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

weekly newsletter April 24, 2017

Volume 6, Number 33

important deadlines →

  • 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).
  • Mon. May 1 at noon: Deadline to apply for the Community Defenders Award (graduating students only).
  • Mon. May 1-Fri. May 12: Spring Examination Period.

upcoming events →

Tuesday, April 25

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

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 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

Lawyers Club of San Diego Presents A Film Screening of "ANITA"

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.

Registration

Lawyers Club Members $15
USD Students $10
Non-Members $25

Space is limited, register now!

Register

Schedule

Light Reception 5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Film Screening and Panel Discussion 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

 

Contact: , usdlawevent@sandiego.edu

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

Monday, May 1

Finals First Aid: Snacks, Refreshments, and a Mindfulness Break

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Warren Hall Second Floor Foyer

Replenish your body with some complimentary snacks, coffee, and tea. Take a short mindfulness break with a coloring page or guided meditation card.  

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

Grad & Law Wellness Week: Sunset Yoga on the Rooftop

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Student Life Pavilion Rooftop (5th Floor)

Please join us for Sunset 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

Tuesday, May 2

Grad & Law Wellness Week: Bubble Wrap Party

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.; Student Life Pavilion Room 401 (Grad/Law Commons)

Don't stress! Pop a bubble instead.

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

Grad & Law Wellness Week: Body Scan Meditation

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Student Life Pavilion Room 401 (Grad/Law Commons)

A body scan mediation is a guided journey through your body as you learn to be more self-aware of sensations we might otherwise be ignoring in our body.

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

Wednesday, May 3

Graduate Student Life: Final Bagel Breakfast

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

Join us for our final bagel breakfast. Enjoy bagels, fruit, coffee, and juice. All graduate and law students are welcome to attend this event.

Contact: Mariann Sanchez , marianns@sandiego.edu

Grad & Law Wellness Week: Snack Break

12 p.m. - 2 p.m.; Student Life Pavilion Room 401 (Grad/Law Commons)

Need an afternoon snack? Come to our snack break, co-sponsored by Campus Recreation. Meet the staff from Campus Rec where they will share information about summer fitness hours and classes. We will have a variety of healthy treats and giveaways.

Contact: Mariann Sanchez , marianns@sandiego.edu

Thursday, May 4

Finals First Aid: Snacks, Refreshments, and a Mindfulness Break

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Warren Hall Second Floor Foyer

Replenish your body with some complimentary snacks, coffee, and tea. Take a short mindfulness break with a coloring page or guided meditation card.  

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

Grad & Law Wellness Week: Sunset Yoga on the Rooftop

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Student Life Pavilion Rooftop (5th Floor)

Please join us for Sunset 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

Friday, May 5

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, May 6 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 →

USD School of Law Alumni Mentorship Program: Coming Soon!

The Law Alumni Board is pleased to launch the 2017-2018 Alumni Mentorship Program for current 1L and 1P students (rising 2L/2Ps). The program encourages connecting with your alumni mentor throughout the year, but minimal other time commitment. An alumni mentor can provide invaluable guidance on professional development, networking, navigating the law school experience, and transitioning into the legal profession. If you are a rising 2L or 2P who would benefit from having a mentor from our stellar alumni community, be on the lookout for an email with the application information right after final exams.

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.

Spring 2017 Course Evaluations: Submit before April 27

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.

Community Defenders Award: Apply by May 1

Each year a graduating student receives the Community Defenders Award for his or her demonstrated commitment to indigent criminal defense. If you think you might be qualified to receive this award, please submit your application as a single PDF to Professor Jean Ramirez by noon on Monday, May 1. Please read the memo for the list of application requirements.

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. Ccontact the Office for Law Student Affairs if you have questions.

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