Volume No. 12, Issue No. 19
April 13, 2009 Bulletin Archives
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The results of the 2009 Write-on Competition for Arizona Law Review and Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law are now in your folders in the Student Lounge. Thank you to all of this year’s 120 participants for your time and effort! Congratulations to the new members of Review and Journal. The final fifteen writers for the Arizona Law Review will be announced this summer on the basis of class rank.

Congratulations to the newly elected 2009 - 2010 Law Women’s Association Steering Committee!

Chair: Kate Mahady
Fundraising Chairs: Jessica Sizemore and Hayley Easton
Treasurer: Amanda Heitlinger
Sports Chair: Kirsten Atkin
Secretary: Stacey Brady
Historian: Darcy Elgin
Social Chairs: Sarah Stanton and Esther Brilliant
Communication Chairs: Priya Sundareshan and Meaghan Kramer

1L Judicial Clerkship Workshop:  Join Career Services for this important program on Friday April 17, 10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Room 168. Lunch 12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Lewis & Roca Lobby. Please RSVP to Barb Carlson (, 621-7668, by Noon, Wednesday, April 15. Events include:

2L OVERVIEW OF JUDICIAL CLERKSHIP PROCESS FOR 2010 - 2011 APPLICATIONS, MONDAY, APRIL 13, 12:15 - 1 :00 p.m., Room 156. Considering a JUDICIAL CLERKSHIP after graduation? You are invited to a program that will outline steps for applying for 2010 - 2011 clerkships. Please join this outstanding panel of Professors who were former clerks, and 3L’s who will clerk this Fall. You will leave knowing what to do to prepare your materials this summer. Bring your lunch if you wish.

3L Judical Clerk Workshop - for 3L’s with Clerkships After Graduation, Friday, April 17, 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. (Lewis & Roca Lobby for Lunch; Room 156 for Workshop). Join state and federal judges and current clerks as they prepare you for your clerkships, and tips for success.

VLP Summer Volunteer Opportunities:  If you are interested in volunteering this summer for any of the VLP Clinics (Bankruptcy, Guardianship, Domestic Relations, or Family Law Pilot Project) please attend the information meeting on Tuesday, April 14, at 12:20 p.m., in Room 118. We will discuss the clinics, when they meet during the summer, and the training dates. If you are interested in volunteering but unable to attend the meeting, please contact Jen Crutchfield (, Jillian Aja ( or Jean West ( Thanks and we hope to see you there!

NALSA meeting & elections:  Monday, April 13, 12:20 p.m., Room 138.

NALSA frybread and Indian taco sale:  Tuesday, April 14, Noon - 1:30 p.m., Snell & Wilmer Courtyard.

2009 Moot Court Announcements:

The Environmental Law Society will hold its final meeting of the year on Wednesday, April 15, at 12:15 p.m., in Room 138 (the SBA room). At this meeting we will elect next year’s officers, talk about our summer stipend scholarship for students doing volunteer or low-paying environmental law jobs this summer, and plan our Earth Day event! FREE PIZZA will, of course, be provided courtesy of our solar-powered friends at Brooklyn Pizza. Come and let’s get another great ELS year rolling!

Legal Writing Exam Informational Meeting:  On Wednesday, April 15, at 12:15 p.m., in Room 156, Professors Tucker and Rabe will hold an exam information session. They will describe the 1L legal writing final exam, and they will answer questions about the format and the logistics. A tape of this information session will be made available on the web.

The International Law Society congratulates its 2009 - 2010 Board:

The 2008 - 2009 Board thanks our members and the entire school for your support and participation at our food sales, debates, and speakers throughout the year.  Please look out for bigger and better ILS events next year.

The NLG will be having its last meeting of the year Thursday, April 16, at 12:15 p.m., in Room 156. We will be electing next year’s leadership! Contact Mariana Padias at with any questions.

ACLU club will have a meeting on Thursday, April 16, in Room 160, at 12:20ish to elect new officers (Pres, VP, Sec, Treas) for next year. If you are interested in taking a leadership role and helping the ACLU club take off, please come to the meeting and be prepared to introduce yourself and present a quick (minute or two) presentation of why you are interested in being a part of the leadership of our ACLU club. We’ll do a written vote for each office in turn. After the elections (both that day in during the upcoming weeks) current leadership will make sure the new officers have local/state resource contacts, info about ASUA and requirements for being a UA recognized club and other important information.

Arizona Law Clinic Information Sessions:  An informational session on all the clinics will be held Thursday, April 16, 12:15 p.m., Room 168. Students who have participated in the in-house and placement clinics will share their experiences and clinic directors will answer questions. If you’re considering a clinical experience during your law school career, this is the way to find out what students in the clinics do!

The Child and Advocacy Clinic and the Domestic Violence Law Clinics have merged. Starting this fall, students will be able to enroll in a brand new Child and Family Law Clinic, which will present new opportunities for students to be part of a working, multi-disciplinary law office. An informational session for this new clinic only is planned for Monday, April 20, 4:00 p.m., Room 168.

For details, contact Professor Zelda Harris at, or Professor Paul Bennett at

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE IPLP DISTINGUISHED COLLOQUIUM AT ARIZONA LAW:  Professor Judith V. Royster:  “The Story Behind Winters”, Friday, April 17, 2009, Noon - 1:00 p.m., Rountree Hall, Room 215., For more information see

Congratulations to the winners of the Richard Grand Damages Argument Competition, held on April 8:

1st place ($2,000): Joel Patterson
2d place ($1,000): Ed Hopkins
3d place ($500): Alexx Tracy-Ramirez
Other finalists ($250): Mike Harnden & Melissa Healy

On the day of the competition, Richard Grand, a valued member of the College community and the creator of both the Richard Grand Damages Argument Competition and the Grand Writing Competition, sent these words of wisdom, and asked us to pass them along to all of you:

Although it has been over 50 years I remember each of my law teachers with great specificity. In law school I learned respect. On this the 14th annual Richard Grand argument competition day I thought of my years at your law school and I have tried to distill what were the most important things I learned during my 4 years in law school. It was a love of the law which I still have at almost 80, a love of words, and an appreciation of what the professors did for me that has lasted for over half a century. It is the judges in the court room and the teachers in the classroom who will make you great lawyers.

Take a moment to write a handwritten note to each of your teachers and thank the. We take them and our parents for granted and it is sometimes decades before we realize our debt to them.



Monday, April 13 2L Overview of Judicial Clerkship Process for 2010 - 2011 Application
  Room 156
  12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
  NALSA meeting & elections
  Room 138
  12:20 p.m.
Tuesday, April 14 NALSA frybread and Indian taco sale
  Snell & Wilmer Courtyard
  Noon - 1:30 p.m.
  VLP Summer Volunteer Opportunities Informational Meeting
  Room 118
  12:20 p.m.
  2L Moot Court Semi-Final Arguments
  Room 160
  4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 15 Environmental Law Society Meeting
  Room 138
  12:15 p.m.
  1L Legal Writing Exam Informational Meeting
  Room 156
  12:15 p.m.
Thursday, April 16 NLG Meeting
  Room 156
  12:15 p.m.
  Arizona Law Clinic Informational Meeting
  Room 168
  12:15 p.m.
  ACLU Club Meeting
  Room 160
  2L Moot Court Final Arguments
  Room 164
  4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Awards and Reception to follow
Friday, April 17 1L Judicial Clerkship Workshop & Luncheon
  Room 168; Lewis & Roca Lobby
  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  IPLP Distinguished Colloquium
  Professor Judith V. Royster:  “The Story Behind Winters
  Rountree Hall, Room 215
  Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  3L Judicial Clerk Luncheon & Workshop
  Lewis & Roca Lobby; Room 156
  12:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Monday, April 20 Child & Family Law Clinic Informational Meeting
  Room 168
  4:00 p.m.


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