This week we feature an upcoming Symposium celebrating the life and work of our valued colleague, the late Professor Jean Braucher, the latest edition of the Arizona Law Review, and alumnus and Law College Association Awards Dinner honoree, Desmond Kearns.


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Symposium Honoring Jean Braucher



Please join us on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 9:00am to 5:00pm in the Ares Auditorium as a group of prominent scholars convene at the College of Law to celebrate Professor Braucher's work and influence.


Participants include:


Professor Braucher was a prolific scholar and committed teacher. She began her academic career in 1981 and joined the College of Law in 1998. Braucher co-authored Contracts: Law in Action, Volume I and Volume II with Professors Stewart Macaulay, William Whitford, and the late John Kidwell, all of the University of Wisconsin Law School.


She wrote more than 50 law review articles and contributed chapters to seminal books in her field. Jean was also a mentor to many students and scholars. She was the founding director of the Law College's Mortgage Clinic, which in partnership with Southern Arizona Legal Aid allowed law students to assist low-income homeowners under the threat of foreclosure.  


Professor Braucher was the 2013 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, which she served for many years as a member of the board of directors. She was a Fellow of American College of Bankruptcy and an active member of the American Law Institute.    


A reception will follow the Symposium.   There is no cost to attend this event, and it is open to the public. 


Desmond Kearns '72

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, we will honor alumnus Desmond ("Des") Kearns '72 with the University of Arizona Alumni Association Professional Achievement Award.   


Originally from Ireland, Des completed all of his education through his undergraduate degree in London, England.   Des obtained a bachelor's degree in mining engineering.  He worked in the mining industry in Cyprus, England, Ireland, Canada and the United State. 


After graduation, his first job was conducting geophysical exploration for copper ore bodies on the Island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean, working for an American firm.  While at this company, he was able to arrange a transfer from Cyprus to the Pima Mine, south of Tucson. 


In Tucson, Des shared a house with alumnus - Mike Murray '64, who encouraged Des to enroll at Arizona Law.  Des talked to Dean Charles Ares, who was then the Dean of Arizona Law, and Dean Ares eventually cleared the way for Des to enroll.   


However, instead of enrolling at that time, Des went back to Ireland for two years and eventually married Bessie Jean Ruley ("Jean").  Two years later, Des and Jean returned to Tucson where she taught at the University of Arizona and Des enrolled in Arizona Law. 


We believe Des was the first foreign student to enroll at Arizona Law and one of the first dual degree students.  During his three years at Arizona Law, Des completed his JD and a Master of Science in Mining Engineering at the College of Mines, and became a Registered Professional Mining Engineer in Arizona.  Although there was no formal dual degree program at Arizona Law at that time, Dean Ares and Professor Bill Lacy, the department head in the College of Mines, worked together to pave a path for Des to earn both degrees.  During his time at Arizona Law, Des was also a writer and editor on the Arizona Law Review.


After graduation from Arizona Law, Des went into private law practice in Tucson, Arizona, concentrating his practice in natural resources law and related areas. Des also maintained ties to Arizona Law by teaching on an adjunct basis. In 1979, he joined the Arizona Law faculty on a full-time basis for two years to teach the natural resources law courses after Professor Robert Emmet Clark retired.  He taught the first year Real Property course, Water Law, Mining and Public Land Law and a section of Moot Court.


Des has been active in the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation for more than 40 years, chairing the group that produced the second edition of the American Law of Mining, a multi-volume treatise on mining law.  He has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for more than 35 years.


Des is a member of Arizona Law's Board of Visitors and has been a close advisor to the College in our emerging Global Mining Law Program.


Click here for more information on the Annual Dinner, or to purchase a ticket or table.

Arizona Law Review


The editors of Arizona Law Review are pleased to announce the publication of Issue 57:1 which features the Institute for Law and Economic Policy's 20th Annual Symposium: Business Litigation and Regulatory Agency Review in the Era of the Roberts Court. The papers were presented at a conference sponsored by the Institute for Law and Economic Policy on April 3-4, 2014.



Arizona Law Review would like to thank those who made the event possible, especially the members of ILEP, who provided the driving vision and resources for this issue.


ILEP is a public policy research and educational foundation-a think tank-established to preserve, study, and enhance access to the civil justice system by all consumers.


Business Litigation in the Roberts Court


Securities Litigation in the Roberts Court: An Early Assessment

By John C. Coates IV, Harvard Law School


The Role of the Fraud-on-the-Market Theory in Class Actions


Judgement Day for Fraud-on-the-Market: Reflections on Amgen and the Second Coming of Halliburton

By Donald C. Langevoort, Georgetown University Law Center


The Problem of Reliance in Securities Fraud Class Actions

By Geoffrey Miller, NYU School of Law 


Searching for Market Efficiency

By Ann M. Lipton, Duke University School of Law 


Regulating the Era of Cost-Benefit Analyses


The Efficiency Criterion for Securities Regulation: Investor Welfare or Total Surplus?

By Yoo-Ho Alex Lee, USC Gould School of Law


The Cost of Mandatory Cost-Benefit Analysis in SEC Rulemaking

By Donna M. Nagy, Indiana University Maurer School of Law 


Class Action Relief in Arbitration


The End of Class Actions?

By Brian T. Fitzpatrick, Vanderbilt University Law School


Shareholder Litigation Without Class Actions

By David H. Webber, Boston University School of Law


Forum-Selection Bylaws Refracted Through an Agency Lens

By Deborah A. DeMott, Duke University School of Law


Why Expanding Director Power Over Corporate Bylaws Could Undermine Core Stockholder RIghts: Comments on Three Scary Predictions of the Future

By Mark Lebovitch, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman LLP


You can view the full issue at

Centennial Snapshot - History in our Midst


Each day, the Lewis Roca Rothgerber lobby greets students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the College with images from our past. The lobby features a display of historical images of college life and floor-to-ceiling heritage panels honoring five of the College of Law's inspirational graduates: Stewart L. Udall '48; Morris K. Udall '49; Raul H. Castro '49; Mary Ann Richey '51; and Charles E. Ares '52.


The panels were installed in early September 2008, in conjunction with the major renovation of the Library and Law Commons, dedicated on October 24, 2008, by Dean Toni Massaro. The panels serve as a continual source of inspiration to new classes.



Historical display in the Dean's Lounge
Heritage panels




Heritage panels












Please also note the following additions and corrections to the March 25th Centennial Snapshot on the Udall family. Our thanks go to Burr Udall for providing a more complete and accurate picture of the ongoing Udall connection to Arizona Law.


UA College of Law graduates from the Udall family have included:


*             1924 Jesse A. Udall 

*             1948 Stewart L. Udall (nephew of Jesse Udall)

*             1948 Calvin H. Udall (nephew of Jesse Udall)

*             1949 Morris K. Udall (nephew of Jesse Udall)

*             1950 Lee Kenyon Udall (son of Jesse Udall)

*             1954 David Burr Udall (nephew of Jesse Udall)

*             1963 David K. Udall (son of Jesse Udall)

*             1988 David King Udall (grandson of Jesse Udall)

*             1989 William Addison Udall (grandson of Jesse Udall)

*             2014 David Lloyd Udall (great-grandson of Jesse Udall)

*             2017 Nathan Udall (current 1L student and great-grandson of Jesse Udall)


In addition, Laura Udall, daughter of Burr Udall, teaches Trial Advocacy at the College!


Do you have photos or memories of your time at Arizona Law? We would love to hear from you. Please contact Emily McGovern, Centennial Coordinator, to share your stories.


Arizona Law in Denver

Join Associate Dean Chris Robertson and Arizona Law for a cocktail reception at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Denver. Catch up with fellow alumni and learn about what's new at Arizona Law.  


Special thanks to Gina Cornelio ('09) for helping to put this event together.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015


5:30 PM to 7:30 PM 


Dorsey & Whitney LLP

1400 Wewatta Street

Suite 400

Denver, CO  80202



Arizona Law in DC

This year our faculty will be present at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in DC. 


Jessup will be held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC (400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001)


-  Orientation / Exhibition Fair: Sunday April 5 from 10am to 2pm. Arizona Law will have a table in the foyer on the Ballroom level of the hotel.


-  Coffee Sponsored by Arizona Law: Monday April 6 from 7:30am to 9am.  We are hosting coffee for all students right before the competition starts.  Coffee will be provided in the Student Lounge/Colombia A, Ballroom Level.


We want to invite you to join us at one or both of these events, if your time allows it, so that we can have a larger and better reach. 


Federal Bar Association Indian Law Conference

The University of Arizona College of Law's Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program and Native American Law Students Association invite you to:


A Gathering of Alumni & Friends

April 9 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Talking Stick Resort Quail Rooms D & E

(9800 E. Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ)


Enjoy beer, wine, and refreshments; Converse with alumni and students; Learn about our LLM and SJD Programs.


Be sure to visit the Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy and  Arizona Law's Native American Law Students Association booths in the Exhibit Hall at the Federal Bar Association 40th Indian Law Conference




Arizona Diversity Committee in Action


Today at the College of Law the Black Law Students Association, the Latin@ Law Students Association, the UA Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, the College of Law Diversity Committee, and the Program on Criminal Law and Policy (PCLP) proudly hosted a presentation by Beverley Makhubele and Javetta Laster, Tucson residents who participated in the Black Lives Matter Ride to Ferguson in August 2014.


The Black Lives Matter Ride was organized in conjunction with a National Weekend of Action to connect individuals from across the country with trainings on non-violent resistance and local organizing strategies.


The room was full, the food was plentiful, and the speakers were informative, frank, and interesting.  After the event, several students took a picture that will be posted on Facebook for tomorrow's April 2 nationwide Black Lives Matter Day.  See:





The last part of the semester is now coming into view.  We hope to see as many alumni and friends as possible at the LCA Annual Dinner on Saturday, April 25 at the beautiful Tanque Verde Guest Ranch.







Marc L. Miller  

Dean & Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law
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