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State Bar Convention Alumni Reception, June 17, 2005, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., Westin La Paloma.

Justice O'Connor to Teach at College of Law

Retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will become the 2005 - 2006 Jurist in Residence at the College of Law. Dean Toni M. Massaro announced that O’Connor will team teach a one-credit class on the Supreme Court with RonNell Andersen Jones, a former law clerk who now teaches at the Rogers College of Law. The two-week class will most likely be held in late January or early February. “Of course, visiting jurists bring prestige and attention to law schools. But far more important is what they offer to our students in terms of inspiration and intellectual challenge. We have built that kind of community, and we are very gratified that Justice O’Connor chose to join it,” Massaro said. Details on the course and precise topics to be covered have not yet been decided, but Massaro expects that student demand will be high. For many years, the Rogers College has featured an annual slate of visiting faculty, jurists, and practitioners who teach courses, work with students and other faculty, deliver lectures and continue their own research and writing. Over the years, the College has attracted visitors known in to the general public, such as Chief Justice William Rehnquist, and others who are well-known in their specific areas of law. In addition to Justice O’Connor, this year’s roster includes 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian lawyer and scholar. Posted Monday, June 20, 2005. Updated Tuesday, July 12, 2005.

Professors Henderson and Weiss Retire

Legendary Law Professors Roger C. Henderson and Elliott J. Weiss capped their many years of service to the Rogers College of Law at a retirement ceremony and reception on May 13th. Both were lauded by their faculty colleagues for their contributions to the school, its students, and the advancement of their respective fields. Professor Henderson came to the College of Law in 1977 to become Dean, a position he held until 1983, when he resumed fulltime teaching. He has a distinguished reputation in the areas of tort and insurance Law, in terms of both scholarship and professional leadership. Professor Weiss has taught various corporate and securities law courses, and is nationally known in the area of securities regulation. He joined the faculty in 1991. Both plan to remain active members of the College of Law community. If you wish to send them best wishes, please see this page. Posted Wednesday, May 18, 2005.

Distinguished Alumni and Friends Receive Convocation Honors

Five members of the College of Law community were honored at the 2005 Spring Convocation, held Saturday, May 14th at the Centennial Hall on the UA main campus. In addition to the 152 students receiving J.D. degrees, and 22 who earned their LL.M. degrees, three alumni and two honorary alumni were recognized for their contributions to the College and the profession. They are:  The Honorable Eileen Hollowell (Class of '81), currently a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge; The Honorable Patricia A. Orozco, who sits on the Arizona Court of Appeals; S. Thomas Chandler, a longtime private pracitioner and community leader; The Honorable Janet Napolitano, Governor of Arizona; and The Honorable Mary M. Schroeder, Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Each of the honorees provided remarks to the graduating students which were conveyed by Dean Toni M. Massaro. Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2005.

Class of '05 Pledges Record-Making Class Gift

In the last several years, the College’s graduating classes have made class gifts that outpace almost all other law schools in the country. At the graduation cermony on May 14, 2005, Alison Bachus, a member of the Class Gift Committee, announced that 62% of the Class of '05 had pledged a total of $52,791, exceeding the goal by nearly $3000. The gift has been pledged to support strategic library acquisitions. Posted Monday, May 16, 2005.

College of Law Commencement Features Attorney General Goddard

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard will deliver the convocation address at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law commencement on Saturday, May 14, 2005, at 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., in Centennial Hall. Goddard, who serves on the Rogers College of Law’s national Board of Visitors, will speak to graduating students and their families about their futures from his perspective as a former private practitioner, a longtime public servant, and the state’s top law enforcement officer. Goddard will join other commencement speakers, including:

  • Mary Grier, President of the Law College Association
  • Toni M. Massaro, Dean of the Rogers College of Law
  • Faisal Amin, graduating student
  • Tore Mowatt-Larssen, graduating student

The College plans to award 153 Juris Doctor (J.D.) degrees, and 22 Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees. The LL.M. is an advanced degree for students who have already earned a J.D. or equivalent degree and want to continue highly specialized law training. Nine of this year’s LL.M. graduates studied in the College’s Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program, considered some of the most advanced training in this area in the world. Thirteen students will receive LL.M. degrees in International Trade Law. In addition to awarding degrees, the Class Gift will be announced. In the last several years, the College’s graduating classes have made class gifts that outpace almost all other law schools in the country. More than $53,000 has already been raised as of the week before graduation, with 60% of students participating in the class gift. Posted Friday, April 29, 2005. Updated Thursday, May 12, 2005.

2004 - 2005 Faculty, Staff, and Administration Appreciation Awards

On April 28, the Student Bar Association presented the following awards:

In addition, the students presented a special award to Prof. Jack Chin for his creative enhancements of the Criminal Law and Procedure programs at the College. Posted Friday, April 29, 2005.

Dean Massaro's Spring 2005 Newsletter

Dean Massaro's Spring 2005 Newsletter is available online at www.law.arizona.edu/news/FromTheDean/spring2005/dean.cfm. The Newsletter contains the College of Law's Strategic Priorities, new faculty information, and a report on Professor Art Andrews' retirement. The Newsletter also contains an events calendar, descriptions of some upcoming conferences, and college and alumni news. Posted Friday, April 15, 2005.

Andrew Silverman Community Service Awards

The Andrew Silverman Community Service Awards go to one or more students in each class and to one student organization who exemplify the spirit of community service. This year's recipients are:

First-Year Students
Nevene Iskander - for her work as a dedicated Hospice volunteer for the past three years and as a volunteer for the Volunteer Lawyer's Program and her design work for the Law Women's Association.
Second-Year Student
Jennifer Wakefield - for her efforts as co-President of Public Interest Law Organization, focused on raising funds for the Paul Marcus summer grants. She is also the Director of the Legal Referral Clinics for the National Lawyer’s Guild, coordinating volunteers and resources for three clinics serving homeless, indigent, and migrant clinics, and last year was a tutor for Lawyer’s for Literacy.
Third-Year Student
This award will be presented at the Graduation Luncheon on April 25.
Student Organization
National Lawyer's Guild - for providing three legal referral clinics, at Primavera Men’s Shelter, Casa Maria Soup Kitchen, and Commitment to Underserved People’s (CUP) Refugee Clinic where our law students can serve disenfranchised members of our community. In addition, this student organization has also collaborated on a number of other important projects that have provided numerous opportunities for law students to work for social justice.

Posted Friday, April 15, 2005.

Physician-Assisted Suicide is Topic of April 20th Rogers Program Colloquium

UA Philosophy Professor Michael B. Gill will discuss his recent work and a recent article, “A Moral Defense of Oregon's Physician Assisted Suicide Law” at an upcoming presentation, open to students, faculty and the community at large. The presentation will be held at noon, Wednesday, April 20, in Room 201 of the Rogers College of Law. Professor Gill studies, teaches, and writes extensively about medicine and philosophy topics, including physician-assisted suicide, informed consent, and other contemporary bioethics issues. The presentation is part of an ongoing colloquium series offered through the Rogers Program in Law and Society. The series features UA faculty and graduate students from the College of Law and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, who discuss current topics of shared interest, work in progress, current policy issues, or aspects of a central theme across disciplinary boundaries. Posted Wednesday, April 13, 2005.

Comparative Law in the Twenty-First Century Conference

As part of its ongoing effort to integrate various disciplines in a sustained examination of issues of public importance and to offer a global vision of legal issues, the College of Law is pleased to sponsor a conference on Comparative Law in the Twenty-First Century, Friday - Saturday, April 8 - 9, 2005. The Conference, to be held at the Marriott University Park Hotel, will feature scholars from various disciplines in public and private law from several countries, including Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, and South Africa, to present their views on different aspects of the problems and promises of comparative law as we move into the future. Friday's panels will include discussions of comparative intellectual property law, public law, and commercial law, while Saturday's panel will discuss comparative international trade law. The luncheon speaker on Friday will be Sir Nicholas Lyell, former Attorney General and Member of Parliament, United Kingdom, speaking on "Security, Justice and Liberty in a Free Society." To reserve a place at the conference or for any questions, please contact Donna Ream at 520.626-2400 or ream@law.arizona.edu. For more information, see the Conference website. Posted Friday, February 4, 2005. Updated Tuesday, March 1, 2005 & Friday, March 4, 2005.

Seminar To Explore International Deals

What should you consider when negotiating a technology deal with an international customer ? How can you protect valuable trademarks in other countries ? What are the latest developments in data privacy laws in and outside the U.S. ? Experts from industry, law and academia, including Professor Graeme Austin, will explore these and other issues related to the marketing and sale of products across international borders at an April 7th seminar in Phoenix entitled "International Deals: Tips from the Experts." Co-sponsored by the Rogers College of Law, the law firm of Quarles & Brady Streich Lang, the Arizona Technology Council, and U-Haul International, this 2-hour seminar will feature a panel of experts with broad knowledge of the international trade playing field. The program is free, but registration is required by March 31st. For complete details on the program or to register, contact Kristi Olson, (602) 229-5648 or see the seminar website. Posted Wednesday, March 9, 2005. Updated Thursday, March 10, 2005.

IPLP/NNI Distinguished Visiting Scholar Series - Professor Charles Wilkinson

The Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy/Native Nations Institute Distinguished Visiting Scholar Series continues with the appearance of Professor Charles Wilkinson, Distinguished University Professor, Moses Lasky Professor of Law, University of Colorado School of Law, on March 24, 2005, at 3:00 p.m., in Room 140. Professor Wilkinson has represented Indian tribes and Native American organizations in scores of major cases in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He will speak on his latest book, Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations, which tells the story of the modern Indian rights movement. A panel of Indian law and policy experts, including Professors Robert A. Williams, Jr., and S. James Anaya, will follow with their own commentary on the book and their assessments of the present state of modern Indian nations. The public is invited to attend. Posted Tuesday, March 15, 2005. Speech Cancelled, Thursday, March 24, 2005.

Summer Law Camp Offers High Schoolers Chance to 'Think Like Lawyers'

As part of the Arizona Youth University Summer Programs, the College of Law is offering two Law Camp sessions for students entering grades 9 - 12. The day camp provides students with a basic understanding of how the law works, what lawyers do, and how they approach and solve problems. This is a hands-on class where students will learn legal principles and consider the ethical issues faced by lawyers. The class will be taught by four law students under the supervision of UA law professors Kenney Hegland and Paul Bennett. Class size is limited to 18 students. For registration details, call the Office of Continuing Education & Academic Outreach, 626-2400, or see the Summer Camps website. Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2005.

10th Annual Richard Grand Damages Argument Competition Hones Courtroom Skills

Five law students received recognition and cash prizes for their lawyering skills in the 10th Annual Richard Grand Damages Argument Competition at the College of Law. The event is an oral argument that emphasizes the presentation of damages evidence in personal injury cases. Student finalists presented mock closing arguments, limited to the issue of how much in damages should be awarded. Local lawyers served as jurors for the arguments. “Experiences like this give law students a real chance to learn ‘advocacy on their feet’”, said Dean Toni M. Massaro, “it's wonderful that Richard Grand has made this possible for them for an entire decade.” To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the competition, Richard Grand has offered insight into his philosophy about good lawyering in the form of a ‘thoughts’ booklet, entitled Grand Ideas for Future Trial Lawyers. Congratulations go to these finalists:

  • 1st place:  Lance Broberg
  • 2d place:  Jessica Christensen and Jose Vazquez (tie)
  • Finalists:  Megan Nielsen and Bradley Pack

For more information about the Grand Damages Argument Competition, see the press release. Posted Friday, March 18, 2005. Updated Wednesday, March 23, 2005.

Fegtly Moot Court Competition Awards

The following awards were presented March 10, 2005, to the finalists in the Fegtly Moot Court Competition:

  • The F. Britton Burns Award for the Two Outstanding Advocates in the Final Round: Bryan Gottfredson and Matthew Gray.
  • The David Burr Udall Award for Best Brief: Matthew Gray.
  • The Fegtly Moot Court Award Recognizing Outstanding Overall Advocate (Brief & Oral Combined): Michael Catlett.
  • The Jo Dale Carrouthers Award Recognizing the Four Finalists: Michael Catlett, Bryan Gottfredson, Matthew Gray, and Adam Wahlquist.

Bryan, Matthew, and Adam, in addition to Robert Sexton, Paul Hawkins, and Dee Giles will form next year's National Moot Court Team. Posted Friday, March 11, 2005.

31st Annual Law College Association Appreciation Dinner

The 31st Annual Law College Association Appreciation Dinner, with Casino Night & Raffle, will be held Saturday, March 12, at the Arizona Club, in Phoenix. The Law College Association will be honoring Senator Jon L. Kyl with the Arizona Alumni Association's Distinguished Citizen Award; Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles E. Jones with the Arizona Alumni Association's Public Service Award; Ted A. Schmidt with the Arizona Alumni Association's Sydney S. Woods Alumni Service Award; C. Bradley Vynalek with the Arizona Alumni Association's Outstanding Young Alumni Volunteer Award; and Mary M Grier with the Law College Association's Appreciation Award. The evening begins at 5:30 with Casino and cocktails; dinner and the awards ceremony will be held at 7:00. The casino and raffle events will benefit the Law Commons. For more information, call 520-626-2400. Posted Tuesday, January 25, 2005.

“Murder in Tombstone” Author to Speak at College of Law

Nationally known law professor and author Stephen Lubet will talk about his extensive research on the murder prosecution of Tombstone’s Earp brothers at a free public lecture on Monday, February 28, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Room 139. Lubet is a professor of law and director of the Program on Advocacy and Professionalism at the Bluhm Legal Clinic at Northwestern University School of Law, where he teaches trial advocacy, litigation strategies, and legal ethics. The book represents the first scholarly treatment of the murder prosecution of the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday following the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Lubet integrates trial theory and legal history to place the event in historical context and examine this little-known dimension of an event that has become part of American folklore. He is the author of Murder in Tombstone: The Forgotten Trial of Wyatt Earp (Yale University Press.) as well as Nothing but the Truth: Why Trial Lawyers Don't Can't, and Shouldn't Have to Tell the Whole Truth (NYU Press.) Reservations are not needed, but space is limited. Call 621-8430 for details or check out the press release. Posted Wednesday, February 16, 2005. Updated Thursday, February 24, 2005.

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 year-long 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 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 140 of the Rogers College of Law. Lectures are free and open to the University community and the public.  This semester’s program schedule includes:

  • March 2: UA Professor Hsinchun Chen, Eller College of Management, The COPLINK Program. Professor Chen is the McClelland Professor of Management Information Systems and Director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab.
  • March 9: Dr. Samuel Walker, Isaacson Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska-Omaha, The New World of Police Accountability.
  • March 23: Dr. Marc Sageman, The Solomon Asch Center For Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, University of Pennsylvania, senior fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, clinical assistant professor of Psychiatry at Penn, and former CIA case officer in Afghanistan. Dr Sageman is the author of Understanding Terror Networks and testified before the 9/11 Commission. Updated Friday, March 4, 2005.
  • March 30: UA Professor Kris Bosworth, Ph.D. Research in Preventing Criminal Behavior. Cancelled due to speaker's illness.
  • April 6: UA Professor Albert Bergesen (Sociology), The Islamist Ethic and the Spirit of Terrorism.
  • April 13: UA Professor Dr.Murray Brilliant, DNA Testing to Determine What a Suspect Looks Like. Dr. Brilliant is Chair of the Interdisciplinary Program in Genetics, Department of Pediatrics.
  • April 20: Carol Wittels, Esq., Pima County Public Defender’s Office, and Larry Youngblood, Exonerated by DNA. Mr. Youngblood was the loser in Youngblood v. Arizona, a Supreme Court case holding that the police have no duty to preserve potentially exculpatory evidence. Years later, advances in DNA technology made it possible to prove that he was not the perpetrator.
  • April 27: Arizona State University Professor Doris Marie Provine, Race and the Drug War. Professor Provine is Director of the Arizona State University School of Justice and Social Inquiry.

For more information about the series, please contact Roger Hartley at rhartley@eller.arizona.edu, 520.621.3788, or Gabriel “Jack” Chin at jack.chin@law.arizona.edu, (520) 626-6004, or check the website. Posted Tuesday, February 22, 2005. Updated Monday, March 14, 2005.

“Hometown Diplomat” to Speak on Careers with U.S. State Department

Amy Wuebbels, a 2002 graduate from the UA Rogers College of Law and a current official with the U.S. State Department, will deliver a free public presentation about diplomatic careers on Monday, February 28, 2005, 12:15 - 1:00 p.m., in Room 146. Wuebbels, who graduated from the UA Rogers College of Law in 2002, is a Regional Affairs Officer, Office of Caucasus and Central Asian Affairs, for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. She is slated to enter the Foreign Service later in 2005. She will discuss State Department functions, current challenges in American diplomacy, and how interested people can pursue careers with the State Department. She will also share personal experiences from her assignments in Washington, DC, Portugal, Afghanistan, and Bulgaria, and as a Presidential Management Fellow for the State Department. Her presentation is part of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Hometown Diplomat Program, which seeks to educate people about the role of the State Department and how it affects their lives. Posted Friday, February 11, 2005.

International Commission Finds Belize is Violating Maya Human Rights

After many years of investigation, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights announced in a report [PDF] that the Maya of the Southern Toledo District of Belize have collective rights to all the lands they have traditionally used and occupied. In its report, the Commission states the international law requires the Government of Belize to set the boundaries of the lands the Maya have used and lived on, and to legally recognize and protect Maya communal property rights. The Commission also found that the Government must consult with Maya communities and obtain their full informed consent before taking any actions that affect their traditional lands. By failing to protect Maya lands and resources or obtain Maya consent for logging concessions and other activities on their traditional lands, the Commission found that the Government of Belize violated property rights protected by the American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Man, a foundation of human rights law in the Americas. The case builds on a number of cases, argued by Professors S. James Anaya, Robert A. Williams, Jr., and the Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program, that signal the emergence of a new generation of international human rights legal principles and norms that embrace the collective rights of indigenous peoples as human rights, in accord with the demands that indigenous peoples have been pressing at the international level for decades. The legal theories advanced and ultimately accepted in these cases were developed by Professors Anaya and Williams, co-faculty chairs of the IPLP Program, through years of scholarship, advocacy, and close work with indigenous communities and organizations. To learn more about this case, please visit the Maya Communities of Southern Belize page on the Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy website. Posted Tuesday, January 18, 2005.

Law College Association Sponsors Bowlathon in Phoenix

All students, alumni and friends are cordially invited to attend the upcoming Gutter Bowl bowlathon in Phoenix on Friday, February 25th from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. This is a Law College Association (LCA) event, with proceeds benefiting the school and students. The $100 registration (discounted to $50 for law students) includes 3 hours of pinmanship, shoe rental, a pitcher and a pizza pie for your lane, and a T-shirt. Some legal celebs (including Attorney General Terry Goddard and Court of Appeals Judge Maurice "Mo" Portley) as well as many Maricopa County attorneys from both public and private practice plan to attend. Contact Donna Ream in the Alumni & Development office for details at ream@law.arizona.edu. Posted Wednesday, January 12, 2005.

Congressman Shadegg Continues College of Law Lecture Series

Congressman John Shadegg, a 1975 graduate of the College of Law, will be the next speaker in the Arizona Law Graduates Shaping National Law & Policy Lecture Series. He will speak on "Public Service in the U.S. Congress" on Wednesday, February 23, at 12:15 p.m., in Room 139 of the College of Law. Congressman Shadegg has represented Arizona's Third Congressional District since 1994. He has established a reputation in Congress as a leading advocate for reduced government spending, federal tax relief, and the re-establishment of state and individual rights. He is also a leader on health care issues, energy issues, and environmental policy. Posted Tuesday, January 4, 2005.

Legendary Environmental Advocate to Speak on Love Canal Legacy

Lois Gibbs, known internationally for her leadership on environmental issues, will present a public lecture entitled “Twenty-Five Years after Love Canal – What We Have Learned about Legal, Scientific and Political Tools” on Monday, February 21, 2005, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., in Room 140. Gibbs was a 27-year-old housewife living in New York’s Love Canal community when she discovered that her neighborhood was built on a chemical waste dump and that a disproportionate number of its residents were suffering from illnesses possibly related to chemical exposure. She organized the Love Canal Homeowners’ Association in 1978 and led its efforts to force the federal government to relocate Love Canal families and to enact Superfund legislation for environmental cleanup. In 1981, Gibbs founded the national Center for Health, Environment, and Justice. As its Executive Director, she continues to guide the organization’s work in helping grassroots groups gather and distribute information regarding environmental hazards.Gibbs serves on numerous national boards and advisory committees, and is a frequent lecturer at the national level. The lecture is free and open to the public. RSVPs are not needed but space is limited. Posted Friday, February 11, 2005.

2005 McCormick Lecture

Mark your calendars now for this special public event! Samantha Power, Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, will present the 2005 J. Byron McCormick Lecture on February 17, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. in the Ares Auditorium. Ms. Power, the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Problem From Hell: The United States in the Age of Genocide, will speak on "Can American Foreign Policy be Fixed." For more information, see the press release. Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2004. Updated Thursday, April 29, 2004. Updated Tuesday, January 4, 2005. Updated Thursday, January 26, 2005.

Homeland Security Presentation

John F. Phelps, Deputy Director, Office of Homeland Security, Office of the Governor of Arizona, and Class of 1986, will speak on "Homeland Security: Legal Issues from a State Perspective," at noon, February 3, in Room 139. Deputy Director Phelps will present a general discussion of real legal issues faced by leaders and first responders in the new and dynamic environment of homeland security within state, local, and tribal jurisdictions. Topics will include: separation of powers, executive authority, sovereign immunity, volunteer liability, protection of sensitive information, the PATRIOT Act, tribal law, and statutory foundations for homeland security activities/organizations. The presentation will involve a brief overview of these and other topics, and will provide a forum for discussion. This program may qualify for 1 CLE credit hour. Please RSVP to Donna Ream by Thursday, January 27, at 626-2886. Posted Wednesday, January 19, 2005.

6th Annual 1L Luncheon, Marriott University Park Hotel, January 28, 2005, 12:30. Guest speaker: The Honorable Deborah Bernini, Pima County Superior Court, & Class of 1981 UA College of Law grad.

National Board of Visitors Meeting, January 28, 2005, 8:30 - noon.

Professor Weiss Analyzes WorldCom Investor Lawsuit

Professor Elliott J. Weiss, Charles Ares Professor of Law and an expert in the field of securities and investment law, recently analyzed some of the issues in the WorldCom investor lawsuit for the New York Times. The Times' January 9, 2005 story, written by Gretchen Morgenson, discussed the agreement by WorldCom 's outside directors, made earlier this month, to pay $18 million from their personal funds to settle an investor lawsuit. Weiss commented on previous cases where the courts resisted attempts to block settlements because the responsible officers or directors of the corporation involved were not being held personally accountable, and said that deterrence would be enhanced if judges rejected settlements that did not involve some financial contribution by wrongdoers. Professor Weiss joined the University of Arizona College of Law faculty in 1992, and has written extensively on corporations, shareholder actions and  securities law. Posted Wednesday, January 19, 2005.

Faith-Based Funding Topic of February 7th Colloquium

Mark Chaves, Head of the UA Sociology Department, will address the controversies surrounding public funding of faith-based social service programs at an upcoming presentation, open to students, faculty and the community at large, in a presentation entitled “Funding Faith-Based Initiatives: Myths and Realities,” Monday, February 7, noon, Faculty Lounge, Rogers College of Law. Professor Chaves studies, teaches, and writes extensively on religion and society, including the faith-based initiative and the role of religious organizations in our social welfare system. His most recent book is Congregations in America (Harvard University Press, 2004.) Related materials for this presentation can be found at www.law.arizona.edu/Depts/RogersProgram/materials/MarkChaves.pdf. The presentation is part of an ongoing colloquium series offered through the Rogers Program in Law and Society. The series features UA faculty and graduate students from the College of Law and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, who discuss current topics of shared interest, work in progress, current policy issues, or aspects of a central theme across disciplinary boundaries.Due to space limitations, RSVPs are requested. Please confirm attendance by emailing eventrsvp@law.arizona.edu. Posted Friday, January 14, 2005. Updated Friday, January 21, 2005.

IPLP Program Featured in the January 2005 Issue of Arizona Alumnus Magazine

In the cover story of the January 2005 issue of the University of Arizona's award-winning flagship publication, author Tim Vanderpool chronicles the ways the faculty and students in the IPLP Program are improving the lives of indigenous peoples around the globe -- by helping to build community and legal infrastructure in their own communities as well as advocating for equitable treatment from other governments. The article is available online at www.uagrad.org/Alumnus/w05/rights.html. Posted Monday, January 24, 2005.

New Faculty Added to Growing Environmental Law, Science, & Policy Program

Carol Rose, one of the country's top environmental law scholars, has joined the faculty of the Rogers College of Law as the Visiting Lohse Chair in Water and Natural Resources Law. With research interests in property, land use, environmental law, natural resources law and intellectual property law, she publishes and lectures extensively. Currently at Yale Law School, she holds J.D. and M.A. degrees from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in History from Cornell. She previously taught at Stanford, UC/Berkeley, Northwestern, and University of Hawaii law schools. In 1997, she was one of the Rogers College of Law's Distinguished Faculty Visitors, and in 2003 was the Visiting Lohse Chair.

Kirsten H. Engel joins the permanent faculty this semester. Her varied background in academia, public sector practice, teaching, and publishing gives her a broad foundation from which to address current issues in environmental law and policy. Most recently, she served as Senior Counsel in the Public Protection Bureau in the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, where she was responsible for oversight of a civil litigation office devoted to environmental protection, civil rights, consumer protection and antitrust, utilities, health care and public charities. She previously worked as a staff attorney for the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund as well as the United States Environmental Protection Agency. As an Associate Professor at Tulane, she has taught Pollution Control Law, Administrative Law, Hazardous Waste Law, Public and Private Regulation of Toxic Substances, International Environmental Law, and an Environmental Justice Seminar. She has been a Visiting Associate Law Professor at Harvard and Vanderbilt. Engel received a J.D. from Northwestern, where she was the Note & Comment Editor for the Law Review. She is widely published on varied topics in her field, from environmental 'federalism' to solid waste landfill regulation to the deregulation of electricity. Her knowledge of environmental law issues is broad, deep, and informed by the pragmatism of spending time at the frontlines of environmental law and policy.For more information on these new faculty members and the Environmental Law, Science, & Policy Program, please see the press release. Posted Tuesday, January 18, 2005. Updated Thursday, January 20, 2005.

First day of class, January 12, 2005.

Writing & Legal Research Workshop for 1Ls, January 11, 2005.

Professor Mauet Releases New Trial Advocacy Text

Professor Thomas A. Mauet, Milton O. Riepe Professor and Director of Trial Advocacy, has recently published his newest coursebook: Trials: Strategy, Skills, and the New Powers of Presentation (Aspen Publishing). Professor Mauet is a leading authority on trial preparation and presentation and the director of the Trial Advocacy Program. For more information, see the press release. Posted Tuesday, January 4, 2005. Updated Wednesday, January 12, 2005.


Content updated 21 December 2005 by Leah Sandwell-Weiss .


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