, 1980.81 College of Law Catalog g

, 1980.81 College of Law Catalog g
College of Law Catalog 1980.81
The University of Arizona Record
College of Law Catalog 1980.81
The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
The University of Arizona
Record (USPS 650 -800) Volume LXXII, No. 5
October 1979
Announcements concerning regulations,
fees, curricula, or other matters, are subject
to change without notice.
The University of Arizona is an
EEO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, Vietnam
Era veterans' status, or handicapping
condition in its admissions, employment and educational programs or
activities. Inquiries may be referred to
Dr. Jean Kearns, Assistant Executive
Vice President, Administration 503,
phone 626 -3081.
The University of Arizona Record is issued
seven times a year. Published monthly
during July, August, and October,
and semi - monthly during April and
June. Second class postage paid,
Tucson, Arizona.
Academic Calendar
Arizona Board of Regents and Officers
of the University 4
Financial Assistance
Scholarships 15
Loans 16
Faculty 6
General Information 8
Preparation for Law Study
Studying Law in the 1980's 8
Studying Law at Arizona 9
Faculty and Students 9
Curriculum 9
The Law Library 10
Our Mutual Commitment 10
Admission to the College of Law 11
Admission Requirements and
Standards 11
Application Procedure 11
Applicants Who Have Previously
Applied 12
Transfer Applications 12
Part -Time Students 14
Special Students 14
Students From Other Colleges
Within the University 14
Fees and Expenses 14
University Services 20
Housing 20
Student Health Services 20
The Program of Study 21
Requirements for the Juris Doctor
Degree 21
Course Load Requirements 21
Academic Regulations 21
Curriculum 23
Required Courses 24
Course Descriptions 24
Student Activities 33
Honors and Awards 35
Tentative Academic Calendar 1980- 81
Fall Semester, 1980
22 August, Friday
Registration and Orientation
25 August, Monday
Classes begin
1 September, Monday
Labor Day -No classes
11 November, Tuesday
Veterans' Day -No classes
15 November, Saturday
Fall Semester Recess /Study Period begins
23 November, Sunday
Fall Semester Recess /Study Period ends
10 December, Wednesday
Classes end
12 December, Friday
Fall Semester Examinations begin
19 December, Friday
Fall Semester Examinations end
Spring Semester, 1981
12 January, Monday
13 January, Tuesday
Classes begin
19 February, Thursday
Rodeo Day -No classes
11 April, Saturday
Spring Semester Recess /Study Period begins
19 April, Sunday
Spring Semester Recess /Study Period ends
1 May, Friday
Classes end
4 May, Monday
Spring Semester Examinations begin
15 May, Friday
Spring Semester Examinations end
16 May, Saturday
The Arizona Board of Regents
Officers of the University
Ex- Officio
John P. Schaefer, Ph.D., President of
the University
Bruce E. Babbitt, J.D., Governor
of Arizona
Carolyn P. Warner, State
Superintendent of Instruction
Ralph M. Bilby, President, term
expires January, 1982
Rudy E. Campbell, Assistant
Treasurer, term expires January, 1982
Esther Capin, B.S., Assistant
Secretary, term expires January, 1986
Earl H. Carroll, LL.B., Treasurer,
term expires January, 1986
Thomas Chandler, LL.B., term
expires January, 1984
Dwight W. Patterson, B.A., term
expires January, 1980
William G. Payne, M.D., Secretary,
term expires January, 1984
Sidney S. Woods, B.S., term
expires January, 1980
Albert B. Weaver, Ph.D., Executive Vice
Gary M. Munsinger, Ph.D., Vice
President for Planning and Budgeting
Richard M. Edwards, Ph.D., Vice
President for Student Relations
Lee B. Jones, Ph.D., Acting Vice
President for Health Sciences
Robert A. Peterson, M.B.A., Vice
President for Administrative Services
A. Richard Kassander, Ph.D., Vice
President for Research
Dean Roger C. Henderson
Henderson, Roger C., Dean and Professor
of Law. University of Texas, B.B.A.
1960, LL.B. 1965; Harvard University,
LL.M. 1969.
Andrews, Arthur W., Professor of Law.
University of Iowa, B.A. 1959; New
York University, LL.B. 1963, LL.M. (in
Taxation) 1964.
Ares, Charles E., Professor of Law. University of Arizona, J.D. 1952.
Boyd, William E., Professor of Law. University of Michigan, A.B. 1963; Wayne
State University, J.D. 1966; Harvard
University, LL.M. 1967.
Brown, Claude H., Professor of Law
Emeritus. Drake University, A.B. 1927,
LL.B. 1928; Yale University, J.S.D. 1929.
Buchanan, Elizabeth, Associate Professor
of Law. Indiana University, B.A. 1963,
M.A. 1968; University of Arizona,
J.D. 1977.
Hoffman, Junius, Professor of Law.
Dartmouth College, A.B. 1943; Harvard
University, A.M. 1947; Yale University,
LL.B. 1951.
Irwin, John J., Jr., Professor of Law. University of South Carolina, B.S. 1952,
J.D. 1950; Duke University, LL.M. 1951.
Kearns, Desmond P., Associate Professor
of Law. London University, B.S. 1965;
University of Arizona, M.S. 1972,
J.D. 1972.
Kozolchyk, Boris, Professor of Law. University of Havana, D.C.L. 1956; University of Miami, LL.B. 1959; University of
Michigan, LL.M. 1960, S.J.D. 1966.
Livermore, Joseph M., Professor of Law.
Dartmouth College, A.B. 1958; Stanford
University, LL.B., 1961.
Lyons, John D., Professor of Law
Emeritus and Dean Emeritus. Cornell
University, A.B. 1923; University of
Arizona, J.D. 1932.
Clark, Robert Emmet, Professor of Law.
University of New Mexico, B.A. 1944;
University of Arizona, LL.B. 1946; Yale
University, J.S.D. 1960.
Rappeport, Jack J., Professor of Law.
Cornell University, B.S. 1948; Stetson
University, J.D. 1955; Harvard University, LL.M. 1956.
Davis, Ray Jay, Professor of Law. Idaho
State University, B.A. 1948; Harvard
University, J.D. 1953; Columbia University, LL.M. 1956.
Reiblich, G. Kenneth, Professor of Law
Dobbs, Dan B., Professor of Law. University of Arkansas, B.A. 1956, J.D.
1956; University of Illinois, LL.M. 1961,
J.S.D. 1966.
Eckhardt, August G., Professor of Law.
University of Wisconsin, B.A. 1939,
LL.M. 1946, S.J.D. 1951; George
Washington University, LL.B. 1942.
Finer, Joel Jay, Professor of Law. City
College of New York, B.B.A. 1959; Yale
University, M.A. 1963, J.D. 1963.
Hall, Thomas L., Professor of Law
Emeritus. University of Arizona,
A.B. 1929; University of Michigan,
LL.B. 1931.
Hegland, Kenney F., Professor of Law.
Stanford University, A.B. 1963; University of California at Berkeley, LL.B. 1966;
Harvard University, LL.M. 1974.
Emeritus. Johns Hopkins University,
B.A. 1925, Ph.D. 1928; New York University, J.D. 1929; Columbia University,
LL.M. 1937.
Robison, Thornton E., Associate Professor of Law. Stanford University, A.B.
1964; University of California at
Berkeley, J.D. 1970.
Schuessler, Thomas L., Professor of Law.
Indiana University, A.B. 1964, J.D. 1968.
Silverman, Andrew, Clinical Instructor.
University of Arizona, J.D. 1969.
Smith, Charles M., Professor of Law.
University of Arizona, J.D. 1943.
Spece, Roy G., Jr., Professor of Law.
California State University, B.A.
1972, University of Southern California,
J.D. 1972.
Van Slyck, Willard N., Jr., Professor of
Law. Yale University, B.A. 1940;
Washburn University, J.D. 1947.
New York University, J.D. 1964.
O'Connell, Daniel H., Lecturer in Law.
University of Oregon, B.S. 1963; University of California at Berkeley, J.D.
1966; New York University, LL.M. 1967.
Williams, Norman, Professor of Law. Yale
College, B.A. 1938, LL.B. 1943.
Phillips, Steven W., Lecturer in Law.
University of Arizona, B.S. 1968;
Wexler, David B., Professor of Law.
Harpur College, State University of
New York at Binghamton, B.A. 1961;
Woods, Winton D., Jr., Professor of Law.
Indiana University, A.B. 1961, J.D. 1965.
Allington, Thomas B., Visiting Professor
of Law. University of Nebraska, B.S.
1964, J.D. 1966; New York University,
LL.M. 1971; on leave from Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis.
Murphy, Earl F., Visiting Professor of
Law. Butler University, A.B. 1949,
M.A. 1954; Indiana University at
Indianapolis, J.D. 1952; Yale University,
LL.M. 1955, J.S.D. 1959; on leave from
Ohio State University College of Law.
Murphy, Joanne W., Visiting Professor of
Law. University of Miami, B.A. 1956;
Ohio State, J.D. 1958; on leave from
Ohio State University College of Law.
Schneyer, Theodore J., Visiting Professor
of Law. Johns Hopkins University, B.A.
1965; Harvard University, LL.B. 1968;
University of Stockholm, Dip. C.L.
1969; Stanford University, J.S.M. 1972;
on leave from University of Wisconsin
Law School.
Kimble, William E., Adjunct Professor.
University of Arizona, B.A. 1948,
LL.B. 1951.
Lesher, Robert O., Adjunct Professor.
University of Arizona, B.A. 1942,
LL.B. 1949.
Davis, Richard, Lecturer in Law. University of Arizona, B.S. 1969, J.D. 1972.
Feldman, Stanley G., Lecturer in Law.
University of Arizona, LL.B. 1956.
Fisher, Barbara E., Lecturer in Law.
Wellesley College, A.B. 1960;
New York University, LL.B.
1963, LL.M. (in Taxation) 1966.
J.D. 1971.
Reed, Kenneth R., Lecturer in Law. University of Arizona, B.A. 1967, J.D. 1971.
Trailer, J. Michael, Lecturer in Law.
University of Arizona, B.S. 1971,
J.D. 1975; New York University, LL.M.
(in Taxation) 1976.
Weeelman, Janice A., Lecturer in Law.
Stanford University, B.A. 1970; University of Arizona, J.D. 1974.
Tormey, Thomas J., Professor of Law and
Law Librarian. University of Arizona,
B.S. 1953, B.A. 1953, J.D. 1956.
Elliott, Carol G., Catalog Librarian,
Technical Services. Arizona State University, B.A. 1970; University of Texas,
M.L.S. 1971.
Humphrey, Jean R., Assistant Law
Librarian, Technical Services. Cornell
University, B.A. 1941; Carnegie
Institute of Technology, M.L.S. 1949.
Revilla, Eugenio L., Assistant Law
Librarian, Foreign Law Collection.
Belen College, Cuba, Bachiller en
Ciencias y Letras 1936; Universidad de
Havana, D. en Leyes 1940; Kansas State
Teachers College, M.S.L.S. 1969.
White, Edward H., Assistant Law
Librarian, Public Services. Princeton
University, A.B. 1953; University of
Virginia, J.D. 1956; Florida State
University, M.S.L.S. 1972.
Perkins, Candace M., Placement Director.
Pine Manor College, A.A. 1971; University of Arizona, B.S. 1974, M.Ed. 1976.
Sacken, Donal M., Associate Dean. University of Texas, B.A. 1970, J.D. 1973;
Georgia State University, Ph.D. 1977.
Stover, Henrietta A., Assistant to the
Dean. Wittenberg University, B.A. 1970;
Ohio University, M.A. 1972.
The University of Arizona
College of Law
We welcome your interest in our law
school. The College, which was
founded in 1925, is part of a distinguished university enrolling about
30,000 students. It is fully accredited
and has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since
1931. The law building, occupied in
1979, is a completely new facility housing faculty and administrative offices,
class and seminar rooms, student
lounge and offices, a large library and
two courtrooms frequently used for
actual trials and appellate arguments,
as well as for traditional student
instruction. The new building is as
functional as it is attractive and contains the latest in technical equipment
such as videotape, closed- circuit
television, and computer- assisted
instruction terminals.
Preparation for Law Study
The demands of the law are so varied
that no one course of preparation can
possibly be regarded as exclusive, and
law schools attempt to do no more than
to urge students aiming for a legal
career to acquire a liberal education in
the fullest sense of that term.
Since the lawyer's principal tool is the
ability to communicate, every student
should be particularly well -grounded in
the use of the language. The principal
criticism of beginning law students is
that frequently they are unable to write
clearly, concisely and with a sense of
style. One is well- advised, therefore, to
take as many courses in English composition and literature as possible, and
to make a real effort to develop a lucid
writing style. The ability to write well,
of course, grows in large measure out of
the habit of wide and critical reading.
Moreover, the habit of reading widely
and writing clearly is tied closely to the
development of the capacity to absorb
abstract ideas, to reason systematically
and to communicate persuasively. The
study of economics, history, literature,
philosophy, political science, psychology and sociology all will contribute to
the deep understanding of our social,
political and economic institutions
that every good lawyer must have.
The study of other disciplines such
as business and public administration
is also helpful.
Courses of study of a more technical
nature such as engineering and mathematics may also prepare a student
quite well for the study of law provided
a substantial component of the social
sciences has been included. As a matter
of fact, some knowledge of the physical
sciences is increasingly important to the
lawyer. On a practical level, exposure
to basic accounting practices is very
The study of law requires self discipline and hard work. If the student
develops good study habits and the ability to organize time effectively, the
nature of the student's undergraduate
study is relatively unimportant.
Studying Law in the 1980's
This is a very interesting and demanding time in the history of law and of the
legal profession. Unprecedented legal
and social problems face our society and
lawyers are called upon to play leading
roles in the efforts to find solutions to
them. To be effective the lawyer must
know how to preserve the essential
stability of the legal system while at the
same time creating the new institutions
and legal mechanisms capable of meet-
ing the issues of the latter part of the
twentieth century and the beginning of
the twenty- first. At Arizona we feel
very keenly the obligation to prepare
students for this task. We attempt to
provide our students with not only the
technical skills of the lawyer but also a
broad understanding of the social, political and economic context in which the
law functions and grows.
Studying Law at Arizona
Good law schools across the nation are
striving to improve legal education to
meet the needs of a swiftly changing
world. In recent years we have
thoroughly revised our program of
studies in order to expose our students
to the emerging issues of our times, as
well as to give them the tools to function
effectively as lawyers. The curriculum
and methods of instruction are constantly in evaluation, as we strive for
better ways to train and prepare
the future leaders of our profession
and society.
Faculty and Students. The size of the
faculty has been increased in order to
create a favorable student- teacher ratio
and to permit the development of new
courses, seminars and research projects. Through revised admission standards the College attempts to limit
enrollment to students who have demonstrated potential for success in law
study. As a result, the attrition rate for
academic failure has been reduced considerably. Law study is difficult and the
College's standards are high; some who
enter will, for various reasons, not succeed. But carefully applied admission
standards and the help of an interested
faculty and fellow students will keep
the rate at a reasonable level.
Curriculum. The curriculum is
dynamic. The first year features a combination of both year -long courses and
shorter, more intensive courses, a research and writing course taught by the
faculty, and a continued emphasis on
rigorous analysis through the use of the
case method. Oral advocacy and brief
writing are emphasized through the
moot court program.
The second and third years are
wholly elective, with the exception of
two courses. At Arizona we regard our
students as mature graduate students
whose interests and career choices are
so varied that they must be given substantial freedom to formulate their own
programs. A variety of factors ensure
that all students receive the thorough
grounding in the basic principles of law
that every lawyer must have. At the
same time the elective system permits
students to explore selected areas of the
law in depth through blocks of related
courses and seminars. In the second
year, students have an opportunity to
explore in depth some of those fields in
which they have been given a basic
education in the first year. In addition,
they also are able, in a limited way, to
enroll in seminars which feature independent research and writing and small
group discussions. At this point in their
studies students begin to explore the
broader horizons of a lawyer's interests.
In the third year, students have an
opportunity to select from a wide variety of seminars that take various forms.
Some are oriented toward traditional
legal research; others involve empirical
research, often of an interdisciplinary
character; several contain a clinical
component with exposure to actual
clients and the operations of various
governmental institutions. Courses designed to develop some of the basic
practice skills required of lawyers, such
as trial practice and client counseling
and negotiations, are offered in small
classes to ensure more individual attention from instructors. Some of the most
able members of the Arizona Bar participate and instruct in these courses.
Clinical work has included the representation of prisoners at the Arizona
State Prison, misdemeanor defendants
and legal aid clients. In addition, students have been assigned to work in
the Pima County Legal Aid Society,
the Model Cities Neighborhood Law
Offices, the County Prosecutor's Office,
the Public Defender's Office, the Pima
County Superior Court and private law
offices in the community. Students in
Juvenile Delinquency serve in the local
juvenile court. In connection with these
activities, and pursuant to a rule of the
Supreme Court of Arizona, students
are certified to represent their clients
in court under the supervision of
assisting lawyers.
The Law Library. Arizona's programs
require a first -rate research library.
Building on a solid foundation acquired
over the years, the College is devoting
a large share of its resources to the
development of a collection in excess of
200,000 volumes. The library already
contains the reports of all state and federal courts, the statutes of every state,
virtually all the English language legal
periodicals published in the world, a
carefully selected and expanding collection of law and law- related treatises,
and a large collection of English and
British Commonwealth, Latin American, and other foreign materials.
As new teaching and research programs
are developed, library holdings will
respond accordingly. The collection is
presently and will continue to be the
most comprehensive in this area of the
United States.
Our Mutual Commitment
Students who have thought carefully
about their decision to enter law school
must be willing to make a heavy commitment of time and energy. For its
part, the College of Law is willing to
provide one of the best educational
experiences available in the United
States. We have made our commitment
through the careful recruitment of a
first -rate faculty, the development of
a progressive curriculum, and a willingness to create new and exciting
programs of clinical studies and
research. The students who enter the
program at the University of Arizona
will be engaged in professional
programs of unique dimensions
and will be challenged to the limits of
their abilities.
Admission to the College of Law
Admission Requirements
Applicants for admission to the College
of Law must have earned a bachelor's
degree from an accredited college or
university. Admission is based on the
applicant's academic achievement,
aptitude for the study of law as indicated by the score on the Law School
Admission Test (LSAT), and integrity
and good character.
Admission Standards
Applicants are initially evaluated according to a formula which combines
the candidate's undergraduate grade
point average and a score on the LSAT.
A number of resident and nonresident
applicants are admitted on the basis of
their undergraduate records and LSAT
scores alone. Because of the large
number of well -qualified resident
applicants and the limited resources
available to the law school, the grades
and LSAT scores of the nonresident
group will be notably higher than those
of the residents admitted on the basis of
grades and LSAT scores alone. It is the
Admission Committee's goal to keep
the percentage of nonresidents at 25 or
The balance of the entering class will
be chosen from a group of qualified
residents (and a small number of nonresidents identified by the admissions
staff as being uniquely qualified), whose
backgrounds and academic records indicate a good chance to succeed in law
studies and to make a significant
contribution to the legal educational
process, the legal profession and the
community. Diversity, moreover, is essential to a vital educational process and
a vital legal profession. Therefore, while
weight is given to academic records and
test scores, the Committee looks to
other factors that not only positively
affect the diversity objective but also may
render grades and test scores less
reliable as indicators of intellectual
strength. Among those factors are
schools attended, course of study,
grade trends, significant extracurricular
activities, unique educational or occupational experience, involvement in
community affairs, participation in pre law school programs (e.g., CLEO), race
and ethnicity, economic or cultural
background, and any other factors that
may justifiably be relied upon in
appraising the qualifications of applicants for success in the law school and
contribution to the legal profession. In
making the selections, consideration is
given to the individual characteristics of
each applicant.
Students from Alaska and Nevada are
treated the same as Arizona residents
for the admissions process.
Application Procedure
First -year students are admitted only in
the fall semester. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications
as soon as possible after October 1. All
application materials, including the
LSDAS report, must be delivered to the
Admissions Office or postmarked no
later than APRIL 1. Candidates whose
application files are complete by
February will receive a first response
(admit, deny or hold) by March 25. No
candidate will be required to make a
commitment to enroll prior to April 1.
1. To complete an application a candidate for admission must submit:
A. A Law School Application
Matching Form (see item 3).
B. A completed law school application form.
C. A Domicile Affidavit.
D. Nonresidents only: a nonrefundable $10.00 application fee. (Only
checks or money orders, payable
to the University of Arizona, are
2. All candidates must take the Law
School Admission Test (LSAT). The
test is administered by Educational
Testing Service (ETS), and is given at
centers in the United States (including the University of Arizona) five
times a year. Information about the
test can be obtained by writing Law
School Admission Services (LSAS),
Box 2000, Newtown, Pa. 18940, or by
contacting the nearest law school or
prelaw adviser. In order to meet the
April 1 deadline for complete applications, candidates must take the test
no later than the FEBRUARY administration. Scores for the April test
will not be considered for applicants
to the entering class.
An applicant may take the LSAT
more than once; however, the scores
will be averaged for use in the initial
evaluation formula.
3. All applicants must register for a Law
School Data Assembly Service Report. Effective September 1, 1979,
LSDAS reports will be produced
only for candidates who submit directly to all law colleges a Law School
Application Matching Form with
their application for admission. The
matching forms will be included with
the LSAT / LSDAS registration materials found in Law School Admission
Bulletins. To preserve a candidate's
right to privacy, ETS has agreed not
to release LSDAS reports to any
school that does not supply them
with an Application Matching Form.
It is important to recognize that
considerable lead time is required for
the LSDAS process. To ensure timely
completion of applications, candidates must register with LSDAS and
must have submitted transcripts
from each undergraduate institution
attended to LSDAS prior to FEBRUARY 1. It is wise to keep receipts
for transcripts and LSDAS services
as evidence of compliance with
Students planning to graduate in
the spring should submit to LSDAS
transcripts of their first 6 semesters'
studies, including summer school.
Applicants graduating in December
should submit transcripts for the first
7 semesters' studies only. Applicants
who graduated prior to September
should submit complete transcripts
to LSDAS. Graduate transcripts
should also be sent to LSDAS;
graduate grades will not be analyzed
on the report but the transcripts will
be attached to the back of the report.
Applicants Who Have Previously
Applied to this Law School
Applicants who have been admitted or
denied in previous years must file a new
application form, domicile affidavit,
status cards and $10.00 nonresident application fee, if applicable. Additionally,
all such applicants must again register
with LSDAS and have a new LSDAS
report submitted to the University of
Arizona. Previous applicants need not
retake the LSAT. All applicants must
comply with the deadlines stated above.
Files containing prior applications,
letters of recommendation and personal
statements are retained by the Admissions Office for five years for those previously admitted, two years for those
previously denied, and one year for
those having submitted incomplete
Transfer Applications
Second -year students who have done
very well at other law schools may be
accepted as transfer students at the
University, of Arizona in either the fall
or spring of their second year. Transfer
applicants will not be accepted at midyear of the first year or for the third
year. However, third -year students may
apply as transient or visiting students.
A transfer applicant must send the following items to the Admissions Office
so that they are received no later than
December 1, for applications for the
spring semester, and no later than July
15, for applications for the fall semester:
1. A Law School Application Form
(see item 3 under "Application
Procedure" on preceding page).
2. A completed law school application.
3. A Domicile Affidavit.
4. An LSDAS report reflecting the
entire undergraduate career and
the LSAT score.
5. A transcript including grades received through the final semester
of law study.
6. A letter from the dean of the law
school the applicant is currently attending indicating the student is in
good standing and eligible to continue studies at that institution, and
including class rank through the
final semester of law study.
7. Nonresidents only: a nonrefundable
$10.00 application fee. Only checks
or money orders, payable to the University of Arizona, are acceptable.
No student who has been disqualified
or placed on probation at another law
school, or who has failed to maintain at
least a "C" average for all law work attempted will be allowed to transfer to
the College of Law. If these minimum
requirements are met, the application
will be judged as to whether the transfer
would be in the best interest of the student and the College.
Transfer students will not receive
credit for work done at a law school
which is not a member of the Association of American Law Schools or
approved by the American Bar Association. To qualify for graduation, transfer
students must do their final two semesters' work, comprising at least 27 units
of credit, in residence at this University. In order to receive credit for residence, students must be registered for a
schedule of no fewer than 10 units for
the semester, and in the event they fail
to pass at least 9 units of work, shall
receive credit for residence in the ratio
that the units passed bear to 9.
Part -time Students
Special Students. A limited number of
students without the qualifications required of candidates for the law degree
may, at the discretion of the faculty, be
allowed to audit a course or courses as
special students. Applicants must have
experience and educational background
which indicate a strong probability that
they will be successful in law study.
They must also demonstrate some
special need for legal training.
Students From Other Colleges. Graduate
students, with the written approval of
their adviser, may register for courses in
the College of Law. Students desiring to
do so will be required to obtain the approval of the instructor and the Executive Committee of the College of Law.
Part -time students in the College of
Law are not degree candidates and are
not eligible for the bar examination in
Arizona. In addition, law courses taken
as a part -time student cannot be used as
credit toward a law degree should an
individual be subsequently admitted to
the College of Law.
Inquiries regarding admission should be
addressed to: College of Law, The University
of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721.
Fees and Expenses
Following is a summary estimate of
minimum annual expenses for full -time
law students.
Dormitory Room
(minimum rate)
$ 465.00
Meals in University Cafeteria
Books and Supplies
(per semester)
Registration Fee (Resident
and Nonresident)
Total Minimum
Annual Expense
(Legal Residents of Arizona)
Nonresident Tuition Fee
Total Minimum
Annual Expense
Students should add incidental personal expenses as anticipated.
Fees are payable to the University
Cashier upon registration. Dormitory
rent is paid by the semester, in advance.
The Board of Regents reserves the
right to change charges from time to
time as necessary.
Financial Assistance
Financial aid is of three types: (1) scholarship, (2) combination scholarship loan, and (3) loan. Students applying
for aid are automatically considered for
general University scholarships and/or
loans as well as law school funds.
By the time they arrive at law school,
students frequently have put a severe
strain on their families' resources. Many
have family responsibilities of their
own. Scholarship aid, while increasing,
is nevertheless limited, and many students need assistance in financing their
legal education. While recognizing the
natural inclination all of us have to
avoid debt, the College urges that students arrange to finance their education
through special educational loans instead of taking on outside employment
that consumes time and energy badly
needed for study. A student in law
school is at the threshold of a professional career. Much that is achieved in
later life will depend on the start obtained and the record compiled. Working one's way through college is an
honorable aspect of American life, and
there are many fine lawyers practicing
today who financed their legal education in this way; but even they will tell
us that they would have gotten more
out of law school if they could have had
more time for study and reflection. The
law is becoming infinitely more complex
and law school is correspondingly more
demanding. The students, their families
and communities have a stake in getting
the best possible return on the educational investment. That is why public
and private institutions have made
available loan funds for college and
professional education.
Charlotte Feezer Scholarship. An annual
award given to a law student with consideration given to academic and professional potential as well as need.
Samuel Fegtly Scholarship Fund. The in-
come from a fund created in memory of
the first dean of the law school is presented annually to a needy married
law student.
James Edward Flynn Memorial Scholarship.
Second- or third -year law students in
the University of Arizona College of
Law. Candidates must be natives of
Arizona and have been graduated from
Arizona high schools and universities.
Candidates will be nominated by the
College of Law and screened by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aids.
Three finalists along with their qualifications will be submitted to the family
who will select the recipient. Academic
performance, future promise and financial needs will be considerations.
Martin Gentry Scholarship. The income
from a fund of approximately $8,000,
established by a distinguished member
of the class of 1929, is awarded annually
to students who have demonstrated
qualities of high professional character
and competence, and who are in need
of financial assistance. Preference is
given to students who have taken their
undergraduate work at the University
of Arizona.
David G. Gourley, III, Memorial Scholar-
ship. A scholarship established in
memory of a former law student.
James J. Graham Memorial Scholarship. A
scholarship, in memory of a popular
member of the law faculty, is awarded
annually to a financially qualified second- or third -year law student.
Gerald Jones Memorial Scholarship. A
fund established in memory of a distinguished member of the Arizona bar
and bench.
Harry O. Juliani Memorial Scholarship.
The family and friends of a late, distinguished member of the class of 1927,
make an annual award in the amount of
$100 to a deserving student selected by
the faculty.
Olgerd W. Kalyna Memorial Scholarship.
Specifications being determined by the
Dorothy H. and Lewis Rosenstiel Foundation, now enables the College of Law
to offer a number of scholarships (with
preference being given to applicants
from disadvantaged minorities).
Silver Scholarship. A scholarship to be
awarded to a married third -year student
in the College of Law.
Chester H. Smith Memorial Scholarship
Fund. Established in memory of a distinguished faculty member, this fund
makes possible grants and loans to deserving students attending law schools
in Arizona.
Kalyna family.
John M. Sundt Memorial Scholarship. This
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship.
scholarship of $400 is given every other
year to a deserving law student.
An award in the amount of $1,000 is
made annually to an outstanding law
student who is a member of a disadvantaged minority group.
Kirtley Memorial Scholarship. An annual
award is made to an American Indian.
William L. Murphey Memorial Scholarship
in Law. An award to third -year law
students exhibiting extraordinary
financial need as well as outstanding
professional qualities.
Dorothy Musser -Lawrence V. Robertson
Memorial Fund. Income from a bequest
from the estate of the above is presented
to a deserving law student.
The Newton and Shirlee Pfeffer Memorial
Scholarship. A $500 scholarship is
awarded annually to a woman student
based on her academic achievement as
well as financial need.
Pima County Bar Auxiliary Scholarships.
The wives of members of the Pima
County Bar Association annually make
available to the College of Law scholarship funds to be awarded to students
who have demonstrated substantial
professional capacity.
Dorothy H. and Lewis Rosenstiel Scholar -
ships. This fund, created in the fall of
1968 by a substantial gift from the
Lynn Thompson Memorial Scholarship. A
scholarship, in memory of a former law
student, is awarded to a member of the
Law Women's Association on the basis
of need and scholarship.
Kenyon Pyle Vance Scholarship. The Vance
Foundation supports a $500 annual
scholarship to a woman law student.
Paul Westerlund Memorial Scholarship
Fund. This scholarship is given
each year to a financially qualified
law student.
Alma L. Wilson Memorial Scholarship.
This scholarship is awarded annually to
worthy and deserving students in the
College of Law.
David E. Wilson Scholarship. Awarded
annually to a student who has completed the first year of law study, with
consideration given to high moral standards and the courage to withstand the
temptation to compromise.
American Bar Association. Student loans
of up to $1,500 per year. These loans are
made at favorable interest rates, with
payments deferred until after graduation from law school. Applicant must be
a California resident and/or a previous
Nicholas W. Genemntas Foundation. Loans
to students of up to $1,000 per year, the
amount borrowed repayable at the rate
of 50% a year, without interest, in the
two years following graduation from
law school provided that no repayment
will be necessary, and the indebtedness
will be forgiven, in any year in which
the borrower is employed full time by a
legal aid society or its equivalent.
Guaranteed Bank Loans. Available to
students from their hometown banks.
Applications for federally insured
student loans can be obtained at the
College of Law. Students should
initiate the appropriate application
procedure at least two to three months
before the funds are required.
National Direct Student Loans (NDSL).
Available through the University of
Professor Dan Dobbs joined the
Arizona. Loans with low interest rates
are available yearly to all qualified students. The amount of the loan award is
determined by the student's need.
For emergency needs, the College of
Law is also able to provide a number of
low- interest -rate loans in smaller
amounts, on a short -term basis. These
loans are available from the following
funds established in memory of distinguished members of the Arizona bench
and bar:
Joseph A. Birchett Memorial Fund
T. J. Byrne Memorial Fund
H. Wesley Carlson Memorial Fund
Lt. William Pearson Leisenring
Memorial Fund
Edward C. Locklear Memorial Fund
Walter Roche Memorial Fund
Charles L. Strouss Memorial Fund
Levi S. Udall Memorial Fund.
the first Rosenstiel Distinguished Professor.
Placement Service
The University of Arizona College of
Law offers placement services to aid
students in securing employment and
to assist the members of the legal
community in locating new associates
as well as summer and part -time law
clerks. The Placement Office provides
career counseling, information on
resume writing and interviewing skills,
as well as assistance in actual job
Students have the opportunity to
participate in many valuable programs
which are coordinated by the Placement
Office. The Lawyer- Student Counseling
program is such a program. First -,
second- and third -year students have
an opportunity to meet with local attorneys on an individual basis for
employment counseling and to discuss
current local job trends.
On- campus interviews play a significant role in the placement process for
many second- and third -year students.
Government agencies, corporations,
and in -state and out -of -state law firms
of varying sizes are invited to the College of Law each fall. Judicial clerkships
with both state and federal judges are
also available to our graduates.
Placement Statistics
Although statistics concerning
employment of graduating law students
may be of interest to students considering a legal career, it is important to
remémber that the employment figures
will vary from year to year. The information provided below is compiled
from our annual placement reports.
Number of graduates
Law Firms
Judicial Clerkships
Public Service /Public Interest
(Legal Services)
Business Concerns (Corporations,
Accounting, Banking, Insurance)
Military JAGC
Academic (graduate work, teaching)
Part -time /full -time clerking
Total employed
Status Unknown
The following statistics concerning
average starting salaries are provided
for informational purposes only and are
not intended to induce students to
apply. The College of Law makes no
guarantee that students will receive
comparable salaries upon graduation.
Graduates accepting positions with
state and federal agencies are generally
paid in accordance with published
governmental pay scales, federal
salaries usually being at the GS -9 or
GS -11 level.
The geographic distribution for
employed graduates is:
District of Columbia
New Mexico
New York
South Dakota
$14,000- 20,000
$15,000- 23,000
University Services
Residence Halls
Residence in halls is restricted to students enrolled for 12 or more units. Although it is made available first to legal
residents of Arizona, a large number of
accommodations are available each year
to nonresident students. Application for
the reservation of a room should be
made immediately upon receipt of
notification that admission has been
granted. A deposit of $25.00 must
accompany each application. This
application should be sent to: Department of Student Housing, Room 201,
Administration Building, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721.
Married Students Housing
The University offers to qualified married students 420 one -story apartments
conveniently located in northeast
Tucson. The apartments feature
individually controlled refrigerated air
conditioning and heating, all- electric
kitchen, refrigerator- freezer, disposal,
wall -to -wall carpeting, draperies, private patio, heated seventy -foot swim-
ming pool, recreation area and laundry
facilities. For further information write
to: Family Housing, The University of
Arizona, 3401 North Columbus Blvd.,
Tucson, Arizona 85716.
Off -Campus Residence
The Tucson community is well supplied
with adequate off -campus housing for
both single and married students.
The Department of Student Housing
is available for assistance.
Student Health Service
The Student Health Service helps students maintain their physical and mental health and is a campus resource for
counseling on health problems. All entering and transfer students must comply with University health regulations
(chest X -ray or tuberculin skin test required within six months of admission);
non -compliance with these requirements may delay admission to the
University. For further information on
available services, contact the Student
Health Center, Tucson, Arizona 85721.
The Program of Study
Requirements for the
Juris Doctor Degree
the Editor -in -Chief and faculty
adviser will be exempt from this
The course of study leading to the Juris
Doctor degree is designed to be completed in 6 semesters, or their equivalent, of residence study in accredited
law schools. In order to receive one
semester of credit for residence, students must be registered for a schedule
of no fewer than 10 class hours per
week, and in the event they fail to pass
at least 9 units of work, they shall receive credit for residence in the ratio
that the units passed bear to 9. A student enrolled in a schedule of fewer
than 10 class hours a week shall receive
credit for residence in the ratio that the
hours passed bear to 10. The course may
be accelerated by summer study, a
summer session at the University of
Arizona being the equivalent of one
semester, assuming that the units taken
in the summer session total at least 10.
To meet graduation requirements a
student must successfully complete the
required courses and at least 85 units of
law study with a cumulative grade
average of 2.0000 (C).
1. Students as a condition of graduation must satisfactorily complete at
least one of the following courses
while enrolled in the College of Law:
Jurisprudence, Legal History, Legal
Process, Comparative Law. Other
courses may be offered which will
satisfy this requirement; information
will be available on them during preregistration periods.
2. Students must satisfactorily complete one special writing seminar.
These seminars will vary from
semester to semester. Law Review
students who have written a
publishable paper as certified by
Course Load Requirements
The study of law requires substantially
all of a student's time and energy. The
world of the lawyer is vast and there is
much to learn beyond the confines of
the classroom and the casebook. Students must spend a great deal of time in
the library digging into the history and
theories of the law, and should engage
in some of the student professional
activities that will equip them to be
contributing members of the bar. The
faculty believes that part -time legal
education lacks the breadth required
of adequate professional training and
urges most strongly that students not
plan to do outside work. It is essential
that first -year students devote themselves entirely to their studies. The law
school will assist in every way it can to
see that students need not seek gainful
employment. Resources are limited,
however, and no assurances can be
given that financial aid will be available.
First -year students will be required to
register for the entire prescribed course
of studies, and second- and third -year
students must carry at least 13 units
each semester. In very special circumstances a reduction in course load
may be permitted with the consent of
the Executive Committee. Single
parents may take a reduced load of
11 units each semester their first year.
Academic Regulations
The University of Arizona employs a
grading system in which A(4) =
excellent, B(3) = good, C(2) = fair,
D(1) = poor, and E(0) = failure.
Academic regulations governing probation and disqualification within the
College of Law were revised during the
spring semester 1977 by the faculty.
The complete text of the policy is
included in the Student Handbook which
is distributed to each entering student.
Honor Code. All students enrolled as
law degree candidates in the College are
automatically members of the Student
Bar Association and therefore subject to
this Code as provided for by the Constitution of the Student Bar Association.
This code was created to provide the
student body with a vehicle through
which to establish standards of personal
conduct and self -regulation. The
governing philosophy and premise
of the Code is that students striving to
enter the legal profession are capable of
adherence to ethical standards. The text
of the code is included in the Student
Handbook which is distributed to each
entering student.
Any other student registered for
course work in the College shall be subject to the provisions of this Code except
that any violation by such a student
will be reported to the College Honor
Council who shall take such action as
they deem appropriate.
The College of Law has completed a
fundamental reorganization of the curriculum which changed and expanded
the course program to include a modernized set of required courses and a
wide variety of problem method
courses, seminars and clinical programs. The program is now mostly
elective in the second and third years
of law study.
Courses Outside the Law College. A
student who has completed 40 units or
more of law studies and who has a 2.50
cumulative grade average may, with the
approval of the Executive Committee of
the College of Law, take a maximum of
6 units of graduate work in other colleges of the university. The Executive
Committee will require that the courses
so elected be relevant to law study. Law
school credit will be awarded for such
courses in which a grade of C or higher
has been received. However, the grades
received will not be included in the
student's cumulative grade average.
Interdisciplinary Studies. One of the
advantages of attending this Law
College is the possibility of interaction
with other colleges within one of the
strongest universities in the Southwest.
Graduate students from other colleges
periodically enroll in Law College
courses, and law students also take
courses in other colleges for law school
credit. The College of Law has created
an interdisciplinary studies committee
to advise law students interested in
obtaining another graduate degree in
conjunction with the Juris Doctor.
Pass -No Credit Option. Students may
register for one ordinarily numerically
graded College of Law course per
semester on a pass -no credit basis, subject to a limit of 6 units attempted of
pass -no credit under this program during the student's law school career, and
subject to the exclusion of the following
courses which cannot be taken on a
pass -no credit basis: (1) required first
year courses, Evidence and The Legal
Profession; (2) clinical courses; and (3)
seminars. A "pass" is equivalent to a
grade of A, B or C; a "no credit" is equivalent to a D or E. A student who elects
to take a course on a pass /no credit basis
and receives a grade of "no credit" and
subsequently desires to repeat the
course must do so on the same passino
credit grading basis. Grades of "pass"
and "no credit" are not included in
computing a student's grade point
Internships. Two internships are currently available to law students. The
Senator Dennis DeConcini internship
provides an opportunity for one second- or third -year student each semester to work with the Senator's staff in
Washington. The intern may also take
classes at Georgetown or George
Washington Law Schools. The Arizona
Legislative Internship sends students to
Phoenix to work with members of the
Arizona Legislature. Students may enroll for courses at the Arizona State
University Law College.
The following are the required
courses and description of required
courses, elective courses, and seminars.
Required Courses
First Year. The first year of law study is
entirely prescribed:
First Semester
Contracts (Law 600)
Introduction to Legal Process and
Civil Procedure (Law 601)
Criminal Procedure (Law 602)
Research and Writing (Law 603)
Torts (Law 604)
Second Semester
Civil Procedure (Law 601)
Torts (Law 604)
Property (Law 605)
Constitutional Law (Law 606)
Appellate Practice and Moot Court
(Law 607)
Second or Third Year
Evidence (Law 608)
The Legal Profession (Law 609)
Course Descriptions Required Courses
The following descriptions indicate the
substantive content of the courses. The
numerals following the course numbers
indicate the units per semester.
Contracts (Law 600, 5).
Legal principles governing the formation, interpretation, performance and
discharge of contracts. The Statute of
Introduction to Legal Process & Civil
Procedure (Law 601, 5).
A survey of the origins of the common
law, the English and American judicial
systems; an introduction to the functioning of the legal system including the
relationship among courts, administrative agencies and other executive
departments; concepts of jurisdiction
in American courts; civil procedure
from complaint to trial.
Criminal Procedure (Law 602, 4).
An introduction to the administration
of criminal justice, emphasizing
basic procedural issues arising in the
criminal process.
Research & Writing (Law 603, 2).
Introduction to Legal Process and
Frauds, parties affected by contracts
and illegal contracts will be examined.
Introduction to principles and
techniques of legal research; analysis of
cases and synthesis of rules of law;
intensive exercises in legal research
and writing.
Torts (Law 604, 5).
Injuries to persons, property, and
relationships: intentional wrongs,
strict liability, negligence, contributory
negligence and causation, deceit,
defamation and malicious prosecution
are all examined.
Property (Law 605, 5).
The concept of possession and transfer
of ownership of chattels; estates and
conveyancing; covenants for title;
estoppel by deed and recording acts;
rights in land; fixtures.
Constitutional Law (Law 606, 4).
A study of the allocation of governmental power according to the national
constitution and of the judicial process
in constitutional litigation. The course
stresses understanding of the federal
system and of constitutional protections
of the individual against federal or state
governmental intrusions.
Appellate Practice & Moot Court
(Law 607, 1).
Introduction to the techniques of
preparing appellate briefs and
arguing appeals. Students are required
to participate in the first round of
the Fegtly Moot Court Competition.
Decedents' Estates (Law 610, 2) I.*
The substantive law of intestate
succession and wills, including
statutes and cases on community
property law; formalities of execution
of wills; revocation, revalidation and
revival of wills; grounds for and procedure in will contest proceedings.
Evidence (Law 608, 4).
Study of the rules governing admissibility and exclusion of evidence in civil and
criminal litigation, including judicial
notice; examination, competency and
privileges of witnesses; relevancy; hearsay; opinion and scientific evidence;
documentary evidence; burden of proof
and presumptions.
The Legal Profession (Law 609, 2).
The background and basis of the
lawyer's professional responsibility including legal and ethical responsibility
to the client, the courts, other lawyers
and society generally.
Course Descriptions Elective Courses
The roman numeral following the
parentheses indicates the semester in
which the course normally is given.
Some shuffling of courses between the
first and second semesters is occasionally made necessary by sabbaticals,
leaves, retirements, etc. However,
most of these courses will generally be
offered each year. The courses listed in
parentheses following a description indicate courses required to be taken prior
to or contemporaneous with the course
described. Enrollment without completion of the required courses will be
allowed only with the consent of the
instructor, except where The Legal
Profession (Law 609) is a prerequisite, in
which case it will be allowed only with
the consent of the Executive Committee. Subject to prerequisites, elective
courses may be taken in either the second or third year. Courses marked with
an asterisk after the title were taught
during the 1979 -80 academic year.
Trusts and Fiduciary Administration
(Law 611, 4) II.*
Intended to follow Decedents' Estates,
this course will cover the substantive
law of inter vivos and testamentary
trusts, including charitable trusts; interrelating testamentary and inter vivos
wealth- transmission transactions;
future interests, including powers
of appointment and the rule against
perpetuities; the law of fiduciary
administration, as to both decedents'
and trust estates.
Family Law (Law 612, 2) II.*
Examines the creation and dissolution
of marriage and problems of marital and
family relationships.
Law and Medicine (Law 613, 2) II.*
An introduction to forensic medicine
and medical jurisprudence; the
physician as an expert witness in the
application of medical knowledge to
legal problems; the legal responsibilities
of the physician to patients; malpractice
suits; drug liability litigation.
Workers' Compensation (Law 614, 1) II.
An examination of the content and
administration of the laws governing
compensation of employees for losses
from accidental injuries and disabilities
resulting from occupational diseases.
Agency & Partnership (Law 615, 3) I.*
A treatment of the rights, duties and
risks incident to the relationships of
master -servant, principal- agent,
partners, joint venturers, and independent contractors.
Private Corporations (Law 616, 3) I.*
An introduction to law and reality in the
conduct of business in the corporate
form. This course will attempt to
illumine some sensitive areas besetting
management, shareholders and
creditors in the control, financing and
management of corporate enterprises.
Corporate Finance (Law 617, 2) II.
A study of the legal problems involved
in financing corporate growth through
such avenues as bank, insurance company, other institutional and public borrowings as well as expansion through
equity financings. Students will be
expected to draft the typical operative
instruments used to memorialize such
transactions. (Law 616)
Antitrust Law (Law 618, 3) II.*
This course will consider the growth of
the industrial state, examine accepted
notions of the optimum size of business
units and test them by the application
of current knowledge of economic
forces. Consideration will be given to
monopolization, price fixing and other
conspiratorial conduct, mergers,
boycotts, tying arrangements, the
relationship between patents and
the antitrust laws, and other devices
which affect the market.
Administrative Law (Law 621, 3) I.*
A study of the creation and functions of
administrative tribunals, an examination of their procedures, and judicial
review of administrative action.
Law Review (Law 622, 1 -3) I, II.*
Students elected to the Arizona Law
Review may register for and receive up
to 5 units, over two years, for service
on Law Review. No more than 3 units
may be earned in one academic year.
Conflict of Laws (Law 623, 3) II.*
A consideration of problems arising
from multistate or multination
transactions. Included are questions
of domicile, jurisdiction, the effect of
foreign judgments and choice of law.
(Recommended for third -year students
Labor Law (Law 624, 3) I.*
The scope of employees' rights to
engage in concerted activities; the
processes of collective bargaining and
the enforcement of labor- management
contracts; the lawyer's role as counselor,
negotiator and litigator; the interpretation and enforcement of the National
Labor Relations Act.
Local Government Law (Law 625, 2) I.
Investigation and analysis of the
lawyer's role in selected problems of an
urban society: the impact of federal and
state programs, such as urban renewal
and Model Cities plans; revitalization of
the central core; highways, mass transportation and rapid transit; technical
and financial problems relating to
housing, sanitation, and other urban
services; location and relocation of
commerce and industry; modification
and development of governmental
units; urban planning as a governmental function.
Jurisprudence (Law 626, 3) I.*
A survey of the main schools of thought
concerning justice and the nature,
purpose and institutions of law.
Selected writings and judicial opinions
are examined for their implications in
legal philosophy.
International Law (Law 627, 3) I.
This course deals with the rule of law in
international relations; the source and
applications of international law;
jurisdiction over persons and territory;
recognition of states; governmental
immunities; methods of settlement of
international disputes.
Comparative Law (Law 628, 3) I.*
An exploration of the origins, development and characteristic features of some
of the world's legal systems, with emphasis on civil law; a study of the fundamental differences in approach and
method between common law and civil
law; a comparative study of a specific
branch of Mexican law to help common-
law- trained lawyers to recognize,
analyze and solve problems arising in
the civil law system.
Legal History (Law 629, 3) I.*
An introduction to the history of the
common law. Emphasis is given to the
origins and development of legal institutions and common law doctrines.
Legal Process (Law 630, 3) II.*
A detailed examination of particular
legal problems that illustrate the functions of and the relationship between
the courts, the legislature, administrative agencies and other public and
private law- making institutions.
Independent Research
(Law 632, 1-6) I, II.*
Students may receive one to three units
credit, depending upon the magnitude
of the project, for investigation of and
writing on special legal problems under
the supervision of a member of the
faculty. Prior to registration the student
must obtain written approval to register
for Individual Research from the professor who will supervise the study.
For major study, principally in connection with faculty projects, a student
may receive four to six units credit. The
project must first be approved by the
Executive Committee. In addition, the
student must obtain written approval to
enroll from the supervising professor
prior to registration. For further details,
see the Associate Dean.
Commercial Transactions
(Law 633, 4) I.*
The rights and liabilities of those who
enter into commercial transactions
(the focus of the course is the Uniform
Commercial Code); secured credit
transactions, including accommodation
contracts (suretyship), mortgages,
pledges, dealers' financing, use of credit
and security holders' remedies; the
nature of negotiable instruments and
their uses in commercial and banking
Products Liability (Law 634, 2) II.*
An intensive examination of this burgeoning area lying at the intersection of
torts and commercial law.
Insurance (Law 635, 2) I.*
Interests protected by insurance;
selection and control of risks;
waiver, estoppel and election;
adjustment of claims. There will be
consideration of no -fault insurance.
Federal Tax Procedure (Law 636, 2) II.*
A problem- method course in basic
federal tax procedure designed for both
the prospective general practitioner
and those who may desire to practice
primarily in the field of tax law.
(Law 646)
International Commercial Transactions
(Law 637, 3) I.*
Inquiry will relate to rights of aliens;
nationality of persons and business instrumentalities; international contracts;
foreign state trading corporations;
conflicting and overlapping national
regulation and taxation of international
trade; incorporation and agency
abroad; remedies for expropriation.
(Law 633)
Real Estate Transactions
(Law 638, 3) II.*
A survey of documents and legal problems involved in real estate transfers
and financing, including contracts used
in buying and selling, deeds of trust,
mortgages, recording, title insurance,
cooperatives, condominiums, and
shopping centers.
Community Property (Law 639, 2) I.*
The nature of the community, its formation and dissolution; the acquisition,
management and disposition of
community property; community property as distinguished from separate
property; the basis of classification of
each; transmutation from one tenancy
to another; liabilities of community and
separate property for debts; conflict of
laws in transactions with common law
Mining and Public Land Law
(Law 640, 3) II.*
Study of the law, state and federal,
affecting the use and conservation
of the public lands; including methods
by which mining claims can be located
and proved, and other mineral rights
Water Law (Law 641, 3) I.*
The doctrine of prior appropriation of
the western states; riparian rights;
underground waters; interstate
streams, national development and
quality control statutes and regulations.
Federal Jurisdiction (Law 642, 3) II.*
The development of the federal judicial
system and power; federal questions;
diversity of citizenship jurisdiction; the
jurisdictional amount; removal from
state courts; conflicts between state and
national judicial systems; state law in
federal courts.
Arizona Civil Procedure
nal trials, and simulations by students
of various phases of a trial from opening
statement to summation. The students'
performances are videotaped and
critiqued. (Law 608, 609)
Federal Income Taxation
(Law 646, 4) I.*
A study of the fundamentals of the
federal income taxation of individuals
including the nature of gross income
and the computation of adjusted gross
income and taxable income; specific
items of income, deductions and
credits; capital gains and losses;
nontaxable exchanges; income
splitting; tax accounting principles;
- all presented in the form of a
series of problems with emphasis on
statutory interpretation.
Corporate Taxation (Law 647, 3) II.*
A problem method analysis of the federal income taxation of corporations and
shareholders in the organization, operation, purchase and sale, reorganization
and liquidation of corporations.
(Law 646)
(Law 643, 3)I.*
The civil action in modern procedure,
especially under the federal and state
rules of civil procedure; pleadings alleging claims for relief; motions, answers
and amendments; pretrial conferences;
deposition and discovery procedure;
joinder of parties and claims, counterclaims, cross -claims, third -party claims;
intervention, interpleader and class action; the real party in interest; trial by
jury; declaratory judgment.
Estate and Gift Taxation and Basic
Estate Planning (Law 648, 3) I.*
A detailed examination of what property interests are included in the gross
estate and in gross gifts under the
federal estate and gift taxes; allowable
deductions, exemptions and credits
under both taxes. The problem method
is used; estate planning ideas and
techniques are studied; some drafting is
Remedies (Law 644, 3) I.*
Torts II (Law 649, 3) II.*
This course involves economic and
An integrative study of the range of
available civil judicial remedies in law
and equity. Damages in tort and contract, specific performance of contracts,
reformation, rescission, restitution, and
injunction will be explored.
Trial Practice (Law 645, 2) I, II.*
This course involves a study of the pro-
cedural rules, ethical considerations and
practices which govern civil and crimi28
required. (Law 610, 611)
dignitary torts, including defamation,
privacy, unfair litigation, trade torts,
fraud and injuries to economic, political
and dignitary relationships.
Criminal Law (Law 650, 3) II.*
An in -depth examination of selected
substantive offenses, defenses and
doctrines of the criminal law, together
with a study of the sentencing and
correctional process. The course will
focus on problems of contemporary
significance and analyze how the
current criminal law meshes with
modern social scientific knowledge.
Accounting and the Law (Law 651, 2) II.
Fundamental principles of accounting
and their relation to the law, including
an examination of legal disputes and
statutory requirements involving
accounting concepts.
Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts
(Law 652, 2) II.
The taxation of income of trusts, estates
and beneficiaries, including income tax
considerations of estate and trust
distributions of income and corpus,
distributions of property in kind, and
income in respect of decedents.
(Law 611, 646)
Advanced Appellate Practice & Moot
Court (Law 653, 2) II.*
Supervised written and oral appellate
advocacy through a combination of lecture and tutorial approach. Although
taught somewhat like a seminar, this
will not satisfy the seminar requirement
for graduation purposes. Open only to
and required of all second -year Moot
Court Competition participants.
covering such topics as social security,
laws, medicare and medicaid, pensions
and the problems of age discrimination,
mental commitment and guardianship.
Securities Regulation (Law 658, 3) I.*
Study of federal and state regulation of
the distribution of, and trading in, securities, with emphasis on the Securities
Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934, and the constantly expanding
lode of case materials relating thereto.
Growth Management (Law 659, 3) II.
Current legal and planning techniques
to regulate the rate of growth, the sequence of growth, and the eventual
total size of towns, regions and states;
concentration on case studies. (Urban
Planning is the home for this course.)
Land -Use Planning (Law 660, 3) II.*
Review of the principal legal devices
available to implement planning decisions on community design (official
map, subdivision control), the use of
land (nuisance, covenants and zoning),
and housing needs (including urban
renewal). Special attention will be
paid to the significance and legal effect
of a comprehensive plan, and to
the social and economic effects of
planning decisions.
The First Amendment (Law 654, 3) II.
An in -depth study of the personal
freedom protected from federal
abridgment by the First Amendment
and from state abridgment by the
Fourteenth Amendment.
Moot Court Board (Law 661, 1 -2) I, II*
Civil War Amendments (Law 655, 3) I.
This course examines the adoption and
application, past and present, of the
Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth
Creditors' Remedies (Law 662, 2) I.*
An analysis of the Arizona statutes and
cases dealing with the remedies of unsecured creditors. Focus will be upon
execution, attachment, garnishment;
mechanic's liens, materialman's liens
and landlord's remedies and their
relationship to each other.
Amendments. Due process, substantive
and procedural, and equal protection
doctrines are the major focus. Special
attention is given to the civil rights acts
and litigation thereunder.
Law of the Elderly (Law 656, 1) II.*
An investigation of the body of law concerned with the welfare of the elderly,
Third -year students elected to the Moot
Court Board may receive a total of one
or two units of credit during the
academic year. Prerequisite: membership on Moot Court Board.
Bankruptcy (Law 663, 2) II.
The fundamentals of the U.S. Bankruptcy Act: voluntary and involuntary
proceedings; the bankrupt's estate;
rights and duties of the trustee;
exemptions; liquidation of the estate;
secured claims and general creditors;
discharge; corporate reorganization
and arrangements.
Course Descriptions- Seminars
Seminars may be taken in both the second and third years of law study. The
maximum enrollment in a seminar is
normally eighteen students, unless a
lower ceiling is set by the instructor. If a
greater number register, the instructor
has the discretion to determine which
students will be enrolled. Generally,
preference will be given to third -year
students and those who have previously taken the fewest number of seminars. A student may enroll in no more
than two seminars in one semester.
Only one clinical seminar may be taken
in one semester. The following list of
seminars contains those offered by the
College of Law in the last two years; in
any given year it is possible that not all
these seminars will be offered and,
contrariwise, it is possible that seminars
not listed will be offered.
Estate Planning (Law 696a, 3) II.*
An intensive examination of the problems involved in planning the orderly
devolution of property. Tax, nontax,
and practical considerations will be
explored. Each student will be responsible for the preparation of a series of
problems and drafting assignments,
including a complete estate plan based
upon a hypothetical fact situation.
(Law 610, 611, 646, 648)
Problems in the Law of Torts
(Law 696b, 2) I.
A study of evolving trends in the field of
products liability; an examination of
negligence, warranty and strict liability
Juvenile Delinquency (Law 696c, 2) I.*
An exploration of the causes of delin30
quency, its treatment and prevention;
the philosophy, organization and operation of the juvenile court; clinical study
of the Pima County Juvenile Court,
including the following branches:
receiving unit, detention unit, court
investigators unit, court hearing unit,
field probation unit. (Law 609)
Business Planning (Law 696e, 3) II.*
The organization, reorganization and
dissolution of private corporations and
the corollary reconciliation of various
conflicting security holder and managerial interests will be considered by a
series of separate problems to be
worked out in light of the tax, corporate
and other needs of the parties concerned. (Law 616, 647)
Current Constitutional Problems
(Law 696f, 2 -3) I.
This seminar examines in depth major
current problems as suggested by cases
pending before the Supreme Court or
recently decided thereby. Emphasis is
placed on the respective roles of the
Court, the President, the Congress, and
state governments in facing the future
under the Constitution.
Mass Communication
(Law 696g, 2 -3) II.*
A study of F.C.C. regulation of the
broadcasting industry (e.g., the fairness
doctrine, equal time, balanced programming); the law of copyright; libel
and slander; the First Amendment as it
relates to mass communications.
Current Labor Law Problems
(Law 696i, 2) II.*
An intensive examination of significant
current problems in labor law with
emphasis upon the negotiation and
administration of the collective bargaining agreement, grievance procedures,
arbitration, and enforcement problems.
Offered every other year; alternates
in the second semester with Labor
Arbitration. (Law 624)
Resources Law (Law 6961, 2 -3) I.*
Law & Technology (Law 696t, 2 -3) I, II.*
A seminar on law and the public and
private administration, use and
conservation of natural resources.
A comparison of the scientific and legal
methods, the study of the applicability
of technology to law and an examination of the legal implications of application of technology in our society. There
will be sessions of the seminar on governmental scientific organization and
policy, and governmental support and
protection of technological development and control through the law of
technology. During other sessions participants will present research papers on
topics related to the interface between
law and technology.
(Law 640 or 641 or 660)
Landlord and Tenant (Law 696m, 2) I.*
This seminar will involve an analysis of
the relationship of landlord and tenant
with emphasis on problems in connection with condemnation of leased
premises, assignment and subletting,
eviction of tenants from public and
private housing, landlord remedies
for breach of tenant duties, tenant
remedies for breach of landlord
duties, and liability of landlord and
tenant for injuries to third persons.
Law and Psychiatry (Law 696o, 2 -3) I.*
An inquiry into the basic concepts of
mental illness and psychiatry; an
examination of the civil commitment
process; determinations of competency
to stand trial and the insanity defense,
as viewed from the perspective of the
lawyer and that of the psychiatrist. The
seminar will include some clinical or
field work.
Labor Arbitration (Law 696y, 2) II.
A study of the grievance arbitration
process, the allocation of authority between court and arbitrator, arbitration
and the National Labor Relations Board,
individual rights in the grievance
arbitration procedure, and emerging
problems and potentialities of labor
arbitration. Offered every other year;
alternates in the second semester with
Current Labor Law Problems. (Law 624)
Advanced Civil Procedure
Advanced Criminal Procedure
(Law 696ób, 2) I.
(Law 696q, 3) II.*
This seminar will focus on selected
topics of current importance in
litigation. Examples would be the
problems of multi/party litigation and
the scope of and limitations on the right
to injunctive relief.
This seminar will involve papers and
student presentations dealing with
some or all of the following areas: bail,
the decision whether to prosecute and
challenges to the prosecutor's discretion; grand juries; preliminary hearings;
plea bargaining; the right to a speedy
trial; the taking of guilty pleas; pretrial
and at -trial discovery by the defense
and by the prosecution, including the
constitutional duty of prosecutor to disclose certain information to the defense;
the right to a jury trial; "free press" vs.
"fair trial "; ethical restrictions on
performance by prosecuting and
defense attorneys; the meaning and application of the constitutional ban on
double jeopardy and habeas corpus
Clinical Practice (Law 696cc, 2) I, II.*
This seminar will consist of two segments, a classroom component and a
field work placement. The classroom
component will give students an opportunity to reflect upon their experiences.
In addition, substantive law matters
and lawyering skills encountered in the
field will be discussed. The field placement, which involves placements in
governmental agencies and private law
firms, exposes the students to actual
law practice. (Law 608, 609, and 645)
Trade Secrets (Law 696ff, 3) I.
An exploration and analysis of legal,
social and economic issues arising
from the existence and scope of legal
protection of secret information held by
economic enterprises. Study will focus
on the conceptual bases and substance
of trade secret law and its application
and implications, with particular
reference to the role of technological
innovation in American society.
The seminar will also explore the relationships and conflicts among trade
secret, patent and antitrust legal
systems and values.
Current Business Regulation
(Law 696gg, 3) II.
This seminar will discuss problems of
current interest in the corporations and
securities area. (Law 616)
Tom Scribner and Pat Downey, the 1979 winners of the annual Jenckes Advocacy Competition, shown
with Professors Kenney Hegland, Tom Hall and Andy Silverman.
Student Activities
Student Bar Association
Upon entering law school, every student becomes a member of the Student
Bar Association (SBA). The SBA is a
self -governing body designed to pro-
mote professional responsibility among
the student body and to provide extracurricular activities, both social and
professional. The SBA is a member of
the American Law Student Association
and keeps abreast of new developments
and changing trends in legal education
by maintaining close contact with many
other law school associations.
The SBA is partially responsible for
administering the student honor code
through participation on the College
Honor Council. The code governs student conduct during examinations and
extends to student activities undertaken
under law school auspices. In addition,
the SBA provides a speakers' program
which attracts top legal and political
figures from many areas. Social events
provide a meeting ground for new and
old students and faculty members. Finally, the SBA honors outstanding students at the annual honors convocation.
The Law Review is unique in that.it is
edited and managed entirely by students. Candidates are selected after the
first semester on the basis of scholarship
and writing ability; final selections are
made at the end of'the second semester,
based solely on performance in the candidacy program. The editors, who are
selected from among the second -year
writers, work closely with the faculty
but exercise substantial autonomy in
publishing the Review.
Membership on the Review is
considered one of the most valuable
educational experiences available to a
law student. It provides students with
an opportunity to do independent and
exhaustive research in problem areas of
the law, and through publication of
their work to contribute in some measure to a clearer understanding of the
nature of the legal process.
Law and Human Behavior
Students have the opportunity to publish and edit, in conjunction with students at the University of Virginia, the
case and comment section of this new
interdisciplinary journal.
The Arizona Law Review
The Arizona Law Review, published four
times each year, is a scholarly journal of
The Arizona Advocate
criticism and commentary on current
legal problems, with substantial circulation throughout the legal community.
Law's newspaper. It is circulated widely
throughout the state and serves to keep
the legal profession informed of events
at the College. In addition to covering
important events at the law college, the
Advocate serves as a voice for student
and faculty opinions on a wide variety
of issues.
The primary function of the Law Review
is to provide its members with a com-
prehensive, yet intensive and demanding, analytical experience, virtually
unavailable elsewhere. The Review also
serves as a forum for teachers and
practitioners to discuss and analyze
developments in the law.
The Arizona Advocate, is the College of
Moot Court
The Fegtly Moot Court Competition pro-
vides a full program of briefing and arguing cases on appeal. Beginning in the
first year with the course Appellate
Practice and Moot Court, the competition offers each student an opportunity
to develop both ability in creative legal
writing and appellate advocacy. Continuing in the second year with advanced appellate advocacy, interested
students have the opportunity to
argue before local as well as nationally
prominent judges. Finally, those who
excel in their second year are elected to
the Moot Court Board where they
prepare problems for and judge the
competitions of the first- and second year students.
The College of Law is very grateful to
the firm of O'Connor, Cavanagh,
Anderson, Westover, Killingsworth &
Beshears of Phoenix for their generous
support of the second -year Moot Court
program. The College is also grateful to
the Tucson chapter of the American
Board of Trial Advocates for their
support of the first -year Moot Court
series has been made possible through
the support of Judge Jack G. Marks and
his wife, Selma Paul, a graduate of the
High School Teaching Program
Under a new and highly successful program, law students are given teaching
assignments in high school classes. The
goal of the program is to expose the
high school students to the process of
legal decision - making and to make
them aware of their legal rights and responsibilities in selected areas of the
law. Prepared materials, designed
around hypothetical fact situations, deal
with criminal law, juvenile rights, torts,
family law, consumer law and trial practice. Students receive one unit of
academic credit for successful completion of the program.
The College chapter of the Guild is open
to all law students. It is an association
dedicated to the need for basic change
in the structure of our political and
economic system.
Issac Marks Memorial Lectures
Each year a distinguished scholar visits
the College to give a lecture on a topic
of current importance to the legal profession. These lectures are subsequently
published as monographs. The lecture
Minority Law Students Association
This organization is primarily a service
organization representing the minority
community as a whole. It recruits and
promotes the admission of members of
the minority community to the College,
in addition to actively engaging in many
community- oriented projects geared to
assist the minority community in the
legal field.
Law Women's Association
This organization is directed towards
encouraging the entrance of women
into legal careers; providing a forum for
the exchange of ideas among women in
the College; and effecting beneficial
changes, especially in response to the
needs of women, within the College
and the Bar, and within the community
at large.
National Lawyers Guild
Law Fraternities
Two national legal fraternal organizations are represented in the College of
Law: Phi Alpha Delta, and Phi Delta
Phi. Each contributes in its own special
way to the professional atmosphere of
the College.
American Bar Association Law Student Division
All law students are eligible for membership in the Law Student Division of
the American Bar Association. The
Division's objectives are to promote
professional responsibility and to encourage student involvement in the
solution of problems which confront
today's changing society.
Honors and Awards
The Ralph W. Aigler Memorial Prize is
awarded each year to the senior student
who, in the judgment of the faculty, has
made the most significant scholarly and
professional contribution to the law
school. The prize, in the amount of
$500, is given in memory of a very distinguished former member of the law
faculty and is made possible through
the generosity of his widow.
American Board of Trial Advocates Awards.
The Lester W. Feezer Prize and The
Charlotte Feezer Award. During his life-
time Professor Feezer gave a small sum
of money to the senior voted by his or
her class as most likely to succeed. A
fund perpetuates that prize. Another
award, consisting of a work of fine literature of particular interest to lawyers,
is given to a senior law student by
friends of Charlotte Feezer, late widow
of Professor Feezer.
The Tucson chapter of ABOTA presents
awards to the best advocate, based
on the written briefs and oral
presentations, in each section of the
first -year program of the Fegtly Moot
Court Competition.
The Toney A. Hardy Prize. Income from a
fund of $500 donated by Mr. Toney A.
American Jurisprudence Awards. The publishers of American Jurisprudence present
The International Academy of Trial Lawyers
appropriate books each semester to the
students receiving the highest grades in
selected courses.
The Arizona Law Review Prize. Each year a
10 -year subscription to the Arizona Law
Review is awarded to the third -year stu-
dent who has contributed the best written work to the Review.
The Nathan Burkan Memorial Award. The
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers annually conducts
a competition for writers in the field of
copyright law, and awards a first prize
of $250, and a second prize of $100, to
students in the third -year class.
Daily Reporter Prizes. Each year members
of the two highest ranking teams in the
first- and second -year Fegtly Moot
Court Competition are awarded
appropriate book prizes by the Daily
Reporter, a Tucson legal newspaper.
Hardy is awarded each year to the student delivering the best oral argument
in the first -year Fegtly Moot Court
Award is received by the senior law student who, in the opinion of the dean
and faculty, has distinguished himself
or herself in the field of trial advocacy.
Joseph S. Jenckes, Jr., Advocacy Competi-
tion. In memory of a distinguished trial
lawyer, a jury argument competition is
held each year between teams from the
University of Arizona and Arizona State
University. The competition is sponsored and supervised by fellows of the
American College of Trial Lawyers.
The Joseph S. Jenckes, Jr., Memorial Award.
An award is given annually to the
Editor -in -Chief of the
Arizona Law Review.
The Lorna E. Lockwood Memorial Award.
An award is made each year to the outstanding female law student in honor of
a distinguished Arizona jurist.
The Ralph E. Long Award. Each year an
appropriate book award is made in
memory of Ralph E. Long, a second year law student in the College of Law
who died in the 1960 crash of his Air
National Guard plane.
Arizona State University each year
nominate the three best student papers
at each institution for submission to a
judging committee of lawyers.
The O'Connor, Cavanagh, Anderson,
Westover, Killingsworth & Beshears Advo-
Phi Alpha Delta Award. The Knox
cacy Awards. Through the generosity
of this Phoenix firm, annual awards are
made to the student preparing the best
brief and to the student exhibiting the
best oral advocacy skills in the Fegtly
Moot Court Competition. Awards are
also made to those students participating in the final rounds of the Competition.
Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta makes
an annual award to the winner of
the speech contest sponsored by
the fraternity.
Phi Delta Phi Award. Each year Samuel
L. Pattee Inn of Phi Delta Phi makes an
award to the graduating senior with the
highest cumulative grade average.
Odgers Book Awards are presented to the
Prentice -Hall Tax Award. The Federal Tax
first -year student who showed the
greatest improvement in grade point
average from first semester to third
semester and to the graduating student
who showed the greatest increase in
grade point average from the first
semester to the overall grade average.
Guide, Edition A, including weekly
supplements for one year, is presented
to the leading student in taxation in the
graduating class.
The William Spaid Memorial Award is pre-
sented in recognition of special contributions to the law school.
Order of the Coif. The College of Law,
one of a selected number of law schools
holding membership in the national
Order, awards this honor to third -year
students within the top ten percent of
their graduating class.
Outstanding Senior Award. This award,
The Charles L. Strouss Law Review Prize. A
cash prize, from a fund established in
memory of a distingui$hed Arizona
lawyer, is awarded each year for the
best written work contributed to the
Review by a second -year student.
made available through the auspices of
the University of Arizona Foundation,
is presented annually to the third -year
student selected by the faculty as the
outstanding graduating senior.
The Floyd E. Thomas Memorial Award. An
The Outstanding First -Year Student Award
individual honors in the Fegtly Moot
Court Competition.
is presented annually by the Phoenix
firm of Jennings, Strouss and Salmon to
the student with the highest cumulative
grade average after one year of
law study.
The Roger W. Perry Writing Award.
Through the generosity of friends of the
late Roger Perry, a distinguished trial
lawyer, a fund has been established, the
income of which is used to award an
annual prize to an outstanding piece of
student writing. The faculties of the
Colleges of Law at the University and at
award to a student selected by the faculty is made annually in memory of a
distinguished member of the faculty.
The Morris K. Udall Prize is presented for
United States Law Week Prize. A one -year
subscription is awarded by the publishers to a senior student who has
demonstrated excellence in the field of
public law.
The West Publishing Company gives a
selected title from the Hornbook Series
to the member of each of the three law
classes who has achieved the highest
cumulative grade average for all work
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