THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 11, Issue No. 5
September 17, 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/B05-0708.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

VLP Outstanding Student Awards. The Volunteer Lawyer’s Program recently honored several of our law student VLP Advocates with Outstanding Law Student Awards. Martha Taylor (2L) was honored in July for her outstanding volunteer work in the Intake Clinic, the Domestic Relations Follow-Up Clinic, and the Child Support Project. In addition she was recognized for volunteering in the VLP office over the summer. Shane Ham (2L) was honored in August for his dedication to volunteering in the Bankruptcy Clinic and the Child Support Project over the summer. Glenn MacLeod was presented with the September Outstanding Law Student Award for the countless hours he dedicated to volunteering in the Domestic Relations Follow-Up Clinic this summer. Congratulations to these students on their well-deserved recognition!

It’s Back!!! PAD’s Build-A-Bear Workshop Party!!! Once again Phi Alpha Delta is partnering with One-On-One Partners, a local mentoring agency, to provide an afternoon of fun for 20 of Tucson’s at-risk youth and they need your help. For $20 one child will get to pick out their own stuffed animal, name, deck it out with the latest fashions, and take it home. Sponsor a kid by yourself, sponsor a kid with your study group, sponsor a kid with your friends, sponsor a couple kids with your small section or donate a few bucks to the cause. Please stop by the table in the lobby next week anytime between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday, to make your donation or contact Mike Shup (mshupe@email.arizona.edu). Any support is much appreciated!

There will be a Christian Legal Society meeting on Tuesday, September 18, at 12:15 p.m. at the Greek Patio. Come ready to discuss a biblical approach to legal ethics! If you have any questions email Andy Anderson, egande1@email.arizona.edu.

The American Constitution Society (ACS) will be holding its first meeting of the 2007 - 2008 school year on Thursday, September 20, at 12:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in CC 115. Please join us to meet our board members and learn about our exciting upcoming ACS events, only food for thought will be provided. The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy is one of the nation’s leading progressive legal organizations. Founded in 2001, ACS is a rapidly growing network of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers and other concerned individuals. Our mission is to ensure that fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, and access to justice enjoy their rightful, central place in American law. Among those who have spoken at ACS National events are Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Stephen Breyer, former Vice President Al Gore, Senators Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton and former Attorney General Janet Reno. The Arizona Chapter focuses on facilitating a dialogue around such topics through speaker series, debates, civic engagement and informal channels of exchange.

Outlining Workshop for 1Ls:  On Thursday, September 27, in Room 140, the Senior Writing Fellows will present a workshop for first-year students on course outlining. We’ve timed this workshop to coincide with the time period when many students begin outlining their first-year courses. Attendees can expect:  (1) a presentation on outlining; (2) a time for questions and answers; (3) handouts - excerpts of sample outlines; and (4) food. All are welcome. For more information, contact Senior Writing Fellow Rebecca Stahl at rmstahl@email.arizona.edu.

Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition.  For the seventh consecutive year, Tucson attorney Richard Grand is generously sponsoring a legal writing competition. The competition will be held this year from October 19 to October 29. It is only open to students at the Rogers College of Law. All students are eligible to participate. The top five student participants will receive cash prizes of:  First Place - $2000; Second Place - $1000; Third Place - $500; Honorable Mention - $250 each. Brochures will be placed in each student’s mailbox this week. This year, the competition will differ a bit from years past. Participants will be asked to write a profile of an individual who has had some experience with the law or the legal system. It could be a lawyer, a judge, a victim, a criminal defendant, a witness, a juror, a litigant, a police officer, a migrant, a civil rights advocate - the possibilities are many. Students may pick up the packet on October 19; submissions are due back on October 29. We urge interested students to go to one of the two upcoming informational sessions:  October 4 at 12:10 in room CC109 and October 8 at 12:10 in room CC108. Attendance at these sessions is highly recommended - but not required - for potential participants. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Professor Rabe at rabe@law.arizona.edu.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, 9/17 PAD “Build-A-Bear” Fundraising Table
  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Classroom Commons Lobby
  (Monday-Thursday)
   
  9th Annual Supreme Court Review Celebrating Constitution Day
  2:00 - 5:00 p.m., Rm. 146
  Reception to Follow
   
Tuesday, 9/18 Christian Legal Society Meeting
  12:15 p.m., the Greek Patio
   
  Student Enrichment Forum
  Professor Orbach, “Reel Law:  A Legal History of the American Motion Picture Industry”
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m., CC-116
  Space is limited. Please come only if you have signed up.
   
Wednesday, 9/19 Law, Criminal Justice and Security Program (LCJSP) Speaker Series
  Kim Smith, Arizona Daily Star crime reporter
  “Covering Crime”
  12:15 p.m., CC-111
   
Thursday, 9/20 American Constitution Society Meeting
  12:30 p.m., CC-115

 

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