THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 8, Issue No. 19
January 31, 2005
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/B19-0405.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The first Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) meeting of the semester will be held Wednesday, February 2 at 12:15pm in Room 126. We will discuss the student panel for students working outside Tucson, the next PILO speaker, fundraising, and a possible volunteer project.

ACS Meeting. We are having an ACS organizational meeting for the Spring term on Tuesday, February 1, 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. in Room 138. We will be planning our trip to prison, a movie night and an additional activity for the semester. Please come!

Do something different this semester! Volunteer with an NLG legal referral clinic. NLG sponsors three legal referral clinics where law students help real people with real legal problems. We are looking for volunteers for our Casa Maria Soup Kitchen, Primavera Men's Shelter, and CUP Immigrant and Refugee clinics. Students usually volunteer about once a month, no experience is necessary, all training will be provided, and membership in NLG is not required. Come to the volunteer information meeting next Thursday, February 3 at 12:15pm in room 128. Pizza will be provided. Please contact jennifer.wakefield@law.arizona.edu with any questions.

Community Food Bank Harvesting Project. All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the FEBRUARY COMMUNITY SERVICE BOARD PROJECT on Saturday, February 12, 9:00 a.m. - Noon. We will be picking oranges, grapefruits and lemons in 3 orchards near Orange Grove and Oracle. The harvested fruit will be delivered to the Community Food Bank for distribution to families. We will meet in the main lobby of the law school at 8:15 a.m. and then head to the orchards, where we will work from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. If you would like to join us, please e-mail Martha Fenn at fenn@law.arizona.edu or sign up on the sheet posted in the law school lobby. Family (including children) and friends are welcome to join us! There is no limit to the number of volunteers we may bring, but we need to give them a head count ahead of time. If you would like to join us, please sign up by Tuesday, February 8.

Faith-Based Funding Topic of February 7th Colloquium. Mark Chaves, Head of the UA Sociology Department, will address the controversies surrounding public funding of faith-based social service programs at an upcoming presentation, open to students, faculty and the community at large. His presentation, “Funding Faith-Based Initiatives: Myths and Realities,” will take place on Monday, February 7, at Noon in the Faculty Lounge. Students who would like to attend should RSVP by sending an email to eventrsvp@law.arizona.edu. Professor Chaves studies, teaches, and writes extensively on religion and society, including the faith-based initiative and the role of religious organizations in our social welfare system. His most recent book is Congregations in America (Harvard University Press, 2004.)

APPLY NOW - THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID FOR 2005 - 2006, INCLUDING NEW AND CONTINUING SCHOLARSHIPS, LOANS AND WORK STUDY, IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING. The FAFSA (Free Application for Student Financial Aid) for 2005 - 2006 is available for completion at www.fafsa.ed.gov. To be considered for financial aid for next year, you must apply now (SUBMIT THE FAFSA BY FEBRUARY 14, 2005) so that you meet the March 1, 2005, processing deadline required by the University of Arizona and Rogers College of Law for all scholarships (new and continuing) and for all need-based funds, including work study funds and Stafford Loans. If you have not yet filed your taxes for 2004, complete the FAFSA using estimated figures. When you have filed your income taxes, file a correction to the FAFSA updating the information - the update will not change your original application date. If you filed for the academic year 2004 - 2005, you may file for 2005 - 2006 using the Renewal FAFSA, on which you can update last year's information (figures and addresses). If you have lost or forgotten your PIN, which is required to file, you can request a duplicate at www.fafsa.ed.gov. A brochure describing the steps to file a FAFSA or to obtain a PIN is available outside Room 118C in the Financial Services Office. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kimberly Marlow (626-8101; marlow@law.arizona.edu; Room 118C).


UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, 2/1 ACS Meeting
  12:15, Rm. 138
   
  Career Program: Corporate Patent Law Practice
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 139
   
  Student Enrichment Forum
  Professor Ares, “The Rogers Interdisciplinary Program”
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Sullivan Rm. (Rm. 202)
  Space is limited.   Please come only if you have signed up.
   
Wednesday, 2/2 LCJSP Speaker:  Robert Hooker, Pima County Public Defender
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 140
   
  Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 126
   
Thursday, 2/3 Homeland Security: Legal Issues from a State Perspective
  John Phelps, Esq., Governor’s Office for Homeland Security
  12:00 -1:00 p.m., Rm. 139
   
  NLG Legal Referral Clinics
  Volunteer Information Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 128

 

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