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University of San Diego School of Law
The Perfect Climate for Studying Law™

weekly newsletter September 26, 2016

Volume 6, Number 6

important deadlines →

  • Fri. Sept. 30: Extended deadline to enroll or waive the student health insurance.
  • Sat. Oct. 1: Deadline to complete mandatory Title IX Training.
  • Mon. Oct. 3: Spring 2017 schedule posts online.
  • Fri. Oct. 7: Last day to receive 60% tuition refund.

upcoming events →

Monday, September 26

Academic Success Program 1L Workshop: Outlining For Exam Success (Section C)

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2B

This workshop is the second in a series of three section-specific workshops, led by the Academic Success Fellows, taking place this fall semester. This second workshop introduces effective and efficient outlining. Topics include 1) when to begin outlining and why you should not begin the first week of class and 2) what information to include/exclude from your outline. Bring your questions. Visit the Study Skills Workshops web page for more information.

Contact: Academic Success & Bar Programs, lawacademicsuccess@sandiego.edu

Student Bar Association (SBA): General Meeting

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131

The SBA General Meetings are held every other Monday in Warren Hall room 131 and any USD law student may attend. For information regarding recent General Meetings, please check the SBA TWEN page. Student organizations that are receiving funding from SBA must send a representative to each General Meeting.

Contact: SBA Secretary David Nauss, usdlawsec@gmail.com

Black Law Students Association (BLSA): Leading Change in Your Law Career

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.; La Gran Terraza

Please join BLSA for this unique panel topic. Our panel of speakers will discuss how you can pursue a successful law career while still making a difference in your community and contributing to social change. The panel includes: Judge Randa Trapp (San Diego Superior Court), Barbara Parker (Oakland City Attorney), and Stacie Patterson (Law Office of Stacie L. Patterson). The panel will be moderated by Professor Mary Jo Wiggins. The event includes a buffet dinner and drinks. Please RSVP online by Thursday, September 22. Admission is $20 at the door (free for students). This is sure to be an enlightening and educational discussion. We hope to see you there.

Contact: BLSA Co-President Justin Shields, usdblsa@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 27

One & Done: 2L/3L Selecting Your Bar Prep Company

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 3A

Want free MPRE materials? Come learn and ask questions about the products and services each company offers for bar exam preparation (note only one company will be in the room at a time). Following the panel, each company will have a separate location (until 2:50pm) where students can go to learn more about companies of interest. Lunch will be provided, register online to attend. 

Attend this event and you will be entered into a raffle to win a $250 course credit for your choice of either Barbri, Kaplan, or Themis bar preparation courses. To be entered into the raffle you must attend the event from 12-12:50 and sign-in with all three bar prep companies during the time they are here, until 2:50pm.   

Contact: Academic Success & Bar Programs, lawacademicsuccess@sandiego.edu

Women's Center: Only With Consent Pre-Workshop Dinner

6 p.m.; Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Inner Courtyard

USD students are invited to a dinner with the founders of the non-profit organization Only With Consent, Jasmin Enriquez and Mike Friedman. This dinner will take place directly before the Only With Consent Interactive Workshop, and will provide students the opportunity to speak with the founders and learn more about how to engage in the movement to end sexual violence. Spots for the dinner are limited, please RSVP to Sarah Borger

Contact: Sarah Borger, sborger@sandiego.edu

Women's Center: Only with Consent Interactive Workshop

7:30 p.m.; Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Rooms A-C

Join the non-profit organization, Only with Consent, for an interactive workshop on healthy relationships, consent, and sexual violence prevention.

Contact: Women's Center, womenscenter@sandiego.edu, 619-260-2396

Wednesday, September 28

Graduate Student Life: Bagel Breakfast

9 a.m.; Student Life Pavilion Grad/Law Commons Room 401

Enjoy bagels, coffee, and juice. Come early; the event ends when the food runs out. Like us on Facebook to keep up with our events.

Contact: Mariann Sanchez , marianns@sandiego.edu

Academic Success Program 1L Workshop: Outlining for Exam Success (Section A)

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 3B

This workshop is the second in a series of three section-specific workshops, led by the Academic Success Fellows, taking place this fall semester. This second workshop introduces effective and efficient outlining. Topics include 1) when to begin outlining and why you should not begin the first week of class and 2) what information to include/exclude from your outline. Bring your questions. Visit the Study Skills Workshops web page for more information.

Contact: Academic Success & Bar Programs, lawacademicsuccess@sandiego.edu

Golf Law Society (GLS): General Meeting

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2A

We invite all law students to attend our meeting and learn more about GLS and the wonderful stress-relieving events it offers to students, such as our Fifth Annual Golf Tournament, range days, and beginner golf clinic. If you have any interest in golf or learning how to golf, please join us. Non-pizza lunch provided.

Contact: GLS President Andrew Rodriguez, usdgolflaw@gmail.com

Health Law Society (HLS): First General Meeting

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131

Please join us to learn more about the field of health law and our organization, while meeting members of the executive board and other students considering a similar legal career. The SBA Representative position is open and we look forward to discussing the responsibilities with interested students. Lunch will be provided.

Contact: HLS President Lexi Silverman, lsilverman@sandiego.edu

Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA): General Meeting and Guest Speaker

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2B

Join JLSA for the first general meeting of the school year. Visiting professor, Iddo Porat (Hebrew University), will be joining us to highlight the differences between the US Legal System and the Israeli Legal System.  

Contact: JLSA President Sharona Silver, usd.jlsa@gmail.com

Memorial Service for Professor Carl A. Auerbach

12 p.m. - 2 p.m.; Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre

Please join us for a memorial gathering to honor Carl Auerbach, Professor of Law Emeritus of the University of San Diego School of Law.

Professor Auerbach's academic career spanned seven decades, beginning at the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1947. He joined the University of Minnesota Law School in 1961, later serving as its Dean from 1972 through 1979. In 1985, he joined the University of San Diego School of Law as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, and he remained an active faculty member until 2012. He also served as a visiting law professor at Columbia University, the University of Utah, the University of Iowa, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Uppsala University in Sweden.

Professor Auerbach passed away on April 6, 2016. He was 100 years old.

The memorial gathering is open to all colleagues, friends as well as current and former students to remember Professor Carl Auerbach's commitment to his students, support of the law school and contributions to the legal profession. 

RSVP by Thursday, September 22, 2016.

Contact: Trang Pham, tpham@sandiego.edu, (619) 260-4208

33rd Nathaniel L. Nathanson Memorial Lecture

6 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom

Please note that the lecture has moved to Grace Courtroom.

Please join us for the 33rd presentation of the Nathaniel L. Nathanson Memorial Lecture Series:

"The Future of Capital Punishment in the United States" by Professor Robert A. Stein, University of Minnesota Law School

 Schedule

5:30 p.m. — Doors open
6 p.m. — Presentation
7 p.m. — Reception

You are also invited to attend a memorial service for Professor Carl Auerbach on the same day at noon. 

Contact: Trang Pham, tpham@sandiego.edu, (619) 260-4208

Thursday, September 29

Academic Success Program 1L Workshop: Outlining for Exam Success (Section B)

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2B

This workshop is the second in a series of three section-specific workshops, led by the Academic Success Fellows, taking place this fall semester. This second workshop introduces effective and efficient outlining. Topics include 1) when to begin outlining and why you should not begin the first week of class and 2) what information to include/exclude from your outline. Bring your questions. Visit the Study Skills Workshops web page for more information.

Contact: Academic Success & Bar Programs, lawacademicsuccess@sandiego.edu

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA): Civility Matters

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom

Civility Matters is a presentation on proper ethical conduct for lawyers and law students, sponsored by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), San Diego Chapter. ABOTA is an organization devoted to preservation of the jury system. Members work to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, ethics, civility, and courtesy in the legal profession. The panel includes Hon. James Mangione (San Diego County Superior Court), Christopher Todd (Partner, Wingert Grebing Brubaker & Juskie LLP), and Ben Bunn (Owner, Bunn Law Group).

Contact: George Brewster, george.brewster@sdcounty.ca.gov

Graduate Student Life & Women's Center: Lunch & Learn

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.; Student Life Pavilion Grad/Law Commons Room 401

Join Prevention and Education Coordinator, Sarah Borger, for a dialogue about opportunities for graduate students to get involved and gain leadership experience in sexual and relationship violence awareness and prevention. Snacks and beverages provided!

Contact: Mariann Sanchez , marianns@sandiego.edu

One & Done: Moral Character Requirements-The CA Bar and You

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Pardee Legal Research Center Room 132

USD School of Law will host a special guest with the State Bar of California, who will tell you what you must do to make sure you are admitted in a timely manner. Failure to become licensed because of delayed moral character acceptance or missed deadlines has cost graduates their jobs! Learn to avoid pitfalls and delays from the expert. The CA State Bar representative will also be available in PLRC Room 113 between the two programs for any individual meetings and questions. Register online to attend. This program will repeat on the same day at 4:30 p.m.

Contact: Academic Success & Bar Programs, lawacademicsuccess@sandiego.edu

One & Done: Moral Character Requirements-The CA Bar and You

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Pardee Legal Research Center Room 132

USD School of Law will host a special guest with the State Bar of California, who will tell you what you must do to make sure you are admitted in a timely manner. Failure to become licensed because of delayed moral character acceptance or missed deadlines has cost graduates their jobs! Learn to avoid pitfalls and delays from the expert. The CA State Bar representative will also be available in PLRC Room 113 between the two programs for any individual meetings and questions. Register online to attend. 

Contact: Academic Success & Bar Programs, lawacademicsuccess@sandiego.edu

Monday, October 3

Academic Success Program 1L Workshop: IRAC, Multiple-choice, and You (Section C)

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2B

This workshop is the third in a series of three section-specific workshops, led by the Academic Success Fellows, taking place this fall semester. You have outlined, done practice exams or midterms, and still want to know more about IRAC and how to prepare for multiple-choice and other exam formats. Learn skills and techniques to improve your law school exam performance. You will leave this workshop feeling prepared to organize and attack any law school exam. Bring your questions. Visit the Study Skills Workshops web page for more information.

Contact: Academic Success & Bar Programs, lawacademicsuccess@sandiego.edu

Student Bar Association (SBA): Budget Committee Meeting

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 315

Registered student organizations can request funding from SBA. To request funding, fill out and submit a Budget Request Form, available on the SBA TWEN page, then sign up to present your request to the Budget Committee for funding. SBA Budget Committee Meetings will occur every other Monday in Warren Hall room 315.

Contact: SBA Treasurer Ashley Foote, usdlawtreas@gmail.com

The Red Mass

6 p.m.; Founders Chapel

Members of the San Diego area bench and bar and the University of San Diego School of Law community will gather in USD's Founders Chapel to participate in the Red Mass—a liturgy held to mark the opening of the judicial year.

The Red Mass is an occasion of prayerful petition and thanksgiving for all members of the legal profession, regardless of religious affiliation. Legal professionals and law students of all religious traditions are invited to attend.

The 2016 presider will be The Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy, Bishop of San Diego, CA.

A reception will follow in Founders Foyer. Registration is not required but is requested. Please respond by September 26, 2016.

Contact: Trang Pham, tpham@sandiego.edu, (619) 260-4208

Tuesday, October 4

Department of Public Safety: Campus Active Shooter Emergency Procedure Training

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 3D

Join the Department of Public Safety for a training on emergency preparedness in the event of an active shooter on campus. This program will repeat today, Tuesday, October 4 at 4:15 p.m. in Warren Hall Room 2B.

Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs, lawstudentaffairs@sandiego.edu, (619) 260-4651

Environmental Law Society (ELS): General Meeting

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131

Come meet your ELS officers and learn about the fun events we have planned for the year. We will also review the classes and opportunities USD has for law students interested in environmental law. Professor Tim Duane will speak about classes he teaches, as well as his career experiences. Law student Meghan O'Brien will speak about her Washington D.C. externship working for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Contact: ELS President Lauren Perkins, els.usd@gmail.com

Department of Public Safety: Campus Active Shooter Emergency Procedure Training

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2B

Join the Department of Public Safety for a training on emergency preparedness in the event of an active shooter on campus. 

Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs, lawstudentaffairs@sandiego.edu, (619) 260-4651

Wednesday, October 5

Academic Success Program 1L Workshop: IRAC, Multiple-choice, and You (Section A)

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2B

This workshop is the third in a series of three section-specific workshops, led by the Academic Success Fellows, taking place this fall semester. You have outlined, done practice exams or midterms, and still want to know more about IRAC and how to prepare for multiple-choice and other exam formats. Learn skills & techniques to improve your law school exam performance. You will leave this workshop feeling prepared to organize and attack any law school exam. Bring your questions. Visit the Study Skills Workshops web page for more information.

Contact: Academic Success & Bar Programs, lawacademicsuccess@sandiego.edu

Graduating Class Gift: Informational Meeting

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Guadalupe Hall Room 203

Calling all members of the class of 2017! Leave your mark on USD School of Law by getting involved with the Graduating Class Gift committee. Celebrate the milestone of earning your law degree by joining the student-led fundraising campaign to raise money for a specific area in the law school...selected by the committee. Attend this first meeting to hear more about the Graduating Class Gift and get a free lunch. Please email your RSVP to eamberg@sandiego.edu if you would like to attend.

Contact: Assistant Director, Law School Annual Giving Elyse Amberg, eamberg@sandiego.edu

Professionalism Series: USD in D.C.

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131

Learn about the Washington D.C. Externship Program and how you might benefit from participating. This externship program is an exciting opportunity to work for a governmental agency in Washington D.C. for academic credit. Past participants in the program have worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, and the House Subcommittee on Education and the Workforce. Woodstock Pizza will be served.

Contact: Career and Professional Development, lawcareers@sandiego.edu, (619) 260-4529

Academic Success Program 1L Workshop: IRAC, Multiple-choice, and You (Section E)

5 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 3A

This workshop is the third in a series of three section-specific workshops, led by the Academic Success Fellows, taking place this fall semester. You have outlined, done practice exams or midterms, and still want to know more about IRAC and how to prepare for multiple-choice and other exam formats. Learn skills & techniques to improve your law school exam performance. You will leave this workshop feeling prepared to organize and attack any law school exam. Bring your questions. Visit the Study Skills Workshops web page for more information.

Contact: Academic Success & Bar Programs, lawacademicsuccess@sandiego.edu

Thursday, October 6

Academic Success Program 1L Workshop: IRAC, Multiple-choice, and You (Section B)

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2A

This workshop is the third in a series of three section-specific workshops, led by the Academic Success Fellows, taking place this fall semester. You have outlined, done practice exams or midterms, and still want to know more about IRAC and how to prepare for multiple-choice and other exam formats. Learn skills & techniques to improve your law school exam performance. You will leave this workshop feeling prepared to organize and attack any law school exam. Bring your questions. Visit the Study Skills Workshops web page for more information.

Contact: Academic Success & Bar Programs, lawacademicsuccess@sandiego.edu

Advocates for Children and Education (ACE): General Meeting

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom

Join ACE for its general meeting to learn about our incredible child advocacy volunteer opportunities. ACE's seven programs allow students to volunteer in the areas of dependency, delinquency, and education. Free lunch provided while supplies last.

Contact: ACE President Patrice Darlin, pdarlin@sandiego.edu

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD): General Meeting

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2B

Join Phi Alpha Delta for the first general meeting of the year. We will discuss upcoming events for the semester and discuss how to become a member of Phi Alpha Delta. Non-pizza lunch will be provided.

Contact: PAD Justice Megan Thiels, mthiels@sandiego.edu

School of Business and Center for Peace and Commerce: USD Legacy Entrepreneurship Conference

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre

The Center for Peace and Commerce and the School of Business proudly present the annual USD Legacy Entrepreneurship Conference. This event is open to all students, faculty, and members of the San Diego startup and social entrepreneurship community. You will network with successful entrepreneurs, get practical insight on ways to start your own business or social enterprise, and get ready to enter the Social Innovation Challenge and V2 Pitch Competition. This event is free but an RSVP is required. Visit the event web page for more information.

Contact: Entrepreneurship Manager Regina Bernal, reginabernal-12@sandiego.edu

Friday, October 7

Graduate Student Council (GSC): Graduate and Law Student Homecoming Reception

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Maher Hall Room 250 (Salomon Hall)

Join GSC for a reception during USD Homecoming and Family Weekend. Enjoy some food and mingle with other graduate and law students. After the reception, join us and the rest of the USD community for the free Big Blue Bash Concert and Festival. We hope to see you! Visit the event web page for more information and to register.

Contact: GSC Chair Amy Bowers, amydbowers@sandiego.edu

Student Refrigerators and Freezers Cleaning

6 p.m.; Warren Hall Student Lounge

The student refrigerators and freezers will be cleaned out today at 6 p.m. All items left in the refrigerators and freezers on this date will be thrown away (including all lunch bags and food containers). Items may be stored back in the refrigerators and freezers on Saturday, October 8 at 8 a.m. The student refrigerators and freezers are cleaned out on the first Friday of every month.

Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs, lawstudentaffairs@sandiego.edu, (619) 260-4651

announcements →

Student Bar Association (SBA): 1L Section Representative Election Results

Congratulations to the newly elected 1L Section and LLMC Representatives! This year's 1L Section and LLMC Reps are:

  • Section A: Saleem Hawatmeh
  • Section B: Kaitlyn Forbes
  • Section C: Stephen Wainwright
  • Section E: Sabrina Faramarzi
  • LLMC: Shivani Kumbhojkar

Red Mass: Looking for Volunteers

We are looking for student volunteers to serve during this year's Red Mass on Monday, October 3. There are several volunteer opportunities available. The volunteer roles are low pressure, do not require any experience, and you do not have to be Catholic to volunteer for most of the roles. The Mass is open to the entire law school community, regardless or religious affiliation. It is also a wonderful opportunity to meet local judges and attorneys. If you would like to volunteer, please email Director for Law Student Affairs Irene Meloney.

Mandatory Title IX Training

The annual online "Think About It" training on sexual misconduct and relationship violence has been issued. All students at USD are required to complete this training in accordance with the Campus SaVE Act. The deadline to complete this training is October 1, 2016. Students who do not complete the training by this date will be assessed a noncompliance fee in the amount of $250. Because this is an annual training, prior completion of the training does not exempt students from the requirement. If you have questions about the training, please visit the Title IX website or email titleix@sandiego.edu.

Student Health Insurance Requirement

All law students are required to have health insurance while enrolled at USD. You may purchase an insurance policy through the school's provider, or you may waive participation in the University sponsored plan if you have a policy that will provide you with sufficient coverage while you are at USD. All students must either enroll in or waive out of the student health insurance plan by September 30, 2016. Please note that the deadline to enroll/waive has been extended. Your student account will automatically be charged for the student health insurance plan unless you submit a waiver by the September 30 deadline. For detailed information about the student health insurance requirement and instructions on how to enroll in or waive the student health insurance, please visit the USD health insurance website. Students should submit any insurance-related questions via the Gallagher Student Customer Service form or the 2016-17 USD health insurance online request form.

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