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PaperCLIP is an on-line business and intellectual property law journal that accepts manuscripts of any length from students, professors, and legal professionals. It specializes in shorter, timely, practice oriented pieces, but also publishes longer articles.


The journal welcomes outside submissions. Unlike most law journals, however, PaperCLIP welcomes less than polished papers and even ideas for articles. Student staff members are happy to work in conjunction with legal practitioners to take an embryonic idea and turn it into a finished article.


Anyone interested in publishing with PaperCLIP should submit their idea, draft, or finished work electronically to the attention of the Editor-in-Chief at

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Outdoors Club Membership Benefits

  • First and foremost, an opportunity to escape the law library into a world of recreational activities the greater San Diego area has to offer
  • Access to other member's course outlines
  • Free entry to Outdoors Club fundraisers and events
Membership Dues


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Red Bull Media, in association with Matchstick Productions, has provided the Outdoors Club with the exclusive rights to show the 2013 McConkey Ski Documentary of Shane McConkey. Shane was a professional skier who was known for combining BASE jumping with skiing. Shane was a thrill seeker who sadly lost his life doing what he loved most.






“A daredevil subject who will quickly endear himself
even to viewers who’ve never heard his name”
- The Hollywood Reporter


This is an event for everyone! We will have live music, as well as drink specials and raffle prizes.


The event will be Thursday, October 17th, 6pm-10pm, and will be held at Southpaw Social Club.


Tickets can be purchased online at

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The Outdoors Club would like to invite TJ students, professors, staff, and alumni to its "unofficial" 5K run/walk on Saturday, April 26. This is NOT a race, but an opportunity to bring the TJSL community together before buckling down for finals.


The run/walk will be a loop route that will begin outside the front doors of TJ, continue towards the harbor, and end back at TJ.


The unofficial 5K will begin at 9am. Check-in will begin at 8:30am. Refreshments will be provided before and after the race.


Thank you for supporting the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Outdoors Club -- see you at the starting line!



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President - Damon Booth

Vice President - Nima Etemadian

Treasurer - Kelly Duffy

Secretary - Luke Bylund


Feel free to contact any of the executive board members with any inquiries at

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  • Fazaga v. FBI: Surveillance and Secrets Under the Obama Administration

Thursday, November 8th at 11:30am — Thomas Jefferson School of Law · Room 325


Starting shortly after the 9/11 attacks, the federal government began an unprecedented expansion of its surveillance activity on United States citizens and residents. Civil rights groups have challenged that expansion through a variety of lawsuits. In response, the federal government has repeatedly asserted that those suits must be dismissed because allowing them to proceed would disclose “state secrets.” Federal courts have generally sided with the government in these cases, although several judges have vigorously dissented from those decisions, and in doing so have sharply criticized the government’s use of the state secrets doctrine.


Ahilan T. Arulanantham, nationally-renowned immigration expert and Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU of Southern California, will discuss the rise of the state secrets doctrine through the lens of Fazaga v. FBI. Fazaga is a challenge to the FBI’s policy of widespread surveillance on the Muslim communities in Southern California. Details of the FBI’s program were revealed when an FBI informant went public, describing a disturbing policy of dragnet FBI surveillance on the Muslim community that had gone on for years. Recent media coverage includes a feature on This American Life:



This event is organized by the Faculty Colloquium Committee and co-sponsored by the Center for Law & Social Justice and the Muslim Student Association.


  • MSA Eid Dinner Celebration

Thursday, October 25th at 7:30pm — Ali Baba Restaurant · 421 E. Main St. El Cajon, CA 92020


Join the Muslim Student Association as we celebrate the Eid Holiday.

Eid al-Adha is the second Holiday of the year for Muslims around the world.


  • MSA Screening of 'Mooz-lum'

Wednesday, March 28th at 11:15am — Thomas Jefferson School of Law · Room 320


Join us in kicking off Diversity Week with a free screening of the critically acclaimed film 'Mooz-lum'!


Starring Evan Ross, Danny Glover, Dorian Missick, Nia Long, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Summer Bishil.


Synopsis: Amid a strict Muslim rearing and a social life he's never had, Tariq (Evan Ross) enters college confused. New peers, family and mentors help him find his place, but the 9-11 attacks force him to face his past and make the biggest decisions of his life.


*Popcorn & Soda will be provided!


  • MSA & MELSA American Muslim Community Hate Crimes Panel

Monday, March 26th at 11:30am — Thomas Jefferson School of Law · Room 325


​Learn about how Hate Crimes are Defined, Investigated, Prosecuted, and learn about Resources for Survivors at the State and Federal Level.


In collaboration with San Diego Regional Hate Crimes Coalition.


Guest Speakers on the Panel include:
· Edgar Hopida from Council on American-Islamic Relations
· Oscar Garcia from San Diego District Attorney's Office
· Danell Scarborough from San Diego Human Relations Commission
· Helen Hong from U.S. Attorney's Office
· Professor Kaimi Wenger from TJSL


*Lunch will be served


  • MSA Inmate Support Services

Orientation Begins February 8th 5—9pm


Federal Bureau of Prisons
Metropolitan Correctional Center
808 Union Street
San Diego, CA 92101


Are you Interested in Working with Inmates?


Volunteer Opportunities are Currently Available to Provide Support Services to Muslim Inmates.


This is an Excellent Opportunity for Future Attorneys, Especially those who are Interested in the Criminal Law Field!  *Pro-Bono Hours are Available through the Externship Office at TJSL


  • MSA Eid Dinner Panel on Faith & Practice

Friday, November 4th at 6pm — Thomas Jefferson School of Law · Room 225


Join the Muslim Student Association as we celebrate the Eid Holiday.


Eid al-Adha is the second Holiday of the year for Muslims around the world.


Guest Speakers on the Panel include:

· Imam Wali T. Fardan from Masjid ul-Taqwa of San Diego
· H. Sammy Rihan, Esq. from Law Office of H. Sammy Rihan
· Mahir Sherif, Esq. from Mahir Sherif Law Office
· Edgar Hopida from Council on American-Islamic Relations


*Food will be FREE to all who attend [Catering from Aladdin Restaurant in San Diego]
**Henna body art available for an additional charge [$5/design]


  • MSA Welcome Back Dinner

Saturday, October 1st at 7pm — East Village Tavern + Bowl · 930 Market Street


Are you interested in joining an Islamic community on campus?
Then come join MSA as we welcome new students to the TJSL community and mark the beginning of the Fall semester.


*Bring your Fit Perx Card for FREE Shoe Rental!

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Dues for the 2011—2012 academic year are $20.00 for Annual Membership or $15.00 for Semi-Annual Membership via online payment. If you prefer to pay via cash or check, please contact MSA.

Membership to the MSA is open to all currently enrolled part-time and full-time law students, law school alumnae, faculty, and staff of the law school, and the outside legal community. A "Member" is an "Active Member" if she/he indicates an interest in the MSA and she/he shall maintain either annual membership or semi-annual membership. Annual membership is $20.00 dues and at least five hours of service to the MSA, which consists of two semester of membership. "Annual" shall mean fall and spring semesters. Semi-annual membership is $15.00 dues and at least three hours of service to the MSA, which consists of one semester of membership. "Semi-annual" shall mean either fall semester or spring semester.

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Update - Oct. 17th - 31st


Dear JLR Members,

Thanks to everyone who came out to see the Immigration & Secure Communities event last week.  It was very informative and a great success.  Next semester, the Criminal Law Society is planning a border patrol tour and we are hoping to have spots available for JLR members.  Check out the upcoming events, including the next JLR General Meeting on Nov. 17, that are happening around town! Also, feel free to stop by the JLR booth (student org room on the 5th floor) and pick up a bumper sticker to support the GOP & your favorite candidate. If you have not paid your dues, you can make a check out to the "Jefferson Law Republicans" for $15 and leave it with the secretary in Student Services on the 6th floor, prior to our next meeting. See you all at the next General Meeting on the 17th!

JLR Executive Board

Upcoming Events

Details will be available later at

Come join the Republican Party of San Diego County at their monthly meeting at the Rancho Bernardo Inn (17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, San Diego 92128).  The event is free and there will be a straw poll for $10/$20 to participate in.

JLR GENERAL MEETING – Thursday, Nov. 17, 11:30am-1pm, Room TBA
Come join your fellow JLR members for our last general meeting of the semester!  We will watch the GOP presidential candidate debate, fill out brackets, and have a straw poll of our own.  Lunch will be provided.




November 5, 2011 The Cain/Gingrich Lincoln-Douglas Debate
8pm ET on C-SPAN
Location: The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center in Houston, Texas
Sponsor: Texas Tea Party Patriots PAC
Participants: Cain, Gingrich


November 9, 2011 8pm ET on CNBC
Location: Oakland University in Rochester, MI
Sponsor: CNBC, the Michigan Republican Party and Oakland University
Participants: TBD


November 12, 2011 8pm ET on CBS
Location: Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina
Sponsor: CBS News, The National Journal and the Republican Party of South Carolina
Participants: TBD


November 19, 2011 Thanksgiving Family Forum
5pm ET on C-SPAN
Location: First Federated Church in Des Moines, Iowa
Sponsor: The Family Leader
Participants: Bachmann, Cain, Gingrich, Paul, Perry and Santorum all confirmed, Romney unconfirmed

News Spotlight


House Votes to Affirm “In God We Trust” As Official U.S. Motto []

Lawmaker Says Obama Should Return Book Profits []

House GOP to Subpoena Immigration Data  []

Condi to Cain:  Don’t Play the Race Card []

We Party Right!

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Fall 2011
- 1st General Meeting (Aug. 31st, 11:30am-12:30pm Lunch Provided)
- Fall Student Organization Fair (Sept. 1st - stop by our table and get more info on JLR)
- 2nd General Meeting (Sept. 14th 11:30am-12:30pm Lunch Provided)
- GOP Candidate Debate Watching Party (Oct. 18th 6pm @ JLR Prez's condo)
- "Illegal Immigration & Secure Communities" Panel Debate (Oct. 27th 11:30-1pm Lunch provided) (co-hosted event with PILF, CrimLaw, Immigration Law, and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society) 
- "Final General Meeting of the Semester" (Thurs. Nov. 17th 11:30-1pm) Room TBD - Come watch the most recent GOP Primary Debate, Fill out your Primaries Brackets, enjoy lunch on us, and discuss who you think will be the Nominee! (check ur email for the room number & flyer soon).
- "Drinks & Politics" - Join the JLR Executive Board & Directors for a drink after our final general meeting of the semester around 7:30pm (location will be announced at the General Meeting, and will be within walking distance to TJSL)

Spring 2012
- Monthly Club Meeting (once a month) (dates TBA on our Facebook Page!)
- Spring Student Organization Fair (see a preview of our spring events)
- Spring Social Mixer/Fundraiser
- Spring Speaker (TBD)
- Spring Panel (TBD)
- Spring Presentation (TBD)


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