Volume No. 12, Issue No. 1
September 29, 2008 Bulletin Archives
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First Meeting of the Intellectual Property Student Organization:  September 29, Conference Room 138, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. This will be an Informal gathering to establish semester goals, discuss member participation and leadership, and plan future events.

The Graduate & Professional Student Council (“GPSC”) is having a general meeting this Monday 09/29/08 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 160! The GPSC represents graduate students’ interests to the University of Arizona Administration. We organize events and provide funding to further graduate students’ academic, social, and professional development. Come learn more about upcoming social events as well as the issues we are working on for you. We are presently focused on the major reorganization/restructuring occurring at the University. Student input is vital to this process as we present graduates students’ concerns to the Administration so we want to hear from you. Hope to see you there! Questions?  Contact David Lopez-Negrete ( or David Talenfeld (

You’re invited to a gathering of interested voters to learn more about the Propositions/Initiatives on the Nov. 4 ballot, September 30, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., in the private room/patio at Elle - Wine Country Restaurant, 3048 E. Broadway (park in back). No host bar. A League of Women Voters representative will facilitate a discussion.

SAHLO invites you to attend its second meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 12:30 p.m., in Room 138. We will be hosting Mr. Richardson, the General Counsel and Vice President of the University Medical Center, who will speak about his duties and responsibilities, the health care law career path, and major issues and changes he has encountered in his experiences.

Come watch the Vice-Presidential debate Thursday, October 2, 2008, 5:30, at Gentle Ben’s with a group! Sponsored by the AMERICAN CONSTITUTION SOCIETY. Everyone is welcome! The debate is scheduled from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, so arrive a little early to get settled before the candidates begin. We’re trying our best to get some food/drink specials, too! Questions? Contact Annie at or Sara at

Calling All Law School Rock Climbers, Boulderers, Mountaineers, Abseilers, and Crag-Rats. Do you ever have a hard time finding a partner to take to the mountain? Ever want to invite friends to a late night crankfest at Rocks ‘n Ropes? Then send your email address to Greg Stoltz at I will be compiling an email list of climbers at the law school so we can coordinate outings or search for partners. Once I’ve got the list I will send it out to everyone on the list. Also, if you feel like it, include in the email any other relevant info about you as a climber - what kind of gear you've got, what kind of climbing you like... Make it easy on me.

Phi Alpha Delta: Canned Food Drive Next Week to support the Community Service Bank. Please bring in canned goods or stop by our table at lunch to donate cash Monday - Thursday. Bring 5 cans to the Tailgate and get a $1 dollar off admission.

PAD Initiation - Applications are Due October 1. Please put in Jillian Aja or Karen Moody’s Mail Folders. Any questions email Jillian (

November 4th is Election Day:  Help Make Sure Democracy Happens. Voter suppression and fraud happens. Whether due to innocent human error or malice, it must be stopped. Please join students, faculty, and local lawyers in a nonpartisan poll-watching effort to make sure that Tucsonans have free and fair access to the polls this fall. All interested students will participate in an organized training, and must be available for a minimum of two hours on Tuesday, November 4. For more information, or to sign-up with the election protection team, please email Erick Gjerdingen ( of the American Constitution Society, or Andrew Pappas ( of the Federalist Society.

The Trandafir International Business Writing Competition is sponsored by Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems (TLCP), a journal of the University of Iowa College of Law located in Iowa City, Iowa. The competition is open to all students and submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. Central Standard time on February 1, 2009. The winner will receive a cash prize of $2,000 and publication in our academic journal. For more details about this competition, please consult the website at:

Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition. For the eighth year in a row, Tucson attorney Richard Grand is generously sponsoring a legal writing competition to be held from October 24 - November 3. This competition 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. We urge interested students to go to one of the two upcoming informational sessions:

Attendance at these sessions is highly recommended (but not required) for potential participants. Refreshments will be provided.

Announcing the election of our new officers for the Asian and Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA): Congratulations to Eleni Vaita, treasurer; Lauren Gonzalez, secretary; and Nick Knauer, historian.

The business school is coordinating Habitat for Humanity builds on a project that they have raised a substantial amount of money for. They would like to invite law students to team up and help on the build. Builds take place on the following Saturdays: 10/18, 10/25, 11/15, 11/22. They are from 7:00 a.m. - around Noon. Snacks and H2O will be available. Ten people can volunteer each time, so the best thing would be 5 law students and 5 Eller students. The deal with our particular house is that 70% of it was built on the property of a high school as a program that allows kids to volunteer and learn important skills now that shop classes are gone. (I love the idea because not everyone is cut out for college, and it gives kids a chance to get excited about a possible career path.) Habitat is overwhelmed by volunteers, and has to turn folks away, but because of our donation, we get priority. If you would like to participate, please pick an upcoming Saturday, and e-mail me with your interest.


Monday, 9/29 Intellectual Property Student Organization
  12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Room 138
  CLS Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Room 130
  Graduate & Professional Student Council Meeting
  12:15, Room 160
Tuesday, 9/30 NALSA Meeting
  12:15 p.m., Room 138 (Lunch provided)
Wednesday, 10/1 SAHLO Meeting
  12:30 p.m., Room 138
  Guest speaker, Mr Richardson, General Counsel and Vice President, UMC


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