This edition is your go-to resource for Arizona Law events through the next several busy weeks. 

Our event roundup includes lots of great lectures and Homecoming-related gatherings. 

Join us!
We also profile Judge Stephen McNamee ('69), one of our three 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.

Until the footnotes,
Fall Event Roundup

There is no such thing as a slow time while school is in session. But the next five weeks offer an uptick in events at the College of Law. 

Here's a quick list of upcoming events with registration links.



A conversation between Matthew Perault, director of public policy at Facebook and Professor Andrew Woods

5:30-6:30 p.m., Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Lobby, College of Law

Matthew Perault

Prof. Andrew Woods


Arizona and the Future of North American Trade 

Keynote speakers Arizona Governor
Doug Ducey and Mexico's Undersecretary for North America, Dr. Jesus Seade Kuri will share their insights on the potential impacts of the USMCA on Arizona, Mexico and the North American region in a conversation with University of Arizona President, Dr. Robert C. Robbins

Arizona Law Professors Sergio Puig and David Gantz are among the day's panelists.  

11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., UA Health Sciences Innovation Building

AZ Gov. Doug Ducey

Dr. Jesus Seade Kuri

UA Pres. Robert C. Robbins

Prof. Sergio Puig

Prof. David Gantz


Lifetime Achievement Awards and All Alumni Reception

Please join us for the Arizona Law Lifetime Achievement Awards and All Alumni Reception during Homecoming. 

The event is 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

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

Lynne Wood Dusenberry

Judge Stephen McNamee

Prof. Andy Silverman

Nguyen Khanh Ngoc


Red & Blue Homecoming BBQ
Free and open to all Arizona Law alumni, family, and students! Bring the whole family for food, drinks, and conversation at our pre-tailgate BBQ. 

11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Snell & Wilmer Courtyard, College of Law. UPDATE: BBQ start time is now 11 to allow more time before the game kickoff at 1:30.


Screening of "An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story"

Michael Morton was wrongfully convicted of the 1986 murder of his wife Christine, a crime witnessed by his then 3-year-old son. He spent almost 25 years in prison before being exonerated in 2011 through the efforts of the Innocence Project, pro bono lawyer John Raley, and advances in DNA technology.

4 p.m., the Loft Theater, Tucson

Soll Lecture with Michael Morton

"Getting Life: An Innocent Man's 25-year Journey from Prison to Peace." Michael Morton was wrongfully convicted of the 1986 murder of his wife Christine, a crime witnessed by his then 3-year-old son. He spent almost 25 years in prison before being exonerated in 2011 through the efforts of the Innocence Project, pro bono lawyer John Raley, and advances in DNA technology. 

12-1:15 p.m. at the College of Law


McCormick Lecture featuring investigative journalist Jane Mayer

"Telling the Truth in the Age of Fake News and Dark Money." Please join us for a public presentation featuring Jane Mayer and a Q&A session moderated by McCormick Society members Stephen Golden, Esq. ('02) and UA Journalism Professor Nancy Sharkey.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Ares Auditorium (Room 164), College of Law


Mining Law Summit

"Mining Law for the Heavens and the Depths of the Sea" sponsored by the Global Mining Law program, a collaboration of the James E. Rogers College of Law and the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources.

8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ares Auditorium (Rm. 164), College of Law

"Dairy Tales" Lunch Panel

The panel will discuss the impact of climate change, globalization, and mechanization on dairy farmers and consumers, the wellbeing of dairy animals, and the environment while recognizing moral, socioeconomic, and environmental conflicts in dairying. 

12 - 1:30 p.m. at the College of Law


Immigrant Justice Symposium

"Innovative Immigration Law and Policy: Visions for a Just Future" symposium featuring keynotes by Roxie Bacon and Nina Rabin and three topical panels, organized by Professor Shefali Milczarek-Desai ('01).

8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the College of Law

Prof. Shefali Milczarek-Desai


Building the America We Want: A Community Conversation

Join us for a community town hall facilitated by students taking this Fall's "Leading Across the Divide" mini-course, led by Mary Grier ('77), and guest facilitator John Kitigawa.

6 - 7:30 p.m. at the College of Law

Mary Grier

Around The College
Judge Stephen McNamee ('69), 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

United States District Judge
Stephen M. McNamee has had a prolonged and exemplary career as a federal prosecutor, federal district judge, and dedicated mentor for those entering the legal profession.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Arizona, he earned his Juris Doctor in 1969 from the University of Arizona.
Following a brief career in the private sector, he was appointed in 1971 as Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Arizona. Judge McNamee became Chief Assistant United States Attorney in 1981 and was appointed as U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona in 1985 by President Ronald Reagan.
During his tenure as U.S. Attorney, he helped develop a model program to assist victims and witnesses of federal crimes and prosecuting violent crimes against Native American children was a priority. He was a member of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee and was honored in 1989 with the Attorney General's National Crime Victims Award for this work. Judge McNamee was a leader in fostering binational collaboration of federal prosecutors and judges and their Mexican counterparts.
President George H.W. Bush appointed Judge McNamee to the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona in 1990. He served as Chief Judge for the District of Arizona from 1999 to 2006, taking senior status in 2007.
With Judge McNamee at the Judicial Civic Education Award ceremony earlier this year.
During his judicial tenure, Judge McNamee served on numerous national, circuit, and district committees, including the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council. He was awarded the Mark Santana Law-Related Education Award in 2016 from the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education and the Judicial Civic Education Award in 2019 from the American Lawyers Alliance and the American Bar Association for his involvement since 1999 in the Arizona High School Mock Trial Program. 

Judge McNamee received the James A. Walsh Outstanding Jurist Award in 2006 from the Arizona State Bar, the Judge John M. Roll Award for Distinguished Service to the District of Arizona in 2016 from the U.S. District Court, and the Distinguished Citizen Award in 2009 from the University of Arizona Alumni Association. He was recognized in 2003 as a Distinguished Alumni of the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati.
His activity with University of Arizona Law and his particular support of the judicial clerkship program at the College of Law has endured throughout his career. Judge McNamee takes great pride in mentoring students and offers them the benefits of his lifetime of extraordinary public service with genuine warmth and uncommon generosity. As a fitting tribute, the Stephen McNamee Scholarship Endowment for students at the College of Law was established in 2017.


Lifetime Achievement Awards and All Alumni Reception
Friday, November 1, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., program begins at 6 p.m.
College of Law, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Lobby and Snell & Wilmer Courtyard

See additional details in the Fall Event Roundup above.

Health Law Event Spotlights "Drug Development in the Age of Precision Medicine"

On October 14, the University of Arizona Health Law program joined Snell & Wilmer's Phoenix office to co-host a Health Law Update on "Drug Development in the Age of Precision Medicine." 

The event builds on the historic relationship between Arizona's first law school and one of the state's most esteemed law firms. It was attracted a robust turnout with over 50 participants from across the life sciences.
Special thanks go to UA alumnus Tony Caldwell ('15) and John-Michael Sauer, who is with the Critical Path Institute and a research professor with the UA Department of Pharmacology. Thanks also go to law faculty Tara Sklar, Christopher Robertson, Leah Won ('05), and Tracy Nuckolls for their efforts in making this such a successful event.
For more information on the Graduate Certificates in Health Law, check out law.arizona.edu/health.

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In the News

Tucson.com, describing report by professor Robert Glennon
OregonLive (The Oregonian), including a TIME quote from professor Barak Orbach


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