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

weekly newsletter November 14, 2016

Volume 6, Number 13

important deadlines →

  • Mon. Nov. 14: Deadline to apply to be an Academic Success Fellow for Spring 2017.
  • Wed. Nov. 23-Sun. Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes; offices closed Thursday-Sunday).

upcoming events →

Monday, November 14

Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA): Frontiers in Privacy - Europe vs. the United States

8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; Warren Hall Faculty Reading Room

Please join IPLA for a breakfast discussion with European privacy expert, former French cabinet member, and former member of the French Constitutional Court Noelle Lenoir and the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown (U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals). We will discuss issues related to international privacy laws and its evolution in conjunction with technological advancements. Breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP at usdipla@gmail.com as space is limited.

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

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD): Internship Panel

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

Join PAD for a panel of 2L and 3L students discussing the previous internships they completed after their first year of law school. The panel will include students who worked in the private sector, public interest, and who studied abroad. Discussion topics will include how they found their internships, what the interview process was like, and the tasks they completed during their internship. Non-pizza lunch provided.

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

Student Bar Association (SBA): Budget Committee Meeting

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

This is the last SBA Budget Committee Meeting for the semester. 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.

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

Women's Law Caucus (WLC): Exam Advice Exchange

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

It's time for WLC's annual Fall Exam Advice Exchange. Get advice from students who did well in classes that you are currently enrolled in. Speakers will offer their strategies and tips for studying and insight on the final exam format. Today's speakers will address Constitutional Law II (Ramsey, M.), Corporations (Partnoy), Criminal Procedure (Huffman), Evidence (Devitt), Professional Responsibility (McGowan, D.), Tax I (Barry), and Trusts & Estates (Hirsch).

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

Post-Election Student Discussion Forum

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.; Serra Hall Room 200

The USD Humanities Center, Changemaker HUB, and Center for Inclusion and Diversity present this Post-Election Student Discussion Forum. Join faculty in an open conversation about civic dialogue and the transition of government.

Contact: Director of Law Student Affairs Irene Meloney, imeloney@sandiego.edu

Tuesday, November 15

American Constitution Society (ACS): What now? An election results discussion.

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

Join ACS for a discussion about what is going to happen now that the election is over and what the results mean for American moving forward. Three USD law professors will sit on a panel to answer questions about what will happen now. Chipotle provided for lunch. Email your RSVP to acrownhart@sandiego.edu.

Contact: ACS President: Darien Key, dkey@sandiego.edu

Business Law Society (BLS) and Transactional Law Team (TLT): Mergers & Acquisitions Panel

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

Learn about what the area of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) law entails, what the life of an M&A attorney is like, and how to become an M&A lawyer. Our panel includes Dennis Doucette, '86 (Procopio) and Anthony Mauriello (Sheppard Mullin). Our panel will be moderated by Dean Ferruolo. Lunch will be served.

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

Women's Law Caucus (WLC): Exam Advice Exchange

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

It's time for WLC's annual Fall Exam Advice Exchange. Get advice from students who did well in classes that you are currently enrolled in. Speakers will offer their strategies and tips for studying and insight on the final exam format. Today's speakers will address Community Property (Lilly), Corporations (Dallas), Criminal Procedure (Dripps), Evidence (Cole), Professional Responsibility (Brennan), and Tax I (Abrams).

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

Post-Election Student Discussion Forum

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.; Serra Hall Room 200

The USD Humanities Center, Changemaker HUB, and Center for Inclusion and Diversity present this Post-Election Student Discussion Forum. Join faculty in an open conversation about civic dialogue and the transition of government.

Contact: Director of Law Student Affairs Irene Meloney, imeloney@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: Interim Coordinator for Graduate Student Life Mariann Sanchez, marianns@sandiego.edu

Wednesday, November 16

Post-Election Student Discussion Forum

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.; Serra Hall Room 200

The USD Humanities Center, Changemaker HUB, and Center for Inclusion and Diversity present this Post-Election Student Discussion Forum. Join faculty in an open conversation about civic dialogue and the transition of government.

Contact: Director of Law Student Affairs Irene Meloney, imeloney@sandiego.edu

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

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Hahn University Center Room 103AB

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

Dean's November Mixer

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Warren Hall Back Patio and The Writs

Dean Ferruolo invites you to the November Mixer. Come mingle with the dean, faculty, and your fellow classmates while enjoying a Thanksgiving feast.

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

Thursday, November 17

Post-Election Student Discussion Forum

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Serra Hall Room 200

The USD Humanities Center, Changemaker HUB, and Center for Inclusion and Diversity present this Post-Election Student Discussion Forum. Join faculty in an open conversation about civic dialogue and the transition of government.

Contact: Director of Law Student Affairs Irene Meloney, imeloney@sandiego.edu

Legal Clinics: Open House and Holiday Luncheon

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Barcelona Room 305

All law school faculty, students, and staff are invited to the Legal Clinics' Open House and Holiday Luncheon. This is a wonderful opportunity to gather with the law school community and learn more about the Legal Clinics. Please email your RSVP to Legal Clinics Administrative Director Eric Austin.

Contact: Legal Clinics Administrative Director Erc Austin, ericaustin-11@sandiego.edu

Employment and Labor Law Society (EALLS): Connecting Today's Attorneys with Tomorrow's

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Hahn University Center O'Toole's

EALLS is pleased to invite you to meet and network with some of San Diego's finest labor and employment attorneys at our fall mixer. From solo practitioner to "big law," plaintiff to defense, there will be many attorneys that you can meet. Two drink tickets will be given per student and appetizers will be served.

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

Student Bar Association (SBA): Tri-Law School Mixer

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Ballast Point Little Italy 2215 India St. San Diego, CA 92101

Come out and meet other future lawyers in the San Diego legal community from our neighbors at California Western School of Law and Thomas Jefferson School of Law. We will have a cabana and appetizers.

Contact: SBA President Lauren Stokunas, usdlawpres@gmail.com

Casa Romantica: What Does Free Speech Mean?

7 p.m.; Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens 415 Avenida Granada San Clemente, CA 92672

Please join Casa Romantica to hear a lecture from one of the greatest constitutional law scholars today. Professor Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the School of Law at the University of California Irvine, will talk about the context of free speech that the U.S. Constitution guarantees, and about the social benefits associated with free speech traditions in our democracy. Please visit the event website for more information and to purchase tickets.

Contact: Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, events@casaromantica.org

Monday, November 21

Student Bar Association (SBA): General Meeting

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

This is the last SBA General Meeting of the semester. 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

announcements →

Evaluation Week: November 14-18, 2016

Let your voice be heard! November 14-18 is Evaluation Week. Take some time to provide anonymous feedback on your courses by filling out all of your online course evaluations. Evaluations are available until the day after your last class meeting, for each individual class. To access the fall 2016 evaluation forms, log in to MySanDiego and click on the Law Student tab. Scroll down the page to Registration Tools and click on Registration History. Then click on the course evaluation hyperlink with the professor’s name to begin the evaluation. The professor does not read evaluation results or written comments until after grades have been submitted. Hard copies of the completed course evaluations are available for students to review in the Academic Success Resource Center (Warren Hall room 206). Watch this video for information on how course evaluations can be useful to you. Contact: Academic Success & Bar Programs.

Tax Controversy Institute: December 2, 2016

The Tax Controversy Institute strives to be the premier tax controversy event in Southern California. The region's top tax attorneys, CPAs, and law and business school professors will discuss topics including federal and state audit strategies, tax penalties, and criminal tax matters. The Institute will provide practical advice from top leaders in the tax field. It will also provide phenomenal networking opportunities to meet other top practitioners. Tax attorneys, CPAs, tax prepares, and students are all welcome to attend. Visit the event web page for more information and a full schedule. Contact: Program Coordinator Trang Pham.

International Law Society (ILS): Now Accepting Applications for the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition

Are you a 2L interested in international law? Human rights? Moot Court? Or just a one-of-a-kind experience in Washington, D.C.? International Law Society is now accepting applications for the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition, taking place in Washington, D.C. May 21-26, 2017. ILS will be sending two students to compete! If interested, please submit a resume and writing sample to usdils@gmail.com by Sunday, November 13 at 7pm. Tryouts will consist of a 5 minute oral argument and will be held November 15 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Warren Hall Room 2B. If you have any questions, please contact ILS President, Jamie Santos.

Academic Success and Bar Programs: Spring Academic Success Fellows Applications Due November 14

Are you looking for a way to earn additional income without sacrificing your studies? You could get paid to help fellow students and prepare for the bar exam in the process. With a manageable time commitment, this position allows you to keep another job or stay involved in various extracurricular activities. For more information, including a detailed job description, please visit the Academic Success page on TWEN. All applications are due on Monday, November 14. We are currently hiring Academic Success Fellows for the following 1L courses next Spring semester: Constitutional Law I (Rappaport, Alexander, M. Ramsey), Contracts (Barry, D. McGowan, Abrams, Claus), and Property (Wiggins, Minan, Hirsch, Bell).

USD Health Survey

All USD students will receive an email on November 1 requesting their participation in the USD Health Survey. Participation in the survey will provide USD Student Wellness with key data about our students' health, and the information college will enhance the university's ability to address the wellness needs of the USD community. The link you receive in your email is unique to you and the survey is confidential. Ten students who take the survey will win $50. More information about the Health Survey is available online. You have until Thanksgiving to complete the survey.

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