Football season has officially started (Bear Down! -- and, so far, undefeated!), Major League Baseball playoffs are approaching, and the U.S. Open is in full swing, so it is only fitting that this week we announce a new partnership in sports law.  Sports law is an exciting and dynamic field, and we are proud to continue growing in this area through the creation of the Jackson Lewis Fellowship in Sports Law.
Speaking of football, are you planning on going to the Homecoming game?  Seats are still available in the College of Law block on a first come, first served basis.  To reserve your seats, please contact Marissa White as soon as possible! 

Photo by Tyler Baker, The Daily Wildcat.

I hope you are making plans to return to campus for the game -- and to help us celebrate the 100th year of the College of Law
I also hope you have had a chance to log in and register for the online alumni directory. If you haven't received an invitation email or you need assistance, please email  

Until the footnotes,

Jackson Lewis Fellowship in Sports Law

I am thrilled to announce that the national law firm of Jackson Lewis is partnering with us to establish the Jackson Lewis Fellowship in Sports Law.

The firm's significant contribution will fund the legal education of Jackson Lewis Sports Law Fellows, who will work on projects and programs for Arizona Law's emerging Sports Law Program.
We have a growing cadre of alumni and friends who are well-placed in both professional and collegiate sports. Our deep bench of alumni doing interesting work in the sports world includes, just for a start:

Cisco Aguilar

Matt Muehlbach

Jason Rowley

Maria Baier
Perry Rogers
Jeff Bernick


Alumnus Jeff Bernick ('90) and his partner Gregg Clifton of Jackson Lewis have helped us understand the dynamics of this industry and the opportunities available for our graduates.

Jackson Lewis maintains one of the largest sports law practices in the country, with a Collegiate and Professional Sports Group that represents or advises clients in wide-ranging matters, including NCAA rule investigations, NCAA and NAIA compliance, Title IX and other civil rights issues, sports-related immigration, sports franchise acquisitions, contracts and compensation, and negotiations. 
We are delighted that Jackson Lewis is offering us both financial support and counsel on how to develop a program that meets the needs of students and the profession.
Storm Byrd (2L)
Second-year law student Storm Byrd has been named the first Jackson Lewis Fellow in Sports Law. As a fellow, he will coordinate events to expose students, faculty, and alumni to legal areas and opportunities within the sports world.

As to his experience as a fellow so far, Storm relates:

"This is an exciting opportunity that I am very grateful for. In a short time, I've learned a lot about the depth of the sports law field and I've been fortunate enough to make significant professional contacts for myself, the sports law program, and the College of Law. I look forward to continuing the development of the sports law program at the College of Law." 

Support from friends and alumni is critical to our ability to innovate and grow. I am grateful for the support of Jackson Lewis and hope their contributions will inspire others to look for similar ways to partner with the college.

Regulatory Science Group
Six months ago, the College of Law started a new Regulatory Science Group, with primary funding from the Arizona Health Sciences Center and led by Associate Dean Christopher Robertson. The Group works to help accelerate the progress of biomedical science and, through research and education, to identify and clear legal and regulatory barriers to the translation of basic science research to treatments that improve health.

The Group is running a cross-disciplinary course this year with students from law and the health sciences colleges. The course includes a monthly colloquia series on topical issues in research regulation.

The first lecture will be from College of Law Professor Derek Bambauer, entitled "Gene Patenting, Innovation Incentives, and the Future of Intellectual Property." It takes place Wednesday, Sept. 16, in Room 2920 of the Leon Levy Cancer Center at UMC, from 12 to 1:30 p.m.

CLE credit will be available and the legal community is welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!

Centennial Snapshot -- Gutter Bowl

For this week's snapshot, we take you on a tour of Gutter Bowls past and present. Gutter Bowl has been held eight times since its inception in 2005!

In spite of its relatively recent vintage, this tradition is part of the shared experience of alumni from a wide range of class years. If you have not been part of Gutter Bowl in the past, we hope that you will join us this year during Homecoming-Centennial Week at what we believe is the first-ever such event in Tucson! Register here
Traditionally held in Phoenix, the first Gutter Bowl was the brainchild of former LCA President Mary Grier ('77), who suggested a night of bowling as a fun way to raise funds and gather our alumni, students, partners, and Arizona Law community members together in a relaxed setting.
Former Dean Toni Massaro looks back fondly at the memories created in the beginning. 
"The skill set at Gutter Bowl ranges from quite terrible (most of us) to some ace bowlers (from the College team, that has included the likes of Paul Bennett, Dan Nunez, and Mike Chiorazzi). Past [LCA] President Steve Hirsch served as the first, very entertaining emcee -- a role he reprised many years thereafter -- and we have been graced with special appearances by former AG Terry Goddard, among other luminaries." 
Let's look back at some of the great moments from Gutter Bowls of yore:

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.  
Arizona Law Career Mixer

Please join us at the 2015 Arizona Law Career Mixer! The mixer will be held Sept. 17, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the College of Law.
Arizona Law's Career Development Office will bring together lawyers, judges, law firms, government agencies, non-profit organizations, alumni, faculty, and students from across the state for an evening of conversation, connections, and camaraderie. Catered with locally sourced food by Feast and beer from Tucson's own Dragoon Brewery, it will be an evening of 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.

Hosted by the William H. Rehnquist Center in the UA James E. Rogers College of Law, the event will feature a panel of legal experts reviewing notable cases decided by the United States Supreme Court during the 2014 term:

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, Tuesday, Oct. 20
  • Gutter Bowl - Homecoming Edition, hosted by Tucson Recent Grad Committee, Wednesday, Oct. 21 
  • Arizona Law Lifetime Achievement Awards Ceremony and Reception, Thursday, Oct. 22, 4 p.m.
  • UA Alumnus of the Year Ceremony, presentation to UA alum Chuck Jeannes ('83), UA Student Union, Grand Ballroom South, Friday, Oct. 23, 3 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, 10 a.m.
  • 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, and all alumni have now been invited to join. 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.

Can't locate your Welcome email for the alumni directory? 
There are several reasons why you may not have received the message in your Inbox. It's possible that the email has been flagged as spam by your ISP, email application, company, or firm. Some problems are easily fixed by adding to your address book. Another solution is to provide us with an alternate email address where we can send your Welcome email.
Whatever the reason, please let us know if you have not yet received your directory link and password setup instructions. We are here to help you connect with your law school friends and classmates. Simply email us at and tell us that you have not yet received your directory email.
With fall around the corner, the dramatic monsoon season in Tucson is winding down. Meanwhile, activity at the college is ramping up.

We are now post-Labor Day, which means the busy labor of the fall semester is fully upon us. In addition to the core of our many classes, we have a full lineup of speakers and events, some of which I hope you'll be able to attend. Let us know ahead of time that you're joining us, or just drop in. 

For us, every day an alum visits a class or event, engages with a professor, student, or staff member, or walks around our beautiful building -- that day is homecoming. 
Marc L. Miller  
Dean & Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law
Shaping the next century of legal education 
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