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May 14, 2018 — Volume 7, Number 36


Lockers: Important Information, Deadlines, and Summer Locker Registration

If you currently have a locker, your deadline to vacate it is Wednesday, May 16. All lockers must be vacated at the end of each academic year for locker cleaning. Any belongings left in the lockers after May 16 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 here. You may move in to your summer locker beginning on Tuesday, May 22. The summer locker vacate date is Friday, August 3. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

Student Organization Registration for 2018-2019

Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 31 at 5 p.m.
Attention all 2018-2019 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.). For information and instructions on how to register your student organization, please review the Student Organization Registration webpage. If you are the president of a student organization next year, it is your responsibility to turn in these materials. Contact: Director for Law Student Affairs Irene Meloney.

Student Leader Scholarship

Application Deadline: Friday, June 15 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 15 at 5 p.m.. Contact: Office for Law Student Affairs.

Graduating Students: Wellness Services and Student Health Insurance Information

While you begin to prepare for your next chapter after graduation, be sure to review the email you received from USD Student Wellness on Tuesday, April 24 in its entirety. This message contains important information about access to wellness services and health insurance options after you graduate. If you are covered by the USD Student Health Insurance Plan you will be covered until August 14, 2018. If you did not receive this email or have questions, please contact Assistant Director for Law Student Affairs Laurie Keller

Law School Notetaker Opportunity

Each semester we seek students willing to provide their class notes to students with documented disabilities. The requirements are simple: attend class and take notes as you normally would, and submit your notes each week by Friday at noonNotetakers are paid a stipend based on the number of semester units that notes are provided for. Notetakers are selected on an as needed basis, and submitting your interest will not guarantee your selection. If you would like to submit your interest to be a notetaker for the School of Law, please complete this form. If you have any questions about being a notetaker, please contact

Attention May 2018 Graduates: Keep Up with the Commencement Checklist

Please review the Commencement Checklist regularly to ensure that you are completing all the tasks necessary for graduation. Contact the Office for Law Student Affairs if you have questions.

Legal Research Center (LRC): April Trivia Winner

Congratulations to our April Trivia winner Katherine Motsinger! The answer to which court sits above the Supreme Court? A basketball court! April was our last trivia question for the semester but we'll leave you with a little library humor.  If a librarian leaves her body to science, which two parts would she choose? Her spine and appendix!  Contact: Reference Librarian Melissa Abernathy.

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