The 2019 Steve Hirsch Gutter Bowl is almost here! Join other Arizona Law alumni, faculty, and friends on the lanes on June 4 (RSVP).

When 1980 alumnus Steven A. Hirsch passed away in late 2016, friends and family established the Steven A. Hirsch Scholarship Fund. Shortly thereafter, the College of Law Gutter Bowl was renamed to honor Steve and to raise funds for the new scholarship in his name. (You can read more about Steve here.)

Rising 2L Philip Gough-Stone is the first Hirsch Scholar. In this edition, learn how your past participation in Gutter Bowl and support of the Hirsch Scholarship have already made a lasting impact on Philip. 

Until the footnotes,

Meet Hirsch Scholar and Rising 2L Philip Gough-Stone

Philip Gough-Stone, a native Phoenician, says that although there were many options for law school, the University of Arizona seemed like a natural choice -- and the Hirsch Scholarship clinched his decision. 

Growing up, Philip was in the Boy Scouts and two of the fathers who were very involved with his troop were Arizona Law alumni, John Moody ('92) and Floyd Bienstock ('80). 

And, as an undergraduate at Grand Canyon University, Philip had a professor who was an Arizona Law alumna and was instrumental in his decision to attend law school, Kathleen Kahn ('09).
"When I decided that I was going to attend law school, it became apparent that UA Law had a well-established reputation in the legal community and an extensive community of alumni."
Aside from this, Philip says, the college also provided a scholarship that made law school possible financially. 

"Between the financial incentive that UA Law offered me and the stories that I had heard from alumni I knew, I decided that UA Law was the best fit for me."
Philip was the first in his family to go to college. Growing up, he knew that he wanted to attend college, but says it always felt a bit like a pipe-dream. He was fortunate to be offered a full ride as an undergraduate. When the time came for next steps, he says: 

"Though I knew that I wanted to go to law school, I had no idea how I was going to pull it off financially. Much to my surprise I was offered the Hirsch Scholarship and law school suddenly became an attainable reality."
Now, at the conclusion of his 1L year, Philip says he has enjoyed Arizona Law's tight-knit community. 

"Though 1L classes are rewarding, there is no question that they can be a challenge and stressful; it's nice to be able to relate with classmates going through the same experiences."
This summer (and throughout next school year as well) Philip will be interning in the legal department of a software company called JDA Software. As is the nature of in-house counsel, he says, his responsibilities are varied but mainly focus on transactional work (especially contract drafting and review). Post-graduation Philip would like to practice in Phoenix doing transactional work.

At this spring's Arizona Law Scholarship Lunch, Philip had the opportunity to meet with Cher Hirsch, Steve's widow (pictured above). 

"Going into the meeting I knew that I wanted to express my thanks, but I never would have been able to guess that I would leave the lunch with a different perspective about what an attorney should strive to be. Throughout the course of the lunch, Cher told me stories about Steve's many adventures as an avid outdoorsman, and his involvement in conservation efforts with the Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation. Steve's involvement in the legal community and dedication to charitable work exemplify what I now believe an attorney should be. I am grateful beyond words to the Hirsch family for giving me the ability to pursue my dreams, and I hope that I can help others in the future in the way that the Hirsch family has helped me."
Philip also shares that he is also an avid outdoorsman. 

"After meeting with Cher Hirsch and learning about Steve's life, I can't help but think that he and I would have gotten along very well and I would have loved to have been able to meet him."

Celebrating 12 Years of Low Scores at the Steve Hirsch Gutter Bowl

For 12 years, the University of Arizona College of Law has gathered our alumni, students, and friends for our ever-popular Gutter Bowl. 

The Steve Hirsch Gutter Bowl honors our alumnus and his commitment to alumni and friends coming together to have a good time for a great cause. 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

Join us for a night of fun as Arizona Law takes over Bowlmor Lanes. Sign up as a team, or come as an individual bowler and we will connect with you with a team.
Each team will get its own lane and Steve Hirsch Gutter Bowl t-shirts for its members.

All participants will enjoy complimentary shoe rentals, appetizers, pizza, salad, soft drinks, and pitchers.
Want to enjoy the fun and honor Steve's legacy, but don't want to bowl? Sign up just to attend. You'll get the same food and fun without the low score.
Individual bowlers: $60
Teams of 6: $500
Attendee (Not bowling): $30

As always, teams and bowlers compete for the highest team score, highest individual score, and the coveted Gutter Bowl award (lowest team score).
If you have questions or need help signing up your team, contact Corrina Eklund at corrinaeklund@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-8430. Also contact Corrina to become a sponsor.
If you are unable to join us, please consider making a donation to the Steven A. Hirsch Scholarship Fund directly.

Thank you sponsors!
Gutter Sponsor

Turkey Sponsor
Quarles & Brady
Spare Sponsors
Arizona Asian American Bar Association
Gammage & Burnham/UA Engineering Alumni Chapter
Littler Mendelson
May Potenza Baran & Gillespie, PC
Snell & Wilmer

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.

Staying Connected with Our Wildcats in Seattle

We enjoyed meeting with alumni and friends in Seattle last week! Here I am at The Spheres with alum and Seattle local Mike Miller ('09), who is the Worldwide GM and Product, Technology & Strategy leader with Amazon Brand Services.

In the News

KVOA, with commentary by professor Jason Kreag

Rice University News, quoting professor David Gantz

The Steve Hirsch Gutter Bowl reflects Arizona Law - where we work hard, enjoy play, laugh, and support each other.
I hope you will join Arizona Law at this year's Gutter Bowl, supporting students like Philip while enjoying the company of your fellow Wildcats.





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