STEEL SEIZURE SCREENING ON CAMPUS AND
One of the Law School's featured Alumni Weekend 2002 presentations, "Presidential Power in Times of Crisis: The Steel Seizure Case Revisited," has been captured for television in a new production by Stanford University and KTEH in association with KQED. Featuring Chief Justice William Rehnquist '52 (AB '48, AM '48), Justice Sandra Day O'Connor '52 (AB '50), and Professor of Law and President Emeritus Gerhard Casper on the bench, and Charles Koob '69 and Karen Stevenson '98 as the advocates, the program offers an unscripted, unrehearsed retrial of the landmark case that examined the scope of presidential power during national emergencies.
Alumni are invited to a reception and advance screening of the program in the University's Cubberly Auditorium on Tuesday, February 4, 2003. (Reception at 6:30 p.m., screening at 7:30 p.m. $25 per person. Cosponsored by the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Law Societies. R.s.v.p. by January 31 to Courtney Ewing at firstname.lastname@example.org.) The program will air on KTEH (Channel 54, cable Channel 10) at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2003. This production was made possible through a generous grant from The Folger Levin & Kahn Philanthropic Fund.
ISLAM AND THE RULE OF LAW
This week the Law School and the Institute for International Studies will introduce a new course that will explore the rule of law in Islamic societies in the aftermath of September 11. Designed by Erik Jensen, Codirector of the Law School's Rule of Law Program, the course will include lectures open to the public and will feature such topics as the historical development of Islamic law, gender and Islamic law, and Islam and the rules of war.
TREATIES, ENFORCEMENT, AND U.S. SOVEREIGNTY
On Friday and Saturday, February 21 and 22, 2003, participants in the Stanford Law Review's annual symposium will discuss U.S. involvement in an international community increasingly characterized by a proliferation of treaties, presenting perspectives from various areas of law, including criminal, human and civil rights, and intellectual property law, and the law governing national security. Yale law professor and former Assistant Secretary of State Harold Hongju Koh will deliver the keynote address.
SLS TO OFFER MEDIATION AND MEDIATION ADVOCACY TRAINING
This spring the Law School will launch a new 5-day, 40-hour program for mediators and legal practitioners that will take a unique approach to mediation training by focusing equally on the two roles the lawyer might serve in mediation: the mediator and the lawyer representing clients in mediation. (Monday through Friday, March 24 through 28, 2003)
REGISTRATION OPENS FOR 2003 PROGRAMS FOR DIRECTORS AND FIDUCIARIES
SLS Executive Education has opened registration for its annual Fiduciary College (Sunday through Tuesday, April 27 through 29, 2003) and Directors' College (Sunday through Tuesday, June 1 through 3, 2003), which this year will bring to campus luminaries such as William Donaldson, who was recently nominated to the chairmanship of the SEC; John Chambers, Cisco Systems President and CEO; and Phil Angelides, California State Treasurer. Also on the docket for this year are two Directors' Consortia (Wednesday through Friday, February 5 through 7, 2003, in Philadelphia; and Wednesday through Friday, August 20 through 22, 2003, at Stanford).
HON. BARBARA DURHAM '68, pioneering former chief justice of the
Supreme Court of the State of Washington, has died at age 60.
APPROACHES TO PLEA BARGAINING
Tuesday, February 4, 2003, 12:30 p.m., Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School Featuring retiring New Orleans DA Harry Connick, Sr., law professors Ronald Wright (Wake Forest University) and Marc Miller (Emory University), and Orleans Parish Judge Camille Buras in a discussion of Miller and Wright's recent Stanford Law Review article, "The Screening/Bargaining Tradeoff," 55 Stanford Law Review, 29 (2002). Stanford Law Professor George Fisher, a former prosecutor who has a forthcoming book on plea bargaining, will moderate.
SPECTRUM POLICY: PROPERTY OR COMMONS?
Saturday, March 1, 2003, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School Cosponsored with the Manhattan Institute Featuring a debate about whether spectrum is "property" or "commons," with FCC Chairman Michael Powell, economist Harold Demsetz, and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski hearing the arguments.
STANFORD PUBLIC INTEREST LAW FOUNDATION: 11TH ANNUAL BID FOR JUSTICE
Saturday, March 1, 2003, 6:00 p.m., Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School Silent and live auction to raise funding for public interest organizations. For more information or to donate auction items, visit
ALUMNI WEEKEND 2003
Thursday through Sunday, October 16 through 19, 2003
This newsletter was prepared by Stanford Law School Communications.