Last Friday Jim Carlson (3L), Matthew Ashton
(1L), and Professor Tom Mauet headed to ASU to
defend the Jenckes Cup in the annual Jenckes
Competition sponsored by the Arizona chapter of the
American College of Trial Lawyers.
brought back the cup for a sixth straight year. The
Jenckes Competition and the opportunity to study with
Tom Mauet are part of the unique opportunities Arizona
Law affords to aspiring trial attorneys. Read more about
the team's victory here.
In this week's
Wildcat Wednesday -- Letter of the Law-we share
profiles of two alumni who are supporting the Civil
Justice Initiative with talks and meetings at the
college -- Richard Fried and Stanley Feldman. We also
share announcements reflecting a wide range of alumni
accomplishments and intellectual and pro bono
opportunities. Until the footnotes,
('66) to Deliver the 3rd Annual Civil Justice
Justice Initiative (CJI) aims to help Arizona Law become
the premier destination for educating trial lawyers. A
hallmark of the CJI is the annual Civil Justice lecture
series showcasing leading advocates to the student body
and the legal community.
As part of our
annual Civil Justice lecture series, Arizona Law
welcomes Richard Fried ('66) for a community
presentation on trial practice and plaintiff's
representation. He will speak on "How a
Plaintiff's Lawyer Can Improve the Lives of
Victims" on November 24th at 5 p.m. (RSVP here).
Rick is one of the founding members of Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina &
Fairbanks and has practiced law for over 40 years.
Rick has a national reputation in the fields of aviation
law and medical malpractice -- having obtained 50
verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million.
He served as president of the Hawaii Association
for Justice (formerly the Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii) in
1984 and 2001, and was the recipient of their first
Trial Lawyer of the Year award in
Rick was appointed by the chief justice
of the Hawaii State Supreme Court to serve on the
judicial evaluation committee for the State of Hawaii
and by the chief judge of the Hawaii Federal District
Court to serve as a delegate to the federal district
In July 2015, Rick was named
chairman of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, where he has
served on the board of directors since 2012. He has also
served on the boards of local organizations such as the
Honolulu Symphony, Hawaii Theatre, and the American
Civil Liberties Union.
Rick will be visiting Tucson next week and
will meet with the 1L Torts students and with faculty
before the public lecture.
Feldman ('56) returns as part of the Civil Justice
Initiative to meet with the 1L Torts students. Earlier
this semester Stanley participated in a "Conversation
Stanley served as an Arizona Supreme Court
Justice for 21 years (1982-2002), including a five-year
term as Chief Justice (1992-1996). He helped found
and is currently "of counsel" at the Tucson firm
of, Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman &
Stanley presently serves on
the boards of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public
Interest, the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association (and as
chair of its Amicus Committee), and United Policyholders
(a national consumer organization protecting insureds).
He served on the boards and as president of both the
Pima County Bar Association and the State Bar of
Arizona. He also taught civil procedure at Arizona Law
as a professor of practice.
and his wife, Norma, at the College of Law this
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Law Alumni in the White House
David Yokum ('13),
third from right, with President Barack Obama and
fellow members of the White House Social and
Rodman ('09, certificate in Indigenous Peoples Law and
Policy) was recently hired as the
executive director of the White House Council on Native
Arizona Law welcomes Richard Fried, Jr.
('66), who will give the 3rd Annual Civil
Justice Lecture, a public presentation on trial practice
and plaintiffs' representation. Fried will speak on
"How a Plaintiffs' Lawyer Can Improve the Lives
Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
James E. Rogers College of Law, Room
Science Series: Big Data and Privacy|
vs. Privacy in Big Data"
Arizona Law Professor Jane Bambauer
will present on
the issues raised for research by the advent of big
data, with a focus on privacy concerns and the policy
implications they raise.
November 18, 2015, noon - 1 p.m.
CLE may be
"Health Law and Health Policy: A Frictional
University of Texas
Professor William Sage, MD, will present on
disparities between health care regulation and general
regulatory policy, and the causes for these
December 2, 2015, noon - 1 p.m.
CLE may be
Arizona Law Fellow, Jonathan Loe
information on either
It is always a pleasure to welcome a future
Wildcat into this world! Congratulations to Brandon
Tryon ('13) and his wife, Chelsea, on the birth of their
baby boy, Samson. He is pictured here with his big
brother, Kobe, and dad!
Congratulations to Grant Willie ('13) and
Blair Feldman on their recent wedding. We wish them all
the best as they start their family
Remember to join the Arizona Law online alumni directory
encourage your fellow alumni to sign up, too (contact us for
The winner of our weekly
drawing from among new directory members is Joseph
Austin ('14), and the monthly drawing winner from among
all directory members is Victor Nilsson ('13).
Congratulations, and thanks for joining in!
We are heading into the holiday
season -- and that also means exam season. I hope both
seasons pass with as much joy and as little stress as
& Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law
the next century of legal