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

weekly newsletter April 17, 2017

Volume 6, Number 32

important deadlines →

  • 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).
  • Tue. Apr. 25: Monday classes meet in lieu of Tuesday classes to make up for classes missed because of holidays.
  • Wed. Apr. 26: Friday classes meet in lieu of Wednesday classes to make up for classes missed because of holidays.
  • Wed. Apr. 26: Last day of spring classes.
  • Wed. Apr. 26: Last day to submit your pro bono hours.
  • Thur. Apr 27-Sun. Apr. 30: Study Period (no classes).

upcoming events →

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

Thursday, April 20

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

Tuesday, April 25

Thursday, April 27

Torero Store: GradFest II

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Hahn University Center Forums A, B, and C

Attend GradFest II to pick up your cap and gown while enjoying food, music, and a festive atmosphere. If you are unable to attend GradFest II, caps and gowns can be picked up in the Torero Store beginning Friday, April 28 during regular bookstore hours. Please refer to the Law School Regalia Information page when picking up your regalia to ensure you are receiving the correct regalia. Review the Grad Fest II Flyer for additional instructions.

Contact: USD Torero Store, help@usdtorerostores.com, (619) 260-4551

announcements →

Spring 2017 Course Evaluations

Let your voice be heard! Take some time to provide anonymous feedback on your courses by filling out all of your online course evaluations. Evaluations are available until the day after your last class meeting, for each individual class. For most classes lasting the entire semester, evaluations will close on April 27. To access the Spring 2017 evaluation forms, log in to MySanDiego and click on the "Law Student" tab. Scroll down to "Registration Tools" and click on "Registration History." Then click on the course evaluation hyperlink with the professor's name to begin the evaluation. The professor does not read the evaluation results or written comments until after grades have been submitted. Hard copies of the completed course evaluations are available for students to review in the Academic Success Resource Center (Warren Hall room 206). Contact: Academic Success & Bar Programs.

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!

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.

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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