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As our hard-working students finish their finals and everyone's thoughts turn toward the holidays, we want to thank you for your generosity in financially supporting our students with scholarships and innovative programs at Arizona Law. 

This includes your support of the recent Giving Tuesday campaign in support of the Huerta Scholars program (you can still give directly to the program here).

Particular thanks go to Arizona Law alumni Gabe Galanda ('00), Akilah Kinnison (JD '12, LLM '13), Virjinya Torrez ('06), and Cara Wallace ('15), who matched donations up to $4,000 as part of the successful Huerta Scholars campaign.

In this edition, we share heartfelt words of gratitude from a few of the many students for whom an Arizona Law education has been made possible through your gifts to Arizona Law.
Also, here's another reminder: we hope you will send in your "best of 2019" photos of memorable moments, promotions, and celebrations to alumni@law.arizona.edu so that we can share them in a future edition of Wildcat Wednesday -- Letter of the Law.

Until the footnotes,
Scholarship Recipients are Grateful for Your Support

Students at last spring's scholarship luncheon.

"I came to the University of Arizona because of the unique learning environment and its generous financial aid. I already had a lot of student loan debt from my undergraduate degree, so it was especially important to me to find a school that I could afford. 

So far, I have found law school to be extremely interesting and rewarding. One of the best parts of my experience has been collaborating with other students and triumphing through each hurdle that is presented to us. 

I feel very thankful to be a part of the law school community at the University of Arizona. Thank you for your generosity and for the opportunity you have given me."

-- an Arizona Law 1L

"I chose to attend law school because I want to make a difference in the criminal justice system. I find it very important to help people that are victims of crimes but also victims of the criminal justice system. I hope that with a law degree I can help others and make a small difference, even if it is in the life of just one person. 

The scholarship that I have received will help me to achieve this goal. With this scholarship I can focus on my studies, join organizations, participate in extracurricular activities, and make connections within the law school and community. This scholarship has given me the opportunity to attend law school and the ability to be financially stable in doing so; and for that I am extremely grateful. 

Thank you for providing this scholarship and giving me this priceless opportunity."

-- an Arizona Law 1L

"This scholarship is an investment in my future, enabling my legal education and my growth into a member of the legal community in Arizona. 

So far, the most rewarding experience has been cultivating friendships with other students. As my classmates and I face the challenges of law school, I am glad to be able to rely on them-and to know that these relationships will be a source of support for the rest of my career. 

Thank you for making my experience at the College of Law possible; I would not be here without your generous investment."

-- an Arizona Law 1L

"Walking away from law school debt free on a partial scholarship seems unbelievable, but it is not impossible at Arizona Law! Because of generous donors, I don't have to compromise my goal to work in public service. And, I don't have to worry that most of my paycheck is going to pay off student loans. Instead, I have the freedom to choose where I work and to give back to our community."

-- SBA President Karen Donderewicz (3L)

Around the College

End-of-Year Giving to Arizona Law
Here are some helpful tips to ensure your gift is counted in 2019:
A previous year's luncheon to thank our scholarship donors.
All checks should be made payable to the Law College Association and mailed to The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85721. Checks will be processed and receipted according to the postmark date on the envelope. To receive a charitable deduction in 2019, your check must be postmarked before December 31, 2019.
Credit Card Donations
Per IRS regulations, credit card gifts will be receipted on the date the charge posts to the credit card account. This means to receive a 2019 charitable deduction, the gift must be made before December 31, 2019. Gifts can be accepted online at any time by visiting: law.arizona.edu/give.
Stock transactions
Stock transactions will be processed and receipted on the date the stocks are transferred into our account. To receive a 2019 charitable deduction, stocks must be transferred by the end of the day Friday, December 28, 2019. If you are planning a stock transfer please call 520-621-8430 by December 20 so that we can prepare for your gift. 
The Development Office will be closed for the holidays from December 23 through January 1, reopening on January 2. If you need assistance making your gift, please call while someone is still in the office to help you.
Thank you for your year-end gift to Arizona Law!

In the News

AZ Central, featuring commentary by professor Robert Glennon
An Arm and a Leg (podcast), quoting professor Christopher Robertson

To all current law students: congratulations as you wrap up this term.

We hope you enjoy the holidays and return refreshed, ready for the exciting new year and term ahead.




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