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Welcome to Homecoming 2004!

CLE:“Inherit the Wind” – Celebrating Academic Freedom and the 75th Anniversary of the Scopes Trial, BBQ, Music, Reunions, Tours... FUN!

Date: Saturday, October 30, 2004

University of Arizona, Rogers College of Law the Northwest Corner of Speedway & Mountain, Tucson, Arizona

“Back to the Classroom” Continuing Legal Education Series

“Inherit the Wind” CLE – Celebrating Academic Freedom and the 75th Anniversary of the Scopes Trial

(3.8 CLE credits – including 1 Ethics credit)

8:00-8:30 am - CLE Registration & Check-In College of Law Lobby

  $50 per person
  $40 (20% discount) for public sector attorneys and members of the Classes of 2000-2004
  FREE to UA Rogers College of Law students

Coffee and doughnuts will be available for CLE attendees

8:30-11:00 am “Inherit the Wind” Film - Ares Auditorium (Room 146)

11:00-11:10 am Break

11:10-12:30 am Academic Freedom – A Panel Discussion - Ares Auditorium (Room 146)

In a program structured for those with only general knowledge of the issues, but which will also challenge those practicing in the area, panelists will briefly review the Scopes trial and the principles of basic First Amendment law. They will also discuss how issues involving the Religion Clause (including scientific creationism) and academic freedom are likely to arise in today’s schools and universities. The Ethical ramifications of Arizona’s rule stating that lawyers have a responsibility to represent unpopular cases will also be explored.


Paul D. Bennett, Clinical Professor and Director Child Advocacy Clinic, University of Arizona Rogers College of Law

Randy Bezanson, Charles E. Floete Distinguished Professor, University of Iowa and
2004-2005 Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Arizona Rogers College of Law

John Richardson, Esq., DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy PC

Lisa Anne Smith, Esq., DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy PC

Gary Stuart, Esq., President, Arizona Board of Regents Research

Dee Giles, Assistant: Second-year Law Student

Annual Law College Community Homecoming BBQ & Open House

College of Law’s Snell & Wilmer Courtyard

12:30-2:30 pm BBQ
Hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, ranch beans, chips, soft drinks, beer, wine, and plenty of water
Music by: Haley Jane

12:30-2:30 pm Tours of the College of Law provided by Student Bar Association
  2nd and 3rd Floors of the Rountree Building (newly completed)
  Rogers College of Law building

Homecoming Weekend Reunion Class Celebrations

Class of 1954 50-Year Golden Reunion - Saturday, October 30, 2004 – College of Law BBQ
Class of 1959 45-Year Reunion - Friday, October 29, 2004 – Mountain Oyster Club
Class of 1964 40-Year Reunion - Friday, October 29, 2004 – Hacienda del Sol
Class of 1974 30-Year Reunion - Friday, October 29, 2004 – The Shanty
Class of 1994 10-Year Reunion - Friday, October 29, 2004 – El Corral


The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law is the oldest law school in Arizona and one of the first established in the West. Since 1915, the College has educated many of Arizona’s most distinguished judges and lawyers; its graduates hold positions of leadership in the legal, corporate, and political arenas both in the state and nationwide.

The College is singularly committed to first-rate teaching, research, and service to the public and legal profession. Our size – a total student body of about 500 – fosters close interaction and a high level of intellectual engagement among students and faculty.

Tucson is located in the beautiful Sonoran desert, near the border of two nations, and in a state that embraces tribal lands, with the attendant complexities of multiple cultures and sovereignities. Arizona is a stimulating, unique setting in which to work and to live.

Additional Information

Each class will have a table(s) reserved for them at the BBQ. Please check in at the reunion table in the main lobby. For more information on reunion activities, call Donna Ream at 520-626-2400.

Visitor parking is available for a fee at several parking garages on campus. A campus visitor parking map can be viewed here. The Park Avenue garage is the closest to the College of Law. Please allow time to find an alternate garage, as this one may be full on the day of this event.
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