To the Law
The Colloquium will be held at the College of Law
(room 160). The law school is on the northwest corner
of Speedway Blvd. and Mountain Ave. (Visit the Locations page to view a
map.) It is in easy walking distance of the Marriott,
and several bed and breakfasts in the area. If you are
staying in a hotel farther from campus, you may need
to take a cab to the colloquium.
Below are the numbers of three local cab companies:
Allstate Cab Company: (520)798-1111
Yellow Cab: (520)624-6611
Checker Cab: (520) 623-1133
If you are not renting a car, then a taxi is likely to
be the fastest and easiest way to reach your
destination. If you are traveling with someone else, a
taxi may also be the least expensive option per
person. However, if you are traveling alone and would
like to minimize costs, the Arizona
Stagecoach provides shuttle service from the
airport to your doorstep (and vice-versa).
Reservations are recommended.
From Phoenix Sky
Flights to Phoenix can be considerably less expensive
than those to Tucson. However, ground transportation
between Phoenix and Tucson is limited. If renting a
car is not feasible, the Arizona Shuttle offers
hourly service to Tucson. Reservations are required.
Please note: This shuttle will not take you to your
hotel. It provides drop-off service only at a few
locations within Tucson. Consequently, it is necessary
to arrange for a taxi ride to your final destination.
Tucson is approximately two hours from Phoenix by car.
Should I rent a car?
Many participants find it helpful to have a car, but
it is not necessary, provided that you stay in a hotel
near campus. All colloquium events are located on
campus, with the exception of the reception on
Saturday night, and car pools are arranged for
transportation to the reception. However, a car may be
helpful for the free times during the colloquium
(Friday evening and lunch on Saturday). Also, if you
would like to explore Tucson or the surrounding area
either before or after the colloquium, a car is highly
recommended. Tucson is served by a bus system (SunTran),
but service is somewhat limited.
Parking on campus is free on the weekends and there
are several garages available. You can park in the
garages on Friday, as well, but you will have to pay
for parking. Here is a PDF map of the parking options
available on campus. Warning: don't try parking on the
streets near the law school. All streets around campus
are permit-only parking and there is vigorous
enforcement of parking violations.
The weather in
Tucson in February is quite variable. The days can be
quite warm (mid to high 70's) but the nights cool off
considerably (high 30's, low 40's). Click here for the
current weather forecast for
Or, if you want to get a more visual representation of
the weather at the moment, you can go to the webcam at the University, that
has a lovely view of the Santa Catalina mountains to
the north of campus.