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May 2 – May 14, 2016

Important Deadlines

  • Mon. May 2-Fri. May 13: Spring examination period.
  • Fri. May 6: Student refrigerators and freezers will be cleaned out.
  • Fri. May 13: Law Journal Write-On Competition packet pick up.
  • Fri. May 13 at 4 p.m.: Law School Graduation Mass.
  • Fri. May 13 at 5 p.m.: Deadline to request a summer locker.
  • Sat. May 14: School of Law Commencement.
  • Wed. May 18: Deadline to vacate your locker.
  • Tues. May 31 at 5 p.m.: Deadline to register your student organization for 2016-2017.
  • Friday, June 17 at 5 p.m.: Deadline to apply for the Student Leader Scholarship.

Upcoming Events

USD Student Wellness: Sleep Week

Monday, May 2

With exams coming up, you may be tempted to stay up late and forgo sleep. But do not underestimate the importance of sleep! Sleep is your body's way of replenishing itself and increases alertness, reduces stress, and bolsters memory...all of which contribute to your academic success on exams. Students who get seven to eight hours of sleep each night optimize cognitive function and test-taking ability, and are more likely to get a better GPA than those who replace sleep with studying. Make sleep a priority during this exam period, and help reach your maximum academic potential. For more sleep tips and myths, check out USD's Sleep Management web page.

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USD Student Wellness: Stress Less Stations

Monday, May 2

Stop by one of the three Stress Less Stations (located in Copley Library, Frank's Lounge, and Center for Health and Wellness Promotion UC 161) for stress-relieving tips and items like tea, sleep masks, play-doh, coloring pages, bubble wrap and more! 

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Grad/Law Wellness Connect: Massage Therapist

Monday, May 2

During the busy exam period, Graduate Student Life provides opportunities to de-stress and re-energize. A massage therapist will be here to provide free 10-minute chair massages. You must sign up for an appointment time online

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Finals First Aid: Snacks and Refreshments

Monday, May 2

Replenish your body with some complimentary snacks, coffee, and tea.

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Grad/Law Wellness Connect: Meditation

Monday, May 2

During the busy exam period, Graduate Student Life provides opportunities to de-stress and re-energize. Take a moment and experience sound healing and meditation led by Cat Delena.

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Grad/Law Wellness Connect: Yoga on the Rooftop

Tuesday, May 3

During the busy exam period, Graduate Student Life provides opportunities to de-stress and re-energize. Join us for a yoga class on the rooftop to start your day. Bring a towel or yoga mat. 

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Grad/Law Wellness Connect: Art Therapy

Tuesday, May 3

During the busy exam period, Graduate Student Life provides opportunities to de-stress and re-energize. Join us for some art therapy with adult coloring books and other arts and crafts projects. 

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Grad/Law Wellness Connect: Self Massage

Tuesday, May 3

During the busy exam period, Graduate Student Life provides opportunities to de-stress and re-energize. Join us to learn about simple techniques on how to relax, stretch, and improve body posture so your body and mind can be stress-free!

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Grad/Law Wellness Connect: Bagel Breakfast

Wednesday, May 4

During the busy exam period, Graduate Student Life provides opportunities to de-stress and re-energize. Enjoy bagels, coffee, and juice. Come early; the event ends when the food runs out. 

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Grad/Law Wellness Connect: Lunch Hour

Wednesday, May 4

During the busy exam period, Graduate Student Life provides opportunities to de-stress and re-energize. Join us for some healthy snacks and smoothies.

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Finals First Aid: Snacks and Refreshments

Wednesday, May 4

Replenish your body with some complimentary snacks, coffee, and tea.

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Finals First Aid: Snacks and Refreshments

Thursday, May 5

Replenish your body with some complimentary snacks, coffee, and tea.

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Grad/Law Wellness Connect: Massage Therapist

Thursday, May 5

During the busy exam period, Graduate Student Life provides opportunities to de-stress and re-energize. A massage therapist will be here to provide free 10-minute chair massages. You must sign up for an appointment time online

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Grad Fest II (Graduating Students Only)

Thursday, May 5

Stop by and 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 (Hahn University Center) beginning Friday, May 6, 2016 during regular bookstore hours. Please refer to the Law School Regalia Information page when picking up your regalia to ensure that you are receiving the correct regalia.

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Grad/Law Wellness Connect: Meditation

Thursday, May 5

During the busy exam period, Graduate Student Life provides opportunities to de-stress and re-energize. Take a moment and learn how to practice meditation and recenter yourself.

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Grad/Law Wellness Connect: Yoga on the Rooftop

Thursday, May 5

During the busy exam period, Graduate Student Life provides opportunities to de-stress and re-energize. Join us for a yoga class on the rooftop to start your day. Bring a towel or yoga mat. 

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USD Student Wellness: Therapy Dogs

Friday, May 6

Take a break from the stress of finals and get some puppy love. Lemonade and cookies will be served.

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Student Refrigerators and Freezers Cleaning

Friday, May 6

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 7 at 8 a.m.

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Finals First Aid: Snacks and Refreshments

Monday, May 9

Replenish your body with some complimentary snacks, coffee, and tea.

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USD Mindfulness and Meditation Group: Mindful Mondays

Monday, May 9

Join us every week for Mindful Monday. Stop in for just 10 minutes to center yourself between classes, find some stillness, and breathe. Like us on Facebook for more information.

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USD Mindfulness and Meditation Group: Mindful Mondays

Monday, May 9

Join us every week for Mindful Monday. Stop in for just 10 minutes to center yourself between classes, find some stillness, and breathe. Like us on Facebook for more information.

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Finals First Aid: Snacks and Refreshments

Tuesday, May 10

Replenish your body with some complimentary snacks, coffee, and tea.

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Student Bar Association (SBA): Grad Bash

Thursday, May 12

Time to raise a glass to the Class of 2016! Join us at Stone Brewing Liberty Station for food, drinks, and good company. Tickets are $10 and include two drinks and hors d'oeuvres. All USD Law students are welcome to attend. We will have four large games available for all to play. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through Venmo (@USD-SBA).

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Finals First Aid: Snacks and Refreshments

Friday, May 13

Replenish your body with some complimentary snacks, coffee, and tea.

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2016 Law Journal Write-On Competition Packet Pick Up

Friday, May 13

The Law Journal Write-On Competition starts today at 2 p.m. Please read the information below for important competition details. Contact: 2016 Write-On Competition.

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2016 School of Law Commencement Mass

Friday, May 13

Celebrate the spiritual transition from the collegiate experience to professional practice at the 2016 Graduation Mass. The mass is a beautiful way to celebrate your and your classmates' achievements, and to give thanks to those who have supported you along the way. All law students, along with their family and friends are invited. Those of every religious tradition are most welcome and encouraged to attend. We also need volunteers for the Mass. The volunteer roles are low pressure, do not require any experience, and you do not need to be Catholic to volunteer. Please email the Office for Law Student Affairs if you would like to volunteer. 

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2016 School of Law Commencement

Saturday, May 14

Join degree candidates, family, friends, faculty, administrators, and staff for the 2016 School of Law Commencement. Tickets are not required and all are welcome to attend. The ceremony will be webcast live and available for replay for a week after the ceremony. Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

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2016 School of Law Commencement Reception

Saturday, May 14

Spend some time with your family, friends, and fellow graduates at the School of Law Commencement Reception immediately following the commencement ceremony. A continental breakfast buffet will be provided. 

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Announcements

Lockers: Important Information and Deadlines

If you currently have a locker, your deadline to vacate it is Wednesday, May 18. All lockers must be vacated at the end of each academic year. Any belongings left in the lockers after May 18 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 13 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.

Student Organization Registration for 2016-2017

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 31 at 5 p.m.
Attention all 2015-2016 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.). Please keep an eye out for an email from Law Student Affairs on Friday, May 13 that will include the registration submission form and by-laws template. If you are the president of a student organization next year, it is your responsibility to turn in these materials. Contact: Coordinator for Law Student Life & Activities Laurie Keller.

Student Leader Scholarship

Application Deadline: Friday, June 17 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 17 at 5 p.m. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

2016 Law Journal Write-On Competition Information

Packet pick up: Friday, May 13; 2 p.m.; Legal Research Center Room 132
Submission drop off: Friday, May 20; 6:30-8 p.m.; Legal Research Center Room 132
The 2016 Law Journal Write-On Competition starts Friday, May 13 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 Wednesday, May 11 at 9 p.m. 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 "2016 Write-On Competition" course on TWEN. Do so is the ONLY way the journal can contact you with information and updates about the competition. 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: 2016 Write-On Competition.

USD Legal Clinics: Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2016 and Fall 2016

Do an internship right here on campus! USD Law students may enroll in the USD Legal Clinics for academic credit (tuition fee) or as a volunteer (structured program). 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 your for legal practice. We are accepting applications for the summer term and fall semester. Apply online today. If you have not been contacted regarding your application, please immediately contact USD Legal Clinics Interim Assistant Director Eric Austin at (619) 260-7640 or ericaustin-11@sandiego.edu.

Attention May 2016 Graduates: Commencement Checklist

As you near the end of your last semester, be sure to read the online commencement checklist for information and important deadlines. A complete schedule of commencement events and information for friends and family can also be found online. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

Attention May 2016 Graduates: Looking for Graduation Mass Volunteers

The Law School Graduation Mass will take place on Friday, May 13. If you are interested in volunteering for the mass, please email the Office for Law Student Affairs. There are many volunteer roles available, and you do not need to be Catholic to volunteer. All are welcome to the mass. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

Legal Research Center (LRC): Final Spring 2016 Trivia Winner!

Congratulations Katie Lepore. You have won in the library's April Trivia contest. Trivia will commence again in the Fall 2016 semester. Thank you to all who participated. You can't win if you don't try! Good luck on final exams. Visit the law library for help during finals period. Contact: Electronic Resources Law Librarian Anna Russell.

Law Student Profiles: Check Them Out!

Want to know what your classmates are up to? Be sure to check out the Law Student Profiles online and on the bulletin board outside of the Academic Success Resource Center (Warren Hall Room 206). This week, read about SBA President-Elect Lauren Stockunas. Contact: Academic Services Advisor Janet Madden.


Contact:

Law Student Affairs
Warren Hall, Room 218
Phone: (619) 260-4651
Fax: (619) 260-7715

Hours

M,T,Th,F: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
W: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

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