THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 8, Issue No. 20
February 7, 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/B20-0405.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author and Scholar Samantha Power to Deliver McCormick Lecture at College of Law. Internationally known author, journalist and scholar Samantha Power will deliver the 25th Annual McCormick Lecture at the College of Law on Thursday, February 17, at 10:00 a.m. in the Ares Auditorium (Rm. 146). The presentation will be entitled “Can American Foreign Policy be Fixed?” Power is a Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Her most recent book, A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award for general nonfiction, and the Council on Foreign Relations’ Arthur Ross Prize for best book in U.S. foreign policy. She was the founding director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (1998 - 2002), and has worked as a reporter for U.S. News and World Report, The Boston Globe, and The Economist. She is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School.

Attention 1Ls:  Want to know what the Arizona Law Review and Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law are really about? Come to our information meeting on Tuesday, February 8 from 12:15 - 1pm in Room 146 and find out. The Editors-in-Chief of both publications will be there to discuss the way our publications are run, how we select new members, and the responsibilities of student writers. This meeting is not mandatory, but if you have any questions about either publication, this is your chance to find out more. Remember, the annual Write-on competition will be held March 31 - April 4. If you're not sure whether you want to participate yet, this meeting may help you decide.

THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE NEEDS YOU! Please help the Admissions Office recruit the Fall 2005 first year class! If you are interested in guiding new admits to class, giving tours, serving as an email or phone contact or panelist at Admissions events, please attend a 30 minute training meeting on Thursday, Feb. 10th, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 106. If you are unable to attend but want to participate, please stop by the Admissions Office to complete a participation form. Speak with Dan Nunez or Terry Holpert. Many thanks. We hope to see many enthusiastic students at the meeting!

The Volunteer Lawyers Program has honored VLP Advocate Lindsay St. John (2L) with the February 2005 Outstanding Law Student Award. Lindsay has been volunteering with the VLP Advocates since her first semester of law school and currently serves as co-coordinator of the program. This semester Lindsay has been instrumental in the launch of the Guardianship Project, a pilot project that will facilitate children’s access to safe shelter, education and necessary medical care. Congratulations to Lindsay for her terrific work and well-deserved award!

PILO Presents:  “Get Out! How to Make Working Out of Town Work for You!” on Wednesday, February 9th from 12:15 - 1 p.m. in room 139. Come hear fellow students talk about their summer experiences working outside of Tucson. The panel will address the logistics of finding housing and transportation in a new city. Career Services will be on hand to discuss ways in which they can assist your search. Bring questions and a sack lunch! Panel will include:  Faisal Amin (3L - Washington, D.C.), Andy Stevenson (3L - San Diego & Chicago), Ceri Koski (2L - Anchorage, AK), Emilie Hyams (2L - New York, NY), and Chris Martinez (2L & family - Phoenix, AZ).

Share the love!  PILO Valentine Candy Grams will be on sale in the lobby this week:  Monday 11 - 1 p.m., Tuesday 11 - 1 p.m., and Wednesday 11 - 2 p.m. Come early, come often - treat your friends ... or be a secret admirer!

Pride Law Clinic is training new volunteers! This is a great experience, especially for 1Ls, to be exposed to a variety of real clients with real problems, and to work with local attorneys. Please join our training Friday, February 11, from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Wingspan, 300 E. Sixth St. (One block east of 4th Ave). Please email margaret.macdougal@law.arizona.edu if you are interested or have questions.

Young Lawyers Seek Volunteers to Assist with High School Mock Trial Championships. The State Bar of Arizona Young Lawyers Division is holding the Tucson Region’s High School Mock Trial Championships on Sat., Feb. 26, 2005, at Pima County Superior Court (110 W. Congress). Volunteer bailiffs are needed for morning (7:30 a.m. to noon) or afternoon (11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) shifts. Thirty local area high schools will be participating in the program, the trials are sure to be interesting, and this is an excellent opportunity to meet attorneys and judges. No preparation is required prior to the competition, and duties include timing the competition with a stop-watch, delivering score cards, and helping the courtroom run smoothly. Breakfast and lunch are provided. To volunteer, please contact:  Kimberly Hunley, Goldberg & Osborne, 879-7164 or K_Hunley@1800theeagle.com.

Attention all students: BARBRI will be on campus this week, February 8 - 10 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the law school lobby. If you haven't registered, now is the time to sign up and get locked into the lowest rate available. If you are already registered, stop by and get up-to-date information about books, review courses, and other review materials. Also, for those interested in taking the Spring MPRE (March 12), register now and receive the most recent MPRE review materials from BARBRI. The MPRE review course is scheduled for Saturday, March 5. The BARBRI representatives will be available to provide bar review course information and schedules and answer any other questions you may have.

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).

Do you want to help survivors of domestic violence? ¿Te gustaría ayudar las victimas de violencia domestica? Do you Speak Spanish? ¿Hablas español? We Need Your Help! ¡Necesitamos tu ayuda! The Domestic Violence Law Clinic is looking for Spanish language interpreters for up to four hours per week to interpret client interviews and/or to translate legal documents for our Spanish speaking Clients. Estamos buscando intérpretes de español para trabajar cuatro horas o menos a la semana traduciendo entrevistas con los clientes y tambien traduciendo documentos legales. Minimum requirements include 2 years prior language interpretation and translation experience OR a Master’s Degree in Spanish or other equivalent experience or education. Los requerimientos mínimos incluyen 2 años de experiencia interpretando y traduciendo, u la maestría de español, U otra experiencia y educación equivalente. Only Current University of Arizona or Arizona State University students are eligible to apply. Sólo estudiantes actualmente matriculado en la Universidad de Arizona o la Universidad del Estado de Arizona deberán aplicar. For more information contact Bertha Fresquez at 626-5232 or at fresquez@law.arizona.edu. Favor de contactar a Bertha Fresquez para más información:  626-5232 u fresquez@law.arizona.edu.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, 2/7 Rogers Program Colloquium:  “Funding Faith-Based Initiatives: Myths and Realities”
  Professor Mark Chaves, UA Sociology Department
  Noon, Rm. 203
   
Tuesday, 2/8 Law Review/Journal Information Meeting
  12:15 - 1:00 P.M., Rm. 146
   
Wednesday, 2/9 PILO Presents:  “Get Out!   How to Make Working Out of Town Work for You!”
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 139
   
Thursday, 2/10 People Salads & Pet Snacks (SALDF fundraiser)
  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Main Lobby
   
  Admissions Office Recruiting Training
  12:15, Rm. 106
   
  Community Service Board Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 122
   
Friday, 2/11 Pride Law Clinic Training
  3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Wingspan, 300 E. Sixth St.
   
Saturday, 2/12 Community Food Bank Harvesting Project
  Volunteers will meet in the law school lobby at 8:15 a.m.
  Harvesting will be from 9:00 - Noon at orchards near Orange Grove and Oracle

 

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