Greetings,

The new semester gets underway today. In addition to beginning classes, we look forward to hosting a wide array of engaging online events throughout the spring that address the many profound issues of our times.

Check out our preview of some of the exciting conversations we have scheduled -- centered on important topics in constitutional law, civil justice, participatory democracy, tech law, immigration law, and more. We've kept the entries brief so that you can see everything at a glance, save the date, and follow the links for further information.
 
As always, we encourage alumni and friends of the college to join in.
 
Until the footnotes,
 
Marc
 
Spring Event Preview

Remember, this is just a partial listing of University of Arizona Law events planned for this spring. Bookmark the college's master calendar to see additional opportunities as they arise.

All listed events are currently planned to be held virtually, so you can attend from anywhere!


JAN
19
The first monthly session in the Rehnquist Center's National Constitutional Law Workshop Series features Aziz Huq (Chicago)

10 a.m. MST, free & open to the public

Future sessions are listed below.



JAN
26

The Pitt Family Foundation Speaker Series on civic participation and leadership kicks off with a discussion on democracy and race with professor and author Eddie Glaude, Jr. (Princeton).

5:30 p.m. MST, free & open to the public




JAN
29

Save the Date: Board of Visitors Annual Meeting

Contact: Arlin Acosta



FEB
5

Save the Date: LawCats Live webinar, speaker and topic coming soon

12:15 p.m. MST


FEB
12
The Immigration Law & Policy Series features Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia (Pennsylvania), speaking on "Racism in U.S. Immigration Law and Policy."

12 p.m. MST, free & open to the public



FEB
18
Save the Date: The 40th Annual McCormick Lecture will be given by investigative journalist and "Dark Money" author Jane Mayer.

5:30 p.m. MST

Registration details forthcoming


FEB
19
Save the Date: Annual Scholarship Celebration, hosted by the Alumni & Development office.

10 a.m. MST
 
Contact: Arlin Acosta



FEB
22
The Rehnquist Center's monthly National Constitutional Law Workshop Series features Christina Rodriguez (Yale).

1 p.m. MST, free & open to the public



FEB
23
The Pitt Family Foundation Speaker Series on civic participation and leadership continues with a discussion with Ezra Klein, founder and editor-at-large of Vox.

12:15 p.m. MST, free & open to the public



FEB
26
Save the Date: TechLaw Conference

Details will be shared soon.

Contact: Andrew Woods



MAR
4

Save the Date: LawCats Live webinar, speaker and topic coming soon

5 p.m. MST



MAR
5
The Immigration Law & Policy Series features Zaira Emiliana Livier, Executive Director & Co-Founder, The People's Defense Initiative, speaking on "Making Sanctuary: A Grassroots Approach."

12 p.m. MST, free & open to the public



MAR
6
The third annual National Conference of Constitutional Law Scholars will be held entirely via Zoom, with a series of panels organized by subject matter moderated by distinguished commentators. Hosted by the University of Arizona College of Law's William H. Rehnquist Center.
 
Keynote: Jamal Greene, the Dwight Professor of Law at Columbia Law School
 
Audience: All constitutional law scholars are invited to attend.
 




MAR
12
The Immigration Law & Policy Series features Dr. Austin Kocher  and Professor Susan Long of the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse discussing "The Use of Empirical Data to Promote Due Process in U.S. Immigration Policies."




MAR
22
The Rehnquist Center's National Constitutional Law Workshop Series features Keith Whittington (Princeton).

10 a.m. MST, free & open to the public



MAR
23
The Pitt Family Foundation Speaker Series continues with a conversation with Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard professor, New York Times bestselling author, and one of the most inspiring and visionary thought leaders of the digital age.

5:30 p.m. MST, free & open to the public
MAR
24
This year's Peter Chase Neumann Lecture on Civil Justice will be given by Karen Korematsu (Fred T. Korematsu Institute).
 
Time and registration details available soon.
 



APR
20
The Rehnquist Center's National Constitutional Law Workshop Series features Maggie Blackhawk (Pennsylvania).

12 p.m. EST, free & open to the public

>> Register



APR
22
The fourth and final Pitt Family Foundation Speaker Series discussion of the semester features professor and former two-term governor of Arizona, Janet Napolitano. 

5:30 p.m. MST, free & open to the public






Around the College

Remembering John Roll, 10 Years Later
  
This week we remember alumnus and Arizona federal judge John Roll ('72), along with the others whose lives were lost or profoundly changed 10 years ago on January 8.
 
Among his many accomplishments and contributions to our Arizona community, Assistant Dean Nancy Stanley recalls, 

"John was one of the first Arizona judges to volunteer for international rule of law programs, and over the years would meet with our delegations. They were amazed that an American judge would just sit around a conference table and talk with them for hours on end. Earnest and interested, John was the real deal."

~
 
"The story you didn't hear: Slain federal judge John Roll," Arizona Republic/USA Today (January 8, 2021).

~

The College of Law established a scholarship in Judge Roll's honor in 2011.
 
"The tragic events of January 8, 2011 led to the creation of a permanent legacy for U.S. District Court Chief Judge John M. Roll ('72), a loyal Wildcat. More than a hundred individuals and organizations contributed to the John M. Roll Memorial Fund, which will be used to help deserving students defray the costs of their legal education. These law firms provided leadership for the effort, recognizing Judge Roll's many contributions to civic life and the legal profession." 

-- "Arizona Law Forward," Fall 2011

"Receiving [the John Roll] scholarship has been the driving force in everything I done and have accomplished. It gave me the drive to work as hard as possible to give back to the UA, and perhaps more importantly, it allowed me to be here at all. It also meant that I could pursue my interests without being handcuffed by debt; I am extremely grateful for that opportunity."
-- Kelleen Mull, Class of 2020


In the News

The Pew Charitable Trusts Stateline, with commentary by professor Shefali Milczarek-Desai


These are complex, confusing times.
 
The upcoming Martin Luther King Day reminds us of role of justice in building up our "beloved community" ("The Beloved Community: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Prescription for a Healthy Society," Huffington Post, 1/19/2021).

Lawyers, legal scholars and scholars in other fields, students, and civic leaders have a role to play in helping us make sense of these times. 

This spring, like all terms, our college had already planned a rich array of extraordinary speakers. As you can see from the list above, they will have much to say about our profession and our society.
 
We hope you can join us for all of these talks. The ease and familiarity of online engagement is one of the few gifts of this bewildering age.
 
Warmly,

Marc Signature





 

 
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