The J. Byron McCormick Society for Law and Public Affairs was formed to honor the memory of J. Byron McCormick, who served Arizona with distinction as president of the University of Arizona, as dean of the College of Law, and as an advisor to the Arizona Board of Regents. 

For over 40 years, the McCormick Society has sponsored an annual public lecture at the College of Law to foster dialogue about the critical issues of our time. 

Past speakers have included U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, journalist Adam Liptak, former U.S. Representative Barney Frank, former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe, and columnist David Brooks.

This year, on February 18, we have the great honor and pleasure of hearing from journalist Jane Mayer. You are invited to attend live online. All the details are included below.

Until the footnotes,
Journalist Jane Mayer to Deliver McCormick Society Lecture

The J. Byron McCormick Society Presents 

Followed by a Q & A session 
moderated by Stephen Golden ('02) and  
Professor Nancy Sharkey, UA School of Journalism 

The College of Law is pleased to invite you to an evening with Jane Mayer, one of America's leading investigative journalists. 

Mayer has illuminated the story-behind-the-story of U.S. politics for over 20 years and currently serves as the Chief Correspondent for The New Yorker. She was recently named one of the 35 most powerful media figures by the Hollywood Reporter.

WhenThursday, February 18, 2021, 5:30 p.m. (MST)

WhereOnline event

AudienceThere is no cost to attend this event, and it is open to the public.

About Jane Mayer

Jane Mayer began her career as a writer for The New Yorker in 1995 and has maintained her reputation as one of the nation's most trusted political investigative writers. 

Mayer initially served as The Wall Street Journal's first female White House correspondent and was twice-nominated by the Journal for a Pulitzer Prize in feature writing. The New York Times named Mayer's book, The Dark Side, "brilliantly researched and deeply unsettling...extraordinary and invaluable." 

Mayer's most recent book, Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, has sold over 400,000 copies and was named one of the ten best books of the year by the New York Times and brought the Koch Brothers into the spotlight as political influencers.
There are two feature films currently in production of Mayer's work -- a Netflix adaptation about the profile of Christopher Steele from The New Yorker, and a Paramount feature film based on her New York Times Best Seller, Dark Money
Contact: Please direct questions to Bernadette Wilkinson.

McCormick Society Membership
The McCormick Society and its annual lecture are sustained by one-time membership fees of $500 per family. Under normal conditions, members have reserved seating at the in-person McCormick Lecture, and are invited to attend a no-host dinner with the speaker at the Arizona Inn that is a highlight of the year. If you would like to join and help support this 40-year-old tradition, please contact Toni Massaro, Regents Professor and Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law.

Around the College

Call to Employers -- Participate in Spring Recruiting!

Sonoran Desert Public Sector Career Fair -- back in the day.
The Arizona Law Career Development Office invites employers to participate in spring recruiting! This year, all recruiting events will take place virtually, making it easier than ever to connect with Arizona Law talent.
The Spring Interview Program, taking place now through February 12, will host law firms and corporate employers to interview 1L and 2L students for summer positions and 3L students for post-graduate positions.

The 20th annual Sonoran Desert Public Sector Career Fair will host public interest organizations and government agencies looking to hire for internships, externships, and post-graduate positions. This year's event will take place on February 18 and 19.
If you are interested in participating in our organized recruiting events, please reach out to Assistant Director for Employer Engagement, Shannon Walker, at


LawCats Live -- Vaccine Distribution in Long-term Care: Is it Working?
Join us on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 12:15 p.m. (MST) for the next edition of LawCats Live, "Vaccine Distribution in Long-term Care: Is it Working?"

This unique event features UA experts from the College of Law and across the UA Health Sciences. The discussion will be moderated by Tara Sklar, Professor of Health Law and Director of the Health Law and Policy Program at Arizona Law. 

Professor Sklar will provide the latest data on COVID cases and deaths in long-term care facilities, among both residents and staff, and highlight variations in vaccination rates across the states. 

A panel discussion on COVID-19 vaccination efforts will follow, offering a range of perspectives from the health science colleges, including Pharmacy, Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, on barriers to the rollout and how to effectively and equitably address them.
In the News

Great Falls Tribune, referencing the Tribal Justice Clinic
The Pew Charitable Trusts, featuring professor Stacy Butler
Laptop Mag, with commentary by professor Derek Bambauer
Law360, with commentary by professor Christopher Griffin

As careful weekly readers of Wildcat Wednesday -- Letter of the Law know, and as many hundreds of participants in recent events demonstrate, this is an active environment for ideas. 
At challenging times in our society, among the important things our law school, the University of Arizona, and scholars around the country can do is help to make sense of history happening around us.
On Thursday, February 18, we have a special opportunity to do just that -- when we listen to Jane Mayer, one of the best critical observers of our politics and our polity, give the McCormick Lecture. The McCormick Lecture is one of the intellectual highlights of our community, year after year. Join us!


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