Law@Stanford: January 2004In this issue:
DUAL SLS CONFERENCES TO ADDRESS ISSUES RAISED BY HUMAN REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY
Registration and detailed information about the two conferences is available via <http://www.law.stanford.edu/programs/academic/lst/pgd/>
GOLDSTEIN AND LESSIG: "THE TYRANNY OF COPYRIGHT"
"New York Times Magazine" article featuring Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law and John A. Wilson Distinguished Faculty Scholar, and Paul Goldstein, Stella W. and Ira S. Lillick Professor of Law, in a discussion of copyright law and its impact on free speech on the Internet
GOULD: "GROCERY STORE STRIKE"
Discussion of labor strikes, unions, and consumer response to them, featuring William B. Gould IV, Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law, Emeritus, on KQED's "Forum with Michael Krasny" (December 24)
GRUNDFEST '78: "CALPERS LAWSUIT"
Discussion featuring Joseph Grundfest '78, W. A. Franke Professor of Law and Business, on KQED's "Forum with Michael Krasny" (December 19)
KARLAN: "POWER POLITICS: THE POLITICAL BATTLE IN STATES OVER REDRAWING CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS HAS REACHED THE COURTS"
Discussion featuring Pamela Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, on PBS's "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" (December 25)
LESSIG: "A TASTE OF OUR OWN POISON--A MODEST PROPOSAL: HOLD HOLLYWOOD HOSTAGE TILL WE KILL FARM SUBSIDIES"
"Wired" magazine column by Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law and John A. Wilson Distinguished Faculty Scholar
MARTINEZ: "LIBERTIES AND LIMITS IN THE WAR ON TERRORISM"
"Washington Post" letter to the editor by Jenny Martinez, Assistant Professor of Law
SULLIVAN: "THE POWER OF ONE"
A discussion of the "O'Connor Court" featuring Kathleen M. Sullivan, Dean and Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Stanley Morrison Professor of Law, on PBS's "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer"
BLSA CELEBRATES "BLACK LIBERATION MONTH"
February 2004, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. The School's Black Law Students Association will present panels on topics such as "Litigation and the Hip Hop Community," "The State of Current American Slavery Reparations," and "The Future of Black America: The Implications of the Rise of Conservatism in Black America," as well as a slate of distinguished black judges discussing "The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education and Judicial Activism."
Every Monday through May 3, 2004, 3:45 to 5:25 p.m., Room 271, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. The Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Program will present an exciting range of speakers from the sciences, history, anthropology, business, and law. [To obtain seminar readings or to be added to the program's regular electronic mailing list, contact Cynthia Delacruz at email@example.com.]
"COUNTING ON DEMOCRACY"
Tuesday, February 10, 2004, 5:45 to 7:00 p.m., Room 290, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. A screening of scenes from "Counting on Democracy," a new documentary by Faye Anderson '76 on the 2000 Presidential Election voting debacle, followed by a panel discussion featuring the filmmaker, e-voting critics, and members of the OPG v. Diebold legal team, which will have argued that case in federal court the previous day. Sponsored by the Law School's Center for Internet and Society.
Wednesday through Friday, February 11 through 13, 2004, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. 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.
"PUNISHMENT AND ITS PURPOSES" FEATURING JANET RENO
Saturday and Sunday, February 20 and 21, 2004, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. Stanford Law Review Symposium exploring both the theoretical underpinnings and practical realities of criminal punishment in the United States and abroad.
THE TWELFTH 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. Sponsored by the Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation. For more information or to donate auction items, visit
THE NINTH ANNUAL "BATTLE OF THE BRAINS"
Friday, March 12, 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. This year's master of ceremonies will be Ben Stein, host of "Win Ben Stein's Money" on Comedy Central. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Stanford Community Law Clinic and Community Legal Services.
"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.
"SECURING PRIVACY IN THE INTERNET AGE"
Saturday and Sunday, March 13 and 14, 2004, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. A symposium sponsored by the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology and its Center for Internet and Society.
"FINANCE, AUDIT, AND RISK ISSUES FOR BOARD MEMBERS"
Wednesday through Friday, March 24 through 26, 2004, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. 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.
Thursday and Friday, May 20 and 21, 2004, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. A Stanford Law School Executive Education program for trustees and senior managers of endowments, foundations, and public, corporate, and union pension funds.
ALUMNI WEEKEND 2004
Thursday through Sunday, October 21 through 24, 2004
This newsletter was prepared by Stanford Law School Communications.