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Last Day of Classes, November 22, 2005.

Professor Carol Rose Transitions from Yale

Incoming Lohse Chair in Water and Natural Resources Law, Carol M. Rose, was honored last weekend at Yale Law School, where she has taught since 1989. The Yale Law faculty celebrated her prolific scholarship and teaching on November 11 and 12, in a seminar entitled, "The Properties of Carol Rose." Yale Law Dean Harold Koh and a distinguished list of property law scholars from a dozen universities discussed Professor Rose’s contributions to their field.
About 100 people attended the event, including Rogers College of Law Dean and Milton O. Riepe Professor Toni M. Massaro; Udall Professor of Law & Public Policy Robert Glennon; and Gary Libecap, Anheuser Bush Professor and Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management.  The New Haven celebration begins the transition of Professor Rose to the Rogers College of Law, where she has previously served as a Visiting Professor. On January 26, 2006, she will be installed as the Lohse Chair in Water and Natural Resources Law.
"Yale's celebration,” said Dean Massaro, “underscored everything wonderful about Carol Rose, the ways in which her scholarship, teaching, and friendship have sustained and enhanced the Yale Law Community. We welcome those same qualities to the UA Law Community.  Professor Rose, an extraordinary individual, will add immeasurably to the Rogers College of Law." Posted November 14, 2005.

Homecoming CLE Courses at the College of Law

The College of Law will host several CLE Courses prior to Homecoming on Saturday, November 5. College of Law students may attend these courses at no charge. Please register with Donna Ream at 626-1629 or

  • 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. in Room 139
    Social Statistics for Lawyers:  Part 1
    Introduction to statistical methods, with an emphasis on and examples from their use in a legal context.
  • 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in Room 139
    Continued examination of how social statistics might be of use to lawyers.
    The above sessions will be taught by Lane Kenworthy, a sociology professor at the University of Arizona.
  • 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in Room 146 (Ares Auditorium)
    The 40th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA)
    A three-person panel explores the implementation of the VRA in Arizona, including key litigation and the VRA's likely impact in future Arizona elections.
    Panel members:

The Annual Law College Community Homecoming BBQ & Open House follows at 12:15 - 2:15 p.m., College of Law's Snell & Wilmer Courtyard. Posted Thursday, November 3, 2005.

Class Reunions

  • Class of 1965 40-Year Reunion, at the home of Gordon Waterfall.
  • Class of 1975 30-Year Reunion, Westward Look Resort.
  • Class of 1980 25-Year Reunion, Westward Look Resort.
  • Class of 1985 20-Year Reunion, Westward Look Resort.
  • LLM Reunion, National Law Center

Arizona Supreme Court Visits College of Law

The Arizona Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases during a site visit to the Rogers College of Law, on Tuesday, November 1. The event is held this year in the South Ballroom of the Student Union. Arguments in the first case begin at 1:30 p.m., and the second case will begin at 2:30 p.m. At 3:30 p.m., the Court will engage in a Question-and-Answer session with the audience. For more information, see Posted Tuesday, October 18, 2005.

Free Lecture by Prof. Robert A. Williams, Jr., on his new book, LIKE A LOADED WEAPON, Center for Creative Photography Auditorium, October 20, 2005, 4:45 p.m.

UN Expert Seminar on Implementation of National Legislation And Jurisprudence Concerning Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

The opening session of the United Nations Expert Seminar on Implementation of National Legislation And Jurisprudence Concerning Indigenous Peoples’ Rights:  Experiences from the Americas will be held Wednesday, October 12, 2005, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., at the Rogers College of Law, Room 146. This event will feature Mr. Rodolfo Stavenhagen, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous People. A reception will follow featuring the drumming group Panther Creek. The seminar has been organized by the University of Arizona in cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and with the support of the organization Cultural Survival. More information is available at Posted Thursday, October 6, 2005.

Rogers College Of Law Ranked 4th Among Nation’s Law Schools By Hispanic Business Magazine

The Rogers College of Law is the fourth best law school in the country for Hispanic students, according to Hispanic Business Magazine’s annual ranking of graduate schools. The 2005 survey is published in the September issue of the magazine. Last year the Rogers College of Law ranked seventh. Toni M. Massaro, Dean of the Rogers College of Law, said that “the Hispanic Business rankings focus national attention on what we do for every student, which is offer an extraordinary legal education that is both accessible and affordable. It’s great to be recognized for our continuing effort.” The methodology for ranking included the number of Hispanic students, the percentage of Hispanic students compared with total school enrollment, the number and type of programs and services geared towards recruiting and mentoring Hispanic students, the student retention rate, and the school’s standing in U.S. News and World Report rankings. This year, the magazine also interviewed students and recent graduates. The University of Miami law school ranked first, followed by University of Texas at Austin, and Stanford. The Rogers College of Law was the only Arizona law school included on the list. Full details are available at Posted Wednesday, September 21, 2005.

IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Attorneys with Disabilities, Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. Event co-hosted by the College of Law, September 16, 2005.

2005 McCormick Lecture

Mark your calendars now for this special public event! John L. McGoldrick, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company, will present the 2005 J. Byron McCormick Lecture on September 22, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. in the Ares Auditorium. Mr. McGoldrick will speak on "What It Means to be a Lawyer: Professionalism in 21st Century America." Mr McGoldrick has headed the medical device group of Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company and is responsible for public policy and philanthropy. He leads the company's far-reaching $150 million fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa, including its recent Pediatric AIDS Corps initiative. He previously was a trial and appellate attorney and has been elected to membership in the American Law Institute, as well as belonging to the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and the Association of General Counsel. He serves on various non-profit boards and with the Aspen Institute on the World Economy, the World Economic Forum, and the Council on Foreign Relations. A reception will follow the lecture in the Courtyard of the College of Law. For more information, see Posted Thursday, August 25, 2005. Updated Friday, September 9, 2005.

Chief Justice Rehnquist Dies

William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, died September 3, 2005, at his home in Arlington, Va. He was 80. Chief Justice Rehnquist was born Oct. 1, 1924 in Milwaukee, Wis. He served in the United States Army Air Forces as a weather forecaster during World War II. After the war, he attended Stanford University, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science. Chief Justice Rehnquist earned a second master’s degree in political science from Harvard University. After graduating first in his class at Stanford Law School in 1952, Chief Justice Rehnquist began his legal career clerking for United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson during the 1951 and 1952 terms. He practiced law in Phoenix, Ariz., from 1953 to 1969, and served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel from 1969 to 1971. Chief Justice Rehnquist was appointed to the Court as an Associate Justice in 1972. He assumed the office of Chief Justice of the United States in 1986, becoming the 16th chief justice. His 33-year tenure is one of the longest in the Court’s history.

An avid historian and the author of several books about the Court and American history, the Chief returned to Arizona annually from 1994 - 2004 to teach a two week course on The Role of the Court in American History at the University of Arizona College of Law.

He is survived by three children and his grandchildren. Posted Tuesday, September 6, 2005.

Fall 2005 Law, Criminal Justice, and Security Speaker Series

The University of Arizona’s Law, Criminal Justice, and Security Program (LCJSP) - a partnership of the Eller College of Management and the Rogers College of Law - announces its Fall 2005 speaker series on criminal justice policy, “Accuracy in the Criminal Justice,” and terrorism. The LCJSPs speaker series mission is to connect the academic world with the “real world” of the criminal justice practitioner. In addition, the LCJSP supports student and faculty research that aims to serve the needs of federal, state, and local policymakers. Co-directors of the LCJSP are Gabriel J. Chin and Roger Hartley, who each hold appointments in both the University of Arizona’s Rogers College of Law and the Eller College of Management’s School of Public Administration and Policy. The speaker series will be held at 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 146 of the Rogers College of Law. Lectures are free and open to the University community and the public.  This semester’s program schedule includes:

  • August 17. “What I did on my Summer Vacation.” Co-sponsored by the Career and Professional Development Office). Law Students Melody Ballmer, Jason Crowley, Jane Eggers, Patrick LaCroix, Rebecca Levine, Riisa Petersen, and Soneera Sanghvi will talk about their summer jobs in criminal prosecution and criminal defense.
  • August 24. The Iraqi Police and the Iraqi People. Hamdy Singary, Former Colonel, Iraqi National Police and Security Advisor to the Ministry of the Interior, and current University of Arizona Fulbright Scholar.
  • August 31. Immigration and Immigrants. Ernest Portillo, Jr., Columnist, Arizona Daily Star.
  • September 7. Restorative Justice and Sexual Assault. University of Arizona Professor Mary Koss, Health Promotion Sciences.
  • September 14. Arizona Must Become Smart on Crime...The High Cost of Drug Motivated Crime. Jeff Taylor, Phoenix Rescue Mission.
  • September 21. SuperMax Prisons. Tonya McClary, American Friends Service Committee.
  • September 28. Research in Preventing Criminal Behavior. UA Professor Kris Bosworth, Ph.D. Dr. Bosworth is the Smith Endowed Chair in Prevention, UA College of Education.
  • October 5. Student Panel on the Death Penalty. (co-sponsored).
  • October 12. Equal Justice and the Death Penalty. Charles A. Pulaski, Jr., Snell & Wilmer, co-author of Equal Justice and the Death Penalty: A Legal and Empirical Analysis, with David C. Baldus & George Woodworth (1990). Law KF 9227 .C2 B34 1990.
  • October 19. Disciplinary Prosecutions. Robert Van Wyck, Chief Bar Counsel, State Bar of Arizona.
  • October 26. Dark Networks Revisited. Dr. Brint Milward, Associate Dean & School Director, School of Public Administration and Policy.
  • November 2. Organizations, Security and Privacy. Dr. Chris Demchak and Dr. Chris Fenstermacher, Eller College of Management.
  • November 9. Prosecuting Cases in the Special Victim's Unit. Shawn Jensvold, Pima County Attorney Special Victim's Unit.
  • November 16. Terrorism from a Law Enforcement Perspective.
  • November 23. No Lunch (Last Day of Classes).

For more information about the series, please contact Roger Hartley at, 520.621.3788, or Gabriel “Jack” Chin at, (520) 626-6004, or check the website. Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2005. Updated Monday, August 29, 2005.

College of Law Hosts Ninth Circuit Conference

The Rogers College of Law in Tucson will host a conference on the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on September 30 - October 1, 2005. By focusing on judicial processes and decision-making, the conference will provide a more in-depth understanding of the circuit court responsible for the largest proportion of the federal appellate caseload. The operation of the Ninth Circuit will also be placed in the context of the other circuits. Speakers include Vikram Amar, the Harry and Lillian Hastings Research Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law; W. Scott Bales, a partner in the Phoenix office of Lewis and Roca, where his practice focused on appellate and complex litigation and recent appointee to the Arizona Supreme Court; the Honorable Michael Daly Hawkins, a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; Dean Toni Massaro, and many others. The conference will be held at the Marriott University Park Hotel. For more information or to register, please call Donna Ream at 520.626.2400 or check the website at Posted Monday, August 22, 2005.

College of Law Launches Capital Campaign for Law Commons

The College of Law is embarking on the public phase of a campaign designed to raise $6 million dollars to go toward an $18 million dollar building and renovation project called the "Law Commons," said Dean Toni Massaro, who announced the campaign. About $13 million has already been committed to the project, including a new $4 million dollar pledge from businessman James E. Rogers, a 1962 UA law graduate and the namesake of the college. The Steele Foundation recently pledged another $1 million for the creation of a new law library within the Law Commons, to bear the name of Phoenix attorney Dan Cracchiolo, a 1952 UA law graduate. College officials have been exploring the feasibility of new construction for about five years because, Dean Massaro said, "Even with recent significant renovations to existing law buildings, made possible by generous private donors, we have simply outgrown the law campus. While the number of law students enrolled here has remained fairly stable over the last decade, technological changes have revolutionized the practice of law, and so we need to change the ways we educate and train future lawyers." Groundbreaking for the Law Commons is tentatively scheduled for 2008. More general information can be found in the press release, while more specific information can be found at Posted Wednesday, November 3, 2004. Updated Thursday, November 4, 2004. Updated Monday, August 16, 2005.

Seventh Annual "Supreme Court Highlights" CLE in Honor of Constitution Day

Faculty and distinguished jurists will discuss high profile cases from the 2004 - 2005 U.S. Supreme Court term on Thursday, September 8, 2005, 3:00 - 5:30 p.m, in Ares Auditorium. Cases & issues to be discussed will include Town of Castle Rock v. Gonzales (federal civil rights claim arising out of a failure by police to enforce a domestic violence restraining order), U.S. v. Booker & U.S. v. Fanfan (constitutionality of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines), Roper v. Simmons (constitutionality of the juvenile death penalty), the Ten Commandment cases, and takings cases. Participants include Former Arizona Supreme Court Justice Stanley Feldman; the Honorable Michael Daly Hawkins, from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; the Honorable Neil V. Wake, U.S. District Court, Phoenix; Professors Barbara A. Atwood, G. "Jack" Chin, and Robert Glennon, and Dean Toni Massaro. A reception sponsored by the American Constitution Society Student Organization will follow in the College's Snell & Wilmer Courtyard. 2.5 hours of CLE credit are available. For more information or to register, please call Donna Ream at 520.626.2400. Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2005.

First Day of School, August 15, 2005.

First-Year Student Orientation, August 10 - 12, 2005,

Law Professor Emeritus Robert Emmet Clark

Professor Emeritus Robert Emmet Clark died Sunday, August 7, 2005. Professor Clark, a 1946 alumnus of the College of Law, had a distinguished career as a law professor at the University of New Mexico for 16 years, becoming a leading authority on natural resources law generally and one of the foremost experts on water law in the United States. He joined the College of Law in 1964. He continued his distinguished career for another 16 years in Arizona, teaching Natural Resources Law, Mining and Public Land Law, Water Law, and Torts. In February of 1965, Professor Clark was one of six persons appointed by President Lyndon Johnson to the Public Land Law Review Commission, on which he served until 1970. He also was the Editor-in-Chief and co-author of the multi-volume treatise entitled Waters and Water Rights (through Volume 7). In Fall 1979 he received the Creative Teaching Award from the University of Arizona Foundation, and in May 1980 he was honored by the Dean’s Award (sponsored by the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity) for his service to The University of Arizona College of Law and to the profession. Professor Clark retired on July l, 1980. In 1998, he was one of the first alumni to receive the University of Arizona College of Law Annual Lifetime Achievement Award. Professor Clark's obituary can be found online for a week at The family has indicated that no services will be planned, and ask that any memorial contributions go to the College, for the Robert and Ann Clark Scholarship in Environmental Law. Posted Monday, August 8, 2005. Updated Tuesday, August 9, 2005.

Librarian Awarded American Association of Law Libraries Spectrum Article of the Year Award

Reference Librarian and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Legal Research Leah Sandwell-Weiss has received the American Association of Law Libraries Spectrum Article of the Year Award for her article, The USA PATRIOT Act Today: Proposed Legislation to Affect Anti-Terrorism and Individual Rights, 8 AALL Spectrum 10 (July 2004). The award honors outstanding achievement in writing an article that contributes to topics relating to librarianship, law librarianship, and practical applications for library work or to an understanding of legal materials, legal systems legal information, or to professional and staff training and development. Posted Thursday, July 14, 2005.

Content updated 6 December 2005 by Leah Sandwell-Weiss .

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