THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 7, Issue No. 2
August 25, 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 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/2003/B02-0304.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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. - 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.

ATTENTION FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS:  The Community Service Board, which consists of two students from each class, several faculty members and administrators, is looking for 2 first-year students to serve on the Board. The Community Service Board meets regularly throughout the year to organize community service events and develop other community service related projects at the College of Law. If you are interested in applying for a position on the Board, please submit a resume and a brief written statement describing your interest to Martha Fenn, Coordinator of Special Projects, Rm. 238, by Friday, September 5. For more information contact Martha Fenn, fenn@law.arizona.edu.

THIRD YEAR STUDENTS:  The Morris K. Udall Inn of Court is seeking 14 committed third-year students to join their program this year. The Inn was established to promote the goals of legal excellence, civility, professionalism and ethics. It is comprised of approximately 50 lawyers, judges and law students who meet on a monthly basis. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month, from October through May (but not January) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson. Each meeting includes dinner and an educational presentation at no cost to the student. Members find it to be a rewarding, stimulating and congenial atmosphere. To apply, please submit a resume and brief letter of interest to Career Services by Friday, September 5, 2003. The letter should be addressed to Dean Massaro. For more information on the Inn of Court program visit their website at www.innsofcourt.org or see the Hot File in Career Services.

PrideLaw Alliance will be having its first meeting of the year today, Monday, August 25, from 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. in Room 201. All students interested in learning more about PrideLaw Alliance are welcome. PrideLaw Alliance is a student group that focuses on advancing the legal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people as well as promoting education on these issues. We also run a weekly clinic out of the Wingspan Community Center to assist community members with related legal questions. PrideLaw Alliance is a gay-straight alliance and welcomes people of all genders and sexualities. If there are any questions please contact margaret.macdougal@law.arizona.edu.

The Law Women's Association is having their first meeting on Wednesday, August 27 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 139. Everyone who is interested in learning more about the organization is invited to attend the meeting and have lunch (provided) with current members and representatives from the Arizona Women's Law Association. The LWA is committed to issues of women in the law and is a wonderful way to network with other women lawyers in the community. Membership to the law school chapter allows students to attend monthly AWLA luncheons, an annual wine and cheese party, monthly speaker series events, and other events. In addition, LWA provides an opportunity for students to give back to the community by getting involved with volunteer and outreach programs in the community.

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund is having its first meeting of the 2003 - 2004 academic year on Thursday, August 28 from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. in Room 201 (the Bryan Cave conference room on the third floor). We will be electing officers and setting our agenda for this year, so we hope as many people as possible can come and find out how they can help animals through the law!

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 Rm. 126. (Please note that the room number has been changed from the one previously announced.) All students are welcome. If you cannot attend this meeting, please contact julie.burkhart@law.arizona.edu or sheila.schaeffer@law.arizona.edu before August 28.

Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy Awards: Congratulations to the recipients of the legal writing and oral advocacy awards. Each of the spring 2002 writing professors chose two 1L students to receive awards for excellence in legal writing and two 1L students to receive awards for excellence in oral advocacy. The recipients of these awards, who are now all 2L students, received certificates in their student mailboxes last week. A list of the award recipients is posted outside Prof. Rabe's office.

The Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law would like to congratulate our newest members!

Vene Aguirre Nicholas Frey Adam Odell
Faisal Amin Robert Hall Katie Rapp
Alison Bachus Matt Hitzhusen Marvin Ruth
Mike Boreale Karin Hom Jay Sagar
Lans Brauer Kimberly Johnson Heather Siegele
Lance Broberg Aris Karakalos Nancy Sterret
Marian Ciborski Mimi Klaiman Randy Wagner
Marcia Delanty Teresa Krpata Rui Wang
Christine Dolan Matt Mansfield Mike Yates
Tom Edwards Katie Norton Walidi Zarifi

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 - 9:00, 9:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 3:00, & 3:30 - 6:00). To sign-up please e-mail aaron.hall@law.arizona.edu by AUGUST 27.

Do you want to work to help survivors of domestic violence? Do you Speak Spanish? We Need Your Help! The Domestic Violence Law Clinics wants 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 Master's Degree in Spanish or other equivalent experience or education. For more information contact Bertha Fresquez at 626-5232.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, 8/25

PrideLaw Alliance Meeting

 

12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 201

   

Tuesday, 8/26

Community Service Board Meeting

 

12:15 p.m., Rm. 122

   
Wednesday, 8/27 Getting Attired Professionally (G.A.P.)
  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Rm. 106
   
  LWA Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 139
   
Thursday, 8/28 VLP Advocates Info Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 126
   
  Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Meeting
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 201

 

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