College News and Events
Arizona Law Team Wins Jenckes Competition
Arizona Law students Robson Hauser (3L) and Sean Kelly (2L) prevailed in their closing arguments at the 44th annual Joseph Jenckes Closing Arguments Competition. This is the 4th straight victory – the first time this has happened since the competition began in 1970 (six years after ASU was founded).
Robson was on the winning team last year with John Lierman ('13) – making him only the second Arizona Law student ever to win two years in a row.
The arguments this year involved a tough case involving a defendant tried for murder after a road rage incident turned deadly, and who claimed self-defense.
The contest is named for the late Joseph S. Jenckes ('61), an alum and prominent Phoenix attorney who was a fellow of the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), which sponsors the competition. The judges are members of ACTL’s Arizona chapter.
This is the 33rd year that the Jenckes Team has been coached by Prof. Mauet, the Milton O. Riepe Professor and Director of Trial Advocacy.
Congratulations to Robson, Sean, Prof. Mauet, and all of the students and lawyers who compete for and work with the team.Posted: 11/04/2013
Arizona Law Welcomes First “VAPs” - Visiting Assistant Professors
For the next two academic years, two Visiting Assistant Professors (VAPs) will be teaching at the Rogers College of Law. Shun-Ling Chen will teach International Intellectual Property Law and Jason Kreag will teach Criminal Law.
The VAP program brings legal educators and researchers who are relatively early in their careers to Arizona Law for two-year terms. During this time, they serve as members of the faculty, teaching one course each semester, conducting research, and producing legal scholarship. Dean Marc Miller notes that, “The Visiting Assistant Professor model is increasingly popular at U.S. law schools, as a way to nurture rising stars in legal education. For the active scholarly community at Arizona Law this is a perfect fit.”
Prof. Chen earned her LL.B. and LL.M. from National Taiwan University and her LL.M. and S.J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is a co-founder of Creative Commons Taiwan, a counterpart to the U.S.-based Creative Commons, which prepares free, easy-to-use copyright licenses for Taiwanese authors, artists, and educators. For more information about Prof. Chen, visit her web page here.
Prof. Kreag holds a B.A. in economics from DePauw University, an M.A. in philanthropic studies from Indiana University-Indianapolis, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He worked as a staff attorney at the Southern Center for Human Rights before joining the Innocence Project, where he was a staff attorney and adjunct clinical professor of law. For more information about Prof. Kreag, visit his web page here.Posted: 09/11/2013
Environmental Breakfast Club 2013 - 2014 Schedule
UPDATE: Read a September 16, 2013, UA@Work story about the Environmental Breakfast Club and bridges it creates between disciplines here.
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, released their schedule for the coming year. All presentations will be on the first Friday of each month (January excepted), from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m., in the Law College Faculty Lounge (Room 237), with the exception of Dec. 6, when the Club will meet at the Tree Ring Laboratory. Read the full schedule here.Posted: 09/11/2013