THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 7, Issue No. 8
October 6, 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/B08-0304.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The next SBA House of Delegates Meeting will be this Wednesday, October 8, at 12:20 in Room 140.  We will discuss the Blood Drive Challenge, forum with Dean Massaro, the Halloween Carnival and upcoming College events.  The meeting is open to all students and we will be serving FREE PIZZA!!!!

AALSA Meeting.  Tuesday October 7, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Room 122.  We will be updating all members on the Thomas Tang Moot Court, AMBA Award Ceremony, and other club news.

LWA will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, October 8 at 12:15 in Room 139. Details for the year's first Speakeasy and the upcoming Halloween Carnival will be discussed. Hope to see you all there!

Farmworker Clinic.  The NLG is working to establish law student-run legal referral clinics for migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Southern Arizona.  A planning meeting to discuss some preliminary issues will be held this Monday, Oct. 6 at 12:15pm in Room 122.  We are especially in need of students who speak Spanish and/or have some experience or knowledge in areas of immigration, tax and employment law.  However, the participation of anyone - no matter what year in school or how much Spanish or legal knowledge - will be both welcomed and appreciated.  For more information, please contact andrew.stevenson@law.arizona.edu.

AIDSWALK 2003.  The Community Service Board and PrideLaw invite all students, faculty and staff to join the College of Law team in the 15th Annual AIDSWALK on Sunday morning, October 19, at Rillito River Park.  This 4K walk is Tucson’s largest AIDS-related fundraising event and will benefit AIDS prevention and care services in Southern Arizona.  We will all meet at the law school at 8:00 a.m. and then head up to Rillito Park for the Walk.  If you would like to participate, please sign up on the sheet posted in the lobby or e-mail Martha Fenn at fenn@law.arizona.edu.  We are also looking for people who would like to make donations for the Walk.  Help us beat our donation total of $1,300 last year!  Tables will be set up in the lobby beginning this Wednesday to accept donations.  EVERYONE is invited to walk; it is not necessary to make a donation!  Please feel free to bring friends and family, too.

Please plan to attend the Law Women's Association's  first Speaker Series event of Fall 2003.  All students, faculty, staff, and other interested persons are welcome.  We hope you'll join us.  The Speakeasy's location is TBA, but it will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 9.  A reception will follow.  Members of the Arizona Women’s Political Caucus (AWPC) will be speaking.  The Tucson chapter of the AWPC is part of a national group called the National Women's Political Caucus. The group's intention is to cultivate women to run for office, support female candidates, and the like. The group endorses candidates for each federal election cycle, as well as state and some local elections. The group only endorses women, but there are male members of the group. The group is also nonpartisan, though most of the Tucson membership and leadership are in the Democratic Party. They organize informative lunches a couple of times a year on issues of interest to politically-involved women.  The group will be having a new members’ mixer in November so the Speakeasy would be a great way for interested people to gain information and then get involved the following month. Questions?  Contact Hester Miller at hester.miller@law.arizona.edu.

CLAS congratulates David Hindman for winning $20 in its recent survey drawing, and thanks all students who took time to respond to the survey.  The CLABA proposal is slated for State Bar Board of Governors presentation in late November.  Your responses show an enthusiastic student body that cares about public service, community, professionalism, and commitment - bolstering our chances for success.  Thank you!

BAR/BRI will be on campus this week on Wednesday and Thursday October 8 and 9 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the law school lobby. Be sure to stop by and register is you haven't already! If you sign up before October 31 you will be locked into the lowest available price.  1Ls and 2Ls will receive review books when registering. Also, if you are planning on taking the MPRE this semester, be sure to sign up for the upcoming course and take home the review book.

The annual Joseph Jenckes Competition, the closing arguments competition between students of the University of Arizona College of Law and the Arizona State University College of Law, sponsored by the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers, is held every year at one of the Colleges.  Each law school selects two students for the final competition.  This year the final competition against ASU will be held at ASU in the middle of November.  Our law school competition to select our two representatives will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 14 and 15, between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. in Rooms 104 and 106. Please see the sign-up sheet on Professor Mauet’s door (Room 224) for more details.

Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition.  For the third year in a row, Tucson attorney Richard Grand is generously sponsoring a legal writing competition to be held from October 24 to November 3.  This competition is only open to students at the Rogers College of Law.  All students are eligible to participate.  The top five student participants will receive cash prizes of:  First Place - $2000; Second Place - $1000; Third Place - $500; Honorable Mention - $250 each.  Brochures will be placed in each student's mailbox soon.  We urge interested students to go to one of the two upcoming informational sessions:  October 14 at 12:15 in Room 122 and October 20 at 12:15 in Room 122.   Attendance at these sessions is highly recommended (but not required) for potential participants.  Refreshments will be provided.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, 10/6 NLG Farmworker Clinic: Planning Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 122
   
Tuesday, 10/7 AALSA Meeting
  10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Rm. 122
   
  Community Service Board Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 126
   
  International Human Rights and Immigration Careers
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 140
   
Wednesday, 10/8 24th Annual McCormick Lecture
  David Brooks, Regular Political Analyst, “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer”
  Topic: “The Geography of American Politics”
  10:00 a.m., Ares Auditorium (Rm. 146)
   
  LWA Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 139
   
  SBA House of Delegates Meeting
  12:20, Rm. 140
   
Thursday, 10/9 The Art of the Deal: Offer, Acceptance & Negotiation
  Local attorneys Julia Corty and Jan Bernardini share tips and success as you negotiate your job offer
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 201
   
  LWA Speakeasy
  7:00 p.m., Location TBA

 

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