The Bulletin

Bulletin Edition: 28 February 2014.

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General Announcements
Write-on Info Session

Join members of all three law journals to learn about the write-on process and what membership on a law journal entails. 

March 10th at lunch in Rm. 164 

Contact: Ari Kerr
Regalia Recycle 2014

All 2014 graduating students -

Thanks to the efforts of the Class of 2013 and the generosity of donors to the 2013 Class Gift, we have graduation regalia available for your use.  You may use the regalia free of charge with the stipulation that you return it to the College of Law the week following graduation.  The regalia will be used again by next year's graduates.

The College of Law Regalia Checkout will be held on Monday, March 10 - Thursday, March 14, from 11:45 - 2:00 p.m. in the Lewis, Roca, and Rothgerber Lobby.  Come by and sign out a tam, gown, and hood.

If you want a 2014 tassel, you will have to purchase it from the Main Campus Bookstore.  The Main Campus Bookstore Gradfest is held on March 25-27, 2014.  The Bookstore website is:

If you prefer to buy your own regalia, please remember, law regalia is a black gown with purple velvet on the sleeves, black tam, and UA hood.



Contact: Donna Shafer
Certificate in International Trade and Business Law

"JDs interested in international trade and business law may wish to obtain the Certificate in International Trade and Business Law.  The requirements are available here:  Please contact Professor Gantz ( for additional information."

Contact: David Gantz
Upcoming Events
Mindful Mondays: Start Your Week with Calm
Date/Time: Monday, March 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
International Law Society Present Intel Speaker on International Issues and Job Market
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 4, 2014  12:00:PM
Location: Room 168

If Intel's Global Policy Director were coming to talk about global business and the current job market, would you listen?

The International Law Society invited Greg Slater, the Director of Global Policy, Intel to give a speech on this coming Tuesday. If you want to have an international career or just know more about issues of global trade, please come and join us!

March 4 Tuesday at Lunch. Room 168 with PIZZA!

Contact: qiying zhu
PCLP: Leo Masursky on Gang Crimes
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 5, 2014  12:00:PM
Location: Room 118

This Wednesday, March 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  marieht@email.arizona
Film Screening: "Gideon's Army"
Date/Time: Thursday, March 6, 2014  11:45:AM
Location: Room 118

NLG will be screening the film "Gideon's Army" with commentary to follow. Lunch will be provided.

GIDEON’S ARMY follows the personal stories of Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick, three young public defenders who are part of a small group of idealistic lawyers in the Deep South challenging the assumptions that drive a criminal justice system strained to the breaking point. Backed by mentor Jonathan “Rap” Rapping, a charismatic leader who heads the Southern Public Defender Training Center they struggle against long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads so common that even the most committed often give up in their first year. Nearly 50 years since the landmark Supreme Court ruling Gideon vs. Wainwright that established the right to counsel, can these courageous lawyers revolutionize the way America thinks about indigent defense and make “justice for all” a reality?

Contact: Matthew Johnson
Lunchtime Learning: International Law Research
Date/Time: Thursday, March 6, 2014  12:15:PM
Location: United States

 Come hear a presentation on international legal research.  Law Library Fellow Katie Ginnane will discuss the ins and outs of international law research, and provide some good starting points as well as overall research tools for this oft overlooked area of the law. 

Contact: Patrick Parsons
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
Law Law Palooza! - Law School Talent Show
Date/Time: Thursday, March 6, 2014  07:00:PM
Location: O'Malleys on 4th

The annual law school talent show is upon us!  It is hosted by the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law.  Once again it will be held at O'Malley's on 4th on Thursday, March 6 from 7-10 p.m.  All are invited but you must be at least 21 years old to enter the establishment.  Presale tickets will be $5 and will be sold the week of the event at lunch in the lobby.  Tickets at the door will be $10.

We are looking for performers!  If you have a talent, or you would like to perform something, please contact Sean Estrada at


Contact: Sean Estrada
2014 Write-On Information Session
Date/Time: Monday, March 10, 2014  12:00:PM
Location: Room 164

 THE WRITE-ON INFORMATION SESSION DATE IS MONDAY, MARCH 10 FROM 12 - 1 IN ROOM 164! If you want to learn how to join one of Arizona Law's publications (Law Review, Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, or Journal of International and Comparative Law), come to this info session! We will be providing light refreshments and snacks. See you there!

Contact: Lori Guner
"QuantLaw: Saul Levmore on Regulating Internalities"
Date/Time: Monday, March 10, 2014  04:00:PM
Location: College of Law - Room 168

Much health and safety regulation can be understood as the product of political coalitions between two groups. The first, consisting of persons with self-control issues, enlists the government as an intermediary. The second either expects to benefit from the success of the first, or anticipates gains from a tax imposed on the first group’s behavior. A political entrepreneur might plausibly turn these groups’ preferences into law. This public choice perspective on regulation provides a positive explanation of why it is more likely that a legal system will engage in some health and safety programs than in others. The important break from the conventional view of regulation, as something that either controls externalities or is imposed paternalistically, is in advancing the idea that the government is an intermediary deployed by those who want help. Internalities, associated with collective action problems or with time inconsistent preferences, deserve equal billing. The discussion considers smoking regulation and other health and safety regulation, and then contrasts these with anti-obesity efforts where private contracting is a more feasible means of controlling internalities, and where political coalitions are less likely.  



Contact: Nancy Stanley
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
"Doughnuts with Deans"
Date/Time: Thursday, March 27, 2014  09:30:AM
Location: Lewis, Roca & Rothgerber Lobby

Students are invited to mix and mingle with the "Dean Team"  (Deans Marc Miller, Kirsten Engel, Brent White, and Sally Rider)

Contact: Nancy Stanley

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