UNQUALIFIED SUCCESS: ALUMNI WEEKEND 2002
Over the weekend of October 17 to 20, Stanford Law School welcomed more than 1,300 alumni and friends of the School back to campus for its Alumni Weekend festivities. Chief Justice of the United States William Rehnquist '52 (AB '48, AM '48), Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor '52 (AB '50), FBI Director Robert Mueller, and former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher '49 were among those featured in the weekend programs. To view photographs and video from the event, visit
GOULD DIARY OFF THE PRESS AND ON THE WEB
"Diary of a Contraband: The Civil War Passage of a Black Sailor," a new book by Professor William B. Gould IV, is now available from Stanford University Press. Based on the Civil War diary of the author's great-grandfather, William Benjamin Gould, an escaped slave who served in the United States Navy from 1862 until the end of the war, the diary records not only his adventures in the Navy but also his reflections on race relations.
Professor Gould has also unveiled a website intended to complement the book, featuring galleries of photos, many of which do not appear in the book, including images of the diary, civil war memorabilia, documents, descendants, and more. A key collaborator on the site was librarian Erika Wayne (see story below).
An excerpt from the book is available at
[Select "Serving Uncle Samuel" in the "Features" section of the contents list.]
GREELY HEADS UP FACULTY SENATE
Professor Henry T. "Hank" Greely (AB '74) is the new chair of Stanford University's faculty senate. Among the topics Professor Greely expects to see on the senate's agenda this year: the effect of elite colleges' admission requirements on high school students, the policy regarding granting credit for Advanced Placement courses, and the impact of the USA Patriot Act on the University.
CELEBRATING THE VISIONARIES
Professor Lawrence Lessig is one of 50 individuals honored by "Scientific American" in its "first annual celebration of visionaries from the worlds of research, industry and politics whose recent accomplishments point toward a brighter technological future for everyone." Professor Lessig is cited in the Communications category for "[arguing] against interpretations of copyright that could stifle innovation and discourse online."
A SALUTE TO A LAW LIBRARY JEWEL
Law librarian Erika Wayne is the 2002 recipient of Stanford University's Marshall O'Neill Award, which is presented each year to a staff member who does extraordinary things to support the research mission of the University.
THE NATURAL RESOURCE
The Fall 2002 issue of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Program's newsletter, "The Natural Resource," is available online at
VIRTUAL WORLD, VIRTUAL PROPERTY
Featuring journalist and Stanford Law School Visiting Fellow Julian Dibbell. Mr. Dibbell is author of "My Tiny Life: Crime and Passion in a Virtual World."
Monday, December 2, 2002, 12:30 p.m., Stanford Law School, Crown Quadrangle, Moot Court Room (Room 80)
Sponsored by the Center for Internet and Society http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/events/archives/cis_fellow_julian_dibbell.shtml
FROM RAISING STEEL TARIFFS TO GALA RADIO IN UKRAINE: CASE STUDIES IN THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
The Herman Phleger Lecture, featuring Hon. Richard Morningstar '70, Herman Phleger Visiting Professor, Stanford Law School, and former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union
Wednesday, December 4, 2002, 4:00 p.m., Stanford Law School, Crown Quadrangle, Room 290
STANFORD PUBLIC INTEREST LAW FOUNDATION: 11TH ANNUAL BID FOR JUSTICE
Saturday, March 1, 2003, 6:00 p.m., Stanford Law School, Crown Quadrangle
Silent and live auction to raise funding for public interest organizations
This newsletter was prepared by Stanford Law School Communications with assistance from the School's Office of Alumni Relations and Development, and Office of External Programs.