Volume No. 11, Issue No. 8
October 8, 2007 Bulletin Archives
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Be cool! Join your friends and colleagues for an ice cream social sponsored by the Admissions Office on Wednesday, October 10 at 3:00 p.m. in the Corleone Student center. All students, faculty and staff are invited. No need to RSVP; Kay, Dan and Terry will scoop and serve ice cream until it’s gone! Mark your calendars and join in!

New Issues in Intellectual Property: Faculty/Student Lunch. An invitation to lunch with faculty to discuss three current issues in IP Law:

Friday, October 12; 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Sullivan Room, 116 (inside the Great Room); Pizza will be served. If you would like to attend, please e-mail and put “IP Lunch” in the subject heading. Space is limited, so e-mail soon to secure a place. 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls are all welcome. There’s no need to have taken any IP classes to join this faculty/student lunch. Come along if you’re interested in IP (or think you might be). Faculty will each talk for 10 minutes; questions and discussion to follow.

VLP Outstanding Student Award. The Volunteer Lawyer’s Program has honored Spencer Edelman (2L) with the October 2007 Outstanding Student Award. He was honored for his outstanding volunteer work in the Bankruptcy Clinic this past summer. This semester he continues to volunteer in the Bankruptcy Clinic, where, according to the VLP, he is extremely professional and kind to all of his clients and does a great job of explaining the bankruptcy reaffirmation process to them. Congratulations to Mr. Edelman on his well-deserved recognition.

Phi Alpha Delta held their District Conference last weekend in Flagstaff, Arizona, and is happy to bring home the honor of Best Chapter in District V. This was due to our increase in membership and our dedication to community service and member involvement. At the National Level, District V received the 2006 - 2007 award for Most Improved District. We want to thank everyone who is involved in our fraternity and who support our community service efforts!

Student sign ups for the 10th Annual LLSA/BLSA Golf Tournament will take place in the lobby facing Corleone's on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Come by and see us to find out what the tournament is all about!

Be a consultant for the Admissions Office! Bring your feedback about what other schools did during the admissions process that engaged, excited or repelled you. We want to learn from you, the real experts! Bring your lunch and ideas either Friday, Oct. 5, or Oct. 12 at 12:15 in Room 115 of the Classroom Commons. Terry Holpert will bring dessert. See you there.

AIDSWalk 2007. Please join Phi Alpha Delta, SAHLO, LWA, PrideLaw, and the Community Service Board for AIDSWalk 2007. This is a fantastic service opportunity that is loads of fun. AIDSWalk 2007 is an event aimed to raise money for the fight against HIV and AIDS. In the past 18 years, the Southern Arizona Aids Foundation has generated $2,359,500 from AIDSWalk alone. The event takes place on Sunday, October 14th. The 10K begins at 7:00 a.m. and the 5K walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Both have a registration fee of $10. Last year there were live bands, a rock climbing wall and a mini zip line. Please visit to register or to donate. We hope you all consider participating in this event. Visit for more information.

Guest Lecture on Branding Strategies and Trademark Law:  “Building an International Brand in the Shadow of the Law,” a guest lecture by Mark Van Vleet, Chief Legal Officer for Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, on how trademark law facilitates (and sometimes impedes) building an international brand. October 25, Room 139, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. This guest lecture is part of the regular class in Trademarks and Unfair Competition 655a, taught by Professor Austin. There will be extra space available for interested 1Ls, 2Ls, or 3Ls who would like to attend. Space is limited. To reserve a place, please email with “Fender Guitar Lecture” in the subject heading.

GPSC Grants and Fall Program - Informational Session. Your Graduate and Professional Student Council representatives are hosting and informational session on the grants available through GPSC. All are welcome Thursday, October 11, from 12:15 - 1:45 p.m., in room CC 108. GPSC grants can be used to fund professional development, speaker events, and organizations. Please join us to learn about the process and upcoming GPSC events. Clubs are encouraged to send an officer to learn about the funding options available. Questions? Contact your GPSC reps: Erin Ford,, or Robin Quarrier,

LGBTQ Speed Dating! GPSC is hosting speed dating for the graduate and professional LGBTQ community October 10th at 6:15 p.m. in Rincon Room at the Student Union. To sign up, please email

Informational Sessions - Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition. All students interested in participating in the seventh annual Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition are invited to attend one of the two upcoming informational sessions: Thursday, October 4, at 12:10 in room CC109 or Monday, October 8, at 12:10 in room CC108. Refreshments will be provided. The competition will be held this year from October 19 to October 29. It is open to all students at the Rogers College of Law. The top five student participants will receive cash prizes of:  First Place - $2000; Second Place - $1000; Third Place - $500; Honorable Mention - $250 each. 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. For more information, contact Professor Rabe at


Monday, 10/8 Informational Session for Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition
  12:10 p.m., CC-109
  Pathways to International Law Practice
  4:00 - 5:00 p.m., CC-111
  Reception to Follow
Tuesday, 10/9 Student Enrichment Forum
  Professor Bublick, “Upside Down?  Terrorists, Bureaucrats and Responsibility for Harm in the Post-9/11 Tort Reform World”
  12:15 p.m., CC-116
  (Space is limited. Please come only if you have signed up.)
Wednesday, 10/10 Law, Criminal Justice and Security Program (LCJSP) Speaker Series
  Clint Bolick, Esq. (Goldwater Institute), author, David’s Hammer:  In Praise of Judicial Activism
  12:15 p.m., CC-111
  Ice Cream Social
  All faculty, students, staff invited
  3:00 p.m., Corleone Student Center
Friday, 10/12 Admissions Office Student Feedback Session
  12:15 p.m., CC-115
  New Issues in Intellectual Property:  Faculty/Student Lunch
  12:30 - 1:30 p.m., CC-116
  (Space is limited. Please come only if you have signed up.)


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