THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 7, Issue No. 19
February 2, 2004
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/B19-0304.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

STUDENT ENRICHMENT FORUMS.  This semester the College of Law will offer a series of Student Enrichment Forums in which professors give lunchtime presentations about areas of current interest in their work.  Each forum will take place in the Sullivan Room from 12:15 - 1:00 p.m., and pizza and drinks will be provided.  Space is limited to 25 students per forum, so sign up early for forums you would like to attend. To sign up, sign your name on the list outside Martha Fenn’s office (Rm. 238), or e-mail her (fenn@law.arizona.edu) with the forum you would like to attend. (Because we are not sure what the response will be, we are asking that for now you sign up for no more than 2 forums.)  The schedule is as follows:

Congratulations to the following students!  Their notes will be published in the Summer 2004 issue of the Arizona Law Review:

Congratulations to ROBERTA PARRISH, a December graduate of the College of Law, who has won the ABA Student Health Law Writing Contest.  Her paper, "Playing God:  The TRIPS Agreement Waiver of August, 2003," will be published in an upcoming issue of Health Lawyer.  The paper is a critique of the World Trade Organization's Agreement Waiver that purportedly will make it easier for Least Developed Countries to access generic drugs for fighting the AIDS epidemic.  Ms. Parrish wrote her paper in Professor Austin's substantial paper seminar, "Contemporary Issues in International Intellectual Property," this past fall.

Pride Law Clinic.  The Pride Law Clinic is looking for volunteers! All students are invited to our clinic training on Friday, Feb. 6th from 1:00 - 3:00 at the Wingspan Community Center (300 E. 6th St).  The Pride Law Clinic is a gay-straight alliance that provides legal information and referrals to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals every Wednesday from 4:30 - 6:30pm. Volunteering for the clinic is great way to gain exposure to a broad range of legal issues including employment and housing issues, family law, trusts and estates, domestic violence, criminal law, etc., as well as an opportunity to work with local attorneys. If you are interested in attending the training, please email margaret.macdougal@law.arizona.edu.

Justice Project.  If you would like to work on a case on behalf of an inmate in the Arizona State Prison, think about volunteering for the Justice Project.  The Project puts together teams of law students and volunteer lawyers to work on cases where there appears to have been a miscarriage of justice.  The Project involves law students from here and ASU as well as some of the best criminal defense lawyers from around the state.  We have some cases right now in which we need help.  If you are interested or have any questions, please e-mail me at silverman@law.arizona.edu.

Cowgirls and Cowpokes Needed!  Would you like to spend Saturday morning on a beautiful ranch, surrounded by horses and kids having a great time?  If so, you'll want to participate in our FEBRUARY COMMUNITY SERVICE BOARD PROJECT on Saturday, February 7, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.  We're taking 20 - 25 students out to TROT (Therapeutic Riding of Tucson), to clean tack, tidy up the barn and riding tracks and do other chores as needed.   TROT provides equine therapy to physically and emotionally challenged kids, and participants enjoy better balance, coordination, mobility and overall function.  That's in addition to the exhilaration and increased confidence that comes from learning to ride a horse.  If you would like to join us, please sign-up by e-mailing Martha Fenn at fenn@law.arizona.edu or placing your name on the sign-up sheet in the lobby.

Annual LWA Spring Auction – Donations Wanted.  LWA is soliciting donations from the law school community for our annual charity auction planned for noon on Wednesday, February 25.  We will once again feature a live and a silent auction, and hope to include past favorites and start new traditions.  Past auctions have included such exciting items such as lunches or dinners with various professors at fantastic locations, tennis matches, observatory star gazing, shooting lessons, delicious baked goods, baby sitting, flower arranging, books, gift baskets, and more!  LWA uses auction proceeds to help fund the domestic violence clinic, the 1L orientation welcome dinner, LWA mentoring reception and support other community causes.  LWA members will be contacting faculty and administration personally, and will also be in the lobby on February 3 and 4 to collect donation pledges, particularly from students.  Please consider donating an item or service to this worthwhile cause!  For more information or to make an early, direct donation, please contact Jackie.Nicol@law.arizona.edu or Lisa.Schriner@law.arizona.edu.  [Mark your calendar now for February 25th so you don't miss the fun ... or pizza.]

Members of the Class of 2004 - The College is putting together a CD of photos of you during law school.  We hope to have every Member of the Class of 2004 depicted in the CD.  Please provide a few photos that you would be happy to have included in the CD.  Put your name on the back of the photos and we'll return them to you.  Digital photos are fine too - please provide them on a CD. The deadline to turn in photos is Monday, February 16th!  Please turn your photos into Talitha Gray's (3L) student mailbox in the student lounge.

Scholarship Information:  Information on the following is kept in the red scholarship book in Room 118; all University of Arizona and College of Law scholarships are posted on the Financial Aid bulletin board outside the Student Lounge:


UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, 2/2

PILO Meeting

 

12:30 p.m., Rm. 201

   

Thursday, 2/5

100 Days Until Graduation Celebration

 

5:00 - 6:30 p.m., Arizona Stadium

   

Friday, 2/6

Pride Law Clinic Training

 

1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Wingspan Community Center

   

Saturday, 2/7

TROT Community Service Board Project

 

9:00 a.m. - Noon

 

Volunteers will meet in the law school lobby at 8:15 a.m.

 

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