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Weekly student enewsletter from USD School of Law • Volume 3, Number 29 • March 31, 2014

Important Deadlines

Mon. Mar. 31 at 7 a.m.: Fall 2014 registration starts for all JD students in the part-time program, and for all LLM and MSLS students.

Mon. Mar. 31: Application deadline for summer study abroad (Barcelona and Florence). More information.

Tue. Apr. 1: For graduating students: Deadline to submit your JD concentration application to the Office for Law Student Affairs.

Thur. Apr. 3 at 7 a.m.: Fall 2014 registrations starts for all rising 3L JD students in the full-time program.

Fri. Apr. 4 at 5 p.m.: For graduating students: Deadline to apply to be the student commencement speaker or national anthem singer.

Sun. Apr. 6: For graduating students: Deadline to order your cap, gown, and hood at the Torero Store or online.

Fri. Apr. 7 at 7 a.m.: Fall 2014 registrations starts for all rising 2L JD students in the full-time program.











 

Upcoming Events
Monday, March 31 – Friday, April 11

Monday, March 31 - Thursday, April 3

1L Academic Advising Week

Various times and locations.
Attention 1Ls: Want to know more about USD clinic offerings, the law journals, and advocacy programs? Are you interested in earning units for internships or your JD/LLM in Taxation? Curious how Fall Recruiting works? Then tune in for the final week of 1L Academic Advising. Our information sessions will provide guidance on course selection and extracurricular activities. These sessions are open to all students, including non-1Ls. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

Diversity Committee (DivCom) and Pride Law: Purchase Tickets for the Diversity Banquet

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall The Writs.
DivCom and Pride Law will be in The Writs Monday through Thursday this week to sell tickets to the Ninth Annual Diversity Banquet, which will take place on Friday, April 11. Tickets are $10 and include a networking reception and three course dinner. Contact: DivCom Banquet Chair Paloma Moreno Acosta.

Monday, March 31

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

10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 218.
Don't know what to take next semester? Want to know about graduation requirements? The Office for Law Student Affairs will have drop-in academic advising hours today. Stop by and get some answers. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

1L Academic Advising: Career & Professional Development—Fall Recruiting Orientation

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom.
Fall Recruiting is a program that occurs this summer for rising 2Ls. It is the only way you can apply for (1) spring 2015 internships with the DA, PD, US Attorney, CA Attorney General, judges, corporations, and public interest organizations; (2) summer 2015 internships with large national law firms and governmental organizations. If you want to participate in Fall Recruiting, it is strongly advised that you attend one of these sessions. We will tell you important summer dates and deadlines, and get you prepared for Fall Recruiting. Contact: Office for Career & Professional Development.

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.

1L Academic Advising: Graduate & International Programs—JD/LLM in Taxation Information Session

4:30-5:20 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom.
Are you interested in exploring the benefits of an LLM in Taxation degree? Did you know you can earn an LLM in Taxation in USD's highly regarded program in just one semester? Join Graduate & International Programs for for this information session to learn about the faculty, courses, application process, and more. Food provided. Contact: Office for Graduate & International Programs.

YogaLaw Society: Free Yoga

5:30-6:30 p.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, regardless of skill level. This is a safe space to explore yoga. Contact: YogaLaw Society President Rick Waltman.

Tuesday, April 1

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

10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 218.
Don't know what to take next semester? Want to know about graduation requirements? The Office for Law Student Affairs will have drop-in academic advising hours today. Stop by and get some answers. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

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

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131.
Learn about the exciting work CAI, CPIL, and EPIC do and how you can earn academic credit for it. All three centers offer substantive courses as well as clinics that give students the chance to participate in important research, advocacy, and public education. We will have snacks and prizes. Contact: CPIL Administrative Director Julie Fellmeth.

USD Student Wellness: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training

12:30-1:30 p.m.; Maher Hall Room 205.
As part of USD's ongoing discussions surrounding mental health and suicide prevention, USD Student Wellness will host a series of trainings this semester. QPR training is a CPR-equivalent training for mental health emergencies. QPR identifies three action steps to take when suicide warning signs are observed. Register online to attend. Additional QPR trainings and other resources can also be found on the Not On Our Watch website. If you are part of a group of students that would like a personalized or private QPR training, you can contact the Center for Health & Wellness Promotion to schedule a training at a time more convenient for your group. Contact: USD Student Wellness.

1L Academic Advising: Legal Clinics Information Session

4-4:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 3B.
Interested in gaining real life experience with clients? Want to help the community of San Diego? Learn about the Legal Clinics and how to apply for internships. You can earn academic credit while assisting actual clients and even going to court! There are opportunities over a broad range of practice specialties. Get hands-on experience in such areas such as: Appellate, Civil, Education and Disability, Entrepreneurship, Federal Tax, Immigration, Land Use, Small Claims, State Income Tax (CA), State Sales and Use Tax (CA), and Veterans. Free food provided. Contact: Faculty Director, Clinical and Placement Education Margaret Dalton.

1L Academic Advising: Law Journals Information Session

4:30-5:20 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 3A.
Membership on a law journal is a tremendous honor and accomplishment that will follow you throughout your professional lives. Students can become members of the San Diego Law Review, San Diego International Law Journal, and the San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law by participating in the 2014 Write-On Competition. Representatives from all three journals will speak about their respective journals and give an overview of the write-on process. Contact: USDwriteon2014@gmail.com.

Employment and Labor Law Society (EALLS): Leukemia and Lymphoma Society—Kids Campaign Souplantation Fundraiser

5-8 p.m.; Souplantation 3960 West Point Loma Blvd. San Diego, CA 92110.
Want to network with local attorneys while also helping out a great cause? Justine Phillips, '05, special counsel in the Labor and Employment Practice Group at Sheppard Mullin, is raising money for childhood leukemia. Souplantation will donate 15% of the event's proceeds to the cause. Come enjoy a meal with friends and meet lawyers in a laid back setting. Contact: Adabela Bonillo.

Wednesday, April 2

Graduate Student Life: Bagel Breakfast

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

1L Academic Advising: Graduate & International Programs—Study Abroad/Semester Exchange Information Session

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 3B.
Learn how to take advantage of USD law's study abroad opportunities and gain valuable international education, experience, and connections. USD offers twelve study abroad options, allowing you to develop global proficiency in a way that suits your needs and schedule. Each program offers specialized areas of academic and legal focus. We have four summer study abroad programs in Europe, and our eight semester exchange programs are all over the world. Contact: Office for Graduate & International Programs.

Dean's Roundtable Discussion with Constance Thomas '80

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Faculty Reading Room.
Upper-division students are invited to attend the Dean's Roundtable with Constance Thomas, '80. Ms. Thomas will share her experience working at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland. She has been with the ILO since 1990 and currently serves as the Branch Chief of the new Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch, which covers programs on child labor, forced labor, non-discrimination and freedom of association. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so be sure to email your RSVP today. Contact: External Relations Executive Assistant Vanessa Torices.

Ahlers International Center Speaker Series: Investing Beyond the Border

Lunch: 12-12:30 p.m.; Presentation: 12:30-1:45 p.m.; Mother Rosalie Hill Hall (SOLES Building) Room 102.
Stephen Williams will recount his story of meeting a Mexican entrepreneur 25 years ago, and together building a company in Mexico named Vesta, an industrial real estate development company with a $1 billion market cap. 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.

1L Academic Advising: Career & Professional Development—Fall Recruiting Orientation

4:30-5:20 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom.
Fall Recruiting is a program that occurs this summer for rising 2Ls. It is the only way you can apply for (1) spring 2015 internships with the DA, PD, US Attorney, CA Attorney General, judges, corporations, and public interest organizations; (2) summer 2015 internships with large national law firms and governmental organizations. If you want to participate in Fall Recruiting, it is strongly advised that you attend one of these sessions. We will tell you important summer dates and deadlines, and get you prepared for Fall Recruiting. Contact: Office for Career & Professional Development.

Tax Law Society (TLS): Careers in Tax Law

6-8:30 p.m.; California Western School of Law Roy Bell Reading Room 225 Cedar St. San Diego, CA 92101 .
Join TLS from USD and Cal Western to learn more about careers in tax law. The attorney panelists include Gordon Gidlund (Internal Revenue Service); Tim Nader (California Department of Justice); Ronson Shamoun (RJS Law); David Sweet and Brandon Carbullido (Ernst & Young); and Shahin Rahim (Low Income Taxpayer Clinic of the Legal Aid Society of San Diego. The reception will start at 6 p.m. in the Roy Bell Reading Room, with the panel to start at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. Networking with hors d'oevres and graduate-level beverages will follow at 7:30 p.m. in the Roy Bell Reading Room. Contact: TLS Secretary Kellen Hassold.

Immigration Justice and Law Society (IJLS): Attorney-Student Mixer

5:30 p.m.; Gordon Biersch 5010 Mission Center Rd. San Diego, CA 92108.
Join us for an attorney-student mixer hosted by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Contact: IJLS President Julie Hunter.

San Diego Native American Lawyers Association (NALA) and Procopio's Native American Practice Group: Networking Mixer

5:30-7:30 p.m.; Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP 525 B St., 22nd Floor San Diego, CA 92101.
Please join us for a free networking mixer with members of NALA and Procopio's Native American practice group. This is a great opportunity for law students to mingle with attorneys working in Native American law in San Diego. Procopio, in partnership with NALA, will raffle off the Procopio NALSA Bar Study Stipend ($500) to one of the law students in attendance at the reception. Please register for the event by Monday, March 31.

Thursday, April 3

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

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131.
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 and VICAM will discuss the programs and how you can become involved during your second and third years. We will provide Chipotle for attendees. Contact: Director for Advocacy Programs Haley Shumaker.

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

3-6 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 218.
Don't know what to take next semester? Want to know about graduation requirements? The Office for Law Student Affairs will have drop-in academic advising hours today. Stop by and get some answers. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

1L Academic Advising: Career & Professional Development—Fall Recruiting Orientation

4:30-5:20 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom.
Fall Recruiting is a program that occurs this summer for rising 2Ls. It is the only way you can apply for (1) spring 2015 internships with the DA, PD, US Attorney, CA Attorney General, judges, corporations, and public interest organizations; (2) summer 2015 internships with large national law firms and governmental organizations. If you want to participate in Fall Recruiting, it is strongly advised that you attend one of these sessions. We will tell you important summer dates and deadlines, and get you prepared for Fall Recruiting. Contact: Office for Career & Professional Development.

Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Ethics, Policy and Law

4:30-6 p.m.; Mother Rosalie Hill Hall (SOLES Building) Warren Auditorium.
Organized by Professor Dov Fox, this panel discussion will address the FDA's recent ban on sales of direct-to-consumer genetic testing kits and the safeguards companies like 23andMe should adopt. Panelists include attorney Mark Ankcorn, genetic counselor Brittany Burnett, Genalyte CEO Cary Gunn, and USD professor Gary Jones (Philosophy) and Adam Haberman (Biology). Visit the event website for additional information and to register (drop-ins are also welcome). A reception with interactive educational exhibitions precedes the panel at 4 p.m. Contact: Program Manager Tara Murphy.

YogaLaw Society: Free Yoga

5:30-6:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 314.
Please note the room change for today's class. A fellow law student and certified yoga instructor will lead an hour-long power vinyasa flow. All law students are welcome, regardless of skill level. This is a safe space to explore yoga. Contact: YogaLaw Society President Rick Waltman.

Friday, April 4

PatCon 4: The Annual Patent Conference

8:45 a.m.-5:15 p.m.; Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice.
The Patent Conference is the largest annual patent conference for patent scholars in the world. PatCon is a cooperative effort among USD School of Law, University of Kansas Law, IIT Chicago-Kent Law, and Boston College Law. The conference  continues through Saturday, April 5. Students are welcome to attend at no charge. Please visit the event website for the full schedule and to register. Contact: Program Manager Tara Murphy.

Saturday, April 5

Advocates for Children and Education (ACE): SMART Clinic

10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; 220 S. Broadway Escondido, CA 92025.
The SMART Program partners with the Escondido Youth Court diversionary program and is designed to prevent first-time juvenile offenders from committing further offenses and to get them to think positively about their futures. Topics covered include how to stay out of the criminal justice system, building healthy relationships, and goal setting. Contact: ACE SMART Program Director Lauren Williams.

University Ministry: Breaking Ground—Tijuana Day Trip

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. Spots fill up quickly, so sign-up today. To sign-up, email Mark Peters with your name, phone number, and year in law school. Contact: Associate Minister, Graduate and Law Ministry Mark Peters.

Student Bar Association (SBA): Barrister's Ball

8 p.m.-12 a.m.; San Diego Air and Space Museum 2001 Pan American Plaza San Diego, CA 92101.
Join your fellow law students at this year's Barrister's Ball! Come get your groove on and explore the exhibits. Tickets are $40 and are available for purchase online. A limited number of free designated driver tickets are also available. The DD tickets will include food and soft drinks, but not graduate-level beverages (DD wristbands will be a different color). To receive a DD ticket, contact SBA President Michelle Silva. More information about the event, including food, music, and parking/transportation can be found on the Facebook event page. Contact: Barrister's Ball Coordinator Janelle Darnell.

Monday, April 7

Diversity Committee (DivCom) and Pride Law: Purchase Tickets for the Diversity Banquet

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall The Writs.
DivCom and Pride Law will be in The Writs this week to sell tickets to the Ninth Annual Diversity Banquet, which will take place on Friday, April 11. Student tickets are $10 and include a networking reception and three course dinner. Contact: DivCom Banquet Chair Paloma Moreno Acosta.

International Law Society (ILS), Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (VICAM), and Black Law Students Association (BLSA): International Law Week Speaker Series—International Tax

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom.
Get an in-depth look into careers in international tax. Jason Fiske and William Byrnes will discuss the work they do in the field. Both Mr. Fiske an Mr. Byrnes teach and practice in the area of international tax. Lunch provided. Contact: ILS Secretary Stephanie Pengilley.

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 from the SBA TWEN page, then sign up to present your request to the Budget Committee for discretionary funding. Contact: SBA Treasurer Erin Osmak.

Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego (PALSD): Judge and Law Student Mixer

5:30-7:30 p.m.; SDCBA Center 401 West A St. #1100 San Diego, CA.
This is a unique opportunity for law students to mingle with the judiciary, learn about the court, and gain insight into judicial expectations of new attorneys. There will also be a raffle prize of a private lunch with a judge. We will have hosted appetizers and refreshments. This event is free, but space is limited. Email your RSVP to reserve your spot. Along with PALSD, this event is co-sponsored by the Filipino American Lawyers (FALSD), Korean American Bar Association (KABA-SD), San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA), San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association (SDLRLA), South Asian Bar Association (SABA-SD), and the Tom Homann LGBT Law Association (THLA). Contact: PALSD Treasurer Linh Lam.

YogaLaw Society: Free Yoga

5:30-6:30 p.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, regardless of skill level. This is a safe space to explore yoga. Contact: YogaLaw Society President Rick Waltman.

Tuesday, April 8

Future Judges! Future Litigators! Lunch with the Honorable John S. Einhorn

12-12:50 p.m.; Guadalupe Hall Room 203.
Have lunch on USD while talking with recently retired judge John Einhorn, a former presiding judge of the San Diego Superior Court. Prior to serving on the bench, Judge Einhorn was a Deputy District Attorney and a partner in a civil litigation and business firm in San Diego for many years. He is an expert in the San Diego legal community and can give you advice on your path to a judgeship or a career in civil or criminal litigation. Space is limited to fifteen students, so email your RSVP now if you would like to attend. Contact: Office for Career & Professional Development.

International Law Society (ILS), Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (VICAM), and Black Law Students Association (BLSA): International Law Week Speaker Series—International Business Transactions and Sales

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom.
Dan Dillon and Angela Gonzales will speak about their experience in the field of international business transactions and sales. Mr. Dillon has extensive corporate finance experience in Asia. Ms Gonzalez, a USD law alumna, is an associate in the Cross-Border Law Group of Rimon, P.C. Lunch provided. Contact: ILS Secretary Stephanie Pengilley.

Diversity Committee (DivCom) and Pride Law: Purchase Tickets for the Diversity Banquet

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall The Writs.
DivCom and Pride Law will be in The Writs to sell tickets to the Ninth Annual Diversity Banquet, which will take place on Friday, April 11. Student tickets are $10 and include a networking reception and three course dinner. Contact: DivCom Banquet Chair Paloma Moreno Acosta.

Advocates for Children and Education (ACE): Child Advocacy Law Panel and Mixer

5-8 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom; Mixer to follow in the Faculty Reading Room.
Our panel includes attorneys specializing in the fields of family law, special education law, and dependency law, with a moderator from the field of criminal defense. Following the panel, network with attorneys over free appetizers and graduate-level beverages. Contact: ACE President Jazmine Gregory.

Wednesday, April 9

Graduate Student Life: Free Sunrise Yoga

7:30-8:30 a.m.; Krock Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ), Garden of the Sea (behind the IPJ).
Start your day with a sunrise yoga session to reset your mind and body. This gentle flow will focus on stress reduction and will be led by a fellow graduate student. Contact: Ali Wolters.

Employment and Labor Law Society (EALLS) and Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA): Trade Secret Panel

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2A.
EALLS and IPLA are teaming up to bring you a panel about trade secrets, which comprise 25% of employment-related litigation. Learn about litigating trade secret disputes from the plaintiff and defense sides, and why employment and IP lawyers alike love this area of love. Panelists include a former superior court judge and several prominent trade secret lawyers. Lunch provided. Contact: EALLS President David Greco.

International Law Society (ILS), Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (VICAM), and Black Law Students Association (BLSA): International Law Week Speaker Series—International Human Rights Litigation

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom.
Come learn about international human rights litigation from an expert in the field, Professor Dustin Sharp. Professor Sharp teaches courses on transitional justice and international human rights law and advocacy. Prior to coming to USD, Professor Sharp worked at Human Rights Watch and was an Attorney-Adviser at the State Department.  Lunch provided. Contact: ILS Secretary Stephanie Pengilley.

Diversity Committee (DivCom) and Pride Law: Purchase Tickets for the Diversity Banquet

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall The Writs.
DivCom and Pride Law will be in The Writs to sell tickets to the Ninth Annual Diversity Banquet, which will take place on Friday, April 11. Student tickets are $10 and include a networking reception and three course dinner. Contact: DivCom Banquet Chair Paloma Moreno Acosta.

Legal Research Center (LRC) and Bloomberg Law: Prepare to Practice

3-4 p.m.; Legal Research Center Room 122 (computer lab).
Bloomberg Law can help you during your summer employment to make a great impression. Learn how to use your Bloomberg Law account to efficiently perform all of your summer work assignments. This Prepare to Practice training will walk you through a sample litigation and transactional law assignment with practical tips and guidance. This program repeats at noon and 3 p.m. tomorrow. Contact: Bloomberg Law Student Rep Nathan Scharn.

Dean Ferruolo's April Mixer

4-6 p.m.; Warren Hall Back Patio.
Dean Ferruolo invites you to the April Mixer, the final mixer of the school year. Come mingle with the dean, faculty, and students while enjoying some baseball-inspired food. We hope to see you there. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

Thursday, April 10

Legal Research Center (LRC) and Bloomberg Law: Prepare to Practice

12-12:50 p.m.; Legal Research Center Room 122 (computer lab).
Bloomberg Law can help you during your summer employment to make a great impression. Learn how to use your Bloomberg Law account to efficiently perform all of your summer work assignments. This Prepare to Practice training will walk you through a sample litigation and transactional law assignment with practical tips and guidance. Contact: Bloomberg Law Student Rep Nathan Scharn.

Legal Research Center (LRC) and Bloomberg Law: Prepare to Practice

3-4 p.m.; Legal Research Center Room 122 (computer lab).
Bloomberg Law can help you during your summer employment to make a great impression. Learn how to use your Bloomberg Law account to efficiently perform all of your summer work assignments. This Prepare to Practice training will walk you through a sample litigation and transactional law assignment with practical tips and guidance. Contact: Bloomberg Law Student Rep Nathan Scharn.

YogaLaw Society: Free Yoga

5:30-6:30 p.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, regardless of skill level. This is a safe space to explore yoga. Contact: YogaLaw Society President Rick Waltman.

Office of Alumni Relations: San Diego USD Law Alumni Reception

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

International Law Society (ILS), Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (VICAM), and Black Law Students Association (BLSA): International Law Week—Attorney-Student Mixer

6-8 p.m.; O'Toole's.
Several attorneys who practice international law, including the speakers from our week's speaker series will be in attendance. This will be a great opportunity to network while enjoying food and drink. Contact: ILS Board Member Nina Prestigiacomo.

Friday, April 11

Diversity Committee (DivCom) and Pride Law: Ninth Annual Diversity Banquet

6-9 p.m.; Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Rooms C and D.
Join DivCom and Pride Law for the Ninth Annual Diversity Banquet. This year's panel topic is "How to Address Negative Attitudes or Comments of a Judge Towards Minority Attorneys." The attorney panel will be moderated by Professor Semitsu. Student tickets are only $10 and includes a networking reception and three course dinner. To purchase tickets, email DivCom or visit our table in The Writs. For more information, visit the event Facebook page. Contact: DivCom Banquet Chair Paloma Moreno Acosta.

Graduate Student Council (GSC): Padres in the Park

6 p.m.; PetCo Park 100 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101.
Attend the GSC's annual Padres in the Park. Watch the San Diego Padres take on the Detroit Tigers. Food and drink service begins at 6 p.m. and the game starts at 7 p.m. Your ticket will get you access to the private GSC seating area and includes food and drink. Tickets can be purchased online. It sells out, so be sure to buy your ticket today! Student tickets are $30; one student ticket and one guest ticket are $70. Contact: Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student Life Karen Friedlander.

Announcements

Legal Strategies Group (LSG): Chess Tournament

LSG is hosting its first ever chess tournament! All students and faculty are welcome to compete. The games will consist of two rounds played on your own time against an opponent we have paired you up against. The final rounds will be hosted on Wednesday, April 16 in Warren Hall room 133 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sign up to play by emailing LSGChess@gmail.com by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 4. Include (1) your name, (2) phone number, (3) chess level, and (4) the best way to reach you. The final tournament round will also be our last meeting and we will elect officers for next year. Contact: LSG President Tiffany Kwong.

Employment and Labor Law Society (EALLS): Elections

EALLS will select its 2014-2015 Executive Board in the coming weeks. Applications will be sent to all EALLS members and also on Facebook. If you would like an application to fill out, you can also request one by emailing ealls.usd@gmail.com. Applications must be emailed to ealls.usd@gmail.com by Tuesday, April 8 at 9 p.m. Late applications will not be considered; similarly, incomplete applications will be immediately disregarded. EALLS expects to announce its new board by Friday, April 11. Contact: EALLS President David Greco.

Attention May 2014 Graduates: Apply to be the Student Commencement Speaker

If you would like to represent the class of 2014 as the student commencement speaker, email a written draft of your proposed commencement speech to SBA President Michelle Silva by 5 pm. on Friday, April 4. The speech may be no longer than 10 minutes when delivered. The SBA graduation committee will review all submitted speeches and choose three finalists who will be invited to give their speech before the committee. The committee will select the student commencement speaker from the finalists. Contact: SBA President Michelle Silva.

Attention May 2014 Graduates: Apply to be the Student National Anthem Singer

If you would like to sing the national anthem at the 2014 commencement ceremony, please email the Office for Law Student Affairs by Friday, April 4 at 5 p.m. Include your name, email, and contact phone number. Those who email before the deadline will audition in front of a panel of administrators and graduating students. Auditions will take place sometime during April 7-18. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

Legal Research Center (LRC): Study Room Reservations

The law school has two study rooms in The Writs and four in the LRC (soon we will add a fifth). Visit the study room web page to reserve a study room for a group. Contact: Electronic Resources Law Librarian Anna Russell.

Legal Research Center (LRC): March Student Organization of the Month

The LRC is highlighting the American Association for Justice (AAJ), who is hosting an intramural mock trial tournament, for the month of March. Visit our student organization of the month web page to discover more resources on trial techniques. Contact: Electronic Resources Law Librarian Anna Russell.

Graduate & International Programs: Application Deadline for Summer Study Abroad (Barcelona and Florence)

Take advantage of USD law's summer study abroad opportunities to gain valuable international education, experience, and connections. The application deadline for the Barcelona and Florence programs is Monday, March 31. Apply online today! Contact: Graduate & International Programs.

Law Student Profiles: Check Them Out!

Want to know what your classmates are up to? Be sure to check out the Law Student Profiles online and on the bulletin board outside of the Academic Success Resources Center (Warren Hall room 206). Read about Jazmine Gregory's work as the president of the Advocates for Children and Education (ACE) and Christine Prejean's Afghanistan deployment. Contact: Academic Services Advisor Janet Madden.


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