THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 8, Issue No. 4
September 7, 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/2004/B04-0405.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

First Year Students: During the weeks of September 13 and September 20, Lexis and Westlaw representatives will be teaching introductory classes in the computer lab. You will learn how to find documents on Lexis and Westlaw, use templates, and print your documents. You will also receive your passwords. Classes for up to 15 students each are scheduled as follows:  Mondays - 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, & 1:00; Tuesdays - 8:00 & 10:00; Wednesdays - 8:00, 10:00, and 1:00; Thursdays - 10:00; and Fridays - 9:00 & 10:00. Sign up in the library for the class times you want to attend. You will not receive a password for Lexis or Westlaw until next semester if you do not attend these sessions. Plenty of openings are still available, especially for the Westlaw training. For more information, please contact Leah Sandwell-Weiss, leah.sandwell-weiss@law.arizona.edu.

ATTENTION FIRST YEAR STUDENTS:  COOL OFF WITH THE ADMISSIONS TEAM! Please join the Admissions staff, the faculty and itinerant ice cream fans for an ice cream social on Wednesday, September 8 at 2:30 p.m. in the Atrium of the College of Law. Celebrate your first three weeks of school, enjoy a treat and visit with friends! See you there.

Phi Delta Phi will be having its first meeting of the year Tuesday, September 7, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 139. We look forward to seeing everyone! Can't make it or have questions? Email Mary Beth at mary.canty@law.arizona.edu.

PILO Meeting. The Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) will be having its first meeting of the semester on Wednesday, September 8, at 12:20 p.m. in Room 140. We'll be electing officers for the year and discussing possible activities. Curious about what PILO does? Want a say in how public interest law is represented at your school? Join us - all are welcome!

NLG Clinics Volunteer Meeting. Are you tired of studying? Help real people with real legal problems. Volunteer with an NLG Legal Referral Clinic. We are looking for volunteers for our Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, and Migrant Workers clinics. Volunteers usually spend a couple hours a month talking with people in need, problem solving, and making legal referrals. No experience is necessary, all training will be provided, and membership in NLG is not required. Come to the information meeting:  Thursday, September 9, at 12:20 p.m. in Room 126. Free Pizza! Contact jennifer.wakefield@law.arizona.edu with any questions.

Want to get over your fear of public speaking? Practice your debating skills? Thinking about doing any litigation after you graduate? Want to find a way to help animals? Or just want to visit Harvard? Any of the above is a great reason to come to an organizational meeting to gauge interest in taking one or more individuals/teams to the National Animal Advocacy Competitions in Harvard in February. Chris Wencker of Hochuli & Benavidez and Shaun Esposito, adviser for our local Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter, have agreed to serve as “debate coaches.” For more information on the competition, go to www.lclark.edu/org/ncal/mootcourt.html. We will meet on Tuesday, September 14, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Room 106. Hope to see you there!

ATTENTION FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS:  The Community Service Board, which consists of two students from each class and several faculty and administrators, is looking for 2 first-year students to serve on the Board. The Community Service Board meets regularly throughout the year to organize community service events and develop other community service related projects at the College of Law. If you are interested in applying for a position on the Board, please submit a resume and a brief written statement describing your interest to Martha Fenn, Coordinator of Special Projects, Rm. 238, by Friday, September 17. For more information contact Martha Fenn, fenn@law.arizona.edu.

The Justice Project. The Justice Project is an opportunity to work on a case of a state prison inmate who may be innocent or where a miscarriage of justice may have occurred in his or her case. The Project is a statewide program sponsored by the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice and involving law students from here and ASU and volunteer lawyers from throughout the state. Teams are put together of volunteer law students and lawyers to work on the cases. Not only will you find the work interesting, educational and gratifying but you will have the opportunity to work with some of the best lawyers in Tucson. If interested in participating or just finding out more about the Project, please come to a meeting on Wednesday, September 8, at 12:15 in Room 213. If you are currently working on a Justice Project case, please try to attend as well. The meeting is primarily to get 2Ls and 3Ls involved in the Project but 1Ls are welcome to come to the meeting to hear about the Project but it may be better for 1Ls to wait until the spring semester to participate. If you have any questions, please see or e-mail Andy Silverman at silverman@law.arizona.edu.

ATTENTION THIRD-YEAR STUDENTS:  The Morris K. Udall Inn of Court is seeking 12 committed third-year students to join their program this year. The Inn was established to promote the goals of legal excellence, civility, professionalism and ethics. It is comprised of approximately 50 lawyers, judges, and law students who meet on a monthly basis. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month, from October through May (but not January) from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson. Each meeting includes dinner and an educational presentation at no cost to the student.   Members find it to be a rewarding, stimulating and congenial atmosphere. To apply, please submit a resume and brief letter of interest to Career Services by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17. The letter should be addressed to Dean Massaro. For more information on the Inn of Court program visit their website at www.innsofcourt.org or see the Hot File in Career Services.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, 9/7 Phi Delta Phi Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 139
   
Wednesday, 9/8 Justice Project Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 203
   
  PILO Meeting
  12:20 p.m., Rm. 140
   
  Ice Cream Social for First-Year Students
  2:30 p.m., College of Law Atrium
   
Thursday, 9/9 NLG Legal Referral Clinics Meeting
  12:20 p.m., Rm. 126

 

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