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Weekly student enewsletter from USD School of Law • Volume 2, Number 30 • April 15, 2013

Important Deadlines

Mon. Apr. 15: Deadline to submit your spring 2013 loan request form to the Financial Aid Office (deadline extended).

Mon. Apr. 15: Last day to withdraw.


 

Upcoming Events
Monday, April 15 – Friday, April 26

Monday, April 15 - Friday, April 19

Evaluation Week

Let your voice be heard! April 15-19 is Evaluation Week. Take some time to provide anonymous feedback on your courses this semester by filling out all of your online course evaluations. During this week, you'll be able to log in to the evaluation forms during specified times in class or at home. To access the Spring 2013 evaluation forms, log in to MySanDiego and click on the Law Student tab. Scroll down the page to Registration Tools and click on Active Registration. Then click on the course evaluation hyperlink with the professor's name to begin the evaluation. The evaluation results and written comments are read by the professor only after grades have been submitted. Contact: Assistant Dean for JD Student Affairs Emily Scivoletto.

Monday, April 15

Office of Financial Aid: Loan Repayment and Debt Management Seminar

12-1:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2B.
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. This seminar will teach you about the options available to manage your loans and other consumer debts. All graduating students are strongly encouraged to attend. You may also sign up for a 45-minute, one-on-one counseling session with Dr. Hanson to discuss your specific questions. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for available dates and times at (619) 260-4570 or via email. Contact: Financial Aid.

Career Services: Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Attorney Panel

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131.
Are you interested in trial work? Come to this event. Attorney members of Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (CASD) talk about life after law school, why they love what they do, the importance of being involved in the San Diego legal community, the role trial lawyers play in the civil justice system and society, what students can do to prepare for the workplace, and the benefits of CASD membership. Attorney panelists include: Jennifer Chapman Arnold (Chapin Fitzgerald LLP), John Fiske (BarryFiske LLP), Sarah Havens, '11 (Gnau & Tamez Law Group), and Jessica Pride, '07 (The Pride Law Firm). Lunch will be provided. Contact: Career Services.

Student Bar Association (SBA): Budget Committee Meeting

12-12:50 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.

Office of Financial Aid: Loan Repayment and Debt Management Seminar

5-6:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 3B.
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. This seminar will teach you about the options available to manage your loans and other consumer debts. All graduating students are strongly encouraged to attend. You may also sign up for a 45-minute, one-on-one counseling session with Dr. Hanson to discuss your specific questions. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for available dates and times at (619) 260-4570 or via email. Contact: Financial Aid.

Real Estate and Land Use Society (RELUS): Mentor Mixer

5:30-8:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Faculty Reading Room.
Join RELUS members and attorneys of the San Diego law community who specialize in real estate law and land use. These attorneys are volunteering their time to talk to students about real estate and land use law, how to enter these fields and effective methods for practice. Learn from these practicing professionals. Appetizers and graduate level beverages will be served. Attendance is limited, so please email your RSVP in advance. Contact: RELUS President Nicole Johnson.

Tuesday, April 16

Office of Financial Aid: Loan Repayment and Debt Management Seminar

12-1:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2B.
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. This seminar will teach you about the options available to manage your loans and other consumer debts. All third- and fourth-year graduating students are strongly encouraged to attend. You may also sign up for a 45-minute, one-on-one counseling session with Dr. Hanson to discuss your specific questions. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for available dates and times at (619) 260-4570 or via email. Contact: Financial Aid.

Legal Research Center (LRC): Bloomberg Law Training

12-12:50 p.m.; LRC Room 113.
Before heading to your summer job, be sure to learn what Bloomberg Law can offer that Westlaw and Lexis currently do not. Bloomberg provides a number of unique tools for students in applying for jobs and during their summer jobs. Lunch provided. Contact: Electronic Resources Librarian Anna Russell.

Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (VICAM): Informational Session

12-1:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 3A.
1L and 2L students are invited to learn general information about VICAM and how to apply for the USD VICAM team. Even if international law is not the area in which you hope to practice, members still develop their research, writing and oral advocacy skills. Above all, being a team member gives you the opportunity to compete at the international level at tournaments in Hong Kong and Vienna. It also allows you to network with students and practitioners from all over the world. Contact: VICAM President Samuel Song.

Business Law Society (BLS) and Real Estate and Land Use Society (RELUS): Real Estate Transactions—Dispositions of Real Estate

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2A.
Join us for our third and final panel discussion on real estate transactions. Today's panel will cover the sale of commercial and residential real estate. Topics include auctions, foreclosure sales, interaction with broker and agents, 1031 exchanges and continuing liability from new construction. Panelists include Robert Brown (Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP), Paul Lafrenz (CBRE) and Joseph Martinez (Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek). Professor John Demas will moderate. Lunch provided. Contact: BLS President Peter Bower.

Legal Research Center (LRC): Bloomberg Law Training

4-5 p.m.; LRC Computer Lab.
Before heading to your summer job, be sure to learn what Bloomberg Law can offer that Westlaw and Lexis currently do not. Bloomberg provides a number of unique tools for students in applying for jobs and during their summer jobs. Contact: Electronic Resources Librarian Anna Russell.

Tax Law Society (TLS): A Discussion of Business Tax Law Changes

5:30-6:30 p.m.; Degheri Alumni Center Boardroom; Mixer to Follow at O'Toole's.
Join TLS for a panel on recent tax law changes affecting business, proposed legislation and projected changes. Bill Quealy (director, KPMG), Chad Martinelli (attorney, IRS Office of Chief Counsel) and Kevan McLaughlin (attorney, McLaughlin Legal) will participate on the panel. A mixer will follow at O'Toole's. All are welcome to attend this free event. Please email your RSVP. Contact: TLS President Camille Edwards.

Wednesday, April 17

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.

Legal Research Center (LRC): Bloomberg Law Training

12-12:50 p.m.; LRC Room 113.
Before heading to your summer job, be sure to learn what Bloomberg Law can offer that Westlaw and Lexis currently do not. Bloomberg provides a number of unique tools for students in applying for jobs and during their summer jobs. Lunch provided. Contact: Electronic Resources Librarian Anna Russell.

Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA) and Career Services: Interested in Going Solo? Solo Practitioner Attorney Panel

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2A.
Are you interested in going solo after graduation? If so, you will not want to miss this attorney panel. Successful solo practitioners (including recent graduates) will discuss their career path, how you can best prepare yourself for solo practice, and tips and advice to navigate the process. Lunch will be provided. Contact: Career Services.

Legal Research Center (LRC): Bloomberg Law Training

4-5 p.m.; LRC Computer Lab.
Before heading to your summer job, be sure to learn what Bloomberg Law can offer that Westlaw and Lexis currently do not. Bloomberg provides a number of unique tools for students in applying for jobs and during their summer jobs. Contact: Electronic Resources Librarian Anna Russell.

Health Law Society (HLS): Mixer

5:30 p.m.; O'Toole's.
Join HLS for its final event of the year. There will be food and graduate level beverages hosted by the organization. We are also inviting local health law attorneys. We will have a discussion about the Affordable Care Act, health law careers and more. Please email your RSVP if you plan to attend. Hope to see you all there. Contact: HLS Vice President Shirin Shokrollahi.

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.

Thursday, April 18

Legal Writing and Research: Motions—Feel like a Pro When the Boss Says to Write One

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131.
Please join Professors Beresford and Cannon at this 50-minute session as they provide you with the nuts and bolts of preparing and filing motions in state and federal court. The professors will share practical advice that will make you look like a pro at your summer job. Please email your RSVP by Tuesday, April 16 at 12 p.m. to be included in the lunch order. Otherwise, everyone is welcome. Contact: Ashley Adams.

San Diego USD Law Alumni Reception

6-8 p.m.; La Gran Terraza.
All USD law students graduating this May are invited to join Dean Ferruolo, San Diego-area alumni and prospective students at a reception at USD's La Gran Terraza. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks hosted by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. This event is free, but registration is required. Please visit the event web page for more information and to register. Contact: Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

Friday, April 19

No events submitted.

Monday, April 22

Living Is For Everyone (L.I.F.E) Week: Slavery in Our Backyard

7 p.m.; University Center Forum B.
Michelle Atkins from San Diego Youth Services will speak about human trafficking in San Diego and will share survivor stories. Contact: USD Students for Life.

Tuesday, April 23

Christian Legal Society: Guest Speaker Event

12-12:50 p.m; Legal Research Center Room 113.
Christian Legal Society is proud to host a retired FBI Agent Jerry Hansen. He will speak about being a Christian in the legal field. We will provide lunch and anyone is welcome to join. Contact: Christian Legal Society President Robert Knox.

Career Services, Legal Research Center and Legal Writing and Research: Sailing Into Success

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131.
Before you head off to your summer job, come hear our attorney panelists discuss crucial information on how you can succeed at your summer internships. Topics will include proven legal research strategies to ace your assignments, questions you must ask your supervising attorney, the top 10 mistakes not to make, summer job etiquette, and how to interview your summer employer. This program repeats on Wednesday, April 24 at 4:30 p.m. Contact: Career Services.

Living is For Everyone (L.I.F.E.) Week: Life-Long Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

5:30 p.m; University Center Forum B.
Local experts working in the field of domestic violence will discuss the impact of domestic violence on children. Contact: USD Students for Life.

Wednesday, April 24

Career Services, Legal Research Center and Legal Writing and Research: Sailing Into Success

4:30-5:20 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131.
Hear attorney panelists discuss crucial information on how you can succeed at your summer internships. Topics will include proven legal research strategies to ace your assignments, questions you must ask your supervising attorney, the top 10 mistakes not to make, summer job etiquette, and how to interview your summer employer. Contact: Career Services.

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.

Living is For Everyone (L.I.F.E.) Week: Define American

7 p.m.; Shiley Theatre.
Jose Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2012, will put a human face on immigration as he shares his experience as an undocumented immigrant. Contact: USD Students for Life

Thursday, April 25

Legal Research Center (LRC): Research in the Real World

12-12:50 p.m.; Legal Research Center Room 132.
This program will provide an in-depth focus on the different types of legal research materials that are used in larger law offices and in small and public interest organizations. Take the opportunity to quickly learn the tools practicing attorneys have access to and are using (we promise it isn't just Westlaw of Lexis). Food will be served. Contact: Electronic Resources Law Library Anna Russell.

Legal Research Center (LRC): Research in the Real World

4-5 p.m.; Legal Research Center Room 132.
This program will provide an in-depth focus on the different types of legal research materials that are used in larger law offices and in small and public interest organizations. Take the opportunity to quickly learn the tools practicing attorneys have access to and are using (we promise it isn't just Westlaw of Lexis). Food will be served. Contact: Electronic Resources Law Library Anna Russell.

Advocates for Children & Education (ACE) and Pro Bono Legal Advocates (PBLA): Child Advocacy Law Panel and Mixer

4:30-5:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2A; Mixer to follow in the Warren Hall Faculty Reading Room.
Our panel includes a family law specialist, an education law attorney and a dependency attorney. Following the panel, there will be a mixer with food and graduate level beverages. This is a great chance to network with family, education and dependency law attorneys. Additionally, there will be a clothing drive, so please bring any old clothing you would like to donate. Don't miss this networking event. Email your RSVP by April 21. Contact: ACE Publicity Chair Holly McCord.

Young Tax Lawyers: California Revised Uniform LLC Act (RULLCA)

5-7 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 3D.
The San Diego Chapter of Young Tax Lawyers is hosting a program on RULLCA, which will take effect January 1, 2014 and apply to all LLCs in California, Panelists Bruce O'Brien and Phil Jelsma will provide an introduction to the topic and discuss important issues for young tax attorneys. Students are welcome to attend. The event is free. Contact: Assistant Director for Graduate and International Programs Jacqueline Eggert.

University Ministry: Theology on Tap

7-8:30 p.m.; Grad/Law Commons, Student Life Pavilion Room 401.
Each month, graduate and law students from across campus come together as a community for fellowship, food and drink. These monthly gatherings explore different aspects of spirituality and faith. This month, Dr. Zachary Green will focus the conversation on mindfulness, meditation and contemplation. Don't miss out, and please invite your colleagues. Contact: University Minister Andrew McMillin.

Living is For Everyone (L.I.F.E) Week: Women Deserve Better

7 p.m.; University Center forum B.
Screening of the award-winning short film Crescendo, and a discussion with Sally Winn of Feminists for Life. Ms. Winn is an internationally known speaker and women's rights advocate and will discuss how we can truly provide women with a choice when faced with an unplanned pregnancy.  Contact: USD Students for Life.

Friday, April 26

YogaLaw Society: Free Yoga

11 a.m.-12 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.

Living Is For Everyone (L.I.F.E.) Week: The Voices of HIV/AIDS

7 p.m.; Hahn University Center Forum B.
Jamar Rogers, a finalist on The Voice, shares his story of living with HIV/AIDS and his musical talent. We'll also have a conversation with Dr. Emily Reimer-Barry and representatives from Christie's Place. Contact: USD Students for Life

Announcements

Tell USD What You Think. Take the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE)

Our first week response rate was excellent. If you have not yet completed the survey, please take the time to do so. We need to hear from as many students as possible so that we can improve your law school experience. For the link to take the survey, check your USD email for the invitation that was sent last week from Dean Ferruolo to take LSSSE. Please contact Senior Assistant Dean Teresa O'Rourke in the Dean's Office (Warren Hall room 200) with any questions.

California Business Practice: Leadership and Board Positions for 2013-2014

Do you want to differentiate yourself from your colleagues and improve your resume? Do you have an interest in business law? If so, you should consider a leadership role with the law school's newest digital magazine, California Business Practice. View our first issue to see what we're all about. If you're interested in a leadership or board position for next year, or would like to submit an article for publication, email Justin Brandt. The deadline for consideration is May 1, 2013.

Law School Technology Services

Experiencing any technical difficulties with your computer? Having trouble accessing the USD wireless network? Or how about issues installing Softest for your exams? If you are experiencing any of these problems, or any other technical-related issues, please contact either Roger Stattel (Guadalupe Hall room 204; (619) 260-6842) or Don Poe (Warren Hall room 137; (619) 260-7924) to set up an appointment to address any technical difficulties you are currently dealing with. It is highly recommended that you reach out to Technology Services as soon as possible before the final exam period in order to allow sufficient time to fix any problems or issues.

Calling all Graduating Students: Support Your Graduating Class Gift

Want a reserved parking spot during finals? You'll be entered for a chance to win with a $20 gift to your Graduating Class Gift. Leave your mark on USD School of Law and celebrate the milestone of earning your law degree by supporting the Professor C. Hugh Friedman Endowed Scholarship. For more information or to join the committee, contact the Graduating Class Gift Advisor Whitney Sharpe. To make your gift now, visit the secure giving site.

Attention 1Ls: Join the USD Moot Court Associate Board

Membership on the Appellate Moot Court Board is a prestigious affiliation that confers many benefits: refined legal research methods, improved writing skills, strong oral advocacy skills, fantastic networking opportunities and it looks great on a resume. All interested applicants should add the 2013-14 Moot Court Associate Board Applications TWEN page. Applications will be released April 12 via TWEN and are due on April 15. Ten-minute interviews will be conducted April 27-28. Please email Moot Court if you have any questions.

Legal Writing and Research Program Needs Teaching Assistants (TA) for 2013-2014

Students who will be in their second, third or fourth year are eligible to apply. These positions give students an excellent opportunity to sharpen research and writing skills, increase familiarity with law library resources, make a significant contribution to the legal education of first-year students and to develop a working relationship with a faculty member. These are paid positions for students with sufficient federal work-study funds. It is imperative that applicants visit the Financial Aid Office (Warren Hall room 203) to determine their work study eligibility before submitting their application. If you would like to apply for a TA position, you can email Ashley Adams to request an application, or you can pick up an application the Legal Writing and Research Office (Warren Hall room 130). Completed applications and supporting documents can be submitted via email or to Warren Hall room 130. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 18. Contact: Ashley Adams.

Legal Research Center (LRC): April Student Organization Highlight

The LRC is highlighting the Sports & Entertainment Law Society (SELS) for the month of April. Please view the April highlight flyer on our student materials page. Contact: Electronic Resources Law Librarian Anna Russell.

Volunteer Jurors Needed for Advanced Trial Advocacy

Advanced Trial Advocacy is looking for volunteer jurors for its mock trials. This can be a valuable learning experience for law students. Volunteers are needed April 16-18 and April 23-25. All trials take place 5:30-9:30 p.m. and include food and drinks. If you are interested in participating, please email Trang Pham.


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