Homecoming is one short month away. Our door is always open, but this is a special time of year for you to visit Tucson and the College of Law.

Come enjoy the annual Red & Blue Barbecue.
In addition to enjoying the energy of the Cats vs. the Cougars (Washington State) and the UA's main campus homecoming traditions, there will be multiple opportunities to connect with your fellow law alums and the college (the full schedule is here).
Friday evening we'll have the all-alumni reception in the law courtyard (5:30-7 p.m.). This event invites laid-back conversation among old friends and new inter-generational introductions.
The Friday evening alumni reception is the prelude to Saturday's game (contact Marissa White to join us in Arizona Law's block of seats!) and our big annual bash, the Arizona Law Red and Blue Barbecue (starting time will depend on the finalized game time). Family members young and old are invited to join in the fun. My family and I look forward to seeing you there.

And, if it's your reunion year (I'm talking to you, classes of '67, '77, '97, '07, and '12) don't miss out on the gatherings being planned with your classmates. Get all the details from Marissa White in the College of Law alumni office.

Come show your Wildcat pride alongside current law students and your fellow alums. We can't wait to welcome you back.

Until the footnotes,


Homecoming/Reunion Weekend 

Marissa White in the Alumni and Development Office, mwhite@email.arizona.edu, 520-626-8132, is the point of contact for Arizona Law block seating for the football game ($27 per person) as well as reunions.

Around the College
Robertson Co-Authors Amicus Brief for Carpenter v. United States

University of Arizona Law's Chris Robertson, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, took part in filing an amicus brief for Carpenter v. United States, a case regarding whether the warrantless seizure and search of historical cellphone records revealing the location and movements of a cellphone user over the course of 127 days is permitted by the Fourth Amendment.

Professor Robertson, along with 14 professors -- whose research and teaching include the Fourth Amendment, empirical analysis of the criminal justice system and empirical analyses of the public's "reasonable expectations" -- urged the Court to reverse the Sixth Circuit, recognize that the Fourth Amendment governs the inquiry and find that authorities violate the Fourth Amendment when law enforcement collect cell site location data without first obtaining a warrant.

"We hope that our data helps the Supreme Court understand how privacy has changed in the digital world," says Professor Robertson. "Our data shows that people feel passionately about the privacy of their online lives, and expect that the police respect that privacy just as much, or even more, than they respect privacy of their bedrooms or their phone calls."  

January in Tucson: Indigenous Governance Program Focuses on Indigenous Food Sovereignty, Economic Development

January in Tucson, 2017, participants.
In response to growing interest in how indigenous food systems, traditional knowledge, and economic development can drive Native nation building, the University of Arizona's Indigenous Governance Program (IGP) and University of Arizona Law's Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program are offering new courses.
As part of the January in Tucson curriculum, IGP and IPLP will offer three new courses: Indigenous Food Sovereignty, Tribal Business Law, and Business Ethics and Indigenous Values.
January in Tucson, a partnership between IGP and IPLP, is a three-week education session with indigenous governance-focused intensive, three-day classes taught by renowned IGP faculty including Professor Robert A. Williams, Jr., Miriam Jorgensen, Stephen Cornell, and Joseph Kalt.
"January in Tucson brings together indigenous leaders and leading scholars to learn about innovative approaches to Native nation building, creating a truly unique collaborative and interactive learning environment," said Professor Robert A. Williams, Jr.
In 2016, January in Tucson welcomed a record 90 students to Tucson for indigenous governance-focused classes, providing more than 300 university and continuing education credits to participants. In addition to the three new courses, January in Tucson will offer courses in multiple areas of indigenous governance such as Native nation building, community development, and cultural property law, as well as a new Tribal Business Series aimed at working professionals who are interested in Native economic development and governance.

Arizona Law in the News
Huffington Post, Guest Contributor piece by Professor Robert Glennon 
Golf Digest, commentary from Professor Allan Sternstein, director of the IP and Entrepreneurship Clinic

"This afternoon, University of Arizona Law #SBA held the grand opening of The Marcus/Rabin Ping Pong Lounge. Professor Marcus was on hand (with his own paddle) to cut the ribbon and play the first game."
  University of Arizona Law Facebook

This is a great time of year. We are moving into the heart of the semester, playing ping pong (thank you Dave & Nina), looking forward to big events, and -- at last -- enjoying the Tucson weather that brings people from around the country and the world to our neck of the desert.

I'm sure homecoming was already on the calendar for many of you. But if you were on-the-line, or missed the earlier notices, there is still time to adjust your plans, and join the celebration.


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