NEWSROOM//Business Law Society

Two Business Law Society Members Walk into an Opera…

Date: March 4, 2016 | Posted By: USDBLS

Although I have attended many plays and musicals, I have never had the opportunity to enjoy an opera. When my friend invited me to Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, I was excited to venture out of the law library and experience something new. When we arrived at the San Diego Civic Theatre, I was surprised by… Read more »

Advocates for Children and Education: Annual Dodgeball Tournament

Date: February 22, 2016 | Posted By: USDBLS

Take a Saturday morning to get some exercise, hone your dodgeball skills and raise support for ACE’s programming with kids!! How much: $5 per person ($25 a team) Teams: 5 people per team, but you do not need to have a whole team to sign-up There will be a sign-up table in the writs from… Read more »

USD’s 2nd Annual Sports Law Symposium

Date: February 22, 2016 | Posted By: USDBLS

The USD Sports & Entertainment Law Society is proud to host this year’s 2nd Annual Sports Law Symposium. The theme of this year’s symposium is: “Sports: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.” Our first panel (‘The Bad’) will explore the controversy regarding online sports gambling sites such as Draft Kings and Fanduel. Our second… Read more »

Five Ways to De-Stress this Spring Semester

Date: February 21, 2016 | Posted By: USDBLS

1. Hike to Success As law students, we are unfortunately forced to be indoors far too much, whether we’re in class, in the library studying, or in an office at work (often with no windows). So, get outside as much as you can on the weekends! San Diego is full of beautiful hikes that will… Read more »

Judicial Externship: My Introduction to Diversion Court

Date: January 31, 2016 | Posted By: USDBLS

First and foremost, if you can extern for a judge, DO NOT HESITATE. It was an absolutely invaluable experience. Not only did my externship enrich my law school experience, but it helped me appreciate the court system from a completely different angle. Many law students know that being an extern for a judge will provide… Read more »

Welcome! Happy Spring 2016!

Date: January 18, 2016 | Posted By: USDBLS

Welcome to the USD BLS website!  This website is maintained by the executive leadership of BLS and is meant to serve as a centralized informational resource.  The information includes current leadership, past/upcoming events, guidelines and requirements for membership, general organization information, writing contributions by members on varying topics, and links to relevant information. We are… Read more »

Interning at the San Diego County Public Defender

Date: January 15, 2016 | Posted By: USDBLS

My semester at the Public Defender’s Office was probably the best experience I’ve ever had. The El Cajon Courthouse is an awesome place to work—the attorneys are very friendly, the judges are so eager to teach, and the cases get really interesting. My experience at the El Cajon office was a different one because the… Read more »

How I Got Here

Date: January 15, 2016 | Posted By: USDBLS

I have just finished my first semester of law school, halfway through the infamous 1L year. But this isn’t the first time I’m celebrating the halfway mark of the 1L year. I’ve gone through this before, but to a lesser degree, observing from afar. My girlfriend was a 1L two years ago. She came straight… Read more »

Tips for Inexperienced 1L’s Entering the Work Field

Date: January 15, 2016 | Posted By: USDBLS

I had a great experience working at a full service corporate and securities firm in SF last summer. Given that my background up until that point was mainly in Philosophy and Psychology, it was a little intimidating at first. Like many rising 1L’s, I didn’t work after undergrad, nor did I have any background in… Read more »

Corporate Finance: A Necessary Evil

Date: January 15, 2016 | Posted By: USDBLS

Some of us came to law school as the next carefully orchestrated step in a detailed life plan.  The rest of us wound up in law school because we graduated with semi-useless degrees like philosophy, political science, humanities, or sociology and we simply didn’t know what else to do.  I am in the latter group,… Read more »

My Summer Study Abroad Experience

Date: December 29, 2015 | Posted By: USDBLS

Sometime during my second semester as a 1L, my section-mates began discussing their plans and intentions for securing summer internships. I was shocked that somewhere between five midterms and our Appellate Opening Briefs my classmates had the capacity (and time) to think about such things. Needless to say, I felt pressed to also secure a… Read more »

Gulls Game Recap

Date: December 29, 2015 | Posted By: USDBLS

This past fall semester, the USD Business Law Society partnered with the USD Sports and Entertainment Law Society at Valley View Center Casino for a San Diego Gulls Game. The team’s President of Business Operations, Ari Segal, hosted an exclusive Q&A with us. For an hour before the game, Mr. Segal answered questions and gave… Read more »