. Monday.
Co-sponsored by Phi Alpha Delta. Tuesday.
Professor Mehrotra. Tuesday.
Friday and Saturday.
Continuing a series of special lectures: Prof. Tim Lovelace on "Freedom Dreams: The Jurisprudence of Martin Luther King, Jr. from Brown to Cooper." Sponsored by the Maurer chapter of the American Constitution Society and BLSA. Room 124, noon.
Come and learn more about the CCD and our JD affiliate program. Talk to CCD directors David and Susan Williams, and hear from current JD affiliates about their experiences. The 2014-15 affiliate application can be found at http://ccd.indiana.edu/students/student-affiliate-program. CCD conference room, 624 E. Third Street, noon.
Public Interest Law Foundation will hold an all-member meeting to elect next year's executive board, answer questions about the summer scholarship application, and discuss our annual dodgeball tournament on Friday, April 11. Lunch provided. Room 120, noon.
Come vote for next year's executive board. Food will be provided. Room 125, noon.
Room 206E, noon.
This session will train you how to take legal theory and apply it. Come learn advanced legal research techniques and how to apply them to projects. 1200 points are available for each person who attends. One person will win a Google Chromecast. Food will be provided. Moot Court Room, 9:45-10:45 a.m. Repeats Thursday in room 122, noon.
Prof. Lawrence Lederman, retired distinguished adjunct professor of law at New York Law School, and of counsel in the New York office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, was one of the most active M&A lawyers during the takeover decades. He helped shape many of the major corporate legal developments of the past 30 years. Join him for an insightful discussion. Co-sponsored by Phi Alpha Delta. Lunch. Room 120, noon.
Continuing a series of special lectures: Prof. Brenda Major, UC Santa Barbara Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, on "Presumed Fair: How Diversity Initiatives Shape Perceptions of Discrimination." Sponsored by the Maurer chapter of the American Constitution Society, BLSA, and the IU Law and Psychology Group. Room 335, noon.
Dean Parrish will be speaking on his experience with cases involving international environmental law. Specifically, he will address issues of cross-boundary pollution between Canada and the United States and how some of these issues have been resolved to date. Our traditional selection of veggie pizzas from Avers will be provided. Sponsored by the Environmental Law Society. Room 121, noon.
The SBA Faculty Speaker Series is a monthly event where students can hear professors speak for a few minutes about what their passions are and then ask professors questions about what they've done before their professorships, what their interests are in the legal community and the community at large, and any other relevant questions they'd otherwise not get the chance to ask. This is a great opportunity to learn more about your professors outside of class. Make sure to bring your own lunch, and SBA will provide cookies and drinks. Room 216, noon.
Why Louisville? Learn about life in Louisville, the kinds of things there are to do, what it is like to practice law there, and more. Speakers will be recent Maurer grads. Non-pizza lunch provided to those who RSVP in Symplicity. Room 125, noon.
Come elect your new executive board. It should be a quick meeting, and snacks will be provided. Room 222, noon.
Professor Janis and the outgoing IPA executive board will give an overview of upcoming opportunities in our intellectual property program, with a special focus on IP moot court. Elections will then take place for the 2014-2015 IPA executive board. Lunch provided. Room 213, 12:05 p.m.
Moot Court Room, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
The Religious Studies Department and the Law School welcome Professor Benjamin Berger (Osgoode Hall Law School), who will be speaking on the topic of "Secularism, Sovereignty, and Symbols: The Case of Quebec and its 'Charter of Values.'" Room 125, noon.
Come hear Dean Matthews, the three journal EICs, and the leaders of the advocacy board and external moot court teams talk about opportunities with these groups. In addition to this meeting, there will be an open house in the offices of these organizations with more information to follow.
Please plan to attend if you are interested in journal, moot court, or trial team. Moot Court Room, 4:00 p.m.
Korean law students working on their thesis or dissertation will meet to share their fields of study and discuss differences between U.S. law and Korean law. All members of the law school community are welcome. Room 206E, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
The Center for Constitutional Democracy hosts Jack Bobo, US Department of State, who will discuss "Networking for Government Jobs." For more information about this talk and the CDC's colloquium series, please go to their webpage: http://ccd.indiana.edu/events/. CCD conference room, 624 E. Third Street, noon.
The Federalist Society hosts Clint Bolick, Goldwater Institute's Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation. Mr. Bolick is the co-author (with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush) of Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution. Lunch provided. Room 121, noon.
The Maurer School of Law is looking for outstanding student leaders to re-activate the Labor and Employment Law Society. Executive board elections will be held for the 2014-2015 school year. Now is the time to get involved. Room 124, noon.
This event is open to all 1Ls who would like to ask questions about your upcoming exams and about writing on for journal and tips for success in moot court. A panel of PDP members will be available to answer your questions. Snacks will be provided. Room 214, noon.
Room 216, noon.
See Monday's listing. Room 122, noon.
The Workshop and the Indiana University Department of Sociology will co-host a presentation by Katherine Beckett, University of Washington. Light refreshments will be provided. Room 335, 4:00 p.m. A full list of Law & Society Center events for the semester can be found at their webpage: http://law.indiana.edu/centers/lawsociety/workshop.shtml.
A member of our board of visitors, R. Neil Irwin, JD'71, a partner with Bryan Cave LLP in Phoenix, will meet with students to discuss how an Indiana farm boy ended up at a national law firm; how his daughter succeeded in law without being in the top 10% of her class; and how the practice of law continues to change. He is open to discussing other matters as well. View his bio at http://www.bryancave.com/rnirwin/. Sign up on Symplicity. Room 347, 12:30 and 1:45 p.m.
Panelists: Josh Kubicki of Legal Transformation Institute and Donna Bembinista Panich, JD'78, of Ogletree Deakins. Lunch provided to those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Room 125, noon. Small-group sessions with Mr. Kubicki are in the works. Check Symplicity this week. Space is limited, so sign up right away.
The Colloquium is a weekly meeting of graduate students to discuss common academic concerns and research interests. On April 11th professor Ho Young Song, a visiting scholar from Hanyang University, School of Law will present his research. Room 120, noon.
The RCCPB Spring 2014 Colloquium presents Jamie Horsley, Senior Research Scholar in Law, Executive Director of the China Law Center, and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, on "Open Government in a Closed System: Political Reform or Placebo for the PRC." Room 124, 4:00 p.m.
Come one! Come all! To this year's musical: The Wonderful New Dean of Mauz! Enjoy this hilarious, law-student written, played, performed, and produced presentation of dance and parody lyrics to popular songs set in this year's classically inspired theme. Show times are Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Moot Court Room. Tickets are on sale all week during lunch. $5 in advance; $8 at the door. A young Maurer tradition not to be missed!
Join the Public Interest Law Foundation at our annual dodgeball tournament in Bryan Park. Create a team of 5-8 players or sign-up as a free agent. $5 per person. Snacks and refreshments provided. 4:00-6:00 p.m.
See Friday's listing.
On Wednesday, April 9, Prof. Jeannine Bell will be giving a talk at Princeton University entitled "Can't We Be Your Neighbor?; Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman and the Resistance to African Americans as Neighbors."
Professor Ajay Mehrotra recently presented his paper (co-authored with Steve Bank, UCLA Law School), "Corporate Taxation and the Early Twentieth-Century Regulation of Business," at the American Bar Foundation's Research Seminar and the Duke University School of Law's Tax Policy Colloquium.
Professor Mark Need was recently appointed Indiana liaison for the American Bar Association's Corporate Laws Committee. The state liaison keeps the committee abreast of developments in corporate law, legislative and decisional, and familiarizes his state with amendments to the relevant model acts. Professor Need will be attending to committee duties at the ABA Business Law Section's spring meeting in Los Angeles on April 10-12.
On March 27, Professor Rob Fischman delivered a speech on legal and policy issues at the University of Utah College of Law symposium on the future of national parks.
First-year law students are invited to join the Office of Career and Professional Development staff for a day of law firm visits in Indianapolis on May 16th. This is a great opportunity to prepare yourself for the upcoming recruiting season. These visits will help you become familiar with the culture of each firm and the lawyers who work there. Watch ILA for details.
Flyers, email, tweets, blog posts, and Facebook posts: there are an awful lot of ways to send announcements these days! The Law Library would like to hear from you about which methods of communication you prefer. We've created a brief, anonymous survey (http://goo.gl/1hGAOJ) about the different ways we communicate with the Law School community, and we would appreciate it if you could take the time to submit your response. The survey is open until April 15. Any questions about the survey can be directed to Ashley Ahlbrand, the educational technology librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications are now being accepted by the Access to Justice Program for a pro bono fellow to work in the 2014-2015 school year. The fellowship will continue through the 2015-2016 school year. A 1L student will be chosen to help coordinate the school's student pro bono program with the rising 3L fellow. Responsibilities include: coordinating a pro bono fair, tracking student pro bono hours, working with student organizations and the Office of Career and Professional Development, conducting student outreach, and acting as liaison with attorneys to match students with pro bono projects. Traditionally, fellows have received full funding to attend the ABA's Equal Justice Conference in May. Students will also receive a stipend. Applications consisting of a short cover letter with a statement of interest and a resume should be sent electronically to Megan Boelstler and Kayleen Glaser at email@example.com by Monday, April 7, 2014 by 5 p.m. Please redact GPA and class rank.
SBA is proud to announce that the inaugural Maurer-McKinney softball tournament will be held on April 12th, time TBD. There will be three games, divided by law school class. Each class can have sixteen people on its team, and everyone else is invited to come cheer on your peers! Sign up at the SBA table in the lobby any day this week. Sign-ups will end on April 9th, or when the spots have been filled. Snacks will be provided, and the school that wins two out of the three games will have the tournament trophy on display until next year's games. Contact Hannah Dill at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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