Volume No. 8, Issue No. 5
September 13, 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


Lexis Classes Begin Today for First-Year Students!! Classes meet in the computer lab beginning today at 8 and continuing all this week. If you haven't signed up, please contact Leah Sandwell-Weiss, at or 621-3140. We will work with the Lexis representative to schedule more classes in the coming weeks for those of you who have class schedule conflicts. Please contact Leah directly so we can establish the best time for these make-up classes. Plenty of sign-up spots remain for Westlaw classes, meeting the week of September 20th.

The National Lawyers Guild will be meeting on Wednesday, September 15 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 126. Topics:  Loan Repayment Assistance Programs, Voter Registration, Ending Corporate Personhood, outreach to other groups, etc.

The Federalist Society will be hosting Tucson attorney James W. Kaucher, Esq., for an afternoon lecture and discussion on Wednesday, September 15, at 3:05pm in Room 139. The topic will be “Swimming against the Current: Being a Conservative Lawyer in Tucson.” Free refreshments will be provided, and all are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to volunteer for the September Community Service Board Project on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25. We will be working at the Community Food Bank to assemble emergency food boxes. The completed boxes will be given to needy Tucson families and to non-profit programs for distribution in the community. We will meet in the main lobby of the law school at 8:15 a.m. and then head to the food bank, where we will work from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. If you would like to join us, please e-mail Martha Fenn at or sign up on the sheet posted in the law school lobby. Space is limited, so please sign up early.

Mr. J. Blake Mayes is the recipient of the 2004 Lenoir Tax Scholarship. This award was established by Mr. James E. Rogers in memory of Prof. James Lenoir, who taught tax law here at the college for many years. Given on an annual basis, it recognizes a third-year law student who has demonstrated a high level of proficiency, dedication and interest in tax law and practice through two or more tax courses taken during the second year.

JENCKES COMPETITION.  The annual Joseph Jenckes Competition, the closing arguments competition between students of the University of Arizona College of Law and the Arizona State University College of Law, sponsored by the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers, is held every year at one of the Colleges. Each law school selects two students for the final competition. This year the final competition against ASU will be held at the UA in the middle of November. Our law school competition to select our two representatives will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 12 and 13, between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. in Room 104. All students who have taken, or are currently taking, Basic Trial Advocacy are eligible for the competition. Please see the sign-up sheet on Professor Mauet’s door (Room 224) for more details.

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 We will meet on Tuesday, September 14, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Room 106. Hope to see you there!

Win up to $1000.00 this school year!! The ACLU is proud to announce the beginning of the Amicus Brief Writing Competition for ALL law students at UA and ASU. Please check your mail box downstairs for bullet points about the contest. Remember, you may be liberal or conservative; political or bored with the whole election scene, or an expert on Constitutional Law to participate! The question presented is interesting and timely based upon a very current Supreme Court ruling. You can time when you write your brief based upon the time that is best for you. Don't miss this opportunity! If you participate in the writing portion of the contest you may also participate in the oral argument section in January of next year. Email with questions.

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,

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 to 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 or see the Hot File in Career Services.


Tuesday, 9/14 NALSA Meeting
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 138
  National Animal Advocacy Competitions Info Meeting
  3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Rm. 106
Wednesday, 9/15 National Lawyers Guild Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 126
  Federalist Society Speaker:  James W. Kaucher, Esq.
  “Swimming Against the Current: Being a Conservative Lawyer in Tucson”
  3:05 p.m., Rm. 139


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