THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 8, Issue No. 22
February 21, 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/B22-0405.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Legendary Environmental Advocate to Speak on Love Canal Legacy.  Lois Gibbs, known internationally for her leadership on environmental issues, will present a public lecture entitled “Twenty-five Years After Love Canal - What We Have Learned About Legal, Scientific and Political Tools,” today, Monday, February 21, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Room 140. All are invited to attend.

Congressman Shadegg to speak at Law School. Congressman John Shadegg (R-Arizona) will speak at the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law on Wednesday, February 23 at 12:15 p.m., in Room 139. His lecture is entitled “Public Service in the U.S. Congress.” The Congressman is expected to discuss his current legislative initiatives and reflect on more than a decade in the United States Congress.

Wednesday is the Class of 2005 80 Days Graduation Party! 3Ls will meet at Fronimo's at 7:00 p.m. on February 23 - a fantastic place for gyros, burgers, and baklava! The class gift committee will order $100 worth of desserts for everyone to share. WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE GRADUATION KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THIS EVENT! Fronimo's is at 3234 E Speedway Blvd - past Country Club. Questions? Contact megan.nielsen@law.arizona.edu.

Money for the Summer! If you have accepted or are thinking about accepting a volunteer public interest or government position for the summer, we can help! The Paul Marcus/PILO Summer Fellowship provides one $2,500 and one $1,500 scholarship to students employed in volunteer public interest positions for the summer. Come to the information meeting to find out if you qualify and how to apply. The Paul Marcus/PILO Summer Fellowship Information Meeting will take place Wednesday, February 23, 12:20 p.m. in Room 128. This is sponsored by the College of Law Alumni Association and the Public Interest Law Organization. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Wakefield at (jennifer.wakefield@law.arizona.edu).

3L Mimi Klaiman recently won awards in two different writing competitions.  Mimi’s essay, “Will All of Him Be at the Funeral?” recently won 3rd prize in the annual Law Student Writing Competition of the Yale-based journal “Legal Affairs.” In addition, her essay, “Whose Brain Is It Anyway?, The Comparative Law of Post-Mortem Organ Retention” won 2d prize in the annual student writing competition in Bioethics of the American College of Legal Medicine. Both prizes came with cash awards. Both of the award winning essays concern the legal regulation of autopsy procedures and both were written as part of an investigative project Mimi carried out as a student in one of Prof. Spece’s courses. Congratulations to Mimi!

Next year, the College of Law will host a Conference on the Restatement Third of Economic Torts. If you are interested in helping to plan the conference, please contact Professor Ellen Bublick at 621-5600 or via email at bublick@law.arizona.edu.

Wyatt Earp Presentation. Students, faculty and staff are invited to a presentation by Professor Steve Lubet, Northwestern Univ. School of Law based on his recent book, "Murder in Tombstone:  The Forgotten Trial of Wyatt Earp." (Yale University Press). The talk will take place on Monday, February 28, 12:15 - 1:00 p.m., in Rm. 139. Those who would like may stay until 1:30 to chat with Professor Lubet.

Hometown Diplomat Program. Amy Wuebbels, Class of 2002 and a current official with the U.S. State Department, will speak on “A Diplomatic Career with the State Department” on Monday, February 28, at 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. in Room 146.

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 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

Monday, 2/21 Lois Gibbs Lecture: “Twenty-five Years After Love Canal - What We Have Learned About Legal, Scientific and Political Tools.”
  3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Rm. 140
   
Tuesday, 2/22 LWA Annual Spring Charity Auction:
  SILENT AUCTION, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Main Lobby
  LIVE AUCTION, 12:00 Noon, Main Lobby
   
Wednesday, 2/23 Congressman Shadegg Lecture: “Public Service in the U.S. Congress”
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 139
   
  Paul Marcus/PILO Summer Fellowship Information Meeting
  12:20 p.m., Rm. 128
   
  Class of 2005 80 Days Graduation Party
  7:00 p.m., Fronimo's (3234 E Speedway Blvd)

 

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