Wildcat Last week I had great meetings in NYC with College of Law alums, UA alums who got their law degree at other institutions, and other friends of the college. We also held a reception with our NYC area alumni and friends.
Next up, I hope to see many of you at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson for the State Bar of Arizona Convention. Our reception is on Thursday, June 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Sonoran Room 1 ( register here).
Our summer schedule is rapidly filling up with visits to alumni and friends in cities throughout the country. 

Also this month, we will hold receptions in Portland (June 20), Seattle (June 23), and DC (June 29). 

And later in the summer we'll spend time with Phoenix (July 25), LA (August 4), and Denver area alums (August 8). Stay tuned to Wildcat Wednesday -- Letter of the Law for details.
Lots of chances to connect!

Until the footnotes,

Live From New York, It's Arizona Law!

I had an invigorating several days in New York City meeting with our alumni and friends. One of the highlights was the alumni dinner at Toscana 49 last Wednesday.
Another was meeting with the gracious and pathbreaking Hester Turner ('46).
It is nearly impossible to believe that Hester turned 100 this past January. That was even more true when she described camping on safari in Kenya -- last year!
We had the chance to catch up, talk about the law school and current politics and family, and discuss her pathbreaking career, including her leadership of Camp Fire Girls in the late 1960s. ( Read more here.

Professor Tatum Chosen as Udall Center Fellow

null The Udall Center Fellows Program named Research Professor of Law Melissa Tatum as one of four faculty members selected for the 2017-18 fellows cohort. The program, entering its 28th year, offers fellows a semester off from standard teaching, allowing for creative projects in policy-relevant scholarship and time to pursue funding opportunities.
Melissa studies how law and culture in indigenous communities relate to cultural aspects of heritage, knowledge, appropriation and property. 

Melissa notes:
"I was thrilled and honored to learn I had been selected as a Fellow," said Tatum. "I have admired the work of the Udall Center and the Native Nations Institute for years, and I am looking forward to this opportunity."
Melissa's fellowship project is "Spaces of Indigenous Justice." She says:

"Essentially its premise is that human rights and adversarial litigation are often not the best approach to seeking justice for Indigenous people. Instead, the project seeks to use interdisciplinary methods, including involving indigenous people and communities as partners in the planning process, to develop more effective methods of achieving justice."
The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy has hosted 144 University of Arizona faculty fellows from 42 departments and centers in 10 colleges in the last 28 years, encouraging scholarly work from all disciplines and enriching policy dialogues on and off-campus.
Arizona Law to Host Global Conference on Environmental Taxation

Image: Jacob Chinn/University of Arizona Alumni Association.

Join us at the leading global forum on environmental taxation.
The Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET) will hold its 18th annual session at the University of Arizona, hosted by the College of Law, September 27-29, 2017. This year's theme is "Innovation Addressing Climate Change Challenges: Local and Global Perspectives."
Held every year since 2000, GCET is an international meeting and forum for the exchange of ideas and research findings on environmental taxation and other market-based instruments designed to protect the environment and foster sustainability.
The main emphasis of GCET is to examine how enlightened tax policy can promote sustainable environmental goals. The conference explores environmental taxation issues that exist around the world.
Professor Mona Hymel, who has been a regular participant in GCET, is this year's conference chair.


Attend: Interested alumni and members of the public can register to attend here. 
Presenters: In addition, the deadline to submit abstracts to present at the conference has been extended to June 30 for Arizona Law alumni.
CLE: The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 12 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.

Contact:  Cristina Castaneda 

Support Future Lawyers With Your Gift  to the Law College Association

Alumni are the hallmark of the College of Law. Your participation and support -- in events, mentorship, and giving -- provides opportunities for the next generation. 

As we prepare to close our fiscal year on June 30, 2017, we ask you to consider making a gift to the College of Law -- In Favor of Students. All gifts matter, regardless of size, and help us deliver on our promise of a high-value, top-quality education, in a small, supportive community.

Join Arizona Law at the State Bar Convention
Join your Arizona Law friends for appetizers, drinks, and a great chance to connect during the convention. 

We invite you to attend a reception for Arizona Law alumni and friends at the Westin La Paloma on Thursday, June 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Sonoran Room 1.  Register here.
Also make sure to visit Arizona Law at Booth 28 throughout the convention (June 14-17) to say hello and receive free Arizona Law gifts -- and coffee.

Contact: Marissa White in the Alumni and Development Office

Summer is a great time to visit alumni and friends around the country.  There are so many great lawyers and leaders, across generations, time and space.  But even in this group some alumni stand out, such as 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Hester Turner.


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