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Former Senator Mark Udall to Deliver 2015 Marks LecturePosted: 02/25/2015

Former Senator Mark Udall will deliver the 2015 Marks Lecture, It's 2015:  Why are We Still Debating Torture?, on Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., in Room 164.

Colorado resident and native westerner, Sen. Udall represented the people of Colorado in the U.S. Senate from 2009 through 2014 and the 2nd Congressional District from 1999 to 2008. Sen. Udall is known for reaching across party lines to solve problems and for his willingness to work with people, including those with whom he has philosophical differences. He championed bipartisan legislation to balance the nation’s budget, protect our public lands and establish a tough, but smart, national security policy.

Sen. Udall, who served on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, led the bipartisan effort to rein in the NSA’s dragnet collection of Americans’ personal data. He also has been an unwavering advocate for strong, independent oversight of the CIA. He was one of the leading advocates for releasing the Senate Intelligence Committee’s study of the CIA's detention and interrogation program.

To register for this free lecture, or to find more information about the Marks Lecture Series, see here.

Conversations with Bob Mundheim Start March 9, 2015Posted: 02/24/2015

Arizona Law’s Business Law Program and the Eller College of Management present Conversations with Bob Mundheim Spring 2015. In a five-part series, Prof. Bob Mundheim will moderate conversations with national leaders in business and law, relating their experiences in, and perspectives about, markets, corporate governance, ethics, and career development. Each conversation will be held from Noon - 1:15 p.m. in Room 237 (Faculty Lounge) at the College of Law.

The Series begins Monday, March 9, 2015, with Wesley W. von Schack, lead director of Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, which has been a target of activist investor Nelson Peltz and Edward Lifesciences Corporation. He also serves on the boards of Teledyne Technologies Inc., and Aegis Managing Agency, Ltd., which manages Syndicate 1225 at Lloyds of London. In addition he serves as chairman of AEGIS Insurance Services Inc. Dr von Schack most recently served for 12 years as chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Energy East Corporation, an energy services company, which he built through a series of mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Energy East, for 11 years he was chairman, president, and CEO of Energy Services Company D based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is also a former vice chairman of Carnegie Mellon University.

More information about the series, the other speakers, and dates can be found here

Trial Lawyer Patrick McGroder to Deliver 2015 Civil Justice LecturePosted: 02/19/2015

Recognized by his peers as one of the finest trial lawyers in the country, Patrick McGroder will present the 2015 Civil Justice Lecture, The Art of Oral Advocacy, at the College of Law on Thursday, February 19, 2015, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., in Room 168.

A shareholder in the Phoenix-based law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy, Mr. McGroder specializes in high profile, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death litigation. He received his B.A. degree from Notre Dame and his J.D. degree from the James E. Rogers College of Law in 1970. As an architect of social change, Pat has been on the cutting edge of litigation that has led to HMO reform, road design improvement, motor vehicle and aviation safety changes and nursing home regulation. During forty years of trial practice, he has been lead counsel in more than 100 cases in which there has been a verdict or settlement in excess of $1,000,000. He has recovered more than $500 million for his clients during this time.

For more information about this event or to register, see

Law Alumni at Galanda Broadman Honor Their Former Professors by Donating to the Next Generation of Law StudentsPosted: 02/12/2015

Attorneys at a prominent Seattle law firm who graduated from the James E. Rogers College of Law have made a $26,500 donation to the college as a way of thanking their former professors and mentors.

Four Arizona Law alumni working at Galanda Broadman, PLLC donated in the firm’s name to “honor and recognize the outstanding education and mentoring we received in the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy program at the James E. Rogers College of Law,” said Gabriel S. Galanda, a member of the 2000 graduating class.

Galanda was joined by fellow founding partner and law alumni Anthony S. Broadman (’07), as well as R. Joseph Sexton (’06) and Ryan Dreveskracht (’09) in making the gift. The 6-attorney firm represents tribal governments, businesses, and members. The firm focuses on complex multi-party litigation and crisis management, representing tribal governments and businesses advancing tribal legal rights and Indian business interests.

The gift will provide scholarships to incoming Native law students who want to study in the law school’s acclaimed Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) program. Under the direction of Professors S. James Anaya and Robert Williams, the program offers the world’s most advanced legal training and curriculum focused on Indian tribes in the United States and indigenous peoples around the globe. Arizona Law is the only law school offering the S.J.D., LL.M. and J.D. certificate in the field of indigenous peoples law and policy, and boasts more than 100 Native American and indigenous lawyers working worldwide.

“It’s very gratifying when alumni extend a hand to the next generation,” said Robert A. Williams, Jr., E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law. “And it demonstrates the dedication of our alumni, first in becoming successful tribal advocates themselves, and then in helping others achieve the same.”

Student scholarships will be distributed through the Huerta Scholarship Fund, named after Lawrence Huerta (Pascua Yaqui), the first Native student to earn a law degree from The University of Arizona. In 2013, Arizona Law recognized Judge Huerta's career as a dedicated public servant by conferring upon him its highest honor - a Lifetime Achievement Award. To celebrate Judge Huerta's distinguished career, Arizona Law launched a campaign to raise scholarship funds to assist Native students.

Grants to Benefit Arizona Law Veterans’ Advocacy Law ClinicPosted: 02/04/2015

The Veterans’ Advocacy Law Clinic at the College of Law has received two grants to fund its growing capacity to train lawyers and serve veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

In December, a family foundation donated $35,000 anonymously to support the operation of the clinic, which was founded in 2010 and is the only such veterans’ legal clinic in Arizona, joining a growing movement among law schools nationwide to host specialized veterans’ clinics. Initially established with funding from the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, the Clinic has the primary mission of representing defendants in the Tucson City Veterans Court and the Pima County Justice Veterans Court.

A second grant, from the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program, will provide $10,000 for expenses associated with representing veterans in benefit cases going before the US Federal Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Students work under the supervision of faculty, local attorneys, and alumni volunteers, and collaborate with judges, prosecutors, and local service organizations to improve the quality of life for veterans in Southern Arizona. As a testament to the value of the Clinic’s work, Arizona Governor’s Chief of Operations, former state legislator, and Arizona Law alum, Ted Vogt, has been an instrumental advocate for the Clinic’s important work and its impact on the veteran community since his time as a law student.

“Both grants are key because they are critical to our operation, which provides essential legal services to our veterans.” said Kristine Huskey, a Professor of Practice and Director of the clinic. “Additionally, they demonstrate that others nationwide recognize our commitment to, and accomplishments in, providing these services, as well as legal education to students.”

BLSA Presents Black History Month Panel SeriesPosted: 02/03/2015

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is holding a Black History Month Panel Series on three Wednesdays in February. All presentations will be held in Ares Auditorium (Room 164), Noon - 1:15.

  • February 11:  To Protect and Serve:  A Police Perspective on the Use of Deadly Force
    Tucson Police Deputy Chief Sharon Allen, Assistant Chief John Leavitt, and Officer Benjamin Frieas discuss the use of deadly force by officers, the policies and procedures which govern it, and the ripple effects that it has on communities.
  • February 18:  Diversity in Higher Education:  The Admissions Process
    Administrators and deans from the College of Law, Medicine, Education, Graduate College, as well as the Diversity Committee speak on the topic of the current state of diversity in higher education, recruitment strategies for attracting diverse applicants, and challenges with the admissions process.
  • February 25:  Side by Side for Social Justice:  Broadening Your View to see the Bigger Picture
    View excerpts from “Swastika to Jim Crow,” a 2000 documentary, and hear Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman, former President of the Phoenix Board of Rabbis, share her knowledge on the history of Jewish Intellectuals teaching at Historically Black Colleges and the impact our allies had on the civil rights movement.

Arizona Law and Project Partners Receive $935,000 Grant to Work on DNA Exoneration CasesPosted: 01/27/2015

The Arizona DNA Advocacy Project, a collaboration between the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law’s Wrongful Conviction Clinic, the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law’s Postconviction Clinic, and the nonprofit Justice Project, has been awarded a significant grant to review cases where DNA evidence might prove the innocence of convicted defendants.

Grant funds were awarded from the Department of Justice, under the National Institute of Justice Postconviction Testing of DNA Evidence to Exonerate the Innocent program. The DNA Advocacy Project will investigate and evaluate potential cases of wrongful conviction in Arizona where DNA testing might show actual innocence, and bring appropriate cases forward for DNA testing. This unique partnership will for the first time provide coverage for most of Arizona.

Under the two-year $935,000 grant, law faculty with expertise in wrongful convictions and post-conviction practice will supervise and lead case reviews at both UA and ASU, working closely with law students to review and investigate cases. The nationally-respected Arizona Justice Project will contribute help in generating case leads as well as managing a certain number of cases.

As of last year, more than 300 people nationwide have been exonerated in the last two decades using DNA evidence, with four of those from Arizona. Given the extreme injustice of incarcerating innocent people, the DNA Advocacy Project will devote serious effort to investigating the cases of those who have a claim of innocence to determine if evidence exists and can be brought forth to establish their innocence.

Senior Judge Bates to Teach Short Course on National Security Surveillance LawPosted: 01/26/2015

United States District Court for the District of Columbia Senior Judge John D. Bates, considered one of the nation’s top experts in national security law, will teach a short course on National Security Surveillance at Arizona Law January 27 – Feb. 5, 2015. The course will address the evolving law governing surveillance in the national security arena. The focus will be on electronic surveillance in the foreign intelligence and counter-terrorism fields with special emphasis on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The use of national security surveillance in court and constitutional challenges to various aspects of national security surveillance will also be explored. During his two week stay with the College of Law, Judge Bates will be a Rehnquist Center Fellow.

The Mind and the Law Lecture Series Available as Podcasts on iTunesPosted: 01/22/2015

Last fall’s popular The Mind and the Law 7-part lecture series is now available for free on iTunes here. The series of public lectures at The University of Arizona was sponsored by the College of Science and the James E. Rogers College of Law (Prof. Christopher Robertson) and the Cognitive Science Program in the School of Mind, Brain and Behavior (Prof. Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini). Read more about the series and the guest lecturers here.

Environmental Breakfast Club 2014 - 2015 SchedulePosted: 08/13/2014

The March 6 meeting of the Environmental Breakfast Club with Chris Cokinos will be held in the Dinsmore Room of the College of Architecture, Architecture West.

The Environmental Breakfast Club, a diverse group of faculty from various departments, programs and colleges on the campus who meet monthly at Arizona Law to discuss works in progress on the environment and natural resources, has released their schedule for the coming year. All presentations will be on the first Friday of each month (except January), from 8:30 - 9:45 a.m., in the Law College Faculty Lounge (Room 237).

  • September 5, 2014 - Karl Flessa, Professor of Geosciences
    Topic:  Science and Policy of the 2014 Pulse Flow to the Colorado River Delta.
  • October 3, 2014 - Gautam Gowrisankaran, Professor of Economics
    Topic:  Information Feedback and Long-Term Electricity Conservation:  Evidence from the Tapestry Building, with Shahzeen Attari, Troy Simpson and Sabine Marx
  • November 7, 2014 - Vic Baker, Regents’ Professor of Hydrology & Water Resources
    Topic:  The 2011 Tohoku Tsunami and the Fukushima Nuclear Plant Disaster
  • December 5, 2014 - Eric Lutz, Assistant Professor, Community, Environment & Policy Division, College of Public Health
    Topic:  Comparison of Diesel and Alternative Fuel Emission Exposures in Underground Mining
  • February 6, 2015 - George Frisvold, Professor and Extension Specialist, Agricultural-Resource Economics
    Topic:  Climate Policy as Water Policy:  Co-Benefits for Water Conservation and Quality
  • March 6, 2015 - Chris Cokinos, Associate Professor of English & Director, Creative Writing MFA Program
    Topic:  Re-Civilization:  Six Heresies to Keep a Planet Running NEW; meets in the Dinsmore Room, Architecture West.
  • April 3, 2015 - Mona Hymel, Arthur W. Andrews Professor of Law
    Topic:  Using U.S. Tax Policy to Address Climate Adaptation Problems


Arizona Now Campaign Aims to Raise $1.5 BillionPosted: 05/30/2014

The University of Arizona's largest fundraising campaign in history, Arizona Now, officially launched in April. Arizona Now aims to raise $1.5 Billion over the next several years for the UA. Arizona Law's fundraising effort is $18 million. More information about Arizona Now is available at UA News

 Faculty News
Prof. Glennon Discusses Water Sustainability at U.S. Water Alliance RoundtablePosted: 02/27/2015

The U.S. Water Alliance’s Business Advisory Council will host Prof. Glennon at The Business Case for Water Sustainability:  A Roundtable with Robert Glennon, Monday, April 13, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The discussion will focus on exploring the role of the business community in helping to develop sustainable water solutions. For more information, see this page.

Najwa Nabti to Speak at Armenian Genocide Centennial ConferencePosted: 01/29/2015

Najwa Nabti, Director, Undergraduate Law and Master of Legal Studies Programs, will speak on The Legacy of Impunity for Sexual Violence against Armenian Women and Girls during the Genocide at The Armenian Genocide Legacy, 100 Years On, to be held March 6 - 7, 2015, at The Hague Institute for Global Justice, The Netherlands. Before joining Arizona Law, she worked on war crimes prosecutions at an international tribunal in The Hague. This major interdisciplinary gathering will bring together academics and professionals from various fields to discuss the impact of the Genocide in various fields of study. Experts will examine such issues as impunity, sexual violence, demographics, compensation, memorializing, political discourse and media approaches.

The conference is organized and sponsored by the Centennial Project Foundation, the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and the University of Southern California Dornsife Institute for Armenian Studies. Additional information is available at

Prof. Robertson's Work on Jury Bias Featured in SlatePosted: 01/22/2015

On January 22, 2015, Slate featured Prof. Robertson and his work on jury bias in an article, The Magic Question, discussing jury selection in high-profile cases. Prof. Robertson was also interviewed for the story. The story on Slate can be read here, while Prof. Robertson's featured research article, The Inability of Jurors to Self-Diagnose Bias, can be read here.

Prof. Williams Contributes to New York Magazine's Cover Story on the Obama PresidencyPosted: 01/14/2015

Prof. Williams contributed to this month’s cover story for New York Magazine, “Barack Obama:  The (Trifle Early) Historical Verdict.” Williams is one of 53 distinguished American historians who offer their views on what historians will say 20 years from now about President Obama’s political legacy. Williams discusses President Obama’s emergence on the national stage as the keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and describes his presidency as “the toughest job any black man ever had in the history of the entire country.” Read Prof. Williams' full commentary here.

Prof Christopher Robertson quoted in Physician Risk ManagementPosted: 07/30/2014

Prof. Christopher Robertson discusses the potential use of  reported data resulting from The Physician Payment Sunshine Act to support malpractice claims in the July issue of Physician Risk Management.  

The Physician Payment Sunshine Act requires manufacturers of drugs, devices, and biological and medical supplies to report payments made to physicians. Data reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will be posted on a public website in September 2014.

Physician Risk Management is a monthly subscription newsletter. The article "Sunshine Act Reporting has Implications for Malpractice Litigation" is available on Lexis Advance. 

Prof. Roy Spece a Distinguished Guest of the International Council of Jurists Posted: 07/24/2014

John D. Lyons Professor of Law Roy G. Spece, Jr., was a Distinguished Guest of the International Council of Jurists at its convention in London, U.K., last month.  He presented talks on Separation of Powers and on The Role of Legal Education In Modern Society.  In the first talk, he focused on separation of powers problems presented by the many state laws that purport to legalize medical marijuana.  The talk on legal education focused on our new undergraduate B.A. degree in law. 

More information about the International Council of Jurists and its convention is available at the organization's website.


Prof Robert Glennon comments California Drought on "Marketplace"Posted: 07/22/2014

Prof. Robert Glennon comments on the California drought in American Public Media's Marketplace piece California Farms Pumping Water to Make Up for Drought. The piece aired July 16; the audio is available on the Marketplace website.

Prof Lynn Marcus on the Migrant Children CrisisPosted: 07/22/2014

Prof Lynn Marcus, co-director of the Immigration Clinic at Arizona Law, has provided context for the migrant children crisis in the Southwest for various media in Arizona:

Prof Melissa Tatum and Jill Kappus Shaw (SJD ’12) take readers on a legal journey in new book, "Law, Culture, & Environment"Posted: 07/03/2014

Every day, somewhere in the United States, a battle rages over one of America’s National Parks, Forests, or Monuments. Vacationers seek to camp, climb, and snowmobile. Environmentalists seek to protect critical habitats, and American Indians seek access to their sacred places. The battles spill across the boardroom and the courtroom, as the managers of these federal public lands struggle to balance the competing demands.

Arizona Law Professor and IPLP Director Melissa Tatum and co-author Jill Kappus Shaw (SJD ’12) take readers on a journey through several pivotal disputes providing a fascinating insight into the relationship between negotiation and litigation, and the strategies used by the various stakeholders in their quest for success.

More information about Law, Culture, & Environment is available at the Carolina Academic Press website.

Prof Robert Glennon featured in The New York Times Opinion PagesPosted: 06/30/2014

Prof. Robert Glennon calls for appropriate water pricing in his op-ed How We Should Pay For Water in The New York Times. Professor Glennon's piece is part of the Room for Debate series The Water Crisis in the West.

Prof. James Anaya Makes Final Presentation, in Capacity as Special Rapporteur, to the Permanent ForumPosted: 05/30/2014

On May 20, 2014 Professor James Anaya made his final presentation, in his capacity as Special Rapporteur, to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at its annual session in New York. Professor Anaya's full statement is available in English and Spanish at the UNSR website.

 Student News
Congratulations to the Transactional LawMeet Team!Posted: 03/02/2015

Please join us in congratulating the College of Law’s Transactional LawMeet Team, Chris Ambrosio, Joe Baker, Colleen Ganin, Gregg Lines, Ryan Pont, and Jun Zhao for winning best draft and best overall in their bracket at the Western Regional of the Transactional LawMeet hosted at the law school on Friday, February 27, 2015. All six team members worked on the draft with Chris, Gregg, and Ryan handling the negotiation rounds. As a result of their hard work, the team has advanced to the national final to be held on April 10, 2014, at the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City.

Twelve teams participated in this regional competition. To learn more about the competition and the participants in this regional, see here and here.

2014 - 2015 Board of the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law ElectedPosted: 02/09/2015

Join in congratulating the 2014 - 2015 Board of the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law. Derek Graffious is the new Editor-in-Chief. The other editors are:

Senior Managing Editor Senior Research Editor Senior Articles Editor
Jennifer Haley-Brown Nicole Lopez Prova Ahmed
Managing Editors Note & Comment Editors Articles Editors
Briana Campbell Gabriela Corrales Daniel Benjamin
Jahna Locke Douglas Flanagan Sean Moynihan
  Dominic Rizzi Alexander Renckly
  Cathleen Ward  
Business Editor Productions & Technology Editor  
Abraham Hamadeh Brian Mistler  

Join us in also congratulate the outstanding 2014-2015 Board and Keith D. Collett, the outgoing Editor-in-Chief, for their many accomplishments.

2014 - 2015 Board of Arizona Law Review ElectedPosted: 02/02/2015

Join in congratulating the 2014 - 2015 Board of Arizona Law Review. Christopher Sloot is the new Editor-in-Chief. The other editors are:

Senior Articles Editor

Senior Managing Editor

Senior Note Editor

Raisa Ahmad

Mitchell Turbenson

Alexis Brooks




Articles Editors

Managing Editors

Note Editors

Nathan Curtisi

Adam Cirzan

James D. Carlson

Jacqueline Kafka

Cody Winchester

Lacee Collins

Jill Mahoney


Greggary Lines

Raymundo Reyes

Case Notes Editor

Erica Morris

Jessica Schulberg

Creighton Dixon

Daniel Roberts

Leah Tinney



Join us in also congratulate the outstanding 2014-2015 Board and Cara Wallace, the outgoing Editor-in-Chief, for their many accomplishments.

2015 Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition AwardsPosted: 01/23/2015

On January 22, 2015, this year’s Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition awards were presented. Arizona Law is delighted to announce the four finalists in the final award order:

  • Kate Hollist (2L) - 1st Place ($2500);
  • John Hilton (1L) - 2nd Place ($1500);
  • Amanda Weaver (1L) - 3rd Place ($1000);
  • Tim Butterfield (2L) - Honorable Mention ($750).

These finalists were selected from 31 entries. Four outside judges determined the final order of the awards; we thank them for their service:

  • The Hon. Rebecca White Berch, Justice, Arizona Supreme Court;
  • The Hon. Thomas J. Berning, Tucson City Court;
  • Gilbert Rosales, attorney at law (soon to be sworn in as a Pima County Court Commissioner); and,
  • Timothy Eigo, editor, Arizona Attorney magazine.

Arizona Law is grateful to Marcia Grand for continuing to inspire and fund this competition in honor of her late husband, attorney Richard Grand.

Student Efforts in Superior Court Receive Arizona Supreme Court AwardPosted: 10/22/2014

On October 21, 2014, the Pima County Superior Court Family Law Bench received the Arizona Supreme Court’s Promoting Access to Justice Award at the Court Leadership Conference luncheon. The court received this award for the Simpla Phi Law project, a collaborative effort involving Arizona Law students, along with UA English students. They worked with the Pima County Superior Court and alumni Dean Christoffel to simplify complex language in instructional packets related to divorce, child custody, and other family law proceedings. The for-credit internship program uses the expertise of both sets of students to make clear, succinct, and accurate revisions to the instructions that accompany family law forms for Pima County Superior Court. The project has resulted in the successful redesign of nearly all of the “Self Service” forms for Family Law cases. Read more about the award here.

Andy Hall (2L) a featured speaker at TEDxTucson May SalonPosted: 05/08/2014

Andy Hall is focusing on anti-trafficking law and policy at Arizona Law. He is a co-founder of Southern Arizona Against Slavery, a small local nonprofit fighting human trafficking. Andy is one of the featured speakers at the TEDxTucson May Salon "Stimulating Ideas" on May 22 at the Loft Cinema. 

Read more about Andy at Letter of the Law when he was the featured law student last July.


Arizona Law Students Take First and Second Place in Tang Writing CompetitionPosted: 03/26/2014

Arizona Law congratulates Katherine E. Gulley, 3L, the first place winner, and Timothy D. Butterfield, 1L, the second place winner in the 2014 Thomas Tang Writing Competition, sponsored by the Arizona State Bar Committee on Minorities and Women in the Law. Ms Gulley will receive $1000 and Mr Butterfield $500 at the Minority Bar Convention in April. Read more about the competition here.

 Alumni News
Senior Judge Bobby R. Baldock ('60) Visits Arizona Law StudentsPosted: 02/25/2015

Senior Judge Bobby R. Baldock (’60), 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, visited the College of Law on February 24, 2015, to talk with students about his career and answer questions about practicing, clerking, and judicial decision-making. We thank Judge Baldock for his interest in our students.

Gabe Galanda ('00) Writes Article on Disenrollment from Tribal RollsPosted: 01/20/2015

On January 16, 2015, Indian Country Today published an article by Gabe Galanda ('00), Disenrollment Is a Tool of the Colonizers. Read the article here.

Jill Kappus Shaw (SJD ’12) co-authors new book with Prof. TatumPosted: 07/03/2014

Every day, somewhere in the United States, a battle rages over one of America’s National Parks, Forests, or Monuments. Vacationers seek to camp, climb, and snowmobile. Environmentalists seek to protect critical habitats, and American Indians seek access to their sacred places. The battles spill across the boardroom and the courtroom, as the managers of these federal public lands struggle to balance the competing demands.

Arizona Law Professor and IPLP Director Melissa Tatum and co-author Jill Kappus Shaw (SJD ’12) take readers on a journey through several pivotal disputes providing a fascinating insight into the relationship between negotiation and litigation, and the strategies used by the various stakeholders in their quest for success.

More information about Law, Culture, & Environment is available at the Carolina Academic Press website.

Sheila Gholkar ('13) named 2014-2015 Borchard FellowPosted: 06/23/2014

Sheila Gholkar ('13) has been named a 2014-15 Borchard Fellow at Greater Boston Legal Services. As a Borchard Fellow, Sheila will focus on elder abuse issues, one of the missions of  The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging. More information is available at the Borchard Foundation website.

Stefan M. Palys ('06) elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF)Posted: 06/23/2014

Stefan M. Palys ('06), an attorney in the Phoenix office of Stinson Leonard Street LLP, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. More information is available at the Stinson Leonard Street website.  

James Patrick Shea ('82) Named American Bankruptcy Institute President-ElectPosted: 06/06/2014

James Patrick Shea ('82), a partner in Armstrong Teasdale's Financial and Real Estate Services practice group, was named American Bankruptcy Institute President-Elect. His one-year term as ABI President will begin at ABI's 2015 Annual Spring Meeting next April.

More information is available from the ABI Newsroom and the Armstrong Teasdale press release


Shijie Feng ('12) Elected to PCBA BoardPosted: 06/06/2014

Shijie Feng ('12) was elected to the board of the Pima County Bar Association starting June 1, 2014. Shijie is an Associate in the Tucson office of DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, PC. More information is available at the DMYL website.

Scott Simonson ('09) named Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in ArizonaPosted: 05/30/2014

Scott Simonson ('09) is a 2014 recipient of the Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona award from the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education (AZFLSE). The Southern Arizona Legal Aid Volunteer Lawyers Program nominated Scott for the award. Scott is an attorney in the Commercial Litigation Group in the Tucson office of Quarles & Brady LLP and will be recognized at the State Bar of Arizona’s Annual Convention held this year in Tucson June 11-13. More information available at Inside Tucson Business.

Nicole France Stanton ('00) named one of Phoenix Business Journal's 2014 Most Admired Leaders Posted: 05/30/2014

Nicole France Stanton ('00) was named one of the 25 Most Admired Leaders of 2014 by the Phoenix Business Journal. More information available at Phoenix Business Journal.

Congratulations to Rosemary Marquez ('93) on her Confirmation to the US District Court for ArizonaPosted: 05/30/2014

On May 15, 2014, the United States Senate voted to confirm Rosemary Marquez ('93) to the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. Ms. Marquez worked as a county legal defender and federal public defender before entering private practice. The Senate also confirmed these five nominees for the District of Arizona: Diane Humetewa, Steven Paul Logan, John Joseph Tuchi, Douglas L. Rayes, and James Alan Soto. More information is available at the Arizona Daily Star.

Congratulations to Joan Wagener ('87) on Her Appointment to the Pima County Superior CourtPosted: 05/13/2014

On May 13, 2014, Governor Brewer appointed Joan Wagener ('87)  to the Pima County Superior Court to to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Ted Borek ('72).

“Joan possesses more than 25 years of legal experience in Arizona, including serving for more than a decade as a Court Commissioner,” said Governor Jan Brewer. “Her extensive judicial background, in addition to her years in private practice, will be a valuable asset to the court and the citizens of Pima County.”

The full Press Release is available at Governor Brewer's website and KVOA news.