In this week's newsletter we thank alumnus
Peter Chase Neumann ('64) for investing in the College
of Law by making a major gift in support of the Civil
Until the footnotes,
Gift to the Civil Justice
Peter Chase Neumann
('64) has made a substantial gift to the College of Law
in support of the Civil Justice Initiative
Peter, who began his
practice in Tucson before moving to Reno, Nevada, in
1968, is a distinguished plaintiff's lawyer and the
founder of the Peter C. Neumann Professional Corps.
He is a past president of the Nevada Trial Lawyers
Association and of the Reno Chapter of the American
Board of Trial Advocates.
Peter has been a
longtime supporter of the college and an engaged
October he met with students for "A Conversation With,"
lectured to the first year class as part of their study
of tort law, and spoke to the community about the
pursuit of civil justice.
Peter's experience spending time with the students
and his passion for civil justice inspired him to make a
transformative gift to the CJI and endow the newly
named, "Peter Chase Neumann Lecture on Civil
Peter's gift to the CJI will help us grow the next
generation of trial lawyers and will strengthen Arizona
Law's place as one of the very best law schools for
studying and helping to reform the civil justice system.
We are grateful for his remarkable
||Students Visit Alumni on the
Judge Daniel Collins
('83) recently hosted Arizona Law students Charles
Wang ('17) and Jun Yi (LLM student) on a visit
to the U.S.
Bankruptcy Court in Phoenix. Charles and Jun have
a unique perspective as they were former judges in their
home countries of China and South Korea. They also
stopped in to see Judge Stephen McNamee ('69) at the
Sandra Day O'Connor Courthouse.
Judge Collins wrote
"I had a wonderful
time introducing them to the business of the bankruptcy
court and learning about their experiences as judges in
China and South Korea. I think it is fair to say
they are both proud to be a part of the Wildcat
Judge Collins ('83), Jun Yi (LLM
Charles Wang ('17)
Of his experience, Charles said:
"Today was really a
remarkable day in my life. Not only was it a
wonderful visit to the Bankruptcy Court and the District
Court, but more importantly, I felt the strong
connection of our Wildcat community. Judge
Collins' thoughtful and informative introduction made me
truly proud of being part of the law school
||Las Vegas Alumni
Are you headed to Las Vegas next week for the Pac
12 Men's Basketball Tournament? If so, please join
me, Professor Billy Sjostrom
Distinguished Scholars, and fellow alumni at our annual
Las Vegas alumni reception.
When: Thursday, March 10,
2016, from 4:00pm-6:00pm
Where: Pub 1842 (located inside
the MGM) 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
No registration is required but please let us know
if you think you will be able to join us. Yes! I plan
||Arizona Journal of
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Note Editor, Erika Johnsen
Articles Editor, William Jenney
Editor, Benjamin Hawkins
Editor, Brendan Lenihan
Editor, Hayley Weigold
Marketing Manager, Nicholas
Online Editor, Christopher Lloyd
Managing Editor, Brian
We were saddened to learn that
Christopher L. Pickrell ('71) passed away in February in
Seattle at 69 years of age. Graduating from law school
in 1971, Chris clerked for Justice Lorna Lockwood
(BA '23, JD '25) of the Arizona Supreme Court for
a year. After that, he was appointed a deputy
Yavapai County attorney in Prescott, Arizona, for two
years. He then became an assistant U.S. attorney in
Tucson, where he worked on both civil and criminal
matters. In 1981 he moved to Seattle, where he was an
immigration judge for a short time. He then was
appointed as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Western
District of Washington where he practiced in the civil
division until his retirement in 2007. He is survived by
his wife, Marlys, and two daughters.
to Maria Elena Cruz ('01), Newly Appointed Presiding
Alumna Maria Elena
Cruz has been appointed presiding judge for Yuma County
Superior Courts, at the retirement of Judge John N.
Judge Cruz is a graduate of Yuma High School,
Arizona Western College, and the University of Arizona
(BA and JD). After graduating from the UA College of Law
in 2001, Judge Cruz joined the Yuma County Attorney's
Office. She later served as an Assistant Legal
Defender. Prior to her election as a Yuma County
Superior Court Judge, Judge Cruz managed a solo practice
and served as Judge Pro Tem for the Cocopah Indian
LCA Annual Appreciation Dinner
On Saturday, April 16, the Law College Association
will host the 42nd Annual Law College Association
Please join us for the presentation of awards
honoring and celebrating the remarkable achievements of
Ryan C. Flynn ('06), C. Max Killian ('49), Peter W.
Likins, the Honorable Roxanne Song Ong ('78), Nicole F.
Stanton ('00), and Gary L. Stuart ('67).
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 6 - 9 p.m.
Arizona Historical Society Museum
North College Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281
person ($150 after March 16)
for a table of ten ($1500 after March 16)
information and to purchase tickets, please
FRIDAY -- Gutter Bowl
again, the lanes of the Scottsdale Bowlmor beckon to all
Arizona Law alumni and friends for the 9th Annual Arizona Law Gutter Bowl. You
do not have to be an alumnus to play. All are
Join us and don't miss Steve Hirsch
('80) and Chas Wirken
('75) as your 2016 King
Pins; celebrity bowlers -- featuring the judges of the
split 7/10 Circuit; individual and team awards; Arizona
raffle and door prizes, including Wildcat basketball
tickets, a Biosphere 2 excursion, and a team-autographed
Friday, March 4, 2016, 6 - 9 p.m.
Bowlmor Scottsdale, 7300 E Thomas Rd.
participants will enjoy complimentary shoe rental,
salad, soft drinks, and pitchers.
of Five $500
Questions? Contact Chris Gast at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-626-2400 or 520-626-2400.
latest information at
Mundheim Conversation With Series Begins March
The series features Professor of Corporate Law and Finance Bob
moderating conversations with national
leaders in business and law, relating their experiences
in and perspectives about corporate governance, markets,
ethics, and career development.
The series is free and open to the public.
All sessions take place noon-1:15 p.m. at the
College of Law, Room 237. Lunch is provided, and seating
is limited. Email Corrina Eklund
First up, on March 7 -- and returning to the series
-- is Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice President, General
Counsel, and Secretary for the New York Public
Student Participates in
Second-year student Robert Farquharson had an
exciting trip to Las Vegas to be part of the
Presidential primary season, followed by a visit to
Texas, where he met Senator Marco Rubio.
Robert and Senator Rubio at a campaign
Please take the time to join your online alumni directory
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creating a shared resource to support our students and
our alumni. If you need us to resend your personalized
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The latest weekly Arizona Law T-shirt drawing
winner from among new directory members is Michael
Halladay, Class of '72.
Congratulations, Michael, and thanks for
We continue to move through the heart of the Spring
term, with ongoing intellectual events, day-to-day
mentoring and engagement between current students and
you, our extraordinary alumni, and gatherings to
celebrate all things
& Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law
the next century of legal