Volume No. 10, Issue No. 25
March 19, 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 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


Write-On Competition Meeting - MANDATORY meeting. The Arizona Law Review and the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law will be holding the annual Write-On Competition from March 22 - 26. We encourage all 1Ls and 2L transfer students to participate. There is a mandatory meeting on Thursday, March 22, at 4:00 p.m. in Room 146. In this meeting, we will discuss the rules, and hand out the competition packet. This is the only chance to retrieve the packet and discuss the rules with the Research Editors of the publications. If you plan to participate in the Write-On, you must attend. Completed submissions (which include the packet of materials provided to participants) are due between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 26, at the Journal Office. No late submissions will be accepted. All submissions become property of the Review and the Journal. Please contact Flynn Carey ( or Todd Adkins ( with questions.

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 30. For more information, please contact Martha Fenn at

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.

NACLE. It is still possible for U of A JD candidates in good standing to arrange a semester visit to one of several Canadian law schools (including McGill) during the fall 2007 or spring 2008 semester under the NACLE program. If you are interested, contact Prof. Gantz ASAP.

College of Law Blood Drive, Monday, March 19, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Eller College of Management, Rm. 208. Walk-ups welcome! Even if you didn’t sign up, please come!

NLG Speaker Series. The Tucson and U of A chapters of the National Lawyers Guild are teaming up to bring notable guest speakers to the U of A to discuss social activism in the legal profession. Our first speaker is the Honorable Tom Berning. Judge Berning has served the Tucson community since graduating U of A law school in 1978. Currently Judge Berning is Tucson City Magistrate Judge. Judge Berning has been active with numerous legal aid organizations, worked as a City Attorney for the City of Tucson, practiced in numerous fields of civil law (including civil rights, landlord/tenant, and consumer law), and practiced in every Arizona Court, many tribal courts, the US District Court, the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Judge Berning will speak on March 28 at 12:15 p.m. with pizza and drinks provided. This event is limited to 20 students and/or faculty. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to promptly.

The Arizona Estate Planning and Elder Law Society will meet on Tuesday, March 20, at 12:15 p.m. (room number will be posted on the lobby bulletin board). We will elect officers for the 2007 - 2008 school year, so if you are interested in being an officer or participating in the election process, please come to this meeting! For a copy of our Spring Newsletter, please drop us an email. Contact:

All are invited to attend the next meet of the Anti-Racism Focus Group (of the NLG). It is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, at 12:20 - 12:55 p.m. in Room 140. There are a number of interesting topics we will be discussing, including active involvement within our law school/community for this important issue. If you have any questions, email Christie Green at

Due to scheduling conflicts, the Law Students Against Death Penalty next general meeting has been moved to Tuesday, March 27, from 12:20 - 12:55 in Room 138. We will be discussing ways to become active in this cause, as well as an upcoming fundraiser. Hope to see you there! If you have any questions, email Christie Green at

All law students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend an UPCOMING MOVIE MEETING on behalf of NLG’s ANTI-RACISM FOCUS GROUP. It is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, at 12:15 in Room 138. Lunch will be provided (PBJ’s and Chips) - but bring your own drinks! If you have any questions, email Christie Green at We will be showing the heart-wrenching documentary “What Happened to Emmett Till.”


Monday, 3/19 College of Law Blood Drive
  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Eller College of Management, Rm. 208
Tuesday, 3/20 Student Enrichment Forum
  Professor Brent White:  “Apology”
  12:15 p.m., Sullivan Rm. (Rm. 202)
  (Space is limited. Please come only if you have signed up for this forum.)
  Arizona Estate Planning and Elder Law Society Meeting
  12:15 p.m. (Room number will be posted on the lobby bulletin board.)
  NLG Anti-Racism Focus Group Meeting
  12:20 - 12:55 p.m., Rm. 140
Wednesday, 3/21 Law, Criminal Justice and Security Program Speaker Series
  Kathleen Mayer, Deputy Pima County Attorney
  “Prosecuting Sex Crimes”
  12:00 - 1:05 p.m., Rm. 146
  NLG Anti Racism Focus Group Movie Meeting
  Documentary:  “What Happened to Emmett Till”
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 138
Thursday, 3/22 Write-On Competition Meeting
  4:00 p.m., Rm. 146


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