A super-quick post today to mention a few events that are coming soon at the University of Arizona College of Law.
First up, two events that give the secret services a moment in the sun.
On Tuesday, Jan. 20, at noon (in UA Law Room 160), former FBI Agent Terry Hake will speak on “Going Undercover as an Attorney: Inside Operation Greylord.”
“In April 1980, after serving four years as a prosecutor, Terry Hake agreed to assist the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago in an investigation of the Cook County Court System. For three and one-half years, he worked undercover posing as a corrupt prosecutor and accepting bribes from attorneys and later as an attorney in private practice making payoffs to judges and court personnel for the dismissal of cases. The investigation, known as ‘Greylord,’ resulted in convictions of 18 judges, 57 lawyers, 10 law enforcement offices, and other court personnel. It remains one of the FBI’s most successful undercover investigations.”
Pizza lunch provided (not to undermine the drama of the preceding paragraph).
Next, on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 4:30-6:00 pm, ex-CIA officer Michael Hurley speaks on “Terrorism in America: What are the current threats, and is the U.S. government doing enough to defend us?”
Finally, if you’ve never seen Ninth Circuit oral arguments, you really should get up to San Francisco occasionally. Or, you could simply head down to UA Law on Thursday, Jan. 29 (9:30 am – 11:30 am, Room 164, Ares Auditorium). That’s when the Circuit judges visit the law school “as part of its ongoing public education effort.”
Arguments will be heard in three cases:
- Adobe Systems v. Joshua Christenson, 9:30-10:00 a.m.
- Arizona Libertarian Party v. Ken Bennett, 10:00-10:30 a.m.
- Mauricio Margain v. Elsa Ruiz-Bours, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Q&A session from 11:00-11:30 a.m. More information and case materials are here.
“Seating is available first to those who have registered. Others are welcome to observe on a first-come, first-served basis as space is available.”
Soon, I will mention another UA event, this one in February honoring the anniversary of the prestigious Rehnquist Center.Follow @azatty