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Greetings,
 
Calling all Wildcats!
 
While every day can (and should!) be a celebration of being Arizona Law alumni, there is also something very special about coming back to campus and sharing the experience across generations of Arizona Law lawyers.
 
This homecoming presents several opportunities to affirm your connection to Arizona Law and the UA -- by attending your reunion or an all-alumni event at the law school, strolling down the halls and sidewalks, riding the new streetcar, or visiting the transformed Tucson downtown.
 
Our home is special.  Our people are more so.  See old friends, make new ones, talk with our talented current students, and see faculty and staff, old and new.
 
Homecoming renews us as a college. The entire college looks forward to welcoming you back.

Until the footnotes,
 
Marc

What's in Store for Homecoming -- Oct. 27 - 29, 2016
We will start things off on Thursday, Oct. 27, at our Phoenix Alumni Reception, a cocktail reception at the University Club in Phoenix, from 5-7 p.m., hosted by the Phoenix Recent Grad Committee and LCA President Mike King ('79). It's free to all Arizona Law alumni, friends, and family.  Details and registration are here.

 
On Friday, Oct. 28, Arizona Law's Francisco Aguilar ('03) will be honored as part of the UA  Alumnus of the Year  ceremony, which recognizes outstanding achievement and support by an alumnus from each academic college. The ceremony is 3 - 5 p.m., Friday, in the Student Union Grand Ballroom South.
Four classes will hold reunions on Friday. See the full details and prices here, and register by contacting  Marissa White , 520-626-8132.

~ 50-year Reunion Lunch for the Class of 1966, 12 - 1:30 p.m. at the Arizona Inn.

~ 40-year Reunion for the Class of 1976 in conjunction with Friday's Ares Celebration (5:30) and Reception (6:30). 
 
~ 25-year Reunion Dinner for the Class of 1991, 7:30-10 p.m. at Pasco on University Ave. 
 
~ 10-year Reunion Reception for the Class of 2006, 7:30 - 10 p.m. at The Shanty on 4th Ave. 

 
On Friday evening, over 200 alumni and guests will join us at the college to give A Salute to Charles Ares and celebrate his tremendous impact on the College of Law. The celebration will take place at 5:30 at the college (more details here) and be followed at 6:30 by an All-Alumni Reception in the Snell & Wilmer courtyard (more details here).

Our  Annual Red & Blue BBQ will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. This event is always a blast! It is free and open to all alumni, family, and students and will again be held in the Snell & Wilmer Courtyard at the College of Law. No registration is needed. 
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Root for the Wildcats in Saturday's Arizona vs. Stanford game. Bear Down!

Links to all College of Law Homecoming events and reunion-year events are here:  https://law.arizona.edu/homecomingreunion-weekend-2016
Footnotes

In Memoriam: Judge Thomas O'Toole ('66)
 
The Arizona Law community mourns the passing of The Honorable Thomas J. O'Toole, of the Class of 1966. Judge O'Toole passed away on Thursday, October 13th.
 
His obituary noted:
 
"A long-time resident of Phoenix, Judge O'Toole moved to the valley in 1956 prior to attending the University of Notre Dame (Economics, 1960). He obtained his law degree from University of Arizona Law School (1966), served Arizona as Assistant Federal Public Defender (1971-1976) and Federal Public Defender for the District of Arizona (1976-1984). He was appointed as Maricopa Superior Court Judge by Governor Bruce Babbitt in 1984, where he continued to serve Arizona for 24 years until retirement in 2008.
 
This past summer, he and his wife, Elaine, celebrated 50 years of marriage, surrounded by their children and grandchildren on an Alaskan cruise. Family & friends remember him as a loving husband, caring father, devoted Catholic, superb athlete, and Good Samaritan."
 
Visitation and a memorial mass were held last week in Phoenix. 

Arizona Black Bar Awards
 
Our warm congratulations go to 3L, Jason Buckner, for his selection by the Arizona Black Bar  (ABB) as one of this year's two Hayzel B. Daniels Scholarship winners. Hayzel Daniels was himself a 1949 alumnus of the law school. The ABB presented Jason with the scholarship at its annual awards dinner, held this year on October 20 at the Phoenix Art Museum.

As a student, Jason has held leadership positions in the UA chapters of the Black Law Students' Association and the American Constitution Society. He's pictured here with his oldest daughter, enjoying the ceremony:



The ABB also recognized alumna Kami Hoskins ('08, at right) with its 2016 Excellence in Diversity Rising Star Award. Kami is a partner with Gordon Rees and leads their employment section in Phoenix. (Read more here.)

Arizona Law alumni were prominent throughout the evening event, reflecting generations of leadership in the Arizona legal community.

For our alumni and close friends, every day is homecoming. 

But there are a few days that get the 'homecoming' label, and the events to match. 

Gatherings, barbecues, parties, talks, a full afternoon of tailgating and maybe -- just maybe -- a little redemption on the gridiron from a team that has shown grit all season.
 
Homecoming renews us as a college

Or, as Tom Cruise said in Jerry McGuire, "you complete  me," and as Renee Zellweger observes, "you had me at hello."


Warmly,




 
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