Last week was a busy one at Arizona Law. Of
course, that makes it just like most weeks!
hosted Peter Chase Neumann ('64) as an
Executive-in-Residence. IPLP guest speaker Melody McCoy, of the
Native American Rights Fund, presented "The Practice of
Federal Indian Law: Challenges and Opportunities." The
Family and Juvenile Law Association brought in a panel
of medical professionals to discuss "Assisted
Reproduction in the 21st Century." And, in the spirit of
October, SBA held its annual Halloween carnival.
Until the footnotes,
SBA Halloween carnival provided fall fun to
week is equally busy with visitors and events. On
Monday, attorneys from Snell & Wilmer LLP came to the
college to discuss diversity in big law. Tomorrow, we
host both the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division
Two, and our second "Conversation With"
visitor of the fall.
Next Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court will be here
hearing arguments on two
the fall, we are hosting alumni visitors as part of the
Civil Justice Initiative.
The Civil Justice
Initiative seeks to preserve and elevate the American
civil justice system. Building on our longstanding
tradition of excellence in civil justice education and
research, we see an opportunity to improve legal
education, inform public policy, and demonstrate the
great societal benefit that a fair and efficient civil
justice system can produce.
A systematic educational and scholarly program
focusing on the civil justice system, the Civil Justice
Initiative is designed to include classes, other
education and training, and research and policy
engagement on issues including the changing law of class
actions, multi-district litigation, mandatory
alternative dispute resolution (see "Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck
of Justice," New York Times
, Oct. 31,
2015), insurance law, the impact and use of science and
technology on civil disputes, and civil litigation rule
Peter Chase Neumann ('64)
joined us last week as an Executive-in-Residence. Peter,
a recently retired trial lawyer from Reno, Nevada, and
his wife, Renate, spent five days with us,
during which Peter spoke to the joint 1L Torts class,
participated in a "Conversation With," and spent many
hours patiently seated in the lobby talking to students
about the life of a trial attorney.
Patrick J. McGroder III ('70)
will join us tomorrow. Pat
is perhaps best known for
representing retired Phoenix Policeman Jason Schechterle
-- a case described in the book Burning Shield
-- and, most recently,
for representing the families of the fallen Prescott firefighters
. Pat will address
the joint 1L Torts class and participate in a
"Conversation With," sharing with students his words of
wisdom on telling a client's story.
Nov. 5, 2015, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Learn more here.
Auditorium, Room 164
The Arizona Supreme Court will be holding arguments
at the College of Law on November 10. This is a rare
opportunity to witness the judicial branch of government
at work and watch attorneys present real cases to the
state's highest court.
The justices have identified two cases to be
presented on November 10 and attorneys representing each
side will be given 20 minutes to present their
arguments. After the second case, the justices will take
questions from the audience, as long as those questions
do not pertain to the case or cases they just heard.
This visit is hosted by the William H. Rehnquist Center
When: Tuesday, Nov. 10,
2015, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Auditorium, Room 164
Others are welcome
on a first-come, first-serve basis as remaining space
allows. All guests attending the arguments will need to
arrive by no later than 1:30 PM in order to go through
security screening. Note that food and beverages are not
permitted past security.
On Monday of this week, the Latino Law
Student Association hosted alumnae Roxanne Veliz ('95) and Abby Raddatz
('04) along with student Mario Gonzalez ('17).
The trio discussed the importance of diversity
in big law, including Snell & Wilmer's innovative
For more information, contact
and appreciate the value of NAMI's support and education
resources for those affected by mental illness," Hall
said. "By joining this board, I believe I can contribute
to NAMI's goal of eliminating the stigma attached to
mental illness and advocating for more mental health
resources in Colorado."
Patrick is a litigator whose legal practice
is focused on protecting clients' intellectual property
and trade secrets and halting potential damage from
infringement. He advises clients on patent infringement,
trade secrets misappropriation and trademark
more Halloween fun
Bodhi Sethi, son of Dev Sethi ('97) and
Olivia Sethi ('97), dressed as the Declaration of
Independence this year!
Class of 2010 sent in these images from their recent
Homecoming reunion. It looks like they had a
in case you missed it, see more Homecoming and reunion highlights
in last week's
Thank you to all of our new scholarship
donors this week for giving In Favor of Students. Until the
end of the year, all scholarship gifts of $1,000 or more
and all new endowed scholarships will be acknowledged
with a ceramic tile with the name of the donor and a
tile with the name of a scholarship student. What was
your fondest memory from your time at Arizona Law? Why
not commemorate it and help current students by making a
gift and receiving a
& Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law
the next century of legal