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Weekly student enewsletter from USD School of Law • Volume 2, Number 15 • November 26, 2012

Important Deadlines

Tue. Nov. 27: Friday classes meet in lieu of Tuesday classes.

Thu. Nov. 29: Last day of fall classes.

Fri. Nov. 30-Mon. Dec. 3: Study period (no classes).

Tue. Dec. 4-Fri. Dec. 14: Fall Examination Period.

 

Upcoming Events
Monday, November 26 – Friday, December 7

Monday, November 26

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP): Toy Drive

All day.; Warren Hall The Writs.
SSDP is holding a toy drive to benefit children in need who have been negatively impacted by the war on drugs. The toys will be donated to Home of Hope Sober Living and United African American Ministerial Action Council. Help make this a merry Christmas for innocent children whose lives have been impacted by addiction. Please drop off your new or lightly used, unwrapped toys in The Writs. Contact: SSDP President Lisa Fullmer.

USD Wellness Outreach Team: Sleep Awareness Week

All day.; Warren Hall Room 117.
As you finish the final week of fall classes and go into exams, remember that sleep is an important part of your performance. Stop by director of Academic Success Kiyana Kiel's office for a sleep mask and bookmark with helpful sleeping tips (while supplies last). Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

Tuesday, November 27

Friday Classes Meet in Lieu of Tuesday Classes

All day.
Friday classes will meet today to make up for classes missed because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

USD Legal Clinics: Holiday Open House

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Barcelona Hall Room 305 (Alcala Park West).
Join the USD Legal Clinics for their annual open house and luncheon buffet. An RSVP is requested for an accurate catering count. Please email your RSVP. Contact: Donna Schultz.

December Graduates Reception

4:00-6:00 p.m.; Warren Hall Faculty Reading Room.
Attention all JD and LLM December graduates. Please join us for hors d'oeuvres and beverages to celebrate your accomplishment. Friends and family are welcome to attend.  A photographer will be available to take your photo in commencement regalia. In attendance will be Dean Stephen Ferruolo and the Honorable Ronald F. Frazier, '82. Please visit the event website for more information. For catering purposes, please email your RSVP no later than Tuesday, November 20. Contact: Office for Graduate and International Programs.

YogaLaw Society: Free Yoga

4:00-5:00 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 315.
The YogaLaw Society offers free yoga at USD. A fellow law student and certified yoga instructor will lead an hour-long power vinyasa flow. All law students are welcome. This is a safe space to explore yoga. "Like" the USD YogaLaw Society on Facebook to get weekly updates. Contact: YogaLaw Society President Kendra Lavelle.

San Diego Opera Community Conversation with Dean Stephen Ferruolo: Murder in the Cathedral—The Church, the State and the Law

7:00 p.m.; Mother Rosalie Hill Hall (SOLES building), Warren Auditorium.
Dean Ferruolo and Dr. Nicolas Reveles of the San Diego Opera will discuss the "other" side of the struggle between Thomas Becket and his king, Henry II. What were the points of contention between this man of the church and his ruler? What were the legal ramifications involved in the battle between church and state? After the shocking bloodletting at the altar in the cathedral, who won, who lost, and how were church and state relations changed in the aftermath? This event is free, but reservations are required to attend. Please register online. Contact: Program Manager, Law School Events Tara Murphy.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP): Toy Drive

All day.; Warren Hall The Writs.
SSDP is holding a toy drive to benefit children in need who have been negatively impacted by the war on drugs. The toys will be donated to Home of Hope Sober Living and United African American Ministerial Action Council. Help make this a merry Christmas for innocent children whose lives have been impacted by addiction. Please drop off your new or lightly used, unwrapped toys in The Writs. Contact: SSDP President Lisa Fullmer.

USD Wellness Outreach Team: Sleep Awareness Week

All day.; Warren Hall Room 117.
As you finish the final week of fall classes and go into exams, remember that sleep is an important part of your performance. Stop by director of Academic Success Kiyana Kiel's office for a sleep mask and bookmark with helpful sleeping tips (while supplies last). Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

Wednesday, November 28

Grad/Law Student Life: Holiday Celebration

2:00-4:00 p.m.; Grad/Law Commons, Student Life Pavilion Room 401.
Join us to welcome the holiday season. We will have ornament decorating, hot cocoa, baked goods, other festivities, and the opportunity to help a local charity. Contact: Graduate Assistant, Graduate student Life Megan Kennedy.

University Ministry: El Salvador Solidarity Supper and Silent Auction

7:00-8:30 p.m.; Hahn University Forums A & B.
University Ministry seeks to educate the campus community about the political, cultural, economic and religious realities of Salvadorans today. Because the El Salvador Romero Immersion Program is not a service trip in the traditional sense, it challenges participants to carry the lives of Salvadorans with them, sharing the faces and voices of those who have been historically marginalized and oppressed. This event is a fundraiser for the nine participants of the El Salvador Romero Immersion Program. Contact: Associate University Minister Andrew McMillin.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP): Toy Drive

All day.; Warren Hall The Writs.
SSDP is holding a toy drive to benefit children in need who have been negatively impacted by the war on drugs. The toys will be donated to Home of Hope Sober Living and United African American Ministerial Action Council. Help make this a merry Christmas for innocent children whose lives have been impacted by addiction. Please drop off your new or lightly used, unwrapped toys in The Writs. Contact: SSDP President Lisa Fullmer.

USD Wellness Outreach Team: Sleep Awareness Week

All day.; Warren Hall Room 117.
As you finish the final week of fall classes and go into exams, remember that sleep is an important part of your performance. Stop by director of Academic Success Kiyana Kiel's office for a sleep mask and bookmark with helpful sleeping tips (while supplies last). Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

Thursday, November 29

Last Day of Fall Classes

University Ministry: Theology on Tap

7:00-8:30 p.m.; Grad/Law Commons, Student Life Pavilion Room 401.
Theology on Tap is a fun and informal way to gather together with other grad/law students for food, drinks and community. This month, Dr. Chris Burden of USD Student Wellness will focus the night on spirituality and mental health. Don't miss your chance to meet other students, as well as grow in your spirituality and faith. All are welcome. Contact: Associate University Minister Andrew McMillin.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP): Toy Drive

All day.; Warren Hall The Writs.
SSDP is holding a toy drive to benefit children in need who have been negatively impacted by the war on drugs. The toys will be donated to Home of Hope Sober Living and United African American Ministerial Action Council. Help make this a merry Christmas for innocent children whose lives have been impacted by addiction. Please drop off your new or lightly used, unwrapped toys in The Writs. Contact: SSDP President Lisa Fullmer.

USD Wellness Outreach Team: Sleep Awareness Week

All day.; Warren Hall Room 117.
As you finish the final week of fall classes and go into exams, remember that sleep is an important part of your performance. Stop by director of Academic Success Kiyana Kiel's office for a sleep mask and bookmark with helpful sleeping tips (while supplies last). Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

Friday, November 30

Study Period Begins

All day.
No classes.

NCAA College Cup: Parking Impact

6:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Warren Hall The Writs.
USD is hosting the 2012 NCAA College Cup to crown the national champion in Division I women's soccer. As a result of this event, the top three levels of the Mission Parking Structure will be reserved on Friday, November 30, 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. The bottom two levels of the structure will remain reserved for residential parking. Please use the West Parking Structure before and during game times. The university will run USD shuttles to the circle in front of the Immaculata. There will also be heavy traffic delays on Linda Vista Road. The College Cup falls during the law school's study period, and you should plan accordingly. There will be increased noise levels on the law school end of campus.  If you are seeking a quiet study space, the law school has arranged for Room A in the Kroc School of Peace Studies to serve as a study room. Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

YogaLaw Society: Free Yoga

10:30-11:30 a.m.; Warren Hall Room 3C.
The YogaLaw Society offers free yoga at USD. A fellow law student and certified yoga instructor will lead an hour-long power vinyasa flow. All law students are welcome. This is a safe space to explore yoga. "Like" the USD YogaLaw Society on Facebook to get weekly updates. Contact: YogaLaw Society President Kendra Lavelle.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP): Toy Drive

All day.; Warren Hall The Writs.
SSDP is holding a toy drive to benefit children in need who have been negatively impacted by the war on drugs. The toys will be donated to Home of Hope Sober Living and United African American Ministerial Action Council. Help make this a merry Christmas for innocent children whose lives have been impacted by addiction. Please drop off your new or lightly used, unwrapped toys in The Writs. Contact: SSDP President Lisa Fullmer.

USD Wellness Outreach Team: Sleep Awareness Week

All day.; Warren Hall Room 117.
As you finish the final week of fall classes and go into exams, remember that sleep is an important part of your performance. Stop by director of Academic Success Kiyana Kiel's office for a sleep mask and bookmark with helpful sleeping tips (while supplies last). Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

Saturday, December 1

No events submitted.

Sunday, December 2

NCAA College Cup: Parking Impact

6:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Warren Hall The Writs.
USD is hosting the 2012 NCAA College Cup to crown the national champion in Division I women's soccer. As a result of this event, the top three levels of the Mission Parking Structure will be reserved on Sunday, December 2, 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The bottom two levels of the structure will remain reserved for residential parking. Please use the West Parking Structure before and during game times. The university will run USD shuttles to the circle in front of the Immaculata. There will also be heavy traffic delays on Linda Vista Road. The College Cup falls during the law school's study period, and you should plan accordingly. There will be increased noise levels on the law school end of campus. If you are seeking a quiet study space, the law school has arranged for Room A in the Kroc School of Peace Studies to serve as a study room. Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

Monday, December 3

No events submitted.

Tuesday, December 4

Fall Examination Period Begins

YogaLaw Society: Free Yoga

12:00-1:00 p.m.; Location TBA.
Take a short break from studying to reset your mind and body. A fellow law student and certified yoga instructor will lead an hour-long power vinyasa flow. All law students are welcome. Contact: YogaLaw Society President Kendra Lavelle.

Finals First Aid: Snacks & Refreshments

12:30-6:00 p.m.; Warren Hall Second Floor Foyer.
Replenish your body with some complimentary healthy snacks, coffee, and tea. Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

wednesday, December 5

USD Legal Clinics: Best Practices for Tax Professionals

6:00-7:00 p.m.; Warren Hall Faculty Reading Room.
Join the USD Legal Clinics for a free MCLE event (1 hour/1 unit). A panel of distinguished USD alumni will be exploring the IRS collection process and best practices for resolving tax debts. They will discuss recent updates on IRS collection efforts and changes to help distressed taxpayers. The panelists will focus on the structure of the IRS, collection methods, installment agreements, and offers in compromise. There will also be an opportunity for questions and answers. Please visit the event page for more information. Contact: Jesi Betancourt.

Thursday, December 6

Finals First Aid: Snacks & Refreshments

7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Warren Hall Second Floor Foyer.
Replenish your body with some complimentary healthy snacks, coffee, and tea. Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

Friday, December 7

No events submitted.

Announcements

Academic Success Program: Spring 2013 Learning Assistants Needed

Academic Success Program is seeking learning assistants for the following professors and courses for Spring 2013: Civ Pro II with Heiser; Contracts with D. McGowan, Claus, Kelly and Barry; Con Law I with M. McGowan, M. Ramsey and Claus; and Property with Wonnell, Wiggins, Bell and Scwarzchild. Responsibilities include: attending all classes, weekly study groups, creating weekly study group handouts, regular meetings with the Academic Success director, and assisting with Academic Success Skills workshops. Applications available in the Office for JD Student Affairs (Warren Hall Room 206), Director, Kiyana Kiel's office (WH 117), and on the USD Academic Success TWEN page. This is a paid position. Contact: Director of Academic Success Kiyana Kiel.


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