THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 12, Issue No. 10
February 2, 2009 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/B10-0809.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Monday, February 2nd, LWA Bake-Sale:  9:00 a.m. - noon in the Lewis & Roca Lobby. We will be selling tasty treats and handing out FREE Coffee. Please stop by to socialize with LWA members, learn about our events this semester, buy a t-shirt, and drink coffee!

Tuesday, February 3rd, LWA General Meeting, 12:15 p.m., Room 160. Please join us in discussing and planning our semester events including the LWA Auction, the Spring Speakeasy, the Race for the Cure, Spring Study-Guide Sale, Brunch and many other fun events!

The Rehnquist Center is pleased to present two opportunities to hear Chief Justice John G. Roberts this week:

For more information about the Rehnquist Center or to view the Rehnquist Lecture online, please visit our website at www.rehnquistcenter.org.

Friday, February 6, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.:  Sonoran Desert Public Sector Career Fair, North Ballroom - Memorial Student Union - Follow the Balloons! Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before your first interview. Parking in the Second Street Garage will be full, so give yourself time to walk to the Union. Bring extra resumes for “walk-up interview” opportunities.  Research your employers before the event. Dress is business attire. All interviewees change employers at the same time, so back-to-back interviews are not an issue. Questions? Ask in the Career Office, or email Barb Carlson - carlson@law.arizona.edu.

The Graduate & Professional Student Council (GPSC) needs grad students who are on campus during the month of February to act as judges for the GPSC travel grant program. There are several reasons to be a judge:

  1. This will give you something to write in the service area of your CV or resume.
  2. By judging applications, you will learn more about the evaluation process, and increase the quality of your grant applications in the future. Past student judges have specifically commented about this.)

If you agree to be a judge, you will receive six to eight applications to evaluate. The time commitment for judging the applications shouldn’t be more than 1 - 2 hours. If you would like to be a judge, please send the following information to Travel Grant Coordinator (gpscgrant@email.arizona.edu):  your name; your department and the degree you are seeking (no abbreviations!); your e-mail address; and an on-campus mailing address to which the applications to be judged may be sent (i.e., your department/building/room number of department office/mailbox location). Thank you! Travel Grants Director, gpscgrant@email.arizona.edu

The Students of Arizona Health Law Organization (SAHLO) are looking for a few more volunteers to help residents of elderly and disabled housing projects fill out life care planning documents on the afternoons of Feb. 11, March 5, and April 14. Anne Ryan, Director of the Tucson Family Advocacy Program will hold another training session on a date TBD if enough students are interested. If you'd like more information, please email Sandy Vazquez at vazquez1@email.arizona.edu.

Did you miss the Tucson Team Tennis kick-off party on Sunday? There’s still time to join! Come sign up on Sunday, February 8, at 4:00 p.m., at the Randolph Tennis Center located on the SW corner of Broadway and Alvernon. Matches are on Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. for intermediates, and 4:00 - 6:00 for advanced players. Teams of 6 (3 men, 3 women minimum). Match play consists of 1 men’s singles, 1 women’s singles, 1 mixed-doubles, 1 women’s doubles, and 1 men’s doubles. Each match is 45 minutes. Don’t know how to play tennis but wish you did? Played when you were a kid and want to start up again? Come learn this important life skill by joining Adult Quickstart Tennis. Starting February 11, and continuing on Wednesdays, come to Randolph Tennis Center from 5:30 - 6:30 for college-age beginner lessons with amazing coaches. Following the Quickstart Tennis Method, we’ll have you playing after 5 weeks of instruction. Cost is $25 for the 5 weeks, and a free tournament at the end to celebrate! Participants are encouraged to join Tucson Team Tennis in the fall! Contact Kirsten Atkin (atkink@onid.orst.edu) with any questions. We hope to have 2 law school teams this season!

TRIVIA NIGHT! Start watching your nightly Jeopardy and getting together a group of your trivia-savvy friends for SBA’s annual Trivia Night. Trivia Night will be held on Wednesday, February 11, at 6:00 p.m., for the bargain price of $5 in advance and $7 at the door. We’ll provide dinner, prizes and fun times; you bring your vast trivia knowledge and competitive desire to crush the competition! SBA will be tabling in the next couple weeks to collect money and register teams. Contact Kat at kkitlas@email.arizona.edu with questions.

Workshop: The House We Live In: A Look at Institutional Racism, Kiva Room, Student Union, Saturday, February 7, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sisters of Unity, a student organization at the UA, is collaborating with the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership (CSIL) and the YWCA to bring the YWCA’s social justice leadership workshop to campus. The YWCA will host a powerful two-part workshop series at UA. This 4-hour program will address the ways in which institutions shape and create race, and give different racial groups vastly unequal life chances. This interactive workshop includes a viewing of the PBS film, Race: The Power of an Illusion, in order to provides a powerful look at the impact of discriminatory federal housing policies, both historically and in present day. A total of 40 college students will be accepted on a 1st come, 1st served basis and students who can attend both workshops will be given priority - the second workshop is on February 21. We are still open to registrations and are eagerly seeking students (graduates and undergraduates), faculty, and staff. The event is free. If you would like to attend, please register with your name, UA affiliation, and telephone number with La Monica Everett-Haynes at leverett@email.arizona.edu.

The Pima County Attorney’s Office will hold its highly acclaimed Citizens Prosecution Academy on Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., March 4 - April 15, 2009. Classes will be held at the Tucson Rillito Police Department located at 1310 W. Miracle Mile. The 7-week program provides an opportunity to meet prosecutors and get an insider’s look at what they do, as well as better understand the criminal justice system. The course includes visits to the Office of the Medical Examiner, DPS Crime Laboratory, the adult jail and juvenile detention center, the state prison, and an opportunity to observe a felony trial in Superior Court. Speakers from the County Attorney’s Office, law enforcement, the DPS Crime Lab, and the Office of the Medical Examiner will discuss topics, including cold case homicides, the “CSI effect,” and prosecuting sexually violent predators. In addition, issues such as narcotics, gangs, ballistics/firearms, witness protection, internet crimes, sex crimes, domestic violence, stalking, and public integrity. Deadline for applications is Feb. 27, but apply early, as class size is limited. Submit your application (available at www.pcao.pima.gov/) via mail (see address below) or fax to 740-5498.

Mark Your Calendar! 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Rm 164, Wednesday, February 25. Ari L. Kaplan, author of “Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career through Creative Networking and Business Development,” Sponsors:  Quarles & Brady LLP and the State Bar of Arizona. Ari L. Kaplan is a dynamic speaker and frequent presenter at law firms, bar associations, and professional development conferences. He will speak about how to make meaningful personal and professional connections in the legal community, a skill which is more important than ever in today’s uncertain economy. He will teach you, step-by-step, the fundamentals of networking and will provide concrete advice and tools about how to develop a reputation for personal and professional excellence. This will be one of the most valuable professional development programs we have ever offered to students. Don't miss it!


UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, Feb. 2 LWA Bake Sale
  Lewis & Roca Lobby
  9:00 a.m. - Noon
   
Tuesday, Feb. 3 A Conversation WithJohn G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States
  Crowder Hall
  8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast; Holsclaw Hall Lobby; presentation 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
   
  LWA General Meeting
  Room 160
  12:15
   
Wednesday, Feb. 3 3rd Rehnquist Center Lecture
  Ares Auditorium
  11:00 a.m. - Noon
   
Friday, Feb. 6 Sonoran Desert Public Sector Career Fair
  North Ballroom - Memorial Student Union
  1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

 

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