THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 11, Issue No. 2
August 27, 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/2007/B02-0708.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

This year’s J. Byron McCormick Lecture will take place on Monday, September 10, at 10:00 a.m. in the Crowder Hall Auditorium. The speaker is Richard J. Goldstone, retired justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. The topic is “The Consequences of the United States Abdicating its Moral and Political Leadership of the Free World.” All students are invited and encouraged to attend. (10:00 classes will be cancelled so that you may attend.) There will be a reception following the lecture.

The first meeting of the Law Women’s Association (LWA) is coming soon! Join us on Tuesday, August 28, from 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. in CC 111. We will discuss our group’s purpose, goals, and upcoming events. In addition, we will hold nominations and elections for 1L Representatives who will become part of our Steering Committee. Food from Eegee’s will be provided. Everyone is welcome to join!

Interested in being a VLP Advocate this semester? The Volunteer Lawyers Program is looking for student volunteers to work with clients and assist attorneys in the areas of Domestic Relations, Child Support, Bankruptcy, and Intake Interviewing. All students are welcome. Training will be provided. Students may volunteer for as many or as few slots as their time allows. If you would like to get some great pro bono experience, please come to a mandatory meeting for Fall volunteers on Wednesday, August 29, at 12:20 p.m. in Rm. 110. For more information contact Jillian Aja (jaja@email.arizona.edu), Erin Fox (efox@email.arizona.edu), or Jean West (jewest@email.arizona.edu).

Please Note:  The fall VLP Advocate clinics are at the following times:

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) will have its first informational meeting on Thursday, August 30, from Noon - 1:00 p.m. in CC 108. Please join us if you’d like to find out how to get involved in our legal referral clinics and the NLG in general. Food will be provided! For more information contact Maya Abela (mayaa@email.arizona.edu) or Eric Pavri (pavri@email.arizona.edu).

The Students of Arizona Health Law Organization (“SAHLO”) invites all students to attend “What is Health Law?” on Thursday, August 30, at 12:05pm in the Classroom Commons 110. Professor Kirsten Rabe Smolensky will give an overview of the various facets of health law. This will serve as a foundation for the topics to be discussed throughout the year.   This will also be our first meeting of the semester. Pizza and cookies will be provided!

Do you want to help survivors of domestic violence? Do you speak Spanish? The Domestic Violence Law Clinic could use your help. We need students who are willing to volunteer their time to help interpret legal interviews for clients who speak only Spanish. We also can use assistance in translating documents from English into Spanish. Our clinic will be interviewing clients on Tuesday and Thursdays, beginning Sept. 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. through Nov. 29. Prior experience in interpreting for clients is preferred. For more information, please contact Bertha Fresquez at 626-5232.

Pace Environmental Moot Court:  On Thursday, September 6, from noon - 1 pm, in Room 115, Classroom Commons, there will be an informational brown-bag lunch session on U of A’s participation in the Pace Law School Environmental Moot Court this year. Please attend if you are interested in trying out for the U of A team. The Pace Competition in is held in February but team members will be chosen early this semester.

The Morris K. Udall Inn of Court is seeking 14 committed 3Ls to join its program this year. The Inn promotes the goals of legal excellence, civility, professionalism, and ethics and, in Tucson, is comprised of approximately 50 lawyers, judges, and law students. Members find it to be a rewarding, stimulating and congenial atmosphere. Meetings are held each month, from October through May (except January) and each meeting includes dinner and an educational presentation. There is no cost to student members. Participants are expected to attend monthly meetings, which are from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson. Dates for the 2007 - 2008 year are:

Participants also will participate in the planning of one educational program. If you are interested in joining - submit resume and statement of interest (address to Dean Toni Massaro; no need to sign, but please include contact information) to Dean Paula Nailon (by email to nailon@law.arizona.edu, or deliver to Room 205 Carlene Apartments), no later than noon, Friday, August 31, 2007. If you have questions, please contact Dean Nailon. See www.innsofcourt.org for more information on the Inn of Court.

University of Arizona Law Students needed to serve on the ASUA Supreme Court. If interested, please submit resume and a cover letter stating why you want to serve on the ASUA Supreme Court. Applications are due Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at noon. You can email your application to Claudia Davila (ASUA Advisor) (Claudia@u.arizona.edu) or drop off an application at ASUA (Room 325W) above the UA Bookstore. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 621-2782. For further information on the job description, please go to http://web.asua.arizona.edu/~asua/scourt.htm.

To All Students: Please update and keep your home addresses information current by going into www.arizona.edu/student_link/.

Health Insurance Alert. If you need student health insurance, you need to enroll NOW! If you need more information, you can e-mail chsinsurance@health.arizona.edu or you can go the website, www.health.arizona.edu and read all entries and important dates and deadlines. If you choose to use Student Health Insurance as your health insurance, please note:


UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, 8/27 Introduction to Federal Government Summer ‘08 & After Graduation Honors Programs
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., CC 110
   
Tuesday, 8/28 Community Service Board Meeting
  12:20 p.m., CC 110
   
  Law Women’s Association (LWA) Meeting
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., CC 111
   
Wednesday, 8/29 Law, Criminal Justice and Security Program (LCJSP) Speaker
  Bert Falbaum, retired Criminal Investigator, Office of Special Investigations, U.S. Department of Justice
  “Investigating Nazi War Crimes”
  12:15 p.m., Rm. 146
   
  VLP Advocates Info Meeting
  Mandatory meeting for Fall Volunteers
  12:20 p.m., CC-110
   
Thursday, 8/30 National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Meeting
  12:00 - 1:00 p.m., CC 108
   
  Students of Arizona Health Law Organization (“SAHLO”)
  Professor Kirsten Rabe Smolensky presents “What is Health Law?”
  12:05 p.m., CC 110

 

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