Tomorrow our intellectually action-packed term continues with a lecture by Randi McGinn, who will deliver the inaugural Peter Chase Neumann Lecture on Civil Justice. 

The Civil Justice Program and the Civil Justice Lecture were both started in 2013.  In 2016, the college received a transformative gift from Peter in order to endow and extend this series into the future.
We also showcase the three individuals and one organization to be honored at the Law College Association Awards Ceremony on March 3. This event follows a 43-year tradition of coming together to celebrate the extraordinary service and professional achievements of members and friends of the Arizona Law community.

Until the footnotes, 

Randi McGinn to Deliver 2017 Peter Chase Neumann Lecture 
on Civil Justice
Tomorrow renowned trial attorney Randi McGinn will deliver the annual Peter Chase Neumann Lecture on Civil Justice. 

Her remarks are titled, "Using the Law to Transform Your Community: Making the World Safe from Dangerous Health Care, Defective Products and Police Shootings." 

When: TOMORROW, Thursday, February 16, 2017, 5 - 6 p.m. (reception follows)
Where: College of Law, Room 164 (Ares Auditorium)
Randi is the senior partner in a five-woman, two-man law firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She is known for her creativity in the courtroom and her use of demonstrative evidence to visualize opening, direct, cross-examination, and closing argument.
As her official bio notes, 

"She has destroyed adverse witnesses by leaving a pretentious Beverly Hills doctor standing in front of the jury covered with post-it notes and clutching a grapefruit to his chest, by grilling a government snitch until he threw up, and by exposing the fact that a world-renowned polygraph expert had been polygraphing his own sperm cells in the dead of night. In a particularly hard-won police shooting case, the local SWAT officers once put her face on their Christmas piñata and took turns whacking it with a big stick."
Randi is the vice president of the Inner Circle of Advocates. She is double-listed in criminal and civil litigation in Best Lawyers in America, and is a fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. 

She is a former governor of the American Association for Justice, a past president of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, and a former board member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Randi has taught trial practice for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and the National Criminal Defense College, and has been an adjunct professor for the University of New Mexico.
For more information about attending, contact Marissa White, 520-621-8430.
About the Lecture Series
This lecture series is generously supported by and named for our 1964 alumnus Peter Chase Neumann . It is a cornerstone of the college's Civil Justice Initiative, which seeks to elevate the American civil justice system and train the next generation of great trial lawyers.
The lecture series, which began in 2013, has brought in several noteworthy speakers including Thomas Girardi, Patrick J. McGroder ('70), and L. Richard Fried ('66). 

From l-r: series namesake Peter Chase Neumann, 
and previous speakers, 
Thomas Girardi, Patrick J. McGroder, and L. Richard Fried.
LCA Awards Ceremony to Laud Four Honorees
We are excited to host the 43rd  Annual LCA Awards Ceremony at the College of Law on Friday, March 3, 5 - 8 p.m. It should be a beautiful spring night for our college community to gather for the presentation of awards to four standouts in the legal profession. The ceremony will be followed by a reception in our Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Lobby. 

We hope you will join us to honor and celebrate the remarkable achievements of:

The Florence Project -- 
LCA Award for Extraordinary Service to Society

The Florence Project provides free legal and social services to the detained adults and unaccompanied children facing immigration removal proceedings in Arizona. Its vision is to ensure that all immigrants facing removal have access to counsel, understand their rights under the law, and are treated fairly and humanely.

The Honorable Bobby Baldock ('60) -- 
UA Public Service Award

The Honorable Judge Baldock of the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the public in over three decades of service as a federal judge and during his many years of private practice. 

John Lacy ('67) -- 
UAAA Professional Achievement Award

John Lacy graduated from Arizona Law in 1967 and over the intervening 49 years has been a leading figure in natural resource law in the United States, including service as president of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and the Mining Club of the Southwest, and assisting the Bolivian government in overhauling its national mining laws.

Gabriel Galanda ('00) --
UAAA Professional Achievement Award

Gabriel Galanda practices at Galanda Broadman in Seattle. He works at the forefront of the field of Indian Law, defending tribes and Indian-owned enterprises, advocating for tribal members in disenrollment or civil rights defense, representing tribal plaintiffs and defendants in catastrophic personal injury lawsuits, and assisting tribes with economic development strategies and transactions.
For more information about attending, contact Marissa White, 520-621-8430.

Large Turnout at Community Forum on Immigration Orders
A standing-room only crowd, packed overflow room, and online viewers took part in a lively forum on the legal implications of President Trump's executive orders on immigration Tuesday, February 8, at the College of Law. 

The forum opened with an Arizona Law student sharing his family's story, beginning with his Iranian father who came to the U.S. for college. From there, immigration attorney Tarik Sultan ('93) spoke about how the orders are affecting his ongoing cases, including a U.S. military veteran unable to enter the country because her spouse is from one of the countries included in the travel ban. 

Arizona Law Immigration Clinic directors Nina Rabin and Lynn Marcus broke down the details of the three executive orders and how they compare to immigration policy and enforcement of past administrations. 

Roxie Bacon, the chief counsel to U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services under President Obama, closed the forum by sharing advice on how American citizens and undocumented immigrants can navigate the new policies and stand up for their legal rights. The panel then opened the forum to questions from the audience.

If you missed the event -- or if you want to review the detailed discussion of President Trump's executive orders on immigration -- see:

In Memoriam -- Hon. Earl H. Carroll ('51)
We mourn the passing of Judge Earl Carroll. Born in Tucson on March 26, 1925 to parents John and Ruby Carroll, Earl Carroll lived a very full life of 91 years, including more than 30 years as a federal judge. After serving in the Navy, he attended the UA where he earned a BA in business in 1948 and his law degree in 1951. 

Judge Carroll established the Earl H. Carroll Public Service Fund, a scholarship program for UA law students, with his longtime friend Thomas Chandler. We are grateful to Judge Carroll's devotion to the College of Law and will miss his friendship and exemplary service to his community.  Full obituary.
Donations to The Law College Association/Earl H. Carroll Public Service Fund may be  mailed to Jonelle Vold, The University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85721, or sent online at:

Sacks Tierney Hosts Alumni
Thank you Sacks Tierney and Bryan Gottfredson ('06, third from right, below) for hosting a great Arizona Law alumni-networking lunch in Scottsdale last week!

Leaders in the Law: Hon. David Cole and Steve Bossé

Last week, the Hon. David Cole ('76) met over lunch with a group of Arizona Law students as part of our active Leaders in the Law series.  Judge Cole is a retired Maricopa County Superior Court Judge, former Solicitor General for the State of Arizona, and appellate attorney for the Arizona Attorney General. 

And, on  Tuesday of this week, Steve Bossé ('79) shared words of wisdom from his years of practice in tax law and employment benefits. Among many topics, Steve talked about the unpredictable importance of early career opportunities, and about opening his own practice with colleagues more than 25 years ago. The student audience included 13 of our BA in Law Students visiting Tucson from our dual degree program at Ocean University in Qingdao, China.

Thank you, Judge Cole and Steve!

Students with Judge Cole
Students meet with Judge Cole (in striped shirt).

Students meet with  Steve Bossé  (in dark blue shirt).

Upcoming Conferences
  • Immigration Federalism conference, hosted by the UA William H. Rehnquist Center. Westward Look Resort & Spa, next Friday, Feb. 24, all day. Register here.

  • "Who Belongs? From Tribal Kinship to Native Nation Citizenship to Disenrollment" conference. Thursday & Friday, Mar. 9 - 10, Ares Auditorium (Room 164). Read more and register here.  
Black History Month Events

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at Arizona Law has an active calendar in recognition of Black History Month. 

Today, BLSA and the Program in Criminal Law and Policy (PCLP) hosted Tamara Mulembo ('05), an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Tucson, who spoke on juvenile justice in the federal system.
Remaining events this month include:
  • February 16, 7 - 9 p.m., Black Jeopardy (Room 164)
  • February 16, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m., Bar Review event at Union Public House
  • February 21, 12 - 1:15 p.m., "A Coversation on Race, Crime, and Criminal Justice," with Professor Fred Cohen (Room 137)
For more information on any of these events, contact BLSA president, LeAnn Jones ('17).

These electronic pages capture the life of our college. We share the daily goings-on at a vibrant law school, and one deeply connected to our community at the UA, throughout Arizona, and around the world.
You can see that we are deeply linked to the challenges, ideas, and issues of our times, whether it is the tragedy of tribal disenrollment, the controversy of dramatic new government policies, the discussion of immigration federalism, or the opportunity to appreciate the role and complexity of our civil justice system.
We also try to share the respect and celebration of achievements, careers, and lives of our alumni and friends. As members of our community have heard me say before, ultimately the College of Law is not about our building, or a class, or a degree, but a reflection of the people who live and work and are educated here, and then go forth to engage and transform the world.


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