James E. Rogers College of Law   
January 21, 2015




Among the special joys of being a lawyer -- and therefore among the special joys in the study of law -- is how the law has one foot in theory, history, and philosophy and the other in the real world of client needs and policy objectives. 


As members of the legal community working in an extraordinary research university, we constantly engage in deep questions of justice, equality, truth, decision-making, the role of government and the mechanisms of governance, efficiency, and other building blocks of the law. At the same time, we pursue these as values through our research, policy work, training of new lawyers and the representation of clients, and through our pursuit of new knowledge and tools to connect our theoretical insights to the world around us.


These questions and values will be vividly displayed in a series of conferences, workshops, and talks at Arizona Law over the next few weeks. This week we feature these events and invite you to attend, ideally in person, but always in spirit.


Until the footnotes,




Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law: 

Symposium Conference on the work of James Anaya


This Friday afternoon, January 23, from 1:30-5:15 p.m., the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law is presenting a symposium on the work of Professor Jim Anaya as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2008-2014). Speakers include:


  • Gina Cosentino (Director, Indigenous and Communal Conservation, The Nature Conservancy, Washington, D.C.)
  • Andrew Erueti (Professor, University of Waikato, Faculty of Law, New Zealand) 


Brown Bag Lunch Discussion with the Speakers

All are welcome to attend this informal conversation the day before the conference. Please bring your own lunch.

Thursday, January 22

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Sullivan Conference Room (Room 272)


Symposium Conference

Friday, January 23

1:30 - 5:15 pm

Ares Auditorium (Room 164)

Reception to follow.


No RSVP required. 


Angela Riley
Angela Riley
Andrew Erueti
Andrew Erueti
Gina Cosentino
Gina Cosentino
Claire Charters
Claire Charters


QuantLaw Presents: A Conversation with John Donohue (Stanford),  Jeff Fagan (Columbia), and Saul Levmore (Chicago)


Next Monday, January 26, from 4:00-5:30 pm, our QuantLaw Program, under the direction of Professor Jane Bambauer, brings together three of the country's leading empirically-focused legal scholars.


Professor (and former Dean) Saul Levmore of the University of Chicago, Professor John Donohue of Stanford, and Professor Jeff Fagan of Columbia will present their work. Professor Fagan is also teaching a short course on policing. 


All three scholars are returning to Arizona Law after the successful launch of the QuantLaw Program last year. They are spending several days in residence as QuantLaw Gurus to work with law students and faculty from around the UA on their empirically-driven scholarship.

Jane Bambauer
Jane Bambauer


Theory Work on Data

John Donohue, "The Big Controversy in Empirical Evaluation of Law and Policy"


Data Work on Policing

Jeff Fagan


Theory Work on Aging

Saul Levmore, "Aging: Retirement by Contract"


Monday, January 26

4:00-5:30 pm

Ares Auditorium (Room 164)


No RSVP required. For questions, contact QuantLaw program director, Professor Jane Bambauer 


Saul Levmore
Saul Levmore
John Donohue
John Donohue

Jeff Fagan
Jeff Fagan

Terrorism in America


Next Wednesday, January 28, from 4:30-6:00 pm, former CIA officer Michael Hurley will speak on "Terrorism in America." His presentation focuses on "What are the current threats, and is the U.S. government doing enough to defend us?" CLE credit may be available. 


Wednesday, January 28

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Room 160


Register here


US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Visit  


On Thursday, January 29th, between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., a panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear arguments in three cases. 


Seating is available first to those who have registered. Others are welcome to observe on a first-come, first-serve basis as space is available. Arguments will be heard in three cases:  (1) Adobe Systems v. Joshua Christensen, (2) Arizona Libertarian Party v. Ken Bennett, and (3) Mauricio Margain v. Elsa Ruiz-Bours, followed by a question and answer Session. 


Unfortunately due to court rules, there will be no "in and out" during the arguments. Participants will need to sit for all three cases. There will also be a live video feed of the arguments in the Lewis Roca Rothgerber Lobby for those with time constraints.  


Thursday, January 29

9:30 - 11:30 am

Ares Auditorium (Room 164)


For more information on the cases and to register, please click here.


The Rehnquist Court: Ten Years Later 


On Friday February 6, the William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government is hosting an all-day conference, examining the jurisprudence of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. 


Conference Program topics include:  Federalism, The Role of the Chief Justice, Criminal Procedure, and The First Amendment and Religion. CLE credit may be available. 


Friday, February 6th

9 am - 5 pm

Westward Look Resort & Spa

245 East Ina Road


For more information and to register, please click here.


Wait! That's not all...

This semester the new College of Law Center for Law and Philosophy, under the direction of Professor Simone Sepe and Professor Tom Christiano of the philosophy department, has six speakers on the topic of corporate social responsibility. 
Tom Christiano
Tom Christiano
Simone Sepe
Simone Sepe

Over six weeks in March and April, Professor Bob Mundheim will host "Conversations With..." lunch hour events with lawyers from Fortune 500 general counsel's offices and the firms that advise those lawyers. 


Every Wednesday the Program in Criminal Law and Policy will present a lunchtime speaker.


On February 19th, at 4 p.m., Pat McGroder will deliver a lecture in the Civil Justice Initiative series titled "The Art of Advocacy."


On March 10th, at 5 p.m., former Colorado Senator Mark Udall will deliver the Marks Memorial Lecture.


IPLP and other programs will regularly bring in speakers throughout the Spring as well. 

Bob Mundheim
Bob Mundheim
To see the full list of major lectures, workshops, and regular speaker series at Arizona Law this semester, please see our master calendar online.

We hope you will join us for some, or all, of these events -- and add the many exciting talks, workshops, conferences, and lectures to your calendar now.


And remember, the busy life at the College is just one slice of the smorgasbord of intellectual events at the University of Arizona. For example, the seven-part College of Science 2015 Lecture Series "Life in the Universe" begins on January 26.


The jam-packed university calendar is at uanews.org/calendar. Listings of events in specific areas include the Institute of the Environment.
Mark Udall
Mark Udall


Centennial Snapshot -- First Graduates


Harry C. Westover
Harry C. Westover 

The first class to graduate from the law program at the University of Arizona, in 1918, was made up entirely of just twin brothers from Yuma, Harry C. Westover and William H. Westover. Harry later became a California district court judge and William, a Yuma attorney. 
William H. Westover
William H. Westover


The Gutter Bowl is coming! Are you able to beat your managing partner and get the lowest score? How about your old classmate? Join us for an evening of fun, food, and good ol' fashioned competition.


March 4, 2015, Bowlmor Scottsdale.

7300 East Thomas Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.

Alumni, faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.


Register here!



Call to Alumni


Many of you have moved around the country, around the world, and back again in the pursuit of your personal and professional ambitions. No matter where you go, you'll always have your memories of Tucson.


We want to share those memories by connecting alumni, fostering contacts for students, and offering a source of information for prospective students.


We are looking for volunteers to help us plan our Centennial alumni receptions in the following cities:


San Diego

Las Vegas




Los Angeles

New York

Washington, DC

San Francisco

Salt Lake City

Dallas -- Houston


If you would like to serve on an alumni committee to help plan a reception in your area, please contact Marissa White 



The students are back and the hallways are once again filled with the energy and excitement of a new semester.


The intelligence, discipline, and passion we see in everyday classes, and through participation in lectures and conferences, can be a part of your office this summer! If you are interested in having a clerk or intern this summer, make sure you register as an employer for our Sonoran Desert Career Fair. Assistant Dean Karen Kowalski can get you set up and facilitate connections to our talented Arizona Law students.


In the meantime, I hope you will put some of these transformative events in the days, weeks and months ahead on your calendar. 


Join us!






Marc L. Miller  

Dean & Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law
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