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Prof. Glennon Comments on Water Law in the West in Washington Post Article

Prof. Glennon talks about water law in the west in a March 26, 2015, Washington Post article, It is Actually Illegal in Colorado to Collect the Rain that Falls on Your Home. He stated “Prior appropriation is so deeply embedded in Western water law. . . . We academics criticize it but it’s not going anywhere.” Read the article here.

Posted: 03/27/2015

Prof. Glennon Discusses the Value of Water in The Atlantic

Prof. Glennon discusses how water is valued and his proposed solution in a March 24, 2015, article, Finding the Right Price for Water, in The Atlantic. Read the article here.

Posted: 03/24/2015

Prof. Kozolchyk Presents A Report on the Harmonization of Commercial Law in the Transpacific Region

Prof. Kozolchyk, President and Executive Director of the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade (NatLaw) and Evo DeConcini Professor of Law at the James E. Rogers College of Law, is pleased to present A Report on the Harmonization of Commercial Law in the Transpacific Region, on Thursday, March 26, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., at the National Law Center, 440 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson.

This Report will be based upon the presentations and discussions of the Second Pacific-Rim Colloquium on Economic Development and the Harmonization of Commercial Law that took place in Shanghai, China, from January 8 - 10, 2015. This Colloquium was organized by NatLaw and included representatives from law schools and the public and private sectors of Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, the United States and Vietnam. Participants engaged in a meaningful exchange of information and ideas on the creation of unified or harmonized legal institutions crucial to free and fair trade and investment on both sides of the Pacific Ocean in the areas of:  Simplified Business Associations, Secured Transactions, Electronic Warehouse Receipts, Debtor Rehabilitation and Bankruptcy, and Electronic Commerce. Dr. Kozolchyk will present a summary of these discussions and explain the goals and next steps in each of these areas moving forward. Students and Professors interested in the commercial law of these countries or in international legal reform are encouraged to attend. Time will be reserved for questions upon completion of Dr. Kozolchyk’s Report and other members of NatLaw’s staff will be present to answer further questions about NatLaw’s other projects.

Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Please RSVP before March 25 to Donna Vulpis at or by calling 520-622-1200.

Posted: 03/24/2015

Prof. Robertson’s Health Care Cost-Sharing Article Reviewed on JOTWELL

Prof. Robertson’s recent article, Scaling Cost-Sharing to Wages:  How Employers Can Reduce Health Spending and Provide Greater Economic Security, Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, & Ethics 239 (2014), was recently reviewed on JOTWELL by Prof. David Orentlicher, Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. The review is available here and the article itself here.

JOTWELL - the Journal of Things We Like (Lots) - attempts to fill “a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics can go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new scholarship relevant to the law.”

Posted: 03/04/2015

Prof. Glennon Discusses Water Sustainability at U.S. Water Alliance Roundtable

The U.S. Water Alliance’s Business Advisory Council will host Prof. Glennon at The Business Case for Water Sustainability:  A Roundtable with Robert Glennon, Monday, April 13, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The discussion will focus on exploring the role of the business community in helping to develop sustainable water solutions. For more information, see this page.

Posted: 02/27/2015

Prof. Robertson's Work on Jury Bias Featured in Slate

On January 22, 2015, Slate featured Prof. Robertson and his work on jury bias in an article, The Magic Question, discussing jury selection in high-profile cases. Prof. Robertson was also interviewed for the story. The story on Slate can be read here, while Prof. Robertson's featured research article, The Inability of Jurors to Self-Diagnose Bias, can be read here.

Posted: 01/22/2015

Prof. Williams Contributes to New York Magazine's Cover Story on the Obama Presidency

Prof. Williams contributed to this month’s cover story for New York Magazine, “Barack Obama:  The (Trifle Early) Historical Verdict.” Williams is one of 53 distinguished American historians who offer their views on what historians will say 20 years from now about President Obama’s political legacy. Williams discusses President Obama’s emergence on the national stage as the keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and describes his presidency as “the toughest job any black man ever had in the history of the entire country.” Read Prof. Williams' full commentary here.

Posted: 01/14/2015

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 on the 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