Law School Visit: Santa Clara Law

Santa Clara Law is located in the Silicon Valley and is one of the top law schools for intellectual property. Come hear more about it and talk to Bryan Hinkle, Assistant Dean Enrollment Management, who can answer any questions you might have.
Date: Tues., Sept. 30 at 5:30pm
Location: VKC 154
Please RSVP at the following link by Sept. 29:

https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_5hjdAKvNR0IsREh

Personal Statement Tips: USC Gould School of Law

Come hear the Dean Chloe Reid, Dean of Admissions at USC Gould School of Law, discuss what makes a great personal statement. This is an incredible chance to get an insider’s perspective from one of the best law schools in the country!
Date: TOMORROW, Tues., Sept. 30 at 4:30pm
Location: WPH 106
Please RSVP at the following link by today:

https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_9yjI2nDac2rhrwN

Study Skills Event

Shocked by a bad grade on your first midterm? Struggling to balance academics with other aspects of life? Failing to see an improvement as you invest more time in your studies, and unsure why?

Join us in a dynamic discussion of learning strategies and best academic practice that is sure to challenge your notions of studying, and greatly improve your efficiency and retention. This is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. Take our advice and apply it to your next round of midterms- and see for yourself! Pizza will also be provided.

When: Thursday, October 2nd, 4:00 pm
Where: VKC 261

Sponsored by the CET Undergraduate Fellows

Levan Institute Virtues and Vices Series: What is Courage?

Virtues and Vices Series: What is Courage?

Co-sponsored by the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics and the Thematic Option Honors Program

Join us for a wide-ranging discussion that tries to get at the virtue of courage. Why might it be important for us to determine the limits of courage? When is an act courageous? When might the same act instead be cowardly or reckless? Can someone act with courage without understanding what courage is? What is the relationship between the virtue of courage and other virtues like wisdom, justice, and reverence? How might we best be courageous in our daily lives?

The discussion will be guided by students from Thematic Option and Levan Institute Fellows and will be moderated by James Collins, Assistant Professor of Classics. All who are interested in participating are welcome.

Date: Monday, September 29, 2014
Location: THH 201
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Pizza Served

RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-PTcOzYmxsHeXreYKYcBp3UQhx7DMEXQIP4xcbqQRwo/viewform

 

Tutors at Reach – Volunteer Opportunity

Tutors at Reach is a California non-profit organization founded in Los Angeles, California. Our mission is to bring free tutoring to young students facing financial hardship who could not otherwise afford it. We operate by having volunteers donate their time to tutor children for the betterment of the less fortunate and the overall community.

Tutoring services will be available to all students at our partner schools, which range from elementary to high school. We have finalized our partnership with 32nd Street School, which is located directly across the street from University Park Campus (on the corner of Jefferson and Hoover). This school was carefully selected due to its convenient location and the needs of its students. We are launching this program at several universities across California including UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Diego.

Our purpose operates by giving volunteers the opportunity to contribute back to their community in a practical way. Tutoring young people who would otherwise not have access to this type of academic support provides a wealth of short term and long term benefits. They develop effective study methods and improved comprehension of a challenging subject, and in the process, gain confidence. It will also allow a more seamless collaboration between university students and their community.

We require our volunteers to have the following requirements: (1) 3.0 and above cumulative GPA (during college or graduation); and (2) successfully pass the subject to be tutored with a solid ‘A’. It is required that each volunteer completes just one hour a week to remain an active member of the nonprofit organization. Additionally, Tutors at Reach is certified by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation to award our volunteers with The President’s Volunteer Service Award. This award recognizes eligible volunteers who have completed the required number of hours.

Volunteers are provided the opportunity indicate which subject they hold both skill and interest in tutoring. If this is opportunity is something you are interested please contact Arash Babadjouni at asbabadj@usc.edu to obtain a brief application.

Pre-Law Talk w/ Fordham Law School: An Insider’s Perspective on the Application Process

Ever wondered how the admissions committee really evaluates an application?  Do you want to know how the various factors of the application are weighed?  Come get an insider’s perspective from Stephen Brown, Assistant Dean for Enrollment.  Dean Brown has numerous years of law admissions and financial aid experience.  In addition to his current position at Fordham Law School, Dean Brown has also worked at several New York area law schools including NYU and Columbia.

Date: TODAY, Tues., Sept. 23 at 5pm

Location: WPH 106

Please RSVP at the following link by today:

https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_bwok8cXPi9MewSN

Dornsife Washington, D.C. Program

USC Dornsife is offering students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study foreign policy as it’s being made, and to intern with their choice of NGO, think tank, or governmental agency – all while earning course credit. Classes will be offered in foreign policy, espionage and intelligence, and international security, with visits from policymakers to explain firsthand how the system works. For the cost of full-time enrollment at USC (scholarships apply!) and local living expenses, you will experience life in the heart of Washington, D.C., getting inside information from practicing policy experts and gaining valuable  work experience in the field of international affairs. Open to anyone interested in working in the policy world. Not limited to International Relations or Political Science majors!
Courses Offered:
IR 304: Espionage Intelligence
IR 305: Managing New Global Challenges (in 4-week modules)
IR 443: Formulation of U.S. Foreign Policy
IR 391: Directed Field Study (Internship)
Interested?
Contact  dornsifedc@usc.edu or attend one of our informational meetings:
Sept. 24th at 5:30 PM | Leavey Library Auditorium
Oct. 8th at 5:30 PM | VKC 300a