THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 10, Issue No. 24
March 5, 2007 Bulletin Archives
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/2006/B24-0607.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

On Tuesday, March 6, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear three oral arguments at the College. The arguments begin at 2:00pm in Room 146 with overflow in Room 139. The Judges will stay for a Q&A session following the arguments. The briefs are on file in the library for your review. For security reasons, backpacks and other large bags are not allowed in the courtroom. Additionally, food, drink, and electronic equipment are prohibited. You may enter and leave in-between arguments. However, please enter and exit the courtroom as quietly and quickly as you can.

Faculty Community Lecture Series. On Tuesday, March 6, at 7:00 p.m., Professor Rob Williams will present, “Like a Loaded Weapon: The Rehnquist Court, Indian Rights, and the Legal History of Racism in America,” in DuVal Auditorium, University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell. Free Admission

PDP Caffeine Kick. Last week before spring break is tough. Let Phi Delta Phi help you start it off right! Caffeine kick is back and we will have good coffee (with fresh milk/soy milk), LaraBars and Cliff Bars (for less than you would pay at most stores), some fresh fruit, and a variety of pre-made, highly caffeinated beverages. So, stop by on Monday from 7:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for a snack or the next best thing to caffeine IV. Then have a Happy Spring Break!!

The Law College Association Partners in Practice presents:  “When Generations Collide in the Workplace,”Monday, March 5, 12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Room 140.

PILO Guest Speaker. Does the ‘Public Interest’ You? Thinking about a Career as a Public Interest Lawyer? Please join the Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) on Thursday, March 8 at 12:20 p.m. in Room 138 where UA Law Professor Brent White will talk about the importance of practicing public interest law, share some of his experiences, and answer your questions.

ACS Elections Thursday, 3/8 in Round Tree Hall, Room 102 at 12:15 p.m. Start your spring break off on a high note by involving yourself with the law school. Both 1L’s and 2L’s have a GREAT chance of getting a title position that will boost your resume. We are already investigating a huge event with PDP. Email roq@email.arizona.edu for more information.

Medical School Seminar on Forensic Genetics. “Forensic Genetics:  Perspectives on the Past, Present, and Future of Human Identity Testing” by John M. Butler, Ph.D., Project Leader, Human Identity DNA Measurements Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Thursday, March 8, 2007, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., AZ Health Sciences Center, Room 5403. Followed by a Public Education Seminar “Beyond CSI:  Exciting Applications of Forensic DNA,” Friday, March 9, 2007, 7:00 p.m. Duval Auditorium, University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. For more information please contact Professor Kirsten Smolensky at kirsten.smolensky@law.arizona.edu.

SAVE THE DATE! - April 13, 2007 - Arizona Women Lawyers Association Annual Wine & Cheese Party. On April 13, 2007, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., the AWLA’s annual Wine and Cheese Party will be held at the Women’s Plaza of Honor at the University of Arizona. This year, AWLA takes great pleasure in commemorating the appointment of the Honorable Jan E. Kearney as Presiding Judge of the Pima County Superior Court, and the event will be held in her honor. Mark your calendars now so you do not miss this event. More information will be forthcoming.

The annual Richard Grand Damages Argument Competition begins at the end of March, with the final round taking place on April 4. Second or third year students who have taken or are currently enrolled in Basic Trial Advocacy are eligible to participate. The competition is a closing argument competition. Each contestant will give a closing argument for the plaintiff on both liability and damages issues. There will be cash prizes for the contestants in the final round; the winner’s prize is $2,000. Further information and a sign up sheet are posted on Professor Mauet’s door (Room 224). The deadline for signing up is Friday, March 23.

ASLME Student Health Law Award. The American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME) Student Health Law Award is awarded each spring to one second-year law student at the James E. Rogers College of Law. Award recipients will receive a complimentary two-year membership to ASLME (which includes subscriptions to the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics and the American Journal of Law and Medicine), a waived registration fee to attend the upcoming student health law conference and job fair (held October 12, 2007), and a commemorative plaque. Students who are interested in applying should submit a resume, a health law paper, and a one-page cover letter demonstrating the student’s interest in health law. The health law paper can be a student note or a paper written for a health law course. All application materials should be submitted together in a manila folder to Professor Smolensky by May 1, 2007. Professors Spece and Smolensky will review the applications and award the ASLME Student Health Law Award by June 1, 2007.

THE HONORABLE ROBERT G. MOOREMAN BANKRUPTCY SCHOLARSHIP. The James E. Rogers College of Law is pleased to announce the availability of the Mooreman Bankruptcy Scholarship, which was established by the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Arizona and friends of the Honorable Robert G. Mooreman. The scholarship honors one of the outstanding members of the judiciary, retired United States Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert G. Mooreman, who is a 1956 graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law. A scholarship will be awarded this semester to an enrolled third-year law student based upon demonstrated potential for contributions in the areas of bankruptcy and/or consumer law and the legal profession; academic performance; integrity and sense of professionalism; financial need; and community service. Application materials are available in Room 118. Award:  $1,000. DEADLINE:  Completed applications must be returned to Room 118 by 5:00 p.m. on March 12, 2007.

S. THOMAS CHANDLER PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD. The S. Thomas Chandler Public Service Award was established to assist graduating law students who will be entering public sector or public interest work upon graduation. For 2006 - 2007, one to three awards of $2,000 to $6,000 each will be made to third-year students enrolled in the Rogers College of Law. The Chandler Public Service Award Committee will select the recipients based upon the following criteria:  past and/or current public service activities, future plans for public sector/public interest work, and financial need. Application materials are available in Room 118. Deadline:  Completed applications must be returned to Room 118 by 12:00 NOON on Thursday, March 15, 2007.

THE JUNIUS HOFFMAN “BEYOND THE J.D.” SCHOLARSHIP. The James E. Rogers College of Law is pleased to announce the availability of the Junius Hoffman “Beyond the J.D.” Scholarship for a graduating student seeking to continue his or her education in a graduate degree-granting program (e.g., Ph.D., LL.M., M.D., M.S. or equivalent) in the fall of 2007. The scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding graduating student who demonstrates promise of contributing significantly to the legal profession as a result of his or her additional education. Application materials are available in Room 118. Deadline:  Completed applications must be returned to Room 118 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2007.

NEW SCHOLARSHIP TO HELP DEFRAY ARIZONA BAR EXAM EXPENSES. The Public Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Arizona invites all third-year law students to apply for the 2006 - 2007 State Bar Public Lawyers’ Section Scholarship. A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a law school graduate who evinces a strong desire and dedication to serving the community as a public lawyer. The award is intended to be used to help defray the expenses for the Arizona bar exam. Application information is available in Room 118. Deadline:  Completed applications must be returned to Room 118 by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2007.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, 3/5 PDP Caffeine Kick
  7:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Main Lobby
   
  The Law College Association Partners in Practice presents
  “When Generations Collide in the Workplace”
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Rm. 140
   
Tuesday, 3/6 Faculty Community Lecture Series
  Professor Rob Williams presents “Like a Loaded Weapon:
  The Rehnquist Court, Indian Rights, and the Legal History of Racism in America”
  7:00 p.m., DuVal Auditorium, University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell.
   
  Student Enrichment Forum
  Professor David Marcus
  “The Erie Doctrine and the Class Act Fairness Act”
  12:15 p.m., Sullivan Rm. (Rm. 202)
  (Space is limited. Please come only if you have signed up for this Forum.)
   
Wednesday, 3/7 Law, Criminal Justice and Security Program Speaker Series
  Rene Guererro, Bail Bond Company Operator
  “Bail Bonds, and Making It After Prison”
  12:00 - 1:05 p.m., Rm. 146
   
Thursday, 3/8 PILO Guest Speaker: Professor Brent White
  “Does the ‘Public Interest’ You? Thinking about a Career as a Public Interest Lawyer?”
  12:20 p.m., Rm. 138
   
  ACS Elections
  12:15 p.m., Round Tree Hall, Rm. 102
   
  Medical School Seminar on Forensic Genetics
  “Forensic Genetics: Perspectives on the Past, Present, and Future of Human Identity Testing”
  John M. Butler, Ph.D., Project Leader, Human Identity DNA Measurements Group
  National Institute of Standards and Technology
  4:00 - 5:30 p.m., AZ Health Sciences Center, Room 5403

 

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