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

weekly newsletter October 10, 2016

Volume 6, Number 8

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  • Fri. Oct. 14: Last day to receive 50% tuition refund. No further refunds after this date.

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Monday, October 10

Office for Graduate and International Programs: Summer Study Abroad Information Session

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

It is not too early to start thinking about summer 2017! Join Professor Michael Devitt to learn more about USD's Summer Study Abroad Programs in Paris and London. Learn how to take advantage of USD law's study abroad opportunities and gain valuable international education, experience, and connections.  Current USD law students who participated in the 2016 summer programs will share their experiences. This is a great opportunity to hear first hand from your fellow students about summer study abroad. Sandwiches will be served.

Contact: Lori Mossuto, lmossuto@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

USD Law Republicans (USDLR): General Meeting

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 133

Please join USDLR for its first general meeting of the year. Lunch will be provided.

Contact: USDLR President Justin Kizy, jkizy@sandiego.edu

Coffee Drop-In for Part-Time Students

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 200

Please join Associate Dean Margaret Dalton for a very informal "drop in" at her office as you head to class. This is an opportunity for part-time students to share their thoughts in a relaxed atmosphere. RSVP appreciated but not required. Please email Kit Brawner (kbrawner@sandiego.edu) to RSVP.

Contact: Kit Brawner, kbrawner@sandiego.edu

Tuesday, October 11

Business Law Society (BLS): General Meeting

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

Join us for our first general meeting. Learn how to become a member, hear about our upcoming panels, and meet the BLS board. Pita Pit served for lunch.

Contact: BLS President Christopher Thien, bls.usd@gmail.com

JD/MBA Concurrent Degree Information Session

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

Learn about USD's JD/MBA concurrent degree program, in which you can earn your JD and MBA degrees in four years. Lunch will be served. Please email your RSVP to mba@sandiego.edu.

Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs, lawstudentaffairs@sandiego.edu

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

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.; Hahn University Center Room 107

Did you know that suicide is the second-leading cause of death among people aged 25-34? Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Training is designed to help identify the warning signs of suicide and reduce suicide behavior. In this one-hour training, you will learn how to recognize suicide-warning signs, ask someone you are concerned about whether they may be considering suicide, and help refer someone who may be struggling to professional help. Please register for this training and learn how to be a life-saving resource.

Contact: USD Student Wellness, youareusd@sandiego.edu

Graduate Student Life: Yoga on the Rooftop

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Student Life Pavilion Rooftop (5th Floor)

Please join us for our monthly Yoga on the Rooftop. Bring a yoga mat or towel. All graduate and law students are welcome to attend.

Contact: Graduate Assistant for Graduate Student Life Ariela Canizal, amcanizal@sandiego.edu

Wednesday, October 12

Graduate Student Life: Bagel Breakfast

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

Enjoy bagels, coffee, and juice. All graduate and law students are welcome to attend this event. 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

Christian Legal Society (CLS): First General Meeting

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

Join CLS for its first general meeting. We will have a panel of attorneys speak about how they integrate their faith into their legal practice. Our panelists are Licia Vaughn (DLA Piper), Erin Bosman (Morrison Foerster), and Kirk Carson (Realty Income Corporation). Guests will also learn more about the discipleship groups and mentorship opportunities CLS has to offer. Lunch provided.

Contact: CLS Co-President Evan Critchlow, ecritchlow@sandiego.edu

Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA): Introduction to Intellectual Property

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

Join IPLA and Professor Lisa Ramsey for a discussion about what is intellectual property and its importance in our society. We will talk about patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Professor Ramsey will be available to answer your questions afterwards. Non-pizza lunch provided.

Contact: IPLA President Michael Hsieh, usdipla@gmail.com

Thursday, October 13

Dean's October Mixer

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Warren Hall Back Patio (Flu Shots in The Writs)

Dean Ferruolo invites you to the October Mixer. Come mingle with the dean, faculty, and students while enjoying some festive Oktoberfest fare. The Student Health Center will be providing flu shots in The Writs for students, faculty and staff during the Mixer. Flu shots are free for students and $20 for faculty and staff (payment will be accepted in cash, check, campus cash).

Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs, lawstudentaffairs@sandiego.edu

Saturday, October 15

Advocates for Children and Education (ACE): SMART Program

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.; First United Methodist Church 119 E. 4th St. Escondido, CA 92025

This is a fun and rewarding pro bono opportunity. The SMART Program is aimed at teenagers who have committed one misdemeanor offense and are going through the Youth Court Diversion Program to keep the charge off of their record. The goal is to get these teens to think about their future, set goals, and make better decisions. We run one-on-one activities and group discussion.

Contact: ACE SMART Program Cooddinator Rachel Pence, rpence@sandiego.edu

Sunday, October 16

Graduate Student Council (GSC): Family Day at the Bay

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Crown Point Park, Mission Bay

Join GSC for a family fund day at Mission Bay. We are partnering with Outdoor Adventures to offer graduate and law students, and their families, the opportunity to explore kayaking, paddle boarding, water games, and more at Crown Point. We invite you to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the sun. The event is $10 per person. Please RSVP online and submit your payment (cash or check) to the Grad/Law Commons (Student Life Pavilion room 401) by Thursday, October 13 at 5:00 p.m. Transportation is not provided.

Contact: GSC Vice President Geralyn Williams, gwilliams@sandiego.edu

Monday, October 17

Criminal Law Society: General Meeting

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 133

Join the Criminal Law Society for its first general meeting of the year. We will discuss our upcoming events and take a poll for ideas for spring semester events. Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Criminal Law Society President Susan McClay, usdcls@gmail.com

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

Tuesday, October 18

International Law Society (ILS): General Meeting

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

Join ILS for our first general meeting of the year. We will introduce the board and discuss upcoming events. Thai food served for lunch.

Contact: ILS President Jamie Santos, usdils@gmail.com

Office for Graduate and International Programs: JD/LLM in Taxation Information Session

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

Are you interested in exploring the benefits of an LLM in Taxation degree? Did you know that you can earn an LLM in USD's highly-regarded program in just one semester? Join the Office of Graduate and International Programs for this information session to learn about the faculty, courses, application process, and more. Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Graduate and International Programs, llminfo@sandiego.edu

Wednesday, October 19

La Raza Law Students Association: Government Attorney Panel

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

Join La Raza for a panel discussion featuring three government attorneys. Our panel includes Jose Castillo (United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of California), Adrian Contreras (California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General), and Augustin Pena (San Diego District Attorney). This event is open to all student. Lunch will be provided.

Contact: La Raza Events Coordinator Emilio Cazares, ecazares@sandiego.edu

Office for Graduate and International Programs: JD/General LLM with IP Concentration Information Session

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

USD JD students may be eligible to earn an LLM in just one semester. Come to this information session to learn about the General LLM with Intellectual Property concentration and the application requirements. Meet USD's renowned IP faculty, who will explain the curriculum and the unique benefits of this program. Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Graduate and International Programs, llminfo@sandiego.edu

USD Law Republicans (USDLR): My Journey from USD Law to City Attorney Candidate

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

Join USDLR in welcoming City Attorney Candidate and Deputy District Attorney Robert Hickey. He will give a presentation on his experiences as a USD law alumnus, working as a Deputy District Attorney, and running his City Attorney campaign. In-N-Out provided for lunch.

Contact: USDLR President Justin Kizy, jkizy@sandiego.edu

Women's Law Caucus (WLC) and American Constitution Society (ACS): Presidential Debate Watching Party

5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.;

Join WLC and ACS to watch the third presidential debate in a fun atmosphere with your friends. There will be appetizers, graduate level beverages, and dessert. Drop by for a few minutes or stay the entire time. Your RSVP guarantees you two drink tickets. Space is limited, so submit your RSVP online as soon as possible.

Contact: WLC President Audrey Wood, usdwlc@gmail.com

Thursday, October 20

Employment and Labor Law Society (EALLS): Grab 'em by the What?! A Panel on Sexual Harassment

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

EALLS invites you to this lively discussion of sexual harassment in the workplace and its impact on employers, workers, and society. Three San Diego attorneys will share their knowledge, experiences, and answer your questions. Our panelists include Kristin Rizzo, '06 (Rizzo Law PC), Jerrilyn Malana (San Diego County District Attorney's Office), Maria Tapia-Hernandez (USD Law Workers' Rights Clinic), and David Greco, '14 (Nicholas & Tomasevic). Tio Leo's will be served for lunch.

Contact: EALLS President Desi Kalcheva, ealls.usd@gmail.com

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) and Federalist Society: Incarcerating US

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Pardee Legal Research Center Room 132

SSDP and the Federalist Society invite you for a special screening of "Incarcerating US," a newly released documentary film that tackles the important issue of prison reform. We will have a happy hour reception at O'Toole's at 5:00 p.m., followed by a showing of the film in LRC room 132 at 6:00 p.m. The first 20 students to RSVP online will receive a free drink ticket and the next 20 RSVPs will receive a $1 off coupon for a graduate level beverage. Popcorn and soft drinks will be provided at the movie screening. USD Votes will also be on hand to register new voters.

Contact: SSDP President Daniel Bremer, dbremer@sandiego.edu

Friday, October 21

Legal Writing and Research Program: LWR in Practice—What Bosses Want

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

Join us for lunch and a panel discussion with current practitioners as we discuss what supervisors want and expect from their law clerks' legal writing. Get an inside look at what kinds of legal writing partners find most effective, and learn tips of the trade from attorneys in a wide range of legal practice areas. Our panelists include Peter Adams (Cooley LLP), Dante Pride (The Pride Law Firm), and Patrick Bumatay (U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of California).  Please RSVP to Alisha Stine (alishas@sandiego.edu) by Monday, October 17 at 5:00 p.m. to be included in the lunch order. Otherwise, everyone is welcome.

Contact: Legal Writing and Research Program Executive Assistant Alisa Stine, alishas@sandiego.edu

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD): New Member Initiation

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom

PAD will hold its new member initiation followed by a social with current active members. All JD and LLM students are welcome and encouraged to join PAD and become a new member. To become a member, you must submit an application and pay the dues. Please contact PAD Justice Megan Thiels for more information.

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

announcements →

Student Bar Association (SBA): It's Time for Change!

The SBA wants to consolidate your information resources. Please join the USD Law SBA Facebook group to see all SBA-sponsored event updates. From this point forward, all event postings will be on this group's page rather than on the individual class Facebook pages. Please contact SBA President Lauren Stockunas if you have any questions.

Student Writing Competitions

Looking for a way to get published? Maybe earn some extra cash? Maybe even a trip to the GRAMMY Awards? Then consider entering a writing competition. Visit the Writing Competitions web page for current opportunities. There are a variety of topics that you can write an essay on. Deadlines vary and new competitions are added periodically, so check them out today! For some inspiration, you can read about other USD law students who have won these competitions here and here.

Legal Clinics: Spring Applications

Do an internship right here on campus. Join our on-site law office and gain skills working with actual clients on real legal cases. This is an experience that can boost your resume and prepare you for legal practice. We are accepting applications for the spring 2017 semester. Apply online today. Please contact Legal Clinics Administrative Director Eric Austin at ericaustin-11@sandiego.edu or (619) 260-7640 with any questions about registration. Visit the Legal Clinics web page for more information about our clinic offerings.

Animals on University Property

Please be advised that USD has a policy regarding animals on university property to which all members of the USD community are expected to adhere, including the School of Law community. The university prohibits the presence of pets and other animals (excluding approved service animals) in all university buildings. Pets and other animals are also not permitted at university events. Please read the entire policy to ensure that you are aware of the rules, exceptions, and consequences.

Legal Research Center (LRC): October Library Trivia

Test your legal trivia skills each month with the LRC's monthly trivia contest. Visit the LRC homepage or Facebook page to submit your answer for October, and enter to win a drink card for Doug's Coffee Cart.

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

The LRC is highlighting La Raza Law Students Association for the month of October. Please view the October highlight flyer on our Student Resources web page for more information.

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