This week we share some of the exciting and high impactful scholarship, policy work, and public engagement from our faculty.

And, of course, it is always news to share when snow appears in Tucson! 

Gates Pass, courtesy of Pima County Government.

Until the footnotes,
For the Record -- Faculty News 
Arizona Law Faculty Speak at Virtual AALS Annual Meeting
Seven of Arizona Law's faculty members spoke at the 2021 Association of American Law Schools' Annual Meeting, providing a snapshot of faculty scholarship and expertise for colleagues from across the country. 
Stacy Butler, Director, Innovation for Justice and Professor of Practice. Session: "AALS Hot Topic Program: Breaking News in U.S. Legal Regulatory Reform"
Jessica Findley, Research Scholar. Session: "An Empirical Look at Influences on Access to Legal Education & the Profession"
Bashar Malkawi, Global Professor of Practice in Law. Session: "East Asian Responses to Crises -- Pandemics, Trade, Climate, and Beyond"
Marc Miller, Dean and Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law. Breakout Session on "Financial Issues: Developing New Revenue Streams" (facilitator)
Barak Orbach, Professor of Law. Session: "Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation: Antitrust In--And After--A Time of Crisis"
Tara Sklar, Professor of Health Law and Director, Health Law & Policy Program. Session: "Intersectionality, Aging, and the Law"
Priya Sundareshan, Director, National Resource Use & Management Clinic. Session: "Exploring the Role of State and Local Government Laws in Environmental Sustainability"

Justin Pidot Article Included in Top 20 List in the 2021 Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review 
Arizona Law professor Justin Pidot's recent article, "Contingent Delisting," has been selected for inclusion in the top 20 articles as part of the article selection process for the 2021 Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review (ELPAR), a joint project of the Environmental Law Institute and Vanderbilt University Law School.
The top 20 list will be published in the 14th issue of ELPAR (August 2021 issue of the Environmental Law Reporter) this summer.

Stacy Butler Receives the State Bar of Arizona's Award for Special Merit for 2020
Professor Stacy Butler has been awarded with the State Bar of Arizona's Award for Special Merit for 2020. The Award of Special Merit is presented by the Board of Governors to members of the State Bar of Arizona who have made significant contributions to the furtherance of public understanding of the legal system, the administration of justice, and confidence in the legal profession.   
Director of the Innovation for Justice (i4J) Program, Stacy has recently joined the nation's leading health and housing advocates to co-author the report on "The COVID-19 Eviction Crisis: an Estimated 30-40 Million People in America Are at Risk," She has led partnerships between i4J and the National Low Income Housing Coalition on a recently published study on the cost of COVID-19 evictions and has led i4J in developing the Cost of Eviction Calculator, which sheds light on the aggregate community costs of eviction and promotes systemic shifts toward eviction prevention.

Article Co-Authored by Susie Salmon Makes List of Best Legal Education Articles of 2020
An article co-authored by Director of Legal Writing, Susie Salmon, "Treating Professionals Professionally: Requiring Security of Position for All Skills-Focused Faculty under ABA Accreditation Standard 405(c) and Eliminating 405(d)," was on the list of Best Legal Education Articles of 2020 on TaxProf Blog. 
Salmon co-authored the article with J. Lyn Entrikin (Arkansas-Little Rock), Lucy Jewel (Tennessee), Craig T. Smith (North Carolina), Kristen K. Tiscione (Georgetown) and Melissa H. Weresh (Drake).

In the Media
Business Insider
Jan. 20, 2021
Op-ed by lawyer Mark Bankston on Trump's social media ban quotes professor Derek Bambauer's article on misinformation, Ecosystem of Distrust.
Arizona Daily Star
Jan. 17, 2021
The University of Arizona College of Law, the School of Journalism, and the School of Government and Public Policy have launched a Participatory Democracy Initiative. Former Tucson Mayor and Arizona Law professor of practice Jonathan Rothschild writes that the purpose of the initiative is to make a difference in practice by educating and developing students and the community to find ways out of the partisan thicket and share a common foundation for debate and rationally engaging in the challenges that lie ahead.

Jan. 14, 2021
Big Tech companies' enforcement of acceptable use policies following Capitol riots is questioned by some experts, as they argue that First Amendment rights to free speech should extend to social networks. Arizona Law professor Derek Bambauer comments when social platforms can be used as megaphones to incite violence and provide material support to terrorists, which is illegal under the First Amendment, the government has reason to regulate speech on social media to some extent.
Have Trump's Lies Wrecked Free Speech?
New York Times
Jan. 6, 2021
A debate has broken out over whether the once-sacrosanct constitutional protection of the First Amendment has become a threat to democracy. Dean Emerita Toni Massaro weighs in on free speech and democracy. 
Salon (via The Conversation) 
Jan. 1, 2021
Arizona Law professor and one of the nation's preeminent experts on water policy and law Robert Glennon writes on the Trump administration's last-minute rollback on water-saving standards for shower heads.
Dec. 3, 2020
Arizona Law professor Derek Bambauer discusses with how tech policy might differ from the Trump to the Biden administration.
Bloomberg Law
Dec. 2, 2020
As President-elect Biden begins naming his picks for Cabinet positions, many are paying attention to the lawyers whose roles will shape the new administration's work on the environment. Professor Justin Pidot weighs in. 

Nov. 25, 2020 
Professor Keith Swisher, a legal ethics expert, weighs on possibility of attorney discipline for making false claims. 
Major changes in environmental policy expected under BidenArizona Public Media
Nov. 25, 2020 
Environmental Law professor Justin Pidot comments on the potential changes in federal policy with the incoming Biden Administration.
Bloomberg Law
Nov. 9, 2020
Professor Justin Pidot quoted on possible changes to the Justice Department's environment division when the Biden administration takes office in January. 
Oct. 16, 2020
Professor Shalev Roisman breaks down the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. 

Around the College

Call to Employers -- Participate in Spring Recruiting!

Sonoran Desert Public Sector Career Fair -- back in the day.
The Arizona Law Career Development Office invites employers to participate in spring recruiting! This year, all recruiting events will take place virtually, making it easier than ever to connect with Arizona Law talent.
The Spring Interview Program, taking place now through February 12, will host law firms and corporate employers to interview 1L and 2L students for summer positions and 3L students for post-graduate positions.

The 20th annual Sonoran Desert Public Sector Career Fair will host public interest organizations and government agencies looking to hire for internships, externships, and post-graduate positions. This year's event will take place on February 18 and 19.
If you are interested in participating in our organized recruiting events, please reach out to Assistant Director for Employer Engagement, Shannon Walker, at


Join us on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 12:15pm MST
LawCats Live - Vaccine Distribution in Long-Term Care: Is it Working?
This unique event features UA experts from the College of Law and across the UA Health Sciences. The discussion will be moderated by Tara Sklar, Professor of Health Law and Director of the Health Law and Policy Program at Arizona Law. Professor Sklar will provide the latest data on COVID cases and deaths in long-term care facilities, among both residents and staff, and highlight variations in vaccination rates across the states. A panel discussion on COVID-19 vaccination efforts will follow offering a range of perspectives from the health science colleges, including: Pharmacy, Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing on barriers to the rollout and how to effectively and equitably address them.

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process - Winter 2021 Issue Now Available

Last June, we shared the great news that the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law had acquired The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process. As part of the acquisition, we are moving The Journal to a free, open-access online resource. We are pleased to announce that the inaugural issue was released on January 20, 2021. This issue features the following articles:

You can click on the links above to download the articles or download the entire issue here. The Summer 2021 issue, a special issue on the divisions facing our country, will be released in July.

In the News

Our College is a very busy place, even when we cannot (yet) bump into each other in the classroom, courtroom, courtyard, or halls. 

We live in biological (beautiful, high) desert -- yesterday's snow day here in Tucson was such a rare treat. We also nurture a rich intellectual ecosystem, where our community and beyond can fill up on a steady diet of ideas. 

As you have seen, this will be an immensely rich season of lectures and workshops.  We will continue to highlight these many events -- and encourage you to get them on your calendar (and sign up!) now.


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