I'm proud and excited to share the story -- in pictures! -- of this year's new class of Arizona Law JD, SJD, LLM, MLS, and BA in Law graduates.

You can also read profiles of some of our outstanding new graduates -- like Marliza Rivera (JD, LLM), Pierre Arrouy (JD, LLM), Christina Rinnert (JD), Meshael Alahmadi (LLM, SJD), Francy D. Luna Diaz (BA), and Ryuu Uchiha (BA, MLS) -- in the news section of our website.

Graduation marks the beginning of a new phase for our alumni as they embark on new jobs and new journeys. 

Summer is also an exciting time for our continuing students in summer jobs and a busy travel season for us as we connect with Arizona Law alumni and friends in other parts of the country.

First up is our trip to the Pacific Northwest this week to enjoy coffee and breakfast with our Seattle-area community. If you're in Seattle, there is still time to join us tomorrow, May 16! 

Now, back to the photos of our amazing new graduates.

Until the footnotes,

Congratulations to the Class of 2019

College of Law Convocation
On Saturday, May 11, 2019, 136 of our newest graduates walked across the stage of Centennial Hall during the James E. Rogers College of Law Convocation. 

Graduates were addressed by keynote speaker Judge Raner C. Collins ('75), incoming LCA president Angela Woolridge ('02), outgoing SBA president Adelina Gomez ('19), JD speakers Molly Mahoney ('19) and Daniel Shudlick ('19), and MLS speaker Ryuu Uchiha ('19).

JD speaker Molly Mahoney, JD speaker Daniel Shudlick,
outgoing SBA president Adelina Gomez, 
and MLS speaker Ryuu Uchiha (l-r).

Professor Rebecca Tsosie and Professor Andrew Silverman prepare to greet the new graduates.

Keynote speaker Judge Raner C. Collins ('75).

The celebration continued out in the beautiful May sunshine.


Graduate Awards Ceremony & Reception
In the lead-up to convocation, on May 10 we recognized the following members of the Class of 2019 for their accomplishments with graduate awards in a special ceremony at the college, followed by an all-college reception with family and friends.

Ralph W. Aigler Memorial Award ~ Marika Hodge

ALI-CLE Scholarship And Leadership Award ~ Adelina Gomez

William T. Birmingham Trial Advocacy Award ~ Hanees Haniffa

Hon. Earl H. Carroll Public Service Award ~ Christina Rinnert

Dannie Lee Chandler Memorial Awards 
~ Shawnee Melnick & William Vitkus

S. Thomas Chandler Public Service Award ~ Joel Rose

Thomas Clark Civility In Litigation Award ~ William Vitkus

Rose Davis Public Service Awards 
~ Meighan LaFata & Wouter Zwart

Dean's Achievement Awards for Community Engagement ~ Horacio Celaya & Robert Ethan Posey

Dean's Achievement Awards for Leadership 
~ Logan Cooper, Kristian Garibay, & Jessica Moore

Deconcini, McDonald, Yetwin & Lacy Academic Achievement Award ~ Sabrina Bigelow

Hawkins Professional Award ~ Olympia Torres

Roger C. Henderson Distinguished Graduating Senior Award 
~ Jesus Alonso

Jim Himelic Award ~ Iliana Gallegos

Junius Hoffman "Beyond The JD" Award ~ Mohamed Dikna

Law College Association Scholastic Merit Awards 
~ Seok Woo Choi & Shane Rusing

Law College Association Service Awards 
~ Roni Byrne & Madeleine Sligh

Joseph M. Livermore Service Award ~ Gabrielle Morlock

Ralph E. Long Memorial Award ~ Kayla Wrolson

Stephen McNamee Scholarship ~ Charles Benaza

Munger Prize For Scholars In International And Business Law 
~ Justin B. Birtcher

Andrew Silverman Community Service Awards 
~ Matthew Ramirez & Alexis Zendejas

Darrow K. Soll Memorial Award ~ Travis Atwood

Thank you to the supporters and families who made these awards possible!

JD Certificate Ceremony 

Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Ceremony

BA in Law Celebration

Around the College
The Arizona Law online alumni network will be phasing out after June 30. But you can stay connected with Arizona Law students and alumni on the University of Arizona's new Bear Down Network! 

Join to access networking and career development opportunities exclusive to Wildcats. http://beardownnetwork.com/

Once you've signed up, you can find classmates by looking for the College of Law Group.

For 12 years, the University of Arizona College of Law has gathered our alumni, students, and friends for our ever-popular Gutter Bowl. All proceeds will go to the Steven A. Hirsch Scholarship Fund.
When: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 6-9 p.m.

Where: Bowlmor Lanes Scottsdale, 7300 E Thomas Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Contact Corrina Eklund, 520-621-8430, with registration questions or to become a sponsor. 

Gutter Sponsor

Turkey Sponsor
Quarles & Brady
Spare SponsorsGammage & Burnham
Littler Mendelson
May Potenza
Snell & Wilmer
In the News
CBC Radio, with commentary by professor Barak Orbach

Welcome to our new Arizona Law alumni!





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