The Bulletin

Bulletin Edition: 09 September 2013.

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General Announcements
Second Annual Chinese Culture Festival

The Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona is presenting the second Annual Chinese Culture Festival September 18-28, 2013, in Tucson, Arizona.  Concerts, films, lectures on Chinese literature and medicine, a Chinese language competition, and a Chinese health day are all included.  The festival will be held on the University of Arizona campus and at other venues across the Tucson metropolitan area.  All events are open to the public and most are free.  Please visit the CIUA website for additional information about the Chinese Culture Festival and the Institute.

Contact: Dr. Larry Lang
Upcoming Events
NLG Legal Clinic Info Session & Training
Date/Time: Monday, September 9, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 137

Plan on volunteering in an NLG Legal Clinic?? Be sure to attend this mandatory training session where you will learn the nuts and bolts of volunteering in the clinics!

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

 Interested 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
ACLU Meeting
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 10, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 168

The University of Arizona American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Chapter will have its first meeting on Tuesday September 10, 2013. It will be held in room 168 at the law college.

Contact: Meredith Hochhalter
Intro to Federal Government Summer and Post-Graduate Programs & Deadlines
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 10, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 156

2Ls and 3Ls learn about opportunities in the Public Sector.

Contact: Leah Won
"Water, Environmental Toxicology, and the Rio Yaqui Pueblos: A New Approach to Environmental Impact
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 11, 2013  12:00:PM
Location: Drachman Hall, Room A114

Speaker:  James Hopkins, JD., LLM/ITP, Associate Clinical Professor Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program, James E. Rogers College of Law

The Rio Yaqui Valley is widely regarded as the birthplace with regard to Mexico's modern agricultural revolution and its regional politics over water and land has shaped its national political identity.

Lesser known and understood is the paramount role played by the Rio Yaqui Pueblos who have lived along the Rio Yaqui of the lower Yaqui basin since time immemorial.  Researchers across a range of disciplines and whose findings, independent of one another, make little or no reference to the environmental conditions experienced by the Yaqui people whose present day population stands at 45,000.

Yaqui infant mortality is estimated at approximately 163 infant deaths per live births and this paper I will argue that the framework for environmental research in the Rio Yaqui Valley, its implications whether direct or indirect, ought to make reference to impact on the Yaqui population who are an inextricably part of the Rio Yaqui Valley landscape.

Contact: Jackie Gomez
Program in Criminal Law & Policy (PCLP) - Arizona Justice Project
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 11, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 156

A panel of speakers led by Professor Andy Silverman will talk about the Arizona Justice Project.  The panel will focus on the Pioneer Hotel fire case involving Louis Taylor, who was convicted of the fire that killed 29 people but was recently released by pleading to time served after 42 years in prison.

Louis Taylor will himself be there to join in the discussion and give us a first-hand account of his story.

The event is open to everyone, and CLE credit is available for attorneys.

Pizza will be served at noon.  The talk will begin at 12:15 p.m.


Contact: Marieh Tanha
Lunchtime Learning! Get To Know The Databases
Date/Time: Thursday, September 12, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 137

Did you know that the library has over 70 research databases?  Come find out which ones will help put you and your legal research over the top!

Pizza will be provided.  RSVP requested  to Patrick Parsons at

Contact: Patrick Parsons
AZ Legislative Legal Internship, Spring 2014 Phoenix
Date/Time: Thursday, September 12, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 118

Meet Legislative Staff Attorneys Tim Fleming, House Rules Attorney; Rhonda Barnes, General Counsel to the Democratic Caucus; Stacy Weltsch, Senate Rules Attorney; and learn more about Spring internship (includes $4,200 stipend, plus spring semester tuition waiver). 

Mandy Shoemaker, Registrar and Keyshia Conner, Financial Aid and Admissions Counselor will be at the meeting to assist with any registration or financial aid questions you may have. 

Contact: Virginia Clarke
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! Student Lunch with Constitution Day Panel
Date/Time: Monday, September 16, 2013  11:45:AM
Location: Room 160

The Rehnquist Center invites all AZ Law students to meet the members of the Constitution Day panel in a casual Q&A session preceding the formal Constitution Day program.  Attorney Clint Bolick of the Goldwater Institute, Professor Melissa Murray of UC Berkeley, and Judge Neil Wake of the US District Court will be in attendance.  Lunch provided; capacity 80 students.

Register for the student lunch (from 11:45-12:45) hereRegistration for the lunch closes at noon on Sunday, September 15. 

Register for the Constitution Day program (runs from 1-4:30 PM) here

Thanks in advance to the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society for their help in making Constitution Day a success.

Contact: Bernadette Wilkinson
MONDAY THE 16TH! Register now for Constitution Day 2013
Date/Time: Monday, September 16, 2013  01:00:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium Room 164

The William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government presents its annual Constitution Day program, 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 to attend the program by clicking here.  The event is open to the public, and registration is limited to 180 people.

Note:  A student lunch with the panelists is also being offered prior to the Constitution Day program.  You can find more information about the  lunch in the "Student Lunch with Constitution Day Panel" event.  If you wish to register for the lunch, click here.

Contact: Bernadette Wilkinson
"A Conversation with RJ Suzuki"
Date/Time: Thursday, September 19, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Sullivan Room - 272
Are you wondering how to turn your passion and education into a thriving business? Join Dean Marc Miller for a discussion with alumnus RJ Suzuki (’00) of the Suzuki Law Offices. Mr. Suzuki will discuss how he networked his way into a position at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. Then, he parlayed experience and passion for the law into a successful and rapidly growing business. According to Mr. Suzuki, he was a mediocre student with a burning desire to be a lawyer. Mr. Suzuki carved his own path. He will share with attendees his thoughts on how others can do the same. Lunch will be provided. First come, first served limited to 20 students. To RSVP, please contact Marissa White at
Contact: Marissa White
Arizona Supreme Court Visit
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1, 2013  02:00:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium Room 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 Room 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
"The Data Speaks: A Closer Look at Gun Violence"
Date/Time: Thursday, October 17, 2013  05:00:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium Room 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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