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January 25 – February 5, 2016

Important Deadlines

  • Mon. Jan. 25: Last day to enroll in classes and to drop without a "W".
  • Mon. Jan. 25: Last day to receive 100% tuition refund.
  • Mon. Feb. 1: Last day to receive 90% tuition refund.
  • Fri. Feb. 5 at 6 p.m.: Student refrigerators and freezers will be cleaned out.

Upcoming Events

Student Bar Association (SBA): Budget Committee Meeting

Monday, January 25

Registered student organizations can request funding from SBA. To request funding, fill out and submit a Budget Request Form on the SBA TWEN page and then sign up to present your request to the Budget Committee for funding.

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Women's Law Caucus (WLC): General Meeting

Tuesday, January 26

Hear about WLC's events for the spring semester, including our annual Faculty Auction which will be held during the March Dean's Mixer. Member involvement in the Faculty Auction is key to successfully fundraising for charity. JV's Mexican Food will be provided while supplies last.

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Live Scan Fingerprinting and Passport Photos

Wednesday, January 27

Accu-Prints will provide Live Scan fingerprints and passport photos for 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls. Live Scan fingerprints are required for the California State Bar Moral Character Application, and passport photos are required for the MPRE. Live Scan fingerprints are $19; a passport photo is $10; you can purchase both for $27. Cash or credit card only; no personal checks.

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National Mock Trial Team: Information Session

Wednesday, January 27

Interested in joining USD's National Mock Trial Team? Today we will discuss what being on the National Mock Trial Team entails and explain the tryout process for those interested in joining the team. This information session will repeat on February 1.

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Real Estate and Land Use Society (RELUS): Construction Law Panel

Wednesday, January 27

Join us for a panel discussion on construction law. Our panel includes Lewis Ensley (Vice President-Legal, Balfour Beatty Construction) and Dave Peters (Partner, Peters & Freedman, LLP). Anyone who is interested in real estate and land use law should attend and bring questions.

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Summer Study Abroad and Semester Exchange Program Information Session

Wednesday, January 27

Find out more about our 2016 summer programs in Paris and London as well as our seven semester exchange programs for Fall 2016. Set yourself apart by studying abroad! Sandwiches will be served.

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University Ministry: All Faith Service

Thursday, January 28

Join us for the 23rd annual All Faith Service. The theme is Care for Our Common Home. This service brings together in prayer the leaders of faith communities, faculty, staff students, alumni and friends. All are welcome!

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Tax Law Society (TLS): Base Erosion Profit Shifting Panel

Thursday, January 28

Join us for a panel on base erosion profit shifting (BEPS). Our panelists include Visiting Professor of Law Willard Taylor and Professor Jordan Barry. A mixer with appetizers will follow the panel. Come mingle with students, attorneys, and professors while learning about this interesting development in international and corporate taxation.

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Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (VICAM): Complex Issues Confronting Arbitration

Friday, January 29

Please join VICAM for their second annual MCLE speaker series: Complex Issues Confronting Arbitration. A mixer will follow the presentation. Eligible attendees may earn 2.0 hours of general MCLE credit. Our speakers include Professor Robert Muth and Barbara Reeves. Professor Muth will speak about his recent experience in Cardova v. United Education Institute, in which he and his co-counsel successfully certified a class. Ms. Reeves will discuss the practice of discovery in the arbital setting. Visit the event website for more information.

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National Mock Trial Team Information Session

Monday, February 1

Interested in joining USD's National Mock Trial Team? Today we will discuss what being on the National Mock Trial Team entails and explain the tryout process for those interested in joining the team.

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Pro Bono Legal Advocates (PBLA): General Meeting

Monday, February 1

Were you unable to volunteer with PBLA last semester? Want to participate and perhaps become an officer? Come to today's meeting to hear about our future events, current volunteer opportunities, and learn how you can be involved at USD with PBLA. Non-pizza lunch will be served. Please email your RSVP.

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Student Bar Association (SBA): General Meeting

Monday, February 1

SBA meetings are held every other Monday and any USD law student may attend. For information regarding recent General Meetings, please check the SBA TWEN page. Student organizations that are receiving funding from SBA must send a representative to each General Meeting.

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Graduate Student Life: Yoga on the Rooftop

Tuesday, February 2

Every first Tuesday of each month, the Graduate and Law Student Commons will host a different Yoga style for students on the SLP rooftop at 8 am. The yoga style for today will be Hatha, many styles of yoga practiced today in the west originate from Hatha Yoga. One can expect a slower-paced class with basic breathing exercises and holding poses for longer periods.

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Military Bar Association (MilBar): Spring General Meeting

Tuesday, February 2

Come find out what MilBar is all about, our open Board positions, and how to get more involved! It's a great way to network and meet other lawyers and law students who are Veterans and/or interested in military & veterans affairs. Lunch will be provided.

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ABA Science & Technology Committee: Build Your Career and Brand

Wednesday, February 3

Everyone needs an edge in a legal world that is increasingly competitive. It is also a world where virtually every area of law is affected in some way by science or technology issues, which are always changing. We are here to help you gain that edge and tap into the right resources. Join us for a dynamic program and reception designed to help you build your career and brand, using a SciTech Edge.

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Advocates for Children and Education (ACE): General Meeting

Wednesday, February 3

Learn about ACE, our volunteer opportunities, open officer positions for next year, and how to get involved this semester. Lunch will be provided while supplies last.

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Graduate Student Life: Lunch Hour

Thursday, February 4

The Graduate and Law Student Commons will be hosting a new event every 1st Thursday of each month: a lunch hour for students who missed our Wednesday Bagel Breakfast or who just need a snack. There will be a variety of different treats. Students won't want to miss out!

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Spring 1L Check-In

Thursday, February 4

Want to know what your first semester grades mean? Are you looking for resources to boost your law school performance? Still adjusting to law school life? Come to a discussion with your classmates, Director of Academic Success Kiyana Kiel, a representative from USD Student Wellness, and two USD law alumni to check-in and see how you're doing. Lunch will be provided!

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Spring 1L Check-In: Part-Time Students

Thursday, February 4

Want to know what your first semester grades mean? Are you looking for resources to boost your law school performance? Still adjusting to law school life? Come to a discussion with your classmates and Director of Academic Success Kiyana Kiel to check-in and see how you're doing. Dinner will be provided!

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16th Annual Women and the Law Conference: Pursuing Excellence--Diversity in Higher Education

Friday, February 5

This annual conference brings together leading academics, educators, institutional leaders, and policy makers to examine how diversity in institutions of higher education affects and is inspired by students, faculty, and leaders. Visit the event website for more information, the complete schedule, a list of speakers, and to register.

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Student Refrigerators and Freezers Cleaning

Friday, February 5

The student refrigerators and freezers will be cleaned out today at 6 p.m. All items left in the refrigerators and freezers on this date will be thrown away (including all lunch bags and food containers). Items may be stored back in the refrigerators and freezers on Saturday, February 6 at 8 a.m.

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Announcements

Envisioning 2024: Contribute your ideas

The University of San Diego is planning for future growth and would like your help shaping that future. Contribute your ideas to the university's new strategic plan online. Tell the Strategic Planning Committee what matters to you and what you think USD should focus on in the coming years. The deadline to submit ideas is Friday, February 5. Visit the Envisioning 2024 website for more information and to submit your ideas.

Free Seminar on Payroll Taxes

January 26, January 28, February 2, February 4; 1-2:20 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 314.
Interested in delving deeper into taxation? If so, please attend this four session, free, non-credit seminar on payroll taxes. The seminar is being led by an expert in the field, Willard Taylor (Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell). The course syllabus is available in Blackboard. To attend, please email your RSVP. Contact: Assistant Director for Graduate and International Programs Jacqueline Eggert.

High School Mock Trial Competition: Courtroom Monitors Needed

February 18, 23, 25; 5-7:30 p.m.; San Diego Downtown Courthouse.
February 27; 8:30-11 a.m.; San Diego Downtown Courthouse.
Courtroom monitors are needed for the San Diego County High School Mock Trial Competition taking place in February. Courtroom monitors assist the judge or commissioner and maintain orderly use of the courtroom during the trial. This is a great opportunity to observe and assist with mock trials, as well as interact with the judges and attorneys in your courtroom. If you would like to volunteer as a courtroom monitor, please sign up online. Contract: Assistant Director for Advocacy Programs Haley Shumaker.

Save the Date: Golf Law Society Fourth Annual Golf Tournament

Saturday, February 27; 12-6 p.m.; Sycuan Golf Resort 3007 Dehesa Road El Cajon, CA 92109.
The Fourth Annual Golf Tournament is open to all USD law students, alumni and faculty. This is a great networking opportunity for everyone, in addition to being a fun a relaxing break from work and day-to-day life. We welcome golfers of all experience levels. The cost is $45 for students and $85 for faculty/alumni. The cost includes green fee, shared cart, range balls for warm-up, and dinner banquet. Visit the event web page for more information and to register. Registration is on a first come, first served basis and will close once we reach capacity. Contact: Golf Law Society President Chad Dechowitz.

California Bar Foundation: 2016 3L Diversity Scholarship Application Now Open

Are you a diverse law student committed to a career in the public interest sector? Then you should check out California Bar Foundation's application for the 2016 3L Diversity Scholarship. This scholarship helps alleviate the costs associated with taking the California Bar Exam. Each spring, the Foundation awards BarBri exam review courses and cash awards to recent and soon-to-be graduates of California law schools. To learn more about the scholarship and whether you qualify, visit the 3L Diversity Scholarship website. The application is due February 16, 2016. Visit the USD Outside Scholarships website for more scholarship opportunities.

Office for Law Student Affairs: Submit your Fall 2015 Pro Bono Hours

Did you work pro bono hours during the Fall 2015 semester? As a reminder, USD law students who complete a minimum of 100 hours of pro bono legal service during their law school career will be recognized upon their graduation from USD law. If you have any outstanding hours that need to be submitted for Fall 2015 (or any previous semesters), submit them today. Please review the Pro Bono Service Recognition Policy and Process for the parameters and submission processes. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

Legal Research Center (LRC): January Trivia

Try your luck at legal research-related trivia and win a $5 Doug's Cardiff Cart gift card. The December winner was Thomas Brandenburger. CongratulationsThomas; please stop by the LRC reference desk to collect your prize. To see and enter the January trivia contest, visit the LRC home page and scroll to the bottom. Submit your answer online. You can't win if you don't play. Contact: Electronic Resources Law Librarian Anna Russell.


Contact:

Law Student Affairs
Warren Hall, Room 218
Phone: (619) 260-4651
Fax: (619) 260-7715

Hours

M,T,Th,F: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
W: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

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