Volume No. 9, Issue No. 21
February 13, 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 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


Annual Marks Lecture.  The annual Marks Lecture takes place this Thursday, February 16, at 10:00 a.m. This year’s lecturer is The Honorable Guido Calabresi, U.S. Circuit Court Judge for the Second Circuit, who will speak on the topic of “Equality in the American Constitution.” The event takes place in the Ares Auditorium (Rm. 146), with a reception in the courtyard to follow.

Mark Your Calendars! International Law Week, February 20 - 24. On Monday thru Thursday of that week, ILS will host a series of lunch-time speakers on a wide range of international law topics. We will close out the week on Friday, February 24, with an International Food Sale! More details at the next ILS Meeting, Tuesday, 2/14 (Valentine’s Day), at 12:15pm in Room 139. Lunch will be served. SEE YOU THERE!

February is Black History Month - Your weekly fact sponsored by BLSA:  In Elliott v. Twilley, 5 Del. 192 (1849). Ann Elliot, an enslaved woman won her freedom from Robert Twilley in Delaware Court. The issue in the case regarded slaves manumitted to be free at a future day, born after the manumission, but before the period of its taking effect. Part of the court’s decision was based on the legal point that property in slaves is a qualified, and not an absolute property. Slaves are regarded by the laws of this country as human beings, having moral rights, and entitled to the protection of the laws.

There are opportunities for a limited number of JD students to participate in the exchange program of the North American Consortium on Legal Education (NACLE). The participating law schools are all excellent:  McGill in Montreal, Quebec; Dalhousie in Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Ottawa in Ottawa. The best seasons for all three are probably fall, unless you are a skier or skater, in which case McGill and Ottawa are attractive for the winter. Montreal is one of the world’s truly great cities. If you are starved for water (e.g., an ocean) and trees, Halifax is a very pleasant small city. Canada’s capital, Ottawa, is slightly larger than Tucson, with a large high-tech industrial sector and access to some of the most beautiful parks and wilderness anywhere. The credits are fully transferable. Anyone with interest in a one semester exchange for 2006 - 2007 should contact Prof. David Gantz ASAP. Candidates must be in good standing at Arizona, with a GPA of at least 2.5.

The College offers a unique exchange program with the University of Puerto Rico School of Law for summer or semester-long exchanges. The University of Puerto Rico, the best known law school in Puerto Rico, is accredited by the American Bar Association. Students from each school may pay “home” school tuition and take a full course load at the host institution. The Puerto Rico program offers students the opportunity to have an American-based law experience within both civil and common law traditions while perfecting their Spanish-speaking skills. If you are interested in studying in Puerto Rico this summer or next fall, please contact Professor David Wexler as soon as possible.

HabiStore Project.  The Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) and the Community Service Board invite all students, faculty and staff to participate in our HabiStore Project on Saturday, February 25, from 8:00 a.m. - Noon. 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, are sold at below cost prices. Proceeds from the HabiStore will fund the Habitat Tucson mission of eliminating poverty housing within our community. (Last week they raised close to $20,000 in one day!) As volunteers we will help in the store and in the warehouse. If you would like to join us, please e-mail Martha Fenn ( or sign up on the sign-up sheet in the main lobby. Adult family members and friends are welcome to join us.

The FAFSA (Free Application for Student Financial Aid) for 2006 - 2007 is available for completion at 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 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;; Room 118C).


Monday, 2/13 Community Service Board Meeting
  12:20 p.m., Rm. 122
Tuesday, 2/14 Student Enrichment Forum
  Professor Gantz, “The Evolution of U.S. Free Trade Agreements:   From NAFTA to CAFTA-DR”
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Sullivan Rm.
  (Space is limited; please come only if you have signed up)
Wednesday, 2/15 LCJSP/Criminal Law Association Speaker
  Joe Cuffari, U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General
  Topic:  “The Role of the Inspector General”
  12:25 - 1:15, Rm. 146
Thursday, 2/16 Annual Marks Lecture
  The Honorable Guido Calabresi, “Equality in the American Constitution”
  10:00 a.m., Ares Auditorium (Rm. 146)
  Reception in courtyard to follow.


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