In today's Wildcat Wednesday -- Letter of the Law, we shine a spotlight on the six individuals receiving awards for their lasting impacts on the profession and their communities at the 42nd Annual Law College Association Appreciation Dinner. Today is the last day of early-bird pricing for the dinner. 

Be there or be square.

Until the footnotes,

Six Honored at Upcoming Annual Dinner
Each spring, the Law College Association's Appreciation Dinner brings the Arizona Law community together to toast and boast about the achievements of our alumni and friends of the college. This year, we will gather at the Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park in Tempe. 

Below is a glimpse of this year's honorees -- each of them committed and connected to their community, the legal profession, and the University of Arizona. 

Join us on April 16th and be inspired.

The Honorable Roxanne Song Ong ('78)
UAAA Public Service Award

Judge Song Ong (ret.) served the Phoenix Municipal Court beginning in 1991 and was appointed Chief Presiding Judge in 2005. She is a leader in judicial education and is recognized as the first Asian woman judge in Arizona.

Ryan C. Flynn ('06)
UAAA Young Professional Achievement Award

Ryan C. Flynn is Secretary of Environment and the Natural Resources Trustee for the State of New Mexico, appointed to both positions in 2013. He is also an Assistant Judge Advocate General in the United States Air Force Reserves at Schriever Air Force Base.

C. Max Killian ('49)
UAAA Professional Achievement Award

C. Max Killian is an expert real-estate and probate attorney who has practiced in the Mesa area since the 1940s. Over a long and distinguished career, he has handled some of the most complicated real-estate matters in the Phoenix area.

Nicole F. Stanton ('00)
UAAA Professional Achievement Award

Nicole F. Stanton is managing partner at Quarles & Brady, Phoenix and the associate general counsel of Quarles & Brady as a whole. She is a broadly experienced litigator and corporate attorney and a committed civic servant.

Gary L. Stuart ('67)
UAAA Professional Achievement Award

Gary L. Stuart spent 32 years at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon and now practices part time as Gary L. Stuart, P.C. He was on the Arizona Board of Regents for eight years and its president in 2004-2005. He has published extensively and taught at both the James E. Rogers College of Law and the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.

Peter W. Likins
Law College Association Award

Dr. Peter W. Likins, an accomplished aeronautics engineer, was president of the University of Arizona from 1997 to 2006. Both during his presidency and since, the College of Law has consistently benefitted from his leadership, advice, and support. 

When: Saturday, April 16, 2016, 6 - 9 p.m.
Where: Arizona Historical Society Museum
1300 North College Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281
$125 per person ($150 after March 16)
$1100 for a table of ten ($1500 after March 16)

Register Today
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit 

Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
Team members James Florentine, Parker Bunch, Jackie Kafka, 
Troy Anderson, and David Lundmark (l-r).
In a busy competition season, our students continue to make us proud in legal-skills tournaments across the country.

Congratulations to our Jessup International Law Moot Court Team for winning the Third Best Memorial at the Pacific Regional Competition in Portland, Oregon, where 20 schools participated. 
The team, including 3L Jackie Kafka and 2Ls Troy Anderson, Parker Bunch, James Florentine, and David Lundmark, has worked since September conducting in-depth research and preparing written and oral pleadings to present before a mock International Court of Justice.
This year's complicated and real-world issues included mass surveillance, the right to privacy, treaty interpretation, preventive detention, and cyber attacks. Kudos to the team, whose depth of understanding of these issues was demonstrated by their winning memorial, and many thanks to Professor of Practice and moot court advisor Julie Ferdon, who coached the team to success.

Las Vegas Alumni Reception

Arizona Law's reception at the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament last week was a ball. We met up with Rob Bujarski ('01) and a slew of other alumni. Professor Billy Sjostrom and our Distinguished Scholars held down a Wildcat table.


2016 Outstanding Women in Business
Two Arizona Law alumni are included in the 2016 Phoenix Business Journal's list of Outstanding Women in Business. We congratulate Melissa S. Ho ('04) and January Contreras ('96) on this much-deserved recognition.

Melissa S. Ho ('04) is an attorney shareholder with Polsinelli.
January Contreras ('96) is the founding CEO and managing attorney of Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services (ALWAYS).

PCLP Speaker Series

Last week the Program in Criminal Law and Policy (PCLP) hosted San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, the only elected public defender in the state of California, and one of only a few elected public defenders in the United States. He presented at PCLP's weekly speaker series and met with members of Tucson's defense bar.  

You can learn about future PCLP speakers here.

Next Mundheim Speaker, March 21
Joel Friedlander, Partner at Friedlander & Gorris, P.A., will participate in the Bob Mundheim conversation series on March 21 from noon to 1:15 in room 237. Find out more and register here.

Friedlander & Gorris is a litigation boutique recognized by Benchmark Litigation as "Delaware Firm of the Year" for 2015. The current edition of Chambers USA states that Mr. Friedlander "has a thriving corporate litigation practice and is recognized by the market for his extensive courtroom experience." He was the subject of a profile in The Wall Street Journal and was named "Litigator of the Week" in The Am Law Litigation Daily.

Online Alumni Directory

Please take the time to join your online alumni directory. We are creating a shared resource to support our students and our alumni. If you need us to resend your personalized invitation, please email or call (520) 621-8430.
The latest weekly Arizona Law T-shirt drawing winner from among new directory members is Kevin Zinke ('13). Congratulations, Kevin, and thank you for joining.

Las Vegas is one of our many homes-away-from-home. And the Pac-12 Tournament is one of our several events that feels like a homecoming each year. The MGM Grand Arena and the hotel halls are awash in red. We build our days in Las Vegas around the tournament, seeing alumni and friends, and helping our students make meaningful connections with our many Arizona Law alums there.
But as we share the news from the Jessup moot court competition, as the Phoenix Business Journal recognizes our amazing alumni, and as we recognize our alumni and friends for their profound contributions to the profession over the years, we take note of something even more fundamental: the UA is at home and in the lead everywhere.

Marc L. Miller  
Dean & Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law
Shaping the next century of legal education 
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