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Rogers College Of Law Ranked 4th Among Nation’s Law Schools By Hispanic Business Magazine

The Rogers College of Law is the fourth best law school in the country for Hispanic students, according to Hispanic Business Magazine’s annual ranking of graduate schools. The 2005 survey is published in the September issue of the magazine. Last year the Rogers College of Law ranked seventh. Toni M. Massaro, Dean of the Rogers College of Law, said that “the Hispanic Business rankings focus national attention on what we do for every student, which is offer an extraordinary legal education that is both accessible and affordable. It’s great to be recognized for our continuing effort.” The methodology for ranking included the number of Hispanic students, the percentage of Hispanic students compared with total school enrollment, the number and type of programs and services geared towards recruiting and mentoring Hispanic students, the student retention rate, and the school’s standing in U.S. News and World Report rankings. This year, the magazine also interviewed students and recent graduates. The University of Miami law school ranked first, followed by University of Texas at Austin, and Stanford. The Rogers College of Law was the only Arizona law school included on the list. Full details are available at Posted Wednesday, September 21, 2005.

2006 Marks Lecture Set

Mark your calendars now for this special public event! On Thursday, February 16, 2006, The Honorable Guido Calabresi, U.S. Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit, will present the Annual Marks Lecture. Beginning at 10:00 a.m., in the Ares Auditorium, Judge Calabresi will be speaking on the topic of "Equality in the American Constitution." Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Calabresi was Dean and Sterling Professor at Yale Law School, where he began teaching in 1959. He has been awarded some forty honorary degrees from universities in the United Staes and abroad, and is the author of four books and over a hundred articles on law and related subjects. Posted Friday, September 9, 2005.

New and Visiting Faculty at the College of Law

The College of Law welcomes several new members of the faculty and two visiting professors this semester. Professor Darian Ibrahim has joined the College of Law faculty and will teach Contracts in the fall semester. In the spring he will teach Animal Rights Law. Professor Barak Orbach also joins the faculty this year. In the fall Professor Orbach will teach Corporations, and in the spring he will teach two courses, Regulated Industries and Law and Economics. Professor Carol Rose joins the permanent faculty this year as the Lohse Chair in Water and Natural Resources. In the spring Professor Rose will teach Land Use Planning. Visiting Professor Marc Miller, Ralph W. Bilby Visiting Professor of Law, joins us for the academic year and will teach Sentencing Law this fall. In the spring semester Professor Miller will teach Criminal Procedure and a seminar in Environmental Law. Visiting Professor Anita Allen will teach an intensive course in Privacy Law during the first two weeks of the fall semester. These faculty members and visitors bring new strengths to a dynamic intellectual community of faculty and students. Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2005.

Fall 2005 Law, Criminal Justice, and Security Speaker Series

The University of Arizona’s Law, Criminal Justice, and Security Program (LCJSP) - a partnership of the Eller College of Management and the Rogers College of Law - announces its Fall 2005 speaker series on criminal justice policy, “Accuracy in the Criminal Justice,” and terrorism. The LCJSPs speaker series mission is to connect the academic world with the “real world” of the criminal justice practitioner. In addition, the LCJSP supports student and faculty research that aims to serve the needs of federal, state, and local policymakers. Co-directors of the LCJSP are Gabriel J. Chin and Roger Hartley, who each hold appointments in both the University of Arizona’s Rogers College of Law and the Eller College of Management’s School of Public Administration and Policy. The speaker series will be held at 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 146 of the Rogers College of Law. Lectures are free and open to the University community and the public.  This semester’s program schedule includes:

  • November 9. Prosecuting Cases in the Special Victim's Unit. Shawn Jensvold, Pima County Attorney Special Victim's Unit.
  • November 16. Terrorism from a Law Enforcement Perspective.
  • November 23. No Lunch (Last Day of Classes).

For more information about the series, please contact Roger Hartley at, 520.621.3788, or Gabriel “Jack” Chin at, (520) 626-6004, or check the website. Posted Tuesday, August 16, 2005. Updated Monday, August 29, 2005.

Professor Mauet Receives Excellence in Teaching Trial Advocacy Award

Professor Thomas A. Mauet, Milton O. Riepe Professor and Director of Trial Advocacy, has received the 2005 Richard S. Jacobson Award for Excellence in Teaching Trial Advocacy Award from the Roscoe Pound Institute. This award, named for Richard S. Jacobson, a long-time consultant to the Roscoe Pound Institute and an Association of Trial Lawyers of America historian, is presented annually to outstanding law professors who exemplify the best attributes of the trial lawyer as teacher, mentor and advocate. The award, which comes with a stipend, will be presented at the annual Pound Law School Awards Reception on Sunday, July 24, 2005 in Toronto, Canada. The Roscoe Pound Institute is a legal think tank dedicated to the cause of promoting access to the civil justice system through its programs, publications, and research grants. Posted Tuesday, July 12, 2005.

Justice O'Connor to Teach at College of Law

Retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will become the 2005 - 2006 Jurist in Residence at the College of Law. Dean Toni M. Massaro announced that O’Connor will team teach a one-credit class on the Supreme Court with RonNell Andersen Jones, a former law clerk who now teaches at the Rogers College of Law. The two-week class will most likely be held in late January or early February. Posted Monday, June 20, 2005. Updated Tuesday, July 12, 2005. Revised Monday, August 15, 2005.

College of Law Launches Capital Campaign for Law Commons

The College of Law is embarking on the public phase of a campaign designed to raise $6 million dollars to go toward an $18 million dollar building and renovation project called the "Law Commons," said Dean Toni Massaro, who announced the campaign. About $13 million has already been committed to the project, including a new $4 million dollar pledge from businessman James E. Rogers, a 1962 UA law graduate and the namesake of the college. The Steele Foundation recently pledged another $1 million for the creation of a new law library within the Law Commons, to bear the name of Phoenix attorney Dan Cracchiolo, a 1952 UA law graduate. College officials have been exploring the feasibility of new construction for about five years because, Dean Massaro said, "Even with recent significant renovations to existing law buildings, made possible by generous private donors, we have simply outgrown the law campus. While the number of law students enrolled here has remained fairly stable over the last decade, technological changes have revolutionized the practice of law, and so we need to change the ways we educate and train future lawyers." Groundbreaking for the Law Commons is tentatively scheduled for 2008. More general information can be found in the press release, while more specific information can be found at Posted Wednesday, November 3, 2004. Updated Thursday, November 4, 2004. Updated Monday, August 16, 2005.

Content updated 31 October 2005 by Leah Sandwell-Weiss.

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