The Bulletin

Bulletin Edition: 04 February 2013.

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General Announcements
Georgia State College of Law Student Intellectual Property Writing Competition

Georgia State University College of Law invites submissions to its 2012-2013 Student Intellectual Property Writing Competition.  Submission deadline is April 30, 2013.  Papers should address legal issues and challenges in the intellectual property field.


First Place:        $3,000

Second Place:   $2,000

Third Place:       $1,000

Winning papers will be published in the conference materials for the 2013 Corporate IP Institute, an annual two-day event at Georgia State University College of Law. Approximately 200 IP professionals attend the conference to discuss corporate intellectual property issues, stories, and strategies.The first place winner may present her or his paper at the conference.

For additional details, please visit


Contact: Virginia Clarke
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 Mary Anne Richey Scholarship - Deadline: February 11, 2013

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

3. 2012-2013 Munger Prize for Scholars in International and Business Law - Deadline: March 8, 2013

4.The Jim Himelic Award Application - Deadline: March 8, 2013

5.2012-2013 Chandler/Carroll Public Service Awards - Deadline: March 8, 2013

6. 2012-2013 Junius Hoffman "Beyond the JD" Scholarship - Deadline: March 8, 2013

7. Thomas Tang Law Scholarships - 2013 - Deadline: March 8, 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
"Careers as In-House Counsel"
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 5, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 156

Join Tom Dillof, Esq. (2008 UA Law Alum), Attorney at Sony Electronics Inc., San Diego as he discusses what corporate practice is like as compared with private practice, strategies for job searches, as well as his specific practice areas.  Those include advertising law; licensing of software, apps., content and trademarks; and terms of use and open source software issues, among others.

Contact: Virginia Clarke
Crisis Intervention for Lawyers
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 6, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 118

Regardless of what area of law you practice, chances are you will encounter crises throughout your career. On Wednesday, February 6, the Program in Criminal Law & Policy is pleased to welcome Special Agent Mike Dudley. He will be here to discuss Crisis Intervention for (not just Criminal) Lawyers as part of PCLP’s weekly speaker series.


As a 26-year veteran of the FBI, Special Agent Mike Dudley has conducted hundreds of federal crime investigations and participated in hostage negotiations. Prior to joining the FBI, he was the elected District Attorney in Lincoln County, Wisconsin. He is currently employed as an investigative consultant at Waypoint Inc., a consulting company in White Bear Lake Minnesota.


We will meet in Room 118. Pizza will be served at 12:05pm, with the discussion beginning at 12:15pm and ending by 1:20pm.

Contact: Danielle Roberts
"Education Law: Duty to Report - Bullying and Hazing"
Date/Time: Thursday, February 7, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 156

Candyce Pardee, Esq. (1981 UA Law Alum), of Udall Shumway introduces the field of education law.  She will address issues faced by school districts, particularly their duty to report, as well as confidentiality (FERPA), ethics, supervision, and technology use & abuse.

Contact: Virginia Clarke
Write Here, Write Now: Jumping into a Topic for Your Comment, Note, or Substantial Paper.
Date/Time: Thursday, February 7, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 137

Lunchtime Learning Series - Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 12:15, Room 137


Please join the Law Library Fellows for a presentation Write Here, Write Now: Jumping into a Topic for Your Comment, Note, or Substantial Paper.  



Contact: Alexandra Lee Delgado
Panel Discussion on Reproductive Law and Policy
Date/Time: Friday, February 8, 2013  12:00:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium - 164

Please join us for a panel discussion led by Prof. Atwood on Reproductive Law and Policy.

Contact: Barbara Atwood
A Conversation With Tom Chandler
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 13, 2013  12:00:PM
Location: Sullivan Room - 272

Please RSVP with Cathy Curtin at

Contact: Jonelle Vold
The Law School Achievement Gap and Affirmative Action
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 13, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 168

 The American Pluralism Series

brought to you by the

Faculty Diversity Committee and the

Black Law Students Association   

The Law School Achievement Gap and Affirmative Action 

Do affirmative action programs put black students at higher risk of being academically outmatched?

Do outmatched students disengage from the learning process?

Does the law school atmosphere create substantial barriers to high achievement for black students?

Are worse outcomes, for black students, the product of cultural differences across schools? 

Professor Katherine Barnes is a leader in the national debate over the effects of affirmative action on law student outcomes, and will share her research with UA Law.

Wednesday February 13 at 12:15 in Room 168; LUNCH WILL BE SERVED


Contact: Germar D. Townsend

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