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Professors Hegland and Silverman Receive Morris Institute for Justice Lifetime Achievement for Justice Award

Professors Kenney Hegland and Andy Silverman were honored by the William E. Morris Institute for Justice (MIJ) on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 with the MIJ Lifetime Achievement for Justice Award. As the announcement of the award stated, both professors “have inspired generations of students to pursue equal justice for all. Through litigation, writing, film, and other forms of creative advocacy, they have worked to improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of our society.” Former Dean Charles Ares and former students Dev Sethi (‘05) and Iskra Uzunova (‘10) spoke at the event. Read the award announcement here.

Posted: 10/16/2014

Prof. Glennon Comments on Water Pricing in National News Articles

In recent days, Prof. Glennon has been quoted on the impact of the low cost of water in three national news sources:

Posted: 10/16/2014

Congratulations Prof. Rabin - Recently Named a Faculty Fellow in Agnese Nelms Haury Program

Prof. Rabin was recently named a faculty fellow in the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice. The two-year appointment recognizes up to six outstanding mid-career faculty at the University of Arizona in the areas of environment, social justice, Southwest peoples and cultures, international cooperation, and human rights. See the entire list of faculty fellows here; more information about the Haury Program is available here.

Posted: 10/04/2014

Prof. Salmon Profiled in Two Publications

Prof. Salmon was recently profiled in two publications. LWI Lives, a publication of the Legal Writing Institute, wrote an article about her for their October 2014 issue; you can read it here.

Tim Eigo, editor-in-chief of Arizona Attorney, wrote about her and her legal writing column on his blog, AZ Attorney, back in July. The post is available here.

Posted: 10/01/2014

Prof. Derek Bambauer Interviewed Concerning Litigation Against Arizona's "Revenge Porn" Law

Prof. Derek Bambauer was recently interviewed on KVOA TV, Channel 4, concerning the recent lawsuit brought by the ACLU on behalf of four Arizona bookstores, alleging that Arizona’s &kdquo;revenge porn” law is unconstitutional. Prof. Bambauer stated that while other states have passed such laws, Arizona’s is “by far the most poorly crafted,” which is why the ACLU has brought the case here. See the interview and read a transcript here. Prof. Bambauer has written elsewhere about the law and the lawsuit here.

Posted: 09/29/2014

Prof. Rabin Quoted in Slate Article on Asylum Claims

Prof. Rabin discusses the difficulty of proving asylum claims for domestic abuse in a September 12, 2014, article on Slate, “Who Gets to Stay? The courts are finally granting asylum to victims of domestic abuse. Victims of gang violence are still out of luck.” Read the article here.

Posted: 09/17/2014

Prof. Mundheim Honored with Lifetime Achiever Award by The American Lawyer

Congratulations are in order for Prof. Mundheim, as The American Lawyer has announced he will be one of eight lawyers to be recognized as Lifetime Achievers in 2014. This is the 11th year the magazine has given out these awards.

Prof. Mundheim’s career highlights include service for the government as, among other things, General Counsel of the United States Treasury; and service in academia as a professor and later Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, as well as his current position as Professor of Corporate Law and Finance at the James E. Rogers College of Law. Read more of Prof. Mundheim’s achievements in the announcement here.

Posted: 09/04/2014

Prof. Rabin Co-authors Report on Conditions of Immigrant Working Women in Tucson

The Bacon Immigration Law & Policy Program recently published a report, co-authored by the programs Director, Prof. Nina Rabin, and Tiana O’Konek, Bacon Fellow 2011 - 2013, entitled Out of the Shadows:  The Working Conditions of Immigrant Women in Tucson. The report is based on field research conducted between 2012 - 2013, 90 surveys of low-wage immigrant women workers, and interviews with workers, government officials, and community leaders. The Report is available here.

UPDATE 2:  Cronkite News published a story concerning this report on September 29; read the story here.

UPDATE:  A news story about the report is available here. The community forum mentioned in the article has been re-scheduled for Monday, September 15, 6:00 p.m., at the Sam Lena Library.

Posted: 09/03/2014

Dean White Publishes Commentary on Undergraduate Law Degrees in Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education published Dean White’s commentary, The Case for Undergraduate Law Degrees, on August 18, 2014. Read the commentary here.

Posted: 08/18/2014

Prof Christopher Robertson quoted in Physician Risk Management

Prof. Christopher Robertson discusses the potential use of  reported data resulting from The Physician Payment Sunshine Act to support malpractice claims in the July issue of Physician Risk Management.  

The Physician Payment Sunshine Act requires manufacturers of drugs, devices, and biological and medical supplies to report payments made to physicians. Data reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will be posted on a public website in September 2014.

Physician Risk Management is a monthly subscription newsletter. The article "Sunshine Act Reporting has Implications for Malpractice Litigation" is available on Lexis Advance. 

Posted: 07/30/2014

Prof. Roy Spece a Distinguished Guest of the International Council of Jurists

John D. Lyons Professor of Law Roy G. Spece, Jr., was a Distinguished Guest of the International Council of Jurists at its convention in London, U.K., last month.  He presented talks on Separation of Powers and on The Role of Legal Education In Modern Society.  In the first talk, he focused on separation of powers problems presented by the many state laws that purport to legalize medical marijuana.  The talk on legal education focused on our new undergraduate B.A. degree in law. 

More information about the International Council of Jurists and its convention is available at the organization's website.


Posted: 07/24/2014

Prof Robert Glennon comments California Drought on "Marketplace"

Prof. Robert Glennon comments on the California drought in American Public Media's Marketplace piece California Farms Pumping Water to Make Up for Drought. The piece aired July 16; the audio is available on the Marketplace website.

Posted: 07/22/2014

Prof Lynn Marcus on the Migrant Children Crisis

Prof Lynn Marcus, co-director of the Immigration Clinic at Arizona Law, has provided context for the migrant children crisis in the Southwest for various media in Arizona:

Posted: 07/22/2014

Prof Melissa Tatum and Jill Kappus Shaw (SJD ’12) take readers on a legal journey in new book, "Law, Culture, & Environment"

Every day, somewhere in the United States, a battle rages over one of America’s National Parks, Forests, or Monuments. Vacationers seek to camp, climb, and snowmobile. Environmentalists seek to protect critical habitats, and American Indians seek access to their sacred places. The battles spill across the boardroom and the courtroom, as the managers of these federal public lands struggle to balance the competing demands.

Arizona Law Professor and IPLP Director Melissa Tatum and co-author Jill Kappus Shaw (SJD ’12) take readers on a journey through several pivotal disputes providing a fascinating insight into the relationship between negotiation and litigation, and the strategies used by the various stakeholders in their quest for success.

More information about Law, Culture, & Environment is available at the Carolina Academic Press website.

Posted: 07/03/2014

Prof Robert Glennon featured in The New York Times Opinion Pages

Prof. Robert Glennon calls for appropriate water pricing in his op-ed How We Should Pay For Water in The New York Times. Professor Glennon's piece is part of the Room for Debate series The Water Crisis in the West.

Posted: 06/30/2014

Prof. James Anaya Makes Final Presentation, in Capacity as Special Rapporteur, to the Permanent Forum

On May 20, 2014 Professor James Anaya made his final presentation, in his capacity as Special Rapporteur, to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at its annual session in New York. Professor Anaya's full statement is available in English and Spanish at the UNSR website.

Posted: 05/30/2014