This week we bring you the latest news from two of Arizona Law's premier programs, the International Economic Law & Policy Program (IELP) and the Bacon Immigration Law & Policy Program.
In addition to these program activities and the start of regular spring semester classes, this week we are pleased to host an international cohort of students for January in Tucson -- a series of intensive education sessions on indigenous governance, law, and policy.

Until the footnotes,


International Economic Law & Policy Program 
Hosting Lectures This Week

This Friday, January 13, 2017, the International Economic Law & Policy (IELP) program and College of Law will host two distinguished guests: Lucinda Low and Dan Magraw.


The IELP program at Arizona Law (formerly the International Trade & Business Law program) was initiated in 1994 -- the same year that NAFTA became effective -- and is currently directed by Professor Sergio Puig, who joined the college in 2014.

The program's founder, Professor David A. Gantz, continues to be substantially engaged with program operations and with degree candidates. Together Sergio and David also advise the Arizona Journal of International & Comparative Law, begun in 1982.
The program attracts foreign law graduates from all over the world and has awarded more than 225 LLM degrees to U.S. and foreign lawyers, nearly a dozen SJD degrees, and numerous certificates to our JD graduates enrolled in IELP courses. 

We anticipate being able to offer an online version of the IELP LLM degree, supplementing the in-residence program, through Arizona Law and the University of Arizona beginning with the 2017-18 academic year.
Lucinda Low

We are pleased to invite alumni and friends to the Third Annual International Economic Law and Policy Lecture at Arizona Law. Lucinda Low, Esq., will be speaking on "The Future of International Law Under the Trump Administration."  

The lecture will take place on Friday, January 13, from 4-5 p.m. in Room 168. A reception will follow. 

Lucinda A. Low is President of the American Society of International Law and a partner at the Washington D.C. office of Steptoe & Johnson. One of the nation's leading experts in public corruption matters, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Ms. Low is the head of Steptoe's Regulatory, Enforcement, and Public Policy Department and serves on the firm's Management Committee. 

She has extensive experience representing companies and individuals before national and international enforcement entities, including the U.S. Department of Justice and the World Bank. Ms. Low has also worked in international arbitration matters, having served as both counsel and as an arbitrator. She has been a mentor to hundreds of women (and many men as well) entering "big law" practice in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere.
Ms. Low is a graduate of the UCLA College of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the UCLA Law Review, and has previously taught as an adjunct professor of law at both American University and the University of Colorado.
The two earlier speakers in the annual IELP lecture series were WTO Appellate Body president Ricardo Ramirez (2015) and former OPIC general counsel Don DeAmicis (2016).
Daniel Magraw
On Friday, January 13, at noon, Professor Daniel Magraw will speak on "Climate Change: Where Do We Go From Here?"  The talk will be held in Room 156, and lunch will be served. 

Professor Magraw is the former Director of the International Environmental Law Office at the U.S. EPA and founder of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL).  He is a Professional Lecturer and Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Professor Magraw teaches international environmental law and policy at SAIS, as well as human rights and environment at the University of Miami School of Law.


To find out more about either talk, contact Cristina Castaneda, Senior Director of Global Programs, (520) 621-1720.

Bacon Immigration Law & Policy Program
Katherine Henrichs and Ana Islas conducting an intake with two farmworkers.

Professor Nina Rabin, who directs the Bacon Immigration Law & Policy Program, reports a flurry of activity just before the holidays. Although these clinics usually quiet down in December, this year several students went above and beyond during their final exam period, taking on new tasks and projects in response to community need.
In particular, law students Amanda Rutherford and Mario Gonzalez helped the City of Tucson design and distribute a "Resource Guide for Immigrant Families," now available on the city's website in English and Spanish. Drafting the guide involved working closely with the many non-profit organizations and attorneys in Tucson who serve immigrants. The mayor announced the guide and our partnership on behalf of the immigrant community in a press conference on December 20, 2016.

Immigration Law Clinic Co-Director Lynn Marcus speaks at the press conference along with Mayor Rothschild, Deputy Chief Chad Kasmar,  City Council Member Regina Romero,  and Mexican Consul Ricardo Pineda Albarran.
Also in December, the Workers' Rights Clinic settled a large case on behalf of fifteen cleaners who worked in a variety of department stores without receiving the minimum wage or overtime. Several students, including Mario Gonzalez, Felipe Guevara, and Miriam Enriquez, gave generously of their time during exams, up to the very last day before winter break, to try to make the necessary arrangements to get the workers their settlement checks in time for the holidays. We are happy to report that all the workers received the wages they earned, plus penalties, to welcome in the New Year!
Finally, just this past week, our Farmworker Legal Assistance Mini-Clinic went to San Luis, Arizona, for several days of intensive outreach and learning. Our students helped farmworkers renew their green cards, provided information and counseling about their workplace rights, and met with a range of community organizations and government agencies in the region.
The 2017 Farmworker Mini-Clinic class posing in front of  a statute of Cesar Chavez, who was born near and died in San Luis, Arizona. From left to right: Ryan Foley, Jairo Holguin, Ana Islas, Katherine Henrichs,  Assoc. Director Shayna Kessler, and Drew Warner.

The Bacon Program has many exciting plans and goals for the coming year. If you are interested in learning more about how you can support our work, please contact Jonelle Vold

Work with us!

The Bacon Immigration Law & Policy Program is hiring for THREE positions! We have two fellowship positions immediately available. One is focused on serving immigrant students and their families in Tucson; the other will continue to build on our work with the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project to support immigration detainees. 
Please check out the job postings here and here

We are also hiring for a fellowship position to begin in Summer 2017 to work on the Workers' Rights Clinic.  This position is ideally suited for someone with a few years of experience, but we will consider recent graduates as well.  The job announcement is here, and interested applicants can submit their materials for the position here

Please circulate these opportunities to any bilingual attorneys you think might be interested.

Jairo Holguin conducting an outreach presentation.

Congratulations to Jeffrey Bernick ('90)

Warm congratulations to alumnus Jeffrey Bernick ('90), who has been appointed Managing Principal of the Phoenix office of Jackson Lewis. Jeff joined the firm in 2013. In his practice, he has represented employers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies on a variety of litigation matters.
Jeff's wife Harriet is a fellow 1990 Arizona Law graduate, and their son Eli is currently working toward the BA in Law at the UA.

Bear down!

Registration is Open for Neumann Lecture on Civil Justice, Feb. 16

The Peter Chase Neumann Lecture on Civil Justice, featuring New Mexico trial attorney Randi McGinn, will be held February 16 at 5 p.m. Register here.
McGinn's trials have resulted in changes in corporate and police department practices and in substantial verdicts and settlements for her clients. She recently authored the book, Changing Laws, Saving Lives: How to Take on Corporate Giants and Win.
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.

January in Tucson Courses Under Way

From January 5-28, 2017, the Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy program at Arizona Law is partnering with the Native Nations Institute to offer January in Tucson courses in Native nation building, indigenous governance, community and economic development, tribal law and policy, and more. 

Classes include "Comparative Legal Systems & Their Role in Nation Building" taught by Professor Robert A. Williams, Jr. and "Indigenous Peoples' Rights Under International Law" taught by former Arizona Law Professor and Dean of Colorado Law, S. James Anaya.

Today spring classes begin. It is thrilling to have speakers like Lucinda Low and Dan Magraw to open our semester, and as we reported last week, we have many high profile speakers, workshops and events in the weeks and months ahead.
Fortunately we have a shortened class week -- and again next week, with the MLK holiday. We are thrilled to be back in the classroom, but also grateful to have a little time to return to full speed.


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