It's hard to believe, but Homecoming is right around the corner. This week, as we count down to class reunions and celebrations, we share the full list of events. 

Be sure to save the date and RSVP below. 

Bear down!
There's No Place Like Homecoming

Homecoming -- October 27-November 2, 2019 -- is a great opportunity to celebrate our College of Law community and the University of Arizona. Please join us!



Time TBA, Student Union, Sabino Room
Professor Sergio Puig will address key differences between the United States Mexico Canada (USMCA) Agreement and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Alumni of the Year Ceremony and Champagne Reception 

2-5 p.m., Student Union
Celebrate the 2019 James E. Rogers College of Law Alumni of the Year, Steven Russo ('75 and '78), and other university honorees.

International Trade and Business Law Brunch

10 a.m.-12 p.m., The Coronet, 198 W Cushing St, Tucson, AZ 85701
The International Trade and Business Law Program invites program alumni and friends to a brunch hosted by program director, Professor Sergio Puig and other members of the faculty. Join us to reconnect with friends and colleagues. We will also recognize retiring Professor David Gantz.

Class of 1969: 50-Year Reunion

Noon, The Arizona Inn, 2200 E Elm St, Tucson, AZ 85719
Contact Corrina Eklund in the College of Law alumni office, 520-621-8430.

A Symposium in Honor of Professor David Gantz

3:30-5 p.m., Arizona Law Faculty Lounge
David Gantz has served the college as a Professor of Law and Director of the International Trade and Business Law Program since 1993. His teaching resonates throughout the legal profession, with former students leading and influencing international courts, firms, and organizations. His scholarship on the World Trade Organization and NAFTA trade law has elevated dispute resolution processes and shaped global trade. At this special event, we honor Professor Gantz for his service and legacy in the law. During the symposium, faculty and former students will share their stories on his continuing impact.

Lifetime Achievement Awards and All Alumni Reception

5:30-7:30 p.m., Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Lobby and Snell & Wilmer Courtyard, College of Law
Please join us for the Lifetime Achievement Awards and All Alumni Reception. Free and open to all alumni, family, and students!

Lynne Wood Dusenberry, Class of 1974
Judge Stephen McNamee, Class of 1969
Professor Andy Silverman, Class of 1969

During the ceremony, we will also present the University of Arizona Alumni Association (UAAA) Global Leadership Award:

Vice Minister Nguyen Khanh Ngoc, LLM Class of 1999

Law College Association (LCA) Board Meeting

10 a.m.-12 p.m., Room 156, College of Law

Red & Blue BBQ

12-2 p.m., Snell & Wilmer Courtyard, College of Law

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

Homecoming Football Game

Arizona vs. Oregon State, time TBA

Have questions? Want to find out about your class-specific reunion? 

We have several opportunities for you to catch up with your classmates and Arizona Law by attending one of the events listed above. We want to see you and hear about the amazing things our alums are doing all over the world.
If your class year ends in a 4 or 9, Arizona Law is celebrating you during Homecoming! 

The following class years have started planning and information will be coming to you soon: 1974, 1984, 1999, 2009, 2014.
There is still time to get involved and volunteer to help shape your reunion. To get connected, contact:

Corrina Eklund
Alumni and Events Coordinator
(520) 621-8430

More Homecoming and Reunion information
The Arizona Law Homecoming webpage: law.arizona.edu/homecoming
UA Alumni Association Homecoming details: arizonaalumni.com/homecoming

Around The College
Opportunity to Join Course on Civic Leadership Skills

College of Law alumni are invited to participate -- in one session or all sessions -- of a fascinating and timely course to be taught by Mary Grier ('77):

Leading Across the Divide: 
Civic Leadership Skills for Troubled Times
(LAW 695-002, 1 credit or non-credit)
Mondays, 5:30-7:20 p.m.

Starting this coming Monday, September 9.
Running through Monday, November 18.

Cancel Culture.
Learn more about the current landscape of identity politics and social polarization in a nine-session, highly interactive course at the James E. Rogers College of Law running September 9 through November 18 (syllabus). 

Explore how social identity, and the human tendency toward in-group favoritism and out-group derogation, powerfully influences human social behavior and modern politics. Examine how the current political environment became so polarized and why polarization threatens our democratic institutions. Learn and demonstrate tools and skills that can help us develop common ground and build bridges between divergent views and groups.
Expert speakers and participants will share insights and skills on timely topics, including: the function of democratic governance, our democratic republic form of government, citizen engagement, developing empathy and compassion in discourse, strategic problem solving, active listening, and building common ground.

CLE credit may be available.

The syllabus reveals a range of topics. You can see that the nature of the course is that each week's session will be self-contained, even as the nine sessions together develop deeper themes. So if your schedule allows you to join one or two Mondays -- or all of the sessions -- let us know by contacting nstanley@email.arizona.edu.

Environmental Law Students Visit Biosphere 2

The Environmental Law Program kicked off the academic year on Saturday, August 24, with a trip to Biosphere 2. The trip brought together more than 50 students interested in environmental and natural resources law -- about half of whom were 1Ls who had just finished their first week of law school -- and Professors Kirsten Engel, Robert Glennon, Justin Pidot, Priya Sundareshan, and Associate Dean Cathy O'Grady

Participants enjoyed a tour of the facility and learned about ongoing research projects occurring there. Following the tour, everyone gathered for conversation and lunch at the facility's conference center. Biosphere 2 began as a privately funded scientific research facility, but since 2011 has been owned and operated by the University of Arizona.

Learn more about our Environmental Law Program and join us at the monthly meeting of the Environmental Breakfast Club.

You are Invited to the SBA Welcome Back Picnic 

The Student Bar Association invites local alumni to their annual Welcome Back Picnic at Reid Park on September 20, 2019. Come out and meet the newest members of the law school community. 

Join the Bear Down Network

Join to access networking and career development opportunities exclusive to Wildcats. Once you've signed up, you can find classmates by looking for the College of Law group.

In the News

Could Donald Trump force US firms out of China? Pretty much
PolitiFact, quoting professor David Gantz
Meet the 2019 Legal Rebels
ABA Journal, highlighting Hello Landlord, a joint effort of BYU's LawX and the University of Arizona Law

KJZZ Phoenix, interview with professor Lynn Marcus

At this time of year I send many alumni and friends a letter 
-- yes, old-fashioned, but we hope you still get and welcome paper on occasion -- with updates on the college and information on how you can support Arizona Law students

As we look forward to gathering as a college community for Homecoming and Reunions, I hope you will take a few minutes to learn more about the great strides your Arizona Law community is making and consider how you can personally help your college continue to thrive.





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