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November 17, 2021


Nov 17

Pitt Speaker Series w/ Jill Lepore

Nov 30

LawCats Live: Huerta Scholarship Edition

Dec 3

Health Law & HealthTech Connect in Phoenix

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In November, we are proud to celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the University of Arizona and the College of Law. I invite you to read the proclamation by UA President Robbins.

We honor the many contributions of our Native American students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members, including Judge Lawrence Huerta (’53) who, now in his mid 90s, is a lifelong leader to our college and the legal community.

Our world-renowned Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy program (IPLP) is central to our college, and in our current 1L class, we welcomed 13 Native law students—the largest cohort in College of Law history. Your gifts to the Huerta Scholarship provided critical support for these superb students, and we invite you to continue your support this year.

Until the footnotes,



Support Native Students Attending Arizona Law

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University of Arizona Law and the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program are preparing for another successful #GivingTuesday Huerta Scholarship campaign, taking place November 30, 2021.

This #GivingTuesday, please support the next generation of Native lawyers attending University of Arizona Law by donating to the Huerta Scholarship.

Despite advances, the representation of Native Americans within the legal field remains around one percent, according to ABA figures. But you can help increase the representation of Native lawyers. The Huerta Scholarship is a vital component of University of Arizona Law’s commitment to increasing the representation of Native Americans in the practice of law. Thanks to your support, University of Arizona Law has one of the largest groups of Native law students in the country.

With your support, last year we raised more than $24,000 for Native law students attending University of Arizona Law. This year our goal is to raise $30,000 in support of our Native law students.

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LawCats Live: #GivingTuesday, Huerta Scholarship Edition

November 30, 2021, at 12:15 p.m. PST

Join Professors Robert Williams and Francisco Calí Tzay and a group of inspiring Huerta Scholarship recipients for a special #GivingTuesday edition of LawCats Live. Learn how your support of the Huerta Scholarship helps students realize their dreams of attending law school and find out about the global Indigenous advocacy work our students are engaged in.

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Judge Huerta: A Nation-Building Living Legacy

The Huerta Scholarship was established in 2014 in honor of Judge Lawrence Huerta. Judge Huerta, a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, was the first Native American to graduate from University of Arizona Law (Class of ’53) and be licensed to practice law in Arizona. Throughout his illustrious career, Judge Huerta worked tirelessly to increase access to education for Native students, promote tribal self-determination, and lead Native Nation building efforts.

The Huerta Scholarship provides vital support to Native law students attending University of Arizona Law who are increasing access to education for Native students and championing the rights of Native American communities and individuals. Thanks to the support of Huerta Scholarship donors, Native students realize their dreams of attending law school and continue the living legacy of Judge Huerta.

You can hear the inspiring stories of some of this year’s Huerta Scholarship recipients, get campaign updates, and make a donation on the Huerta Scholarship Crowdfunding page!


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2021 Homecoming & Reunion Gallery

We're still feeling the glow of this year's Homecoming & Reunion Weekend. Enjoy photos from the festivities below! Thank you to everyone who joined us.

Photos from the Lifetime Achievement Awards are in last week's edition.

Alumni of the Year Ceremony

The University of Arizona Alumni Association recognized not one but two College of Law alumni during a ceremony on November 4.

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I had the pleasure of introducing Dev Stahlkopf ('99), the college’s honoree, and sharing a video spotlighting her achievements. Read more.

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We also celebrated Marina Hadjioannou Waters (JD '03, MPH '04) who was named Alumna of the Year by the College of Public Health.

Red & Blue BBQ

The return of the Red & Blue BBQ!



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When do consumers prefer algorithmic versus human decisionmakers?

Brookings Tech Stream, co-authored by professor Derek Bambauer

On our website:

Partnership Aims to Combat Light Pollution Through Development of Open-Access Database

Pitt Family Foundation Speaker Series Welcomes Award-winning Historian Jill Lepore

Help us continue our great Giving Day tradition—now in its 8th year—of supporting Native American students like Shania Kee and Dumonde Dunkley through the Huerta Scholarship program.


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