This week we reflect on another successful Steve Hirsch Gutter Bowl -- a great evening during which we celebrated a close friend, a great person, and a great cause. If you were unable to join us, you can still give to the Steven A. Hirsch Scholarship Fund.

In this Letter of the Law you will see the continued opportunity to engage leading thinkers, and see news from local and national sources that speaks to our innovation, our affordability, and our standout faculty.
Until the footnotes,


Gutter Bowl Smashes Records

Arizona Law's 11th Gutter Bowl was held last night in Scottsdale, smashing all known records for the greatest number of gutter balls in a single evening and the greatest amount of fun on a Tuesday night this calendar year. 

In 2017, the event was renamed the Steve Hirsch Gutter Bowl in honor of our alumnus and frequent emcee, and proceeds go to a scholarship fund in his name.

With Cher Hirsch at the 2018 Steve Hirsch Gutter Bowl

At this year's Gutter Bowl we made two announcements: First, the Steven A. Hirsch Scholarship has now surpassed the level at which it becomes an active scholarship fund. With additional donations and the proceeds from the Gutter Bowl, the fund will continue to grow.

Second, we recognized a donation by Vicki Fleischer that will allow us to award the scholarship in the coming academic year without needing to wait for interest to accrue. Thank you, Vicki!

Thank you to everyone who helped make possible this honor for Steve, and this level of support for our students -- and let's keep going!

Our fantastic Gutter Bowl emcees were Coree Neumeyer ('07) and Brad Vynalek ('99). 

Chris Gast, Megan O'Leary, Cher Hirsch, 
Coree Neumeyer, and Brad Vynalek (l-r)

Fifteen squads of tough competitors joined us on the lanes, including teams from Littler Mendelson, Sherman & Howard, Ballard Spahr, Quarles & Brady, CopperPoint Insurance, Snell & Wilmer, Sacks Tierney, Jones Skelton & Hochuli, Bryan Cave, Gammage & Burnham, the State Bar of Arizona, the Wayne Howard team, the standout team of individual bowlers, and two feisty groups of judicial law clerks.
Our 2018 champions include:

Highest team score, overall ~ Jones, Skelton & Hochuli
Highest team score, average ~ UA Judicial Law Clerks-Team 2
Highest individual score ~ Erik Stone
Gutter Bowl team ~ State Bar of Arizona
Gutter Bowl individual ~ Gayle Thompson

We are particularly grateful to all of our 2018 sponsors for helping to make this year's event a success. 

Gutter Sponsor

Turkey Sponsor
Quarles & Brady

Spare Sponsors
Bryan Cave
Gammage & Burnham
Jones Skelton Hochuli
Littler Mendelson
Sherman Howard
Snell & Wilmer
State Bar of Arizona

Around the College

Angela J. Davis to Deliver 10th Annual Soll Lecture, April 18 

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Angela J. Davis will deliver the 10th Annual Darrow K. Soll Memorial Criminal Law & Justice Lecture.
There is no cost to attend this event, and it is open to the public.

Topic: "Prosecutors, Democracy, and Race"
When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018, noon
Where: James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd., Room 164

The annual Soll Lecture is made possible through the generosity of alumna Jennifer Woods ('99).
About Angela J. Davis

Angela J. Davis is a professor of law at the American University Washington College of Law where she teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, and criminal defense. Professor Davis has been a visiting professor at George Washington University Law School and Georgetown University Law Center. She has served on the adjunct faculty at George Washington, Georgetown, and Harvard Law Schools. Professor Davis is the author of Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor (Oxford University Press, 2007). She was awarded a Soros Senior Justice Fellowship in 2004 and served on the Board of Trustees of the Sentencing Project and the Southern Center for Human Rights. Professor Davis is a graduate of Howard University and Harvard Law School. (Read full bio here.)

Jim Burling ('83) Speaks on Water Law, April 24    
The UA Natural Resources Law and Policy Center, a collaboration between the College of Law and College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS), invites you to attend a talk by alumnus and recent LCA Professional Achievement Award recipient, Jim Burling ('83).

Jim Burling is vice president of litigation and principal attorney for property rights at the Pacific Legal Foundation. 

Details are as follows:
Topic: "Waters of the United States (WOTUS) -- Evolution of a Quagmire
and the Supreme Court" 

When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 11 am, presentation & discussion, with 

University of Arizona, ENR2 Building (1064 E. Lowell Street), Room S107 

Arizona Law in the News
The Arizona Republic, op-ed by professor Robert Glennon 

The Daily Wildcat, professor Robert Williams Jr. named Regents Professor

Top 20 Most Affordable Law Schools
JD JournalArizona Law ranks #7 as most affordable law school

The New York Times, commentary from dean Marc Miller & student Garett Holm

The Economist, Arizona Law was the first law school to accept GRE scores as well as the traditional LSAT from applicants.

So much love. Steve Hirsch embodied everything good about our profession and our community. We miss him. The Steve Hirsch Gutter Bowl and the Steven A. Hirsch Scholarship let us share good times, celebrate a dear friend, and support our students as they make their way into the profession.
Thank you to the many people who came together last night in Scottsdale. Thank you to Coree and Brad for hosting. And thank you Cher Hirsch for sustaining our connection to you and Steve.




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