Volume No. 8, Issue No. 29
April 18, 2005
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3Ls:  Do Your Dues!! Join Dean Massaro for a conversation about the new option to donate to legal services when you submit your bar dues. Wednesday, April 20 in Room 139 from 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Pizza will be provided! The lecture will discuss some basics of paying your bar dues, and the new option of voluntarily donating to legal services when you “do your dues.” Tom Berning, Director of Southern Arizona Legal Aid, will speak about how even a small donation can benefit Arizona Legal Aid Societies.

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 (

Physician-Assisted Suicide is Topic of April 20 Rogers Program Colloquium. UA Philosophy Professor Michael B. Gill will discuss his recent work and a recent article, “A Moral Defense of Oregon's Physician Assisted Suicide Law” at an upcoming presentation, open to students, faculty and the community at large. The talk will take place on Wednesday, April 20, at 12:00 Noon in Rm. 201. Professor Gill studies, teaches, and writes extensively about medicine and philosophy topics, including physician-assisted suicide, informed consent, and other contemporary bioethics issues. The presentation is part of an ongoing colloquium series offered through the Rogers Program in Law and Society. The series features UA faculty and graduate students from the College of Law and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, who discuss current topics of shared interest, work in progress, current policy issues, or aspects of a central theme across disciplinary boundaries.

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.

Attention 3Ls:  Congratulations! All of your hard work is finally about to pay off as you prepare to start your new career as a young attorney. The Maricopa County Bar Association’s (“MCBA”), and the Pima County Bar Association’s (PCBA) Young Lawyers Division (“YLD”) membership is critical to your career because it provides valuable networking opportunities as well as the chance to give back to the community on a professional level. Also it enables young attorneys to work along side more experienced attorneys in both professional and social settings. MCBA and PCBA will be at the University of Arizona Law School on Thursday, April 21, 2005 from 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Lobby. Please stop by for more information and to complete your membership application. As a new graduate you have the opportunity to join the MCBA at a discounted Affiliate Member rate. When you join the MCBA, you will receive an invitation to our panel discussion on June 1, 2005 in Phoenix. Whether you are looking for that first interview, narrowing down your choices, or even if you have already accepted a position, you are encouraged to attend this discussion/networking reception. (It is never too early to network!) If you are staying in Pima County, the Pima County Bar Association’s YLD offers similar opportunities for Tucson attorneys.

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 [].


Monday, 4/18 Student Enrichment Forum
  Professor Adelman, “A Fallacy of the Commons in Biotech Patent Policy”
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Sullivan Rm. (Rm. 202)
  Space is limited. Please come only if you have signed up.
Tuesday, 4/19 VLP Advocate Appreciation Luncheon
  12:15 p.m., College of Law Atrium
Wednesday, 4/20 Rogers Program Colloquium:  “Physician Assisted Suicide”
  12:00 Noon, Rm. 201
  3Ls:  Do Your Dues!! Join Dean Massaro for a conversation about the new option to donate to legal services when you submit your bar dues.
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 139
  VLP Advocate Summer Volunteers - Info Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 126
Thursday, 4/21 MCBA and PCBA Info Tables
  10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Main Lobby


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