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.

The team 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,
Richard Fried ('66) to Deliver the 3rd Annual Civil Justice Lecture

The Civil 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 1994.      

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 judges' conference.

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.  
Stanley Feldman ('56)

This week-Stanley 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 With..." 
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 & McAnally, P.L.C.

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.

Stanley and his wife, Norma, at the College of Law this fall 
Opportunity to Help Detained Immigrant Survivors
of Domestic Violence

The UA Bacon Immigration Law & Policy Program and the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project need your help. These two groups are jointly launching an effort to ensure high-quality representation for immigrant women detained in Arizona with strong claims for asylum based on severe domestic violence.
If you are looking for a pro bono opportunity that will develop a diverse set of legal skills, including brief-writing and oral advocacy, give you the opportunity to work closely with a survivor of domestic violence, gain expertise in asylum law, and be a part of a social justice campaign, please consider joining this effort.
Nina Rabin
Currently, the project organizers are seeking attorneys to take on these cases at the trial court level. Attorneys do not need to have experience in immigration law to participate. Every participating attorney will receive training, close mentoring, and access to a database with extensive samples and resources.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Professor Nina Rabin at (520) 621-9206 or or Charles Vernon at (520) 300-4397 or We hope to hear from you!

UA Law Alumni in the White House

David Yokum
 ('13, Ph.D. '14) is a founding member of the White House Social and Behavioral Science Team, established by President Barack Obama

David Yokum ('13), third from right, with President Barack Obama and fellow members of the White House Social and Behavioral Science Team.

Morgan Rodman
('09, certificate in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy) was recently hired as the executive director of the White House Council on Native American Affairs.
Morgan Rodman ('09)  

Civil Justice Lecture
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 of Victims."
When: Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: James E. Rogers College of Law, Room 160

Reception to follow 
Regulatory Science Series: Big Data and Privacy

"Research vs. Privacy in Big Data"
Jane Bambauer

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.

When: Wednesday, November 18, 2015, noon - 1 p.m.

Where: UA Leon Levy Cancer Center Room 2920 and live streaming

CLE may be available.


"Health Law and Health Policy: A Frictional Account"

University of Texas Professor William Sage, MD, will present on disparities between health care regulation and general regulatory policy, and the causes for these disparities.

When: Wednesday, December 2, 2015, noon - 1 p.m.

Where: UA College of Medicine Room 2117 and live streaming 

CLE may be available.

Contact Arizona Law Fellow, Jonathan Loe for more information on either talk.

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 together.

Remember to join the Arizona Law online alumni directory and to encourage your fellow alumni to sign up, too (contact us for instructions).

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 possible.

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