We are just
over two short weeks away from the 9th Annual Gutter
Bowl, brought to you by your Law College Association and
the Alumni & Development Office. This alumni event
came roaring back to life in 2015 with over 100
I hope you will
join me at the Scottsdale Bowlmor on Friday, March 4, to
take on the reigning champions and perhaps set your
own record for the highest -- or lowest! -- score of the
night. Register here.
Until the footnotes,
||Gutter Bowl -- We're on a
One of the most popular events of the year
proves that legal acumen, writing ability, and drafting
skills take a back seat to perfect aim and a strong arm!
Claim your title and rule the lanes with either the
highest or lowest score of the night.
& Hochuli walked away with the first place
trophy. The Snell &
team earned second place, and
alumni Wayne Howard's ragtag team of alums and Arizona
Law administrators laughed its way right into third
place. Quite proudly,
gutter bowled its way to the lowest score
of the night. Will they be able to keep their titles?
Us and Don't Miss . . .
Featuring the Judges of
the Split 7/10 Circuit
Individual and Team
Arizona Raffle and
Basketball Tickets, Biosphere 2
March 4, 2016, 6 - 9 p.m.
Scottsdale, 7300 E Thomas Rd.
All participants will enjoy
complimentary shoe rental, appetizers,
pizza, salad, soft drinks, and
Individual Bowlers $125
Team of Five $500
Confirm your space
today! If you are registering your team or will create a
firm team, you do not need to know the names of your
bowlers at the time of registration. We will reach out
to confirm names as we get closer to the event date.
Judges and court
personnel, please share this invitation with law clerks
too. We would love to see some chamber teams!
You do not have to be an
alumnus to play. All are welcome.
Need help registering your firm or organization? Seeking
top-secret bowling tips?
Contact Chris Gast
Get the latest information at
In the unlikely event
that you are not yet convinced to sign up, here are more
highlights from last year's Gutter Bowl:
Last Thursday Arizona Law
held a reception for admitted students at the world
headquarters of Fender Musical Instruments in
We were hosted by Fender
Chief Legal Officer (aka General Counsel) and Senior
Vice President for Business Development Mark Van Vleet
('91) and joined by U.S. District Court Judge Stephen
McNamee ('69), Arizona Law faculty, and local alumni
Alison Bachus ('05), Quentin Cushner ('09), Levi
Claridge (15), and Jeff Williams ('88).
Thank you to all who attended
and made this a memorable evening. It gave newly
admitted students a chance to experience our close-knit
Arizona Law community in a terrifically fun setting.
And for those alumni,
friends, students, and faculty who will admit to knowing
what to do with a guitar in their hands, come hang out
at the Fender & '14 Room in a wonderful
casita across the street from the College
Note on the McCormick Lecture
Due to the death last weekend of
Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Elena Kagan canceled her
February 15 visit to Arizona Law to deliver the
Justice Scalia was her close friend and
colleague, a man she had recently characterized as
having the "most important impact on how we think and
talk about the law in years." Justice Kagan offers
sincere regrets at not being able to deliver the
Of note for Tucson residents: KUAT is
rebroadcasting our 2009 conversation between Justice
Scalia and Justice Stephen Breyer this Friday at 8:30
p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m.
Law.Change Speaker, February 19
Law.Change is a
regular Friday lecture series about technological
changes and business trends in the legal profession.
This Friday, Professor
will give a talk
Online Scientific Experiments Can Shape Trial Strategy
and Legal Decisions."
Date: Friday, February 19,
Time: 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: College of Law,
will jurors respond to an expert witness? Will a lawyer
lose credibility if she makes a huge demand for damages?
Did a trial court's erroneous admission of evidence
actually prejudice the defendant or was it harmless?
Will jurors appropriately discount the testimony of a
paid witness? These questions are amenable to scientific
study, and in the very near future, lawyers and courts
will demand evidence. Professor Robertson will discuss
his cutting edge research, which uses online
crowd-sourcing platforms (such as Amazon Mechanical
Turk), to conduct scientific experiments, cheaply and
quickly, to inform trial strategy and appellate decision
CLE credit may be
Read about previous speakers on the
|On February 5,
Law.Change featured a panel of |
from left to right:
Matt Randle, Julia
Palfreyman, and Will
* The State Bar of Arizona does not approve
or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing
Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify
for up to 1 hour toward your annual CLE requirement
for the State Bar of Arizona, including 1 hour(s) of
Please take the time to join
your online alumni directory
. We are creating
a shared resource to support our students and our
alumni. If you need us to resend your personalized
invitation, please email
call (520) 621-8430.
The latest weekly Arizona
Law T-shirt drawing winner from among new directory
members is Jeffrey Leonard ('75). Congratulations,
Jeff, and thanks for joining!
This is a beautiful time of year in
Some days could be called cold . . . but cold
with a smile. The annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show has
just ended. The Tucson Rodeo -- aka La Fiesta De Los
Vaqueros, begun in 1925 -- is a few days away. So are
the days off for the rodeo in the public schools, a
tradition shared by the University of Arizona up until
Near or far, I hope you are getting out and
about, and enjoying this special time of year.
Dean & Ralph W. Bilby
Professor of Law
the next century of legal education