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

weekly newsletter April 10, 2017

Volume 6, Number 31

important deadlines →

  • Mon. Apr. 10: Last day to withdraw.
  • Fri. Apr. 14-Mon. Apr. 17: Easter Break (no classes; offices closed on Friday).
  • Mon. Apr. 17 at 12 p.m.: Deadline to apply for the Order of Barristers (graduating students only).

upcoming events →

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

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

Monday, April 17

Tuesday, April 18

Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA) and Business Law Society (BLS): Nike, Inc. In-House IP Litigation Guest Speaker

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

Join us for a discussion on global IP litigation with Nike, Inc.'s Senior Director of Global Intellectual Property Litigation Brian Fogarty, '01. He will discuss what it is like to be in-house counsel to a multinational corporation and the types of IP issues Nike encounters. He will also explore some of the recent U.S. Supreme Court opinions and how they affect the legal field. This event is open to all students and In-N-Out will be provided.

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

Military Bar Association (MilBar): General Meeting

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

Join us for our final general meeting of the year. This meeting will focus on the future of the organization with an open discussion about our plans for the 2017-2018 academic year and beyond. We will also hold elections for next year's board members. Those interested in applying for a board position should email MilBar at usdmilbar@gmail.com.

Contact: MilBar President Aaron Burden, usdmilbar@gmail.com

Student Bar Association (SBA): General Meeting

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

This is the last SBA General Meeting for the semester. Please note that today's meeting takes place on Tuesday due to the Monday holiday. 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

Wednesday, April 19

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

Dean's April Mixer

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

It's game day at the April Mixer! Dean Ferruolo invites you to the April Mixer, the last mixer of the spring semester. Come mingle with the dean, faculty and students while enjoying corn dogs, veggie burgers, and soft pretzels. The Baked Bear will be here serving up fresh ice cream sandwiches for dessert. Engage in some healthy competition with our life-size board games on the patio!

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

Thursday, April 20

Graduate Student Life: First Generation Gathering and Reception

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.;

Graduate Student Life, Graduate Student Council (GSC), the United Front Multicultural Center (UFMC), and the USD Military & Veterans Program invite graudate, law and PhD students, and USD faculty and staff to the Second Annual First Generation Gathering and Reception. This is a great opportunity to connect with USD community members who identify as first generation and meet first generation USD allies. Light appetizers and graduate-level beverages will be provided. Please RSVP online.

Contact: Interim Coordinator for Graduate Student Life Mariann Sanchez, marianns@sandiego.edu

St. Thomas More Society (STMS): Overcoming Ethical Conflicts Panel and Networking Event

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Faculty Reading Room

Join us for a panel regarding ethics in the law. The panelists will discuss common ethical issues they have come across in their careers and how they have overcome such challenges. The panel will also address the fight against human trafficking and overcoming struggles between personal views and representing criminal defendants. Our panel includes Trisha Amador (San Diego District Attorney, Sex Crimes and Human Trafficking Division), Rohanee Zapanta, '02 (Office of the Public Defender), Bud Klueck, '86 (Klueck & Hoppes, APC), and Paul Jonna, '09 (LiMandri & Jonna, LLP). The panel will be followed by a networking mixer with members of the county St. Thomas More Society. Check the Facebook event page for more information. Food and graduate-level beverages will be served. Please RSVP to Jen Halim.

Contact: STMS President Jen Halim, jhalim@sandiego.edu

Friday, April 21

Graduate Student Council (GSC): Padres in the Park

7 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Petco Park 100 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101

Join GSC for our annual Padres in the Park game. 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 and unlimited food and drink until the seventh inning. Tickets are available for purchase online beginning Tuesday, March 28 at noon. 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.

Contact: GSC Communications and Operations Coordinator Daniel Savory, savoryd@sandiego.edu

announcements →

Graduating Class Gift: Enter the Scavenger Hunt

To support this year's Graduating Class Gift campaign, register to participate in the first ever USD Law Class Gift Scavenger Hunt! The Scavenger Hunt begins on Tuesday, April 18 at 8:00 a.m. and ends on Wednesday, April 19 at 4:00 p.m. (at the start of the Dean's Mixer). You and your team will have 32 hours to complete a list of tasks (including trivia and challenges) all right here on USD's campus. The Scavenger Hunt registration and instructions are on the SBA TWEN page (under "Sign-Up Sheets"). Registration is $40 per team and each team can have up to four law students. Any law students is eligible to participate. All registration fees will go towards the Graduating Class Gift. Check out the SBA TWEN page for more information and a list of the available prizes (including Barrister's Ball tickets and reserved parking). Join in the fun and thank you for supporting the Class Gift of 2017!

Student Bar Association (SBA): Apply for an Open Position by April 12

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.

Be Heard! Take the Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey by April 15

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: Apply by April 17

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.

Intellectual Property Externship and Corporate Technology Externship: Apply by April 21

Applications are now being accepted for the IP Externship and Corporate Technology Externship. If you are interested in either of these opportunities, be sure to apply by the April 21 deadline. Visit the links above to review the course descriptions for more information and the application form. Please contact Professor Sichelman with any questions.

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

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.

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.

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.

Student News Profiles: Check Them Out!

Want to know what your classmates are up to? Be sure to check out the Law Student Profiles online. This week, read about LLM student Pranshu Kaushal's journey from Bollywood to law school. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

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