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September 11, 2017 — Volume 7, Number 4

Important Deadlines

  • Fri. Sept. 15: Last day to receive 80% tuition refund. 
  • Fri. Sept. 15: Deadline to enroll in or waive the student health insurance. 
  • Fri.-Sun. Sept. 15-17: Online elections for SBA 1L Section Representatives.
  • Fri. Sept. 22: Last day to receive 70% tuition refund.
  • Fri. Sept. 22 at 5 p.m.: Deadline to apply for the USD Law Private Endowed Scholarships.

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 11

Sep 11

ASP 1L Workshop: Outlining for Exam Success (Section C)

Monday, September 11, 2017 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 2B

This workshop is the second in a series of three section-specific workshops, led by the Academic Success Fellows, taking place this spring s… Read More

Sep 11

Campus Recreation: Grad/Law Softball Captain's Meeting

Monday, September 11, 2017 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 315

Mandatory captain's meeting for the Grad/ Law softball league. If the captain cannot attend, send a team member in their place.… Read More

Sep 11

Student Bar Association (SBA): Budget Committee Meeting

Monday, September 11, 2017 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 314

Registered student organizations can request funding from SBA. To request funding, fill out and submit a Budget Request Form, available on t… Read More

Sep 11

ASP 1L Workshop: Outlining for Exam Success (Section A/E)

Monday, September 11, 2017 // 4:30 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 3A

This workshop is the second in a series of three section-specific workshops, led by the Academic Success Fellows, taking place this spring s… Read More

Tuesday, September 12

Sep 12

Department of Public Safety: Campus Emergency Procedures and Guidance for Surviving an Active Shooter/Aggressor Situation

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 // 12:30 p.m.
Serra Hall, Room 102

The Department of Public Safety will be conducting presentations on Campus Emergency Procedures and Guidance for Surviving an Active Shooter… Read More

Sep 12

Graduate Student Life: Taco Tuesday

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 // 4 p.m.
Student Life Pavilion, Room Fifth Floor Rooftop

Graduate Student Life looks forward to welcoming law students at our Taco Tuesday event! It will be a great opportunity to chat with other g… Read More

Sep 12

Tax Law Society (TLS) and Young Tax Lawyers San Diego Chapter: Young Tax Lawyers Panel Event

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 // 5:30 p.m.
Warren Hall, Faculty Reading Room

The San Diego Chapter of Young Tax Lawyers presents “Migrating Practices – Changing Careers in Tax Law” panel discussion. … Read More

Wednesday, September 13

Sep 13

ABOTA Civility Matters

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 2B

USD School of Law and ABOTA presents "Civility Matters: Why Civility and Why Now?" The program is created to uphold the first specific purpo… Read More

Sep 13

Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA): General Meeting/Getting to Know More About IP Law

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 131

Please join IPLA and Professor Lisa Ramsey, who will put on a presentation on the variety of practices in IP law. If you have heard of famou… Read More

Sep 13

One & Done: 3L Bar Prep Kickoff Meeting

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Grace Courtroom

It’s crunch time! This program geared to graduating law students (3L/4Ps) and revisits everything you need to know about the bar exam … Read More

Sep 13

ASP 1L Workshop: Outlining for Exam Success (Section B/E)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 // 4:30 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 2B

This workshop is the second in a series of three section-specific workshops, led by the Academic Success Fellows, taking place this spring s… Read More

Sep 13

Charlottesville, Nationwide Racial Incidents, and the Future of the United States Under Trump's Presidency

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 // 7:30 p.m.
Pardee Legal Research Center, Room 132

Join Jewish Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association, The Federalist Society, USD Law Democrats, USD Law Republicans, and St… Read More

Thursday, September 14

Sep 14

Mass of the Holy Spirit

Thursday, September 14, 2017 // 12:15 p.m.
The Immaculata

Please join the USD community for its annual mass to celebrate the beginning of the academic year. During the Mass of the Holy Spirit liturg… Read More

Monday, September 18

Sep 18

1L Week: Fall 1L Check-In

Monday, September 18, 2017 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 131

Feeling stressed or anxious? Still adjusting to law school life? Looking for balance? Come to a lunchtime discussion with your classmates an… Read More

Sep 18

Student Bar Association (SBA): General Meeting

Monday, September 18, 2017 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Grace Courtroom

The SBA General Meetings are held every other Monday in Warren Hall room 131 and any USD law student may attend. For inf… Read More

Sep 18

1L Week: Student Organization Fair and Ice Cream Social

Monday, September 18, 2017 // 4 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room Back Patio, Student Lounge, The Writs

Come get to know all of our student organizations and find one that fits your interests. Student organizations will have information and goo… Read More

Tuesday, September 19

Sep 19

1L Week and One & Done: 1L Meet the Bar Prep Companies

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Grace Courtroom

This program is geared to first year students. Come learn and ask questions about the products and services each company offers for first ye… Read More

Sep 19

Graduate Student Life: Yoga on the Rooftop

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 // 4 p.m.
Student Life Pavilion, Room 5th Floor Rooftop

Join Graduate Student Life and other graduate students for an hour yoga session on the SLP Rooftop! Please bring your own mat or towel.… Read More

Wednesday, September 20

Sep 20

Graduate Student Life: Bagel Breakfast

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 // 9 a.m.
Student Life Pavilion, Room 401

Join Graduate Student Life and other graduate students for Bagel Breakfast. Come by for free bagels, fruit, coffee and OJ to kickstart your … Read More

Sep 20

1L Week: Food and Faculty

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 // 12 p.m.
Hahn University Center, Room Forums ABC

This event is for first year students only. You are invited to join your first year faculty members for lunch. This is an informal lunc… Read More

Sep 20

One & Done: 2L/3L Selecting Your Bar Prep Company

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Grace Courtroom

Want free MPRE materials? Come learn and ask questions about the products and services each company offers for bar exam preparation (note on… Read More

Thursday, September 21

Sep 21

1L Week: Office of Financial Aid-Financial Literacy with Max by AccessLex

Thursday, September 21, 2017 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 131

This program is geared toward first year students. Come learn about Max by AccessLex's innovative personal finance program created excl… Read More

Sep 21

Graduate and International Programs Happy Hour for LLM, MSLS, and Exchange Students

Thursday, September 21, 2017 // 5:30 p.m.
O'Tooles

Come meet and mingle with your fellow LLM, MSLS, and Exchange students at O'Toole's! Appetizers will be served and one drink ticke… Read More

Sep 21

Institute for Law and Religion Presents "Confidence Pluralism"

Thursday, September 21, 2017 // 5:30 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 2A

Profesor John Inazu, Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law & Religion and Professor of Political Science, discusses his book,… Read More

Sep 21

La Raza Law Students Association (La Raza): Annual Happy Hour

Thursday, September 21, 2017 // 6 p.m.
Old Town Mexican Cafe, 2489 San Diego Ave., San Diego, CA 92110

Please join La Raza Law Students Association for our annual Happy Hour at Old Town Mexican Cafe. Come enjoy free appetizers and get to know … Read More

Sep 21

Graduate Student Life and University Ministry: Theology on Tap

Thursday, September 21, 2017 // 7 p.m.
Student Life Pavilion, Room 401

Join us for a fun night with delicious Mexican food, drinks, and good company in the Graduate and Law Student Commons. Father Gino from… Read More

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Announcements

Student Bar Association (SBA): 1L Section Representative Elections

Attention 1Ls: Every year, a 1L Section Representative is elected for each 1L section. Campaigning will take place on September 11-14. And the election will take place online beginning on Friday, September 15 and ending on Sunday, September 17. To submit your vote, go to the SBA TWEN page and click on "SBA Elections." Students may only vote once, but may vote for themselves. For more information, contact SBA Elections Chair Evan Flores.

Student Health Insurance Requirement

All law students are required to have health insurance while enrolled at USD. You may purchase an insurance policy through the school's provider, or you may waive participation in the University-sponsored plan if you have a policy that will provide you with sufficient coverage while you are at USD. All students must either enroll in or waive out of the student health insurance plan. Your student account will automatically be charged for the student health insurance plan unless you submit a waiver by the deadline (September 15, 2017). For detailed information about the student health insurance requirement and instructions on how to enroll in or waive the student health insurance plan, please visit the USD health insurance website. Students should submit any insurance related questions via the Gallagher Student Customer Service form. Please note that dependent coverage is not available for 2017-18 under the USD student health insurance plan.

Mandatory Title IX Training

The annual online training on sexual misconduct and relationship violence has been issued. All students at USD should have received an email from Campus Clarity on Tuesday, August 22 with a link to complete the training. All students at USD are required to complete this training in accordance with federal regulations. The deadline to complete this training is October 1, 2017. Students who do not complete the training by this date will be assessed a noncompliance fee in the amount of $250. Because this is an annual training, prior completion of the training does not exempt students from the requirement. If you have questions about the training, please visit the Title IX website or email titleix@sandiego.edu.

Student Wellness: Grad and GradBound Support Group

Student Wellness is offering a Group Counseling opportunity for all graduate level students at USD. The Grad and GradBound Support Group is a support group specifically tailored to graduate students. Share your experiences, success and struggles with other people who care. Balancing demands and professional life will be addressed with an emphasis on self-care. Group counseling is a form of treatment that allows participants to learn about themselves and their relationships with others and to address personal difficulties that are often shared by other members of the group. The Grad and GradBound Support Group will meet on Wednesdays from 3-4:30 p.m. starting on Wednesday, October 11. If you are interested in participating in this wellness group, please contact Karen L. Durst, PhD.

Office of Financial Aid: JD Private Scholarship Application is Now Open

A number of scholarships are available for continuing JD students (2, 3, & 4Ls) during the 2017-18 academic year. These scholarships are funded through the generosity of our alumni and friends. They are designed by the donors to recognize and encourage the achievement and potential of USD JD students. Consideration for these scholarships is generally based on academic performance, financial need, diversity and/or other specified qualifications. Students who submit the application will be considered for all available scholarships for which they qualify.  Deadline is Sept 22, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Contact: Office of Financial Aid.

Legal Research Center (LRC): Student Organization Highlight of the Month

The LRC is highlighting VICAM (Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot) for the month of September. Please view the September highlight flyer on our Student Resources web page for more information. Contact: Reference Librarian Melissa Abernathy.

Red Mass: Looking for Volunteers

We are looking for student volunteers to serve during this year's Red Mass on Monday, October 2. There are several volunteer opportunities available. The volunteer roles are low pressure, do not require any experience, and you do not have to be Catholic to volunteer for most of the roles. The Mass is open to the entire law school community, regardless or religious affiliation. It is also a wonderful opportunity to meet local judges and attorneys. If you would like to volunteer, please email Assistant Director for Law Student Affairs Laurie Keller.

Attention 1Ls: Orientation Photographs

You should have received an email from Grad Images with a downloadable version of the individual photo you took during orientation. If you have been unable to download the photo or did not receive your photo, please contact the Office for Law Student Affairs. We will send you a copy of your individual photo. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

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