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Weekly student enewsletter from USD School of Law • Volume 2, Number 26 • March 18, 2013

Important Deadlines

Mon. Mar. 18- Thurs. Mar 21:  1L Academic Advising Week. More information.

Wed. Mar. 20 at 9 p.m.: SBA election campaigning ends.

Thur. Mar. 21, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.:  SBA election (voting to take place online).

Fri. Mar. 22:  For graduating students: Deadline to Apply to Graduate, submit commencement and diploma information, and schedule your 15-minute exit interview. More information.

Mon. Mar. 25- Mon. Apr. 1:  Spring Break/ Easter Break (no classes, university offices closed Fri.).


 

Upcoming Events
Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 29

Monday, March 18 - Thursday, March 21

1L Academic Advising Week

Various times and locations.
Attention 1Ls: Are you wondering what courses you should take next year or this summer? Want to know more about USD clinic offerings, the law journals, and advocacy programs? Then tune in for 1L Academic Advising Week this week. We'll provide guidance on course selection and extracurricular activities. Check the schedule below, your email inbox or the SBA TWEN page for the full schedule. Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

Monday, March 18

1L Academic Advising: USD Law Journals—Information Session

Noon-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 3A.
Membership on a law school journal is a tremendous honor and accomplishment that will follow you throughout your professional life. Student can become members of the San Diego Law Review, San Diego International Law Journal or the San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law by participating in the 2013 Write-On Competition, which will be held May 17 – 24. Come to this information session to learn more about the competition and our three student-run journals. This program will repeat today at 3:10 p.m. Contact: 2013 Write-On Competition.

1L USD Law Connect: Lunchtime Discussion with Alumni

Noon-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Faculty Reading Room.
This is your opportunity to interact with alumni volunteers participating in the USD Law Connect Program. The alumni attending are Janet Beronio, '80 (Caesars Entertainment); Nicholas Fox, '11 (Foley & Lardner LLP); Patrick Justman, '11 (Latham & Watkins LLP); Sophia Luber, '11 (Law Offices of Beatrice L. Snider); Hon. Polly L. Shamoon, '91 (San Diego Superior Court); and Joanna Simon, '10 (Morrison & Foerster LLP). A free lunch will be served, but seating is limited and registration is required. RSVP via email to reserve your seat. Contact: Office for Development & Alumni Relations.

Student Bar Association (SBA): Budget Committee Meeting

Noon-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 133.
Registered student organizations can request funding from SBA. To request funding, follow the steps laid out on the SBA Budget Committee TWEN page and sign up to present your request to the Budget Committee for discretionary funding. Contact: SBA Treasurer Michelle Silva.

Business Law Society (BLS): Transactional Law vs. Litigation Law Panel

Noon-12:50 p.m.; Legal Research Center Room 132.
Learn the differences and opportunities available in transactional law and litigation. Our panelists are Bill Eigner (Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP) and Michael Weaver (Latham & Watkins LLP). They will explain what they do and how you can do it too. Lunch provided. Contact: BLS President Peter Bower.

1L Academic Advising: Career Services—How To Get Units for Work During the Semester

3:10-4 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 133.
Learn how to gain great practical experience over a semester, while earning academic credit through the Corporate Counsel and Entertainment, Sports, and Intellectual Property (ESIP) internship programs. Students enrolled in these programs can work in-house at a corporation for academic credit. We will also discuss the Washington, D.C. Externship Program, which is an exciting opportunity to work for a governmental agency in Washington, D.C. for academic credit. Find out how these programs function, the requirements and how to find the jobs. Contact: Career Services.

1L Academic Advising: USD Law Journals—Information Session

3:10-4 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom.
Membership on a law school journal is a tremendous honor and accomplishment that will follow you throughout your professional life. Student can become members of the San Diego Law Review, San Diego International Law Journal or the San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law by participating in the 2013 Write-On Competition, which will be held May 17 – 24. Come to this information session to learn more about the competition and our three student-run journals. Contact: 2013 Write-On Competition.

YogaLaw Society: Free Yoga

5:30-6:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 3C.
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.

1L Academic Advising: Beyond the First Year—Section E

7:20-8:05 p.m.; Legal Research Center Room 132.
Don't know what classes to register for? Unsure about your graduation requirements? The Office for JD Student Affairs can help. Beyond the First Year will answer your questions about registration, course selection, course load, concentrations, academic rules, summer school, graduation, and more. If you cannot attend your section's session, you may attend another section's session. Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

San Diego Veterans Bar Association (VBA): Drinks on the Pier

6-8 p.m.; Thomas Jefferson School of Law 1155 Island Ave., 8th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101.
Both veterans and non-veterans are welcome to attend this event and support VBA, a new local association. This is a great networking event. This event is free for VBA members and pre-registered guests. Email your RSVP if you want to attend. Contact: Patrick Long.

Tuesday, March 19

1L Academic Advising: USD Legal Clinics—Information Session

Noon-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2B.
Interested in gaining real life experience with clients? Want to help the San Diego community? Learn about our on-site law office and how to apply for internships for summer and fall 2013. You can earn academic credit while assisting actual clients and even going to court. There are opportunities over a broad range of practice specialties. Visit the USD Legal Clinics website for a full list of our clinical offerings. We will serve refreshments and raffle off a USD sweatshirt. All students are welcome to attend. This program repeats on Wednesday, March 20, at 3:10 p.m. Contact: USD Legal Clinics.

2L USD Law Connect: Lunchtime Discussion with Alumni

Noon-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Faculty Reading Room.
This is your opportunity to interact with alumni volunteers participating in the USD Law Connect Program. The alumni attending are Buck Endemann, '07 (Latham & Watkins LLP); Matt Ichinose, '09 (Latham & Watkins LLP); and Andrew Haden, '08 (U.S. Attorney's Office). A free lunch will be served, but seating is limited and registration is required. RSVP via email to reserve your seat. Contact: Office for Development & Alumni Relations.

1L Academic Advising: Beyond the First Year—Sections C and D

3:45-4:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131.
Don't know what classes to register for? Unsure about your graduation requirements? The Office for JD Student Affairs can help. Beyond the First Year will answer your questions about registration, course selection, course load, concentrations, academic rules, summer school, graduation, and more. If you cannot attend your section's session, you may attend another section's session. Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

Career Services and Graduate Programs Office: Tax LLM Student and Attorney Mixer

5:30-7:30 p.m.; Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP 525 B St., Suite 2200 San Diego, CA 92101.
Join us for our third annual mixer of San Diego tax law practitioners and USD LLM in Taxation students. This will be a fun evening of networking with attorneys from law firms and corporations. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. The event is free, but registration is required. Email Career Services to reserve your seat. Contact: Assistant Director of Advising & Programs, Career Services Stacey Tyree.

Wednesday, March 20

Graduate Student Life: Bagel Breakfast

9:15 a.m.; Grad/Law Commons, Student Life Pavilion Room 401.
Every other Wednesday morning we will serve free bagels, pastries, coffee and juice. Come early; the event ends when the food runs out. Visit the event website for more information and additional dates. Contact: Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student Life Megan Kennedy.

1L Academic Advising: Office for Graduate and International Programs —JD/LLMT Information Session

Noon-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2B.
Are you interested in exploring the benefits of an LLM in Taxation degree? Did you know that you can earn an LLM in Taxation in USD's highly regarded program in just one semester? Join the Office for Graduate and International Programs to learn about the faculty, courses and application process. All students are welcome to attend. Contact: Office for Graduate and International Programs.

3L USD Law Connect: Lunchtime Discussion with Alumni

Noon-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Faculty Reading Room.
This is your opportunity to interact with alumni volunteers participating in the USD Law Connect Program. The alumni attending are Hon. Ronald F. Frazier, '82 (San Diego Superior Court); Scott Dupree, '77 (The ConAm Group of Companies); and Briana M. Monahan, '10 (Sandler Lasry Laube Byer & Valdez LLP). A free lunch will be served, but seating is limited and registration is required. RSVP via email to reserve your seat. Contact: Office for Development & Alumni Relations.

1L Academic Advising: Beyond the First Year—Sections A and B

2:15-3 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom.
Don't know what classes to register for? Unsure about your graduation requirements? The Office for JD Student Affairs can help. Beyond the First Year will answer your questions about registration, course selection, course load, concentrations, academic rules, summer school, graduation, and more. If you cannot attend your section's session, you may attend another section's session. Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

1L Academic Advising: USD Legal Clinics—Information Session

3:10-4 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom.
Interested in gaining real life experience with clients? Want to help the San Diego community? Learn about our on-site law office and how to apply for internships for summer and fall 2013. You can earn academic credit while assisting actual clients and even going to court. There are opportunities over a broad range of practice specialties. Visit the USD Legal Clinics website for a full list of our clinical offerings. We will serve refreshments and raffle off a USD sweatshirt. All students are welcome to attend. Contact: USD Legal Clinics.

1L Academic Advising: Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL), Children's Advocacy Institute (CAI) and Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC)—Information Session

4:30-5:20 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131.
Want to learn more about CPIL, CAI or EPIC and how you can participate in them next year? Come to this session to learn about the exciting work these centers do and how you can earn academic credit for it. All three centers offer students a chance to participate in important research, advocacy and representation. We will have refreshments and prizes. All students are welcome to attend. This session repeats on Thursday, March 21, at noon. Contact: CPIL Administrative Director Julianne Fellmeth.

YogaLaw Society: Free Yoga

5:30-6:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 315.
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.

University Ministry: Stations of the Cross

8 p.m.; Founders Courtyard (just outside of Founders Chapel).
All are welcome to this special evening of prayer, including those familiar with the stations and those who have never prayed this way before. Praying the Stations of the Cross is a wonderful opportunity to meditate on Jesus' passion and death so that we might know God more intimately and thereby be ready to fully experience Holy Week. Contact: University Minister Andrew McMillin.

Thursday, March 21

Student Bar Association (SBA): SBA Online Elections

8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Website TBA.
Voting for next year's SBA positions will take place online. The website and voting instructions will be provided to all students before the election. Contact: SBA Election Chair Jon Salt.

1L Academic Advising: Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL), Children's Advocacy Institute (CAI) and Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC)—Information Session

Noon-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131.
Want to learn more about CPIL, CAI or EPIC and how you can participate in them next year? Come to this session to learn about the exciting work these centers do and how you can earn academic credit for it. All three centers offer students a chance to participate in important research, advocacy and representation. We will have refreshments and prizes. All students are welcome to attend. Contact: CPIL Administrative Director Julianne Fellmeth.

1L Academic Advising: Advocacy Programs—Information Session with Moot Court, Mock Trial, and Vis International Commercial Arbitration (VICAM)

Noon-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2B.
Interested in appellate advocacy, trial practice or international arbitration? Come learn about the oral advocacy opportunities at USD. Members of the Appellate Moot Court Board, National Mock Trial Team, and VICAM, along with Assistant Director for JD Advocacy Programs Haley Shumaker, will discuss the programs and how you can become involved during your second and third years. This program will repeat today at 4:30 p.m. Contact: Assistant Director for JD Advocacy Programs Haley Shumaker.

1L Academic Advising: Beyond the First Year—Section F

3:45-4:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 3B.
Don't know what classes to register for? Unsure about your graduation requirements? The Office for JD Student Affairs can help. Beyond the First Year will answer your questions about registration, course selection, course load, concentrations, academic rules, summer school, graduation, and more. If you cannot attend your section's session, you may attend another section's session. Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

Pugh Lecture on Tax Law & Policy: Coherence in International Income Taxation

4-5 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom.
Harvard Law School's Stephen Shay will present this year's Pugh Lecture on Tax Law & Policy. A reception will follow in the Faculty Reading Room. The event is free, but registration is required. Visit the event web page for more information and to register. Contact: Program Manager, Law School Events Tara Murphy.

1L Academic Advising: Advocacy Programs—Information Session with Moot Court, Mock Trial, and Vis International Commercial Arbitration (VICAM)

4:30-5:20 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 3A.
Interested in appellate advocacy, trial practice or international arbitration? Come learn about the oral advocacy opportunities at USD. Members of the Appellate Moot Court Board, National Mock Trial Team, and VICAM, along with Assistant Director for JD Advocacy Programs Haley Shumaker, will discuss the programs and how you can become involved during your second and third years. Contact: Assistant Director for JD Advocacy Programs Haley Shumaker.

San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association and Latinas in the Law: Federal Trade Commission Chairperson Edith Ramirez

6-7:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom.
Join us for an inspiring talk with Edith Ramirez. Ramirez was recently appointed chairperson of the Federal Trade Commission by President Obama. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend. There will be a networking reception at 6 p.m. and Ramirez's talk will start at 6:30 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required. Email Anna M. Jauregui-Law to reserve your seat. Visit the event web page for more information. Contact: Assistant Director for Public Service and Diversity, Career Services Lizzette Herrera.

University Ministry: Theology on Tap—Spirituality and Our Work

7-8:30 p.m.; Grad Law Commons, Student Life Pavilion Room 401.
Each month, graduate and law students from across campus come together for fellowship, food and drink. These monthly meeting gatherings explore different aspects of spirituality and faith. This month, Dean David Pyke from the School of Business Administration will focus on the theme of spirituality and our work. Don't miss out and please invite your colleagues. All are welcome. Contact: University Minister Andrew McMillin.

Friday, March 22

No events submitted.

Saturday, March 23

Law School Parking Lot Closure

Starting at 5 p.m.
The law school parking lot will be closed starting at 5 p.m. for use by University events.  The Missions Parking Structure will also be heavily impacted. Please contact Parking Services with any questions or concerns. Contact: Parking Services.

Monday, March 25 - Monday, April 1

Spring Break/Easter Break

No classes; University offices closed Friday.
Have a safe and relaxing Spring Break. We will see you back at USD on Tuesday, April 2.

Monday, March 25

No events submitted.

Tuesday, March 26

No events submitted.

Wednesday, March 27

No events submitted.

Thursday, March 28

Korean American Bar Association of San Diego (KABA-SD): Breaking Ceilings—Perspectives from Korean American Women Lawyers

5:30 p.m. cocktails; 6 p.m. panel start with reception to follow; One America Plaza 600 West Broadway San Diego, CA 92101.
Join us for a lively panel discussion to find out what Korean American women lawyers face in today's legal field. Our panelists are Jaejung Kim (corporate attorney, Bridgepoint Education); Anna Park (regional attorney, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission); Liana Reeves (general counsel, Office of the Governor for the State of Oregon). To register for this event, visit the KABA-SD website. Contact: KABA-SD Student Representative Yangkyong Lee.

Friday, March 29

No events submitted.

Saturday, March 30

Orange County Human Rights Association: Opposing the Criminalization of Homelessness—Building a Human Rights Framework

9 a.m.-5 p.m.; UC Irvine School of Law 401 E. Peltason Dr., Room EDU 1111 Irvine, CA 92697.
The criminalization of homelessness is the use of the criminal justice system to punish the homeless for unavoidable behavior required for survival. This symposium will explore how international law can function as a practical tool to fight the criminalization of homelessness in our community. We hope to inspire lawyers, law students, activities and community organizers to take this new approach in ameliorating an issue that has plagued our nation Registration is open to anyone who is interested. Visit the event website for more information and to register. Contact: Natida Sribhibhadh.

Announcements

Spring Cleaning with a Meaning: USD School of Law Book Drive

Monday, March 11-Friday, April 5; All day; Warren Hall The Writs, Legal Research Center (LRC).
Do you have any books taking up too much space at home? Feel like giving to charity this Easter season? BKP-California, Inc., a registered non-profit geared towards promoting literacy in impoverished areas of the Philippines, will be conducting a book drive. Donation drop-off boxes will be located in The Writs and the LRC. All types of books (including text books) will be accepted, with a preference for children and high school books. Contact: Darlene Rabena.

Tax Law Society (TLS): Canned Food Drive and Bake Sale

Tuesday, March 19 and Thursday, March 21; 12-3 p.m.; Warren Hall The Writs.
TLS is having another canned food drive and bake sale. Come by our table in The Writs to trade in your cash or canned good for a delicious baked treat. We will also have a box all week in The Writs to collect canned food donations. All proceeds will go to the San Diego Food Bank. Contact: TLS President Camille Edwards.

Save the Date: 29th Annual Nathanson Memorial Lecture—The Claims of Conscience and the Rule of Law

Thursday, April 4; 6-7 p.m.; Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theater.
William Galston, former Deputy Assistant to President Clinton, will discuss conflicts arising between public laws and the demands of individual conscience. A reception will follow. The event is free, but registration is required. Visit the event website for more information and to register. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Contact: Program Manager, Law School Events Tara Murphy.

Save the Date: Loan Repayment and Debt Management Workshops

Monday, April 15 – Friday, April 19; Various times.
Jeffrey Hanson, PhD, a nationally recognized expert on student loan repayment, will be on campus to assist you in preparing for post-graduation student loan management during the week of April 15. You will have the opportunity to attend group seminars or sign up for one-on-one sessions. All third and fourth year graduating students are strongly encouraged to attend. Additional information will be available later this spring. Contact: Financial Aid.

Attention May 2013 Graduates: Graduation Checklist

As you near the end of your last semester, be sure to read the online graduation checklist. March 22 is the deadline to submit your application to graduate, provide your commencement and diploma information, and to schedule your mandatory 15-minute exit interview. Refer to the graduation checklist for more information and other important deadlines.

Business Law Society (BLS): Elections

BLS elections are taking place the week before spring break. Are you considering a career in business law? Would you like to increase your business network? Then you should consider running for a position. Details will be posted on TWEN and via email soon. Email Cate Hill for more information.

Legal Research Center (LRC): March Student Organization Highlight

The LRC is highlighting the Environmental Law Society for the month of March. Please view the March highlight flyer on our student materials web page for more information.


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