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April 16, 2018 — Volume 7, Number 32

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 16

Apr 16

Student Bar Association (SBA): Budget Committee Meeting

Monday, April 16, 2018 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 314

This is the last SBA Budget Committee Meeting for the academic year. Registered student organizations can request funding from SBA. To reque… Read More

Apr 16

USD Moot Court: Moot Court Associate Board Application Information Session

Monday, April 16, 2018 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 3A

Are you interested in joining Moot Court? Please attend the Moot Court information session to learn more about the application process. All … Read More

Tuesday, April 17

Apr 17

Criminal Law Society (CLS): What I Wish I Knew Before My First Internship

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 131

Come get advice from experienced 3Ls about your upcoming criminal law internships. Learn how to introduce yourself in court, how the crimina… Read More

Apr 17

Student Bar Association (SBA): Class Gift Happy Hour

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 // 4 p.m.

Thank you to those who donated to the class gift! Please join us for happy hour at O'Tooles. Anyone who donates will receive one drink ticke… Read More

Apr 17

Graduate Student Life: Yoga on the Rooftop

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 // 5:30 p.m.
Student Life Pavilion, Room Fifth Floor Rooftop

Until the end of the semester, yoga classes will be held on the rooftop of the Student Life Pavilion. Take this opportunity for self-care!&n… Read More

Wednesday, April 18

Apr 18

Graduate Student Life: Bagel Breakfast

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 // 8:45 a.m.
Student Life Pavilion, Room 401

Stop by the Graduate and Law Commons for bagels, fruit, OJ and coffee to kickstart your day! … Read More

Apr 18

Graduate Student Nursing Association (GNSA): Alex's Lemonade Stand Fundraiser For Pediatric Cancer Research

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 // 12 p.m.

The Graduate Student Nurses Association welcomes you to enjoy lemonade refreshments and raise money for childhood cancer research! We are ho… Read More

Apr 18

Pride Law: Religious Freedom & LGBTQ Rights-Can We All Get Along?

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 131

Join USD Pride Law for a panel discussion of two core American values: equality rights and religious liberty. The panel will focus spec… Read More

Apr 18

Dean's April Mixer

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 // 4 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room Back Patio and The Writs

Dean Ferruolo invites you to the April Mixer, the last mixer of the spring semester. Come mingle with the dean, faculty and studen… Read More

Apr 18

Women's Law Caucus (WLC): Live Auction

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 // 4:30 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room The Writs

In conjunction with the Dean's April Mixer will be the Women's Law Caucus (WLC) Annual Faculty Auction. The proceeds from thi… Read More

Thursday, April 19

Apr 19

Legal Writing and Research: Academic Writing and The Bluebook-Citations in Law Journals and in Scholarly Writing

Thursday, April 19, 2018 // 12 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room 131

Are you planning on participating in the Write-On Competition, on writing a scholarly article, or on taking a paper class that requires you … Read More

Friday, April 20

Apr 20

SOLES Affinity Groups Mixer

Friday, April 20, 2018 // 6 p.m.
Student Life Pavilion, Room Fifth Floor Rooftop

The three SOLES affinity groups, Asian Students in Alliance, Black Graduate Student Association, and Latinx Graduate Student Association, ar… Read More

Saturday, April 21

Apr 21

Asian Students in Alliance (A.S.I.A.) and the San Diego Asian Film Festival: The Third Murder

Saturday, April 21, 2018 // 8:25 p.m.
UltraStar Mission Valley, 7510 Hazard Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92108

Join Asian Students in Alliance in watching The Third Murder, a film being shown through the San Diego Asian Film Festival. For more details… Read More

Tuesday, April 24

Apr 24

Student Wellness: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 // 12:30 p.m.
Hahn University Center, Room 107

Did you know that 70% of individuals tell someone or give warning signs before taking their own life? In this hands-on, one-hour training, y… Read More

Wednesday, April 25

Apr 25

2018 Big Give

Wednesday, April 25, 2018Thursday, April 26, 2018 // 9 a.m.

The Big Give is a 36-hour online fundraising campaign to fund key initiatives, strengthen academic programs and rally support of U… Read More

Thursday, April 26

Apr 26

2018 Big Give

Wednesday, April 25, 2018Thursday, April 26, 2018 // 9 a.m.

The Big Give is a 36-hour online fundraising campaign to fund key initiatives, strengthen academic programs and rally support of U… Read More

Apr 26

Live Well @ USD Law: Bagel Brunch

Thursday, April 26, 2018 // 9 a.m.
Warren Hall, Room Second Floor Foyer

Kick off the study period by enjoying some bagels, coffee and juice. Studies show that eating a good breakfast can help with your memory and… Read More

Apr 26

Live Well @ USD Law: Pizza Party

Thursday, April 26, 2018 // 5 p.m.
Warren Hall, Room Second Floor Foyer

Kick off the study period with a pizza dinner. Studies show that cognitive function improves after any meal. First come, first served.… Read More

Friday, April 27

Apr 27

Asian Students in Alliance (A.S.I.A.): Foodie Friday

Friday, April 27, 2018 // 6 p.m.
Min Sok Chon, 4620 Convoy Street D, San Diego, CA 92111

Join Asian Students in Alliance for a night of Korean food and community building! RSVP today. … Read More

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Order of Barristers Application Due (Graduating Students Only)

Each year, a few graduating students are selected for membership in the prestigious Order of Barristers. You may be eligible to receive this honor, which recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence in oral advocacy and brief writing. If you think you are eligible for membership in the Order of Barristers, you should submit this brief statement of your qualifications. No other materials will be considered. Please write in bullet points, not narrative form. Your statement of qualifications is due by noon on Monday, April 16, 2018. Please submit your statement of qualifications to Professor Jean Ramirez, either in hard copy or by email. Applications will be reviewed by a nominating committee of faculty members. 

Community Defenders Award Application Due (Graduating Students Only)

Each year, a graduating student receives the Community Defenders Award for their demonstrated commitment to indigent criminal defense. If you think you might be qualified to receive this award, please submit your application as a single PDF to Professor Jean Ramirez by noon on Monday, April 16, 2018. Please read the memo for the list of requirements you must submit in your Community Defenders Award application. 

Office of Financial Aid: Deadline to Accept Your 2017-18 Loans Has Been Extended

The deadline to accept any additional federal loan eligibility you may have for the current 2017-18 academic year has been extended to April 20, 2018. Please accept your loan(s) in the MySanDiego portal before this deadline to ensure enough processing time before the end of the semester. Contact: Office of Financial Aid.

Deadline to Submit Pro Bono Hours (Graduating Students Only)

Last day to submit your Pro Bono hours for recognition pursuant to the Pro Bono Service Recognition Policy and Process at the 2018 commencement ceremony. 

Legal Clinics: Now Accepting Summer and Fall Applications

Do an internship right here on campus. 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 you for legal practice. We are now accepting applications for summer and fall 2018 for the following direct client service clinics: Appellate, Civil, Education and Disability, 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.

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

Congratulations to our March trivia winner, Joseph Cheng! We often think of the Supreme Court as the highest court in the land, but in fact there is one court “higher” than where the justices deliberate.  What court sits on the top floor of the U.S. Supreme Court building? Submit your answer on the library's website to win a bag of treats from Trader Joe's! Contact: Reference Librarian Melissa Abernathy.

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