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Faculty Profile

Ana Maria Merico

Associate Professor of Law and Affiliated Professor of Latin American Studies

 

E-mail:  Ana Maria Merico
Office Number: 255
Office Phone: (520) 626-8150

Courses Taught:
Civil Rights Law (Substantial Paper Option) - Law 696N
Civil Rights Law - Law 695L
Introduction to Comparative Law - Law 688
Spanish for Lawyers - Law 683A
Comparative Constitutional Law - Law 649F
Federal Courts - Law 642
Civil Procedure Practice - Law 603c
Introduction Legal + Civil Procedure - Law 601b
Introduction to Legal & Civil Procedure - Law 601a


Curriculum Vitae
Personal Webpage

Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D. (1995) Graduated cum laude; Contributing Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law; Executive Board Member, Latino Law Students Association; Juan Luis Tienda Award Recipient
University of Cincinnati, B.A. (1992) Graduated summa cum laude with High Honors in Political Science; ranked first in class of 543; Phi Beta Kappa; Eleanor Hicks Award for Most Outstanding Graduating Woman; Commencement Speaker

Admitted to Practice

Ohio
Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Professional Work Experience

Associate Professor of Law and Affiliated Professor of Latin American Studies, James E. Rogers College of Law, 2001 - present
Visiting Professor of Law, Universidad Carlos III, Programa de Doctorado General, y Programa de Derechos Humanos, Instituto Bartolome de las Casa, Madrid, Spain, Fall 2004
Visiting Professor of Law, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Escuela de Derecho, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 2002
Visiting Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School, Fall 2001
Assistant Professor of Law, James E. Rogers College of Law, 1998 - 2001
Associate, Frost & Jacobs LLP, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1996 - 1998
Law Clerk, Hon. James L. Ryan, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1995 - 1996

Representative Publications

Latinos in the Law Professions; Latino Politics; United States Congress; and Homestead Act, in ENCYCLOPEDIA LATINA (2005).
La Organizacion Administativa: La Participacion Cuidadana en la Gestion Administrativa y en el Control, Numero Especial de la Revista Juridica de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Derecho (2005).
Notas Sobre la EnseƱanza del Derecho en Estados Unidos, 7 Cuadernos del Instituto Antonio de Nebrija de Estudios Sobre La Universidad, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 155 (2004).
Of Federalism, Human Rights, and the Holland Caveat: Congressional Power to Implement Treaty Obligations, 25 Mich. J. Int'l. L. 265 (2004).
One Proposed Tool for Learning, Playing, and Reducing Anxiety in Civil Procedure, 47 St. Louis U. L.J. 59 (2003) (with the assistance of Aaron F. Arnold).
Don Quixote's Advice Rings True: This Chicken Speaks for Itself. Reviewing United States Law of Trade and Investment (Boris Kozolychuk & John F. Molloy eds., 2000), 19 Ariz. J. Int'l. & Comp. L. 931 (2002).
United States v. Morrison and the Emperor's New Clothes, 27 J.C. & U.L. 735 (2001).
Of Maine's Sovereignty, Alden's Federalism, and the Myth of Absolute Principles, 33 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 325 (2000).
Complete List of Publications

Organizations

American Bar Association
American Society of Comparative Law
American Society of International Law
Federal Bar Association
Tucson Chapter, Executive Committee, Secretary, 2001 - 2002
National Hispanic Bar Association

Public Service

Lawyer Representative, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference & District of Arizona Judicial Conference 2003 - 2006; co-chair, Lawyer Representatives Coordinating Committee, District of Arizona (2003 - 2004)
Chair, Merit Selection Panel, United States Magistrate Judge Retention Committee 2003 - 2004; 2005
Member, Local Rules Drafting Committee for the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for the United States District for the District of Arizona 2001 - 2003
Member, Executive Committee, Section of Civil Procedure, Association of American Law Schools 2001 - 2003

Institutional Service

Appointed Member, University of Arizona Faculty Senate Standing Committee 2003 - 2005
Appointed Member, University of Arizona Committee on Committees 2003 - 2005; 2002 - 2003
Appointed Member, University of Arizona Dean Massaro's Review Committee 2003 - 2004
College of Law Admissions Committee 2003 - 2004
Presenter, Gonzalez-Villareal Bridge Program 2003, 2002, 1999
College of Law Faculty Appointments Committee 2002; 1999 - 2000
College of Law Curriculum Committee 2000 - 2001
College of Law Faculty Contributor, Admissions Events for Admitted Students 1999 - present
College of Law Dean's Advisory Committee 1999 - 2000
College of Law Judicial Clerkship Advisor 1998 - present
Student Advisor, Hispanic National Bar Association 1998 - present
College of Law Dean Search Committee 1998 - 1999
College of Law Faculty Speakers Committee 1998 - 1999
College of Law Faculty Contributor, Attending Law School program for interested law school applicants

Awards

Fullbright Senior Scholar Grantee - Spain  2004 - 2005
Arizona Research Fellow Grant Recipient  Summer 2004
All-University Outstanding Faculty Leader Award  2004
J.T. Canales Distinguished Alumni Award, Latino Law Students Association, University of Michigan Law School  2003
John W. Strong Teacher of the Year Award, James E. Rogers College of Law  2001 - 2002
L. Hart Wright Teaching Excellence Award, Teacher of the Year, University of Michigan Law School  2001 - 2002
Nominee, Outstanding Faculty Mentor, Graduate & Professional Student Council Awards  2001 - 2002
James E. Rogers College of Law Teacher of the Year Award  2000 - 2001