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Weekly student enewsletter from USD School of Law • Volume 3, Number 9 • October 21, 2013

Important Deadlines

Mon. Oct. 21: Last day to receive 50% tuition refund.


 

Upcoming Events
Monday, October 21 – Friday, November 1

Monday, October 21

Legal Writing & Research Program: Grammar Workshop #4—Perfect Punctuation

12-12:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2A.
This workshop will teach you how to use semicolons and apostrophes properly. The workshop will last approximately 30 minutes and will include a brief lecture, practical exercises tied to the lecture content, and feedback on those exercises. Feel free to bring your lunch to the workshop. Contact: Legal Writing Specialist Holly Krohel.

Environmental Law Society (ELS) and Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF): Gray Whale Migration

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 3A.
Professor Vargas will give a presentation on the annual gray whale migration from Alaska to the coast lagoons of Baja California. Lunch will be provided. Contact: ELS President Sarah Gonzalez.

Golf Law Society: Golf Etiquette Workshop

12-12:50 p.m.; Location 314.
Join the Golf Law Society for an introductory class on the unwritten rules of the game. We will cover etiquette, scoring, basic rules, and fundamentals of the golf swing. Food will be provided. Please RSVP to usdgolflaw@gmail.com. Contact: Golf Law Society President Richard Decker.

Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA): IP Professor Panel on IP Concentration

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2B.
If you are interested in IP practice, this panel is a must. Director for Law Student Affairs Irene Condella will provide an overview of the IP concentration requirements, followed by a panel of three distinguished IP law professors who will offer both academic and professional advice. Lunch will be provided. Contact: IPLA President Jon Jekel.

Student Bar Association (SBA): Meeting

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131.
SBA meetings are held every other Monday and any USD law student may attend. Be sure to check out the SBA TWEN page for the latest news. Contact: SBA Secretary Adabela Bonillo.

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. Contact: YogaLaw Society President Rick Waltman.

Tuesday, October 22

No events submitted.

Wednesday, October 23

Criminal Clinic Grand Jury Exercise: Volunteer Jurors Needed

8:30-10 a.m.; Warren Hall Room 3D.
Volunteers are needed to play the role of the jurors in the Criminal Clinic Grand Jury Exercise. No preparation is required. Enjoy a continental breakfast starting at 8:15 a.m. Student prosecutors will begin presenting evidence around 8:30 a.m. Jurors deliberate and decide if there is sufficient evidence to go forward with the charges. To volunteer, please contact Professor Ramirez.

Live Scan Fingerprinting and Passport Photos

9 a.m.-5 p.m. (break at 1-2 p.m.); Warren Hall The Writs.
Accu-Prints will provide Live Scan fingerprints and passport photos for 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls. Live Scan fingerprints are required for the California State Bar Moral Character Application, and passport photos are required for the MPRE. Live Scan fingerprints are $19; a passport photos is $10; you can purchase both for $27. Cash or credit card only; no personal checks. Accu-Prints will also be on campus tomorrow, Thursday, October 24.

Pro Bono Legal Advocates (PBLA): Informational Meeting

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131.
Join PBLA for lunch and learn about the seven clinics we hold in the San Diego community. Clinic opportunities range from just one day per semester to a few hours a week. Volunteers serve in the community while also gaining valuable experience and making meaningful connections with local attorneys. Visit our website to learn more about the clinics. Lunch will be provided. Contact: PBLA Chair Kaitlyn Cherry.

Legal Research Center (LRC): Legal Tech Talk Series—Best Practices for E-Docs

12-12:50 p.m.; Legal Research Center Room 1.
The LRC will provide a series of ten talks this year, each describing and explaining an area of technology important for lawyers and law students. Our fourth session's topic is on the importance of knowing e-document content. Pizza will be provided for lunch. Contact: Electronic Resources Law Librarian Anna Russell.

Golf Law Society: Range Day

3 p.m.; Riverwalk Golf Club 1150 Fashion Valley Road San Diego, CA 92108.
Join the Golf Law Society for its weekly range day. Relieve stress and meet fellow students while hitting golf balls on the driving range. No clubs? No problem! We are willing to share. Contact: Golf Law Society President Richard Decker.

Graduate Student Council (GSC): Mid-Semester Celebration

5 p.m; O'Toole's.
All graduate and law students are invited to GSC's mid-semester celebration. Food and drink tickets will be provided. Contact: Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student Life Karen Friedlander.

Thursday, October 24

YogaLaw Society: Free Yoga

7:15-8:15 a.m.; Warren Hall Room 3D.
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. Contact: YogaLaw Society President Rick Waltman.

Ninth Annual USD School of Law-Procopio International Tax Law Institute: Attend for Free

8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice.
The USD School of Law-Procopio International Tax Law Institute has become the premier educational and networking event for the latest developments in the international tax laws of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. Students may attend the institute at no cost in exchange for volunteering to assist with the activities. Spanish-speaking volunteers are particularly needed. To volunteer, please contact Jacqueline Eggert. Visit the event web page for more information. Contact: Assistant Director for Graduate and International Programs Jacqueline Eggert.

Live Scan Fingerprinting and Passport Photos

10 a.m.-6 p.m. (break at 1-2 p.m.); Warren Hall The Writs.
Accu-Prints will provide Live Scan fingerprints and passport photos for 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls. Live Scan fingerprints are required for the California State Bar Moral Character Application, and passport photos are required for the MPRE. Live Scan fingerprints are $19; a passport photos is $10; you can purchase both for $27. Cash or credit card only; no personal checks.

Health Law Society (HLS): First General Meeting

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2B.
Join HLS for its first general meeting of the year. We hope to see those who signed up for HLS at the Student Organization Fair, along with all of our existing members and anyone else you might be interested in health care law. We will discuss our goals and events for the year. Lunch will be provided. Contact: HLS President Shirin Shokrollahi.

Legal Strategies Group (LSG): Chess Playtime

12-12:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 3C.
Need to de-stress? Come play chess! LSG is holding chess games today. We will provide the chess sets. Players of all levels are welcome to join. Feel free to bring your lunch. We look forward to strategizing with you. Contact: LSG President Tiffany Kwong.

San Diego Entertainment & Sports Lawyers (SDESL): What you Need to Know About Talent Agents vs. Managers in California

6 p.m.; Higgs Fletcher & Mack, 401 West A St. Third Floor Conference Room San Diego, CA 92101.
Join SDESL for this important seminar for any one who does business or would like to do business in the entertainment industry. You will learn the legal requirements for becoming and remaining a talent agent or manager, and what it means to be a talent agent or manager. A networking happy hour will follow the event. Visit the event website for more information. This event is free for SDESL members, and it only costs $10 to join as a student (you can join at the event). If you would like to attend, email your RSVP by October 18 to Michael Hoisington. Contact: Amanda Kowal.

Friday, October 25

Ninth Annual USD School of Law-Procopio International Tax Law Institute: Attend for Free

8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice.
The USD School of Law-Procopio International Tax Law Institute has become the premier educational and networking event for the latest developments in the international tax laws of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. Students may attend the institute at no cost in exchange for volunteering to assist with the activities. Spanish-speaking volunteers are particularly needed. To volunteer, please contact Jacqueline Eggert. Visit the event web page for more information. Contact: Assistant Director for Graduate and International Programs Jacqueline Eggert.

Legal Writing & Research Program: Grammar Workshop #5—Structuring Winning Sentences

10:15-10:45 a.m.; Repeats at 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131.
This workshop will teach you about parallelism and modifiers. The workshop will last approximately 30 minutes and will include a brief lecture, practical exercises tied to the lecture content, and feedback on those exercises. Note that this workshop takes place at 10:15 a.m. and again at 11:45 a.m. Contact: Legal Writing Specialist Holly Krohel.

Student Bar Association (SBA): Annual Halloween Party

7 p.m.-2 a.m.; PB Bar and Grill  860 Garnet Ave. San Diego, CA 92109.
SBA invites you to its annual Halloween Party. Tickets are $20 and are available online. Ticket pick-up will be in The Writs from Wednesday, October 23, to Friday, October 25. Visit the Facebook event page for information on buses to and from the event (leaving from and returning to Mission Valley and Downtown). Contact: SBA Social Chairs.

Monday, October 28

Legal Writing & Research Program: Grammar Workshop #6—The Top Then Word Usage Mistakes

12-12:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2A.
This workshop will teach you how to avoid the top ten word usage mistakes: (1) then/than; (2) principle/principal; (3) further/farther; (4) affect/effect; (5) infer/imply; (6) eminent/imminent; (7) its/it's; (8) council/counsel; (9) that/which; and (10) incorrectly placing an adverb before the word "unique." The workshop will last approximately 30 minutes and will include a brief lecture, practical exercises tied to the lecture content, and feedback on those exercises. Feel free to bring your lunch to the workshop. Contact: Legal Writing Specialist Holly Krohel.

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, fill out and submit a Budget Request Form on the SBA TWEN page, then sign up to present your request to the Budget Committee for discretionary funding. Contact: SBA Treasurer Erin Osmak.

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. Contact: YogaLaw Society President Rick Waltman.

Tuesday, October 29

Office for Graduate and International Programs: JD/LLMT Information Session

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 3B.
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, application process, and more. All students are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided. Contact: Office for Graduate and International Programs.

Ahlers International Center Speaker Series: China 2013—Legal, Political, and Business Outlook

12:15-1:45 p.m.; Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Room H.
James Zimmerman, a partner at Sheppard Mullin's Beijing office and former chairman emeritus of the American Chamber of Commerce China, will review the ongoing development of the rule of law in China and facilitate a discussion on the likely trends for foreign investors doing business in China. A free lunch will be served, but seating is limited and registration is required. Visit the event web page for more information and to register. Contact: Ahlers Center External Program Manager Erin Kellaway.

Wednesday, October 30

Graduate Student Life: Bagel Breakfast

9 a.m; Grad/Law Commons, Student Life Pavilion Room 401.
Every other Wednesday morning, we will serve fresh bagels, pastries, coffee and juice. Come early; the event ends when the food runs out. Contact: Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student Life Karen Friedlander.

USD Legal Clinics: Informational Meeting

12-12:50 p.m; Warren Hall Room 2B.
Interested in gaining real life experience with clients? Want to help the community of San Diego? Join the Legal Clinics for lunch and information about opportunities in its eleven client-centered clinics and two placement clinics. Participation in the Legal Clinics is an experience that can boost your resume and prepare you for legal practice. We will review the application process for  the Spring and Summer 2014 clinics. Contact: Donna Schultz.

Golf Law Society: Range Day

3 p.m.; Riverwalk Golf Club 1150 Fashion Valley Road San Diego, CA 92108.
Join the Golf Law Society for its weekly range day. Relieve stress and meet fellow students while hitting golf balls on the driving range. No clubs? No problem! We are willing to share. Contact: Golf Law Society President Richard Decker.

Center for Corporate and Securities Law (CCSL): Post-Citizens United—Does Dark Money Buy Elections?

Reception at 5:15 p.m.; Program at 6:15-7:45 p.m; Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre.
Attorney Trevor Potter, featured on "The Colbert Report," and Bruce Freed, founder of the Center for Political Accountability, will explore the ongoing impact of Citizens United and the pending U.S. Supreme Court case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Committee. They will discuss why various legal and other reforms may be difficult to achieve but necessary to combat unlimited money and anonymous Super-PAC donors. Visit the event web page for more details and to register. Contact: Manager, Law School Programs Tara Murphy.

Thursday, October 31

YogaLaw Society: Free Yoga

7:15-8:15 a.m.; Warren Hall Room 3D.
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. Contact: YogaLaw Society President Rick Waltman.

San Diego Lawyers Club: 17th Annual Halloween Read-In

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.; Central Elementary School 4063 Polk Ave. San Diego, CA 92105.
Join the Community Outreach Committee of the San Diego Lawyers Club for this year's Halloween Read-In. Volunteers will be assigned to a classroom where they will read a short story. This is a great way to inspire young minds while mingling with members of the San Diego legal community. Law students may sign up in groups of two or three for the same classroom. Contact: Heather Wood.

Friday, November 1

No events submitted.

Announcements

Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition: Applications Now Being Accepted

The Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition is the nation's premier bankruptcy moot court competition. This is a fantastic opportunity to improve your oral advocacy and brief-writing skills, learn more about the field of bankruptcy and commercial law, enhance your resume, and work with some of San Diego's premier bankruptcy attorneys. The team is co-sponsored by the law firm of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch. Applications are now being considered for two slots; the application deadline is noon on November 8. Upper-division students are eligible. First-year students are not eligible. Contact: Vice Dean and Professor of Law Mary Jo Wiggins.

Legal Research Center (LRC): October Library Trivia

Enter to win a Cardiff Coffee Cart Coffee Card at the LRC Info Station by October 31. This month's trivia question: What was the original name of the building now known as Warren Hall?. Contact: Electronic Resources Law Librarian Anna Russell.

Volunteer Jurors Needed for Mock Trials

Wednesday, November 6; 6-9 p.m.; South Bay Courthouse 500 3rd Ave. Chula Vista, CA 91910.
Students in the Trial Advocacy course will be conducting mock trials and need volunteer jurors. Jurors observe the trial, deliberate, and render a verdict. This is an excellent opportunity to observe a mock trial and meet the attorneys and judges that preside over the trials. To register, please contact Assistant Director for Advocacy Programs Haley Shumaker.

University Ministry: Tijuana Day Trip

Saturday, November 9; All day.
University Ministry offers a monthly day trip to Tijuana. The trip seeks to engage students with the community in Tijuana through a service project, home visits, a border tour, and reflection. If you are looking to explore or grow in the values of solidarity, spirituality, social justice, and simplicity, these trips are perfect for you. Sign-ups are on a rolling, but fill up quickly and are on a first come, fist served basis. To sign up, email Mark Peters with your name, phone number, and year in law school.

Criminal Clinic: Spring 2014 Applications

The applications for the Spring 2014 Criminal Clinic are available in Warren Hall Room 204. If you want to receive academic credit for a spring internship with a criminal defense or prosecution trial agency, you must be enrolled in criminal clinic. Submitting a criminal clinic application is the first step toward enrollment. Contact: Professor Jean Ramirez.


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