This week we spotlight just a few of Arizona Law's many global connections.
The illustrative global engagement discussed here includes the work of our faculty, the achievements of our international alumni, and the next steps for our BA in Law students at Ocean University of China.

This edition comes on the heels of my week-long visit to India to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our close partner, the revolutionary O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) and Jindal Global Law School. JGU sits in Sonipat, Harayana -- outside of Delhi. 

Jindal Global University 10th anniversary celebration, led by visionary Vice Chancellor 
C. Raj Kumar (far left).

What JGU has accomplished in its first decade is nothing short of astounding. JGU has grown to 5,000 students and 500 faculty. The law school is the oldest JGU faculty -- with old here being very much a relative term. JGU is already one of a handful of Indian universities to appear on global rankings, and just last month it was recognized by the Indian government as one of fewer than 20 "Institutions of Eminence."

In addition to participating in the anniversary celebration, I spoke at a multi-day conference at JGU on "Universities of the Future: Global Aspirations and Local Imperatives."  
While in India, where I have a longstanding interest and lived when I was nineteen, I also met with potential partners and discussed emerging global tech-policy issues with leaders in Bangalore and Delhi.

Until the footnotes,
Global Connections
Professor David Gantz to be Recognized During 
Arizona Law Homecoming  

David A. Gantz has been the Samuel M. Fegtly Professor of Law at the University of Arizona, where he has taught since 1993. 

He served the college as director of the International Trade and Business Law Program (ITBL) from 1993 to 2017 and as its director emeritus since 2017.
David retires from the college this year, leaving a legacy of deep engagement with, and exciting scholarship on, questions of international law. He has also had a profound impact on Arizona Law students in the JD and LLM programs, an impact visible in the careers of many of our alumni.

His teaching resonates throughout the legal profession, with former students leading and influencing international courts, firms, and organizations. His scholarship on the World Trade Organization and NAFTA trade law has elevated dispute resolution processes and shaped global trade.

Professor Gantz with former LLM students in the International Trade And Business Law program.


A Symposium in Honor of Professor David Gantz 

Friday, November 1, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
College of Law, Faculty Lounge

Join us at the college for this special symposium to honor Professor Gantz for his service to the college and legacy in the law. 

Alumnus Nguyen Khanh Ngoc to Receive UAAA Global Achievement Award
Nguyen Khanh Ngoc, the Vice Minister of Justice for Vietnam and a 1999 alumnus of the College of Law's LLM program in international trade is the recipient of a UA Alumni Association Global Achievement Award.

Professor David Gantz will present the award to Ngoc during the Lifetime Achievement Award event at the college on Friday, November 1, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Full details are below.

Nguyen Khanh Ngoc has served as the Vice Minister of Justice for Vietnam over the past 5 years. In this role, he has been assigned to manage the working fields of international law, judicial administration (including civil status, nationality and certification), adoption, state compensation, security transaction registration, international cooperation, information technology, legal aid, and judicial records.

During this time, Ngoc has led new developments in the legal system and legislation of Vietnam designed to cope with international integration and globalization. Specifically, he managed the Ministry of Justice submission of drafts of Part V of the Civil Code, the Law on Civil Status, the Law on State Compensation, the Law on Legal Aid, and other draft laws to the National Assembly for adoption.

He has also engaged, signed, and implemented Vietnam's participation in international treaties and provided legal opinions for the Vietnamese government in matters of international law. Ngoc manages and provides legal services to defend the Vietnamese government and its agencies and bodies in international dispute settlements.

Vice Minister of Justice Nguyen Khanh Ngoc (second from right) speaks with University of Arizona Law Assistant Dean Nancy Stanley during her 2019 visit to Vietnam.

Ngoc has been extraordinarily helpful to our efforts to establish University of Arizona Law programs in Vietnam, helping us become recognized and advising on administrative matters. We are delighted to welcome him back to Tucson -- his first return trip since graduation.


Lifetime Achievement Awards and All Alumni Reception

Friday, November 1, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
College of Law, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Lobby and Snell & Wilmer Courtyard

Please join us for the Lifetime Achievement Awards and All Alumni Reception. Free and open to all alumni, family and students!
Program will begin at 6 p.m.
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
Lynne Wood Dusenberry, Class of 1974
Judge Stephen McNamee, Class of 1969
Professor Andy Silverman, Class of 1969
UA Alumni Association Global Achievement Award Winner
Nguyen Khanh Ngoc, LLM Class of 1999

Global Team Meets with Ocean University of China BA in Law Students

Arizona Law's Director of Global Programs Amanda Wolfe and Assistant Dean for Admissions Cary Cluck have just returned from a visit to Ocean University of China in Qingdao. While there, they met with fourth-year students to discuss advanced law degree options available in the United States and to advise them on the associated requirements and application processes. 

Amanda says that she and Cary consulted with the Ocean students on a range of opportunities and how to find the best fit for themselves, whether that is an advanced degree at the UA or another avenue. They also met with third-year students to help them plan ahead and welcomed first-year Ocean students.

Around The College
FedBar Association Reception at Arizona Law

On September 24, the Law College welcomed the William B. Browning Tucson Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for a co-sponsored mixer. 

The event brought together over 75 federal judges, practitioners, faculty, and law students. Attendees were greeted by Dean Cathy O'Grady and Tucson Federal Bar Association President Jody Corrales ('06), who announced to students that the Tucson Federal Bar Association would subsidize half the cost of student memberships.

Currently, two students -- Blaine Boles (3L) and Tommy Lee (3L) -- and Professor Tessa Dysart serve on the Federal Bar Association Board. 

Jody is looking forward to building more connections with law students during her tenure as president. She noted, 

"It is important for the legal community to stay connected with the law school and interact with the next generation of practitioners. Before we know it, these law students will be fellow members of the bar and it is beneficial to form contacts early on before they embark on their legal careers. ... The Tucson Federal Bar Association plans on making this an annual event."

Entrepreneurship Symposium in Scottsdale, Oct. 22

Eller College of Management Dean Paulo Goes
College of Engineering Dean David Hahn
College of Medicine, Tucson Interim Dean Irving Kron
James E. Rogers College of Law Dean Marc Miller, and 
College of Medicine, Phoenix Dean Guy Reed 

... invite all alumni to a collaborative evening of networking and a faculty panel on the topic of entrepreneurship.
Featured speakers include Arizona Law Professor of Practice and Director of the Innovation for Justice Program Stacy Butler. See full list of speakers and other event details here.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
5:30-8 p.m.
The Clayton House, 3719 N. 75th St.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

$10 before October 11, $15 after October 11. Includes two drink tickets and hors d'oeuvres.
Online registration ends at 10 p.m. on October 17, 2019. To register by phone or after the October 17 deadline, call 520-621-2900 to see if space is available.

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We are proud to be Arizona's oldest, wisest, and most innovative law school. We love our home in Tucson.
We are equally proud to be one of the most global law schools in the world.
There is no tension in being local and global. Indeed, the world's great scholarly institutions recognize that the challenges we face and the minds we engage exist within and across, and sometimes without regard for, borders and traditional boundaries.
That perspective is embodied in the work of David Gantz, in the career of Nguyen Kahn Ngoc, and in the students in our vibrant dual degree program with Ocean University of China. It is also reflected in the active partnerships with leading institutions, youthful and longstanding, illustrated by Jindal Global University. 





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