The Bulletin

Bulletin Edition: 02 September 2013.

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General Announcements
Law Students for Reproductive Justice Meeting RM 130 Free food!

 Join us for the first LSRJ meeting of the year where we will elect 1L officers and plan this semesters events.  The meeting is Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 130.

Contact: Arianne Kerr
Attention student orgs: Gear-To-Go is for you !

If you're planning an event that you want taped, or need a DLSR camera for good photos of a student activity, the UA's Gear-To-Go is for you. Located just across Speedway, students can check out good-quality video camcorders, lighting kits, still cameras, and audio recorders for short-term use. To make sure you are able to check out, make sure you know and follow the rules at :

Contact: Nancy Stanley
Minor Guardianship Court Project

The Volunteer Lawyers Program still has several slots available for law students to volunteer in our Minor Guardianship Court Project.  The Project is Monday and Wednesday mornings, 9:30-12 p.m. (total time commitment for the entire semester is 12-15 hours).

This project is an opportunity for students to appear as a "friend of the court" at Pima County Superior Court to help unrepresented petitioners with their minor guardianship hearings.  Training for this program is Wednesday, September 4 from 9-11 a.m.

Interested students should contact Melissa Spiller at or student coordinator Julia Palfreyman at no later than Friday, August 30.

Contact: Melissa Spiller
Upcoming Events
"Case Briefing: How to Brief A Case"
Date/Time: Friday, August 30, 2013  12:00:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium - Room 164

1L's:  This presentation is part of Continued Orientation. Suzanne Rabe, Clinical Professor, and Director, Legal Writing Program, will offer this beneficial presentation for anyone who has questions about briefing a case, or needs a little advice.  Highly Recommended!

Pizza and drinks will be served!

Contact: Donna Shafer
Pride Law General Meeting #1
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 3, 2013  12:00:PM
Location: Law School Rm 137

 This meeting will be to provide a brief introduction to the organization and what we have done in past semesters, and will then segway into planning for the upcoming semester events. We will also be recapping the recent Lavender Law conference and career fair.

Contact: Christopher Hicks
Nuts and bolts of being a criminal trial attorney
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 4, 2013  12:00:PM
Location: Room 137

To start off the semester, PCLP is proud to offer a talk by Laura Udall who will speak to us about the basic nuts and bolts of being a criminal trial lawyer. Ms. Udall has been a trial attorney for 21 years and teaches Basic Trial Advocacy at the University of Arizona. She also has extensive training and experience in capital defense.

Pizza will be served at 12pm in Room 137.


Contact: Marieh Tanha
3L's February Bar Information Session
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 4, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 118

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. - Room 118

Get the latest information and updates on taking the Arizona Bar Examination in February.

Contact: Kirsten Engel
Native American Law Students Association - First Meeting of the Year - Everybody is Welcome!
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 4, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 215

Please join us for our first NALSA meeting of the year. Everybody is welcome!

Contact: Katya Lancero
An Introduction to Organizational Tools
Date/Time: Thursday, September 5, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 137

 Not sure how to start with notetaking and scheduling?  Feel like you could have been more organized last year?  Come learn some tips and tricks to keep your law school life on track with:

OneNote, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Mindmapping Software & More!

Contact: Patrick Parsons
Anything Can Happen Thursday! Nachos & Loteria
Date/Time: Thursday, September 5, 2013  05:15:PM
Location: Law School Lobby

This week's Anything Can Happen Thursday! features nachos and Loteria, a Latin American game of chance similar to Bingo.

Please RSVP to Sabrina at so that we have enough nacho supplies.


Contact: Sabrina Davis
Environmental Club Breakfast
Date/Time: Friday, September 6, 2013  08:30:AM
Location: Law Faculty Lounge 2nd Floor Rm 237

Join faculty, staff and students from across campus for lively discussions related to the environment.  This Friday will feature Gary Woodard, Associate Director, Knowledge Transfer-National Science Foundation, Science and Technology Center.  His topic will be "Impacts of Declining Municipal Water Demand: Policy and Planning Implications".

Contact: Robert Glennon
FJLA (Family and Juvenile Law Association) Membership meeting and Speaker Series
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 10, 2013  12:00:PM
Location: Room 118

 If you have an interest in any area of Family or Juvenile Law please join us! We have an exciting year planned, board positions still available, and great speakers lined up throughout the year.  The first speaker is Professor Barbara Atwood, and she will be explaining the new Family and Juvenile Law Certificate Program. This would be a great opportunity to get answers to any questions you have regarding this academic option! Free pizza is, of course, an added bonus.

Contact: Kristy Clairmont
Annual Constitution Day Supreme Court Review
Date/Time: Monday, September 16, 2013  01:00:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium Rm 164

The William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government will present its annual Constitution Day program. This is a wonderful opportunity to listen to legal experts who will review some of the major cases decided by the US Supreme Court in the 2012 term.  Register through the Rehnquist Center website or by clicking here

Contact: Bernadette Wilkinson
Arizona Supreme Court visit
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1, 2013  02:00:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium (Rm 164)

The William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government hosts the Arizona Supreme Court for a one-day visit.  This is your chance to watch the Court in action as it hears arguments on two different cases.  Watch for more details closer to the date.

Contact: Bernadette Wilkinson
Arizona Court of Appeals Visit
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 9, 2013  02:00:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium (Rm 164)

SAVE THE DATE! The William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government hosts the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division 2, for a one-day visit. You won't want to miss seeing the Arizona Court of Appeals in action as they hear arguments in two different cases.  Watch for more information closer to the date.

Contact: Bernadette Wilkinson
QuantLaw: "The Data Speaks: A Closer Look at Gun Violence"
Date/Time: Thursday, October 17, 2013  05:00:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium (Rm 164)

Americans are engaged in an important and vigorous debate over the best way to stem gun violence, but the heated argument begs the question:  What do the numbers show?  Stanford Law Professor John Donohue III, one of the world's leading empirical legal researchers, will give a public lecture on this topic. His presentation will launch the new QuantLaw Program at Arizona Law.  Space is limited!  Register through our website or by clicking this link

Contact: Bernadette Wilkinson

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