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Simon M. Lorne, Vice Chairman & Chief Legal officer at Millennium Management, Joins Prof. Mundheim in Conversation Series

The guest for the third conversation in the 2015 Mundheim Conversations, Monday, March 30, 2015, Noon - 1:15 p.m., will be Simon M. Lorne, vice chairman and chief legal officer at Millennium Management, LLC. Mr. Lorne oversees compliance, legal, and regulatory functions, along with management controls and internal audit. Mr. Lorne had been a partner in the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, which he rejoined in 1999 after originally becoming a partner in 1972. In 1996, he became a Managing Director at Salomon Brothers where he served as Global Head of Internal Audit. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Lorne was General Counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Lorne graduated cum laude with an AB from Occidental College and received his JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School.

For more information about the 2015 Mundheim Conversations, see here.

Posted: 03/27/2015

Indian Country Today Covers Impact of NALSA Moot Court Competition

On March 26, 2015, Indian Country Today published NALSA:  Preparing the Next Generation of Passionate Native Lawyers, covering the recent 2015 Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) Moot Court Competition, hosted at the College of Law. Prof. Anaya, one of the five competition judges, stated that the competition is “a positive way to see Indian law not in terms of what it already says, but as an evolving tool.” Read the article here.

Posted: 03/26/2015

Fleeing Violence, Finding Prison Panel, April 23, 2015

The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice and The Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program will present a panel discussion, Fleeing Violence, Finding Prison, on April 23, 2015, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Room 168. The Panel will discuss the treatment of migrant women in the U.S. immigration system who fled domestic violence in their home countries. The panelists are

Roxana Bacon, Former Chief Counsel for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will provide the introductory remarks. Please RSVP here.

Posted: 03/26/2015

A Tribute to Jean Braucher, April 17, 2015

Professor Jean Braucher, a leading scholar and thinker in the areas of Contracts, Bankruptcy, and Consumer Protection, died in November 2014.

Please join us on April 17, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Room 164, as a group of prominent scholars convene at the College of Law to celebrate Professor Braucher’s work and influence.

Participants include:

Professor Braucher was a prolific scholar and committed teacher. She began her academic career in 1981 and joined the College of Law in 1998. She co-authored Contracts: l Law in Action, Volume I and Volume II with Professors Stewart Macaulay, William Whitford, and the late John Kidwell, all of the University of Wisconsin Law School. She wrote more than 50 law review articles and contributed chapters to seminal books in her field. Jean was also a mentor to many students and scholars. She was the founding director of the Law College’s Mortgage Clinic, which in partnership with Southern Arizona Legal Aid allowed law students to assist low-income homeowners under the threat of foreclosure.

Professor Braucher was the 2013 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, which she served for many years as a member of the board of directors. She was a Fellow of American College of Bankruptcy and an active member of the American Law Institute.

The Symposium is free and open to the public. A Reception will follow. Please register here.

Posted: 03/25/2015

The 2015 Vine Deloria, Jr. Distinguished Indigenous Scholars Series Presentation

This year’s Vine Deloria, Jr. Distinguished Indigenous Scholars Series presentation will be As True As Rain to the Sea:  A Conversation on the Poetics and Politics of Water in Honor of Vine Deloria, Jr., Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 7:00 p.m., UA Poetry Center. Moderated by Robert Hershey, Professor and Director of Clinical Education for the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program, the panelists will be James Anaya, Regents' and James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy; Jim Enote, Director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center and Director of the Colorado Plateau Foundation; and Charles Wilkinson, Distinguished Professor, Moses Lasky Professor of Law, Colorado Law School.

The Vine Deloria Distinguished Scholars Series was created as a tribute to the late Vine Deloria Junior, an inspirational scholar in American Indian Studies. Starting in 2008, the series has featured lectures from writers, activists, tribal leaders and scholars.

This year’s event is sponsored by American Indian Studies, Department of English, University of Arizona Poetry Center, American Indian Language Development Institute, Institute of the Environment, The Southwest Center, College of Social Behavioral Science, the Confluence Center, the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program, and the Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office.

Posted: 03/24/2015

Ricardo Ramírez Hernández to Deliver the First Annual International Economic Law & Policy Lecture

Ricardo Ramírez Hernández, Chairman of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Appellate Body, the WTO’s highest court, will deliver the First Annual International Economic Law & Policy Lecture will be given on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 3:45 - 5:15 p.m., Room 168. His topic is The WTO After 20 Years:  Role & Challenges of the Appellate Body.

Mr Ramírez was appointed as a Member of the Appellate Body in June 2009. He was reappointed by the WTO Membership for a second four-year term in office, on July 2013. He was elected by his peers as Chair for two consecutive terms, 2013 and 2014.

Mr. Ramírez was head of the International Trade Practice for Latin America at Chadbourne & Parke, LLP, where his practice focused on a full range of trade matters. Prior to Chadbourne & Parke, he was Deputy General Counsel for Trade Negotiations at the Ministry of Economy in Mexico. For more than 11 years, Mr. Ramírez has provided advice on trade and com-petition policy matters related to all trade agreements signed by Mexico, and represented the Mexican government in international trade litigation and arbitration.

He has been appointed panelist/arbitrator in various proceedings under NAFTA and under the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Also, Mr. Ramírez was appointed independent trade expert of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in 2008; and he currently holds the Chair of International Trade Law Professors Association at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

A cocktail reception will follow the lecture in the Lewis Roca Rothgerber Lobby. Please RSVP here.

Posted: 03/24/2015

Gault - Looking Back in Time

Hon. Peter J. Cahill, Gila County Superior Court Presiding Judge, and Lisa Pferdeort (’13), Maricopa County Office of the Public Advocate, deliver a multimedia presentation, Gault - Looking Back in Time:  An Arizona Law Centennial Spotlight on Legal History Event, Friday, March 27, 2015, Noon - 1:30 pm, Room 164 (Ares Auditorium). In June 1964, 15-year-old Gerald Gault was sent to a prison for kids after a brief off-the-record session in a judge’s chambers in Globe, Arizona. Through the dogged efforts of his parents, the judgment against him was ultimately reversed by the United States Supreme Court in 1967, in the landmark case of In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967). The Court for the first time held that juveniles facing a loss of liberty are entitled to basic due process protections, including the right to notice of the charges against them, the right to counsel, the privilege against self-incrimination, and the right to confront and cross-examine witnesses. Charles Ares (’52), former dean of the College of Law, co-authored a Supreme Court brief urging reversal in Gault.

A light lunch will be provided for students and other guests. Please RSVP here.

Posted: 03/18/2015

Timothy P. Flynn, Former CEO of KPMG, Joins Prof. Mundheim in Conversation Series

The guest for the second conversation in the 2015 Mundheim Conversations, Monday, March 23, 2015, Noon - 1:15 p.m., will be Timothy P. Flynn, who has been an Advisory Chairman of BT Americas, Inc. since April 2014. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of KPMG LLP from 2005 to 2008, and as the Chairman of KPMG International Cooperative from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Flynn has been a Director of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and of JPMorgan Chase & Co., since 2012, and of The Chubb Corporation since 2013. He is also a Trustee of The University of St Thomas, St Paul, Minnesota and of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

For more information about the 2015 Mundheim Conversations, see here.

Posted: 03/18/2015

Prof. Rachel Harmon to Deliver 2015 Soll Lecture

Professor Rachel Harmon, the Sullivan & Cromwell Professor of Law, University of Virginia law school will deliver the 2015 Soll Lecture, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Room 168. Her topic will be Why Arrest?, where she will argue that it is time to rethink the centrality of arrests in law enforcement and criminal justice practice. The price tag of arrests is higher than traditionally acknowledged, and in many instances taking individuals into custody is not essential to our criminal justice ends. Eliminating the majority of the 13 million or so arrests that take place each year presents significant challenges, both political and practical, but it is time to reconsider the vast costs now casually imposed in the name of public safety.

Prof. Harmon teaches in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, and civil rights. Her scholarship focuses on the legal regulation of policing, and she has forthcoming or recently published articles in the New York University Law Review, Stanford Law Review, and Michigan Law Review. Much of her writing emphasizes the significance of non-constitutional law in shaping police conduct. Prof. Harmon helps law enforcement agencies and non-profit groups find ways to improve policing and increase accountability. She is also serving as the Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute's recently announced project on Principles of Law for Police Investigations.

From 1998 to 2006, Prof. Harmon served as a prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice. After a brief stint at the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Virginia, she worked in the Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section, prosecuting hate crimes and official misconduct cases, many of which involved excessive force or sexual abuse by police officers.

There is no cost to attend this event, and it is open to the public. For more information on this lecture, the Sol Lectures in general, and to register for this event, see here.

Posted: 03/11/2015

Arizona Law Hosts 2015 National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition

The College of Law hosts the 2015 National Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) moot court competition, March 6 - 7, 2015. The annual event features law students representing 70 law schools from across the country. More than 120 lawyers and academic experts in American Indian Law, along with sitting judges from tribal, state, and federal courts throughout the Southwest, have volunteered to judge the competition. The event is being organized by the College of Law’s NALSA chapter students and the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program.

Every year, NALSA chapters from law schools around the country submit bidding packages, with the chapter receiving the most NALSA member votes winning the opportunity to host the annual event. Students in Arizona’s NALSA chapter produced their own YouTube video ( that helped secure their successful bid to host this year’s competition.

“We are excited to not only participate but also have the opportunity to host this year’s event,” said Chase Velasquez, a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe and NALSA’s President this year at the College of Law. “With a record number of teams attending from law schools across the nation, we hope to make this the best competition yet.”

Moot court competitions are an important part of the law school educational experience, providing students with the opportunity to prepare legal briefs and engage in appellate advocacy in simulated oral arguments in front of a panel of judges. This year’s National NALSA moot court competition will focus on an issue that has received extensive press coverage in the international art world—control and provenance of American Indian sacred ceremonial objects. Students will be arguing over the right of an American Indian tribe to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indians trafficking in ceremonial artwork regarded as being among the most sacred pieces of cultural property belonging to the tribe.

The competition is open to the public. For more information about the moot court event or topic visit

Posted: 03/06/2015

Former Senator Mark Udall to Deliver 2015 Marks Lecture

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.

Posted: 02/25/2015

Conversations with Bob Mundheim Start March 9, 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

Posted: 02/24/2015

Trial Lawyer Patrick McGroder to Deliver 2015 Civil Justice Lecture

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

Posted: 02/19/2015

Law Alumni at Galanda Broadman Honor Their Former Professors by Donating to the Next Generation of Law Students

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.

Posted: 02/12/2015

Grants to Benefit Arizona Law Veterans’ Advocacy Law Clinic

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.”

Posted: 02/04/2015

BLSA Presents Black History Month Panel Series

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.

Posted: 02/03/2015

Arizona Law and Project Partners Receive $935,000 Grant to Work on DNA Exoneration Cases

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.

Posted: 01/27/2015

Environmental Breakfast Club 2014 - 2015 Schedule

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


Posted: 08/13/2014

Arizona Now Campaign Aims to Raise $1.5 Billion

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

Posted: 05/30/2014