ISBA would like to remind you that you must log your Boyd Service Hours from this past month by December 7th at Midnight. If you have any questions, please email Ashley Brosius at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ABA Business Law Section is accepting applications for its 2014 Diversity Clerkship Program. First- and second-year law students from diverse backgrounds are placed in summer business court clerkships around the country. Students will gain invaluable experience and the opportunity to build their network. They will also receive a stipend to cover living expenses for the duration of the 8-week clerkship.
Visit the ABA website for more details regarding the applicant criteria and application process. Application Deadline is Friday, December 27, 2013.
The ABA is now accepting applications from first and second-year law students for the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program. The deadline for all applications is Friday, January 10, 2014. No applications will be accepted after the deadline, and students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Only the first 500 applicants are guaranteed a screening interview. More information is available here.
This year’s students will be granted awards in the amount of $2,000 to help offset some of the expenses associated with the placement.
The last Lawyers & Leaders presentation is this Thursday, Dec. 5, at 12:40 in BLB 285. If you haven’t attended an L&L yet this semester–a requirement for membership in the Pro Bono Society–this is your last opportunity. Refreshments will also be provided! The Citizen Lawyer Program is excited to welcome Nazette Marner attorney Caitlin Slessor for “The Art of Client Communication.” Client communication is a key skill for any attorney, and Caitlin will provide practical tips and strategies for effective communication–even with very difficult clients.
Are cordially invited to a Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 11:00 to 2:00 pm in the 2nd floor BLB Lobby.
Please stop by to celebrate the end of classes this semester and enjoy hot cider, hot chocolate, sandwiches, and good cheer.
On December 5, 2013, Professor Eduardo M. Peñalver, John P. Wilson Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, will present a talk titled “Exactions Creep,” based on his paper of the same title co-authored with his Chicago colleague, Professor Lee Fennell. The talk is part of the Faculty Speaker Series and will be held in the Fourth Floor Faculty Lounge from 12:40-1:40 p.m. Lunch will be provided starting at 12:20. If you are interested in attending, please e-mail Melanie Stutzman at email@example.com. Space for the seminar is limited. Only the first six students to express an interest will be invited to attend.
Need help installing the exam software?
The Law and Law Library IT Staff are having a drop-in session on December 4th from Noon to 1:00pm in room 275.
See you there!
The CLP office is looking for volunteers with an interest in tax. The VITA program provides free tax-preparation services to individuals who make $51,000 or less and need help preparing their tax return. The Tippie College of Business administers the program in the Iowa City and Coralville area, and law students are encouraged to volunteer. This program provides an excellent opportunity for volunteers to develop client interaction skills while also providing a much-needed service to individuals who might not otherwise file taxes or realize that they are eligible for up to thousands of dollars of tax credits. Volunteers can participate with the VITA program either as a tax preparer, greeter, or translator. All hours spent on the project, including training, will count toward Boyd Services Hours.
Program participants will generally obtain certification from the IRS over Winter Break, and will begin preparing returns in late January. The tax season ends mid-April. These taxpayer assistance sessions will occur Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30 pm and from 1:00-4:00 pm on Sundays. Participants are required to sign up for at least six taxpayer assistance sessions. Participants do not have a set schedule and sign up for sessions as their schedule permits.
For more information, visit http://tippie.uiowa.edu/bap/vita/, contact Jessica Uhlenkamp at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the CLP office. To sign up, visit http://tippie.uiowa.edu/bap/activities/vita_signup_law.cfm.
Jennifer Marietta-Westberg, PhD in Finance, University of Iowa, 2000 – Deputy Director of the Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation, Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, DC – will be giving a talk on Economic Analysis at the SEC on Monday, December 2, 2:30 p.m. in Room S401 at the Pappajohn Business Building. A reception will follow at 4:00 p.m.
Following is the announcement from the SEC on Jennifer:
SEC NAMES JENNIFER MARIETTA-WESTBERG AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF RISK, STRATEGY, AND FINANCIAL INNOVATION
Washington, D.C., April 11, 2013 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Jennifer Marietta-Westberg has been named Deputy Director of its Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation (RSFI).
The SEC created the Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation in September 2009 to help inform the agency’s policymaking, rulemaking, enforcement, and examinations. The division provides economic analysis, quantitative research, and risk assessment, and its staff has expertise in a variety of academic disciplines and deep knowledge of the financial industry and markets.
Dr. Marietta-Westberg will oversee the division’s policy and rulemaking support functions, particularly its economic analysis in support of SEC policy and rulemaking. In addition, she will assist with the overall management of the division, working closely with RSFI Director and Chief Economist Craig Lewis and the division’s other Deputy Director, Kathleen Weiss Hanley.
Dr. Lewis said, “Dr. Marietta-Westberg is already a valued member of the division with a wealth of experience in performing complex economic analysis to support the SEC’s policy initiatives. I am delighted that she will be able to bring her experience and leadership to this new and vital role.”
“I am honored to take on this new role and to continue to work with the talented staff in the division to provide robust economic analysis that helps inform the Commission’s policy choices,” Dr. Marietta-Westberg said.
Dr. Marietta-Westberg joined the SEC in 2006 as a Visiting Scholar in what was then the Office of Economic Analysis. In 2010, she was named Assistant Director of what is now the Office of Investments and Intermediaries within RSFI, where she oversaw economic analyses in support of policy and rulemaking recommendations by the SEC’s Division of Investment Management and its Division of Trading and Markets. Before coming to the SEC, Dr. Marietta-Westberg was an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 2000 with a Ph.D. in Finance.
The latest version of the ExamSoft SoftTest software is available for purchase at the ISBA Bookstore. The Bookstore is located in room 218 of the Boyd Law Building. The bookstore is open 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday.
The deadline to purchase the software for Fall 2013 exams is Monday, November 25th. (TODAY!)
The license cost is $25.00 and is valid Fall 2013 through the end of the Summer 2014 semester. As a reminder, the software license is only valid one academic year. All previous purchases have expired.
For the latest exam schedule which includes each course’s exam format, please see the Fall 2013 exam schedule.
For more information on the Laptop Exam program please visit our website.
Don’t forget, you have been assigned a new four digit exam number. This number is valid for the Fall 2013 semester. To lookup this number visit: http://www.law.uiowa.edu/exams/myexaminfo.php and login with your Hawk ID and Hawk ID password.
Good luck on your exams!