THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 9, Issue No. 18
January 23, 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/B18-0506.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ALL FIRST YEAR STUDENTS:  The Mary Anne Richey Scholarship is awarded each year to a first-year second-semester student on the basis of the student’s demonstrated commitment to public service. The scholarship consists of a one-time award of $1000. Applications are available in the Financial Services Office from Ms. Rosie Gallegos. Deadline is Monday, February 13, 2006. Please contact Professor Atwood (621-1912) if you have questions.

Attention 3L Students! You are invited to the 100 Days to Graduation Kickoff Party.  The Class of 2006 Gift Committee is hosting a 100 Days to Graduation event in your honor at La Cocina Restaurant located at 201 N. Court Street on February 2, 2006, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Appetizers will be provided, the class gift will be announced, and those donating to the class gift will be entered in a raffle with a chance to win the use of Dean Massaro’s cap and gown for graduation. For further information call Kym Olsen at 626-2400.

AALSA Meeting.  The Asian American Law Student Association is having its first meeting of the semester. Please join us if you can! We will be discussing some fundraiser ideas as well as volunteer and social projects for the semester. New members are always welcome! Wednesday, January 25, at 12:15 p.m., in Room 128.

Welcome back! The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) Monthly Meeting will be held Thursday, January 26, in Room 126, at 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. See you there.

The elephants at Reid Park Zoo need your help!  SALDF speaker Nikia Fico will discuss the campaign to move Tucson’s two elephants from cramped quarters at the zoo to a sanctuary in Tennessee, on Thursday, January 26, at 12:15, Room 128.

LWA Meeting.  There will be an LWA meeting this Tuesday, January 24, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 140.

The PUBLIC INTEREST LAW ORGANIZATION (PILO) would like to invite all interested law students, faculty, and staff to take part in our community service event planned for Saturday, January 28 at the COMMUNITY FOOD BANK from 9:00 a.m. - Noon. All help is GREATLY appreciated. Adult family members/friends are also invited to attend. Email PILO Secretary/Community Service Coordinator Christie Green to confirm attendance:  cagreen@email.arizona.edu.

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.; 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, please e-mail Martha Fenn (fenn@law.arizona.edu) with the forums 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:

The Arizona Women Lawyers Association is sponsoring a reception honoring Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth V. McGregor and Justice Rebecca White Berch at the Doubletree Hotel in Tucson on Feb. 2, 5:30 - 7:30. Special Guests include The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and The Honorable Charles E. Jones, Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court (retired). Admission is complimentary for members of the judiciary. Attorneys admitted in 2005 pay $15, Law students pay $10, and all others pay $30. Admission includes hors d’oeuvres and 2 drinks. Prior reservation is required. Please see the flyer for registration information, due by January 25.

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

Monday, 1/23  
   
Tuesday, 1/24 LWA Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 140
   
Wednesday, 1/25 Asian American Law Student Association (AALSA) Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 128
   
  LCJSP/Criminal Law Association Speaker
  Hon. Paul Tang, Arizona Superior Court
  Topic:  “Judging Juveniles”
  12:25 - 1:15, Rm. 146
   
Thursday, 1/26 Black Law Student Association (BLSA) Monthly Meeting
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 126
   
  International Public Service - “On the Ground in Afghanistan & Bosnia- Herzegovina”
  Susan Heintz, Norwegian Refugee Council, Kabul
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 140
  Co-sponsored by the International Law Society, PILO and the Office of Career and Professional Development
   
  SALDF Speaker Nikia Fico
  “The Elephants at Reid Park Zoo Need Your Help!”
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 128
   
Friday, 1/27 1L Luncheon
  12:30 - 2:00 p.m., Marriott University Park Hotel

 

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