The Bulletin

Bulletin Edition: 28 January 2013.

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General Announcements
Volunteer Needed This Friday!

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
The 2013 Write on Competition

The 2013 Write-On Competition will be held Saturday, May 11th at 8 a.m. through Tuesday, May 14th at 8 p.m.  Registration will open in the coming weeks, and we hope you will all choose to participate!  Initial information about the competition can be found at  Please do not hesitate to direct any questions to  

Contact: Sarah Epperson
Upcoming Events
Marks Memorial Lecture TONIGHT!
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
PCLP Speaker Series: Commutation in Federal Criminal Law - 2013
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 30, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 156

On Wednesday, January 30, the Program in Criminal Law & Policy is pleased to welcome Mark Osler, Professor of Law at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. He will be here to discuss Commutation in Federal Criminal Law – 2013 as part of PCLP’s weekly speaker series.


Professor Osler was lead counsel on the case of Spears v. United States (2009) in the U.S. Supreme Court, where the Court held that sentencing judges can categorically reject the 100:1 ratio between crack and powder cocaine in federal sentencing guidelines. His work frequently strikes at the intersection of law and faith. His book, Jesus on Death Row (Abingdon, 2009) challenges the death penalty based on the experience of Christ as a criminal defendant. He writes regularly on religion and law for the Huffington Post,, and Sojourners, and has been interviewed as an expert on CNN, NPR’s “Morning Edition” and ABC’s “Good Morning America,” and in hundreds of newspapers and news sources.


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

Contact: Danielle Roberts
Federalist Society: Patrick Garry on the Establishment Clause
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 30, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 160

On January 30 at 12:15 PM in room 160, Patrick Garry, a professor of law from the University of South Dakota, will come speak about the Establishment Clause.

Professor Garry is the author of Wrestling With God: The Court's Tortuous Treatment of Religion, in which he criticizes the Court's confusing and contradictory establishment clause jurisprudence and offers a new constitutional model that better reflects the intent of the framers and reconciles the establishment clause with the free exercise clause. He was also recently asked to write a chapter for The Supreme Court Review on the Court’s free speech and establishment clause jurisprudence.

As always, we will have free pizza. So see you there!

Contact: David Potts
"Careers as In-House Counsel," with Tom Dillof, Esq. of Sony Electronics, Inc.
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 5, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 156

Join 2008 UA Law Alum Tom Dillof as he discusses his role as an attorney for a large international corporation - reality v. expectations, who his clients are, and areas of his practice.  Among others, he deals with issues in advertising; software, apps, trademark, and patent "terms of use" licensing; privacy; open source software; and outsourcing services.  If you are interested in intellectual property and / or the in-house practice environment, this program is not to be missed!

Contact: Virginia Clarke

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