The Bulletin

Bulletin Edition: 18 March 2013.

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General Announcements
LEGAL RESEARCH BOOT CAMP 2013 (Free Legal Research Course Offered Immediately Following Spring Semes

The librarians and library fellows from the Law Library will be teaming up to teach an intensive legal research course (LEGAL RESEARCH BOOT CAMP) once again the week following the conclusion of the spring semester.

 Boot Camp is open to all Arizona Law students. No academic credit will be awarded for this course; however, no tuition or other fees will be charged. Participants who attend a required number of sessions will receive a certificate.

 The course will provide “refresher” training in using primary and secondary legal materials and offer more detailed training in administrative law and legislative history research. The course will provide Westlaw Next, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg BNA and internet legal research training. A more detailed schedule will be available later.

 Students should expect to be in class, learning and completing exercises each day from about 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (with appropriate breaks and time for lunch). Coffee, tea, light snacks, as well as lunch provided.

 This year, Boot Camp will be completed in just THREE days. However, to accommodate the schedules of students participating in the Write-On Competition (May 11 - May 14) as well as student travels, there are two options offered:


* START DATE: Tuesday, May 14

* END DATE: Thursday, May 16


* START DATE: Wednesday, May 15

* END DATE: Friday, May 17

 In order to provide guided hands-on training, we need to have some idea of how many students will attend. Please send an email to Alexandra Lee Delgado ( if you wish to attend Boot Camp 2013.

 If a greater number of students sign up for this class than can be accommodated, spaces will be allotted on a first-emailed, first-served basis. In your email please indicate if you:

 1.  _____Expect to participate in Write-On (yes, no, or unsure)

 2. _____ Definitely plan to attend Boot Camp (OPTION ONE or OPTION TWO)

 3. _____ Would like to attend, but are unsure of your schedule for that week

Contact: Alexandra Lee Delgado
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

Arizona Law

1. 2012-2013 Chandler/Carroll Public Service Awards - Deadline: March 29, 2013 - Two to four awards of $2,500 - $5,0002012-2013

2.The Jim Himelic Award Application - Deadline: March 29, 2013  $1,200.

3. 2012-2013 Junius Hoffman "Beyond the JD" Scholarship - Deadline: March 29, 2013  $3,300.

4. Munger Prize for Scholars in International and Business Law - Deadline: March 29, 2013  $1,000.


A. Judge Thomas Tang Writing Competition - 2013 - Deadline: March 25, 2013 - 1st place: $1,000; 2nd place: $500

B. R. Kelly Hocker Scholarship - Deadline: March 29, 2013 - $1,500.

C. Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Scholarships for J.D. Students - Deadline: March 31, 2013 - Recent awards ranged from $1,000 - $9,000.

D. Diversity in Law Scholarship - Deadline: April 1, 2013 - $30,000 over 2 years.

E. John Hawkins Professionalism Award - Deadline:  April 5, 2013 - $500.

F. Georgia Ellexson Scholarship - Deadline:  April 5, 2013 - $500.

G. Scholarship for Bar Exam Expenses - Deadline: April 5, 2013 - $500.

H. Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Scholarships for LLM Students - Deadline: April 15, 2013 - Recent awards ranged from $1,000 to $9,000.


Contact: Bernadette Wilkinson
Upcoming Events
Here Come the Feds: Research Tips from Federal Law Clerks and Judges
Date/Time: Thursday, March 21, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 137



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


Here Come the Feds: Research Tips from Federal Law Clerks and Judges


Megan Austin, current Law Library Fellow and former U.S. Federal Court Pro Se Staff Attorney, will lead the presentation which includes video of interviews with current Capital Case Staff Attorney, Magistrate Judge Law Clerk, a Magistrate Judge and a District Judge. The Staff Attorney and law clerk share research tips and strategies for federal court, and the Judges talk about what makes a good law clerk in federal court.


This presentation is informative for people who are interested in practicing in federal court, being a federal law clerk, or even being a federal magistrate judge or district judge.



Contact: Alexandra Lee Delgado
6th Annual Darrow K. Soll Memorial Criminal Law & Justice Lecture
Date/Time: Thursday, March 21, 2013  05:30:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium, Room 164

Jeffrey Fagan, leading criminologist and law professor at Columbia Law School will deliver the 6th Annual Darrow K. Soll Memorial Criminal Law & Justice Lecture at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.  Topic:  "Indignities of Order Maintenance."  Professor Fagan will explore the effects of new models of proactive policing on the relationship between citizens, law, and those entrusted to enforce it.  A short reception will follow in the Lewis and Roca Lobby.  For more information or to register, please visit    

Contact: Janet Kisinger
Panel "Judges and Their Clerks"
Date/Time: Friday, March 22, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 118

Join Justice John Pelander of the Arizona Supreme Court, Judge Philip Espinosa of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Ryan Thomsen (judicial clerk at the Arizona Court of Appeals) and Kevin Rudh (judicial clerk at the U.S. District Court) as they offer an "inside look" at the operations of their respective courts; discuss the working relationships that develop among judges, their clerks, and staff; and share advice with students about how to succeed during the judicial clerkship recruiting season.

Note: Both Ryan and Kevin are UA Law alum!.


Contact: Virginia Clarke
"March Madness" Happy Hour - Pima County Bar Young Lawyers Division
Date/Time: Friday, March 22, 2013  05:30:PM
Location: Social House ("SoHo"), 446 N. Campbell Ave.

All Law Students are invited to "March Madness" Happy Hour, sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the Pima County Bar Association.  Appetizers and soft drinks will be provided.

For more information contact either

1. Mark W. Heckele, President

Dorris & Giordano, PLC

520-261-2045 /


2. Robert W. Fischer III, President-Elect

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith

520-399-6986 /


Contact: Virginia Clarke
2013 Distinguished Lecture - Larry Kramer
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 27, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium, Room 164

Larry Kramer, a leader in educational reform, will lecture on "The Past, Present, and Future of Legal Education" at Arizona Law.  Mr. Kramer is president of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and previously served as a Professor of Law and Dean of Stanford Law School.  For more information, or to RSVP, please visit

Contact: Janet Kisinger
LL.M. in Taxation Degree Program - Northwestern University School of Law (Lunch Served)
Date/Time: Thursday, March 28, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 156

All law students are cordially invited to learn about Northwestern Law School's LL.M. in Taxation program.  Join Prof. Philip Postlewaite as he reviews the curriculum and degree requirements for the program.

Lunch will be served.

Contact: Virginia Clarke
2013 VLP Spring Student Luncheon
Date/Time: Friday, April 12, 2013  11:45:AM
Location: Lewis and Roca Lobby

The Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) and the Hon. Dean Christoffel will host the annual Spring Student Luncheon on Friday, April 12, from 11:45am - 1:15pm at the U of A Rogers College of Law.  The luncheon is a free event, open to ALL past and present VLP advocates who are still law students.


Special guests include:  Justice John Pelander (Arizona Supreme Court), Dean Marc Miller, and Hon. Kyle Bryson (Arizona Superior Court, Pima County).


To RSVP, please either respond to the Evite invitation, or send an email to Melissa Spiller, VLP Staff Attorney & Law Student Coordinator, at  RSVPs must be received by Friday, April 5.

Contact: Melissa Spiller
AWLA Wine & Cheese
Date/Time: Friday, April 19, 2013  05:00:PM
Location: Steinfeld Mansion, 300 N. Main Ave.

The Southern Chapter of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association invites you to its Annual Wine & Cheese Reception on Friday, April 19, 2013, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Steinfeld Mandion, 300 N. Main Ave.  


Three women in crucial components of the Pima County criminal justice system will be honored: Isabel Garcia (Pima County Legal Defender); Barbara LaWall (Pima County Attorney), and Lori Lefferts (Pima County Public Defender). Additionally, the Mary Anne Richey Scholarship will be awarded to Jessica Berger and Julia Palfreyman will receive the Hon. Margaret M. Houghton - AWLA Scholarship. 


Registration and payment in advance is required and may be done online at  Registration deadline is Friday, April 12.  $5 for students / $20 for AWLA members / $25 for non-members.   

Contact: Joanne LaSalle of AWLA

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