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Arizona Law Students Take First and Second Place in Tang Writing Competition

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.

Posted: 03/26/2014

Arizona Law's Pace Environmental Moot Court Team Reaches Quarterfinals in New York

Congratulations to the Pace Environmental Moot Court Team for reaching the quarterfinals in the National Competition at Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York. The team members this year were Alanna Duong (3L), Katie Gulley (3L), and Chris Kaplan (3L). The team was coached by Prof. Don Large and many faculty members contributed their time to judge practice rounds.

Posted: 03/13/2014

Matt Randle (3L) and Veterans' Advocacy Law Clinic Featured in UANews Article on UA Student Veterans

Matt Randle (3L), an Army veteran and Pat Tillman Foundation scholarship recipient, was featured in a UANews article honoring student veterans, published on November 7, 2013. Matt also wrote a tribute to student veteran advocates on the UANews Blog. Read the article here and Matt’s post here.

Posted: 11/08/2013

Arizona Daily Star Publishes Opinion Piece Written by First-Year Student Abraham Hamadeh

Abraham Hamadeh, a first-year last student, wrote the opinion piece on Syria. Published in the Arizona Daily Star on September 13, 2013, it can be read here.

Posted: 09/25/2013

2013 - 2014 Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy Members Announced

Congratulations to the new members of the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy:

Harry A Aaron
Keven Karges
Melissa Ahlers
Miles Kiger
Joshua Barton
Bassel Makarem
Elena Correa
Alyssa N. McCutcheon
Paul Glute
Maguette Ndiaye
Seth Grossman
Allison Rothgeb
Alexander P Harvery
Molly Schiffer
Peter Haynes

We are thrilled to have them join the Journal. Congratulations!

Posted: 07/08/2013

Recent Graduate, Caylin J. Goldey Barter, Receives 2013 Fisher Prize in Environmental Law & Public Policy

The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy recently named Caylin J. Goldey Barter, a 2013 graduate of Arizona Law, the recipient of the 2013 Fisher Prize in Environmental Law and Public Policy. Her award winning essay, Defining the Necessary Role and Appropriate Level of Risk in Helicopter-Accessed Wilderness Skiing, explores the idea and role of wilderness and the role and mitigation of risk in wilderness recreation, focusing on heliskiing and the tension between regulation, economics, and safety versus enhancing the "wilderness experience. Her paper, published in the Udall Center monograph series, is available here.

The Fisher Prize, established through an initial endowment by former Pima County Superior Court Judge Lillian S. Fisher, is awarded annually by the Udall Center to a student in the UA law college or to a UA graduate student for an essay addressing an environmental law or public policy topic. The competition is judged each year by faculty in the law college. Since 1997, the Udall Center has awarded the Fisher Prize to 25 UA students. The Center publishes selected prize-winning papers in its monograph series.

Posted: 07/03/2013

2013 - 2014 Arizona Law Review Members Announced

The Arizona Law Review is pleased to welcome the following new members to our publication:

Colleen Adelson
Sarah Mason
Jessica Berger
Corey McGehee
Scott Boncoskey
Heidi Nielson
Sean Cahill
Rachael Peters
David Denuyl
Mackenzie Richardson
Rebekah Elliott
Ahren Richter
Byron Forrester
Gabriela May Rios
Vanessa Garrett
Kara Sagi
Brendan Haberle
Jessica Salyers
Andrew Hall
Alex Taber
Patrick "Sean" Kelly
Cara Wallace
Eric Bryce Kessler
Jayme Weber
Miles Krieger
Christopher White
Matt LaPrade
Logan Rogers
Tristany Leikem
Mariya Varavva (Third-year writer)
Rebecca Mascot
Katya Lancero (Third-year writer)

We are thrilled to have such a talented group of students join the Law Review, as we look forward to a great year. Welcome and congratulations!

Posted: 07/02/2013

2013 - 2014 Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law Members Announced

On behalf of the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, please join in congratulating those who have been selected as new members of the Journal!

Ajay Ahluwalia
Sarah Malanga
Seth Apfel
Amanda Mateer
Ty Catmull - Third Year Writer
Michael Matthews - Third Year Writer
Alberta Chu- Third Year Writer
Courtney McGurk
Levi Claridge
Dawn Michaud
Keith Collett
Colin (Danny) O’Sullivan
Sommer Coston
Vaughn Pederson
Joshua Crandell
Erin Redmon
Donald Davie
Araceli Rodriguez
Dane Dehler
Matthew Ruskin
Stephanie Dugdale
Adrian Saenz
Kaysey Fung
Sean Story
Jason Gray
Lauren Talkington
Meredith Hochhalter
Shama Thathi
Hoyt Sam Hoyt
Nicholas Whitley
Jefferson Klocke
Kylie Winkleblack

We are very excited to have them join this publication and we look forward to another great year for the Journal. Congratulations!

Posted: 07/02/2013

Jim Diamond, Attorney & IPLP S.J.D. Student, Interviewed Concerning His Defense Work & Going Back to School

Jim Diamond, an attorney and current S.J.D. student in the IPLP Program, was interviewed on June 5, 2013, concerning his work defending a man accused in a major real estate fraud case in Fairfield, Conn. Watch the video here. Learn more about Jim on his blog at

UPDATE: Jim was also interviewed concerning going back to school. Read the July 19, 2013, article here.

Posted: 06/07/2013

Victor Nilsson (3L) Wins First Prize in ABA Student Writing Contest

Victor Nilsson (3L) received the first prize in the ABA Business Law Section’s Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest for his article, You’re Not from Around Here, Are You? Fighting Deceptive Marketing in the Twenty-First Century, 54 Ariz. L. Rev. 801 (2012). This prize included an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to attend the ABA Business Law Section’s spring meeting, as well as $2,500. Read more about the award here. Victor also received the Snell & Wilmer Best Published Note Award at the recent Arizona Law All-Publications Award Banquet and the Snell & Wilmer Best 2L Note Award last spring for this article.

Posted: 05/03/2013

Arizona Law Publications Hold Annual Awards Banquet

The three Arizona Law publications, Arizona Law Review (ALR), Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law (AJICL), and the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy (AJELP), held their 2012 - 2013 Award Banquet, Thursday, April 18, 2013.

For the ALR, the award recipients were:

  • Best Case Note Award:  Julie Wilson-McNerney
  • Best Copywork Award:  Kimberly O'Hagan
  • Snell & Wilmer Best 2L Note Award:  Jana Sutton
  • Snell & Wilmer Best Published Note:  Victor Nilsson
  • Steptoe & Johnson 2L Writer of the Year:  Alexander McCourt
  • Java Jim Award:  Sarah E. Epperson
  • Rose 'n Berg Distinguished Editor Awards:  Nicholas Verderame & Michael Shumway
  • Steptoe & Johnson Editor of the Year Award:  Brian Mosley

For AJICL, the award recipients were:

  • Best Copywork Award:  Robert Rosvall
  • Professionalism Award:  Ronald Cooper
  • Greatest Contribution by an Editorial Board Member:  John Lierman
  • Collegiality Award:  Jessica Gale
  • Best 2L Note:  Edward Laber
  • Prof. Kozolchyk Award for Best Student Note:  Elinor Rushforth
  • Greatest Contribution by a 2L Writer:  Alanna Duong
  • Distinguished Editor Award:  Rachel Fleming

For AJELP, the award recipients were:

  • Editor of the Year Award:  Caylin Goldey Barter
  • Distinguished Editor Awards:  Jacob Kavkewitz & Brian Tedder
  • 3L Associate Editor Award:  Oksana Holder
  • Best Copywork Award:  Matthew Bracken
  • Best Comment Award:  Benjamin Nucci
  • Professionalism Award: A li Felchlin

Thanks to the Law College Association, Patricia Martin & Timothy Berg, Robert & Elise Rose, Snell & Wilmer, Toni Massaro, and all the other sponsors for supporting this event.

Posted: 04/30/2013

Arizona Law Student Selected as Udall Intern

The Udall Foundation recently announced that Cara Wallace, a 1L at the College of Law, is one of 12 students from 12 tribes and 11 universities selected as 2013 Native American Congressional Interns. Interns were selected by an independent review committee of nationally recognized Native educators and tribal policy leaders on the basis of academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to careers in tribal public policy.

This highly regarded internship program is intended to provide American Indians and Alaska Natives with an insider’s view of the federal government. The internship is located in Washington, D.C., and is known for placing students in extremely competitive internship positions in Senate and House offices, committees, Cabinet departments, and the White House, where they are able to observe government decision-making processes firsthand.

The 12 Udall Interns will complete an intensive, 10-week internship in the summer of 2013. Special enrichment activities will provide opportunities to meet with key decision makers. From 1996 through 2013, 209 American Indian and Alaska Native students from 110 tribes will have participated in the program.

For more information about Ms. Wallace and the other 2013 Udall Interns, please see this page:

Posted: 04/26/2013

Arizona Law 2012 - 2013 Law & Entrepreneurship Students Participate in McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship Competition

Arizona Law 2012 - 2013 Law & Entrepreneurship students, under the guidance and mentorship of Prof. Hecker, have provided legal advice to competing startups in the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship during the past year. Their efforts culminate in the annual McGuire New Venture Competition and Showcase, held at McClelland Hall on Friday, April 26, 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. The law students will present their work at 3:00 p.m. More details about the New Venture Competition and Showcase are available at the McGuire website,

Posted: 04/24/2013