Movers and Shakers
Have you recently moved or changed jobs? Do you have updated contact information or generally want to be more in touch with the college? You can always email us your latest news at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaking of moving, our featured alumnus last week, Andrew Barbour, just moved from Seoul, Korea...back to Tucson! While we didn't get the information prior to publishing the news, we are happy to report that Andrew was very excited to take the position of Contracts Manager at Universal Avionics. And although he's still getting a feel for the job, he says he is very happy so far.
We have several alumni who have received recent judicial appointments. On Friday, March 29, Dan Collins ('83) celebrated his investiture as a judge on the US Federal Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona. He joins his friend and contemporary Brenda Moody Whinery ('85) on the District of Arizona bankruptcy bench as of her February 1 appointment. The oath of office was administered to Judge Collins by his longtime friend and mentor Judge Stephen McNamee ('69) of the US District Court for the District of Arizona.
In terms of recent judicial appointments, they join Judge Michael Miller ('84), who was elevated from the Pima County Superior Court to Division 2 of the Arizona Court of Appeals. Judge Miller's investiture ceremony took place at the College of Law on February 1.
We honor the distinguished service of these alumni and all of those alumni who serve in the judiciary, in public office, and in their communities.
Online Recurring Giving: Green, Great, Grateful
Are you wondering how you can make a difference at Arizona Law? A gift to the Arizona Law Fund allows us to support student scholarships, provide critical funding for key priorities, and develop important student enrichment events.
Our new online option to make monthly gifts using a credit card is an easier, greener way to support Arizona Law: www.law.arizona.edu/give.
Every gift matters - recurring giving is a way to show your steady support for the College of Law as we continue to navigate one of the world's great public law schools through changing and challenging times.
Admissions Preview Weekend - April 5-6
Our upcoming Admissions Preview Weekend will be Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6. Admitted students will participate in a reception that my wife Chris and I will host on Friday night, and a full preview day including lunch with the faculty on Saturday.
Admitted students can join the conference on Current Issues in International Trade Law, described below. Admitted students with an interest in "law and data" have been invited to join a roundtable discussion on the use of quantitative methods in legal practice and research with Professors Christopher Robertson, Jane Bambauer, Kathie Barnes, and Derek Bambauer.
Other experiences will highlight the many distinctive aspects of legal education at the College of Law, including the deep and supportive legal community, our world-class programs, our individualized approach, the benefits of being at a leading science-based research university, the joys of living in Tucson and Arizona, and of course, the advantages of a supportive alumni network.
Conference: Current Issues in International Trade Law - Friday April 5
Professors David Gantz and Boris Kozolchyk will lead a day-long conference, sponsored by the College of Law, The Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, The National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, and Squire Sanders. Participants include Associate Dean Brent White; leading Tucson practitioners Richard Katz and Michael Mandig; and adjunct professors Marek Dubovec, Bob Hornick, and Francisco Reyes.
The conference includes three sessions-on topics in private international law, international trade, and international investment and development. Gary Horlick, one of the leading international trade lawyers in the world, will deliver the keynote over a buffet lunch on "Major Trade Law and Policy Initiatives in 2013: the Trans-Pacific Partnership, US-EU FTA, and an International Services Agreement."
For more information, click here, or send an email to RSVP.
Conversations with Bob Mundheim
Professor Bob Mundheim continued his lunchtime conversations this week with Brandon Becker, General Counsel for TIAA-CREF and formerly Director of Trading and Markets at the SEC.
The two remaining dates follow. If you would like to join the conversations, please let us know as seating is limited.
- Monday, April 8 - John Cannon, Shearman & Sterling
- Wednesday, April 10 - Gene Sykes, head of Goldman Sachs' mergers and acquisition practice
LCA Dinner - Get Your Tickets Now!
We expect a great crowd at the 39th Annual Law College Association (LCA) Dinner Saturday, April 27 at the Westward Look Resort. We cannot imagine the reason why any alum would not yet have reserved a ticket. But if you have not, fear not - you can still do so. Help the LCA and the Arizona Law community celebrate Anna Maria Chavez ('94), Catherine Douglass ('76), Prof. Steven Duke ('59), Larry Hecker ('69, '72), Prof. Thomas Mauet, and The Honorable Frank Zapata ('73).
To register for the dinner, click here.