The Bulletin

Bulletin Edition: 31 January 2014.

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General Announcements
Latino Law Student Association (LLSA) General Meeting

The Latino Law Student Association will be having its first general meeting of the semster on Tuesday, Feburary 4 at noon in Room 118.

All students are welcomed!

Lunch will be provided.



Contact: Araceli Rodriguez
Seeking Volunteer Witnesses and Jurors

Students in Advanced Trial Advocacy will conduct mock jury trials on February 5th & 19th, March 5th & 26th, & April 9th and 23rd, and are in need of volunteers to serve as jurors, witnesses, or both. These are Wednesdays. Jurors would be needed from 3:30 to 7:00 pm. Witnesses may be needed for between 10 and 30 minutes, but would also need to be available for some preparation time.

Any student (or friends and family) interested in exposure to trials or who just enjoys watching students struggle and flail, please contact Jeff Wohlford at the provided address with your stated interest. 

Contact: Jeff Wohlford
Upcoming Events
Mindful Mondays: Start Your Week with Calm
Date/Time: Monday, February 3, 2014  08:00:AM
Location: Room 135

Join us for tea and 15 minutes of mindfulness meditation to start the day/week stress free in room 135 (in the library). 

Contact: Sarah Gotschall
ILS general club meeting
Date/Time: Monday, February 3, 2014  12:00:PM
Location: Room 156

International Law Society's first meeting in this semester.

We will be discussing important events we are going to hold this semester, presenting our Online Interview Bank, and gathering thoughts for the ILSA Grants.

What is ILSA Grants: The International Law Students Association (ILSA) invites its members to apply for ILSA Chapter Program Grants, an offering of financial and program support available to ILSA student organizations (up $1,000 per application and program).

Contact: Qiying Zhu
PCLP Speaker: Leo Masursky on Gang-related Crimes
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 5, 2014  12:00:PM
Location: Room 118

This Wednesday, February 5th, the Program in Criminal Law and Policy is proud to host Leo Masursky from the Pima County Public Defender's Office who will speak to us about gang-related crimes

Mr. Masursky graduated from UA Law in 1997. He was the Deputy Santa Cruz County Attorney 1997-98 and worked as an assistant tribal prosecutor for the White Mountain Apache Tribe between 1998-99. Mr. Masursky has worked for the Pima County Public Defender's Office since 1999. He will share his many years of experience as a defense attorney and speak with us about defending gang-related crimes. 

We will meet in Room 118 and pizza will be served at noon. 

Hope to see you all there!

Contact: Marieh Tanha
A Look at TOR! (more than just the dark web)
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 5, 2014  12:00:PM
Location: 135

 The IP club is hosting an event to explain the dark web, TOR, and the resources available to those seeking increased privacy protections while surving the net. Event will feature a demo of TOR and explanation to basic cryptography. No tech skills necessary!  


We'll also conduct standard club business and vote on tshirts! 

Contact: Taylor Phillips
Naturalization Ceremony
Date/Time: Thursday, February 6, 2014  10:00:AM
Location: Law School Lobby

USCIS Naturalization Ceremony in the lobby 


Contact: Heidi Nielson
Lunchtime Learning: Federal Legislative History Refresher
Date/Time: Thursday, February 6, 2014  12:15:PM
Location: Room 137

 Sure, you might have learned legislative history at some point, but do you remember it? Being able to do good federal legislative history research can provide you with excellent persuasive authority in your legal arguments, as well as a great way to distinguish yourself at your summer or future job.So, come to this week's Lunchtime Learning for a quick refresher or a good introduction to legislative history.  

As always, pizza will be provided.  RSVP is requested to

Contact: Patrick Parsons
Special Guest Lecturer:Tom Girardi
Date/Time: Thursday, February 6, 2014  05:00:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium Room 164

Arizona Law proudly welcomes legendary California trial attorney Thomas V. Girardi as he presents the inaugural lecture for the Arizona Law Civil Justice Initiative entitled "Jurors No Longer Decide Facts - They Decide Philosophies."

Tom Girardi is known as one of the great trial lawyers in the United States.  He has been involved in many major individual and class action cases, including the case against Pacific Gas & Electric that was portrayed in the movie Erin Brokovich, and the major settlement with the major pharmaceutical company Merck for injuries caused by the drug Vioxx.  Mr. Girardi is a member of the Board of Directors and former President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.  Mr. Girardi and his Los Angeles firm, Girardi Keese, represent many former players and their families in the case against the National Football League for concussions and brain injuries that resulted in a $765 million settlement

Contact: Bernadette Wilkinson
Sonoran Desert Public Sector Career Fair
Date/Time: Friday, February 7, 2014  01:00:PM
Location: UA Memorial Student Union, North Ballroom
Employers from the public sector, including state and local government and not for profit organizations from Arizona and beyond, interview Arizona Law students for summer positions. Pre-registration required.
Contact: Virginia Clarke
FJLA Featuring Rita Meiser and Scott Myers discussing client use of reproductive technology.
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 11, 2014  12:15:PM
Location: Room 118

 Rita Meiser and Scott Myers, both members of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attonerys and the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, will be speaking about representing clients in the use of assisted reproductive technology, including gestational and traditional surrogacy. Free pizza is of course included

Contact: Kristy Clairmont
For 1Ls - Core Competencies in the Workplace:Hit the Ground Running - LUNCH!
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 11, 2014  12:15:PM
Location: Room 160
Join Arizona Law alums Brad Vynalek (Class of 1999) and Ryan Patterson (Class of 2006) from Quarles & Brady as they discuss critical elements of a successful summer internship, whether in the public or private sector. Lunch from Baggins will be served.
Contact: Virginia Clarke
Victoria Kline-Familes separated due to deportation.
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 18, 2014  12:00:PM
Location: Room 118

Ms. Kline has deeply investigated the issues facing families separated due to deportation, both across Mexico as well as in border states across our region. She has testified in Congressional hearings on the subject and has spoken to multiple social service providers and immigration experts. She is the key author of the recent publication "Where Do We Go from Here?  Challenges facing transnational migrant families between the US and Mexico" (Mexico City, IMUMI, October 2013), available in both Spanish and English.


Ms. Kline is a dynamic speaker with very current information on the advances made in supporting repatriated immigrant families as well as important observations on the challenges faced by parents caught in the immigration enforcement web.  

Contact: Kristy Clairmont
Special Guest Lecturer: Terry Hake
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 19, 2014  05:00:PM
Location: Room 160

Terry Hake speaks about  "Operation Greylord", working to expose corruption in the Chicago area judiciary.

Contact: Bernadette Wilkinson
CIA Presentation
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 25, 2014  12:15:PM
Location: Room 156
Representatives from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency speak about opportunities with the National Clandestine Service.
Contact: Virginia Clarke

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