Volume No. 12, Issue No. 18
April 6, 2009 Bulletin Archives
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GALA! Buy your tickets for the third annual Charity Gala, on Friday, April 17, at Westward Look Resort. For the bargain price of $45, you get a delicious dinner, dancing with an awesome new DJ, photography, raffle prizes, club awards, networking opportunities, and the chance to see Dean Kavanagh in a pink dress. SBA will be tabling during the next two weeks to sell tickets. This is the biggest student-run social fundraising event of the year at the Law College, so here is your opportunity to give back to the school, take an active role in our professional law school community, and also have a great time with friends. We will see you there!

The Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall Foundation invites you to attend their Board Dinner with guest speaker John Leshy, Thursday, April 16, 2009, The Manning House, 450 W. Paseo Redondo, 6:30 p.m. Reception (No-Host Bar)/7:00 p.m. Dinner. Cost:  $40 per person (payable by check only to the Morris K. Udall Foundation). Mr Leshy is the former solicitor of the Department of the Interior and currently a professor of law at the Hastings College of Law, University of California. Mr. Leshy is an expert on natural resource law and policy. He was co-chair of the Interior Department transition team for the Obama-Biden Administration, and was the leader of the Clinton-Gore Interior transition team. Please RSVP for yourself and your guests to Theresa Fernandez at (520) 901-8500 or by April 7, 2009.

Finalists’ arguments for the Richard Grand Oral Argument Competition will be held Wednesday, April 8, 4:00 p.m., room 160. All are welcome.

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!

UA President Shelton will be attending GPSC’s Wed., April 8, 2009, meeting from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Law Room 168. President Shelton will be taking questions from the audience and representatives. All are welcome to attend and if you have a question for the President, please email it to GPSC Assembly Chair Bridget Barker (

Federalist Society presents Scott Bullock, Free Speech for the Greedy?, April 9, Thursday, 12:15 - 1:30 p.m., Room 156. Commentary by Professor Spece. FREE BAGGINS SANDWICHES! Most famous for having argued Kelo v. New London before the U.S. Supreme Court, Scott Bullock has dedicated his life to protecting individual liberty. On Thursday, Bullock will do what he has done in courts throughout the nation:  argue why commercial speech deserves vigorous constitutional protection. Without constitutional protection, attorneys would be prohibited from advertising, Bates v. State Bar of Arizona, the elderly wouldn’t be provided with information needed to obtain the cheapest, life-prolonging drugs, Virginia Pharmacy Bd. v. Virginia Consumer Council, and liquor stores couldn't advertise the prices of their alcohol, 44 Liquormart v Rhode Island. Join us for a speech on a very important topic, because as Justice Blackmun proclaimed:  “[T]he particular consumer’s interest in the free flow of commercial information … may be as keen, if not keener by far, than [a person’s] interest in the day’s most urgent political debate.”

ILS will holding its final meeting this Wednesday, April 8, 12:30 p.m. in Rm. 118. We will wrap up the year, recognize everyone’s hard work, and hold elections for next year. All members are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

The Community Food Bank would like to invite all students, staff, faculty and friends to come and pick citrus for needy families. It will be a fun outdoor activity working with the community, for the community. Saturday, April 11, 8:00 a.m. - Noon. Please email to sign up and get more information.


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.


Tuesday, April 7 Last day to vote in SBA Elections
Wednesday, April 8 ILS Final Meeting of the School Year
  Room 118
  12:30 p.m.
  Finalists’ arguments for the Richard Grand Oral Argument Competition
  Room 160
  4:00 p.m.
  GPSC Meeting with President Shelton
  Room 168
  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 9 Federalist Society presents Scott Bullock, Free Speech for the Greedy?
  Room 156
  12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 11 Community Food Bank Citrus Picking
  8:00 a.m. - Noon


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