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Gregory Schneider, 3L, Preparing for Competition to Go to Space

UPDATE: Gregory Schneider WINS contest to go into space. Read more here . Read more from Above the Law here . Congratulations, Gregory! Gregory Schneider , a 3L student at the College of Law, submitted a video about why he wants to … [Read more...]
Posted: 05/02/2012
Updated: 01/10/2013

Elise Oviedo (3L) to be Honored by UA Hispanic Alumni Club

The University of Arizona Hispanic Alumni Club will honor Elise Oviedo (3L) along with 3 other students at its Celebration of Excellence luncheon , on April 26, 2012. Read more here . [Read more...]
Posted: 04/24/2012
Updated: 01/10/2013

Raphael Avraham (3L) Selected for Professional Ethics Fellowship

Raphael Avraham , a third-year JD/MBA student, was recently selected as a fellow in the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics ( FASPE ). He is one of 14 law students from throughout the country selected to participate … [Read more...]
Posted: 04/11/2012
Updated: 01/10/2013

Student Vet Groups to Focus on Healthcare Needs

On Thursday, April 12, 2012, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., two UA-student veterans’ groups, Med Vets and Law School Vets, will co-host a free public seminar to detail specific issues in serving veteran populations. Putting a Face on … [Read more...]
Posted: 04/10/2012
Updated: 01/10/2013

National Trial Competition Teams Find Success in San Diego

The Law College’s 2 Trial Teams traveled to San Diego from February 16 - 18, 2012, to compete in the regional National Trial Competition tournament, where 28 teams from 14 schools competed. For the second time in three years, a … [Read more...]
Posted: 02/27/2012
Updated: 01/10/2013

Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition Awards Announced

Five law students received recognition and cash awards for their writing skills in the 11th Annual Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.  This year, instead of receiving a … [Read more...]
Posted: 02/24/2012
Updated: 01/10/2013

Gregory Schneider, 3L, Wants to Go to Space

In honor of the Seattle Space Needle's 50th Anniversary, they are holding a contest to send someone into space. Gregory Schneider , a 3L student at the College of Law, submitted a video about why he wants to go to space and was selected as one … [Read more...]
Posted: 02/22/2012
Updated: 01/10/2013

Richard Grand Writing Competition Finalists Announced

The Legal Writing program is delighted to announce the five finalists for this year’s Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition: Joseph Austin (1L) Matthew Chandler (2L) Benjamin Harville (3L) Jared Jorde (2L) … [Read more...]
Posted: 01/10/2012
Updated: 02/24/2012

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2012 Samuel M. Fegtly Moot Court Competition Awards Announced

The Legal Writing Department and 2L Moot Court Program recently honored students for their contributions to and achievements in this year’s Advanced Appellate Advocacy course and Samuel M. Fegtly 2L Moot Court Competition. Some of the … [Read more...]
Posted: 04/25/2012

Five Honored for Professional Achievements in Law

Five individuals associated with the College of Law received awards for their professional accomplishments and significant service to the profession and their communities from the Law College Association (LCA) and the University of Arizona Alumni … [Read more...]
Posted: 04/23/2012
Updated: 06/04/2012

White House Forum Recognizes Law School Collaboration with Southern Arizona Legal Aid to Serve At-Risk Homeowners

At a White House Forum on Legal Aid on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, the national director of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) noted the value of the collaboration of the College of Law with Southern Arizona Legal Aid (SALA) to create The … [Read more...]
Posted: 04/19/2012
Updated: 04/24/2012

Professor Melissa Tatum Named Director of Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program

Prof. Melissa Tatum has been named Director of the Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program (IPLP) at the College of Law. She was previously the Associate Director of the program. She replaces Prof. Robert A. Williams , who founded the … [Read more...]
Posted: 04/18/2012
Updated: 04/18/2012

Arizona Law Formalizes Collaboration with India's Jindal Global Law School

Representatives from the College of Law and the Jindal Global Law School of O.P. Jindal Global University in India have signed a memorandum of understanding, creating a partnership between the two law schools. O.P. Jindal Global … [Read more...]
Posted: 04/11/2012
Updated: 04/11/2012

Conference to Explore “Pay to Fail” Compensation for Financial-Industry Executives

On Monday, April 9, 2012, the College of Law will host a conference, Current Issues of Executive Compensation in the Financial Industry , where scholars from both finance and law fields will tackle issues in executive compensation contributing … [Read more...]
Posted: 04/02/2012
Updated: 04/02/2012

Prof. Glennon Selected for Prestigious Regents’ Professorship

Prof. Glennon is one of the latest University of Arizona professors to be named a Regents' Professor. The Arizona Board of Regents created the designation of Regents' Professor as an honored position reserved for faculty scholars of exceptional … [Read more...]
Posted: 03/15/2012

“Reflections on Occupy Wall Street” Features Market Regulation Expert

Richard G, Ketchum, the current Chair and CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) will explore aspects of the Occupy Wall Street movement at an upcoming presentation co-hosted by the Arizona Law Business Law Program and the … [Read more...]
Posted: 03/13/2012
Updated: 03/14/2012

College of Law Hosts Conference On Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The University of Arizona College of Law's Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program , in cooperation with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, will host a conference and consultation with the UN Special … [Read more...]
Posted: 02/27/2012
Updated: 02/27/2012

9th Circuit Court of Appeals to Hear Arguments at the College of Law

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hold oral arguments at the College of Law on Monday, March 26, 2012, 10:00 a.m. - noon in the Ares Auditorium. Case materials are available at www.ca9.uscourts.gov . The cases to … [Read more...]
Posted: 02/08/2012
Updated: 02/27/2012

2012 - 2013 Arizona Journal of International & Comparative Law Editorial Board Announced

The Arizona Journal of International & Comparative Law Editorial Board for 2012 - 2013 has been announced. The new Editor-in-Chief is Ronald A. Cooper. The Masthead with the new Board can be found here . [Read more...]
Posted: 02/06/2012

2012 - 2013 Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy Editorial Board Announced

The Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy Editorial Board for 2012 - 2013 has been announced. The new Editor-in-Chief is John M. Gregory. The Masthead with the new Board can be found here . [Read more...]
Posted: 02/06/2012

2012 - 2013 Arizona Law Review Editorial Board Announced

The Arizona Law Review Editorial Board for 2012 - 2013 has been announced. The new Editor-in-Chief is Stuart D. Kottle. The Masthead with the new Board can be found here . [Read more...]
Posted: 01/31/2012

Cyber Law Expert to Speak on Digital Identity

Dr. Clare Sullivan , a cyber law attorney, a research fellow at the University of Adelaide Law School in South Australia, and faculty at the University of South Australia Law School, will speak at the College of Law on Digital Identity As an … [Read more...]
Posted: 01/10/2012

Arizona Law Review to Host Symposium on Political Discourse

The Arizona Law Review will present a free, one-day symposium exploring the nature of political dialogue in contentious times. Entitled Political Discourse, Civility, and Harm , this symposium will be held Saturday, January 14, 2012, 9:00 … [Read more...]
Posted: 12/30/2011

Former Iowa Chief Justice Marsha Ternus to Speak at Arizona Law on Politicization of Judicial Elections

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) at the College of Law is holding an event on judicial independence featuring Justice Marsha Ternus, former Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court. Justice Temus will speak January 19, … [Read more...]
Posted: 12/28/2011

Criminal Law Expert Professor Paul Marcus to Deliver 5th Annual Darrow K. Soll Memorial Lecture

Former UA Law Dean Paul Marcus is slated to speak at a free public event, the 5th Annual Darrow K. Soll Memorial Lecture, on Thursday, February 2, 2012, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., in the Ares Auditorium (Room 164) . His topic is “ Miranda , the … [Read more...]
Posted: 12/21/2011

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Family of Jim Himelic ('73) Continue Fundraising Efforts to Eradicate ALS

The Himelic family and friends, including daughter Anna ('05), have worked since 2001 to raise $1 million to fight Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in the name of the Pima County Juvenile Court Judge. They are still $250,000 short of their … [Read more...]
Posted: 05/24/2012
Updated: 05/24/2012

Gregory Schneider ('12) Interviewed about Winning Trip to Space

Gregory Schneider ('12) recently won a trip to space through a contest to celebrate the Space Needle's 50th Anniversary. Watch an interview with him concerning his experiences here . [Read more...]
Posted: 05/23/2012

Dudley S. Welker ('59) Retires After Over 50 Years of Practicing Law

Dudley S. Welker ('59) recently announced his retirement as counsel to Thatcher, Arizona, after over 50 year of practicing law. See this article for more details concerning his representation of this town and his legal career. [Read more...]
Posted: 05/16/2012

John DeStefano ('07) Selected as a 2012 Pegasus Scholar by the American Inns of Court

John DeStefano ('07) was recently selected as one of two 2012 Pegasus Scholars by the American Inns of Court. He spent six weeks in barristers’ chambers and visiting courts throughout London and the United Kingdom, hosted by the … [Read more...]
Posted: 05/16/2012

Nicole France Stanton ('00) Receives 2012 Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign

Nicole France Stanton ('00) recently received a 2012 Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign for her efforts to promote anti-bullying in schools and online. Equality Award honorees demonstrate the diversity of support for gay … [Read more...]
Posted: 04/04/2012
Updated: 04/04/2012

Alumni Start Multi-State Dog Rescue Network

College of Law Alumni Kris Carlson ('11), Gemma Zanowski ('10), and Susan Friedman ('10) have recently started Tough Love Pit Bull Rescue, an organization working to save pit bulls in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Washington. Read more here . [Read more...]
Posted: 01/26/2012
Updated: 02/07/2012

C. Bradley Vynalek ('99) Receives Service Award from State Bar

C. Bradley Vynalek ('99), a partner in the Phoenix office of Quarles & Brady, recently received a Service Award from the State Bar of Arizona for work he did as a State Delegate to the American Bar Association's House of Delegates. Read … [Read more...]
Posted: 01/18/2012

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Prof. Ares Writes Opinion for The Arizona Republic on Health Care Decision

The Arizona Republic published an opinion piece by Prof. Ares , J. Byron McCormick Professor Emeritus and Special Advisor to the College, concerning the recent health care decision of the Supreme Court, on July 7, 2012. Read the opinion … [Read more...]
Posted: 07/09/2012

Adjunct Professor Hornick Writes Book on History of the Belchertown State School for the Feeble-Minded

The University of Massachusetts Press has recently published The Girls and Boys of Belchertown:  A Social History of the Belchertown State School for the Feeble-Minded , by Adjunct Professor of Law Robert N. Hornick . The books is the … [Read more...]
Posted: 07/09/2012

Dean Miller Comments on Arizona v. United States

UPDATE: Additional commentary by Dean Miller The San Francisco Chronicle published an opinion piece by Dean Miller and Prof. Chin, … [Read more...]
Posted: 06/25/2012
Updated: 07/02/2012

Prof White's Work on Strategic Defaults Discussed in Seattle Weekly Article

In a lengthy article from May 9, 2012, the Seattle Weekly discussed both local aspects of strategic defaults and Prof. White ’s work on the topic, including his book, Underwater Home . The article can be found here ; the discussion about … [Read more...]
Posted: 05/16/2012

Prof. Anaya Issues Statement Upon Conclusion of His Visit to the United States

Prof. Anaya , UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples , released a statement on May 4, 2012, at the conclusion of his first official visit to the United States. The statement can be found here and the UN Press Release here … [Read more...]
Posted: 05/07/2012
Updated: 05/11/2012

Prof. Glennon Featured in "Last Call at the Oasis"

Prof. Glennon is one of the featured experts in the new movie, “Last Call at the Oasis.” UPDATE: Information about screenings throughout the country, including Tucson on June 29, 2012, can be found here . The … [Read more...]
Posted: 04/30/2012
Updated: 06/29/2012

Associate Dean Chiorazzi to be Inducted in the American Association of Law Libraries Hall of Fame

Michael Chiorazzi , Associate Dean for Information Services and Professor of Law and Information Resources & Library Science, has been selected as an inductee in the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Hall of Fame for 2012. The … [Read more...]
Posted: 04/20/2012
Updated: 06/19/2012

Prof. Glennon Writes on Perth's Adaptation to Global Climate Change

On April 10, 2012, the National Geographic Water Currents blog has published a post by Prof. Glennon on how Perth, Australia, has adapted to decreasing water supply by building a desalination plant powered by coal. Read the post here . [Read more...]
Posted: 04/11/2012

Prof. Glennon Quoted in New York Times on Texas Water Law

Prof. Glennon discussed Texas’ “rule of capture” water law in a March 17, 2012, article in the New York Times . Read the article here . [Read more...]
Posted: 03/19/2012

Professors Discuss Impact of Business ID-Theft

Prof. Orbach and Adjunct Prof. Lawrence Hecker were featured in a March 10, 2012, article in the Arizona Daily Star about the impact of ID-theft on business. Prof. Hecker discussed the impact on his law practice, while Prof. Orbach … [Read more...]
Posted: 03/13/2012

Prof. Massaro to Interview Prof. Jeffrey Rosen at Tucson Festival of Books

Prof. Massaro will be interviewing Prof. Jeffrey Rosen , George Washington University Law, concerning his latest book, Constitution 3.0 , co-written with Benjamin Wittes, at the Tucson Festival of Books , Saturday, March 10, 11:30 a.m., … [Read more...]
Posted: 03/07/2012

Prof. White Quoted in Article on Strategic Defaults

Prof. White was quoted concerning reasons homeowners make decisions to continue paying on their houses, in a February 24, 2012, LA Times article entitled The Overblown Threat of Strategic Defaults . Read the article here . [Read more...]
Posted: 02/27/2012

Prof. Engel Posts Piece on Standing Argument of the EPA

Prof. Engle recently posted a piece on the Center for Progressive Reform's CPRBlog entitled, EPA's Standing Argument: A Sleeping Giant in the Tailoring Rule Litigation? . Read it here . [Read more...]
Posted: 02/22/2012

Prof. Schneyer Comments on Chances ABA Will Approve Nonlawyer Ownership Interest in Law Firms

Prof Schneyer , co-chair of the Alternative Business Structures Working Group of the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20, commented that he couldn't predict whether the Commission would approve nonlawyer ownership interests or not at this stage, … [Read more...]
Posted: 02/06/2012

Prof. Rabin Quoted in Nightline Story about Separation of Children from Undocumented Parents

Prof. Rabin discussed the issue that the detention and child protection systems often does not recognize that detained undocumented parents are trying to remain in contact with their children in a February 1, 2012, story on ABC's Nightline … [Read more...]
Posted: 02/02/2012

Prof. Braucher Co-Authors Study on Racial Bias in Bankruptcy

In a recent study, Professor Braucher , along with Professors Robert M. Lawless and Dov Cohen, University of Illinois, discovered that blacks were more likely to be steered into filing under Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code than whites, who … [Read more...]
Posted: 01/24/2012

Prof. Rabin Discusses Problems of Children of Detained Parents

Prof. Rabin was one of several speakers at a January 17, 2012, news conference on the issue of what happens to children whose parents are in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Prof. Rabin spoke on the results of her study, … [Read more...]
Posted: 01/19/2012

Prof. White Quoted on Strategic Default

Prof. White was quoted in a January 9, 2012, piece on The Bottom Line on msnbc.com concerning strategic default, i.e., walking away from underwater homes. Read the piece here . [Read more...]
Posted: 01/10/2012

Prof. Massaro Participates in New York Times Room for Debate Series

Regents' Professor Massaro participated in the New York Times "Room for Debate" series on January 5, 2012, on the question "Should noncitizens who live in America be allowed to donate to U.S. elections?". Her comments, … [Read more...]
Posted: 01/06/2012

Prof. Williams Recognized for Work in Washington, D.C.

Indian Country Today listed Prof. Williams as one of seven Heroes on the Hill, 2011 , for his work to protect the rights of First Nations in British Columbia. Read more here . [Read more...]
Posted: 01/03/2012