I encourage you to attend the annual Law College Association Awards Celebration, just one month away, on March 6. This event will bring our law community together to recognize the contributions of alumni Kathy Brody ('07), Judge Cecilia Castellanos ('72), and Brett Dunkelman ('80). 

At the 2018 LCA Awards.

This week we highlight the important role of your Law College Association and thank the members of our alumni and professional community who devote their time and expertise to the college by serving on the its board. 

And we share news of two dynamic college initiatives that are expanding legal services and legal education to new communities: the new Licensed Legal Advocates program, created by our Innovation for Justice program and its partners, and the new Diplomado Program on Mexican Public Law and Policy in partnership with UNAM.

Inaugurating the new Diplomado Program on Mexican Public Law and Policy, pictured with Pedro Salazar Ugarte, Director of the
UNAM Legal Research Institute.

Until the footnotes,
Your Law College Association Keeps You Connected
Attendees enjoy the 2016 LCA Awards event.

All Arizona Law alumni automatically become members of the University of Arizona Law College Association (LCA) upon graduation.
The LCA has two main purposes. The first is to promote the advancement of our college by raising and managing donations to benefit Arizona Law students and programs.
The second is to keep alumni engaged with Arizona Law by sponsoring events and other opportunities to connect with the college, its students, and fellow alumni throughout the year. 
Interested in getting more involved with the LCA? Have an alumnus in mind to nominate for a future award? Contact Arlin Acosta.

The Law College Association, in partnership with the UA Alumni Association, will recognize three outstanding alumni at the annual LCA Awards Celebration.
Friday, March 6, 2020
5 - 7:30 p.m. 
At the  College of Law

This year's honorees are:  Kathy Brody ('07), Hon. Cecilia Castellanos ('72), and Brett Dunkelman('80).  Read full bios of the honorees here.

Contact:  Corrina Eklund, 520-621-7409.

Around the College

New Diplomado Program on Mexican Public Law and Policy

On Thursday, January 30, the College of Law inaugurated our new Diplomado Program on Mexican Public Law and Policy with our partner institution, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

This first-of-its-kind program in Mexican constitutional law, federalism, electoral systems, and special topics in public policy offers students unprecedented access to leading scholars and legal professionals of Mexico while giving students the opportunity to earn a Diplomado (certificate) from UNAM.

Francisco José Trigo Tavera, Coordinator/Vice Provost, UNAM International Head Office

During the inauguration ceremony, we were joined by Pedro Salazar Ugarte, Director of the UNAM Legal Research Institute; Francisco José Trigo Tavera, Coordinator/Vice Provost, UNAM International Head Office; Brent T. White, Dean, UA Global Campuses and Vice Provost, UA Global Affairs; and Enrique Alfonso Gómez Montiel, Deputy Consul General, Consulate of Mexico in Tucson.

To learn more about the Diplomado Program in Mexican Public Law and Policy, visit

New "Licensed Legal Advocates" Program Aims to Close Justice Gap for Domestic Violence Survivors, Provide New Path for Legal Support

Survivors of domestic violence in Arizona will have a new resource to support them in civil legal matters, thanks to a unique pilot program created by the Innovation for Justice Program at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in partnership with the Arizona Supreme Court and Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse. The Innovation for Justice Program is directed by Professor Stacy Butler ('02).

From fall 2020 to fall 2021, the pilot program will evaluate civil legal assistance provided by Licensed Legal Advocates. Licensed Legal Advocates are a new tier of legal professionals who are not licensed attorneys but who will be equipped to provide legal advice to domestic violence survivors with respect to critical domestic-violence-related legal issues, such as the need for a protective order, divorce, child custody, consumer protection or housing assistance.

The design and implementation of training for limited license professionals is an emerging trend, with Arizona -- and Arizona Law! -- in the lead.

Workshop on Environmental Scholarship Held at the College

Professor Justin Pidot (above, right), co-director of Arizona Law's Environmental Law program, recently convened a Workshop on Environmental Scholarship. 

The workshop, held February 1 and 2 at the college, brought together faculty from across the country for intensive discussion of current research efforts.
In addition to Professor Pidot, those presenting projects included Todd Aagaard (Villanova), Dave Adelman (Texas), Josh Galperin (Pittsburgh), Shi-Ling Hsu (Florida State), Bruce Huber (Notre Dame), Sharon Jacobs (Colorado), Alexandra Klass (Minnesota), Sanne Knudsen (Washington), Katy Kuh (Pace), Dave Owen (Hastings), Mike Pappas (Maryland), and Cliff Villa (New Mexico).

In the News
Florida Courier, reviews book by professor Christopher Robertson
Houston Style Magazine, featuring report by professor David Gantz
UA News, featuring research by professor Christopher Robertson

If you want to join an event that celebrates our moment, respects our history, and points to the future, join us on March 6 for the LCA Awards Celebration ( RSVP).
In the careers of our distinguished graduates we see paths for our wonderful current students. And even as we celebrate individuals -- including the contributions they have made to our profession, our community, and our college -- we are reminded of the many ways in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.





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