A beautiful spring evening for the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy end-of-year celebration.
As classes draw to a close this week and students prepare for finals, it's a great time to stop, take a breath, and reflect on all that our students have accomplished over the course of the busy school year.

Two of the college's student-run journals recently gathered to mark the close of a successful year and recognize the hard work of their fellow students in the publication effort. 

The Arizona Law Review and the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy banquets were held over the weekend. 

The Arizona Journal of International & Comparative Law and University of Arizona Law Journal of Emerging Technologies will gather in the coming weeks.
This issue also contains the results of the 2018 Samuel M. Fegtly Moot Court Competition.

Join me in congratulating each of these hard-working and dedicated students.

Until the footnotes,


Arizona Law Review Spring Banquet

On April 13, the Arizona Law Review held it 59th Annual Spring Banquet. The Review was honored to host Chief Justice Scott Bales and Vice-Chief Justice John Pelander ('76), Judge Sean Brearcliffe, Judge Philip Espinosa ('83), Judge James Soto, Judge Douglas Mitchell ('75), Professor Robert Mundheim, and other prominent alumni and College of Law faculty.
Jeanette Maré, the founder and executive director of the Ben's Bells Project, delivered the keynote address on the night's theme, "Kindness Changes Everything." Ms. Maré spoke about the importance of kindness and the effect it can have not only in the workplace but in everyday life.

The Arizona Law Review Class of 2018.

The Arizona Law Review also presented its annual student awards:
Squire Patton Boggs Best Copywork Award ~ David Miller ('19)
Snell and Wilmer Best Published Note ~ Matt Ashton ('18), "Debugging the Real World: Robust Criminal Prosecution in the Internet of Things"
Snell and Wilmer Best 2L Note ~ Shawnee Melnick ('19), "Prosecution for Encouraging Suicide: How the Massachusetts Supreme Court Ignored the First Amendment"
Steptoe and Johnson 3L Editor of the Year ~ Lauren Rosen ('18), Senior Managing Editor
Steptoe and Johnson 2L Member of the Year ~ Marika Holtzman ('19)
Rose 'n' Berg Distinguished Editors of the Year ~ Kayla Bernays ('18), Note Editor, and Sara Wright ('18), Senior Note Editor
Brett Gilmore ('17), Kayla Bernays, Sara Wright, and Jillian Andrews ('17). Sara and Kayla were the recipients of the Rose 'n' Berg Distinguished Editor Awards. Brett and Jillian, last year's winners, presented them with the traditional gold t-shirts.

Next year, Arizona Law Review is excited to celebrate 60 years! If you are an ALR alumni and would like to stay-up-to-date on events, please email re@arizonalawreview.org.

Congratulations to the Arizona Law Review on their successful year with special thanks to Kate Kohnen as the editor-in-chief and Jason Kreag as faculty advisor. 
Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy Awards Ceremony

On April 21st, the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy (AJELP) held its Annual Awards Banquet. Mia Hammersley, ('18) the current editor-in-chief, says, 

"It was wonderful to get together with our community of members, alumni, and supporting faculty to celebrate our many accomplishments this past year." 

The accomplishments of the journal included publishing a symposium on Arizona water law and policy, hosting the National Native American Law Students Association Annual Writing Competition, designing and launching a brand-new website, and implementing a new membership selection process. 

Professor Kirsten Engel speaks at the banquet.

AJELP award winners for 2017-2018 are:

Distinguished 2L Editor ~ William Macdonald ('19)

Editor of the Year ~ Lexi Zendejas ('19)

Best Note ~ Logan Cooper ('19), 
"Rising Tides, Rising Obligations: Enforcing Tribal Trust 
Responsibility for Climate Change Mitigation"

Best Copywork ~ Kelsey Gunderson ('19)

Professionalism Award ~ Joel Rose ('19)

 (Bottom) Joel Rose, Logan Cooper, and Kelsey Gunderson, (Top) Mia Hammersley, and William Macdonald.

It's a pleasure to see the success of the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy. Again, special thanks to Mia Hammersley as the editor-in-chief and Kirsten Engel as faculty advisor. 

Around the College

Fegtly Moot Court Competition Results 

Donor Scott Burns with Best Advocate and 2018 F. Britton Burns Award winner Jesus Alonso.
On April 12, 2018, the Legal Writing Department and Moot Court Program honored the following individuals for their contributions to and achievements in this year's Samuel M. Fegtly 2L Moot Court Competition.

Top Advocate / F. Britton Burns Award for best oral argument in the final round: Jesus Alonso ('19).

Finalist Awards, two $500 prizes and sponsored by alumnus J. Scott Burns ('76) to honor his father F. Britton Burns ('41) went to the students who reached the final round: Jesus Alonso and Ethan Posey ('19).

Semifinalist Awards, two $100 prizes, also sponsored by J. Scott Burns in honor of his father, went to the two other students who reached the semifinal round: Roberta Lentz ('19) and Andrea Middleton ('19).

2018 Semifinalists Andrea Middleton, Bobbi Lentz, Ethan Posey, and Jesus Alonso 
with 2017 finalists Rachel Dyckman and Joe Bonasera (l-r).
Samuel M. Fegtly Award, recognized by inscription on a plaque for permanent display in the law school, went to the student with the best combined score for brief writing and oral arguments in the preliminary rounds: Roberta Lentz.

Suzanne Rabe Award for Best Brief, consisting of an inscription on a plaque for permanent display in the law school and $500 prize, went to the student who wrote the best Moot Court brief: Francisco Ortiz (2L, advanced standing).

The Moot Court, Excellence in Brief Writing award, recognizing an outstanding quality written brief in the competition, was presented to: Randall Nice ('19).

Jesus Alonso, Pierre Arrouy (2L, advanced standing) and David Barlow ('18) received certificates of honorable mention for achievement in brief writing.
The Moot Court, Excellence in Oral Argument award, recognizing outstanding quality in oral argument in the preliminary rounds, was presented to: Jesus Alonso, Travis Atwood ('19), David Barlow, Aaron Green ('19), Roberta Lentz, and Ethan Posey.

2018 Fegtly Award Winner Bobbi Lentz, Professor Susie Salmon, 
2017 Fegtly Award Winner Holly Bainbridge.

In addition, each of the 2018 Moot Court Board members received engraved gavels in recognition of their work on this year's class and competition:

Holly Bainbridge ('18)
Joe Bonasera ('18)
Rachel Dyckman ('18)
Mia Hammersley ('18)
Doug Imperi ('18)
Fernanda Munoz ('18)
Julie Pack ('18)
Josh Weiss ('18)

2017-2018 Moot Court Board (l-r): Julie Pack, Doug Imperi, Holly Bainbridge, Mia Hammersley, Joe Bonasera, 
Fernanda Munoz, and Rachel Dyckman.

The newly announced members of the 2018-2019 Arizona Law National Appellate Advocacy Competition teams are:

Jesus Alonso
Aaron Green
Bobbi Lentz
Andrea Middleton
Randall Nice
Ethan Posey

And the following students earned spots on the 2019 Moot Court Board:

Jesus Alonso
Travis Atwood
Aaron Green
Bobbi Lentz
Andrea Middleton
Jessica Moore ('19)
Randall Nice
Ethan Posey

Professor Susie Salmon, Director of Legal Writing writes, 

"We owe a great debt of gratitude to our three judges from Thursday night --Judge Stephen M. McNamee ('69) and Judge Jennifer G. Zipps from the District of Arizona, and Professor Diana Simon -- who gave the competitors an unmatchable experience. A special thank you to Justice Andrew Gould, who was on his way to judge for us when he was caught in a dust storm on the I-10, the freeway was closed, and he had to return home. Thank you to this year's Moot Court Board, who worked hard to organize and administer the competition. Enormous thanks go to Professor Simon for writing yet another excellent, interesting problem, to Assistant Director of Legal Writing Tessa Dysart for running the College's appellate advocacy programs and this competition, and to Debbie Martin for her work on the competition and the awards ceremony."

The judges (l-r):) Judge Jennifer Guerin Zipps (District of Arizona), Judge Stephen M. McNamee (District of Arizona) and Professor Diana Simon. 
Also, Mia Hammersley, 3L bailiff.

Arizona Law in the News

Inside Higher Ed, commentary by Dean Marc Miller

JD Journal, commentary by Dean Marc Miller

AZ Big Media, commentary by professor Christopher Robertson
Proposal to eliminate standardized test requirement for law schools moves forwardKGUN 9, commentary by professor Christopher Robertson

AZ Central, opinion contributed by professor Robert Glennon

Many of the outstanding students featured in this issue will be graduating not too many days from now.

The University of Arizona Law Convocation will take place on May 12, with our extraordinary alumna Anna Maria Chávez ('94) as graduation speaker. 

You can find out all the details here.

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