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Dean Massaro's Spring 2003 Newsletter is available online at The Newsletter contains information about the Legal Writing Program, reflections on the loss of Susan Barber, and college and alumni news. Posted Monday, July 21, 2003.

Arizona State Bar's College of Trial Advocacy will be held at the College of Law, July 25 - 28, Aug. 1 - 2, 2003

Spring Commencement, May 17, 2003. Governor Napolitano will be the Convocation Speaker at the Law School Convocation, 2 p.m., Centennial Hall. Reception follows immediately on the lawn in front of the Arizona State Museum.

S. Thomas Chandler Public Service Award Presentation & Reception - Reception begins at 5:00 p.m., in the Lobby of the College of Law; the Award Presentation will begin at 5:45 p.m., May 15 2003.

Last day of classes is April 30, 2003.

Jane Korn

Professor Jane Korn is one of two UA professors chosen for the University-wide Graduate College and Professional Education Teaching and Mentoring Award. In addition to her excellent classroom teaching in the areas of employment law and employment discrimination, Prof. Korn has been the faculty advisor to upper level students receiving Myerson grants. Her efforts with these grants allows the College of Law to participate in this excellent program of funded grants for students to produce research and writing on disability law and policy. She has been a professor at the College of Law since 1986. Read more about her by viewing her faculty profile. Posted March 10, 2003. Updated April 29, 2003.

The 29th Annual Law College Association Appreciation Dinner and Silent Auction & Raffle to benefit the Law Library will be held on April 26, 2003, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Regency Ballroom, in Phoenix. Please join the Association in honoring

  • Ernest Calderon with the Arizona Alumni Association's Distinguished Citizen Award
  • Jill Harrison with the Arizona Alumni Association's Outstanding Young Alumni Volunteer Award
  • Steven A. Hirsch with the Arizona Alumni Association's Sidney S. Woods Alumni Service Award
  • Vice Chief Justice Ruth V. McGregor with the Arizona Alumni Association's Public Service Award
  • Mark Harrison with the Law College Association's Appreciation Award

Please contact Donna Ream at (520) 626-2400 or for more information. Posted March 6, 2003.

Law College Association Board of Directors Meeting, 1 - 3 p.m., April 26, 2003, Phoenix.

Dean Massaro's Winter 2002-2003 Newsletter is available online at The Newsletter contains information about student summer experiences, faculty scholarship and accomplishments, and college and alumni news. Posted Monday, September 30, 2002.

Congratulations are in order to two College of Law professors:  Mona Hymel's promotion to full Professor of Law and Ellen Bublick's promotion to Associate Professor of Law with tenure have been approved. Prof. Hymel teaches tax courses; Prof. Bublick teaches torts and employment law. Posted Apr. 22, 2003.

Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Colloquium Speaker Series: Prof. Bartolome Clavero will speak on "Constitutionalism and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas," Sullivan Room, 3:40 - 6:00 p.m., April 17 & 18.

James Fennerty, civil rights attorney and President of the Chicago Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild will speak on "PATRIOT Acts I and II", at 7:00 p.m., April 15, in Room S202, AME Building, NE Corner of Speedway and Mountain.

A panel will meet to discuss "Assault on Civil Rights: The Growing Police State" will meet at 7:00 p.m., April 14, 2003, in Room S202, AME Building, NE Corner of Speedway and Mountain. Panel members include James Fennerty, civil rights attorney and President of the Chicago Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild; Prof. Andy Silverman, U of A Law School; Isabel Garcia, Coalicion de Derechos Humanos; and Greg Knehans, Refuse and Resist.

The Andrew Silverman Community Service Awards for 2002-2003 were presented on April 11. Each year These awards are presented to one or more students in each class and one outstanding student organization who exemplify the spirit of community service. This year's recipients are:

First-Year Students
Andrew Stevenson - for his work as a volunteer Spanish translator for the courts and the Brewster clinic and his involvement with the National Lawyers Guild
Laura Winsky - for her work in a wide range of community service activities and especially for her dedication to her volunteer work with Sudanese refugees
Second-Year Student
Nichole Bunker-Henderson - for her outstanding job of coordinating the VLP Child Support Clinic this year. Her volunteer efforts have made it possible for many of our students to help people in court proceedings who otherwise would not receive assistance.
Third-Year Student
Anne Carl - for her enormous contributions to both the law school community and the larger Tucson community, especially her work with the Environmental Law Society and the National Lawyers Guild.
Student Organization
Law Students Against the Death Penalty - for the many events this group has set up this year, including ‘Death Penalty Week,” which educated and inspired many of us.

The national environmental group, American Rivers, has invited Prof. Robert Glennon to be a major speaker at their annual press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 10 announcing the "10 Most Endangered Rivers" for 2003. Posted February 27, 2003.

Class of 2003 J.D. & LLM Graduation Celebration Luncheon, at Noon, April 10, at the Arizona Inn, 2200 East Elm Street.

The American Constitution Society is hosting Attorney General Terry Goddard at the law school on Tuesday, April 8th at 12:15 p.m. in the Ares Auditorium (Room 146). Refreshments will be served. Posted April 3, 2003.

Lynne Stewart, the attorney charged with providing material support for terrorism and violating Special Administrative Measures imposed by the Bureau of Prisons through her work as counsel for Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, will speak about her case at the College of Law on Monday, March 31, 7 p.m., in Room 140. Posted March 27, 2003.

Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Colloquium Speaker Series: Prof. Catherine Iorns will speak on "Indigenous Self-Determination in New Zealand," Sullivan Room, 3:40 - 6:00 p.m., March 26 & 28, 2003.

The 2002 - 2003 Faculty, Staff, and Administration Appreciation Awards were presented on 24 March. Prof. Jane Korn won the John W. Strong Teaching Award; Assistant Dean for Admissions Terry Holpert won the Administrator Award; and Ms. Rosie Gallegos, Administrative Associate, won the Staff Award. In addition, the students presented special awards to Mr Scott Schwartz (3L) for all his efforts as SBA President and to Dean Toni Massaro for her leadership and committment to the College of Law. Posted March 24, 2003.

The eighth Richard Grand Damages Argument Competition was held on March 12, 2003. In this competition, students present a closing argument in a personal injury case, limited to the issue of damages. Congratulations go to these finalists:

First Place: Scott Blaney
Second Place: Melissa English (tie)
Second Place: Jeff Munoz (tie)
Third Place: Sherry Janssen
Fourth Place: Mike Kelly

Prof. Patricia J. Williams, James L. Dohr Professor of Law, Columbia School of Law, will give the 23rd Annual Isaac Marks Memorial Lecture, 10:00 a.m., March 13, 2003, in Room 146 . Her topic is "In-laws and Outlaws." A reception will follow in the Courtyard. Posted March 1, 2003.

The College of Law will host an ACLU-sponsored panel on the First Amendment and Mass Demonstrations, on Monday, March 10, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., in Room 146. The scheduled panelists are:

  • Maritza Broce, Director, Southern Arizona Alliance for Economic Justice
  • Dennis McLaughlin, Assistant Tucson City Attorney, co-drafter of a new mass demonstration ordinance
  • Liana Perez, Independent Police Auditor, City of Tucson
  • Captain Robert Shoun, Specialized Response Division, Tucson Police Department

Posted March 5, 2003.

Prof. Robert Glennon will sign his new book, Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America's Fresh Waters, and lead a discussion on groundwater issues at Reader's Oasis, 3400 E. Speedway, Suite 114, on Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m. An article about Prof. Glennon and his work in this area is in the March 5, 2003, edition of the Arizona Daily Star. The article will be online at for 7 days. Posted March 6, 2003.

Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Colloquium Speaker Series: Mr. John B. Henriksen will speak on "The United Nations System and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples," Sullivan Room, 3:40 - 6:00 p.m., February 27 and 28, 2003.

The Phoenix Business Journal has selected Prof. Winton Woods as one of its Best of the Bar in the Technology/Intellectual Property category in its February 21, 2003 issue. Several of our graduates were also selected in various categories. Read more online at Posted February 26, 2003.

Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Colloquium Speaker Series: The Hon. Sherry Hutt will speak on "Indigenous Intellectual Property Issues and N.A.G.P.R.A.," Sullivan Room, 3:40 - 6:00 p.m., February 20 and 21, 2003.

Governor Napolitano has graciously accepted the Class of 2003's invitation to be the College of Law Convocation Speaker. Convocation will be held at 2 p.m., May 17, 2003, in Centennial Hall. Posted February 17, 2003.

McCormick Lecture, Linda Greenhouse, New York Times Supreme Court correspondent, Feb. 17, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. Topic: "The Last Days of the Rehnquist Court: Rewards of Patience & Power."

McCormick Society Dinner, Arizona Inn, February 16, 2003.

Chief Justice Rehnquist's Visit, Feb. 2 - 15, 2003.

Board of Visitors Reception, Feb. 14, 2003.

Prof. Robert Glennon will speak on "Water Follies: The Impact of Groundwater Pumping on the Environment" at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 4, 2003, in DuVal Auditorium, University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell as part of the Faculty Community-Lecture Series. The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information, call 621 -3512.

Congratulations to the finalists of this year's Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition:

First Place: Vanessa Deans, 2L (tie)
First Place: Ted Baker, 3L (tie)
Third Place: Michael Fleishman, 2L
Fourth Place: Elizabeth Alongi, 2L
Fifth Place: Robert Karlsson, LLM

A special thanks goes out to Richard Grand for creating and funding this Competition and also to the student authors who participated this year. Posted Friday, January 31, 2003.

Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Colloquium Speaker Series: Prof. S. James Anaya will speak on "The Inter-American Human Rights System and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples," Sullivan Room, 3:40 - 6:00 p.m., January 30 and 31, 2003.

Prof. Boris Kozolcyk will receive the Tucson Human Relations Commission's "Citizen Recognition Award" at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. "Unity in Tolerance" event, January 16, 2003. Posted Thursday, January 16, 2003.

Water Follies Book Cover Professor Robert Glennon's latest book, Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America's Fresh Waters, is the Book of the Month in the January 2003 issue of Scientific American. Read the review here. Posted Friday, December 20, 2002.

Professor David Wexler has received a Fulbright Senior Specialists grant in Law to study at the School of Law and Legal Studies at La Trobe University in Australia. The Fulbright Senior Specialists Program offers two- to six-week grants to leading U.S. academics and professionals to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at academic institutions in 140 countries around the world. Read more about the grant at Posted Friday, December 20, 2002.

Juveniles and the Death Penalty Forum, moderated by Prof. Paul Bennett, Room 146, 7 p.m., January 27, 2003. Presenters include Dr Peg Bortner, Director for Urban Inquiry, ASU, the Hon. Stanley Feldman, Retired Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, Dr Judith Becker, Prof. of Psychology and Psychiatry, UA, and Rick A. Unklesbay, a prosecutor with the Pima County Attorney's office.

An informative public presentation, "Roe v. Wade: Reflections on the Past and Future of the Landmark Abortion Decision," will be presented at the College of Law, January 21, 2003, at 5:15, Room 146. A panel of legal experts, including former Arizona Supreme Court Justice Stanely G. Feldman and Professors Robert J. Glennon and Barbara A. Atwood, will reflect on the circumstances that led to the Roe v. Wade decision, the content of the decision itself, and other changes in abortion law over the past 30 years. The event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsors include the Law Women's Association and the American Constitution Society.

SABBATICAL VISITOR LECTURE:  "Nature for Sale?  Commerce, Property, and the Protection of the Environment", Carol Rose, Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor of Law and Organization, Yale Law School and Ashby I. Lohse Visiting Chair in Water and Natural Resources Law, Tuesday, January 21, 2003, NOON, Ares Auditorium (Room 146). Posted Monday, January 13, 2003.

Writing & Research Workshop for First Year Students, January 14, 2003.

Spring Semester begins, January 15, 2003.

The James E. Rogers College of Law Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program is pleased to announced its Colloquium Speaker Series, now in its second year. The Colloquium is the cornerstone of the graduate-level legal education curriculum of the IPLP LL.M. Program. The series, to be held in the Spring 2003 semester, is designed as a seminar module open to all IPLP LL.M. students and to those J.D. and American Indian Studies Programs Ph.D. and M.A. students who have completed certain prerequisite courses. The Colloquium will bring five nationally and internationally recognized scholars and practioners of indigenous peoples law and policy to the College of Law to offer two-day intensive mini-courses on selected topics and themes of particular importance in the field. Please check the Calendar for dates and speakers. Posted Tuesday, December 17, 2002.

Content updated 14 October 2003 by Leah Sandwell-Weiss .

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