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UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW


November 3, 2021

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov 4

50-Year Class Reunion Dinner

Nov 5

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Nov 6

Red & Blue BBQ

Greetings,


Homecoming & Reunion Weekend is almost here! We can't wait to celebrate our Arizona Law family together starting tomorrow.


Until the footnotes,


Marc

FEATURE

Homecoming Weekend Kicks Off With Alumna of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Celebrations

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The University of Arizona's 2021 Homecoming Weekend kicks off on November 4 with the UA Alumni Association Alumni of the Year Ceremony.


We have selected Class of 1999 alumna Dev Stahlkopf as the 2020-2021 College of Law honoree.


On November 5, we recognize Arizona Law's Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Justice Frank X. Gordon, Jr. (‘54), Dee-Dee Samet (‘63), and Judge Raner C. Collins (‘75). Read about the Lifetime Achievement Award recipients here. 


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Law Alumna of the Year: Dev Stahlkopf


Dev Stahlkopf earned her JD in 1999 from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, and in August 2021 was named Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Cisco. While attending Arizona Law, Dev was managing editor of the Arizona Law Review. Following graduation, Dev clerked for Honorable William D. Browning in the US District Court of Arizona. After her clerkship, the judge told Dean Toni Massaro “If you have more like her, please bring them to us!”  


Dev is a strong advocate for diversity and is deeply focused on driving innovation in the legal profession. She is passionate about building the next generation of leaders. She was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in 2019 for her inspiring and bold efforts.


Prior to joining Cisco, Dev held several senior roles at Microsoft over the course of 14 years, most recently as Corporate Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. She practiced law in the Seattle area at Perkins Coie, specializing in employment and labor law, and at Cooley Godward, focusing on corporate and technology transactions. 


Dev currently sits on the boards of several organizations including the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, a coalition of leaders in the legal industry working to build a more open and diverse legal profession.


For her outstanding career and her leadership in diversity and corporate social responsibility, the Arizona Alumni Association is honored to name Dev Stahlkopf the 2020-2021 Alumna of the Year for the James E. Rogers College of Law.

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Dev with her husband, fellow alumnus Bill Bue ('00), and their children.

Together Again: 2021 Homecoming & Reunion Lineup

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There's no place like Homecoming. Join us for both in-person and virtual events this week, November 4-6, 2021!


See all events at: law.arizona.edu/homecoming



HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS


Friday, November 5, 2021


Arizona Law’s Lifetime Achievement Awards

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Lobby & Snell & Wilmer Courtyard

Honorees: Judge Raner Collins, Class of 1975; Justice Frank Gordon (posthumously), Class of 1954; Dee-Dee Samet, Class of 1963

4:30-6:30pm

RSVP Requested

Register for the Lifetime Achievement Awards



Arizona Law’s Alumni Reunion Celebration

Celebrating the following classes:

1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, and 2020

Culinary Dropout, 2543 E Grant Road, 7-10 p.m.  

RSVP Required

Register for the Reunion Celebration



Saturday, November 6, 2021


Arizona Law’s Red & Blue BBQ

The Snell & Wilmer Courtyard

UPDATE: new time is 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

(game time is at noon)

RSVP Requested

Register for the BBQ



Have questions?


Contact Kate Osterholt, Program Coordinator, Alumni Engagement & Special Events, 520-621-8430, kosterholt@arizona.edu

Homecoming & Reunion Webpage

AROUND THE COLLEGE

University of Arizona Law Alumnus Champion of a Different Kind of Court

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University of Arizona double wildcat and College of Law alumnus Rick Fried (’63, ’66), has earned the top spot in the U.S. tennis men’s 80-year-old division, demonstrating dominance both on the court, and in court. After a series of successful showings at national tournaments over the summer, Fried finished with 8,811 points, a personal best, and more than 800 points above the second-ranked player. 


A lifelong player, Fried was captain of the University of Arizona men’s tennis team before completing his LLB at the College of Law. During this time, he famously played against Arthur Ashe, then at UCLA, losing in two nail-biting deuce sets. He continued to be a fixture in both national and international tennis circles, winning several gold, silver and bronze medals at national age group tournaments.


Fried has handled many of the highest profile personal injury and medical malpractice cases in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific. Most recently, his firm successfully represented the state of Hawaii, in state court, against Bristol Myers Squibb and Sanofi for misrepresentations made involving the drug Plavix. The trial was before a judge and conducted on Zoom. The firm obtained a verdict for $834 million. (And no, that is not a typo, and we did not leave out a decimal place).  


Congratulations, Rick!


Read the Full Story on Our Website

IN THE NEWS


UArizona Welcomes Tribal Leaders From Across U.S. for Two-Day Summit on Education

UA News, presenters included Regents Professor Robert A. Williams


On our website:


For the Record: Data Surveillance, Algorithm-Driven Decision Making, the Future of Telemedicine, Increasing Diversity in the Legal Field and More


University of Arizona Law Ranked #10 Among Public Schools for Scholarly Impact


Current and prospective students and recent grads can find many models of leadership and service among our alumni. That is true for Dev Stalhkopf, Frank Gordon, Dee-Dee Samet, and Raner Collins. It is also true for Rick Fried.

 

We are honored to be able to recognize these alumni for their leadership in the profession. And the stellar pathways they illustrate for current and future law students—the many ways of seeking and sustaining justice and providing wise counsel—are a good part of the reason.


Warmly,

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