Spring '23 Event Preview at University of Arizona Law

Jan. 19, 2023

See what events the college has planned for the spring!

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This spring semester, University of Arizona Law will offer events ranging from the first-ever Legal Paraprofessional Summit, signature lectures welcoming legal experts from around the country and host national conferences on constitutional law and torts. Take a look at a snapshot of upcoming events and be sure to visit the events calendar and news page for updates and announcements on forthcoming events.  

Legal Paraprofessional Summit  

Event: Legal Paraprofessional Summit 
When: Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, 1:00 PM – Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, 12:00 PM MST 
Where: Chandler, Tucson, Yuma, and Zoom 55 North Arizona Place Chandler, AZ 85225 

The first ever Legal Paraprofessional (LP) Summit will take place on Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21 at the University of Arizona Chandler campus with virtual hubs at the University of Arizona in Tucson and Yuma.  

The LP Summit brings together licensed and prospective legal paraprofessionals, lawyers and judges, and members of the legal community to facilitate robust discussion promoting innovation and growth for LP education and professional development and foster community education. 


McCormick Lecture 

Event: "Prison Abolition, and a Mule" 
When: Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM MST 
Where: The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd., Room 164 

University of Arizona Law and the J. Byron McCormick Society invite you to an evening with Paul Butler, professor of law at Georgetown University on Monday, February 27, 2023. Butler will present, "Prison Abolition, and a Mule," which will explore the movement to abolish prison, focusing on the consequences for racial justice and public safety.   


National Conference of Constitutional Law Scholars 

Event: 2023 National Conference of Constitutional Law Scholars 
When: Thursday, March 23 – Friday, March 24, 2023 
Where: Hacienda Del Sol, 5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Road, Tucson, Arizona, 85718 

Hosted by the University of Arizona College of Law’s William H. Rehnquist Center, the National Conference of Constitutional Law Scholars creates a vibrant and useful forum for constitutional scholars to gather and exchange ideas. This conference is free to attend for University of Arizona Law students, alumni, faculty and staff. For conference updates and registration visit law.arizona.edu/national-conference-constitutional-law-scholars.  

Great Torts Cases Symposium 

Event: “Reinventing the Canon: Great Torts Cases of the 21st Century” 
When: Friday April 14 – Saturday, April 15, 2023 
Where: The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd. 

The University of Arizona Law/Harvard/Oxford/ALI Symposium will focus on great torts cases of the 21st century. Are canonical tort decisions a thing of the past? Or are contemporary judges continuing to play an important role in shaping new common law? In this conference, speakers will engage with recent common law tort cases to identify and write about a great common law judicial opinion of our time.   

2023 James E. Rogers College of Law Convocation 

Event: 2023 James E. Rogers College of Law Convocation 
When: Saturday, May, 13, 2 PM  
Where: Centennial Hall, 1020 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719 

2023 graduates of University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law will take the stage for convocation on Saturday, May 13, at Centennial Hall. For ceremony information, class gift information and more information, please visit law.arizona.edu/graduation.