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

weekly newsletter March 27, 2017

Volume 6, Number 29

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Monday, March 27

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD): Executive Board Elections

12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 314

Calling all PAD members! Come to the PAD executive board elections and run for an open position or case your vote for the new board members. We will elect our next President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Marshal, and Alumni and Faculty Liaison. All members are invited and encouraged to run for any position, regardless of any previous involvement.

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

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

Office for Law Student Affairs: Academic Advising Drop-In Hours

2 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 218

Don't know what to take next semester? Want to know more about graduation requirements? The Office for Law Student Affairs will be holding drop-in academic advising hours during the weeks of March 27 and April 3. Stop by and get some answers. Due to the availability of drop-in hours, advising appointments will not be accepted during these weeks. Please see the student events calendar for all drop-in hour dates and times. 

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

Richard Crawford Pugh Lecture on Tax Law & Policy Presents Deborah Schenk

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom (3rd Floor)

Topic

"Horizontal Equity Redux"

For many decades, tax policy scholars have defined “equity” in terms of “horizontal equity” and “vertical equity.”  In recent years the concept of horizontal equity has come under attack on two grounds:  first, that it has no content independent of vertical equity, and second, that its classic definition preferences pretax income without any justification.  Yet, the concept has remarkable staying power.  All major law casebooks reference horizontal equity, as do many scholarly articles.  This lecture explores why that is so and offers both an explanation and a justification for its continued use as a principle of tax policy.

MCLE Credit

The University of San Diego School of Law is a State Board of California-approved MCLE provider and certifies that this activity is approved for 1 hour of general credit.

Registration

This event is free, but reservations are required. A reception will follow in the Warren Hall Faculty Reading Room (2nd Floor).

 

Contact: Trang Pham , tpham@sandiego.edu

Advocates for Children and Education (ACE), Immigration Justice Law Society (IJLS), and La Raza: Solidarity with Immigrants

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; La Gran Terraza

Join ACE, IJLS, La Raza, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) for this timely panel discussion. Immigration attorneys will discuss how the presidential executive orders stand up against existing immigration laws and their impact on various groups. We will also discuss what we as a community can do to stay informed and ensure that our immigrant community members are supported. Food and graduate-level beverages will be served at 5:30 p.m.; the panel begins at 6:00 p.m. Visit our Facebook event page for more information.

Contact: La Raza Co-Presidents Alexis Smith and Amalea Romero, usdlaraza@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 28

Environmental Law Society (ELS) and Real Estate & Land Use Society (RELUS): Guest Speaker Lunch Event

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

San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) Environmental Law/Land Use Section Vice Chair Michelle Gastil will speak about her career as an attorney and her work for the SDCBA. Students interested in participating in the SDCBA Environmental Law/Land Use Law Section will learn about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

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

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

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.; Hahn University Center Room 128

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

Office for Law Student Affairs: Academic Advising Drop-In Hours

3 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 218

Don't know what to take next semester? Want to know more about graduation requirements? The Office for Law Student Affairs will be holding drop-in academic advising hours during the weeks of March 27 and April 3. Stop by and get some answers. Due to the availability of drop-in hours, advising appointments will not be accepted during these weeks. Please see the student events calendar for all drop-in hour dates and times. 

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

Wednesday, March 29

Office for Law Student Affairs: Academic Advising Drop-In Hours

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 218

Don't know what to take next semester? Want to know more about graduation requirements? The Office for Law Student Affairs will be holding drop-in academic advising hours during the weeks of March 27 and April 3. Stop by and get some answers. Due to the availability of drop-in hours, advising appointments will not be accepted during these weeks. Please see the student events calendar for all drop-in hour dates and times. 

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

Paul A. McLennon, Sr., Honors Moot Court Competition Final Round and Awards Dinner

5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom and La Gran Terraza

The Paul A. McLennon, Sr., Honors Moot Court Competition provides an opportunity for students to develop their brief writing and advocacy skills and to test these skills in an open, rigorous competition. Organized by the Appellate Moot Court Board, the competition consists of several preliminary rounds, culminating in the final round argued before a distinguished panel of judges. This competition was established by USD Professor Michael Devitt to honor long time family friend, attorney and naval officer, Paul A. McLennon, Sr. 

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

Thursday, March 30

Office for Law Student Affairs: Academic Advising Drop-In Hours

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 218

Don't know what to take next semester? Want to know more about graduation requirements? The Office for Law Student Affairs will be holding drop-in academic advising hours during the weeks of March 27 and April 3. Stop by and get some answers. Due to the availability of drop-in hours, advising appointments will not be accepted during these weeks. Please see the student events calendar for all drop-in hour dates and times. 

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

Friday, March 31

Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) Graduate Student Association: Murder n' Mayhem Mystery Fundraiser

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Rooms H and I

MAIR GSA is hosting a Murder n' Mayhem Mystery fundraiser. All USD graduate and law students, as well as their friends and families, are invited to build community and help generate a fund for future international relations programs and events. This will be a live action role play game where participants will be assigned different characters as they embark on an adventure to solve a murder mystery. Please RSVP online and email your character preference (choose: main or supporting) to mairgsa@sandiego.edu.

Contact: Vice President of MAIR Graduate Student Association Jesse Alvarez, jessealvarez@sandiego.edu

Monday, April 3

Office for Law Student Affairs: Academic Advising Drop-In Hours

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 218

Don't know what to take next semester? Want to know more about graduation requirements? The Office for Law Student Affairs will be holding drop-in academic advising hours during the weeks of March 27 and April 3. Stop by and get some answers. Due to the availability of drop-in hours, advising appointments will not be accepted during these weeks. Please see the student events calendar for all drop-in hour dates and times. 

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

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

Sexual Assault Awareness Week: Self-Care and Solidarity Space

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.; Hahn University Center Exhibit Hall

Stop by for the kickoff for USD's week-long space for the community to gather, relax, and create solidarity. This event is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week, which offers opportunities to learn more about the prevalence of sexual violence and how to take action to stop it.

Contact: Sarah Borger, sborger@sandiego.edu

Tuesday, April 4

Office for Law Student Affairs: Academic Advising Drop-In Hours

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 218

Don't know what to take next semester? Want to know more about graduation requirements? The Office for Law Student Affairs will be holding drop-in academic advising hours during the weeks of March 27 and April 3. Stop by and get some answers. Due to the availability of drop-in hours, advising appointments will not be accepted during these weeks. Please see the student events calendar for all drop-in hour dates and times. 

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

Black Law Students Association (BLSA): Elections

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

Please join BLSA for our election meeting.

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

Business Law Society (BLS): US Attorney Panel

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

Discover what being an Assistant US Attorney is like. Panelists will discuss their day-to-day activities, the paths that led them to become US Attorneys, and the skills you need to become one. Our panel includes Steve Chu (US Attorney, Civil Division) and Anne Perry (US Attorney, Criminal Division). Lunch will be provided.

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

Environmental Law Society (ELS): Annual ELS Attorney Mixer

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.;

Come network with local professionals practicing in the environmental, land use, and energy realm. Registered guests will receive food and one free drink ticket. Please RSVP to els.usd@gmail.com.

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

Sexual Assault Awareness Week: Beat the Blame Game

7:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.; Hahn University Center Forums A and B

Catharsis Productions will present on how to stop victim-blaming by creating communities that support survivors and prevent violence. Visit the Facebook event page for more information. This event is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week, which offers opportunities to learn more about the prevalence of sexual violence and how to take action to stop it.

Contact: Women's Center, Prevention & Education Coordinator, Sarah Borger, sborger@sandiego.edu, (619) 260-5967

Wednesday, April 5

Graduate Student Life: Bagel Breakfast

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Student Life Pavilion Room 401 (Grad/Law Commons)

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

Contact: Mariann Sanchez , marianns@sandiego.edu

Office for Law Student Affairs: Academic Advising Drop-In Hours

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 218

Don't know what to take next semester? Want to know more about graduation requirements? The Office for Law Student Affairs will be holding drop-in academic advising hours during the weeks of March 27 and April 3. Stop by and get some answers. Due to the availability of drop-in hours, advising appointments will not be accepted during these weeks. Please see the student events calendar for all drop-in hour dates and times. 

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

Lawyers Club of San Diego: The Increasing Responsibility of Corporations and the Community in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.; U.S. District Court, Jury Room 330 West Broadway San Diego, CA 92101

Join Lawyers Club's Human Trafficking Collaborative for this informative event featuring Judge Virginia Kendall (U.S District Court, Northern District of Illinois). Judge Kendall is the co-author of one of the most powerful books on Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC). She will explore the growing role that corporations play in ending the exploitation of children for profit, how different communities across the nation are combating this global issue, and the issues faced by San Diego. Judge M. Margaret McKeown (U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit) will moderate. Please register online by Friday, March 31. Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Lawyers Club Administrative Coordinator Mary Ordonez, Mary@lawyersclubsandiego.com, (619) 595-0650

California State Bar Health Law Panel

12 p.m. - 2 p.m.; Pardee Legal Research Center Room 132

University of San Diego (USD) School of Law and USD School of Law's Health Law Society will host the inaugural California State Bar Health Law Panel on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Members of the California State Bar Business Law Section Health Law Committee will meet with USD School of Law students and faculty to engage students in a forum discussion regarding health law areas to watch in 2017.

This will be the first time the Health Law Committee has met with law students from the San Diego area and is part of the committee's efforts to reach out to California law schools to foster relationships between law students and the State Bar Association and to promote health law as a practice. 

Panelists:

Program Schedule

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. - Lunch and panel discussion
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Networking opportunity

Contact: , usdlawevent@sandiego.edu

Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (VICAM): Informational Session

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

Interested in international business? Do you want to argue on behalf of a business in a breach of contract case? The VICAM team is a moot arbitration team that sends competitors to Vienna and Hong Kong competitions each spring. VICAM competes against hundreds of international schools at these competitions. Competitors get experience in brief writing, oral argument, and international law. For information on the application process for the 2017-2018 VICAM team, attend our information session. Pizza will be served.

Contact: VICAM President Erin Lupfer, usdvicam@gmail.com

Women's Law Caucus (WLC): Women in the Law Happy Hour

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP 225 Broadway #2050 San Diego, CA 92101

Join WLC and the highly regarded litigation firm of Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP for an exciting mentoring happy hour. The event will include graduate-level beverages and appetizers. This is a unique opportunity to engage one-on-one with experienced attorneys in a casual, intimate, and fun setting. If you are still looking for a summer or post-bar position, this will be the perfect opportunity to network with some of San Diego's finest attorneys. Please RSVP to usdwlc@gmail.com by Friday, March 31.

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

Sexual Assault Awareness Week: Take Back the Night

6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.; Student Life Pavilion Plaza Mayor (in front of the Student Life Pavilion

Join us for Take Back the Night. Gather to hear spoken word, then march across campus to the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice with messages of empowerment, ending with survivor stories and a vigil. This event is part of Sexual Assault Awarness Week, which offers opportunities to learn more about the prevalence of sexual violence and how to take action to stop it.

Contact: Women's Center, Prevention & Education Coordinator, Sarah Borger, sborger@sandiego.edu, (619) 260-5967

Thursday, April 6

Office for Law Student Affairs: Academic Advising Drop-In Hours

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 218

Don't know what to take next semester? Want to know more about graduation requirements? The Office for Law Student Affairs will be holding drop-in academic advising hours during the weeks of March 27 and April 3. Stop by and get some answers. Due to the availability of drop-in hours, advising appointments will not be accepted during these weeks. Please see the student events calendar for all drop-in hour dates and times. 

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

Golf Law Society (GLS): General Meeting

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

Join GLS for its final meeting of the year. We will elect a new board for the 2017-2018 school year and discuss potential events for next year. If you are interested in being on the GLS board or would like to know more about the board positio, please contact any of the current board members. Lunch will be provided.

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

International Law Society (ILS): International Cybersecurity Law Presentation

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

Join us for a presentation on international cybersecurity law by Peter Stockburger, '09 (Dentons). We will also announce the ILS board for next year. Mexican food will be served.

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

Tax Law Society (TLS): Tax Law Speaker Panel

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

Please join our diverse panel of tax lawyers from all sizes of firms and practice areas to answer your "must know" questions. Our panel will tell you what a day in the life of a tax lawyer really looks like. Non-pizza lunch served.

Contact: TLS President Mark Suarez, usd.tls@gmail.com

Sexual Assault Awareness Week: Yes Means Yes!

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.; Hahn University Center Forum B

Join us for a student-led dialogue about consent, health relationships, and the cultural messages we receive. Plus, a nacho bar! This event is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week, which offers opportunities to learn more about the prevalence of sexual violence and how to take action to stop it.

Contact: Sarah Borger, sborger@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 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

Sexual Assault Awareness Week: Supreme Dragstar VI

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Camino Hall Shiley Theatre

Hosted by PRIDE, celebrate gender expression and learn about the experiences of trans and gender-fluid communities at this year's Supreme Drag Superstar. This event is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week, which offers opportunities to learn more about the prevalence of sexual violence and how to take action to stop it.

Contact: Sarah Borger, sborger@sandiego.edu

Friday, April 7

Sexual Assault Awareness Week: Yoga for Healing & Empowerment

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.; Hahn University Center Exhibit Hall

Join us for yoga. Mats will be provided. All you need to bring is your awesome self. This event is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week, which offers opportunities to learn more about the prevalence of sexual violence and how to take action to stop it.

Contact: Sarah Borger, sborger@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, April 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

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Academic Success & Bar Programs: Hiring Academic Success Fellows for Fall 2017

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. We are currently hiring Academic Success Fellows for the upcoming 1L courses this Fall semester: Civil Procedure (Professors Heiser, Martin, and Sohoni); Torts (Professors M. McGowan, S. Smith, Ursin, and Wonnell); Criminal Law (Professors Alexander, Lee, and Ramirez); and Contracts (Professor Claus). With a manageable time commitment, this position allows for you to keep another job or stay involved in various extracurricular activities. For more information, including a detailed job description and application, please visit the Academic Success & Bar Programs page on TWEN. All applications are due by Monday, April 3. Contact: Academic Success & Bar Programs.

Graduate Student Council (GSC): Padres in the Park

Friday, April 21; 7-10 p.m.; Petco Park 100 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101
Tickets on sale online beginning Tuesday, March 28 at noon
Join GSC for our annual Padres in the Park event. The game is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. against the Miami Marlins. Student tickets are $35 and guest tickets are $55. A ticket to the event includes game entry, drink tickets, and unlimited food until the seventh inning. Tickets are available for purchase online beginning Tuesday, March 28 at 12:00 p.m. USD graduate and law students are allowed to purchase one guest ticket. There are a limited number of guest tickets, so be sure to purchase yours before they run out. Please visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Tax Program Update

Professor Victor Fleischer has been named Director of the USD School of Law Tax Programs. Flesicher will assume this position in July 2017, succeeding Professor Howard Abrams. As Director of Tax Programs, Fleischer will oversee our nationally ranked JD and LLM programs, which have produced leading tax practitioners for more than forty years. Professor Fleischer looks forward to working with JD and LLM students who are interested in preparing for a future in tax practice. Information about LLM in Taxation degree requirements can be found online and in the Office of Graduate an International Programs (Warren Hall room 207).

Washington, D.C. Externship Program Update

Due to popular demand for Fall opportunities, the Washington, D.C. Externship Program will now be offered in the Fall semester only. Taking the program in the Fall semester allows students to earn as many as 15 credits, including up to 6 letter-graded course credits and up to 9 pass/fail externship credits. If you are considering this great opportunity, and have questions about the program or finding an externship opportunity, schedule an appointment with the Office for Career and Professional Development.

Student Bar Association (SBA): General Election Results

Thank you to all who voted in the SBA General Election and Runoff Election. The results of the election are posted on the SBA TWEN page and SBA Facebook page. If you are interested in one of the vacant positions, please send your application to SBA Elections Chair Sarah Bridges. She will forward it on to the correct SBA Executive Board Member. Congratulations to the newly elected student leaders! Contact: SBA Elections Chair Sarah Bridges.

Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey

You received an email from university President James T. Harris and Vice President Carmen Vazquez on March 15 asking you to participate in USD's Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey. This anonymous survey provides the university with important information on behavior, attitudes, and experiences around sexual violence. Please take the time to fill out the online survey. You have until April 15 to complete the survey. You can also learn more about the national IT'S ON US campaign and take the pledge at itsonus.org.

Order of Barristers

Each year, a few graduating students are selected for membership in the prestigious Order of Barristers. You may be eligible to receive this honor, which recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence in oral advocacy and brief writing. If you think you are eligible for members in the Order of Barristers, you should submit a brief statement of your qualifications. No other materials will be considered. Please write in bullet points, not narrative form. Your statement of qualifications is due by noon on Monday, April 17. Please submit your statement of qualifications to Professor Jean Ramirez, either in hard copy or by email (ramirezj@sandiego.edu). Applications will be reviewed by a nominating committee of faculty members.

Legal Research Center (LRC): March Trivia

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

Pro Bono Legal Advocates (PBLA): Apply for a Chair Position

The election application for PBLA chair positions is now open. Are you interested in getting more involved with PBLA? How about gaining leadership experience, while networking with lawyers in the public interest field? Apply for a chair position for the 2017-2018 year. Open positions include: Chair, Vice Chair, Domestic Violence Clinic Chair, VITA Tax Clinic Chair, Clean Slate Clinic Chair, Unlawful Detainer Clinic Chair, HIV/AIDS Clinic Chair, and Consumer Clinic Chair. More information about PBLA is available online. To apply, submit an application online and send your resume and list of positions you are applying for to chair.pbla@gmail.com. Applications are due on March 30, 2017.

Legal Clinics: Accepting Applications for Summer and Fall 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 and Fall 2017 semesters. Apply online today. For questions or additional information, contact Administrative Director Eric Austin (ericaustin-11@sandiego.edu).

Attention May 2017 Graduates: Application to Graduate Opens Wednesday, March 1

The Application to Graduate opens on Wednesday, March 1. Please review the Commencement Checklist and look for the Application to Graduate email you will receive on March 1 for detailed instructions on the mandatory steps required to be approved to graduate.  As you finish up your final semester, we ask that you complete the Application to Graduate process by Friday, March 31, 2017. Please contact the Office for Law Student Affairs if you have questions.

California Bar Exam Registration Opens (Graduating Students Only)

Registration for the July 2017 California Bar Exam opens on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Due to limited seating in San Diego, it is highly recommended that you register within the first week of March. The Timely Filing Deadline is Monday, April 3, 2017. You will be required to pay a late fee if you register after April 3, 2017. Please review USD’s Bar Exam Information web page for comprehensive information on taking and preparing for bar exams, including links to the California Bar Exam application, dates and deadlines.

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