THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 12, Issue No. 3
October 10, 2008 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 SBA at SBA@law.arizona.edu. The deadline for receipt of information is each Wednesday by 8:00 p.m. for inclusion in the following week’s Bulletin. This Bulletin can be found on the web at www.law.arizona.edu/news/Bulletins/2008/B03-0809.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

An Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration, hosted by Native American Law Students Association (NALSA), will be held today, Monday, October 13, 2008, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Courtyard, College of Law, 1201 East Speedway Boulevard. Please join NALSA as we celebrate the last 516 years of the strength and survival of the indigenous peoples of the Americas !  We will be selling Indian tacos and frybread, as well as hosting a local drum group. Contact: Leah Lussier, lussier@email.arizona.edu for more information.

The Oral Advocacy Organization is having a meeting Tuesday, October 14 at 12:15 in room 118. This meeting, we’ll be playing a lot of debate and speaking games, and pizza will be served. We’ll also be giving the details of when and where our first “KarOAOke” activity will happen.

PAD will have a meeting this week on October 15, at 12:30 p.m., in Room 168 to discuss fall initiation and upcoming events. PAD Initiation will be on Friday, October 17, at 7:00 p.m., in Room 164. Any questions contact Jillian Aja (jaja@email.arizona.edu).

On Wednesday, 10/15, there will be a Career & Professional Development Program titled “Everything You Wanted to Know About the Arizona Bar Application & Deadlines,” from 12:15 - 1:00 p.m. in Room 160.

This is Ethics Week! Phi Delta Phi, the international legal ethics and professionalism fraternity, is hosting a series of lunchtime speakers for three days this week. FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED! The location and time for all of the speakers is the same:  12:15 - 1:10 p.m., in Room 160.

Phi Delta Phi is committed to elevated ethical standards for attorneys. Don’t be one of those lawyers who ends up giving the profession a bad name - Join PDP and help us change the public’s perception about attorneys and the legal profession. For more information, contact PDP at ualaw.ethics@gmail.com.

Kaplan/PMBR will be hosting a bar talk on Thursday, October 16, Room 156, at 12:20 p.m., to explain the bar prep courses they offer. It is open to all students, but 3Ls are especially encouraged to attend. Any questions contact Jillian Aja (jaja@email.arizona.edu). Kaplan/PMBR is also offering a free MPRE review course for the November exam. All are eligible to sign-up. Please sign up online at www.kaplanpmbr.com/Bar_Review/Home/welcome.html. Any questions contact Jillian Aja (jaja@email.arizona.edu).

The Jewish Law Students Association would like to invite you to our annual grad student break fast! The noshing and rehydrating will begin at around 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 16, at La Aldea - 825 E. 5th St. You can park behind the Coronado dormitory (6th and Tyndall). As usual, it is pot-luck style, and non-law students are more than welcome. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact ronlev70@gmail.com (you don’t have to RSVP but we would like to get a headcount). L’Shana Tova and hope to see you there!

1L’s: The Community Service Board is now accepting applications for two positions on the board. The CSB meets about every 2 - 3 weeks and helps plan and organize community service events for the entire school. As 1L’s, the time commitment is minimal, but your voice gets to be heard. If interested/questions/concerns please send your resume and a brief statement of interest to jaja@email.arizona.edu by October 17th!

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 to 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.

eLawyering and the Future of Legal Work, Thursday, October 16, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., Room 135, presented by The American Bar Association eLawyering Task Force (Law Practice Management Section).

Join the Law Women’s Association’s AIDS WALK Team! The AIDS Walk is on Sunday, October 19, and we hope you will all join us in fundraising in support of this great cause! For more information, visit www.aidswalktucson.com, and to sign up for our team, visit www.firstgiving.com/SAAF and join the “UA Law LWA” team. We hope to see you there!

The Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) would like to announce that Jen Crutchfield has been chosen as the VLP Student of the Month for October! Jen has taken over as the VLP’s student coordinator for the Child Support Clinic and she has done a fantastic job since taking on her new duties in May. Jen exudes enthusiasm, passion and energy and we are thrilled that she will be a part of the VLP team for the next two years. Please visit the VLP’s website to read more about Jen and to view other articles about past VLP Students of the Month at www.vlparizona.org//LawStudentAwards.htm. Congratulations Jen!

The members of the 2009 James E. Rogers College of Law’s Pace National Environmental Moot Court team have been selected. The team will consist of:

Please congratulate the team members and wish them luck in brief-writing! Contact Kirsten H. Engel at engel@law.arizona.edu for more information.


Scholarship Information

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SECTION BOOK SCHOLARSHIP

The James E. Rogers College of Law is pleased to announce the availability of two scholarships from the Criminal Justice Section Book Scholarship Fund, which was established by the Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar of Arizona in 1994 to recognize second- or third-year law students for achievement in the area of criminal justice.

The Criminal Justice Section Book Scholarship Fund will provide two scholarships for the 2008-2009 academic year. Selection will be based upon the following criteria:  academic achievements in general; specific achievements in the area of criminal justice regarding class work, papers, clinics, clerkships, internships or other related experiences; future plans regarding work in the criminal justice system; explanation of source of interest in this area of the law; and statement of financial need. A committee of representatives of the Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar will select the recipient or recipients based upon a review of written application materials as well as interviews with selected applicants if necessary.

Applications are now available in Law Commons 201. Deadline for return of completed applications to Room 201:  October 31, 2008. Contact stover@law.arizona.edu with questions.

THE HONORABLE MARGARET M. HOUGHTON AWLA SCHOLARSHIP

The James E. Rogers College of Law is pleased to announce the availability of the Houghton AWLA Scholarship. The Southern Arizona Chapter of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association and friends of retired Pima County Superior Court Judge Margaret Houghton have established an endowment to provide a scholarship in honor of Judge Houghton, who is a 1976 graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law.

The award will be made to an enrolled second-year law student who is the parent of a dependent child and who demonstrates financial need. The recipient will be selected by a five-member committee chaired by Judge Houghton.

Applications are available in Law Commons 201. DEADLINE:  Completed applications must be returned to Room 201 by 5:00 p.m. on October 31, 2008. Contact stover@law.arizona.edu with questions.

STATE BAR REAL PROPERTY SECTION SCHOLARSHIP

The Rogers College of Law is pleased to announce the availability of the State Bar Real Property Section Scholarship for 2008-2009. Established by the State Bar of Arizona Real Property Section, two (2) scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to enrolled second- or third-year law students who demonstrate an interest in real property law (e.g., current or previous enrollment in any transactional/real property course, or other demonstrated interest/indicators), academic achievement and financial need. Representatives of the State Bar Real Property Section will select the recipients based upon a review of the applications. The recipients will be encouraged to attend a Real Property Section CLE meeting, typically held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Arizona Inn.

Application information is available in Room 201 of the Law Commons. DEADLINE:  Completed applications must be returned to Room 201 by 5:00 p.m. on October 31, 2008. Contact stover@law.arizona.edu with questions.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, 10/13 Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration
  12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
  Courtyard, College of Law
   
  PDP Ethics Week Presentation
  Pima County Superior Court Judge Paul Tang and former Deputy County Attorney Brad Roach
  12:15 - 1:10 p.m.
  Room 160
   
Tuesday, 10/14 Oral Advocacy Organization Meeting
  12:15 p.m.
  Room 118
   
  Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition Information Session
  12:15 p.m.
  Room 118
   
  PDP Ethics Week Presentation
  Emily Holliday and Denise Vernon from the Arizona State Bar
  12:15 - 1:10 p.m.
  Room 160
   
Wednesday, 10/15 PAD Meeting
  12:30 p.m.
  Room 168
   
  Career & Professional Development Program
  “Everything You Wanted to Know About the Arizona Bar Application & Deadlines”
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
  Room 160
   
  Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition Information Session
  12:15 p.m.
  Room 118
   
Thursday, 10/16 PDP Ethics Week Presentation
  Lisa Abrahms, a Family Law Practitioner
  12:15 - 1:10 p.m.
  Room 160
   
  Kaplan/PMBR presentation
  12:20 p.m.
  Room 156
   
  eLawyering and the Future of Legal Work
  12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
  Room 135
   
  Jewish Law Students Association Gathering
  La Aldea - 825 E. 5th St.
  7:00 p.m.
   
Friday, 10/17 PAD Initiation
  7:00 p.m.
  Room 164

 

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