Happy new year to all, and t hank you to each of our alumni and friends who donated to Arizona Law in 2017. 

Last week we shared photos of some great College of Law memories from 2017. Thanks to your generosity, we're poised to make 2018 just as fruitful.

I hope you had time over the holidays to rest and refresh at home  -- or time equally well spent covering new ground. 

I had a little of both. 

In the second week of December I traveled to China, making several stops to visit with Arizona Law's current and potential partner universities and with some of our awesome alumni.
Our major China initiative is the dual degree program with Ocean University in Qingdao and, along with UA Provost Andrew Comrie and other UA leaders, we met with our fabulous students and Ocean University leaders. 
Next, I was grateful for a healthy dose of family (and dog) time, including our annual pilgrimage to Mammoth Lakes, California -- a more than 40-year tradition.

Owen (15), Wyatt (9), and Evie (11)
Ruby enjoys her favorite spot 
near the action.

Until the footnotes,


China Partners, People, and Programs

Standing with the symbol for law in the Laoshan Mountains at the Taiqing Temple in honor of the founder of Taoism.
UA Provost Andrew Comrie with Ocean/UA BA in Law students in Qingdao in the Arizona Room.
The College of Law now has 263 dual-degree students at Ocean University in Qingdao, and another 14 Ocean students in residence in Tucson who have already won the deep respect of their UA professors and classmates.
We also have three College of Law faculty members on the ground in Qingdao, and a fourth and fifth on the way, teaching both English and substantive BA in Law courses.
Our Ocean faculty use digital materials -- often set up for "flipped classes" -- produced by our many world-class teachers. Professor Robert Glennon and longtime Tucson judge Karen Adam will teach eight-week courses in Qingdao in May and June.
The "micro-campus" model developed between the College of Law and Ocean University, under the leadership of Brent White at the UA and Professor Yu Ming at Ocean, has become a new model of global education for the UA.
I return to China next Sunday -- after only three very busy weeks of work and family in three states and four cities since the December China trip -- for conversations with key partners in Hong Kong, to return to Qingdao for a "Conversation with Professor Bob Mundheim" on corporate governance for our third-year Ocean students, and to celebrate with our Ocean partners and students the end of their first semester of BA in Law classes.
We will have additional exciting announcements about new global micro-campuses and other partnerships in 2018. The global demand for high-quality US legal education is substantial, and we are excited to be at the cutting edge in exploring the best ways to respond.

Around the College
"So You Really Think You Know How to Tell a Story?" -- Carl Bettinger

On Friday, January 19, from noon to 1:30 at the College of Law (Room 118), attorney Carl Bettinger will speak about how  lawyers can tell effective stories and make their cases come to life.  The event was arranged through the Trial Advocacy Program and is open to the College of Law community.
Carl has litigated hundreds of personal injury, medical malpractice and nursing home neglect claims, obtaining some of New Mexico's largest personal injury verdicts. He practices and consults in New Mexico and nationally. He is the author of Twelve Heroes, One Voice: Guiding Jurors to Courageous Verdicts ( www.trialguides.com). He focuses on bringing cases alive, utilizing a variety of non-conventional approaches, including those from improvisational acting, psychodrama, and storytelling. In recent trials, he sang part of his closings. Before attending University of New Mexico Law School, Carl went to medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and then completed an internal medicine residency at The University of New Mexico. In his spare time, he goes fishing. A couple years ago he caught an 80 pound tarpon on a fly rod.

Arizona Law in the News
News Deeply, written  by professor Robert Glennon


While in China last month I was also able to hike in the beautiful (but cold!) Laoshan Mountains near Qingdao, where I encountered this giant (30-meter) red character emblazoned onto the rock. It is the character "shou," which two of our Ocean students translated as "live long and prosper" -- a fitting wish to begin our new year.



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