A note from the President of the Alumni Association

On behalf of the Alumni Association, I am so excited to extend congratulations to the Class of 2013 and welcome you into the Alumni Association. We all extend our congratulations on this accomplishment, and wish all of you taking the bar examination this summer the best of luck. Read more...

Professor Joseph M. Feller, August 9, 1953 - April 8, 2013

Joseph M. Feller, passionate professor, brilliant attorney, dedicated environmentalist and beloved friend, died at the age of 59 on Monday, April 8, 2013, following a car accident. Joe is survived by his mother, Gilda, three brothers and other family members, many inspired students, and a community of lawyers and colleagues who were touched by his passion and commitment. Read more...

Delgado to receive law school’s top honor

Jose Delgado, nicknamed “Robo” by many of his classmates for his robotic adherence to schedule, organization and hard work, will graduate first in his class from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, with a 4.06 grade point average. Read more...

A note from the Dean

We here at ASU Law never stop being amazed at the successes of our alums, students, and faculty. In this edition of the newsletter you can read about just a small sampling of those achievements. We have the incredible story of John Sandweg (’02) who taken on the important and challenging role as acting General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In the story we will hear from John’s father, Bill (’74), as well as Isaac Gabriel (’02) and Noah Kroloff ('03), who will share their thoughts on John and their own law school experiences. Read more...

A view from Capitol Hill - John Sandweg (Class of 2002)

John Sandweg (Class of 2002) is a strategic thinker who can quickly hone in on the critical issue in an argument, a political enthusiast who has worked on campaigns and considered running for office himself, a history buff who has devoured the four volumes of Robert Caro’s biography of Lyndon B. Johnson, and an unflappable center of calm in a crisis. So, he may just be a good fit for acting General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a position he stepped into in October, after serving for more than three years as senior counsel to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Read more...

Recruiter building unique program to match students with jobs

Pamela Höh, whose job is to find jobs for College of Law graduates, has found the perfect marriage of her legal education and her career in recruiting. Read more...

The Polks: One wedding, two careers, three sons, four (current and future) alumni

If you were to pick a College of Law dynasty, it could be the Polk family. The Polk dynasty was born in moot court competition, and its next generation is now in class in Armstrong Hall. It supports the College of Law through donations of time and money, and its matriarch wields benevolent power through courageous and controversial pronouncements and selfless public service. Read more...

Zachary Kramer: The Future of Same-Sex Marriage

The recent election marked a shift in the political battle over same-sex marriage. Four states held crucial votes about the legality of same-sex marriage. That a handful of states put same-sex marriage to a vote isn’t something new. Read more...

Alumni help with Native vote protection

For Patty Ferguson-Bohnee, voting is a privilege and a duty. And like millions of Americans who feel it is their civic right to participate in national and state elections, she went to her polling place on Nov. 6 to vote. She also helps ensure the right for all Native Americans to vote. Read more...

A note from Rebecca Bair

Happy Holidays! As we look forward to the new year we remember all the wonderful events that have happened in 2012 as well as in years past. Remember your days at the College of Law? The fun you had, the lasting friendships that were formed and the professors who made your life an unending study session, but challenged you to reach your greatest potential. Read more...

Class notes - Winter 2012

Kyrsten Sinema (Class of 2004), a former state lawmaker, was elected to represent Arizona’s District 9 in Congress … Greg Patterson (Class of 2008) was nominated by Gov. Jan Brewer to the Arizona Board of Regents … Ann Scott Timmer (Class of 1985) was appointed by Gov. Brewer to serve on the Arizona Supreme Court … Rebecca White Berch (Class of 1979), Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, and Michael Daly Hawkins (Class of 1970), Judge on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, were inducted into the Maricopa County Bar Association Hall of Fame, along with College of Law Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Alan Matheson ... Randall M. Howe (Class of 1988) who was appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division 1, in May, held his investiture at the College of Law in September. Read more...

A note from the Dean

Welcome to the inaugural issue of ASU Law News. We hope to use this newsletter to keep you better informed of the goings on at the College as well as the extraordinary achievements of our alumni and associated legal communities. Read more...

Alumna Maritza Munich shines bright in Wal-Mart glare

A harsh light was focused on Wal-Mart earlier this year, when The New York Times broke an investigative story on the company’s alleged bribery in Mexico. Among the many alleged wrongs detailed in The Times article, one employee, an attorney, remained unscathed, having raised concerns, argued for a more-thorough and independent investigation, and eventually resigned, her position clearly at odds with that of Wal-Mart’s management. That person was Maritza I. Munich, who graduated from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in 1981. Read more...

A note from the President of the Alumni Association

You might not have heard of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Alumni Association, or you may have forgotten that, by virtue of receiving your degree, you are a member. The Alumni Association is excited to join with the new dean, Douglas Sylvester, in a new focus and emphasis on alumni. We hope that, in the upcoming months, you will have more information about the Alumni Association, and will choose to help the Association better support the law school and its students, initiatives and, of course, fellow alumni. Read more...

David Gartner on governance, teaching and critical mass

David Gartner, part of the "dream team" of global law scholars at the College of Law, discusses governance, teaching and critical mass. Read more...

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