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February 19, 2018 — Volume 7, Number 24

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 19

Feb 19

Beyond the First Year: Children’s Advocacy Institute, Center for Public Interest Law, and Energy Policy Initiatives Center Info Session

Monday, February 19, 2018 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 131

Learn about the exciting work that the Children's Advocacy Institute (CAI), Center for Public Interest Law (CPIL), and Energy Policy Initiat… Read More

Feb 19

Student Bar Association (SBA): Budget Committee Meeting

Monday, February 19, 2018 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 314

Registered student organizations can request funding from SBA. To request funding, fill out and submit a Budget Request Form, available on t… Read More

Feb 19

USD Humanities Center: Student-led Symposium on Beyonce's "Lemonade"

Monday, February 19, 2018 // 4 p.m.
Serra Hall, Room 200

Symposium for open debate about various aspects of Beyonce's album, Lemonade, and the manifold political and social issues it enga… Read More

Feb 19

USD Federalist Society (FED SOC): Guns, Government & Grizzlies-The Right to Bear Arms

Monday, February 19, 2018 // 5 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 3B

Join the USD Federalist Society as it hosts Cody Wisniewski '16 (JD) (Mountain States Legal Foundation) for a discussion on impact litigatio… Read More

Tuesday, February 20

Feb 20

Beyond the First Year: Funding for Summer Externship Opportunities

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 3A

Learn about funding and credit options for summer work opportunities. Credit: Earn three or more units of academic credit and receive financ… Read More

Feb 20

USD Student Support Services and Associated Students: First-Generation Alliance Meet & Greet

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 // 4 p.m.
Hahn University Center, Room Tecolote Canyon Patio (next to One Stop)

Student Support Services and Associated Students invite you to First-Generation Alliance Meet & Greet. Join us as we build a stronger co… Read More

Feb 20

Beyond the First Year: Funding for Summer Externship Opportunities

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 // 4:30 p.m.
Warren Hall, Grace Courtroom

Learn about funding and credit options for summer work opportunities. Credit: Earn three or more units of academic credit and receive financ… Read More

Feb 20

Advocates for Children and Education (ACE): Escondido Youth Court

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 // 5:30 p.m.
Escondido City Hall, 201 North Broadway, Council Chambers, Escondido, CA 92025

Escondido Youth Court is a diversionary program for 1st-time juvenile offenders. Volunteer law students counsel high school “attorneys… Read More

Wednesday, February 21

Feb 21

Beyond the First Year: Advocacy Programs Information Session

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 131

Interested in appellate advocacy, trial practice, negotiation, or international arbitration? Come learn about the oral advocacy opportunitie… Read More

Thursday, February 22

Feb 22

Beyond the First Year: JD-LLMT Information Session

Thursday, February 22, 2018 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 3B

Are you interested in exploring the benefits of an LLM in Taxation degree? Did you know that you can earn an LLM in Taxation in US… Read More

Feb 22

Beyond the First Year: Legal Clinics Information Session

Thursday, February 22, 2018 // 4:30 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 3B

Do an internship right here on campus. Gain skills working with actual clients on real legal cases—an experience that can boost your r… Read More

Friday, February 23

Feb 23

USD Black Student Resource Center, United Front Multicultural Center, and Women's Center: Donuts & DACA

Friday, February 23, 2018 // 10 a.m.
Hahn University Center, Room 116

Dr. Greg Prieto (Associate Professor, Sociology) and Maria Silva (Director, USD Neighborhood & Community Engaged Partnerships) will… Read More

Feb 23

Beyond the First Year: Legal Clinics Information Session

Friday, February 23, 2018 // 12:45 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 2A

Do an internship right here on campus. Gain skills working with actual clients on real legal cases—an experience that can boost your r… Read More

Saturday, February 24

Feb 24

First Annual Advocates for Children and Education (ACE) Field Day

Saturday, February 24, 2018 // 1 p.m.
Valley Field

Join USD School of Law's Advocates for Children and Education (ACE) for the First Annual ACE Field Day on campus at Valley Field. … Read More

Monday, February 26

Feb 26

Black Law Students Association (BLSA): Lunch Panel with Duane Bennett

Monday, February 26, 2018 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 2A

Duane Bennett was the first black City Attorney (City of Oceanside) and General Council of the Port Authority. An expert in municipal law, M… Read More

Feb 26

Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA): IP and Corporate Law Panel

Monday, February 26, 2018 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 3A

Join IPLA and three attorneys from Sheppard Mullin for a discussion on the important crossover between intellectual property law and corpora… Read More

Feb 26

Student Bar Association (SBA): General Meeting

Monday, February 26, 2018 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 131

The SBA General Meetings are held every other Monday in Warren Hall room 131 and any USD law student may attend. For information regarding r… Read More

Feb 26

Student Bar Association (SBA): General Election Information Session

Monday, February 26, 2018 // 12:30 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 131

The SBA General Election is fast approaching! The Declarations of Candidacy are due on Sunday, March 4 at noon, and the General Election wil… Read More

Feb 26

Richard Crawford Pugh Lecture on Tax Law & Policy Presents Pam Olson

Monday, February 26, 2018 // 4 p.m.
Warren Hall, Grace Courtroom (3rd Floor)

Registration This event is free, but reservations are required. A reception will follow in Warren Hall Faculty Reading Room (2nd Fl… Read More

Tuesday, February 27

Feb 27

Employment & Labor Law Society (EALLS) and Black Law Students Association (BLSA): #MeToo-A Panel on Sexual Harassment Law

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 2B

USD's Employment & Labor Law Society and Black Law Students Association Present: #MeToo - A Panel on Sexual Harassment Law. The Panel wi… Read More

Feb 27

Environmental Law Society (ELS): Energy Career Panel

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 3B

We will have Professors Michael Tierney and Carrie Downey (Energy Law and Policy) and Christa Lim '14 (JD) (Attorney, Sempra Energy) he… Read More

Feb 27

Graduate Student Life: Evening Yoga

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 // 5:30 p.m.
Student Life Pavilion, Room 412

This is the second class of biweekly yoga classes that will be offered exclusively to Graduate and Law students. Take this opportunity to re… Read More

Feb 27

Harvey Levine Scholarship Reception Featuring Keynote Mark P. Robinson, Jr.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 // 6 p.m.
San Diego County Bar Association - 401 W A St #120, San Diego, CA 92101

On February 27, 2018, USD School of Law will be hosting a reception at the San Diego Bar Association as part of USD’s Harvey Levine Sc… Read More

Feb 27

UC San Diego Student Affairs, Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination, and the Law and Society Program: Erwin Chemerinsky

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 // 7 p.m.
UC San Diego, Price Center Theatre, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093

Free Speech and the University: Historical Roots and Current Challenges with Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law, Jesse H. Cho… Read More

Feb 27

USD Women's and Gender Studies: Queer Film Festival

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 // 7 p.m.
Serra Hall, Room 212

The fourth annual Queer Film Festival will feature four thought-provoking, international films about gender identity and sexual orienta… Read More

Wednesday, February 28

Feb 28

Graduate Student Life: Bagel Breakfast

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 // 8:45 a.m.
Student Life Pavilion, Room 401

Stop by the Graduate and Law Commons for bagels, fruit, OJ and coffee to kickstart your day!… Read More

Feb 28

LLM/MSLS/Exchange Student Mid-Semester Luncheon

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Faculty Reading Room

The Office of Graduate and International Programs would like to invite our LLM, MSLS, and Exchange students to an i… Read More

Feb 28

Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS): SELS Presents Sports Agent Harrison Gaines

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 3B

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society is excited to present Harrison Gaines, a recent graduate of Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Harriso… Read More

Feb 28

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD): Off-Campus Chapter Social

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 // 5 p.m.
Ballast Point, 5401 Linda Vista Rd #406, San Diego, CA 92110

Phi Alpha Delta is hosting an off-campus social at Ballast Point! Come by and get to know some of our members in a relaxed environment, or s… Read More

Feb 28

USD Humanities Center: On Being Black: USD, San Diego, and America — Past, Present, and Future

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 // 6 p.m.
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Room Warren Auditorium

As Associate Director of Alliance San Diego, guest speaker Christopher Wilson's work centers on empowering communities of color and low-inco… Read More

Thursday, March 1

Mar 1

PatCon 8: The Annual Patent Conference

Thursday, March 1, 2018Saturday, March 3, 2018
KIPJ

Overview | Costs & Registration | Schedule | Participants | MCLEConference Hotel Rate | Location & Directions | Sponsors Conference… Read More

Mar 1

California State Bar Health Law Panel

Thursday, March 1, 2018 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Courtroom

University of San Diego (USD) School of Law and USD School of Law's Health Law Society will host the California State Bar Health Law Panel o… Read More

Mar 1

Women's Law Caucus (WLC): Networking Works-An Intro to Lawyers Club and Getting Your Dream Job

Thursday, March 1, 2018 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 131

Join Women's Law Caucus for a lunchtime panel with Lawyers Club on interview skills and job attainment. Panelists include: Victoria Sta… Read More

Mar 1

Graduate Student Life: Public Speaking and Leadership 101

Thursday, March 1, 2018 // 6 p.m.
Student Life Pavilion, Room 401

Explore fundamental elements of the public speaking environment and gain basic tools to better navigate your personal growth and development… Read More

Friday, March 2

Mar 2

Student Refrigerators and Freezers Cleaning

Friday, March 2, 2018 // 6 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 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 wil… Read More

Saturday, March 3

Mar 3

PatCon 8: The Annual Patent Conference

Thursday, March 1, 2018Saturday, March 3, 2018
KIPJ

Overview | Costs & Registration | Schedule | Participants | MCLEConference Hotel Rate | Location & Directions | Sponsors Conference… Read More

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Announcements

Concentration Course Evaluation Requests

Students who wish for a specific course to be considered for inclusion as a concentration elective may submit a request for evaluation by the Curriculum Committee. To warrant approval, the subject matter of the concentration should comprise at least 50% of the course content and/or faculty teaching in the field should strongly recommend inclusion in that concentration. 

Be aware that many courses have already been considered for concentrations and deemed not to apply; requests that fit into that category will not be revisited. Check with the Office for Law Student Affairs to find out whether the course you would like to include as a concentration elective has already been considered. In the event that a course has not yet been considered for a concentration, the Curriculum Committee will conduct an evaluation. 

Requests should be emailed to lawstudentaffairs@sandiego.edu and must include: (1) course title; (2) concentration for which the course should be considered; (3) course description; (4) course syllabus; (5) rationale as to why the course should apply toward the concentration; and (6) a written statement of support by at least one full-time faculty member. The deadline to submit requests for this semester is [deadline]. Late requests will not be considered.

Beyond the First Year Information Sessions

During the weeks of February 12 and 19, various law school departments will hold information sessions about how you can get involved in your second, third, and fourth years. Find out more about clinic offerings, law journals, advocacy programs, and more during these two weeks. A full schedule of these events can be found in Sidebar and the Student Events Calendar. Many of these sessions are not just for first year students! All student levels (i.e., 2L, 3P, etc.) are also invited to attend these sessions to learn more about your options.

Graduating Students Only: Application to Graduate Opens Thursday, March 1

The Application to Graduate opens on Thursday, March 1. Please review the Commencement Checklist and look for the Application to Graduate email you will receive on March 1 for detailed instructions on the mandatory steps required to be approved to graduate.  As you finish up your final semester, we ask that you complete the Application to Graduate process by Saturday, March 31, 2018. Please contact the Office for Law Student Affairs if you have questions.

Graduating Students Only: California Bar Exam Registration Opens

Registration for the July 2018 California Bar Exam opens on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Due to limited seating in San Diego, it is highly recommended that you register within the first week of March. The Timely Filing Deadline is Monday, April 2, 2018. You will be required to pay a late fee if you register after April 2, 2018. Please review USD’s Bar Exam Information webpage for comprehensive information on taking and preparing for bar exams, including links to the California Bar Exam application, dates and deadlines.

Legal Clinics: Accepting Applications for Summer 2018

Do an internship right here on campus. Join our on-site law office 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 accepting applications for the summer 2018 session. Apply online today. Please contact Legal Clinics Administrative Director Eric Austin at ericaustin-11@sandiego.edu or (619) 260-7640 with any questions about registration. Visit the Legal Clinics web page for more information about our clinic offerings.

Law School Financial Aid: Summer 2018 Nonprofit Work Opportunity-Applications Now Available

The Summer 2018 Nonprofit Work Opportunity is a USD Law School sponsored program that is awarded for employment (at only a nonprofit 501(C) (3) agency) to students who submit a complete application for consideration. Applications are available for pickup at the the Law School Financial Aid Office (WH 203). The deadline to apply is March 16, 2018 by 5 p.m. Note: Submitting an application does not automatically guarantee Nonprofit Work Opportunity Funding. Contact: Law School Financial Aid.

Law School Financial Aid: 2018 Summer Off-Campus Work Study-Applications Now Available

The Summer 2018 Off Campus Federal Work Study is a USD Law School sponsored program that is awarded for employment (at nonprofit 501(C) (3) and government agencies) only to students who submit a complete application for consideration. Students will also need to complete a 2018-2019 FAFSA to determine eligibility. Applications are available for pickup at the the Law School Financial Aid Office (WH 203). The deadline to apply is March 16, 2018 by 5 p.m. Note: Submitting an application does not automatically guarantee Off-Campus Work Study Funding. Contact: Law School Financial Aid.

High School Mock Trial Competition: Courtroom Monitors Needed

February 15, 20, 22: 4:30-7:30 p.m.; San Diego Downtown Courthouse, 330 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101.
February 24: 8:30-11:30 a.m.; San Diego Downtown Courthouse, 330 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101.
Courtroom monitors are needed for the San Diego County High School Mock Trial Competition taking place in February. Courtroom monitors assist the judge or commissioner and maintain orderly use of the courtroom during the trial. This is a great opportunity to observe and assist with mock trials, as well as interact with the judges and attorneys in your courtroom. If you would like to volunteer as a courtroom monitor, please sign up online. Contact: San Diego County High School Mock Trial Program Committee Member Alex Calero.

Women's White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA) 2018 Annual Attorney Meeting: Law Student Volunteers Needed

Tuesday, February 27 and Wednesday, February 28; Kimpton Solamar Hotel, 435 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101.
WWCDA is currently seeking women that are currently enrolled in, or have recently graduated from law school that might be interested in volunteering for the days of their 2018 Annual Attorney Meeting. Tasks would include signage set-up and basic preparation of the space, helping with guest check-in/registration, answering basic/logistical questions, helping speakers keep track of their time and time countdown, etc. This opportunity will provide volunteers with a chance to listen in on talks from influential legal industry leaders as well as to interact with accomplished women attorneys from around the world. Contact: Corinne Sheehan.

2018 Women and Families Resource Fair: Donation Drive

Please help the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer's Program (SDVLP) to collect school supplies to distribute during SDVLP's annual Women and Families Resource Fair in March.  The donation box will be located in The Writs through March 24 for you to donate school supplies such as notebooks, pens, pencils, highlighters, or whatever unused school supplies you have at home! Contact: SBA VP of Organizations Lauren Perkins.

2018 Women and Families Resource Fair: Volunteers Needed

Sunday, March 11 and Sunday, March 18: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Canvasing and passing out flyers in City Heights.
Friday, March 23: 3-6 p.m.; Women and Families Resource Fair, Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114.
Saturday, March 24: 8-11 a.m.; Women and Families Resource Fair, Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114.
The Women and Families Resource Fair Outreach Task Force is seeking law student volunteers for the fair in March. This event is organized by the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer's Program where San Diego families in need can receive free legal assistance, free health services, and free social services and resources all in one day, under one roof. Contact Kirsten Gallacher or Ali Byler if you are interested in volunteering at some or all of the events listed above.

Legal Research Center (LRC): February Trivia

Congratulations to our January Trivia winner, Ericka Schwering! February Trivia: This American gymnast earned seven medals at the 1992 and 1996 summer games, making her one of the most decorated in U.S. gymnastics history.  In 2007, she went on to get her law degree from Boston College. Name this gymnast! Submit your answer on the library's website to win a bag of treats from Trader Joe's! Contact: Reference Librarian Melissa Abernathy.

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