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law.arizona.edu | Link                                                                                  June 11, 2014

 

Greetings,

 

When you accepted your offer of admission to the College of Law -- whether it was five years ago, or 15, or 50 -- you were no doubt excited and, perhaps, just a little nervous.

 

Then you set foot on campus and soon learned there are certain fundamental truths about the College of Law, the UA, and Tucson. Wildcat Basketball is a universal religion. You have to explore 4th Ave at least once. Bob Dobbs, for 30 years, has been the perfect place to relax after an exam.  Law school pizza has come from many places over the years, most recently from Blackjack.

Student Luncheon in the Lewis Roca Rothgerber lobby

 

Most importantly, you learned that Arizona Law is a unique community. In your three short years (less for some), you built some of the most important relationships of your life and confronted some of the greatest academic opportunities and challenges in all of your years of schooling.

 

Everyone has stories that connect them to the college, from their first trial to their late night study groups. That is the core of Arizona Law. For nearly one hundred years, we have been committed to nurturing a small close-knit community and providing a first-rate legal education.

 

These fundamental elements have not changed.  They will not change.  But we are making changes in response to a profession being transformed by, technology, globalization, and shifts in the ways legal services are provided to clients. 

 

We innovate for our current students, and for students to come.  We innovate to improve the profession, seek justice, and enable prosperity.  And we innovate for you, to make you proud when you tell people where you were educated.

Arizona Law students learn how they can earn a
LLM in Chinese Commercial Law from
Fudan University Law School.

 

You have heard about these changes:

  • We are globalizing Arizona Law through the Advanced JD, SJD, LLM, and Master of Legal Studies programs. We are bringing perspectives from all over the world to Tucson to advance our global impact and facilitate meaningful connections between students from all over the world.  We are creating more opportunities for US students to spend significant time gaining experience and degrees around the world.
  • We are leading the way in legal education reform by offering the nation's first Bachelor of Arts in Law that can provide undergraduate students with the necessary skills in regulation and legal principles to excel in business, government, public policy, or, for those who want, to later pursue a JD.  This dramatic new program is being done in partnership with the UA School of Government and Public Policy in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, building on our presence at one of the world's great universities.
  • We are revolutionizing the third year of JD study by offering students the opportunity to sit for the February Bar Examination and spend the remainder of the spring semester engaged in practice-focused courses.  This is part of a unique pilot program approved by the Arizona Supreme Court, and now under active consideration in at least four other states. 
  • We are establishing new areas of academic focus such as our QuantLaw Program that explores and trains students at the intersection of quantitative methods and the practice of law, and our Civil Justice Initiative that builds on our longstanding strengths in tort law, civil procedure, and trial advocacy, and provides new scholarly and policy perspectives on critical civil justice issues.
  • We are creating new opportunities with the Quarles & Brady Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic to help new businesses manage their IP challenges and forge a new pathway for our students. This new clinic builds on the unique partnership we have had for more than a decade with the Eller College and the McGuire Center for Law and Entrepreneurship. The depth of that partnership is reflected as well in our new 3 year JD/MBA.  
  • We are training lawyers and providing needed representation through the new Veterans Advocacy Clinic, and the new Wrongful Conviction Clinic. These build on established strengths in clinical programs including immigration law, child and family law, and indigenous law.

 

As we endeavor to succeed every day in every class and clinic, and as we pursue these and other initiatives, as we tend to our world-renown programs in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) and in International Trade and Business Law (ITBL), as we bring and support and celebrate great students, great scholars, and great staff: we need your support.

 

The University of Arizona recently launched the Arizona Now Campaign to showcase the innovations of our great university, and share the message: Our time is now. With your help, we are perfectly positioned to continue the traditions of excellence from our first century, and to become one of transformative law schools and universities of these times

 

Class of 2013 Swearing-In Ceremony

The time for you to be a part of our innovations at the College of Law is now. 


We rely on our community to mentor and assist our current students, to counsel prospective students, and to support the College.
 

 

Today is about the Arizona Law community. Our goal is to have a contribution from everyone in our community. Give a little or give a lot. Every dollar makes a difference. We can only continue our innovation and our excellence with you at our side.

 

Today is about you in the Arizona Law community. I ask you to consider your time at Arizona Law, and I ask you to help support an equally profound, innovative and memorable experience for our next generation of legal professionals. 

 

Warmly,

   

 

Deans Jordan-Curtis and Miller swearing in Alumnus Ed Hannsz ('13) in the Dean's Office


Marc Signature      






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

 
 
 
Make your mark and empower the Arizona Law Community.  
 Every dollar invested produces a solid return and helps continue our innovation 
and our dedication to students. 

  

 
Coming Soon!

 

THIS FRIDAY: Arizona Bar Convention and Dean's Reception

(all alumni and friends welcome) 

 

Friday, June 13th

6:00 - 8:00pm

Home of Dean Marc Miller & Professor Christina Cutshaw

3040 E Ina Road

Tucson, AZ  85718 

 

RSVP here. 

 

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Arizona Law Week in DC

 

Global Programs Luncheon

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

University of Arizona DC Office

2111 Wilson Blvd, 7th Floor

Arlington, VA  22201

RSVP here. 

 

Meet the Dean Reception

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

6:00pm - 7:30 pm 

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 

2300 N Street NW

Washington, DC  20037

RSVP here. 

 

Arizona Law Admissions Luncheon

Thursday, June 26, 2014

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Greene Turtle Restaurant

601 F Street NW

Washington, DC  20004

RSVP here. 

 

Arizona Law Alumni and Friends Reception

Thursday, June 26, 2014

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Front Page Restaurant 

1333 New Hampshire Ave NW 

Washington, DC 20036

RSVP here. 


Alumni Breakfast

Friday, June 27, 2014

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Morgan Meguire 

1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 1150 

Washington, D.C. 20005  

RSVP here. 

 

 

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SAVE THE DATE - PLAN AHEAD - Centennial Homecoming Weekend

November 7-9, 2014 

For more information, CLICK HERE to visit our Homecoming 2014 website.

 

  

  


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