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Weekly student enewsletter from USD School of Law • Volume 2, Number 17 • January 14, 2013

Important Deadlines

Mon. Jan. 14:  Spring classes begin.

Mon. Jan. 21:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (No classes, offices and LRC closed)

 

Upcoming Events
Monday, January 14 – Friday, January 25

Meet the Supremes! Tickets available for Justice Sotomayor Book Signing and Justice Ginsburg Luncheon

Sotomayor Book Signing: Sunday, January 27; 4:30 p.m.; Shiley Theatre.
Ginsburg Luncheon: Friday, February 8; 12:00-1:30 p.m.;  U.S. Grant Hotel 326 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101.

The Office for JD Student Affairs has student tickets available for events involving two U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

Warwick's Bookstore will be on campus with Justice Sonia Sotomayor on January 27 to launch her new book, My Beloved World. Students with a ticket will receive a copy of her new book and can stand in line to meet her and have her sign the book copy (Note: This is not a ticket for her speaking engagement earlier that day).

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will speak at a luncheon sponsored by the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) on February 8. Students selected for this event will have lunch with USD faculty members and hear the justice speak on various topics. 

JD Students: If you are interested in one or both of these events, please send an email to lawstudentaffairs@sandiego.edu no later than this Friday, January 18 by 5:00 p.m. Students will be randomly selected by lottery once the deadline has passed. One ticket per student.

LLM Students: You will receive an email today from Graduate & International Programs regarding these events.

Monday, January 14

Spring semester classes begin.

Welcome back!.

Student Bar Association (SBA): Spring Book Exchange—Book Collection

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Warren Hall The Writs.
The SBA Spring Book Exchange is here to help you sell and buy your textbooks for the semester. If you have books that you would like to sell, please drop them off at the SBA Book Exchange table in The Writs. Please note: The deadline to pick up your unsold books after the exchange will be February 7. All books not sold or picked up by that date will become property of the SBA. Contact: SBA Vice President of Organizations Shane Waller.

Tuesday, January 15

Student Bar Association (SBA): Spring Book Exchange—Book Collection

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Warren Hall The Writs.
The SBA Spring Book Exchange is here to help you sell and buy your textbooks for the semester. If you have books that you would like to sell, please drop them off at the SBA Book Exchange table in The Writs. Please note: The deadline to pick up your unsold books after the exchange will be February 7. All books not sold or picked up by that date will become property of the SBA. Contact: SBA Vice President of Organizations Shane Waller.

Career Services: How to Interview to Get the Job

12:00-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131.
Attend this program to learn what is expected in legal interviews and prepare for Public Interest Career Day, Spring Recruiting, and all legal interviews. This program is MANDATORY for participation in the Alumni Mock Interview Program. Our panelists include Ray Pepper, '86 (Jack in the Box Corporate Counsel); Eric Deitz (Wingert, Grebing, Brubaker & Juskie, LLP); Sherry Thompson (San Diego District Attorney's Office); and Christine Pangan, '03 (Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.). This program repeats without the attorney panel at 4:30 p.m. Contact: Career Services.

Wednesday, January 16

Student Bar Association (SBA): Spring Book Exchange—Book Sales

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Warren Hall The Writs.
The SBA Spring Book Exchange is here to help you sell and buy your textbooks for the semester. If you are looking for cheaper prices, come by the book exchange to purchase your books. Books left over from the Fall Book Exchange will be sold as well. Contact: SBA Vice President of Organizations Shane Waller.

Thursday, January 17

Student Bar Association (SBA): Spring Book Exchange—Book Sales

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Warren Hall The Writs.
The SBA Spring Book Exchange is here to help you sell and buy your textbooks for the semester. If you are looking for cheaper prices, come by the book exchange to purchase your books. Books left over from the Fall Book Exchange will be sold as well. Contact: SBA Vice President of Organizations Shane Waller.

Graduate & International Programs: Summer Study Abroad Info Session

12:00-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2B.
Gain valuable international education, exposure and experience on one of USD law's Summer Study Abroad programs in summer 2013, we will offer programs in Barcelona, Florence, London and Paris. Each location has a specialized focus, including EU law, IP and art law, international business law, and international and comparative law. Internships can also be available in most locations. Join us to learn more about these exciting opportunities. Lunch will be provided. Contact: Office for Graduate & International Programs..

Friday, January 18

Patent Law Conference: The Future of Patent Law Remedies

9:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m.; Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre.
USD School of Law's Third Annual Patent Law Conference will cover landmark changes in patent law remedies taking place at the Supreme Court, Federal Circuit, and globally. Admission is free for students, but registration is required. Visit the event website for more information and to register. Contact: Program Manager, Law School Events Tara Murphy.

Student Bar Association (SBA): Spring Book Exchange—Book Sales

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; Warren Hall The Writs.
The SBA Spring Book Exchange is here to help you sell and buy your textbooks for the semester. If you are looking for cheaper prices, come by the book exchange to purchase your books. Books left over from the Fall Book Exchange will be sold as well. Contact: SBA Vice President of Organizations Shane Waller.

Monday, January 21

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

No classes; school offices and Legal Research Center closed.

Tuesday, January 22

Christian Legal Society: Speaker Event

12:00-12:50 p.m.; Location TBD.
We are proud to host the Deputy Director of Law Student Ministries Dan Kim. Contact Robert Knox for more information. Contact: Christian Legal Society President Robert Knox.

Wednesday, January 23

No events submitted.

Thursday, January 24

Live Scan Fingerprinting and Passport Photos (2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Es only)

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 2:00-5:00 p.m.; Warren Hall The Writs.
Accu-Prints will provide Live Scan fingerprints and passport photos for 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Es. Live Scan fingerprints are required for the California State Bar Moral Character Application, and passport photos are required for the MPRE exam. Live Scan fingerprints are $19; a passport photo is $10; Live Scan fingerprints and a passport photo are $27. Cash or credit card only; no personal checks. Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

Friday, January 25

No events submitted.

Saturday, January 26

Community Defenders Annual Seminar: Science or Schmience—You Be the Judge

8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131.
This seminar will address the pitfalls and shortcomings of some forensic techniques, as well as the ethical use of social media in investigating criminal cases. Admission is free for students, but registration is required. Visit the event website for more information and to register. Contact: Program Manager, Law School Events Tara Murphy.

Saturday, January 27

Center for Corporate & Securities Law (CCSL): Directors  Forum Bonus Session—Regulatory and Legal Issues in the Year Ahead: What Directors, Shareowners and Management Should Know

2:30-4:45 p.m.; Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre.
This program features a keynote address by the former SEC chief accountant, Lynn Turner, followed by a distinguished panel on litigation moderated by Professor Frank Partnoy. Admission is free, but registration is required. Visit the event website for more information and to register. Contact: Program Manager, Law School Events Tara Murphy.

Announcements

USD Legal Clinics: Openings for Spring 2013

The USD Legal Clinics still has some openings for Spring 2013. Work in our on-site law office and gain hands-on experience with real clients, while receiving academic credit. Working in the clinics is an important part of your legal training and demonstrates to potential employers that you have the experience for the job. Most hours are flexible around your schedule. Be sure to apply now. Visit the Legal Clinics website for more information and for the application. Contact: Assistant Director, USD Legal Clinics Jesi Betancourt.

McLennon Moot Court Honors Competition: Competition Spots Still Available

The McLennon competition provides 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Es an opportunity to develop their brief-writing and oral-advocacy skills in a competitive setting where students compete individually. The competition consists of a four-week class component taught by Professor Devitt, submission of a brief, and oral argument before professors and local attorneys at the San Diego County Courthouse. All participants are guaranteed to argue on at least four occasions. The final round is argued before a distinguished panel of federal and state judges. Students who have not participated before may receive one unit of credit (graded on the P/F scale). Contact: USD Appellate Moot Court.

California Bar Foundation Scholarship Application: 2013 Rosenthal Bar Exam Scholarship

The California Bar Foundation is awarding an amazing scholarship for those of you embarking on a public interest legal career and taking the 2013 California Bar Exam. The Rosenthal Bar Exam Scholarship awards winners with a free BARBRI exam course, and the top winners receive an additional $2,000. The scholarship application requires a nomination by USD School of Law. Although the application is not due to the California Bar Foundation until February 6, 2013, because of the nomination requirement, you must submit your application to the Office for JD Student Affairs (either via email or in Warren Hall Room 206) by Monday, January 28, at 12:00 p.m. Only students graduating in the 2012-13 academic year and taking the California Bar Exam in 2013 for the first time are eligible. Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

Financial Aid Office: FAFSA Application

Attention all non-graduating students: The FAFSA application for the 2013-14 academic year is now available. The priority filing deadline is March 2, 2013. If you plan on applying for student loans and/or work study, be sure to not miss the deadline. The FAFSA application is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at (619) 260-4570 or stop by Warren Hall Room 203.

Legal Research Center (LRC): Welcome Back

The library catalog now allows patrons to request LRC items from outside the LRC. We will hold the item for a specified time at the circulation desk. You can simply stop by at a convenient time to check out the requested item. You can also receive text messages about your checked out items if you login to your library account and add your phone number. The LRC will continue to highlight a student organization beginning in February.

Save the Date: Careers in the Law

February 6; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Second Floor Foyer.
Attend the Office of Development and Alumni Relations' 31st Annual Careers in the Law. This is the law school's largest and most important alumni and student reception. More than 20 practice areas will be represented by accomplished USD law alumni. Hosted hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided. This event is FREE for students, but registration is required. Visit the event website for more information and to register. Contact: Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

Save the Date: February Bar Conference

February 15-17; Warren Hall.
All students taking the bar exam in 2013 should attend the 2013 Bar Exam Conference. Topics for the conference include: substantive review of torts, contracts, crimes and evidence, essay, multiple choice and performance test review and practice, a panel of recent bar exam takers, and strategies and tactics for successful bar preparation. A detailed schedule will be provided shortly, but we expect the conference to run on Friday evening, and all day Saturday and Sunday. Look for a registration email within the next two weeks. Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

San Diego County High School Mock Trial Competition: Volunteers Needed

Tournament Dates: February 26, 28 and March 2.
The San Diego County High School Mock Trial Competition needs law student volunteers to assist with tournament logistics. This is a great opportunity to meet local judges and attorneys, and to observe talented high school students compete in a mock trial. Volunteers will assist with courtroom management and general bailiff duties. Please contact Assistant Director for JD Advocacy Programs Haley Shumaker if you are interested.


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