STANFORD LAW SCHOOL ON PUBLIC TELEVISION
At 10:00 o'clock this evening, public television station KTEH (San Francisco Bay Area Channel 54) will broadcast SEIZING POWER: THE STEEL SEIZURE CASE REVISITED, an unscripted, unrehearsed reargument of the landmark case featuring Chief Justice Rehnquist '52 (AB '48, AM '48), Justice O'Connor '52 (AB '50) and SU President Emeritus Casper on the bench, and Charles Koob '69 and Karen Stevenson '98 as the advocates. This SLS Alumni Weekend 2002 program was adapted for television by Stanford University and KTEH in association with KQED with the support of the law firm of Folger, Levin & Kahn.
STANFORD COMMUNITY LAW CLINIC OPENS ITS
The new Stanford Community Law Clinic, which has been accepting clients in need since November at temporary offices, opens this month officially in newly renovated space at 2117 University Avenue, East Palo Alto. The Law School will host an open house at the clinic on Wednesday, April 2, at 4:30 p.m. Alumni, friends, members of the community, and students are all cordially invited to attend. (R.s.v.p. to Jamie Kampel at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
NARDONE TAKES THE HELM AT EXTERNAL RELATIONS
Dean Sullivan has appointed Catherine "Rinnie" Nardone to the post of Associate Dean for External Relations. In her new capacity, this seasoned and accomplished SLS fund raiser will lead the School's alumni relations, communications, and development teams.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN THE INTERNATIONAL
On Saturday, March 15, the student-run Stanford Law and Technology Association will present a conference titled "Ideas without Boundaries: Creating and Protecting Intellectual Property in the International Arena." Among the topics to be discussed that day are issues facing the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, the challenges of enforcing copyright abroad, new surveillance techniques used to track down alleged pirates in cyberspace, and privilege issues in multinational patent litigation. (MCLE credit available.) Contact Kalpana Srinivasan '04 at email@example.com for more information.
STANFORD LAW SCHOOL ALUMNI DIRECTORY
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Recent opinion pieces by Stanford Law School faculty
"140th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation: Slavery's Lingering
Legacy," San Francisco Chronicle, January 1, 2003. William Gould IV,
Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law, Emeritus, asks Lott and many of his
colleagues "which side they support--that of Jefferson Davis...or the
flag of 'Right and Equality' that brought him down...."
"Diversity Gives Depth to the Law," Los Angeles Times, January 3, 2003.
Paul Brest, Professor of Law, Emeritus, and former Dean and Richard E. Lang
Professor of Law, on the U.S. Supreme Court's plan to reconsider its
decision allowing law schools to consider race in admissions to promote
"A Better Way," National Journal, January 4, 2003. Alan Morrison, Irvine
Visiting Fellow, on election reform.
"Copy cats and robotic dogs: What lawyers can learn from comic books," Red
Herring, January 10, 2003. Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law, on cases in
which copyright violation seems to be good for business.
"Protecting Mickey Mouse at Art's Expense," New York Times, January 18,
2003. Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law, on the U.S. Supreme Court decision
in Eldred v. Ashcroft.
TREATIES, ENFORCEMENT, AND U.S. SOVEREIGNTY
Friday and Saturday, February 21 and 22, 2003, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School Stanford Law Review symposium featuring a keynote address by Yale law professor and former Assistant Secretary of State Harold Hongju Koh.
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 <http://www.law.stanford.edu/spilf/>.
MEDIATION AND MEDIATION ADVOCACY TRAINING PROGRAM
Sunday through Friday, March 23 through 28, 2003, Martin Daniel Gould Center for Conflict Resolution Programs, Stanford Law School A Stanford Law School Executive Education program for mediators and legal practitioners.
Sunday through Tuesday, April 27 through 29, 2003, Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University A Stanford Law School Executive Education program featuring keynote speakers John Biggs, former TIAA-CREF Chairman and CEO; Robert Glauber, National Association of Securities Dealers Chairman and CEO; and Bill Miller, Legg Mason Funds Management CEO.
Sunday through Tuesday, June 1 through 3, 2003, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School A Stanford Law School Executive Education program featuring keynote speakers William Donaldson, Nominated Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; John Chambers, Cisco Systems President and CEO; and Phil Angelides, California State Treasurer.
Wednesday through Friday, August 20 through 22, 2003, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School Offered by Stanford Law School Executive Education in collaboration with the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
ALUMNI WEEKEND 2003
Friday through Sunday, October 17 through 19, 2003, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School
STANFORD LAW SOCIETY OF NEW YORK: RECEPTION WITH DEAN KATHLEEN M. SULLIVAN
Thursday, March 13, 2003, 6:30 p.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information
This newsletter was prepared by Stanford Law School Communications.