THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 6, Issue No. 11
October 28, 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/B11-0203.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ACLU MEETING. The ACLU is having a meeting on Monday, October 28 in Room 203 at 12:15 p.m.  On the agenda is a forum on free speech and legal observer training dates.

Arizona State Supreme Court Visit: Thursday, November 7, Ares Auditorium (Room 146).  Seating on a first come, first served basis.

DON'T MISS THE ANNUAL LAW COLLEGE COMMUNITY HOMECOMING AND OPEN HOUSE FESTIVITIES!  Saturday, November 9 - Continuing Legal Education classes:

The Barbeque begins at noon. All events are free for students.  For more details or to sign up, call Donna Ream in the Development and Alumni Relations office at 626-2400.

The two students who will represent the law college in the annual JENCKES COMPETITION against ASU are:  Scott Blaney (3L) and Melissa English (2L).  The competition will be at the U of AZ this year, and will be held on November 12 at 4:00 pm.  Please come out and support them!

Law Students Teaching at Catalina Mountain School.  Catalina Mountain is a juvenile detention facility and Professor Hegland wants to start a program there, beginning next semester, where law students team teach law related classes, one hour or so a week, for 8 to 10 weeks. Students will receive 2 units of independent research credit and will help prepare the curriculum. This is a marvelous opportunity:  you will be doing good - getting to know you, seeing how one can "make it," might just turn around some lives.  It will be terrific for you as well:  planning and teaching is quite a buzz, as is getting to know kids who have had troubled pasts and in discussing legal principles with them.  A meeting will be held Tuesday, October 29, at 12:15 in Room 203.  If you cannot make it, email Professor Hegland at hegland@law.arizona.edu.

JUDICIAL CLERKING PROGRAM Spring 2003.  If you are interested in getting an inside view of the judicial system, think about participating in the Judicial Clerking Program.  It is an exciting opportunity to work with a trial court judge doing observing and research and writing projects. The program is open to 2Ls and 3Ls.  If interested, please come to a sign-up meeting on Wednesday, October 30 at 12:15 in Room 122.  If you cannot make the meeting on the 30th, you need to see Andy Silverman during that week.  You cannot register for the program without either coming to the meeting or talking to Andy.

Interested in being a Writing Fellow? The Legal Writing Program is seeking applications from second-year students who are interested in being Writing Fellows for spring semester, 2002. Each Fellow will be assigned to a particular writing professor to help with mentoring first-year students, critiquing papers, conducting practice oral arguments, teaching, and holding office hours.  Fellows will receive three units of pass/fail credit.  To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Professor Rabe either by email (rabe@law.arizona.edu) or in hard copy to her faculty mailbox.  In your application, indicate your phone number, e-mail address, the name of your small-section professor, the name of your spring writing professor, and - if you are enrolled this semester - the name of your Persuasive Communication professor.  Deadline for applications is November 5 at 5:00 p.m.

INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT.  The Arizona Capital Representation Project (“Project”) is a non-profit organization which assists indigent persons who are on Arizona’s death row.  The Project trains and consults with capital defense attorneys at every legal stage from pretrial through clemency proceedings, and directly represents indigent inmates who are challenging their convictions and death sentences in state and federal court.  The Project is seeking an intern for Spring semester 2003.  Duties of the intern will include assisting the attorneys with case investigation, research and writing, case tracking, community education, legislative reform, and meeting with clients at the state prison.  The position is open to second and third year law students who have a demonstrated interest in public service, human rights, and/or social justice issues.  Prior course work in criminal law is preferred but not required.  The position requires approximately ten hours per week, and is unpaid but may be taken for credit at the law school through independent study or placement in the Criminal Defense Clinic.  For further details, talk to or e-mail Professor Andy Silverman or call Jennifer Bedier, staff attorney for the Project, at 229-8550.  Interested students should submit cover letters and resumes as soon as possible to:  Jennifer Bedier, 133 E. Speedway, Tucson, Arizona  85705.

THE HONORABLE MARGARET M. HOUGHTON AWLA SCHOLARSHIP. The Southern Arizona Chapter of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association and friends of retired Pima County Superior Court Judge Margaret Houghton have established an endowment to provide a scholarship in honor of Judge Houghton, who is a 1976 graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law.  The award will be made to an enrolled second-year law student who is the parent of a dependent child and who demonstrates financial need.  The recipient will be selected by a five-member committee chaired by Judge Houghton.  Applications are now available in Room 118.  DEADLINE:  Completed applications must be returned to Room 118 by 5:00 p.m. on November 26, 2002.

STATE BAR REAL PROPERTY SECTION SCHOLARSHIP.  An annual scholarship of $1,000 has been established by the State Bar of Arizona Real Property Section.  The scholarship will be awarded to an enrolled second- or third-year law student who demonstrates an interest in real property law (e.g., currently enrolled in any transactional/real property course, or other demonstrated interest/indicators), academic achievement and financial need.  Representatives of the State Bar, Real Property Section will select the recipient based upon a review of the applications.  Application information is now available in Room 118.  DEADLINE:  Completed applications must be returned to Room 118 by 5:00 p.m. on November 15, 2002.

MUNGER PRIZE FOR SCHOLARS IN INTERNATIONAL AND BUSINESS LAW DEADLINE:  November 1, 2002, at 5:00 P.M.  The Munger Prize for Scholars in International and Business Law is awarded annually to a student based upon outstanding scholarship and enduring achievement in the areas of international and business law.  Enrolled law students and post-graduate students may apply for consideration for this award by submitting a letter of application, a resume, a transcript and two letters of reference to the Financial Services Office, Room 118 of the College.  Prize: $1,000.

Scholarship Information: Information on the following is posted on the FinancialAid/Scholarship Bulletin Board and kept in the red scholarship book in Room 118:


UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, 10/28

ACLU Meeting

 

12:15 p.m., Rm. 203

   

Tuesday, 10/29

NLG Meeting

 

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., Rm.139

   
 

Student Enrichment Forum

 

Professor Obiora, "When Rights Become Sexy”

 

12:15 p.m., Sullivan Room (Rm. 202)

 

(Space is limited.  Please come only if you have signed up.)

   
 

Catalina Mountain School Meeting

 

12:15 p.m., Rm. 203

   
 

Especially for 3L's - Everything You Wanted to Know About the Arizona Bar Exam & Application

 

12:15 - 1:00pm, Room 140

 

(Program for foreign LLM's will begin at 1:00, in Room 122).

   

Thursday, 10/31

Career Services Program:  Portland, Oregon's Metropolitan Public Defender's Office

 

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