Volume No. 8, Issue No. 28
April 11, 2005
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VLP Outstanding Student Award. The Volunteer Lawyer’s Program has honored VLP Advocate Lisa Lewis (3L)with the April 2005 Outstanding Law Student Award. Lisa has been volunteering with the VLP Advocates since her first semester of law school and has since participated in both the Domestic Relations Clinic and the Child Support Project several times. The VLP notes that “Lisa’s near constant participation with the VLP Advocates throughout her law school career has been inspiring and epitomizes the remarkable desire of law students at the College of Law to serve the less fortunate in our community.” Congratulations to Lisa on this well-deserved recognition!

First (and soon to be Second) and Second (and soon to be Third Year Students):  Hone Your Legal Research Skills With Intermediate Legal Research a/k/a Legal Research Bootcamp. Once again just following this Spring Semester, the librarians from the Law Library will be teaming up to teach an intensive legal research course. It will provide “refresher” training in using primary and secondary legal materials and offer more detailed training in administrative law and legislative history research. The course will also provide extensive WESTLAW, LEXIS, and Internet legal research training. This one credit, pass/fail course will be completed in just five days. It will be offered immediately following the completion of the Spring Semester, from May 16 - 20, 2005. Students should expect to be in class or in the library completing exercises each day from about 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with appropriate breaks and time for lunch). Law students may register for this course online. A tentative daily schedule for the course is available online at: To obtain further details on the course, please contact Shaun Esposito, Head of Public Services, Room 109A in the library [].

In honor of Crime Victim’s Week, on Tuesday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 146, there will be presentations by crime victims followed by a Q and A session. Lunch provided. Co-sponsored by the Pima County Attorney’s Office, Homicide Survivors, and the Law, Criminal Justice and Security Program.

The Law Women's Association will hold its last meeting of the year on April 13, at 12:20 in Room 139. We will be presenting a check to the Domestic Violence Clinic and then moving straight into elections. You may nominate yourself or someone else for as many positions as you would like. If you would like to run for a steering committee position but can not make the meeting, please email me at LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED. The following positions are available and listed next to them are the names and e-mail addresses of the person(s) who currently hold(s) that position. Please e-mail them directly if you have questions regarding the office.

  1. Director:
  2. Fundraising Chairpersons (2): and
  3. Financial Chair (1):
  4. Social Chairpersons (2): and
  5. Community Outreach/Speakeasy:
  6. Sports Chair:
  7. Publicity Chair:  Laine Rich Williams -

Professor Randy Barnett, from Boston University Law School, will speak on Medical Marijuana and the Commerce Clause on April 14 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 138. Professor Barnett has argued in front of the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court in Raich v. Ashcroft, for the use of medical marijuana, and against the federal control of the issue. He will discuss his position on this issue, as well as his experience in front of the Supreme Court. Food will be provided by the Federalist Society.

The Volunteer Lawyers Program is seeking summertime volunteers! If you can spare just a couple hours each week, the VLP Advocate program can give you fabulous legal experience as well as that warm fuzzy feeling you get from helping others. VLP seeks volunteers in the areas of child support, domestic relations, bankruptcy, and guardianship. The time commitment can be as little as two hours a week or far more depending on your availability. Please come to our INFO MEETING on Wednesday, April 20 at 12:15 in Room 126 to learn more about how you can help others this summer. For more information, contact Laine Williams Rich ( or Jenny Dent (

J.D. AND LL.M. GRADUATION CELEBRATION LUNCHEON:  Monday, April 25, 2005 from noon - 2:30 p.m. at the Arizona Inn. Awards for graduating seniors will be presented. Graduation class photo will be taken following the lunch back at the law college sculpture. R.S.V.P. by Monday, April 18, 2005, to Donna Ream in Development and Alumni Relations Office, Room 303 - Rountree Hall.


Tuesday, 4/12 Student Enrichment Forum
  Professor Rabe, “Eloquence and Imagery in Legal Writing:  Dare to be Interesting”
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Sullivan Rm. (Rm. 202)
Space is limited. Please come only if you have signed up.
  Crime Victim’s Panel
  12:30 p.m., Rm. 146
Wednesday, 4/13 LWA Meeting
  12:20, Rm. 139
Thursday, 4/14 “Medical Marijuana and the Commerce Clause”
  Prof. Randy Barnett, Boston University Law School
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 138
Friday, 4/15 Freebie Friday
  Free coffee, baked goods and conversation
  9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Main Lobby
  Note:  The Andrew Silverman Community Service Awards for will be presented in the lobby at 9:50 a.m.


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