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April 25 – May 7, 2016

Important Deadlines

  • Tues. Apr. 26: Deadline to submit Spring 2016 (or previous semester) pro bono hours.
  • Tues. Apr. 26: Monday classes meet in lieu of Tuesday classes.
  • Tues. Apr. 26: Last day of spring classes.
  • Wed. Apr. 27-Sun. May 1: Study period (no classes).
  • Fri. Apr. 29: Application deadline for Summer Study Abroad (London).
  • Mon. May 2-Fri. May 13: Spring examination period.
  • Fri. May 6: Student refrigerators and freezers will be cleaned out.

Upcoming Events

Tax Law Society (TLS): Food Drive

Monday, April 25

TLS is hosting a canned food drive through the week of April 25. TLS has partnered with the San Diego Food Bank who will distribute the food to those in need. Please consider donating any canned or packaged non-perishable food items. Donation bins are located in The Writs. Thank you for your support!

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USD Legal Clinics: Information Session

Tuesday, April 26

Do an internship right here on campus. Gain skills working with actual clients on real legal cases--an experience that can boost your resume and prepare you for legal practice. Learn about our on-site law office and how to apply for internships in these USD Legal Clinics: Appellate, Civil, Education and Disability, Entrepreneurship, Federal Tax, Immigration, State Income Tax (CA), State Sales & Use Tax (CA), Workers' Rights, and Veterans. Lunch provided. 

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USD Student Wellness: Sleep Week

Monday, May 2

With exams coming up, you may be tempted to stay up late and forgo sleep. But do not underestimate the importance of sleep! Sleep is your body's way of replenishing itself and increases alertness, reduces stress, and bolsters memory...all of which contribute to your academic success on exams. Students who get seven to eight hours of sleep each night optimize cognitive function and test-taking ability, and are more likely to get a better GPA than those who replace sleep with studying. Make sleep a priority during this exam period, and help reach your maximum academic potential. For more sleep tips and myths, check out USD's Sleep Management web page.

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USD Student Wellness: Stress Less Stations

Monday, May 2

Stop by one of the three Stress Less Stations (located in Copley Library, Frank's Lounge, and Center for Health and Wellness Promotion UC 161) for stress-relieving tips and items like tea, sleep masks, play-doh, coloring pages, bubble wrap and more! 

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Grad/Law Wellness Connect: Massage Therapist

Monday, May 2

During the busy exam period, Graduate Student Life provides opportunities to de-stress and re-energize. A massage therapist will be here to provide free 10-minute chair massages. You must sign up for an appointment time online

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Finals First Aid: Snacks and Refreshments

Monday, May 2

Replenish your body with some complimentary snacks, coffee, and tea.

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Grad/Law Wellness Connect: Meditation

Monday, May 2

During the busy exam period, Graduate Student Life provides opportunities to de-stress and re-energize. Take a moment and experience sound healing and meditation led by Cat Delena.

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Grad/Law Wellness Connect: Yoga on the Rooftop

Tuesday, May 3

During the busy exam period, Graduate Student Life provides opportunities to de-stress and re-energize. Join us for a yoga class on the rooftop to start your day. Bring a towel or yoga mat. 

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Grad/Law Wellness Connect: Art Therapy

Tuesday, May 3

During the busy exam period, Graduate Student Life provides opportunities to de-stress and re-energize. Join us for some art therapy with adult coloring books and other arts and crafts projects. 

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Grad/Law Wellness Connect: Self Massage

Tuesday, May 3

During the busy exam period, Graduate Student Life provides opportunities to de-stress and re-energize. Join us to learn about simple techniques on how to relax, stretch, and improve body posture so your body and mind can be stress-free!

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Grad/Law Wellness Connect: Bagel Breakfast

Wednesday, May 4

During the busy exam period, Graduate Student Life provides opportunities to de-stress and re-energize. Enjoy bagels, coffee, and juice. Come early; the event ends when the food runs out. 

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Grad/Law Wellness Connect: Lunch Hour

Wednesday, May 4

During the busy exam period, Graduate Student Life provides opportunities to de-stress and re-energize. Join us for some healthy snacks and smoothies.

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Finals First Aid: Snacks and Refreshments

Wednesday, May 4

Replenish your body with some complimentary snacks, coffee, and tea.

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Finals First Aid: Snacks and Refreshments

Thursday, May 5

Replenish your body with some complimentary snacks, coffee, and tea.

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Grad/Law Wellness Connect: Massage Therapist

Thursday, May 5

During the busy exam period, Graduate Student Life provides opportunities to de-stress and re-energize. A massage therapist will be here to provide free 10-minute chair massages. You must sign up for an appointment time online

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Grad Fest II (Graduating Students Only)

Thursday, May 5

Stop by and pick up your cap and gown while enjoying food, music, and a festive atmosphere. If you are unable to attend GradFest II, caps and gowns can be picked up in the Torero Store (Hahn University Center) beginning Friday, May 6 during regular bookstore hours. Please refer to the Law School Regalia Information page when picking up your regalia to ensure that your are receiving the correct regalia.

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Grad/Law Wellness Connect: Meditation

Thursday, May 5

During the busy exam period, Graduate Student Life provides opportunities to de-stress and re-energize. Take a moment and learn how to practice meditation and recenter yourself.

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Grad/Law Wellness Connect: Yoga on the Rooftop

Thursday, May 5

During the busy exam period, Graduate Student Life provides opportunities to de-stress and re-energize. Join us for a yoga class on the rooftop to start your day. Bring a towel or yoga mat. 

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USD Student Wellness: Therapy Dogs

Friday, May 6

Take a break from the stress of finals and get some puppy love. Lemonade and cookies will be served.

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Student Refrigerators and Freezers Cleaning

Friday, May 6

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, May 7 at 8 a.m.

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Announcements

Office for Law Student Affairs: Submit your Spring 2016 Pro Bono Hours

Did you work pro bono hours during the Spring 2016 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 Spring 2016 (or any previous semesters), submit them by Tuesday, April 26. Please review the Pro Bono Service Recognition Policy and Process for the parameters and submission processes. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

USD Legal Clinics: Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2016 and Fall 2016

Do an internship right here on campus! USD Law students may enroll in the USD Legal Clinics for academic credit (tuition fee) or as a volunteer (structured program). Join our on-site law office and gain skills working with actual clients on real legal cases. This is an experience that can boost your resume and prepare your for legal practice. We are accepting applications for the summer term and fall semester. Apply online today. If you have not been contacted regarding your application, please immediately contact USD Legal Clinics Interim Assistant Director Eric Austin at (619) 260-7640 or ericaustin-11@sandiego.edu.

Academic Success & Bar Programs: Now Hiring for Fall 2016 Academic Success Fellows

Are you looking for a way to earn additional income without sacrificing your studies? You could get paid to help fellow students and prepare for the Bar Exam in the process. We are currently hiring Academic Success Fellows for the following 1L courses this Fall semester: Civil Procedure (Professors Heiser, Martin, and Sohoni); Torts (Professors M. McGowan, S. Smith, Ursin, and Wonnell); and Criminal Law (Professors ALexander, Fox, Lee, and Ramirez). With a manageable time commitment, this position allows for you to keep another job or stay involved in various extracurricular activities. For more information, including a detailed job description and application, please visit the Academic Success page on TWEN. All applications are due by Tuesday, April 26. Contact: Academic Success & Bar Programs.

Attention May 2016 Graduates: Commencement Checklist

As you near the end of your last semester, be sure to read the online commencement checklist for information and important deadlines. A complete schedule of commencement events and information for friends and family can also be found online. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

Attention May 2016 Graduates: Looking for Graduation Mass Volunteers

The Law School Graduation Mass will take place on Friday, May 13. If you are interested in volunteering for the mass, please email the Office for Law Student Affairs. There are many volunteer roles available, and you do not need to be Catholic to volunteer. All are welcome to the mass. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

Office for Graduate and International Programs: Application Deadline for Summer Study Abroad (London)

Friday, April 29; 5 p.m.
Take advantage of USD Law's summer study abroad opportunities to gain valuable international education, experience, and connections. The application deadline for the London program is soon approaching. Apply today! Contact: Graduate and International Programs.

Legal Research Center (LRC): April Trivia

Try your luck at legal research related trivia and win a $5 Doug’s Cardiff Cart gift card.  The March winner was Mary Allain. Congratulations Mary! To see and enter the trivia contest, remember to visit the library home page (toward the bottom). Submit your answers online.  Win a $5 Doug’s Cardiff Cart gift card.  You can’t win if you don’t play.  A new chance to win each month during the Fall and Spring semesters. Contact: Electronic Resources Law Librarian Anna Russell.

Legal Research Center (LRC): April Student Organization Highlight

The LRC is highlighting the Jewish Law Student Association (JLSA) for the month of April. Their next big event is for Passover. Please view the April highlight flyer on our Student Organization of the Month page. 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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