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Bulletin Edition: 21 February 2014.

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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: Deanna Crowe
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
UA Professor Works to Restore Felons Civil Rights - Arizona Daily Star

UA professor (Andrew Silverman) works to restore felons civil rights - Arizona Daily Star

Contact: Nancy Stanley
Upcoming Events
Havajo-Hopi Water Rights and Indigenous Human Rights Workshop and Forum
Date/Time: Friday, February 21, 2014  08:30:AM
Location: Rountree Hall - Room 204

The University of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program and Native Nations Institute are sponsoring a Workshop and Forum on Navajo-Hopi Water Rights and Indigenous Human Rights at the UA Rogers College of Law Rountree Hall, Room 204 on Friday, February 21, 2014, 8:30 am-12:30 pm. The public is invited to attend, but seating is limited, so please arrive on time. A more detailed agenda and list of speakers will be forthcoming. Thank you.


Navajo-Hopi Water Rights and Indigenous Human Rights: A Workshop and Forum

Friday, February 21, 2014, 8:30 am-12:30 pm

The University of Arizona Rogers College of Law (NW corner of Mountain and Speedway)

Sponsored by The University of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program and   Native Nations Institute (NNI), Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy

Rountree Hall Room 204


Publicity for a recent talk presented by the University of Arizona Water Research Resources Center, featuring Stanley Pollack, Assistant Attorney General for the Navajo Nation, noted that the rejection of the Little Colorado River settlement marks the first time that an Indian water rights settlement was voted down by a tribal council while the settlement was pending before Congress. The IPLP Human Rights Workshop will focus on the interplay of water, indigenous human rights, and extractive industries in the rejection of the settlement by the Navajo Nation. The IPLP Human Rights Forum will present a variety of perspectives and experiences in reflecting on the reasons for the rejection of the settlement by the Navajo Nation and the lessons learned by the unique coalition of Navajo and Hopi former elected government officials, longtime Indian water rights activists,  grassroots community organizers and non-Native environmental groups, who successfully utilized social media and other forms of human rights communicative strategies to publicize their message that the Navajo Nation should reject the settlement. All events will be held in Room 204 of Rountree Hall on the Rogers College of Law campus. The public is invited to attend, but seating is limited, so please arrive on time. 

The Workshop and Forum event schedule is as follows:

Friday, February 21, 2014

8:30-9:00 am: Welcome, Overview, and Introductions

9:00-9:45 am:  IPLP Human Rights Workshop Scheduled Workshop Presentations will address the issues of water, indigenous human rights and extractive industries in Navajo-Hopi Country

9:45-10:00 am: Questions from the audience

10:00-11:00 am: IPLP Human Rights Forum on Navajo-Hopi Water Rights: History and Background  Scheduled Forum Presentations during this segment will address the history, law, politics and background of the water rights issue in Navajo and Hopi Country

11:00-11:15 am: Break

11:15 am:-12:15 pm: IPLP Human Rights Forum on the Water Rights Crisis in Navajo-Hopi Country Scheduled Forum Presentations during this segment will chronicle the stories and testimony of community members on the meanings of water as a human right to Navajo and Hopi indigenous peoples, the day-to-day struggles of Navajo and Hopi communities in dealing with the water crisis, and Navajo and Hopi human rights activism in addressing the situation.

12:15-12:30: Questions from audience.




Contact: Carrie Stusse
Components of Contemporary Law practice for Native American Societies and Clients
Date/Time: Saturday, February 22, 2014  08:00:AM
Location: Rountree Hall - Room 204

On Saturday, February 22nd, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Rountree Hall, Room 204, Professor Hershey will lecture to his Indigenous Law Clinic students on the components of contemporary law practice for Native American societies and clients.  The class will consider a very short history of Federal Indian law (for those students with no background on the subject) followed by practice considerations that Professor Hershey has gleaned over his 4 decades of work with Native societies.

Faculty and non-clinic students are requested to RSVP to  Refreshments will be provided.

Contact: Carrie Stusse
Mindful Mondays: Start Your Week with Calm
Date/Time: Monday, February 24, 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
"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
PCLP: Southwest Center for Law and Policy
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 26, 2014  12:00:PM
Location: Room 118

This Wednesday, February 26th, the Program in Criminal Law and Policy is proud to host the Southwest Center for Law and Policy. They will be speaking to us about Sexual Violence in Indian Country

The Southwest Center for Law and Policy (SWCLAP) is a non-profit organization based in Tucson, Arizona. Since 2002, SWCLAP has been providing legal training and technical assistance, on a national level, to OVW grantees serving American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of sexual and domestic violence, stalking, elder abuse, teen dating violence, firearms violence, and abuse of persons with disabilities. 

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

Hope to see you all there!


Contact: Marieh Tanha
SALDF Speaker - Companion Animals: Federal, State & Local Laws
Date/Time: Thursday, February 27, 2014  12:15:PM
Location: 118

The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund presents Sharon Discorfano, a 2012 James E. Rogers College of Law graduate. Sharon currently resides in NY and is a Government Relations Intern at ASPCA, where she focuses on legislative initiatives on city, state, and national levels. 

Pita Jungle will be provided. 

Contact: Kara Davis
Lunchtime Learning : Practitioner Panel, Researching in Real Life
Date/Time: Thursday, February 27, 2014  12:15:PM
Location: 137

 Come to this week's Lunchtime Learning and hear a panel of practicing attorneys discuss their jobs and what kinds of research they use in their every day practice.

Contact: Patrick Parsons
Health Law in Tucson
Date/Time: Thursday, February 27, 2014  12:15:PM
Location: Room 168
Roger N. Morris
Quarles & Brady LLP
Chairman of Quarles & Brady’s Health & Life Sciences Industry Group
Discussion of pharmacy and law in Tucson today. Lunch will be provided


Contact: Meredith Hochhalter
Networking Nosh
Date/Time: Thursday, February 27, 2014  04:30:PM
Location: College of Law Main Lobby

 Please join us for Arizona Law's monthly Networking Nosh on Thursday, Feburary 27th from 4:30pm-6:00pm in the lobby. The Networking Noshes offer an opportunity for students to engage alumni in top legal positions, practice networking skills, and build professional contacts. Refreshments and Appitizers provided. 

Contact: Chris Gast
"Humanities, Medicine and Wellness" Campus Conference
Date/Time: Friday, February 28, 2014  10:00:AM
Location: UA Student Union Kiva Room

Professors Kenney Hegland and Paul Bennett will discuss reaching the human side of being a professional. 

Contact: Paul Bennett
McCormick Lecture with Olympia Snowe
Date/Time: Thursday, March 6, 2014  05:30:PM
Location: Ares Auditorium Room 164

Bridging the Divide: What’s Gone Wrong in Washington, and How We can Fix It"

The James E. Rogers College of Law is pleased to announce that former US Senator Olympia Snowe will deliver the 2014 McCormick Lecture.  This event, hosted by the J. Byron McCormick Society for Law and Public Affairs, is free and open to the public.

Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME) served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1979-1995, and as a U.S. Senator from 1995-2013.  In her distinguished career, she served as Chair and then Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship; became the first Republican woman ever to secure a full-term seat on the Senate Finance Committee; the first woman Senator to chair the Subcommittee on Seapower of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which oversees the Navy and Marine Corps; and was a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and the Senate Intelligence Committee. Senator Snowe built a reputation as one of the Congress' leading centrists, co-chairing the Senate Centrist Coalition from 1999-2006.


Register here for this event.


NOTE:  We anticipate a large crowd for this event. Our capacity is limited to 300 registrants. The first 100 individuals to register will be seated in the Ares Auditorium, where Senator Snowe will deliver her lecture. The additional 200 people will be seated in adjacent overflow rooms to watch the lecture streamed live.







Contact: Bernadette Wilkinson
FJLA Featuring Marie Piccarreta discussing mediation as it applies to family law.
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 11, 2014  12:15:PM
Location: Room 118

 Marie Piccarreta, Attorney and Mediator with Old Pueblo Mediation Services, will discuss the career path of an attorney/mediator specializing in family law, and the use of creative mediation techniques to help couples resolve disputes over children. Free Pizza is also included!

Contact: Kristy Clairmont
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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