Thank you for coming home! 

Last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday several hundred law alumni and many many thousands of UA alums from across the University gathered for reunions and parties of many kinds in Phoenix and Tucson. 
Our most special gathering was 250 of the closest friends of Charles and Jean Ares, celebrating a legacy of 50 years since Charles started his transformational deanship at our college.
This week our college had the invaluable opportunity to see the Arizona Supreme Court in action.  
We are also proud to announce the results of the runoff competition to determine which students will represent the UA in this year's annual Jenckes Oral Argument Competition.
Since a picture is worth a thousand words, let's jump to the photos.

Until the footnotes,

Homecoming 2016 in Pictures

Arizona Law Pep Rally

A Salute to Charles Ares



Red & Blue BBQ


Phoenix Reception

Visit from Arizona Supreme Court
As part of its ongoing public education effort, the Arizona Supreme Court held oral arguments during its annual visit to the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.
This judicial visit was hosted by the College of Law's William H. Rehnquist Center.
Arguments were heard in two cases. 

Dobson Bay et al v. La Sonrisa de Siena LLC  involves the enforceability of a liquidated damages provision, contingent on the reasonability of a promissory note provision that set liquidated damages for late payment on a note at 5% of the amount owed. 

In State of Arizona v. Valencia/Healer, the Court considers  whether the two defendants, who were each sentenced to life in prison without parole for crimes they committed as juveniles, are entitled to new sentencing proceedings, based on retroactive application of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that such a sentence constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
LWA and BLSA students also were able to speak with Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer on Tuesday.

Jenckes Oral Arguments Competition
Prof. Barbara Bergman, Jean Paul Barnard, Elizabeth Smiley, Mario Gonzalez, Sara Levine, Matt Ashton, and Prof. Tom Mauet (l-r).

On October 18, the top five students in the Jenckes Competition argued again before a jury of trial lawyers. The results of this runoff competition are:
Matt Ashton, 1st place, $1,000 prize
Elizabeth Smiley, 2nd place, $500 prize
Mario Gonzalez, Sara Levine, and Jean Paul Barnard, 3rd place, $250 prize for each
This means that Matt and Elizabeth will represent Arizona Law in the annual competition against ASU on November 18.


Law.Change Speakers Series, Nov. 4
The next speaker in the Law.Change series will be Dee Schiavelli, who will discuss "Content Marketing: The Secret Today's Lawyers Need to Succeed Online."

Date/Time: Friday, November 4, 2016  11:45:AM
Location: Room 135
For more information on Law.Change, contact Sarah Gotschall.

Prof. Jane Bambauer, Conversations on Privacy, Nov. 9
Professor of Law Jane Bambauer will participate in a panel as part of the SBS Conversations on Privacy speaker series on November 9. The event will be held from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre in downtown Tucson, 17 W. Congress St.
Wearing Your Doctor on Your Wrist
Your medical tests, mobile health apps, and wearable devices (like fitbits) produce data that reveal insights into your health and behavior. What happens to that data? This conversation will reveal how new and emerging technologies, such as personal wearable devices that can collect and transfer information on your wellbeing, are changing public health, the practice of medicine, and employment and insurance - now and in the future. We will highlight the biggest risks to your privacy and meaningful ways to maintain control over your personal information without losing the health benefits of the digital revolution.
Reserve your tickets.

A great university must be a place where reasoned, respectful discourse can occur, and a great law school should be a shining light in that regard, taking on the most difficult and sensitive questions of our times.

I appreciate our many law community members who have engaged each other and the community remembering that we are as a community partisan only to knowledge, decency, and truth.
Thank you to every alumnus, friend, and family member who spent time connecting with Arizona Law during the homecoming season.  Though the game (what game, you say) will, we expect, quickly become a distant memory, we hope your homecoming and reunion memories will last a lifetime!


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