Volume No. 9, Issue No. 24
March 6, 2006
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ATTENTION FIRST YEAR STUDENTS:  During the week immediately following Spring Break your small sections will meet individually to get information on selecting classes for next fall and beyond. You will receive important information about the curriculum, course selections and recommendations, registration, etc. If you cannot attend your small section’s meeting, please attend one of the other meetings that week. The schedule is as follows:

Lunch Invitation!  Dean Massaro invites 5 interested students to a luncheon sponsored by the Tucson Chapter of the Federal Bar Association on Thursday, April 20, 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Manning House in downtown Tucson. Featured speakers at the luncheon include the Hon. John M. Roll, who will speak on “Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals:  The Future - To Split or Not” and Dean Massaro, who will speak on “Cases Before the Supreme Court:  Present and Future Trends.” If you are interested in attending the luncheon, please contact Sandy Davis, First-come, first-served!!

VLP Outstanding Student Award.  The Volunteer Lawyer’s Program has honored VLP Advocate Juan Bacalski (2L) with the March 2006 Outstanding Law Student Award. Juan has been a volunteer with VLP’s Guardianship Project and Child Support Project this year. The VLP notes that Juan is especially valued for his ability to make clients feel at ease, and for his enthusiasm in volunteering with VLP. Congratulations to Juan on this well-deserved recognition!

The Federalist Society has invited Eric Treene of the Department of Justice to speak on the topic of religious freedom and religious discrimination in America on Thursday, March 9, from 12:20 - 1:00 p.m. in Room 146. Mr. Treene is the Special Counsel for Religious Discrimination at the office of the Assistant Attorney General in Washington, D.C.

Visit the University of Puerto Rico College of Law, or the Summer Law Program in Barcelona, Spain. Please join us at the Information Session on Wednesday, March 8th, at 12:00 Noon, in Room 122. You are welcome to bring your lunch and come prepared to ask questions from Prof. David Wexler and the following law students who are currently visiting from Puerto Rico:  Mr. Ernesto Beltran, Mr. Carlos Rodriguez, and Ms. Raquel Santos.

ATTENTION 1L’S:  Information sessions regarding the Law Review/Law Journal Write-on Competition will be held on Tuesday, March 7, and Wednesday, March 8, from 12:20 - 1:00 p.m. in room 140. Both meetings will be identical; we are just trying to accommodate different schedules. This is your chance to come hear about how the write-on competition works, how the publications select their members and to ask any burning questions you may have. The write-on competition will take place the first weekend following Spring Break (March 24 - 27). Additionally, on Tuesday, March 21, during the lunch hour, the Arizona Law Review will be holding an open house so that you can meet current members and learn a little more about the publication. The Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law will then hold an open house the following day, Wednesday, March 22, during the lunch hour. We encourage you all to stop by!

Andrew Silverman Community Service Awards. In an effort to recognize student community service, each year the Law School honors one student in each class, and one student organization, with the Andrew Silverman Community Service Awards. Nominate yourself or a friend who inspires you through his or her community service. Nomination forms have been sent to you by e-mail. Extra copies are available on Martha Fenn’s office door, Rm. 205. Nominations are due on Friday, March 24. For more information, please contact Martha Fenn at

The College of Law will be holding the annual Richard Grand Damages Argument Competition, with the final round taking place on Tuesday, April 4, 2006. You may enter this damages closing argument competition if you have taken or are currently taking Basic Trial Advocacy. The sign-up deadline is on Friday, March 24, with the preliminary rounds being held on Thursday, March 30, and Friday, March 31. A sign-up sheet is posted on Professor Mauet’s door outside of Room 224, along with an expanded description of this competition.

Graduation Regalia, Diploma Frames, and Announcements. Everything a graduating law student may need. UofA Bookstore representatives will be here to take your orders on Monday & Tuesday, March 6th and 7th. Please look for them in the lobby from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Intermediate Legal Research a/k/a Legal Research Bootcamp. Once again this spring, the librarians from the Law Library will be teaming up to teach an intensive legal research course. Intermediate Legal Research (fondly referred to as Legal Research Bootcamp) will take place this year from May 15 - May 19, 2006. It will provide “refresher” training in using primary and secondary legal materials and offer more detailed training in administrative law, legislative history research, and the use of legal practice materials. The course will also provide extensive WESTLAW, LEXIS, and Internet research training. This one credit, pass/fail course will be completed in just five days. Students should expect to be in class or in the library completing exercises each day from about 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (with appropriate breaks and time for lunch). This is a very “hands-on” class with much of the day taken up researching in the library and online under the guidance of librarians. A tentative schedule will be available in mid-March. The official course designation is LAW 697A - INTERMED LEGAL RESEARCH, and it is listed on the University’s online schedule of classes. Students with questions about the course may contact Shaun Esposito, Head of Public Services, Library Rm. 109A,, 520-626-5551.


Tuesday, 3/7 Student Enrichment Forum
  Professor Miller:  “Sustainability in Environmental Policy”
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Sullivan Rm. (Rm. 202)
  (Space is limited; please come only if you have signed up.)
  Information Session regarding the Law Review/Law Journal Write-on Competition
  12:20 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 140
Wednesday, 3/8 Information Session regarding the Law Review/Law Journal Write-on Competition
  12:20 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 140
  University of Puerto Rico College of Law & the Summer Law Program in Barcelona, Spain:  Information Session
  Noon, Rm. 122
  LCJSP/Criminal Law Association Speaker
  Capt. Thomas Barnard, Law Class of 2001, U.S. Army
  “Abu Ghraib: Introduction to the Law Governing the Treatment of Detainees”
  12:25 - 1:15, Rm. 146
Thursday, 3/9 Federalist Society Speaker
  Eric Treene, Special Counsel for Religious Discrimination, Office of the Assistant Attorney General, Washington, D.C.
  “Religious Freedom and Religious Discrimination in America”
  12:20 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 146


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