Volume No. 12, Issue No. 17
March 30, 2009 Bulletin Archives
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The Causes of the Present Financial Crisis:  Dave Bushnell, former Chief Risk Officer Of Citigroup, will give a public presentation about the causes of the present financial crisis. He will also talk about why early warning signals were not seen or heeded and examine what can be done to prevent the next financial crisis. The presentation will be Monday, March 30, 11:00 a.m. - Noon, Ares Auditorium (Room 164).

The 2nd Annual Business/Law Exchange Lecture:  Timing, Luck, and Skill in a World Gone Mad. Larry Wilson, rancher, investor and entrepreneur, is nationally lauded for his leadership in the broadcasting industry and became the third largest radio station operator in the U.S. before selling his company, Citadel Communications, in 2001 for approximately $2 billion. Mr. Wilson graduated from the College of Law in 1972. A short reception will follow the lecture. The presentation is sponsored by the Business/Law Exchange and the Office of Technology transfer. The lecture will be held Monday, March 30, 4:30 5:30 p.m., Room 160. Details on Larry Wilson’s legendary career are available at: Please RSVP to:

3L’s Graduation Luncheon RSVP deadline:  Monday is the final day to RSVP for Friday's Graduation Luncheon. Drop your form in the drop box upstairs in Suite 201 (just outside the elevators) or contact Tammy

Law Women’s Association meeting:  LWA will have a general meeting on Tuesday, March 31, at 12:20 p.m., in Room 118. We will be discussing the auction results, the upcoming speakeasy, Race for the Cure, and elections of next year’s officers. Please bring your lunch. We look forward to seeing you!

Jessup Moot Court informational meeting:  Are you interested in Moot Court? The Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the largest moot court competition in the world. This year over 500 teams from across the globe competed with the hopes of advancing to the International Round in Washington D.C. Come join this year’s team and learn about the competition! We will be discussing how to try out for the team and answering any questions you may have. There will be two info sessions:  Monday, March 30, at 12:15 and Thursday, April 2, at 12:15 (both in Room 137). Hope to see you there!

On Wednesday, April 1, 12:15 p.m., Room 164, the Federalist Society is hosting David Bernstein who will be giving a talk entitled “Rehabilitating Lochner.” Commentary by Professor Price Fishback, University of Arizona. Free lunch will be provided.

Free Legal Research Course Offered Immediately Following Spring Semester: The librarians and library fellows from the Law Library and upper class law students will be teaming up to teach an intensive legal research course once again the week following the conclusion of the spring semester. This course has traditionally been offered as a one credit, pass/fail course (and commonly referred to as “Bootcamp” or Intermediate Legal Research). We have decided to offer this as a non-credit course to law students interested in expanding their legal research knowledge. No academic credit will be awarded for this course, but no tuition or other fees will be charged. It will provide “refresher” training in using primary and secondary legal materials and offer more detailed training in administrative law and legislative history research. The course will also provide extensive WESTLAW, LEXIS and Internet legal research training. This course will be completed in just five days.

This year it will be held Monday, May 18, to Friday, May 22, 2009. Students should expect to be in class, learning and completing exercises each day from about 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (with appropriate breaks and time for lunch). In order to provide guided hands on training, we need to have some idea of how many students will attend the course. Please send an email to the law library via Prof. Shaun Esposito ( if you wish to attend this class. In your email please indicate if you:

If a greater number of students sign up for this class than can be accommodated, spaces will be allotted on a first-emailed, first-served basis.

The Students of Arizona Health Law Organization (SAHLO) needs officers for the 2009 - 2010 academic year! The positions to be filled are President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. If you are interested or want more information on the upcoming elections, please send an email to

SBA Activities this week:

Thursday, April 2, 12:15 - 1:15 pm, Room 237, Closing Guantanamo: The Lawyer for Detainees as Hero, Fool, or Prophet:  The Human Rights Colloquium Series is pleased to invite you to a presentation by Professor Rick Wilson of American University’s International Human Rights Law Clinic. Professor Wilson will discuss his representation of Guantanamo detainees, legal issues surrounding the proposed closure of the Guantanamo detention center, and the advocate’s role in these matters as “hero, fool, or prophet.” Wilson’s work has attracted international attention and acclaim. See his bio at

Tuesday March 31, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. at Gallagher Theater, Student Union Memorial Center, the Immigration Law Student Association is co-sponsoring the Arizona premiere of the acclaimed documentary theater piece about youth in immigration detention:  “De Novo, Part 1: Li’l Silent,” It is based on the true story of Edgar Chacoy, who at the age of 14 fled his home of Guatemala to seek asylum in the U.S. because the MS-13, one of Central America's largest gangs threatened his life. The production will be followed by a discussion with the theatre members and attorneys from the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. Students and Faculty/Staff are free with UA ID. All others $10 at the door. For more information you can contact Victoria Diaz,

Join LWA and SBA in the Race for the Cure on April 19! To sign up for our team, follow these instructions:  1. Go to; 2. Click on “Race for the Cure”; 3. Click on “register” then “register here”; 4. Click on “join a team” and scroll to “Law School Team”; and 5. Follow the instructions. Last year, LWA was one of the top fundraising teams in Tucson and we would very much appreciate your support again this year. We hope to see you on Race Day, April 19!


Monday, March 30 The Causes of the Present Financial Crisis, Dave Bushnell
  Ares Auditorium (Room 164)
  11:00 a.m. - Noon
  Jessup Moot Court Informational Meeting
  Room 137
  12:15 a.m.
  2nd Annual Business/Law Exchange Lecture:  Timing, Luck, and Skill in a World Gone Mad, Larry Wilson
  4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
  Room 160
Tuesday, March 31 LWA Meeting
  Room 118
  12:20 p.m.
  Immigration Law Student Assn presentation of “De Novo, Part 1: Li’l Silent”
  Gallagher Theater, Student Union Memorial Center
  7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 1 Gala Pizza Party
  Location:  TBD
  Federalist Society Presentation:  David Bernstein, “Rehabilitating Lochner
  Room 164
  12:15 p.m.
Thursday, April 2 Human Rights Colloquium Series, Prof. Rick Wilson:
Closing Guantanamo: The Lawyer for Detainees as Hero, Fool, or Prophet
  Room 237
  12:15 p.m.


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