the special joys of being a lawyer -- and therefore
among the special joys in the study of law -- is how the
law has one foot in theory, history, and philosophy and
the other in the real world of client needs and policy
members of the legal community working in an
extraordinary research university, we constantly engage
in deep questions of justice, equality, truth,
decision-making, the role of government and the
mechanisms of governance, efficiency, and other building
blocks of the law. At the same time, we pursue these as
values through our research, policy work, training of
new lawyers and the representation of clients, and
through our pursuit of new knowledge and tools to
connect our theoretical insights to the world around
questions and values will be vividly displayed in a
series of conferences, workshops, and talks at Arizona
Law over the next few weeks. This week we feature these
events and invite you to attend, ideally in person, but
always in spirit.
Journal of International and Comparative
Conference on the work of James
Friday afternoon, January 23, from 1:30-5:15
p.m., the Arizona Journal of International
and Comparative Law is presenting a symposium on
the work of Professor Jim Anaya as United Nations
Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
(2008-2014). Speakers include:
- Gina Cosentino (Director, Indigenous
and Communal Conservation, The Nature Conservancy,
- Andrew Erueti (Professor, University
of Waikato, Faculty of Law, New
Brown Bag Lunch
Discussion with the Speakers
welcome to attend this informal conversation the day
before the conference. Please bring your own lunch.
Thursday, January 22
Conference Room (Room 272)
Friday, January 23
Auditorium (Room 164)
Presents: A Conversation with John Donohue (Stanford),
Jeff Fagan (Columbia), and Saul Levmore
Monday, January 26, from 4:00-5:30 pm, our
QuantLaw Program, under the direction of Professor Jane Bambauer, brings
together three of the country's leading
empirically-focused legal scholars.
(and former Dean) Saul Levmore of the University
of Chicago, Professor John Donohue of Stanford, and
Professor Jeff Fagan of Columbia will
present their work. Professor Fagan is also teaching a
short course on policing.
three scholars are returning to Arizona Law after the
successful launch of the QuantLaw Program last year.
They are spending several days in residence as QuantLaw
Gurus to work with law students and faculty from around
the UA on their empirically-driven scholarship.
Work on Data
John Donohue, "The Big
Controversy in Empirical Evaluation of Law and
Work on Policing
Work on Aging
Saul Levmore, "Aging: Retirement
Auditorium (Room 164)
RSVP required. For questions, contact QuantLaw
program director, Professor Jane
Wednesday, January 28, from 4:30-6:00 pm,
former CIA officer Michael Hurley will speak on
"Terrorism in America." His presentation focuses on
"What are the current threats, and is the U.S.
government doing enough to defend us?" CLE credit may be
of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Visit
Thursday, January 29th, between 9:30 and 11:30
a.m., a panel of the US Court of Appeals for
the Ninth Circuit will hear arguments in three
is available first to those who have registered. Others
are welcome to observe on a first-come, first-serve
basis as space is available. Arguments will be heard in
three cases: (1) Adobe Systems v. Joshua
Christensen, (2) Arizona Libertarian Party v. Ken
Bennett, and (3) Mauricio Margain v. Elsa Ruiz-Bours,
followed by a question and answer Session.
due to court rules, there will be no "in and out" during
the arguments. Participants will need to sit for all
three cases. There will also be a live video feed of the
arguments in the Lewis Roca Rothgerber Lobby for those
with time constraints.
Auditorium (Room 164)
For more information on the cases and to
register, please click here.
Rehnquist Court: Ten Years
Friday February 6, the
William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional
Structures of Government is hosting an all-day
conference, examining the jurisprudence of Chief Justice
William H. Rehnquist.
Program topics include: Federalism, The Role of
the Chief Justice, Criminal Procedure, and The First
Amendment and Religion. CLE credit may be
am - 5 pm
Look Resort & Spa
East Ina Road
For more information and to register,
please click here.
six weeks in March and April, Professor Bob Mundheim will
host "Conversations With..." lunch hour events
with lawyers from Fortune 500 general counsel's
offices and the firms that advise those
Wednesday the Program in Criminal Law and
Policy will present a lunchtime
19th, at 4 p.m., Pat McGroder will deliver a
lecture in the Civil Justice Initiative
series titled "The Art of Advocacy."
March 10th, at 5 p.m., former Colorado Senator
Mark Udall will deliver the Marks Memorial Lecture.
other programs will regularly bring in speakers
throughout the Spring as well.
To see the full list of major lectures,
workshops, and regular speaker series at Arizona
Law this semester, please see our master calendar
We hope you will join us for some, or all, of
these events -- and add the many exciting talks,
workshops, conferences, and lectures to your
remember, the busy life at the College is just one
slice of the smorgasbord of intellectual events at
the University of Arizona. For example, the
seven-part College of Science 2015 Lecture
Series "Life in the Universe" begins on
Snapshot -- First Graduates
first class to graduate from the law program at
the University of Arizona, in 1918, was made up
entirely of just twin brothers from Yuma, Harry C.
Westover and William H. Westover. Harry later
became a California district court judge and
William, a Yuma attorney.
Gutter Bowl is coming! Are you able to
beat your managing partner and get the lowest score? How
about your old classmate? Join us for an evening of fun,
food, and good ol' fashioned competition.
4, 2015, Bowlmor Scottsdale.
East Thomas Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.
faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.
Many of you have moved around
the country, around the world, and back again in the
pursuit of your personal and professional ambitions. No
matter where you go, you'll always have your memories of
to share those memories by connecting alumni, fostering
contacts for students, and offering a source of
information for prospective students.
looking for volunteers to help us plan our Centennial
alumni receptions in the following cities:
you would like to serve on an alumni committee to help
plan a reception in your area, please contact Marissa
students are back and the hallways are once again filled
with the energy and excitement of a new semester.
intelligence, discipline, and passion we see in everyday
classes, and through participation in lectures and
conferences, can be a part of your office this summer!
If you are interested in having a clerk or intern this
summer, make sure you register as an employer for our
Sonoran Desert Career Fair. Assistant Dean
Karen Kowalski can get you set up and facilitate
connections to our talented Arizona Law students.
meantime, I hope you will put some of these
transformative events in the days, weeks and months
ahead on your calendar.
Marc L. Miller
Dean & Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law
the next century of legal