The Bulletin

Bulletin Edition: 14 January 2013.

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General Announcements
Library Orientation

You weren’t here in the fall for the Library Orientation Session or Library Fun Day?  You need to be able to use the library quickly? 

Learn the basics of using your law library when you have 15 minutes free during the first two weeks of this term.  Topics covered will include the answers to your library-related questions as well as the following:  How to search the Reserves online; how to find textbooks and study aids in the Reserves area quickly; how to use the study rooms; and (most importantly) whom to ask when you need to be reminded of these things or find out something else.

Email Robert O'Leary at and we will make an appointment when you are free.


Contact: Robert O'Leary
Legal Referral Clinic

Need something good to put on your resume?!?  How about LEGAL REFERRAL CLINIC? 

Legal Referral Clinic operates every Saturday at Himmel and Woods libraries.  It is a two hour commitment, 2-3 Saturdays a semester to serve your community that looks very good on resumes!  You meet face-to-face with community members, listen to their legal issues, and connect them to legal resources in the community. 
We would love to have your help!  Email Arianne Kerr.
- Ari, Steve, & Harry
Contact: Arianne Kerr
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. 2013 Stoel Rives Diversity Fellowship - Deadline: January 16, 2013

2.  2013 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest - Deadline: January 31, 2013

3.  Institute of Humane Studies Fellowships - Deadline: January 31, 2013

4. State Bar of Arizona Intellectual Property Law Section 2012-2013 Law Student Writing Competition - Deadline: February 1, 2013

5. 2012-2013 Mary Anne Richey Scholarship - Deadline: February 11, 2013

6. Disability Determination Process (DDP) Grant - Deadline: March 1, 2013

Contact: Janet Kisinger
Law School Trial Team Regional Competition

For the first time ever, the UA Law School is hosting the regional round of the National Trial Competition. This is widely considered to be the most prestigious law school mock trial event in the country. The event is co-sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers - the most elite trial lawyers in the country. 

As the host school, it is our job to supply witnesses for the competition. Witnesses will have to read a short deposition (approximately 5 pages, double spaced). They will then come to the competition and go to a brief orientation where we explain their roles and what to do during the trial. After that, they will meet with a law student to prep for 10 minutes before the trial, followed by testimony. The entire time commitment is no more than 3-4 hours. 

As a witness, you will get to meet local attorneys and judges. For those who are 1Ls or 2Ls, it is a great chance to see what our Trial Team does, if you are considering trying out next year. This is your opportunity to come out and help our team as they battle to win a chance to compete in the National Championship. 

For those who do not want to be a witness, but still want to help - we also need timekeepers for the rounds. 

The times for the rounds are as follows:

Round 1 - February 14th: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Round 2 - February 15th: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Round 3 - February 16th: 8:30am - Noon
Round 4 - February 16th: 1:00pm - 4:30pm

We expect the rounds to end sooner than those listed times. Most rounds will only take about 2 hours. 
All rounds take place at the Pima County Superior Courthouse. 

If you would like to volunteer, please email me:

Thank you. 

Contact: Brian Chase
Upcoming Events
Public Lawyer Career Program - FREE PIZZA!
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 15, 2013  12:00:PM
Location: Room 156

Learn about getting hired and working for the government / public sector from a panel of experts. This program, sponsored by the American Bar Association, features Theodore Campagnolo, Esq. (Arizona Assistant Attorney General, Fraud & Special Prosecutions Section); Christina Cabanillas, Esq. (Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Tucson Division); Robert Erbe, Esq. (U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Deputy Chief, Labor and Employment Law Division); Lori J. Lefferts, Esq. (Pima County Public Defender); Regina Nassen, Esq. (Deputy County Attorney, Pima County Attorney's Office, Civil Division); Tom O'Sullivan, Esq. (Chief Deputy, Santa Cruz County Attorney's Office); and Catherine M. Stewart, Esq. (Arizona Assistant Attorney General, Unit Chief Counsel, Liability Management Section).


Contact: Virginia Clarke
Cite Unseen: Finding the Obscure Legal Reference
Date/Time: Thursday, January 17, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 137

Lunchtime Learning Series - Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:15, Room 137

Please join the Law Library Fellows for a presentation Cite Unseen: Finding the Obscure Legal Reference. 


Contact: Sabrina A. Davis
Law-Business Student Mixer at Trident
Date/Time: Thursday, January 17, 2013  06:00:PM
Location: Trident Grill

Come meet the MBA students at this fun social event on Thursday, January 17 starting at 6pm. All law students are invited to attend this law-business student mixer at Trident.

Trident Grill is located at 2033 E. Speedway, at Campbell.

Contact: Matt Maerowitz
Current Indigenous and Minority Issues in Nigeria
Date/Time: Monday, January 21, 2013  10:00:AM
Location: Rountree Hall

Professor Leslyle Obiora and Nigerian students and alum from the Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program are providing a presentation on current issues in Nigeria with respect to indigenous and minority issues. Please join us for this presentation on Monday, January 21 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in Rountree Hall Room 204.

Contact: Carrie Stusse
The National Popular Vote: The End of the Electoral College?
Date/Time: Thursday, January 24, 2013  12:00:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium - Room 164

Constitutional Law Scholars will be here at the College of Law to speak on the Electoral College.

The presentation is free and no reservations are needed. A light lunch will be provided. Seating is first come, first served. This presentation is produced by the Rehnquist Center with co-sponsorship by the student chapters of the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society at James E. Rogers College of Law.
For more information, contact Andrew Floyd, Student Fellow at the William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government at or at 413-358-3130.
Contact: Nancy Stanley
"Denmark's Green Agenda"
Date/Time: Friday, January 25, 2013  02:00:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium - Room 164

The College of Law and the Office of Global Initiatives are proud to host Peter Takso-Jensen, Danish Ambassador to the United States. This event is part of "Danes in the Desert" - an extraordinary confluence of all things Danish coming together in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. For more information please visit

Contact: Nancy Stanley
Food For Thought: "What Law Students Should Know About Time Management"- Lunch served; RSVP REQUIRED
Date/Time: Monday, January 28, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 118

Learning how to organize a caseload and manage time well is one of the most stressful things for new and experienced lawyers alike.  Join Matt Schmidt (a new associate) and Dev Sethi (an experienced partner) from Kinerk, Schmidt & Sethi PLLC as they teach some ways to manage your work correctly and reduce your stress level as a result.

Lunch will be served.  Attendance limited to 50 students; RSVP required (Barbara Carlson at

Co-sponsored by Kinerk, Schmidt & Sethi PLLC and the Student Bar Association.


Contact: Virginia Clarke
The 33rd Marks Memorial Lecture
Date/Time: Monday, January 28, 2013  05:30:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium - Room 164

Professor Martha Nussbaum, an internationally-recognized philosopher and award-winning author, will present the Isaac Marks Memorial Lecture at The University of Arizona James E. College of Law:  will deliver the 33rd Marks Lecture here at the College of Law. Topic: “The New Religious Intolerance”. The Lecture will be followed by a short reception in the Lewis & Roca Lobby. For more information, or to RSVP, please visit

Contact: Marissa White

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