Arizona Law is continuing a great Thanksgiving tradition.

For seven years, we have participated in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, in support of the Huerta Scholarship and our Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program (IPLP). 

Let's make this year of support for our Native students the best ever.

Hear from one of our 2020 Huerta Scholars and learn how to contribute below.
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Support Native Students Attending Arizona Law

The Huerta Scholarship is a vital component of Arizona Law's commitment to increasing the representation of Native Americans in the practice of law. 

While the representation of Native Americans within the legal field remains around 1 percent, according to ABA figures, thanks to your support, Arizona Law has one of the largest groups of Native law students in the country.
Through your generosity, last year we raised more than $16,700 in support of Native students attending Arizona Law. This year our goal is to raise $20,000.
This #GivingTuesday, December 1, please help the next generation of Native lawyers attending Arizona Law by donating to the Huerta Scholarship!

Judge Lawrence Huerta ('53)
The Huerta Scholarship was established in 2014 in honor of Judge Lawrence Huerta ('53).

Judge Huerta -- now in his nineties -- is a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and was the first Native American to graduate from University of Arizona Law and be licensed to practice law in Arizona. 

Throughout his illustrious career, Judge Huerta worked tirelessly to increase access to education for Native students, promote tribal sovereignty, and lead Native nation building efforts.
The Huerta Scholarship provides vital support to Native law students attending University of Arizona Law who are actively engaged in increasing access to education for Native students and championing the rights of Native American communities and individuals. Thanks to the generosity of Huerta Scholarship donors, Native students are able to realize their dreams of attending law school and continue the living legacy of Judge Huerta.
Hear the inspiring stories of some of this year's Huerta Scholarship recipients, get campaign updates, and make a donation on the Huerta Scholarship Crowdfunding page.

Invest in the Success of Native Law Students

Amanda Niemann is a first-year law student at University of Arizona Law:

This Giving Tuesday, please support the next generation of Native lawyers like Amanda by donating to the Huerta Scholarship.

Double Your Impact

Thanks to the generosity of Gabriela Magee ('15), Deborah Sliz ('79) and her husband Alan Yandow, your donations will be matched from November 24 through the end of Giving Tuesday (December 1), up to $5,000 total. Make sure to double the impact of your gift by participating in this matching gift challenge!

Other Ways to Support the #HuertaScholars Campaign

There are many ways to contribute to the #HuertaScholars campaign. In addition to donating, you can help spread the word about why you support Native students.
  • Follow IPLP on social media (FacebookTwitterLinkedIn)
  • Share IPLP posts using #HuertaScholars
  • Invite your family and friends to participate in the campaign

Around the College
Seeking Mock Jurors from the Arizona Law Community
Director of Advocacy Barbara Bergman invites alumni to serve as jurors for several mock trials as part of this semester's Basic Trial Advocacy class. 

Eight jury trials will be conducted on the Zoom platform on Saturday, November 21, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The students will be trying State v. Rausch, a murder case with a self-defense claim. 

If you are available and interested in participating, please contact Professor Bergman at

Next LawCats Live, Dec. 3

Next up in our LawCats Live webinar series is:

Thursday, December 3, at 12:15 p.m. (Arizona/MST)

Join Professor Stacy Butler ('02), Professor Christopher Griffin, Mackenzie Pish ('20), and Sarah Mauet as they discuss the power of legal innovation in the COVID era. Moderated by Hon. Karen Adam ('76).

View Previous LawCats Live Sessions
LawCats Live recordings are available on the Arizona Law website. If you've missed one of our past sessions, you can catch up here.
If you have questions about any LawCats Live event, contact Corrina Eklund, Alumni Engagement Coordinator, at 520-621-7409 or

Thank You for Taking Part In Virtual Homecoming 2020

Thanks to all members of our Arizona Law community who joined in last weekend's Homecoming and Giving Day events for your participation! 

Here are a few words from the University of Arizona Alumni Association:

Our first-ever virtual Homecoming is a wrap and we want to share our gratitude with you. You can continue to visit the Homecoming site to enjoy content. Learn more about your favorite traditions, connect with your college and visit favorite campus locations virtually.
While we missed seeing you in person, we appreciate your connection to the University of Arizona. Thank you for reaching out and participating.

Giving Day was a success thanks to Wildcat generosity including first-time and returning donors. Gifts continue to come in as we count $1,047,278 raised and 1,383 gifts for student support. Every gift matters -- 86% of gifts made online were $100 or less. Your gift, large or small, makes a difference in the lives of students through scholarships and essential support programs including mental health services, tutoring and retention initiatives.
We'd love to hear from you. Please take our Homecoming survey to provide event feedback. We appreciate your input so we can continue to develop events and programs that bring your Wildcat spirit alive.

Download Your Arizona Law Digital Wallpaper 

If you'd like to project a visual reminder of your pride in Arizona Law, you can select one of our digital wallpapers to use as your Zoom background. There are over a dozen to choose from.

In the News

Greenwire, quoting professor Justin Pidot

COVID-related updates

From UA administration:

From the College of Law:

College of Law Coronavirus Response Information, including current College of Law status.

COVID-19 and Law Coalition, mobilizing University of Arizona Law expertise in response to the pandemic
COVID-19 Health Law Resources, with new video resources added frequently

1L Amanda Niemann reminds us how important the Huerta Scholarship program can be. For Amanda, the Huerta Scholarship helps her develop the legal tools to serve Native American tribes and children.

We are thankful to Gabriela Magee ('15), Deborah Sliz ('79), and Alan Yandow for their generosity and leadership in providing matching support for your contributions to the program between November 24 and December 1. 

Together, let's make this year's #GivingTuesday campaign a success for our Huerta Scholars like Amanda.


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