The Bulletin

Bulletin Edition: 21 January 2013.

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General Announcements
Volunteers needed

We need a handful of volunteers to work at the investiture of our alumnus, Michael Miller, to the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division II.  Can you help ? Need 5 – 6  professionally dressed volunteers to work On Friday, February 1, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm, helping invited guests find the room, passing out programs, working the reception, and generally making sure everything runs smoothly.  Please email ASAP or text 520-979-0142. Thanks !

Contact: Nancy Stanley
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 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest - Deadline: January 31, 2013

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

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

4. 2012-2013 Mary Anne Richey Scholarship - Deadline: February 11, 2013

5. 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
For 1Ls: Preparing For a State Bar Exam, AZ's New Uniform Bar Exam, and Character & Fitness Issues
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 22, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 160

Join Emily Holliday (Attorney Admissions Manager, AZ Supreme Court) and Denise Vernon (Chief Investigator, Character & Fitness) for an introduction to AZ Bar requirements, information about the Uniform Bar Exam, and how to prepare for admission to the Bar, including materials required to be submitted to the Committee on Character & Fitness.

Contact: Virginia Clarke
FedSoc Presents: Does the Constitution Prescribe Rules for its Interpretation? With Michael Paulsen
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 23, 2013  12:05:PM
Location: Room 168

Does the constitution prescribe rules for its own interpretation? If it does, how should we interpret those rules for its interpretation? And how should we interpret the interpretation of the rules for constitutional interpretation? My head is spinning! If yours is, too, come by and let Michael Paulsen, a professor at St. Thomas, sort the whole thing out!

The event is on Wednesday, January 23 at 12:05 in Room 168. We'll have free pizza, so see you there!

(sidenote: go to the electoral college event on Thursday, too! Professor Paulsen will be speaking there as well!)

Contact: David Potts
When and How the State can Terminate Parental Rights
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 23, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 156

On Wednesday, January 23, the Program in Criminal Law & Policy will be presenting the first Speaker Series event of the semester. The Honorable Karen Adam, presiding judge of the Pima County Juvenile Court, will be here discussing Dependency Law – When can the State take away someone’s children?


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

Contact: Danielle Roberts
The National Popular Vote: The End of the Electoral College?
Date/Time: Thursday, January 24, 2013  12:00:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium

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
Seeing the Cites: A Tour of RefWorks
Date/Time: Thursday, January 24, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 137

Lunchtime Learning Series - Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:15, Room 137


Please join the Law Library Fellows for a presentation Seeing the Cites: A Tour of RefWorks.



Contact: Alexandra Lee Delgado
"Denmark's Green Agenda"
Date/Time: Friday, January 25, 2013  02:00:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium

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! RSVP REQUIRED!
Date/Time: Monday, January 28, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 118

Leraning 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

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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