Last week, we celebrated the college's Centennial. In true Arizona Law fashion the many events embraced all of our community -- our fabulous current students, faculty past and present, and of course, as Homecoming suggests, our many alumni, and many friends. 

It was a week spent catching up and celebrating the history of the college and the lives of its many extraordinary members. It was a spirited convergence of 700-plus people, coming together to reminisce about the past and dream about the future.

It was, in a word, spectacular! 

We heard tales of inspiration, careers launched, racial and gender barriers smashed, and legacies built at Arizona Law. We also heard stories of romance, such as spouses married for 40 years who met on the first day of law school, friendships that started over a torts book, and a few stories of mischief along the way (you know who you are).

Thank you to all who found the time in your busy lives to be a part of the celebration.

As many of you heard me say at the all-alumni reception on Friday, for 100 years this institution has focused on students. To commemorate our Centennial, we have launched a formal scholarship campaign aimed at celebrating dreams realized, opportunities created, and potential unlocked.

I invite each of you to help us realize our goal of 20 percent alumni participation by making a gift In Favor of Students.  

Here we share just a few of the joyous moments from our spectacular week.

Until the footnotes,
Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony
Thursday, October 22

The James E. Rogers College of Law Lifetime Achievement Award
2013, 2014, and 2015 honorees 
Dean Emeritus Charles Ares ('52) congratulates
honoree Jo Ann Diamos ('53)

Honoree Ed Morgan ('45)

Lifetime Achievement Award committee members (l-r) Professor Emerita Barbara Atwood ('76), Dean Emeritus Roger Henderson,
Dean Emerita Toni Massaro, and Dean Emeritus Charles Ares ('52)

The nine new Lifetime Achievement Award plaques

2004 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Stanley Feldman ('56)
with Lynne Wood Dusenberry ('74) at this year's reception

Drue Morgan-Birch ('82), Mary Pelander, and Hon. John Pelander ('76)
with Professor Barbara Atwood ('76)

UA Alumnus of the Year Ceremony 
Friday, October 23

UA Alumnus of the Year Charles Jeannes ('83) with
UA President Ann Weaver Hart and
UA Alumni Association President Melinda Burke

Chuck Jeannes ('83) 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.
After graduating from Arizona Law, he practiced law for 12 years in the areas of capital markets, public and private transactions, financing, and international regulation. He then moved to positions of corporate leadership at Glamis Gold and Placer Dome.

Chuck has been a generous advisor and supporter of Arizona Law's Global Mining Law Center.

Read more about the Alumnus of the Year award here.

Reunions and All-Alumni Reception
Friday, October 23

All-alumni reception

40-year reunion

35-year reunion

30-year reunion

20-year reunion


10-year reunion


Arizona Law Day and Back to the Classroom
Friday, October 23

Tour of the College of Law

Mini-lecture by Professor David Marcus

Red and Blue Barbecue
Saturday, October 24


Since a picture is worth a thousand words, this would technically be one of the longer issues of Wildcat Wednesday-Letter of The Law.

I hope you can see the red and blue, the deep support for each other, and the love for our college that we see every day but that we celebrate, together, at Homecoming.

100 years.  And counting!

Marc L. Miller  
Dean & Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law
Shaping the next century of legal education 
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