Volume No. 8, Issue No. 1
August 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 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


The College of Law welcomes a number of visiting professors this semester. Professor David Ratner, University of San Francisco College of Law, joins us for the fall semester. He will be teaching a 3-unit Corporations class. Professor Nancy Polikoff, American University, Washington College of Law, joins us for the year and will teach Civil Procedure and Family Law Theory and Policy in the fall. In the spring she will teach Family Law and the second semester of Civil Procedure. RonNell Andersen Jones, former Law Clerk to the Hon. Sandra Day O’Connor, is joining the College as a Distinguished Visiting Faculty Fellow. Professor Jones will teach the Law of Mass Media in the fall and Statutory Interpretation in the spring. Additionally, Professor Randall Bezanson, University of Iowa, will arrive in October to teach a six-week intensive course on Freedom of Religion.

To First Year Students:  If you did not pick up a Student Handbook on Thursday at Orientation, one has been placed in your mailbox in the Student Lounge downstairs. Please pick it up and familiarize yourself with its contents, especially the Honor Code, beginning at page 60.

To All Students:  Please update and keep your home addresses information current by going into

Health Insurance Alert. If you need student health insurance, you need to enroll NOW! If you need more information, you can e-mail or you can go the website, and read all entries and important dates and deadlines. If you choose to use Student Health Insurance as your health insurance, please note:

PLEASE NOTE:  The last day of enrollment for this semester is September 7, 2004.

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. Training will be provided. If you would like to get some great pro bono experience, please come to a meeting on Thursday, August 26, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 138. All students are welcome. If you cannot attend this meeting, please contact or before August 26.

Photographers Needed. The Alumni and Development office maintains a roster of students who have some basic digital photography experience and are willing to shoot still pictures at various College events and activities throughout the year. No compensation is offered - but you will be able to attend events, meet alumni and practitioners, and become more involved in the life of the law school. Please drop by the Alumni and Development Office to see Erin Olson (Room 120) if you want to be put on the list, or email Erin at

Volunteers needed to help create teacher's packet for Teens Speak Out. Teens Speak Out is a law-related educational program which gives middle and high school students the opportunity to learn about legal issues which affect their lives, and discuss them with policymakers. The program (sponsored by the Rogers College of Law, Pima County Superior Court, Pima County Teen Court, Pima County Young Lawyers and Cholla Legal Magnet High School) seeks volunteers to work with attorneys to help develop materials to teach students how to research basic legal issues. If you can dedicate a few hours to the project, please send an email to Paula Nailon in the Career & Professional Development Office.

The UA College of Medicine is interested in organizing a joint law student - medical student conference on medical malpractice. Law students interested in helping to organize the conference should contact Lida Hariri at or Ellen Bublick at


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