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Weekly student enewsletter from USD School of Law • Volume 2, Number 34 • May 13, 2013

Important Deadlines

Mon. May 6-Fri. May 17: Spring examination period.

Fri. May 17 at 4 p.m.: Law School Graduation Mass.

Fri. May 17: Deadline to request a summer locker.

Sat. May 18 at 9 a.m.: School of Law Commencement.

Tue. May 21 at 5 p.m.: Deadline to vacate your locker.

Mon. June 10: Summer session classes begin.

Fri. June 14 at 5 p.m.: Student Leader Scholarship application due.


 

Upcoming Events
Monday, May 13 – Friday, May 31

Monday, May 13

No events submitted.

Tuesday, May 14

Finals First Aid: Snacks & Refreshments

7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m; Warren Hall Second Floor Foyer.
Replenish your body with some complimentary healthy snacks, coffee, and tea. Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

Graduate Student Life: Free 10-Minute Chair Massages

10 a.m.-2 p.m; Grad/Law Commons, Student Life Pavilion Room 401.
Relax with a 10-minute chair massage. You must make an appointment for one, and appointments are made on a first come, first served basis. To make an appointment, call the Graduate and Law Student Commons at (619) 260-2227 or stop by Student Life Pavilion Room 401. Contact: Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student Life Megan Kennedy.

Center for Health and Wellness Promotion (CHWP): Therapy Dogs

12 -2 p.m; In front of the Hahn University Center.
Take a break from the stress of exams and get some puppy love from our certified therapy dogs. Contact: Center for Health and Wellness Promotion.

YogaLaw Society: Free Yoga

1:30-2:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Faculty Reading Room.
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.

Wednesday, May 15

Graduate Student Life: Bagel Breakfast

9:15 a.m.; Grad/Law Commons, Student Life Pavilion Room 401.
Join us for our final Bagel Breakfast. 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. Contact: Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student Life Megan Kennedy.

Thursday, May 16

Finals First Aid: Snacks & Refreshments

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

Graduate Student Life: Meet to Run

7:45 a.m.; Mission Point.
Join your fellow graduate and law students for an early morning run. We will meet at Mission Point at 7:45 a.m. Please email gradcommonsga@gmail.com by Wednesday, May 15, if you are interested in joining. Contact: Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student Life Megan Kennedy.

Student Bar Association (SBA): Grad Bash

7:30-10:30 p.m.; Bootlegger 804 Market St. San Diego, CA 92101.
Celebrate with the class of 2013 at this year's Grad Bash. All students are invited to attend. You may purchase your tickets online. Only 250 tickets are available, so buy your tickets today. Tickets are $25 and include your cover, three hours of open graduate-level beverages, appetizers, dancing, and a professional photographer. Additionally, $5 from each ticket sold will go toward the Graduating Class Gift: a contribution to the Professor C. Hugh Friedman Endowed Scholarship Fund. Contact: Outgoing SBA President Josh Poulsen.

Friday, May 17

Law School Graduation Mass

4-5 p.m.; Founders Chapel.
Celebrate the spiritual transition from law school to professional practice at the Law School Graduation Mass. All students, family and friends are welcome to attend. Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

Lockers: Deadline to Request a Summer Locker

5 p.m.
If you are taking USD summer school or studying for the bar on campus, you may request a locker to use for the summer. To request a summer locker, please email the Office for JD Student Affairs by today, Friday, May 17 at 5:00 p.m. In your email, please include your name, USD ID number, email address, and phone number. Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

Saturday, May 18

School of Law Commencement

9 a.m. (graduates must arrive by 8 a.m. for lineup); Jenny Craig Pavilion.
Join degree candidates, family, friends, faculty, staff and administrators for the 2013 School of Law Commencement. Tickets are not required and all are welcome to attend. The ceremony will be webcast live and available for replay for a week after the ceremony. Congratulations to the Class of 2013! Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

School of Law Commencement Reception

Immediately following Commencement; Hahn University Center, Forums A, B, and C.
Spend some time with your family, friends and fellow graduates at the School of Law Commencement Reception immediately following the commencement ceremony. A continental breakfast buffet will be provided. Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

Monday, May 20

No events submitted.

Tuesday, May 21

Lockers: Deadline to Vacate

5 p.m.
At the end of each academic year, all of the lockers must be emptied. If you have a locker, please remove your lock and all of your belongings by today, Tuesday, May 21, at 5:00 p.m. If you do not, the locks will be removed and items inside will be donated. Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

Wednesday, May 22

No events submitted. 

Thursday, May 23

No events submitted.

Friday, May 24

No events submitted.

Monday, May 27

No events submitted.

Tuesday, May 28

No events submitted.

Wednesday, May 29

No events submitted.

Thursday, May 30

Initiative to Protect Student Veterans Reception

5:30-7:30 p.m..; Warren Hall Second Floor Foyer.
JD and LLM students and all military veterans are invited to attend a reception celebrating the launch of the Initiative to Protect Student Veterans. Remarks will be given by USD President Dr. Mary Lyons and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. The event is free, but registration is required. Please visit the event web page for more information and to register. Contact; Program Manager, Law School Events Tara Murphy.

Friday, May 31

No events submitted.

Announcements

Student Leader Scholarship

Application Deadline: Friday, June 14 at 5 p.m.
In recognition of the work and sacrifice our student leaders make on behalf of the law school community, USD has set aside funds for a Student Leader Scholarship. Please read the application online for more information and to find out if you qualify. The application is due to the Office for JD Student Affairs by Friday, June 14, at 5:00 p.m. Contact: Office for JD Student Affairs.

Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)/Microsoft IP Law Institute: Apply Now

The HNBA/Microsoft Corporation IP Law Institute is a joint program designed to foster America's technological leadership by promoting diversity in the field of intellectual property. The institute selects up to 25 law students from law schools throughout the country to participate in this week long, all expenses paid, IP law immersion program held July 7-12 in Washington, D.C. Applications for the IP Law Institute will be accepted through May 15. More information and the online application are available online. Be a part of this inaugural program and apply today.

Legal Research Databases: Information for Graduates

Attention class of 2013: Did you know that you still have access to legal research databases after graduation? Graduates can use the following: Bloomberg Law for six months after graduation; Lexis Nexis until August 1; Westlaw basic access until May 31 (students may choose to extend their password through the bar exam to have access until July 31); and CEB for one year once you become a member of the California bar.

USD Law Journals: 2013 Write-On Competition

Membership on a law school journal is a tremendous honor and accomplishment that will follow you throughout your professional life. Students can become members of the San Diego Law Review (SDLR), San Diego International Law Journal (SDILJ), or San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law (SDJCEL) by participating in the 2013 Write-On Competition, which will be held May 17-24. For more information, join the "2013 Write-On Competition for SDLR, SDILJ, and SDJCEL" TWEN page. Please send any questions to usdwriteon2013@gmail.com.


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