THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 7, Issue No. 26
March 29, 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/B26-0304.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

All students are welcome to attend SBA's House of Delegates meeting on Wednesday, March 31.  The meeting will begin at 12:20 p.m. and will be held in Room 140.  Food will be provided.

Graduation Luncheon. Dean Toni M. Massaro and the Law School Faculty and Administration enthusiastically invite the Class of 2004 to the J.D. and LL.M. Graduation Celebration Luncheon!  Thursday, April 8, 2004 at noon at the Arizona Inn, 2200 East Elm Street.  Awards for graduating students will be presented and there will be a class photo taken following the luncheon at the law school sculpture! R.S.V.P. by Friday, April 2, 2004 to Donna Ream in Development and Alumni Relations (Room 120) or email her at ream@law.arizona.edu.  Please indicate vegetarian option.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to volunteer for the April Community Service Board Project.  We will be painting the Casa Maria Soup Kitchen offices on SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 9:00 a.m. - Noon.  If you would like to join us, please e-mail Martha Fenn at fenn@law.arizona.edu or sign up on the sheet posted in the law school lobby.

Daddy's coming home! Congratulations to 3Ls Carlos Betancourt and Hema Khan for their hard work last semester in the case of a legal permanent resident (LPR), age 32, who has lived in the U.S. with his close-knit family since the third grade.  Although hard working himself, and the loving father of three little (U.S. citizen) boys, the client had had run-ins with the law stemming, in large part, from substance abuse.  He was potentially "deportable" to Mexico but eligible for a discretionary waiver in immigration court. The case stalled last semester, and this semester, he spent one month in custody when the Department of Homeland Security re-arrested him (pursuant to the Supreme Court's decision upholding mandatory detention of LPRs).  Clinic Director Lynn Marcus represented him at two hearings in Eloy last week, where the students' groundwork last semester came in handy. The judge dismissed the case and released the client, who will now be able to attend the birth of his fourth son, due this week.  The client is determined to enter a rehabilitation program and stay clean.

The Grand Damages Competition is a closing argument competition in which each contestant makes a closing argument for the plaintiff in an injury cases, limited to the issue of damages.  The preliminary round of the will be held on April 12 and April 14.  The final round will be held on Monday, April 19.  Students who are taking, or have taken, Basic Trial Advocacy can sign up for the competition.  If you are interested in entering the competition, please sign up on the form posted on Professor Mauet's office door (Rm. 224).

Judicial Clerking Program. The sign-up meetings for the Judicial Clerking Program for the summer and fall will be held as indicated below.  The program involves both field and class components.  Concerning the field component, you are required to work a minimum of 100 hours and will be doing observing and research and writing projects with your judge.  As far as the class, we will be meeting three times and having individual conferences.  The program is for two units of credit.  In order to participate in the program either in the summer or fall, you need to attend the appropriate meeting listed below.  If you have a class conflict or some other conflict you cannot re-arrange, please contact Professor Silverman at silverman@law.arizona.edu.

Brown v. Board of Education Writing Competition - As part of the Law College’s ongoing commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education (1954), the College is sponsoring a student writing competition in the 2004 spring semester.  Any current second-year or third-year law student or LL.M. student at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law is eligible to participate.  Up to four papers will be selected for presentation at the April 22nd Student Forum.  The author of each selected paper will receive $200 as a monetary prize, a certificate of merit, and the honor of presenting his or her work to the law school community.  Papers should not exceed 25 pages in length, typed and double-spaced, including citations of authorities.  Papers should also follow Bluebook or ALWD for citation form.  Citations may be in given in the text, in footnotes or in endnotes.  Official entry forms may be obtained from Davon May in Room 244.  Deadline for submission is Monday, April 5, 2004 by 5:00 p.m. in Room 244.

Brown v. Board of Education Essay Contest.  All students are invited to participate in an essay contest to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.  Two essays will be selected for submission to a statewide panel of judges.  The selections submitted from your law school will be evaluated by an independent panel, and a statewide winner and two honorable mentions will be selected from law school submissions.  Prizes for statewide winners include awards of $250 cash, roundtrip airline tickets and more!  To enter, write an essay not to exceed 500 typed words with a 1-inch margin that answers the following question: “How has the Brown v. Board of Education decision improved public education, and what challenges remain despite legal integration?”  Submit your essay to Professor Barbara Atwood no later than April 12, 2004.  Winners will be notified by April 26.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, 3/29

CURRICULUM PANEL

  Tax Law, Corporate Law, Estate Planning, Commercial Law
  12:20 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 139
   
Tuesday, 3/30 CURRICULUM PANEL
  Criminal Law, Employment Law, Family Law, Intellectual Property Law, Law and Medicine
  12:20 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 139
   
Wednesday, 3/31 CURRICULUM PANEL
  International Law, Legal Writing Program, Public Interest Law, Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Law
  12:20 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 139
   
  SBA House of Delegates Meeting
  12:20 p.m., Rm. 140
   
Friday, 4/2 Judicial Clerking Program - Summer 2004
  Sign-up Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 106
   
Saturday, 4/3 April Community Service Board Project
  Casa Maria Soup Kitchen, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
  Volunteers will meet in the law school lobby at 8:30 a.m.

 

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