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Greetings,

 

Arizona Law is once again buzzing with the energy of students on campus. As we march forward into another great year, allow me to share some of the details of our new classes. 

 

The 168 new students who arrived last week (138 in the JD class) are from 24 US states and 24 countries, and more than 100 undergraduate institutions. This year establishes Arizona Law as one of the most globally diverse law schools in the history of American legal education. We are proud to have students from:

 

Albania

Argentina

Arizona

Arkansas

Brazil

California

Canada

China

Colorado

Connecticut

Florida

France

Georgia

Germany

Guadeloupe

Guatemala

Hawaii

Illinois

India

Indiana

Iran

Kansas

Kazakhstan

Mexico

Michigan

Mongolia

New Jersey

New Mexico

New Zealand

Nigeria

North Carolina

Ohio

Oklahoma

Peru

Rhode Island

Saudi Arabia

South Korea

Spain

Tanzania

Tennessee

Texas

United States

Utah

Venezuela

Vietnam

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

 

When I read the list during orientation, the largest smile occurred for the unlikely pairing of Kansas and Kazahkstan!
 

In this week's Letter of the Law, I would like to share some of the orientation activities that welcomed our new JD, LLM, MLS, and SJD students.

 

Until the footnotes,

 

Marc  

 

Orientation 2014

 

Opening remarks on the first day of orientation.

Arizona Law Delegate volunteers, with Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid Bianca Mack
(second from left), welcome new students.

 

Welcoming the international and global programs students.

 

Students participate in an icebreaker activity.

 

Professor Dave Marcus leading a discussion
titled "Do Judges Make Law?"

An epic foosball game takes place as new students
explore Tucson during our "Night on the Town" event.  

 

The Shanty on 4th Avenue offered a great space for new students to meet each other.

 

Professors David Gantz and Sergio Puig provide a brief introduction
to the international trade and business law program at Arizona Law.

 

Dev Sethi ('97) shared his experience and
encouraged students to get involved in the profession.

Fun Fest 2014 (formerly the 'Club Fair') allowed students to learn about
the different activities and clubs available at Arizona Law. 

 

Elizabeth Rollings ('12, at left), chair of the Tucson Recent Graduate Committee,
talks with students about the support and assistance offered by young alumni.

Students pause for a picture at the Law Women's Association Annual Dinner 
at the home of Professor Andy Silverman.

 

New students and Starr Sanders (at right, wife of Professor Andy Silverman
and host of the annual dinner).

Professor Jamie Ratner (left) talks with Najwa Nabti,
Director of Undergraduate Law Programs,
and her husband, 
Ed Russo ('00).

Officers from the Law Women's Association and Student Bar Association
welcome the new students and thank the
Silvermans
for hosting the annual dinner at their home for nearly 25 years. 

Professor Paul Bennett begins the seminar on ethics and professionalism along with
Professor Nina Rabin, Former Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas A. Zlaket ('65),
and Professor Emeritus and former Dean Charles Ares ('52). 

Can you remember the first time you met Charles Ares?
For most students, it has always been orientation.
In recent years, he has become a notable part
of our introduction to the ethics of the profession. 

Former Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas A. Zlaket ('65) 
administers the Commitment Oath to new students.


And with a handshake we welcome each and every student
to the Arizona Law community and the traditions of our profession. 

 

Footnotes

Coming soon!

 

Join Us - Arizona Law in Las Vegas

 

Thursday, September 4, 2014 

Cocktail Reception

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Border Grill

Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort

3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Las Vegas, NV 89119

 

RSVP for the reception here.

 

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Join Us - 16th Annual Constitution Day Supreme Court Review

 

Monday, September 15, 2014

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (reception to follow)

Ares Auditorium (Room 164)


The William H. Rehnquist Center's Annual Constitution Day Program will feature a renowned group of scholars and practitioners who will review some of the major cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States during its most recent term.

 

RSVP for the event here.

 

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Join Us - Law, Religion, and Politics: Understanding the Separation of Church and State


Friday, September 19, 2014

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (reception to follow) 

Ares Auditorium (Room 164)
 

University of Notre Dame law Professor Richard W. Garnett will discuss current and emerging legal issues involving faith, church-state relations, and the exercise of religion at a free, public lecture sponsored jointly by the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Tucson and the Rehnquist Center at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.

 

No RSVP required. 

 

* * *

 

SAVE THE DATE - Centennial Homecoming Weekend

 

November 7-9, 2014 

For more information, visit our  Homecoming 2014 website.

For assistance with hotels or game tickets, please contact the alumni office.

 

* * *

 

 

The energy in the classrooms, the hallways, and courtyards is infectious.  The late summer monsoon weather is cooperating, with days not as hot as some feared, with dramatic clouds, and with an equally dramatic sense that something new and wonderful is under way.


 

 

Warmly, 

 

 

 

 

Marc Signature      






Marc L. Miller 
Dean & Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law 
James E. Rogers College of Law    




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