The Bulletin

Bulletin Edition: 05 November 2012.

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General Announcements
Scholarship Deadlines

Looking for funds? Be sure to check the website for internal and external scholarship opportunities, deadlines and details. Internal scholarships can be found at and information about external scholarships is available at

1. 2012-2013 Carpenter Scholarship - Deadline: October 26, 2012
2. 2012-2013 Dan B. Dobbs Scholarship - Deadline: October 26, 2012
3. 2012-2013 Honorable Margaret M. Houghton / AWLA Scholarship - Deadline: October 26, 2012.
4. 2013 Mark T. Banner Scholarship - Deadline: November 16, 2012
Contact: Janet Kisinger
Don't forget to submit your "moment"!

The Advancement office is doing a homepage slide series for second semester called “My Moment”. We want your short (50 word max) quotes about your law school “AHA!” moments. Some examples:

* Meeting your first clinic client
* Finally understanding what that case you discussed in class was all about
* Working with a faculty member on a project
* Realizing, for the first time, that you were “thinking like a lawyer”
* Being called on….and living through it
* Finishing that memo….and liking it
* Getting personal satisfaction from working with a student or community organization
Your quote should be conversational, authentic, and informal. (The slides on the homepage for Summer Skillbuilding are quote examples.) And we’ll need a picture from you.
Send your pictures and quotes to me at by November 15. Please put “My Moment” in the subject line.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
We look forward to reading about your “moments.” Thanks – in advance.
Contact: Nancy Stanley
Upcoming Events
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 6, 2012  12:00:PM
Location: Room 118

Jeff Kaiserman and Stephen Ochoa, the founders and owners of Frost, A Gelato Shoppe, will visit us to discuss why and how law and gelato mix. 

Come to hear from successful entrepreneurs about law and business, practical expectations from lawyers, and brand management.
TODAY (November 6), 12:00-1:00.
Rm. 118
Number of seats is limited. 
Contact: Barak Orbach
Bankruptcy and Race: Is There a Relation?
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 7, 2012  12:15:PM
Location: Room 164

The Faculty Diversity Committee presents The American Pluralism Series

 Bankruptcy and Race: Is There a Relation?

Professor Jean Braucher, worked with two colleagues to study race and personal bankruptcy.  The study breaks new ground.  The study found that blacks are about twice as likely as whites to file for Chapter 13 rather than Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Chapter 13 costs more, takes longer, and requires more of debtors-a multi-year repayment plan.

In addition, a survey used as part of the study showed that bankruptcy lawyers were more likely to suggest to clients who were black that they file for Chapter 13 even when they had identical financial situations as white clients.


Wednesday November 7 at 12:15 in Room 164

Contact: Germar D. Townsend
PCLP Weekly Speaker is Forensic Psychologist John J. Toma, Ph.D.
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 7, 2012  12:15:PM
Location: United States

On Wednesday, November 7th, the Program in Criminal Law & Policy is pleased to welcome John J. Toma, Ph.D., a licensed forensic psychologist. He will be here as part of the Wednesday Speaker Series on Justice Organizations and Professional Development.

Dr. Toma is a licensed psychologist (since 1996) in the State of Arizona who currently works in private practice; primarily forensic services. He provides expert mental health and neuropsychological evaluations which assist the Courts in several criminal matters including competency, sanity, mitigation, post-conviction relief, asylum, and child abuse. He has completed several evaluations concerning torture, competency, domestic violence and mental illness for both HealthRight and the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Project who use these evaluations in the Supreme Court.

We will meet in Room 156. Pizza will be served at 12:05pm, with the talk beginning at 12:15pm and ending by 1:20pm.

Contact: Kristen Yolland
Marine Officer Selection Presentation
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 7, 2012  12:15:PM
Location: Room 118

Captain Patrick McFarland of the U.S. Marine Corps discusses career opportunities with the Marines and its JAG Corps.

Contact: Virginia Clarke
1Ls: How to Find and Outreach to Legal Employers; Uploading for Spring Interviews
Date/Time: Thursday, November 8, 2012  12:15:PM
Location: Room 160

Join Deans Birmingham and Nailon as they identify effective strategies for locating and contacting legal employers - especially useful for those planning to interview during winter break!  This is also a chance to preview Spring Interview season and how to apply on our online application system.

Contact: Virginia Clarke
Morris Dees to Deliver the 2012 McCormick Society Lecture
Date/Time: Thursday, November 8, 2012  05:30:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium - room 164

TITLE: "With Justice for All"

Civil Rights attorney and author Morris Dees will speak at a free public lecture, hosted by the J. Byron McCormick Society for Law and Public Affairs at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law. This event is free and open to the public, though space is limited. Priority seating is available for members of the McCormick Society, invited guests, and law students with confirmed reservations. RSVP at

Additional information will be posted at

Contact: Marissa White
1Ls: Introduction to Legal Interviewing
Date/Time: Friday, November 9, 2012  12:15:PM
Location: Room 160

This workshop features a mock interview with Bruce Chalk, Esq., Head of Law Clerk Hiring Committee, Pima County Attorney's Office, Criminal Division.  We will also cover what to expect in different types of interviews, how to respond to offers, etc.

Contact: Virginia Clarke
Jenckes Competition
Date/Time: Friday, November 9, 2012  05:00:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium - room 164

Please join us for the closing arguments competition against ASU. This years competition will be help here, at the Law College in room 164. All students are welcome to attend so please come and support our team!

Contact: Professor Mauet
"Can Arizona Become Solar Powered?" Homecoming Environmental Law CLE
Date/Time: Saturday, November 10, 2012  10:00:AM
Location: Room 168, University of Arizona, College of Law

"Can Arizona Become Solar Powered?"

We invite you to join us at this year's CLE on Environmental Law on November 10, 202, from 10am to 12pm, in room 68 at the University of Arizona, College of Law.

The speakers this year will be:

  • Peter Culp (UA Law 2001) - Mr. Culp is a partner at Squire Sanders' Phoenix office and practices environmental, water and natural resource, and federal Indian law. He has been recognized by Chambers USA for environmental matters and has served on numerous boards and commissions related to natural resource and water law, at both the state and national levels. Additionally, he has published numerous articles on natural resource and environmental law, some of which focuses specifically on Western water law and the Colorado River.
  • Ardeth Barnhart - Ms. Barnhart is the Program Director for Renewable Energy at the UA's Institute for the Environment, a leading hub for academic work on environmental issues. At the Institute, she specializes in the design and implementation of strategies for the adoption of renewable energy not only in Arizona, but national as well. Previously, Ms. Barnhart worked for AzRISE where she evaluated solar energy programs worldwide.
  • Robert Glennon -Professor Glennon is the Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy at the university of Arizona, College of Law. At the College of Law, Professor Glennon teaches courses on the Colorado River and water law, as well as others. Professor Glennon has written numerous pieces on water law including his recent book, Unquenchable: America's Water and What To Do About it (Island Press 2009).

If you would like to reserve your spot now, or have any questions about the event, please email You  may also visit for updated information. Donations of $25 to support this and other events hosted by AJELP can be made at 

We hope to see you there!


Contact: Alexandra Felchlin
Family and Juvenile Law Program Fall 2012
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 13, 2012  12:00:PM
Location: Room 118

Stephanie Noriega, Direct Services Manager at the Emerge Domestic Violence Center will discuss working with domestic violence victims and families. Free pizza will be served!

Contact: Barbara Atwood
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Basics and Beyond
Date/Time: Thursday, November 15, 2012  08:30:AM
Location: SBA Souther Regional Office - 270 N. Church Ave

 Co-sponsored by the Environmental & Natural Resources Section

Thursday, November 15, 2012 | 8:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Live Seminar: SBA Southern Regional Office, 270 N. Church Ave., Tucson
Live Simulcast: Daniel J. McAuliffe CLE Center, 4201 N. 24th Street, Phoenix
This seminar will also be available as a CLE Webcast
This seminar will include an introduction to the history and purpose of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the law that established U.S. environmental policies and requires federal agencies to assess the environmental impacts of their proposed actions and reasonable alternatives to accomplishing the agency’s goal.
Topics will include
• Nuts and bolts of NEPA’s procedural requirements
• NEPA litigation
• Discussion of current issues in NEPA, including climate change issues, health impact assessment & more
Faculty:  Dinah Bear, Esq., Former General Counsel, Council on Environmental Quality
Joy Herr-Cardillo, Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest
Chairperson: Cyndi Tuell, Southwest Conservation Advocate, Center for Biological Diversity
This seminar may qualify for up to 3 MCLE hours
Contact: Amy Ihrke
Latinos on the Bench - Judicial Panel
Date/Time: Thursday, November 15, 2012  12:00:PM
Location: Room 164

 LLSA will host a lunch panel from 12:00 p.m to 1:15 p.m. in Room 164 consisting of Judge Frank Zapata of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, Judge Javier Chon-Lopez of the Pima County Superior Court, and Judge Garye Vasquez of the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Together, they will speak with law students and members of the bar about their careers, how they became judges, their experiences on the bench, and how their Latino background and heritage has shaped their experiences and perspectives.

This event is open to all students; food and refreshments will be provided.

Contact: Joshua Liffiton
Hot Coffee: The Politics of Tort Law
Date/Time: Thursday, November 15, 2012  04:00:PM
Location: United States

When someone says "Miller," what's the next word that comes to mind?  What about when someone says "Tort?"  Ask these questions to a nonlawyer, and she will likely respond with "Lite" and "Reform." 

Though it didn't play a big role in the presidential election, tort reform has been influential and very controversial.  Come watch a screening of the documentary Hot Coffee (about the famous McDonalds case and the politics of tort reform), then stay for a discussion with former Chief Justice of the AZ Supreme Court (and one of Arizona's brightest legal minds) Stanley Feldman.

Popcorn and, of course, hot coffee will be served.


Contact: Omar Vasquez
IPLP Fall Festival Fundraiser
Date/Time: Saturday, November 17, 2012  10:00:AM
Location: Lewis & Roca Lobby & Courtyard

Please join us for the IPLP Fall Festival Fundraiser on Saturday, November 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m as part of Native American Heritage Month.

This event is family friendly and includes a variety of activities - Dunk Tank, Photobooth, Raffle, Stump the Professor, and more! 

Admission is free. Tickets are required to play the games and are $1 each to purchase.

For more information, please contact Carrie at 520.626.6497 or

All proceeds benefit the IPLP Scholarship Fund, Native American Law Students Association, and the American Indian Studies Graduate Student Council.

Contact: Carrie Stusse

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