| Link                                                                                  September 17, 2014




Every week we share with you the stories of alumni, students, and faculty whose support for our community makes us stronger.


This week I would like to honor our Arizona Law Fellows collectively. 


And I'd like to offer my special thanks to the UA's Greg Byrne and his wife, Regina, for agreeing to be our speakers at this year's Arizona Law Fund Fellows reception.


Until the footnotes,




The Impact of Annual Giving: Arizona Law Fellows


Arizona Law Fellow Mary Ann Stubbs 
at the Constitution Day Event

Every dollar you invest in us is a statement that you want to see Arizona Law maintain and enhance its reputation, and that you want the next generation of legal professionals to experience the same great education that our alumni have received for one hundred years.


In an effort to recognize the substantial annual commitments of donors, the Law College Association (your Arizona Law alumni association) established the Arizona Law Fellows. Fellows are donors who commit to annual gifts of $1,000 or more ($500 or more for our recent graduates).


Arizona Law Fellows fund the areas of critical need within the college: scholarships, research, student programs, recruitment, development, and so much more.


Fellows are publicly recognized for their giving leadership, and receive special invitations to events throughout the year. As alumni, partners, and friends, we invite you to become Fellows and make your mark on Arizona Law.  


It is an exciting time to become a Fellow. During our 2015 Centennial Year we will be rolling out a new program for annual givers, including Fellows, and invite you to join us. For more information or to make your Fellows gift and receive your invitation to this year's reception featuring Greg and Regina Byrne, please contact Jonelle Vold at or 520-626-1330.


Greg and Regina Byrne 


Greg Byrne

Next Thursday, September 25th, Greg and Regina Byrne will spend the evening mingling and talking with the Arizona Law Fund Fellows. This unique and exclusive opportunity will allow Arizona Law alumni and friends the chance to hear directly from the Byrnes and ask questions about Arizona athletics. We are very grateful to Greg and Regina for devoting their time and energy to promoting Arizona Law and helping us kick the ball through our goalposts.


The upcoming Fellows reception is just one example of the support Greg Byrne has offered to the college. Greg has been a steady advisor for and supporter of Arizona Law. He has encouraged the development of courses and the discussion of fascinating legal issues related to sports at both collegiate and professional levels.  


In addition, for the past few years, he has sent personal letters to all of the incoming 1L students congratulating them on becoming Wildcats, and encouraging them to engage in athletics, and to cheer our great teams.


At the University of Arizona, Greg Byrne is synonymous with excellence. He currently serves the Vice President of Athletics and is the University's greatest advocate for a proud tradition of success both within the Pac-12 and nationally.

Greg and Regina on Game Day


During his tenure as Vice President of Athletics -- in traditional terms, the university's Athletic Director -- he has championed five core principles:


Graduate Student-Athletes;

Follow the Rules;

Represent the University and Athletics Department in a First-Class Manner;

Practice Sound Fiscal Management; and

Compete for Championships.


These principles have defined a new era of strength and tradition for the University of Arizona. They constitute a vision that resonates across campus and influences our efforts at the college.    


Under his leadership, the Wildcat Athletic Department completed construction on the Lowell-Stevens Football Facility, built a video board in Arizona Stadium, added a new men's basketball locker room, and began a renovation project for McKale. 


Before coming to Arizona, Byrne was Mississippi State University's Director of Athletics, where he was the youngest athletic administrator in the Southeastern Conference and the youngest to lead an athletic program at the NCAA Division I-A level. He also comes from a proud tradition of athletic management -- his father, Bill Byrne, was the athletic director at Texas A&M and Nebraska. 


Greg and Regina have been married 20 years -- on their recent anniversary Regina announced a 20-year contract extension with a signing bonus! They have two teenage sons, Nick and Davis.


2014 Arizona Law Fellows


American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers c/o Laura C. Belleau

Andrew C. Stanley 

Arthur L. and Susan G. Boswell

Associated Foundations, Inc.

Barbara J. Dawson

Barbara N. Deloria

Barry Kirschner and Leslie Nixon

Bart and Julie Pecchenino

Bertram S. Falbaum and The Honorable Margaret M. Houghton

Beverly Rogers

Brett L. and Annette M. Dunkelman

Brian M. and Katie E. Flaherty

Bruce A. and Melinda W. Burke

Bruce Dohrenwend and Catherine J. Douglass

Bruce L. Dusenberry and Lynne O. Wood

Bryan Cave LLP

Bryce Suzuki

Carlene Y. Lowry

Charles and Peggy Oden

Charles J. and Debra J. Cooper

Charles R. and Rebecca C. Feezer

Charles W. Wirken

Chris L. Hering

Claire Bilby

D. Michael Mandig

Dale A. and Thyra Danneman

Daniel P. and Roseanne Collins

Darcy D. Elgin

David Bartlett and Janice A. Wezelman

David E. and Amie C. Wheeler

David G. and Diane K. Hastings 

David G. and Ellen W. Leitch

David G. Beauchamp

David S. and Jody A. Kris

David S. Lindsay

Dean Marc Miller and Professor Christina Cutshaw

Deborah R. Sliz

Desmond P. and B. Jean Kearns

Don B. and Patricia M. Overall

Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe

Dr. John T. and Dr. Georgina Boyers

Eric and Megan E. Lennox

Eric R. Blank

Eva K. Bacal

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Fred and Michelle Reish

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation

George and Sylvia Rountree

George C. Chen

Gerald G. and Phyllis Hawley

Gordon and Kara S. Lewis

Gordon G. Waterfall and Donna Grant

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Haralson Miller Pitt Feldman & McAnally PLC

Howard B. and Shirley Miller

J. Alex and Carolyn Grimsley

J. Michael and Phyllis L. Hennigan

J. Scott Burns

Jack C. Warner

James A. and Alice H. Glasgow

James C. Gries

James C. Sandberg, II

James D. Smith

James F. and Nancy F. Kelly

Jay A. Zweig

Jeff and Jonelle H. Vold

Jeff and Keri L. Silvyn

Jeffrey R. Simmons and Jo Ellen McBride

Jeffrey S. and Maxine L. Leonard

Jennings Strouss & Salmon PLC

Jerome L. and Arlene Blut

Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona

Jill D. Wiley

Joanne Lopez

John Bosler and Christine M. Thompson

John C. and Nicole S. Hinderaker

John D. Kendall

John F. Barwell

John G. Collinge

John J. Bouma

John M. and Suzanne Taylor

John P. Kristine J. Kelsh

Kautz Family Foundation

Kinerk Schmidt & Sethi PC

Lars O. and Susan Lagerman

Lawrence G. Scarborough

Lewis Roca Rothgerber

Lisa Lewis

Lucas J. and Sally E. Narducci

Marcia Grand

Mark I. and Ellen G. Harrison

Mark P. Goss

Marvin C. Ruth

Mary Ann Stubbs

Matthew Sharp

Maureen Roll

Megan H. Tracy

Meghan Cocci

Meridyth Andresen

Michael and Margaret B. LaBianca

Michael C. and Nicole R. Grubbs

Michael R. and Travys H. King

Mr. and Mrs. Philip G. May

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Neukom

Nancy J. March

Nicholas E. and Margaret Vakula

Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Pearl M. Tang, M.D.

Peter and Millie Economidis

Peter C. and Renate M. Neumann

Philip R. Rudd

Poli & Ball PLC. Attorneys at Law

Polsinelli PC

Professor Andrew Silverman and Starr Sanders

Professor Arthur W. and Patricia Andrews

Professor Robert J. Glennon and The Honorable Karen S. Adam

Professor Toni M. Massaro and Genevieve Leavitt

Quarles & Brady LLP

R. Neil Irwin

Randi L. Burnett

Richard N. and Susan N. Goldsmith

Robert H. Mundheim

Robert J. and Elizabeth Bujarski

Robert J. Miller

Robert L. Villamana

Robert W. Shely

Ross J. Nova

Rudolph and Helen Mariscal

Rusing Lopez & Lizardi, PLLC

Russell E.and Gretchen W. Jones

Ryan S. Patterson and Nicole Gonzales-Patterson

Scott D. McDonald

Sean K. and Bridget K. McElenney

Selma Paul Marks

Shearman & Sterling, LLP

Sheldon L. Trubatch

Sherman R. Bendalin

Snell & Wilmer LLP

Stephen Golden and Susan Tarrence

Stephen M. and Eve Bressler

Stephen R. and Janet Shields

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Steven A. and Cherylee Hirsch

Steven M. and Anne M. Cox

Steven W. and Jenny Phillips

Sunshine Foundation

The Dow Chemical Company Foundation

The Honorable Earl H. and Louise R. Carroll

The Honorable John and Mary K. Pelander

The Honorable Joseph L. and Karen G. Moore

The Honorable Lillian Fisher

The Honorable Sarah R. Simmons

The Honorable Stephen M. and Elizabeth McNamee

The Honorable Theodore B. and Dr. Karen O. Borek

Tia Cottey

Timothy J. Berg and Patricia Martin

United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona

Verizon Foundation

Waterfall Economidis Caldwell Hanshaw & Villamana PC

Wayne M. and Connie A. Hancock

Wesley D. Ray

William R. and Ellyn M. Lindsay

WM Symposium


Fred Marquez


Hon. Alrfredo "Fred" C. Marquez (1922-2014) 


We send sincere condolences to the family and friends of Judge Alfredo "Fred" C. Marquez ('50), who served on the US District Court for the District of Arizona from 1980 to 1991, when he assumed senior status. He was a devout supporter of his beloved University of Arizona football and basketball teams, and an avid golfer. Fred will be forever remembered as a man with high integrity and a deep love of family.


Fred's legacy and vision for any attorney or judge was appropriately stated in his 1991 Legal Legacy interview with the Arizona Historical Society, "You hope that you are a role model and help other kids aspire to get an education and get ahead in the world." 




Congratulations to Yahya Alsharif, the Outstanding Law Student Volunteer for the month of September 2014 for Southern Arizona's Volunteer Lawyers Program.


Networking Noshes postponed for this semester. Due to our focus on special events this semester (Homecoming, Centennial, etc), we have postponed the networking noshes until next semester. We will reach out to those have expressed interest in the spring. Thank you for your continued support.




Coming soon!

Join Us - "The Mind & the Law" Lecture Series: 

Moral Intuitionism & The Illusion of Public Reason

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
7 pm
Ares Auditorium (Room 164)

Professor Peter Ditto of UC Irvine will present evidence that political liberals and conservatives shape their reasoning in ways that lead each side to believe that their own moral vision is principled, logical, and effective and the other side's vision is hypocritical, illogical, and counterproductive.

No RSVP required.

Future Dates in the series: October 1, October 22, November 5, November 19, and December 3. Click here to learn more

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Join Us - Law, Religion, and Politics: Understanding the Separation of Church and State

Friday, September 19, 2014

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (reception to follow)
Ares Auditorium (Room 164)

University of Notre Dame Law Professor Richard W. Garnett will discuss current and emerging legal issues involving faith, church-state relations, and the exercise of religion at a free, public lecture sponsored jointly by the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Tucson and the Rehnquist Center at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.

No RSVP required.

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SAVE THE DATE - Centennial Homecoming Weekend

November 7-9, 2014
For more information, visit our Homecoming 2014 website.
For assistance with hotels or game tickets,
please contact the alumni office.

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It was great to catch up with our Silver State alums at the Las Vegas Alumni Reception. 

Zachary Wallen ('10), me, and Nathan Kanute ('05)

Director of Career Development Virginia Clarke with Judge Bob Teuton and Sylvia Teuton ('91)
Left to Right: Professor Toni Massaro, Professor Andy Coan, SCOTUSBlog Editor Amy Howe,
Judge Neil Wake, and Professor Dave Marcus 



Thank you to everyone who joined us over the past week for the annual Constitution Day Supreme Court Review and our first "The Mind & the Law"  lecture series. Both were a tremendous success. There are many more lecture opportunities in the weeks ahead. 


Whether it is the established tradition and sparkling quality of our superb Supreme Court Review -- or provocative new initiatives like Chris Robertson's "The Mind & the Law" series, we aspire to achieve for Arizona Law the goals Greg Byrne has set for the Arizona Wildcats: representing the University of Arizona in a first-class manner and competing for championships. 




Marc Signature

Marc L. Miller

Dean & Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law
James E. Rogers College of Law

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