THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 8, Issue No. 8
October 4, 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/B08-0405.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sixth Annual Supreme Court Highlights CLE:  Wednesday, October 6, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m., Ares Auditorium (Room 146). Participants:  Scott Bales (Lewis & Roca), The Honorable Stanley Feldman, The Honorable Michael Daly Hawkins, The Honorable Neil V. Wake, Professors Barbara Atwood and Jack Chin, and Dean Toni Massaro. Topics:  Guantanamo Cases, U.S. v Blakely, U.S. v Cheney, Ashcroft v. ACLU, City of Littleton, Locke v. Davey. Reception to follow in the College's Snell & Wilmer Courtyard (sponsored by the American Constitution Society Student Organization). For more information, call Donna Ream at 626-2400 or go to www.law.arizona.edu/frontpage/Events/cle2004.cfm.

Don't miss the Criminal Law Association meeting on Thursday, October 7, at 12:15 in Room 128! Did you know that new criminal law classes are being added next semester? Come find out more details! We'll also be doing sign-ups for ride-alongs with the Tucson Police Department and discussing other upcoming CLA events! If you have questions, please contact Alison Bachus at alison.bachus@law.arizona.edu, Jessica Turk at jessica.turk@law.arizona.edu, or JC Patrascioiu at jc.patrascioiu@law.arizona.edu.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NOTE:  The National Lawyers Guild participated in a campus protest of a story that aired on the local Fox affiliate about student voter registration.   The story said that out-of-state students could be committing felonies by registering to vote in Arizona. Fox and the County Recorder's office later issued retractions. For more information, please contact Rachel Wilson at rwilson@u.arizona.edu.

16th Annual AIDSWALK. That's right it's Fall in Tucson again. The weather is beautiful and we can say so long to those hot summer days. What better way to celebrate than to come join the Community Service Board and Pride Law for this year's AIDSWALK. This has been a popular event in the past so come on out for a good cause and a little exercise. Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the College of Law team for the annual AIDSWALK on Sunday morning, October 17, at Rillito River Park. This 4K walk is Tucson's largest AIDS-related fundraising event and will benefit AIDS prevention and care services for the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation. We will all meet at the law school at 7:30 a.m. and then head up to Rillito Park for the Walk. We are also looking for people who would like to make donations for the Walk. Help us beat our donation total of $655 last year! If you would like to participate, please sign up at the table in the lobby the weeks of October 4th and October 11th. EVERYONE is invited to walk, though this year there is a $10 minimum donation for those wishing to walk. If you do not wish to donate the $10 you are still welcome to make a donation in any amount. Those people wishing to walk and not making the $10 donation, please feel free to place your name and contact information in the Walker Raffle Pumpkin for a drawing. On Thursday, Oct. 7th, and Thursday, Oct. 14th, we will draw names based on the surplus money donated. Those people selected will be invited to walk. Sorry for the new requirement, but we hope your enthusiasm will not be deterred. Let's beat last year's total donation of $655! Please feel free to bring friends and family, too, just remember the minimum donation.

First-year Students:  Are you wondering what “supra” means - or why its use is so common in older cases and not in recent ones? Do you find case citations confusing? Relief is on the way. In October, Professor Suzanne Rabe, the Director of Legal Writing, will be offering presentations to first-year students on understanding citations. These presentations will help you decipher the meaning and weight of the case, statute, and other citations you find in your readings for law school. Below is a schedule. If you cannot attend the presentation for your small section, please attend the make-up on October 21. Attendance at these presentations is highly recommended, but not mandatory. Class will be held in Room 104.

Interested in being a Writing Fellow? The Legal Writing Program is seeking applications from second-year and third-year students who are interested in being Writing Fellows for spring semester, 2004. Each Fellow will be assigned to a particular writing professor to help with mentoring first-year students, critiquing papers, conducting practice oral arguments, writing sample answers, teaching, and holding office hours. There will also be two Senior Writing Fellow positions available. Senior Writing Fellows assist Professor Rabe and Professor King with the administration of the writing program by creating assignments, researching problems, writing sample answers, arranging for guest speakers, and completing other tasks as requested. All Fellows receive three units of pass/fail credit. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Professor Rabe either by email (rabe@law.arizona.edu) or in hard copy to her faculty mailbox. In your application, indicate your phone number, e-mail address, the name of your small-section professor, the name of your spring writing professor, and -if applicable - the name of your Persuasive Communication professor. Deadline for applications is October 22 at 1:00 p.m.

Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition:  For the fourth year in a row, Tucson attorney Richard Grand is generously sponsoring a legal writing competition to be held October 22 to November 1. This competition is only open to students at the Rogers College of Law. All students are eligible to participate. The top five student participants will receive cash prizes of:  First Place:  $2000; Second Place:  $1000; Third Place:  $500; Fourth and Fifth Places:  $250 each. Brochures will be placed in each student's mailbox in October. The problem for the competition will involve little-to-no research. The writing will be judged for accuracy, brevity, clarity, and persuasiveness. Participants will have up to 72 hours during the competition period to work on the problem. (In other words, one participant could choose to pick up the problem on Friday, October 22 at noon and return it 72 hours later on Monday, October 25 before noon; another student could choose to pick up the problem on October 27 and return it 72 hours later.) Specific details will soon be available on the College of Law's web site. We encourage students interested in the Grand Competition to go to one of the two upcoming informational settings in Rountree Hall Room 102:   October 12 at 12:15 p.m. and October 15 at 12:15 p.m. Attendance at one of these sessions is highly recommended (but not required) for potential participants. Refreshments will be served. For further information, contact Professor Rabe at rabe@law.arizona.edu.

Scholarship Information


UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, 10/6 Legal Writing Presentation: “Understanding Citations”
  Prof. Hegland’s Small Section
  10:00 a.m., Rm. 104
   
  Legal Writing Presentation: “Understanding Citations”
  Prof. Braucher’s Small Section
  12:15 p.m, Rm. 10
   
  Teen Court Informational Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 126
   
  Sixth Annual Supreme Court Highlights CLE
  3:00 - 5:30 p.m., Ares Auditorium (Room 146)
   
Thursday, 10/7 Legal Writing Presentation: “Understanding Citations”
  Prof. Korn’s Small Section
  10:00 a.m, Rm. 104
   
  Criminal Law Association Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 128
   
  Legal Writing Presentation: “Understanding Citations”
  Prof. Bublick’s Small Section
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 104
   
Friday, 10/8 Legal Writing Presentation: “Understanding Citations”
  Prof. Schneyer’s Small Section
  9:00 a.m., Rm. 104
   
  Legal Writing Presentation: “Understanding Citations”
  Prof. Atwood’s Small Section
  10:00 a.m., Rm. 104

 

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