TWO NEW PROFESSORS TO JOIN
FACULTY THIS FALL
Jennifer S. Martinez, a top graduate of Harvard Law School who is now a research fellow at Yale, and Amalia Kessler, an impressive young legal historian with a JD from Yale and a PhD from Stanford, will join the SLS faculty as assistant professors in fall 2003, pending the approval of the University Advisory Board. Martinez, an international law specialist, clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court, and Judge Patricia Wald at the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Kessler, a specialist in civil law systems and European legal history, clerked for Judge Pierre Leval on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and is now a trial attorney in the honors program at the U.S. Department of Justice. They will join the growing corps of junior faculty who are bringing energy and new ideas to SLS.
MARCUS COLE AWARDED TENURE
G. Marcus Cole, a bankruptcy law expert who joined the SLS faculty in 1997 from practice at the Chicago law firm Mayer Brown, has been promoted to Professor of Law at SLS. Cole, a popular teacher of contracts and bankruptcy law, has also been a visiting professor at his alma mater, Northwestern Law School, and was selected this year to be a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford. His colleagues and students look forward to welcoming him back in his new position this fall.
STANFORD LAWYERS FILE BRIEFS IN
MICHIGAN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION CASE
Stanford faculty, students, and alumni contributed to a number of the amicus briefs recently filed in the cases before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging race preferences in admissions at the University of Michigan and its law school. In support of Michigan, Stanford University filed a brief along with MIT, Dupont, and IBM, with Stanford VP and GC Deborah Zumwalt '79 as counsel; Dean Kathleen Sullivan signed onto briefs by private law school deans and by the American Law Deans Association; Professor Pamela Karlan co-authored a brief for the Association of American Law Schools; members of the Black Law Students Association co-authored a brief with their counterparts at several other law schools with Cheryl Mills '90 as co-counsel; and Mitchell Zimmerman '79 of Fenwick & West filed a brief on behalf of Coretta Scott King and other veterans of the civil rights movement. Filing in support of the challengers were William Allen '56 (AB '48), who contributed to a brief submitted by the National Association of Scholars, and Robert Anthony '57 and Dale Nance '77, who signed onto a brief filed by 21 law professors. These and many other briefs submitted in the case are available at <http://www.umich.edu/~urel/admissions/legal/>.
More on the Stanford University brief:
ALEXANDER '92 SETTLES CHP RACIAL PROFILING CASE
On Thursday, February 27, 2003, the California Highway Patrol settled a class-action lawsuit accusing it of engaging in racial profiling in its drug interdiction operations. The suit was filed in 1999 by Michelle Alexander '92 on behalf of the ACLU of Northern California when she was director of its Racial Justice Project. Alexander has since moved to SLS where she is Associate Professor of Law and teaches the School's new Civil Rights Clinic.
"STANFORD PROJECT PUTS STUDENT WORK ONLINE"
The Friday, March 7, 2003, issue of the "San Jose Mercury News" saluted the work of Professor Barbara Babcock, two "sharp" librarians, and dozens of students who have created a Web-based library of student research about the history of women in law.
LAW PROFS FEATURED IN "STANFORD" MAGAZINE
Professor Babcock's role as Stanford's first woman law professor is portrayed in a feature article titled "Winning Ways" in the March/April 2003 issue of "Stanford" Magazine. <http://www.stanfordalumni.org/news/magazine/2003/marapr/features/babcock.html>
That issue of "Stanford" also offers coverage of "Diary of a Contraband: The Civil War Passage of a Black Sailor" by Professor William B. Gould IV. <http://www.stanfordalumni.org/news/magazine/2003/marapr/showcase/author.html>
BID FOR JUSTICE A RESOUNDING SUCCESS
When the 946 auction items had been sold and the bids tallied, the Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation's eleventh annual Bid for Justice netted approximately $50,000, a dramatic increase over last year's total. The money raised through the auction funds stipends for SLS students who do volunteer public interest work during the summer and outside project grants for nonprofit organizations. <http://www.law.stanford.edu/spilf/>
CONFLICT RESOLUTION "NEWS FROM GOULD"
The Martin Daniel Gould Center for Conflict Resolution Programs, which houses both the Negotiation and Mediation Teaching Program and the Stanford Center for Conflict and Negotiation, has launched an e-newsletter, "News from Gould." The publication will be of interest to alumni who took courses in the School's conflict resolution curriculum, as well as those who have more recently developed an interest in the topic.
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.
STANFORD COMMUNITY LAW CLINIC OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, April 2, 4:30 p.m. 2117 University Avenue, East Palo Alto Alumni, friends, members of the community, and students are all cordially invited to attend. (R.s.v.p. to Jamie Kampel at email@example.com.)
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
PORTLAND, OREGON: AN EVENING WITH BARTON H. "BUZZ" THOMPSON, JR., JD/MBA '76 (AB '72)
Tuesday, March 25, 2003, 6:00 p.m. Professor Thompson will discuss "Tragically Difficult: The Collapse of the World's Fish Stocks and What to Do about It." Cosponsored with the Stanford Alumni Association of Oregon.
Register at <http://www.seeuthere.com/event/937251844712> Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This newsletter was prepared by Stanford Law School Communications.