Volume No. 8, Issue No. 16
January 12, 2005
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The College of Law welcomes a new member of the faculty and a number of visiting professors this semester. Professor Kirsten Engel, former Senior Counsel in the Massachusetts Office of Attorney General, has joined our faculty and will be teaching Property this semester. Professor Donald Large, Lewis and Clark College of Law, joins us for the spring semester and will also be teaching Property. Professor Carol Rose, Yale Law School, joins us for the semester as the Distinguished Visiting Lohse Chair in Water and Natural Resources. Professor Joel Handler, UCLA School of Law, will arrive in February to teach a three-week intensive course on Law and the Poor. Professor Russell Korobkin, also of UCLA, will arrive in March to teach an intensive course in Negotiation.

Attention 3L's! Beginning 1/12, you may vote online for the graduation keynote speaker. Dean Massaro will contact the candidates in order of voter preference. The list of candidates is as follows:

Please be sure to vote!

Attention 1Ls: Friday, January 21st, 2005, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m., Room 146. “Exams are Over, Grades Are In. Now What?”  Perspectives on the Balance of Law School, a presentation by Alums who have been there. Lunch provided.

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, January 20, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 139. All students are welcome. If you cannot attend or if you have already volunteered and would like to volunteer again, please contact or before January 20!

SALDF (Student Animal Legal Defense Fund) Meeting. Come join the law students of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter at the U of A in learning how to help animals through the law! At the first meeting of the spring semester, at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, in Room 122, we will discuss future projects including sending a moot court team to Harvard, fundraising, charity projects, the new animal law course and much more! Vegetarian pizza will be served.

Congratulations to this year's finalists for the Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition: Michael Catlett, Janet Hong, Reynolds Mastin, Bradley Pack, and Nancy Sterrett. The awards will be announced on Wednesday, January 19 at 2:45 p.m. in the Sullivan Room. Refreshments will be served from 2:15 - 2:45 p.m. All faculty, staff, administration, Grand judges, and Grand participants (and their guests) are invited to attend.

SCHOLARSHIP FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS. The Mary Anne Richey Scholarship, consisting of a $1000 award, is given every spring semester to a 1L in good academic standing with a demonstrated commitment to public service. Applications are available from Ms. Rosie Gallegos in the Financial Services Office. Deadline for this year's award is Monday, February 7, 2005. Please contact Professor Barbara Atwood (621-1912) if you have questions about the scholarship.

Road trip opportunity! All students are cordially invited to attend the upcoming Gutter Bowl bowlathon in Phoenix on Friday, February 25th from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. This is a Law College Association (LCA) event, with proceeds benefiting the school and students. Your $50 registration (discounted from $100) includes 3 hours of pinmanship, shoe rental, a pitcher and a pizza pie for your lane, a nifty T-shirt, and all the schmoozing you can fit into a Friday night! You'll have the chance to meet some legal celebs (including Attorney General Terry Goddard and Court of Appeals Judge Maurice "Mo" Portley) as well as many Maricopa County attorneys from both public and private practice. See Donna Ream in the Alumni & Development office for details or mail her at

The R. Kelly Hocker Employment and Labor Law Scholarship: The Labor & Employment Section of the Arizona State Bar will award two $500 scholarships (one to a UofA student and the other to an ASU student) who have distinguished themselves in the areas of employment law or labor law. Professor Korn will choose the UofA recipient. The winners will be announced at the annual state bar convention and their names published in the Section’s quarterly newsletter.


Wednesday, 1/12 First Day of Classes
Monday, 1/17 Martin Luther King Holiday (No classes)
Thursday, 1/20 SALDF (Student Animal Legal Defense Fund) Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 122
  VLP Advocate Info Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 139
Friday, 1/21 “Exams are Over, Grades Are In. Now What?”
  Program for 1Ls
  12:15 - 2:00 p.m., Rm. 146


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