We are nearing the halfway point of the fall semester and Homecoming is only a few weeks away. 
If you are planning to come to Tucson for Homecoming -- and I hope you are -- we still have football tickets available in the Arizona Law block of seats. But they won't last so please reserve your tickets now.
As a reminder, we are honoring Dean Charles Ares on Friday 10/29. We are also hosting reunions for the members of the classes of 1966, 1976, 1991, and 2006, and our annual all-alumni Red and Blue BBQ will take place in the courtyard at noon on Saturday 10/30. 
Homecoming is a great time to bring the family to campus, reconnect with the law school community, meet our current students, and see old friends. 
In this week's newsletter, we feature class of 1955 graduate A. Alan Hanshaw and his son Mark Hanshaw, an engineer and graduate of our MLS program. We also celebrate the designation by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of our Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic as the Southwest pro bono provider.
Until the footnotes,

The Hanshaws

Alan Hanshaw as a
third-year law student.
For many of our students, Arizona Law is a family affair. Today, we celebrate a father and son who are part of a broader Wildcat family.

Many of you are part of families with cherished UA and Arizona Law connections. The father in this story never knew about his son's eventual turn to the law, but his career helped inspire it. In the spirit of Homecoming, I hope this story will remind you of your own Wildcat family.
The Hanshaw story starts with A. Alan Hanshaw, who was born in Kankakee, Illinois in 1926. He moved to Tucson as an undergraduate, receiving his bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona in 1951. He met his wife Emma in Tucson at St. Mary's Hospital, where Emma was a student nurse, and they married in the fall of 1951. Alan went on to attend the law school and graduated in 1955.

Alan began his legal career as a clerk in the Arizona Supreme Court. He was an assistant attorney for the City of Tucson from 1956 to 1958. He practiced law as a partner in the firm of Goddard, Gin, Hanshaw and Gianas for several years before setting off on an adventure as General Counsel for the U.S. Virgin Islands in St. Croix from 1964 to 1965.
He then returned to Tucson as a founder and partner in the firm of Waterfall, Economidas, Caldwell, Hanshaw and Villamana. 

Alan was an involved community member, participating in the Episcopal Church and many community organizations in southern Arizona, including as Board President of La Frontera Center, a member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Arizona, and Board Member of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.
Alan retired from the firm in 1995. He passed away in 2004.
UA law school fraternity, with Alan front row in bow tie.

Alan and Emma had five children: Mark, John, David, Andy, and Debbie. Mark Hanshaw, the oldest writes,
"We are a Wildcat family. Dad, me (both degrees), 4 of 5 siblings, my wife, a couple of her siblings, 2 of our 3 children, and our daughter in law (multiple degrees) are all proud U of A graduates."

Mark Hanshaw
Mark earned his undergraduate degree from the UA (B.S. '75) and has had a long career in engineering and construction. In 2014, he decided to apply to law school to pursue the MLS degree. He says he was influenced by the impact that the great recession had on his industry, and wanted to approach his business from a different angle:
"I knew there were a lot of technical consulting firms that needed a lot of help on the business and risk management side. I felt I could combine my technical knowledge with the business and business development skills that I'd acquired in leadership roles with different firms, and further combine it with a legal foundation. The intent was to go on the market as a consultant to the firms needing help. I think my dad would have understood that, but probably would have tried to talk me into a JD."
When he was alive, Mark says, his father never pushed the children toward the study of law. What he did instill in them was a desire to "be bold!" (with fist to table) and be curious about the world. Mark's dad became a big fan of his career in engineering and construction, and his parents visited him at jobsites as far away as Korea.
When Mark moved back to Tucson in the mid 80s he became a land development engineer. At the time, his father was working on land use and zoning cases. They eventually started crossing paths and,
"Without exception mutual clients would tell me how much they respected my father and how he dealt with problems with integrity and humor. For me, that is his legacy and his gift to me and it set the pattern for my life."
Mark says that he thoroughly enjoyed his own law school experience in the MLS program: 

"It was challenging, especially after being out of school for 40 years. I interfaced with JD students, other MLS students, and undergrads in their program. The diversity of experience and outlook made it rewarding." 

U pon graduation from the program in 2015, Mark received the Dean's Achievement Award for MLS students.
Alan with classmate
Paul G. Rees

Now, Mark is working for a small solar and energy solutions company. He applies his entire knowledge base, including legal risk management processes and corporate compliance he studied at Arizona Law, to improve the company and position it for growth.
One afternoon, Alan's classmate and longtime family friend Paul G. Rees ('55) called to congratulate Mark on his graduation and the Dean's award. Their conversation turned to Alan and, as Mark puts it, felt like another bridge to his dad -- "Life is interesting that way."

Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic Designated by USPTO As Pro Bono Provider

The Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic recently received a great honor from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The clinic was chosen to be the Southwest regional pro bono provider for the USPTO. 
Allan Sternstein

The clinic will provide pro bono assistance to financially under-resourced inventors and small businesses. It will help individuals and businesses obtain the full scope of protection for the intellectual property to which they are entitled, ultimately helping to commercialize innovation that might not otherwise reach the marketplace.
Derek Bambauer
Led by Professors Allan Sternstein and Derek Bambauer, the clinic is an integral piece of our growing strength in intellectual property and information law. Students in the clinic act as junior attorneys representing real clients. They are supervised by Arizona Law faculty and subject matter experts from various partnering law firms.

The clinic was established through a close clinical partnership between Arizona Law and Quarles & Brady , a national law firm with a major IP practice, and now includes partnerships with other IP and general practice firms across the country.


DeLancey Interviewed by Orion Samuelson
Cindy DeLancey, executive director of the National Resource Users Law and Policy Center -- a partnership between the UA's James E. Rogers College of Law and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Cooperative Extension -- was recently interviewed about the work of the new center by Orion Samuelson during a visit to Yavapai County. 

Samuelson is the host of  This Week in AgriBusiness and has long been involved in agricultural journalism. The interview is set to air next week on his show on RFD TV.

Judge Collins ('80) and Judge Gan ('83) Speak to Business Law Society Students

Students in the Business Law Society had the opportunity to speak with Judge Dan Collins and Judge Scott Gan during a recent visit to the College. Charles Wang ('17) wrote that the students found the judges' experiences inspiring.

IPLP Tribal Justice Clinic Hosts Yaqui Tribal Speakers
On September 29, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe's Director of Language and Culture, Daniel Vega, Ph.D Candidate and Yaqui Historian Ana Bell Galindo and Rio Yaqui Community member and elder Modesto Bule led a discussion in the IPLP Tribal Justice Clinic about Yaqui history, culture and traditional dispute resolution.
The speakers are pictured here with Jim Diamond and IPLP 2L student and Yaqui tribe member Francisco Olea:

Make your plans to return to campus for Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 2016. The updated schedule of events is located on our 2016 Homecoming webpage.

A block of rooms has been made available to UA alumni at the Westin La Paloma for a discounted rate during Homecoming. For reservations, click here

The  College of Law has a block of seats for the Homecoming game between Arizona and Stanford. To purchase yours, please email Marissa White.

On October 29, come Home! 

If you haven't been on campus in a while, Homecoming will remind you of all the passion that goes with being a Wildcat.  And it is a great opportunity to meet our wonderful current students -- your future fellow alumni -- and members of the faculty, older and newer.

I look forward to seeing so many of you just over three weeks from now.


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