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Graduation Celebration Luncheon, Arizona Inn, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m., April 6, 2006.

Bringing Technology to Market Continuing Legal Education Seminar

Participants at the "Bringing Technology to Market" CLE seminar at the College of Law will learn about current issues and trends in delivering new products to consumers. The pace of discovery and invention, coupled with the growing importance of international markets, makes the introduction of new products a more complex and challenging proposition. Businesses and lawyers must deal with a constantly changing array of issues that have national - and even international - import. Panelists include Professor of Law John F. Duffy, George Washington University Law School; Donald M. Whiteside, Vice President, Intel Corporation; Paul A. Kirchoff, Founder and CEO, SaleAMP, Inc; and Mark D. Tucker, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. The seminar will be held Monday, March 27, 2006, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., in Ares Auditorium. Please RSVP by March 25 by calling 626-1629. Posted February 27, 2006.

Sixth Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, 3:15 - 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 17, 2006; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, March 18, 2006.

Spring Break, March 13 - 17, 2006.

College of Law to Hold Economic Torts Conference

The College of Law will hold the Economic Torts: The Dan B. Dobbs Conference on Tort Law, on March 3 - 4, 2006. The Conference will gather more than thirty distinguished academics, judges and practitioners to address the appropriate scope and definition of economic torts. Are economic tort suits desirable? Are they really increasing in number? When should parties be confined to contract alternatives to remedy claims of economic loss? See for more information and registration. Posted January 11, 2006.

Second Annual Gutter Bowl, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., February 17, 2006, AMF Squaw Peak Lanes, 3049 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Addresses 600-person Crowd at the University of Arizona

Ms. Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize, addressed a 600-person crowd at the University of Arizona Student Union. Her free public lecture sponsored by the James E. Rogers College of Law, in association with the Dept of Near Eastern Studies, gave attendees a good understanding of current issues at the intersection of religion and governance in the Middle East and throughout the world. After a fifty minute lecture delivered through a Persian translator, Ms. Ebadi answered questions from the audience. The College of Law would like to thank the UA Iranian-American Students Association for their work in organizing the lecture. Posted February 8, 2006.

Press Coverage: AZ Starnet Tucson Citizen


Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is Distinguished Jurist in Residence

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor joined the College of Law on Thursday, February 2 as the 2006 Distinguished Jurist in Residence. The Justice will teach a course entitled “The Supreme Court” with former clerk and Distinguished Visiting Faculty Fellow RonNell Andersen Jones. During the ten-day course, law students will learn about aspects of Court procedures and operations from an insider’s point of view. The course is enrolled to capacity, with 178 second and third year law students (more than a third of the student body) taking the class. "This is as good as it gets for a law student," said Dean Toni M. Massaro, “and we are very thankful for Justice O’Connor’s presence and work here.” Posted February 2, 2006.

Press Coverage: AZ Starnet; Tucson Citizen


2003 Nobel Peace Prize Winner to Speak at Public Lecture

Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, will speak at a public lecture sponsored by the College of Law on Tuesday, February 7, 2006, at 6:00 p.m. in the South Ballroom of the UA Student Union. Dr. Ebadi’s lecture is entitled “Islam, Human Rights and Democracy in Iran.” Dr. Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, wrote the Nobel Committee, “for her efforts for democracy and human rights. She has focused especially on the struggle for the rights of women and children.” An Iranian lawyer and, in the 1970’s, one of that nation’s first female judges, Ebadi campaigns internationally for peaceful solutions to social problems. Dr. Ebadi will deliver her lecture in Persian, with English translation. Her lecture is open to the university and to the public. For more information, contact or call 626-1629. Posted Tuesday, January 17, 2006.

Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition Winners Announced

The fifth annual Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition winners were announced Wednesday, January 25, 2006. The winners are:

  • Matthew Gray (3L) -- first place -- $2000
  • Robert Bernheim (3L) -- second place -- $1000
  • Susan Schwem (1L) -- 3rd place (tie) -- $375
  • Amanda Lueders (1L) -- 3rd place (tie) -- $375
  • Stephanie Macdonald (1L) -- Honorable Mention -- $250

Mr. Grand, a 1958 graduate of the College of Law and a distinguished litigator, conceived the idea of a writing competition that would emphasize persuasive skills and effective communication. All students at the Rogers College of Law were eligible to enter. Using a legal problem prepared by the faculty at the Rogers College of Law, students prepared a written legal argument. The form and content of the problem changes from year to year. The students’ writing was judged for accuracy, brevity, clarity, and persuasiveness. For more information, visit Posted January 26, 2006.

College of Law Open House

The College of Law will hold an Open House for those interested in attending law school on Wednesday, January 18, 2006, from 5:30 - 7:30. The Open House begins with registration in the lobby. The remainder of the Open House will be held in Room 139. Information on career services, financial aid, and the admissions process will be provided. The College will also hold a General Information Session on February 10, 2006, at 4:00 p.m. Tours of the College begin 30 minutes before the General Information Session begins. For more information, see Posted Wednesday, January 11, 2006.

Martin L. King Holiday (No Classes), January 16, 2006.

First Day of Classes, January 11, 2006.

Spring 2006 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 Spring 2006 speaker series on criminal justice policy and terrorism. The LCJSP's 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 12:20 to 1:15 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:

  • April 5 - Jim Williamson, Tucson Police Department Detective, "Fraud and White Collar Crime in Tucson"
  • March 29 - Shirley Peterson, Former Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service, "IRS Investigations and Criminal Tax Policy." Cancelled due to illness, March 29, 2006.
  • March 22 -   Prof. Marc Miller, University of Arizona, Rogers College of Law, "Federal and State Sentencing Post-Booker and Blakely." NEW
  • March 8 -  Capt. Thomas Barnard, Law Class of 2001, U.S. Army, "Abu Grabi: Lessons Learned." Changed date.
  • March 1 - Ms. Kate Lawson, Pima County Mental Health Court, "Mental Health for Prisoners."  (Kate Lawson is an alumnus of the Law, Criminal Justice and Security Program.) Changed date.
  • February 22 - The Honorable Stanley G. Feldman, Retired Chief Justice of Arizona, "A Judge looks at the Death Penalty."  (Co-sponsored with Law Students Against the Death Penalty). NEW
  • February 21 - Mr. Ray Krone, Breakfast with Ray:  A Personal Account of Exoneration.Breakfast with Ray:  A Personal Account of Exoneration. Mr. Krone served on death row in Arizona and was exonerated of his crime with the use of DNA evidence. The case and his story has filled the news.  (Co-Sponsored with Law Students Against the Death Penalty). NEW - Note the different, day, time, and location: Tuesday, 7:30 to 8:45 a.m., Room 140.
  • February 15 - Joe Cuffari, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, "The Role of the Inspector General" Updated
  • February 8 - Robert Scher, Northern Arizona University, "Wrongful Conviction and the Innocence Project" (NEW:  meets in Room 208, McClelland Hall (Eller College))
  • February 1 - Lt. Mark Timpf, Tucson Police Department, "Oracle Enforcement Project" (NEW:  meets in Room 208, McClelland Hall (Eller College))
  • January 25 - The Honorable Paul Tang, Pima Superior Court (Juvenile Court), “Judging Juveniles”
  • January 18 - Kate Spaulding, on Pima County Teen Court
  • January 11 - Danny Sharp, Police Chief, Town of Oro Valley, on Community Policing

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 Friday, January 6, 2006. Updated Monday, January 31, 2006. Updated Tuesday, February 14, and Monday, February 27, 2006.

2006 Marks Lecture Set

Mark your calendars now for this special public event! On Thursday, February 16, 2006, The Honorable Guido Calabresi, U.S. Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit, will present the Annual Marks Lecture. Beginning at 10:00 a.m., in the Ares Auditorium, Judge Calabresi will be speaking on the topic of  "Equality in the American Constitution." Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Calabresi was Dean and Sterling Professor at Yale Law School, where he began teaching in 1959. He has been awarded some forty honorary degrees from universities in the United Staes and abroad, and is the author of four books and over a hundred articles on law and related subjects. Posted Friday, September 9, 2005.

Content updated 10 April 2006 by Leah Sandwell-Weiss .

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