THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 6, Issue No. 1
August 19, 2002
The College of Law Bulletin is published at the beginning of each week of the semester.  To place an announcement or event in the Bulletin, please e-mail your information to Martha Fenn at fenn@law.arizona.edu or put a note in her box in Rm. 242.  The deadline for receipt of information is each Thursday by 11:00 a.m. for inclusion in the following week’s Bulletin. This Bulletin can be found on the web at www.law.arizona.edu/news/Bulletins/2002/B01-0203.htm.

E-Mail Announcement.  The following e-mail policy has been approved by the administrators and included in the student handbook:  E-mail is the primary means of communication at the College of Law. Official and unofficial memos and notices from the administration, including all departments, are often sent to the students via e-mail only.  Students are provided an "official" e-mail address at the time they join the law school and are required to check their e-mail at this address frequently.  Notices and materials, especially class materials, may be published on the Arizona Law Forums.  Students may use another "preferred" e-mail address on the Forums but this does not relieve them from checking their official College of Law e-mail box frequently.

Interested in becoming a VLP Advocate? The Volunteer Lawyers Program of Pima County is looking for student volunteers to work with clients and assist attorneys in the areas of Domestic Relations, Child Support, and Bankruptcy.  Training will be provided.  If you would like to get some great pro bono experience, please come to a meeting on Wednesday, September 4, at 12:15 p.m. in Rm. 126.  All students are welcome.  For more information about the VLP Advocate program contact Chris Case at Christopher.Case@law.arizona.edu or Nichole Bunker-Henderson at Nichole.Henderson@law.arizona.edu.

Justice Project. The Justice Project, a statewide project of volunteer law students and lawyers working on cases of Arizona inmates where a miscarriage of justice appears to have occurred, is in need of students to work on cases.  If interested, please e-mail Andy Silverman (silverman@law.arizona.edu).  The cases are interesting and compelling, and you will be helping someone who greatly appreciates and desperately needs your help.

During the Fall 2002 semester the Project SOAR Mentoring Initiative will team up with Project Gear Up to provide tutoring and mentoring to selected at-risk students at Amphi Middle High School.  This joint effort aims to assist the at-risk students achieve success in their academic and personal lives.  Approximately 15 law students will be selected and paired with at-risk youth.  Second and third year law students who would like to be considered for a paid position as a Project SOAR-Project Gear Up mentor should complete the application found on the bookshelf outside of Room 110 and return it to Dr. Jordan-Curtis by Friday, August 23, 2002.

REGISTER TO VOTE!!!!  Although the deadline to register to vote in the primary election has passed, you can still register to vote in the general election to be held on November 5, 2002.  If you have recently moved, if you would like to change your party affiliation, or if you would like to register for the first time, please stop by the table in the lobby and fill out a voter registration form.  You can drop your completed forms in the available box - they will be hand delivered to the Pima County Recorder.  If you have an Arizona drivers license, you may be able to register to vote online at www.servicearizona.com. If you have any further questions, contact Christine Thompson, Assistant Director of Development & External Relations, in Room 120.

The Domestic Violence Law Clinic needs your help! Volunteer your time and talents to assist survivors of domestic violence by translating client interviews.  Interviews are usually one hour.  Please contact Bertha Fresquez at 626-5232 or fresquez@law.arizona.edu for more information.

Notary Public Services Available. If you have a need for Notary Public services see Helen Doucet in Rm. 244.  Helen is the law college's official notary.

Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition: For the second year in a row, Tucson attorney Richard Grand is generously sponsoring  a legal writing competition to be held October 18 to 28.  This competition is only open to students at the Rogers College of Law.  All students are eligible to participate.  The top five student participants will receive cash prizes of:  First Place:  $2000; Second Place:  $1000; Third Place:  $500; Fourth and Fifth Places:  $250 each.  Brochures will be placed in each student's mailbox in September.  The problem for the competition will involve no research.  The writing will be judged for accuracy, brevity, clarity, and persuasiveness.  Participants will have up to 48 hours during the competition period to work on the problem.  (In other words, one participant could choose to pick up the problem on October 18 and return it 48 hours later; another student could choose to pick up the problem on October 21 and return it 48 hours later.)  By October 1, specific details will be available on the College of Law's web site.  For further information, contact Professor Rabe at rabe@law.arizona.edu.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, 8/19

First Day of Classes

   
 

Fall Interviewing, Employer Lists and Drop Rules & Sheets for Fall '02 OCI

 

12:15 - 1:00pm, Rm 146

 

2:10pm - 2:40pm, Rm 140

 

(Students may attend either one of these sessions.)

   
 

First weekly lecture/demo session for all the Basic Trial Advocacy sections

 

12:20 p.m., Rm. 140

   

Thursday, 8/22

How to Succeed During On‑Campus & In-Office Interviews

 

12:15 - 1:00pm, Rm 140