THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 11, Issue No. 15
January 16, 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/B15-0708.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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:

1L Students:  REMINDER! You are invited to join the Board of Visitors, the Faculty, and your fellow classmates for the annual 1L luncheon on Friday, January 25, 2008, at 12:30 p.m., at the Marriott University Park Hotel, 880 E. Second St. After lunch, please join us for a series of discussions prepared especially for 1L’s:  “Arizona and Beyond,” a program to assist you in designing your unique curricular and career paths. Check your mailbox for an invitation. Please RSVP by Tuesday, January 22, to Donna Ream at ream@law.arizona.edu or 626-1629.

VLP Outstanding Student Awards. The Volunteer Lawyer’s Program recently honored two VLP Advocates with Outstanding Law Student Awards. Brenna Durkin (1L) received the December 2007 Outstanding Student Award for her extremely skilled and knowledgeable work in the Domestic Relations Clinic. The VLP notes that Ms. Durkin’s positive attitude and upbeat personality give her a great rapport with clients. Dennis Bastron (2L) received the January 2008 Outstanding Student Award for his dedication to volunteering in the Child Support Clinic. The VLP notes that Mr. Bastron possesses a valuable ability to keep clients focused on the issues at hand, and that his high level of commitment to the clinic has benefitted many families by ensuring that their child support figure was accurately calculated. Congratulations to these students on this well-deserved recognition.

College of Law Semester Abroad Programs.  The College of Law has several programs that permit UA JD students to spend a semester abroad with full credit toward their JD degree. The NACLE program functions with four Canadian law schools, British Columbia, Ottawa, McGill, and Dalhousie. We have a long term relationship for exchanges with the University of Puerto Rico, an ABA accredited law school in San Juan. (Reasonable Spanish language fluency is necessary.) We are working on completing the arrangements for a new exchange program with the University of Lyon in France; theirs is an English language graduate level program; no fluency in French is required. Anyone interested in a visit for Fall 2008 or Spring 2008 should contact Professor Gantz (gantz@law.arizona.edu) by the end of January.

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, Intake Client Interviewing, and Guardianship. 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 one of the two meetings this week:  Wednesday, January 16, at 12:30 p.m. in CC-108, or Thursday, January 17, at 12:20 p.m. in CC-108. Spring volunteers need only attend one of the meetings, but it is mandatory that they attend at least one of the meetings. For more information contact Erin Fox (efox@email.arizona.edu), Jillian Aja (jaja@email.arizona.edu), or Jean West (jewest@email.arizona.edu).

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

PILO is privileged to announce that on Tuesday, January 22 at 12:15 p.m., in CC Room 109, Professor Nina Rabin, Director of Border Research Southwest Institute for Research on Women (she also directs the citizenship clinic and teaches the citizenship class) will provide a lunchtime talk and discussion about her public interest law work at SIRW and opportunities for public interest careers for students. Anyone interested in public interest/pro bono work is encouraged to attend. If you have questions please contact Geoffery Stauffer, PILO President, gstauffe@email.arizona.edu.

Arizona Women Lawyers Association to Sponsor Conference for Law Women, Sat., Feb. 2, 2008. AWLA’s Gender Equity Committee will drop a “cone of silence” over the BIO5 Building for a one-day conference with law students and very-recent graduates. Attendees will enjoy a candid discussion about the “secrets” of surviving and thriving in private practice. Participation is limited to law students ($10) and graduates admitted after 2001 ($50). Registration deadline is Jan. 25, 2008. For more information, contact AWLA Administrator Joanne Itri-Arleo (602-218-5273) or admin@awla-state.org.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, 1/16 First Day of Classes
   
  VLP Advocates Info Meeting
  12:30 p.m., CC-108
   
Thursday, 1/17 VLP Advocates Info Meeting
  12:20 p.m., CC-108

 

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