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October 15, 2018 — Volume 8, Number 9


Campus Assault and Resources Education (CARE)

Whether you or someone you care about has been impacted by sexual or relationship violence, on campus or off campus, support and resources are available to you.  CARE is the University of San Diego's primary effort to provide support, resources, and education to the student community pertaining to sexual assault and relationship violence.  Visit the CARE website for more information about CARE, the resources available, and how you can support a friend.  It is important for victims/survivors to know that the resources contained on the CARE website can offer assistance even if you choose not to file a report.

Academic Success & Bar Programs: Hiring Academic Success Fellows for Spring 2019

Looking for a way to earn additional income without sacrificing your studies? You could get paid to help students and prepare for the Bar Exam in the process. With a manageable time commitment, this position can allow you to keep another job or stay involved with your extracurricular activities. Visit our page on TWEN for more information and apply to be an Academic Success Fellow today! The deadline to apply is Friday, October 26 at 5 p.m. Have questions? Stop by the Academic Success and Bar Programs office (Warren Hall Room 206) or email

Have You Made a Plan to Vote?

The midterm elections are coming up on November 6, 2018. Whether you are planning to vote in person, by mail, or requesting an absentee ballot, go to for information on how to better navigate the whole process. The deadline to register to vote in California is Monday, October 22, 2018.

Save the Date: Careers in the Law

Wednesday, November 7; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Hahn University Center Forums ABC
Registration is now open for the 37th Annual Careers in the Law event on Wednesday, November 7—the law school's largest and most important alumni and student networking event. More than 20 practice areas, including nontraditional legal careers, are represented. Students may register for Careers in the Law through the events tab in #HireUSDLaw. Contact: Office of Career and Professional Development.

Save the Date: Tenth Annual Climate & Energy Law Symposium

Friday, November 9; 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium
Registration is now open for the Tenth Annual Climate and Energy Law Symposium on Friday, November 9. The theme of this year's symposium is “Looking Beyond Fossil Fuels in the Trump Era.” The first year of the Trump presidency marked a significant change in climate and energy policy. The Trump Administration has worked to reverse many of the climate and energy policies put in place during the Obama years and has sought to expand fossil fuel production and development. At the symposium, academic and policy experts will analyze and assess several aspects of this complex issue. Register to attend today! The University of San Diego Climate & Energy Law Symposium is co-hosted by the Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC) and the San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law. Contact: Climate and Energy Law Symposium Coordinator.

USD Legal Clinics: Now Accepting Spring 2019 Applications

Do an internship right here on campus.  Gain skills working with actual clients on real legal cases—an experience that can boost your resume and prepare you for legal practice.  We are accepting applications for the Spring 2019 semester for the following clinics:  Civil, Education and Disability, Entrepreneurship, Federal Tax, Immigration, State Income Tax (CA), State Sales & Use Tax (CA), Workers’ Rights, and Veterans.  Apply online today. Please contact Legal Clinics Administrative Director Eric Austin at or (619) 260-7640 with any questions about registration. Visit the Legal Clinics web page for more information about our clinic offerings.

The USD Legal Clinics have a long and rich tradition of offering outstanding academic training to law students while providing service to low-income residents in the San Diego communities. Started in 1971 as a student volunteer project, the USD Legal Clinics provide free legal services to San Diego residents in need.  Ten direct client services clinics comprise the USD Legal Clinics:  400+ cases closed every year/ 170+ law students trained and 18,286 pro bono hours logged in 2017.

Legal Research Center (LRC): October Trivia

October Trivia: Since the Supreme Court was established in 1789, presidents have submitted 163 nominations for the Court, including those for chief justice. Of this total, 125 were confirmed (7 declined to serve). Which President appointed the most justices (9) in the 20th century? Submit your answer on the LRC website to win a bag of treats from Trader Joe's! Contact: Law Reference Librarian Melissa Abernathy.

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