Volume No. 6, Issue No. 13
November 12, 2002
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Intellectual Property Week. This week the College of Law is hosting “Focus on Intellectual Property Week.”  The week of events includes a panel on "Bringing Science to Market"; "Careers in IP"; a Student Enrichment Forum; and a public lecture by leading U.S. copyright scholar, Professor Jane C. Ginsburg.  Please see the Upcoming Events section below for times and location.  Details are on the College of Law Web Page:  just click on the "Intellectual Property Law" link.  ALL ARE WELCOME.

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 during the spring semester.  Training will be provided. If you would like to get some great pro bono experience, please come to a meeting on Tuesday, November 19, at 12:15 p.m. in Rm. 122.  All students are welcome.  For more information contact Nichole Bunker-Henderson (

Jenckes Competition. 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 today, November 12, at 4:00 pm in Room 104.  Please come out and support them!

The Community Legal Access Society will meet Thursday, November 14 at 12:15 pm in Room 139.  We will be discussing recent activities, sharing our latest research findings, and planning some end-of-semester fun.  Everyone is invited!

Now that the elections are done, the Federalist Society is hosting a lunchtime debate about Arizona's public campaign finance program Tuesday, November 12; 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. in Room 140.  Can the state really force you to pay for somebody's political campaign when you get a parking ticket?  The author of the so-called "clean elections" law, Mark Osterloh, and Thomas Liddy with the Institute for Justice-who represented former state representative Steve May in his Supreme Court challenge of the law-will be here to debate the issues.  Free pizza and soda will be available!

Important Library Info - The Law Library has begun checking out materials to students via Sabio, the online system, which means you must have a current CatCard with you if you intend to borrow books from the general stacks.  Also, please provide circulation staff with a current email address to include in your patron record.  This information is used only for notification purposes.  Please stop by the circulation desk if you have questions.

THE ARIZONA CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS (AAML) SCHOLARSHIP.  The Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) has established a new scholarship consisting of a one-time $1000 award for a second- or third-year law student who is in good academic standing at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and who has demonstrated a commitment to the field of family law.  Interested students should submit a resume, the names of two references (including at least one law school faculty member), and a personal statement explaining their interest and aptitude in the field of family law.  The statement may include information about courses taken at the College of Law, public service projects, life experiences, or any other activities that reveal the student’s commitment to the field of domestic relations.  Further details about the scholarship are available in Room 118 and are posted on the Financial Aid Bulletin Board in the basement of the College.  DEADLINE:  Completed application materials must be submitted in Room 118 by 5:00 p.m. on November 26, 2002.


Tuesday, 11/12

Federalist Society Debate


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


“Bringing Science to the Market”


Panel discussion focusing on the relationship between business, science and law.


3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Ares Auditorium (Room 146)


“Careers in Intellectual Property Law”


Leading practitioners discuss working in intellectual property fields.


4:45 - 5:30 p.m., Ares Auditorium (Room 146)


Jenckes Final Competition


4:00 p.m., Rm. 104


Wednesday, 11/13

Student Enrichment Forum


Professor Austin,  "Trademarks, the Internet, and the World Intellectual Property Organization”


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


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


Thursday, 11/14

“The Concept of Authorship in Comparative Copyright Law”


Professor Jane C. Ginsburg, Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law, Columbia Law School


10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Ares Auditorium (Room 146)


Community Legal Access Society Meeting


12:15 p.m., Rm. 139


Friday, 11/15

Freebie Friday


Free coffee, baked goods and conversation


9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Main Lobby