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Bulletin Edition: 14 February 2014.

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General Announcements
Public Land Law and Policy - Student Writing Competition

Public Land Law and Policy

Student Writing Competition

The American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (ABA-SEER) is pleased to announce the 2014 Student Writing Competition on Public Land Law and Policy, in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Special Institute on Public Land Law, Regulation, and Management scheduled for May 8-9, 2014, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Awards:  The winning submissions will receive a $1,000, $500, and $250 cash prize for first, second and third place submissions, respectively.  Co-authors will share any prize awarded.  Students submitting the first, second and third place entries will be invited to attend the Public Land Special Institute, where their selection as winning entries will be announced.  ABA-SEER will judge the competition.  The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation will provide complimentary registration at the institute for the three winning students.

Subject Matter:  Entries should demonstrate original thought on a question of legal and/or policy significance relating to the topic of the role of public lands and policy.  The topic is not confined to any particular type of public lands or issue.  Entries will be evaluated based on: (1) originality; (2) contribution to the understanding or development of the field of public lands law; (3) quality of scholarship; and (4) quality and organization of writing.

Eligibility:  Students currently enrolled in law school (in the U.S. or abroad) (J.D. or LL.M. programs) are eligible, including students who will graduate in the spring or summer of 2014. Any relevant article, comment, case note, or essay may be submitted, including writing submitted for academic credit. Jointly authored pieces are eligible only if all authors are students and consent to submit.  Previously published pieces, or pieces that are already slated for publication, are ineligible.

Deadline:  Entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. MT on April 1, 2014.  Email entries and questions to Deanna Crowe at

Submission Requirements:

Cover page.  This separate page must include the following information:

·         Title, author’s name, year in law school, law school name and address, and author’s expected graduation date (the author’s name and law school should only appear on the cover page);

·         Author’s permanent and school mailing address, email address, and phone number (indicate effective dates for any contact information subject to change);

·         Abstract (limited to 100 words) describing the piece; and

·         Certification that the article has not been published and is not slated for future publication (while authors may submit their articles to other competitions, acceptance for publication elsewhere will disqualify an entry from further consideration).

Format:  Submissions may be of any length up to a maximum of 40 pages (including footnotes), in a double-spaced, 8.5 x 11-inch page format with 12-point font (10-point for footnotes). Citation style must conform to A Uniform System of Citation (latest edition) published by the Harvard Law Review Association (the Bluebook).  Harvard or ALWD citations will be accepted.  Submissions must be made by email attachment in Microsoft Word format, with the cover page as a separate attachment.

Contact: Nancy Stanley
"Looking for a Skilled Amateur Photographer"

Are you a skilled amateur photographer?  We need a handful of people (with more than point-and-shoot skills) to help us build a bank for Arizona Law's marketing efforts.  Please contact Nancy Stanley ( or Shelly Denman ( if you can help out an hour or so per week on a quick photo assignment.

Contact: Nancy Stanley
2014 Energy Law Student Writing Competition

The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources' Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources Committee is pleased to announce the 2014 Energy Law Student Writing Competition.

2014 Topic:  Any issue related to energy law - you may advocate a position, educate an audience on an issue, analyze a case, etc.  In addition to the cash awards, winning entries will be published nationwide, as they have in past years, in one of the ABA committee electronic publications.

Deadline:  Submissions must be received via e-mail by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, May 16, 2014.

Awards:  First - $700; Second - $500; Third - $250

Submission Information:  Submissions must be through email.  Any student enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States during 2013-2014 is eligible.  Submissions must not exceed 2,000 words in length (a maximum of approximately 8 pages) on double-spaced 12-point typed pages.  Each page must have a header including the title of the paper and a page number.

For anonymous evaluation of the entries, no information that could identify the author should appear anywhere in the body of the paper, including in the header. Each entry must have a separate cover sheet (not included in the 2,000 word limit) that includes the following contact information: (1) name; (2) address; (3) phone number; (4) email address; (5) law school; and (6) paper title.

Any relevant article or essay may be submitted for the compettiion, including writing submitted for academic credit.  Papers that have been previously published are not eligible for the competition.  A paper must be the original work of the individual student submitting the entry.

Judging:   Papers will be subject to a blind review process.  The panel of judges will judge the papers anonymously, without knowledge of the author's name or law school. 

Papers will be evaluated by the following criteria:  1) originality and thoughtfulness; 2) writing quality; 3) analysis and legal reasoning; 4) quality and use of research (including interdisciplinary and applied examples); and 5) compliance with the competition rules.  Winning entries will be published nationwide in an ABA publication. 

Competition papers should be submitted via e-mail to Questions? Please call
(312) 988-5625.  For full details, please visit:

Contact: Cristina Celis
Funded spring/summer research opportunity for public health and law students

The GE-NMF PCLP Capstone Program provides public health students with $5,000 stipend to complete an independent project at one of our partner community health centers by the end of July and to present their project at an end of program forum in the fall. More information on the program is available at the PCLP Capstone website.

They are accepting applications on a rolling basis through the end of April, but would like to fill the available slots as soon as possible. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Sam Haun, Recruitment and Database Specialist, GE-NMF PCLP, 1-504-309-7380. 

Contact: Sam Haun
Bake Sale!

SALDF is hosting a two day bake sale from Tuesday, February 18 to Wednesday, February 19. Come support National Justice for Animals Week with a treat for you and for your companion animals!

Contact: Kara Davis  kdavis4@email.arizona.edus
Upcoming Events
Mindful Mondays: Start Your Week with Calm
Date/Time: Monday, February 17, 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
SALDF: Blackfish Screening
Date/Time: Monday, February 17, 2014  12:00:PM
Location: 137

 SALDF will be screening the documentary Blackfish as part of National Justice for Animals Week. Light movie snacks will be provided. 

Contact: Kara Davis
BLSA Black History Month Series - Roundtable Discussion
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 18, 2014  11:45:AM
Location: Ares Auditorium - Room 164

BLSA Black History Month Series:

Please join us for this Roundtable Discussion on laws and policies disproportionately affecting certain communities, such as "stand your ground", "stop and frisk", SB1070 and the like.  BLSA is requesting professors, students and members of the community to join in on the conversation to be held in Room 164, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.  This will be an informal discussion and it will be catered by Mr. K's BBQ so we invite everyone to join.

Catered lunch provided by Mr. K's BBQ

Contact: Maguette Ndiayem
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
"A Conversation With Matt Muehlebach"
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 18, 2014  12:00:PM
Location: Sullivan Room (272)
Matt Muehlebach, a 1996 Arizona Law grad and former U of A basketball player, will visit our campus and meet with students over lunch to discuss his success as founder of Hecker & Muehlebach, P.L.L.C. and his experience as a radio analyst for U of A basketball games. Lunch will be provided. First come, first served limited to 20 students. To RSVP contact Marissa White at
Contact: Marissa White
PCLP: Going Undercover as an Attorney: Inside Operation Greylord
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 19, 2014  12:00:PM
Location: Room 118

This Wednesday, February 19th, the Program in Criminal Law and Policy is proud to host Terry Hake

In April 1980, after serving four years as a prosecutor, Terry Hake agreed to assist the FBI and the United States Attorney's Office in Chicago in an investigation of the Cook County Court System.

For three and one half years, he worked undercover posing as a corrupt prosecutor and accepting bribes from attorneys and later as an attorney in private practice making payoffs to judges and court personnel for the dismissal of cases. The investigation, known as "Greylord", resulted in convictions of 18 judges, 57 lawyers, 10 law enforcement officers, and other court personnel. It remains one of the FBI's most successful undercover investigations.

Come hear the inside story of that investigation and the ethics, courage, dedication, and sacrifice it required.

We will meet in Room 118 and pizza will be served at 12pm

Hope to see you all there!

Contact: Marieh Tanha
USCIS Ombudsman's Meeting on Combatting Human Trafficking
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 19, 2014  04:30:PM
Location: Room 156
US Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Maria Odom and Special Advisor to the Department of Homeland Security Rachel Winkler (UA law grad) will meet with legal service providers, U.S. congressional staff members, and other "stakeholders" to discuss the DHS' "Blue Campaign." The Blue Campaign coordinates the DHS' efforts to combat human trafficking and raise awareness. Law students are welcome to attend all or any part of the meeting.
Contact: Lynn Marcus
Special Guest Lecturer: Terry Hake
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 19, 2014  05:00:PM
Location: Room 168

 Terry Hake will speak about "Operation Greylord", which worked to expose the corruption of the Chicago area judiciary.  Register here.

Contact: Bernadette Wilkinson
Law student reception with Special Advisor to DHS
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 19, 2014  06:30:PM
Location: Rountree Hall 114
Rachel Winkler, Special Advisor to the Department of Homeland Security, will meet for a happy hour (45 minutes) with students to discuss her career path and her work at DHS. The Immigration Law Clinic will provide sodas and finger food. If you plan to or think you may attend, please email the Clinics' Administrative Associate, Gloria Klinicki at
Contact: Lynn Marcus
Lunchtime Learning: Navigating USA Jobs
Date/Time: Thursday, February 20, 2014  12:15:PM
Location: 137

 Interested in federal employment? If you are then you will have to learn how to work your way through a USA Jobs application.  Come learn the intricacies of the USA Job system and how to fill out the aplications to give yourself the best chance of employment.

Contact: Patrick Parsons
"60 Years After Brown v Board: African Americans in Education"
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 25, 2014  11:45:AM
Location: Ares Auditorium - Room 164

BLSA Black History Month Panel Series:

"60 Years After Brown v. Board:  African Americans in Education"

Catered lunch provided.

Contact: Maguette Ndiaye
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
Continuing Your Summer Job Search: Resources, Strategies, and Judicial Externship Information
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 12, 2014  12:15:PM
Location: Room 156

Join the CDO Team to learn about strategies for reaching out to employers, resources and methods for independent outreach, and summer judicial clerkship information. Attend either March 12 or March 13.

Contact: Virginia Clarke
Continuing Your Summer Job Search: Resources, Strategies, and Judicial Externship Information
Date/Time: Thursday, March 13, 2014  12:15:PM
Location: Room 156

Join the CDO Team to learn about strategies for reaching out to employers, resources and methods for independent outreach, and summer judicial clerkship information. Attend either March 12 or March 13.

Contact: Virginia Clarke

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