SLS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
This week Stanford Law School launched its new website at <http://www.law.stanford.edu>. Visitors to the site will find pages enhanced with dynamic content, in-depth information about the School and its history, a generous selection of faculty research projects, and much more. Comments, reactions, and suggestions about the site are all welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org
"THE DIFFERENCE 'DIFFERENCE' MAKES: WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP"
Why are women so dramatically underrepresented in leadership positions in law, politics, and business--and what can be done to improve the situation? A new book titled "The Difference 'Difference' Makes: Women and Leadership," edited by Deborah Rhode, Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law, tackles these questions. Professor Rhode wrote the book's introductory essay, and Mary Cranston '75 (AB '70), chair of Pillsbury Winthrop, is among its contributors.
LESSIG AND LOFGREN ANNOUNCE INITIATIVE TO REDUCE E-MAIL SPAM
On Monday, April 28, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Professor Lawrence Lessig announced a new initiative to reduce e-mail spam. The initiative will include the "Restrict and Eliminate Delivery of Unsolicited Commercial E-mail (REDUCE) Spam Act."
FRIEDMAN AWARDED LANGUM PRIZE
Lawrence Friedman, Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law, has been awarded the Langum Prize in Legal History for his recent book "American Law in the 20th Century."
"SHOOTING DOWN THE 'MORE GUNS, LESS CRIME' HYPOTHESIS"
In the April 2003 issue of the "Stanford Law Review," released on Friday, an article by John J. Donohue III, the William H. Neukom Professor of Law, and Yale Law Professor Ian Ayres scrutinizes studies linking falling crime rates in certain areas of the country to the enactment of laws allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons. Donohue's and Ayres's research, which suggests that there is no statistical basis for thinking that right-to-carry laws will reduce crime, is at the center of what is becoming an increasingly heated debate.
"SEIZING POWER: THE STEEL SEIZURE CASE REVISITED" AVAILABLE ON VHS & DVD
The KTEH/Stanford University production of this Law Alumni Weekend 2002 moot court event is now available for purchase on videotape or DVD via <http://steelseizure.stanford.edu>. The program features 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, in an unscripted, unrehearsed retrial of the landmark Steel Seizure case. The production, which has already aired both on KTEH and KQED, has recently been accepted for national distribution, so watch your local listings this summer for air dates in your area.
BRAIN INJURIES AND IMPAIRMENTS IN CIVIL AND CRIMINAL CASES CONFERENCE
Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, 2003, Frances C. Arrillaga Alumnni Center, Stanford University. Cosponsored by Stanford Law School and the Stanford Center for Psychiatry and the Law. Among the speakers at the event will be Robert Weisberg '79, Edwin E. Huddleson, Jr. Professor of Law. (MCLE credit available)
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, Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; John Chambers, Cisco Systems President and CEO; and Phil Angelides, California State Treasurer.
STANFORD CONFERENCE ON ANTITRUST IN THE TECHNOLOGY ECONOMY
Thursday and Friday, June 5 and 6, 2003, Tresidder Union, Stanford University. Cosponsored by Stanford Law School and the ABA, Section of Antitrust Law, the conference will focus on the application of antitrust law and policy to high technology industries and will bring together leading business leaders, academics, policy makers and antitrust practitioners to examine the critical issues that define high-tech antitrust. Among the topics to be covered are the interface between antitrust and intellectual property law, how the unique features of technology-driven markets affect legal and policy issues, and what antitrust law and institutions must do to remain relevant in the face of rapid technological changes.
RESCHEDULED: MEDIATION AND MEDIATION ADVOCACY TRAINING PROGRAM
Tuesday through Saturday, June 10 through 14, 2003, Martin Daniel Gould Center for Conflict Resolution Programs, Stanford Law School. A Stanford Law School Executive Education program for mediators and legal practitioners.
INTERNET LAW PROGRAM
Monday through Friday, June 30 through July 4, 2003, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. Cosponsored by Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society and Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
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
Thursday through Sunday, October 16 through 19, 2003, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School.
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA
"Lawrence and Garner vs. Texas: The Courtroom in the Bedroom" Featuring Pamela Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, discussing the controversial case before the U.S. Supreme Court that raises the question, does equal protection apply to same sex relations? Thursday, June 12, 2003, 6:30 p.m. wine and cheese reception, 7:30 p.m. lecture, Grant Selwyn Gallery, 341 No. Canon Drive. Sponsored by the Stanford Law Society of Los Angeles, Gay and Lesbian Alumni of Los Angeles, and the Stanford Alumni Association. [Space limited; $15/person until June 1, $20/person after June 1 and at the door. RSVP to Troy Erickson (AB '95) at email@example.com.]
"The Trials of the Century: Corporate Executives on the 'Perp Walk'" Featuring Robert Weisberg '79, Edwin E. Huddleson, Jr. Professor of Law. Thursday, May 1, 2003, 6:00 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. discussion, The Women's Museum, 3800 Parry Avenue
<http://www.thewomensmuseum.org>. Sponsored by Stanford Law School, the Stanford Alumni Association, and the Dallas/Ft. Worth Stanford Club.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
"Free Culture: The Struggle to Liberate Creativity and the Internet from the Law" Featuring Professor Lawrence Lessig presenting the fifth annual William J. Sanahan Lecture. Monday, May 12, 2003, 6:00 p.m., The Great Hall, East 7th Street at 3rd Avenue. Sponsored by The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and The Albert Nerken School of Engineering; invitation courtesy of the Stanford Law Society of New York.
Annual Stockpickers' Luncheon
Featuring Portland money managers Scott Conyers and Pat Becker. Tuesday, May 6, 2003, 12:00 p.m., Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 S.W. Salmon Street. Cosponsored by Stanford Law School and the Stanford Business School Alumni Association ($20/person; RSVP to Ted Kaye via e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 503/242-9749).
AURORA FORUM FEATURING PROF. LAWRENCE LESSIG
"Public Life in a Wired World"
Featuring Professor Lawrence Lessig and University of California, Berkeley, Professor Pamela Samuelson. Monday, May 5, 2003, 7:30 p.m., Kresge Auditorium, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. Among the questions the professors will discuss: Has the Internet created new forums for public discourse and helped to advance democracy? Or has it exacerbated the fragmentation of public life and accelerated the privatization of ideas?
STANFORD ALUMNI DAY 2003
Saturday, May 17, 2003
Alumni Day 2003 will provide opportunities to interact with world-class faculty, learn about cutting-edge academic advances, and connect with friends. Choose from 16 seminars and 6 panels led by top faculty members and alumni, among them Henry T. Greely (AB '74), C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law, on "Morality, Immortality, and Bioscience in the 21st Century"; and Mark Oldman '98 (AB '91, AM '93), Robert Nelson '98, and Christy Haubegger '92 on "What Do You Want to Do with Your Life? Pursuing Your Passion." (RSVP by May 7)
This newsletter was prepared by Stanford Law School Communications.