Volume No. 7, Issue No. 9
October 13, 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


International Law Week 2003.  The College of Law International Law Society is sponsoring International Law Week October 13 - 17.  Please see the calendar of Upcoming Events below for information about the many activities that will take place this week.  All are invited to participate.

Law Students Against the Death Penalty will be having a meeting today, Monday October 13, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 138.  This is an important one; we'll be holding elections, talking about activities and planning, as well as fundraising.  There are quite a few items already on the agenda, including a tour of Death Row.  So bring your lunch and stop by.

The Community Legal Access Society (CLAS) will be meeting on Wednesday, October 15, 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. in Room 126.  All are welcome to learn about the status of the Alternative Bar Proposal.  If you are interested in participating in the final development stages of the proposal and helping make it a reality, please join us!

SALDF will have its second meeting of the school year on Wednesday, October 29, from 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. in Room 122.  We have a lot to discuss: fundraising, speakers, events, etc.  Veggie pizza will be provided!

See Lawyers Argue Real Cases Before a Real Court:  The Arizona Court of Appeals (Division Two) will be hearing arguments at the College of Law on Thursday, October 23 at 2:45 and 3:45 p.m. in Room 146.  All students - especially Persuasive Communication, Moot Court, and 1L students - are encouraged to attend.  A reception with the judges will follow the arguments.   This will be the first time that recently appointed Division Two judge, the Honorable Peter Eckerstrom (formerly a death penalty and criminal defense attorney), will hear arguments at the College of Law.  The court will hear two cases.  One case involves a precedent-setting abuse of process claim by an injured motorist against Allstate Insurance Co.  The second case involves evidentiary and plea-agreement issues in a criminal prosecution for aggravated DUI.  The parties' briefs are on reserve under Professor Rabe's name.

Law School Art Contest.  Help design your surroundings!  "Draw " on your right-brain abilities!  Students, faculty and staff are invited to enter the law school Public Art Contest.  We are trying to improve the looks of the space immediately outside the north entrance to the Main Lobby.  We would like to install a metal design on the south walls of Room 138, where the wall panels come to a point.  The design will be made of metal similar to that used on the four century plant sculptures that were recently attached to the pillars in the courtyard.  We invite members of the law school community to submit design proposals for this space.  Please submit a sketch of your design to Martha Fenn, Coordinator of Special Projects, Rm. 238.  Design proposals are due by Friday, October 31 at Noon.  Joint submissions will be accepted.  If your design is selected, you will receive a $100 prize.  If it is a joint submission, the prize money will be allocated among the joint participants.  We are looking for designs that work well with the existing buildings, external art and natural surroundings and make the College of Law exterior more inviting.  Up to two tones of metal will be possible for this installation.  Questions?  Contact Martha Fenn at or Dean Massaro

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 7:30 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 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 this week 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.

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.


Monday, 10/13 International Bake Sale
  9:00 a.m. - 1:00p.m., Main Lobby
  Lecture by Professor Ana Merico-Stephens
  “The Transnational Classroom”
  12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., Rm. 140
  Law Students Against the Death Penalty Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Room 138
Tuesday, 10/14 Lecture by Professor Boris Kozolchyk
  “International Uniformity of Commercial Law”
  12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., Rm. 139
  Student Enrichment Forum
  Professor Henderson, "Apportionment of Tort Responsibility in the 21st Century ”
  12:15 p.m., Sullivan Room (Rm. 202)
  (Space is limited.  Please come only if you have signed up.)
  Film “Life and Debt”
  The Economic Globalization of Jamaica
  3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m., Rm. 146
Wednesday, 10/15 International Food Sale
  11:00a.m. - 1:00p.m., Main Lobby
  Lecture by Professor Sanford Gaines
  “Water in International Law:  Protecting, Conserving, and Allocating Shared Water Resources”
  12:15p.m. - 1:15p.m., Rm. 140
  CLAS Meeting
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Room 126
  SALDF Meeting
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Room 122
Thursday, 10/16 International Human Rights & Immigration Careers
  Join Attorneys Elizabeth Dallam, Esq., a lawyer for the United Nations, and Gloria Goldman, Esq., a local Tucson immigration lawyer, as they share how they got into their respective fields and what their jobs entail.
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 201
  Study Abroad Discussion
  1:30 p.m. - 2:30p.m., Rm. 140
Friday, 10/17 & Judge Thomas Tang Moot Court Southwest Regional Finals
Saturday, 10/18 Hosted by the Asian Law Students Association
Sunday, 10/19 15th Annual AIDSWALK, Rillito Park
  Law School Team will meet in law school lobby at 7:30 a.m.
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