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Law College Association Board of Directors Meeting, La Paloma Resort, Tucson, June 8, 2002, 8:30 a.m

State Bar Convention Alumni Reception, La Paloma Resort, Tucson, June 7, 2002, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

We regret to inform you of the death of one of our adjunct faculty members, Chris Nakamura. Mr Nakamura, who taught legal anlysis and reasoning, was killed Friday, May 10, while riding his bike. He was a partner in the firm Gibson, Nakamura, and Decker, and an active member of the Arizona Minority Bar Association. Services are scheduled for Thursday, May 16, at St Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Volunteer Center of Tucson (520-881-3300 x147) or to the Scholarship Fund of the Arizona Minority Bar Association (520-628-4959). Posted Tuesday, May 14, 2002.

The Second Annual Women's Trial Skills Seminar will be held on May 16 through 18 at the College of Law. Sponsored by the Arizona Women Lawyers Association, the seminar will feature practical skill training in opening and closing a rguments and in cross-examination in both civil and criminal cases. The keynote speaker will be Juanita Brooks, a Principal at Fish & Richardson P.C. in San Diego, and a well-known expert in handling complex litigation. For more information, contact Kristine Fox at 205 -4263 or Posted Monday, Mar. 11, 2002. SEMINAR CANCELLED. Posted May 16, 2002.

Graduation - Centennial Hall, May 11, 2002, at 3:00 p.m. Reception will follow immediately.

The 2002 S. Thomas Chandler Public Service Award was awarded on May 9, 2002, to Therese M. Day and Gina Campbell Emanuel. The Chandler Award was founded in1999 by the students of the College of Law to provide exit scholarships to graduating students who plan to pursue careers in public service/public interest positions. Posted Friday, May 10, 2002.

The S. Thomas Chandler Public Service Award will be presented Thursday, May 9, 2002, in the College of Law Lobby. The reception will start at 5:00 p.m. and the award presentation will begin at 5:45 p.m. Please RSVP to Donna Ream, 626-2400,, by May 7.

A Public Forum on Anti-Terrorism Laws and Civil Liberties will be held at the College of Law on Saturday, May 4, 2002, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m in Room 146. Speakers will include Dennis Burke, Chief, Deputy, Arizona Attorney General's Office, Eleanor Eisenberg, Director, AzCLU, Dean Toni Massaro and Professor Andy Silverman, and Les Caid, Project Manager for the City of Tucson Metropolitan Medical Response System. Posted Thursday, May 2, 2002.

Law College Association 28th Annual Appreciation Dinner with Silent Auction, Sheraton El Conquistador Resort, Presidio Ballroom, Tucson, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., April 13, 2002.

Law College Association Board Meeting, Sheraton El Conquistador Resort, Canyon Suites, Tucson, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., April 13, 2002.

The 2001 - 2002 Andrew Silverman Community Service Awards were presented Friday, April 12, 2002, to the following individuals:

  • First year student:  Vener Vieux, for his efforts in organizing a food drive for the local Food Bank and working for the abolition of the death penalty;
  • Second year student:  Dina Afek, for her volunteer efforts in the NLG Legal Referral Clinics, her directorship of a refugee clinic at Tucson International Alliance of Refugee Communities, and her co-directorship of the Primavera Men's Shelter Clinic; and
  • Third year student: Stacy Rupprecht, for her efforts in founding a unique partnership between the law school and the Volunteer Lawyers Program of Pima County.

The 2001 - 2002 Andrew Silverman Student Organization Community Service Award was presented to the Native American Law Students Association, for its efforts, in conjunction with the Tucson Indian Center, to run a legal referral service to assist Native peoples, and in educating the law school about Native issues.

Annual 3L Luncheon - Arizona Inn, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., April 11, 2002.

The 2001 - 2002 Faculty, Staff, and Administration Appreciation Awards were presented on 25 March. Prof. Anna Merico-Stephens won the first John W. Strong Teaching Award; Assistant Dean for Admissions Terry Holpert won the Administrator Award; and Ms. Kimberly Marlow, Financial Aid Counselor, won the Staff Award. In addition, the students presented Ms Abbe Goncharsky (3L) a special award for all her efforts to help faculty and students.

Jim Bush, a lawyer with Fennemore, Craig, former lobbyist, and law school alumnus, will speak on tax reform in Arizona at the College of Law on April 10, in the Sullivan Room, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Posted Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2002.

Dissent During Wartime, a week of events sponsored by the ACLU, March 25 - 29, 2002. Posted Monday, Mar. 25, 2002. Schedule includes:

  • Monday, March 25, Room 140, 12:15 - Randy Serraglio, School of the Americas Watch & Chris Ford from SouthWest Alliance to Resist Militarization will speak on "Activist Organizations Dissenting in Wartime."
  • Tuesday, March 26, Room 150, 12:15 - Dean Massaro, Professor Glennon, & Professor Livermore will lead an interactive discussion on "Terrorism and Civil Liberties."
  • Tuesday, March 26, Room 146, 5:00 - Arizona Daily Star political cartoonist D.W. Fitzsimmons will speak on "Graphic Dissent." Refreshments provided.
  • Wednesday, March 27, Room 203, 12:15 - UA Police Department and/or Tucson Police Department will speak on "Controlling Dissent."
  • Thursday, March 28, Room 203, 12:15 - Local lawyers Ed Morgan & Barbara Elfbrandt will speak on "Litigating Dissent:  The View from the Courtroom." Lunch will be provided.
  • Friday, March 29, Lobby, Noon - Video presentation.

Prof. Anna Merico-Stephens has been named as one of the L. Hart Wright Excellence in Teaching Award recipients at the University of Michigan Law School this year. The award is conferred by law students for outstanding performance in teaching, and honors a beloved professor known for his commitment to his students. Prof. Stephens was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan Law School during the Fall 2001 school year. Posted Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2002.

2002 Graduate College Graduate and Professional Education Teaching and Mentoring Awards. Prof. Jamie Ratner is one of only 5 faculty to be chosen for Honorable Mention for this campus-wide award. All honorees will be celebrated at the annual "academy awards" event on Wednesday, May 1, 2002. More information will be posted later. Posted Thursday, Mar. 14, 2002.

Seventh Annual Women in Law Symposium: How Women Are Changing American Government, will be held at the College of Law on March 23, 2002. Speakers from all levels of government will share their experiences and insights about how women are changing the American political system. The registration deadline is Tuesday, March 19. Contact Laura Roubicek at for more information. Posted Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002. SYMPOSIUM CANCELLED. Posted Thursday, Mar. 21, 2002.

Navajo Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments in the case of Pacificorp v. Mobil Oil, 10:00 - 12:00 AM, Mar. 22, 2002, in Room 106. This case involves complex jurisdictional and taxation issues of Federal Indian Law surrounding a breach of contract claim. Posted Friday, Mar. 8, 2002 & updated Mar. 21, 2002.

Tribal, State, and Federal Judges Conference, on the topic "Protection of Indigenous Peoples Human Rights:  United States, International, and Comparative Law Perspectives," will be held Friday, Mar. 22, 2002, from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m., in Room 146. The conference explores the incorporation of indigenous customary and international human rights law and precedent in domestic litigation and decision-making for the protection of Indigenous Peoples rights. Posted Friday, Mar. 8, 2002 & updated Mar. 21, 2002.

Professor Martha Minow of Harvard Law School will present the annual Marks Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, in the Ares Auditorium, at 10:00 a.m. Posted Friday, Sept. 28, 2001. Postponed until March 21, 2002. Posted Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001. The title of her speech is "Educating Youth After Trauma and Intergroup Violence."

Announcement Ceremony of the award of the first Ashby I. Lohse Chair in Water & Natural Resource Law to Prof. Charles Wilkinson, Jr., Mar. 4, 2002, 3:30, Room 139. Reception to follow.

Fennemore Craig Seminar Room Dedication, 3:30 p.m., reception to follow at 4:00, March 1, 2002.

Professor Stephen L. Carter, of Yale Law School, will give the annual McCormick Lecture on "Reflections on the "Separation" of Church and State" on Thursday, February 28, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 146. Posted Friday, Nov. 16, 2001.

Snell & Wilmer Courtyard Dedication, 5:00 p.m., February 27, 2002.

The Arizona Court of Appeals will be hearing oral arguments at the College of Law on Monday, February 25 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 146. The court will hear arguments on an Apprendi v. New Jersey issue (right to a trial by jury). Posted Monday, Feb. 4, 2002.

"The Future Structure and Regulation of Law Practice" Conference, Sheraton El Conquistador Resort, Tucson, February 22 - 23, 2002.

Board of Visitors Meeting, Sheraton El Conquistador Resort, Tucson, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Feb. 22, 2002.

Lewis & Roca Library Room Dedication - Study Room G, Law Library, 4 p.m, February 18, 2002. Reception to follow.

The 2L Picnic will be held on Friday, February 15, 2002 at Himmel Park from noon until 4 p.m. Posted Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, updated Jan. 29, 2002.

Spring Speaker Series. The College of Law is sponsoring a series of speakers on the events of September 11 and their aftermath. The next speaker will be Dr. Kent Campbell of the College of Public Health, who will speak on "Bioterrorism: Science and the Law." The talk will take place on Monday, February 11, in Room 139 at 12:15 p.m. Posted Monday, Feb. 4, 2002.

Barrister's Ball - Hotel Congress, 8 p.m. - 1 a.m., 9 Feb. 2002.

Federal Bar Association Panel with Chief Justice Rehnquist, Arizona Inn, 8:30 a.m, 6 Feb. 2002.

Chief Justice Rehnquist visits the College of Law to conduct his class on the Supreme Court, Jan. 28 - Feb. 8, 2002.

The 1L lunch will be held on Friday, February 8, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. at the Doubletree Inn on Alvernon in the Ballroom. Please RSVP to Donna Ream in Room 120 or call 626-2400 by Monday, February 4, 2002. Posted Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002.

31st Annual Deans Workshop with Chief Justices, Ventana Canyon Resort, January 21 - 23, 2002.

A Community Forum on Threats to Civil Liberties will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 17, in the Ares Auditorium. Sponsored by AzCLU, Derechos Humanos, and UA Young Socialists. Speakers include Isabel Garcia for Derechos Humanos, Jean Braucher for the AzCLU, Mohyeddin Abdulaziz for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Tom Berning for the William E. Morris Institute for Justice in Tucson. Posted Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002.

SPRING SPEAKER SERIES. This spring the College of Law will sponsor a series of speakers on the events of September 11 and their aftermath. The first speaker will be Dr. David Gibbs of the Political Science Department who will speak on "The Failure of U.S. Foreign Policy in Afghanistan." The talk will take place on Tuesday, January 15, in Room 139 at 12:15 p.m. All members of the law school community are invited to attend. Posted Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002.

Content updated 11 July 2002 by Leah Sandwell-Weiss .

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