Nov 14
3:06 PM

USD Law Event: Baja California’s Progress in Fighting Drug Cartels and the Implementation of a new Criminal Justice System

When: Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 12:00pm
Where: Grace Courtroom
Cost: Free

Attorney General Rommel Moreno Manjarrez of the state of Baja California, Mexico, will be speaking about his state's progress in the fight against drug cartels and the implementation of a new criminal justice system.  Presented by the International Human Rights Law Society at USD, for more information please contact [MF]

Nov 9
6:28 PM


11.11.11What do the military, corduroy pants and metaphysical associations have in common? 

That's right – November 11, 2011.  This Friday is going to be busy. 

Not only great just for being a Friday, 11.11.11, will be a time of rememberance for when WWI drew to a close.  The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.  That was the moment at which World War I largely came to end in 1918.  The date of November 11th became a national holiday of remembrance in many of the victorious allied nations – a day to commemorate the loss of so many lives in the war. And in the United States, President Wilson proclaimed the first Armistice Day on November 11, 1919. A few years later, in 1926, Congress passed a resolution calling on the President to observe each November 11th as a day of remembrance. (VA website)

In a lighter aspect of this Friday, let us also call attention to the fact that - 11/11/11, is significantly "the date which most closely resembles corduroy" on the 2010 calendar, in the words of the Corduroy Appreciation Club.  The 5-year-old club, which, according to its website, holds meetings on "days that resemble corduroy," is holding a week of activities to mark the Nov. 11 event.  A spokesperson for the group said in a note posted on the club site: "11|11|11 will be the date which most closely resembles Corduroy, ever." The spokesman goes on, "Nascent plans are in development for a Cordinated international spectacular. It will be the greatest day ever." (LA Times article)

Finally, for mathematical, weather, gambling, and universal tidbits on how to Intrepret 11.11.11, checkout this page. [AR]

Nov 7
6:41 PM
Nov 7
12:30 PM

Trans-Border Institute Event: The Effects of Violence in Mexico on U.S. Migration and Immigration Policy

When: Tuesday, November 8th, 6:00-8:00p
Where: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre
Cost: Free, register at

This panel will discuss the effects on U.S. migration and immigration policy from the legal and policy standpoint.  Panelists will include: Veronica Barba, Esq., ABA Immigration Justice Project, San Diego; Amy Isackson, Freelance Border and Immigration Reporter; and Douglas Nelson, Esq., Law Office of Douglas Nelson. Moderated by Olivia Ruiz, University of San Diego. [MF]