Arizona Law Gutter Bowl Renamed in Memory of Alumnus Steve Hirsch (’80)

March 8, 2017

A signature University of Arizona Law tradition is being renamed in honor of a devoted alumnus who was its biggest fan and who spent his career giving back to the legal community.
Gutter Bowl, Arizona Law’s annual bowling tournament, will now be known as the Steve Hirsch Gutter Bowl in memory of Steven A. Hirsch (’80). All proceeds from the Hirsch Bowl will go to the Steven A. Hirsch Scholarship Fund.
Hirsch attended nearly every Gutter Bowl since its creation 10 years ago. In 2015, he served as a Gutter Bowl King Pin with longtime friend Chas Wirken (’75). He encouraged firm-to-firm and alumni class-to-class challenges, booing reckless throws, and defending your First Amendment right to brag.
[Read the Arizona Law newsletter Hirsch co-authored to promote the Gutter Bowl.]
“The Gutter Bowl is a metaphor for Steve Hirsch: fun competition,” Wirken says. “That describes Steve. He was competitive in everything he did, whether in court or in sports. And he always had fun. So, I hope everyone will join me in honoring Steve while having fun.”
Event: The Steve Hirsch Gutter Bowl
When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017. 6-9 p.m.
Where: Scottsdale Bowlmor
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Hirsch was an attorney at Quarles & Brady, where he practiced general business, utility, and commercial litigation. He maintained a pronounced presence in the State Bar of Arizona as second vice president and a leader of several boards and committees.
He was a double Wildcat, earning both his B.A (’77) and JD at the University of Arizona. He was also president of the Law College Association (LCA) from 1999 to 2000 and served as a director for more than two decades. He received the college’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2000 and the LCA’s Sidney S. Woods Alumni Service Award 2003.
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Contact: Chris Gast, 520-626-2400,