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Weekly student enewsletter from USD School of Law • Volume 4, Number 1 • August 25, 2014

Important Deadlines

Mon. Aug. 25: Fall semester classes begin.

Mon., Sept. 1: Labor Day Holiday.

Wed., Sept. 3 at 5 p.m.: Off-Campus Work Study applications due.

Fri., Sept. 5: Deadline to apply for a spring Semester Exchange Program.

Mon., Sept. 8: Last day to enroll in classes and to drop a class without a "W".

Mon., Sept. 8: Last day to receive 100% tuition refund.


Upcoming Events
Monday, August 25 – Friday, September 5

Monday, August 25

Fall semester classes begin.

Welcome back!

Tuesday, August 26

Diversity Panel and Reception—Rethinking Balance: Work-Life Management in Law School and the Profession

4:00 p.m.; Degheri Alumni Center Boardroom.
The Academic Success Program (ASP) invites all students to this program to celebrate the diversity of our new law students and the USD law community. There will be an introduction by Tamera M. Weisser, Ph.D. (Partner, Jones Day). An alumni panel will offer their thoughts on how to effectively maintain a work-life balance as a law students and later as an attorney. The panel will be followed by a reception with the USD law community. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the diverse community at USD and network with each other, alumni, faculty, and administrators. Hosted by Jones Day. Contact: Director of Academic Success Professor Kiyana Kiel.

Wednesday, August 27

Office for Graduate and International Programs: Semester Exchange Programs Information Session

12:00-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2A.
Take advantage of USD's semester exchange programs to gain valuable international education, experience and connections. This spring, spend the semester immersing yourself in another culture, expanding your international network, and studying with leading international law professors. Attend our information session to learn more about these exciting opportunities and the application requirements. Lunch will be provided. Contact: Graduate and International Programs.

Thursday, August 28

Criminal Law Society and Office of Career and Professional Development: Mastering the Criminal Law Interview

12:00-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131.
Are you interested in criminal law? If so, you will not want to miss this attorney panel. Learn more about the criminal law interview from Melissa Diaz (San Diego County District Attorney's Office), David Lamb (San Diego County Office of the Public Defender) and Kathryn Kirschbaum (Office of the Attorney General). Food and drink will be served. Contact: Office of Career and Professional Development.

Friday, August 29

No events submitted.

Monday, September 1

Labor Day Holiday

No classes. All university and law school offices closed.

Tuesday, September 2

No events submitted.

Wednesday, September 3

No events submitted.

Thursday, September 4

Office of Career and Professional Development: JAG Recruiting Attorney Panel

12:00-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2A.
Come and learn about current eligibility requirements and both summer and post-graduate opportunities from JAG attorneys. All branches will be represented. We will have attorney panelists speaking from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps. Contact: Office of Career and Professional Development.

Legal Research Center (LRC): Legal Technology Talk Series—Online Privacy and Security

12:00-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2B.
Join the LRC for episode 1 in its yearlong Legal Tech Talk Series. This session will focus on the many issues involved in securing personal and work online information. Food provided. Contact: Electronic Resources Law Librarian Anna Russell.

Friday, September 5

No events submitted.


Office of Financial Aid: Off-Campus Work Study Applications Now Available

Fall 2014 Off-Campus Work Study applications are now available for pick up at the Office of Financial Aid. Applications are due on Wednesday, September 3 no later than 5 p.m. (no exceptions). Please contact Financial Aid if you have any questions.

USD Law Private Scholarship Application

Through the generosity of our alumni and friends, over 70 awards are available. All continuing JD students (2L, 3L, 4L) are eligible to apply. The application will be available online by Friday, August 29. Completed applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, September 26. No late applications will be accepted. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office by phone at (619) 260-4570, by email, or in person in Warren Hall room 203.

Fall 2014 Academic Success Fellows Needed

Academic Success Fellows are needed for the following: Civil Procedure (2 positions); Criminal Law (2 positions); and Torts (1 position). This is a paid position. Fellows serve as a valuable resource to USD law students, especially during their first year. Fellows are upper-division students who perform well academically and have an interest in helping current first-year students do the same. Fellows help student develop effective and efficient law school study skills and strategies. If you have questions or wish to apply, email Director of Academic Success Kiyana Kiel or stop by her office in Warren Hall room 206.

Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL): 2014-2015 Internships Available

Interested in studying state agencies that regulate business, professions and trades? Want to learn about the California legislative process and your future in public policy-making and public interest law? USD's renowned CPIL is accepting applications for the 2014-15 academic year. Please visit our website to learn about our academic program. For more information, contact CPIL Administrative Director Julie D'Angelo Fellmeth at (619) 260-4806 or by email.

Legal Clinics: Fall 2014 Opportunities Available

Interested in gaining real life experience with clients? The Legal Clinics are accepting applications for fall 2014 clinics. We have opportunities for hands on experience in eight discrete areas of law. For a list of clinics offered and the online application, please visit our website. If you have questions, please contact Faculty Director for Clinical and Placement Education Margaret Dalton at (619) 260-7664 or via email.

Spring Semester Exchange Programs: Application Due on September 5

Submit yourself as a nominee for a spring 2015 semester exchange program. Space in each program is limited. To be considered as a nominee for spring, please submit the online application form by September 5. Contact: Graduate and International Programs.

Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) Now Available Online

DARS is USD's online degree audit software tool for charting your progress towards your degree. To use DARS, log in to MySanDiego. Go to the "Law Student" page, then click the "Degree Audit Report System (DARS)/U.Achieve for students" link in the bottom right. We recommend that you utilize this valuable tool.

Motions Marketplace

Did you know you can buy and sell used books on the Motions Marketplace? You will need your USD email address to register for an account. Be sure to check your spam folder for the activation email.

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