Kittrie discusses reported weapons sales


September 23, 2008

Professor Orde F. Kittrie, of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, was interviewed on the national Fox News network Friday, Sept. 21, to discuss the legal and policy implications of reported Russian anti-aircraft missile sales to Iran.

Kittrie said the reports of Russian anti-aircraft missile sales to Iran come less than a week after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued a report stating that, contrary to international law, Iran is proceeding with its nuclear program and failing to cooperate with IAEA inspectors. He also noted that the reported Russian sale would be inconsistent with U.N. Security Resolution 1747. Download Full Image

Kittrie is one of 12 members of a special committee created by the U.S. Congress to make recommendations on how to better prevent the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. Prior to entering academia, Kittrie served for 11 years at the U.S. Department of State. As the Department's lead nuclear affairs attorney, Kittrie negotiated five U.S.-Russia nuclear agreements and a U.N. treaty to combat nuclear terrorism.

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Professor's article featured in 'Maricopa Lawyer'


September 23, 2008

Today's legal writers should take a cue from retired NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, who introduced the day's reports with interesting summaries, Professor Tamara Herrera wrote in the September edition of Maricopa Lawyer.

Herrera, who writes the column, `Legal Writing,' for the Maricopa County Bar Association's monthly publication, said Brokaw's technique helped readers "tune in" to important questions. That technique, as explained by Mary Beth Beazley in the book, A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy, works for attorneys, too, Herrera wrote. Download Full Image

"Many legal writers are guilty of being the boring, uninformative newscasters," she wrote. "They introduce important quotations with the typical phrase, `The court held the following,' or some variant of that phrase."

"By taking the time to introduce a long quotation with a Tom Brokaw introduction, the legal writer ensures that the reader understands the point of the quotation, even if the reader skims or skips the quotation entirely," she wrote.

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