Law@Stanford: November 2003In this issue:
MARTINEZ ARGUES FOR PADILLA'S RIGHT TO COUNSEL
On Monday, November 17, SLS Assistant Professor Jenny Martinez appeared before a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to argue that alleged "dirty bomber" Jose Padilla is "entitled to the help of a lawyer and entitled to tell his story." The amicus brief Professor Martinez filed in the case was signed by a number of retired federal judges, including Hon. William A. Norris '54.
FISHERIES POLICY PROJECT REPORT TAKES STOCK OF REGIONAL FISHERY MANAGEMENT COUNCILS
SLS Lecturer Josh Eagle, SLS Vice Dean Barton H. Thompson, Jr. '76, and Sarah Newkirk have issued a new report on the management of American fisheries that calls for "changes in federal policy to institute the same standards of 'good government' that apply to other federal and state agencies charged with managing the nation's natural resources."
LAW SCHOOL MOURNS JOHN ELY AND THOMAS MCBRIDE
On Saturday, October 25, renowned constitutional law scholar and former SLS Dean John Hart Ely died in Miami at the age of 64. SLS Dean Kathleen M. Sullivan and the Stanford Law Review plan to hold a special symposium at the Law School on Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17, 2004, dedicated to Dean Ely's memory and path-breaking scholarship.
The following Friday, October 31, Watergate prosecutor and former SLS
Associate Dean for Administration Thomas F. McBride died in Portland,
Oregon, at the age of 74. Those who knew McBride during his
seven-year tenure at the Law School remembered his devotion to public
service and his talent for problem solving.
"STANFORD LAW REVIEW" AMONG MOST-CITED LEGAL PERIODICALS
"Stanford Law Review" has retained its ranking as the fourth most-cited legal periodical as calculated by the Washington & Lee Law School Library.
"DAILY JOURNAL" AND "BLACK ENTERPRISE" NAME ALUMNI AND FACULTY TO LISTS OF TOP ATTORNEYS
Hon. Warren Christopher '49, Hon. Ronald George '64, SLS Professor Joseph Grundfest '78, Beth Jay '72, Hon. Carlos Moreno '75, Richard Pachulski '79, SLS Dean Kathleen M. Sullivan, and Fredric Woocher '78 are among California's "100 Most Influential Lawyers," according to the October 27, 2003, issue of the "Daily Journal."
Vaughn Williams '69 and Marsha Simms '77 are among "America's Top Black Lawyers" according to "Black Enterprise" magazine.
LST LAUNCHES BLOG
The Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology has introduced an online news and events roundup at <http://lawtech.stanford.edu>.
ALUMNI WEEKEND 2003 COVERAGE
Visit <http://www.law.stanford.edu/alumniweekend> to view video recordings and photographs of this year's phenomenal alumni weekend programs and festivities.
BAR SWEARING-IN CEREMONY
Thursday, December 4, 2003, 6:30 p.m., Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. The School's annual Swearing-In Ceremony for graduates who have passed the July California Bar. Hon. Christina A. Snyder '72 of the United States District Court for the Central District of California and Hon. Alden Danner '65 of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, will preside over the ceremony. Contact email@example.com for information.
"BATTLE OF THE BRAINS"
Friday, February 13, 2004, 6:00 p.m., Kresge Auditorium, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. A "Jeopardy"-like contest among faculty and students sponsored annually by the Stanford Law Students Association.
STANFORD PUBLIC INTEREST LAW FOUNDATION: 12TH ANNUAL "BID FOR JUSTICE" AUCTION
Saturday, February 28, 2004, 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/>.
"BRINGING AFRICA TO THE FOREFRONT: CONTEMPORARY AND INTERNATIONAL LAW AND DEVELOPMENT IN 'AFRICA'S CENTURY'"
Friday and Saturday, March 12 and 13, 2004, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. A "Young Scholars' Symposium" dedicated to research on African legal developments. Sponsored by the Stanford Journal of International Law. (Deadline for submission of paper proposals: December 15, 2003) <http://sjil.stanford.edu/YSS.htm>
Tuesday, December 2, 2003, 6:30 p.m., Artista Restaurant, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby Street, Houston. Reception with SLS Dean Kathleen M. Sullivan. Introductory remarks by Nancy B. Rapoport '85, Dean, University of Houston Law Center. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
This newsletter was prepared by Stanford Law School Communications.