The Bulletin

Bulletin Edition: 11 February 2013.

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General Announcements
Georgia State College of Law Student Intellectual Property Writing Competition
Contact: Virginia Clarke
Scholarship/Award/ Writing Competition 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   $1,000

2. Disability Determination Process (DDP) Grant - Deadline: March 1, 2013  $10,000

3. 2012-2013 Munger Prize for Scholars in International and Business Law - Deadline: March 8, 2013  $1,000

4.The Jim Himelic Award Application - Deadline: March 8, 2013  $1,200

5.2012-2013 Chandler/Carroll Public Service Awards - Deadline: March 8, 2013  - Two to four awards of $2,500 - $5,000

6. 2012-2013 Junius Hoffman "Beyond the JD" Scholarship - Deadline: March 8, 2013  $3,300

7. Thomas Tang Law Scholarships - 2013 - Deadline: March 8, 2013 - Up to four awards of at least $2,000 may be awarded.

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
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
For 1Ls: Core Competencies in the Workplace: How to Hit the Ground Running - LUNCH - RSVP REQUIRED
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 12, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 160

Join Brad Vynalek, Esq. (1999 UA Law Alum) and Ryan Patterson, Esq. (2006 UA Law Alum) of Quarles & Brady as they address core competencies and how various skill sets apply to summer interns, regardless of where the summer job is.  They will also discuss typical assignments and related issues, as well as provide guidance on how to handle delicate situations.

Sponsored by Quarles & Brady LLP, UA Rogers College of Law, and UA Law Diversity Committee.

Lunch will be served; RSVP by noon, Fri. Feb. 8. (  Students who do not RSVP for lunch are welcome to attend the presentation but should bring own lunch.

Contact: Virginia Clarke
Family and Juvneile Law Speaker Series
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 12, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 156

Tuesday, February 12:  Kathleen McCarthy and Tom Tilton -  The pros and cons of collaborative family law  and adversarial dispute resolution.  Room 156, 12:15 - 1:15.  Pizza provided!

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

RSVP with Cathy Curtin

Contact: Cathy Curtin
Competency to Stand Trial and Criminal Responsibility
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 13, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 160

Join us for an Overview of the Law regarding a Criminal Defendant’s Competency to Stand Trial and the Affirmative Defense of Guilty Except Insane in the Real World.


On Wednesday, February 13, the Program in Criminal Law & Policy is pleased to welcome Terri Rahner. She will be here as part of PCLP’s weekly speaker series.

Terri Rahner is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She is the Criminal Justice Mental Health Clinical Coordinator for the Pima County Superior Court. There she administers the Pima County Mental Health Court, is the in-house mental health consultant for Pima County Superior Court Judges currently on the bench, and coordinates Rule 11 competency matters for the Court as well as other cases that include mental health components.


We will meet in Room 160. Pizza will be served at 12:05pm, with the discussion beginning at 12:15pm and ending by 1:20pm.

Contact: Danielle Roberts
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
FedSoc/SAHLO: Panel Discussion on Physician Assisted Suicide
Date/Time: Thursday, February 14, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 164

On February 14 at 12:15 PM in room 164, the Federalist Society and SAHLO will be sponsoring a panel discussion on physician assisted suicide with Professor Roy Spece (Arizona) and Nik Nikas (from the Bioethics Defense Fund). We'll have free lunch, too!

(Is putting this event on Valentine's Day ironic? I think that's irony. I'm never sure on what irony is, exactly.)

But regardless of what irony is, we'll see you on February 14 at lunch!

Contact: David Potts
Arizona Legislative History: The 101th Valentine’s Day Birthday Edition
Date/Time: Thursday, February 14, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 137

Please join the Law Library Fellows for a Lunchtime Learning Series presentation:

Arizona Legislative History: The 101th  Valentine's Day Birthday Edition. 



Contact: Alexandra Lee Delgado
"Turning Your Summer Job Into a Permanent Position"
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 19, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 160

Facilitator:  Suzanne L. Diaz, Fennemore Craig, P.C.

     Maricela Meza, Karp & Weiss, P.C.
     Lori J. Jefferts, Pima county Public Defender
     Christina Vejar, Office of the Attorney General
     M. Roxanne Veliz, Snell & Wilmer, LLP

(Free Pizza Provided!)

Contact: Donna Shafer

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