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

weekly newsletter April 3, 2017

Volume 6, Number 30

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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

Sunday, April 9

Graduate Nursing Student Association (GNSA): Free Heart Screening

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science

Students (ages 12-25) are invited to get a free heart screening. This screening is offered by the Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation, which screens participants for heart abnormalities that put about one in 100 students at risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Heart screenings are not part of an annual checkup, even though most heart conditions have no warning signs or unrecognized symnptoms. Participants can register online and download a screening packet to fill out and bring to the event. Walk-ins are accepted after 10 a.m. Screenings take less than an hour.

Contact: GSNA Vice President Kaylyn LaValle, klavelle@sandiego.edu

Monday, April 10

Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS): An Hour in the Spotlight--Entertainment Law in San Diego

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

Join SELS for a unique lunchtime panel discussion featuring three successful entertainment lawyers and professors in San Diego. Our panel includes Professor Kevin Greene (Thomas Jefferson School of Law), David Branfman, '78 (Branfman Law Group, P.C.), and Adjunct Professor Lacy Lodes (Thomas Jefferson School of Law). Come with your questions and prepare to receive insight and advice about getting involved in the local entertainment law community. Which Wich will be provided for lunch.

Contact: SELS Vice President of Entertainment Erin Crane, ecrane@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: Exam Advice Exchange

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

Come hear 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 and topics. There will be pizza while supplies last. Today's session will have speakers for the following classes: Constitutional Law II (Alexander), Evidence (Ramirez), and Remedies (Wonnell).

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

Tuesday, April 11

2017 Law Journal Write-On Competition Information Session

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

Join the USD Law Academic Journal board members as they explain the rules and regulations for participating in the 2017 Write-On Competition. We will go over the competition process, timeline, and what to expect by participating in the competition. The write-on competition enables interested students to apply to all three journals at the same time. For 1Ls, this is the only opportunity to apply to the San Diego Law Review. For upper division students, you can participate in the competition to apply to the San Diego International Law Journal and the San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law. Our editors will be present to answer any questions you may have.

Contact: Assistant Director for Law Journals Brigid Ann Bennett, bbennett@sandiego.edu

Environmental Law Society (ELS): Environmental, Land Use, and Energy Law Career Panel

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

Come learn about the various jobs you can pursue in the environmental, land use, and energy law arenas. Scott Anders (Energy Policy Initiatives Center) will moderate. Our panel includes Michael Haberkorn, '91(Gatzke Dillon & Balance LLP), Heidi Von Blum, '08 (Office of the San Diego City Attorney), Hillary Hebert (San Diego Gas & Electric), and Shawn Caine, '87 (Law Offices of Shawn E. Caine). Pita Pit provided for lunch.

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

Legal Research Center (LRC): Ice Cream Social

12 p.m. - 2 p.m.; Warren Hall Back Patio

As part of National Library Week, enjoy an ice cream treat in honor of library workers. Check out the National Library Week web page fore more information about the events the LRC has planned this week.

Contact: Electronic Services Librarian Anna Russell, russell@sandiego.edu

Women's Law Caucus: Exam Advice Exchange

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

Come hear 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 and topics. There will be pizza while supplies last. Today's session will have speakers for the following classes: Constitutional Law II (M. McGowan), Evidence (Dripps), and Professional Responsibility (Muth).

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

Wednesday, April 12

2017 Law Journal Write-On Competition Information Session

4:30 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 3B

Join the USD Law Academic Journal board members as they explain the rules and regulations for participating in the 2017 Write-On Competition. We will go over the competition process, timeline, and what to expect by participating in the competition. The write-on competition enables interested students to apply to all three journals at the same time. For 1Ls, this is the only opportunity to apply to the San Diego Law Review. For upper division students, you can participate in the competition to apply to the San Diego International Law Journal and the San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law. Our editors will be present to answer any questions you may have.

Contact: Assistant Director for Law Journals Brigid Ann Bennett, bbennett@sandiego.edu

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA): Annual Attorney-Student Mixer

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.; O'Tooles

If you have just one free hour this week, come to this free networking opportunity right here on campus. Join APALSA and mingle with prominent attorneys from the APA legal community. Pick their brains about their careers, job opportunities, and ways to get involved outside of law school. Graduate-level beverages and appetizers will be provided.

Contact: APALSA Treasurer Jonathan Choi, jjchoi@sandiego.edu

Thursday, April 13

Legal Research Center (LRC): Toast to Libraries

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Pardee Legal Research Center First Floor

As part of National Library Week, enjoy coffee, hot chocolate and tea in the LRC. We will also have prize drawings with gift giveaways from Lexis and Westlaw. Check out the National Library Week web page fore more information about the events the LRC has planned this week.

Contact: Electronic Services Librarian Anna Russell, russell@sandiego.edu

Christian Legal Society (CLS): Young Attorney Panel

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

CLS will host a panel of younger attorneys to discuss the transition period from the end of law school and bar prep to their first years in practice. These three recent USD law graduates will discuss how they were able to successfully manage the workload and stress through their relationship and trust in God. Our panel includes Nathan Scharn, '15 (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati) and Janet Kim, '16 (Morrison & Foerster). Chick-fil-A will be provided for lunch.

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

Legal Writing and Research (LWR) Department: Preparing for Practice-The California Style Manual

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

The California Style Manual (CSM) is the citation method used by the California state courts. If you plan on working for a California state court judge, your citations will need to be in CSM format. Likewise, some law firms practicing in California state court require that attorneys use the CSM for state court filings. No need to panic! Instead, just bring your lunch and join us for a presentation about the differences between The Bluebook and the CSM. Cookies and soft drinks will be provided. Please RSVP to alishas@sandiego.edu by Tuesday, April 11 at noon to make sure there are enough cookies to go around. Otherwise, everyone is welcome.

Contact: LWR Executive Assistant Alisha Stine, alishas@sandiego.edu

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) and Health Law Society (HLS): Medical Marijuana and Modern Health Care

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

Join us for a panel discussion regarding the current state of medical marijuana both nationally and in California. Topics for discussion will include patients' rights, the effect of recreational marijuana on the existing medical marijuana system, and potential changes in criminal prosecutions under the Trump administration. Our panel includes Professor Donald Dripps (USD School of Law) and Terrie Best (Americans for Safe Access San Diego).

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

Welsh Inn of Court: Crossroads in Cross-Examination

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.; 401 West A Street, Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92101

The Welsh Inn of Court invites the USD law student community to "Crossroads in Cross-Examination." We will feature four real examples from members of our team of challenging cross-examinations in either deposition or trial. After giving the audience basic factual context about the case, the audience will see an excerpt from the cross-examination that build up to the pivotal moment when the cross-examining attorney is faced with a dilemma of what to do next. We will solicit audience participation about where to take the cross-examination at that point. That will be followed by our team member's revelation of what he or she actually did, why, and how the cross-examination and the case itself turned out. Please RSVP to Janice Mulligan if you would like to attend. Food and beverages provided.

Contact: Janice Mulligan, mulligan@janmulligan.com

Employment and Labor Law Society (EALLS): The Future of Employment and Labor Law Under the Trump Administration

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

Join EALLS for our first symposium. Professor Richard Paul will moderate a discussion with our panel. Our panelists will cover a variety of topics pertaining to employment law, including immigration, gig economies, implicit bias backlash, and labor unions. Our panel includes Lance Compa (Senior Lecturer, Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations), Professor Orly Lobel (University of San Diego School of Law), Robert Murphy (Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C.), and William Sailer (Senior Vice President & Legal Counsel, Qualcomm). The panel will take place at 6:00-7:30 p.m., and a student-attorney mixer will follow. Please come to either or both!

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

Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS) and Golf Law Society (GLS): From College to the Course-Golf Law Panel and Mixer

6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Hahn University Center Forum A

Join SELS and GLS for this fun and informative panel. The panel will discuss sports-related careers, emphasizing golf in particular. The panelists' experience range from NCAA compliance, PGA/LPGA Rules and Regulations, sports agencies, and general counsel. Our panel includes Mike Rider, '83 (former General Counsel for Callaway Golf), Martina Galinato (Assistant Director of Compliance, USD Athletics), and Mary Sheppard (Rules and Regulations, PGA/LPGA Tournaments). This event will give you an inside look at opportunities available for law students with the desire to pursue sports law and sports-related careers after law school. The panel will be followed by a networking mixer.

Contact: SELS Treasurer Morgan Small, msmall@sandiego.edu

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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.

Legal Writing and Research (LWR) Program: Teaching Assistant Applications Due April 26, 2017

The LWR Program seeks rising 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls to serve as teaching assistants during the 2017-2018 academic year. TAs will work closely with an LWR professor and will assist 1Ls with all aspects of the LWR curriculum: writing, research, and oral argument. Applicants should have a strong academic record, especially in the LWR course. To be paid for the position, students must be work-study eligible. The application is available online and is due by April 26, 2017. Contact the LWR Program with any questions.

Sexual Assault Awareness Week: April 3-7, 2017

The week of April 3 is Sexual Assault Awareness Week. This is a time to support survivors in our community and come together to break the silence surrounding the issue of sexual violence. By uniting together, we will stand up and work to end the violence that happens every day. Several events have been planned during the week that all members of the USD community are invited to. Please visit the Sexual Assault Awareness Week Facebook page for more information. Use this week to also fill out the Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey.

Student Bar Association (SBA): Apply for an Open Position

Are you interested in becoming involved with the SBA? There are a variety of vacant positions available for students who are interested. Information about the vacant positions along with the application are available on the SBA TWEN page (go to "SBA Documents" then the "SBA Vacancy Application" folder). Please send your application to SBA President Kris Darrough. Applications are due Wednesday, April 12 at 5:00 p.m.

Criminal Law Society: Executive Board Position Applications

Interested in a board position with the Criminal Law Society? We encourage you to apply for any of our open positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Social Chair, Speaker Chair, and Publicity Chair. All current members and students are encouraged to apply for any board position. If you are interested, please email us for an application and position description. Applications are due on April 7, 2017 by 6:00 p.m.

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.

Save the Date: Lawyers Club of San Diego presents a film screening of "ANITA"

Tuesday, April 25; 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom.
Join USD SChool of Law and Lawyers Club for a reception, followed by a film screening of "ANITA: Speaking Truth to Power" and a panel of distinguished speakers who will discuss Anita Hill's impact on women's advancement. Visit the event web page for more information and to register. Space is limited, so register soon.

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.

Be Heard! Take the 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. The survey is anonymous. Your beliefs, perceptions, and experiences matter and are vital to addressing sexual assault at USD. 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 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: Keep Up with the Commencement Checklist

Please review the Commencement Checklist regularly to ensure that you are completing all the tasks necessary for graduation. Contact the Office for Law Student Affairs if you have questions.

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