Greetings,  

Campus is buzzing with excitement as our #14 ranked Wildcats prepare to take on #10 UCLA Saturday afternoon in Tucson. The pre-game will be hosted by ESPN's "Game Day" crew, and the athletic department is requesting that all UA fans wear red for the "Red Out."

If you would like to see the team in action, you can still buy tickets for the October 25th Homecoming game in the Arizona Law block. 

We are buzzing here at the college, too, as our fall semester kicks into high gear. Last week, we hosted almost 300 alumni, friends, and employers at our Career Development Mixer. Connecting our great legal community with our great law students was bound to go well -- and it did!

 

And on Monday of this week, we held our annual Constitution Day Supreme Court Review, hosted by the Rehnquist Center and moderated in his typical highly engaging and informative fashion by Professor Dave Marcus.



On Friday of this week, we offer the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Visiting Scholars Roundtable with Elisa Marchi (Italy), Magdalena Butrymowicz (Poland), Melanie Clerc (Switzerland - UN) (find out more here). We also will hold our second Law.Change presentation, by alumnus Alex Lane ('98) on Friday (register here). 

We welcome alumni and friends at our events. Please take a look at the list of events at the bottom of the newsletter and join in as your schedule allows.

This week, I'm proud to introduce you to 3L student Dami Oguntade and alumna Irma Gonzalez ('73).

Until the footnotes,
 
Marc
 

Dami Oguntade ('16) 

Dami Oguntade is one of our many international students. An attorney in her home country of Nigeria, Dami chose to come to Arizona Law for its innovative two-year JD admissions program, small class sizes, and collegial environment.
 
For those of you not familiar with our international program, students who are already trained as attorneys in their home countries can earn a JD in two years. The students begin their education as 1L students, taking the same foundational 1L courses and training as our traditional JD students. After the first year, the students have the option to essentially skip the second year and move into their 3L year.

 
When I asked Dami what she enjoyed most about law school, she spoke of Arizona Law's many skills training programs.

"I enjoy being able to take practical classes that will enable me to hit the ground running after graduation. I am particularly enjoying the classes I am enrolled in this semester: Transactional Law Skills; Law, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and the IP and Entrepreneurship clinic; as well as the new Law.Change program."


 
After graduation, Dami hopes to work in corporate law or compliance, preferably at a top-tier firm in Phoenix or Dallas. Dami is married with an adorable two-year-old girl. She loves to cook, watch classic movies, and has recently discovered a love of hiking. Dami is also passionate about community service and always finds reasons -- and ways -- to volunteer. 

Centennial Snapshot -- Irma Elsa Gonzalez ('73)
This week, we begin a series on alumni who will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the College of Law this fall as part of our Centennial Celebration. The text of the award reads:
 
Irma Elsa Gonzalez ('73), nominated by President George H. W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 1992, became the first Mexican-American woman in the nation to be appointed as a United States District Judge.
 
Judge Gonzalez's parents grew up on opposite sides of the Arizona-Mexico border, her father a citizen of the United States and her mother a citizen of Mexico. She moved to Arizona with her family when she was 12 and attended public schools in Tucson, accumulating multiple academic honors in high school. She earned a BA degree from Stanford University in 1970.
 
In an era when few women were pursuing careers in law, Gonzalez came back to Tucson to attend the University of Arizona College of Law. She earned her JD in 1973.

After a federal court clerkship, Gonzalez devoted herself to public service. She was Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona and later held the same position in the Central District of California. She also served as a trial attorney with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Gonzalez was appointed U.S. Magistrate for the Southern District of California in 1984.
 
After serving with distinction in this judicial position for seven years, she was named to the California Superior Court by Governor George Deukmejian and shortly afterward was confirmed as United States District Judge for the Southern District of California in 1992. From 2005 to 2012, Judge Gonzalez served as the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. After more than two decades of service, Judge Gonzalez retired on October 25, 2013.
 
A pioneer in the judiciary with many firsts to her name, Judge Gonzalez is known for her integrity, her absolute fairness, and her humanity on and off the bench.
 
Judge Gonzalez will be honored at the College of Law on October 22, 2014, at the Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony. Register here.

Recognizing Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chávez ('94)
On Tuesday, we joined alumnus Anna Maria Chávez and the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona at their staff and board meeting to recognize her leadership in federal and state government and as CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. We are both honored and thankful to have been seated at the table with this inspiring group of community leaders. Read more about Anna Maria's accomplishments here.
 
Pictured here are 3L student Gabi Corrales, Anna Maria Chávez, and Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona CEO Debbie Rich.
 

  
FOOTNOTES
Daisy Jenkins ('96) Named Chair of Local United Way

Congratulations to Arizona Law alumna Daisy Jenkins, who has been named Chair of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. Daisy is a former executive vice president and chief administrative office for Carondelet Health Network and was vice president of human resources at Raytheon. Read more here. 
Professor Williams to Deliver Lecture at the University of Oregon

Professor Robert A. Williams will deliver the 9th annual Rennard Strickland Lecture at the University of Oregon on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.  Read more here.

Rob also continues to contribute to the discussion of tribes getting into the marijuana business in this article by Eliza Gray in Time.
 
Professor Robertson Quoted in LA Times Article
 
Professor Chris Robertson's recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine on direct to consumer drug advertising (DTCA), New DTCA--Enough to Empower Consumers?, was quoted in a September 18, 2015, article in the LA Times.

Chris' article commented on the FDA's recent proposed changes to rules on DTCA, suggesting that the rules don't go far enough. Read the LA Times article, Direct-to-consumer drug marketing is a scandal. Can the FDA fix it?, here.

 
Homecoming-Centennial Week, October 18-25 
 
Make plans to return to Tucson and connect with other alumni during this year's special Homecoming-Centennial Week! Highlights will include:  
 
  • McCormick Society Lecture, United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m.
  • Gutter Bowl - Homecoming Edition, hosted by Tucson Recent Grad Committee, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m.
  • Arizona Law Lifetime Achievement Awards Ceremony and Reception, Thursday, Oct. 22, 4 p.m.
  • IPLP guest speaker, Carywn Jones, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand-Aoteoroa, "Maori Rights and the Treaty of Waitangi" on Friday, Oct. 23, at noon in the Faculty Lounge
  • UA Alumnus of the Year Ceremony, presentation to UA alum Chuck Jeannes ('83), UA Student Union, Grand Ballroom South, Friday, Oct. 23, 3 p.m.
  • All-alumni Centennial Reception on the patio, Friday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m.
  • All-alumni Red and Blue Barbecue, prior to football game, Saturday, Oct. 24
  • Arizona Law seating at Arizona v. Washington State, Saturday, Oct. 24
  • All-alumni Brunch with former deans, hosted by Dean Miller, Sunday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m.
  • Reunion-year events (Classes of 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2010) -- See below!
 
Visit https://law.arizona.edu/arizona-law-centennial-celebration to see the full schedule and register!
 
Reunion Rundown

Class of 1965 (50-Year Reunion)
Friday Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Reunion luncheon hosted at the Arizona Inn.
$45 per person.
RSVP here.
 
Class of 1970 (45-Year Reunion)
Friday, Oct. 23, 12:30 - 2 p.m.,
Reunion luncheon hosted at the Arizona Inn.
$45 per person. RSVP here.
 
Class of 1975 (40-Year Reunion)
Friday, Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Reunion luncheon hosted at the Arizona Inn.
 $45 per person. RSVP here.
 
Class of 1980 (35-Year Reunion)
Friday, Oct. 23, 6:30 - 8 p.m.,
Reunion reception hosted at the College of Law. RSVP here.
 
Class of 1985 (30-Year Reunion)
Friday Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m.,
Reunion reception at the home of Art & Jean Gage.
$25 per person. RSVP here.

 

Class of 1990 (25-Year Reunion)
Friday Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m.,
Reunion reception at the Dusty Monk Pub within La Cocina Restaurant.
$15 per person. RSVP here.
 
Class of 1995 (20-Year Reunion)
Thursday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m., "Bar Review" at The Shanty (no host).
 RSVP here. 
AND  
Friday Oct. 23, 7 p.m.,
 Reunion dinner and dancing at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Resort.
$75 per person. RSVP here. 
 
Class of 2000 (15-Year Reunion)
Friday Oct. 23, 6:30 - 8 p.m.,
Reunion reception hosted at the College of Law. RSVP here.
 
Class of 2005 (10-Year Reunion)
Friday Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.,
Reunion dinner at The Shanty.
$35 per person. RSVP here.
AND
Saturday, Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m.,
Family Fun at the Park, Catalina Park on 4th Ave.
RSVP using the same link as for the Friday evening event. 
 
Class of 2010 (5-Year Reunion)
Friday Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.,
Reunion reception at Bob Dobbs.
$10 per person. RSVP here.


And, don't forget to swing by the All-alumni Reception at the College of Law patio on the evening of Friday, October 23, 6:30 - 8 p.m., either before or after your other plans, to catch up with even more Arizona Law friends. 

Alumni Directory

Our alumni directory is fully up and running, and all class years have now been invited to join. This tool is meant to be a resource for all Arizona Law alumni. If you run into classmates or colleagues who do not know about the directory, please help us spread the word. Let us know if you have questions or need assistance.

TIP
 
To add practice areas to your profile, go to "My Account", and then to "Employment." When you click on "Edit," you will see the Practice Area field. Using the drop-down menu to the right of "Practice Area" select all areas that apply. If you don't see your area of practice, feel free to choose "Other," and enter it in the text box that appears below the drop-down menu. Once you are done, click "Submit" or "Save."



To search for alumni who practice in a specific area of law, go to "People," then to "Directory." You will see "Practice Area" as a search field on the left-hand side of the screen. Click the arrow next to "Select" to view the drop-down menu, select the area(s) you are interested in and click "Search." You may also add other criteria to your search to narrow the results.

 





Introducing an extraordinary alumna -- Anna Maria Chávez -- to an extraordinary student -- Gabi Corrales -- was a special moment of personal and institutional pride and community building.  So is celebrating the career of alumna Irma Gonzalez -- a great public servant and jurist -- and recognizing the continuing impact in our greater community of alumna Daisy Jenkins.
 
For 100 years the College of Law has produced generations of great leaders in the profession, and in society. With Gabi and Dami, and their many classmates -- from Arizona, from around the country, and from around the world -- we will continue to do so for many years to come.
 
 
Warmly,
  
  
  
Marc L. Miller  
Dean & Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law
 
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