Last week I shared with you a summary of the newest members of the Arizona Law community. 

This week, I would like to share with you two exciting program developments and a preview of our upcoming events.

Until the footnotes,


Quarles & Brady Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic 


The Quarles & Brady Intellectual Property Clinic has a new director this year. Allan Sternstein, also assistant division chair of the intellectual property division at Lathrop & Gage, will be spending the academic year in Tucson helping our students acquire high-level experience representing clients. With almost four decades in patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets litigation and counseling, Allan is also a veteran law instructor. We are thrilled to welcome him to the Arizona Law community, and know he will be a valuable resource for our students.
Allan Sternstein
Allan joins Professor Derek Bambauer, who leads our intellectual property program. Professor Bambauer was integral in creating this innovative new clinic and has served as its faculty director for its first year.
The clinic is a collaboration between the College of Law and Quarles & Brady, LLP, a national leader in intellectual property law. 

Students in the clinic, under the supervision of practicing lawyers from Quarles & Brady and UA faculty, provide legal advice to startup companies, with an emphasis on protecting intellectual property assets in early-stage ventures. 

The clinic provides a unique opportunity for law students to gain real-world experience in intellectual property. It also serves to support the growing Arizona startup community, and is connected to Tech Launch Arizona and other efforts to
Derek Bambauer
encourage the growth of the innovation economy in Arizona.

The Quarles & Brady Clinic is part of a larger intellectual property curriculum and program. Among the new leaders in that program is Senior Associate to the President and Secretary of the University Jon Dudas, who previously was under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

In order for the University of Arizona to continue supporting a growing tech economy and for innovative companies to thrive in Southern Arizona, the state needs lawyers to help create, nurture, and serve such ventures. Our IP program and the Quarles & Brady Clinic work together with Tech Launch Arizona, the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship, and innovation-based colleges, departments, faculty, and staff throughout the University of Arizona to turn ideas into ventures.
Our new speaker series focuses on the changing legal profession.

The series, aptly named Law.Change, explores the business side of law with the goal of educating our students about the realities and challenges of today's legal practice, including legal technology, globalization, outsourcing, and practice management. We have a technology show planned for the spring and we are dedicating a week in February to e-discovery.

The Friday sessions are from 12-2 p.m. at the college in Room 118. They are open to the public, and CLE is offered. RSVPs are not required. The fall speakers and topics are:
Sept. 11 - Pankaj Raval, "How I Built a Thriving Practice Using Yelp"
Sept. 25 - Alex Lane, "Technology Skills for All Lawyers"
Oct. 9 - Brian Chase, "Understanding Practice Management"
Oct. 30 - Roberta Tepper, "Apps for Lawyers"
Nov. 6 - Speaker TBA, on business development for lawyers and law students
For updates on Law.Change and news about the changing legal profession, follow @lawchangeuofaz on Twitter. And, watch future newsletters for a link to the Law.Change blog that is under development.
For more information about this series please contact Jonelle Vold

Centennial Snapshot -- From the Early Alumni Files, Fred Fickett ('22)


Tucsonan Fred Wildon Fickett, Jr. (below, right) was part of the fifth class to graduate with a law degree from the University of Arizona in 1922. That class contained only six graduates, four receiving LLBs and Fickett and one other receiving JDs, the less common degree at the time.
According to the Arizona Historical Society, Fickett was born in 1895 and received an undergraduate degree in social science from the University of Arizona in 1917. 

Fickett served in World War I, and then returned to Tucson. Appointed assistant city attorney in 1925, he later became a Pima County Superior Court judge and was on Tucson's school board from 1935-53. 

TUSD's Booth-Fickett K-8 Math and Science Magnet School is named in honor of Fickett's contributions to education in Tucson.
In 1916, Fickett and his teammate scored a victory in the University of Arizona's very first intercollegiate debate competition, against the University of Southern California College of Law (featured in the yearbook, below). Fickett was an undergraduate at the time, but his debating skills were already bringing him recognition, and bringing recognition to the budding UA law program.
From 1916 Desert yearbook.

Do you have photos or memories from your time at Arizona Law?  We would love to hear from you.  Please contact Emily McGovern, Centennial Coordinator, to share your images and stories.  
Alumni Happy Hour in Las Vegas

Join Arizona Law and fellow Wildcats at an Arizona Law Alumni Happy Hour in Las Vegas. Learn about what's new at the college and catch up with other alumni in the "Law Vegas" area. Register here
Date: Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

Time: 4 - 6 p.m.

Where:  Yard House in Town Square, 6593 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas, NV 89119

Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment

The Arizona Law Review and the business law program will host a discussion with Stephen Kimble ('83) of Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, recently decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

Time: 12 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch will be served.

Where: Faculty Lounge, James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd.

To RSVP, contact Nancy Stanley.

Arizona Law Career Mixer

Please join us at the 2015 Arizona Law Career Mixer! The Arizona Law Career Mixer will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the College of Law.

Arizona Law's Career Development Office (CDO) will bring together Arizona's finest lawyers, judges, law firms, government agencies, non-profit organizations, alumni, faculty, and students for an evening of conversation, connections, and camaraderie. The event will be catered with locally sourced food by Feast and beer from Tucson's own Dragoon Brewery. We invite you to join us for great food and even greater company. RSVP here. We'd love to see you!
Revisit Notable Supreme Court Cases at UA Constitution Day Program

The Affordable Care Act, same-sex marriage, property rights, and congressional redistricting are some of the high-profile issues from the 2014 Supreme Court term to be reviewed by legal experts during the University of Arizona's 17th annual Constitution Day program. Read more here.
Date: Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

Time: 1 - 4:30 p.m.

Where: Ares Auditorium (Room 164), James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd.

Who may attend: The event is free and open to the public.

Space is limited, and registration is recommended. CLE credit is available.
Homecoming-Centennial Week, October 18-25 
Make plans to return to Tucson and connect with other alumni during this year's special Homecoming-Centennial Week! Highlights will include:

  • McCormick Society Lecture, United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m.
  • Arizona Law Lifetime Achievement Awards Ceremony and Reception, Thursday, Oct. 22, 4 p.m.
  • All-alumni Centennial Reception on the patio, Friday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m.
  • All-alumni Red and Blue Barbecue, prior to football game, Saturday, Oct. 24 
  • Arizona Law seating at Arizona v. Washington State, Saturday, Oct. 24 
  • All-alumni Brunch with former deans, hosted by Dean Miller, Sunday, Oct. 25
  • Reunion-year events (Classes of 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2010)
Visit to see the full schedule and register!
Alumni Directory

Our alumni directory is fully up and running. This tool is meant to be a resource for all Arizona Law alumni. If you run into classmates or colleagues who do not know about the directory, please help us spread the word.
All alumni have now been invited to join the directory. If you did not receive an invite or if you have had any trouble logging in, please let us know. 

To browse or search directory entries, click on "Directory" under the "People" tab. Interested in finding all alumni from specific years? Click on the calendar icon in the "Search" panel on the left-hand side. Indicate the beginning range by using the double arrow («, ») buttons to select the desired year. Use the single-arrow (', ') buttons to select the month. For faster searching, hold the mouse button after clicking on the arrows. Next, select the day. Repeat the steps for the end range.

If you are looking for graduates from a specific year, we recommend that you search from January 1 to December 31 in order to capture those students who may have graduated in months other than May (more common with earlier classes).


Classes are in full swing, football is on the horizon, and -- despite the current temperatures in Tucson -- it is almost fall. We have a great lineup of events and hope you will return to campus to participate.

A striking mixture of storm clouds and blue skies set the September scene.

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