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Weekly student enewsletter from USD School of Law • Volume 3, Number 10 • October 28, 2013

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Upcoming Events
Monday, October 28 – Friday, November 8

Monday, October 28

American Bar Association (ABA): Information Table

11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Warren Hall The Writs.
The ABA will have a table in The Writs today. Come by and get information about this great national organization. There will be food, swag, and the opportunity to enter into our prize giveaway. Contact: ABA Chair Jackie Kallberg.

Legal Writing & Research Program: Grammar Workshop #6—The Top Ten Word Usage Mistakes

12-12:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 2A.
This workshop will teach you how to avoid the top ten word usage mistakes: (1) then/than; (2) principle/principal; (3) further/farther; (4) affect/effect; (5) infer/imply; (6) eminent/imminent; (7) its/it's; (8) council/counsel; (9) that/which; and (10) incorrectly placing an adverb before the word "unique." The workshop will last approximately 30 minutes and will include a brief lecture, practical exercises tied to the lecture content, and feedback on those exercises. Feel free to bring your lunch to the workshop. Contact: Legal Writing Specialist Holly Krohel.

Student Bar Association (SBA): Budget Committee Meeting

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 133.
Registered student organizations can request funding from SBA. To request funding, fill out and submit a Budget Request Form on the SBA TWEN page, then sign up to present your request to the Budget Committee for discretionary funding. Contact: SBA Treasurer Erin Osmak.

YogaLaw Society: Free Yoga

5:30-6:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 315.
A fellow law student and certified yoga instructor will lead an hour-long power vinyasa flow. All law students are welcome. This is a safe space to explore yoga. Contact: YogaLaw Society President Rick Waltman.

Tuesday, October 29

Office for Graduate and International Programs: JD/LLMT Information Session

12-12:50 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 USD's highly regarded program in just one semester? Join the Office for Graduate and International Programs to learn about the faculty, courses, application process, and more. All students are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided. Contact: Office for Graduate and International Programs.

Media Law Guest Speaker: President and CEO of the Associated Press Gary Pruitt

12:10-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 3A.
Gary Pruitt, president and CEO of the Associated Press (AP), will be a guest speaker in Professor Semitsu's Media Law course. Mr. Pruitt will discuss, among other things, the Department of Justice's seizure of the AP's phone records and the future of the reporter's privilege, the AP's handling of copyright, defamation and privacy disputes, and the state of investigative journalism. Due to limited space, reservations are required. If you would like to join the discussion, please email Professor Semitsu. Contact: Professor Semitsu.

Ahlers International Center Speaker Series: China 2013—Legal, Political, and Business Outlook

12:15-1:45 p.m.; Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Room H.
James Zimmerman, a partner at Sheppard Mullin's Beijing office and former chairman emeritus of the American Chamber of Commerce China, will review the ongoing development of the rule of law in China and facilitate a discussion on the likely trends for foreign investors doing business in China. A free lunch will be served, but seating is limited and registration is required. Visit the event web page for more information and to register. Contact: Ahlers Center External Program Manager Erin Kellaway.

Wednesday, October 30

Graduate Student Life: Bagel Breakfast

9 a.m; Grad/Law Commons, Student Life Pavilion Room 401.
Every other Wednesday morning, we will serve fresh bagels, pastries, coffee and juice. Come early; the event ends when the food runs out. Contact: Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student Life Karen Friedlander.

USD Legal Clinics: Informational Meeting

12-12:50 p.m; Warren Hall Room 2B.
Interested in gaining real life experience with clients? Want to help the community of San Diego? Join the Legal Clinics for lunch and information about opportunities in its eleven client-centered clinics and two placement clinics. Participation in the Legal Clinics is an experience that can boost your resume and prepare you for legal practice. We will review the application process for  the Spring and Summer 2014 clinics. Contact: Donna Schultz.

Office of Career & Professional Development: Recruiting Tips for Landing an IP Job

12-12:50 p.m; Warren Hall Room 3B.
Snell & Wilmer LLP will host a lunch on campus for students interested in a career in intellectual property. Our panelists are Chuck Hauff and Andrew Flior. The attorneys will discuss their firm, practice areas, career steps, and the job market for intellectual property positions locally and nationally. Contact: Office of Career & Professional Development.

Golf Law Society: Range Day

3 p.m.; Riverwalk Golf Club 1150 Fashion Valley Road San Diego, CA 92108.
Join the Golf Law Society for its weekly range day. Relieve stress and meet fellow students while hitting golf balls on the driving range. No clubs? No problem! We are willing to share. Contact: Golf Law Society President Richard Decker.

Center for Corporate and Securities Law (CCSL): Post-Citizens United—Does Dark Money Buy Elections?

Reception at 5:15 p.m.; Program at 6:15-7:45 p.m; Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre.
Attorney Trevor Potter, featured on "The Colbert Report," and Bruce Freed, founder of the Center for Political Accountability, will explore the ongoing impact of Citizens United and the pending U.S. Supreme Court case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Committee. They will discuss why various legal and other reforms may be difficult to achieve but necessary to combat unlimited money and anonymous Super-PAC donors. Visit the event web page for more details and to register. Contact: Manager, Law School Programs Tara Murphy.

Thursday, October 31

YogaLaw Society: Free Yoga

7:15-8:15 a.m.; Warren Hall Room 3D.
A fellow law student and certified yoga instructor will lead an hour-long power vinyasa flow. All law students are welcome. This is a safe space to explore yoga. Contact: YogaLaw Society President Rick Waltman.

Friday, November 1

Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA): Student-Attorney Luncheon Mixer.

12-1:30 p.m.; Mintz Levin 3580 Carmel Mountain Rd. Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92130.
This is a great networking opportunity for students to get to know prominent attorneys from all areas of law over lunch. This event is open and free to all students. Please RSVP on our Facebook event page. Contact: JLSA President Arie Sharim.

Monday, November 4

American Bar Association (ABA): Information Table

11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Warren Hall The Writs.
The ABA will have a table in The Writs today. Come by and get information about this great national organization. There will be food, swag, and the opportunity to enter into our prize giveaway. Contact: ABA Chair Jackie Kallberg.

Student Bar Association (SBA): Meeting

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131.
SBA meetings are held every other Monday and any USD law student may attend. Be sure to check out the SBA TWEN page for the latest news. Contact: SBA Secretary Adabela Bonillo.

YogaLaw Society: Free Yoga

5:30-6:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 315.
A fellow law student and certified yoga instructor will lead an hour-long power vinyasa flow. All law students are welcome. This is a safe space to explore yoga. Contact: YogaLaw Society President Rick Waltman.

Tuesday, November 5

Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA): Fall Mixer—Getting into IP Without a Tech Degree

5:30-6:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom; Reception to follow in the Faculty Reading Room .
This event will focus on the unique challenges and opportunities for law students who want to practice intellectual property without a hard science or engineering background. We will have 15-20 intellectual property attorneys from the area's top firms. The event is capped at 50 students. The event is free, but reservations are required. Visit the event web page for more information and to register. Food and graduate-level beverages will be served. Contact: IPLA President Jon Jekel.

Wednesday, November 6

Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA): Diverse Career Paths Teleconference

3-4:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 314.
The Federal Circuit Bar Association is hosting a panel to explore the career path and planning process of six successful attorneys. What prepared them for a career practicing intellectual property law? What as the role of networking in leading to their current position? What advice do they have for students in building a career? IPLA has RSVP'd for the event and will be setting up a room to teleconference in. All students are welcome to attend. Visit the event web page for more information on the panelists. Contact: IPLA President Jon Jekel.

Golf Law Society: Range Day

3 p.m.; Riverwalk Golf Club 1150 Fashion Valley Road San Diego, CA 92108.
Join the Golf Law Society for its weekly range day. Relieve stress and meet fellow students while hitting golf balls on the driving range. No clubs? No problem! We are willing to share. Contact: Golf Law Society President Richard Decker.

Thursday, November 7

YogaLaw Society: Free Yoga

7:15-8:15 a.m.; Warren Hall Room 3D.
A fellow law student and certified yoga instructor will lead an hour-long power vinyasa flow. All law students are welcome. This is a safe space to explore yoga. Contact: YogaLaw Society President Rick Waltman.

Office of Career & Professional Development and the Law Alumni Board: Choose Your Career in the Law

12-12:50 p.m.; Warren Hall Grace Courtroom.
All students are invited to this event. Hear about different practice areas so you can choose your own adventure in the law. The panel includes Lann McIntyre, '82 (Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP- civil and appellate litigation); Bridget Gramme, '03 (Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP- employment law); Knut Johnson (sole practitioner- criminal defense); and E. Scott Dupree, '77 (Senior Vice President and General Counsel, ConAm Group of Companies). The panel will be moderated by Superior Court Judge Ana Espana, '82. Food will be served. We hope to see you there. Contact: Office of Career & Professional Development.

Friday, November 8

Fifth Annual Climate and Energy Law Symposium

8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium.
Register now for the Climate and Energy Law Symposium. The afternoon keynote address will be given by Congressman Scott Peters. Admission includes breakfast, lunch, symposium materials, and a post-symposium reception. This is a great networking opportunity for all students. Visit the event page for more information. A limited number of student discounts are available. Contact: Yara Zokaie.

Introduction to the Performance Test Workshop

12-4:30 p.m.; Warren Hall Room 131.
Get a jump on the bar exam. The performance test is one-third of the bar examination and generally worth about 25 percent of your overall score. You may be asked to draft an objective memo, a client letter, a closing argument or discovery documents. This workshop, brought to us by Themis Bar Review, will provide you with examples and explanations of these documents and prepare you to tackle any performance test that comes your way. Lunch provided. Registration is required. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

Saturday, November 9

Advocates for Children & Education (ACE): SMART Program

9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Location TBD.
The SMART Program is part of the Escondido Youth Court Diversion Program for first-time misdemeanor juvenile offenders. During Youth Court, teens are "sentenced" by a jury of their peers to activities such as jury duty or community service. The teens may also be sentenced to ACE's SMART Program. The SMART Program's primary goal is to educate teens to think positively about their futures and to keep them from committing future crimes. We create a safe, non-hostile environment for the teens to learn from our presentations and participate in discussions. Topics covered include how to stay out of the criminal justice system, building healthy versus toxic relationships, how to get involved in community service, and goal-setting. Contact: ACE SMART Program Director Lauren Williams.

University Ministry: Breaking Ground—Tijuana Day Trip

All day.
University Ministry offers a monthly day trip to Tijuana. The trip seeks to engage students with the community in Tijuana through a service project, home visits, a border tour, and reflection. If you are looking to explore or grow in the values of solidarity, spirituality, social justice, and simplicity, these trips are perfect for you. Sign-ups are on a rolling, but fill up quickly and are on a first come, fist served basis. To sign up, email Mark Peters with your name, phone number, and year in law school.

Announcements

Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition: Applications Now Being Accepted

The Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition is the nation's premier bankruptcy moot court competition. This is a fantastic opportunity to improve your oral advocacy and brief-writing skills, learn more about the field of bankruptcy and commercial law, enhance your resume, and work with some of San Diego's premier bankruptcy attorneys. The team is co-sponsored by the law firm of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch. Applications are now being considered for two slots; the application deadline is noon on November 8. Upper-division students are eligible. First-year students are not eligible. Contact: Vice Dean and Professor of Law Mary Jo Wiggins.

Legal Research Center (LRC): October Library Trivia

Enter to win a Cardiff Coffee Cart Coffee Card at the LRC Info Station by October 31. This month's trivia question: What was the original name of the building now known as Warren Hall?. Contact: Electronic Resources Law Librarian Anna Russell.


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