Volume No. 7, Issue No. 1
August 18, 2003
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


The College of Law welcomes a new member of the faculty and a number of visiting professors this semester.† Professor Jack Chin, who has joined the College of Law faculty, will teach Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure in the spring.† Visiting Professor Tim Canova, University of New Mexico School of Law, will teach Corporations and a seminar on International Financial and Technology Transfer in the fall semester.† In the spring he will teach Property.† Professor Sandy Gaines, University of Houston Law Center, who will be with us for the fall semester, will teach International Trade Law and Public International Law.

Message from Dean Massaro. Thanks to all of our wonderful students for showing patience and understanding during the University's bumpy transition to a new computer system for disbursements. We apologize for any inconvenience the transition has caused, and hope the new system will be an improvement once the bumps are worked out.† Thanks, too, to all in the Financial Services office for doing everything humanly possible to assist our students during the process.

Health Insurance Alert. If you choose to use Student Health Insurance as your health insurance, please note:

If you need more information, you can email or you can go to the website:† and read all entries, including the entry on Student Insurance.† PLEASE NOTE:† The last day of enrollment for this semester is Monday, September 8.

The first lecture/demo session for all the Basic Trial Advocacy sections will be Monday, August 18, at 12:20 p.m. in Room 139.

Community Legal Access Society is holding an informational meeting on Wednesday, August 20 from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. in Room 126.† All students, faculty, and administration are welcome to attend to learn about progress on the CLABA proposal and its direction for the 2003 - 2004 year.

Juvenile Detention Center Teaching Opportunity. Looking for a great law school experience?† If you are interested in teaching/working with juveniles at the Pima County Detention Center, while earning 2 independent research credits, then join us on Friday, August 22, in Rm. 126 at 12:15.† The goal of this program is to encourage juvenile offenders to make positive choices and to promote discussion amongst them by using educational videos.† This program is for second and third year law students only.† Please bring a short paragraph about why you would be interested in the program to the information session along with your calendar for the semester.† If you have any questions before the information session please contact either Melanie Yazzza at or Ana Himelic at

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 Thursday, August 28, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 122.† All students are welcome.† If you cannot attend this meeting, please contact or before August 28.

E-mail Alert! To make sure that you receive ALL official information from the law school AND the university, it is very important that you check BOTH of your email accounts on a regular basis.† Every law student should have the following two email accounts to ensure receipt of all official university and law school notices:

For information on how to set up a university email account and have your university email forwarded to another email address, and for other information on your University email account, please go to the University website that explains the student email policy:†

Habitat for Humanity volunteers needed. The Pima County Bar Association (PCBA) is looking for volunteers on Thursday September 11, 2003 to build a home for a Tucson family.† PCBA is sponsoring a house through Habitat for Humanity, and is seeking law students that want to lend a hand.† Habitat for Humanity is promoting an event on 9/11 called Building Freedom Day.† A number of Tucson businesses and organizations will be out working that day, and expect to complete 40% - 45% of the construction of each house that day.† PLEASE NOTE:† The PCBA is not interested in having students miss class to participate in this event!† Please come only if you have free time during one of the work shifts.† There will be 4 shifts of 2 1/2 hours each, beginning at 6:30 a.m. (6:30 - 9, 9:30 - 12, 12:30 - 3, & 3:30 - 6).† PCBA is looking for up to 10 volunteers per shift (shifts can be split in half if you find someone willing to work the other half). There will be a sign-up sheet in the lobby, or you can sign-up by e-mailing PLEASE SIGN-UP BY AUGUST 27th.† If you can only work part of a shift please indicate who will be available to work the other part of the shift when you sign up.† All volunteers will need passes to get onto the work-site that day.

GETTING ATTIRED PROFESSIONALLY (G.A.P.) - The College of Law is sponsoring the 5th Annual G.A.P. program for students on Wednesday, August 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 106 of the college.† At this event, each student may sort through racks of donated professional clothing and select a suit or dress to wear during interviews.† Please see Donna Ream in the Development and Alumni Relations Office (Room 120), if you have any questions or call her at 626-2400.

INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE.† If you would like to get some good, interesting practical experience this semester, think about doing one of these internships.† Southern Arizona Legal Aid has an internship working with the lawyer doing public benefits work.† The internship entails doing research and writing on welfare issues, interviewing clients and having the opportunity to represent clients in administrative hearings.† The Asylum Program of Southern Arizona would like to have two legal interns to work on asylum cases including interviewing clients, doing legal research, conducting country-conditions research, etc.† Credit may be obtained through Independent Study.† If you are interested in either of these internships, please contact Andy Silverman.

Do you want to work to help survivors of domestic violence?† Do you speak Spanish?† We need your help!† The Domestic Violence Law Clinic want to hire a Spanish language interpreter for four hours per week to interpret client interviews and translate legal documents for our Spanish speaking clients.† Minimum requirements include 2 years prior language interpretation and translation experience or a Masterís Degree in Spanish or other equivalent experience or education.† Only current University of Arizona or Arizona State University Students are eligible to apply.† For more information, contact Bertha Fresquez at 626-4232.

FAMILY LAW SCHOLARSHIP FOR SECOND OR THIRD YEAR STUDENT!!† The Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has established a scholarship, consisting of a one-time $1000 award, for a second or third-year law student in good academic standing at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law who has demonstrated a commitment to the field of family law.† Interested students should submit a resume, 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.† Students should submit their applications to Ms. Rosie Gallegos in the Financial Aid Office.† The application deadline is October 6, 2003.† If you have questions, please contact Professor Atwood at 621-1912 or


Monday, 8/18 First Day of Classes
Wednesday, 8/20 Community Legal Access Society
  Informational Meeting
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 126
Friday, 8/22 Juvenile Detention Center Teaching
  Informational Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 126


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