In this week's edition, we welcome Professor Eunice Lee to the Arizona Law faculty. Eunice brings with her a deep expertise in immigration and civil procedure. 

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Introducing Professor Eunice Lee

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law welcomes Eunice Lee as associate professor of law. 

She joins the Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program as co-director with professors Shefali Milczarek-Desai ('01) and Lynn Marcus. Eunice is teaching Civil Procedure and Immigration Law.
Eunice's research centers on the legal and social construction of citizenship, migration, and borders. She engages overlapping areas of immigration, administrative, constitutional, and international refugee law to understand the rights of immigrants in the United States. Eunice received her JD from Yale Law School. She holds an MA and is completing her PhD (expected 2020) in Anthropology at UC Berkeley. She obtained her BA from Stanford University.
Through both doctrinal analysis and ethnographic methods, she also considers how these rights shape boundaries of sovereignty and statehood, and how advocates and communities expand the possibilities of law through social change.

In conjunction with her law professorship, Eunice will also make valuable contributions to other university entities. Diane Austin, director of the School of Anthropology notes,
"University of Arizona faculty and students will benefit tremendously from Professor Lee's expertise and contributions to Anthropology, where she will enhance our strength in international migration, borders, and refugees. We look forward to her future faculty affiliate appointment in the School."
Eunice shares:
"I'm thrilled to have joined the University of Arizona and the College of Law! The law school's vibrant intellectual community, combined with the university's depth in anthropology and migration studies, have made for a truly wonderful academic home. I am also in daily awe of the magical beauty of the City of Tucson.
Even in these challenging times, my colleagues and students have given me the warmest possible (socially-distanced) welcome. I look especially forward to continuing to explore Civil Procedure with my small section students, and to building on the strength of the law school and the UA in immigration and migration studies."
She previously served as the Albert M. Sacks Fellow at Harvard Law School's Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. After law school, Eunice clerked for the Hon. Carlos F. Lucero of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. In 2019, she received the "40 Under 40" Award from the national LGBT Bar Association for her work expanding protections for transgender and queer asylum seekers.
In prior practice, Eunice litigated to expand the constitutional rights of immigrants at the national American Civil Liberties Union. Her docket included numerous class actions against mandatory immigration detention, challenges to racial and religious profiling of Muslim Americans post-9/11, and lawsuits expanding the education rights of immigrant students. She also co-directed the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies at UC Hastings College of Law, where she led litigation and advocacy to broaden protections for refugee women, children, and LGBTQ+ individuals. 
Welcome to Tucson, to the UA, and our -- and now your! -- College of Law, Professor Lee!

Around the College

The Choice: Understanding Mexico's Federal Election System / La Elección: Entendiendo El Sistema Electoral Federal Mexicano, Oct. 15
Click to open flyer (PDF).

Featuring Dr. Lorenzo Córdova, Consejero Presidente, Instituto Nacional Electoral de Mexico
At a time when elections are leading most news stories, join us for a community lecture to gain a comparative perspective and explore the electoral design of Mexico. 

Dr. Córdova is a notable public figure, a distinguished scholar of law at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and the preeminent authority on Mexico's federal election system. 

His lecture will examine structural election systems, political reforms, and the dimensions of constitutional law.
Presented live via Zoom in both Spanish and English.

Thursday, October 15 at 12 p.m. (Arizona/MST).

Save the Date: University of Arizona Virtual Homecoming, Nov. 12-14

The University of Arizona Alumni Association is now sharing details of Virtual Homecoming, set for November 12-14:
Every year at Homecoming, we gather to honor traditions and celebrate our Wildcat ties. This year, we want you to remember your time at the University of Arizona and unite, wherever you are, in support of this and future generations of Wildcats. We are combining Homecoming with our first-ever Giving Day to support student success initiatives and scholarships. Don't miss this special three-day virtual celebration, Nov. 12-14!


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Say hello to one of our newest Arizona LawCats!

Class of 1999 alum Eric Blank and his family welcomed their daughter Isabella earlier this year. 

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In the News

Banking Journal, reviewing scholarship by professor Simone Sepe and others

Arizona Public Media, interview with professor Shalev Roisman

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

We are both a small and vast community.
This point is illustrated in so many ways. To pick one example: Our college has around 8,000 living law school alumni (though our rate of growth has increased significantly with our BA in Law and MLS students!). But the UA has around 300,000 alumni. Small. And vast.
The addition of every faculty member, every staff member, and every student shapes our community. Eunice Lee joins colleagues and students at our college and around the UA with shared interests, and in turn her energy, knowledge, and passion change all of us. What a joy!


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