ASU makes semi-finals in Native American moot competition

February 26, 2013

Two students from the College of Law competed in the National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition at the Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland on Feb. 22-23.

The team, consisting of Jeremiah Chin and Jonathon Sanchez, second-year law students and members of the Indian Legal Program, made it to the semi-final round of the competition before finishing in the top four. Download Full Image

Patricia Fersuson-Bohnee, faculty director of the Indian Legal Clinic, said Chin and Sanchez were chosen to compete due to their strong advocacy skills and substantive knowledge of the law.

Book co-authored by Popko is republished

February 26, 2013

A new edition of a book on federal sentencing, co-written by clinical professor Zig Popko and three others, was recently released by West Publishing.

The book, “Federal Sentencing Law and Practice, 2013 ed.,” was originally published in 2009, and is a quick-reference guide that provides detailed analysis of topics such as white-collar crime and the sentencing of organizations, plus research-enhancing analysis of recent cases. Download Full Image

In the 2013 edition, new features include exploring the latest developments, illustrating the application and source of each legal proposition, examining the factors used in determining the guideline range, nature of the offensive conduct, possible adjustments to the guideline sentence, the defendant's criminal history, how a particular sentence is calculated, and procedures for plea agreements.

Popko is the founding director of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law’s Post-Conviction Clinic and teaches a sentencing seminar and workshop.