THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 6, Issue No. 2
August 26, 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/B02-0203.htm.

ATTENTION FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS:  The Community Service Board, which consists of two students from each class, several faculty members and two administrators, is looking for 2 first-year students to serve on the Board.  The Community Service Board meets regularly throughout the year to organize community service events and develop other community service related projects at the College of Law.  If you are interested in applying for a position on the Board, please submit a resume and a brief written statement describing your interest to Martha Fenn, Coordinator of Special Projects, Rm. 238, by Friday, September 6.  For more information contact Martha Fenn, fenn@law.arizona.edu.

The first meeting of the American Constitution Society (ACS) will be held on Monday, August 26, at 12:15 in Room 139.  Did you hear about ACS last year and wonder what the group was about?  Are you new to law school and looking for a great organization to join?  Come learn more about a group that is quickly becoming one of the most influential legal organizations in America.  ACS already has some great events planned for this year, including a distinguished panel discussion with judges from the Arizona Supreme Court and the 9th Circuit.  Contact Kathleen Hale at kathleen.hale@law.arizona.edu with any questions.

NALSA will have their first meeting this Thursday, August 29, at 12:15 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the NALSA casa on the corner of Fremont and Helen (about a block west of the law school).  Lunch will be provided.  Anyone interested in issues affecting Native Americans should attend.

Presentation for 1Ls on Legal Citation.  During the week of September 9, all first-year students are required to attend a one-hour presentation by Professor Rabe on legal citation. The presentation, which will be offered at six different times during the week, will introduce you to the form and meaning of the most common legal citations.  Please stop by the library circulation desk after August 26 to sign up for a time that is convenient for you.

Ms. Kjersten Grubka is the recipient of the 2002 Lenoir Tax Scholarship. This award was established by Mr. James E. Rogers in memory of Prof. James Lenoir who taught tax law here at the college for many years.  Given on an annual basis, it recognizes an incoming third-year law student who has demonstrated a high level of proficiency, dedication, and interest in tax law and practice through two or more tax courses taken during the second year.

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 contact Chris Case (Christopher.Case@law.arizona.edu) or Nichole Henderson (Nichole.Henderson@law.arizona.edu).

Notary Public Services Available.  If you have a need for Notary Public services see Helen Doucet in Rm. 244.  Ms. Doucet provides these services at no charge to members of the law school community.

THIRD YEAR STUDENTS:  The Honorable William Brammer is seeking 12 committed third year students to participate in the Morris K. Udall Inn of Court Program.  The Inn was established to promote the goals of legal excellence, civility, professionalism and ethics.  It is comprised of approximately 50 lawyers, judges and law students who meet on a monthly basis.  Meetings are held the first Monday of each month, from October through May (but not January) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson.  Each meeting includes dinner and an educational presentation at no cost to the student.  Members find it to be a rewarding, stimulating and congenial atmosphere.  To apply, please submit a resume and brief letter of interest to Career Services by Friday, September 6, 2002.  The letter should be addressed to Judge Brammer at 400 W. Congress, Suite 302, Tucson AZ 85701-1374.  For more information on the Inn of Court program visit their website at www.innsofcourt.org or see the Hot File in Career Services.

Introduction to Legal Research Class for 1Ls: During the week of September 16, all first-year students are required to attend a one-hour class taught by the librarians on legal research.  The class, which will be offered at twelve different times during the week, will introduce you to the basic skills you will need to find legal materials in the law library using standard legal citations.  Ten classes will be held at 9 and 10 AM, Monday through Friday, and two more at 1 PM, Tuesday and Thursday.  Please stop by the library circulation desk after August 26 to sign up for a time that is convenient for you.

Legal Writing Awards: Congratulations to the recipients of the legal writing and oral advocacy wards.  At the close of last academic year, each of the spring 2002 writing professors was asked to choose two 1L students to receive awards for excellence in legal writing and two 1L students to receive awards for excellence in oral advocacy.  The recipients of these awards, who are now all 2L students, received certificates in their student mailboxes last week.  A list of the award recipients is posted outside Prof. Rabe's office.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, 8/26

American Constitution Society (ACS) Meeting

12:15 p.m., Rm. 139

 

Tuesday, 8/27

Community Service Board Meeting

12:15 p.m., Rm. 122

 

Wednesday, 8/28

Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity Introductory Meeting

For interested students

Free lunch

12:15 p.m., Rm. 146

 

Thursday, 8/29

Introduction to Federal Government Careers & Honors Programs

& NAPIL/EJW Career Fair in October

12:15-1:00 p.m., Rm. 140

 

NALSA Meeting

12:15 p.m., NALSA Casa on corner of Fremont & Helen