THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 9, Issue No. 3
August 29, 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/2005/B03-0506.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

STUDENT ENRICHMENT FORUMS. This semester the College of Law will offer a series of Student Enrichment Forums in which professors give lunchtime presentations about areas of interest in their work. Each forum will take place in the Sullivan Room from 12:15 - 1:00 p.m., and pizza and drinks will be provided. Space is limited to 25 students per forum, so sign up early for forums you would like to attend. To sign up, sign your name on the list outside Martha Fenn’s office (Rm. 238), or e-mail her (fenn@law.arizona.edu) with the forum you would like to attend. (Because we are not sure what the response will be, we are asking that for now you sign up for no more than 2 forums.) The schedule is as follows:

7th ANNUAL “SUPREME COURT HIGHLIGHTS” CLE in honor of Constitution Day. Thursday, September 8, 2005 in Room 146 from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. Reception to follow in the College’s Snell & Wilmer Courtyard sponsored by The American Constitution Society Student Chapter. For more information, contact Donna Ream at ream@law.arizona.edu or call 626-2400.

Interviewing? Need a suit? Then you need the G.A.P. (Getting Attired Professionally) - Wednesday, August 31, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on the 3rd Floor of Rountree Hall. Come sort through gently used professional clothes to find the perfect interviewing suit.

Don't know what to do with your old study guides? Donate them to the Law Women Association (LWA) for our yearly study guide sale! Just drop them off at the donation box in the lobby Monday, Aug 29 - Tuesday, Aug 30. And if you're looking for study guides to get you through some of those tough concepts, LWA is the place to find them. Check out our STUDY GUIDE SALE from Wednesday, Aug 31 - Friday Sept 1, between 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the lobby.

ATTENTION FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS:  The Community Service Board, which consists of several students from each class and several faculty and administrators, is looking for 2 first-year students to serve on the Board. The Community Service Board meets regularly throughout the year to organize community service events and develop other community service related projects at the College of Law. If you are interested in applying for a position on the Board, please submit a resume and a brief written statement describing your interest to Martha Fenn, Coordinator of Special Projects, Rm. 238, by Friday, September 16. For more information contact Martha Fenn, fenn@law.arizona.edu.

Did you come to law school to fight The Man? Then the National Lawyers Guild is for you. Come to our first meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 12:15 in Room 126. Activities this semester:  assisting in defense of arrested humanitarians who provided aid to undocumented migrants; community education on judicial nominees; workers’ rights in Tucson, and more. And, as always, our volunteer clinics for people who want to talk to real people about real problems. Info:  rwilson@email.arizona.edu, Rachel Wilson.

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) invites all interested students to attend its first meeting of the semester on Tuesday, August 30th, at 12:15 pm in Room 122. Please join us for a discussion of plans for the upcoming year.

AALSA Meeting, Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - Room 128, 12 noon to 1 p.m. The Asian American Law Students' Association will be hosting its 1st meeting of the year. Members and prospective members are invited to attend to discuss upcoming events for the year. Lunch will be provided.

Interested in becoming a VLP Advocate? The Volunteer Lawyers Program of Pima County is looking for student volunteers to work with clients and assist attorneys in the areas of Domestic Relations, Child Support, Guardianship, and Bankruptcy. Training will be provided. If you would like to get some great pro bono experience, please come to a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, August 31, at 12:20 p.m. in Room 139. All students are welcome. If you cannot attend this meeting, please contact Jenny Dent (jdent@email.arizona.edu) or Kathy Brody (kbrody@email.arizona.edu) before August 31.

Come to International Law Society's First Meeting of the Year! - Thursday, September 1st, 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Rm. 140.Interested in Jessup Int'l Moot Court? Spending a summer abroad?Working in international human rights? Anything else international law-related? We will be featuring a panel of three students speaking about their international experiences this past summer and during the school year. Also on the Agenda:  Discussing our ideas and goals for the club; Dates for upcoming activities (9/24 African Diaspora Fashion Show, Int'l Movies, Fundraisers, and more); Anything else you might be interested in! LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED! See you on Thursday, 9/1 at 12:15 in Rm 140! Any questions, contact Christina Wu (wucy@email.arizona.edu).

Help real people with real legal problems - participate in an NLG Legal Referral Clinic! An information meeting will be held on Thursday, September 1, from 12:20 to 1:00 p.m. in room 128. NLG sponsors four clinics that provide underserved communities and individuals with legal referral services. The clinics are staffed entirely by law students, and volunteers usually spend a couple hours a month at their clinic. No experience is necessary, membership in NLG is not required, and all training will be provided. Come to the information meeting on Thursday for more information about how you can participate in an NLG clinic. Pizza will be provided!

The Community Service Board and Phi Delta Phi (PDP) are teaming up for the SEPTEMBER COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT on Saturday, September 24. All are invited to volunteer. We will be working at the Community Food Bank to assemble emergency food boxes. The completed boxes will be given to needy Tucson families and to non-profit programs for distribution in the community. We will meet in the main lobby of the law school at 8:15 a.m. and then head to the food bank, where we will work from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. If you would like to join us, please e-mail Martha Fenn (fenn@law.arizona.edu) or Vicki Marcus (vicki.marcus@law.arizona.edu), or sign up on the sheet posted in the law school lobby. Space is limited to 25 volunteers, so please sign up early if you would like to join us.

Catmasters. Law students who are interested in improving their public speaking skills are welcome to visit Catmasters meetings. Catmasters meets every Thursday at 6:00 p.m., in the Tubac room of the Student Union. Catmasters focuses on the fundamentals of pubic speaking in a small, welcoming environment while having fun and meeting interesting people. Also, since Catmasters is a subsidiary of Toastmasters International, membership will open up doors to an internationally networked community of thousands of members, ranging from CEOs to state Governors. For more information visit the website at www.catmasters.org or send an email to jbrock@email.arizona.edu.

The Morris K. Udall Inn of Court is seeking 12 committed third-year students to join its program this year. The Inn was established to promote the goals of legal excellence, civility, professionalism and ethics. It is comprised of approximately 50 lawyers, judges and law students who meet on a monthly basis. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month, from October through May (but not January) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson. Each meeting includes dinner and an educational presentation at no cost to the student. Members find it to be a rewarding, stimulating and congenial atmosphere. If you are interested in joining - but only if your schedule will permit you to attend the Monday meetings, submit a resume and brief letter of interest to the Career Office by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16. The letter should be addressed to Dean Massaro. For more information on the Inn of Court program visit their website at www.innsofcourt.org.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, 8/29  
   
Tuesday, 8/30 National Lawyers’ Guild (NLG) Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 126
   
  SALDF Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 122
   
  Pima County Attorney’s Office
  Reception for 2Ls and 3Ls
  3:30 - 5:00 p.m., 2d Floor Lobby
   
Wednesday, 8/31 AALSA Meeting
  Noon - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 128
   
  LCJSP/Criminal Law Association Speaker
  Ernest Portillo, Jr., “Immigration and Immigrants”
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 146
   
  VLP Advocates Info Meeting
  12:20 p.m., Rm. 139
   
  The G.A.P. (Getting Attired Professionally)
  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 3d floor of Rountree Hall
   
Thursday, 9/1 Intro to Government Summer ‘06 Clerkships & Honors Programs After Graduation
  12:15 - 1:00 P.M., Rm. 146
   
  International Law Society Meeting
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 140
   
  NLG Legal Referral Clinics Info Meeting
  12:20 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 128
   
Friday, 9/2  

 

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