Last week we had three occasions to enjoy the company of Arizona Law alums!

Thanks to all who joined us at our admitted student reception in Tucson, at our reception in Phoenix, or in the stands to watch the Wildcats baseball team take on -- and dominate -- the Huskies as part of our first Arizona Law Day at the Ballpark.

2L Alexandra DeArman with her friend, 
David Miller, watching the Wildcats win!

After graduation we look forward to starting our summer with some friendly competition on the lanes at the annual Steve Hirsch Gutter Bowl on June 4. Gutter Bowl is a highlight and one of our signature alumni events each year. Make plans now to join us!

Until the footnotes,

Celebrating 12 Years of Low Scores at the Steve Hirsch Gutter Bowl

For 12 years, the University of Arizona College of Law has gathered our alumni, students, and friends for our ever-popular Gutter Bowl. 

The Steve Hirsch Gutter Bowl honors our alumnus and his commitment to alumni and friends coming together to have a good time for a great cause. All proceeds will go to the Steven A. Hirsch Scholarship Fund.

When: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 6-9 p.m.

Where: Bowlmor Lanes Scottsdale, 7300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Join us for a night of fun as Arizona Law takes over Bowlmor Lanes. Sign up as a team, or come as an individual bowler and we will connect with you with a team.
Each team will get its own lane and Steve Hirsch Gutter Bowl t-shirts for its members.

All participants will enjoy complimentary shoe rentals, appetizers, pizza, salad, soft drinks, and pitchers.
Want to enjoy the fun and honor Steve's legacy, but don't want to bowl? Sign up just to attend. You'll get the same food and fun without the low score.
Individual bowlers: $60
Teams of 6: $500
Attendee (Not bowling): $30

As always, teams and bowlers compete for the highest team score, highest individual score, and the coveted Gutter Bowl award (lowest team score).
If you have questions or need help signing up your team, contact Corrina Eklund at corrinaeklund@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-8430. Also contact Corrina to become a sponsor.
If you are unable to join us, please consider making a donation to the Steven A. Hirsch Scholarship Fund directly.

Around the College
Professor Barbara Atwood to Give 11th Annual "My Arizona" Lecture

Gender, Race, and Family in Arizona: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Did husbands in Arizona once have control over all community property? When did the legal barriers to interracial marriage finally fall? Can an Anglo couple today lawfully adopt an American Indian child? If a woman marries another woman and then gives birth through artificial insemination, are both women presumed to be the legal parents? 

The law of the family reflects social and cultural change more dramatically than any other field of law. From the era of the husband's dominance in legal rights to today's recognition of same-sex marriage, we have seen a gradual revolution in the very meaning of family, a transformation that is ongoing. 

As a member of the law faculty at the James E. Rogers College of Law for over 30 years, Professor Barbara Atwood has had a hand in family law reform at state and national levels. Her lecture will highlight key transitions in Arizona law affecting people in their intimate lives and offer thoughts about changes we might see in the future.
When: Friday, April 12th, 2019, 3-5 pm. Refreshments begin at 3 p.m.; talk begins at 3:30 p.m.

Where: ENR2 Building, Room S107, University of Arizona, 1064 E. Lowell St. (Parking is at Sixth Street Garage, 1119 E 6th St.)
The "My Arizona" Lecture series is sponsored and organized by the UA School of Geography & Development.

UA-Ocean Students Compete in 
International Criminal Moot Court 

The 6th International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition was held at the China University of Political Science and Law (Changping Campus) from March 23 to 24, 2019. UA-Ocean University of China students Jianing Zhang, Chenyu Li, and Baihe Deng won second prize in the competition representing the OUC law school, along with two other OUC students.
The competition was divided into two parts: the submission of the written material and the moot trial competition. Jianing Zhang and Chenyu Li cooperated as the Amicus Curiae of the court, making a significant contribution to the whole team. Baihe Deng played an important role as the prosecution. In oral arguments, Jianing Zhang and Baihe Deng delivered a convincing opening statement and concise rebuttals. Chenyu Li reacted quickly and helped her teammate in the rebuttal session.

Jianing Zhang and Chenyu Li.

The ICC Moot Court Competition is one of the highest-level competitions among law schools, attracting competitors from more than thirty top universities. This was the first time OUC's law school participated. 

All three UA-OUC students said that it was a great honor to represent both universities and expressed their sincere appreciation for the help of their coaches, Professor Robert Woods, who directs UA-OUC, and Professor of Practice Andrew Shepherd ('17), in preparing them for their win.
Recent Arizona Law Gatherings

With admitted students during an on-campus reception held April 5:

Arizona Law Day at the Ballpark, April 6:

A reception with alumni and friends from the Phoenix area, held at the offices of Quarles & Brady on April 8:

Student Bar Association Charity Gala Benefits Clinics

The Student Bar Association's (SBA) 13th Annual Charity Gala was a huge success. The SBA exceeded its fundraising goal and raised $1,600 for University of Arizona law clinics. SBA Vice President Karen Doderewicz (2L) says, 

"The fact that we exceeded our goal is a testament to Arizona Law's dedication to the community."
Clinics director Professor Paul Bennett said the clinics will use the money to pay for additional client expenses such as court costs and student travel expenses to visit incarcerated clients. 

Clinics director Paul Bennett (3rd from left) with SBA executive board members Alex DeArman (2L), Jocelyn Tellez-Amado (2L), Adelina Gomez (3L), Karen Donderewicz (2L), and Jeff Herrera (2L). 
Not pictured: Anothony Salas (3L).

In the News

Arizona Daily Star, mentioning professor Andrew Coan

Tucson Local Media, quoting professors Robert Glennon and Kirsten Engel

WAMC Northeast Public Radio, with professor Andrew Coan

It's a great time in the annual cycle of the law school.
Our current students are looking forward to the end of the term and their summer jobs around the state, country, and world. Our graduating JD students are waiting for bar results (the February bar takers) or planning to take the bar in July.
At the same time, we are building next year's class -- always a pleasure as we meet bright, thoughtful applicants -- and connect them with current students and our highly engaged alumni community.
Spring is also the time for hot topics, celebrations, and hints of warmer days to come.





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