Volume No. 6, Issue No. 12
November 4, 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


Arizona Supreme Court Visit:  First Year Students Note: The Arizona Supreme Court makes its annual visit to the College of Law this Thursday, November 7, hearing arguments in the Ares Auditorium, Room 146. Each small section will be assigned to attend either the 1:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. argument.  Your small section professor will let you know which argument you are assigned to attend.  Following the 2:00 p.m. argument, the members of the Court will have a question and answer session with students.  Seats will be reserved for your assigned arguments; first years and others may attend the other argument on a space-available basis.


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.

Dinner and a Movie with ACS! On Wednesday, November 6 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 128 the American Constitution Society will be showing a documentary entitled "Brother's Keeper."  We will be serving free dinner from Baggins and free drinks!  All are welcome!  Here is a brief description of the film:  This acclaimed documentary focuses on the alleged murder of 64-year-old Bill Ward by his brother Delbert, 59, a simple dairy farmer whose defense became a rallying cause for the citizens of Munnsville, New York.  The Ward brothers were known as harmless hermits who lived an 18th-century lifestyle in their tiny, grimy shack.  They were semiliterate and stunted by minimal exposure to the outside world.  When Delbert is charged with suffocating his ailing brother Bill, he's a prime target for legal manipulation and a media circus that's immediately drawn to his case.  This film has been called a superb illustration of the concept that the spirit of the law is far more important than its' letter.  It's also a riveting courtroom mystery with characters that no casting director could improve upon, tracking the course of justice while leaving the viewer to mull over the truth behind Delbert Ward's alleged crime.

JLSA will be holding a lunch sale in the lobby on Wednesday, November 6th.  We will be selling Eegee's sandwiches and slushies.  Eegee's has agreed to donate all of the food.  The proceeds from the sale will go to benefit Israeli and Palestinian Bereaved Families’ - Victims of Mid-East Violence. The sale will start at 11:30 a.m. and continue until we run out of food or 1:30 p.m., whichever comes first.

Native American Law Students Association and National Lawyers Guild, as part of Native American Month in November, present: Plan Puebla-Panama and Indigenous People:  How Free Trade in the Americas will impact Mayan communities in Guatemala.  Wednesday, November 6, 2002 at 3 p.m. in Room 146.  Santos Choc, Vice-President of the Cooperativa Union Maya Itza and member of the Association of Forestry Communities in Peten, Guatemala, will speak at the College of Law on why Maya communities in northern Guatemala are opposing development projects of the Plan Puebla-Panama, a component of the Free Trade Area of the Americas promoted by the governments of the United States, Mexico and Central America.

Focus on IP Week - Nov. 12 - 14: beginning right after Veterans' Day.  A week of events including a panel on "Bringing Science to Market"; "Careers in IP"; a student enrichment forum; and a public lecture by leading U.S. copyright scholar, Prof. Jane C. Ginsburg.  Details are on the College of Law Web Page:  just click on the "Intellectual Property Law Week" link or go to

Writing Fellows needed! The deadline for applications is tomorrow, November 5 at 5:00 p.m.  We need twelve Writing Fellows for the spring semester.  At press time, only six applications had been received.  All 2L students are eligible to apply.  Writing Fellows receive three units of pass/fail credit for assisting the writing professors with mentoring first-year students, critiquing papers, conducting practice oral arguments, teaching, and holding office hours.  To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Professor Rabe either by email ( 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.

INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT.  The Arizona Capital Representation Project (“Project”) is a non-profit organization that 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 the only organization in Arizona to provide these high quality legal services.  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.

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


Monday, 11/4

Student Enrichment Forum


Professor Braucher,  "The Future of Consumer Bankruptcy”


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


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


Wednesday, 11/6

JLSA Lunch Sale


11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Main Lobby


NALSA and NLG Present: Plan Puebla - Panama and Indigenous People:  How Free Trade in the Americas will impact Mayan communities in Guatemala.


3:00 p.m., Rm. 146


ACS Dinner and Movie


5:30 p.m., Rm. 128


Thursday, 11/7

Arizona State Supreme Court Visit


Arguments at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m., Ares Auditorium, Rm. 146


Reserved seating for small sections.  Open to all on a space-available basis.


Saturday, 11/9

Annual Law College Community Homecoming and Open House Festivities


8:30 - 10:00 a.m.:  “Supreme Court in Review”


10:15 - 11:45 a.m.: 

  • "The Corporate Financial Scandals:  What's to be Done"
  • "Current Issues in Litigation - A Panel Discussion"

Noon - Barbeque