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

weekly newsletter February 20, 2017

Volume 6, Number 24

important deadlines →

  • Mon. Feb. 20-Thur. Feb. 23: Beyond the First Year Information Sessions
  • Wed. Mar. 1: Deadline to apply for summer study abroad and fall semester exchange.
  • Thurs. Mar. 2 at 11:59 p.m.: SBA General Election Declaration of Candidacy Due.

upcoming events →

Monday, February 20

Beyond the First Year: CPIL, CAI, and EPIC Information Session

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

Learn about the exciting work the Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL), Children's Advocacy Institute (CAI), and Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC) do and how you can earn academic credit for it. All three centers offer substantive courses as well as clinics that give students the chance to participate in important research, advocacy, and public education. All law students are invited to attend this information session. We will have refreshments.

Contact: CPIL Administrative Director Julie Fellmeth, julied@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.

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

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

Beyond the First Year: Advocacy Programs Information Session

5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 3B

Interested in appellate advocacy, trial practice, or international arbitration? Come learn about the oral advocacy opportunities at USD. Members of the Appellate Moot Court Board, National Trial TeamVis International Arbitration Moot (VICAM), and Assistant Director for Advocacy Programs Haley Shumaker will present to discuss the programs and how you can become involved during your second and third years.

Contact: Assistant Director for Advocacy Programs Haley Shumaker, hshumaker@sandiego.edu

Tuesday, February 21

Beyond the First Year: Legal Clinics Information Session

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

Do an internship right here on campus. Gain skills working with actual clients on real legal cases--an experience that can boost your resume and prepare you for legal practice. Learn about our on-site law office and how to apply for internships in these clinics: Appellate, Civil, Education and Disability, Entrepreneurship, Federal Tax, Immigration, State Income Tax (CA), State Sales and Use Tax (CA), Veterans, and Workers' Rights. All law students are invited to attend this session. Snacks provided.

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

Student Bar Association (SBA): General Election Information Session

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

The SBA General Election is fast approaching! The General Election is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 16. If you are thinking about running for one of the positions, please join us for this information session to learn more about the positions and how to declare your candidacy. We hope to see many potential candidates there! More information about the SBA General Election is available on the SBA TWEN page.

Contact: SBA Elections Chair Sarah Bridges, sbridges@sandiego.edu

Graduate Nursing Student Association (GNSA): What's Ahead in Health Policy in the Trump Era--An Update on Federal Health Reform Legislation

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Beyster Institute for Nursing Research Room 207/209

Whether you are entering the health care profession or just a citizen with questions about health care, this talk will address what we can expect to see with this new congress and presidential administration. Dr. Eileen Fry-Bowers is our guest speaker. Dr. Fry-Bowers is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner (CPNP), a licensed attorney, and has served in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. She is active regionally and nationally in nursing and health policy organizations. Dr. Fry-Bowers teaches health policy and research courses at USD's Hahn School of Nursing. Food provided.

Contact: Facilitator of Diversity Club of GNSA Arianna Reisman, AREISMAN@SANDIEGO.EDU

Wednesday, February 22

Beyond the First Year: Law Journals Information Session

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

Membership on a law school journal is a tremendous honor and accomplishment that will follow you throughout your professional lives. Students can become members of the San Diego Law Review, the San Diego International Law Journal, and the San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law by participating in the 2017 Write-On Competition, which takes place May 12-29. Representatives from all three journals will speak about their respective journals and give an overview of the write-on process.

Contact: , usdwriteoncompetition@gmail.com

Black Law Students Association (BLSA): Annual Judicial Panel--Pathways to the Bench

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom

All law students are invited and welcome to join us for our annual Judicial Panel featuring four local judges from different courts. Our panel includes Judge Gonzalo Curiel (U.S. District Court, Southern District of California), Immigration Judge Zsa Zsa DePaolo (Department of Justice Otay Mesa Immigration Court), Judge Roderick Shelton (San Diego Superior Court), and Judge Browder Willis (San Diego Superior Court). The topic to be discussed is “Pathways to the Bench.” Specifically, our panelists will speak about their unique journey to the bench. This event is being held in conjunction with the USD School of Law Judicial Reception. Come for the panel and stay for the reception.

Contact: BLSA Co-Presidents Curtis Jackson and Justin Shields, usdblsa@gmail.com

USD School of Law San Diego Judicial Reception

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.; Warren Hall Lobby

Due to a conflicting event, the Judicial Reception has been postponed to February 22, 2017.

Dean Stephen Ferruolo cordially invites you to attend USD School of Law's annual judicial reception and mixer to recognize members of the San Diego Bench. This annual event provides our students with the opportunity to meet and interact with the judiciary in an informal setting.

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

Thursday, February 23

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA): General Meeting and Student Panel

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

Join us for an informative and candid discussion from our 2L and 3L members about their experiences so far in law school. Our panel will also provide tips for finding and excelling at 1L summer jobs. In-N-Out provided for lunch.

Contact: APALSA President Thang Hoang, thanghoang@sandiego.edu

USD Law Democrats: The Electoral College--What's Up With That?

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

Join the USD Law Democrats for a panel discussion regarding the historical origins and purpose of the electoral college, its evolution over time, its role in recent presidential elections, and its standing moving forward. All students are invited to attend. Lunch provided. Please register online.

Contact: USD Law Democrats President Darien Key, dkey@sandiego.edu

Beyond the First Year: Legal Clinics Information Session

5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2B

Do an internship right here on campus. Gain skills working with actual clients on real legal cases--an experience that can boost your resume and prepare you for legal practice. Learn about our on-site law office and how to apply for internships in these clinics: Appellate, Civil, Education and Disability, Entrepreneurship, Federal Tax, Immigration, State Income Tax (CA), State Sales and Use Tax (CA), Veterans, and Workers' Rights. All law students are invited to attend this session. Snacks provided.

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

Theology on Tap: Changemaking in a Divided Nation

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Student Life Pavilion Room 401 (Grad/Law Commons)

Join us for a free dinner, meaningful conversation, and good company. This month's topic is "Changemaking in a Divided Nation." Our guest speakers are Dr. Mike Williams (Director, Changemaker Hub) and Juan Carlos Rivas (Assistant Director, Changemaker Hub). All graduate and law students are welcome to attend.

Contact: Grad/ Law Minister Mark Peters, markp@sandiego.edu

Saturday, February 25

One & Done: Bar Exam Boot Camp

8:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Warren Hall Second Floor Foyer; Rooms 2B, 3A, 3C

Jump start your bar preparation so that you can be One & Done. During the Bar Exam Boot Camp you will learn, practice, and review strategies to beat the Bar Exam. This unique event will host sessions presented by three of the top bar preparation companies: Barbri, Kaplan, and Themis. Each company will present on the multiple choice and essay sections of the Bar Exam. They will also host orientation sessions demonstrating how to navigate and use their adaptive online portal. If you have not yet selected your bar prep company, this is the perfect opportunity to sample two of the three companies and determine which is the best fit for you. Registration is required and lunch will be provided. You must register online by Monday, February 20 at noon in order to receive your materials and meal. If you have questions or cannot attend, please contact Academic Success & Bar Programs.

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

Monday, February 27

Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA): Community Safe Space and Dialogue

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

All members of the USD law community are invited and welcome to join JLSA to discuss the recent act of intolerance on campus. This is a safe space for our community to engage in dialogue about the swastika incident. Snacks will be provided.

Contact: JLSA President Sharona Silver, ssilver@sandiego.edu

Student Bar Association (SBA): General Meeting

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

Any USD law student may attend. For information regarding recent SBA General Meetings, please check the SBA TWEN page. Student organizations that are receiving funding from SBA must send a representative to each SBA General Meeting.

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

Student Bar Association (SBA): General Election Information Session

12:30 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131

The SBA General Election is fast approaching! The General Election is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 16. If you are thinking about running for one of the positions, please join us for this information session to learn more about the positions and how to declare your candidacy. We hope to see many potential candidates there! More information about the SBA General Election is available on the SBA TWEN page.

Contact: SBA Elections Chair Sarah Bridges, sbridges@sandiego.edu

Military Bar Association (MilBar): Social Hour

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.;

Please join us for a social hour at O'Toole's Meet and socialize with members of our veteran and military-centric organization over appetizers (graduate level beverages available for purchase). We are eager to discuss our plans for the future of our organization and welcome suggestions on how to better serve the USD law community. All law students (JDs and LLMs) are invited to attend.

Contact: MilBar President Aaron Burden, aburden@sandiego.edu

Tuesday, February 28

Dean's February Mixer

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

Dean Ferruolo invites you to the February Mixer, the first mixer of the Spring 2016 semester. Come mingle with the dean, faculty and students while enjoying a nacho bar and tacos. In conjunction with the Dean's February Mixer will be the Women's Law Caucus (WLC) Annual Faculty Auction. See the event page for more information. We hope to see you there!

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

Women's Law Caucus (WLC): Annual Faculty Auction

4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.; Warren Hall The Writs

In conjunction with the Dean's February Mixer will be the Women's Law Caucus Annual Faculty Auction. The proceeds from this year's auction will be donated to Becky's House, a local women's charity. Items up for bid include outings with professors, gift certificates to local restaurants, professional photography packages, wine tastings, and much more! Stay tuned for more information regarding specific donation items. The silent auction will begin at 4 p.m. and end at 6 p.m. in the student lounge. Professor Dov Fox will be MCing the live auction from 4:45 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. 

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

Wednesday, March 1

Business Law Society: Craft Beer Attorney Panel

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

We are proud to host Candace Moon (Craft Beer Attorney). She will discuss legal issues that craft breweries face. Her firm specializes in business law, contracts, employment law, and intellectual property. The firm has represented over 250 craft beer clients, including Green Flash, AleSmith, Drake's, and Mother Earth. Lunch will be served on a first come, first served basis.

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

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

2 p.m. - 3 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

Student Bar Association (SBA) and Black Law Students Association (BLSA): Long Road to Hard Truth--Discussion with Judge Robert L. Wilkins

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom

All USD law faculty, students, and alumni are cordially invited to attend a discussion with Judge Robert L. Wilkins of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Judge Wilkins will discuss his book, Long Road to Truth: The 100 Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture (which will be available for purchase). He will also speak about his career as both an attorney and a judge. A reception will follow at the La Gran Terraza patio at 5:30-7:30 p.m. Appetizers and graduate level beverages will be provided at the reception. Please visit the event website for more information and to register.

Contact: SBA Vice President of Student Organizations Marian Massey, usdlawvpoforg@gmail.com

Thursday, March 2

Health Law Society (HLS): Attorney Panel

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

Join us to learn about the various areas of health law, including personal injury, health care defense, and in-house health counsel. Our panel of USD law alumni includes Natalie Mueller, '13, (Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP), Dave Fox, '07 (Fox Law APC), and David Kraus, '91 (UC Health). We will have a Q&A session following the panel, so come with your quesitons.

Contact: HLS President Lexi Silverman, usdhealthlawsociety@gmail.com

Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF): Spring General Meeting

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

Join us for USD PILF’s Spring General Meeting  to learn about public interest and pro bono opportunities while working in the private sector.   We will also discuss available board positions and PILF’s annual fundraising drive for the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP). Lunch will be provided!

Contact: PILF President Nareene Karakashian, nareenek@sandiego.edu

Bergman Memorial Lecture: Seeking Juvenile Justice-In re Gault-50 Years

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

USD School of Law is holding a panel discussion and reception in celebration of the 50th anniversary of In re Gualt, 387 U.S. 1 (1967), a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that held juveniles accused of crimes must be afforded many of the same due process rights as adults, such as the right to timely notification of the charges, the right to confront witnesses, the right against self-incrimination, and the right to counsel. The court's opinion was written by Justice Abe Fortas, a noted proponent of children's rights. 

This event is made possible by USD School of Law, Law Alumni Board of Directors, Office of Alumni Relations, Pardee Legal Research Center, Children's Advocacy Institute and Community Defenders Inc.

Contact: Law Alumni, lawalum@sandiego.edu, (619) 260-4692

Friday, March 3

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, March 4 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 →

Office for Graduate and International Programs: Summer Study Abroad and Semester Exchange Deadline

The application deadline for summer study abroad (summer 2017) and semester exchange (fall 2017) is March 1, 2017. Please complete your application as soon as possible. The priority application for the International Study Abroad Scholarship is March 1.

Student Bar Association (SBA): General Election Information.

The SBA General Election is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 16. If you would like to run, your Declaration of Candidacy is due on Thursday, March 2 at 11:59 p.m. Learn more information about the positions available and how to run at one of our two information sessions: Tuesday, February 21 at 12:00 p.m. in Warren Hall room 133; and Monday, February 27 at 12:30 p.m. in Warren Hall room 131 (after the SBA General Meeting). A position on SBA is a great way to get involved in the USD law community and gain leadership skills. We hop you will consider running for a position. Contact: SBA Elections Chair Sarah Bridges.

Office for Law Student Affairs: Take the Law Student Wellness Survey

All USD law students received an email on February 16 requesting their participation in the Law Student Wellness Survey. Participation in the survey will provide feedback about how to improve the resources and programming that the Office for Law Student Affairs provides to support law student wellness. You have until March 3, 2017 to complete the survey.

Legal Clinics: Accepting Applications for Summer 2017

Do an internship right here on campus. Join our on-site law office, earn academic credit, 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 now accepting applications for the Summer 2017 term. Apply online today. For questions or additional information, contact Administrative Director Eric Austin (ericaustin-11@sandiego.edu).

University Ministry: The Lenten Journey

As we journey towards Easter, University Ministry invites you to deepen your relationship with God by participating in the Lenten Journey (March 1-April 11). This retreat is meant to help participants slow down, collect and center themselves, and explore the peace available in each and every moment. During this time of examination and renewal, participants commit to personal prayer each day and meet with a spiritual guide once a week on campus. Register online by Friday, February 24. The Lenten Retreat is available faculty and staff, and graduate, law and undergraduate students. For more information, contact Grad/Law Minister Mark Peters.

Beyond the First Year Information Sessions: Feb. 13-24

During the weeks of February 13 and 20, various law school departments will hold information sessions about how you can get involved in your second, third, and fourth years. Find out more about clinic offerings, law journals, advocacy programs, and more during these two weeks. A full schedule of these events can be found in Sidebar and the Student Events Calendar. Many of these sessions are not just for first year students! If you are a 2L or 3P, you are also invited to attend these sessions to learn more about your options.

Student Health Insurance: Enroll or Waive by February 24

This is a reminder that the Spring/Summer 2017 Student Health Insurance enroll/waive cycle is currently open. All law students are required to have health insurance. Students need to either enroll in or waive out of the Student Health Insurance Plan by submitting their form online. The deadline to submit your form has been extended to February 24. If you do not submit a form, you will be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan and responsible for paying the premium. Please visit the Student Health Insurance website for more information.

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.

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