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November 2012

Gr a du a te a nd La w Stu dent New s a n d V iew s What’s Inside

Meet USD’s Veteran Student Services Coordinator!

Meet USD’s Veteran Student

Timothy McCandless joined the University of San Diego this summer and fills a new position as the Veteran Student Services Coordinator. Tim is a veteran, who served for 30 years in the United States Navy until his retirement in May, 2010, at the rank of captain.

Services Coordinator


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Prior to his move to San Diego, from 2010 – 2012, Tim trained military attachés at the Joint Military Attaché School, Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC. In his final assignment on active duty, from 2008 until 2010, Tim was a member of the faculty of the Department of Strategic Leadership, National Defense University, where he helped prepare selected senior military officers and civilians for strategic positions in government and private industry. From 2005 – 2008, Tim was assigned to the US Embassy in Berlin, Germany, where he served as the U.S. Naval Attaché to Germany and principal advisor to the ambassador on naval matters affecting the U.S.German bilateral relationship. Tim is a graduate of the University of Vermont, the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island and the Royal Naval Staff College in Greenwich, London. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies. Tim currently resides in San Diego, CA, with his wife of 29 years. He has three children (aged 27, 25 and 22). In his role as the Veteran Student Services Coordinator, Tim is an advocate for all veteran students attending the University of San Diego and serves as a single point of contact for veteran students at USD in order to connect them with both the on campus and community resources available to them. Tim reports to the Director of One Stop Student Services. Tim’s office is room 116 in the Hahn University Center. He can be reached at (619) 260-5945 or by e-mail at

How do you cash in on this exclusive offer? Simply open a new consumer checking account by November 30, 2012, and either enroll in direct deposit or make purchases with your U.S. Bank Visa Check Card. And we’ll credit $100 to your account. For more information contact us today at: University of San Diego Branch, Lower Level of UC Hahn #125 (610) 785-5972

Copley Library Student Workshops Crash Course on Library Research: Sunday, November 4, 8-9pm

Come Celebrate USD PRIDE’s 21st Birthday!!    What: Join USD's LGBTQ and Allies Students,  Faculty and Alumni as we celebrate USD PRIDE's  21st birthday!    When: Saturday, November 10 from 6‐9pm    Where: Degheri Alumni Center Courtyard    Student Discount Tickets are only $10.     For more information, to purchase tickets, or to  make a donation please visit     To register as a graduate student please contact  Alex at  To register as a law student please contact Abbie at  

Chicago/Turabian Style Workshop: Tuesday, November 6, 1-2pm APA Style Workshop: Tuesday, November 13, 1-2pm For more information and to register visit:

USD Torero Store     It doesn’t matter if you are buying a  computer, moving to a new location, buying  textbooks, or even decorating your home,  the USD Torero Store offers products and  services to save you money and time.      Learn more by visiting‐center  


Breaking Ground Tijuana Day Trip  Saturday, November 17, 2012  Do you have an international service requirement? Do you have a desire to be in solidarity with our  neighbors across the border? University Ministry‐sponsored TJ day trips are a great way to do both. The  trip seeks to engage students with the community in Tijuana through a service project, home visits, a  border tour, and reflection. If you are looking to explore or grow in the values of solidarity, spirituality,  social justice, and simplicity, these trips are perfect for you.     For more information, please visit  

Theology on Tap 

Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 7‐8:30 p.m. in Grad Law Commons (SLP 401)  Theology on Tap is a fun and informal way to gather together with other grad students for food, drinks and  community. It is a great chance to meet other graduate and law students at USD. This month, Chris Burden,  Disability Service, will offer us a reflection on the spirituality and mental health. Don’t miss your  opportunity to meet other graduate students, as well as grow in your spirituality and faith. All are welcome,  so bring a classmate or two!   For more information, please contact Andrew McMillin at or ext. 6818. 

Five USD Law Students Ensure Justice Is Served

Wrongfully incarcerated for more than two years in a federal detention center and awaiting deportation to his  native Mexico, Ricardo Oviedo‐Cortez wondered if he would ever be able to hold his newly born grandson. He  dreamed of once again walking his 7‐year‐old daughter to school as a free man in the United States—a country he  had called home for 35 years. Oviedo‐Cortez never gave up hope, but his options for righting the injustice that  resulted in his detention and ordered deportation were quickly diminishing. He never imagined that five USD  School of Law students, armed with intelligence and tenacity, would rescue him.   

In August 2011, USD School of Law students James Baumann, ’12; Jamie Ritterbeck, ’12; Jessica Sudweeks, ’12;  Ryann Sweeney, ’12; and Natasha Wu, ’12, were selected as members of two USD Appellate Clinic teams. They never  could have foreseen that their work, under the skillful supervision of USD School of Law Professor‐in‐Residence and  Appellate Clinic Executive Director Michael Devitt and San Diego attorney Pam Parker, would force the U.S.  government to release Oviedo‐Cortez and obtain a court‐ordered mandate that no legal justification existed for his  deportation.   

To read more about this story and to learn about USD’s Appellate Clinic please visit 

Upcoming Graduate and Law Student Events November 4  Harvest Brunch with Stone Brewing Co. at La Gran Terraza November 4  Crash Course on Library Research November 5-9  Changemaker FEST 2012 November 6  Election Day! Don’t forget to vote! November 6  FREE Bagel Breakfast, SLP 401, 9am until food runs out! November 10  GSC’s Fight For Air Walk and Bub’s at the Ballpark (Wellness Day) November 10  USD PRIDE’s 21st Birthday! November 13  APA Style Workshop November 16  UFMC Multicultural Night November 17  Breaking Ground Tijuana Day Trip November 20  FREE Bagel Breakfast, SLP 401, 9am until food runs out! November 29  Theology on Tap, SLP 401, 7-8:30pm For more information about the events and programs please visit

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GLNV November 2012  

November issue of the Graduate and Law Student News & Views at the University of San Diego

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