Volume No. 8, Issue No. 23
February 28, 2005
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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.

There will be a Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) meeting on Wednesday, March 2 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 126. Door prizes will be given to three lucky attendees!!! We will be discussing the Paul Marcus/PILO Summer Fellowship, Fundraisers, Volunteer Projects, T-Shirts, and the Lecture Series. If you are at all interested in public interest law, please attend.

BLSA will meet Thursday, March 3 at 12:15p.m. in Room 126. We will discuss volunteer projects and lunch will be served. If you have any questions please contact Harriet Hemerling at

This week’s LCJSP Speaker is UA Professor Hsinchun Chen, Eller College of Management, the McClelland Professor of Management Information Systems and Director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab. Professor Chen will speak on his pioneering research that created the COPLINK program, which has become a national model for law enforcement and intelligence information sharing and knowledge management. The system has been adopted in several states including Arizona, Texas, Iowa, Washington, Massachusetts, and Michigan and is making a significant impact on citizen and police safety. He has also done work on homeland security. The talk will take place at 12:15 p.m. in Rm. 140.

Interested in Practicing Elder Law or Estates & Trusts? Please join the attorneys from the Tucson Chapter of the NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS (NAELA) for an informal dialog between Tucson’s Elder Law Attorneys, UA Law Students, and Professor Mona Hymel, in which NAELA attorneys will share the experience of practicing in the growing field of Elder Law and Estates & Trusts in Tucson and to field any questions that you may have. The discussion will take place on Tuesday, March 8, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., Room 140. Lunch from Baggins will be provided. Please RSVP via email to Tim Dufault,, by Thursday, March 3.

Attention all students:  BARBRI will be on campus this week, T, W, and TH, March 1 - 3 from 10 a.m. - 1:00 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.

Pride Tennis is looking for University of Arizona Law students or faculty members with tennis experience to volunteer as tennis instructors for Native American children. The program uses tennis as a tool to promote life skills amongst Native American youth by offering them a weekly tennis clinic (courts, equipment and instructors are provided free of charge.) This semester, the clinic is conducted on Wednesdays from 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. at Desert View High School, 4101 E. Valencia Road, in Tucson. Volunteer instructors are needed for the remainder of this semester, and next semester. Experience in teaching tennis is not required. If interested, please contact Gary Cohen, Esq. at Mesch, Clark and Rothchild (, 624-8886).

S. THOMAS CHANDLER PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD.  The S. Thomas Chandler Public Service Award was established to assist graduating law students who will be entering public sector or public interest work upon graduation. For 2004 - 2005, two awards of $3,000 each will be made to third-year students enrolled in the Rogers College of Law. The Chandler Public Service Award Committee will select the recipients based upon the following criteria:  past and/or current public service activities, future plans for public sector/public interest work, and financial need. Application materials are available in Room 118. Deadline:  Completed applications must be returned to Room 118 by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2005.

THE JUNIUS HOFFMAN “BEYOND THE J.D.” SCHOLARSHIP.  The James E. Rogers College of Law is pleased to announce the availability of the Junius Hoffman “Beyond the J.D.” Scholarship for a graduating student seeking to continue his or her education in a graduate degree-granting program (e.g., Ph.D., LL.M., M.D., M.S. or equivalent) in the fall of 2005. The scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding graduating student who demonstrates promise of contributing significantly to the legal profession as a result of his or her additional education. Application materials are available in Room 118. Deadline:  Completed applications must be returned to Room 118 by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2005.


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Monday, 2/28 “Murder in Tombstone: The Forgotten Trial of Wyatt Earp”
  Professor Stephen Lubet, Northwestern University
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 139
  A Diplomatic Career with the State Department
  Amy Wuebbels, Esq.
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 146
Tuesday, 3/1 Career Program: Law Firm Economics - How Firms Operate
  12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 139
Wednesday, 3/2 PILO Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 126
  LCJSP Speaker:  Professor Hsinchun Chen, Eller College of Management
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 140
Thursday, 3/3 BLSA Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 126
  Community Service Board Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 122


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