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

weekly newsletter May 8, 2017

Volume 6, Number 35

important deadlines →

  • Mon. May 1-Fri. May 12: Spring Examination Period.
  • Fri. May 12 at 2-2:30 p.m.: Law Journal Write-On Competition packet pick up.
  • Fri. May 12 at 5 p.m.: Deadline to request a summer locker.
  • Wed. May 17: Deadline to vacate your locker.
  • Fri. May 19 at 4 p.m.: Law School Commencement Mass.
  • Sat. May 20: School of Law Commencement.
  • Wed. May 31 at 5 p.m.: Deadline to register your student organization for 2017-2018.
  • Fri. June 16 at 5 p.m.: Deadline to apply for the Student Leader Scholarship.
  • Fri. July. 21: Deadline to apply for the Wallace Chapter, American Inns of Court.

upcoming events →

Monday, May 8

Wednesday, May 10

Friday, May 12

Student Bar Association (SBA): Grad Bash 2017

4 p.m. - 7 p.m.; Soda & Swine Liberty Station 2750 Dewey Rd. #104 San Diego, CA 92106

Sunshine, no more school...what more could you ask for? Join us on the back patio at Soda & Swine to send off the Class of 2017. All law students are invited to attend. Purchase your tickets online. Your tickets provides two beverages, food, and dessert.

Contact: SBA Social Chair Melissa Chinn, mchinn@sandiego.edu

Wednesday, May 17

Intellectual Property Information Series 2017: Strategies for Entrepreneurs, Startups, and Small Businesses

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.; San Diego Central Library Shiley Suite (9th Floor) 330 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101

All are invited to this first in a series of instructional seminars about how intellectual property contributes to innovation and potential startup success. This session features United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) West Coast Regional Director John Cabeca. He will lead a discussion on how to develop a strong IP strategy to grow your business. Visit the event web page for more information and to register.

Contact: Fab Lab San Diego, info@fablabsd.org

Friday, May 19

Saturday, May 20

Friday, May 26

State Bar of California Litigation Section: Protecting the Consumer Rights of Veterans and Serving Military

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.; Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

Veterans and serving military personnel face unprecedented challenges on behalf of all of us. They and their families also face serious problems in the market place. Learn from an expert panel about state and federal laws that provide special protections to veterans and serving military. The panel includes Hon. Eileen Moore (Associate Justice, California Fourth District Court of Appeal), Nicklas Akers (California Attorney General's Consumer Protection Section), and Professor Robert Muth (University of San Diego School of Law). This MCLE is $35 for attorneys/non-attorneys and free for law students. Please visit the event web page for more information and to register.

Contact: Litigation Section Chair Kathleen Brewer, brewerlawoffice@icloud.com, (415) 538-2546

Friday, June 2

announcements →

J. Clifford Wallace Chapter, American Inns of Court: Application due July 21

The J. Clifford Wallace Chapter of the American Inns of Court is accepting applications from law school students. The mission of the American Inn of Court is to unite a cross-section of the bench and bar in an education forum to encourage excellence, professionalism, and ethics in advocacy, as well as to promote fellowship of the bench and bar. The Wallace Chapter membership reflects the rich diversity of the San Diego bench and bar. The members are grouped into "pupilage" teams which fosters the development of mentoring relationships and are responsible for presenting one program a year on a topic of interest. If you are interested in applying for membership to the Wallace Chapter, please fill out the application and email it to Michael Conger by July 21. Information about the Wallace Inn structure and time commitment is available online. This is an excellent opportunity to network and learn from local judges and attorneys.

Lockers: Important Information and Deadlines

If you currently have a locker, your deadline to vacate it is Wednesday, May 17. All lockers must be vacated at the end of each academic year. Any belongings left in the lockers after May 17 will be collected and donated. If you are studying for the bar exam on campus or taking summer school, you may request a summer locker to use. To request a summer locker, email the Office for Law Student Affairs by Friday, May 12 at 5 p.m. In your email, include your name, USD ID number, USD email address, and phone number. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

Law School Notetaker Opportunity

Each semester we seek students willing to provide their class notes to students with documented disabilities. The requirements are simple: attend class and take notes as you normally would, and submit your notes each week by Friday at noon. Notetakers are paid a stipend based on the number of semester units that notes are provided for. Notetakers are selected on an as needed basis, and submitting your interest will not guarantee your selection. If you would like to submit your interest to be a notetaker for the School of Law, please complete this form. If you have any questions about being a notetaker, please contact lawacademicsuccess@sandiego.edu.

2017 Law Journal Write-On Competition Information

Packet pick up: Friday, May 12; 2-2:30 p.m.; Legal Research Center Room 132.
Submission drop off: Friday, May 19; 6:30-8 p.m.; Legal Research Center Room 132.
The 2017 Law Journal Write-On Competition starts Friday, May 12 at 2 p.m. You must physically pick up your own Write-On packet and physically drop off your own Write-On submission in person, unless you have been excused before the competition. If you are unable to physically pick up or drop off your Write-On packet, you must email usdwriteoncompetition@gmail.com by Tuesday, May 9 at 9 p.m. to arrange for an anonymous identification number and access to the materials. In that email, you should explain the reason(s) you are unable to pick up or drop off your Write-On packet in person. Please add the "2017 Write-On Competition" course on TWEN. This is the ONLY way the journal can contact you with information and updates about the competition. All competition entries must be returned on Friday, May 19 between 6:30-8 p.m. Membership on a law journal is a tremendous honor and accomplishment that will follow you throughout your professional life. We hope you will participate in the Write-On Competition for an opportunity to be a member of one of our USD law journals. Contact: usdwriteoncompetition@gmail.com.

Student Organization Registration for 2017-2018

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 31 at 5 p.m.
Attention all 2017-2018 student organization presidents: All student organizations must register every year in order to be eligible for the benefits (i.e. SBA funding, room reservations, Sidebar submissions, etc.). You should have received an email with information about how to register your student organization for 2017-2018. If you are the president of a student organization next year, it is your responsibility to turn in these materials. Contact: Director for Law Student Affairs Irene Meloney.

Student Leader Scholarship

Application Deadline: Friday, June 16 at 5 p.m.
In recognition of the work and sacrifice our student leaders make on behalf of the law school community, USD has set aside funds for a Student Leader Scholarship. Please read the application online for more information and to find out if you qualify. The application is due to the Office for Law Student Affairs by Friday, June 16 at 5 p.m.. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

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.

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.

Seth's Swim for Suicide Prevention Awareness

Seth Garrett, '13, is raising money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He is swimming in the Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim on June 4. To learn more about Seth's story and to make a donation, visit his fundraising page.

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 Sara and Ian Pike's experience as married law students.

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