THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 7, Issue No. 20
February 9, 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/B20-0304.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PILO Meeting.  The Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) will be having its first meeting of the semester on Monday, February 9, at 1:30 p.m. in Room 138. We will be discussing our plans to start a law school chapter of Amnesty International, possible fundraising activities, and our summer public interest fellowship. Anyone who's interested is welcome to attend!

The SBA’s Second Annual Trivia Night will be taking place on Wednesday, February 11, at 6:00 p.m.  Tickets are $5 and will be on sale this week in the lobby.  You can either organize a group of 5 prior to the event or just form a group that night.  This is an evening of fun and prizes so please make plans to join us.  (Mexican Food will be provided!!!)

Attention 1Ls:  If you think you might be interested in becoming a member of the Arizona Law Review or the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, please join us for one of two information meetings. The meetings will discuss our organizations and the Write-On Competition.  The sessions will be held on February 9 and 10 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 140.  The actual Write-On Competition will be held the weekend of February 20.  We look forward to seeing many of you there.

STUDENT ENRICHMENT FORUMS.  This semester the College of Law is offering 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:

BIOTECHNOLOGY AND THE LAW. Quarles & Brady, Streich Lang Distinguished Intellectual Property Forum:  Thursday, February 12, in Room 140.

RSVP to Donna Ream at ream@law.arizona.edu or 626-2400 by Wednesday, February 11, 2004.

SEMINAR ON INTER-AMERICAN BUSINESS & TRADE LAW.  Presented by The Arizona International Lawyers Group (AILG) & The National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade (NLCIFT). Co-sponsored by the Arizona Department of Commerce; U.S. Department of Commerce - Arizona District Export Council; Arizona-Mexico Commission.  March 9, 2004, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona (Ares Auditorium - Room 146; 2:30 - 6:00pm).  Program Cost: $50.00 (waived for students).  Topics of presentations include:

To register, please contact Margarita Martinez at the NLCIFT, (520) 622-1200 mmartinez@natlaw.com.

Appellate Advocacy Seminar.  The Tucson Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is sponsoring an Appellate Advocacy Seminar on Friday, February 13, 2004, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park.  The seminar includes a breakfast with Chief Justice Rehnquist from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m., several sessions on brief writing and oral arguments, and a luncheon.  Law students are invited to the breakfast and the seminar free of charge.  The lunch charge is $18.00.  Reservations are required.  To make reservations, please contact Dee-Dee Samet, (520) 624-8595, dee-dee@samet.psemail.com.

Law Student Volunteers Needed for TeensSpeak Out! 2004.  Teens Speak Out! is an ABA award-winning program created in Pima County to give teenagers a voice in the world of laws and politics.  The program, co-sponsored locally by the Pima County Bar Association, Pima County Superior Court, the College of Law and Cholla High Magnet School’s law program, allows middle and high school students to identify a topic of concern to them in their community, create suggestions about how to address those concerns by changing the law, and present their ideas to an interactive audience of legislators and attorneys.  On May 6, 2004, at Cholla High Magnet School, students from all over the region will gather to meet with attorney facilitators, legislators, judges and law enforcement personnel, where they will present and share ideas about a wide range of current issues. Law student volunteers are needed to work with teachers and students in their classrooms.  If you have questions or are available to dedicate a few hours each week (determined according to your availability) to helping students prepare for Teens Speak Out!, please contact Paula Nailon (nailon@law.arizona.edu).

BARBRI will be on campus February 10 - 12 from 9 am - 1 pm in the law school lobby. If you haven't registered, now is the time to sign up and get locked into the lowest rate available. If you are already registered, stop by and get up-to-date information about books, review courses and other review materials. Also, for those interested in taking the Spring MPRE, register now and receive the most recent MPRE review materials from BARBRI. The BARBRI representatives will be available to provide bar review course information and schedules and answer any other questions you may have.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, 2/9

Student Enrichment Forum

 

Professor Ares: "The Story of Brown v. Board of Education"

 

12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Sullivan Rm. (Rm. 202)

 

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

   
 

Write-On Competition Info Session

 

12:15 p.m., Rm. 140

   
 

PILO Meeting

 

1:30 p.m., Rm. 138

   

Tuesday, 2/10

Write-On Competition Info Session

 

12:15 p.m., Rm. 140

   

Wednesday, 2/11

Trivia Night

 

6:00 p.m.

   

Thursday, 2/12

“Biotechnology and the Law,” Quarles & Brady, Streich Lang Distinguished Intellectual Property Forum

 

10:00 - 12:15 p.m., Rm. 140

 

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