The Bulletin

Bulletin Edition: 23 September 2013.

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General Announcements
GO for an EXCHANGE in Canada, France or Puerto Rico!

Second- and third-year JD candidates with a GPA of 2.75 or higher are eligible for one-term exchange programs under the North American Consortium on Legal Education (NACLE) with four Canadian law schools (University of British Columbia, University of Ottawa, McGill and Dalhousie) and with Univ. Jean Moulin in Lyon, France, under a separate program. 

These EXCHANGE programs offer an opportunity to study at four excellent law schools in very attractive locales.  JD students going on exchange pay their regular University of Arizona LAW tuition and fees less all financial aid that may apply. 

Anyone who is interested should contact Carolyn Coolidge at 621-9475 or by email,, or David A. Gantz (

Contact: Carolyn Coolidge
Upcoming Events
Arizona Minority Bar Association
Date/Time: Friday, September 20, 2013  12:00:PM
Location: Room 156

The Arizona Minority Bar Association ("AMBA") welcomes you to participate in the 2012-2014 Minority Writing Bar Program. The program features a spring semester internship with a large Tucson law firm and is open to al 2Ls. Past participating firms include Fennemore Craig, P.C., Lewis & Roca, LLP, Quarels & Brady, LLP, and Snell and Wilmer, LLP. Selectees from this year's Minority Writing Program will not only recieve $4,000.00 but will also gain invaluable experience working in a big firm atmosphere. Selectees will also participate in mentoring luncheons to be provided by the participating firms as well as additional local law firms. These luncheons will help foster relationships between students and local attorneys as well as be informative about the practice of law.

Please join us Friday, September 20, 2013, at noon in Room 156 of the James E. Rogers College of Law for an informational session on this year's program. Lunch will be provided to all attendees.

We look forward to meeting you and anticipate another succesful year for the Minority Writing Program!

-Suzanne L. Diaz, President-AMBA

Contact: Suzanne Diaz-President-AMBA
U.S. Navy JAG Information Session
Date/Time: Monday, September 23, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 118

General information and application procedures.

Contact: Virginia Clarke
"U.S. Military Intervention in Syria: Is it Legal?"
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 24, 2013  12:00:PM
Location: Room 118
Please join this faculty-led discussion open to the university community on the international and domestic legal implications of U.S. action in Syria. The panel will be led by Kristine Huskey, Visiting Associate Clinical Professor; Director, Veterans' Advocacy Clinic and David Gantz, Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law; Director, International Trade Law Program.
Contact: Kirsten Engel
Career Development Office Open House For All Students
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 25, 2013  12:00:PM
Location: New Career Development Office- Formerly Admissions

 Stop by the Career Develoment Office for tempting treats and introductions as welcome our new Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development and settle into our new space (former Admissions Office)!

Contact: Virginia Clarke
Pioneer Hotel Fire Case: The Prosecution's Side
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 25, 2013  12:00:PM
Location: Room 156

This Wednesday, September 25, PCLP is proud to host Rick Unklesbay from the Pima County Prosecutor's Office.

We have previously heard from the Arizona Justice Project and Mr. Louis Taylor who was the defendant in the Pioneer Hotel FIre case in the 1970s. This week we have the opportunity to hear from Mr. Unklesbay who has been involved in the case on the prosecutorial side.

We will meet in Room 156 and pizza will be served at 12pm. 


Contact: Marieh Tanha
Immigration Law Student Association Burrito Bar Fundraiser!
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 25, 2013  12:00:PM
Location: Courtyard

 Build your own burrito bar for $5! 

Contact: Lauren Talkington
Lunchtime Learning, Time Management Tools
Date/Time: Thursday, September 26, 2013  12:15:PM
Location: Room 137

Law School Is Busy! Sometimes it seems like there are not enough hours in the day!  Come to this weeks Lunchtime Learning in Room 137 to get some tips and tricks for managing your time.


RSVP Requested to

Contact: Patrick Parsons
Certificate and Upper Level course schedule Info Session
Date/Time: Monday, September 30, 2013  12:00:PM
Location: Room 118

 Led by the law faculty directors of the various certificate programs, this session will introduce students to the various law certificates, the requirements that students must fulfill to obtain a certificate and general information about the upper level curriculum.  This session should be attended by any student interested in Spring 2014 and beyond upper level course offerings and how they should plan their 2L and 3L course schedules.

Contact: Kirsten Engel
Arizona Supreme Court Visit
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 1, 2013  02:00:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium Room 164

The Arizona Supreme Court makes its annual visit to Tucson on October 1, hosted by the William H. Rehnquist Center. The Court will hear arguments on two different cases. You must register for this in advance and bring your ticket with photo ID for admission.  Case summaries are available here; a link to security and court protocols is available here.   NO backpacks or electronic equipment permitted in the room; cell phones will be allowed but must be turned off.

Contact: Bernadette Wilkinson
Death With Dignity - Advance Directives
Date/Time: Friday, October 4, 2013  12:00:PM
Location: Room 160
Each year students from the College of Law perform an invaluable service for the community -- and learn important practice skills -- helping senior citizens finalize their advance directives for end-of-life care. Students are trained in the substance and execution of advance directives. Then, at a hands-on clinic they work with seniors, talking through their decisions and completing the paperwork. Volunteer lawyers supervise to ensure that all state requirements are met. The training is mandatory. If you cannot make the clinic on October 17, but you want to help in the future, you are welcome to join us for the training. Training: Friday, October 4th, noon in Room 160. Lunch provided. RSVP to Clinic: Thursday, October 17, 9:30AM to 1:00PM, Armory Park Senior Center.
Contact: Jane Burch
Arizona Court of Appeals visit
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 9, 2013  03:00:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium (room 164)

The William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government hosts the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division 2, for a one-day visit.   The Court will hear arguments in two different cases.  Registrants can sign up to see either one or both of the arguments. 

Contact: Bernadette Wilkinson
Arizona Law Information Sessions
Date/Time: Thursday, October 17, 2013  03:30:PM
Location: Room 146
Do you know someone interested in law school? An Arizona Law Information Session will be held on Thursday, October 17th from 3:30 - 5:00 in Room 146. The session includes information on program opportunities for students, the law school application process, admissions decisions, and financial aid. The program includes a tour of the Arizona Law campus.
Contact: Katie Beringson  kberingson
The Data Speaks: A Closer Look at Gun Violence
Date/Time: Thursday, October 17, 2013  05:00:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium (Room 164)

Don't miss this Inaugural lecture for the QuantLaw Program at Arizona Law. Americans are engaged in an important and vigorous debate over the best way to stem gun violence, but the heated argument begs the questions: What  do the numbers show?  Stanford Law Professor  John Donohue III, one of the world's best known empirical legal researchers, will give a public lecture on this topic.  Space is limited!  Register through Arizona Law's website or by clicking this link

Contact: Bernadette Wilkinson

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