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Professor Marcus Interviewed on Supreme Court Decisions

On July 3, 2008, Professor David Marcus was interviewed on KUAT's Arizona Illustrated concerning the impact of the decisions of the Supreme Court in the 2007 - 2008 term. See the 11-minute video here . [Read more...]
Posted: 07/08/2008

Professor Obiora Works with Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)

Professor Obiora has been collaborating with four students in SIFE, an international nonprofit organization that promotes leadership through entrepreneurial projects, to introduce entrepreneurship and business practices to women in the town of … [Read more...]
Posted: 06/02/2008

Prof. Mauet Honored for Teaching, Mentoring

Professor Tom Mauet , Milton O. Riepe Professor and Director of Trial Advocacy, has been named as the Art Andrews Graduate Teacher-Mentor at Arizona Law for 2007-08. Professor Mauet is consistently recognized by students and alumni for his … [Read more...]
Posted: 04/11/2008

Professor Anaya Named to United Nations Post

International lawyer and scholar S. James Anaya has been appointed as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples , a position in which he will assess the condition of … [Read more...]
Posted: 03/27/2008
Updated: 04/01/2008

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NALSA Officers for 2008 - 2009

The Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) invites you to join us in recognizing our newly elected 2008 - 2009 officers. Leah Lussier, President Trini Contreras, Vice-President Our treasurer and secretary will be … [Read more...]
Posted: 05/02/2008

Phi Delta Phi Officers for 2008 - 2009

Phi Delta Phi is pleased to announce its PDP Officers for 2008 - 2009: David R. Knudson, Magister Jenilee Valeros, Vice-Magister Dana Muller, Scribe Michelle Mozdzen, Treasurer Sabrina Fladness, Historian … [Read more...]
Posted: 05/02/2008

Finalists in the 2008 Richard Grand Closing Argument Competition

Congratulations to the Five Finalists in the 2008 Richard Grand Closing Argument Competition: First Place:  Cerina da Graca ($2000 award) Second Place:  Kiel Berry  ($1000 award) Third Place:  Caleb … [Read more...]
Posted: 05/02/2008

Latino Law Student Association Announces 2008 - 2009 Board Members

The Latino Law Student Association (LLSA) is proud to announce its 2008 - 2009 board members: President - Melanie Rainer Vice President - Daniela Bernal Treasurer - Corrinna Ortega Secretary - TBD; reserved for … [Read more...]
Posted: 04/28/2008

Arun Rao Wins 2008 Judge Thomas Tang Writing Competition

Arun Rao , Class of '08, has won the 2008 Judge Thomas Tang Writing Competition . This annual competition is sponsored by the Committee on Minorities and Women in the Law of the Arizona Bar Association. The competition is named after the late … [Read more...]
Posted: 04/16/2008

1L Student Receives National Fellowship

Linda Imonode , Class '10, has been selected for a Peggy Browning Fellowship for a summer clerkship at Working Hands Legal Clinic (WHLC) in Chicago. As a Fellow, Ms Imonode will work under the supervision of the WHLC Director to develop … [Read more...]
Posted: 04/16/2008

International Law Society Announces 2008 - 2009 Board of Officers

The International Law Society is pleased to announce its 2008 - 2009 Executive Board members: Pankaj Raval, President Sarah Richelson, Vice President Nidhi Naik, Secretary Anthony Cali, Treasurer The primary … [Read more...]
Posted: 04/16/2008
Updated: 04/28/2008

Second Year Student Receives Prestigious ABA Fellowship

Ron Lev , Class of '09, has received the Janet D. Steiger Fellowship from the American Bar Association to work in the Washington State Attorney General's Office. Mr. Lev was one of 24 students selected for this Fellowship out of 200 … [Read more...]
Posted: 04/15/2008
Updated: 04/15/2008

Student Bar Association Officers for 2008 - 2009

Students at Arizona Law recently elected the following individuals as Student Bar Association (SBA) Officers for the next school year: President - Rigel Massaro Vice President - C. Stephen Tobin Secretary - Kat Kitlas … [Read more...]
Posted: 04/15/2008
Updated: 04/28/2008

Congratulations to the New Editorial Board of the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law:

Editor-in-Chief:  Megan Donovan Senior Managing Editor:  Mike Miller Senior Articles Editor:  Guadalupe Gutierrez Managing Editors:  Mark Sorokin, Autumn Spritzer, Olga Zlotnik Articles Editors:  Vanessa Chavez, Leigha Fassett, Tommy George, … [Read more...]
Posted: 03/17/2008

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Kevin Washburn Joins Arizona Law Faculty

Attorney and legal scholar Kevin K. Washburn will join the Arizona Law faculty starting in the 2008-09 academic year, teaching and working in the areas of American Indian law and criminal law. His hiring was announced today by Toni Massaro, … [Read more...]
Posted: 05/20/2008
Updated: 05/23/2008

National Leader and Scholar, Melissa Tatum, Joins Indigenous People’s Law and Policy Program at Arizona Law

Melissa L. Tatum, known nationwide for her work in Federal Indian law and indigenous peoples’ rights, has been named Associate Director of the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers … [Read more...]
Posted: 05/20/2008
Updated: 05/20/2008

In Memoriam - August "Gus" Eckhardt, 1917 - 2008

The Arizona Law community mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus August Eckhardt, who died in Tucson on April 23, 2008. Professor Eckhardt first came to the College in 1969 as a Visiting Professor from the University of Wisconsin Law School … [Read more...]
Posted: 05/20/2008
Updated: 05/21/2008

Alumni Duo Issues $100,000 Scholarship Challenge

Crediting the generous donors who made their own legal education possible, two Arizona Law alumni have issued a $100,000 challenge to help raise new scholarship dollars for financially needy law students. Wayne Howard (‘72) and Michael … [Read more...]
Posted: 04/30/2008

International Criminal Court Judge to Give Marks Lecture

Judge Navanethem Pillay , a judge on the International Criminal Court , will give the 28th Annual Marks Memorial Lecture, Wednesday, March 12, 2008 , at 10:00 a.m., Holsclaw Hall, School of Music. Her talk is titled "Equal Justice for Women … [Read more...]
Posted: 03/11/2008
Updated: 03/11/2008

Derrick Bell to Deliver Deloria Lecture

Internationally-known law professor, author, and activist Derrick Bell will deliver the inaugural Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program Vine Deloria, Jr. Lecture on March 14th at the James E. Rogers College of Law. The IPLP Vine … [Read more...]
Posted: 03/07/2008

Arizona Law Announces New Certificate Program in International Trade & Business Law

Responding to an increasing demand for lawyers with global business skills, the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law has established a new certificate program in international trade and business law. The J.D. certificate program … [Read more...]
Posted: 03/07/2008

Arizona Law Moot Court Team Make Final Round in "Super Regional" Competition

The team, consisting of law students Beau Royston, Kristin Schriner, Cerina da Graca, Sarah Bullard, Stuart Warren, and Justin Sabin, were competed in the finals with seven other teams. Special thanks goes out to Prof Julie Ferdon, the Moot Court … [Read more...]
Posted: 03/03/2008

Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition Award Winners Announced

Five law students received recognition and cash awards for their writing skills in the 7th Annual Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Student winners of the 2007 competition, … [Read more...]
Posted: 02/27/2008

Justice O'Connor Back in the Classroom at Arizona Law

For the third consecutive year, Arizona Law students had the chance to learn about the United States Supreme Court from one of its most iconic members, as former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor returned to the classroom. As in … [Read more...]
Posted: 02/07/2008
Updated: 04/14/2008

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In Memoriam - Judge John F. Molloy, 1917 - 2008

The Arizona Law community mourns the death of Judge John F. Molloy, Class of '46, on July 12, 2008. Judge Molloy started his judicial career in 1957 as a judge on the Pima county Superior Court. In 1961, he becamse a justice on the Arizona Court … [Read more...]
Posted: 07/17/2008

January Contreras ('96) Named Acting Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services

On July 3, 2008, Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano announced the appointment of January Contreras ('96) as the Acting Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services.  Ms Contreras had been the Governor's advisor on health-related … [Read more...]
Posted: 07/08/2008

Dean C. Christoffel Receives Arizona Supreme Court Award for Outstanding Pro-Bono Service

Dean C. Christoffel ('74), a partner at West, Christoffel and Zickerman, P.L.L.C., has been selected as the 2008 Judicial Branch Achievement Award winner by the Arizona Supreme Court for Outstanding Pro-Bono Service. The award was presented on … [Read more...]
Posted: 07/08/2008
Updated: 07/08/2008

Perry Rogers ('94) Profiled in New York Times Article

Perry Rogers ('94) was profiled in New York Times as one of Las Vegas' "new titans," men in their 30s and 40s who are the latest generation of entrepreneurs to re-invent Vegas. The article is available at the New York Times website … [Read more...]
Posted: 05/10/2008
Updated: 05/10/2008

Alumni Duo Issues $100,000 Scholarship Challenge

Wayne Howard (‘72) and Michael Trauscht (‘73) announced a dollar-for-dollar matching grant at the Law College Association’s Annual Appreciation Dinner. They will match donations made to new or existing scholarships … [Read more...]
Posted: 04/30/2008

Daisy Jenkins ('96) Receives Top Alumni Association Honor

Daisy M. Jenkins , Class of '76, received the " Phenomenal Woman Award ," given annually by The University of Arizona Alumni Association's Black Alumni Club. She was honored with an event on April 18, 2008. Proceeds from the event … [Read more...]
Posted: 04/30/2008

Biography of Senator Dennis DeConcini to receive Southwest Book Award

Senator Dennis DeConcini:  From the Center of the Aisle , by Dennis DeConcini and Jack L. August Jr., will receive a Southwest Book Award, an honor that has been bestowed upon outstanding literature for the past 36 years. Instituted in 1971, … [Read more...]
Posted: 03/05/2008

Alumna Named Tucson Woman of the Year

Daisy Jenkins, Class of 1996, was named Tucson's Woman of the Year by the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. She is the Vice-President for Human Relations for Raytheon Missile Systems. Read about her and the other award winners here and … [Read more...]
Posted: 12/31/2007