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James Hodge: The Changing Face of American Health Care Reforms

Posted on 09/07/2012
On June 7-9, 2012, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law hosted for the first time the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics’ (ASLME) Health Law Professors Conference. The 35th annual installment of this national event brought together health law academics, practitioners, and others from across the country and abroad to discuss critical topics at the intersection of law, health, science, ethics, and policy.

Alumna Maritza Munich shines bright in Wal-Mart glare

Posted on 09/07/2012
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.

A note from the President of the Alumni Association

Posted on 09/07/2012
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.

David Gartner on governance, teaching and critical mass

Posted on 09/07/2012
David Gartner, part of the "dream team" of global law scholars at the College of Law, discusses governance, teaching and critical mass.

Jami Cornish: A protector at heart

Posted on 09/07/2012
As a kid, Jami Cornish watched Matlock, Law & Order, and other crime shows on television, and knew she wanted to be a lawyer, specifically a prosecutor, who put away the criminals. She would joke with a family friend who was a defense lawyer and remains a mentor that, one day, she would face off with her in a courtroom.

Class Notes

Posted on 09/07/2012
H. Bartow Farr III (Class of 1973), a partner at Farr & Taranto in Washington, D.C., was invited by the U.S. Supreme Court to brief and argue an important point of law in the 2012 hearings on the Affordable Care Act. Farr argued that the minimum care provision of the Act is severable from the rest of the statute. Farr graduated summa cum laude and was editor-in-chief of the Arizona Law Journal. He clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice William H. Rehnquist and worked in the U.S. Office of the Solicitor General from 1976-78.

A note from Rebecca Bair, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement

Posted on 09/07/2012
A great law school cannot realize and maintain its ambitions without vigorous private support from alumni and friends. In times of shrinking government support for public higher education, private support becomes even more critical.

Tribal Court Trial Skills showcases alumni, faculty

Posted on 08/30/2012
The recent workshop, Tribal Court Trial Skills College, presented by the Indian Legal Program was a showcase of the program’s faculty, alumni and students.

Q&A with ASULaw Admissions

Posted on 08/28/2012

New CLE program will serve community, raise scholarship funds

Posted on 08/20/2012
A Continuing Legal Education program has been established at the College of Law in order to serve alumni and friends and to raise money for student scholarships.