The Docket | Jan. 12, 2015

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS, EVENTS, AND DEADLINES, FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

2015 LSAC DIVERSITY INITIATIVES INTERN
LSAC is now accepting applications for the 2015 LSAC Diversity Initiatives Summer Internship. This is a great opportunity for a law student to gain exposure to legal education and to gain a deeper understanding of LSAC’s Diversity Initiatives. Please read and follow the application submission requirements carefully. Due to the vast number of applications, incomplete and improperly submitted applications will not be considered. Previous LSAC Diversity Initiatives Interns have gone on to establish outstanding careers in private and public interest law, government, and higher education. Please click here for the position announcement along with the LSAC Non-Discrimination Policy. . 

McGeorge App Now Available For Easier Access
We are proud to announce the McGeorge Mobile Application is now available for use in the Apple, Google and Amazon app stores. The app can be found and downloaded by searching for “Pacific McGeorge”. Once you download it, please provide feedback to sacweb@pacific.edu as we are eager to improve the app to better meet your needs and are eager to hear your suggestions.

SAVE THE DATE:
Faculty Enrichment Lecture Series
Dog Whistle Politics: Coded Racism and Inequality for All
2/3/2015 at 5:00 PM
As part of Diversity Week and a celebration of civil rights, Professor Haney
López’s presentation will be followed by a reception honoring Professor
Brian Landsberg. About Ian Haney Lopez.
 
Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa

2/4/2015 at 5:00 PM
The civil rights struggles of South Africa are well known in the United States. Filmmaker Abby Ginzberg has now produced a powerful documentation of an award-winning documentary, Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa. Soft Vengeance is a film about Albie Sachs, a lawyer, writer, art lover, and freedom fighter, set against the dramatic events leading to the overthrow of the apartheid regime in South Africa. There will be a discussion with Filmmaker Abby Ginzberg after the screening of Soft Vengeance.  This event is a part of the Pacific McGeorge Diversity Week celebration. About Albie Sachs.
Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality
2/12/2015 at 5:00 PM
Jo Becker is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, where she has broken stories on everything from the United States’ lethal program to kill suspected terrorists to the British phone-hacking affair and the Penn State child sexual abuse scandal. She has taught investigative journalism as a visiting professor at Princeton University, and her work has earned her numerous awards. A Washington Post series she coauthored on Vice President Dick Cheney won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. About Jo Becker.

Registration Now Open for the 2015 Pacific McGeorge Summer Abroad Programs!

Antigua, Guatemala
Courses: May 28 to June 20
Field Placement: June 22 to Aug.
The Inter-American Summer Program in Guatemala is a truly bilingual and inter-cultural approach to legal education. Substantive law classes are taught in Spanish or English, depending on student proficiency. The program also offers Spanish language classes and bilingual field placements. Learn more here.

Salzburg, Austria
Courses: July 5 to July 24
Pacific McGeorge’s long-standing program on International Legal Studies is a three-week program that offers international and comparative law courses in both the public and private law fields. Classes are held in the Law Faculty building at the University of Salzburg, located in a renovated 16th Century palace in the heart of Salzburg’s historic Old Town. Learn more here.

For more information contact Summer Abroad Programs at mcgeorgesummerabroad@pacific.edu or 916.739.7021.

Club Espanol Meeting
Calling all Spanish speakers! All are welcome who want to speak in Spanish and participate in exciting Spanish-related activities! If you would like to be included in the Club Espanol Mailing List, please contact Professors Julie Davies at jdavies@pacific.edu or Luis Mogollon at lmogollon@pacific.edu.  Professors Davies and Mogollon will develop club meeting agendas and activities based off of the interest of members.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, Jan. 12

CDO PRESENTS: 1D/2E Personal Statement Review
12:00 – 1:00 PM | CDO Lobby
The CDO is available to review your personal statements, resume, and other application materials. Questions? Contact Isabella Hannon at ihannon@pacific.edu or 916.739.7339.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

BarBri Information Session

12:00 – 1:00 PM and 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Classroom B

Stop by the BARBRI Demo Presentation to eat some free food and find out exactly what sets BARBRI apart and what you’ll be working with this summer. Questions: Courtney Dowell at c_dowell@u.pacific.edu.

CDO PRESENTS: 1D/2E Personal Statement Review
12:00 – 1:00 PM | CDO Lobby
The CDO is available to review your personal statements, resume, and other application materials. Questions? Contact Isabella Hannon at ihannon@pacific.edu or 916.739.7339.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

Lexis Training – Research Certification
12:00 – 1:00 PM | Classroom A
Questions: Stephanie Sagaria at Stephanie.m.sagaria@lexisnexis.com.


CDO Presents | (2D/3E) Resume Drop
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM | CDO Lobby
Have Your Resume Critiqued by an Alum Have Your Resume Critiqued by an Alum: Just drop your resume off at the CDO, or email it to lawcareers@pacific.edu, and we will have one of our dedicated alum review it and offer suggestions to make your application materials even more competitive. Questions? Please contact Leah Adams at 916.739.7011 or ladams@pacific.edu.

STUDENT TOWN HALL WITH DEAN MOOTZ
12:15 – 1:00 PM | Classroom C
Students, please join Dean Mootz for a candid discussion about the current state of the law school. Dean Mootz wants to hear from you – bring your questions, comments, and suggestions, or just come to listen! Questions: Ernesto Falcon at e_falcon@u.pacific.edu.


Christian Law Students Society Meeting
12:30 – 1:30 PM | S-19
Come join CLSS ‘s weekly meeting for encouragement, camaraderie, and just a bit of faith! Everyone is welcome. For information, contact William Fussell at w_fussell@u.pacific.edu.

Joint ELS-WLS general meeting
5:00 – 6:00 PM | Classroom G
Join ELS and WLS for some free food and an update on our clubs’ activities planned for spring semester, including the California Water Law Symposium, Earth Law Week, and field trips. For information, contact Adam Borchard at a_borchard@u.pacific.edu.

Thursday, Jan. 15

CDO Presents | (2D/3E) Resume Drop
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM | CDO Lobby
Have Your Resume Critiqued by an Alum Have Your Resume Critiqued by an Alum: Just drop your resume off at the CDO, or email it to lawcareers@pacific.edu, and we will have one of our dedicated alum review it and offer suggestions to make your application materials even more competitive. Questions? Please contact Leah Adams at 916.739.7011 or ladams@pacific.edu.

BarBri Information Session

12:00 – 1:00 PM and 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Classroom B  

Stop by the BARBRI Demo Presentation to eat some free food and find out exactly what sets BARBRI apart and what you’ll be working with this summer. Questions: Courtney Dowell at c_dowell@u.pacific.edu.

Friday, Jan. 16

CDO PRESENTS: 1D/2E Personal Statement Review
12:00 – 1:00 PM | CDO Lobby
The CDO is available to review your personal statements, resume, and other application materials. Questions? Contact Isabella Hannon at ihannon@pacific.edu or 916.739.7339.

GLS International Research Training
12:00 – 2:00 PM | Classroom G & H

Lexis/Westlaw GLS I research refresher and international materials training, Questions: Annette Bethea at abethea@pacific.edu.

Saturday, Jan. 17

All McGeorge Competition
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Courtroom
The All McGeorge Trial Advocacy Competition has been held annually since 1997. The Competition pits the school’s mock trial competition team against students who have received the highest grades in the fall semester Trial Ad course. 


Immigration, Bankruptcy, Elder and Health Law Clinics
9:30 AM- 1:00 PM | Classroom D & E
New Student Orientation

Recreation Connection Ski & Snowboarding Trip (Recreation Connection)
5:30 AM – 6:00 PM | Off-Campus
Join us for our first annual ski & snowboarding trip! We are going to Heavenly Resort @ Tahoe. Open to all skill levels whether you are hitting the double black diamonds or going for the first time. For information, contact Chris Wolf at c_wolf3@u.pacific.edu.

Sunday, Jan. 18

SBA General Meeting
2:00 PM | SBA Office, Student Center
Come join SBA for their general meeting to discuss funding requests, amendments to bylaws, and discussion on general student activities. Meetings will be held at this time every 2 weeks. Visit the SBA blog for more information. Questions: Ernesto Falcon at e_falcon@u.pacific.edu.

Events Next Week

Monday, Jan. 19

No Classes. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Lexis Training – Research Certification

 

12:00 – 1:00 PM | Classroom A

Questions: Stephanie Sagaria at Stephanie.m.sagaria@lexisnexis.com.

 

BarBri Information Table

 

 

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Student Center Table 2
Questions: Contact Courtney Dowell at c_dowell@u.pacific.edu.

 

12th Annual Barrister’s Ball Ticket Sales
12:00 – 1:00 PM and 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Student Center Table 5
Tickets are on sale for Barrister’s Ball! Tickets will be available in the student center for 3D/4E students on January 20th and 21st from 12-1 PM and 5-6 PM. Tickets will be available for ALL STUDENTS in the student center on January 23rd, 26th, and 27th from 12-1 PM and 5-6 PM. For those buying individual tickets please come to the table with your meal choice and payment ready. For those purchasing a table, have the names, meal choices, and all payments of all those sitting at your table. The event will be at Double Tree by Hilton from 7 – 11 PM.  If you have any food allergies, please let us know when you purchase your ticket and your entree will be accommodated. For information, please contact Jaclyn Zdanowski at j_zdanowski@u.pacific.edu.

 

PLSS Phone Banking 
PLSS will host phone banking hours on Tuesdays 5-6 and Thursdays 12-1. These will take place every week – starting from January 20.  These will take place until April 2, 2015. Questions: Raihane Dalvi at r_dalvi@u.pacific.edu.

Wednesday, Jan. 21

CDO Presents | Peer Mock Interview Program for 1D/1E/2E
4:30 – 6:30 PM | CDO Lobby
Do you feel prepared for legal job interviews? Would you like to polish your interview skills and maximize your chances for job hunt success? Interviewing is a skill you can improve with practice. The CDO would like to invite you to participate in the Peer Mock Interview Program. Regardless of your experience level, mock interviews are a great way to develop and/or fine tune your interview skills. Questions? Contact Isabella Hannon at ihannon@pacific.edu or 916.739.7011.

Phi Alpha Delta First General Meeting
5:00 – 6:00 PM | Classroom H
Come to Phi Alpha Delta’s (PAD) First General Meeting to get updates about what events will be going on during the semester. If you are interested in becoming a PAD member you are welcome to attend and get more information as well as learn how to sign up. Food will be provided. For information, contact Lauryn Tully at l_tully@u.pacific.edu.

NLG General Meeting
12:15 – 1:15 PM | Classroom A
National Lawyers Guild is a national non-profit legal and political organization comprised of lawyers, legal workers, law students, and jailhouse lawyers. We represent progressive political movements, using the law to protect human rights above property interests and to attain social justice. As always, new members, suggestions and ideas are welcome and celebrated! Hope to see you there. For information, please contact Jessica Melgar at j_melgar1@u.pacific.edu.

12th Annual Barrister’s Ball Ticket Sales
12:00 – 1:00 PM and 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Student Center Table 5
Tickets are on sale for Barrister’s Ball! Tickets will be available in the student center for 3D/4E students on January 20th and 21st from 12-1 PM and 5-6 PM. Tickets will be available for ALL STUDENTS in the student center on January 23rd, 26th, and 27th from 12-1 PM and 5-6 PM. See description above. For information, please contact Jaclyn Zdanowski at j_zdanowski@u.pacific.edu.

Thursday, Jan. 22

CDO Presents | Peer Mock Interview Program for 1D/1E/2E
4:30 – 6:30 PM | CDO Lobby
Do you feel prepared for legal job interviews? Would you like to polish your interview skills and maximize your chances for job hunt success? Interviewing is a skill you can improve with practice. The CDO would like to invite you to participate in the Peer Mock Interview Program. Regardless of your experience level, mock interviews are a great way to develop and/or fine tune your interview skills. Questions? Contact Isabella Hannon at ihannon@pacific.edu or 916.739.7011.

Christian Law Students Society Meeting
12:30 – 1:30 PM | S-19
Come join CLSS ‘s weekly meeting for encouragement, camaraderie, and just a bit of faith! Everyone is welcome. For information, contact William Fussell at w_fussell@u.pacific.edu.

BARBRI Bar Review Course Demo
12:00 – 1:00 PM | Classroom A
Stop by the BARBRI Demo Presentation to eat some free food and find out exactly what sets BARBRI apart and what you’ll be working with this summer. Questions: Courtney Dowell at c_dowell@u.pacific.edu.

Friday, Jan. 23

12th Annual Barrister’s Ball Ticket Sales
12:00 – 1:00 PM and 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Student Center Table 5
Tickets are on sale for Barrister’s Ball! Tickets will be available for ALL STUDENTS in the student center on January 23rd, 26th, and 27th from 12-1 PM and 5-6 PM. See description above. For information, please contact Jaclyn Zdanowski at j_zdanowski@u.pacific.edu.

Saturday, Jan. 24

Half-Way There Party
6:00 – 10:00 PM | Off-Campus Location
Attention all 2L Day, 2L Evening and 3L Evening Students, you are now half-way through your law school journey. It is time to celebrate all of your achievements with the annual Half-Way There Party. This party is open to all 2D, 2E and 3E students and you may bring a guest. Appetizers will be served. Questions: Anthony Crisostomo at a_crisostomo@u.pacific.edu.

2015 California Water Law Symposium (Water Law Society, Environmental Law Society)
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM | Off-Campus Location (Golden Gate University Law School)
The 2015 California Water Law Symposium addresses current and future water law and policy issues in California, focusing on opportunities for collaboration in water management and exploring possible resolutions to issues that will shape the future of our state. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Wasted Water: Reasonable Use Law in 21st Century California.” McGeorge will have a panel on agricultural water use efficiency in the Central Valley. The Symposium is a collaborative, student-led effort between Golden Gate, Boalt, UC Hastings, University of San Francisco, UC Davis, Santa Clara, and McGeorge. Every year, the Symposium brings together academics, practitioners, policymakers, scientists, community members, and students to hear from leading professionals on pressing water issues. The day-long event is FREE for law students, and lunch and a reception is provided. Questions: Adam Borchard at a_borchard@u.pacific.edu.

Sunday, Jan. 25

No Events. 

VOLUNTEER & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Reading Tutors needed! Volunteer as a Reading Partner today!
Help make a difference in your community! Reading Partners is seeking volunteer tutors Monday through Thursday, between 9 AM and 5 PM. It is a one hour a week commitment. Volunteer hours count toward the Capital Commendation for Public Service. Bret Hart Elementary School is within walking distance of McGeorge. This program is eligible for pay under the federal work study program. The pay is $10 per hour. Reading Partners is a nonprofit organization that recruits and trains community volunteers to provide one-on-one literacy tutoring to students who are struggling with reading. Tutors deliver a highly effective, research validated curriculum and are supported by program staff who are onsite at all times. To sign up to be a Reading Partner, visit the Reading Partner website. If you have any questions, please call (916) 996-0830 or email rachael.valler@readingpartners.org.

GLS II TA Needed!
Professor Blizzard is looking for a TA for Wednesday’s GLS II section. Please contact Professor Blizzard with any inquiries or interest at tblizzard@pacific.edu.

WRITING COMPETITIONS

ABA Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section Student Writing Competition

As you gear up for your spring seminars and independent study and note supervisions, I offer an annual reminder of the ABA Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section Student Writing Competition.
ABA TIPS Home.
ABA Law Students brochure.
Writing competition FLYER.
Writing competition rules. 

As last year, the deadline is set at May 1 to maximize inclusion of semester papers. The scope of TIPS is quite broad–TIPS Committee list.

The competition is open to all ABA Law Student Division members. Submitters need not be ABA TIPS members, but why shouldn’t they be? TIPS membership is free for ABA law student members.
ABA Membership.
ABA TIPS Membership.

ABA Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section Student Writing Competition Law 

Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) in collaboration with the Center for Reproductive Rights, is pleased to announce the Call for Submission for the tenth annual Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights.

This year, the Sarah Weddington prize will have no specific theme, but will be open to fresh student scholarship exploring a wide range of issues that affect reproductive health, rights, and justice in the U.S. For more information, please download the 2015 Call for Submissions.

The deadline for submission is January 15, 2015.

Winning authors will receive cash prizes: $750 (1st place), $500 (2nd place), or $250 (3rd place). The first place winner will also have a chance at publication with the NYU Review of Law and Social Change.

CONTENTS

SAVE THE DATE

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

1/20/2015

Add/Drop Deadline and last day to submit application to graduate in May, 2015.

1/23/2015

Health Insurance waiver deadline.

1/26/2015 

Professor Mireles’ Moot Court Team Exhibition

1/26/2015 – 1/30/2015

IP Week

1/27/2015 at 12:00 PM

Reading Partners Information Session

1/27/2015 at 5:00 PM

Alumni Panel, a Day in the Life of an IP Lawyer

1/28/015 at 5:30 PM

Natural Resources Internship and Career Fair

1/28/2015 and 1/29/2015

CDO Presents | Alumni-Faculty Mock Interview Program.

1/29/2015 at 6:00 PM 

Intellectual Property Mixer, Year in Review

1/29/2015 at 5:30 PM

The Criminal Law Society presents a student and practitioner mixer.

1/31/2015

Barrister’s Ball

2/2/2015 – 2/6/2015

Diversity Week

2/4/2015 at 5:00 PM

Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa.

2/11/2015 at 5:00 PM

Your backstage pass to the judicial process with Judge England.

2/12/2015

How to get a federal clerkship (Federal Bar Association)

2/13/2015, 2/14/2015, and 2/21/2015 

20th Annual Benjamin Frantz First Year Mock Trial Competition

2/19/2015 

CDO Presents | 15th Annual Public Interest Job Fair

2/21/2015 at 6:00 PM 

Paint and Sip hosted by Student Animal Defense Fund of McGeorge and Wine Law Society.

2/24/2015 and 2/26/2015

Spring OCI Interviews

More information about upcoming events may be found online in the Student Calendar.

FACULTY IN ACTION

Wondering what your professors have been up to lately? Click here to find out. 

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