Law@Stanford: February 2004In this issue:
SLS STUDENTS AWARDED RECORD NUMBER OF PUBLIC INTEREST FELLOWSHIPS
Six SLS students and recent graduates have been awarded prestigious Skadden and Equal Justice Works fellowships to work on projects related to immigrants' and migrant farm workers' rights, affordable housing, welfare reform, community and economic development, and discrimination against Arabs and Muslims.
SLS ALUMNI VOLUNTEERS HONORED WITH STANFORD ASSOCIATES AWARDS
Eight law graduates are among the Stanford alumni recognized for "excellence in volunteer service to the University." Gail Block Harris '77 (BA '74), Sara L. Peterson '87, and David Smolen '95 (BA '88) will receive Stanford Associates Awards, while Bernard Coley, JD/MBA '77, Charles Crockett, Jr. '92, Greg Kennedy '92 (BA '88), Kelly Klaus '92, and Sherri Wolson '97 (BA '93) will receive Outstanding Achievement Awards.
SMITHSONIAN SEMINAR "LIVES UNDER SLAVERY" TO FEATURE PROFESSOR WILLIAM B. GOULD IV
In May, William B. Gould IV, Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law, Emeritus, will discuss his great-grandfather's life as a "contraband sailor" as part of a Smithsonian Seminar titled "Lives under Slavery." The seminar will also cover George Washington and Harriet Tubman.
"BRAVE NEW LAW: HUMAN REPRODUCTION AND BIOTECHNOLOGY"
Saturday, February 28, 2004, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. A conference focusing on the legal, political, and ethical issues arising from reproductive biotechnology. Presented by the new student organization Stanford BioLaw. Sponsored by Paul Hastings.
THE TWELFTH ANNUAL "BID FOR JUSTICE" AUCTION
Saturday, February 28, 2004, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. A festive and enjoyable way to help fund SLS students' work in the public interest. Special reception for SLS alumni and their guests at 5:00 p.m.; silent auction at 6:00 p.m; live auction at 8:00 p.m. This year's items include U.S. Open tennis tickets; a stay at the Four Seasons in Punta Mita, Mexico; and seats at the faculty poker game. Sponsored by the Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation. Alumni especially welcome. For more information, visit the SPILF site.
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.
Sunday through Tuesday, June 20 through 22, 2004, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School. A Stanford Law School Executive Education program for directors and senior executives of publicly traded corporations. Keynote speakers include SEC Chairman William Donaldson, Berkshire Hathaway Vice-Chairman Charles Munger, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, securities attorney William Lerach, and Goldman Sachs Chair and CEO Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
ALUMNI WEEKEND 2004
Mark your calendars now. Thursday through Sunday, October 21 through 24, 2004, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School.
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 presents 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.
BOSTON: DEAN SULLIVAN ON "THE SUPREME COURT AND THE CONSTITUTION"
Friday, March 12, 2004, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., hosted by Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels LLP, One Financial Center, 18th Floor, Boston. Remarks by Dean Kathleen M. Sullivan. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, March 10, 2004. (There is no charge for the luncheon and presentation.)
CHICAGO: "IS ILLINOIS LEADING THE NATION ON DEATH PENALTY REFORM?"
Wednesday, March 10, 2004, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Winston & Strawn LLP, 35 West Wacker Drive, 48th Floor Gallery, Chicago. Featuring Peter D. Fischer '82, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney, and Marie A. Lona '91, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP, with an introduction and remarks by Dean Kathleen M. Sullivan. Sponsored by the Stanford Law Society of Chicago and hosted by Winston & Strawn LLP. RSVP to email@example.com by Wednesday, March 10, 2004. (There is no charge for the reception andpresentation.)
LOS ANGELES: "COMPELLING EVIDENCE: TEACHING HEARSAY THROUGH FILM"
Wednesday, March 3, 2004, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. O'Melveny & Myers Century City Office, 1999 Avenue of the Stars, 6th Floor, Los Angeles. Featuring two-time Hurlbut Award winner Professor George Fisher, Paradise Fellow and Associate Dean, with an introduction by Warren Christopher '49. Sponsored by the Stanford Law Society of Los Angeles and hosted by O'Melveny & Myers. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 1, 2004. (There is no charge for the reception and presentation.)
NEW YORK: DEAN SULLIVAN ON "THE SUPREME COURT AND THE CONSTITUTION"
Thursday, March 4, 2004, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, 30th Floor Reception Area, 425 Lexington Avenue, New York. Featuring Dean Kathleen M. Sullivan, with an introduction by Anthony D. Romero '90, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union. Sponsored by the Stanford Law Society of New York and hosted by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. RSVP to email@example.com by Monday, March 1, 2004. (There is no charge for the reception and presentation.)
WASHINGTON, DC: "ELECTION 2004 AND THE ENVIRONMENT"
Tuesday, March 2, 2004, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Latham & Watkins LLP, 555 Eleventh Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC. Featuring David J. Hayes '78, Partner and Global Chair of the Environment, Land & Resources Department, Latham & Watkins LLP, and former Deputy Secretary of the Interior, with an introduction and remarks by Dean Kathleen M. Sullivan. Sponsored by the Stanford Law Society of Washington, DC, and hosted by Latham & Watkins, LLP. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 1, 2003. (There is no charge for the reception and presentation.)
This newsletter was prepared by Stanford Law School Communications.