Volume No. 6, Issue No. 7
September 30, 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 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


Pssst, it's the first LWA Speakeasy!†Thursday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m.† Women from the community will gather over snacks and drinks to discuss the alternative legal careers that they have chosen.† Where?† We can't tell you yet.† After all, it is a Speakeasy!† Keep your eyes and ears open for further details.

The ACLU will be meeting on Monday, September 30 at 12:15 in Room 203 to discuss fundraising, research, and upcoming events.

LAGRA will be meeting Tuesday, October 1, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 201.† Please join us.† All are welcome!

American Constitution Society Event: On Thursday, October 3, a lawyer from the federal public defender's office will speak about federal sentencing requirements.† The event is at 12:15 p.m. in Room 126.† Pizza will be served.

The NLG Legal Referral Clinic at the Primavera Menís Shelter is looking for volunteers.† The clinic meets on Wednesdays at 7 PM for approximately one hour.† This clinic is a great opportunity for 1Ls to get involved, although all years are certainly welcome.† If you are interested in this clinic, please contact

La Raza will be having a Nacho Sale on Wednesday, October 2 from 12:00p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the lobby.

LAST CHANCE!!! Registration for the La Raza/BLSA Golf Tournament needs to be turned in ASAP!† The tournament is at 49er Country Club on October 12.† This is a great way to meet people in the legal community.† Contact Michelle Arino, Isaac Hernandez, Wener Vieux, or Courtney Fligeltaub for further information.

During this Fall 2002 semester, the Project SOAR Mentoring Initiative has teamed up with Project Gear Up to provide tutoring and mentoring to selected at-risk students at Amphi Middle School and Amphi High School.† This joint effort aims to assist the at-risk students achieve success in their academic and personal lives.† Approximately 10 law students have been selected and paired with at-risk youth.† However, 10 more mentors are needed.† Second and third year law students who would like to be considered for a paid position ($15/hr) as a Project SOAR-Project Gear Up mentor should complete the application found on the bookshelf in Room 110, just outside the Registrarís office, and return it to Dr. Jordan-Curtis as soon as possible.† Questions and concerns may also be addressed to Gerald Bradley, the Project SOAR student coordinator (322-5276, or

AIDSWALK 2002. The Community Service Board, LAGRA and the SBA invite all students, faculty and staff to join the College of Law team in the 14th Annual AIDSWALK on Sunday morning, October 20,at Rillito River Park.† This 10K/4K walk is Tucsonís largest AIDS-related fundraising event and will benefit AIDS prevention and care services in Southern Arizona.† We will all meet at the law school at 8:30 a.m. and then head up to Rillito Park for the Walk.† If you would like to participate, please sign up on the sheet posted in the lobby or e-mail Martha Fenn at† We are also looking for people who would like to make donations for the Walk.† Tables will be set up in the lobby beginning next week to accept donations.† EVERYONE is invited to walk; it is not necessary to make a donation!† Please feel free to bring friends and family, too.

The annual Joseph Jenckes Competition, the closing arguments competition between students of the University of Arizona College of Law and the Arizona State University College of Law, sponsored by the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers, is held every year at one of the Colleges.† Each law school selects two students for the final competition.† This year the final competition against ASU will be held at the U of A on Tuesday, November 12, in the late afternoon.† Our law school competition to select our two representatives will be held on Monday, October 21, between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. in Room 104, and on Tuesday, October 22, between 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. in Room 104.† Please see the sign-up sheet on Professor Mauetís door (Room 224) for more details.

Professional Presence.† Prof. Corinne Cooper (Professor Emerita at UMKC Law School) will conduct a multimedia presentation, "Professional Presence" on Wednesday, October 9, from 2:15 - 4:15 p.m. in Room 140.† The program will introduce you to simple techniques to improve your communications skills and professional impact, through the use of voice, gesture, posture, and other communication tools.† All students are invited to attend.

Just a friendly reminder that Arizona's deadline to register to vote in the General Election is October 7, 2002.† Voter registration forms are available outside of Room 120 or, if you have an Arizona Drivers License, online registration is available at† If you are already registered in Pima County and would like to request an early ballot for the General Election, you may do so online at or by calling the Pima County Recorders Office at (520) 740-4330.† Election information (re:† candidates, ballot measures, early ballot request, etc.) for Arizona is available at and for other states at

NACLE Student Exchange Program.† A few JD students have the opportunity to spend a semester at one of three top Canadian law schools, Ottawa (in Ottawa), McGill (in Montreal) and Dalhousie (Halifax, NS), under the exchange program of the North American Consortium for Legal Education (NACLE).† Arizona students pay home tuition and fees and receive credit toward the JD degree for courses satisfactorily completed at the Canadian university.† Some additional financial assistance is available.† Anyone interested in an exchange for the Spring 2003 semester should contact Prof. Gantz immediately.

Probate Court in Session at College of Law.† Division 19 (probate) of the Superior Court of Arizona, Pima County, will be in session in our Appellate Courtroom (106) beginning Monday, September 30 through October 31.† Proceedings are open to the public.† Students are welcome to observe and may enter or leave the courtroom any time during the proceedings.† The Court's calendar will be posted outside the courtroom and may also be checked at the court's website, †Select "Court Calendar," search for Judge Munger.† Hearings are subject to change and may not be posted on the website.† The court will not conduct hearings on October 4th, 14th, 18th, 23rd, 24th, or 25th.

FOCUS ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW WEEK, November 12 - 14, 2002. Given the growing interest in intellectual property law among College of Law Students, the Faculty and Staff of the College have put together a series of events during the week of November 12 - 14, that draw attention to some of the exciting legal developments in this area of law.† Please note the following events in your calendars:

A summary of the week's events:

A full brochure for the Focus on Intellectual Property Law Week Program is available at

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:† Information on the following is posted on the Financial Aid/Scholarship Bulletin Board and kept in the red scholarship book in Room 118:


Monday, 9/30

ACLU Meeting


12:15 p.m., Rm. 203


Tuesday, 10/1

AZ Attorney General’s Office: From Law Clerk to Lawyer


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


NLG Meeting


12:15 p.m., Rm. 139


LAGRA Meeting


12:15 p.m., Rm. 201


Wednesday, 10/2

La Raza Nacho Sale


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Main Lobby


Thursday, 10/3

American Constitution Society Event:


12:15 p.m., Rm. 126


Judicial Clerkships:† Your Best Post-JD Training


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


LWA Speakeasy


7:00 p.m.


Friday, 10/4

Open Meditation


12:05 p.m. - 12:55 p.m., Rm. 104


Beginners Welcome