Forty years ago I was preparing to start law school.  A few days before the start of class, I wandered through the lobby of the old law school, across the street from the Park Student Union.  I wanted to make sure I knew where to show up when class started.  Shockingly, there was a list of several books taped to the glass display cabinet in the lobby!  They wanted me to read several books before class even started!

The College of Law has changed since then.  The University tore down the old law school building.  Reading assignments are posted electronically.  Tuition went up.

Your Law College Association of the University of Arizona helps to provide financial support for the College of Law.  We provide scholarships and other financial assistance to our law students.  We ask that you become involved with your fellow alumni and friends of Arizona law and help us to help current and future students get a great legal education at Arizona's First University!

After all, someone helped most of us get through law school.

Over the next two years while I am President of the Law College Association, you can look forward to quarterly happy hours in Phoenix, additional opportunities to engage through the Phoenix Recent Graduate Committee, and a strong University of Arizona presence in downtown Phoenix.  I invite you to be part of the excitement and join me at "Homecoming in Phoenix" on Thursday, October 27th at the University Club

This week we celebrate some incredible achievements by the Arizona Law community including our Vet Clinic students, Professor Robert Glennon, and alumnus Jarod Hautamaki.
Until the footnotes,

Mike King ('79) 

Vet Clinic Students Particpate in Roundtable with Sen. McCain

On Thursday July 28th Senator John McCain hosted a Roundtable discussion with about 25 Southern Arizona area veterans.  
Matt Randle ('14) wrote,  

"We were very fortunate to have 4 Alumni and 3 current students from the Veterans' Advocacy Law Clinic (VALC) in attendance. The event was a smashing success, and we had several really great conversations with Sen. McCain about continuing efforts to create a national veterans court, our discharge upgrade work, and the greater areas of concern for veterans in our community."
"As you might expect the VALC alumni and current students stole the show and wowed the Senator with our knowledge and passion about the issues he has been so dedicated towards his whole career."

From L to R - John Leiteinburger (3L), Vikram Jaswal (3L),
Matt Randle ('14), Sen. McCain, Andy Meshel ('13), Judge Pollard,
Jordan Huffman (3L), and Michelle Behan ('13).

Professor Glennon Recipient of Teaching Award

Professor Robert Glennon, Regents' Professor and Morris K. Udall Professor of Law & Public Policy, was recently awarded the Clyde Martz Teaching Award from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
The award committee noted:
The Clyde O. Martz Teaching Award was established in 1993, by the Trustees of the Foundation, to honor excellence in the teaching of natural resources law. Excellence in teaching performance shall be the primary criterion for the award and consideration shall be given to the fostering of a broad understanding of the law, mentoring of students, and innovative style together with any other teaching qualities as may be determined to be relevant by the Selection Committee and stated that Robert Glennon possesses all of the qualities and accomplishments that the award is intended to honor and recognize.

Throughout the years, we have had several students receive the highly selective RMMLF Scholarships and engage in the scholarly workshops provided by the Foundation. 

Robert is one of the leading water law scholars in the country. And his students and colleagues might fairly say, "what do you mean 'one of'...?" We have previously celebrated Robert and some of his work here.

Jared Hautamaki to Serve as Judge for Sault Ste. Marie

Alumnus Jared Hautamaki ('07) was sworn in as Reserve Appellate Judge for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in northern Michigan over the 4th of July weekend.

Aside from his judicial duties, Jared serves as a Special Assistant to the Administrator of the U.S. Environment Protection Agency in Washington, DC. 

A Legacy of Impact -- A Salute to Charles Ares 
Please join us as we honor Dean Emeritus Charles Ares for his lifelong dedication to legal education and the University of Arizona. 

A mentor, friend, and educator to the thousands who have walked the halls of Arizona Law, Dean Ares is a pillar of our community, and we hope you will take part in this momentous occasion to celebrate his legacy. 

Friday, October 28, 2016. 
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2016 Homecoming Schedule
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Phoenix Homecoming Kick-Off! Join us for a reception at the University Club at 5:30PM. More information to come. 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Class of 1966 - 50 Year Reunion Lunch

Arizona Law Class of 1966 will have their 50-Year Reunion Lunch from 12-1:30 PM at the Arizona Inn. Cost of the lunch is $45.00 per person. Please contact Marissa White at or 520-626-8132 to register.
Awards Program: Alumus of the Year Ceremony

Honoring outstanding achievement and support of an alumnus from each academic college, 3:00 - 5:00pm in the Student Union Grand Ballroom South. Arizona Law's Francisco Aguilar ('03) will be honored.
All Alumni Reception

There will be a reception immediately following the Salute to Charles Ares in the Law School Courtyard where we will also recognize our Alumni from 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Class of 2006 - 10 Year Reunion

Arizona Law Class of 2006 will have their 10-Year Reunion Reception from 7:30-10:00 PM at The Shanty on 4th Avenue. Cost of the reception is $25.00 per person and will include drinks and heavy appetizers. Please contact Marissa White at or 520-626-8132 to register.
Class of 1991 - 25 Year Reunion

Arizona Law Class of 1991 will have their 25-Year Reunion Dinner from 7:30-10:00 PM at Pasco on University. Cost of the dinner is $35.00 per person and will include dinner and drinks. Please contact Marissa White at or 520-626-8132 to register.
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Annual College of Law Red & Blue Homecoming BBQ

Free and open to all alumni, family, and students.  Held on the Snell & Wilmer courtyard at the College of Law from 12:00 - 2:00pm.  Time is subject to change due to football schedule.
Homecoming Football Game!

Arizona vs. Stanford - the College of Law has a block of seats available until August 27th.  To join your classmates in the College of Law block, contact Marissa White at (520) 626-8132.  General tickets for the game are available at (520) 621-CATS or

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Recent Grad Brunch

Hosted by the Tucson Recent Grad Committee. 
Learn more on Homecoming webpage: Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2016

Summer Alumni Reception in New Mexico

Fri., August 19
New Mexico Alumni Reception in conjunction with the New Mexico State Bar Convention, at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, Caldera Ballroom B, 30 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Register here.

We hope to see YOU at a reception soon.

It was great to see our alums in Denver!

As the summer comes to an end and students return to Tucson, we wish them all the best on the year ahead. This includes the new students who next week will join the college from around Arizona, around the US, and around the world.

And to the recent graduates, we welcome you to the profession and wish you true success. More importantly, welcome to the Arizona Law Alumni community. Keep us up to date your successes and advancements, stay in engaged, and always, Bear Down!


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