THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 9, Issue No. 20
February 6, 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/B20-0506.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Students needed to assist with Economic Torts Conference. The College of Law will be hosting the Dan B. Dobbs Conference on Tort Law 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. 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.

February is Black History Month - Your weekly fact sponsored by BLSA:  Coretta Scott King 1927 - 2006. She was known as the first lady of Civil Rights. In the 1960’s, alongside Dr. King, Mrs. King found herself in increasing demand as a public speaker. She became the first woman to deliver the Class Day address at Harvard, and the first woman to preach at a statutory service at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

VLP Outstanding Student Award. The Volunteer Lawyer’s Program has honored VLP Advocate Brandi Blair (1L) with the February 2006 Outstanding Law Student Award. Brandi has spent a great deal of her free time this year assisting the VLP’s Domestic Relations Follow-Up Clinic - often on very short notice. The VLP notes that she has been an outstanding volunteer whose commitment to helping others has been especially beneficial to her clients. Congratulations to Brandi on this well-deserved recognition!

The HabiStore Project, Saturday, February 25, 8:00 a.mm - Noon. PILO and the Community Service Board invite all students, faculty and staff to participate in our (second) February Community Service Project! We will be volunteering at Habitat for Humanity’s HabiStore, a retail business selling surplus new and used building and home improvement materials, appliances and furniture to the public. Usable materials, donated by retail businesses, contractors, individuals, and other organizations, will be sold at below cost prices. As volunteers we will help in the store and in the warehouse. If you would like to join us, please e-mail Martha Fenn (fenn@law.arizona.edu) or sign up on the sign-up sheet in the main lobby. Adult family members and friends are welcome to join us.

LAW STUDENT BAILIFFS NEEDED FOR HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL REGIONAL TOURNAMENT ON MARCH 4th. The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education and the Young Lawyers of Arizona are looking for University of Arizona law students to participate as bailiffs in this year’s Mock Trial Regional Tournament on March 4, 2006, at the Pima County Superior Court. The state program, which began in 1981, has become a huge success. Local high schools have been active at the nation level of competition because of their intense preparation and dedication to the program.

Law student bailiffs are needed to help run the courtroom, help the judges, and enforce time limits. The tournament is on a Saturday and requires an all-day commitment. This is a great opportunity to meet local attorneys and judges, work with great kids, and assist in an excellent program. Food is also provided. If you are interested in participating, or would like to learn more, please contact Adam Bleier, Regional Coordinator, at 319-0785 or adam@bleierlaw.net.

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

Tuesday, 2/7 Professional Development Series
  Law Firm Economics: How Firms Operate
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 139
   
Wednesday, 2/8 LCJSP/Criminal Law Association Speaker
  Robert Scher, Northern Arizona University
  “Wrongful Conviction and the Innocence Project”
  12:25 - 1:15, The Eller School
   
  SBA Trivia Night
  7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Rm. 146
   
Thursday, 2/9 CIA Career Opportunities
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 139

 

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