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Weekly student enewsletter from USD School of Law • Volume 3, Number 12 • November 11, 2013

Important Deadlines

Tue. Nov. 12 at 7 a.m.: Spring 2014 registration begins for all 3L JD students in the full-time program.

Fri. Nov. 15 at 7 a.m.: Spring 2014 registration starts for all 2L JD students in the full-time program and for all visiting students.

Mon Nov. 18: Last day to withdraw.


 

Upcoming Events
Monday, November 11 – Friday, November 22

Monday, November 11

Advocates for Children & Education (ACE): Fundraising Raffle—Buy Your Raffle Ticket

10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Warren Hall The Writs.
Proceeds from the ACE Fundraising Raffle will go to Voices for Children, a non-profit organization that provides Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) to advocate for foster children. Purchase your raffle tickets in The Writs to win some awesome prizes and support this wonderful program. The raffle winners will be drawn and announced at the Dean's November Mixer on Wednesday. Contact: ACE President Jazmine Gregory.

Office for Law Student Affairs: Academic Advising Table

12-1:30 p.m.; Warren Hall The Writs.
Don't know what to take next semester? What to know more about graduation requirements? Stop by our table to get some answers. We'll also have candy, games and prizes. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA): Bloomberg Law for IP Research

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2A.
Will Thompson, the regional representative for Bloomberg Law, will demonstrate how to use Bloomberg for IP research. Unlike Lexis or Westlaw, you can use your free Bloomberg account for legal research while employed at private law firms. Lunch will be provided. Contact: IPLA President Jon Jekel.

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, November 12

Advocates for Children & Education (ACE): Fundraising Raffle—Buy Your Raffle Ticket

10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Warren Hall The Writs.
Proceeds from the ACE Fundraising Raffle will go to Voices for Children, a non-profit organization that provides Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) to advocate for foster children. Purchase your raffle tickets in The Writs to win some awesome prizes and support this wonderful program. The raffle winners will be drawn and announced at the Dean's November Mixer on Wednesday. Contact: ACE President Jazmine Gregory.

Environmental Law Society (ELS): Career Panel

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 3A.
Join us for an environmental law career panel. Our panelists are Scott Anders (Director, Energy Policy Initiatives Center), Jonathan Schneeweiss (President, Schneeweiss Properties), and Professor Linda Beresford (Partner, Opper & Varco LLP). Contact: ELS President Sarah Gonzalez.

Moot Court: McLennon Informational Meeting

12-12:50 p.m.; Legal Research Center Room 132.
Want to improve your appellate writing and oral advocacy skills in an exciting and competitive courtroom setting? You should consider entering the Paul A. McLennon Sr. Honors Moot Court Tournament. This is USD's only moot court tournament in the spring semester. The class component will take place at the beginning of the semester, earning 1 pass/fail unit, and the tournament will take place in mid-March. Participation is open to any upper-division law student. You must enroll in the class to participate in the tournament. The top ten performers may be invited to try out for a USD Moot Court Executive Board position. Contact: McLennon Tournament Coordinator Jill Menius.

Employment & Labor Law Society (EALLS): Attorney-Student Mixer

5-7 p.m.; Warren Hall Faculty Reading Room.
Get one-on-one time with practicing attorneys in the employment and labor law fields. Put your networking skills to work and mingle with plaintiff's lawyers, employment and labor defense lawyers, mediators, and arbitrators. Business casual attire is highly preferred. Free food and graduate level beverages will be served. Contact: EALLS Secretary Connie Dang.

Wednesday, November 13

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.

Advocates for Children & Education (ACE): Fundraising Raffle—Buy Your Raffle Ticket

10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Warren Hall The Writs.
Proceeds from the ACE Fundraising Raffle will go to Voices for Children, a non-profit organization that provides Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) to advocate for foster children. Purchase your raffle tickets in The Writs to win some awesome prizes and support this wonderful program. The raffle winners will be drawn and announced at the Dean's November Mixer today. Contact: ACE President Jazmine Gregory.

Business Law Society (BLS) and Employment & Labor Law Society (EALLS): In-House Corporate Counsel Panel

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131.
Learn from practicing in-house counsel who work at prominent companies. Our panelists are Carey Fox (Santarus, Inc.), David Sterlitz (Union Bank) and Kelly Douglas (University of San Diego). The panel will be moderated by Professor Frank Partnoy. Free lunch provided. Contact: EALLS Secretary Connie Dang.

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.

Dean Ferruolo's November Mixer

4-6 p.m.; Warren Hall Back Patio.
Dean Ferruolo invites you to the November Mixer. Come mingle with the dean, faculty, and students while enjoying a Thanksgiving feast. In conjunction with the mixer will be the Advocates for Children & Education Fundraising Raffle. See below for more information. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

Advocates for Children & Education (ACE): Fundraising Raffle

5-5:30 p.m.; Warren Hall The Writs.
In conjunction with the Dean's November Mixer will be ACE's Fundraising Raffle. Proceeds from the raffle will go to Voices for Children, a non-profit organization that provides Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) to advocate for foster children in the courtroom, classroom, and community. Purchase your raffle tickets in The Writs before 5 p.m. to win some awesome prizes and support this wonderful program. Contact: ACE President Jazmine Gregory.

Women's Law Caucus (WLC): Fall Speaker Panel—Bragging Without Boasting

6-8 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 3C; Reception to follow at O'Toole's.
Our attorney panel will discuss how self-promotion can help your career and how to brag without boasting or bothering. Panelists include Jerrilyn Malana (Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.); Natalie Prescott (Shareholder, Cross Prescott APC); Monique Carter (San Diego Public Defender's Office); and Martha Guy (Law Offices of Martha K. Guy). Afterwards, join the panelists, WLC  members, and local attorneys to network and enjoy a hosted mixer at O'Toole's with hors d'oeuvres and graduate level beverages. Please register for the event online. Contact: WLC President Sabrina Piper.

Thursday, November 14

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.

Office for Law Student Affairs: Academic Advising Walk-In Hours

9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 218.
Don't know what to take next semester? What to know more about graduation requirements? The Office for Law Student Affairs will have walk-in academic advising hours today. Stop by and get some answers. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

International Law Society (ILS): Topics in International Law Panel

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 133.
Join ILS to learn from three practicing attorneys about their jobs relating to international law. Our panelists include Alana W. Robinson (Chief of the Narcotics Enforcement Section, U.S. Attorney's Office), Sylvia Tenorio (Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County District Attorney), and Maria Estela de Orduna (Associate, Union Law Group). Mexican food will be provided. Contact: ILS President Austin Berger.

Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF): The Greater Good—Careers in Public Interest Law

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2A.
Come learn about the different public interest law careers from local San Diego professionals. Our panelists include Kristen Santerre Haden (San Diego Public Defender's Office); Efaon Cobb (Employee Rights Center); and Amy J. Fitzpatrick (Executive Director, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program). Subway provided for lunch. Contact: PILF Co-President Julie Hunter.

San Diego Young Tax Lawyers: Panel Discussion on Qualified Amended Returns

5:30-6:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom.
Treasury Regulation section 1.6664-2 permits a taxpayer to avoid an accuracy-related penalty by filing a Qualified Amended Return (QAR) to self-correct an error on an original return. The panel will be presented by Stuart Hurwitz and John Milikowsky, who will provide an overview of QARs and how they are utilized in practice. Contact: Office for Graduate and International Programs.

Friday, November 15

Advocates for Children & Education (ACE): Crawford High School Academy of Law Visit to USD

10:30-11:40 a.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom.
Students from the Crawford High School Academy of Law are visiting USD School of Law to learn about law school, the legal process, and careers in the law. ACE volunteers will give a short presentation on three areas of law (criminal , civil, and dependency) and will lead a small group activity based on a short fact pattern. Volunteers are welcome to stay after the presentation for lunch. Contact: ACE President Jazmine Gregory.

Academic Success Program: Proctored Practice Exam Session

12:30-2:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2A.
The Academic Success Program will offer two proctored practice exam sessions open to all law students. Each session will provide an authentic test-taking experience so students can become more comfortable with testing conditions (and alleviate exam jitters!), as well as gain a better understanding of varying test structures and content. Each proctored exam period will last two hours. Please bring your own practice exam(s) to the session. The exam(s) should take at least, but no more than two hours to complete (i.e. one 2-hour essay, two 1-hour essays, 60 multiple choice questions, or any combination thereof). A second proctored practice exam session will be held on Friday, December 6 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in Warren Hall Room 131. Contact: Director for Academic Success Kiyana Kiel.

Monday, November 18

USD Legal Clinics: Tax Impacts of the Affordable Care Act

7:45-9 a.m.; Warren Hall Faculty Reading Room.
Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will usher in an unprecedented expansion of the powers allocated to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Once tasked solely with the collection of revenue, the IRS will soon be responsible for enforcing the ACA's mandates, taxes, penalties, and reporting requirements. Tax attorney Tyson Cross will provide an overview of the IRS' new role under the ACA, as well as discuss the impact this new role will have on taxpayers and tax practitioners alike. Light refreshments provided. Contact: USD Legal Clinics.

American Bar Association (ABA): Information Table

11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Warren Hall The Writs.
The ABA will have a table in The Writs today. Come by and get information about this great national organization. There will be food, swag, and the opportunity to enter into our prize giveaway. Contact: ABA Chair Jackie Kallberg.

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, November 19

Feed My Starving Children: Meal Packing Event

12:15-2:15 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.; Hahn University Center Forums.
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian nonprofit hunger relief organization. USD hopes to pack 100,000 meals specially formulated for malnourished children and ship them to 70 different countries. Visit the Facebook event page for more information. You can sign up online to volunteer or raise funds for the event. Contact: Rachel Lincoln.

Nathanson Memorial Lecture: Trafficking, Prostitution and Inequality

6 p.m.; Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theater .
Catharine MacKinnon, noted scholar, attorney, teacher and activist, will present the 30th Annual Nathanson Memorial Lecture. She will address the relationship between the debate on prostitution to the problem of sex trafficking. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the lecture will begin at 6 p.m. A reception and book signing will follow. The event is free, but registration is required. Visit the event web page for more information and to register. Contact: Law School Programs Manager Tara Murphy.

Wednesday, November 20

Graduate & International Programs: Study Abroad Information Session

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2B.
Gain valuable international education, exposure and experience through one of USD School of Law's study abroad programs. Fully integrated with the law school's regular international and comparative law course offerings, USD's four law summer study abroad programs and eight semester abroad programs provide a strong curricular focus. Join us to learn more about these exciting opportunities. Lunch provided. Contact: Graduate & International Programs.

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.

Feed My Starving Children: Meal Packing Event

3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.; Hahn University Center Forums.
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian nonprofit hunger relief organization. USD hopes to pack 100,000 meals specially formulated for malnourished children and ship them to 70 different countries. Visit the Facebook event page for more information. You can sign up online to volunteer or raise funds for the event. Contact: Rachel Lincoln.

Immigration Justice & Law Society (IJLS), La Raza, and Criminal Law Society: How to Plea Immigration Neutral

5:30-8 p.m.; Degheri Alumni Center Boardroom; Reception to follow in the Degheri Alumni Center Courtyard.
Our attorney panel will talk about how to minimize the immigration consequences when representing a non-citizen in criminal court. The panel includes Kara Hartzler (Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.), Heather M. Boxeth (Boxeth & Associates), Vic Eriksen (San Diego County Public Defender's Office). The panel will be moderated by Professor Alex Landon. A short reception will follow the panel. Food and beverages provided. Contact: IJLS President Julie Hunter.

Thursday, November 21

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.

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. Contact: LSG President Tiffany Kwong.

Tax Law Society: Tax Attorney Panel and Networking Reception

6-9 p.m.; Degheri Alumni Center Boardroom; Reception to follow in the Degheri Alumni Center Courtyard.
Our attorney panel will discuss the types of opportunities available to practice tax law. Our panel includes Terri Onorato (IRS Office of Chief Counsel), Brian Lynn (Senior Tax Counsel, Hewlett-Packard), Andrew Chaffee (Tax Senior Associate, PwC), and Josh Maxwell (Partner, Hone Maxwell LLP). After the panel, there will be a networking event with light appetizers and graduate-level beverages. Contact: TLS President Brendan O'Connor.

Friday, November 22

No events submitted.

Announcements

Legal Research Center (LRC): Mobile Printing Now Available

Mobile printing will be available starting Monday, November 11. You will now be able to send your print jobs to the LRC computer lab printers from anywhere you have internet access. Visit the library printing page to read the wireless printing instructions. In order to take advantage of mobile printing, you first must stop by the LRC computer lab and register your account in the system. You register by scanning your USD ID card at one of the print release stations in the lab. Contact: Electronic Services Law Librarian Anna Russell.

Law Student Profiles: Check Them Out!

Want to know what your classmates are up to? Be sure to check out the Law Student Profiles posted on the bulletin board outside of the Academic Success Resource Center (Warren Hall room 206). This week's featured students are Viretha Wright, Maryam Rastegar, and Amy Rothermel. Contact: Academic Services Advisor Janet Madden.

Legal Research Center (LRC): November Student Organization Highlight

The LRC is highlighting the Legal Strategies Group for the month of November. Visit our club highlights page to discover about our chess and game theory-related research materials. Contact: Electronic Resources Law Librarian Anna Russell.


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