MANAGING A WIRELESS WORLD
An emerging consensus holds that one of the greatest limits on innovation is the government's method of allocating portions of electromagnetic spectrum. But should the traditional system of allocation be replaced by one that treats spectrum as "property" or "commons"? The Law School's Center for Internet and Society and the Manhattan Institute will take up this question on Saturday, March 1, 2003, at a conference titled "Spectrum Policy: Property or Commons?" A highlight of the event will be a debate pitting proponents of the "property" model against advocates of the "commons" approach, with FCC Chairman Michael Powell, economist Harold Demsetz, and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski hearing the arguments.
DEAN HELPS LAUNCH AURORA FORUM
What brings philosopher Richard Rorty together with historian Gordon Wood and human rights advocate and consciousness professor Angela Davis? Stanford's new Aurora Forum, dedicated to bringing innovative thinkers to campus to explore American ideals. The kickoff event for the series, scheduled for Monday, January 13, will feature the above-mentioned trio in a discussion moderated by Dean Kathleen M. Sullivan.
NEW TO THE BAR
On Thursday, December 19, the Law School will host its annual swearing-in ceremony for alumni who passed the California Bar in July. Judge Christina Snyder '72 of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and Judge LaDoris Cordell '74, now Vice Provost and Special Counselor to Stanford President Hennessy, will perform the federal and state portions of the ceremony. Professor Robert Weisberg '79 will present the motion for admission.
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MORNINGSTAR '70 ON THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
On December 4, Richard L. Morningstar '70, Herman Phleger Visiting Professor and former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, delivered the Herman Phleger Lecture, "From Raising Steel Tariffs to Gala Radio in the Ukraine: Case Studies in the Three-Dimensional Practice of International Law." Video of the lecture is available at
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. For more information or to donate auction items, visit
ALUMNI WEEKEND 2003
October 16 to 19, 2003
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