|Sun May 19 2013 09:44:25||UA Law | From the Dean | College News|
The Class of 2005 held its “100 Days Until Graduation” celebration in February, announcing its class gift goal of $50,000. At press time, more than $36,000 had been donated or pledged towards
The Class of 1974 announced at its November reunion that its members
had raised over $30,000 for its 30-year reunion gift.
The College’s National Board of Visitors (BOV) convened at the College in January. The group’s new Co-Chairs, Deborah Sliz (’79) and Floyd Bienstock (’80), were welcomed by outgoing Co-Chairs Sally Simmons (’73) and Ted Schmidt (’77.) BOV members hosted tables at the 1L luncheon following the meeting.
In the fall of 2004, the law firm of Jennings, Strouss and Salmon presented Dean Massaro with a check for $50,000 to support the John Christian Scholarship. Pictured here (l-r) are John Christian (’59), Toni Massaro and George Spilsbury.
Law students Emilie Hyams, Chris Martinez, Jay Sagar and Andy Stevenson successfully defended clients before various courts while participating in the Immigration Law Clinic.
UA Law graduates who took the July 2004 Arizona Bar Examination exceeded the statewide pass rate of 66.5% by a wide margin, with an overall pass rate of 80.3%.
In September, a standing-room only crowd heard a presentation from Mark Prothero and Todd Gruenhagen, attorneys for Gary Ridgeway, the so-called Green River Killer. The lecture was part of the multidisciplinary Rogers Program in Law and Society.
Pictured here (l-r) are United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Law Professor Ana Merico-Stephens at a 9th Circuit Conference.
Six distinguished alumni received the College’s Lifetime Achievement Awards at a September luncheon. They are: former U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcini (’63); former Arizona Supreme Court Justice Stanley Feldman (’56); the late Martin Gentry (’29), a private practice attorney;
Selma Skora Paul Marks (’56), a former Legal Aid attorney and public prosecutor who continues to work on behalf of the University of Arizona and the College of Law; and the late Rose Silver (’30), a longtime lawyer who was Pima County’s first female County Attorney.
Several faculty members were awarded Professorships at the College of Law. They are: Gabriel “Jack” Chin, Chester H. Smith Professor of Law; Graeme W. Austin, J. Byron McCormick Professor of Law; David A. Gantz, Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law; and Jane Korn, John D. Lyons Professor of Law. Associate Dean Kay Kavanagh was also named the August G. Eckhardt Faculty Leader.
Veronica Ashford, Administrative Associate, LL.M. Program in International Trade, retired after 25 years of service to the University of Arizona and 8 years of service to the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law. She is pictured here (left) with Professor David Gantz.
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