Megan with Wilbur in Portland during an NCAA tournament rally.
This week we introduce you to Arizona Law's new director of development, Megan O'Leary
Megan recently relocated from Portland, Oregon, but she is a UA alumnus and a Wildcat through and through!
I'm delighted to have Megan on board.  She is excited to build upon the great dedication of our alumni, friends, and donors to help shape and strengthen our college and to support our fantastic students.

There will be many opportunities for you to share your unique Arizona Law story with Megan in the coming year, including at regional alumni receptions (next up, Feb. 27 in Phoenix! mwhite@email.arizona.edu), the upcoming Board of Visitors meeting (Feb. 2), Scholarship Luncheon (Feb. 16), the 2018 LCA Awards Reception (Mar. 2), and at any number of college-wide events this spring

Thank you for making time to talk to Megan when she reaches out. And there is no reason to wait! You can contact her at 520-626-1330 or moleary@email.arizona.edu.
Welcome, Megan!

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Introducing Megan O'Leary

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law is pleased to announce Megan O'Leary as the new director of development. 

Megan and her team are responsible for engaging alumni, donors, and friends in giving programs, homecoming and reunion events, awards celebrations, student scholarships, and lectures throughout the year. Her appointment in November 2017 followed an extensive national search.
Megan is a Tucson native and University of Arizona alumna who formerly served on the Alumni Association's Wildcat for Life Leadership Council. 

She comes to Arizona Law with 15 years of experience in the social sector, including her most recent position as director of membership services at the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. 

Megan began her career by serving in AmeriCorps for two years, followed by a decade of service in the education space, where she developed programs, managed staff, trained volunteers, raised money, and executed special events. 

In 2011, she led the startup of City Year's 22nd U.S. location in Sacramento, California, and successfully opened the doors in six months.
Megan says she anticipates meeting as many alumni and friends of the college as possible, and has spent her initial time at the college connecting with faculty and staff and learning about the innovative approach Arizona Law takes in educating students, working with employers, and serving the community. She  says:
"I am blown away by the opportunities Arizona Law creates for students and am honored to return to campus to join that effort. Arizona Law provides access to the law for students and citizens, not just here in Tucson, but increasingly in a global way. I'm eager to connect people and resources in order to help continue that important work."

THEN -- growing up in Tucson, dressed as a UA cheerleader for Halloween.
And NOW -- celebrating the holidays with her dog, Pinto.

Around the College

McCormick Society Lecture to be Delivered by Adam Liptak, NYTimes
The J. Byron McCormick Society 2017-2018 Distinguished Lecturer is Adam Liptak. He will speak February 12 at the College of Law with Professor Jason Kreag on,  "The United States Supreme Court in an Era of Constitutional Dynamism: A Conversation with Adam Liptak."
Liptak covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times. Liptak's column on legal affairs, "Sidebar," appears every other Tuesday. A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, Liptak practiced law at a large New York City law firm and in the legal department of The New York Times Company before joining the paper's news staff in 2002. 

Liptak was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting in 2009 and received the Scripps Howard Award for Washington reporting in 2010. He was awarded Hofstra University's Presidential Medal and an honorary doctorate from Stetson University College of Law. Liptak is a visiting lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School and an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law.

Event Details

When: Monday, February 12, 5:30 pm, with reception following
Where: College of Law Ares Auditorium (Room 164)

There is no cost to attend this event, and it is open to the public.  Members of the McCormick Society and their guests will be given priority seating in the auditorium; otherwise seating is first-come, first-served.  Live-streaming will be available in an adjacent room in the event of overflow.

Join the McCormick Society 

The J. Byron McCormick Society for Law and Public Affairs was formed to honor the memory of J. Byron McCormick, who served the State of Arizona with great distinction as president of the University of Arizona, as dean of the university's College of Law, and as an advisor to the Arizona Board of Regents. 

Members of the McCormick Society foster community dialogue about the critical issues of our time through an annual public lecture and a private dinner with the guest lecturer. Past speakers in the series have included U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, former U.S. Representative Barney Frank, former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe, and PBS commentator and New York Times columnist David Brooks.

The McCormick Society actively seeks members who are committed to lifelong learning though the exchange of ideas and perspectives. Members attend the annual lecture with priority seating and an invitation to a private dinner with the speaker.  For further information, please call Arizona Law's development office at (520) 626-2400.

January in Tucson Spaces Still Open
January in Tucson 2018 is a three-week, intensive education session featuring three-day classes taught by renowned Indigenous Governance Program faculty. Each course explores topics related to indigenous governance, ranging from tribal business law to comparative indigenous governance. 

There are limited registrations still available for this year's event.  Register today!

Professor Robert A. Williams teaching
2018 January in Tucson participants.

Arizona Law in the News
UA News, featuring talk by professor Jane Bambauer in February

In closing, I want to call particular attention to the exciting new spring lecture series on "Presidential Power and Its Limits" led by Arizona Law professors David Marcus and Toni Massaro

We welcome you to join us this coming Monday afternoon for the series kickoff. It's a great chance to engage with our faculty, students, and a complex current topic in law and society.

And, keep in mind all of the great events at our college this spring -- every day. 



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