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JULY 14, 2021


Jul 16

BA in Law Summer Law Day

Jul 20

LawCats Live: Health Information Technology Fundamentals

Jul 22

Law Teaching Strategies for a New Era


Today we highlight the summer experiences of our law students, featuring rising Arizona Law 3L Caleb Gallus, who is spending this summer in Boston with the not-for-profit Justice at Work.

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Student Caleb Gallus Continues Lifelong Commitment to Social Movements through Fellowship


University of Arizona Law rising third-year student Caleb Gallus has been awarded a Peggy Browning Fellowship, allowing him to work at Justice at Work this summer in Boston, MA, supporting the organizing efforts of immigrant workers centers in southern New England.

The Peggy Browning Fund is a not-for-profit organization established in memory of Margaret A. Browning, a prominent union-side attorney who was a member of the National Labor Relations Board from 1994 until 1997. Peggy Browning Fellowships provide law students with unique, diverse and challenging work experiences fighting for social and economic justice. These experiences encourage and inspire students to pursue careers in public interest labor law.

The Peggy Browning Fellowship was awarded to 80 fellows this summer, from almost 700 applicants who competed for the honor. Fellows are distinguished students who have not only excelled in law school but who have also demonstrated their commitment to workers’ rights through their previous educational, work, volunteer, and personal experiences. Caleb shares,

"I'm excited for the opportunity to be the Peggy Browning Fellow at Justice at Work in Boston, MA this summer because it allows me to continue my lifelong commitment to social movements.”

Before law school, Caleb spent over a decade working as a bicycle mechanic in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. Starting at age 13, he held low-wage grocery and convenience store jobs, working alongside immigrants from Central America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe. As a high school student, Caleb organized a student walkout against the second Iraq War and has been active in social movements since. During his time as an undergraduate student, he organized with the Industrial Workers of the World and interned with Argentina’s worker-occupied factory movement. After graduating, he organized against police brutality, with the Occupy movement, and alongside the Black Lives Matter movement. Last summer, Caleb was interning with the Amistad Law Project in Philadelphia during the tragic deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and civil movements that followed. 

“I fundamentally believe that it is workers themselves who can, and must, lead the struggle to change their workplace. Justice at Work shares this belief. I'm excited to learn from attorneys who understand how to support, but not lead, workers fighting to reshape the world.”

Learn more about the Peggy Browning Fund by visiting


BA in Law Program Hosts Summer Law Day, July 16

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We welcome you to share this information with interested middle school and high school students (PDF flyer).

Contact and registration:

LawCats Live: New Tools to Communicate the Fundamentals of Health Information Technology (HIT), July 20

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Join Professors Tara Sklar and Chase Millea and special guest attorney Tony Caldwell (’15) as they highlight the College of Law’s Fall 2021 course in Health Information Technology, which leverages various learning tools to improve information delivery and understanding, including studio-produced video lectures, enhanced creative tools for students to communicate virtually, and a podcast.

When: July 20, noon (Arizona/Tucson) via Zoom

Using some of the creative tools from the course, this webinar will provide an overview of HIT Fundamentals, including an introduction to key HIT stakeholders (e.g., government, providers, payors, vendors), the rules of the game (e.g., HIPAA, CMS Rules, state confidentiality laws), and how to think through a software as a service (SaaS) agreement that relates to identifiable health information.


A Message from the UA Bear Down Network


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• Communicate with Wildcats through Cat Chats, mentorships and more

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An Expert Weighs In: Is Telemedicine Here to Stay After the Pandemic?

MHA Online, quoting professor Tara Sklar

Legacy of hope: O’Connor continues inspiring people in law field

KGUN9, featuring rising 3L student Rachel Romaniuk and professors Susie Salmon and Tessa Dysart

On our website:

IPLP Students Land Key Summer Placements Across Private and Public Sectors

University of Arizona Law Announces Inaugural Faculty Research Award Winners


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"Congratulations to Justice Kathryn Hackett King ('06), who was just sworn in as the newest Arizona Supreme Court justice."

@uarizonalaw, Facebook

Summer unfolds for our students, and the entire law community, in familiar patterns even in unfamiliar times. Many JD graduates prepare to take the bar—others who took the bar last February jump into work, or take a well-earned break. Current students are engaged in a vast range of public and private practice and policy settings. Many of them are building the relationships or developing the expertise in the field that will shape their early career.

Our law school staff members work on a range of projects, as they wrap up the final details of one school (and fiscal) year, and prepare for another. Faculty work on research projects, and some teach a summer course. 

I am out in a world of alumni who are ready to again engage with Arizona Law in person. Today, for example, I am meeting with wonderful alumni in Honolulu. 

And then there are the news items that are welcome and wonderful at any time of year—with the appointment of Justice King to the Arizona Supreme Court at the top of that list.


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