THE BULLETIN

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW

Volume No. 12, Issue No. 14
March 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/B14-0809.htm.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Two major events at Arizona Law this week and next:

Day Against the Death Penalty:  The NLG will sponsor a lunchtime speaker on Monday, March 2, in Room 160. Christie Green, a recent law school graduate, will speak on the non-profit organization she is currently organizing - Abolish the Death Penalty Now (www.abolishdeathpenaltynow.com). Please join us in this provocative discussion. All are welcome.

There is No Such Thing as Market Failure!:  The Present Economic Debacle, March 3, 12:15 - 1:30 p.m., Room 164, FREE LUNCH:  CHIPOTLE! On March 3, three top economists will address the most pressing issue of the day:  the causes of the economic crisis and the merits of the “economic stimulus” bill. The discussion features Professor Walter Block (Loyola University), Professor Jonah B. Gelbach (University of Arizona), and Professor Price Fishback (University of Arizona). Professor Block, an internationally known Austrian economist, will be arguing that the government is the problem, not the solution. He asserts the financial crisis had two main sources:  the Federal Reserve’s error regarding interest rates and the government’s banking-housing-government complex (e.g., Fannie Mac) that pushed overinvestment in housing. He will be joined by University of Arizona’s own Professor Fishback and Professor Gelbach, who will present their views on the current economic situation.

LWA Auction:  Going, going, gone! Please join us for the LWA Auction on Wednesday, March 4! There will be an all-day silent auction in the Lewis & Roca lobby and a live auction with free pizza for all at 12:15 p.m. Contact Katherine at kwe@email.arizona.edu or Melanie at mrainer@email.arizona.edu with any questions.

Attention all 3L’s:  The 2009 Class Gift e-ballot is now available online! Please go to www.law.arizona.edu/vote.htm to cast your vote. The ballot will be available until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2009. Also, please join us for the 2009 Class Gift kick off party, March 4, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Old Pueblo Grille, 60 N. Alvernon Way (Alvernon and Broadway). Come rub elbows with your classmates, hear poignant memories and hilarious stories from your small section professors, and find out which option won the Class Gift Vote!! Light refreshments will be served, cash bar. Significant others and family members welcome; we hope to see you there! Contact your class gift committee chairs Emily, Tony, and Erin (eekane@email.arizona.edu, anthonyk@email.arizona.edu, and forde@email.arizona.edu) with any questions.

Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law Open House! We welcome all 1L’s interested in participating in the Write-on Competition to come mingle with the 2L and 3L writers and editors of the Law Journal on Wednesday, March 11, 12:15 - 3:00 p.m., in the Law Journal office, Room 134. We will provide FREE PIZZA, SNACKS, AND SODAS! We hope to see you there!

LawLawPalooza! Thursday, April 16, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., at O’Malley’s Bar & Grill on 4th Ave. The Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law invites you to attend the most spectacular Talent Show this side of the Rillito River. Come see live performances by some of Tucson’s most talented law students, professors, and local practitioners! Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance (we will be tabling that week in the Lewis & Roca lobby) or at the door. All proceeds go to support the Law Journal. We are also looking for performers! If you or someone you know has a special talent that you would like to share with your fellow law students, please contact Nick Jensen at ncjensen@email.arizona.edu. Past acts have included flamenco dancing, tap dancing, acoustic guitar, and classic rock’n’roll bands.

Nominate a Deserving “Young” Lawyer for Hal Israel Award. Have you worked on a pro bono or community service project with a young lawyer who you feel is deserving of recognition for his or her commitment to public service? The Arizona Young Lawyers’ Division is currently accepting nominations through March 20 for the Hal Israel Award. The award recognizes a young lawyer who gives generously of his/her time and knowledge to the community through bar-sponsored programs and initiatives, and is named in honor of Herman Allen “Hal” Israel whose great mind and generous spirit inspired all who knew him. The recipient will receive the award at the State Bar Convention in June, along with recognition in various legal publications and funding to attend the national ABA Convention. If you know of a lawyer, who is 37 years or younger or has been practicing for 5 years or less and fits the description above, please return the name of the lawyer and a paragraph describing why you are nominating him/her to Sharon Ng (sng@stinson.com) or Samuel Saks at (ssaks15@gmail.com.

Student Bar Association Announcements:

Arizona Law’s ”Election Protection” students are profiled in the February edition of the National Jurist, now viewable online at:  www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cypress/nationaljurist0209/.

Student Bar Association’s “Wellness Week” profiled in Student Lawyer magazine at www.abanet.org/lsd/studentlawyer/mar09/grant.shtml.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, Mar. 2 Day Against the Death Penalty presentation by Christi Green
  Room 160
  Lunchtime
   
  Student Meeting with Dean Candidate Miller
  Room 138
  2:45 p.m.
   
Tuesday, Mar. 3 There is No Such Thing as Market Failure!:  The Present Economic Debacle
  Room 164
  12:15 - 1:45 p.m.
   
Wednesday, Mar. 4 LWA Auction
  Lewis & Roca lobby
  12:15 p.m.
   
Friday, Mar. 6 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Oral Arguments
  Room 164
  10:00 a.m.

 

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