Volume No. 8, Issue No. 14
November 15, 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


Law Library Hours Extended for Exams. In response to student requests, the hours of the Law Library will be extended to 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings during exam period, Dec. 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th.

Jenckes Competition. Megan Nielsen and Lance Broberg will represent the College of Law at the annual Jenckes Closing Argument Competition this week. The competition, a closing arguments competition against ASU, will take place in Rm. 104 at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2004, at the College of Law. All are invited to attend.

Congratulations to our Moot Court Team, who received the two highest awards for written briefs at the Regional Moot Court Competition held recently at the University of Denver. The team with the highest scoring brief was written by Karin Hom, Brad Pack, and Lisa Lewis. The team with the highest ranked brief was written by Timea Schaefer, Matt Reed, and Nathan Benedict. Timea Schaefer was ranked the 3rd highest oralist through the preliminary rounds. Congratulations to each and every team member!

VLP Advocates Honored. Congratulations to VLP Advocate Jacqueline Lanni, who will receive the 2004 Outstanding Law Student Award at the VLP Annual Awards Luncheon this week. Ms. Lanni is being honored for the extraordinary contributions she has made toward making legal services available to persons who could not otherwise afford them. VLP Advocate Lance Francis received the October 2004 Outstanding Law Student Volunteer award for his volunteer work assisting the VLP with bankruptcy cases. Sheila Schaeffer, Co-Coordinator of the VLP Advocate program and longtime VLP volunteer, has received the November 2004 Outstanding Law Student Volunteer award.

Bar Exam Info. If you plan to apply to the State Bar of Arizona for the February or Summer Bar Exam, we recommend you get fingerprinted now! (Typically this is one of the biggest headaches you will face in preparing your application, other than compiling the extensive personal history, because most law enforcement agencies no longer offer this service.) Career & Professional Development has arranged to bring two State Bar approved fingerprinting services to the law school on Wed., Nov. 17, and Thurs., Nov. 18, from 11:30 until 2:00 in the Lobby to take your fingerprints. You'll need to have cash on hand ($10 - $15 in correct change). If you plan to take the Bar in February, be aware that the absolute deadline for your application is Nov. 30th.

Pride Law Presentation. Is marriage an outdated institution? Should marriage be the goal of the gay rights movement? What relationships should be given civil rights? Current debates over same sex marriage ignore the alternative that perhaps “marital rights” should attach to nontraditional family structures (e.g. non-married heterosexual couples). Professor Nancy Polikoff offers an alternative approach; eliminate marriage as a legal status or at the very least eliminate the special rights currently reserved for marriage alone. Come join Professor Nancy Polikoff Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 4:00 pm Room 139.

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 next semester. Training will be provided. If you would like to get some great pro bono experience, please come to an informational meeting for Spring volunteers on Wednesday, November 17, at 12:15 p.m. in Rm. 139. All students are welcome. For more information contact Lindsay St. John at or Laine Williams Rich at

Weedwackers Project. All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the NOVEMBER COMMUNITY SERVICE BOARD PROJECT this Saturday, November 20. Join other law school members and the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers to pull invasive buffle grasses in the Tucson Mountains. These buffle grasses are non-native species that hog water and choke the native plants - they need to be pulled out! The project is this Saturday, November 20 from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Volunteers can meet in the law school lobby at 7:20 a.m. or meet at the Desert Museum at 8:00 a.m.) 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 by November 17.

BorderLinks Toy Drive. The Immigration Law class recently took a border tour to Nogales through BorderLinks, a border educational organization. The class is now assisting BorderLinks in their annual toy drive. Each December, BorderLinks holds a Holiday Posada party in Nogales, Mexico, for about 1200 kids. It is held at the BorderLinks facility in Nogales called Casa Misericordia Community Center. For many of these kids, the only holiday gift they will receive will be the one they get at the party. They are looking for new or like-new, simple, non-violent toys. There is a drop off box in the main lobby of the law school. It would be very appreciated if you could drop off a toy in the box by December 10. You would be making a child living in Nogales quite happy. Also, if you are interested helping them with cookies - home baked or store bought - you should call Lauren at BorderLinks, 628-8263 (please don't put the cookies in the toy box).

Spring Internships. Both of the following spring semester internships will be open to 2Ls and 3Ls. They will be available for 2 or 3 units under Independent Study, depending on the number of hours you wanted to do. If you are interested in either of them or have any questions, see or e-mail Andy Silverman at

Federal Court Admission Ceremony and Seminar. The Honorable John M. Roll, United States District Court Judge, and Dee-Dee Samet, Esq., President of the Federal Bar Association invites law students to attend a special ceremony, admitting attorneys to practice before the United States District Court, District of Arizona. The event will be held in the Special Proceedings Courtroom, Courtroom 2A - 2nd Floor of the Evo A. DeConcini United States Courthouse on Friday, December 10, 2004, at 3:00 p.m. The Hon. John M. Roll will be presiding. The event will include an Introduction to the Federal Courts and Practice Pointers, and will be followed by a reception in the First Floor Jury Assembly Room. For more information please contact Paula Nailon at


Tuesday, 11/16 Community Service Board Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 122
  Mandatory Meeting for new participants in Summer Work Study Program
  12:15 - 1:30 p.m., Rm. 203
Wednesday, 11/17 VLP Advocates Info Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 139
  Demonstration of automated Spring OCI & Sonoran Desert Career Fair registration process
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 201
  Annual Jenckes Closing Argument Competition - UA vs. ASU
  4:00 p.m., Rm. 104
Thursday, 11/18 Demonstration of automated Spring OCI & Sonoran Desert Career Fair registration process
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 138
  Annual VLP Awards Luncheon
  11:45 - 1:30 p.m., Marriott University Park
  Pride Law Presentation
  Professor Nancy Polikoff
  4:00 p.m., Rm. 139
Saturday, 11/20 Weedwackers Project
  8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  (Volunteers will meet in the law school lobby at 7:20 a.m., and then head to the Sonoran Desert Museum to meet up with the Sonoran Desert Weedwackers at 8:00 a.m.)


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