THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 9, Issue No. 17
January 17, 2006
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/B17-0506.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

VLP Outstanding Student Awards. Congratulations to Michael Schwartzer and Julie Glendinning, both of whom were recently honored by the Volunteer Lawyer’s Program for their outstanding volunteer work. Michael received the December 2005 Outstanding Law Student Award for his dedicated service in the VLP Bankruptcy programs, assisting unrepresented clients in reaffirmation hearings and pro se clients filing for Chapter 7. Julie, who began volunteering with the VLP Advocates in her first year of law school, received the January 2006 Outstanding Law Student Award for her commitment to assisting children as a devoted volunteer with both the Child Support Project and Guardianship Clinic.

PDP Habitat for Humanity. Are you interested in having fun, meeting new people, and helping the community? Then join PDP on January 21 as it teams with Habitat for Humanity to prepare the new HabiStore for its Grand Opening. The project will run from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. If you have questions or are interested in participating, please contact Vicki Marcus at vicki.marcus@law.arizona.edu.

Looking for a way to contribute to the vitality of the law school community and earn a bit of cash? The College of Law Admissions Office seeks 1 - 2 law students to work in the Admissions Office, 5 - 7 hours weekly from January to early May. Responsibilities include: interacting with admitted students by phone, email and in person; advising admits on housing; coordinating student Admissions volunteers; and participating in various Admissions Office recruitment events. If you are interested, please send a current resume and a paragraph expressing your interest (and any ideas!) to Terry Holpert at holpert@law.arizona.edu by January 18th.

Interested in being a VLP Advocate this semester? 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, Bankruptcy, and Domestic Violence. Training will be provided. If you would like to get some great pro bono experience, please come to a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, January 18, at 12:20 p.m. in Room 140. 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 January 18.

7th Annual 1L luncheon - Dean Toni Massaro invites 1L’s to have lunch with the Board of Visitors and Faculty on Friday, January 27, 2006, from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. at the Marriott University Park Hotel. RSVP by Friday, January 20, 2006, by calling Donna Ream at 626-1629 or emailing ream@law.arizona.edu. Check your mailbox for your invitation!

Are you interested in being an Admissions Representative or Tour Guide? If so, please join Terry Holpert and Dan Nunez for a brief training meeting on Thursday, January 19th at 3:00 p.m. in Room 138. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please stop by the Admissions Office to complete an “Admissions Representatives Volunteer Form” and to pick up a copy of the “Rules and Raps for Admissions Reps.” We hope to involve many students in this effort!

Health Insurance Alert. If you need student health insurance, you need to enroll NOW! The last day of Open Enrollment is January 25, 2006. If you need more information, you can e-mail chsinsurance@health.arizona.edu or you can go the website: www.health.arizona.edu/webfiles/insurance_inserollspring2006.html and read all entries and important dates and deadlines. If you choose to use Student Health Insurance as your health insurance, please note:

Textbook Refund Info:

The FAFSA (Free Application for Student Financial Aid) for 2006 - 2007 is available for completion at www.fafsa.ed.gov. To be considered for financial aid for next year, you must apply now (SUBMIT THE FAFSA BY FEBRUARY 14, 2006) so that you meet the March 1, 2006, 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 2005, 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 2005 - 2006, you may file for 2006 - 2007 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.pin.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

Wednesday, 1/18 VLP Advocates Info Meeting
  12:20 p.m., Rm. 140
   
  LCJSP/Criminal Law Association Speaker
  Kate Spaulding of Pima County Teen Court
  Rm. 146, 12:25 - 1:15
   
Thursday, 1/19 Community Service Board Meeting
  12:20, Rm. 126
   
Saturday, 1/21 PDP Habitat for Humanity Project
  8:00 a.m. - Noon

 

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