Volume No. 8, Issue No. 17
January 18, 2005
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VLP Advocate Honored.  The Volunteer Lawyers Program is honoring Timothy Dufault (2L) with the January 2005 Outstanding Law Student Award. Tim began volunteering as a VLP Advocate in the Domestic Relations Clinic last spring. Since he began, he has always offered to cover extra clinics, often with little notice. The VLP says that Tim’s clients particularly appreciate his calm demeanor and his sincere willingness to fully investigate their legal issues. Congratulations to Tim on this well-deserved recognition!

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.

6TH ANNUAL 1L LUNCHEON:  Dean Toni Massaro invites you to have lunch with The Board of Visitors and Faculty on Friday, January 28, 2005 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the Marriott University Park Hotel, 880 E. 2nd Street, to celebrate an important moment in your life, the completion of your first semester. Guest Speaker is The Honorable Deborah Bernini ('81), Pima County Superior Court. Check your mailboxes for your invitation. RSVP by Friday, January 21, 2005, by returning your rsvp form to the Development and Alumni Relations Office (Room 120).

Attention 1Ls:  Friday, January 21, 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.

ACLU Meeting. Monday, January 24 at 12:15 in Room 128. Please attend our first meeting of the New Year as we will nominate new officers and review the election. We will also schedule volunteer training for the legal hotline and legal observers. The ACLU is critical in protecting the rights of everyone in this great nation. As guardians of the Constitution your participation is needed NOW more than ever. See you at 12:15!! Contact Dawn Wyland at for more information.

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! The speaker for our first SALDF meeting of the semester is Reagen Kulseth, who is a prosecutor for the Pima County Attorney’s Office and director of SAFE (Saving Animals From Euthanasia). She will primarily be speaking, though, on a new animal blood donor program she has instituted after the tragic death of one of her canine companions. As a reminder, our first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 20, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 122. At our meeting we will also 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.

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

Students are invited to attend the 2005 Federal District Court Conference, which will be held in Tucson on Monday, February 7, 2005. The conference, which is attended by nearly all the Arizona federal judges, will begin with an optional breakfast in honor of Chief Justice Rehnquist (with remarks by Dean Massaro and several former Rehnquist clerks) and the program will include sessions on electronic case filing, judicial and jury decisionmaking (including remarks by ASU law professor Michael Saks), and the media and the courts (including remarks by Visiting Professor RonNell Andersen Jones). Students are invited to attend the entire conference, including breakfast and the luncheon, for $55 (less than half the regular fee). For more information, please contact Scott Bales at

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.

Scholarship Information

Writing Competitions


Tuesday, 1/18 Community Service Board Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 126
Wednesday, 1/19 Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition Awards Reception
  2:15 - 2:45, Sullivan Rm. (Rm. 202)
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?” Perspectives on the Balance of Law School
  Presentations by Alums who have been there.
  Lunch provided.
  12:15 - 2:00 p.m., Rm. 146
  Mock Interviews: “YLD Attorneys Review Your Resume & Interview You”
  Noon - 3:00 p.m., McClelland Hall - Eller Graduate School


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