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Arizona Law’s Civil Rights Restoration Clinic’s Work Profiled

Three students in Arizona Law’s Civil Rights Restoration Clinic, Patrick Doyle, Cathleen Ward, and Alex Bergener, were recently filmed in a profile of a workshop put on by the clinic, in conjunction with Primavera Foundation, the Pima County Public Defender’s Office, and the Superior Court Clerk’s Office. The story, which aired on Channel 13, KOLD, on March 4, 2015, can be viewed at www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/28266380/felons-seeking-help-to-re-enter-workforce.

Participants in the workshop assisted people in filing out the court forms to seek restoration of civil rights, to set aside verdicts, and other actions. The workshops help people to represent themselves, allowing more people to be served. During this particular workshop, more than 80 people were seen in 3 hours.

Posted: 03/09/2015

Arizona Law National Appellate Advocacy Teams Win Honors at Regional

Please congratulate Seth Apfel, Scott Boncoskey, and Emily Tyson, the members of the Arizona Law National Appellate Advocacy Competition team that not only went 3-0 in the preliminary rounds and advanced to the sweet sixteen in the Seattle Regional, but also won BEST BRIEF in the region!

Please also congratulate Matt Ruskin, Jayme Weber, and Kylie Winkleblack, who also wrote one of the stronger briefs in the region, and who delivered strong performances in three rounds of oral argument. Jayme received a perfect score from one judge in one of the oral-argument rounds; Matt impressed a cold bench during a difficult off-brief argument; and Kylie wowed the judges with her confidence and poise.

Both teams enjoyed excellent preparation and advice from several Arizona Law faculty members, including Barbara Atwood, Stacy Butler, Joy Herr-Cardillo, David Marcus, and Suzanne Rabe. Several alumni (and former Arizona Law NAAC team members) also served as practice judges, including alum Julia Palfreyman; 2011 NAAC team alums Katie Callahan, Nick Knauer, Lauren LaBuff, and Ryan Thomsen; 2013 NAAC team alum Johnny Anderson; and 2014 team alums Kristine (Alger) Doubleday, Will Pew, and Jon Loe.

The ABA’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition is one of the most prestigious and competitive interscholastic legal skills competitions in the country. Students who wish to participate on Arizona Law’s NAAC teams must take Advanced Legal Writing in the fall of the 2L year, and they must participate in the annual Samuel M. Fegtly 2L Moot Court Competition in the spring. The six 2L students with the top scores in that competition become Arizona Law’s team in their 3L years. The teams receive the problem in early November, write their briefs before the beginning of spring semester, and practice for the oral argument rounds in January and February. For more information about the legal skills competitions, see here.

Posted: 03/09/2015

2015 - 2016 Board of the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy

Join in congratulating the 2015 - 2016 Board of the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy. Andrea Logue is the new Editor-in-Chief. The other editors are:

Executive Editor Senior Note Editor Senior Articles Editor
Jun Zhao Erik Smith Kevin Kristick
     
Senior Online Editor Senior Managing Editor Articles Editor
Richard Simmons Ian McCloskey Timothy Butterfield
     
Marketing Manager Managing Editor  
Elizabeth Thuenen Jun Zhao  

Join us in also congratulate the outstanding 2014 - 2015 Board and Peter Haynes, the outgoing Editor-in-Chief, for their many accomplishments.

Posted: 03/04/2015

Jessup International Law Moot Court Team Receives Honors at Regional Competition

Please join in congratulating members of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team, Heather Goodwin, Christopher White, Trevor Hill, Sean Kelly, and Tim Butterfield, for their performance at the Rocky Mountain Regional Competition, held at the University of Denver Sturm School of Law, February 19 - 22, 2015. Heather Goodwin won 3d Place Best Oralist and the team’s briefs won First Place, out of twenty law schools participating.

The Jessup Competition is the largest moot court competition in the world and simulates disputes between countries before the International Court of Justice. This year’s issues involved secession and annexation and treaty interpretation. Read more about the Jessup Competition here.

Posted: 03/03/2015

Congratulations to the Transactional LawMeet Team!

Please join us in congratulating the College of Law’s Transactional LawMeet Team, Chris Ambrosio, Joe Baker, Colleen Ganin, Gregg Lines, Ryan Pont, and Jun Zhao for winning best draft and best overall in their bracket at the Western Regional of the Transactional LawMeet hosted at the law school on Friday, February 27, 2015. All six team members worked on the draft with Chris, Gregg, and Ryan handling the negotiation rounds. As a result of their hard work, the team has advanced to the national final to be held on April 10, 2014, at the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City.

Twelve teams participated in this regional competition. To learn more about the competition and the participants in this regional, see here and here.

Posted: 03/02/2015

2015 - 2016 Board of the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law Elected

Join in congratulating the 2015 - 2016 Board of the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law. Derek Graffious is the new Editor-in-Chief. The other editors are:

Senior Managing Editor Senior Research Editor Senior Articles Editor
Jennifer Haley-Brown Nicole Lopez Prova Ahmed
     
Managing Editors Note & Comment Editors Articles Editors
Briana Campbell Gabriela Corrales Daniel Benjamin
Jahna Locke Douglas Flanagan Sean Moynihan
  Dominic Rizzi Alexander Renckly
  Cathleen Ward  
     
Business Editor Productions & Technology Editor  
Abraham Hamadeh Brian Mistler  

Join us in also congratulate the outstanding 2014-2015 Board and Keith D. Collett, the outgoing Editor-in-Chief, for their many accomplishments.

Posted: 02/09/2015

2015 - 2016 Board of Arizona Law Review Elected

Join in congratulating the 2015 - 2016 Board of Arizona Law Review. Christopher Sloot is the new Editor-in-Chief. The other editors are:

Senior Articles Editor

Senior Managing Editor

Senior Note Editor

Raisa Ahmad

Mitchell Turbenson

Alexis Brooks

 

 

 

Articles Editors

Managing Editors

Note Editors

Nathan Curtisi

Adam Cirzan

James D. Carlson

Jacqueline Kafka

Cody Winchester

Lacee Collins

Jill Mahoney

 

Greggary Lines

Raymundo Reyes

Case Notes Editor

Erica Morris

Jessica Schulberg

Creighton Dixon

Daniel Roberts

Leah Tinney

 

 

Join us in also congratulate the outstanding 2014-2015 Board and Cara Wallace, the outgoing Editor-in-Chief, for their many accomplishments.

Posted: 02/02/2015

2015 Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition Awards

On January 22, 2015, this year’s Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition awards were presented. Arizona Law is delighted to announce the four finalists in the final award order:

  • Kate Hollist (2L) - 1st Place ($2500);
  • John Hilton (1L) - 2nd Place ($1500);
  • Amanda Weaver (1L) - 3rd Place ($1000);
  • Tim Butterfield (2L) - Honorable Mention ($750).

These finalists were selected from 31 entries. Four outside judges determined the final order of the awards; we thank them for their service:

  • The Hon. Rebecca White Berch, Justice, Arizona Supreme Court;
  • The Hon. Thomas J. Berning, Tucson City Court;
  • Gilbert Rosales, attorney at law (soon to be sworn in as a Pima County Court Commissioner); and,
  • Timothy Eigo, editor, Arizona Attorney magazine.

Arizona Law is grateful to Marcia Grand for continuing to inspire and fund this competition in honor of her late husband, attorney Richard Grand.

Posted: 01/23/2015

Student Efforts in Superior Court Receive Arizona Supreme Court Award

On October 21, 2014, the Pima County Superior Court Family Law Bench received the Arizona Supreme Court’s Promoting Access to Justice Award at the Court Leadership Conference luncheon. The court received this award for the Simpla Phi Law project, a collaborative effort involving Arizona Law students, along with UA English students. They worked with the Pima County Superior Court and alumni Dean Christoffel to simplify complex language in instructional packets related to divorce, child custody, and other family law proceedings. The for-credit internship program uses the expertise of both sets of students to make clear, succinct, and accurate revisions to the instructions that accompany family law forms for Pima County Superior Court. The project has resulted in the successful redesign of nearly all of the “Self Service” forms for Family Law cases. Read more about the award here.

Posted: 10/22/2014

Andy Hall (2L) a featured speaker at TEDxTucson May Salon

Andy Hall is focusing on anti-trafficking law and policy at Arizona Law. He is a co-founder of Southern Arizona Against Slavery, a small local nonprofit fighting human trafficking. Andy is one of the featured speakers at the TEDxTucson May Salon "Stimulating Ideas" on May 22 at the Loft Cinema. 

Read more about Andy at Letter of the Law when he was the featured law student last July.

 

Posted: 05/08/2014