The Bulletin

Bulletin Edition: 01 April 2013.

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General Announcements
Upcoming Scholarship / Award / 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


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

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

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

D. 2013 State Bar of Arizona Tax Law Section Scholarship - Deadline: April 12, 2013 - $1,000.

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

F. Lillian S. Fisher Essay Competition - Deadline May 29, 2013 - the winning paper will be considered for publication as a booklet by the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy.

G. R. Kelly Hocker Scholarship - Deadline extended to May 31, 2013 - $1,500.

Other scholarships are listed on the external scholarship website. Check it out for additional information and application details.

Contact: Janet Kisinger or Bernadette Wilkinson
Upcoming Events
Date/Time: Friday, April 5, 2013  09:45:AM
Location: Room 160



Friday, April 5, 2013 James E. Rogers College of Law


Sponsored by the James E. Rogers College of Law, The Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law and The National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade

Introduction and Welcome

9:45-10:00 a.m. Law Commons, Room 160

Ronald Cooper, AJICL Editor-in-Chief

Marc Miller, Interim Dean

David A. Gantz, IBTL Program Director

Panel 1: Private International Law

10:00 a.m.-Noon Law Commons, Room 160

Francisco Reyes, Esq.

Dr. Marek Dubovec

Michael Mandig


Dr. Boris Kozolchyk, Moderator

Obstacles to a Functional Corporate Law System in Latin America: Secured Financing in Africa and at UNCITRAL: Enforcement of Judgments in Mexico

Keynote Address

12:15-1:15 p.m. Law Commons, Room 160

Gary Horlick, Esq.

Major Trade Law and Policy Initiatives in 2013: the Trans-Pacific Partnership, US-EU FTA, and an International Services Agreement.

(A buffet lunch will be served)

Panel 2: International Trade

1:30-3:00 p.m. Law Commons, Room 160


Dr. Laura Nielsen

Francisco Reyes, Esq.

Iryna Polovets, Esq.

Richard Katz


Gary Horlick, Moderator

Trade Facilitation in the Americas: The OAS Model Act on Simplified Stock Corporations. The Impact of Local Content Requirements on International Trade and Investment and Access to Government Contracts Russia's Free Trade Initiatives in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Beyond: A Bid for Hegemony in the Region? U.S. Export Control Laws and Regulations: Where Export Promotion Is Not Always Encouraged.

Panel 3: International Investment and Development

3:15-5:00 p.m. Law Commons, Room 160

Brent White

Robert Hornick, Esq.

Devin Bray, Esq.

Heather Bray, Esq.


David A. Gantz, Moderator

Urban Infrastructure, Development and the Rule of Law Does Investment Arbitration Need an Appellate Body? Applying the Concept of Legitimate Expectations in International Trade Law and International Investment Law Disqualification of an Arbitrator in International Investment Law: The Search for a Uniform Code of Conduct

Reception for Participants

5:00-6:00 p.m. Law Commons, Room 160


Contact: Nancy Stanley
American Pluralism Series:
Date/Time: Friday, April 5, 2013  12:00:PM
Location: Room 135


On Friday the American Pluralism Series will focus on serving veterans. We will first show a short video, an edited version of one we made for the Army to educate and recruit lawyers to serve vets. Then we will have a panel. In addition to our students who have served, two experts from the VA will join us -- Dr. Marks, the chief psychologist at the VA, and Steve Cohen, who runs the VA housing program. We hope you can join us .. you will learn about troops, PTSD, VA programs, Tucson's Veteran Treatment Court and our own Veteran Clinic. And it's a way to show support.
FREE PIZZA -- Room 135  Noon - 1:15  Friday
Contact: Nancy Stanley
Law & Data program
Date/Time: Friday, April 5, 2013  03:30:PM
Location: Room 164

Law &  Data -- sometimes called QuantLaw or Quantitative Legal Studies -- is an emerging area of strength at Arizona Law. It applies quantitative and statistical findings to legal problems, and also studies how law regulates Big Data. (more info at

On Friday, faculty who are involved in the program will be holding an information session for admitted and current students to talk about the program and what kinds of courses and projects are ongoing or planned. (Profs. Jane Bambauer, Derek Bambauer, Kathis Barnes and Chris Robertson are all involved)

Join them from 3:30 - 5 to talk about the Law & Data program and the interesting work that's being done.


Contact: Nancy Stanley
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 11:45 am - 1:15 pm 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
Food For Thought "Networking/Marketing: Critical Skills for New Lawyers"
Date/Time: Monday, April 15, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 118
Contact: Virginia Clarke
AWLA Wine & Cheese
Date/Time: Friday, April 19, 2013  05:00:PM
Location: Steinfeld Mansion, 300 N. Main Ave.

The Southern Arizona 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 Mansion, 300 N. Main Ave.


Three women of 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 are 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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