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I hope your new year is off to a fantastic start. We return to highlighting members of the Arizona Law community. This week we feature student Cody Winchester, alumnus Michael Boreale, and faculty member David Gantz.


Until the footnotes,




Cody Winchester (JD '16)

Cody with girlfriend Korbyn

Cody first experienced Arizona Law at a law school fair in San Francisco where he met the former Assistant Dean of Admissions Alison Nash. He found Ali thoughtful and welcoming, and decided that the school must be equally as welcoming. Cody explained. She gave me her pitch about the U of A, but then she gave me advice tailored to me and I thought that was incredibly nice, and made me think highly of the U of A."


According to Cody, his instinct was "spot on." "I am so happy to have chosen Arizona Law," Cody says, "because the kind, laid-back environment is extremely conducive to studying the law and aligns with my personality."


Cody's classes at California State University in Fresno sparked his interest in criminal law. While there, he majored in political science and received a minor in criminology. Cody also interned and subsequently worked for the Fresno County District Attorney homicide unit, participating in some very high profile cases. Cody found the pressure of homicide work intriguing and the community experience fascinated him.   


After law school, Cody plans to pursue a career in prosecution.  He hopes to prosecute the same kind of serious violent crimes that he worked on in Fresno.


Currently, Cody is one of three fellows in the Program on Criminal Law and Policy (PCLP). He enjoys meeting local criminal law professionals during the weekly Wednesday lunch speaker series -- a tradition of judges, defenders, prosecutors, and others in the criminal justice system who have made the seven year program an outstanding success. His passion to work in criminal law only grows while listening to what practicing criminal lawyers do and how their work benefits the community.


Cody loves playing and watching high-pressure sports. He spent three summers as a white water rafting guide on the class 3 South Fork of the Kings River.  He is also a huge baseball fan, particularly of the Oakland A's -- Cody, maybe next year will be their year!  Cody has recently discovered two new hobbies: snowboarding (a little hard to practice here in Tucson) and stand-up comedy (with many opportunities here in Tucson).


You can connect with Cody on LinkedIn here.

David Gantz


David Gantz, the Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law and Director of our International Trade Law Program, joined the faculty in 1993.


Prior to joining the Arizona Law faculty, David served with the U.S. Agency for International Development Law Reform Project in Costa Rica and as a law clerk for Judge Charles M. Merrill of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He was also the chief lawyer responsible for Inter-American affairs at the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, from 1970-1977. While practicing private international trade law with various Washington, D.C., firms between 1977 and 1993, David began teaching as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown Law Center.  


David recalls his decision to enter academia full time. After his children finished college, he decided a career change was in order, and he turned his full attention to teaching and writing.  


David specializes in international trade and investment law, and both his teaching and scholarship have had a special focus on regional trade agreements and international environmental law. For example, David's book Regional Trade Agreements: Law, Policy and Practice (Carolina Academic Press, 2009) deals with the proliferation of regional trade agreements ("RTAs"). RTAs are lauded as one of the most economically significant and politically important developments within the world trading system. His 2013 book published by Cambridge University Press is titled Liberalizing International Trade after Doha: Multilateral, Plurilateral, Regional and Unilateral Initiatives


David keeps himself very busy, first and foremost working with LL.M. and S.J.D. students specializing in international trade and business law, and also sharing his expertise with all students in the J.D. and M.L.S. classes, and around the university. David has also served as a binational panelist under the dispute resolution provisions of the CFTA and NAFTA.  


David's current project focuses on trade dispute settlement.  He presented his findings at a conference at the University of Copenhagen in mid-December, and on that trip also met with a new potential College of Law partner institution in Ireland. He is also working on an annual review of the jurisprudence of the WTO's Appellate body, scheduled for publication in 2014.


On a more personal note, David's children (twins) have blessed him with five grandchildren. They all live in Arlington, Virginia, and David spends much of the summer nearby, enjoying time with his kids and grandkids, (and sailing).  David is also a strong supporter of the Tucson theater and chamber music scene. You can send a message to David at

Michael Boreale  ('05)

Michael Boreale moved to Arizona at the age of ten, making him a "nearly native" Arizonan. He left Arizona for a short while to attend the University of Notre Dame for his undergraduate studies. The College of Law lured Michael back to Arizona with its small size and tight-knit community.  


Michael credits former Dean of Admissions Terry Holpert as one of the deciding factors in his decision. "She showed sincere concern and interest in me and really personalized my admissions experience," Michael states, "I never once felt like a 'number' like I did at some of the other law schools I was considering."  


After graduation, Michael worked for a small firm in Tucson primarily handling collections and landlord-tenant matters. He then moved to the Chief Counsel Office for U.S. Customs & Border Protection for more than five years. While there, he handled a variety of matters ranging from employment and contract issues to 4th Amendment and customs issues.  


Having a wide range of private and government experience under his belt, Michael was drawn back to private practice, and last November decided to start his own law practice, "focusing on providing an 'in-house' counsel experience to small businesses that otherwise couldn't afford it." Read more about his firm here.  


Like many of our alumni, Michael has adapted his economic business model for clients. Michael provides a range of general business legal services to clients for a flat-fee package to help small business owners manage legal costs.


Michael feels blessed by the education he received at Arizona Law. He is grateful for his lifelong friends and the top-notch legal education.  He especially lauds our trial advocacy program as a great foundation for any type of legal practice. "I've always said that if a new U of A grad and a new Harvard law grad are squaring off for their first trial, my money's on the U of A grad!"  


Michael and his wife Stephanie enjoy their rambunctious three-year-old son, who keeps them on their toes. When he's not working, Michael keeps himself busy chasing said three year-old, playing golf, and listening to music.    


Coming soon!!!


 34th Annual Marks Memorial Lecture.  Thursday, January 23rd, 5-6 p.m.

  • Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court, and a former member of the Berkeley Law faculty, will speak on, "Justice and the Distribution of Educational Opportunity".    


"Saving the Neighborhood"-Full Day Conference.  Friday, January 31st 9a.m.-4:30p.m. 

  •  Join us at the law school as we celebrate the book by our colleague Carol Rose and Columbia Law School professor Richard Brooks, exploring the history and continuing relevance of racially restrictive housing covenants

Panelists include:

  • Robert Gordon (Professor of Law, Stanford and Chancellor Kent Professor Emeritus of Law and Legal History, (Yale Law School),
  • Risa Goluboff (John Allan Love Professor of Law, Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Professor of Law, and Professor of History at the University of Virginia),
  • Lani Guinier (Bennett Boskey Professor at Harvard Law School),
  • Gerald Torres (Bryant Smith Chair in Law at the University of Texas at Austin),
  • Gabriel "Jack" Chin (Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law and the former Chester H. Smith Professor of Law, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law), and
  • Price V. Fishback, (Thomas R. Brown Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona Eller College of Management).


Arizona Law Needs Your Support  


Are you looking for a way to show your support of Arizona Law?

Donations of $1,000 or more qualify you as an Arizona Law Fellow.    

Fellows receive invitations to special events, prominent recognition at the College, and Dean Miller's profound thanks. 




Students return to classes on January 15th. And as you can see just by the extraordinary events in the first few weeks of the term, we are preparing for a very busy spring semester.  


Among many other events, the semester will include another major lecture -- the McCormick Lecture on March 6, to be given by former Sen. Olympia Snowe -- our annual Scholarship Lunch on February 12, the annual Law College Association Dinner, on April 4, in Phoenix and a new networking series with students and alumni. And of course we will end the semester with the great event that caps every school year -- graduation and its accompanying festivities.  


I encourage you to come back to campus and take part in these events. If you haven't been back since the major renovations, or if you haven't gotten the chance to meet or hear our wonderful newer faculty colleagues, or to hear about new programs, or to meet our superb and diverse students, then we hope you will come back home.  


Let us know before a visit, and we'll help to arrange that visit, set up meetings, and make sure that students interested in your area of practice or work get to meet you. And if you find yourself on campus, please stop by my office. I welcome the opportunity to spend time with you.






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Marc L. Miller 
Dean & Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law 
James E. Rogers College of Law    

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