James E. Rogers College of Law   
November 5, 2014



Today, we officially launch our Centennial celebration, and it starts with a brand new version of Wildcat Wednesday -- Letter of the Law!


Over the course of the year, we will host events, speakers, conversations, alumni receptions, and more to celebrate all that Arizona has been and will be in years to come. Our 100-year legacy pulses with spirit, tradition, and the humbling recognition of the impact on law and society of Arizona Law.


I hope you will join us for our Homecoming events. The next few days will showcase the best and brightest that Arizona Law has to offer, while at the same time giving you a chance to catch up with friends and colleagues.


Until the footnotes,



Traditions: New & Old

You may have noticed our new logo over the past month in the footnotes of Wildcat Wednesday -- Letter of the Law. This week our new Centennial logo takes center stage as we kick off our year-long celebration of Arizona Law shaping the next century of legal education.





As we prepare to greet many of you at the college this week, let's take a stroll through some of the Arizona Law moments that will make for a memorable Homecoming! 

Arizona Law
The spirit of community at a top research university.
Generations of Friends: Dean Charles Ares ('52) and Deb Sliz ('79).
Generations of friends: Dean Charles Ares ('52) and Deb Sliz ('79).
The Red and Blue BBQ
The Red and Blue BBQ is a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends.
friends from the Class of 1984
Friends from the Class of 1984.
She is ready for Homecoming. Are you?
Family fun at Homecoming
Homecoming is also a reminder that Arizona Law is a family and yours is always welcome!

So Much To Do At Homecoming...

There are many university-wide events and great Homecoming events at other Colleges. We've got our own set of College of Law events-together, it's a can't miss weekend.


A Conversation with Deborah Sliz ('79)

President and CEO of Morgan Meguire in DC, Deborah Sliz, will return to Arizona Law during homecoming week to discuss her successes since law school. Please join us for breakfast and conversation on Friday, November 7, from 8:30 - 10:00 am in room 237. To RSVP please contact Marissa White at 520-626-8132 or mwhite@email.arizona.edu.


Arizona Law All-Reunion Cocktail Reception

Arizona Law will celebrate all classes ending in 4 and 9 at an All-Reunion Reception in the College of Law courtyard on Friday, November 7, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.


Come out and reminisce with fellow alumni and professors, reconnect with others from your class, and take a self-guided tour through the College of Law building. No RSVP required. And any alum, family member, or friend of the College is welcome!


Lacy Lecture with Chuck Jeannes

President and CEO of Gold Corp, Inc., and 1983 alum Chuck Jeannes will deliver this year's Lacy Lecture during Homecoming. The Lecture will be on Friday, November 7, from 5:00 - 6:00 pm in the Ares Auditorium at the College of Law. There will be a reception in the courtyard immediately following the lecture. No RSVP required.


Arizona Law Red & Blue Homecoming BBQ

Open to all alumni, family, and students. Saturday, November 8 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm at the College of Law, Snell & Wilmer Courtyard. RSVP Here.


All-Alumni Brunch with the Dean

All College of Law alumni and family members are invited to join Marc and his wife Chris for a casual brunch at their home on Sunday, November 9, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. RSVP here.


Remember, if you need assistance during your Homecoming visit, please don't hesitate to call upon us at 520-621-4996. We are here to help.


You are Arizona Law -- Share your story


Longstanding Friends Stephen McNamee ('69) and John O'Hare ('69).
Former classmates Stephen McNamee ('69) and John O'Hare ('69)

Whether or not you are able to join us on campus this weekend, please celebrate by helping us write the story of the college through your eyes. We want to hear what the college's traditions, teachings, and people have meant to you. What is your fondest memory from your time at Arizona Law?


Here are four ways you can deliver your story to us:

  • Please tag your photos and memories, including your class year, on social media using #azlaw100.
  • Anytime you are on campus. Bring copies of your photos and memorabilia to campus and add them to the Centennial memory box in the library.
  • Coming soon. Upload your stories and images directly to the Centennial web portal beginning in January of 2015.



The Mind & the Law Lecture Series: Blinding as a Solution to Bias


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

7 pm
Ares Auditorium (Room 164)

Professor Christopher Robertson explores the use of blinding in scientific inquiry. Blinding has become a routine part of biomedical science, helping to reduce bias by patients, physicians, raters, and even statisticians. Symphonies now conduct blind auditions to avoid gender biases. In recent years, the police have even begun to use blinding to prevent biases in eyewitness identification, and there are now calls for fingerprint examiners and other forensic scientists to use blinding as well. Are there other novel applications of blinding in prosecutor's decisions, campaign finance, appellate litigation, and administrative process? And what are the risks of blinding? 

No RSVP required. 

Future dates in the series: November 19 and December 3. 


Click here to learn more.

Arizona Law Review Open House


Please stop by the ALR Office during the Red & Blue BBQ for an opportunity to connect with old friends and meet current members. We will have a wide variety of delicious appetizers and homemade baked goods for your enjoyment.

Open to all alumni, family, and students.

Date: November 8, 2014
Time: 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: Law Review Office (Back of the Library next to Room 135)
Cost: Free

Sneak Peek: The entire college is getting ready for your arrival. #AZLaw100
The Annual Student Bar Association Halloween Carnival
The Annual Student Bar Association Halloween Carnival.
Last Friday, during the President's Club Luncheon in Phoenix, I had the opportunity 
to join UA President Ann Weaver Hart and leaders from other UA colleges 
for a discussion on innovation at the University of Arizona.
Also at the President's Club Luncheon, Bryan Gottfredson ('06) was spotted with Wilbur.
Also at the President's Club Luncheon,
Bryan Gottfredson ('06) was spotted with Wilbur.
Perry Rogers ('94) -- currently serving as an Executive-in-Residence -- met with students in our
Perry Rogers ('94) -- serving this week as an Arizona Law Executive-in-Residence --
met with students in our "Conversation With" luncheon series.

Cooler temperatures, bright red Arizona "Bear Down" t-shirts, familiar faces, reconnecting at the Red & Blue BBQ, and, this year, our chance to stuff the Buffs ... these are just few of my favorite things during Homecoming! What are yours?

If you are joining us for one or all of our Centennial Homecoming events, please make sure you say hello. Our entire Alumni Office and I are looking forward to seeing you.


Bear Down, 


Marc L. Miller  

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