THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 9, Issue No. 19
January 30, 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/B19-0506.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

ATTENTION 1Ls: The Arizona Law Review and the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law Write-On Competition will take place from March 24th to March 27th. Informational meetings will take place in late February.

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.

Congratulations to the winners of the fifth annual Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition:

The College of Law will be hosting an Economic Torts conference here at the law school on Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4. Speakers include Judge Posner, Justice Hurwitz, several Restatement reporters, the chair of the European Group on Tort Law, Anita Bernstein, Robert Rabin, Ian Ayres, and many other luminaries. For more information on the conference, see www.law.arizona.edu/Events/tortsconference.cfm. All of our students are invited to attend the conference, for which they should contact Donna Ream (ream@law.arizona.edu). However, if any students are also willing to help with conference details, they should contact Professor Bublick at bublick@law.arizona.edu or by phone at 621-5600.

BLSA Announcement:  February is Black History Month. Did you know that the first African American federal circuit judge was William Henry Hastie? He was appointed by President Truman in 1949 to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, based in Philadelphia. In 1968, he became chief judge of his circuit. He retired in 1971, serving for a total of 22 years.

Civil War Lectures Hosted by Provost Davis.  Provost George Davis is hosting back to back lectures on Monday, February 6, 2006, in the Student Union, South Ballroom at 11:30 a.m. The first, entitled “Telling Our Story,” is presented by Dr. Robert Wilburn, President of the Gettysburg National Battlefield Museum Foundation, a non-profit organization. He is currently working in partnership with the National Service to restore significant portions of the battlefield and to build a new museum. The second lecture, entitled “The Gettysburg Gospel,” is presented by Dr. Gabor Boritt. Dr Boritt serves as the Director for the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. He is the author, co-author, and editor of fifteen books on Lincoln and the Civil War. These lectures represent a unique opportunity for the campus and Tucson community to gain perspectives on Lincoln and Gettysburg in ways that are accessible and interesting.

Teen Court in the Schools is looking for volunteers serve as judges and as mentors to help rookie “attorneys” learn the ropes. Teen Court is an alternative to conventional discipline and allows students who have broken a school rule to be defended, prosecuted, and judged by their peers. The members of Teen Court classes learn how to plan a case, write opening statements, direct and cross-examinations, and closings. During a hearing, each participant is a teen with the exception of the judge. There are twenty-two schools participating in the Tucson area and a volunteer’s time commitment can range from a couple hours a week to one hour every other week. Teen Court will reimburse you for your mileage, and you will help inspire a child. Interested? Contact Kate Spaulding at 520-326-2528 ext.110 or email kspaulding@thepartnership.us.

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, 2/1 LCJSP/Criminal Law Association Speaker
  Lt. Mark Timpf, Tucson Police Department
  “Oracle Enforcement Project”
  12:25 - 1:15, Rm. 146
   
Friday, 2/3 100 Days to Graduation Kickoff Party for 3Ls
  5:30 - 7:30 p.m., La Cocina Restaurant, 201 N. Court Street
   
Saturday, 2/4 UA Habitat for Humanity Home Build
  9:00 a.m. - Noon

 

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