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

weekly newsletter November 7, 2016

Volume 6, Number 12

important deadlines →

  • Fri. Nov. 11: Last day to withdraw.
  • Mon. Nov. 14: Deadline to apply to be an Academic Success Fellow for Spring 2017.

upcoming events →

announcements →

McLennon Moot Court Class and Tournament

Still looking for a course for spring 2017? Want to practice your written and oral advocacy skills? Register for the Honors Moot Court Competition for the spring 2017 semester. The course will focus on written and oral appellate advocacy and will culminate with participation in the 2017 McLennon Honors Moot Court Competition (March 24-29). Students enrolled in the course will receive one pass/fail unit upon completion of the course and competition.

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.

Graduate and Law Student Assessment Survey

On October 26, the Office of Graduate Student Life emailed all graduate and law students an invitation to take the Graduate/Law Student Experience Survey. This survey is designed to understand your current experience outside of the classroom and to explore how graduate and law students needs can be better met by the Office of Graduate Student Life.  All survey participants will be entered in a drawing and four will be randomly selected to receive a $50 Campus Cash gift card.

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