Thomas Jefferson School of Law
October 26, 2009
The New Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA) in
co-operation with the Law Firm of Birch, Steward, Kolasch
& Birch LLP presented a panel on the Third Amendment to
the Chinese Patent Law on October 22. That amendment
has led to major changes and the presenters discussed
the new regulations and their effects on obtaining patent
protection in China at the MCLE event.
According to Professor Susan Tiefenbrun, the director of
TJSL’s Study Abroad Program in China, cultural norms play
a big role in the problems U.S. intellectual property hold-
ers have in China. “Theirs is a culture of imitation,” she
Professor Susan Tiefenbrun
According to presenter Dr. Susan Gorman, Partner at
Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, “The third amendment
has huge implications for the pharmaceutical industry be-
cause China is protecting natural resources and tradi-
tional Chinese medicine that can be useful in disease
“China is not a common law country, thus the courts are
not bound by precedent. China has moved significantly
Barbara Oppelz, President, Intellec-
closer to harmonization with international patent prac-
tual Property Law Association
tice and many pitfalls have been eliminated.”
Intellectual property is an instrumental part of San
Diego's economy; intellectual-property driven industries
make up half of San Diego's six main industry clusters,
which is why TJSL stays on the leading edge of newly
emerging areas of law, particularly those related to tech-
nological development and intellectual property.
Dr. Susan Gorman
TJSL Mock Trial Team Impresses Judges by Claire Kintanar
The Thomas Jefferson Mock Trial team competed in the 19th Annual San
Diego Defense Lawyers Mock Trial Competition here in San Diego on
October 22-23, 2009.
They competed against University of
San Diego, California Western, Univer-
sity of the Pacific, McGeorge and
Brooklyn Law School.
Two teams were sent-Damien Joyner,
Chris Paulos, Jimmy Praley,
Lydia Rose and Erin Goldie, Hudson
Harris, Steven Riley and Lindsay Van
In the weeks before competition, medi-
cal dictionaries flew around the moot
Chris Paulos, Jimmy Praley, Steven Riley, Erin Goldie, Lind-
courtroom as the teams prepared to
say Van Housen, Claire Kintanar, Christina Malyan, Lydia litigate a medical malpractice case.
After the competition, the judges
raved about how impressed they were
with our team and that our team was one of the best they had ever seen in competition.
Unfortunately, we did not advance, but only because competition was stiff and the excellent
teams took each other out of the competition early. The Thomas Jefferson Mock Trial team
will head to Buffalo, New York in November for their next competition!
Honor Roll Reception
Dean Rudy Hasl recognized Spring and Summer
2009 Honor Roll recipients at a reception on
Friday evening, October 23, in the Courtyard.
There were 177 students on the Spring 2009
Honor Roll, and 70 on the Distinguished Honor
The Summer 2009 Honor Roll had 23 stu-
dents, and the Distinguished Honor Roll had 4
Rashan Barnes, Andrea Rodriguez, Christina Fer-
students. Congratulations to All! reri were among the honorees
ATTENTION DECEMBER 2009 GRADS
YOUR CAREER SERVICES EXIT INTERVIEW:
PREPARING YOU FOR YOUR FUTURE LEGAL CAREER
Continuing job search assistance, resume and cover letter reviews, practice interviews, salary
Information on how to approach your job search while waiting for bar results
Tips and recommendations on preparing for the bar exam
Assistance with questions about your moral character application
Employment statistics on recent TJSL graduates
BENEFITS AFTER GRADUATION
Counseling appointments, resume and cover letter critiques, and mock interviews
Advice in person, over the phone, or via e-mail
E-mails about job openings
Free access to TJSL job listings on Symplicity
Free access to Attorney Jobs Online, the Non-traditional Legal Careers Report, the Intercollegiate
Job Bank, and more!
Salary information, trends and negotiation tips
Suggestions for getting acclimated to the legal community, including connecting with TJSL alumni
Assistance with job search outside southern California, including getting reciprocity at a law school
in another city
Workshops, panels and networking events
BEFORE THE EXIT INTERVIEW
Prior to your exit interview, please complete our Graduate Survey. If you would like to have an electronic
copy, please email us. This information is used to help us help you in your job search.
SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT
Call 619.297.9700 ext. 1490, email email@example.com, or stop by our office.
The exit interview is one of your graduation requirements, and helps our office to serve you better.
Be sure to get your Halloween Party tickets
NOW before they sell out!
Friday, October 30, 9 p.m.
Student Bar Association Annual Halloween Party
Location: The Sway Lounge @ The Keating Hotel
The SBA is throwing it’s annual Halloween Party for TJSL students, faculty, staff and
Costume Contest with Great Prizes!
Tickets available at the SBA office in the CYB everyday from Noon - 1 p.m.
PAID Summer 2010 Internships in the
Entertainment and Multimedia Industry!
The T. Howard Foundation is now accepting applications for summer 2010. The T. Howard
Foundation is a non-profit organization that partners with some of the largest companies
in the world to provide paid full-time summer internships in the multimedia and entertain-
ment industry to minority and female students. Participating companies include AOL,
Comcast, DIRECTV, Discovery, ESPN, HBO, Lifetime, Rainbow Media, Time Warner Cable,
Turner Network Sales, Showtime and many more! There will be a Live Webinar for students
interested in applying to the T. Howard Foundation internship program:
Tuesday, October 27, 3 - 4 p.m. EST
Thursday, November 5, 6- 7 p.m. EST
The webinar will include an online presentation, live chat and the ability to ask questions via
teleconference. This webinar will answer many questions including:
• What is the T. Howard Foundation?
• How do students get internships at some of the biggest media companies in the world?
• How do I apply?
• What are the benefits of becoming a T. Howard intern?
What are T. Howard Alumni doing now?
You must pre-register to get access to the online presentation. Email your name, which
date you will attend, your class year and that you attend Thomas Jefferson School of Law
to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no minimum GPA required to apply. Foundation interns earn
a minimum of $10-12 per hour and receive complimentary travel and lodging to a two-day
orientation in Washington, D.C. The application is available online at www.t-howard.org and
the deadline is December 1, 2009. Contact Beverly Bracker in Career Services for assis-
Wednesday, October 28, 7:30 p.m.
How Have Religion And History Led to Where We Are Today in Legal Ethics?
The History of the Freedom of Religion in the Practice of Law and its Present Day Usage
Location: CYB 100
Presented by the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Federalist Society
Cosponsored by the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Christian Legal Society
Dean Donald McConnell, Dean at Trinity Law School ,With A Special Introduction by Profes-
sor Gregg Miller.
And A Practical Application Workshop.
Food & drinks will be provided. For more information, please e-mail email@example.com.
Thursday, October 29, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Muslim Student Association Movie Night / “THE MESSAGE”
Location: LLB 300
Come to the movie and enjoy pizza, popcorn and an evening of fun!
Learn about the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the Prophet Mohammed!
Parking Violation Warning
As of October 9, 2009, an agreement has been made with Comfort Inn to park 40
student vehicles a day. The Comfort Inn management would like students to park on the
lower level to the right. Students may park on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Ve-
hicles must be out by 6:00 p.m.
As of October 9, 2009 30 spaces have been secured at the Ballard Center (the former
Fremont school). The Ballard center is located at 2375 Congress Street, just past Old
Town Avenue (where San Diego Avenue and Congress street split).
In exchange, we will begin enforcing the school’s parking rules that prohibi parking on San
Diego Avenue south of Bandini to Noell Street, on Bandini Street and on West California
St. (above the school).
As of Monday, October 12, 2009, parking fines will be imposed as follows:
♦ First offense: $100
♦ Second offense: $200
♦ Third offense (should it come to that): You will be subject to dismissal.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 5 – 6 p.m..
Career Services presents:
MY PATH TO A SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:
A Conversation with TJSL Alumna Geraldine Rochino ‘03,
an IP Attorney at Mintz Levin
LOCATION: MOOT COURT ROOM
Rochino is an associate at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and
Popeo, PC in the Intellectual Property section of the Palo Alto
office. She is a registered patent agent with a master’s degree in biotechnology from
Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Space is very
limited; you must RSVP to attend to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Food will be provided.
Saturday, November 7, 5–11 p.m.
Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament
Market Street Village Community Center – 699 14th Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Enter at the Corner of 14th and G
Enjoy Music, Decadent Burgers, Hot Dogs, Veggie Options and
Drinks $20 Buy-in & Unlimited Re-buys at $15
Go All In for the San Diego Restorative Justice Mediation
Program – 90% of the proceeds will benefit the San Diego Restorative Justice Mediation
Program, an organization aimed at preventing the spiral of crime among juveniles in San
Diego County through free victim-offender mediation and early intervention in schools and
communities. In 2006, 47 juveniles were arrested everyday in San Diego County, which
over the course of the year amounted to 17,155 minors entering into the overburdened
juvenile court system (Source: SANDAG). The funds donated from this event will help
organize special projects in local schools to deter youth who have not committed a crime,
but are considered at-risk and on the path to criminal activity.
Chargers Tickets (2)
BARBRI gift certificate
A 2GB iPod Shuffle
Piano concert and wine with Professor Tiefenbrun
Ping-pong match with Professor Christensen
Watch a WWF fight with Professor Kreit
Monday, November 2, 11:30 a.m.– 1 p.m.
Center for Law and Social Justice Presents the Rights and Justice Fall Lecture Series with
Guest Speaker Adam Wolf, American Civil Liberties Union
"Your Bill of Rights on Drugs"
Location: CYB 200
America's drug policy has its fingerprints all over the Constitution. Adam Wolf, an attorney
with the national office of the ACLU, litigates cases concerning the intersection of constitu-
tional law and drug policy. He will talk about his cases, including his recent successful argu-
ment in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of a thirteen-year-old girl who was strip-searched
by school officials in pursuit of ibuprofen.
For more information, contact Assistant Professor Alex Kreit at email@example.com.
Stanford Law Fellowship
Submission Deadline: November 2, 5 p.m.
Stanford Law School invites applications for the 2010-2011 Fellowship Program at the
Center for Law and the Biosciences. This 2-year fellowship is intended for people who want an
academic or policy career working on legal and social issues arising from advances in the
biosciences, with a particular emphasis on neuroscience, genetics, and stem cells. Fellows
receive office space, a competitive stipend, and a generous benefits package. Applicants
should have a JD or other doctoral level degree (M.D., Ph.D.) in a relevant area. A law degree is
a significant advantage, but is not a requirement.
Applicants should submit a CV, contact information of three references, a writing sample,
and a research proposal (in 2000 words or less) to Angela Arroyo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
by November 2, 2009 at 5:00 PM and must also submit your resume online via the Stanford
jobs website at http://jobs.stanford.edu/index.html reference job number 35764). For more
information, visit: http://www.law.stanford.edu/program/centers/clb.
For more information, contact Associate Director of Career Services Dovie Joanna King, Esq.
La Raza Salsa Night
Networking, Dancing & Lots of Fun!
Time & Location: TBA
SAVE THE DATE!
Friday, November 13, 5-7 p.m.
Hosted by Family Law Society
Co-sponsored by Career Services, Phi Alpha Delta,
Criminal Law Society, La Raza and PILF
Ever want to attend a networking event with no frills,
no fuss, just fun? Well, here’s your chance! You’ll have
exactly 3 minutes to speed network with each prose-
cutor, defense attorney, family law attorney or other
legal professional from various areas of law!
Enjoy a food/drink mixer following! Professional business attire required. RSVP to
FLS@tjsl.edu by November 6. The clock is ticking , so reserve your spot now for Speed
Film Festival is
This is an amazing opportunity for anyone interested in Entertainment Law or Agency
work. The TJSL Entertainment Law Society is going to the Sundance Film Festival again
this year in January and inviting all TJSL students to join!
Student discount package includes:
♦ Festival film screenings
♦ Park City’s world class skiing
♦ Entertainment law panel of attorneys, artists and producers presented
exclusively to our students
♦ Accommodations in a student-shared mansion
For more information contact Victor Tsoi at email@example.com or Chris
Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. and
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Soup of the week- Sausage and Leek
SBA-Federalist Society- Triple Decker Club- Turkey breast, black forest
ham, bacon, cheddar, lettuce & tomato on three slices of whole wheat with
Dijon-mayo. Served with French fries. $6.99
Monday- Turkey Mango Wrap with curry mayo, avocado, cucumber, romaine
and ranch in a warm tortilla. Served with pasta salad. $6.50
Tuesday- Chicken Parmesan over penne pasta with marinara sauce and
garlic toast $6.99
Wednesday- Raspberry Greens- Field Greens with goat cheese, candied
walnuts, fresh raspberries and oven roasted chicken breast. $6.99
Thursday- Chicken Sautee with red bell peppers and shitake mushrooms
over coconut rice $6.99
Friday- Turkey, avocado, spinach and brie Panini served with a side house
Presentation: Progressive Lawyers Practice, National Lawyers Guild, Thomas Jefferson
School of Law, San Diego, CA, Oct 20,2009
Other: Received the Digna Ochoa Human Rights Defender Award from Amnesty Interna-
tional, North County chapter, Oct 18, 2009
Presentation: Accountability for Torture workshop – presentation and moderator, National
Lawyers Guild Convention, Seattle, WA, Oct 17, 2009
Presentation: President’s Address, National Lawyers Guild Convention, Seattle, WA, Oct
Presentation: Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent, Cof-
fee Strong GI coffee house, near Ft. Lewis, Washington, Oct 13, 2009
Presentation: Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent, Book
Soup, Los Angeles, CA, Oct 4, 2009
The Equal Justice Initiative is a nonprofit organization that offers post-graduate fel-
lowships for a term of 2 years. Fellows will work in Montgomery, Alabama providing le-
gal representation to people wrongly charged with or convicted of violent crimes, poor
people denied effective representation, juvenile offenders, and others who face prose-
cutorial misconduct or racial bias. Third year law students and recent graduates are
encouraged to apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to Bryan Stevenson
(firstname.lastname@example.org) and Angie Setzer (email@example.com) by November 16, 2009. For
more information, visit http://eji.org/eji/node/209.
October/ November 2009
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Sunday 1p.m. in
4 p.m. in Moot
October 25, Location: CYB
6 p.m. 100
SBA Meeting Lecture Career Ser-
Location: The and Q & A with vices pre-
Student Monday - Entertain- sents: NET-
Lounge Thursday, ment Lawyer WORKING TIPS,
7:30 a.m.- Ron Katz of PROFESSIONAL
7 p.m. , and Manatt, ASSOCIATIONS &
Friday 7:30 Phelps & OTHER TOOLS TO 9 p.m.
a.m. - 4 p.m. Phillips HELP YOU BUILD Student Bar
YOUR CAREER IN Association
IMMIGRATION annual Hallow-
LAW een Party
@ The Keating
Cost: $25 16
November 01 02 03 04 05 06 07
Students for 5 – 6 P.M. 5–11 p.m.
Reproductive Career Services Texas Hold
Justice Week presents: MY Em’ Tourna-
PATH TO A SUC- ment
LSRJ A Conversation lage Commu-
Networking with TJSL nity Center –
Luncheon Alumna Gerald- 699 14th
11: 45 a.m. - ine Rochino, Street San
1 p.m. an IP Attorney Diego, CA
CYB Conference at Mintz Levin 92101
Room LOCATION: MOOT