Adjunct professor Howard Cabot featured in Arizona Attorney

January 23, 2012

Howard Cabot, an adjunct professor at the College of Law, was featured in an article in Arizona Attorney about sabbaticals on Jan. 20.

The article elaborated on Cabot’s Dec. 7 presentation at a program sponsored by the College of Law’s Center for Law and Global Affairs. Cabot, a longtime partner at the international law firm of Perkins Coie, stressed the importance of sabbaticals to “refresh, re-energize and reconnect with your family.” He took two sabbaticals with his family to study at Worcester College in Oxford and to do volunteer work in Eastern Europe. Download Full Image

Years later, Cabot was approached about Guantanamo litigation. He wrestled with the decision, but in the end agreed to represent a client, Noor Uthman Muhammed, who was one of 10 detainees for war crimes.

This case led him to his third sabbatical, in which he and his wife traveled to countries that know about unlawful detention and torture. They received background material on the countries’ practices from Daniel Rothenburg , Executive Director of the Center for Law and Global Affairs.

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Cabot received the College of Law’s 2011 Justice for All Award for Outstanding Commitment to Pro Bono Service at Justice for All Night on Nov. 3. He serves as a Judge Pro Tem on the Arizona Court of Appeals and Maricopa County Superior Court, and has written and spoken widely on topics ranging from trial practice to litigation cost efficiencies to management of mass liability cases.

Women's basketball defeats Utah for third straight win

January 23, 2012

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Kali Bennett had 12 points, nine rebounds and a school-record-tying seven blocked shots to lead Arizona State past Utah 59-51, Jan. 21,  in Pac-12 play.

Deja Mann had a career-high 17 points, four rebounds and four assists while Kimberly Brandon added 12 points for the Sun Devils (13-5, 4-3), who have won three straight after losing three in a row. Bennett tied the blocked-shot record set by Kym Hampton against Washington on Jan. 19, 1981 for Arizona State.

Michelle Plouffe had 15 points and seven rebounds for Utah (9-9, 2-5). The Utes shot just 35 percent from the field (20 of 58) and made 21 turnovers, seven more than their average, in losing for the fifth time in seven games.

Janita Badon scored 12 points and had eight assists for Utah.

The Sun Devils opened the second half with an 8-1 run to take a 30-20 lead with 15:33 left, taking advantage of Utah's poor shooting. The Utes missed their first six shots of the second half and four minutes into the half were 8-of-39 (20.5 percent) from the field. Arizona State leads the conference in defense, allowing just 52.2 points a game.

Utah did get within four points after Badon made a steal and found Plouffe for a jumper to cut the lead to 43-39 with 6:47 to play. However, Utah coach Anthony Levrets thought Plouffe had also been fouled on the play, was called for a technical foul, leading to two Sun Devils free throws by Mann. She hit a 3-pointer on the subsequent position and Arizona State held on.

Taryn Wicijowski added 10 points and nine rebounds for Utah.

Bennett had six points and six blocked shots in the first half as Arizona State took a 22-19 lead at the break.

The Utes missed 14 of their 23 shots in the first 20 minutes but outrebounded the Sun Devils 24-15 to help stay close. Wicijowski had four points and six rebounds in the first half for Utah.

It was the first meeting in nearly six years between the schools, the last being Utah's 86-65 win over Arizona State in the second round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament.