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Homecoming is just around the corner! It is the perfect time to celebrate traditions and reconnect with your alma mater.


This year we have even more to celebrate. We are kicking off a yearlong celebration of our Centennial. Arizona Law will honor 100 years of innovation, engagement, and leadership across legal and interdisciplinary fields that have shaped the state and the world around us.


Below we highlight some of the ways that you can get involved during Centennial Homecoming.


Join us! And Bear Down,




Arizona Law Red & Blue Homecoming BBQ


Arizona Law will once again host the Red & Blue Homecoming BBQ. This is a free event for alumni to grab a burger, hot dog, or veggie burger, snag some of the latest Arizona Law gear from the Student Bar Association, catch up with some of your favorite professors, meet new members of the College of Law community, share pride in 100 years of contributions to the profession, and see how we are shaping the next century of legal education.


What you will see is both deeply familiar and refreshingly new. We honor our traditions even as we build new ones every day.


Open to all alumni, students, and friends of the college

Date: Saturday, November 8 

Time: 12:00 - 3:00 pm (Note: time is subject to change depending on the football schedule) 

Location: College of Law, Snell & Wilmer Courtyard 


Register Now!




Later that night, the Wildcats will face off against the Colorado Buffaloes. Game day tickets are still available. Call (520) 621-CATS or to get your seats. 


Toni Massaro
As dean I attended countless UA class reunions and I enjoyed every one.  Law school is a bonding experience, with common themes so powerful that I often left the UA class reunions awash in nostalgia -- almost as if I had been a member of each of these classes instead of my own. People reflect, engage in good natured repartee, call up favorite and often hilarious law school anecdotes, honor the memory of those no longer with them, and leave a bit younger than they arrived. 
-- Dean Emerita Toni Massaro 


All-Alumni Brunch

On Sunday morning, all alumni are invited to join me and my wife, Chris, at our home for brunch.  We love to have alumni to our home -- Wyatt (now age 6) serves as greeter, at least until the ice cream appears, Evie (now 8) likes to help with name tags, and Owen (almost 12) likes to schmooze. If she behaves, the brunch will include our newest family member and one of a host of unofficial college mascots, Ruby (our golden retriever puppy).


Open to all alumni

Date: Sunday, November 9

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: 3040 E Ina Road, Tucson, AZ  85718


Please RSVP Here



The UA Law Homecoming celebration is a great time to catch up with classmates and other law graduates in a relaxed, informal setting.  It's fun to get updates on personal and professional things, see children (and now grandchildren) and just enjoy the beautiful facility and weather.  It's something I look forward to attending each fall. 
-- Judge Nikki Chayet ('77)

Lacy Lecture with Chuck Jeannes

Chuck Jeannes
Chuck Jeannes

We are thrilled to join with our partners at the College of Engineering in issuing the invitation to their annual Lacy Lecture. The Lecture brings some of the top leaders in the mining industry to the University of Arizona.


This year's Lacy Lecture will be given by GoldCorp President, Chief Executive Officer, and Arizona Law alum Charles "Chuck" Jeannes ('83). 


Chuck Jeannes is an international leader in the global mining industry. As the CEO of GoldCorp, he leads one of the world's largest and fastest growing mineral production companies. During his tenure, he has successfully grown the organization with mining operations and development projects located throughout the Americas. His Lacy Lecture is entitled, "Turning Challenges to Opportunities in Today's Mining Industry."


Open to the public

Date: Friday, November 7 

Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm 

Location: Ares Auditorium (Room 164)


No RSVP required, but space is limited. There is free parking around the law college at 5 pm.  

It is always terrific to attend the law school homecoming tailgate party and catch up with former classmates I haven't seen in a while. I remember the first tailgate party I attended as an alum and how impressed I was -- both by the renovations to the building (especially the beautiful new lobby and courtyard), and to learn how many successful, accomplished members of our legal community are among my fellow alumni. Every time I attend I'm reminded of how proud I am to be a Wildcat! 
-- Angela Woolridge ('03)

Reunion Dinner


Take some time to relax and catch up with friends during this Centennial Homecoming.


Class of 1964 (50 Year/Golden Reunion) Dinner


Date: Friday, November 7 

Time: 11:30 - 1:00 pm

Location: Arizona Inn

Cost: $35.00 per person

Menu: Spinach and Arugula Salad, Seared Salmon, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Tomato Basil Relish, Vegetables, and Orange Pound Cake


RSVP for your 50th Reunion Here.

1964 Arizona Law Moot Court Team
1963-1964 Arizona Law Moot Court Team featuring Craig Kepner, Dave Leonard, and Art Greenfield.

Class of 1974 (40 Year Reunion) Dinner

Date: Thursday, November 6 

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Location: Arizona Inn

Cost: $45.00 per person

Menu: Spinach and Arugula Salad, Seared Breast of Chicken, Prosciutto Tomato Relish, Boursin Cream Sauce, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Orange Pound Cake 


RSVP for your 40th Reunion Here

Students from Class of 1974 just before class.


Please note that payment is due at the time of reservation. 


Atwood, Barbara
It's always fun to see former students and hear about their adventures, their jobs, their children, their grown-up lives. Since I'm an alum, it's also a chance to see my own classmates from the 1970s. We haven't changed a bit. Hah! 
-- Professor Emerita Barbara Atwood ('76) 


Be a part of Arizona Law Forever

Terry and Tom Chandler Tile

Every day I talk with alums who tell me how the College, its faculty, and their fellow students changed them.


Now you can join those who have made their mark on the College. As part of our campaign for student scholarships, we are offering alumni the opportunity to have a ceramic tile permanently affixed to the College of Law with your personal message on it.


For only $250, you can point to your spot every time you come to campus and take pride in helping future students. With a wide-array of color and design options, this is a simple and fun way to support your law school and make your mark last forever.


To purchase a tile now, please email Chris Gast ( or see our table at the Red and Blue BBQ. 


Hershey Tile  

I remember when we used to have our Homecoming barbeque on main campus -- we had a very good place on the mall -- right next to the band. We could watch the Homecoming Parade go by which was so much fun; then when we moved to the College of Law to hold our barbeque -- I liked bands we used to have. Homecoming is just a real festive happy time -- people are thinking about all the good things that happened during their stay at law school. It is always good to see people who go way back. 
--Donna (Ream) Shafer, student services associate and a staff member of Arizona Law for over three decades.



Bring Your Memories 

It takes a while for the next Centennial to roll around, so let's seize this one. One of our goals is to capture 100 years of Arizona Law memories.


During our Centennial Homecoming, we will be on the hunt for stories, photos, tchotchkes, keepsakes, and memories. We will even have a video story booth at the BBQ for you to share your favorite stories. We are also using social media to reach out and collect your pictures and tidbits. Please pull out those photos and think about special stories. We want to hear about them. Stay tuned here and on the College of Law website throughout the fall for ways to share them. 


You're Invited! - Join Us for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Unveiling 
of the Robert Carroll Stubbs Career Development Suite

Arizona Law proudly presents the unveiling of our newest resource to help students and alumni go further in their career exploration and professional development. Thanks to the incredible generosity of Mary Ann Stubbs, our new Career Development Suite, named after her late husband Bob Stubbs, will follow his spirit and determination to empower students for generations to come. Please join us for our ribbon cutting ceremony and reception to follow. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014
5:30 pm 

Bob Stubbs

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Join Us - 2014 J. Byron McCormick Lecture: 

Former U.S. Representative Barney Frank 


Thursday, October 16, 2016

5:30 pm

Ares Auditorium (Room 164)


RSVP Here.


Barney Frank
Barney Frank
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Join Us - "The Mind & the Law" Lecture Series: Memory Factory


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

7 pm
Ares Auditorium (Room 164)


Cognitive psychologist Elizabeth Loftus, known as one of the world's leading experts on human memory, will speak about how memory research is used in legal settings at an upcoming public lecture. Loftus is the Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology and Professor of Law and Cognitive Science at the University of California, Irvine. She is known internationally for groundbreaking work in memory research generally, as well as study and scholarship in the nature of false memories. 
No RSVP required. Future dates in the series: November 5, November 19, and December 3. 

Click here to learn more.


Elizabeth Loftus
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Join Us - "Law and Philosophy" Lecture Series: 

Kantian equilibrium: A microfoundation for cooperative behavior


Featuring John Roemer, the Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Stout Professor of Political Science and Economics, Yale University


Monday, October 27th

3:30 - 5:30 pm

Room 168


No RSVP required. 


John Roemer
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Everyone has a reason for "coming home." What's yours? 

Maybe student activities? 
1975 Student Bar Association
Student Bar Association Officers from 1975

Perhaps you were on a publication? 

Arizona Law Review Editorial Board 1959

Of course, you are always welcome to see your favorite professors!
College of Law Faculty 1930

As we plan for all of our alumni and friends to come home to Arizona Law, I would like to pause and extend special congratulations to those who took the Arizona Bar Exam in July (results were posted last Friday). This is a momentous achievement and I wish you all the best as you move forward in your practice. I hope to see you in a couple weeks and celebrate with each of you.  Well done!




Marc Signature  


Marc L. Miller  
Dean & Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law  
James E. Rogers College of Law 



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