Volume No. 7, Issue No. 12
November 3, 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


Arizona Supreme Court Visit.  Thursday, November 6, Ares Auditorium (Room 146).  All students are invited.  Seating is on a first-come, first served basis.  Space is reserved for each first-year small section at one of the arguments.  The first case is at 1:30 p.m. (Christine Stanley v. Robert R. McCarver et al) and the second case is at 2:30 p.m. (Craig W. Petersen v. City of Mesa).  It is recommended that those wishing to attend arrive ten minutes before the time scheduled for the argument.  There will be a Question and Answer session immediately following the second argument.  For more information, see Donna Ream in the Development and Alumni Relations office, Room 120.

HOMECOMING 2003:  Saturday, November 8, at the College of Law.  All events are free for College of Law students!  9:00 - 10:30 a.m. "Focus on Ethics & Professionalism Panel" - Ares Auditorium (Room 146); 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. "Brown v. Board of Education Panel" - Ares Auditorium (Room 146); Barbeque to follow in the courtyard at 12:15 p.m.  R.S.V.P. to Donna Ream in the Development and Alumni Relations office, Room 120.

On Tuesday, November 4, at 12:15 p.m., Marsh Myers from the Humane Society of Southern Arizona and the Animal Cruelty Taskforce will come speak to the law school community about the history of animals and the law called “History & Humanity: A Short Look at the Long Process of Protecting Animals in Western Society.” It will be presented in Room 126 (Fennemore Craig Seminar Room). Everyone is welcome to attend!

AALSA Meeting.  Please join us as AALSA presents Judge Paul Tang as our Guest Speaker. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 4, in Room 106 (Feldman Courtroom).  Don't miss this opportunity to listen to insights on his background, legal issues and law school. The last few minutes will be used to discuss upcoming events.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to volunteer for the November Community Service Board Project on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15.  We will be working at the Community Food Bank to assemble emergency food boxes.  The completed boxes will be given to needy Tucson families and to non-profit programs for distribution in the community.  We will meet in the main lobby of the law school at 8:15 a.m. and then head to the food bank, where we will work from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.  If you would like to join us, please e-mail Martha Fenn at or sign up on the sheet posted in the law school lobby.  Space is limited, so please sign up early.

Judicial Clerking Program.  On Monday, November 3 at 12:15 in Room 106 (Appellate Courtroom), there will be a meeting to learn about and sign up for the Judicial Clerking Program for the Spring semester.  The Program is an opportunity to work with judges and to observe courtroom and in-chamber activities.  Placements are available in the US District Court, Superior Court, Justice Court and City Court.  You are required to work a minimum of 100 hours in your court placement plus participate in the class component (no more than 3 classes).   In order to register for the program, you must come to the meeting on the 3rd.  If you are unable to make the meeting, see Professor Silverman.  Please note that beginning this Spring you will no longer register by the court you are assigned to but everyone will register for the “Judicial Clerking Program.”  Also, there is no longer a one unit option; all of the placements are for two units.  If you have any questions, please feel free to Professor Andy Silverman 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 next semester.  Training will be provided.  If you would like to get some great pro bono experience, please come to a meeting on Tuesday, November 17, at 12:15 p.m. in Rm. 128.  All students are welcome.  For more information contact Sheila Schaeffer at

Interested in being a Writing Fellow?  The Legal Writing Program is seeking applications from second-year and third-year students who are interested in being Writing Fellows for spring semester, 2004.  Each Fellow will be assigned to a particular writing professor to help with mentoring first-year students, critiquing papers, conducting practice oral arguments, writing sample answers, teaching, and holding office hours.  There will also be two Senior Writing Fellow positions available.  Senior Writing Fellows assist Professor Rabe and Professor King with the administration of the writing program by creating assignments, researching problems, writing sample answers, arranging for guest speakers, and completing other tasks as requested.  All Fellows receive three units of pass/fail credit.  To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Professor Rabe either by email ( or in hard copy to her faculty mailbox.  In your application, indicate your phone number, e-mail address, the name of your small-section professor, the name of your spring writing professor, and - if applicable - the name of your Persuasive Communication professor.  Deadline for applications is November 10 at 5:00 p.m.

Scholarship Information:  Information on the following is posted on the Financial Aid/Scholarship Bulletin Board and kept in the red scholarship book in Room 118:

State Bar Real Property Section Scholarship.  The James E. Rogers College of Law is pleased to announce the availability of the State Bar Real Property Section Scholarship for 2003 - 2004.  An annual scholarship of $1,000 has been established by the State Bar of Arizona Real Property Section.  The scholarship will be awarded to an enrolled second- or third-year law student who demonstrates an interest in real property law (e.g., currently enrolled in any transactional/real property course, or other demonstrated interest/indicators), academic achievement and financial need.  Representatives of the State Bar Real Property Section will select the recipient based upon a review of the applications.  NOTE:  The recipient will be expected to attend a Real Property Section CLE meeting, typically held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Inn.  Application information is available in Room 118.  DEADLINE:  Completed applications must be submitted electronically to or returned to Room 118 by 5:00 p.m. on November 7, 2003.


Monday, 11/3

Judicial Clerking Program Meeting


12:15 p.m., Rm. 106


1L Career Program: Introduction to Legal Careers


            Judicial & Clinical Internships;


            Summer 2004 Public Service Internships;


            What To Do Summer After 1st Year (Panel Of 2Ls);


            Where & How To Find Legal Employers and Judges


2:30 - 4:00 p.m., Rm. 146


Tuesday, 11/4

Student Enrichment Forum


Professor Becker:  “Expert Witness Testimony: Perspectives from a Mental Health Professional”


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


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


SALDF Speaker:  Marsh Myers, from the Humane Society of Southern Arizona and the Animal Cruelty Taskforce


“History & Humanity: A Short Look at the Long Process of Protecting Animals in Western Society”


12:15 p.m., Rm. 126


Finding a Job in Tucson:  Attorneys from the Young Lawyers Division of the Pima County Bar Association share tips and strategies for getting a legal position in Tucson.


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


AALSA Meeting


Judge Paul Tang will be the Guest Speaker


Rm. 106


Thursday, 11/6

Arizona Supreme Court Visit


1:30 p.m. (First Argument); 2:30 p.m. (Second Argument); Question and Answer session immediately following the second argument.


Ares Auditorium (Rm. 146)


Please Note:  It is recommended that those wishing to attend arrive ten minutes before the time scheduled for the argument.


Saturday, 11/8

Homecoming 2003, College of Law


           “Professionalism Panel,” Ares Auditorium (Rm 146) - 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.


           “Brown v. Board of Education Panel,” Ares Auditorium (Rm. 146) - 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


            Barbeque, 12:15 p.m., Courtyard


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