Law@Stanford: June 2003In this issue:
ALUMNI WEEKEND 2003 TO FEATURE JUSTICE KENNEDY (AB '58)
On October 18, United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy will join Dean Kathleen M. Sullivan and fellow constitutional scholars Pamela S. Karlan, Lawrence Lessig, and Jack Rakove--of Election 2000, Eldred v. Ashcroft, and Pulitzer Prize fame respectively--for a panel discussion titled, "We the People 2003." View the SLS Alumni Weekend 2003 schedule at http://www.law.stanford.edu/alumni/events/alumniweekend/2003/.
GRADUATION 2003: HURLBUT WINNER REMARKS ON THE ROLE OF LAW AFTER 9/11
On May 18, 188 JD candidates, 9 candidates for the LLM in Corporate Governance & Practice, 9 candidates for the LLM in Law, Science & Technology, 14 candidates for the JSM, and 5 candidates for the JSD participated in the Law School's graduation ceremony at the University's Memorial Auditorium. Professor George Fisher, the John Bingham Hurlbut Award winner and keynote speaker at the ceremony, reflected on the role of the lawyer in the post-9/11 era. http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2003/may21/lawgrad-521.html Read the texts of the graduation speeches delivered by Professor Fisher, Dean Sullivan, and Class of 2003 Co-President Sarah Nancy Lindemann at http://www.law.stanford.edu/students/academic/graduation/2003/.
FEDERAL JUDICIAL CENTER GOES TO STANFORD
Forty United States District Judges and other federal trial judges headed back to law school in May for "The FJC Goes to Stanford," a conference featuring two days of briefings by SLS faculty on emerging trends in various areas of law. Among the topics on the docket were "What Judges Should Know about Trends in Corporate America,""The Internationalization of Criminal Justice," and "Law and Virtual Worlds." The conference was sponsored by the Federal Judicial Center, which is directed by the Honorable Fern Smith '75. http://www.law.stanford.edu/about/news/2003/05/014.html
SENIOR FACULTY MENTOR YOUNG LAW SCHOLARS THROUGH STANFORD/YALE FORUM
Earlier this month, junior and senior law faculty from around the country gathered at Stanford for the fourth annual Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum. Developed by law professors Ronald J. Gilson of Stanford and Alan Schwartz of Yale, this unique event offers young law teachers an opportunity to have their work discussed and critiqued by eminent faculty, who in turn are enriched by meeting and exchanging ideas with these highly talented new law scholars. http://www.law.stanford.edu/about/news/2003/06/006.html
GREY ELECTED FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Professor Thomas C. Grey has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, an honorary learned society that also counts among its membership from the Stanford law faculty Dean Sullivan, former Dean Paul Brest, former President Gerhard Casper, and Professors Lawrence M. Friedman and Ronald J. Gilson. http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2003/may14/aaas2003-514.html
MENDEZ HONORED WITH TOBRINER PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD
On June 11, 2003, the Honorable Thelton Henderson presented Professor Miguel A. Mendez with the Mathew O. Tobriner Public Service Award of the Legal Aid Society--Employment Law Center. The prize recognizes "esteemed professors from Bay Area law schools for their commitment to academic diversity and mentoring a new generation of lawyers."
FRIEDMAN'S "AMERICAN LAW IN THE 20TH CENTURY" WINS COMMONWEALTH CLUB MEDAL
The legal scholarship of professor and prolific historian Lawrence M. Friedman has once again been acknowledged, this time by the Commonwealth Club, which has awarded him its silver medal for nonfiction for his most recent book. http://www.commonwealthclub.org/ba03winners.html
STANFORD NAMES SCHWEIKERT '95 (MBA '02) ASSISTANT DEAN
This spring Stanford University appointed alumna Claudia Schweikert Assistant Dean for Graduate Diversity, "[i]n an effort to match at the graduate level its success in diversifying the undergraduate student population..." http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2003/april23/diversitydean-423.html
SULLIVAN SPEAKS BEFORE ACADEMIC COUNCIL
Achieving excellence in challenging economic times was the topic of discussion as Dean Sullivan joined university colleagues invited to speak by President Hennessy before the annual meeting of the University's Academic Council earlier this spring. She emphasized the importance of developing a vision for the School, engaging alumni, and increasing the visibility of faculty research. http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2003/may7/academiccouncil-57.html
CUELLAR OBSERVES SIMULATED TERRORIST ATTACK
Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar and a handful of Stanford colleagues were recently asked by the federal government to observe "TopOff2," a full-scale simulation of a terrorist attack designed to test the ability of government to respond. (The exercise was held over the week of May 10.) Professor Cuellar is now working with fellow researchers to prepare a follow-up report for the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department. http://cisac.stanford.edu/monitor/topoff.html
GOULD: "PROBLEMS LOOM FOR SOUTH AFRICA"
"Seattle Post-Intelligencer," op-ed by William B. Gould IV http://www.law.stanford.edu/news/2003/06/Gould-SouthAfrica.html
KARLAN: "IN AN ERA OF COURT CHALLENGES TO AFFIRMATIVE ACTION..."
"...experts debate how to achieve campus diversity," "Stanford Report," panel featuring Professor Pamela S. Karlan http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2003/may21/affirmative-521.html
KLAUSNER: "WHEN TIME ISN'T MONEY: PAYOUTS AND THE TIME VALUE OF MONEY"
"Stanford Social Innovation Review," Professor Michael Klausner on foundation payout rates http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/news/headlines/ssir_klausner.shtml
LESSIG: "COPYRIGHT ANGST"
"NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," featuring Professor Lawrence Lessig http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/media/jan-june03/downloading_4-24.html
LESSIG: "HOW TO UNSPAM THE INTERNET"
"The Philadelphia Inquirer," op-ed by Professor Lawrence Lessig http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/5778539.htm
LESSIG: "PUBLIC LIFE IN A WIRED WORLD"
"Stanford Report," panel featuring Professor Lawrence Lessig http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2003/may14/public-514.html
RHODE: "'NO PATTERN' OF DISPARITY BETWEEN MEN, WOMEN FACULTY"
Findings of Provost's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women Faculty, "Stanford Report," committee chaired by Professor Deborah L. Rhode http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2003/may21/womenfaculty-521.html
"SEIZING POWER: THE STEEL SEIZURE CASE REVISITED"
Monday, June 23, 2003, 8:00 p.m., on KTEH (Bay Area broadcast channel 54, cable channel 10). Information about the case and the program, including how to purchase a DVD or VHS recording of the production, are available via http://steelseizure.stanford.edu/.
"YOU CAN'T SUE ME (HERE)! QUESTIONS OF JURISDICTION IN A GLOBAL MARKETPLACE"
Wednesday, June 25, 2003; 6:30 p.m. reception (all SLS alumni welcome) 7:30 p.m., panel discussion; Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford. Panel cosponsored by the Stanford Law Society of Silicon Valley, the Stanford Center for E-Commerce (Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology), and the Churchill Club. http://www.seeuthere.com/event/669679754973
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 (Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology) and Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/ilaw2003
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. http://www.directorsconsortium.net/
ALUMNI WEEKEND 2003
Thursday through Sunday, October 16 through 19, 2003, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. http://www.law.stanford.edu/alumni/events/alumniweekend/2003/
Thursday, December 4, 2003, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. The School's annual Swearing-In Ceremony for graduates who have passed the July California Bar. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
"Teaching Hearsay through Film," featuring Professor George Fisher, a two-time recipient of the John Bingham Hurlbut Award for Excellence in Teaching. Professor Fisher will discuss the various aspects of evidence law and how the intricacies of hearsay can be taught through film. Wednesday, June 25, 2003, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, 50 Fremont Street, 6th Floor Conference Room Center. The event is sponsored by the Stanford Law Society of San Francisco and will be hosted by Mary Cranston '75 (AB '70) and Pillsbury Winthrop LLP. To RSVP, please send a message to email@example.com with your name and the names of any guests by Friday, June 20, 2003. (There is no charge for the event.)
This newsletter was prepared by Stanford Law School Communications.