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September 28, 2020 — Volume 10, Number 7


Chat with Law Student Affairs

The Office for Law Student Affairs is now available via chat from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you have a quick question that you would normally stop by our office to ask, send us a chat to get a quick answer! If we cannot address your need in a few minutes, we can set you up with a Zoom appointment with an advisor. If we are unavailable or busy helping someone else, you can leave a message and we'll respond via email. Access the chat here:

Office of Career and Professional Development Drop-In Times

The Office of Career and Professional Development has launched virtual drop-in hours. Check out the appointments tab in #HireUSDLaw to find available hours to speak to someone directly: Contact: Office of Career and Professional Development.

Student Bar Association (SBA): 1L Section and LLMC Representative Election Results

Congratulations to the newly elected 1L Section and LLMC Representatives! This year's 1L Section and LLMC Reps are:

Section A: Alexis Herskowitz
Section B: Alexis Greene
Section C: Marty Levers
Section E: No candidates
LLMC: No candidates

Law Student in Need Fund

The Law Student in Need Fund is currently suspended. An announcement will be posted in Sidebar if additional funds become available for student applicants.

Mandatory Trainings: Title IX and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

All USD students must complete a mandatory Title IX training and a mandatory Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training no later than October 1, 2020. You should have received an email from the Title IX office on Tuesday, August 18 with more information and links to complete the two trainings. Students who do not complete the trainings by October 1 will be assessed a noncompliance fee in the amount of $250. Prior completion of either training does not exempt students from the requirement. If you have questions about the trainings, please visit the Title IX website or email

Employment and Labor Law Society (EALLS): EmployMentor Program

The EALLS' EmployMentor Program matches students with attorneys in the fields of employment and labor law. It is an excellent way to get one-on-one advice from a local practitioner and to start building your network. To participate, complete this form and email your resume, in pdf format, to Your resume will be sent to your mentor so that he or she can learn a bit about you before the meeting. Contact: EALLS Publicity Chair Jessica O'Malley.

LexisNexis: Social Justice Resources

LexisNexis stands firmly against racism and discrimination and works to advance the rule of law. We are pleased to provide complimentary, curated information from State Net for purposes of tracking government actions that may impact you, your client or your organization.
Follow this link to access your free Resource Kit. Contact: Student Lexis Representative Allison Plette.

Lexis+ Monthly Raffle

Go to Lexis+, type Garratt v. Dailey into the search bar, and hit enter.  Send a screenshot of your results list to Sterling Swift at and be entered to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!  The winner will be selected on October 1. Contact: Student Lexis Representative Allison Plette.

Zoom Status Resource

While USD ITS is working hard to ensure that all systems are operating optimally, please make note of this helpful website that provides Zoom status updates: In the event that you encounter issues, that link can clarify whether the issue lies with Zoom or your own equipment/wifi. You can also reach out to ITS for support here:

Student Guide for the Fall 2020 Campus, Academic, and Student Life Experience

The Student Campus Guide has been developed to provide you with the health and safety precautions we must all follow in order to keep each other healthy. This guide contains important information related to processes being put in place on campus to support our community's well-being, prevention strategies, and information related to testing and contact tracing. Although the USD campus is physically closed at this time, it is important for every USD student to review this guide regularly as it will be updated often.

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