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Attorneys, alumni turn out to help with Native vote protection

Posted on 12/03/2012
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.

Tammy Vavra: Registrar and strong shoulder

Posted on 12/03/2012
At any College of Law graduation, the longest line for hugs forms in front of Registrar Tammy Vavra.

Law student performs nonprofit research in Colombia

Posted on 12/03/2012
Natali Segovia, a student in her second year at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, spent her summer alongside victims of state violence in Colombia.

Alumni help with Native vote protection

Posted on 12/03/2012
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.

A note from Rebecca Bair

Posted on 12/03/2012
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.

Class notes - Winter 2012

Posted on 12/03/2012
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.

A note from the President of the Alumni Association

Posted on 12/03/2012
On behalf of the Alumni Association, I would like to thank all who attended the ASU Homecoming events sponsored by the College of Law during the Homecoming Weekend.

A note from the Dean

Posted on 12/03/2012
We hope you enjoy the winter edition of ASU Law News, including the profile of the amazing Polk family and interesting articles from our different Centers. Please forward it to any of our alumni and friends who may not (yet!) subscribe to this newsletter.

Of failures and comebacks: A Dean’s story

Posted on 12/03/2012
Most people avoid admitting “failure,” using terms like “setback” or “wrong turn.” But Dean Douglas Sylvester thinks people should embrace it. “I reject the view that anyone is a ‘failure,’ ” Sylvester said. “But that doesn’t mean we, as individuals, don’t fail. We all fail. There are times when we make mistakes, don’t give our absolute best, or just don’t achieve what we know we can. But failure is not an end.”

A note from the Dean

Posted on 09/13/2012
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.
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