THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 7, Issue No. 21
February 16, 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/B21-0304.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Senator Jon Kyl Lecture, Monday, February 16, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Ares Auditorium.  Senator Kyl will be the first speaker in a series on "Arizona Law Graduates Shaping National Law and Policy", and is expected to speak on topics related to his service on the Senate Judiciary Committee and his leadership as Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology & Homeland Security.  A reception sponsored by the Federalist Society will follow in the Courtyard.

Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary:  A Retrospective on Tucson’s Desegregation Lawsuit.  Wednesday, February 18, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Ares Auditorium.  Professor Atwood will moderate a panel on the local impact of Brown v. Board of Education, focusing on the desegregation lawsuit against Tucson’s largest school district, Fisher v. Lohr.  Tucson Unified School District still operates under the consent decree in that case.  Panelists include:  The Honorable William Brammer, AZ Court of Appeals, and Anna Jolivet, Community Leader, Former TUSD Administrator.  Attorneys involved in local desegregation litigation:  Ruben Salter, Jr.; Armand Salese; Larry Hammond.

The International Law Society will be having a general meeting on Tuesday, February 17, at 12:15 in Room 122.  We will discuss our events for the semester as well as the Jessup International Moot Court.  See you there!  Contact timea.shaeffer@law.arizona.edu if you have any questions.

Pizza Sale. The Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) will be selling pizza and drinks on Wednesday, February 18. The sale starts at 12:00 Noon in the lobby and will go until the food is gone!

Thursday, February 19, from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m., the Law Women's Association will be hosting a brown bag lunch with Janet Marcotte from the YWCA's Leadership Registry.  We will meet in Room 126.  The Leadership Registry pairs attorneys who are female and/or people of color with community boards and commissions.  This is a great way to become involved in the community when you are practicing!  Janet will also have information on hand regarding the Women's Leadership Program.  We hope to see you there! Questions?  Contact Hester Miller at hester.miller@law.arizona.edu.

Annual LWA Spring Auction – Donations Still Wanted! LWA is still collecting donations for our Annual LWA Spring Charity Auction planned for noon on Wednesday, February 25.  We will once again feature a live and a silent auction, which will include past favorites and start new traditions.  This years auction will included such exciting items such as lunches or dinners with various professors at fantastic locations, dancing, tennis matches, shooting lessons, delicious baked goods, home cooked dinners delivered to your door, baby sitting, 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.  Please consider donating an item or service to this worthwhile cause!  To make a donation or for more information please contact any LWA member or e-mail Jackie.Nicol@law.arizona.edu or Lisa.Schriner@law.arizona.edu by Friday 20th February.  [Mark your calendar now for February 25th so you don't miss the fun . . . or pizza.]

Community Service Board Habitat for Humanity Project.  Are you one of those people who says, "The semester is half over?"  Or are you the type to say, "We still have a half a semester to go?"  Regardless, why don't you celebrate this momentous occasion and come out to volunteer with the Pima County Bar Association, the Pima County Courts and Habitat for Humanity.  On Saturday, February 28 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon, members of the local Bar and Pima County Superior Court personnel will be out building a home for a local family, and they have invited the law school community to participate.  If you would like to join us, please sign-up in the lobby or send an e-mail to Martha Fenn (fenn@law.arizona.edu). Space is limited so please sign-up early.

The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Southwest Regional Competition will be held in Lubbock, Texas from February 27 - 29.  Representing the James E. Rogers College of Law will be Roopali Desai, Lars Brauer, Marvin Ruth, and Cyrus Khosh-Chashm.  Please wish them luck!  Also, if you are interested in joining the Jessup International Moot Court team for the 2004 - 2005 year, we will be hosting two information sessions in March (details to come later).  In the meantime, feel free to e-mail timea.shaeffer@law.arizona.edu with any questions you might have.

Marriage Fraud:  Student needed to work on an appeal from the Superior Court to the Arizona Appellate Court concerning the granting of an annulment by the trial court based on fraud.  The appellant, a victim of domestic violence and a recent immigrant to this country, lost her case at the trial where she represented herself.  The case has major immigration law consequences for the appellant.  The appellant is seeking help with writing her brief that will be due in the next 30 to 45 days. A faculty member will supervise your work.  Please contact Zelda B. Harris, Director of the Domestic Violence Law Clinic for more details. 626-6095 or harris@law.arizona.edu.

The State Bar Young Lawyers Division is sponsoring the ARIZONA HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS on March 6, 2004, at the Pima County Superior Court, 110 W. Congress, Tucson.  The program gives students a chance to learn about the legal system, get experience speaking as an advocate and have fun doing it.  Volunteers are needed to assist as bailiffs/timekeepers during the trials.  This is an excellent chance to do pro bono work that is easy and fun, and you’ll have an opportunity to work with judges and lawyers in the community. You’ll enjoy watching the students, who are very impressive advocates.  Volunteers are needed for two shifts:  7:30 am to noon and 11:30 am to 6:00 pm.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Ellen Levy at ellenlevy@rees&levy.com.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, 2/16

Senator Jon Kyl Lecture
  4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Ares Auditorium
  Reception sponsored by the Federalist Society to follow in Courtyard
   

Tuesday, 2/17

Community Service Board Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 104
   
  International Law Society Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 122
   
  NALSA meeting
  12:15 p.m., NW corner of Helen and Fremont
   
Wednesday, 2/18 PILO Pizza Sale
  Begins at 12:00 Noon, Main Lobby
   
  Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Panel:
  A Retrospective on Tucson’s Desegregation Lawsuit
  4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Ares Auditorium.
   
Thursday, 2/19 Law Women’s Association Brown Bag Lunch
  YWCA Leadership Registry
  Rm. 126, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

 

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